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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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284 183
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i Kendrick Lamar

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2
289 202
Rap God is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
teddybear1029 added Rap God Eminem

3
218 180
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I Don't F**k With You Big Sean ft. E-40

4
154 80
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SeenaMavaddat added Apparently J. Cole

5
202 160
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6
184 133
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Studio SchoolBoy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid

7
216 103
Backseat Freestyle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
teddybear1029 added Backseat Freestyle Kendrick Lamar

8
171 156
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We Dem Boyz Wiz Khalifa

9
112 146
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Believe Me Lil Wayne ft. Drake

10
69 82
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Only Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Chris Brown, and Lil Wayne

11
152 139
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Hot Boy Bobby Shmurda

12
115 89
V. 3005 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
ianm217 added V. 3005 Donald Glover

13
115 134
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Move That Dope Future ft. Pharrell, Pusha T and Casino

14
106 121
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Break the Bank SchoolBoy Q

15
47 42
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Studio Schoolboy Q ft. BJ the Chicago Kid

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16
105 207
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Anaconda Nicki Minaj

17
88 106
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Multiply Asap Rocky ft. Juicy J

18
76 102
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Hell of a Night Schoolboy Q

19
93 135
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Show Me Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown

20
50 65
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rwalsh575 added Christ Conscious Joey Bada$$

21
86 131
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No Mediocre T.I. ft. Iggy Azalea

22
23 37
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Gang Related Logic

23
100 190
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Fancy Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX

24
29 73
All I Need Is You is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
paasadani added All I Need Is You LeCrae

25
23 65
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paasadani added Nuthin LeCrae - Nuthin is song from LeCrae's Anomaly

26
79 55
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No Type Rae Sremmurd

27
126 146
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Tuesday ILoveMakonnen ft. Drake

28
99 106
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Or Nah Ty Dolla $ign ft. Wiz Khalifa and DJ Mustard

29
97 109
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About the Money T.I. ft. Young Thug

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30
71 57
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The Monster Eminem

31
82 67
IV. Sweatpants is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
GabrielDylanArteaga added IV. Sweatpants Donald Glover - Childish Gambino

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83 139
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Pills n Potions Nicki Minaj

33
99 182
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Black Widow Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora

34
21 49
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11 24
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Doe-active A$AP Ferg

36
9 21
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Mamacita Travis $cott

37
20 39
Move That Dope is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014

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

39
35 41
New Flame is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
waylonmackie added New Flame Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Usher

40
7 24
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Fergsomnia A$AP Ferg

41
2 19
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Memo Sir Michael Rocks

42
25 97
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D'usse Lil Wayne

43
28 42
Seen It All is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
victorvonvega added Seen It All Young Jeezy

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35 58
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kaylive added Errrbody

45
7 13
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felbert-mills added Dead Presidents II Jay-Z

46
9 22
Grindin' My Whole Life is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
victorvonvega added Grindin' My Whole Life

47
7 26
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kaylive added Deliver

48
7 33
Don't Shoot is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
kaylive added Don't Shoot

49
2 36
Support Veterans is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2014
leunatic585 added Support Veterans

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68 83
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Never Catch Me Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar