Best Hip Hop Songs of All Timedemoz5
The Top Ten
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
Lyrics out of this worldV 89 Comments
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.
This song is probably the most influential in hip-hop history and is a masterpiece, all the way from how the song is made to the message it portrays. Deserves the number one spot.V 38 Comments
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
The classic rags-to-riches autobiography, the hip-hop anthem of a lifetime, the Biggie track that brought us...him! This truly deserves to be #1!
I love Biggie and he catch a nice flow in this song. But he sounds like 2pac in this song.
A great song off of the best hip hop album in history! -
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."
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.
Is da greatest simpleV 26 Comments
I love this song it is to be the most heart touching rap songs
This song is a masterpiece!
I bought this album on tape because my CD player was broken. When the play button popped and the first side was over was when I realized I never moved. I stood in one spot next to the dresser and listened to side A start to finish in a trance locked in to every word he was saying. Stan is the first and only song to this day to ever give me the chills at the end.
"and in the car they found a tape, but they didn't say who it was to
Come to think about it, his name was... It was you damn! "
Instant goosebumps so for me it's #1
Despite the fact that I love Eminem, I'd still say this was much better. You just cannot help admiring Eminem's story reciting skills and the way he changes his way of talking (Rapping) to distinguish between Eminem and Stan. Love it.V 18 Comments
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
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 LV 4 Comments
This song is amazing, one of few left with a story line that actually makes sense.
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
a mix of juggerness and diggerness...
Sick. I love it. I fell in love with his music with this trackV 11 Comments
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)
Any real hip-hop head knows this song is top 10 for sure. When this beat kicks my bodies natural reflex to head nod takes over for about 5:26. Scientists have proven that it is actually impossible not to nod your head to this beat whenever you hear it. - axiom
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!
Ain’t no such things as halfway crooksV 14 Comments
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!
Pretty much the definition of pure adrenaline hip-hop. Timeless classic!
This song basically started rap, it started the idea that the M.C is more important than the dj, and this was one of the first songs where the M.C actually told a story. I think this should be number 1V 4 Comments
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 magic of this song, makes me feel Brooklyn at 80's
When this song came out. I remember how much it hit to make me realize how important a mother is especially in my community
My favorite song
Should have been higher than changes
This song is beautiful. Imagine being Afeni Shakur
R.I.P Tupac and Afeni Shakur
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 song that started it all, No explanation. True rap.
heeV 5 Comments
One of the best slow flow songs ever
This songs great to dance to
You'll find me in the club listening to this
The best everV 6 Comments
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! - xxea7xx
Everyone here is a retard for not voting this to be in the top 10.
This song is classic, classic lyrics and rhyme, should be upper than this in the list.
What the g funk anthem at 42?V 3 Comments
So much better than strait outta compton ice cubes first verse is the best single verse of any rapper ever
Lyrics still so relevant to this day.
P.S. Mc Ren doesn't get a lot of credit.
I like this song
Wow.. an awesome hip-hop song got a little pop but still its awesome.. Love YMCMB
Seriously... y I s this even in this list... its not even hiphop... Autotuned crap
Lil Wayne Drake and all of young money shouldn't even touch this list - DaWyteNightV 1 Comment
Every verse is a masterpiece from Cube. Some of the best lyrics in any rap song ever with a great beat as well.
Shake em up' shake em up' shake em up shake up
This should be in the top 10
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
Honestly one of the best hip hop songs ever - DaWyteNight
Not bad, but what makes it so good? Seriously, somebody tell me why this is better than shook ones part two - Themusicman
Eminem had 3 songs on this list he is a rap god
Its just over the top...best lyric
That 3rd verse though. DamnV 5 Comments
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.
Not my favorite but it deserves a much higher spot.
Should have been higher than ny state of mindV 3 Comments
This song is great. You guys may think that this was just put together for the cash, but if you actually listen to the whole song, it's beautiful. It makes u wonder how good Tupac and biggie could have been not only if they hadn't been killed, but if they had actually made some collaboration. Tupac's crisp lyrics mixed with biggies booming voice creates a masterpiece that you want to listen to over and over again.
No way. The fact that these were verses never meant to be together and put together post mortem by record companies for a last squeeze of $$$ is weak. Horrible sounding chorus. - axiom
I love this song
Easily the pinnacle of the new era of hip hop
One of the 🐐, maybe not top 15 but deserves a higher place
It's one of the most amazing hip hop ever...
Come on people!
Listen to this.
I don't know why people think coolio is a joke? I just don't know why - Themusicman
Get chills when he starts rapping the beginning
The lyrics are brilliant.V 4 Comments
This is a great song, and Puff Daddy plays his part in the phone call
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. -
Westsyd 2 death... Games the real OG
Little known group only had one album before they split but great song about what has happened to the culture of Hip Hop - demoz5
This song is slept on.
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!
Easy top 10 my second favorite song only behind shook ones II. What does it not have? It's a cool beat with story about Biggie's suicidal thoughts. That was the whole idea of this album. Cool flow, catchy chorus, meaning, you really can't go wrong with this song. Very underrated
Jay Z's creativity shines through this masterpiece that delivers intelligent lyrics with a great beat and sample. -
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
Spoke for a generation
How is this even...
Easily top 5 material. “So here go my single dog radio needs this
They said you can rap about anything except for Jesus
That means guns, sex, lies, video tape
But if I talk about God my record won't get played
Well let this take away from my spins
Which will probably take away from my ends
Then I hope this take away from my sins” how is that not top ten material!?
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
The lyrics of this song are deeper than any other song on this list.
Deepest regarding the genre
Most of the rappers listed infront of Common may be better than him but none of the songs infront of this one deserve to be there. This is the ulitimate GOAT hip hop song.V 1 Comment
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. -
Ether - Takeover.Nass absolutely murdered Jay-Z on this track.Ether is the best diss song of 21st century and one of the greatest hip hop songs of all time.
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!
This is pure 'pop rap' definitely doesn't deserve to be near the top 10 as some have mentioned.V 3 Comments
Should bring the top 15
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2. Changes - 2Pac
3. N.Y. State of Mind - Nas
2. Lose Yourself - Eminem
3. In da Club - 50 Cent
2. Changes - 2Pac
3. How Much a Dollar Cost - Kendrick Lamar
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