Best Kendrick Lamar Songs

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21 Ronald Reagan Era (His Evils)

Absolutely one of the best songs on Section.80. The first time you hear this song, you need to listen again. The beat is inspiring and the lyrics are brilliant.

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

22 Black Boy Fly 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.

At least number 11 this is a true story telling you just don't hear in rap that often.

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23 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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24 Poe Mans Dreams (His Vice) 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 Love Game 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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26 Wesley's Theory Wesley's Theory

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

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.

This is one of the best intro's to a new album you will ever hear. I still think this is one of the best songs on the album.
If you haven't, listen to this album before others.

This is epic. No words to describe the production and lyrics. And Dr. Dre's verse is awesome. Kendrick all the way!

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27 The Art of Peer Pressure 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.

This song is amazing. The way he raps in the song puts a clear picture in your head about whats going on. to be honest it isn't a chart topper but it should be ranked higher

Kendrick's ability to paint a picture with his words in thus song is amazing

Deserves top 10 this is so much better than backseat freestyle

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28 Momma Momma

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

Simply outstanding, gives me chills.

29 Keisha's Song (Her Pain) 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

Look at the lyrics, really deep

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30 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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31 Buried Alive Buried Alive

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

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32 Hol' Up Hol' Up

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

Hol' UP is a great song, it has a solid beat and kendrick kills it as usual. His flow is crazy in the second verse, defiantly in my top 5

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33 Determined

Incredibly underrated in my opinion

34 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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35 The Spiteful Chant The Spiteful Chant

This song is so powerful! It is just amazing. Wow guys a true kendrick lamar fan would rate this higher

Why is this so low?!? This should be one in my opinion or at least in top 3! The instrumental and lyrical flow is simply amazing!

Best song to trip to since ever. Definitely should be higher

My favorite Kendrick Lamar song.

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36 Collard Greens Collard Greens

Love this song to death. Cool beat.

Love the beat, he kills his part

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37 Real 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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38 These Walls 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.

This is my list. 1.These Walls. 2.Mortal Man. 3.Black Friday. 4.U 5.Alright. 6.King Kunta. 7.Swimming Pools. 8.I. 9.Untitled 07. 10.MAAD City

Kendrick at his softest

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40 For Free? For Free?

The pure technical prowess displayed in this song is fantastic. Even though this song is short, he reaches a energetic climax 15 seconds from the end. The crescendo throughout the song is spurred along by a jazz-like beat which is unique to Kendrick. He also addresses the issue of gender inequality from an angle which other artists wouldn't dare to, pulling it off flawlessly with the perfect amount of aggression and humor in a way only he could. Pure poetry. Also he tweeted that this is favorite song off this album.

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