Alexis Assadi: The Best Rap Songs Of All-Time

I’ve been listening to rap for decades. This morning, I decided to go through my iPhone and list what I listen to most frequently. I came up with 184 songs that I think are the best of all-time, in no particular order.

Sadly, I did not include Kanye West. I used to love his music, but he got so weird that I can no longer tolerate it. He is the only celebrity whose public persona has bothered me to that point.

Alexis Assadi on the top 184 rap songs ever.

The List

1. You’re Nobody — The Notorious B.I.G.

2. You Can’t Kill Me — Nas

3. You Ain’t a Killer — Big Punisher

4. Wu-Tang Forever — Drake

5. Wrong Ones — Big Punisher

6. Worldwide Choppas — Tech N9ne

7. Window Shopper — 50 Cent

8. Why U Turn On Me — 2Pac

9. Who Shot Ya — The Notorious B.I.G.

10. White America — Eminem

11. Whip It — Yelawolf

12. Where I’m From — The Game

13. When We Ride on Our Enemies — 2Pac

14. When Thugz Cry — 2Pac

15. What’s the Difference? — Dr. Dre

16. What’s Beef — The Notorious B.I.G.

17. What Up Gangsta — 50 Cent

18. Westside Story — The Game

19. We Hustle — Dirtbag Dan

20. Watch Those — Big Punisher

21. Wanksta — 50 Cent

22. Wake Up — Madchild

23. Vulgan — Shogun

24. Until the End of Time — 2Pac

25. Twinz — Big Punisher

26. Touch It — Busta Rhymes

27. Top of the World — Rascalz

28. Things Done Changed — The Notorious B.I.G.

29. Then Smoke — Lil Bizzy

30. The What — The Notorious B.I.G.

31. The Watcher — Dr. Dre

32. The Sound of Revenge — Chamillioniare

33. The Next Episode — — Dr. Dre

34. The Dream Shatterer — Big Punisher

35. That’s What’s Up — 50 Cent

36. That’s My Nigga fo’ Real — Young Zee

37. Tha Crossroads — Bone Thugs ~N~ Harmony

38. Ten Crack Commandments — The Notorious B.I.G.

39. Swimming Pools — Kendrick Lamar

40. Still Tippin’ — Mike Jones

41. Still Dreaming — Nas

42. Still DRE — Dr. Dre

43. Still Don’t give a Fuck — Eminem

44. Still Ballin’ — 2Pac

45. Started from the Bottom — Drake

46. Standard — Stormzy

47. Square Dance — Eminem

48. Souther Takeover — Chamillioniare

49. Somebody’s Got to Die — The Notorious B.I.G.

50. Solider — Eminem

51. Slippin’ — DMX

52. Sky’s the Limit — The Notorious B.I.G.

53. Ski Mask Way — 50 Cent

54. Shut Up — Stormzy

55. Shottas — Juelz Santana

56. Say Goodbye to Hollywood — Eminem

57. Runnin’ On E — 2Pac

58. Runnin’ — The Game

59. Rumble Young Man Rumble — Juelz Santana

60. Rollout — Ludacris

61. Role Model — Eminem

62. Rock Bottom — Eminem

63. Rimz & Tires — Xzibit

64. Ridin’ — Chamillioniare

65. Ride wit Me — Nelly

66. Renegade — Jay-Z

67. Remember Me? — Eminem

68. Ready to Die — The Notorious B.I.G.

69. Raise Up — Petey Pablo

70. Pump, Pump — Bone Thugs ~N~ Harmony

71. Pop the Trunk — Yelawolf

72. Politics — Classified

73. Patriots — Canibus

74. One Mic — Nas

75. One Last Time — Twista

76. Ol’ Time Killin’ — Kardinal Offishall

Note on Kanye west

77. No Favors — Big Sean

78. No Apologies — Eminem

79. Niggonometry — Canibus

80. Niggas Bleed — The Notorious B.I.G.

81. Nigga What, Nigga Who — Jay-Z

82. Never Scared — Bone Crusher

83. My Turn — Big Punisher

84. My Closest Roaddogz — 2Pac

