Best Rap Songs
The Top Ten
The best rap song ever. Every lyric and word in the song counts and none is wasted. The beat is catchy and the song is well produced. Eminem also seamlessly switches from the 3rd person to the 1st person point of view.
Its actually best song ever... When I heard this it pumped me up and I also started rapping its actually best song ever and no can be as great as eminem... He's the best selling man in hip hop ever... Love you em...
It's Eminem! The best thing about this guy is his attitude of bringing out the raw truth through his songs. Stan touches my heart because it brings out the fragility of life. It makes us look past the words and delve deeper into the true meaning of the song. It brings out frustrations, obsessions and guilt. It gives us a peek into the master-rappers conscience, as it brings out his vulnerability. Truly a cultural milestone! Deserves every single sale and rank it has ever made. Proves precisely why Marshall is the best. Bravo!
Easily the best rap song ever. I remember hearing it for the first time and nearly broke down with tears streaming down my face. And it had nothing to do with the content - I had no idea who Eminem was at the time, his story, his other songs, nor did I care much for rap. It was all about the moment of realization that I'm experiencing true genius. Every beat, every word, the intensity, the conviction with which the words are delivered. And the technical mastery - rhymes within rhymes within rhymes - intertwined - but not in a "fake" way with nonsense words or something like that - and none of it takes away from the message, the telling of the story. Then, when fully in awe you're convinced that nothing can top this, he goes and doubles-up in the "baby momma" part of the song and you're left shamed with the thought that your previous amazement was at someone just warming up. It is humbling. It is the realization that whereas other songs can be rated on say a 1-100 scale, this guy ...more - mkg9859920 Comments
Changes open peoples eyes to what they could do to better their life with just something as simple as listening to the world around you. ONLY you can change your life.. Only You and plan your future. and if everyone fights to make the changes as a whole for the world.. it is possible that we could be living in harmony rather then war
Pac's lyrics always moved me, and I'm sure that's the case with others too. He's was a lyrical revolutionary. Changes was one of his best.
In my opinion 2pac is the greatest rapper ever, with his songs he really changes the meaning of rap music for all the time. We hope at near future we'll see great musicians like him. And of course changes is in the top of my list
Incredible lyrics. - Userguy44301 Comments
Timeless classic. Crank That shouldn't be here at all and Remember The Name is a dope song but it isn't anything special.
This was one of the best songs of its time I don't even get why its its ranked so low it should be right at the top next to Eminem
Probably the most inspirational ^^ eye opening song ever. Sick flow along with smart lyrics as well
Guy below me doesn't know what he's talking about this is the greatest rap song ever created114 Comments
this song got me into rap. this is still one of the only rap songs I know to tell such an engaging story. the lyrics are suburb. the tension in it is so well done. I could go on like this...
Highest accomplishment of lyricism... Simple lyrics but deep meaning
Personally this is in my opinion just one of the best songs ever made.
This should be 1st it's nearly 20 years old and it's still fresh plus has the greatest impact on pop culture for a rap song165 Comments
This by many critics is voted in the top 3 rap songs of all time! And these are REAL Hip Hop critics who know what there saying. This song eats any thing Lil Wayne had made! Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre two legends in the game. A real classic!
The 2 rap legends in this song make this song one of the best.. It deserves itself in the top 5 spot... Dr dre at his best... And the lyrics is the most awesome... Making it a classic.. This song has made its place in the history of rap... Ain't nuthin but a g thangg baby!
1 2 3 and to th 4 snoop doggy dogg and dr dre is at the door
Actually Coolio's Gangstaz Paradise is literally the best and most famous rap song ever. Since it's not on this list, this is definitely the next best60 Comments
The greatest rap song of all time, from the greatest hip hop album of all time! Illmatic and this song, left a huge positive scar in the hip hop industry, also Nas is very inspirational!
This song has LEGEND written all over and it will always be in peoples hearts, Nas has to be the greatest of all time!
Anyone who thinks that this is not the greatest Rap song of all time is completely irrelevant
A gritty, dark track that gives you a realistic image of the streets of new york just by listening to it.67 Comments
I love this
I wish all these modern day rappers and wanna be gangstas would sit down and listen to this song. It's titled the message for a reason. It isn't glorifying thug life, it's telling you to smarten up and aspire to something better. #1 by far.
TRUE "Rap"... NOW seeming "old school" to many!
