The 100 Greatest Rap Songs of All Time

Popular rap songs have revolutionized the delivery of music messages with unique beats. Many still enjoy the top 100 rap songs.

List of the 100 best rap songs throughout history:

100) Biz Markie: “Just a friend”

99) Lil Jon and The East Side Boyz: “Get Low”

98) Warren G ft. Nate Dogg: “Regular”

97) Eva: “Who is that girl?”

96) DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince: “Parents just don’t get it”

95) El Trimm: “Booming Cars”

94) Master P: “Make them say Ugh”

93) NERD: “Lapdance”

92) Yo-Yo: “I can’t play with my Yo-Yo”

91) Chamillionaire: “Ridin ‘”

90) Pete Rock and CL Smooth: “They remind you (TROY)”

89) Cam’ron: “Oh boy”

88) Jungle Brothers: “What U Waitin ’43

87) Wyclef Jean: “We try to stay alive”

86) Heavy D. and the Boyz: “Now that we found love”

85) Black Star: “Definition”

84) UFO: “Roxanne Roxanne”

83) 2 Live Crew: “Me So Horny”

82) Chubb Rock: “Treat them right”

81) PM Dawn: “Set adrift in memory bliss”

80) Three 6 Mafia: “Tough here for a pimp”

79) DMX: “Ruff Ryders Anthem (Stop Drop)”

78) Housing estate arrested: “Tennessee”

77) Cold Crush Brothers: “Cold Crush Bros. at the Dixie”

76) Big Punisher: “I’m not a gamer yet”

75) Lil ‘Kim: “Crush on You”

74) EPMD: “You have to relax”

73) Black Sheep: “The choice is yours”

72) JJ Fad: “Supersonic”

71) Whodini: “Monsters come out at night”

70) 3 (rd) Bass: “Pop Goes the Weasel”

69) Common: “I used to love her”

68) IT: “What you know”

67) Mase: “Feel so good”

66) House Of Pain: “Jump”

65) Spoonie Gee and The Treacherous Three: “Love Rap”

64) The roots: “what they do”

63) Kid ‘n Play: “Rollin’ With Kid N Play”

62) Sayable Planets: “Slick Rebirth”

61) Slick Rick: “Children’s Story”

60) LL Cool J: “I need love”

59) Ol ‘Dirty Bastard: “Shimmy Shimmy Ya”

58) Ludacris feet. Shawna: “What is your fantasy?”

57) Big Daddy Kane: “I get the job done.”

56) Busta Rhymes: “Woo-Ha! I’ve got you all under control”

55) Terror Squad ft / Fat Joe and Remy: “Lean Back”

54) MC Lyte: “Cha Cha Cha”

53) Lox: “Money, power, respect”

52) Foxy Brown: “I’ll Be”

51) Doug E. Fresh and the Get Fresh Team: “The Show”

50) Lil ‘Wayne: “Tha Block is hot”

49) Boogie Down Productions: “My Philosophy”

48) Nas: “One love”

47) Young MC: “Bust A Move”

46) De La Soul: “Me, Myself, And I”

45) Geto Boys: “My mind plays tricks on me”

44) Method Man: “I’ll be there for you / You’re all I need to get through”

43) Game, The ft. 50 Cent: “Hate or love him”

42) Roxanne Shante: “Roxanne’s Revenge”

41) Funky 4 + 1 – “That’s the joint”

40) Run-DMC: “It’s like this”

39) Tone-Loc: “Wild Thing”

38) Coolio: “Gangsta’s Paradise”

37) Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock: “It takes two”

36) Nelly: “Hot in Herre”

35) Queen Latifah: “Ladies First”

34) Cypress Hill: “Crazy in the brain”

33) Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: “Tha Crossroads”

32) Puff Daddy & The Family: “It’s all about the Benjamins”

31) Kool Moe Dee: “How you like me now”

30) Tribe Called Quest: “Check the Rhime”

29) Digital Underground: “The Humpty Dance”

28) Ice Cube: “It was a good day”

27) Beastie Boys: “Hang on now, hit it”

26) MC Hammer: “You can’t touch this”

25) Fugees: “Killing Me Softly”

24) Eric B and Rakim: “Paid in full”

23) Outkast: “BOB”

22) Naughty by nature: “OPP”

21) Afrika Bambaataa and Soul Sonic Force: “Planet Rock”

20) Kanye West: “Gold Digger”

19) Ice T: “Colors”

18) 50 Cent: “In Da Club”

17) Sir Mix-A-Lot: “Baby Got Back”

16) Missy Elliott: “Get Ur Freak On”

15) Eminem: “Stan”

14) Tupac: “I move”

13) Wu-Tang Clan: “CREAM”

12) LL Cool J: “I can’t live without my radio”

11) Jay-Z: “Hard Knock Life”

10) Kurtis Blow: “The Breaks”

9) Salt-N-Pepa: “Push”

8) Snoop Doggy Dogg: “Gin and Juice”

7) Notorious BIG: “Juicy”

6) NWA: “Straight from Compton”

5) Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five: “The Message”

4) Run-DMC: “Walk This Way”

3) Dr. Dre; “Nuthin But A ‘G’ Thang”

2) Sugarhill Gang: “Rapper’s Delight”

1) Public enemy: “Fight against power”

The first song sent a strong message about racism that attracted listeners; some lyrics may have caused controversy. Many fans believe that Rapper’s Delight is a song that is “true” and classic. The third song on the list is an old-school rap song that many fans believe sets a high standard for rap artists trying to be successful; there is simply no match. The fourth title song successfully merged 2 of the most popular genres – rock and rap. The fifth of the best rap songs is another classic that just doesn’t compare. This list sets high standards for emerging rap artists.