The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time Songs

The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

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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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    Tupac Shakur

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    The Notorious B.I.G.

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    Tupac Shakur

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    Wu-Tang Clan

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    Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg

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    Eminem, Dido

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    The Sugarhill Gang

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    Nas

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    Mobb Deep

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    Tupac Shakur

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    Public Enemy

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    The Notorious B.I.G.

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    50 Cent

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    Eminem

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    The Notorious B.I.G.

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    Nas

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    Outkast X Dirty Projectors

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    Eminem

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    Cypress Hill

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    Common, Common Sense

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    Nas

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    Kanye West

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    Coolio, L.V.

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    Craig Mack

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    DMX

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    Big Daddy Kane

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    Wu-Tang Clan

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    Tupac Shakur

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