This song just has what all other hip-hop artists seem to have forgotten. To make a good rap song it doesn't matter how many girls you say you screwed, how many blunts you say you smoked, how many guys you shot, or even how much profanity you throw out, its all about just telling your story (ies) and your views through your rhymes and it doesn't have to be anymore than that, the only one who can even get near this song is maybe em with lose yourself and Stan but damn there's just so much right with this song, now if only we could get more of these instead of another club banger by Lil Wayne or something, oh well, back to the underground37 Comments
LOVE this song... It has so much emotion and is so well written! Eminem's the best rapper ever! Long live king of rap!
There's something about this song that just gives you the shivers because it's so good
IT'S SO BAD FOR THIS LIST... Because ITS NOT HAVING THIS SONG IN HER TOP TENS...
come on ITS GOT TO BE IN TOP TENS...
He's uno mucho pp161 Comments
I typically don't like rap but I do really like this song.
This is a textbook rap - SnoopDoggedyDog
I don't care what or how you feel about rap it is the catchiest music of all genera by far from the different styles and how far its evolved no other style of music has you stop and listen to what the performers next verse will be better than rap music. There are to many artists to thank for what they have contributed to it such as grand master flash melly mell Kool Moe Dee or to the more present like ice cube Tupac and Eminem. I'm just greatful I have been lucky enough to have been abl to experience the majority of its growth. I look forward to the many more great songs and artist yet to become.
MY god, this song should be further up on the list... This is the rap I started listening to! definitely paved the way for todays rappers57 Comments
The only true rap anthem that pays respect to the rap greats while displaying his incredible range of vocal and lyrical skills. The greatest rap song ever made
Look, I was gonna go easy on you and not to hurt your feelings
He is describing himself get it
Not very classic - SnoopDoggedyDog73 Comments
Dre and tupac are great rappers, this this song shows off both of their skills as rappers
Dre is the best hip-hop producer of all time. I love his MC work too. Pac was awesome here. Killer song. This is what comes to mind when I think what's the best hip-hop song ever!
Tupac and Dr Dre are excellent rappers and this is just another boost for them
Should easily be in the top five, one of the best rap songs of all times and made by one of the best rappers ever!33 Comments
I have no idea how this song isn't at least in the top ten.. and how poppin bottles and crank that are above it. I think if everyone voting on this list listened to this song before they voted, the turnout would have been different. - Atliens
Cannot even imagine why this song isn't top 3, Common is the reason hip-hop still means something and this song demonstrates that. I really don't understand how Solja boy gets more recognition than common, for shame society
This is a joke this song is pure, real hip-hop. The fact that its not in the top five just shows how much hip hop is dying - GandhiGarcia20
I can't believe people would vote for songs by kanye west, 50 cent, eminem, lil wayne, and douche bag soulja boi. Songs these days always have to go with a dance. This song is deep. Not like crank that or stonger, where you just dance. I hate how those types of songs are always popular. - ogwestside14 Comments
This song has such an amazing beat! Kinda reminiscent of old classic rap fused with modern rap beat. The background score is A.
The manner in which 2pac raps in this song is so chilled out.
Best diss song ever, and by one of the most legendary rappers ever. Good beat, nice lyrics, but no hating on B.I. G fools good too You know it's true just admit laugh out loud
Is the best song of all time. Don't forget Tupac not is a rap singer but a soldier. Bad boy killer forever and ever. Tupac is the king
Can't think of a song, any genre, that is delivered with the same raw power. 2Pac: REAL.62 Comments
I don't even like rap and I love this song
The greatest rap song from the greatest rap group of all time. The Master D, Big Bank and Wonder Mike remain the best trifecta ever. - scobob
I was never that into rap, and then my mate introduced me to rappers delight. OH MY GOD. Rappers delight is clearly the best rap song, I mean, it may lack some of the meaning and depth of other rap songs, but it makes up for that with some dope rhymes and fresh boogie. I have taken the time to learn damn near the whole fifteen minutes of this song, and its become a sort of party trick, but every time I listen to this song it gets better.
My favorite rap song of all time! I loved roller skating to my JAM!20 Comments
A bit racist - SnoopDoggedyDog
This is the finest rap to ever be produced. You have to give the love to NWA!
That's the gangsta rap's hymn, it should be on the first place
At the time it was the most controversial song at the time and the fbi told them not to sing it and they filed a lawsuit just because of that song - Hunterlane87111 Comments
Classic - SnoopDoggedyDog
Eazy-E is a great legend and this song is so hardcore!
This song is so hardcore, I love the lyrics and it is so popular in Gangsta Rap Dissing20 Comments
True rap. Amazing lyricism. WU TANG FOREVER!
Absolute banger sann36 Comments
You should be ashamed that this isn't in the top 10 and that that soulja boy crap is ahead of this song.
