Best Rap Songs of the 2010s

Best rap songs from 2010-to the present. Feel free to add your own to my 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

1 Not Afraid - Eminem

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-

2 I Need a Doctor - Dr. Dre

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

3 No Love - Eminem & Lil Wayne

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-

4 6 Foot 7 Foot - Lil Wayne

The hottest lyrics I head

5 M.A.A.D. City - Kendrick Lamar

Insanely good song off of an insanely good album

6 Lighters - Bad Meets Evil

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

7 Give Me Everything - Pitbull

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

8 Fast Lane - Bad Meets Evil

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

9 N***** In Paris - Jay-Z & Kanye West

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

10 Power - Kanye West

No this is bad

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

The Newcomers

? Hiiipower - Kendrick Lamar

The Contenders

11 Otis - Jay-Z & Kanye West

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

12 Yonkers - Tyler, the Creator

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.

13 Rap God - Eminem
14 Boom - Snoop Dogg
15 Mercy - Kanye West
16 Look at Me Now - Chris Brown

Busta ryhmes is just awesome

17 The Monster - Eminem
18 Mirror - Lil Wayne
19 Space Bound - Eminem

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.

20 Earl - Earl Sweatshirt
21 Mural - Lupe Fiasco
22 No Role Modelz - J. Cole

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

23 Love The Way You Lie - Eminem & Rihanna

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

24 No Flex Zone - Rae Sremmurd
25 Acid Rain - Chance the Rapper
26 90210
27 Who Gon Stop Me - Jay- Z & Kanye West

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

28 Love the Way You Lie - Eminem
29 Can't Hold Us - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
30 Gas Pedal - Sage the Gemini
31 U - Kendrick Lamar
32 The Blacker the Berry - Kendrick Lamar
33 Darkside/Gone - Dr. Dre
34 Unforgivable Youth - Lupe Fiasco
35 Alright - Kendrick Lamar
36 Ultralight Beam - Kanye West
37 4:44 - Jay-Z
38 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj

By far the most underrated rap song of all time. Don't care what anyobody says. It's iconic. It's a legend, and will always be remembered unlike Dr. Dre or Eminem. No hate for Eminem, I like him but he's not nearly as iconic as Nicki Minaj. Nicki is queen of rap. Literally. Look up who is the queen of rap she comes up. And Lil Wayne is the king of rap

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