Grab your iPod and get ready to fill it with some hip-hop goodies. Hopefully, this list will bring back memories of your favorite rap songs and introduce you to a few new ones. Here's a countdown of 2008's Top 100 Rap Songs. Enjoy!
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Backed by Kanye West's thunderous bass concoction, Jay-Z brushes the dirt off his shoulder and hurls a curve ball at Noah Gallagher. The drum-powered "Jockin' Jay-Z"
is a buzz cut from Blueprint 3.
Hip-hop and soul converge beautifully on this nostalgic single from Amanda Diva's criminally underrated Life Experience
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Good music truly does flow in the Yancey family. Illa J, the 21-year old brother of late hip-hop icon J Dilla, is working relentlessly to keep the Yancey flag flying high. He holds his own on this nostalgic smash from the Dilla-produced debut album, Yancey Boys
The Cool Kids urge kids to say their ABCs not "Ay Bay Bays," while Weezy brags about treating women like *gasp* queens. Everybody wins. [Audio
Taken from Nappy Roots' The Humdinger
(their first major album in 5 years), "Good Day" hardly deviates from the formula for success: hard-hitting, catchy, and absolutely inspirational.
Fans of Senior Citizen Rap will be ecstatic to learn that Parrish and Erick Sermon will still be rhyming well into their 60s. As long as they keep making 'em like this, no one's complaining.
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This rare moment of pure rapping on Seeing Sounds
shows that Skateboard P can kick a mean 16 when he's not busy indulging in fashion references.
93. Wale & Brother Ali - "2nd Time Around"
Despite Wale's 2-verse onslaught, Brother Ali is the real star of "2nd Time Around." Ali's verse is unsurprisingly nasty, as he hurls a plethora of insults at wankstas, "People are starving and you're talking about balling?" The killer rhyme arrives at the end though: "You can't even scan, your fans are downloading you. There's no connection, so they're not supporting you." [Audio
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To hear Estelle and Kidz in the Hall tell it, love can be pretty freakin' awesome! [Video