Best Hip Hop Songs of All Time

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The Top Ten

1
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
[Newest]Awesome song. Fantastic lyrics and great beat. Belongs right on the number one spot.

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.
FANTASTIC
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.
[Newest]Such meaningful content Tupac was before his time

3Juicy - 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
[Newest]One of the greatest album ever.. and the best track

4N.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.
White boy pump up music and the #1 Tupac track among posers ranks above this? This song is GOAT! It illustrates the feelings of anxiety and danger that come from living in the ghetto with unpretentious, and poetic lyrics. No hypocritical messages, no showing off, just pure hip-hop. "Every song to come after is superfluous."
[Newest]I'm sorry for all the other rappers. But this track from Nas beats it all. Hands down best rap out there.


5Stan - 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
[Newest]Your biggest fan this is stan

6Put 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

demoz5

He was one of the best
[Newest]Nothing beats the Big L

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...
[Newest]So if the devil asks you to dance, you better say never, 'cause a dance with the devil might last you forever

8Straight 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...

9In Da Club - 50 Cent
One of the best slow flow songs ever
Just joking, not bad though
When I Listen to this song I feel Like I'me gangster.. It makes me want to listen to it 999999 Times more

10C.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.

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 top...best lyric

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

Atliens

This is best song forever,

13Shook 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)
This should be in the top ten! The ones who have watched 8 mile know this! The way Eminem destroys Papa Doc using the beat of this song and his awesome rap is just phenomenal!
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

14End of Days - Vinnie Paz

15Ether - Nas

16One Mic - Nas
Incredibly powerful lyrics delivered through a great beat providing images of Nas' experiences and observations which are clear to the listener

Simply put, this song is without question #1 on my personal list.

Creative.
Unique.
Powerful.
Uplifting.
Great wordplay.
Vivid imagery.
Incredible beat.
Awe inspiring.
Timeless.
Not my favorite but it deserves a much higher spot.

17Knockout - Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj
Wow.. an awesome hip-hop song got a little pop but still its awesome.. Love YMCMB

18Hate 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.

19Forever - Drake ft Kanye west, Lil wayne, Eminem

20Not Afraid - Eminem
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!
Ever best rap... From our homie boy EMinem... (y)
Best song ever from RAP GOD! Eminem!

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