Best Hip Hop Songs of All Time

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21 Knockout - Lil Wayne

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

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

This is a great song, and Puff Daddy plays his part in the phone call

23 Runnin' (Dying to Live) - 2Pac

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

24 Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story - Jedi Mind Tricks & R.A. the Rugged Man
25 Me Against the World - 2pac
26 Love Lockdown - Kanye West

Very good song but very underrated please vote

27 Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio

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 best one

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28 How Much a Dollar Cost - Kendrick Lamar

Easily the pinnacle of the new era of hip hop

29 It Was a Good Day - Ice Cube

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

30 Everyday 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!

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

31 Forever - Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem

How is this not much higher? 4 of the best in arguably their best song.

This is the best

The best

32 Hail Mary - Tupac
33 Headlines - Drake
34 Hard Knock Life - Jay Z

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

35 99 Problems - Jay-Z

Excellent production by rick rubin

36 The Symphony - Juice Crew
37 Ether - Nas

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.

38 Super Lyrical - Big Pun
39 Not 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!

This is pure 'pop rap' definitely doesn't deserve to be near the top 10 as some have mentioned.

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40 Jesus Walks - Kanye West
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1. Lose Yourself - Eminem
2. Changes - 2Pac
3. N.Y. State of Mind - Nas
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1. Knockout - Lil Wayne
2. Lose Yourself - Eminem
3. In da Club - 50 Cent
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1. The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
2. Changes - 2Pac
3. How Much a Dollar Cost - Kendrick Lamar
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