85. Move Bitch — Ludacris

86. Money, Money — Bone Thugs ~N~ Harmony

87. Money, Cash, Hoes — Jay-Z

88. Money Over Bullshit — Nas

89. Money on My Mind — Lil Wayne

90. Money Ain’t a Thang — Jay-Z

91. Moment of Clarity — Jay-Z

92. Many Men — 50 Cent

93. Machine Gun Funk — The Notorious B.I.G.

94. Lyrical Exercise — Jay-Z

95. Long Kiss Goodnight — The Notorious B.I.G.

96. Lil Homies — 2Pac

97. Life’s on the Line — 50 Cent

98. Lean Back — Terror Squad

99. Land of Tha Heartless — Bone Thugs ~N~ Harmony

100. Kreep — Chino XL

101. Kill You — Eminem

102. Kill Us All — Twista

103. Kick In The Door — The Notorious B.I.G.

104. Just Don’t Give a Fuck — Eminem

105. Jump Around — House of Pain

106. It’s Murda — Ja Rule

107. Intergalactic — Beastie Boys

108. Instigator — D12

109. If I Fall — Bone Thugs ~N~ Harmony

110. Ice Ice Baby — Vanilla Ice

111. I’m a Dboy — Lil Wayne

112. I Understand — Bizzy Bone

113. Hustlin’ — Rick Ross

114. How to Rob — 50 Cent

115. Hit Em Up — Lil Wayne

116. High All the Time — 50 Cent

117. Heavy Artillery — Classified

118. Headlines — Drake

119. Hate Me Now — Nas

120. Hard White — Yelawolf

121. Gun Talk — Son Doobie

122. Gucci Gucci — Kreayshawn

123. Growin’ Up in the Gutter — Yelawolf

124. Got Ur Self a Gun — Nas

125. Got it Sewed Up — Mike Jones

126. Girls — D12

127. Gimme the Loot — The Notorious B.I.G.

128. Ghetto Star — 2Pac

129. Get Me — Twista

130. Fuel Injected — Swollen Members

131. Fuckin wit the Wrong Nigga — 2Pac

132. Forgot About Dre — Dr. Dre

133. Fly as the Sky — Chamillioniare

134. Fireman– Lil Wayne

135. Fight Music — D12

136. Feelin’ It — Jay-Z

137. Fast Money — Big Punisher

138. End of the Trail — Arowbe

139. EGG — Kardinal Offishall

140. E.I. — Nelly

141. Down ’71 — Bone Thugs ~N~ Harmony

142. Doo Wop Freestyle — 50 Cent

143. Don’t Push Me — 50 Cent

144. Don’t Get Carried Away — Busta Rhymes

145. Don’t Approach Me — Xzibit

146. Dirt off Your Shoulder — Jay-Z

147. Die Die Die — Bone Thugs ~N~ Harmony

148. Devil’s Night — D12

149. Déjà vu — Eminem

150. Dance with the Devil — Immortal Technique

151. Da Joint — EPMD

152. Crept and We Came — Bone Thugs ~N~ Harmony

153. Country Grammar- Nelly

154. Cocaina — Busta Rhymes

155. Channel Zero — Canibus

156. Carry On Tradition — Nas

157. Can’t Deny it — Fabolous

158. Burns and Scars — Swollen Members

159. Bring Em Out — T.I.

160. Break Ya Neck — Busta Rhymes

161. Bounce Back — Big Sean

162. Boomerang — Big Punisher

163. Bodak Yellow — Cardi B

164. Blunt Ashes — Nas

165. Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe — Kendrick Lamar

166. Bitch Please 2 — Eminem

167. Big Ego’s — Dr. Dre

168. Beware — Big Punisher

169. Been Through the Storm — Busta Rhymes

170. Beach Chair — Jay-Z

171. Batter Up — Nelly

172. Bang Bang — Dr. Dre

173. Bad Meets Evil — Eminem

174. B.O.B — Outkast

175. Assault and Battery — Swollen Members

176. Art & Life — Twista

177. Ante Up (Robbin Hoodz Theory) — M.O.P.

178. Amityville — Eminem

179. Allure — Jay-Z

180. All the Way — Bone Thugs ~N~ Harmony

181. All Out — 2Pac

182. Alkaholik — Xzibit

183. 22 Twos — Jay-Z

184. “X” — Xzibit