Outkast was booed off the stage at the 1995 VMAs because their debut Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik was considered an affront to hip hop, and an unwelcome third party in the climaxing West Coast-East Coast rivalry. 

Other than Outkast, the most important rap group who put the South on the map was Houston's Geto Boys. In its many iterations, (the classical lineup: Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill) the group burrowed into the darkest corners of its psyche to write alluring song about gore, sexual violence, and what it means to stand on the brink of insanity. 

This article revisits 10 of the Geto Boys' best songs from 1990 to 2005. Click through the image gallery to listen.