2014 Music 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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1
285 183
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Kendrick Lamar

2
217 103
Backseat Freestyle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
teddybear1029 added Kendrick Lamar

3
155 81
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SeenaMavaddat added J. Cole

4
184 134
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SchoolBoy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid

5
289 203
Rap God is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
teddybear1029 added Eminem

6
218 181
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Big Sean ft. E-40

7
202 161
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8
173 156
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Wiz Khalifa

9
115 90
V. 3005 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
ianm217 added Donald Glover

10
152 139
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Bobby Shmurda

11
79 55
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Rae Sremmurd

12
82 67
IV. Sweatpants is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
GabrielDylanArteaga added Donald Glover - Childish Gambino

13
71 57
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Eminem

14
106 121
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SchoolBoy Q

15
69 82
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Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Chris Brown, and Lil Wayne

16
115 135
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Future ft. Pharrell, Pusha T and Casino

17
101 106
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Ty Dolla $ign ft. Wiz Khalifa and DJ Mustard

18
112 146
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Lil Wayne ft. Drake

19
88 106
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Asap Rocky ft. Juicy J

20
126 146
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ILoveMakonnen ft. Drake

21
97 109
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T.I. ft. Young Thug

22
76 102
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Schoolboy Q

23
50 66
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rwalsh575 added Joey Bada$$

24
93 135
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Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown

25
35 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

26
86 131
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T.I. ft. Iggy Azalea

27
24 37
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Logic

28
68 83
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Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar

29
28 42
Seen It All is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
victorvonvega added Young Jeezy

30
0 0
Rap God is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
Eminem

31
83 139
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Nicki Minaj

32
35 58
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kaylive added

33
7 13
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felbert-mills added Jay-Z

34
100 190
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Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX

35
20 39
Move That Dope is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014

36
11 24
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A$AP Ferg

37
9 21
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Travis $cott

38
1 0
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Nicki Minaj

39
9 22
Grindin' My Whole Life is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
victorvonvega added

40
99 182
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Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora

41
21 49
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42
29 73
All I Need Is You is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
paasadani added LeCrae

43
7 24
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A$AP Ferg

44
105 207
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Nicki Minaj

45
23 65
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paasadani added LeCrae - Nuthin is song from LeCrae's Anomaly

46
49 85
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Run the Jewels

47
7 26
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kaylive added

48
42 96
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Rick Ross ft. Big Sean & Kanye West

49
39 74
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Big K.R.I.T. ft. Rico Love

50
34 68
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Nicki Minaj