Groundbreaking song... Start of west coast style. Greatest lyrical flow.
Probably the best song ever made in history... Just listen to Dre's last verse
Eminem, Hitman, and Dr. Dre on this song made it great! Verses and choruses were banging.50 Comments
Till I collapse is probably the only Eminem song that stayed popular for 12 years - Unnamed Google User Remade
I don't know if this song was released to an album but it is my favorite song which is in my favorite movie realsteel.12 Comments
Greatest rap song all time
The greatest club song of all time! The best 50 Cent song! The greatest rap song! Should be up there with Crank That and Lose Yourself! For the win!
50 really went hard on this one, he has a unique rap style (due to a bullet that fractured his jaw). And this is still a really hot song today. - realesttalk
50 cent men thier is enough word to discribe the rapper talent he is a gift from god. probaly the best rapper alive behind 2pac and lil wayne.16 Comments
4 legends putting together 4 legendary verses what more could you ask for
I love this song
Damn! This is one of the best collaborations in the hip-hop industry. I love this song.. The best of the best.. Fantastic men
Because it is good17 Comments
Not any songs in top 10 of public enemy? ARE YOU INSANE?. They're rap legends and the pioneer of rap hip hop in my opinion
In their time to release a song like this was very risky but they were indeed ‘fighting the power’
This song is the ultimate riot anthem. It also sent a message around the world about standing up to racism or criticism. - robertoantonioortuso
All because of do the right thing1 Comment
The most chill rap song ever. Its both feel good and raw and brings rap back to the basics. This song is my favorite rap song that completely blows that soulja boy junk out of the water
Why does everyone think liking Lil Wayne meaning hating Ice Cube? I like BOTH!
Ice Cubes greatest song, it is a DEEP gangster rap song! ICe Cube is a legend in the game and always makes dope beats, so much better than Lil Wayne and his stupid crap!
This should be above any garbage that 50 cent has ever made. One of my top 10 easily26 Comments
GREAT TO SEE AN UNDERGROUND RAP SONG HERE!
I personally think there are better songs than DWTD, but there should be at least one underground rap song on this list, and Dance With The Devil is that song. I think I. T is the most overrated underground rapper ever, people even say he's better than Eminem and Nas (laugh out loud, I. T is great but he isn't THAT good! ) but there are loads of underground rappers better than Immortal Technique.
Still, this song is amazing, the first time I heard it, I wasn't even listening to the lyrics but after a while, I decided to listen to the lyrics completely.
I was blow away, this is the only rap song that managed to hit me harder than Eminem's song 'Stan' and trust me, Stan was a powerful song. Lyrically, this is one of Immortal Techniques best songs and definitely deserves to be here.
But what is Crank That and Ice Ice Baby on this list? Those songs are awful and don't deserve to be on this list at all.
thank you for helping to expose great rappers like Tech - bobsmith
Is is probably the most emotional song I have ever had, it totally moved me. I expected it to be a normal every day rap, but when I heard this I just stopped everything I did, played a second time and just thought about my life. This song is so true and very sad. Be prepared to listen...
Best rap song I have ever heard shutout to immortal technique87 Comments
It has two of the GOAT verses a GOAT beat and a great hook. AND IT IS 22ND!?!?!
#22? oh hell no...
Song like this will never be made again, it's unique.
"Cause ain't no such things as halfway crooks" - epic line
Iconic rap like this one deserves Top 10 come on...59 Comments
Dear Mama is said to be Tupac's greatest song! It should be within the top 4! With this song, Tupac directly told us that he has a heart and appreciates mothers around the world "YOU ARE APPRECIATED! "
Tupac sang about real problems, this song, with "Brenda's got a baby" and "Keep your head up" are the real treasures of rap music and everything it represents. I think you all should hear and vote for this song.
this is why Tupac is a legend because he could speak from his heart and mean every word he said. He was and always will be the greatest rapper of all time33 Comments
When Laura Lee said that thing about black people, Paris, Crompton etc. She was actually right. - Critideal
Best rap song of all time never gets old
MOST OVERRATED SONG IN THE WORLD
I just happen to live in Paris this song offends me and my culture
How come blacks think they can use this word about our own race. the word n***** offends me by anyone who uses it and I will not stand for this anymore. I am no longer tolerating these offensive comments and society needs to see that racism exists within the black culture... being brought upon ourselves by rappers like jay z and k west.
This songs is very stupid and the lyrics are completely pointless. And jay zebra and coco west both suck - 12cc
Song is awesome and should definitely be in the top 20 anything lower is a crime.
