Best Kendrick Lamar Songs

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1
HiiiPoWeR
Kendrick bodies this beat. Lyrics are amazing as usual but he really connects with a lot of today's issues in society. Metaphors are great as well, they actually work with the song unlike pointless metaphors thrown in by other rappers to get spins
Might be the best rap song of the past decade, in my opinion, it's definitely up there. So deep, an incredible beat, good performance as a whole.. It's just amazing.

cwhiteford

Just "Who said a black man in the Illuminati" Biggest raciste party
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2Money Trees
Best Kendrick song and an amazing verse from Jay Rock. Best song on the album.
Deep track, explores the effect of monetary value in human society through creative flows and great instrumentals not to mention a touch of genius from Jay... Simply amazing
Everything is great... Great instrumental, great meaning/lyrics, great flow, great guest verse by Jay. Considered best rap song of 2012 by many. Up there with swimming pools.

aashim.aggarwal

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3m.A.A.d. city
Honestly you can tell when rappers really went through the darkest that society has to offer, and you feel it in this song. He doesn't just screw around like Tyler, the Creator (his music has a time and a place). He really creates a picture in your head and that's a great accomplishment for a modern-day rapper. Which he wasn't such a sell-out workin with ASAP, Drake, and 2 Chainz laugh out loud but that's irrelevant.
The flow is perfected on both beats! This may not be his best song but it should be in the top 5! Both kendrick and MC Eiht have a sick verse and flow. I love the G whistle at the end, it give the song such a west coast feel!
The first part of it is ridiculous, the second part is pretty good his best so far

bbilsk

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4Swimming Pools (Drank)
Didn't particularly care about it when I first heard it, but then I heard it again and again and again and again X infinity... Still listening, love it! If you are here to find inspiration for a Kendrick Lamar song to listen to, I would definitely recommend you hear it.
Its just an amazing so that should be more recognized for what it is. The workmanship and time that went into this masterpiece shows his dedication and love for music. Plus its fun
One of the greatest rappers out today.. Hands down
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5Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe
Yes this is the song
Song is amazing and should be number 1
It's really catchy.A.D.H.D, M.A.A.d city, and Compton are close too.
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6Cartoon & Cereal
Why isn't this in the the top ten
This song is number 1.

1 cartoon & cereal
2 money trees
3 the recipe
4 high power
5 bitch don't kill my vibe
6 rigamortis
7 adhd
8 swimming pools
9 keisha's song
10 ignorance is bliss
Best Kendrick Song this far. Replace "Poetic Justice" with "Cartoon & Cereal, " Good Kid M.A.A. D City becomes a classic.
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7A.D.H.D
A.D.H. D IS THE BEST KENDRICK'S SONG¡¡¡
Well, if it isn't, I think it's the second, you must hear it, it has great lyrics¡¡

And don't forget... SWIMMING POOLS (DRANK).. FOR ME, THAT'S THE BEST¡¡
His flow and what's he's talking about his AMAZING
ADHD is the best Kendrick has put out there so far
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8Rigamortus
He just goes in and doesn't stop with an intense trumpet beat playing in the back of his amazing rapping
Amazing rapping by kendrick bodies the awesome trumpet beat perfectly amazing song
Bangin beat + Crazy beat= straight fire.
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9Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst
This song is filled with so much emotion! Very heartfelt and lyrically beautiful! Definitely needs to be higher on the list!
A 12minutes track, two in one song, all about life and the society was painted in this song. Believe me this should be his number one. And no video yet for the song.
This song is the modern day version of Nas' One Love. If you can get through the first two verses without feeling the pain of the narrators, you don't have a heart. This is what rap is all about.
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10F*** Your Ethnicity
.. My details be in retail... Closely second to hi power for me
I love this song. The beat to it is so mellow. And Kendrick killed the verses.

