Lose Yourself – Eminem
The best rap song ever. Every lyric and word in the song counts and none is wasted. The beat is catchy and the song is well produced. Eminem also seamlessly switches from the 3rd person to the 1st person point of view.
Its actually best song ever… When I heard this it pumped me up and I also started rapping its actually best song ever and no can be as great as eminem… He’s the best selling man in hip hop ever… Love you em…
It’s Eminem! The best thing about this guy is his attitude of bringing out the raw truth through his songs. Stan touches my heart because it brings out the fragility of life. It makes us look past the words and delve deeper into the true meaning of the song. It brings out frustrations, obsessions and guilt. It gives us a peek into the master-rappers conscience, as it brings out his vulnerability. Truly a cultural milestone! Deserves every single sale and rank it has ever made. Proves precisely why Marshall is the best. Bravo!
Best rap song!
2. Changes – 2Pac
Changes open peoples eyes to what they could do to better their life with just something as simple as listening to the world around you. ONLY you can change your life.. Only You and plan your future. and if everyone fights to make the changes as a whole for the world.. it is possible that we could be living in harmony rather then war
Pac’s lyrics always moved me, and I’m sure that’s the case with others too. He’s was a lyrical revolutionary. Changes was one of his best.
In my opinion 2pac is the greatest rapper ever, with his songs he really changes the meaning of rap music for all the time. We hope at near future we’ll see great musicians like him. And of course changes is in the top of my list
Amazing deeo song I will always remember you x.
3. Juicy – Notorious B.I.G.
Timeless classic. Crank That shouldn’t be here at all and Remember The Name is a dope song but it isn’t anything special.
This was one of the best songs of its time I don’t even get why its its ranked so low it should be right at the top next to Eminem
Probably the most inspirational ^^ eye opening song ever. Sick flow along with smart lyrics as well
4. Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang – Dr. Dre
This by many critics is voted in the top 3 rap songs of all time! And these are REAL Hip Hop critics who know what there saying. This song eats any thing Lil Wayne had made! Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre two legends in the game. A real classic!
The 2 rap legends in this song make this song one of the best.. It deserves itself in the top 5 spot… Dr dre at his best… And the lyrics is the most awesome… Making it a classic.. This song has made its place in the history of rap… Ain’t nuthin but a g thangg baby!
1 2 3 and to th 4 snoop doggy dogg and dr dre is at the door
It is the first single from the album. “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 on March 20, 1993, behind “Informer” by Snow. Tell me – where is this Snow song now? True legends here with Dre and Snoop!
5. Stan – Eminem
this song got me into rap. this is still one of the only rap songs I know to tell such an engaging story. the lyrics are suburb. the tension in it is so well done. I could go on like this…
Highest accomplishment of lyricism… Simple lyrics but deep meaning
Personally this is in my opinion just one of the best songs ever made.
6. N.Y. State of Mind – Nas
The greatest rap song of all time, from the greatest hip hop album of all time! Illmatic and this song, left a huge positive scar in the hip hop industry, also Nas is very inspirational!
This song has LEGEND written all over and it will always be in peoples hearts, Nas has to be the greatest of all time!
Nas completely underestimated himself before he saw the ratings and reviews the first album received back then. Among the album, this song takes rappers to a new plateau, encouraging older and newer rappers to try new things, having won himself the title as the greatest and most influential rapper of all time.
Anyone who thinks that this is not the greatest Rap song of all time is completely irrelevant
7. The Message – Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
I wish all these modern day rappers and wanna be gangstas would sit down and listen to this song. It’s titled the message for a reason. It isn’t glorifying thug life, it’s telling you to smarten up and aspire to something better. #1 by far.
This song just has what all other hip-hop artists seem to have forgotten. To make a good rap song it doesn’t matter how many girls you say you screwed, how many blunts you say you smoked, how many guys you shot, or even how much profanity you throw out, its all about just telling your story (ies) and your views through your rhymes and it doesn’t have to be anymore than that, the only one who can even get near this song is maybe em with lose yourself and Stan but damn there’s just so much right with this song, now if only we could get more of these instead of another club banger by Lil Wayne or something, oh well, back to the underground
It is very stupid that this song is not number 1!
Everyone knows “don’t push me because I’m close to the edge! “
Hip-hop started as a spin-off of the dying genre Disco. After hearing “Rapper’s Paradise,” the group knew they had that same potential, so they made this song. This is possibly the first rap song to shed any light on what life is truly like in the hood. In other words, this is the first hip-hop protest song about ghetto stuff. Only, this is about one’s desire to escape the “thug life.” It starts off with a man in a crappy apartment with bad living conditions. The second verse (I think) is about how people in the city are often strange, as well as how women often resort to prostitution to get around. The third verse is about the pressure of this life, about having to constantly keep up with bills and television programs and whatnot. The line “I swear, I might hijack a plane! ” is a genius way to end this verse. The fourth verse is about a man’s son losing interest in school because of how terrible education is in the city.
8. Not Afraid – Eminem
LOVE this song… It has so much emotion and is so well written! Eminem’s the best rapper ever! Long live king of rap!
There’s something about this song that just gives you the shivers because it’s so good
IT’S SO BAD FOR THIS LIST… Because ITS NOT HAVING THIS SONG IN HER TOP TENS…
come on ITS GOT TO BE IN TOP TENS…
Bo. Rap succs. Rock and metal is better.
9. Straight Outta Compton – N.W.A.
MY god, this song should be further up on the list… This is the rap I started listening to! definitely paved the way for todays rappers
Such a great song, so true to the hood! This song deserves mad respect and should crack the top 20! It’s raw and real.. It’s depressing to know that there is no longer this kind of music anymore.
MAD RESPECT to Yella, Eazy, Ren, Ice Cube and Dre
I don’t care what or how you feel about rap it is the catchiest music of all genera by far from the different styles and how far its evolved no other style of music has you stop and listen to what the performers next verse will be better than rap music. There are to many artists to thank for what they have contributed to it such as grand master flash melly mell Kool Moe Dee or to the more present like ice cube Tupac and Eminem. I’m just greatful I have been lucky enough to have been abl to experience the majority of its growth. I look forward to the many more great songs and artist yet to become.
Should be number 4!
10. Hit ‘Em Up – 2Pac
This song has such an amazing beat! Kinda reminiscent of old classic rap fused with modern rap beat. The background score is A.
The manner in which 2pac raps in this song is so chilled out.
Best diss song ever, and by one of the most legendary rappers ever. Good beat, nice lyrics, but no hating on B.I. G fools good too You know it’s true just admit laugh out loud
Is the best song of all time. Don’t forget Tupac not is a rap singer but a soldier. Bad boy killer forever and ever. Tupac is the king
West side until we die! Best diss track in history of rap! Who prefers its everyday bro over this legend should die