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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184 58
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Suicidal Thoughts The Notorious B.I.G.

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137 44
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Rock Bottom Eminem

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96 35
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U Kendrick Lamar

5
70 20
XXXtentacion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
Colby Jack added XXXtentacion

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

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58 26
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Marvins Room Drake

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45 20
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I Feel Like Dying Lil Wayne

9
41 22
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Blessed ScHoolBoy Q, Kendrick Lamar

10
30 13
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Burgundy Earl Sweatshirt

11
62 41
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XO Tour Llif3 Lil Uzi Vert

12
49 31
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No Exit Childish Gambino

13
29 14
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Solo Dolo Kid Cudi

14
23 10
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Colby Jack added How Could You Leave Us NF

Rappers Who Struggle with Depression

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28 16
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Fallin' Macklemore

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25 17
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14 7
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Slippin DMX

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18 17
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30 Danny Brown

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10 10
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50 Ways DJ Quik, Wanya Morris

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15 16
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Lost in the World Kanye West, Bon Iver

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6 8
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10 14
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Walk with Me Joe Budden

23
6 11
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Dear Moleskin Jay Electronica

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5 10
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Low Tech N9ne