Saddest Hip Hop Songs


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The Top Ten

Stan - Eminem
This Truely Deserves number 1 spot for the Saddest Rap Songs Ever...
P. S
When I'm Gone, Like Toy Soldiers, Mockingbird ^^ No Love Should be in The Top 10 List...
When I'm Gone made my Aunt Cry...
This might be the most obvious #1 in this whole website. No joke this is really emotional and I think it is the 2nd best song Eminem has ever written. And a shout out to No Love. I think that should be right up here with Stan.
Damn, he's irreplaceable. Best of the best! Speechless about lyrics, speechless about his manner of rapping, about his talent. May God bless and keep you, 'cause Em, you're the one!
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2I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy
So emotional, especially to anybody that has lost someone that they truly love. This is also Puff Daddy's most popular song
This song is really sad when you understand the true meaning of it... After you have lost someone that you truly love.
Great song. This song is way sadder than Stan. Stan is about a made up character but this song came from the death of notorious big one of Puff Daddy's best friends
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3Dance With the Devil - Immortal Technique
This song shocked me when I first heard it, a guy who killed his own mother and then committed suicide. It's so deep.
This song is phenomenal. The first time time you hear it, it just leaves there thinking. Maybe you are shocked that is why, at the begining, you think like "Wow, this terrifying! ", but then you start to grasp the message conveyed through the song and you appreciate it.
It makes my cry every time, this has happened to so many little thugs that want be a gangster
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4Dance - Nas
"makes me think about how long I got my mother and what I couldve done to make her life easier "
Nas! You made me cry hard :'(
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5Brenda's Got a Baby - 2Pac
2pac-based on a true story-real life.
More than twenty years old, and I'm still shocked... It's on the greatest hits album but most times I skip it because I can't take it...
It all came from the heart
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6When I'm Gone - Eminem
The first hip-hop song to make me cry.. Even my mom cried
"Now go out there and show em' that you love em' more than us"... Enough said.
This is the saiddiest song ver
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7Dear Mama - 2pac
Dear mama should be number 1 why? Cause he expresses his feelings and appreciate his mother for all she done for him with honor #1 2Pac-Dear Mama
It's the most moving rap song of all time. Plain and simple. It is also one of the best rap songs of all time
This is list is by far wrong, this song should be here though.
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8Mockingbird - Eminem
All the longings of a separated father and a daughter more than justified. A beautiful rap, I remember my dad every time I listen to this. Its is partially applicable to my life.
This is one of the saddest songs of all time in my opinion.
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9Happy Birthday - Flipsyde
Song is touching. Abortion is just as mentally deteriorating for would've been fathers and it's great to hear a song from a would've been father's point of view. A really good song.
Talking bout his baby who he never got to see cause his girl had a miscarriage. Love slim shady but this has got to be one
Song about a man who paid for his baby mama's abortion and how much he regrets it.
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10Changes - 2Pac
This song deserves to be number 1. 2pac has made a huge impact not just in hip hop, but in the world. Taking hip hop to a diferent level and make his words and thoughts reach other peoples lifes. 2pac, the greatest of all time.
Greatest song of all time <3 the lyrics are powerful and unbeatable like a cross between mohammed ali and mike tyson just WOW
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The Contenders

11Like Toy Soldiers - Eminem Listen to sample

12Love the Way You Lie - Eminem

makes you feel depressed about your life.
Sad love story.

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13Suicidal Thoughts - Notorious B.I.G.
Ill and also sad story
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14My Life - The Game
Awesome chorus you can't just stop bieng emotional n' senty


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15Runaway Love - Ludacris
I always can listen to this song and help me clear my head
It is so touching.
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16Hail Mary - 2Pac Listen to sample

17Thank You - Xzibit Listen to sample

18Difficult - Eminem
Eminem uses all of his forces to make this ultimate tribute to his best friend, Proof. Matter of fact he isn't even Eminem in this song, he is Marshall Mathers.
Saddest song I've heard
What? This is one of the saddest. Em can barely even make out some words. He puts so much emotion in this song, way more than some of his other songs. Great song dedicated to his best friend.R.I. P Proof.
Saddest song ever not one song can top this as the saddest it's about eminems best friend dying
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19Roses - Kanye West Listen to sample

20Hey Mama - Kanye West
I thought this list was about sad songs, stan is good but I don't think it was ever meant to be a 'sad' song. Hey mama is about kanye's mother and after my mother passed away I can start to imagine what kanye went through after it happened. I know I might get a lot of hate for this but I like it better than dear mama, because I can relate to it more (i wasn't raised in the 'projects'). I listen to this song on her birthday every year and it's really sad. If Kanye west ever reads this, I want to thank you for putting this song out there, it really means a lot to me.
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21Where'd You Go - Fort Minor
The music just sets a great tone for the lyrics. Pretty powerful stuff, and is somewhat timeless.
Where'd you go
I miss you so
Seems it's like been forever
That you've been gone
Please come back home...
A song that just gets to you no matter what
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22The Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Song is just full of emotions, just makes you think about life, didn't make em cry really but I wouldn't be shocked if it did, overall most beautiful hip hop song ever
What ?!? This song and "Life Goes On" By 2Pac are the saddest songs in rap. I cried the first time I heard both.
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23You Never Know - Immortal Technique
You need to go listen to this song it has so much emotion and a deep sad story this should be up in the top ten
Brings me back..immortal as always telling a story
This is one of all time favorte songs... Analyse and think...
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24Cleanin' Out My Closet- Eminem
Really? Not even on the list while it should be first?
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25Kurt Kobain - Proof
This is almost like suicide note and its really sad. Its almost like he knew he was going to get shot.
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26Beautiful - Eminem
This song can help people that get bullied at school just because they are different.
It's very emotional and it makes me cry every time I listen to this song, but it helps me get over being bullied.
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27Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst - Kendrick Lamar
This song is seriously sad, he wrote the lyrics in perspective of his best friend, and it's a true story..
This is unreal, in this song, he changes perspectives from keisha (a murdered prostitute), then the brother of his friend who got murdered, who got murdered himself, and finally to himself.
Amazing, one of the best songs of all time in my opinion
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28Slippin' - DMX
DMX talks about his mom beating him, being left by his dad, drug addiction and a lot of other stuff.
I don't care what anyone says, best of all time
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29Hands Held High - Linkin Park Listen to sample

