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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princ3ss.13 added Everybody Dies in Their Nightmares XXXTe

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princ3ss.13 added SAD!

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Suicidal Thoughts The Notorious B.I.G.

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

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Rock Bottom Eminem

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U Kendrick Lamar

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princ3ss.13 added I'm Sorry Joyner Lucas

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Colby Jack added How Could You Leave Us NF

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princ3ss.13 added Numb

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Marvins Room Drake

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amandarose1 added Mockingbird Eminem

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XO Tour Llif3 Lil Uzi Vert

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I Feel Like Dying Lil Wayne

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Solo Dolo Kid Cudi

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

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Blessed ScHoolBoy Q, Kendrick Lamar

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Slippin DMX

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No Exit Childish Gambino

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Burgundy Earl Sweatshirt

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Fallin' Macklemore

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Pursuit of Happiness (Nightmar... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
Matt Cotter added Pursuit of Happiness (Nightmare) MGMT, Kid Cudi, Ratatat

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You Never Know is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
JerryWilliams added You Never Know Jean Grae, Immortal Technique

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Matt Cotter added All Along Kid Cudi

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Why Did You Leave Me is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
JerryWilliams added Why Did You Leave Me Snoop Dogg, Chili Chil

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8 Million Stories is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
JerryWilliams added 8 Million Stories A Tribe Called Quest

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Low Tech N9ne

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Lost in the World Kanye West, Bon Iver

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30 Danny Brown

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50 Ways DJ Quik, Wanya Morris

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Walk with Me Joe Budden

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Dear Moleskin Jay Electronica