Best Rap Songs

The following article is a compilation of 100 best rap songs of all time. You can go through the list and find your favorite songs on it.
Rap songs are the musical play of words and rhymes. They are a major part of the hip hop culture and the identity of the Gen X. Rapping is a form of poem written beforehand and sung on the spot with some music played in the background. There are many rappers who tend to change or create their songs on the spot that makes them so popular. Over the years, these songs have topped the music charts and billboards, breaking all records. Each rapper comes up with something better and improvised, each number surpassing the other. This has led to the creation of this list, that contains the very best hip hop songs. Ice Cube, Akon, Eminem, Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, etc. are just some of the best rappers in town.

Top 100 Rap Songs
  1. Kid 'n Play - "Rollin' With Kid N Play"
  2. L'Trimm - "Cars With The Boom"
  3. MC Lyte - "Cha Cha Cha"
  4. Kurtis Blow - "The Breaks"
  5. MC Hammer - "U Can't Touch This"
  6. UTFO - "Roxanne Roxanne"
  7. T.I. - "What You Know"
  8. Cold Crush Brothers - "Cold Crush Bros. at the Dixie"
  9. Kanye West ft/ Jamie Foxx - "Gold Digger"
  10. Salt-N-Pepa - "Push It"
  11. 2 Live Crew - "Me So Horny"
  12. Big Punisher ft. Joe - "Still Not A Player"
  13. Missy Elliott - "Get Ur Freak On"
  14. Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force - "Planet Rock"
  15. Sir Mix-A-Lot - "Baby Got Back"
  16. Ice Cube - "It Was A Good Day"
  17. Kool Moe Dee - "How Ya Like Me Now"
  18. Mase - "Feel So Good"
  19. Digital Underground - "The Humpty Dance"
  20. 3 Tribe Called Quest - "Check the Rhime"
  21. Notorious B.I.G. - "Juicy"
  22. Coolio - "Gangsta's Paradise"
  23. Nelly - "Hot In Herre"
  24. Outkast - "B.O.B."
  25. Terror Squad ft/ Fat Joe and Remy - "Lean Back"
  26. Slick Rick - "Children's Story"
  27. 50 Cent - "In Da Club"
  28. Big Daddy Kane - "I Get the Job Done"
  29. DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - "Parents Just Don't Understand"
  30. Ludacris ft. Shawna - "What's Your Fantasy"
  31. Foxy Brown ft. Jay-Z - "I'll Be"
  32. Warren G ft. Nate Dogg - "Regulate"
  33. EPMD - "You Gots To Chill"
  34. Black Star - "Definition"
  35. Cypress Hill - "Insane In The Brain"
  36. Dr. Dre - "Nuthin But A 'G' Thang"
  37. Tone-Loc - "Wild Thing"
  38. Funky 4+1 - "That's the Joint"
  39. Snoop Dogg - "Gin and Juice"
  40. De La Soul - "Me, Myself, And I"
  41. Yo-Yo - "Can't Play with my Yo-Yo"
  42. Arrested Development - "Tennessee"
  43. House Of Pain - "Jump Around"
  44. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five - "The Message"
  45. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - "Tha Crossroads"
  46. Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew - "The Show"
  47. Whodini - "Freaks Come Out at Night"
  48. Queen Latifah ft. Monie Love - "Ladies First"
  49. Eminem - "Stan"
  50. N.E.R.D. ft. Lee Harvey and Vida - "Lapdance"
  51. Run-DMC - "It's Like That"
  52. Beastie Boys - "Hold it Now, Hit it"
  53. L.L. Cool J - "I Need Love"
  54. Eve - "Who's that Girl"
  55. Lil' Kim ft. Lil' Cease - "Crush on You"
  56. Chamillionaire ft. Krayzie Bone - "Ridin'"
  57. Tupac - "I Get Around"
  58. Nas - "One Love"
  59. Common - "I Used to Love H.E.R."
  60. Sugarhill Gang - "Rapper's Delight"
  61. Fugees - "Killing Me Softly"
  62. DMX - "Ruff Ryders' Anthem (Stop Drop)"
  63. Geto Boys - "Mind Playing Tricks On Me"
  64. Master P ft. Sikk, Fiend, Mia-x and Mystical - "Make 'Em Say Ugh"
  65. Cam'ron - "Oh Boy"
  66. Jay-Z - "Hard Knock Life"
  67. J.J. Fad - "Supersonic"
  68. PM Dawn - "Set Adrift On Memory Bliss"
  69. Puff Daddy & The Family ft/ Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Kim and The Lox - "It's All About The Benjamins"
  70. Ol' Dirty Bastard - "Shimmy Shimmy Ya"
  71. Three 6 Mafia ft. Paula Campbell - "Hard Out Here For A Pimp"
  72. Heavy D. and the Boyz - "Now That We Found Love"
  73. Boogie Down Productions - "My Philosophy"
  74. Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz ft/ Ying Yang Twins - "Get Low"
  75. Method Man ft/ Mary J. Blige - "I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need to Get By
  76. Naughty By Nature - "OPP"
  77. Biz Markie - "Just A Friend"
  78. Game, The ft. 50 Cent - "Hate It or Love It"
  79. Spoonie Gee and The Treacherous Three - "Love Rap"
  80. Roxanne Shante - "Roxanne's Revenge"
  81. Lox ft. DMX and Lil' Kim - "Money, Power, Respect"
  82. Young MC - "Bust A Move"
  83. Black Sheep - "The Choice Is Yours"
  84. 3(rd) Bass - "Pop Goes the Weasel"
  85. Digable Planets - "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)"
  86. Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - "It Takes Two"
  87. N.W.A. - "Straight Outta Compton"
  88. Wu-Tang Clan - "C.R.E.A.M."
  89. Chubb Rock - "Treat 'Em Right"
  90. 24 Eric B and Rakim - "Paid in Full"
  91. Lil' Wayne - "Tha Block Is Hot"
  92. L.L. Cool J - "I Can't Live Without My Radio"
  93. Busta Rhymes - "Woo-Ha! Got You All In Check"
  94. Jungle Brothers - "What U Waitin' 4″
  95. Ice T - "Colors"
  96. The Roots - "What they Do"
  97. Wyclef Jean ft. Refugee All Stars - "We Tryin' to Stay Alive"
  98. Run-DMC ft/ Aerosmith - "Walk This Way"
  99. Public Enemy - "Fight The Power"
  100. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y)"
Honorable Mentions

