2014 music The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014  

Ranker Hip Hop
Originally by
9.4k votes 906 voters 28.4k views 58 items Embed

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.
list ordered by

1
285 183
Ranker Video
i Kendrick Lamar

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

3
154 81
Ranker Video
SeenaMavaddat added Apparently J. Cole

4
184 134
Ranker Video
Studio 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 Rap God Eminem

6
218 181
Ranker Video
I Don't F**k With You Big Sean ft. E-40

7
202 161
Ranker Video

8
171 156
Ranker Video
We Dem Boyz Wiz Khalifa

9
115 89
V. 3005 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
ianm217 added V. 3005 Donald Glover

10
152 139
Ranker Video
Hot Boy Bobby Shmurda

11
79 55
Ranker Video
No Type Rae Sremmurd

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

13
71 57
Ranker Video
The Monster Eminem

14
106 121
Ranker Video
Break the Bank SchoolBoy Q

The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop

15
115 134
Ranker Video
Move That Dope Future ft. Pharrell, Pusha T and Casino

16
69 82
Ranker Video
Only Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Chris Brown, and Lil Wayne

17
112 146
Ranker Video
Believe Me Lil Wayne ft. Drake

18
99 106
Ranker Video
Or Nah Ty Dolla $ign ft. Wiz Khalifa and DJ Mustard

19
88 106
Ranker Video
Multiply Asap Rocky ft. Juicy J

20
126 146
Ranker Video
Tuesday ILoveMakonnen ft. Drake

21
97 109
Ranker Video
About the Money T.I. ft. Young Thug

The Best Rock Vocalists

22
76 102
Ranker Video
Hell of a Night Schoolboy Q

23
50 65
Ranker Video
rwalsh575 added Christ Conscious Joey Bada$$

24
93 135
Ranker Video
Show Me 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 New Flame Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Usher

26
86 131
Ranker Video
No Mediocre T.I. ft. Iggy Azalea

27
23 37
Ranker Video
Gang Related Logic

28
68 83
Ranker Video
Never Catch Me Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar

Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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

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

31
83 139
Ranker Video
Pills n Potions Nicki Minaj

32
35 58
Ranker Video
kaylive added Errrbody

33
7 13
Ranker Video
felbert-mills added Dead Presidents II Jay-Z

34
100 190
Ranker Video
Fancy 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

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

36
11 24
Ranker Video
Doe-active A$AP Ferg

37
9 21
Ranker Video
Mamacita Travis $cott

38
9 22
Grindin' My Whole Life is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
victorvonvega added Grindin' My Whole Life

39
99 182
Ranker Video
Black Widow Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora

40
0 0
Ranker Video
Anaconda Nicki Minaj

41
21 49
Ranker Video

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 All I Need Is You LeCrae

The Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time

43
7 24
Ranker Video
Fergsomnia A$AP Ferg

44
105 207
Ranker Video
Anaconda Nicki Minaj

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

46
49 85
Ranker Video
Blockbuster Night, Pt. 1 Run the Jewels

47
7 26
Ranker Video
kaylive added Deliver

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

49
39 74
Ranker Video
Pay Attention Big K.R.I.T. ft. Rico Love

50
34 68
Ranker Video
Lookin Ass Nicki Minaj