Best Rap Songs of the 21st Century

The Top Ten
1 Lose Yourself - Eminem Lose Yourself - Eminem Cover Art

Eminem is one of the greatest rappers of all time. His delivery is outstanding. He stresses certain syllables making impossible words rhyme. He is a no doubt the greatest lyrical rapper that's ever lived and Lose Yourself is his greatest masterpiece. No doubt the greatest lyrical song ever written!

Eminem is just so amazing with his compositions! Love to hear a song so appealing with wonderful lyrics from his life and I always get something to learn from him!

Eminem is the best rapper on the planet he deserves all of the fame and money that he gets

Well can't vote for Tupac, Biggie, or Dre and Snoop, so Lose Yourself it is. Beast song.

2 99 Problems - Jay-Z 99 Problems - Jay-Z Cover Art

It just sound amazing. And Stronger, Through the Wire, and Jesus Walks are all better than Gold Digger.

I got 99 Problems why isn't this number 1?

Rock and rap is just perfect. no words jay

3 Stronger - Kanye West Stronger - Kanye West Cover Art

From top 10 rap songs of 21st century 6 songs are from kanye west and every one of them is amazing but this song... I could listen to it whole day and than again and again...

This song is motivation

4 Runaway - Kanye West Runaway - Kanye West Cover Art

The only reason that this masterpiece is not in the top 10, or top 20 at least, is how underrated it is.

Possibly the greatest musical performance of all time

This song is nothing short of iconic. Should be top 5

Best song of all time hands down not even close

5 Dance with the Devil - Immortal Technique Dance with the Devil - Immortal Technique Cover Art

This song is unbelievable. More than 6 minutes of rapping in this song. Unbelievable story telling in this song.

If more people really searched for the truth in hip hop, this song would be in the top 3.

This is one of the greatest song in rap history.

Just number 1 man.. Let's stop fooling around!

6 Jesus Walks - Kanye West Jesus Walks - Kanye West Cover Art

Love the song... Though some people are criticizing it... Duh

7 Gold Digger - Kanye West Gold Digger - Kanye West Cover Art

Yeah, this is easily one of the best rap songs of the 21st century.

8 Diamonds from Sierra Leone - Kanye West Diamonds from Sierra Leone - Kanye West Cover Art

WOAH I guessed lose yourself would be number 1 but this is THIRD?! FINALLY THE WORLD UNDERSTANDS HOW GREAT THIS SONG IS! Better than Eminems stuff, the rap in sick, the beat is incredible, the lyrics are good but it's not his best song. One of them. Surprised Ridin' by chamillionaire isn't here, but this list has showed me that kanye isn't underrated at all! Jesus walks is also a fantastic song with a great meaning, but through the wire 10#? Not quite...

It good and I love it and I would rate it 10/10 and its cool and how do I make this more than poor :s anyway I'm just gunna write until its like the best possibl. E and I like the way its nice to slaves. There we go finnaly the blue bar has popped up

9 Rap God - Eminem Rap God - Eminem Cover Art

When I heard it first I was like... Eminem is the best rapper... Really a Rap God... Why be a king when you can be the god... Hats off to you

Wow, wow, wow unbelievable man, love Eminem should be no. 2or3. Eminem forever!

This is the best or at least no 2 or 3 his fast is like the fastest rap ever

He is a rap god and this is an absolutely timeless song

10 Through the Wire - Kanye West Through the Wire - Kanye West Cover Art
The Contenders
11 In Da Club - 50 Cent In Da Club - 50 Cent Cover Art

In the Club is a good song. The beat is hard, and it fits perfectly with 50's lyrics and flow.

The only song that I have never gotten tiered of.

Best song of 50 cent

Everybody knows this song, even my friends who dislike rap love this song. FIDDY... FIDDY... FIDDY!

12 Money Trees - Kendrick Lamar Money Trees - Kendrick Lamar Cover Art

One of the best rap song in this century and jay's verse is so underrated

This is song is a hidden gem, very happy it got recognition on this list

Love this song!

MONEY TREES IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR SHADE AND that's JUST HOW I FEEL

13 The New Workout Plan - Kanye West The New Workout Plan - Kanye West Cover Art
14 Slow Jamz - Kanye West, Twista & Jamie Foxx Slow Jamz - Kanye West, Twista & Jamie Foxx Cover Art
15 Beautiful - Eminem Beautiful - Eminem Cover Art

Just listen to it, and your respect for him (musical talent and otherwise) will skyrocket. Trust me.

Not only the best rap song of the 21st century, the best song of all time.

Shouldn't be this high, but it's in the top ten Eminem songs for me

Best song of all time

16 Mirror - Lil Wayne Mirror - Lil Wayne Cover Art
17 Hey Ya! - Outkast Hey Ya! - Outkast Cover Art

This is a great song, but it's the exact opposite of gangsta rap

Awesome song grew up with this

18 Hero - Nas Hero - Nas Cover Art
19 A Milli - Lil Wayne A Milli - Lil Wayne Cover Art

Best bass song ever

20 Hot in Herre - Nelly Hot in Herre - Nelly Cover Art
21 Izzo (H.O.V.A.) - Jay-Z Izzo (H.O.V.A.) - Jay-Z Cover Art

Love this song, it's an Anthem. I don't really know why Miss Me is in here, it's not even the best on the album.

22 When I'm Gone - Eminem When I'm Gone - Eminem Cover Art

Love this song my favorite eminem song by far

The most depressing and amazing Eminem song

Great emotion and catchy hook

23 'Till I Collapse - Eminem 'Till I Collapse - Eminem Cover Art

my favorite song ever. The music and the rhythm and rhyme is so lit and dope. When you got a goated rapper, rhyme and rhythm in a song, It's gotta get people hyped and you got yourself a real rap song

Ultimate song everybody should listen it's very close to lose yourself and should be second after that... Real rap is in this song

Should be top ten

24 Without Me - Eminem Without Me - Eminem Cover Art

Witty, humorous, great beat and sung by one of the best rappers there is- what more do you need with a song.

I absolutely love this song. It's funny, catchy, and memorable.

25 Hate It or Love It - The Game & 50 Cent Hate It or Love It - The Game & 50 Cent Cover Art

This is simply the best rap song of the millennium

Seriously how is this so l ow? i t this was so damn good even if game may not have written all the verses. And kill you which is from a brilliant album, is higher than this as well as hot in here? I mean game is just too underrated I mean the bitchass muthaers at the grammys have robbed him of a nomination for best rap album I mean really encore got nominated instead of this brilliant piece of work, sure the documentary had name calling, but encore had weird noises such as a personating. Then in 08' they nominated kingdom come which is famous for being a bad album instead of doctor's advocate which isn't greatest of all time but it's miles ahead of kingdom come. I get it he's a real thug but people are brought up into these types of lives. Man that was a long rant. BUT This message about the levels that game is underrated and treated unfairly.

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