When there are literally 500 songs that should definitely be in the top 20 we end up with a problem - germshep249 Comments
How could anyone put soulja boy infront of Nas? One mic the best song ever. Amazing words and flow
Nas is a genius and one mic is a very good song. It should be way higher on this list. No one in real life likes or cares about vanilla ice. Since we are talking about wack rappers, why is soulja boy even near the list? He's not rap or hiphop. Its all just club music.
The Fact That It gets Louder Makes It The BEST SONG EVER!
Best song ever in hip hop history67 Comments
THIS IS SO PERFECT WHAT A MASTERPIECE - DUNKNOW
Listen to the full 8 minute and 29 second version of Runaway, it will blow you away. You will be wondering why it's not in the top 20. Runaway is pure, raw material which should be respected on a high level. My all-time favourite rap song from anyone. - yaygiants16
The Piano Simply Gives You Goosebumps With Soothing Lyrics.
One of the longest hip hop songs, and it never loses the listener's interest.4 Comments
"We rappers are role models we rap we don't think
I ain't here to argue about his facial features
Or here to convert atheists into believers
I'm just trying to say the way school need teachers
The way Kathie Lee needed Regis that's the way I need Jesus
So here go my single dog radio needs this
They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus
That means guns, sex, lies, video tapes
But if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh?
Well let this take away from my spins
Which will probably take away from my ends
Then I hope this take away from my sins
And bring the day that I'm dreaming about
Next time I'm in the club everybody screaming out
The most underrated rap song ever. Brilliant lyrics, great beat and meaning! - Mushroom99
Amazing usage of sampling, paved the way for many rappers who are open about their religion. The first verse is packed with thrilling imagery, while the second is just as good.
Kanye shares his spirituality, mixed with a great beat and great chorus. He might be hated today but this album is still one of the best13 Comments
One of the greatest. - CedreticFomento
Still DRE is the Doctors best song ever made! The beat is memorable and Snoop Dogg is also very good!
Should be much higher than 35
This is my favourite song ever, the beat is mint and the lyrics are awesome! Should definitely be in the top 5 along with nuthin but a G thang30 Comments
Jay- is god of lyrics
The greatest lyrics ever spoken! 99 Problems is the greatest Jay-Z song ever made! It will put a hole through, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, BirdMan, and other corny rappers! Jay-Z is the true MC of brooklyn!
I think that dirt off your shoulder should also be in here. That gets me going. There are tons of other songs that deserve to be in here but I don't have time to list them.
JAy-Z is the greatest rapper of all tim, and is a legend! 99 Problems is the greatest song I have ever heard in my life! It is my favorite and It deserves to be in the top 25! Jay-Z can be better than most rappers, including 50 Cent!20 Comments
A very powerful song, relatable to an extent for every human. - JoLeKosovo
I bet that 90% of people that have contributed a vote to this list have never even heard this song. The first verse of the song, by AZ, is considered one of the greatest verses of all time if not the greatest. This verse is so good that he has loomed in its shadow for the entirety of his career, just like Illmatic did to Nas. The first time I heard this song, my jaw dropped at how complex the rhymes were. Please, if you haven't listened to it, head onto Youtube right now and give it a shot, you won't regret it. - Totalbeasto001
I feel like most people on this page haven't even listened to this song because if they had they would understand the brilliance of probably the greatest single verse of all time by AZ, and it wasn't even his song!
Connects witchya teaches ya how to deal wit the life5 Comments
agree - pLix33
The best should be in top 5 - awesomeguy101
Kanye for president... let meng be the vice
This song will never get old. It may not have the messages but I believe the music so good that it should be higher - Iam_rsdxii
This song has a great beat, the lyric is amazing.
Makes you feel good and kind of like a boss, that kind of song you can hear 10 years later and still feel excited while hear it..
This is the Best Rap Song on 2000s
It's a crime soujia boy is above this.. Anyways like the Guinness men say it's Brilliant.
The greatest music and rap of all time.
T.I. is the greatest of all time. What you Konow was the best rap song of 2006. He keeps it real in his lyrics, that's why he has lots of street credit. This song is the greatest rap and diss song of all time! Period. King of the south!12 Comments
This song, is played at funerals, you could play it! IT is so sad and is always played on the radio! Eminem has really made a masterpiece of this song!
When I'm Gone just carry on! This album was Eminem's farewell and then he came back! But he had a massive farewell with this song!
This is my favourite Eminem song it should be higher up! Have you ever loved someone so much you'd give an arm for not the expression no litterally give an arm for:') 88'
On of Eminem best songs. Love it!27 Comments
Real talk baby! It's got that flow, top rhyme schemes, and a message that shows true feelings.
