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 XXXtentacion

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princ3ss.13 added XXXTe

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The Notorious B.I.G.

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168 41
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princ3ss.13 added Joyner Lucas

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318 143
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Eminem

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376 179
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Logic, Alessia Cara, Khalid

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183 63
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Colby Jack added NF

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Kendrick Lamar

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179 106
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Drake

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65 19
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amandarose1 added Eminem

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177 129
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Lil Uzi Vert

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55 24
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princ3ss.13 added

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94 59
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Kid Cudi

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beautiful-eminem is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
paprika.r added

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Lil Wayne

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68 46
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28 9
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Matt Cotter added MGMT, Kid Cudi, Ratatat

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76 56
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ScHoolBoy Q, Kendrick Lamar

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48 31
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DMX

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78 61
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Childish Gambino

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57 46
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Earl Sweatshirt

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54 43
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Macklemore

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16 11
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Matt Cotter added Kid Cudi

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13 9
You Never Know is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
JerryWilliams added Jean Grae, Immortal Technique

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The Way I Am is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
paprika.r added Eminem

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JerryWilliams added Snoop Dogg, Chili Chil

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Heavy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
JohnCena1 added Linkin Park

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Reborn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
JohnCena1 added KIDS SEE GHOST

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8 Million Stories is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
JerryWilliams added A Tribe Called Quest

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Kanye West, Bon Iver

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22 31
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Tech N9ne

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27 37
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Danny Brown

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16 30
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DJ Quik, Wanya Morris

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12 27
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Jay Electronica

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Joe Budden