Music Industry Experts Name Greatest Rap Songs Of All Time


Social media has been doing the greatest rapper of all-time lists for a few months now.

What about the greatest rap track?

The BBC asked  108 critics, artists, tastemakers, producers, and photographers from 15 different countries to name their personal top five Hip Hop tracks of all time. Overall, 280 different songs were named. Here are the top 25 in reverse order.

25.*     Alright, Kendrick Lamar (2015)
25.*     Rosa Parks, OutKast (1998)
24.       All Of The Lights, Kanye West ft. Rhianna, Kid Cudi (2010)
23.       Grindin’, Clipse (2002)
22.       Lose Yourself, Eminem (2002)
21.       Doo Wop (That Thing), Lauryn Hill (1998)
20.       International Players Anthem, UGK ft. OutKast (2007)
19.       U.N.I.T.Y., Queen Latifah (1993)
18.       Fuck Tha Police, NWA (1988)
17.       It Was A Good Day, Ice Cube (1992)
16.       B.O.B., OutKast (2000)
15.       They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.), Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth (1992)
14.       Rapper’s Delight, Sugarhill Gang (1979)
13.       Paid In Full, Eric B & Rakim (1987)
12.       Runaway, Kanye West ft. Pusha T (2010)
11.       Electric Relaxation, A Tribe Called Quest (1993)
10.       Dear Mama, Tupac Shakur (1995)
9.         N.Y. State Of Mind, Nas (1994)
8.         Passin’ Me By, The Pharcyde (1992)
7.         93 ’Til Infinity, Souls of Mischief (1993)
6.         C.R.E.A.M., Wu-Tang Clan (1993)
5.         Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang, Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Doggy Dogg (1992)
4.         The Message, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (1982)
3.         Shook Ones (Part II), Mobb Deep (1995)
2.         Fight The Power, Public Enemy (1989)
1.         Juicy, Notorious B.I.G. (1994)

You can check out the names and titles of all the judges and their individual top fives here.

What do you think of this "Golden Era of Hip Hop" dominated list?

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