30 Best Tennessee Rappers

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35 Best Tennessee Rappers of Modern Times

The beautiful US state of Tennessee has produced some of the best rappers of modern times. These Tennessee rappers are very talented at what they do. How about we take a look at them? What do they do? How did they start? So, in this article, we will list some of the best Tennessee rappers of this time.

1. Sean C. Johnson:

Sean was born on 9th September in Del City. Oklahoma. He is a talented rapper and musician. His complete name is Sean Cornelius Johnson. Johnson started his career in 2005 and is currently active. Sean’s first-ever album came out in January 2006, named Simply a Vessel.

He has more than 12,000 followers on his Instagram handle @seancjohnson. Sean is also available on Spotify at Sean C. Johnson, with more than 100,000 listeners every month, and on SoundCloud at Sean C. Johnson, with 6000+ followers. His latest album came out in 2016.

2. BbyMutha:

BbyMutha, born on 15th September 1989, is a rapper from Tennessee, USA. Her complete or full name is Brittnee Moore. She has been in this industry since 2014, but the turning point of her career came in 2017. Moore became famous for “Rules,” her song. And her first album, Muthaland, came out in 2020.

This beautiful Tennessee rapper has almost 70,000 followers on Instagram at @bbymutha. She started her career on SoundCloud at BbyMutha, with around 18,500 followers She is also listed on Spotify at BbyMutha, with almost 121,00 listeners every month.

3. Big Smo:

Born on 14th February 1976, Big Smo is a rapper. Besides that, he is also a movie director, songwriter, producer, and singer. His complete or real name is John Lee Smith. However, John has been in this industry since 1999; his career’s turning came in 2014, after 15 long years, when his first album came out, named Kuntry Livin’.

This talented Tennessee rapper has more than 136,000 followers on his Instagram account @therealbigsmo. He is also available on Spotify at Big Smo, with around 56,000 monthly listeners, and SoundCloud at Big Smo, with more than 10,500 followers.

4. Jelly Roll:

Jelly was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and currently resides there. He started his career in 2010 when he collaborated with Lil Wyte, Struggle Jennings, Ryan Upchurch, and others. His complete name is Jason DeFord. After a successful collaboration with them, Jelly Roll’s many albums came out.

He has a whopping 700,000+ followers on his Instagram account @jellyroll615. He is also available on Spotify at Jelly Roll, with around 1.8 million monthly listeners, and on SoundCloud at Jelly Roll, with 6000+ followers. Roll released Whiskey, Weed, and Women in 2013.

5. Duke Deuce:

Born on 1st May 1992, this Tennessee rapper has been around since 2016 and is currently active. He is currently working with Quality Control Music. Duke’s complete or real name is Patavious Lashun Isom. His most famous song is said to be “Crunk Ain’t Dead.” His latest project came out in February 2021.

He has more than 736,000 followers on his Instagram account at @dukedeuce. Duke is also listed on SoundCloud at Duke Deuce, with almost 18,000 followers, and on Spotify at Duke Deuce, with over 1.2 million monthly listeners.

6. Liquid:

Yeah! You read the name correctly. Liquid was born on 10th July 1979 and currently resides in Tennessee. His complete or real name is Victor Manuel Oquendo. He started his career in 2005. Besides being a rapper, he is also a music artist. Perhaps his first and only album was released in 2005, named Gotee Records.

Due to that, he could not get enough recognition on social media as he has only 400+ followers on Instagram at @liquid_rapper. Liquid is also available on SoundCloud at Liquid, and on Spotify at Liquid, with more than 5,300 monthly listeners.

7. Chad Jones:

Chad Jones was born on 11th October 1984 in Michigan but later moved to Tennessee. This Tennessee rapper is also known as Conviction. He has been in this industry since 2008, but his career’s turning point was in 2014 when he released Keep Up. His complete name is Chad Dorsey Jones.

Jones has no more than 3000 followers on Instagram at @sneaker_galactus. He is available on Spotify at Chad Jones, with more than 600 monthly listeners, and SoundCloud at Chad Jones, with 1 follower.