The following is another short list of songs that too are worth a mention in this article.
  • 2Pac - "California Love"
  • 2Pac - "Changes"
  • 2Pac - "Dear Mama"
  • 50 Cent - "Too Many Men"
  • Naughty By Nature - "O.P.P."
  • Adam Tensta - "My Cool"
  • Beastie Boys - "Fight For Your Right (To Party)"
  • Beastie Boys - "Sabotage"
  • Birdman - "100 Million"
  • Brother Ali - "Take Me Home"
  • Called Quest - "Can I Kick It?"
  • Chamillionaire - "Ridin'A Tribe"
  • Common - "The 6th Sense"
  • Coolio - "Gangsta's Paradise"
  • Craig Mack - "Flava In Ya Ear"
  • De La Soul - "Me, Myself and I"
  • DMX - "Slippin'"
  • DMX - "Ruff Ryders' Anthem"
  • Eminem - "Lose Yourself"
  • Eminem - "Mockingbird"
  • Eminem - "Sing for the Moment "
  • Eric B. & Rakim - "Lyrics of Fury"
  • Ghostface Killah - "Be Easy"
  • Ice Cube - "Wicked"
  • Immortal Technique - "Bin Laden"
  • Jay-Z - "My First Song"
  • Kanye West - "Beethoven's Fifth Gold Digger"
  • Kool Moe Dee - "I Go To Work"
  • L.L. Cool J - "Goin' Back To Cali"
  • L.L. Cool J - "Mama Said Knock You Out"
  • Lil Wayne - "I'm a Dboy"
  • Lil Wayne - "Shoot Me Down"
  • Mark Morrison - "Return of The Mack"
  • MC Lyte - "I Cram To Understand U"
  • Mobb Deep - "Survival of the Fittest "
  • N.O.R.E. - "Ima get you (feat. Kanye West and Glc)"
  • Nas - "One Mic"
  • Nas - "The World Is Yours"
  • Nas - "If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)"
  • Necro - "Gory Days"
  • Notorious B.I.G. - "Big Poppa"
  • NWA - "Express Yourself"
  • Puff Daddy - "I'll Be Missing You"
  • Rick Ross - "Speedin'"
  • Run DMC - "King of Rock"
  • Stereo Mcs - "Connected"
  • T.I. - "Whatever You Like"
  • Tech N9ne - "I'm A Playa"
  • The Game - "Dreams"
  • The Game Ft 50 Cent - "Westside Story"
  • The Sugarhill Gang - "Rapper's Delight"
  • Vanilla Ice - "Ice Ice Baby"
  • West Side Connection - "Gangsta Nations "
  • Xzibit - "Get Your Walk On"
  • Xzibit - "The Foundation"
  • 2Pac- "God Bless The Dead"
  • 2Pac- "I Ain't Mad At Cha"
  • MC Breed - "Ain't No Future in Yo Frontin'"
  • Back to the Hotel - "N2Deep"
  • Batterram - "Toddy Tee"
  • Beastie Boys - "Solid Gold Hits "
  • Bitch Betta Have My Money - "AMG"
  • Bone Thugs- "Crossroads"
  • Bone Thugs- "First Of The Month"
  • Bone Thugs- "Take Me Home"
  • Boogie Boys - "City Life"
  • Breaks, The - "Kurtis Blow"
  • Coolio-Gangstas Paradise"
  • Dr. Dre/Ice Cube-Natural Born Killaz"
  • Eazy E-Boyz N The Hood"
  • Elevate My Mind - "Stereo MC's"
  • Freaky Tales - "Too $hort"
  • Funky Cold Medina - "Tone-Loc"
  • Geto Boys- "My Mind's Playin' Tricks On Me"
  • Give It All You Got - "Afro Rican"
  • It's Yours - "T la Rock"
  • Jailbait - "The West Coast Crew"
  • Whistle - "Just Buggin' (Nothing Serious)"
  • Grandmaster Flash - "Message, The"
  • My Adidas - "Run-D.M.C."
  • Schoolly D - "P.S.K. What Does It Mean?"
  • King Tee - "Payback's a Mutha"
  • Rappers Delight - "The Sugarhill Gang"
  • Rollin' With Kid 'N Play - "Kid 'N Play"
  • Roxanne, Roxanne - "U.T.F.O."
  • Sally That Girl - "Gucci Crew II"
  • Scarface- "I Never Seen A Man Cry"
  • Scarface- "My Block"
  • Scarface/2Pac- "Smile"
  • Shake It - "MC Shy D"
  • Slick Rick- "Children's Story"
  • Treat 'Em Right - "Chubb Rock"
  • White Lines - "Grandmaster Flash:
  • Wild Wild West - "Kool Moe Dee"
All rap music lovers have their likes and dislikes, and you may or may not find all of these tracks to your liking. This list is compiled according to my taste and I may have become slightly biased with my favorite rappers. You can contribute your favorite songs to this list, if I may have missed out on some. I hope you enjoy and love rapping with these numbers.
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