Rap The Best Rap Songs About Depression  

Ranker Hip Hop
9.7k votes 2.5k voters 80.6k views 46 items

When it comes to rap music, no subject is off limits – even the deeply personal ones. Hip hop songs about being sad are common in the genre, and for this list, it's up to you to vote up the very best rap songs about depression. How many good hip hop songs about sadness 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 depression in the title or lyrics.

Eminem and The Notorious B.I.G. have songs specifically about depression and suicide, while Kanye West raps about being alone and misunderstood in his single "Lost in the World." Everyone goes through depression, but these artists have found creative ways to channel that hurt and sadness into hit music.

You can add your own music to this list, so feel free to contribute with any new rap songs about depression that aren't already included on the poll.

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Colby Jack added XXXtentacion

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531 119
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princ3ss.13 added XXXTe

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735 239
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The Notorious B.I.G.

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503 155
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princ3ss.13 added

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326 75
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princ3ss.13 added Joyner Lucas

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285 99
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Colby Jack added NF

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203 57
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princ3ss.13 added

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383 173
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Eminem

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479 243
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Logic, Alessia Cara, Khalid

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151 42
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amandarose1 added Eminem

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312 148
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Kendrick Lamar

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230 142
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Drake

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61 12
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paprika.r added Eminem

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99 46
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princ3ss.13 added

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151 97
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Lil Wayne

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65 25
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Matt Cotter added MGMT, Kid Cudi, Ratatat

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128 79
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Kid Cudi

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241 182
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Lil Uzi Vert

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76 43
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DMX

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91 60
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36 11
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JohnCena1 added KIDS SEE GHOST

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28 8
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Post Malone

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71 52
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Earl Sweatshirt

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34 19
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Matt Cotter added Kid Cudi

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90 75
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Childish Gambino