Songs The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time  

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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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1
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2
509 239
Juicy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
The Notorious B.I.G.
3
380 205
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4
586 287
Stan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Eminem, Dido
5
290 158
Keep Y Ahead Up is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Tupac Shakur
6
296 162
Big Poppa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
The Notorious B.I.G.
7
374 160
C.R.E.A.M. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Wu-Tang Clan
8
361 158
Nuthin' But a G Thang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg
9
291 102
Shook Ones, Part II is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
10
317 116
Forgot About Dre is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Eminem, Dr. Dre
11
422 167
Dear Mama is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Tupac Shakur
12
253 110
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The Notorious B.I.G.
13
315 125
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14
265 101
Hail Mary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Tupac Shakur
15
247 115
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50 Cent
16
187 120
One Mic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Nas
17
292 64
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18
209 119
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19
270 126
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Eminem
20
240 56
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21
169 130
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udontneedtoknowmyname added The Sugarhill Gang
22
284 82
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23
160 69
Gangsta's Paradise is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Coolio, L.V.
24
181 52
2pac Changes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time
25
169 48
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