Rap Songs With the Best Beats

The Top Ten

1 Shook Ones, Pt. II - Mobb Deep Shook Ones, Pt. II - Mobb Deep

Best to ever do it

Just like amazing that's it

This is the greatest rap beat of all time. No rap beat ever made comes close to this. This beat has been rapped over and covered and sampled numerous times. It was scan featured on the final rap battle in 8 Mile.

I belive this beat was the best beat ever. I didn't chose Still Dre cause the main tune, the catchy Piano has been sampled from some other source, so yea...

2 Still D.R.E. - Dr. Dre Still D.R.E. - Dr. Dre

Its mostly a sample though - 4our2wen0ty

Best don't of Chronic 2001 and another sick beat created by Dre.

Macmillan : this is the best song in other songs

The best ever

3 In da Club - 50 Cent In da Club - 50 Cent

This is a hard hip hop beat. How can those Nas fans claim that NY State of Mind has a harder beat than this? The beat is one of the best things about this song. It's very intense, menacing, and intimidating.

Amazing and deep beat that feels like an underground party in the club

Hardest beat every

This song is good

4 Lose Yourself - Eminem

I love the beat on this song, it really works well with Eminem's amazing lyrics.

Honestly the best

How is still dre 1

Best of all time

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5 Hypnotize - The Notorious B.I.G.


Underrated beat honestly.

Deserve top on list

Should Be Higher.

6 The World is Yours - Nas

A sick beat from a great song from a great rapper.

One of the most relaxed beats in hip hop

Who is Nas? I have never heard of him in my life and I listen to hardcore "gansta" rap everyday.

7 Many Men (Wish Death) - 50 Cent


8 N.Y. State of Mind - Nas

This is the definition of a hardcore hip hop beat. The beat us catchy and just hooks you on to it as soon as you hear the first verse.

Who is Nas?

9 They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) - Pete Rock & CL Smooth
10 Big Poppa - The Notorious B.I.G.

Really good I Know - BloDayBey

I love it when you call me big poppa

I love this song

The Contenders

11 California Love - Tupac

Great rememberable beat - 4our2wen0ty

Giant rapper

Suprised this isn't on the list

12 Big Pimpin - Jay Z

Some one slapped the midi for the instruments

13 Till I Collapse - Eminem

Truly amazing beat

14 Hard In Da Paint - Waka Flocka Flame


This beat goes hard. I like the lyrics too but this is flames. best beat ever. - CoolMods

15 Nuthin' but a "G" Thang - Dr. Dre

This song made g-funk popular and is considered one of the most influential and greatest rap songs of all time. Not to mention its also the best g-funk song ever.

By far the best rap song if all time (in flow, beat, everything! )

16 The Next Episode - Dr. Dre
17 Black Skinhead - Kanye West

It's lit

18 No Role Modelz - J. Cole

One of my favorite J. Cole songs, but admittedly not my favorite. I believe personally there are better ones. Lit beat though, so I'm voting for it. - MasonOcker

Nah y'all got this list all wrong. This song is way to high it should be in the 70s place - JCchrom3

19 Dreckst├╝ck - Bushido
20 Jumpman - Drake & Future
21 Stan - Eminem

Simple, but it fits perfectly with the atmosphere and the story the track creates. It is so detailed, yet so simplistic. And the rain soundeffect in the background is amazing!

My dad pointed out that every so often in the song the last note is just one note lower to give the eerie effect of the song - 4our2wen0ty

22 It's Going Down - Celly Cel

Greatest rap beat of all time period. - JCchrom3

I never heard a beat that can beat this. So underrated

23 Berlin - Bushido
24 Power - Kanye West
25 John - Lil Wayne
26 Cordon Sport Massenmord - Fler & Bushido
27 Boiling Point - Dope D.O.D.
28 Grindin' - Clipse
29 H.A.M. - Jay-Z and Kanye West

Absolutly crazy.

30 Survival of the Fittest - Mobb Deep

Havoc is the god of rap beats. There are dozens of Mobb Deep songs that could've been put in this list but other rappers should get a chance.

What a joke! The beat of this song is below one of a Lil Wayne song. This is one of the greatest rap beats of all time.

31 Ambitionz Az a Ridah - 2Pac

This is 2Pac's most hardcore gangster beat. One of the greatest Gangster Rap songs ever made.

Nice beat with the piano

THIS IS THE BEST. the best gangsta beat and also the best gangsta song.

32 My Name Is - Eminem

Great beat. Really goes well with the chorus and Eminem's rapping.

33 Fast Lane - Bad Meets Evil

Just really very cool and catchy beat,also Em's and Royce rapping was on another level in this song

34 Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
35 Remember the Name - Fort Minor
36 Ridiculous - Dope D.O.D.
37 Candy Shop - 50 Cent

This is really best beats ever - agh79

38 Tag Der Abrechnung - Farid Bang
39 Adolf Gartner (Gio Diss) - Spongebozz
40 No Sleep Till Brooklyn - Beastie Boys
41 Stupid White Man - Bushido
42 Battle Royal - Virus Syndicate & Dope D.O.D.
43 Everyday Struggle - The Notorious B.I.G.
44 N***as in Paris - Kanye West & Jay-Z
45 Who Shot Ya? - The Notorious B.I.G.

The beat is just so complex and hard to explain. It's just so menacing and it sort of hypnotizes you.

46 Nas is Like - Nas

How is this not in the top 10? - venomouskillingmachine

47 I Don't Like - Chief Keef


48 Maad City - Kendrick Lamar
49 You Know How We Do It - Ice Cube

Probably the second greatest g-funk song ever. The woman's voice in the background is so relaxing and this is just the kind of song you can kick back to and enjoy.

50 C.R.E.A.M. - Wu-Tang Clan

The beat is just very nice and relaxing here.

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Top Remixes (7)

1. Shook Ones, Pt. II - Mobb Deep
2. Still D.R.E. - Dr. Dre
3. Hypnotize - The Notorious B.I.G.
1. Many Men (Wish Death) - 50 Cent
2. They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) - Pete Rock & CL Smooth
3. Shook Ones, Pt. II - Mobb Deep
1. Still D.R.E. - Dr. Dre
2. The World is Yours - Nas
3. Stan - Eminem

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