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What are the greatest hip hop songs of all time? Deciding which songs are the most iconic in such a diverse genre can be a daunting task, but that's exactly what's going on right here, right now. Many of the songs listed here are cuts on some of the best hip hop albums ever recorded by notable rappers and hip-hop artists like Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Eminem and the Wu-Tang Clan. Vote for your top choices on this all-time top rap song list, vote down any hip hop songs you don't like and of course, add any of your favorites that might be missing. You can also rerank this list of the best hip hop songs in any order you want.

Any list of the greatest hip hop songs should include cuts like "Juicy" from The Notorious B.I.G., arguably one of the greatest rappers of all time. And yeah, several hip hop songs on this list were recorded by some of the most legendary, greatest rappers of the 1980s (Run D.M.C. and The Sugarhill Gang are two shining examples) and some of the best overall hip hop crews in music history.

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Best Female Hip-Hop Artists Of The '90s You Forgot You Loved The Best Good Movies

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Dear Mama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Dear Mama Tupac Shakur

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Juicy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Juicy The Notorious B.I.G.

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Keep Y Ahead Up is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Keep Y Ahead Up Tupac Shakur

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C.R.E.A.M. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
C.R.E.A.M. Wu-Tang Clan

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Nuthin' But a G Thang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Nuthin' But a G Thang Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg

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Stan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Stan Eminem, Dido

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Shook Ones, Part II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

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Big Poppa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Big Poppa The Notorious B.I.G.

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Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang

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Hail Mary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Hail Mary Tupac Shakur

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One Mic is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
One Mic Nas

The Best Hip Hop Logos Of All Time The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Fight the Power Public Enemy

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Hypnotize The Notorious B.I.G.

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In da Club 50 Cent

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Hard Knock Life is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

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Forgot About Dre is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Forgot About Dre Eminem, Dr. Dre

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My Name Is Eminem

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Life Goes On Tupac Shakur

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2pac Changes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

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The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop Being an Introvert Is. . .

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I Get Around is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
I Get Around Tupac Shakur

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I Used to Love H.E.R. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
I Used to Love H.E.R. Common, Common Sense

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Ms. Jackson's Chamber is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Ms. Jackson's Chamber Outkast X Dirty Projectors

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Gangsta's Paradise is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Gangsta's Paradise Coolio, L.V.

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Ruff Ryder's Anthem is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

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Protect Ya Neck is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Protect Ya Neck Wu-Tang Clan

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Many Men - 50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

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Insane In The Brain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Insane In The Brain Cypress Hill

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Flava in Ya Ear is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Flava in Ya Ear Craig Mack

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It Ain't Hard to Tell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

The Best Hip Hop Music Videos The Best Satirical Novels

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Jesus Walks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Jesus Walks Kanye West

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Ain't No Half Steppin' is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Ain't No Half Steppin' Big Daddy Kane

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Mockingbird Eminem

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Killing Me Softly Roberta Flack