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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258 42
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princ3ss.13 added XXXTe

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252 56
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princ3ss.13 added

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462 166
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The Notorious B.I.G.

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353 163
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Logic, Alessia Cara, Khalid

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301 134
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Eminem

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131 34
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princ3ss.13 added Joyner Lucas

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237 105
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Kendrick Lamar

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153 58
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Colby Jack added NF

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101 29
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princ3ss.13 added

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164 99
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Drake

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48 14
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amandarose1 added Eminem

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158 116
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Lil Uzi Vert

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45 19
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princ3ss.13 added

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86 56
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Kid Cudi

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108 77
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Lil Wayne

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62 42
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69 52
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ScHoolBoy Q, Kendrick Lamar

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43 28
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DMX

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20 6
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Matt Cotter added MGMT, Kid Cudi, Ratatat

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73 58
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Childish Gambino

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53 44
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Earl Sweatshirt

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50 41
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Macklemore

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13 10
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Matt Cotter added Kid Cudi

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10 8
You Never Know is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
JerryWilliams added Jean Grae, Immortal Technique

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10 10
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JerryWilliams added Snoop Dogg, Chili Chil

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19 25
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6 10
8 Million Stories is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rap Songs About Depression
JerryWilliams added A Tribe Called Quest

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Kanye West, Bon Iver

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22 31
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Tech N9ne

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26 37
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Danny Brown

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16 29
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DJ Quik, Wanya Morris

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19 34
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Joe Budden

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10 25
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Jay Electronica