200 Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Songs Of All Time

Criteria: The 200 Rap and Hip-Hop music songs rated here were chosen for their Cultural Impact, Musical Influence, Lasting Popularity, and Proficiency in the world of Rap and Hip-Hop. All styles of Rap/Hip-Hop are included such as "Hardcore Rap", "Gangsta Rap", "Alternative Rap", "Underground Rap", "Dirty South Rap", "Rock Rap" and many more.
Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Songs
1. The Message
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
2. Fight The Power
Public Enemy
3. Nuthin But A "G" Thang
Dr. Dre
4. It's Like That
5. Rappers Delight
Sugarhill Gang
6. Juicy
The Notorious B.I.G.
7. Planet Rock
Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force
8. Paid in Full
Eric B. & Rakim
9. Walk This Way
Run-D.M.C. & Aerosmith
10. Fuck Tha Police
11. Rock the Bells
LL Cool J
12. Children's Story
Slick Rick
13. Jesus Walks
Kanye West
14. Hey Ya
15. The Breaks
Kurtis Blow
16. Rosa Parks
17. Gin & Juice
Snoop Doggy Dogg
18. Check the Rhime
A Tribe Called Quest
19. Keep Ya Head Up
2 Pac
20. Humble
Kendrick Lamar
21. They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
C.L. Smooth & Pete Rock
22. Straight Outta Compton
23. It Takes Two
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
24. Stan
25. NY State of Mind
26. Me Myself and I
De La Soul
27. California Love
2Pac (feat. Dr. Dre)
28. The Show
Doug E. Fresh w/Slick Rick
29. I Used To Love H.E.R.
30. The Bridge Is Over
Boogie Down Productions
31. Bring The Noise
Public Enemy
32. 99 Problems
33. Award Tour
A Tribe Called Quest
34. Shed So Many Tears
2 Pac
35. Eric B. is President
Eric B. & Rakim
36. Push It
37. Ms. Jackson
38. It Was A Good Day
Ice Cube
39. Summertime
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
40. Big Poppa
The Notorious B.I.G.
41. Cha Cha Cha
MC Lyte
42. C.R.E.A.M.
Wu Tang Clan
43. Hard Knock Life
Jay Z
44. My Philosophy
Boogie Down Productions
45. You Gots to Chill
46. Mind Playing Tricks on Me
Geto Boys
47. Dear Mama
48. Paper Planes
49. I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need
Method Man w/ Mary J. Blige
50. The World Is Yours
51. Set It Off
Big Daddy Kane
52. Rock Box
53. Scenario
A Tribe Called Quest
54. Tha Crossroads
Bone Thugs N Harmony
55. I Need Love
LL Cool J
56. O.P.P.
Naughty By Nature
57. Sucker M.C.s
58. Mama Said Knock You Out
LL Cool J
59. Doo Wop (That Thing)
Lauryn Hill
60. U.N.I.T.Y.
Queen Latifah
61. Baby Got Back
Sir Mix-a-Lot
62. Lose Yourself
63. Passin' Me By
The Pharcyde
64. Murder Was the Case
Snoop Doggy Dogg
65. Parents Just Don't Understand
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
66. Ain't No Half-Steppin'
Big Daddy Kane
67. What You Know
68. La Di Da Di
Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh
69. Bonita Applebum
A Tribe Called Quest
70. The Definition
Mos Def & Talib Kweli (Black Star)
71. Just A Friend
Biz Markie
72. All About the Benjamins
Puff Daddy w/Lil Kim, The LOX & The Notorious B.I.G.
73. Wild Thing
74. Get Ur Freak On
Missy Elliott
75. Get At Me Dog
76. My Name Is...
77. Triumph
Wu-Tang Clan
78. Regulate
Warren G. w/ Nate Dogg
79. The Choice Is Yours
Black Sheep
80. Gangsta's Paradise
81. In Da Club
50 Cent
82. Ladies First
Queen Latifah w/ Monie Love
83. I Ain't No Joke
Eric B. & Rakim
84. Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
Digable Planets
85. Empire State of Mind
Jay-Z (feat. Alicia Keys)
86. I'm Bad
LL Cool J
87. Lyte As A Rock
MC Lyte
88. The Humpty Dance
Digital Underground
89. One Mic
90. The Heart Part 5
Kendrick Lamar
91. The Symphony
Marley Marl (feat. Masta Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane)
92. Top Billin'
Audio Two
93. I Got 5 On It
The Luniz
94. Elevators (Me & You)
95. You Got Me
The Roots
96. Paul Revere
The Beastie Boys
97. Colors
Ice T
98. Dirty South
Goodie MOB
99. Tennessee
Arrested Development
100. Boyz-N-The-Hood
Eazy E
101. Roxanne, Roxanne
102. P.S.K. (What Does It Mean)
Schoolly D
103. Shook Ones, Pt II
Mobb Deep
104. Freaks Come Out At Night
105. Big Pimpin'
Jay Z
106. All the Stars
Kendrick Lamar and SZA
107. Deep Cover
Dr. Dre (feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg)
108. It's the Joint
The Funky Four + 1
109. A Milli
Lil Wayne
110. Crush On You
Lil Kim
111. Life Is...Too $hort
Too $hort
112. Ridin'
Chamillionaire (feat. Krayzie Bone)
113. 6 In the Mornin'
Ice T
114. Bust A Move
Young MC
115. Dead Presidents, Pt II
116. Electric Relaxation
A Tribe Called Quest
117. I Got It Like That
The Jungle Brothers
118. Hypnotize
The Notorious B.I.G.
