Top 10 Greatest Rap Songs of All Time

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Rap is a genre of music that has gotten the most popular in the last 5 or 10 years. It involves the fast singing of verses and a chorus. There are numerous rap greats that have produced memorable songs which pull out strong emotional responses. Eminem is one of these artists that often pulls out angry vibes in his extremely fast rapping songs; often about his life. We learn from his songs that he has had a rough life, and many other rappers can often tell us these stories, We will list for you the top 10 greatest rap songs, with the artist included, and a brief description of each.


1. Lose Yourself by Eminem

This is probably Eminem’s greatest song of all time. It was featured in the movie “8 Mile,” which he also acted in. It has a strong message and a fantastic chorus. This song will be remembered for a long time, and be known as possibly the best of Eminem’s many masterpieces.


2. Gangsta Paradise  by Coolio

This song was No. 69 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of all Time and No. 38 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.  Coolio was awarded a Grammy award for song/album.  The song is not new; it is a rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Pastime Paradise”.


3. Not Afraid by Eminem

Another incredible rap song by Eminem. This song delivers a beautifully crafted image of Eminem’s life. The chorus is great, and in Eminem’s last verse he talks about getting clean. This song often will leave you in awe of how deep the message in the lyrics is, and it is truly an incredible song.


4. Dead and Gone by T.I. Feat. Justin Timberlake

This single was featured on Billboard Hot 100 as No. 76 before it was released officially.  It was nominated for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” and “Best Rap Song” at the Grammy Awards.


5. Fight for Your Right (to Party) by Beastie Boys

The Beastie Boys are a very funny rap band that delivers both funny lyrics and funny music videos. This song is a party anthem and has one of the best music videos of all time.


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