A majority of people love tapping their feet to rap music. The article below enlists the best rap songs of all time, some of which you may already be aware of, and some of which you may have not heard.
The history of rap music can be traced back to Africa. Rap has been an influence on many genres of music. Hip-hop music has its origins in rap, and even today, it uses the style as one of its main elements. While there are several songs that are sung exclusively in the rap rhythm style, there are other songs that feature rap music by artists to make the songs sound amazing. Rapping, which was earlier known as MCing, sounds very cool. However, it certainly requires exceptional skills. It’s difficult to even sing all the lyrics of any rap song, let alone compose one. If you want to master the best rap songs, you need to know that you would need a lot of practice and a good memory.
Popular Rap Artists
- There are many popular rap artists. Fans of classic rap music worship Tupac.
- People who like contemporary rap music, are ardent followers of Eminem. His song, called ‘Stan’, is one of his most famous compositions.
- There are many rap songs, which have some history behind them, like ‘Changes’ by Tupac, which is about issues, like drugs, racism, and gang violence. These were huge issues during the time that Tupac lived.
- There are also many hip-hop songs, which draw on rap music, like ‘low’ by Flo-rida, which are a hit with dancers.
50 Best Rap Songs Ever Made
There are some classic rap songs by artists, like 2pac, Coolio, Vanilla Ice, etc. This list also includes some of the best songs of the 90’s. According to me, if you are to compile a 90’s best rap songs list, then ‘Method Man’ by Wu-Tang Clan, would win hands down. There are some rare songs, which many people don’t know about like, ’93 til Infinity’ by Souls of Mischief. In the list below, there are rap songs by contemporary artists, like Eminem, Wyclef, Mike Shinoda, etc. Some hip-hop songs by artists, like Outkast, Missy Elliot, Flo-rida, etc., have also been included.
|Name of the song||Name of the Singer|
|Killing Me Softly||Fugees|
|I have a dream||Common ft Will I Am I Have a Dream|
|93 ’til Infinity||Souls Of Mischief|
|California Love||Tupac Shakur|
|King of Rock||Run DMC|
|Ice Ice Baby||Vanilla Ice|
|Method Man||Wu-Tang Clan|
|What Go Around Come Around Kid||Cypress Hill|
|Gin ‘N Juice||Snoop Dogg|
|Baby Got Back||Sir Mix-A-Lot|
|Public Enemy||Fight the Power|
|Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang||Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg|
|Walk This Way||Run-DMC ft/ Aerosmith|
|The Real Slim Shady||Eminem|
|Ghetto Superstar||Pras Michel|
|Get Ur Freak On||Missy Elliott|
|Stan||Eminem feat. Dido|
|Where is the Love||The Black Eyed Peas|
|Work it||Kanye West|
|Hot in Here||Nelly|
|In da Club||50 Cent|
|The Way I Are||Timbaland|
|Cry Me a River||Justin Timberlake feat Timbaland|
|Promiscuous Girl||Nelly Furtado|
|Get down||Busta Rhymes|
|Hold it Now, Hit it||Beastie Boys|
|Tha Block Is Hot||Lil’ Wayne|
|Crank That||Soulja Boy|
|Always on Time||Ja Rule feat. Ashanti|
|Ladies First||Queen Latifah feat. Monie Love|
|Hard Knock Life||Jay Z|
|That’s the Joint||Funky Four + One|
|Like Toy Soldiers||Eminem|
|I Used To Love H.E.R.||Common|
If you want to know more about these new artists and rap songs, browse through online music, on different music websites. Many of these sites have rap song playlists created by users. You can search for playlists with phrases like ‘best rap songs’, ‘best hip-hop songs’, ‘best street dancing songs’, etc. If you like the featured songs, you can always add them to your playlist ,or you can also get music downloads from websites which allow free music downloads.