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Top 50 Rap Songs of 2013


Here are the best rap songs of 2013. Stream this list on Spotify.

(See alsoThe 15 Best Rap Albums of 2013)

50. Ace Hood – "Bugatti" (Feat. Future & Rick Ross)

You know that feeling you get when you wake up in a spanking new Bugatti and the soft leather gently kisses your skin as you stretch your arms, and then a trio of multi-racial models squeegee your third eye? If you did, you too would yell "I woke up in a new Bugatti" 55 times over a beat which Mike WiLL made.

49. Eve - "Wanna Be" (Feat. Missy Elliott & Nacho)

Eve's Lip Lock was light on the type of bite we've come to expect from the "pitbull in a skirt." Rescued from the rubble, however, is this hardboiled bop spunky enough to soundtrack The Real Housewives of...Some City.

48. Juicy J - "One of Those Nights"

© Columbia
"One of Those Nights" is a Weeknd party and Juicy J sounds like the guest who tells the most ridiculous tales but keeps everyone laughing. Their chemistry is good as gold. No weak moments here.

47. 2 Chainz - "Feds Watching"

© Def Jam
The concept of looking fresh even if the alphabet boys are watching is typically an aside in rap. "Feds Watching," from 2 Chainz' sophomore album, B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, turns it into a full-blown concept. It works, in spite of Tity Two Necklaces' limited flow. Chainz gets his brag on over Pharrell's gaudy drums. As if to underscore the song's carefree attitude, the music video deviates from an industry standard to feature several dark-skinned black women. Oh, and it turns out feds are watching, after all. Timely soundtrack.

46. French Montana - "F*ck What Happens Tonight"

French Montana is good for moments of unintentional comedy. But on this Mavado-blessed rocket from Excuse My French, he manages to come off as authentically ignorant. An all-star cast of Ace Hood, Scarface and Snoop Dogg take cues and deliver chilly performances.


45. Joell Ortiz - "Outta Control"

 Compton prince Kendrick Lamar amusingly crowned himself the "king of New York," which made more than a handful of Big Apple rappers angry. The first one out the gate was Slaughterhouse's Brooklyn knight Joell Ortiz. He clapped back at K. Dot with what is now the best "Control" reply in existence. Yaowa.

44. Schoolboy Q, – "Collard Greens" (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)


 Schoolboy Q--no stranger to drug-themed songs--pays tribute to edible greens, while his Black Hippy comrade Kendrick Lamar breaks out into Spanish.

43. Rich Homie Quan - "Type of Way"


Three things:

1. The Michigan State football team danced to "Type of Way."

2. Drake declared it "song of the summer."

3. Rich Homie Quan was the funniest name of 2013. I don't have the stats to back this up, but I can confirm that no one has ever said "Rich Homie Quan" with a straight face.

42. Notes to Self - "Nobody"

It's 90s-inspired without sounding 90s-inspired.

41. J. Cole - "Power Trip"

J. Cole - Power Trip

J. Cole's sleepy flow meet Miguel's smooth vocals on "Power Trip," the lead single from Born Sinner. 

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