Top 10 Rap Songs with the Best Lyrics

The song whose lyrics, were terrifically done and great to listen to.
The Top Ten
1 Lose Yourself - Eminem

A lot of people believe Eminem is overrated, but they often admit that this is a great song. I personally like his later music as well, but people for some reason tend to go all hipster on it and talk about how stuff before 2005 is so much better. So here you have it, the greatest rap song of all time.

Best rap song ever. First rap song to win an Oscar and it also won Grammy awards for best solo performance and best song.

No doubt, best rap song ever written. There is no rapper alive or dead that can match Eminem lyrically!

2 N.Y. State of Mind - Nas

Nas is the greatest rapper of all time. I don't know why, but when I listen to Nas, I feel that every other rapper is just massively overrated. The people who think those rappers are the best don't know rap and are just biased.

Holdin' an M-16, see with the pen I'm extreme.

Now, bullet holes left in my peep holes. I'm suited up with street clothes. Hand me a .9 and I'll defeat foes.

Y'all know my steelo with or without the airplay.

Pure lyrical content. I've never heard a song so complex and lyrically superior to N.Y. State of Mind. Nas is the greatest rapper ever.

3 Dance with the Devil - Immortal Technique

The first time I heard this song was incredible. I will never forget the feeling, and I still get it every time I hear this! Still one of the most lyrical songs I've ever heard!

Incredible word choice, flow, and lyricism in general. A masterfully told story with deep subliminal and direct meaning.

In my opinion, it's the best story to be told in a song, and it's the lyrics that paint this picture in your head.

4 Juicy - The Notorious B.I.G.
5 Stan - Eminem

This should be the only Eminem song on this list. Get these white culture vultures a new culture to try belonging to. Rap isn't for them. This is a great lyrical song. Lose Yourself is just a pop-alternative rap rock song that sold a lot of albums and movie tickets, metrics that are meaningless to lyricism.

Tupac is the best, no doubt, but he could never write a song as lyrical as this. The most lyrical rap song of all time.

I grew up listening to this nuclear bomb song from one of my favorites.

6 One Mic - Nas

Haha, you'll know this is a great song from the best to ever do it better. Escobar season has returned.

Best song ever. Eminem is Eminem, but Nas did it pure. No other song is on par with this.

7 Dear Mama - Tupac

I'm so glad that Tupac beat Eminem in a list for once, as he deserves to. It's not about rhymes, contrary to popular rap belief, but what the song makes you feel, the effect it has on you. Considering that, Dear Mama has to come out on top.

I hate these Eminem fans. They don't know real rap. This needs the number one spot.

8 Writer's Club - Proverb

Great wordplay, flow, and concept. Also truly lyrical. His best track and possibly his third most lyrical (after "Heartbeat" and "1st, 2nd and 3rd").

9 Heart Beat - Proverb
10 Changes - Tupac

One of the few rappers to talk about actual problems, not just sex and drugs.

Any song from Tupac has real lyrical meaning.

Lyrically the strongest rap song ever. Social and political attitude, real description of violence by gangsters, racists, drugs, slums, cops, and bullies.

The Contenders
11 Jesus Walks - Kanye West
12 If I Die 2nite - 2pac

The alliteration and imagery in this? Talk about poetry, this is it.

13 All I Do - Hishaam
14 The World is Yours - Nas
15 Uncle Sam Goddamn - Brother Ali
16 Father - Golden Shovel
17 Suicidal Thoughts - The Notorious B.I.G.

I think this song has to be at number one. Just listen to the song for yourself.

18 I Want My Money - Golden Shovel
19 I Used to Love H.E.R. - Common

Common is a great lyricist! This song is definitely the greatest hip hop song of all time.

Way better than the others above it, except Dance with the Devil.

20 Shook Ones, Pt. II - Mobb Deep

"They shook, cause there ain't no such thing as halfway crooks."

Yeah, this song is most powerful lyrically, although the flow and instrumental are also pretty damn good.

21 Parental Advisory - Writers Block
22 Dosage - Mothipa
23 Life's a Bitch - Nas

This one hits hard. I like this better than N.Y. State of Mind. Universally relatable.

24 After You Die - Rakim
25 Bophelo Bami - Tumi and the Volume
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