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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287 187
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Kendrick Lamar

2
219 106
Backseat Freestyle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
teddybear1029 added Kendrick Lamar

3
157 83
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SeenaMavaddat added J. Cole

4
185 137
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SchoolBoy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid

5
294 205
Rap God is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
teddybear1029 added Eminem

6
220 183
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Big Sean ft. E-40

7
206 163
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8
175 157
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Wiz Khalifa

9
115 92
V. 3005 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
ianm217 added Donald Glover

10
155 140
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Bobby Shmurda

11
79 57
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Rae Sremmurd

12
74 57
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Eminem

13
82 69
IV. Sweatpants is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
GabrielDylanArteaga added Donald Glover
Childish Gambino

14
71 83
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Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Chris Brown, and Lil Wayne

15
116 136
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Future ft. Pharrell, Pusha T and Casino

16
106 123
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SchoolBoy Q

17
102 107
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Ty Dolla $ign ft. Wiz Khalifa and DJ Mustard

18
113 148
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Lil Wayne ft. Drake

19
89 107
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Asap Rocky ft. Juicy J

20
99 110
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T.I. ft. Young Thug

21
126 148
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ILoveMakonnen ft. Drake

22
76 104
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Schoolboy Q

23
51 67
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rwalsh575 added Joey Bada$$

24
95 135
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Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown

25
36 41
New Flame is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
waylonmackie added Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Usher