Best Hip Hop Songs of All Time


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The Top Ten

Lose Yourself - Eminem
Come on, 8? This songs got it all! Amazing lyrics, inspirational words and its got EMINEM! I was expecting it to be a little higher.
The greatest most inspiring song from the worlds greatest rapper
Can't get better than this... Energy oozes outta this song... I lost myself totaly in the music
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2Changes - 2pac
This song is simply amazing! The beat is one of the greatest of all time and 2pac has certainly made a change in the hip-hop/rap industry.
Beautiful song in ever sense of the word: extremely socially conscious, great flow that 2pac delivers, powerful and true images delivered through the song secures this song in this spot.

Changes is the greatest song ever. Tupac will come back and save hip hop. Greatest rapper of all time.
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3N.Y. State of Mind - Nas
A great song off of the best hip hop album in history!

Who else could spit such a good song in 1 take that was written in 1 hour. Nas is one of the greatest to ever rap.
This song is and will always be the ultimate NY gangster anthem. Nas' lyricism is a trademark!


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4Juicy - The Notorious B.I.G.
Was and is an inspiration to everyone who has listened to the song. Also one of the best songs ever. Even if the guy wasn't dead, people still would've listened to it the same amount of times. It's that good.
This list is pretty bad, and this is song is by FAR better than any other song on the list. Biggies flow and rhymes are incredible, making ready to die (in my opinion) top 5 rap albums EVER
Juicy.. A good song and it has good picture for those who dream big.. It is a song I think it should be on the 1st spot becouse of the message and the flow
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5Put It On - Big L
The fact the Lose Yourself is higher then Big L disgusts me. Big L was and will always be the best lyricist! Punchlines King all day!
Big L is the most underrated rapper of all time if he hadn't died he might have been the best ever


He was one of the best
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6Stan - Eminem
I love this song it is to be the most heart touching rap songs
This song is a masterpiece!
Tis is my favourite song it deserves to be on no 2
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7Dance With the Devil - Immortal Technique
This is the rap song kids and teens and all gangbangers and wannabe thugs need to hear its more than enough to set someone on the right path and can teach the kids why its important not to fall down such a road it can change a persons life and especially those who wants to be hard will understand what it really means this song makes Eminems songs bout his sad life happy
This song is amazing, one of few left with a story line that actually makes sense.
a mix of juggerness and diggerness...
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8In Da Club - 50 Cent
One of the best slow flow songs ever
When I Listen to this song I feel Like I'me gangster.. It makes me want to listen to it 999999 Times more
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9C.R.E.A.M. - Wu-Tang Clan
The Wu honestly revolutionized all of Hip Hop culture. One of the last groups around that still make "real motherf*****' Hip Hop". Also listen to their songs "Triumph", "Reunited" and the all time classic "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin' To F With"!
Nothing. NOTHING stands above this song. Enough' said.
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10Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A.
whoa don't even get me started on this gem. It can be easily said that this song is what sparked the whole west coast gangster rap movement great song.

In the club beat the Gangster Rap Anthem? Oh dear people...
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The Contenders

11Drop the World - Eminem Ft Lil Wayne
This is like lil waynes only awesome performance besides the one in chris browns look at me now. The lyrics in the starting verses are amazing but what makes it a legendary song is eminems rap. That's what makes it and amazing song
Its just over the lyric
This song is good expect for that sucky lil wayne
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12I Used to Love H.E.R. - Common
Yo Big L, Im happy for you, and imma let you finish but I used to love h. e. r. was the best hip hop song of all time of ALL TIME! :) jk but still.. this song deserves to be in the top ten, it was a amazing song in every way


This is best song forever,
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13End of Days - Vinnie Paz Listen to sample

14Shook Ones Part II - Mobb Deep
This should be in the top 5 for the beat alone this is queen bridges ultimate representation of hip hop besides Nas of course classic song! Definitely better than lose your self ( although I love that song as well)
I got you stuck off the realness... Best song in rap history not only is it a top 5 beat but prodigy gives one of the verses ever
Amazing song that seem to always be overlooked.
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15One Mic - Nas
Incredibly powerful lyrics delivered through a great beat providing images of Nas' experiences and observations which are clear to the listener

