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.



V 7 Comments
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.

Nas is the best

V 7 Comments
3 Dance with the Devil - Immortal Technique

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

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.

No doubt in my mind this should be #1.

V 8 Comments
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 All I Do - Hishaam
8 Juicy - The Notorious B.I.G.

Absolutely The Very Best Haha:-)

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.

V 1 Comment
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

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.

V 2 Comments
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

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

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 Rewind - Nas

Great song, Nas is a lyrical genius

22 Forgot About Dre - Dr. Dre
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 Suicidal Thoughts - Notorious B.I.G.
25 Mathematics - Mos Def
26 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

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

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


28 Tell the Youth - Hymphatic Thabs
29 Lax - Xzibit
30 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.

31 Mural - Lupe Fiasco

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

One of the most lyrical songs ever

32 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!

33 End of Days - Vinnie Paz
34 Drop the World - Lil Wayne & Eminem
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 Crank That - Soulja Boy
37 Bad Guy - Eminem
38 Boyz-N-the-Hood - Eazy-E

Best song ever

39 Let 'em Have It L - Big L

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

40 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

41 Tabestoon Kootahe - Zedbazi

Summer is too short!

42 Revolutionary - Immortal Technique
43 Happy Birthday - Flipsyde
44 300 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

45 Uncommon Valor - Jedi Mind Tricks

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

46 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.

47 Kool Is Back - Kool G Rap
48 It Was a Good Day - Ice Cube
49 It Ain't Hard to Tell - Nas

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

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.

PSearch List

Related Lists

Greatest Rap / Hip-hop Lyrical Performances Most Lyrical Sum 41 Songs Most Lyrical Eminem Songs Most Lyrical Rappers of All Time Top Ten Most Lyrical Hip Hop Artists of All Time

List Stats

1,000 votes
82 listings
7 years, 364 days old

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

View All 4

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.