Best Rap Songs of the 2010s

Best rap songs from 2010-2019. Feel free to add your own to the list!

I graded on lyrics, vocal performance, effort/inspiration, instrumental, realness and originality. I did not take into consideration popularity and songs that were heavily auto tuned.

The Top Ten

Not Afraid - Eminem Not Afraid - Eminem Cover Art

Not even close. The #2 is pretty close though, Dre and Em are one sick duo as neither would be where they are without the other.

Lyrics - A
Vocals - A
Effort/Inspiration - A+
Instrumental - A
Realness - A-
Originality - A-

I Need a Doctor - Dr. Dre I Need a Doctor - Dr. Dre Cover Art

Lyrics - A+
Vocals - A
Effort/Inspiration - A+
Instrumental - A-
Realness - A-
Originality - A-

No Love - Eminem & Lil Wayne No Love - Eminem & Lil Wayne Cover Art

Half of the songs in the top ten have Eminem in them which shows just how talented he is. But this is the best of the lot. Em spits the greatest verse of all time and it is in my top 5 Eminem songs.

Most Underrated Eminem Song And The Only Song In Which Lil Wayne Doesn't Sound Like Pelican. - 12cc

Lyrics - A+
Vocals - A-
Effort/Inspiration - A
Instrumental - A-
Realness - A-
Originality - A-

6 Foot 7 Foot - Lil Wayne 6 Foot 7 Foot - Lil Wayne Cover Art

The hottest lyrics I head

Number 1

M.A.A.D. City - Kendrick Lamar M.A.A.D. City - Kendrick Lamar Cover Art

Insanely good song off of an insanely good album

Give Me Everything - Pitbull Give Me Everything - Pitbull Cover Art

Besides the terrible start off with Pitbull's dumb line, this is my favorite Pitbull.

Pitbull is an underrated rapper
His style is unique and is the second best rapper after Eminem
His rhymes are clever,his hooks are catchy and his beats will get even the non-dancers to dance
People just can't see all of this because he is pop and mainstream

Power - Kanye West Power - Kanye West Cover Art

5 out of the top 10 spots are Eminem songs and pop singles. This site is overrun by 12 year olds

The fact that Eminem and a Dr Dre pop single (feat Eminem of course) have the top two spots over Kanye and Kendrick prove this site is mostly voted on by people under the age of 15. Similarly insulting as seeing Eminem be #1 on the best rappers of all time list over the likes of Rakim, GZA, Jay Z and Biggie.

No this is bad

Lyrics - A
Vocals - A
Effort/Inspiration - A-
Instrumental - A+
Realness - A-
Originality A-

Lighters - Bad Meets Evil Lighters - Bad Meets Evil Cover Art

Lyrics - A+
Vocals - A
Effort/Inspiration - A
Instrumental - A
Realness - A-
Originality - B+

Fast Lane - Bad Meets Evil Fast Lane - Bad Meets Evil Cover Art

Lyrics - A+
Vocals - A
Effort/Inspiration - A+
Instrumental - A
Realness - A-
Originality - A-

N***** In Paris - Jay-Z & Kanye West N***** In Paris - Jay-Z & Kanye West Cover Art

Lyrics - A
Vocals - A-
Effort/Inspiration - A
Instrumental - A+
Realness - A-
Originality - A+

The Contenders

Yonkers - Tyler, the Creator Yonkers - Tyler, the Creator Cover Art

Tyler displays a new batch of rap music with this song. His rhymes are amazing, and he has arguably the sickest flow and style. He is one of the greatest rappers out there, and whoever is voting up Eminem songs has got to figure it out; his songs aren't that good, and they are all mostly about the same thing

Ew. Not Afraid is #1, can't say I'm surprised but I'm still kind of disgusted. Anyway, Yonkers is easily one of the greatest rap songs of not only the 2010s but one of the best of all time. The lyrics are great, the flow is great, the beat is great, and to top it all off the song is just one big paradox. - AlteredState

Tyler The Creator sucks. This shouldn't even be here. His best song isn't even good.

Really good. Sick beat and great rhymes. How can you not like this song. It's so amazing. I just love it. Really great song should be in top ten. Screw all the emminem songs.

Rap God - Eminem Rap God - Eminem Cover Art
Otis - Jay-Z & Kanye West Otis - Jay-Z & Kanye West Cover Art

Lyrics - A+
Vocals - A
Effort/inspiration - A
Instrumental - A+
Realness - A
Originality - A

No Role Modelz - J. Cole No Role Modelz - J. Cole Cover Art

By far the best beat I have ever heard on a song.

Boom - Snoop Dogg Boom - Snoop Dogg Cover Art
The Monster - Eminem The Monster - Eminem Cover Art
Money Trees - Kendrick Lamar Money Trees - Kendrick Lamar Cover Art

How is this 17 spots below no flex zone...

Love the Way You Lie - Eminem & Rihanna Love the Way You Lie - Eminem & Rihanna Cover Art

Lyrics - A
Vocals - A
Effort/Inspiration - A-
Instrumental - A-
Realness - B
Originality - A+

Space Bound - Eminem Space Bound - Eminem Cover Art

Lyrics-A+
Vocals-A+
Effort/Inspiration-B+
Instrumental-A-
Realness-A+
Originality-A+
The best rap of 2010. Just behind not afraid. Made by the best rapper-Eminem. It got nominated in the Grammy's. What more do you need.

Mercy - Kanye West Mercy - Kanye West Cover Art
Ultralight Beam - Kanye West Ultralight Beam - Kanye West Cover Art
Old Town Road - Lil Nas X Old Town Road - Lil Nas X Cover Art
Swimming Pools (Drank) - Kendrick Lamar Swimming Pools (Drank) - Kendrick Lamar Cover Art

kendrick is the best rapper 2010s hands downs

Earl - Earl Sweatshirt
U - Kendrick Lamar U - Kendrick Lamar Cover Art
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