Rap The Most Underrated Jay-Z Songs  

Ranker Music
2.5k votes 354 voters 19.5k views 47 items

List Rules Upvote your favorite Jay Z songs that are underrated. Big Pimpin, Show Me What You Got, Ghetto Anthem, etc. should NOT be on here.

With a rapper like Jay-Z, it's easy to focus on his abundance of hits. His catalog boasts some of the biggest rap songs, but that doesn't mean everything else is chopped liver. Some of the most underrated Jay-Z songs are perhaps some of his best, depending on who you ask, of course. For a rapper like Jay-Z who has so many hit songs, it's easy for other great tracks to get lost in the shuffle and there's a batch of songs that, for one reason or another, have been overlooked.

So what are the most underrated Jay-Z songs? Well, this list can include any song outside of his greatest hits (you know those) and that means even singles are fair game. You'll see a number of songs you're familiar with, and others you aren't. But that's the joy of this list. There are so many Jay-Z songs, freestyles, and verses - if you think one song is underrated, then add it! Vote or rerank this list to you how deem it to be fit, based on which of these great Jay Z songs you think are the most underrated.

1
88 22
Ranker Video
Never Change Jay-Z

2
95 26
Ranker Video
D'Evils Jay-Z

3
72 19
Ranker Video
U Don't Know Jay Z

4
50 9
Ranker Video
georgelaone added Public Service Announcement (interlude) Jay-Z

5
64 20
Ranker Video

6
78 33
Ranker Video
December 4th Jay-Z

7
55 19
Ranker Video
Dear Summer Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek

8
52 17
Ranker Video

9
56 21
Ranker Video

10
50 20
Ranker Video
No Hook Jay-Z

11
62 30
Ranker Video
Anything Jay Z

12
40 15
Ranker Video
will-avila added Empire State of Mind Jay-Z, Alicia Keys

13
43 20
Ranker Video
Blue Magic Jay-Z

14
44 23
Ranker Video

The Best Songs on Beyonce and Jay-Z's Album Everything Is Love

15
45 25
Ranker Video

16
46 27
Ranker Video

17
38 21
Ranker Video

18
26 11
Ranker Video
faithiza added Already Home Kid Cudi, Jay-Z

19
28 13
Ranker Video

20
35 20
Ranker Video

21
35 20
Ranker Video

The Best Concert Movies Streaming on Hulu

22
15 3
Ranker Video
marcus-gatlin added 1-900-Hustler Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Freeway

23
35 21
Ranker Video
Dope Man Jay-Z

24
31 19
Ranker Video
Kingdom Come Jay Z

25
35 23
Ranker Video

26
26 15
Ranker Video
Party Life Jay-Z

27
25 15
Ranker Video
Coming of Age Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek

28
27 17
Ranker Video
Poppin' Tags Jay-Z, Twista, Big Boi

The Best Jay Z Albums

29
29 20
Ranker Video

30
16 8
Ranker Video
teddybear1029 added Super Ugly

31
23 15
Ranker Video

32
25 18
Ranker Video

33
26 20
Ranker Video
Hey Papi Jay Z

34
20 15
Ranker Video
Bring It On Jaz-O, Jay-Z, Sauce Money

35
21 16
Ranker Video
Hate Kanye West, Jay-Z

Songs That Were Total Ripoffs

36
24 22
Ranker Video

37
22 20
Ranker Video
Lucky Me Jay-Z

38
20 19
Ranker Video

39
14 15
Ranker Video
Parking Lot Pimpin' Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek

40
17 20
Ranker Video
Snoopy Track Juvenile, Jay-Z

41
14 20
Ranker Video

42
9 15
Ranker Video

43
7 13
Ranker Video

44
9 16
Ranker Video

45
10 18
Ranker Video

46
7 16
Ranker Video

47
4 16
Ranker Video