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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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    Eminem, Dido

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    Nas

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    California Love (feat. Dr Dre) (remix)

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    Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg

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    Tupac Shakur

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    Wu-Tang Clan

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    Public Enemy

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    The Notorious B.I.G.

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    Gin and Juice

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jay-Z

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    ranked low on reranks Tupac Shakur

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    It's Like That

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    The Notorious B.I.G.

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

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    Tha Crossroads

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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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    Tupac Shakur

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    50 Cent

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    ranked low on reranks Purple Pills

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    Outkast

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    Jay-Z

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    Big Daddy Kane

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    Queen Latifah

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    Walk This Way (feat. Aerosmith)

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    Cypress Hill

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    Eminem

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    Nas

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    Boogie Down Productions

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    ranked low on reranks Straight Outta Compton

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    Coolio, L.V.

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    Busta Rhymes

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    DMX

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    LL Cool J

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    Many Men - 50 Cent

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    Spacebound Eminem

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    added by Jabapac Tupac Shakur

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    Love the Way You Lie (explicit)

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    Passin' Me By

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    ranked low on reranks Lil Wayne Mirror

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    Kanye West

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    Paid in Full

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    Eminem

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    ranked low on reranks Eminem

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    Clipse

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