Best Rap Songs of the 21st Century

The Top Ten
1 Lose Yourself - Eminem Lose Yourself - Eminem Cover Art

Eminem is one of the greatest rappers of all time. His delivery is outstanding. He stresses certain syllables making impossible words rhyme. He is a no doubt the greatest lyrical rapper that's ever lived and Lose Yourself is his greatest masterpiece. No doubt the greatest lyrical song ever written!

Writing this amazing song whilst filming * mile only marshall could do that hats off. If I fell asleep in front of the T.V. deep deep sleep that intro would wake me up into a fantastic 6 minute world well worth a million oscars. He the man biatch!

Eminem is just so amazing with his compositions! Love to hear a song so appealing with wonderful lyrics from his life and I always get something to learn from him!

Well can't vote for Tupac, Biggie, or Dre and Snoop, so Lose Yourself it is. Beast song.

2 99 Problems - Jay-Z 99 Problems - Jay-Z Cover Art

It just sound amazing. And Stronger, Through the Wire, and Jesus Walks are all better than Gold Digger.

I got 99 Problems why isn't this number 1?

3 Stronger - Kanye West Stronger - Kanye West Cover Art

From top 10 rap songs of 21st century 6 songs are from kanye west and every one of them is amazing but this song... I could listen to it whole day and than again and again...

This song is motivation

4 Runaway - Kanye West Runaway - Kanye West Cover Art

The only reason that this masterpiece is not in the top 10, or top 20 at least, is how underrated it is.

5 Dance with the Devil - Immortal Technique Dance with the Devil - Immortal Technique Cover Art

This song is unbelievable. More than 6 minutes of rapping in this song. Unbelievable story telling in this song.

If more people really searched for the truth in hip hop, this song would be in the top 3.

This is one of the greatest song in rap history.

Just number 1 man.. Let's stop fooling around!

6 Jesus Walks - Kanye West Jesus Walks - Kanye West Cover Art
7 Gold Digger - Kanye West Gold Digger - Kanye West Cover Art

Yeah, this is easily one of the best rap songs of the 21st century.

8 Diamonds from Sierra Leone - Kanye West Diamonds from Sierra Leone - Kanye West Cover Art

It good and I love it and I would rate it 10/10 and its cool and how do I make this more than poor :s anyway I'm just gunna write until its like the best possibl. E and I like the way its nice to slaves. There we go finnaly the blue bar has popped up

WOAH I guessed lose yourself would be number 1 but this is THIRD?! FINALLY THE WORLD UNDERSTANDS HOW GREAT THIS SONG IS! Better than Eminems stuff, the rap in sick, the beat is incredible, the lyrics are good but it's not his best song. One of them. Surprised Ridin' by chamillionaire isn't here, but this list has showed me that kanye isn't underrated at all! Jesus walks is also a fantastic song with a great meaning, but through the wire 10#? Not quite...

9 Rap God - Eminem Rap God - Eminem Cover Art

When I heard it first I was like... Eminem is the best rapper... Really a Rap God... Why be a king when you can be the god... Hats off to you

Wow, wow, wow unbelievable man, love Eminem should be no. 2or3. Eminem forever!

A very good song, but I wouldn't place it in my top 10.

Damn! It should be at the top.

10 Through the Wire - Kanye West Through the Wire - Kanye West Cover Art
The Contenders
11 In Da Club - 50 Cent In Da Club - 50 Cent Cover Art

In the Club is a good song. The beat is hard, and it fits perfectly with 50's lyrics and flow.

The only song that I have never gotten tiered of.

Best song of 50 cent

Best song ever

12 Money Trees - Kendrick Lamar Money Trees - Kendrick Lamar Cover Art

One of the best rap song in this century and jay's verse is so underrated

This is song is a hidden gem, very happy it got recognition on this list

Love this song!

13 The New Workout Plan - Kanye West The New Workout Plan - Kanye West Cover Art
14 Slow Jamz - Kanye West, Twista & Jamie Foxx Slow Jamz - Kanye West, Twista & Jamie Foxx Cover Art
15 Beautiful - Eminem Beautiful - Eminem Cover Art

Just listen to it, and your respect for him (musical talent and otherwise) will skyrocket. Trust me.

Not only the best rap song of the 21st century, the best song of all time.

Best song of all time

I love this rap

16 Mirror - Lil Wayne Mirror - Lil Wayne Cover Art
17 Hey Ya! - Outkast Hey Ya! - Outkast Cover Art
18 Hero - Nas Hero - Nas Cover Art
19 A Milli - Lil Wayne A Milli - Lil Wayne Cover Art

Best bass song ever

20 Hot in Herre - Nelly Hot in Herre - Nelly Cover Art
21 Izzo (H.O.V.A.) - Jay-Z Izzo (H.O.V.A.) - Jay-Z Cover Art

Love this song, it's an Anthem. I don't really know why Miss Me is in here, it's not even the best on the album.

22 When I'm Gone - Eminem When I'm Gone - Eminem Cover Art
23 'Till I Collapse - Eminem 'Till I Collapse - Eminem Cover Art

my favorite song ever. The music and the rhythm and rhyme is so lit and dope. When you got a goated rapper, rhyme and rhythm in a song, It's gotta get people hyped and you got yourself a real rap song

Ultimate song everybody should listen it's very close to lose yourself and should be second after that... Real rap is in this song

Should be top ten

24 Without Me - Eminem Without Me - Eminem Cover Art

Witty, humorous, great beat and sung by one of the best rappers there is- what more do you need with a song.

I absolutely love this song. It's funny, catchy, and memorable.

25 Not Afraid - Eminem Not Afraid - Eminem Cover Art

Look up his story on the Internet. His best friend was shot in the head 3 times. He was out of the biz for me than a year. But he came back with this powerful song that is about his comeback. This song is amazing, should be in the top ten!

Great song! And great message to

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