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 6 Foot 7 Foot - Lil Wayne

The hottest lyrics I head

Number 1

4 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-

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

Insanely good song off of an insanely good album

6 Power - Kanye West

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-

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 Lighters - Bad Meets Evil

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

9 Fast Lane - Bad Meets Evil

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

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

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

The Contenders

11 Rap God - Eminem
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 Boom - Snoop Dogg
14 Otis - Jay-Z & Kanye West

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

15 Mercy - Kanye West
16 No Role Modelz - J. Cole

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

17 Mirror - Lil Wayne
18 Look at Me Now - Chris Brown

Busta ryhmes is just awesome

19 The Monster - Eminem
20 Money Trees - Kendrick Lamar

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

21 Love the Way You Lie - Eminem & Rihanna

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

22 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.

23 Ultralight Beam - Kanye West
24 Old Town Road - Lil Nas X
25 Earl - Earl Sweatshirt
26 U - Kendrick Lamar
27 Mural - Lupe Fiasco
28 Alright - Kendrick Lamar

Best rap songs of 2010s. Forever.

29 Acid Rain - Chance the Rapper
30 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

31 Tati - 6ix9ine

This song so hype especially in the beginning part. I like 6ix9ine but this his best

32 Black and Yellow - Wiz Khalifa
33 Swimming Pools (Drank) - Kendrick Lamar
34 No Flex Zone - Rae Sremmurd
35 Bonfire - Childish Gambino

Goat

36 Lucky You - Eminem
37 Who Gon Stop Me - Jay- Z & Kanye West

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

38 Love the Way You Lie - Eminem
39 Can't Hold Us - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

This song hit me like nothing else ever had when I first heard it. The production is godly, Macklemore raps his ass off, and Ray Dalton soars over that chorus. Phenomenal song.

40 Gas Pedal - Sage the Gemini
41 The Blacker the Berry - Kendrick Lamar
42 Darkside/Gone - Dr. Dre
43 Unforgivable Youth - Lupe Fiasco
44 4:44 - Jay-Z
45 Hiiipower - Kendrick Lamar
46 Wing$ - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
47 Suge - Dababy
48 Berzerk - Eminem
49 I'm Sorry - Joyner Lucas

The Most Heartbreaking Songs That I've heard. Should be in top 5

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