The Contenders

11Ignorance Is Bliss
Best rap song of 2010.
THIS SONG IS ONE that WILL TEACH YOU A LOT
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12Backseat Freestyle
Dude he kills this whole song.
Great song with great lyrics which is every song.
Sick beat. One of my favorites for sure
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13Control
Kendrick murdered everybody in his verse!
This is his best song. He calls out like all the new rappers and just destroys them. Big Sean's verse was great too
The whole game was demolished in one verse. His verse's depth and truthfulness gave me chills.
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14Black Boy Fly
Anyone who voted for anything else obviously hasn't even listened to this. It's unbelievable. It has real meaning that I can relate to. It's about making it big & getting out of poverty. Also it has great lyrical skill.
This is the greatest song ever comment please I love it

Tiad

Kendrick paints the meaning on the song in your mind with the lyrics
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15Ronald Reagan Era (His Evils)
Should be at least number 10. This one had a great beat and great lyrics (just like all of his songs)
The second of the two singles from Section.80, this one is underrated and has a good beat and great lyrics from Kendrick.

cwhiteford


16The Heart II
Kendricks mostly lyrical song, he puts A LOT of heart into it!
That was Kendrick spilling his heart, he shows how he's changed
To me, one of the best hip hop songs ever. By far his best song.

17Poe Mans Dreams (His Vice)
One of my favorite songs
This song comes straight from the heart
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18Determined

19The Heart Pt. 3
You feel Kendrick's Heart and Soul on this track, it's almost as if he's about to cry with the pressure put on him to make GKMC into a classic, and he did it, which makes the song even greater

20The Recipe
This was actually the first time I ever heard Kendrick Lamar, and a good one at that. With a feature of Dr. Dre, Kendrick and Dre produced California Love Part II with this one.

cwhiteford

This song is really nice...i like the girls voice is the background..kendrick lamar is awesome
Was gonna vote for Black Boy Fly which is too low, but this is also low, WAY TOO LOW!
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21Keisha's Song (Her Pain)
Look at the lyrics, really deep
What this is by far kendricks best song smh
How is this not top 10? Right up there with MAAD city, ADHD and HiPoWeR in my opinion!
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22Vanity Slaves

Not the greatest beat on his songs, but insane lyrics keep this in the top five.

cwhiteford


23Hol' Up
This should be like number 4
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24Look Out for Detox
He goes so hard on this song! It's mad!
Sickest beat, sickest lyrics. Always gets me pumped when I'm working out!
First song that I had heard about K. Lamar... Wow!

25Faith

Arguably his most underrated song, or at least one of them, this song concerns how it's hard to keep your faith and if there really is a god..

cwhiteford


26I Hate You

27The Spiteful Chant
This song is so powerful! It is just amazing. Wow guys a true kendrick lamar fan would rate this higher
Why is this so low?!? This should be one in my opinion or at least in top 3! The instrumental and lyrical flow is simply amazing!
Pour moi, c'est son meilleur son. L'instrumentale est trop puissant. Kendrick il bouge sa mére... Laugh out loud
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28The Jig Is Up

29Now or Never
This is my favorite kendrick song I don't know why it is just great
One of the best song he got should be in the top ten
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30Good Kid
The best song on GKMC, the album wouldn't be the same without it great lyrics great hook and great beat
Top 5 in the GKMC album. Should be in the top 10
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31Westside Right On Time

32Collect Calls
The MOST underrated kendrick song of all time
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33Wanna Be Heard
Really inspirational. Definitely my favorite Kendrick track. It deserves a lot more attention.

34Blow My High (Members Only)
The best vibe I ever here! At the moment kendric lamar is the best rapper on the earth!
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35Real
What is this? This song is amazing. It explains so much, and is a great track to finish off the amazing story told from good kid maad city. This should definitely be in too 10 for sure
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36Night of the Living Junkies

37The Jig Is Up (Dump'n)

38The City
This is game's song... FAIL!
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39Growing Apart (To Get Closer)
This be at least 6 or so! Kendrick pretty much says how people act in this song!
This and Hipower are the most relateable to me.
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40Cloud 10
Nice beats and good lyrics, seriously this song is underrated.

