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
[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.
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.

5Dance 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

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
[Newest]Your biggest fan this is stan

7Put 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
[Newest]Nothing beats the Big L

8In 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

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.

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...

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

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,

13End of Days - Vinnie Paz

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)
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

15Not 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!

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.

Great wordplay.
Vivid imagery.
Incredible beat.
Awe inspiring.
Not my favorite but it deserves a much higher spot.

17Ether - Nas

18Knockout - Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj
Wow.. an awesome hip-hop song got a little pop but still its awesome.. Love YMCMB

19Hate 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.

20Forever - Drake ft Kanye west, Lil wayne, Eminem

21F*** Tha Police - N.W.A.

22Runnin' - Dying to Live - 2pac & Biggie

23It 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

2499 Problems - Jay-Z
Excellent production by rick rubin

25Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story - Jedi Mind Tricks

26Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
It's one of the most amazing hip hop ever...

Come on people!

Listen to this.
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.

27Mama 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.

28Suicidal Thoughts - The Notorious B.I.G.

29Everyday 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!

30Renegade - Eminem & Jay - Z
The Masterpiece from THe MAsters... BUT really Em just killed JAy Z
Yeah right.. Eminem & Jay Z not Jay Z & Eminem

31Hard Knock Life - Jay Z
Jay Z's creativity shines through this masterpiece that delivers intelligent lyrics with a great beat and sample.

32Headlines - Drake

33G Code - Geto Boys

34Nuthin But a 'G' Thang - Dr. Dre
Why the heck is this 36!?!? Biggest load of rubbish I have ever seen! This should be in the top 5, honestly "Not Afraid" and "Put It On" ahead of this? This is classic hip hop and by far the best West coast rap song ever by the man Dre himself. This list is crap!


Everyone here is a retard for not voting this to be in the top 10.
My hottest hip hop ever

35Whatever 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.

36Right Above It - Lil Wayne Ft Drake

37Lighters - Bad Meets Evil

38Survival of the Fittest - Mobb Deep
Mobb Deep spit fire like this before they were signed by G-Unit and dumbed there lyrics down


I Am Falling And I Can't Turn Says It All

39The Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco

40Fight 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

41Tha 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


42Mathematics - Mos Def

43Az Chi Begam - Yas
A great Persian song

44California Love - 2Pac

45Passin' Me By - The Pharcyde

46Low - Flo Rida

47Black and Yellow - Wiz Khalifa

48No Love - Eminem

49N***** 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

50Rap God - Eminem
Best hip hop song of all time. There's no doubt. Just see the variations of em in this song
The most complete hip hop song ever... Beat is catchy.. Em' is unbeatable

51The Format - AZ

52Reunited - Wu-Tang Clan

53Reality 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


This song is slept on.

54The 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!
The greatest hip-hop song ever
With a message and a true rap classic
The beat is awesome and catchy and the message behind it must be heard
Must be the best


55Rapper'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!

56Jesus Walks - Kanye West

57Regulate - Nate Dogg & Warren G
The best hip hop song ever! I promise!

58Who Got The Props? - Black Moon
Classic Hip Hop from members of Boot Camp


59Sabotage - Beastie Boys
The only true white rappers

60Bedrock - Young Money

61Sky's the Limit - Lil Wayne

62What You Know - T.I.

63Cıktık Yine Yollara - Norm Ender
Respect the Norm Life!. )

64Forgot About Dre - Dr. Dre

65Love Lockdown - Kanye West
Very good song but very underrated please vote

66Bring The Pain - Method Man
first single off of his debut album Tical


67Mood Swing - Asheru & Talib Kweli
Chill song laid back and fresh lyrics


68American Boy - Estelle

69The Humpty Dance - Digital Underground

70Moment 4 Life - Nicki Minaj & Drake
I can't believe female rap is this underrated. And for those people who keep whining how Nicki is super overrated, the reality is actually the opposite. Listen to this, one of her best songs, like, I don't even listen to Super Bass or Starships, excuse you.

71One Love - Nas

72Ye Rooze Khoob Miad - Hichkas
A great Persian song

73Revolutionary - Immortal Technique

74Money to Blow - Birdman, Lil Wayne & Drake

75Supa Dupa Lemonade - Big Sean

76Ghetto Gospel - 2Pac

77Made You Look - Nas

78F.A.M.E. - Young Jeezy

79The Way I Am - Eminem
Dumb Idiots How can this song be at 91? This is the song I love most of Eminem
This song should be in the top 10 you idiots

80World With No Hero - Mad G
Cool. still can be better, but it's cool
This is his first rap song, and for the first it's the best!
You can listen to this music by going to his soundcloud.

81Acid Raindrops - People Under the Stairs

82Knock You Down - Keri Hilson
Let me hear it frst

83Mutha 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!


84Black Cowboys - Jeru The Damaja

85Mass Appeal - Gang Starr

86Last of a Dying Breed - Ludacris

87Only God Can Judge Me - 2pac

88Yeah - Usher

89All of the Lights - Kanye West

90Fast Lane - Bad Meets Evil

91Castle Walls - T.I.

92Affirmative Action - Nas

93Gorgeous - Kanye West, Kid Cudi & Raekwon

94Keep Ya Head Up - 2Pac

95They Reminisce Over You - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
No song in this day and age could EVER top this PLATINUM material song! No YMCMB, 2 Chainz, Chris Brown, etc could make ANYTHING remotely close! Lupe added on to the legand props to him as well.

96Boyz-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

97Feather - Nujabes

98Halls of Illusions - Insane Clown Posse

99It's Like That - Run DMC

100King of Rock - Run DMC

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This list was created 6 years, 288 days ago and has been voted on over 2,000 times. This top ten list contains 186 items, has been remixed 10 times.

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