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25 Dallas Rappers You Should Know

December 12, 2023
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I’ve put together a list of Dallas rappers you should know, spotlighting the talents emerging from this vibrant city’s thriving hip-hop scene.

This article introduces you to the artists making waves in Dallas, each bringing a unique flavor and perspective to the rap game.

Top Dallas rappers you should know

  • The D.O.C.
  • Yella Beezy
  • Erica Banks
  • Asian Doll
  • Lil Loaded
  • Tay Money
  • Bobby Sessions
  • Big Lurch
  • MO3
  • Big Tuck

1. The D.O.C.

Tracy Lynn Curry, better known as The D.O.C., is a West Dallas rapper who began his career as a member of the hip-hop collective Fila Fresh Crew and later N.W.A.

His solo career kicked off upon the release of his debut studio album No One Can Do It Better.

It has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and topped the US R&B/Hip Hop Album chart.

Two of his hit singles, “Its Funky Enough” and “The D.O.C. & The Doctor”, came from this album and topped the US charts.

2. Yella Beezy

Markies Deandre Conway,  otherwise known by his stage name Yella Beezy, had a difficult start to life and joined the street gang Crips to support his family.

He later found rap and straightened his life out, producing several hit songs.

His two most popular tracks are “That’s On Me” from Ain’t No Going Bacc and “Bacc At It Again” with Gucci Mane and Quavo from Baccend Breezy.

They have both been awarded Gold certification and charted at 3 and 6 respectively on the Billboard charts.

3. Erica Banks

Erica Banks shot to fame when she went viral on TikTok with her single “Buss It”.

The hit was awarded platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America after selling over one million copies in the US, New Zealand, and Canada.

Banks has been nominated for two American Music Awards in 2021, in the categories Favorite Trending Song (for “Buss It”) and Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist.

See also: Best Female Rappers of All Time

4. Asian Doll

Misharron Jermeisha Allen, who goes by the stage names Asian Doll, Asian Da Brat, and Asian, began her career as the first female artist ever to be signed to 1017 Eskimo Records, Gucci Mane’s label.

Asian Doll’s discography consists of one studio album, ten mixtapes, and countless singles.

She has collaborated with lots of great artists, including Gucci Mane, Yung Mal, King Von, PnB Rock, Sheemy, and DAMU UP.

5. Lil Loaded

Lil Loaded, Dashawn Maurice Robertson, was a great Dallas rapper who sadly passed away at the young age of 20.

His 2020 debut came in the form of a studio album titled A Demon in 6lue, which reached number 19 on the US Top Heatseekers chart.

His 2019 single “6locc 6a6y”, which featured, NLE Choppa, proved extremely popular, being awarded Gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America.

6. Tay Money

Taylor Noelle Watson is a Dallas rapper who is better known by her stage name Tay Money.

She shot to fame when her single “Bussin” went viral on the platform TikTok, and landed on the US Viral 50 chart at number 41.

Prior to “Bussin”, she had a breakthrough single titled “Trapper’s Delight” which garnered lots of hype, being viewed over 1.2 million times on YouTube in just under a month!

7. Bobby Sessions

Dallas rapper Bobby Sessions made his fame as a rapper, songwriter, and producer.

He has worked with lots of incredible artists as a composer and artist, including Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, Iggy Azalea, Rick Ross, Benny the Butcher, and Freddie Gibbs.

His debut LP LOA (Law of Attraction) was released in 2015 and has thousands of streams on SoundCloud!

8. Big Lurch

Antron Singleton, best known by his stage name Big Lurch, rose to fame as a member of the hip-hop collective Cosmic Slop Shop.

In 1999 he moved on to begin a solo career, which abruptly ended due to his incarceration for murder.

His studio album It’s All Bad was released in 2004, along with lots of collaborative singles including “Fire”, “Break ‘Um Off”, “Can I Take You Home”, “Sexuality”, “If You Want It”, “Thrilla”, and “Repercussions”. 

9. MO3

Dallas rapper Melvin Abdul Noble Jr, i.e. MO3, rose to fame upon the release of his second mixtape Shottaz Reloaded, which charted on the US R&B/Hip Hop, the Independent, and the Heatseekers album charts at number 23, 22, and 2 respectively.

His debut studio album was a collaboration with Boosie Badazz, titled Badazz MO3, and was released in 2020.

It charted at number 136 on the US Billboard 200 and number 16 on the US Independent Album charts.

10. Big Tuck

Cedric Lee Juan Tuck, who calls himself Big Tuck, is a Dallas rapper and member of the rap collective Dirty South Rydaz.

He shot to fame upon the release of his 2006 debut studio album The Absolute Truth which reached number 28 on the US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and number 14 on the US Billboard Top Rap Albums chart.

11. Cowboy Troy

Troy Lee Coleman III, who goes by the stage name Cowboy Troy, is known for his Country Rap style.

He shot to fame with his second studio album Loco Motive, which reached number 2 on the US Top Country Albums chart in 2005.

His most popular single was “I Play Chicken with the Train” with Big & Rich, which was from the album Loco Motive and charted at number 48 on the US Hot Country Songs chart, and number 18 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.

12. Trip Lee

William Lee Barefield III, otherwise known as Trip Lee, is an award-winning rapper from Dallas.

He received a GMA Dove Award for Rap / Hip Hop Album of the Year for The Waiting Room and a Stellar Award for Best Hip Hop Album for Between Two Worlds.

He began his career as the founding member of 116 Clique but soon moved on to make his success as a solo artist.

His fifth studio album, titled Rise, is his most successful, reaching the top of the US Gospel chart and number two on three US singles charts.

