Top 5 Rap Songs of All Time

meLately I’ve been talking a lot about rap and here is, in my opinion the top 5 rap songs of all time. Read it, listen to the songs and then go get yourself some easy to use beat software and start writing your own. You never know – you could be the next big name in rap.

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5. PUBLIC ENEMY – FIGHT THE POWER

PUBLIC ENEMY – FIGHT THE POWER

Every rapper in every song is trying to convey a message, and the message in Public Enemy’s Fight The Power is undeniably strong, unsubtle and powerful. Coming from one of the most respected and renowned rap groups in the business ever, Fight The Power is a memorable and legendary song.

4. GRANDMASTER FLASH AND THE FURIOUS 5 – THE MESSAGE

GRANDMASTER FLASH AND THE FURIOUS 5 – THE MESSAGE

An important song in many respects, but mainly because it helped bring rap music to the forefront, and catapult it into the ears of mainstream audiences. The proof lies not only it its legendary status, but also in the fact that Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5 became the first rap group ever to be inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

3. TUPAC SHAKUR – CALIFORNIA LOVE

TUPAC SHAKUR – CALIFORNIA LOVE

A collaboration between the greatest rapper in the world 2pac and well known rapper/producer Dr. Dre, California Love is the rap king’s biggest hit, and still to this day enjoys airplay on not just rap radio stations, but also mainstream frequencies.

2. EMINEM – LOSE YOURSELF

EMINEM – LOSE YOURSELF

Brought about by Eminem’s move 8 Mile, Lose Yourself boasts an incredible power and demonstrates Eminem’s sheer lyrical genius – reinforced by the Academy Award it won. Truly one of the most memorable performances of all time.

1. SUGARHILL GANG – RAPPER’S DELIGHT

SUGARHILL GANG – RAPPER’S DELIGHT

There was really only one song that could ever top this list, and that is of course Rapper’s Delight. Whilst Sugarhill Gang didn’t receive the exposure and success that several other artists on this list did, they still managed to set the bar incredibly high in 1979 upon releasing this record.

It became the first hip-hop song to break into the U.S top 40, at a crucial period when rap music was being dismissed as a mere fad. It turned out to be the pioneer of an entire genre, and is the foundation of all rap music.

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