Not my favorite but it deserves a much higher spot.
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16Knockout - Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj
Wow.. an awesome hip-hop song got a little pop but still its awesome.. Love YMCMB
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17Love Lockdown - Kanye West
Very good song but very underrated please vote
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18Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story - Jedi Mind Tricks Listen to sample

19Ether - Nas Listen to sample

20Hate It or Love It - The Game
Westsyd 2 death... Games the real OG
A little too soon to be on this list I think not, another song that depicts the struggles of growing up in the 'hood with amazing flow and powerful imagery with a great beat produced to back it up. This song resonates with you when you hear from beginning to end.
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21Suicidal Thoughts - The Notorious B.I.G. Listen to sample

2299 Problems - Jay-Z
Excellent production by rick rubin
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23Not Afraid - Eminem
Ever best rap... From our homie boy EMinem... (y)
If this is there in number 23...I don't really know what type of songs are there in the top 10 list...its a song that can give anybody goosebumps!
Best song ever from RAP GOD! Eminem!
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24Forever - Drake ft Kanye west, Lil wayne, Eminem Listen to sample

25G Code - Geto Boys Listen to sample

26Headlines - Drake Listen to sample

27Renegade - Eminem & Jay - Z Listen to sample

28Runnin' - Dying to Live - 2pac & Biggie Listen to sample

29Whatever You Like - T.I.
This song is the greatest hip-hop song of all time made and produced by the greatest rapper alive, T.I. king is the best album ever, and that's why T.I. is and deserves to be the King of the South.
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30Heartless - Kanye West Listen to sample

31Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J

A perfect song to use in a workout but if you look past that you hear a young and ambitious LL Cool J delivering a powerful anthem that challenge those who oppose him.

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32Right Above It - Lil Wayne Ft Drake Listen to sample

33Survival of the Fittest - Mobb Deep
Mobb Deep spit fire like this before they were signed by G-Unit and dumbed there lyrics down


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34It Was a Good Day - Ice Cube

This list is obviously a joke if Drake and Lil Gayne are above this monster. This is the song that got me into rap. Its so chill and Cube throws out the rhymes from hell. Also shows how a "a good day" was for bangers on the WC

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35Fight The Power - Public Enemy
This song is emotionally lyrical in its message. Public Enemy are known by the Music scene to reach out there hand to the black community and sing about problems with America
Super socially conscious song incredibly powerful lyrics, not a lot needs to be said about this song.

Should be number 1. Amazing lyrics and one of the most important hip hop songs of all time
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36The Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco Listen to sample

37California Love - 2Pac Listen to sample

38Mathematics - Mos Def Listen to sample

39Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
A group of thugs that can harmonize like none other. This track shows the brotherhood they shared.
Amazing song that was dedicated to Eazy E


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40Passin' Me By - The Pharcyde Listen to sample

41N***** in Paris - Jay-Z & Kanye West
Amazing song how can it be 48th its an amazing rap/hip hop song, well at least it made the top 50
Amazing song I love the beat and the combination of kanye west and Jay Z
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42The Format - AZ Listen to sample

43Hard Knock Life - Jay Z
Jay Z's creativity shines through this masterpiece that delivers intelligent lyrics with a great beat and sample.

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44Low - Flo Rida Listen to sample

45Reunited - Wu-Tang Clan Listen to sample

46Reality Check - Binary Star

Little known group only had one album before they split but great song about what has happened to the culture of Hip Hop


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47No Love - Eminem Listen to sample

48Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang
Are you kidding me? This should be number 1!
First relevant hip-hop song nuff said.

The first successful hip-hop song!
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49Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
Og only 59? This song is better than 95% of before!
Ok.48.. Howw!?
All those newbies and showing sympathy towards 2pac cause he died a mysterious death and eminmen's bad past, listen to this..
It gives you chills up and down the spine every time you listen to it.
Please I urge everyone to at least listen to this song once. Those who have took the pain of scrolling down rogjt to this level. Please give it a shot.
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50Az Chi Begam - Yas

51Rap God - Eminem

52Who Got The Props? - Black Moon

Classic Hip Hop from members of Boot Camp


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53Regulate - Nate Dogg & Warren G

The best hip hop song ever! I promise!