41She Needs Me
So... Underrated! First Kendrick Lamar song I've ever heard. Amazing beat, neat story, and I love Kendrick's voice!
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42Kush & Corinthians Listen to sample

43Opposites Attract (Tomorrow With Her) Listen to sample

44Sherane a.k.a. Master Splinter's Daughter Listen to sample

45P & P Listen to sample

46A Milli Freestyle

47Beyonce

48U.O.E.N.O.
Sick remix give it a chance pretty sure you will love
I like this song

49Let Me Be Me
Song is top 10 worthy. Check it

50No Make-Up (Her Vice)
Similar to J. Cole's "Crooked Smile"
Similar to J. Cole's "Crooked Smile"
Top 10 in my opinion.
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51Best Rapper Under 25

52Imma G

53Sex With Society
Please read the title!

54I Do This

Featuring a verse from close friend and fellow rapper, this one has a great beat and high replay value.

cwhiteford


55Alien Girl (Today With Her)
The beat is ahead of its time.
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56Barbed Wire Listen to sample

57Vanity Slaves Pt. 2

58The Relevant

59Imagine

60Kendrick Lamar

61Young and Black

62Celebration

63West Coast Wu-Tang

64Get Thrown

65H.O.C. Listen to sample

66Tammy's Song (Her Evils)
SICK song amazing gravities favorite
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67Collard Greens
Love this song to death. Cool beat.
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68Death Around the Corner

69We Up Listen to sample

70County Building Blues
This track has a sick beat by Dj Khalil, his lyrics are epic! I love his childhood imaginary friend

71Backwards Listen to sample

72Uncle Bobby & Jason Keaton

73Heaven & Hell

74Trip

75Thanksgiving

76Little Johnny

77Dreams

78Is It Love?

79One Shot Kill

80Who Shot Ya Freestyle

81The Show

82Bloody Sport

83Misunderstood

84Can't Be Faded

85Far From Here

86Famous Pipe Game

87Mr. Carter Part 2

88Welcome to C4

89For the Homies
This the young Kendrick dishing out hard metaphorical lyrics

90Say Wassup

91Cut You Off
What! This is without a doubt one of the greatest songs Kendrick has ever written! Personally, I think it is the best and not just my favorite song from Kendrick, but one of my favorite songs EVER of ANY GENRE! From the beat to the way he portrays the personalities of the typical male and female of the modern day society (especially African-Americans). He speaks about social ills and the petty things our people are so worried about meaningless things that don't generate positive outcomes. He is basically saying he is going to cut them off not just because they are bad for him, because they are small minded and kendrick is trying to go beyond the hood and become a great artists and influential person but these people around him just keep bringing him down with their negative energy and materialistic views. This has to be the most underrated Kendrick Lamar song EVER.
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92F****n' Problems Listen to sample

93Blow Them Horns

94Memories Back Then Listen to sample

95Give It 2 You Listen to sample

96How Many Drinks Listen to sample

97Poetic Justice
This should at least be in the top 8 why is it down here
Great lyrics, flows with beat
OKAY THIS SHOULD SERIOUSLY BE NUMBER ONE! MY FAVORITE SONG! Do yourself a favor and listen you won't regret it!
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98The Art of Peer Pressure
How is this not higher on the list? This is an incredible track. Kendrick's ability to story tell is crazy and we get a very vivid narrative delivered perfectly by Kendrick. Gives a great insight into Kendrick's younger years growing up in Compton and the gang life atmosphere he was surrounded by.
Kendrick's ability to paint a picture with his words in thus song is amazing
Have no idea how it's not top 10 tells his life story around his friends and the pressures he faced
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100Michael Jordan

Some hate this song. Why? I don't know, they're not very smart. I think it's really unique, has a great beat, a good lyrical performance by both Kendrick and Schoolboy Q and really could be inspirational to some.

cwhiteford

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This list was created 1 year, 277 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list contains 102 items, has been remixed 11 times.

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