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 Lose Yourself - Eminem Cover Art

White People Gonna White People. This song is not the most lyrical of all time. It's not even Eminem's most lyrical song. You culture vultures are irrelevant and have the Rap IQ of a damp mop. The clown who cited awards like Grammy's is the prime example of a clueless white biased idiot. Awards/Sales have no place in quality review of hip hp culture, a culture to which you do not and never will belong.

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 off all time.

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

No doubt, best Rap song ever written, there is no rapper alive or dead that can match Em'lyrically!

2 N.Y. State of Mind - Nas N.Y. State of Mind - Nas Cover Art

Nas is the Greatest Rapper of All Time, I don't know why, but when I listen to Nas, I feel that everyone other rapper is just massively overrated and that the people who think those rappers are the best don't know rap and are just biased...

This is hip hop. Culture Vultures overrating EM on every rap thread are the reason why they are rejected from the culture on a permanent basis. IF they knew anything they'd have another white rapper to D ride by now. Total disgrace. Lose Yourself? LMAO not even EM's most lyrical work. #Paranormal white culture vulture trash

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 surperior than N.Y. state of mind. Nas is the greatest rapper ever.

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

First time I heard this song was incredible will never foget the feeling an' I still get it every time I hear this! Still ones 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.

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

Such a masterpiece, beautiful and disgusting at the same time.

4 Juicy - The Notorious B.I.G. Juicy - The Notorious B.I.G. Cover Art
5 One Mic - Nas One Mic - Nas Cover Art

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

Best song ever... Em is Em... but Nas did it pure... no other song is on par with this

This song is genius,

6 Stan - Eminem Stan - Eminem Cover Art

This should be the only EM 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 & movie tickets, metrics that are meaningless to lyricism.

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

Why is Juicy even on this list. That's a happy song...

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

7 Dear Mama - Tupac Dear Mama - Tupac Cover Art

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 the real rap. This needs the number one spot

Crying so good

8 Writer's Club - Proverb Writer's Club - Proverb Cover Art

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

9 Heart Beat - Proverb
10 Jesus Walks - Kanye West Jesus Walks - Kanye West Cover Art

Listen to the first bar

The Contenders
11 Changes - Tupac Changes - Tupac Cover Art

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

Any song from Tupac has a real lyrical meaning.

Best lyrics of all time

Lyrically strongest rap song ever. Social and political attitude, real discription of violence by gs, ratsists, drugs, slums,cups and bullies.

12 All I Do - Hishaam
13 If I Die 2nite - 2pac If I Die 2nite - 2pac Cover Art

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

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

I think this song has to be at number 1. Just listen to the song for yourself.

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

Common is a great lyricist! This song was 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 Shook Ones, Pt. II - Mobb Deep Cover Art

"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 Life's a Bitch - Nas Cover Art

This one hits had. I like this better than NY State of Mind. Universally relatable.

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