Best Rap Songs of the 21st Century


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

Kendrick goes off in this song. not only are the lyrics and flow untouchable, he paints a portrait of growing up in Compton unlike anybody has ever seen before, and brings light upon the social injustices and struggles faced by African Americans in the modern society. Gotta be top ten if not top five.

The greatest rap song ever. A perfect portrait of growing up in Compton.

Great lyricism and meaning

Too many Eminem dick riders on TheTopTens. This song needs to be in the top ten.
I can tell already the fanboys are going to dislike this comment

42 Born Sinner - J. Cole
43 Beautiful Pain

This must be at least in top 20

44 Hands Up - Lloyd Banks

The beat is nasty personally 50 and Banks had sick verses

45 Drop the World - Lil Wayne & Eminem

Awesome song, love the beat, great rapping by Lil Wayne and Eminem, they make the best duo ever, love it..!

46 Immortal - Kid Cudi
47 Touch It - Busta Rhymes
48 The Monster - Eminem (Feat. Rihana)

This was sung by the "new" Em, and it gets a fair amount of criticism for being too much of a pop song. But listen to the lyrics. Witty and strong. Amazing song, and I don't mind the bit with Rihana either.

49 Control - Big Sean

For real this song is amazing Kendrick Lamar dissing every worthwhile rapper and big sean and Jay electronica both have great verses

This is definitely a milestone in hip hop. No other rap song has caused such controversy as this song

50 Fack - Eminem

You bastard don't say anything about Eminem

Tf who did this

51 Young Forever - Jay Z
52 The Blacker the Berry - Kendrick Lamar

Incredible. This is top 10 for sure

53 Crooked Smile - J. Cole
54 What Them Girls Like - Ludacris
55 Student of the Game - N.O.R.E.
56 Heartless - Kanye West
57 The Return - Machine Gun Kelly
58 Next Episode - Dr. Dre
59 Red Nation - Game

One of the best motivating songs and a HUGE hype song too! Sick beat and a song that I can listen to again and again, easily top 20

60 Love the Way You Lie - Eminem
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