Best Kendrick Lamar Songs

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21 F*** Your Ethnicity

.. My details be in retail... Closely second to hi power for me

The piano in this is so hard hitting, better than any kick or snare! The offbeat piano breakdown part way through the first verse is so introspective too, really helps drives the song's message home. This is a top 3 song

I love this song. The beat to it is so mellow. And Kendrick killed the verses.

Only 2 section 80 songs in the top 20 come on.

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22 The 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!

Amazing song! Love it so much!

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23 Wesley's Theory

Like a sugar coated alright Uncle Sam to Lucy love them both

This track is hella slept on, should be WAY higher

This is the beginning of he story that lamar tells in TPAB and it is incredible. Every time you listen to this, each beat, each verse grows. This is perfection and needs to be in the top 5.

"HIT ME"

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24 Poe Mans Dreams (His Vice)

I love this track truly his best from section.80 and so nice I love the instrumental

This song comes straight from the heart

This song brings such a good vibe and the lyrics are really catchy. a personal favorite of mine

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25 Humble

Out here roasting Drake, Big Sean and others. Really great song and music video

Best song of 2017. Right up there with California dreamin' and castle on the hill

It has a good beat to it and is actually better than most in my opinion

great

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26 Black Boy Fly

He does a great job of letting the production do a little more of the talking in this track, as in the production being a little more descriptive here, he had the perfect balance of lyrical depth and descriptive production. Kendrick is one of the best lyricists of all time, and simply tells it like it is, with emotion, but without hatred or prejudice.

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.

Seriously amazing song. Whole album is amazing. Wayne and Drake and Nicki need to get out because Kendrick is this generation's best rapper by far.

Best Kendrick Lamar song, flow and lyrics are ridiculoua and kendrick tells an amazing story.

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27 These Walls

This song isn't much of a rap joint, but it's groove is electrifying. Love the vocals, commentary, and instrumental. Very underrated

The most beautiful and intricate song on To Pimp A Butterfly, a masterpiece in itself.

Kendrick at his softest

Easily his best song. The entire song is a quadruple entrendre, it's incredibly deep and layered in it's lyricism. Also it's jazzy vibe is amazing.

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28 Control

Kendrick murdered everybody in his verse!

The whole game was demolished in one verse. His verse's depth and truthfulness gave me chills.

This is his best song. He calls out like all the new rappers and just destroys them. Big Sean's verse was great too

His verse on Control is one of the greatest verses of all time.

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29 The 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.

The story just resonates with me so much. The storytelling is amazing, the beat is chilly and the flow is perfect. Probably my favorite Kendrick track, though it is hard to choose just one favorite from his discography

Kendricks storytelling is on display here, and it is amazing. 2nd just behind Stan for best rap storytelling. You are instantly hooked in, as Kendrick puts you in the midst of the chaotic experience. One of his best.

So cool

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30 Momma

If you want to know who Kendrick Lamar truly is, listen to this song. - killthehype

Simply outstanding, gives me chills.

31 Real

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

Should be top 10. This song has so much meaning.

This is how quality hip hop should be.

This song is great! Needs to be heard!

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32 DNA.

I am completely addicted to this song. His flow in the second part of the song is incredible. The beat gets me pumped, and the bass, especially in the second part is insane. - rallermus

Best track from Damn. It sums up his life with a perfect beat and the gimme some ganja is actually important as it symbolizes his struggles with marijuana smoking.

That one part where he just starts going off is unbelievable

Best track on DAMN. The bass is unreal

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33 Love Game

This track is absolutely amazing. Both artists go in hard, using lyrical skill whilst also telling a (somewhat humorous) story throughout their verses.

First Kendrick song I heard Eminem and k are dope

... Wow... , that's all I had to say of this song

This is Kendrick's best.

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34 Keisha's Song (Her Pain)

Honestly one of the greatest rap songs of all time in my opinion, this song should be used as an example as to why rap is the greatest genre of music because it is so real and so sad at the same time with a great flow (as is usual by Kendrick)

One of the best songs that Kendrick has ever written. Based off of Tupac's Brenda's Got a Baby.

"Nothing really matters, so she hit the back seat
Cause Rosa Parks never a factor when she making ends meat."

The whole story behind this song is too meaningful to acknowledge

I can't believe this is number 25, It's my favorite Kendrick Lamar song. the song got a really strong meaning, and you can hear he cares about it.

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35 The Heart II

That was Kendrick spilling his heart, he shows how he's changed

This is really the best song he talks about being in the game but forever on gods side an his passion for music..

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36 XXX.

Amazing beats, U2, great message. What more could you ask for?

LOVE this song. This, God, Element, Fear, and Duckworth are my favorite songs off DAMN

37 Buried Alive

*Whats after 5 mins of drake whinnig* 15 seconds of silence and the MIND BLOWN!

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38 Hol' Up

This should be like number 4

I love the tune. Not my fave lyrics though but I love this song still.

I got this on REPLAY!

Definitely should be in the top 5

This and County Building Blues On Replay!

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39 Determined

Incredibly underrated in my opinion

40 The 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

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