Best Kendrick Lamar Songs
The Top TenXW
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
In this song he shows that he is one of the best young rappers at the time and one of the best to come, sick beat and sick flow but he also addresses topics that other greats like pac looked at, just his best watch the video and you'll understand
Fantastic beat. Amazing lyrics. Many songs could be up here at number 1, this is top 3 for sure, it's between cartoons and cereal and money trees too. Swimming pools as well. He has too many 10/10 songs to put in the top 3 it's not fairV22 Comments
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!
"Brace yourself Imma take you on a trip down memory lane" he really does, the beat compliments Kendricks flow and makes a sick ass song
Hands down the very bestV21 Comments
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
Best song ever I salute you kendrickV31 Comments
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
It's so calm, it's one of those songs you listen to when you relaxV14 Comments
This song is filled with so much emotion! Very heartfelt and lyrically beautiful! Definitely needs to be higher on the list!
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.
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.
Should be number one. People who don't think so don't know rapV26 Comments
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.
Meaningful. So deep the Pacific Ocean got jealous.V10 Comments
By far one of his deepest songs he ever written. Talks about how racism/hate is not one sided concept and its hypocritical to think that it is so, because we all partake in it. One of the best songs of 2015.
Probably his best song to date. So much depth and passion in his lyrics that speak about so many issues... The song is straight fire.
Has I be his best song. The message he expresses is incredible and has such a good rhythm throughout the entire song.
The last line blew me away!V14 Comments
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
If you really listen to this song you can picture what is going on in his head it's a great song that tells a story
Best song by farV13 Comments
Dude he kills this whole song.
Great song with great lyrics which is every song.
Sick beat. One of my favorites for sure
Even though its different from his normal lyrics, it goes into the mind of a 16 year old kid over a fire beat.V12 Comments
This song is number 1.
1 cartoon & cereal
2 money trees
3 the recipe
4 high power
5 bitch don't kill my vibe
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.
Why isn't this in the the top ten
This is top 3 for sure. Too many people just bump with his new stuff when he has just as good if not better songs from back when he wont as popular. Great lyrics, and I love the flow of the verses!V9 Comments
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.
Lyrically this song is easily number 1, not through his story but purely sentence and word structure.V7 Comments
First time listening you'll be like what? But it grows and grows every single listen until every time the song comes on you can't stop moving.
What I like about this song is that it is different to the hip hop we hear today. Its beats is almost a bit jazzy. Catchy lyrics as well
"Stuck a flag in my city, everybody screamin' Compton! " - Lasvegasxavier
When I hear this I turn the radio up fullyV6 Comments
Best rap song of 2010.
THIS SONG IS ONE that WILL TEACH YOU A LOT
Kendrick is the best rapper alive. This song has the most amazing flow and beat. Should be top 10
Love everything about this song, both lyrics and beat, for sure should be top 10V5 Comments
This should at least be in the top 8 why is it down here
Great lyrics, flows with beat
I concur, Poetic Justice has a great flow, rhyme scheme, lyrics, and feel... And feel is the most important part of music.
So good, except for Drake's part, but even that had a purpose.V13 Comments
Not even a fan of Kendrick but this song is something the industry needs more of. As someone who plays bass... I really appreciate the way he flows over such a great bass line. Complete art, deserves more respect in regards to talent and the message it sends.
This is probably one of the most positive hip hop songs. Instead of rapping about doing illegal drugs, and things like that he makes a catchy song, telling us, "I love myself". You don't find much rap songs like this one. - yaygiants16
Kendrick Lamar first grammy winning song for best rap song.
This is a disgrace. One of his best songs ever why is it so low?V9 Comments
.. 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.
What this song is bomb, racial equality for everyone is crucial
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
I don't know why this song is so underrated. it is for sure top 3
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.
This might not belong on this list, but his control verse was probably the best rap verse of all timeV10 Comments
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
The lyrics actually mean something for those who don't really care about them. Kendrick Lamar's lyrics are deep.
Kendrick paints the meaning on the song in your mind with the lyricsV8 Comments
I love this track truly his best from section.80 and so nice I love the instrumental
One of my favorite songs
This song comes straight from the heart
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List StatsUpdated 4 Sep 2015
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Top Remixes (36)
2. Cartoon & Cereal
3. Swimming Pools (Drank)
2. Black Boy Fly
3. Ignorance Is Bliss
2. m.A.A.d. city
3. Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe
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