Rap music makes you feel invincible. Self-assertiveness and self-affirmation do not involve manifestations of sentimentality and hypocrisy when we talk about rap music. Ffor this reason, hip-hop and rap music is exclusively for confident, onefold, and stubborn people and today we will look closer at it's most successful and most prominent expressions, namely the Top 100 best rap songs of all time.
Each and every day, hip-hop and rap production go through the roof, and underground representatives such as Vic Mensa, Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane and Big Sean will eventually inevitably occupy the place of the mainstream Drake, Kanye West, and Kendrick Lamar. By the way, thanks to talented musicians, the genre is constantly transforming and it is necessary to know at least the brightest of them.
The multiplicity and constant openness to experiments and improvisation make hip-hop accessible and engaging to anyone interested. By way of exception, one can say that hip-hop music is not just a combination of music and lyrics, it's a separate broad line of musical art, it's a phenomenon where the rules and restrictions are blurred. The bright feature of this musical genre is its character, author's expression of each element, as well as the manner of transferring musical styles and manner performance of different regions.
Eminem - White America
The famous American rapper needs no introduction. Eminem is named one of the greatest musicians of all time, he sold more than 100 million albums around the world and became an example for many artists.
Eminem - Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna
Eminem - Not Afraid
Eminem - Rap God
Eminem - Without Me
MACKLEMORE began to independently release his music in 2000 and is currently collaborating with producer Ryan Lewis. He has a large number of online fans. He released one mixtape, three mini albums, and two albums, but none on a big label. The most popular song is Thrift Shop, the video on Youtube has already been viewed over 1.1 billion times.
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - THRIFT SHOP FEAT. WANZ
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - CAN'T HOLD US FEAT. RAY DALTON
Jay Z is the remarkable rapper and multiple winner of the Grammy Award. His 13 albums were on top of Billboard 200, which is an absolute record among all solo performers.
JAY-Z - The Story of O.J.
JAY-Z - Song Cry
JAY-Z - Excuse Me Miss ft. Pharrell
It's undeniably, particular attention in the hip-hop and rap music industry should be paid to the wife of JAY-Z - Beyoncé, the beauty icon, and the most influential singer.
Beyoncé - Crazy In Love ft. JAY Z
Beyoncé - Drunk in Love (Explicit) ft. JAY Z
Beyoncé - Run the World (Girls)
Tyler, The Creator - Who Dat Boy
Tyler is the brightest star in the Odd Future, mage of music production, ingenious songwriter, artist and designer of the merchant. "B * st * rd", "Goblin", "Wolf", "Cherry Bomb" ... The list of his solo albums of the 26-year-old rapper inspires respect even without the Odd Future releases, to which he also had a hand. Tyler prefers black humor and creepy bits from the Cold War and Avant-Garde. Very ambiguous and very cool character.
Tink – Million
Tink is one of the most promising performers of this genre. She has an excellent soul vocal and she writes successful hits. The Winter's Diary trilogy, spectacular wings in Future Brown, Wanna Party, and Room 302 tracks, as well as collaboration with Kelela and Dj Dahi in the song «Want It» - all this is advanced modern music.
Rich Homie Quan - Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)
Every year, the new hip-hop freaks come to replace Outkast, 2 Chainz and Soulja Boy, among which Rich Homie Quan stands out most. He dreamed of becoming a professional basketball player, refining at the airport, spent 15 months in jail for burglary. Currently, he hangs out in the company of hip-hop key figures - Birdman and Young Thug. Their collaboration "Rich Gang: Tha Tour Vol. 1 "is one of the most innovative mixtapes.
Chief Keef - I Don't Like ft. Lil Reese
Keith Farrelle Cozart from Chicago is a fellow countryman of Kanye West. The latest 'Bang 3' mix and the paranoid version of I Don't Like ft. Lil Reese are the best his releases today.
Timbaland - Carry Out ft. Justin Timberlake
Dr. Dre - has become an integral part of the rap culture and his songs have become part of billions of listeners. Andre Romell Young - one of the most successful beatmakers in rap music. He is considered to be the most important figure in popularizing Gi-funk - one of the styles of rap music, which appeared in the mid 80's in Los Angeles. He began his career as a producer, opening the world such names as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, The Game, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, many albums of which became multi-platinum.
Dr. Dre - Still D.R.E. ft. Snoop Dogg
Dr. Dre - The Next Episode ft. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Nate Dogg
Lil Wayne - Love Me (Explicit) ft. Drake, Future
Another important figure in rap music is Lil Wayne.
