hip-hop The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014  

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List Rules Only singles/charting hip hop songs released in 2014.

Whether you like your hip hop underground, mainstream, or somewhere in between, you've got to admit 2014 was an insanely great year for the genre. Kendrick Lamar and Drake offered up reliably excellent new hip hop singles, Nicki Minaj and Iggy Izalea pretty much dominated the charts, and vets like Lil Wayne and G-Unit (unexpectedly) came back hard. This list of the top hip hop songs of 2014 rounds up the best singles and charting tracks released during the year.
 
While compiling the list, we made room for all these artists and more, from critical favorites to rappers who crossed over into pop/R&B territory. Of course, things always get controversial when artists this diverse go head-to-head in one list, so hip hop fans will have plenty to argue over. These were the finest new hip hop songs of the year, all hitting the charts among the top 100 hip hop songs.
 
If you have a different version of the list in mind, or want to add a track, here are some points worth keeping in mind: which incredible 2014 singles didn't get enough airplay? What hip hop hits were way overrated? And most importantly, what track will ultimately be remembered as the song that defined hip hop in 2014? Cast your votes below or create your own rerank of the list to definitively decide which hip hop songs were the greatest of 2014.

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i Kendrick Lamar

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Backseat Freestyle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
Backseat Freestyle Kendrick Lamar

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Rap God is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
Rap God Eminem

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Apparently J. Cole

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I Don't F**k With You Big Sean ft. E-40

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Studio SchoolBoy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid

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We Dem Boyz Wiz Khalifa

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V. 3005 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
V. 3005 Donald Glover

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Hot Boy Bobby Shmurda

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No Type Rae Sremmurd

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IV. Sweatpants is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
IV. Sweatpants Donald Glover - Childish Gambino

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The Monster Eminem

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Studio Schoolboy Q ft. BJ the Chicago Kid

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Break the Bank SchoolBoy Q

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Only Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Chris Brown, and Lil Wayne

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Move That Dope Future ft. Pharrell, Pusha T and Casino

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Believe Me Lil Wayne ft. Drake

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Or Nah Ty Dolla $ign ft. Wiz Khalifa and DJ Mustard

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Multiply Asap Rocky ft. Juicy J

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Tuesday ILoveMakonnen ft. Drake

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About the Money T.I. ft. Young Thug

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Hell of a Night Schoolboy Q

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Christ Conscious Joey Bada$$

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Show Me Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown

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New Flame is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
New Flame Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Usher

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No Mediocre T.I. ft. Iggy Azalea

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Gang Related Logic

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Never Catch Me Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar

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Seen It All is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
Seen It All Young Jeezy

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Pills n Potions Nicki Minaj

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Fancy Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX

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Move That Dope is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014

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Doe-active A$AP Ferg

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Mamacita Travis $cott

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Anaconda Nicki Minaj

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Grindin' My Whole Life is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014

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Black Widow Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora

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All I Need Is You is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014

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Fergsomnia A$AP Ferg

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Nuthin LeCrae - Nuthin is song from LeCrae's Anomaly

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Blockbuster Night, Pt. 1 Run the Jewels

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Sanctified Rick Ross ft. Big Sean & Kanye West

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Pay Attention Big K.R.I.T. ft. Rico Love

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Lookin Ass Nicki Minaj

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