30Heartless - Kanye West
Why don't you vote dis song... ? That really deserves a lot...
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31Kim - Eminem

just listen to it.. it shows the real roar of person hurt deep..

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32Lost Ones - J Cole
This song is so beautiful and touching, J Cole always has one of the best lyricists of his generation
This song is so beautiful and touching to the soul
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33Space Bound - Eminem Listen to sample

34Listen to Your Heart - Eminem

35Song Cry - Jay-Z
This song makes one wonder if Jay-Z is talking about a random b! Tch he met, or whether he's talking about his true love.. Should be Top 10.
This list is wack, what stan is not sad, its humorous! The saddest songs r missing u, dance, & a bunch of the other Eminem songs & this... Etc. Etc.
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36So Sick - Ne-Yo Listen to sample

37A Million Lives - Jake Miller Listen to sample

38I Tried - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Listen to sample

39The Last Emperor - One Life
He's maybe the most underrated mc ever!

40No Love - Eminem
All time favourite! This song has helped me through the worst. Helped me hold my head up and move on. It hits the heart. Shows feeling weve all felt. :')
Best song ever and ik every single word
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41All That I Got Is You - Ghostface Killah Listen to sample

42Kenji - Fort Minor Listen to sample

43I Miss My Homies - Master P Listen to sample

44No More - Will Smith Listen to sample

45Revolutionary - Immortal Technique Listen to sample

46Hope - Twista Listen to sample

47Better On the Other Side - The Game Listen to sample

48Better Days - The Game

49If I Had - Eminem
The truest song of Eminem
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50I Miss You - DMX Listen to sample

51Dedicated - Linkin Park

52High Voltage - Linkin Park Listen to sample

53Always Be a Friend - Kristoff Krane
Kristoff Krane does a tribute song to his best friend and teacher Eyedea
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54Under Privileged - Dru Blu

55Forgot About Dre - Dr Dre & Eminem Listen to sample

56End of Days - Vinnie Paz Listen to sample

57The 6th Sense - Common Listen to sample

58Ghetto Superstar - Young Buck Listen to sample

59Down So Long - Ya Boy Listen to sample

60See the Joy - RZA Listen to sample

61So Hard to Breathe - B.o.B Listen to sample

62Mrs Pitts - D12

63360 - Closer
It is aout suicide and it is a sad song. Should be on the list for people to vote for. It is an Australian hip-hop song and is not mainstream, so more people should listen to it.

64Runaway - Kanye West Listen to sample

65The Prayer - Kid Cudi

66Enth E Nd - Linkin Park Listen to sample

67Dead and Gone - T.I. Listen to sample

68How to Love - Lil Wayne Listen to sample

69Bye Baby - Nas Listen to sample

70Rebecca - Grieves Listen to sample

71Hate In a Puddle - Illogic

72Leaving the Past - Immortal Technique Listen to sample

73Community Outcast - Devlin Listen to sample

74Jumbled Thoughts - Holmes Da Realist

75N Dey Say - Nelly Listen to sample

76Gangster - Yelawolf

77Don't Need Your Love - The Game Listen to sample

78Heart of the City (Ain't No Love) - Jay-z Listen to sample

79I Need Love - LL Cool J Listen to sample

80I Used to Love H.E.R. - Common Listen to sample

81Little Girl Gone Bad - Devin the Dude Listen to sample

82Right or Wrong - DMX

83Murder Murder - Eminem

84Hell On Earth - Mobb Deep Listen to sample

85Tequila Sunrise - Cypress Hill Listen to sample

86Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) - Jay-Z Listen to sample

87Tell Me Why - G.A., Mary J. Blige, Tye Tribbett & Will Smith Listen to sample

88Lonely - Akon Listen to sample

89The Rise and Fall - Nas

90Micheal - Sadistik
Sadistik's tribute song to his friend Eyedea
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91Bottle Dreams - Eyedea

92Caved In - Atmosphere Listen to sample

9312 Shots - Diabolic Listen to sample

944 Ever - Method Man Listen to sample

95Yesterday - Atmosphere Listen to sample

96My Block - 2Pac Listen to sample

97Razorblade Salvation - Vinnie Paz
This should be in at least the top 15.

98Keep Moving On - Vinnie Paz

99Harlem Streets - Immortal Technique Listen to sample

100Find No Enemy - Akala Listen to sample

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This list was created 3 years, 260 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list contains 112 items, has been remixed 6 times and has been blogged about 1 times.

Updated Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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