Hip Hop's Top 10 Greatest One-Verse Rap SongsFor most Hip Hop artists and rappers, it's a rare occasion for them to perform their rhymes over just one verse of a song. This is a list of rap songs where the artist raps just one verse irrespective of a chorus before and or after the verse. This could potentially include songs with shared verses by two or more rappers.
A crucial '80s song and verse that was key to the evolution of Rakim's storytelling. And of course, Eric B. is on cut.
A Scarface song about the details after a death in the hood. One of the crucial pages to 'The Diary'.
A tearfully beautiful solo song from Wu-Tang's, Ghostface, describing the rough life Dennis grew up in with his family. Mary J. Blige's guest vocals makes it that much more memorable.
When most rap fans hear the name, Slick Rick, they hear, "Once upon a time not long ago
When people wore pajamas and lived life slow..."
Hands down or hands up, one of the greatest and most classic storytelling rap songs of all time.
It's classic Can-I-Bus and it's five straight minutes of rhyming in one verse!
One of the more heartfelt songs from Jadakiss' insanely great red album.
The hard, one-gear, closing track to the '8 Mile soundtrack' where Em' describes his bad life situation while barely stopping for air.
The opening solo debut song to questionably the biggest legacy in Hip Hop's history. Although it never became one of his biggest or most iconic songs, 'Young Black Male' is tough, smooth and hella catchy.