The Best Rap Songs About Missing Someone

It's difficult to express the pain of losing someone. But when it comes to rap music, no subject is off limits. Hip hop songs about loss are common in the genre, and for this list, it's up to you to vote up the very best rap songs about missing someone. How many good hip hop songs about missing someone have provided the soundtrack to your life? Below you'll find popular songs that you've definitely heard before, but also some more underground rap songs with themes of missing someone in the title or lyrics.

Some of these songs have personal meaning to the artists. After the murder of The Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy released his single "I'll Be Missing You" paying tribute to the late rapper. While many rap songs on this list of missing someone talk about deceased loved ones, others deal with missing ex-lovers and old flames, like Drake's "Hotline Bling" and Lil Dicky's "Molly."  

You can add your own music to this list, so feel free to contribute with any new rap songs about loss that aren't already on the poll.

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  • I'll Be Missing You
    1
    Puff Daddy, Faith Evans, 112
    • Album(s): No Way Out
    • Composer: Sting, Faith Evans, Stevie J, Albert E. Brumley, Sauce Money
    • Length (seconds): 5:43
  • See You Again
    2

    See You Again

    Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth
    • Album(s): Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    • Producer: DJ Frank E, Charlie Puth, Andrew Cedar
    • Length (seconds): 3:49
  • Marvins Room
    3

    Marvins Room

    Drake
    • Album(s): Take Care
    • Producer: Noah "40" Shebib
    • Length (seconds): 5:48
  • Tha Crossroads
    4

    Tha Crossroads

    Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
    • Album(s): E. 1999 Eternal
    • Producer: DJ U-Neek, Tony C
    • Length (seconds): 3:44
  • Nothing Lasts Forever
    5

    Nothing Lasts Forever

    J. Cole
    • Album(s): Cole World: The Sideline Story
    • Producer: J. Cole
    • Length (seconds): 4:48
  • Miss U
    6
    The Notorious B.I.G.
    • Album(s): Life After Death
    • Producer: DJ Kay Gee
    • Length (seconds): 4:59
  • The Message
    7
    • Album(s): 2001
    • Producer: Lord Finesse
    • Length (seconds): 5:29
  • Headlights
    8

    Headlights

    Eminem, Nate Ruess
    • Molly
      9

      Molly

      Lil Dicky, Brendon Urie
      • Album(s): Professional Rapper
      • Producer: Lil Dicky, Battleroy
      • Length (seconds): 4:04
    • Missin' You Crazy
      10

      Missin' You Crazy

      Russ
      • Date Recorded: 2018
    • '97 Bonnie & Clyde
      11
      • Album(s): The Slim Shady LP
      • Composer: Eminem, Jeff Bass, Mark Bass
      • Producer: Jeff Bass, Mark Bass
      • Length (seconds): 5:16
    • From Time
      12
      • Album(s): Nothing Was the Same
      • Composer: Drake, Jhené Aiko, Chilly Gonzales, Noah "40" Shebib
      • Producer: Noah "40" Shebib, Chilly Gonzales
      • Length (seconds): 5:22
    • Love Me Not
      13

      Love Me Not

      J. Cole
      • Album(s): Friday Night Lights
      • Producer: J. Cole
      • Length (seconds): 3:31
    • Just a Moment
      14
      Nas, Quan
      • Album(s): Street's Disciple
      • Composer: Nas, Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards
      • Length (seconds): 4:21
    • Break Ups 2 Make Ups
      15
      Method Man, D'Angelo
      • Album(s): Tical 2000: Judgement Day
      • Producer: Qu'ran Goodman, Trackmasters
      • Length (seconds): 3:53
    • Heartbeat
      16

      Heartbeat

      Childish Gambino
      • Album(s): Camp
      • Producer: Donald Glover, Ludwig Göransson
      • Length (seconds): 4:31
    • Take Care
      17

      Take Care

      Drake, Rihanna
      • Album(s): Take Care
      • Producer: Jamie xx, 40
      • Length (seconds): 4:37
    • Dilemma
      18
      Nelly, Kelly Rowland
      • Album(s): Simply Deep, Nellyville
      • Composer: Nelly, Bunny Sigler, Kenneth Gamble, Ryan Bowser, Antoine "Bam" Macon
      • Producer: Ryan Bowser, Antoine "Bam" Macon
      • Length (seconds): 3:57
    • The Book of Soul
      19

      The Book of Soul

      Ab-Soul
      • Album(s): Control System
      • Producer: Tommy Black
      • Length (seconds): 5:11
    • What's On Your Mind?
      20

      What's On Your Mind?

      Eric B. & Rakim
      • Album(s): Don't Sweat the Technique
      • Producer: Eric B. & Rakim
      • Length (seconds): 5:31
    • Break Up (The OJ Song)
      21

      Break Up (The OJ Song)

      Murs
      • Album(s): Murs for President
      • Producer: Knotch
      • Length (seconds): 4:08
    • 1st Love
      22

      1st Love

      Murs
      • Album(s): Murs 3:16 Presents... Murs and the Misadventures of the Nova Express
      • Producer: Murs
      • Length (seconds): 4:16
    • Hotline Bling
      23

      Hotline Bling

      Drake
      • Album(s): Views
      • Producer: Nineteen85
      • Length (seconds): 4:27
    • I Miss You
      24

      I Miss You

      DMX, Faith Evans
      • Survivors Guilt
        25

        Survivors Guilt

        Joey Bada$$