8. Haystak:

Born on 22nd March 1973, Haystak is a Tennessee rapper. He has been around since 1995 and is currently active. His first album was Mak Million, which was released in 1998. He has been to jail for two years after being arrested for smuggling cocaine. He also released Easy 2 Hate in 2010. His real name is Jason Winfree.

He has more than 45,000 followers on his Instagram account @haystak. He is also listed on Spotify at Haystak, with around 171,000 listeners every month, and on SoundCloud at Haystak, with 3000+ followers.

9. Daisha McBride:

Daisha was born on 2nd January 1996 in Tennessee. She started her career in 2012, and she is currently active in the industry. She is also known as The Rap Girl. McBride is also a songwriter. Her very first album was “The Come Up,” and her latest release is “Wild,” which came out in 2019.

She has almost 31,000 followers on her Instagram account at @the_rapgirl, and her social media presence includes SoundCloud at Daisha McBride, with almost 1,500 followers, and on Spotify at Daisha McBride, with around 30,000 monthly listeners.

10. Fyütch:

Fyütch was born in Indiana, but later his family moved to Tennessee, making him a Tennessee rapper. His birth date is 17th September 1988. He has been active since 2005 and is currently working. His real name is Harold Michael Simmons II. Harold’s first release was in 2012, named “Mr. Flattop.”

He has more than 5,000 followers on Instagram at @fyutch, and he is also active on SoundCloud at FYUTCH, with more than 1,600 followers, and on Spotify at FYUTCH, with almost 10,000 monthly listeners.

11. The City Paper:

The City Paper was born and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. This Tenessee rapper is, as of now, working with Ca$hville Records. He has been working since 2006 and is also working to this date. His first solo album was released in 2008, named “Paper View,” and he has released several other albums with Ca$hville Records.

He has more than 1200 followers on Instagram at @thecitypaperbogota, and he is also active on Spotify at The City Paper, with 200+ listeners, and on SoundCloud at The City Paper, with 20+ followers.

12. Isaiah Rashad:

Isaiah was born on 16th May 1991 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. That makes a Tennessee rapper. He has been around since 2009 and is currently active. He is also a music producer, songwriter, and singer. Among his notable releases is “Cilvia Demo,” which came out in 2014, and the latest one is “The House is Burning,” which came out in 2021.

He has a great fan following on Instagram with over 700,000 followers at @isaiahrashad. His other music accounts include Spotify at Isaiah Rashad, with more than 4 million monthly listeners, and SoundCloud at Isaiah Rashad, with more than 239,000 followers.

13. Eli Meltzer:

Eli Meltzer is a Tennessee rapper born on 26th September 1979 in Summertown, Tennessee. His complete name is Eli Rafael Meltzer. He is a veteran and has been around since 1992 and is still around. Among his first albums is “Smoov-E,” released in 1999, and the latest one came out in 2014, named “Air Force Amy.”

It appears that Eli doesn’t have an Instagram account. However, he is active on Spotify at Eli Meltzer and on SoundCloud at Eli Meltzer.

14. Derek Minor:

Minor was born on 16th December 1984 in Pontiac, Michigan, but later his family moved to Tennesee. That is how he is placed among the Tennessee rappers. His complete name is Derek Johnson, Jr. Derek started his career in 2005 and is still working as a rapper. He is also an actor and music producer. His first major release was in 2008, named “The Blackout,” and his latest release was “The Trap” in 2018.

He has more than 142,000 followers on his Instagram account at @thederekminor, and he is also available on Spotify at Derek Minor, 350,000+ listeners, and on SoundCloud at Derek Minor, with 7,700+ followers.

15. Starlito:

Starlito was born on 15th December 1984 in Nashville, Tennessee. His complete or real name is Jermaine Eric Shute. He has been in this line of work since 2005 and is active today. He is also an actor and music producer. The reason for Jermaine’s fame was “Grey Goose,” the song that came out in 2005, and his latest release was in 2020, named “Paternity Leave.”

