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The Best Rap Songs About Depression 

Ranker Hip Hop
Updated May 12, 2020 16k votes 4k voters 128.1k views 52 items

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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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The Notorious B.I.G.
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princ3ss.13 added XXXTe
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princ3ss.13 added Joyner Lucas
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Colby Jack added NF
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amandarose1 added Eminem
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Logic, Alessia Cara, Khalid
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Eminem
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Kendrick Lamar
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Drake
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paprika.r added Eminem
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Lil Uzi Vert
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Post Malone
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princ3ss.13 added
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Lil Wayne
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m_dub11 added MGMT, Kid Cudi, Ratatat
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Kid Cudi
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The Way I Am is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
paprika.r added Eminem
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Let You Down is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
tis20rachel added Nf
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DMX
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JohnCena1 added KIDS SEE GHOST
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lean wit me is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
teunqui added Juice WRLD