rap The Best Rap Songs About Depression  

Ranker Hip Hop
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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  Jocelyn Flores  XXXtentacion

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270 93
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Suicidal Thoughts The Notorious B.I.G.

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190 73
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Rock Bottom Eminem

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141 56
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U Kendrick Lamar

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206 101
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1-800-273-8255 Logic, Alessia Cara, Khalid

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100 45
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Marvins Room Drake

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64 25
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Colby Jack added How Could You Leave Us NF

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52 25
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Solo Dolo Kid Cudi

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72 43
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I Feel Like Dying Lil Wayne

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26 6
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princ3ss.13 added Everybody Dies in Their Nightmares XXXTe

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21 4
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princ3ss.13 added I'm Sorry Joyner Lucas

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90 65
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XO Tour Llif3 Lil Uzi Vert

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24 10
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princ3ss.13 added SAD!

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39 24
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Burgundy Earl Sweatshirt

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14 2
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princ3ss.13 added Numb

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58 42
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No Exit Childish Gambino

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39 25
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49 35
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Blessed ScHoolBoy Q, Kendrick Lamar

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38 27
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Fallin' Macklemore

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25 16
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Slippin DMX

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4 3
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princ3ss.13 added Let's Pretend We're Numb

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21 23
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Lost in the World Kanye West, Bon Iver

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14 16
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Low Tech N9ne

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13 17
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50 Ways DJ Quik, Wanya Morris

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19 25
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30 Danny Brown

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9 16
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8 15
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Dear Moleskin Jay Electronica

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Walk with Me Joe Budden