119. Set Adrift on Memory Bliss
P.M. Dawn
120. King of Rock
121. Feel the Heartbeat
Treacherous Three
122. Welcome to the Terrordome
Public Enemy
123. B.O.B.
124. Slow Down
Brand Nubian
125. It Ain't Hard to Tell
126. Treat 'Em Right
Chubb Rock
127. I Can't Live Without My Radio
LL Cool J
128. Mass Appeal
Gang Starr
129. Crossover
130. Funkdafied
Da Brat
131. Come Clean
Jeru Da Damaja
132. Pop Goes the Weasel
3rd Bass
133. How I Could Just Kill A Man
Cypress Hill
134. Rockin' It
The Fearless Four
135. Proceed
The Roots
136. Hail Mary
137. I Got It Made
Special Ed
138. Buddy
De La Soul w/The Jungle Bros, Monie Love & Q-Tip
139. Dre Day
Dr. Dre w/Snoop Doggy Dogg
140. The Light
Common w/Erykah Badu
141. Bring the Pain
Method Man
142. Me So Horny
2 Live Crew
143. Streets of N.Y.
Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo
144. (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)
Beastie Boys
145. Flava In Ya Ear (remix)
Craig Mack
146. Rubberband Man
147. The Vapors
Biz Markie
148. I Seen A Man Die
149. Smooth Operator
Big Daddy Kane
150. White Lines (Don't Do It)
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
151. Brown-Skinned Lady
Mos Def & Talib Kweli
152. Ruffneck
MC Lyte
153. Follow the Leader
Eric B. & Rakim
154. Roc Boys (And the Winner Is...)
155. I'm Still #1
Boogie Down Productions
156. Whatta Man
Salt N Pepa w/En Vogue
157. Hip Hop Hooray
Naughty By Nature
158. Can I Kick It?
A Tribe Called Quest
159. Still Not A Player
Big Pun w/Joe
160. If I Ruled the World
Kurtis Blow
161. Express Yourself
162. Rebel Without A Pause
Public Enemy
163. Jam Master Jay
164. Cell Therapy
Goodie MOB
165. Woo-Hah (Got U All In Check)
Busta Rhymes
166. No Time
Lil Kim w/Puff Daddy
167. Five Minutes of Funk
168. Fuckin' Problems
A$AP (feat.Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar)
169. I Ain't Mad At Cha
170. Back That A** Up
171. The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
Missy Elliott
172. It's Funky Enough
The D.O.C.
173. One Day
174. Warning
The Notorious B.I.G.
175. Mona Lisa
Slick Rick
176. Go Crazy
Young Jeezy
177. We Want Eazy
Eazy E
178. Through the Wire
Kanye West
179. Steady Mobbin'
Ice Cube
180. 911 Is A Joke
Public Enemy
181. Fu-Gee-La
The Fugees
182. The Way You Move
Outkast (feat. Sleepy Brown)
183. Street Struck
Big L
184. Crank That (Soulja Boy)
Soulja Boy Tell'em
185. Rockstar
DaBaby (feat. Roddy Ricch)
186. Insane In the Brain
Cypress Hill
187. Sugar Hill
188. Around the Way Girl
LL Cool J
189. Words I Manifest
Gang Starr
190. Hip-Hop
Dead Prez
191. Black Steel In the Hour of Chaos
Public Enemy
192. Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See
Busta Rhymes
193. Ms. Fat Booty
Mos Def
194. Hip Hop Junkie
Nice & Smooth
195. Road to Riches
Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo
196. Superstar
Lupe Fiasco
197. Straighten It Out
Pete Rock & CL Smooth
198. Get By
Talib Kweli
199. Gravel Pit
Wu-Tang Clan
200. Low
Flo Rida (feat. T-Pain)
Grandmaster Flash Dr. Dre
Kendrick Lamar The Notorious B.I.G.
2 Pac Snoop Dogg

Last Updated: 2023-07-04
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