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100 Greatest Rap Songs of All Time


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100 Greatest Rap Songs of All Time

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70 | DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince - "Parents Just Don't Understand" | Download| Compare Prices
Ah, the perfect soundtrack to teenage rebellion. Memories, man.

69 | Snoop Dogg - "Gin and Juice" | Download| Compare Prices
Following 93's "Nuthin' But a G Thang," Snoop teamed up with Dr. Dre for yet another surefire hit in "Gin & Juice," off the critically lauded DoggyStyle. All the splendid elements of west coast g-funk are mashed up in this anthem.

68 | Common - "The 6th Sense" | Download| Compare Prices
Common and DJ Premier caught this lightening in a bottle at the dawn of the century. It's a quintessential moment of uplift that owes as much to Premier's production as it does to Common's lyrical ingenuity.

67 | Jay Z ft. Mary J Blige - "Can't Knock The Hustle" | Download| Compare Prices
Jay didn't come out the gate banging. After two mildly received singles, third time proved to be the charm with "Can't Knock the Hustle" -- a timeless tune that still gets heads bobbing decades later.

66 | Lauryn Hill - "Everything Is Everything" | Download| Compare Prices
L'Boogie had so many gems on her solo debut, but "Everything Is Everything" was the Stickum that held the rest of the album together.

65 | Mos Def - "Umi Says" | Download| Compare Prices
A sprawling piece from Mighty Mos Def's stellar debut, Black on Both Sides.

64 | Jadakiss - "Why" | Download| Compare Prices
Jadakiss hooked up with Havoc for this moment of reflection on a wide array of social issues. The Common-assisted remix is equally fascinating. It's also the first of many rap songs to namedrop future president Barack Obama.

63 | 50 Cent - "Many Men (Wish Death)" | Download| Compare Prices
As deadly as the bullets that pierced his skin and nearly claimed his life.

62 | Souls of Mischief - "93 'Til Infinity" | Download
Rumor has it this song has launched more rap careers than Steve Rifkind.

61 | Slum Village - "Reunion" | Download| Compare Prices
It's all love in the D, as Slum Villa make nice over a poignant J Dilla beat.

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