Lil Wayne - Lollipop ft. Static
Lil Wayne - Mirror ft. Bruno Mars
One of the main hits of Tupac Shakur, a rapper who entered the top 100 performers of all time, only sold more than 75 million albums during his lifetime. The single California Love was recorded in 1995 as a token of Tupac's return from prison, in which he served a one-year term. This is the only track Tupac, which was included in the list of 500 greatest songs of all time, according to Rolling Stone.
Snoop Dogg - Who Am I
Who Am I is one of the rapper's best tracks, a song from the debut album Snoop Dogg Doggystlye (1993), which was destined to become a classic of the genre. The album, produced by Dr. Dre, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with sales of 803,000 copies for the first week.
50 Cent - In Da Club
With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, who produced the albums of 50 Cent, the first success comes to him and he becomes one of the best-selling artists in the world. The video for the song In Da Club from the debut album 50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin '(2003) is still the most popular. By the way, Eminem and Dr Dre played one of the main roles there.
50 Cent - Candy Shop ft. Olivia
Ice Cube - It Was a Good Day
Ice Cube - one of the pioneers of the so-called gangsta rap. The song It Was a Good Day was released on the album The Predator, which was recorded against the backdrop of civil unrest in Los Angeles in 1992. The album was the most successful release in the music career Ice Cube.
Ice-T - 6 'N The Mornin
Ice-T is known as one of the founders of gangsta rap, along with Ice Cube in the late 1980s. It is believed that it was the song 6 'N The Mornin that gave birth to West Coast Gangsta rap.
Drake - Hotline Bling
The most famous Canadian rapper and producer (Champagne Papi), sold more than 5 million copies of his albums around the world and began his career on television. Drake also writes songs for other popular artists, including Alisha Keys, Rita Oru, and Jamie Foxx. The song Hotline Bling (2015) collected almost 700 million views on Youtube, and over the first week of the release in the US, it sold over 41,000 copies of the single.
Be Without You - Mary J. Blige
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
The Notorious B.I.G. - "Juicy"
Nas NY State of Mind
Mobb Deep - Shook Ones
Nas - One Mic
Common Sense - I Use To Love H.E.R.
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
Remember The Name - Fort Minor
Mobb Deep-Shook Ones Part 2.
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
Kendrick Lamar - DNA.
Post Malone - rockstar ft. 21 Savage
Kanye West - Jesus Walks
Nas - The World Is Yours
Kanye West - Stronger
Common - The Game
Marco Polo feat. Masta Ace - Nostalgia
Post Malone - Congratulations ft. Quavo
Lil Uzi Vert - XO Tour Llif3
Post Malone - White Iverson
Migos - Bad and Boujee ft Lil Uzi Vert
Future - Mask Off
Kendrick Lamar - ELEMENT.
Drake - Started From The Bottom
Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.
Geto Boys – Mind Playing Tricks On Me
43 Game, The ft. 50 Cent – Hate It or Love It
42 Roxanne Shante – Roxanne’s Revenge
41 Funky 4 + 1 – That’s the Joint
40 Run-DMC – It’s Like That
Tone-Loc – Wild Thing
Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock – It Takes Two
Nelly – Hot In Herre
Queen Latifah ft. Monie Love – Ladies First
Cypress Hill – Insane In The Brain
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Tha Crossroads
Kool Moe Dee – How Ya Like Me Now
Tribe Called Quest – Check the Rhime
Digital Underground – The Humpty Dance
Beastie Boys – Hold it Now, Hit it
MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
Fugees – Killing Me Softly
Outkast – B.O.B.
Naughty By Nature – OPP
Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force- Planet Rock
Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back
Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak On
Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M.
L.L. Cool J – I Can’t Live Without My Radio
Kurtis Blow – The Breaks
Salt-N-Pepa – Push It
Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy
N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five – The Message
Run-DMC ft/ Aerosmith – Walk This Way
Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
Public Enemy – Fight The Power
Busta Rhymes – Woo-Ha! Got You All In Check
Terror Squad ft/ Fat Joe and Remy – Lean Back
MC Lyte – Cha Cha Cha
Lox ft. DMX and Lil’ Kim – Money, Power, Respect
Foxy Brown ft. Jay-Z – I’ll Be
Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew – The Show
Lil’ Wayne – Tha Block Is Hot
Boogie Down Productions – My Philosophy
Nas – One Love
Young MC – Bust A Move
De La Soul – Me, Myself, And I