13. Cuban Doll

Aaliyah Keef, who goes by the stage name Cuban Doll, garnered attention as a model and influencer on social media.

In 2012 she began posting rapping content, soon teaming up to collaborate with artists such as Molly Brazzy and Asian Doll.

In just a few days her 2017 single “Rat B*tch” reached over 30,000 views on YouTube, putting her on the map as a serious rap artist.

14. MC 900 Ft. Jesus

MC 900 Ft. Jesus, whose full name is Mark Thomas Griffin, is a classically-trained Dallas rapper known for mixing the opposing styles of jazz and hip-hop.

His debut studio album Hell with the Lid Off was released in 1990 and lead to two more studio albums.

He has collaborated several times with DJ Zero, on singles such as “Too Bad”, “Shut Up”, “I’m Going Straight To Heaven”, “Truth Is Out of Style”, and “UFO’s Are Real”.

15. Dorrough

Dorwin Demarcus Dorrough, better known as Dorrough Music or Dorrough, is a Dallas rapper with lots of accolades!

His debut studio album Dorrough Music reached number two on the US Top Rap Albums chart, as well as charting on two other US charts.

His awards include Rapper of the Year at the 2008 PV Choice Awards, Independent Artist of the Year at the 2010 SEA Awards, Song Writers Award at the 2010 Ascap Awards, and nominations for Best New Artist, Video of the Year, and Viewers Choice at the 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards.

16. AnonymousCulture

Anttwon Jemon Thames IV, better known as AnonymousCulture, is a Dallas rapper who was formerly known as Ace Culture.

His debut studio album The Intervention was released in 2010, before three more studio albums.

Some of his notable singles include “Stacks”, “PosterBoi”, “La La La”, “Too Fast”, and “35”.

17. Tha Realest

Jevon Jones, best known by his stage name Tha Realest and formerly Tenkamenin The Vigilante, is a Dallas rapper and member of the hip-hop collective The Regime.

He is often compared to his labelmate Tupac Shakur.

His debut studio album, titled Witness Tha Realest, was released in 2009 and put him on the map as a rapper. 

18. Lil Twist

Christopher Lynn Moore is a Dallas rapper who goes by the stage name Lil Twist.

His debut compilation album We Are Young Money put him on the map as a rapper, topping the US Top Rap Albums chart and reaching number three on the R&B/Hip Hop chart.

He has collaborated with lots of other great rappers, including Lil Wayne, Bow Wow, Mishon, Busta Rhymes, Cory Gunz, and Foolie Faime. 

19. Mr. Lucci

Jeron C. Gibson, better known by his stage name Mr. Lucci, is a rapper from Dallas who rose to fame with his debut studio album Diabolical, which was released in 2001.

He has collaborated with lots of impressive artists, including Paul Wall, Lil’ Wil, Twista, Bohagon, Trae The Truth, Killa Kyleon, Alley Boy, and Yo Gotti.

20. Pikahsso

Terry Wayne Jones Jr., otherwise known as Pikahsso, is a Dallas rapper with several popular singles.

These include “Jebruary”, “Whackwords”, “Angela Davis”, “BPF1 “Honesty”, “Hok and Piky”, “VERB”, “Faleyuh”, and many others.

He has also released three studio albums, which sent his career even further.

21. BigXthaPlug

BigXthaPlug is a Dallas rapper who has amassed over two million monthly listeners on Spotify!

His latest release is his only studio album AMAR, which houses some of his most popular singles!

“Texas”, “Levels”, and “Safehouse” each came from the album and have over twelve million streams on Spotify each.

“Big Stepper” is another of his fan-favorite hits.

22. Chad Bossman

Chadrick Thysheek Scott, who goes by the stage name Chad Bossman, fell in love with rap in his early teens.

It wasn’t until his later teenage years that his friends began asking him to freestyle, and he soon started writing and recording music.

His most popular track is “Bank Account – Remix” which has thousands of views on Spotify!

He is also well-known for “Lil Hater”, “What It Be Like”, “Out of My Mind”, and “I’m Focused”.

23. Grind2Hard Osh’a

Grind2Hard Osh’a is a successful young rapper who impressively founded his own studio at just seventeen.

He cites his influences to be artists such as Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Lil Wayne, Drake, Future, Rich Homie Quan, and Nina Simone.

He is best known for his album Pain Cobain, as well as his singles “Never Loved Us (Up Up)” and “More than a Best Friend”.

24. Lil 2z

Angelo Zimmerie, also known as Lil 2z, is a Dallas rapper who started uploading his music on YouTube and SoundCloud.

He soon went viral, with his first popular hit being “Watch Who You Trust”. It wasn’t long before he released his first mixtape, Golden Child.

He is best known for his single “2z Don Corleon”, which has an incredible 30 million streams on Spotify!

His latest album release is titled 2’s and 4’s, which brought some hit singles like “Sewed Up, Pt. 2 (Back Again)”.

25. Enchanting

Enchanting began her rap career at the young age of eighteen, setting off with the release of her debut mixtape Love & Drugs.

She describes her music style as “Trap-n-Blues”, which has brought her a unique fan base.

Dallas Rappers – Final Thoughts

The rappers in this article have soared to incredible heights with their talent, and we hope you enjoyed learning about them.

These are the Dallas rappers you should know about and are definitely worth checking out.

We hope you enjoyed learning about the big-name rappers of Dallas.

You may also like: Best Rappers of All Time

Will Fenton

Will, the founder of MIDDER, is a multifaceted individual with a deep passion for music and personal finance. As a self-proclaimed music and personal finance geek, he has a keen eye for futuristic technologies, especially those that empower creators and the public.

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