Top Hip Hop Songs of All Time

Top Hip Hop Songs of All Time

Picking out the best hip hop songs of all time is a tough call. This is a subjective list of some of the best...
Hip hop is one of the most popular genres of music. Its history is not that old; it originated around the 1970s, and since then, has never looked back. It has always been a polarizing and divisive genre. The songs are always in the midst of controversy, as they aim the weaknesses of society and the government. This genre is particularly popular with teens and young adults, as they can relate to its aggressive music and lyrics. In this article hip hop lovers will find a list of popular songs that have influenced generations.

List of All Time Favorite Hip Hop Songs

  • The Choice Is Yours (Revisited) ~ Black Sheep
  • Juicy ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Keep Ya Head Up ~ Tupac Shakur
  • It Was A Good Day ~ Ice Cube
  • Straight Outta Compton ~ N.W.A
  • Nothin But A G Thang ~ Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg
  • Mind's Playin' Tricks On Me ~ Geto Boys
  • The Message ~ Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
  • You're All I Need To Get By ~ Method Man & Mary J. Blige
  • If I Ruled The World ~ Nas & Lauryn Hill
  • Planet Rock ~ Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
  • Gin and Juice ~ Snoop Dogg
  • Player's Ball ~ OutKast
  • Hot Potato ~ Freestyle Fellowship
  • Fight the Power ~ Public Enemy
  • I Know You Got Soul ~ Eric B. & Rakim
  • Still Not a Player ~ Big Pun & Joe
  • Luv 2 Luv U (rmx) ~ Timbaland & Magoo
  • A Rollerskating Jam Named 'Saturdays' ~ De La Soul
  • Get It Together ~ Beastie Boys & Q-Tip
  • The Humpty Dance ~ The Digital Underground
  • Time 4 Sum Aksion ~ Redman
  • Doin' It ~ LL Cool J
  • It Ain't Hard to Tell ~ Nas
  • Hard Knock Life ~ Jay-Z
  • B.O.B. ~ OutKast
  • Mass Appeal ~ Gang Starr
  • Treat Em Right ~ Chubb Rock
  • Bonita Applebum ~ A Tribe Called Quest
  • The Bridge ~ MC Shan & Marley Marl
  • South Bronx ~ Boogie Down Productions
  • The World Is Yours ~ Nas
  • Don't Let it Go to Your Head ~ Brand Nubian
  • Juice (Know the Ledge) ~ Eric B. & Rakim
  • Lose Yourself ~ Eminem
  • Come Clean ~ Jeru the Damaja
  • Rock The Bells ~ LL Cool J
  • Shimmy Shimmy Ya ~ Ol' Dirty Bastard
  • Runnin' ~ The Pharcyde
  • Woo Ha!!! (Got You All In Check) ~ Busta Rhymes
  • It's Like That ~ Run DMC
  • Affirmative Action ~ Nas & Foxy Brown
  • California Love ~ Tupac Shakur & Dr. Dre
  • You Got Me ~ The Roots & Erykah Badu
  • Black Steel In The Hour of Chaos ~ Public Enemy
  • Heart of the City ~ Jay-Z
  • Forgot About Dre ~ Dr. Dre & Eminem
  • Oh Shit ~ The Pharcyde
  • Dead Presidents ~ Jay-Z
  • What We Do ~ Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Jay-Z
  • How I Could Just Kill A Man ~ Cypress Hill
  • Bring The Pain ~ Method Man
  • Straight Out The Jungle ~ The Jungle Brothers
  • Make You Feel That Way ~ Blackalicious
  • Breaker's Revenge ~ Arthur Baker
  • Love of My Life ~ Erykah Badu feat. Common
  • Christmas In Hollis ~ Run DMC
  • Funk You Up ~ Sequence
  • Buddy (Native Tongue Decision) ~ De La Soul, Jungle Bros., ATCQ, & Monie Love
  • Live at the Barbecue ~ Main Source feat. Nas, Akinyele
  • Notorious Thugz ~ Notorious B.I.G. & Bone Thugz n Harmony
  • 99 Problems ~ Jay-Z
  • Fudge Pudge ~ Organized Konfusion
  • Can't Knock The Hustle ~ Jay-Z w/ Mary J. Blige
  • The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel ~ Grandmaster Flash
  • Get Em High ~ Kanye West & Talib Kweli & Common
  • Creep ~ TLC
  • Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik ~ OutKast
  • Big Momma Thang ~ Lil' Kim & Jay-Z
  • Can I Get Open? ~ Original Flavor
  • Express Yourself ~ N.W.A.
  • Smooth Operator ~ Big Daddy Kane
  • Walk This Way ~ Run DMC & Aerosmith
  • Stan ~ Eminem ft. Dido
  • Summertime ~ DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  • Murder Rap ~ Above The Law
  • Streets of New York ~ Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
  • Everything's Gonna Be Alright ~ Naughty By Nature
  • I Got a Story To Tell ~ Notorious B.I.G.
  • Guantanamera ~ Wyclef Jean & Lauryn Hill
The task of making an exhaustive, universally accepted list is going to take me ages. However, these are some of the songs that you will like. If you feel I have missed out your favorite song from this list please mention it in the comment box.
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