He has more than 331,000 followers on Instagram at @starlitogrindhard, and he is also active on Spotify at Starlito, with almost 100,000 monthly listeners, and on SoundCloud at Starlito, with more than 23,000 followers.

16. Ducko McFli:

Ducko is a Tennessee rapper and a DJ. He was born in Nashville and also grew up there. He has been in this industry since 2010 and is currently active. His real name is Charles Singleton. His first album came out in 2011, named “King Duck,” and his latest album, or non-album came out in 2018, named “CheeseSteak.”

He has almost 10,000 followers on his Instagram account at @duckomcfli and he is also available on Spotify at Ducko McFli, with 1,200+ listeners, and SoundCloud at Ducko McFli, with 7,800+ followers.

17. Mr. Mack:

This Tennessee rapper’s birthplace is Alcoa, Tennessee. His full name is Mack Williams Jr. He has been in this industry since 2000 and he is still working. His most notable release was in 2006, named “Where You From? (Da 865).” Mack’s son also wants to be a rapper when he grows up.

He has more than 29,000 followers on his Instagram account and he is also available on Spotify at Mr. Mack, with 13,000+ monthly listeners, and on SoundCloud at Mr. Mack, with 55 followers.

18. Speech:

Speech was born on 25th October 1968 in Wisconsin, but later his family moved to Tennessee. His real name is Todd Thomas. He has been in this industry since 1984 and is currently active (a long period, no?). His first album was also named “Speech,” which came out in 1996.

He has more than 46,000 followers on his Instagram account at @speech__, also on Spotify at Speech, with 32,000+ listeners, and SoundCloud at Speech, with 398 followers.

19. Mr. Talkbox:

Born on 30th July 1976, Mr. Talkbox is a Tennessee rapper, singer, and songwriter. His real name is Byron Manard Chambers. He has been active since 2004 and is currently working. His first album was “Testimony,” which came out in 2004, and several other albums as well.

He has more than 85,000 followers on Instagram at @mrtalkbox and he is also on Spotify at Mr. Talkbox, with 58,000+ listeners, and on SoundCloud at Mr. Talkbox, with 296 followers.

20. Don Trip:

Don Trip was born on 20th August 1985 in Memphis, Tennessee. His real name is Christopher Don Wallace. He has been active since 2008 and is also currently active. He is also a songwriter. Among his first albums was “The Threat,” and he released many other albums as well.

He has more than 182,000 followers on Instagram at @mrdontrip and he is also active on SoundCloud at Don Trip, with 10,000+ followers, and Spotify at Don Trip, 94,000+ listeners.

21. Tyke T:

Born on 23rd July 1986, Tyke T is a Tennessee rapper from Smyrna. His actual name is Tyrone Stroble. He has been active since 2013, when his first album came out, named “The Overlooked” and his latest release was in 2017, named “The Prelude.”

He has more than 13,500 followers on his Instagram account @tyke__t. He is also listed in Spotify at Tyke T, with almost 1,400+ listeners, and in SoundCloud at Tyke T, with 330 followers.

22. Yelawolf:

This Tennessee rapper’s birth date is 30th December 1979 in Alabama, but his family moved to Tennessee; he grew up there. Michael Wayne Atha is his actual name. Michael has been doing this since 2005 and is still active. “Creekwater” was his first album that came out in 2005, and the latest one is “Mud Mouth,” which came out in 2021.

Yelawolf has a whopping 1 million followers on his Instagram account @yelawolf and he is also present on Spotify at Yelawolf, with 2.2+ million listeners, and on SoundCloud at Yelawolf, with more than 55,000 followers.

23. YGTUT:

Born on 19th December 1991, YGTUT is also a singer and a music producer, besides being a Tennessee rapper. His real name is Kevin Adams, Jr. Kevin has been rapping since 2011 and he started getting fame after his album, “Preacher’s Son” came out in 2015. And the latest album came out in 2019, named “I. O. U.

He has more than 22,000 followers on Instagram at @tuthouse and is also present on Spotify at YGTUT, with 367,000+ listeners, and on SoundCloud at YGTUT, with almost 47,000 followers.

24. Young Buck:

Born on 15th March 1981, Young Buck is a songwriter and a Tennessee rapper. His birthplace is Nashville. Young Buck’s real name is David Darnell Brown. He has been rapping since 1993 and is still an active rapper. Among his first albums is “Born to Be a Thug” and his latest tapes came out in 2014.

He has more than 700,000 followers on Instagram at @buckshotz and he is also available on Spotify at Young Buck, with 1+ million listeners, and on SoundCloud at Young Buck, with 9,000+ followers.

25. Key Glock:

Key Glock was born on 3rd August 1997 in Memphis, Tennessee, making him a Tennessee rapper. His real name is Markeyvius LaShun Cathey and he has been doing this since 2016. Besides being a rapper, he is also a songwriter. The reason for his popularity became “Glock Season,” which came out in 2017. His latest release is “Aspen,” which came out in 2021.

Key Glock has a vast fan following on Instagram with over 2.6 million at @keyglock and he is also available on Spotify at Key Glock, with 6.7+ million listeners, and on SoundCloud at Key Glock, with 144,000+ followers.

26. NLE Choppa:

Choppa was born on 1st November 2002 in Memphis Tennessee. He is quite young and has gained excellent recognition over time since 2018. His real name is Bryson Lashun Potts. He came into the spotlight in 2019 when his album “Shotta Flow” came out. His latest album “Me Vs. Me” is set to come out in 2022.

He has more than 4.3 million followers on Instagram at @nlechoppamusic and he is also present on Spotify at NLE Choppa, with 10+ million listeners, and on SoundCloud at NLE Choppa, with 745,000+ followers.

27. Young Dolph:

Born on 27th July 1985, Young Dolph was an inspiration for many. He had been rapping from 2006 since 2021. “King of Memphis” was his first release. Dolph’s real name was Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. 17th November 2021! This was the date when someone killed Young Dolph in Memphis, Tennessee.

His Instagram account has almost 5 million followers at @youngdolph and his songs are also listed on Spotify at Young Dolph, with around 5 million monthly listeners, and on SoundCloud at Young Dolph, where he has more than 214,000 followers

28. Juicy J:

This Juicy Tennessee rapper was born on 5th April 1975 in Memphis, Tennessee. His real name is Jordan Michael Houston III. He has been in this business since 1987. Among his notable releases are “Chronicles of the Juice Man” and “Hustle Till I Die” and his latest album came out in 2020, named “The Hustle Continues

Juicy J has more than 3 million followers on Instagram at @juicyj and his songs can also be found on Spotify at Juicy J, with 5.4+ million listeners, and on SoundCloud at Juicy J, with a whopping 1.7+ million followers.

29. Blac Youngsta:

Born on 8th April 1990, Blac Youngsta’s real name is Sammie Marquez Benson. He has been rapping since 2012 and is currently active. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, which makes him a Tennessee rapper. Some of his notable albums are “Heavy,” “223,” and “Church on Sunday.”

Sammie has more than 4 million followers on Instagram at @blacyoungsta and on Spotify at Blac Youngsta, where he has more than 991,000 monthly listeners, and SoundCloud at Blac Youngsta, where he has more than 145,000 followers.

30. Yo Gotti:

Among the most well-known rappers comes the name of Yo Gotti. He was born on 19th May 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee. This popular Tennessee rapper has released many hits since 1996. Some of them are “From Da Dope Game 2 Da Rap Game,” “Self-Explanatory,” “Life,” and “I am.”

He has more than 5.7 million followers on Instagram at @yogotti and his songs are also very famous on Spotify, where he has more than 5.3 million monthly listeners, at Yo Gotti and on SoundCloud at YoGottiKOM, where he has more than 150,000 followers.

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