Songs The Best Rap Songs About Making It Out of the Hood  

Ranker Hip Hop
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When it comes to rap music, no subject is off limits. For this list we're ranking the best rap songs about making it out of the hood, and we want you to vote up your favorites. How many good rap making it songs can you think of off the top of your head? Below you'll find popular songs that you've definitely heard before, but also some more underground rap songs with making it in the title or lyrics. This list includes songs about overcoming the struggle or getting out of the projects. “Juicy” by Notorious B.I.G. is an autobiographical take on how fair he came as a rapper. In “Backseat Freestyle,” Kendrick Lamar goes back to the time when he was still a kid who aspired to be the greatest. 
 

You can add your own favorites to this list, so feel free to contribute with any new rap songs about making it out of the hood that aren't already on the poll.

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Juicy The Notorious B.I.G.

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Touch the Sky Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West

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Empire State of Mind Jay-Z, Alicia Keys

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Git Up, Git Out Outkast

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Backseat Freestyle Kendrick Lamar

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Hip hop saved my life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Making It Out of the Hood
Brian Gatiu added Hip hop saved my life Lupe Fiasco featuring Nikki Jean

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Ambition Wale, Meek Mill, Rick Ross

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Hold Me Back Rick Ross

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Sky's the Limit The Notorious B.I.G., 112

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Work A$AP Ferg