Classic Rap Songs

Rapping is a very popular musical technique, and has captured the attention of fans all over the world. Read on to know some of the best songs that employ this technique...
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Rapping is a very popular music genre and has undergone various evolutions since its origin. It was in 1970 that the rap culture became popular all over the world. Rapping, which is also called emceeing, is part of hip hop culture, and is a musical style where the lyrics are chanted along with the rhythmic beats. Old-school rap songs belong to early generations of rappers. Run D.M.C., Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, etc., are some of the popular artists of those days, and their rap songs are popular even now.

Blast From the Past
  • Killing Me Softly - Fugees
  • Nuthin but a G'Thang - Dr. Dre
  • The Way I Am - Eminem
  • Doo Wop That Thing - Lauryn Hill
  • Still A G Thing - Snoop Dogg
  • Whatcha Gonna Do - Jayo Felony
  • Horse & Carriage - Cam'Ron
  • Gone Till November - Wyclef Jean
  • Picture me Rollin - Tupac Shakur
  • California Love - Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur
  • Hypnotize - Biggie
  • Ready or Not - Fugees
  • Big Poppa - Notorious BIG
  • Hard Knock Life - Jay-Z
  • Dear Mama - Tupac Shakur
  • Everything is Everything - Lauryn Hill
  • Around the World - Mase and Puff Daddy
  • Can I get A - Jay Z
  • All About the Benjamins - Junior Mafia, Biggie, Lil Kim, Puff Daddy
  • Sippin on Sizzurp - Three 6 Mafia
  • The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
  • Dream Team Is in the House - L.A. Dream Team
  • Shake It - MC Shy D
  • Freaks Come Out at Night - Whodini
  • Roxanne, Roxanne - U.T.F.O.
And Here's More...
  • I Got Five On It - Luniz
  • Around the Way Girl - LL Cool J
  • My Addidas - Run D.M.C.
  • Wipe Out - The Fat Boys and The Beach Boys
  • Down With The King - Run D.M.C.
  • Throw the D - 2 Live Crew
  • What People Do For Money - Divine Sounds
  • My Uzi Weighs a Ton - Public Enemy
  • My Philosophy - KRS-One
  • Gangsta Gangsta - NWA
  • Cinderfella - Dana Dane
  • Paid in Full - Eric B and Rakim
  • Sprinkle ME E-40 & Suga-T
  • Freaks of the Industry - Digital Underground
  • Brass Monkey - Beastie Boys
  • Wild Wild West - Kool Moe Dee
  • Give It All You Got - Afro Rican
  • Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang
  • Children's Story - Slick Rick
  • You Be Illin' - Run-D.M.C.
  • Gittin' Funky - Kid 'N Play
  • 6 in the Mornin' - Ice-T
  • Rockberry Jam - L.A. Dream Team
  • Basketball - Kurtis Blow
  • My Melody - Eric B. & Rakim
Choosing so few songs in a compilation of the best rap songs can be difficult, thanks to the sheer number of options before you. The list might have missed some important songs, but I hope the information will prove useful to you. Add your personal favorites to the ones given above, and blast the stereo!