The South has been a mecca of musical gems for decades now.  Every few years, an artist or group drops a song that inadvertently becomes an anthem for years to come. The beat drops, the crowd erupts with a resounding and emphatic "aye", decade-defining dance moves are hit with every 4-8 count and music history is made. Because there are so many classics, a few might slide from under our radar. To give them their due diligence and well-deserved spot on your playlist, here's a compiled list of 13 underrated Southern-fried and dyed anthems sure to get your head bobbin' and your fingers snappin'.

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1. Mike Jones feat. Slim Thug and Paul Wall – "Still Tippin'"

2. Fat Pat feat. Lil' Keke and DJ DMD – "25 Lighters"


3. Tru$ – "Hoody Hooo"


4. YoungBloodz – "Damn!"


5. Z-Ro – "Mo City Don"


6. JT Money feat. Solé – "Who Dat"


7. Devin the Dude – "Doobie Ashtray"


8. DJ Jubilee – "Get It Ready"


9. Magnolia Shorty – "That's My Juvie"


10. Lil' Keke – "Southside"


11. Ludacris – "Southern Hospitality"


12. Int'l Players Anthem – UGK 

13. Back That Ass Up – Juvenile 

14. I Look Good – Chalie Boy 

15. Give Me That – Webbie 

16. Barre Baby – Big Moe

17. Scotty – D4L

18. Sippin On Some Syrup – Three 6 Mafia, UGK (Underground Kingz), Project Pat

Do you have a Dirty South that's your personal anthem? Share with us below!