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The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

List Criteria: Only hip-hop or rap songs. No R&B, pop or rock songs

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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    Lose Yourself

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    the people's #1 The Notorious B.I.G.

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    most listed & added by udontneedtoknowmyname The Sugarhill Gang

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    Nas

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    Eminem, Dido

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    Tupac Shakur

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    California Love (feat. Dr Dre) (remix)

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    Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg

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    Wu-Tang Clan

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    The Notorious B.I.G.

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    Gin and Juice

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    Tupac Shakur

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    Public Enemy

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    Jay-Z

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    The Notorious B.I.G.

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    It's Like That

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    Tupac Shakur

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    Tha Crossroads

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    50 Cent

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    ranked low on reranks Lay Down Your Weapons Rita Ora Ft. K Koke

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Craig Mack

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    Eminem

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    Mobb Deep

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    Outkast

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    ranked low on reranks 50 Cent - 21 Questions Ft. Nate Dogg

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    Eminem

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    Jay-Z

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    Many Men - 50 Cent

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    Nas

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    Big Daddy Kane

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    ranked low on reranks Straight Outta Compton

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    Walk This Way (feat. Aerosmith)

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    Queen Latifah

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    Cypress Hill

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    Coolio, L.V.

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    LL Cool J

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    DMX

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    Busta Rhymes

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    Boogie Down Productions

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    added by Jabapac Tupac Shakur

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    Kanye West

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    Spacebound Eminem

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    Passin' Me By

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    Eminem

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