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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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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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C.R.E.A.M. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
C.R.E.A.M. Wu-Tang Clan

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Keep Y Ahead Up is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Keep Y Ahead Up Tupac Shakur

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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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Big Poppa is listed (or ranked) 10 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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One Mic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
One Mic Nas

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Shook Ones, Part II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

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Hail Mary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Hail Mary Tupac Shakur

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Hypnotize The Notorious B.I.G.

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Fight the Power Public Enemy

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Forgot About Dre is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Forgot About Dre Eminem, Dr. Dre

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In da Club 50 Cent

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Hard Knock Life is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

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2pac Changes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

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My Name Is Eminem

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Ms. Jackson's Chamber is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Ms. Jackson's Chamber Outkast X Dirty Projectors

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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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Gangsta's Paradise is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Gangsta's Paradise Coolio, L.V.

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Life Goes On Tupac Shakur

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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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Insane In The Brain is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Insane In The Brain Cypress Hill

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Protect Ya Neck is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Protect Ya Neck Wu-Tang Clan

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Flava in Ya Ear is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Flava in Ya Ear Craig Mack

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Jesus Walks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Jesus Walks Kanye West

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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

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Ain't No Half Steppin' is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Ain't No Half Steppin' Big Daddy Kane

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Many Men - 50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

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Mockingbird Eminem

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