Most Important Rap Songs of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Lose Yourself - Eminem

WHAT is so important about some stupid ass song by some angry white grown up man trying to act like a punk?! Anybody can rhyme spaghetti with already!

How is this second not first

Lol sage Gemini

Hi SelfDestruct... - WonkeyDude98

2 Gas Pedal - Sage the Gemini

Do you even know what important means? How is this song important? Why is there only Sage the Gemini here!? Where are the actually good rappers? You obviously must love Sage the Gemini and hate Lupe Fiasco. - TheLister

This guy is on at least half of this list

I love how sarcastic this list is

3 Red Nose - Sage the Gemini

Sage the Gemini sucks why are 80 percent of the songs on here from this guy?

4 Down On Your Luck - Sage the Gemini
5 Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang
6 Go Somewhere - Sage the Gemini
7 The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
8 Nothing To Me - Sage the Gemini
9 Put Me On - Sage the Gemini
10 N.Y. State of Mind - Nas

The Contenders

11 Second Hand Smoke - Sage the Gemini
12 Paid In Full - Eric B and Rakim
13 Live at the BBQ - Main Source
14 Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A.

That track created West Coast

15 Swerve - Sage the Gemini
16 Walk This Way - Run DMC
17 Paul Revere - Beastie Boys
18 Changes - Tupac
19 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj
20 The Blacker the Berry - Kendrick Lamar
21 Sing for the Moment - Eminem
22 Guts Over Fear - Eminem
23 PSK (What Does It Mean?) - Schoolly D
24 Runaway - Kanye West
25 Not Afraid - Eminem
26 When I'm Gone - Eminem
27 Hypnotize - The Notorious B.I.G.
28 Keep Ya Head Up - Tupac
29 I - Kendrick Lamar

If you are facing an unbearable depression,listen to this slightly underrated feel-good song.It alludes how Kendrick Lamar overcomes suicidal thoughts by loving himself.

30 Juicy - The Notorious B.I.G.
31 The Breaks - Kurtis Blow

Very important because it was one of the first to be released and to be popular. - ParasN2000

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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang
2. The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
3. Lose Yourself - Eminem
1. Gas Pedal - Sage the Gemini
2. Red Nose - Sage the Gemini
3. Down On Your Luck - Sage the Gemini


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