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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412 112
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princ3ss.13 added

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255 57
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princ3ss.13 added Joyner Lucas

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230 80
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Colby Jack added NF

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349 156
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Eminem

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435 208
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Logic, Alessia Cara, Khalid

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157 44
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princ3ss.13 added

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284 129
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Kendrick Lamar

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100 31
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amandarose1 added Eminem

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204 121
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Drake

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81 31
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princ3ss.13 added

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135 85
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Lil Wayne

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112 66
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Kid Cudi

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44 14
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Matt Cotter added MGMT, Kid Cudi, Ratatat

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206 158
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Lil Uzi Vert

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77 47
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56 33
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DMX

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25 5
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paprika.r added Eminem

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85 63
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Childish Gambino

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79 60
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ScHoolBoy Q, Kendrick Lamar

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64 46
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Macklemore

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JohnCena1 added KIDS SEE GHOST

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63 46
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Earl Sweatshirt

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25 12
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Matt Cotter added Kid Cudi

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18 6
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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16 12
You Never Know is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
JerryWilliams added Jean Grae, Immortal Technique

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JohnCena1 added Linkin Park

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Kanye West, Bon Iver

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26 28
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JerryWilliams added Snoop Dogg, Chili Chil

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1 1
glock in my benz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
JohnShoe added

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runaway is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
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runaway is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
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Post Malone

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Bmike

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27 33
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Tech N9ne

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31 39
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Danny Brown

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8 18
8 Million Stories is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
JerryWilliams added A Tribe Called Quest

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Jay Electronica

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18 35
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DJ Quik, Wanya Morris

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23 46
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Joe Budden