100 Greatest Alternative Rap, Hip-Hop Songs

Criteria: These alternative rap, hip-hop songs were ranked based on influence, popularity, innovation, critical acclaim, and overall quality of music. Each song demonstrates a deviation from the normal subject matter/approach/aesthetic/themes of hip-hop music at any given time.
Alternative Rap/Hip-Hop Songs
1. B.O.B.
Outkast
2. Crazy
Gnarls Barkley
3. Me, Myself & I
De La Soul
4. Tennessee
Arrested Development
5. Passin' Me By
The Pharcyde
6. Can I Kick It?
A Tribe Called Quest
7. Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
Digable Planets
8. Ready or Not
The Fugees
9. Sure Shot
Beastie Boys
10. Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See
Busta Rhymes
11. Set Adrift on Memory Bliss
PM Dawn
12. Unity
Queen Latifah
13. Feel Good Inc.
Gorillaz
14. The Humpty Dance
Digital Underground
15. Scenario
A Tribe Called Quest
16. Mass Appeal
Gang Starr
17. What U Waitin' 4
Jungle Brothers
18. Talkin' All That Jazz
Stetsasonic
19. Hey Ya!
Outkast
20. The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
Missy Elliot
21. Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
US3
22. Paper Planes
MIA
23. What They Do
The Roots
24. Breakadawn
De La Soul
25. Doo Wop (That Thing)
Lauryn Hill
26. The Choice is Yours
Black Sheep
27. Mistadobalina
Del the Funkee Homosapien
28. Intergalactic
Beastie Boys
29. I Used to Love H.E.R.
Common
30. Drop
The Pharcyde
31. Get By
Talib Kweli
32. Mr. Wendal
Arrested Development
33. What's Up Fatlip?
Fatlip
34. Gone Til November
Wyclef Jean
35. Gimme Some More
Busta Rhymes
36. Award Tour
A Tribe Called Quest
37. Fu-Gee-La
The Fugees
38. Ms. Jackson
Outkast
39. So What'cha Want
Beastie Boys
40. What's Golden
Jurassic 5
41. Clint Eastwood
Gorillaz
42. MC's Act Like They Don't Know
KRS-One
43. A Rollerskating Jam Called "Saturdays"
De La Soul
44. Kick, Push
Lupe Fiasco
45. 360 Degrees (What Goes Around)
Brand Nubian
46. The International Zone Coaster
Leaders of the New School
47. Ego Trippin'
Ultramagnetic MC's
48. Vivrant Thing
Q-Tip
49. Hey Ladies
Beastie Boys
50. This Way
Dilated Peoples
51. Universal Magnetic
Mos Def
52. Rosa Parks
Outkast
53. Just Say Stet
Stetsasonic
54. Otha Fish
The Pharcyde
55. The Seed 2.0
The Roots
56. I'll House You
Jungle Brothers
57. Definition
Black Star
58. Lovin' It
Little Brother
59. Check the Rhime
A Tribe Called Quest
60. Testify
Common
61. Take It Personal
Gang Starr
62. People Everyday
Arrested Development
63. Good to You
Talib Kweli
64. Smiley Faces
Gnarls Barkley
65. If You Must
Del the Funky Homosapien
66. Quality Control
Jurassic 5
67. Just Another Day
Queen Latifah
68. Runnin'
The Pharcyde
69. Potholes on My Lawn
De La Soul
70. You Got Me
The Roots
71. Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check
Busta Rhymes
72. Daylight
Aesop Rock
73. Umi Says
Mos Def
74. Everything is Everything
Lauryn Hill
75. Stepfather Factory
El-P
76. Modern Man's Hustle
Atmosphere
77. Breathe and Stop
Q-Tip
78. Ch-Check It Out
Beastie Boys
79. Galang
MIA
80. Dead Dogs Two
cLOUDDEAD
81. Po' Folks
Nappy Roots
82. Raise it Up
Slum Village
83. Worst Comes to Worst
Dilated Peoples
84. Stay Cool
The Roots
85. Run (I'm A Natural Disaster)
Gnarls Barkley
86. Daydreamin'
Lupe Fiasco
87. Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)
De La Soul
88. Make Room
The Alkaholiks
89. Day 'n' Nite
Kid Cudi
90. Sock It 2 Me
Missy Elliot
91. Cell Therapy
Goodie Mob
92. Blindly Firing
Eyedea & Abilities
93. None Shall Pass
Aesop Rock
94. Drumroll (We're All Thirsty)
P.O.S.
95. Rock the House
Gorillaz
96. Elevators (Me & You)
Outkast
97. iGeneration
MC Lars
98. The Get Up
Little Brother
99. 9th Wonder (Blackitolism)
Digable Planets
100. Mad Izm
Channel Live

List Begun: 2012-06-02