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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279 98
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Suicidal Thoughts The Notorious B.I.G.

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197 76
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Rock Bottom Eminem

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151 57
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U Kendrick Lamar

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215 103
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1-800-273-8255 Logic, Alessia Cara, Khalid

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105 48
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Marvins Room Drake

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princ3ss.13 added Everybody Dies in Their Nightmares XXXTe

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71 30
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Colby Jack added How Could You Leave Us NF

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27 6
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princ3ss.13 added I'm Sorry Joyner Lucas

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33 12
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princ3ss.13 added SAD!

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74 47
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I Feel Like Dying Lil Wayne

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54 32
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Solo Dolo Kid Cudi

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96 68
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XO Tour Llif3 Lil Uzi Vert

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17 3
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princ3ss.13 added Numb

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39 25
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Burgundy Earl Sweatshirt

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51 36
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Blessed ScHoolBoy Q, Kendrick Lamar

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40 26
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58 43
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No Exit Childish Gambino

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39 29
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Fallin' Macklemore

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25 17
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Slippin DMX

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6 4
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princ3ss.13 added Let's Pretend We're Numb

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16 16
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Low Tech N9ne

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Lost in the World Kanye West, Bon Iver

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20 25
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30 Danny Brown

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13 17
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50 Ways DJ Quik, Wanya Morris

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9 16
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Dear Moleskin Jay Electronica

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Walk with Me Joe Budden