Most Lyrical Rap Song

The song whose lyrics, were terrifically done and great to listen to.

The Top Ten

1 Lose Yourself - Eminem

A lot of people believe Eminem is overrated, but they often admit that this is a great song. I personally like his later music as well, but people for some reason tend to go all hipster on it and talk about how stuff before 2005 is so much better, so here you have it, the greatest rap song off all time.

Best Rap song ever. First rap song to win an Oscar award and it also won grammy awards for best solo performance and for best song.

White People Gonna White People. This song is not the most lyrical of all time. It's not even Eminem's most lyrical song. You culture vultures are irrelevant and have the Rap IQ of a damp mop. The clown who cited awards like Grammy's is the prime example of a clueless white biased idiot. Awards/Sales have no place in quality review of hip hp culture, a culture to which you do not and never will belong. - SAMOKiiNG

your cool

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2 N.Y. State of Mind - Nas

Holdin' an M-16, see with the pen I'm extreme
Now, bullet holes left in my peep holes
I'm suited up with street clothes
Hand me A.9 and I'll defeat foes
Y'all know my steelo
With or without the airplay

Nas is the Greatest Rapper of All Time, I don't know why, but when I listen to Nas, I feel that everyone other rapper is just massively overrated and that the people who think those rappers are the best don't know rap and are just biased...

Eminem isn't even that nice...especially compared to NaS.

Includes the best line ever put on paper

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3 Dance with the Devil - Immortal Technique

Tells a great story, amazing putting the words so brilliantly together like this - roblist

It's in my opinion the best story to be told in a song and it's the lyrics that paint this picture in your head.

This should be #1! No Doubt. Listen to it an you will certainly agree.

Almost made me cry

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4 One Mic - Nas

Best song ever... Em is Em... but Nas did it pure... no other song is on par with this

This song is genius,

One mic 11th seriously, it should be second to stan not 11th what are yaw'll smoking

5 Writer's Club - Proverb

Great wordplay, flow and concept... And also truelly lyricised... His best track and possibly his third most lyrical (after "Heartbeat" and "1st, 2nd and 3rd") -

6 Heart Beat - Proverb

Lit.. That's it

7 Juicy - The Notorious B.I.G. V 1 Comment
8 All I Do - Hishaam
9 Stan - Eminem

This should be the only EM song on this list. Get these white culture vultures a new culture to try belonging to. Rap isn't for them. This is a great lyrical song, Lose Yourself is just a pop-alternative rap rock song that sold a lot of albums & movie tickets, metrics that are meaningless to lyricism. - SAMOKiiNG

A song with great emotion and emphasises on day to day struggles

The story that set it off

Tupac is the best, no boubt, but he could never write a song as lyrical as this. Most lyrical rap song of all time.

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10 If I Die 2nite - 2pac

The alliteration and imagery in this? Talk about poetry, this is it.

I'm sick of psychotic society somebody save me
Addicted to drama so even mama couldn't raise me
Even the preacher and all my teachers couldn't reach me
I run in the streets and puffin weed wit my peeps
I'm duckin the cop, I hit the weed as I'm clutchin my glock
Niggaz is hot when I hit the block, what if I die tonight

The Newcomers

? Leaving the Past - Immortal Technique

Can't believe this song isn't in top 10. Come on guys vote and get this song up next to dance with the devil

? Drop the World - Lil Wayne & Eminem

The Contenders

11 Father - Golden Shovel
12 Changes - Tupac

As terms of lyrical this song deserves to be much higher, along with Nas and biggie and Em

One of the few rappers to talk about actual problems not just sex drugs...

Any song from Tupac has a real lyrical meaning.

I'm a hardcore critic, but couldn't find any flaw in this song's lyrics. It couldn't have been more P E R F E C T. And I'm not even gonna start with the song itself, the lyrics only woild give almost anyone an undeniable vibe to weep.

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13 I Want My Money - Golden Shovel
14 I Used to Love H.E.R. - Common

Common is a great lyricist! This song was definitely the greatest hip hop song of all time

15 Parental Advisory - Writers Block
16 Dosage - Mothipa
17 Jesus Walks - Kanye West
18 Life's a Bitch - Nas V 1 Comment
19 Bophelo Bami - Tumi and the Volume
20 The Truth - Hymphatic Thabs
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Dance with the Devil - Immortal Technique
2. Stan - Eminem
3. One Mic - Nas
1. N.Y. State of Mind - Nas
2. Lose Yourself - Eminem
3. One Mic - Nas
1. Writer's Club - Proverb
2. Heart Beat - Proverb
3. All I Do - Hishaam

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