100 Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Songs

Criteria: The 100 songs listed here were chosen for Impact, Influence, Lasting Popularity, and Quality in the world of Rap and Hip-Hop. All realms of Rap and Hip-Hop are included.
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
Run-D.M.C.
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
N.W.A
11. Rock the Bells
LL Cool J
12. Children's Story
Slick Rick
13. Jesus Walks
Kanye West
14. Hey Ya
OutKast
15. The Breaks
Kurtis Blow
16. Rosa Parks
Outkast
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
N.W.A
23. It Takes Two
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
24. Stan
Eminem
25. NY State of Mind
Nas
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.
Common
30. The Bridge Is Over
Boogie Down Productions
31. Bring The Noise
Public Enemy
32. 99 Problems
Jay-Z
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
Salt-n-Pepa
37. Ms. Jackson
Outkast
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
EPMD
46. Mind Playing Tricks on Me
Geto Boys
47. Dear Mama
2pac
48. Paper Planes
M.I.A.
49. I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need
Method Man w/ Mary J. Blige
50. The World Is Yours
Nas
51. Set It Off
Big Daddy Kane
52. Rock Box
Run-D.M.C.
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
Run-D.M.C.
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
Eminem
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
T.I.
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
Tone-Loc
74. Get Ur Freak On
Missy Elliott
75. Get At Me Dog
DMX
76. My Name Is...
Eminem
77. Triumph
Wu-Tang Clan
78. Regulate
Warren G. w/ Nate Dogg
79. The Choice Is Yours
Black Sheep
80. Gangsta's Paradise
Coolio
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
Nas
90. The Symphony
Marley Marl (feat. Masta Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane)
91. Top Billin'
Audio Two
92. I Got 5 On It
The Luniz
93. Elevators (Me & You)
Outkast
94. You Got Me
The Roots
95. Paul Revere
The Beastie Boys
96. Colors
Ice T
97. Dirty South
Goodie MOB
98. Tennessee
Arrested Development
99. Boyz-N-The-Hood
Eazy E
100. Roxanne, Roxanne
U.T.F.O.
101. P.S.K. (What Does It Mean)
Schoolly D
102. Shook Ones, Pt II
Mobb Deep
103. Freaks Come Out At Night
Whodini
104. Big Pimpin'
Jay Z
105. All the Stars
Kendrick Lamar and SZA
106. Deep Cover
Dr. Dre (feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg)
107. It's the Joint
The Funky Four + 1
108. A Milli
Lil Wayne
109. Crush On You
Lil Kim
110. Life Is...Too $hort
Too $hort
111. Ridin'
Chamillionaire (feat. Krayzie Bone)
112. 6 In the Mornin'
Ice T
113. Bust A Move
Young MC
114. Dead Presidents, Pt II
Jay-Z
115. Electric Relaxation
A Tribe Called Quest
116. I Got It Like That
The Jungle Brothers
117. Hypnotize
The Notorious B.I.G.
118. Set Adrift on Memory Bliss
P.M. Dawn
119. King of Rock
Run-D.M.C.
120. Feel the Heartbeat
Treacherous Three
121. Welcome to the Terrordome
Public Enemy
122. B.O.B.
Outkast
123. Slow Down
Brand Nubian
124. It Ain't Hard to Tell
Nas
125. Treat 'Em Right
Chubb Rock
126. I Can't Live Without My Radio
LL Cool J
127. Mass Appeal
Gang Starr
128. Crossover
EPMD
129. Funkdafied
Da Brat
130. Come Clean
Jeru Da Damaja
131. Pop Goes the Weasel
3rd Bass
132. How I Could Just Kill A Man
Cypress Hill
133. Rockin' It
The Fearless Four
134. Proceed
The Roots
135. Hail Mary
2Pac
136. I Got It Made
Special Ed
137. Buddy
De La Soul w/The Jungle Bros, Monie Love & Q-Tip
138. Dre Day
Dr. Dre w/Snoop Doggy Dogg
139. The Light
Common w/Erykah Badu
140. Bring the Pain
Method Man
141. Me So Horny
2 Live Crew
142. Streets of N.Y.
Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo
143. (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)
Beastie Boys
144. Flava In Ya Ear (remix)
Craig Mack
145. Rubberband Man
T.I.
146. The Vapors
Biz Markie
147. I Seen A Man Die
Scarface
148. Smooth Operator
Big Daddy Kane
149. White Lines (Don't Do It)
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
150. Brown-Skinned Lady
Mos Def & Talib Kweli
151. Ruffneck
MC Lyte
152. Follow the Leader
Eric B. & Rakim
153. Roc Boys (And the Winner Is...)
Jay-Z
154. I'm Still #1
Boogie Down Productions
155. Whatta Man
Salt N Pepa w/En Vogue
156. Hip Hop Hooray
Naughty By Nature
157. Can I Kick It?
A Tribe Called Quest
158. Still Not A Player
Big Pun w/Joe
159. If I Ruled the World
Kurtis Blow
160. Express Yourself
N.W.A
161. Rebel Without A Pause
Public Enemy
162. Jam Master Jay
Run-D.M.C.
163. Cell Therapy
Goodie MOB
164. Woo-Hah (Got U All In Check)
Busta Rhymes
165. No Time
Lil Kim w/Puff Daddy
166. Five Minutes of Funk
Whodini
167. Fuckin' Problems
A$AP (feat.Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar)
168. I Ain't Mad At Cha
2Pac
169. Back That A** Up
Juvenile
170. The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
Missy Elliott
171. It's Funky Enough
The D.O.C.
172. One Day
UGK
173. Warning
The Notorious B.I.G.
174. Mona Lisa
Slick Rick
175. Go Crazy
Young Jeezy
176. We Want Eazy
Eazy E
177. Through the Wire
Kanye West
178. Steady Mobbin'
Ice Cube
179. 911 Is A Joke
Public Enemy
180. Fu-Gee-La
The Fugees
181. The Way You Move
Outkast (feat. Sleepy Brown)
182. Street Struck
Big L
183. Rockstar
DaBaby (feat. Roddy Ricch)
184. Insane In the Brain
Cypress Hill
185. Sugar Hill
AZ
186. Around the Way Girl
LL Cool J
187. Words I Manifest
Gang Starr
188. Hip-Hop
Dead Prez
189. Black Steel In the Hour of Chaos
Public Enemy
190. Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See
Busta Rhymes
191. Ms. Fat Booty
Mos Def
192. Hip Hop Junkie
Nice & Smooth
193. Road to Riches
Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo
194. Superstar
Lupe Fiasco
195. Straighten It Out
Pete Rock & CL Smooth
196. Get By
Talib Kweli
197. Gravel Pit
Wu-Tang Clan
198. Low
Flo Rida (feat. T-Pain)
199. Space Age Pimpin'
Eightball & MJG
200. Let's Talk About Sex
Salt N Pepa

Last Updated: 2021-01-28