Most Lyrical Rap Song

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

The Top Ten

1 Lose Yourself - Eminem

The MOST inspiring lyric


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.

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2 N.Y. State of Mind - Nas

Nas is the best

I never sleep cause sleep is the cousin of death.

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...

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3 Dance with the Devil - Immortal Technique

Such a masterpiece, beautiful and disgusting at the same time.

Number 1 for sure

Best song

Incredible word choice, flow and lyricism in general. A masterfully told story with deep subliminal and direct meaning.

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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.

Absolutely The Very Best Haha:-)

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 Contenders

11 Father - Golden Shovel
12 Changes - Tupac

So real

Best lyrics of all time

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...

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

Way better than the others above it except dance with the devil

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

15 Parental Advisory - Writers Block
16 Jesus Walks - Kanye West


Listen to the first bar - Iam_rsdxii

17 Dosage - Mothipa
18 Life's a Bitch - Nas

Life's a bitch and then ya die, that's why we get high

19 Bophelo Bami - Tumi and the Volume
20 The Truth - Hymphatic Thabs
21 M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar

The absolute flow and lyricism while still telling a story and sticking to the theme of GKMC! Amazing!

Greatest rapper alive today.


Best and realest song out there! Shows a lot about Kendrick and his skills he has!

22 Rewind - Nas

Great song, Nas is a lyrical genius

23 Infinite - Eminem

Shows ems raw talent and skill back when he wasn't doing it for only money. Before he got struck by the commercial success, when he was putting out songs so lyrical that I think infinite is in my top 10 songs by em

Before Eminem got famous, he made songs like this. This song perfectly showcases Em's raw talent with words.


24 Forgot About Dre - Dr. Dre
25 Mathematics - Mos Def
26 Suicidal Thoughts - Notorious B.I.G.
27 Dead Presidents II - Jay-Z

Murder is a tough thing to digest
It's a slow process
And I ain't got nothing' but time
I had near brushes, Not to mention
3 Shots close range, Never touch me, devine intervention
Can't stop I
From drinkin Ma-Tai's
With Ta Ta
Down in Nevada
Ha-ha, Poppa, word life
I dabled in crazy weight
Without rap I was crazy straight
Patnah I'm still gettin money from 88

28 Mural - Lupe Fiasco

One of the most lyrical songs ever

This has to be the greatest lyrical submission of all time.

29 Tell the Youth - Hymphatic Thabs
30 Crank That - Soulja Boy

Most people don't realize the deep layers in this song. Soulja Boy weaves various Shakespearian storytelling techniques and cleaver metaphors to create arguably the most lyrical rap song ever concieved.

31 Lax - Xzibit
32 Kill You - Eminem

AMAZING! The beat is hardly anything if you listen. But you don't notice cause he engages you with his flawless lyricism

He virtually killed this

How lyrical could he be on MMLP? Man, amazes me to hell and back.

33 Dear Mama - Tupac

One of the sweetest rap songs ever. And one of his top two best songs in my opinion. Ths song deserves more recognition... LISTEN TO THIS SONG people YOU WONT REGRET IT!

34 End of Days - Vinnie Paz
35 F**k Tha Police - N.W.A.


No rap expert by any means,a soundtrack to downtown l.a. In the 80,s summed up the mood of the inner cities perfectly,still relevant today.

36 Drop the World - Lil Wayne & Eminem
37 Bad Guy - Eminem
38 Tabestoon Kootahe - Zedbazi

Summer is too short!

39 Boyz-N-the-Hood - Eazy-E

Best song ever

40 Let 'em Have It L - Big L

How is this so low? Punchline king hits hard on this.

41 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

42 Revolutionary - Immortal Technique
43 Happy Birthday - Flipsyde
44 It Ain't Hard to Tell - Nas

Best lyrical song ever! Amazing and so lyrical. Nas the best rapper ever.

45 300 Bars and Runnin' - Game

After all the fuss 50 made coming into the game with his beef. Game single handedly took out the whole Gunit posse and many other in this song

46 Uncommon Valor - Jedi Mind Tricks

R.A. 's verse is more lyrical than all of these combined.

47 You Never Know - Immortal Technique

The story he tells is tragic and he puts it in a way that expresses how miserable he feels.

In my opinion it is a better song than DWTD.

48 Kool Is Back - Kool G Rap
49 It Was a Good Day - Ice Cube
50 Yesterday - Atmosphere

A great song lyrically, must listen all the way through. Shows how a song's meaning can be changed just by adding one word.

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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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