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54Sabotage - Beastie Boys

the only true white rappers

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55Bedrock - Young Money Listen to sample

56Lighters - Bad Meets Evil Listen to sample

57Sky's the Limit - Lil Wayne

58What You Know - T.I. Listen to sample

59Jesus Walks - Kanye West Listen to sample

60Cıktık Yine Yollara - Norm Ender
Respect the Norm Life!. )

61The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Without this song it can be said that socially conscious rappers would have ceased to exist and hip-hip would have never gone through the golden age of Public Enemy or inspire amazing musicians like 2pac and Nas.

Hear this song and tell me I'm wrong if you do so you are an idiot.

This song created hip hop what more do you want!
just listen to the beat and the lyrics
this is the perfect hip hop song evar
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62American Boy - Estelle

Its a cool song definitely not the best... But its a really cool mix between hip hop and that kind of r and b thing. Not the best out there but I feel it deserves some more props. Good song to listen to then start rapping as well really catchy and its like you actually want to ge this song suck in your head

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63The Humpty Dance - Digital Underground Listen to sample

64Everyday Struggle - The Notorious B.I.G

This song is so underrated! It's not very well known because it was not a single but it can be found on biggies "ready to die" album which is one of the greatest albums. And this song is biggies best song without a doubt! Biggie raps about the struggles and problems he faced everyday living in the ghetto and how harsh his life was. The lyrics are so clever and his flow is just amazing. This is real hip hop. A very underrated song from biggie smalls. If you have not heard this song then listen to it right now! It's awesome!

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65Moment 4 Life - Nicki Minaj & Drake Listen to sample

66One Love - Nas Listen to sample

67Nuthin But a 'G' Thang - Dr. Dre Listen to sample

68Bring The Pain - Method Man
first single off of his debut album Tical


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69Mood Swing - Asheru & Talib Kweli

Chill song laid back and fresh lyrics


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70Revolutionary - Immortal Technique Listen to sample

71Money to Blow - Birdman, Lil Wayne & Drake Listen to sample

72Ghetto Gospel - 2Pac Listen to sample

73Acid Raindrops - People Under the Stairs Listen to sample

74Knock You Down - Keri Hilson
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75Black Cowboys - Jeru The Damaja Listen to sample

76Mass Appeal - Gang Starr Listen to sample

77Last of a Dying Breed - Ludacris Listen to sample

78Yeah - Usher Listen to sample

79All of the Lights - Kanye West Listen to sample

80Fast Lane - Bad Meets Evil Listen to sample

81Supa Dupa Lemonade - Big Sean Listen to sample

82Castle Walls - T.I. Listen to sample

83Made You Look - Nas Listen to sample

84Gorgeous - Kanye West, Kid Cudi & Raekwon Listen to sample

85F.A.M.E. - Young Jeezy Listen to sample

86Keep Ya Head Up - 2Pac Listen to sample

87They Reminisce Over You - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Listen to sample

88Boyz-N-The-Hood (Remix) - Eazy-E
To me eazy e is the best rapper.he is the god father of rap and king of rap. This is jassidy this is my bbm pin 22D885E6 RIP EAZY-E
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89Ye Rooze Khoob Miad - Hichkas

90Feather - Nujabes

91Halls of Illusions - Insane Clown Posse Listen to sample

92Mutha Made 'Em - Smokin' Suckaz wit Logic

Intense. The song builds up slowly until it reaches its inevitable climax.
Simply a great song, not only for Hip-Hop fans. Worth checking it out!


93It's Like That - Run DMC Listen to sample

94King of Rock - Run DMC Listen to sample

95Only God Can Judge Me - 2pac Listen to sample

96Look at Me Now - Chris Brown Ft Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes Listen to sample

97I'm On One - DJ Khaled Listen to sample

98Work Out - J. Cole Listen to sample

99Black and Yellow - Wiz Khalifa Listen to sample

100Rosa Parks - Outkast Listen to sample

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This list was created 5 years, 277 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list contains 141 items, has been remixed 7 times.

Updated Thursday, April 17, 2014

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