Hip Hop's Top 10 Greatest One-Verse Rap Songs

For 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.
The Top Ten
1 Looks Like a Job For... - Big Daddy Kane Looks Like a Job For... - Big Daddy Kane Cover Art
2 Paid in Full - Eric B. & Rakim Paid in Full - Eric B. & Rakim Cover Art

A crucial '80s song and verse that was key to the evolution of Rakim's storytelling. And of course, Eric B. is on cut.

3 No Tears - Scarface No Tears - Scarface Cover Art

A Scarface song about the details after a death in the hood. One of the crucial pages to 'The Diary'.

4 All That I Got Is You - Ghostface Killah All That I Got Is You - Ghostface Killah Cover Art

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.

5 The 18th Letter (Forever and Always) - Rakim The 18th Letter (Forever and Always) - Rakim Cover Art
6 Children's Story - Slick Rick Children's Story - Slick Rick Cover Art

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.

7 100 Bars - Canibus 100 Bars - Canibus Cover Art

It's classic Can-I-Bus and it's five straight minutes of rhyming in one verse!

8 Still Feel Me - Jadakiss Still Feel Me - Jadakiss Cover Art

One of the more heartfelt songs from Jadakiss' insanely great red album.

9 Rabbit Run - Eminem Rabbit Run - Eminem Cover Art

The hard, one-gear, closing track to the '8 Mile soundtrack' where Em' describes his bad life situation while barely stopping for air.

10 Young Black Male - 2Pac Young Black Male - 2Pac Cover Art

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.

The Contenders
11 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine Cover Art

This ain't even hip hop, respect the title of the list please.

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