Best Trap Rap Songs of All Time

Satire
Hate it or love it, trap rap has good songs. Whether if they be little or large in quantity, like all genres, there is something that can meet your standards, something that can meet the expectations you have set for the genre.

The requirements for this list are this: The song must follow the common characteristics of trap rap. That is, it must have lyrical content that is darker than gangsta rap, but softer than the horrorcore mannerisms of Memphis rap. Although it is true that these genres can blend thanks to 808 hi hats, kicks, and snares, among others. If that's the case, then it must be an influence instead of a prominent genre. Likewise, trap rap must not be an influence, and one of the main genres. Also, I don't see the point in restricting artists, so add as many as you see fit, no matter the artist.

Oh, and one more thing. If you don't see a song that you enjoy on here, add one of your own. I mean, that's what subjectivity is all about, am I wrong?

The Top Ten

1 No Flockin - Kodak Black

Here's a quote explaining why this song is great and how it highlights the hatred of Kodak Black on this site.

"This song's beat is so good that not even Kodak can ruin it."

That's it. This song's beat is so good that the producer for Bodak Yellow ripped off its melody. Regardless of what you think of Kodak, you cannot deny this beat's power and emotional appeal. You really can't. Doing so yet highlighting the lyrics would be missing the point of the music. It's sad, it's bleak, it's hopeless, it's kind of depressing. It's Kodak at his most passionate and hungry, his most ready. He's ready to take that beat and flow over it with truthful lyrics so much so that the beat will be an afterthought compared to it. You hate Kodak Black for his crimes? Fine, I don't really care. You don't like Tunnel Vision? Fine as well, all it has going for it on there is the beat. But to brush this off as another rap song is just beyond ignorant, it's beyond mindless. It's the most human ...more - Satire

2 Maria I'm Drunk - Travis Scott

This is it. The pinnacle of it all. All being Travis Scott that is. One half is a mask of melancholy and psychedelic triumph, the other is a dilapidated breakdown into hedonism's full extent. While Travis holds his own singing over the natural ambiance and bass, the twisted, almost deranged piano loop fully encapsulates the darkness of the second half. Young Thug does his own thing, landing a top 3 verse on Rodeo in the process, and for all the garbage Bieber gets slung at him, he does what's expected of him here.

Top 3 song for all the artists involved, bar none. - Satire

3 Hard in Da Paint - Waka Flocka Flame

Here's a comment from a guy on RateYourMusic that perfectly summarizes the importance and quality of HIDP.

"Too ignorant, but gets over on charisma, entertainment value and adherence to old school crunk ethics with plenty of new, even more crude ideas as well."

It's vulgar, but in the best of ways. Y'all like edgelords swearing? This should be right up your alley then. - Satire

4 Nightcrawler - Travis Scott

Chief Keef pays his dues here, overseeing, allowing, and contributing his craft and voice to carry the next generation of rappers up the charts and into the bed of Kylie Jenner. Well, at least for Travis Scott, anyways.

Oh yeah, this song goes hard. - Satire

5 Codeine Crazy - Future

I can't speak any better than this guy right here.

"I legit believe this is one of the greatest songs ever made. First of all, TM88 did a perfect job in creating a psychedelic sounding beat that makes you feel like you're under the effect of drugs. Then Future starts off in a very psychedelic way as well, laying some drugged-out vocals that contribute in giving the listener the feel of being high off lean. And after that, the first verse kicks in and things really get serious. The amount of energy with which Fewtch proceeds to rap is simply phenomenal, it's like one of those times in which it looks like he lost control of his own voice (Covered N Money, for example) and he just lets his emotion speak/rap for itself. And the results are obviously incredible. I mean, you can just feel the pain in his voice. And the way he sings the hook... it adds even more to the emotional theme of the track."

The Monster/DS2-era for Future was an emotional time for trap rap as a whole, ...more - Satire

6 Ultimate - Denzel Curry

Memes aside, you want trap songs that have a point? This does have a point. It's political, aggressive, and urban in the most bleak and schizophrenic of ways. All staples of Denzel's work, and that's up front with other songs he's released recently like Hate Government and Equalizer, along with ULT and Zeltron 6 Billion to an extent. - Satire

I AM DA ONE DON'T WEIGH A TON DON'T NEED A GUN TO GET RESPECT UPON THE STREETS

7 I Don't Like - Chief Keef

Crazy to think Chief Keef created an entire subgenre of rap at the age of 16.

That's impressive.

Oh yeah, this song is great, pretty much vaulted Drill into the mainstream so it gets bonus points for that. - Satire

8 DNA. - Kendrick Lamar

This is way better than everything else on the list. Also, I can’t stand that Kodak Black song, regardless of the good beat. - DCfnaf

Yes, call it pandering if you will, but in 2017, this was the definitive banger when it came to music fans on this site. It had Kendrick sound downright furious at racial injustices and the like, and a beat switch that would make deafeners everywhere look up from their copies of St. Anger in awe.

This is the power of Kendrick Lamar, and I hope he doesn't take it for granted. - Satire

9 I Serve the Base - Future

Remember when I said the DS2-era of Future was a good time for trap rap? Well, this was the best song to emerge from that era. If you like experimental hip hop, this is probably the most experimental of the bunch. The bass hits you like a sack of bricks, and the way Future says "Tried to make me a pop star, and they made a monster" shows that he really was confident in every record he put out. He was on top of his game, and no one was gonna stop him at that time.

He kind of lost points with me when he only cared about Ciara when she married Russell Wilson and had his child, but eh, his music still holds up really well. - Satire

10 Ric Flair Drip - Offset & Metro Boomin

On Halloween, we got Chris Brown dropping 40-something tracks out of his rear end to trick his audience into making 40 percent of the Billboard Hot 100 his. It didn't work, thank god, but the Halloween theme as an outer layer was all it had going for it.

Without Warning, on the other hand, is a continuation of the dark path trap rap set by 21 Savage and Metro Boomin has gone down. And although 21 Savage's presence would be appreciated, ala X, Offset fills in his shoes so well that I consider not even putting 21 Savage on his level. Met Gala was a good start for Offset, Ric Flair Drip (whoo) rooted him as an excellent collaborator with Metro Boomin.

This is a scary song, without any doubt in my mind. A perfect track for any Halloween playlist, and it will be regarded with time as one of the top dogs along with the Halloween theme and, in my opinion, Maniac Drug Dealer III by Lil Ugly Mane. - Satire

The Contenders

11 Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd
12 Bodak Yellow - Cardi B
13 Xo Tour Llif3 - Lil Uzi Vert
14 Stir Fry - Migos
15 Bank Account - 21 Savage
16 Psycho - Post Malone
17 Ult - Denzel Curry
18 Bartier Cardi - Cardi B
19 I Like It - Cardi B
20 Be Careful - Cardi B
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