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List Rules 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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156 56
Dear Mama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Dear Mama Tupac Shakur

3
169 78
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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130 51
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

5
128 50
Nuthin' But a G Thang is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Nuthin' But a G Thang Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg

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116 48
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7
134 55
Stan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Stan Eminem, Dido

8
121 32
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9
115 53
Keep Y Ahead Up is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Keep Y Ahead Up Tupac Shakur

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101 46
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.

11
104 43
Hail Mary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Hail Mary Tupac Shakur

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86 36
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Hypnotize The Notorious B.I.G.

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99 45
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76 17
Forgot About Dre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Forgot About Dre Eminem, Dr. Dre

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63 12
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101 42
Shook Ones, Part II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

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91 55
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udontneedtoknowmyname added Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang

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88 48
One Mic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
One Mic Nas

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70 18
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73 36
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Fight the Power Public Enemy

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61 16
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The Best Hip Hop Logos Of All Time

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72 42
Hard Knock Life is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

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71 29
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93 46
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My Name Is Eminem

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50 11
2pac Changes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

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72 32
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86 42
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In da Club 50 Cent

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42 10
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The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop

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41 18
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Jabapac added Life Goes On Tupac Shakur

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49 25
Ruff Ryder's Anthem is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

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36 11
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44 22
Gangsta's Paradise is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Gangsta's Paradise Coolio, L.V.

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46 32
Flava in Ya Ear is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Flava in Ya Ear Craig Mack

34
34 10
Protect Ya Neck is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Protect Ya Neck Wu-Tang Clan

35
40 24
Ms. Jackson's Chamber is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Ms. Jackson's Chamber Outkast X Dirty Projectors

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43 19
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51 31
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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41 18
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34 13
I Used to Love H.E.R. is listed (or ranked) 39 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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29 10
It Ain't Hard to Tell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

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33 13
I Get Around is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
I Get Around Tupac Shakur

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23 5
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Every Song in Fiddler on the Roof, Ranked by Singability

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32 18
Many Men - 50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

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24 14
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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30 12
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51 36
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27 10
F**K the Police is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

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39 26
Jesus Walks is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Jesus Walks Kanye West

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52 32
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27 16
Renegade is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
jarment26 added Renegade Eminem, Jay-Z