It's my pumping song.
I play rugby and I feel unstoppable when I hear this.
It's got great flow and a true racism message.
This beat is unforgettable... I mean I remember watching the video when I was 7... It was a bit freaky then
Best song in the world when I play hockey I feel unstoppable2 Comments
This song is easily in the top 10! Eazy's flow is smooth!
The Boyz In The Hood are always hard! This song is responsible for gansta' rap, a top ten no brainer!
What how is this not in the top ten this song started gangsta rap, you know, the style of rap that everyone thinks is the best. Yeah this song was the beginning of it all
Should definitely by top 10 in my opinion4 Comments
Best songs, flow, lyrics and most importantly it has a point proved way too much underrated..
This song should be much higher on list... It deserve to be at no. 5... Don't believe me just listen to it!
The only song that made me cry
Never heard a better story line to a song in my life. outstanding easy top 2 material.
Unbelievable! Tech N9ne kills it. He's the best rapper in the entire universe. SO VOTE FOR HM AND HIS SONGS please!
Besides Midwest Choppers, Einstein, So Dope, He's a mental giant, Am I a psycho, Red nose, The beast etc. deserve to be in this list for sure!
... Tech N9NE is unfrigginbelieveable. He is definitely on the level of or even better than Eminem, jay z, dr dre, maybe even 2pac, and all of the other legends, yet he does NOT get enough respect for it. This probable Tech's fastest song, but not his best. The features are great, but tech is the one who really shines through. He has an enormous empire of rappers who he hand-picks to make this song, and it works.
Tech n9ne probably has the most talent of all MCs, and this songs shows it all. - Antwon
Twista and D-Loc killed the song!11 Comments
Nas is a genius
Illmatic, being infamously regarded as the greatest hip-hop album of all time, I battle with myself with whether or not this is the best song on the album, which would definitely give it a spot on the list of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time. Although, I tend to put Represent over this song, it still deserves a spot near the top, for sure. - JojoTheViking
Whose world is this
This is in almost everybody's top 10 and is the best song off the greatest rap album of all time. Why is vanilla ice, soulja boy and eazy on this list? Everyone knows eazy didn't write any of his raps9 Comments
Very underrated song. And so is Big L. You've gotta be kidding me if this goes right here. - nolvorite
This song has the crazy nice lyrics. Its got great flow and real depth too. Big L really puts a lot into this song, and he doesn't go light either. It all just works out to make a great song.
Well this is a little low... Big L is one of the best rappers of all time. This song is probably one of my favourites! I don't know why people love all the new stuff when this is better.
RIP Big L
One of the best empowerment messages EVER to be put in a song, much better than taylor swifts song
One of my favorite Tupac songs. It is so powerful with a great message. This is what rap is all about. Tupac is the best songwriter ever and this song proves it. It should be a lot higher.
This should be so much higher2 Comments
This song is so good! Thank GOD it has a good position on this list, give it a chance the third or fourth time over and you will find it to be such a great song!
this is in Eminem's top 3 songs of all time for sure! this craps all over Not Afraid and it is even better than Stan! This song has a great lyrical meaning! and this is what makes it so good, the unique style of Eminem's rap singing is phenomenal
The greatest Eminem songs, Stan was good but it was too out of tune! But this has the greatest chorus in Eminem history!
The energy...Unmatched by all of his other songs, none of them have the amount of energy that this song has. Packed with a focused anger, his stressed voice forces you to bob your head with the same contentment. Maybe not the most genius of his songs, The Way I Am is packed with an energy that is hard to find.21 Comments
This song, is played at Funerals all the time, it is a beautiful song by Tupac, definitely one of his best hits
Tupac Shakur is the best rapper of all time, and this song is definitely one of his top songs to consider as the greatest hip hop song of all time!
Great rap song. This song is very inspirational
Absolutely the best song of 2pac! He created this song for his deceased friends, but it's like for himself! Screaming Thug till I die before I passed out! - shadynandosz7710 Comments
Listen to these lyrics, great story and a lot of meaning
Should be top 10
One of the best in my opinion. This should be higher up on the list. Tons of meaning and other stuff like that you all get the point though
So much meaning12 Comments
Sad this song should be on the top 20 at least.
2pac at his finest. He was and is the greatest. This track is the best hip hop ever. 2pac was a poet and never afraid to tell us what he thought.
Tupac I love you
How can this not be top 3 at least? The lyrics, beat and all are on point2 Comments
And crank that is higher than this?
I think I lost faith in humanity. - 12cc
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