Best Rap Songs

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21 It Was A Good Day - Ice Cube

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

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 easily

A smooth vibe and leaves you feeling positive

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22 Fight the Power - Public Enemy

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

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 thing

Rap with a good message

23 Rap God - Eminem

Best lyrics of eminem in this song and it deserves to be in top ten

Rap god is the best rap song ever. Eminem is really a rap god.

Simply the best Rap song ever...

Literally the best rap song out of all of them.

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24 Dance with the Devil - Immortal Technique

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...

This and stan are some of the best story rap songs I've ever heard,definitely deserves to be higher

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25 Forever - Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem

Damn! This is one of the best collaborations in the hip-hop industry. I love this song.. The best of the best.. Fantastic men

Yes for this song to not be filled with my favorite rappers of all time this is a very high quality well timed rap song for the ages collectively they put it down.

This one's amazing. Whenever you have four of the best rappers ever in one song, you are definitely in for something great.

This song is like an oreo; I only like the white part

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26 When I'm Gone - Eminem

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'

I'm listening to this song every time I'm going to bed

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27 Real Mutha******' G's - Eazy-E

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 Dissing

RIP Legend what a song! this shut up Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Death Row Records

DOPE!

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28 The Way I Am - Eminem

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!

Such a flow. Such energy and emotions. Such brutally personal lyrics. Why is it so low?

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29 Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio

Told from the eyes of a guy that grew up in a Gangsta's Paradise.

This song was the one that made me start actually listening to rap lyrics. Until this one came out I hated the genre. Loved it.

This song has a real message from a guy who lived in the gangsta world and lived through it his whole life this song is amazing

This song started a new wave of rap.

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30 99 Problems - Jay-Z

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!

So lyrical and deep. Jay has the best flow.

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31 In da Club - 50 Cent

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.

Oh look at that handsome man rapping to the beat! Makes 21st century music better than ever!

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

Still DRE is the Doctors best song ever made! The beat is memorable and Snoop Dogg is also very good!

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 thang

This expresses West Coast Rap, with its amazing beats and great rapping from Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, one of the greatest legends in the game.

Known even by non rap listeners... just a legend

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33 N***** In Paris - Jay - Z and Kanye West

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.

Not the best rap song, but the beat is pretty good. - SwagFlicks

Oh noo not higher than I seen a man die

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34 Jesus Walks - Kanye West

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 best

Its an ANthem

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35 Life's a Bitch - Nas

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 life

Why is this song not higher on the list? This is way better than anything by Kanye West. Great rhyming by Nas and AZ, and a true message. Life can really be a bitch sometimes.

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36 Runaway - Kanye West

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.

One of the most underrated rap songs of all time.

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37 The World is Yours - Nas

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 raps

It is considered a classic by many and is on almost every single Hip-Hop top 10, and in top 100's its in the lower numbers. The flow is insane, all of the layering and sublayering of sick rhymes and assonance again is absolutey insane. Nas is better rapper than pretty much everyone, at least back in the Illmatic. I would consider putting up some different songs from Illmatic, they are all amazing.

This song and What You Know are my favorites. Why they aren't higher on this list, I don't know.

Ok, how can so many bad songs be ahead of this

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38 The Real Slim Shady - Eminem

The lyrics & flow are insane as usually when it comes 2 Eminem

Such a great rap song and vintage Eminem if anyone asks me about the song! The most complete hip hop music ever heard!

Eminem is the greatest artist at this present moment and back then he was only better than he is today!

Can't believe Slim wrote and recorded this song in 3 hours!

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39 Gin and Juice - Snoop Dogg

Are you serious? This song should be in the top 20, it's so amazing!

This should be in the top tens. This is snoop dogg's best - SoloPotato

How is this 43rd it should be at least at the top 25

This should be in top ten I mean it's better than one mic-nas

40 Hypnotize - The Notorious B.I.G.

His so amazing, in my opinion he is one of the greatest rappers of all time.

This should be higher up the list! So smooth and such an awesome flow, catchy chorus and one of the best beats in any rap song. A hip hop classic!

In my top 5, no clue how it's so low. Biggie still has the best flow in the game almost 20 years after his death. Not as good as loose yourself, changes, juicy, and Stan, but still an amazing song that should be at least in the top 10

Amazing

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