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Greatest Rap Songs of all Time

Updated on August 17, 2017

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Eminem won a Grammy award for his music. The great producer Dr. Dre discovered Slim Shady and the rest is history.
Eminem won a Grammy award for his music. The great producer Dr. Dre discovered Slim Shady and the rest is history. | Source
Snoop Dogg is a famous rap star and a mainstream celebrity. He has a smooth flow and some big rap hits.
Snoop Dogg is a famous rap star and a mainstream celebrity. He has a smooth flow and some big rap hits. | Source
Lil Wayne has been rapping since he was a kid. He has performed in countries all over the world.
Lil Wayne has been rapping since he was a kid. He has performed in countries all over the world. | Source
Tupac or Makavelli as he was also called was a great rapper and a good actor. His songs and music videoes were very vivid accounts of his life
Tupac or Makavelli as he was also called was a great rapper and a good actor. His songs and music videoes were very vivid accounts of his life | Source
Legends of the game: Dr. Dre and Jayz putting it together in the recording studio.
Legends of the game: Dr. Dre and Jayz putting it together in the recording studio. | Source

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Hip Hop Classics

1. Geto Boys (Minds Playin' Tricks On Me): Scarface, Willie D and Bushwick Bill sing a song about Paranoid Schizophrenia, featuring deep lyrics never before heard in rap. At every turn, they feel they are being followed even in their dreams. Scarface remade this song by himself several years after the original release. A big hit both times, this song gave a glimpse of this troubling disease.

2. Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg (Nuthin' But A G Thang): This song is about kicking back and chilling. This song put Snoop Dogg on the map along with raps best ever produced to make a hip hop classic that the East and West Coast could bounce to. The video was awesome as well with a party in the backyard with the BBQ grilling.

3. Eminem (I'm Not Afraid): Eminem raps and sings in his finest performance to date. This is one of his biggest hits and not only does he rap but, he sings the chorus. This guy is an all around talented guy. I did learn recently that he used to sit around and read the dictionary as a child. This would explain how he seems to know so many words and how he is able to make them rhyme.

4. Big Punisher (Still Not a Player): A somewhat nasty song but, Big Pun has an addicting style on the mic. Also, the beats are very smooth and this particular song is one that could easily be played at a club.

5. 50 Cent (At The Club): This song will make you dance. I believe that 20 years from now it will still be played at clubs. Dr. Dre mixed a great beat when he put this song together. It was Curtis Jackson AKA 50 Cent's coming out party with this song and the video is a classic too!

6. L.L. Cool J (I Need Love): Cool James had some good ones but, this was rap and soul for the first time. Cool J has such a sensual voice on this song.

7. Coolio (Gangsta's Paradise): If you like to cruise in your ride then this is the perfect song to cruise around to.

8. Ice Cube (It Was a Good Day): Ice was used to rapping about the evils of street life but, in this song he tells of the occasional good day in the hood.

9. Nelly (Hot 'n Here): This song is off the hook, It has sexual undertones but, the beat makes you bob your head and want to dance.

10. Kool Moe Dee (How You Like Me Now): This was his best album and the song was raw and took shots at rival LL Cool J.

11. Beastie Boys (Paul Revere): This was a fictional story of how the band met.

12. Sir Mix a Lot (Posse on Broadway): In the late eighties and early nineties, this was the tune of choice.

13. Tupac (How Do You Want It): The best night club song ever along with In the Club, by 50.

14. Public Enemy (Fight The Power): Stand Up For Your Rights with the always outlandish Flavor Flav.

15. Jay Z (Hard Knock Life): Jay Z told how it really is in the hood.

16. Tupac (Me and My Girlfriend): Another classic from the best Rap artist in history.

17. Eminem (The Real Slim Shady): Eminem used this song to become mainstream in America and it really worked.

18. Lil' Wayne (Something You Forgot): One of the few Lil' Wayne songs that is all about love and relationships.

19. Sugarhill Gang (Rapper's Delight): This is true freestyle invented right before your ears.

20. Notorious B.I.G. (Juicy): Biggie lets you know in this song, how he grew up.

21. Scarface (I Seen a Man Die): Scarface shows you the horrors of the 5th Ward of Houston, Texas.

22. Nate Dogg and Warren G (Regulate): The late Nate Dogg and Warren G teamed up to make an instant classic to cruise to.

23. Snoop Dogg (Gin and Juice): This hit single separated Snoop from the pack and helped steer him to becoming a celebrity.

24. Slick Rick and Dougie Fresh (La Di Dodie): These two could freestyle with the best of them and tell a story. Snoop re-did the song but, they had the original.

25. Outkast (Miss Jackson): 3000 and Big Boi made this song and it instantly hit the radio waves and the clubs. I remember Six Flags Amusement park in Atlanta, Georgia playing this song while I was a guest there.

26. Big Daddy Kane (Ain't No Half Steppin'): Kane could flow and he was hard on the mic. This song was rough to say the least.

27. Too Short (Freaky Tales): Short Dog always rapped about sex and this one was not much different. The beats and chorus were awesome in this one.

28. Junior Mafia (Player's Anthem): Biggie, Lil Kim and the crew flowed over the beats of P. Diddy.

29. Tupac and Dr. Dre (California Love): The greatest rap artist and the greatest rap producer come together singing about Cali with unmatchable music in the background.

30. Notorious B.I.G. (Who Shot Ya): Listen to one of the best Rap Artist ever snap on 2 pac and snap hard.

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50 Cent

50 Cent has made some big club hits in his short time in the rap game. He is now a boxing fight promoter.
50 Cent has made some big club hits in his short time in the rap game. He is now a boxing fight promoter. | Source

Geto Boys-My Mind is Playin' Tricks On Me

Great Rap Producers

1. Dr. Dre

2. P. Diddy

3. Jay-Z

4. Master P

5. Jermaine Dupri

Eminem-I am Not Afraid

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    • lesliebyars profile image
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      Buster Johnson 4 years ago from Alabama

      DMC has 6 songs in my top 100 and I Love them also.

    • Alecia Murphy profile image

      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Great list! You have a nice mix of old and new school. Just one thing, where's Run DMC?!