Best Rap Songs from New York/New Jersey Rappers

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The Top Ten

1 Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang

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2 The Message - Nas
3 Put It On - Big L
4 The Message - Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
5 C.R.E.A.M. - Wu-Tang Clan
6 Shook Ones, Pt. II - Mobb Deep
7 Fight the Power - Public Enemy
8 N.Y. State of Mind - Nas
9 One Love - Nas
10 I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy

The Contenders

11 Heart of the City - Jay Z
12 Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
13 Empire State of Mind - Jay Z
14 That's the Joint - Funky Four Plus One
15 Memory Lane (Sittin' in Da Park) - Nas
16 Don't Stop... Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa
17 They Reminisce Over You - Pete Rock
18 Self Destruction - KRS One
19 The Symphony - Marley Marl
20 Nasty - Nas
21 Paid In Full - Eric B & Rakim
22 I Gave You Power - Nas
23 Scenario - A Tribe Called Quest
24 It Ain't Hard to Tell - Nas
25 Made You Look - Nas
26 The Breaks - Kurtis Blow
27 Mass Appeal - Gang Starr
28 Get By - Talib Kweli
29 Represent - Nas
30 Life's a Bitch - Nas
31 Check the Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest
32 One Mic - Nas
33 Halftime - Nas
34 If I Ruled the World - Nas
35 99 Problems - Jay Z
36 Nas Is Like - Nas
37 One Time 4 Your Mind - Nas
38 Hypnotize - The Notorious B.I.G.
39 I Need Love - LL Cool J
40 Me, Myself & I - De La Soul
41 Dance With the Devil - Immortal Technique
42 In da Club - 50 Cent
43 Juicy - The Notorious B.I.G.
44 The World Is Yours - Nas
45 Mo Money Mo Problems - The Notorious B.I.G.
46 O.P.P. - Naughty by Nature
47 Still Not a Player - Big Pun
48 South Bronx - Boogie Down Productions
49 Bust a Move - Young MC
50 It's Tricky - Run-DMC
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