Top 10 Hip Hop songs of all Time
Hip-hop is pop culture now. The genre’s superiority of radio waves, streaming numbers, and billboard charts is undeniable, not to mention its influence on everything. But it’s more than that. Hip-hop has become cultural on its own, for many people it’s the synonym of life.
10. Dear Mama, Tupac Shakur (1995)
“Dear Mama” is a song by American hip hop recording artist 2Pac, released on February 9, 1995, as the lead single from his third studio album, Me Against the World. This song was very special to him as it was a tribute to his mother, Afeni Shakur. In the song, Shakur talks about his childhood poverty and his mother’s addiction to crack cocaine.
9. N.Y. State Of Mind, Nas (1994)
“N.Y. State of Mind” is a song by hip hop recording artist Nas, taken from his debut studio album Illmatic (1994). DJ Premier dealt with the production, which sampled two jazz songs: “Mind Rain” by Joe Chambers and “Flight Time” by Donald Byrd.
8. Passin’ Me By, The Pharcyde (1992)
The song was the second single released from the group’s 1992 debut Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde. One of the most popular lines from the song is “My dear my dear my dear you do not know me but I know you very well now let me tell you.”
7. 93 ’Til Infinity, Souls of Mischief (1993)
93 ’til Infinity is the debut album by Souls of Mischief. It was released on September 28, 1993 by Jive.
6. C.R.E.A.M., Wu-Tang Clan (1993)
“C.R.E.A.M.” (an acronym of “Cash Rules Everything Around Me”) is a song by the American hardcore hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, released on January 31, 1994, as the third single from their debut studio album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993).
5. Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang, Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Doggy Dogg (1992)
“Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” made Dr. Dre the unquestioned king of West Coast hip-hop, while conducting the genre into the mainstream and seriously challenging New York’s cultural dominance. We are sure that many of you are singing a part of the song right in this moment. It was a very catchy song.
4. The Message, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (1982)
The Message” is a song by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. It was released as a single by Sugar Hill Records on July 1, 1982 and was later featured on the group’s first studio album, The Message.
3. Shook Ones (Part II), Mobb Deep (1995)
Shook Ones (Part II)” is the lead single from Mobb Deep’s 1995 album The Infamous. In 2010 Pitchfork Media included the song at number 25 on their Top 200 Tracks of the 90s. The song made it into the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time
2. Fight The Power, Public Enemy (1989)
Fight the Power” is a song by American hip hop group Public Enemy, released as a single in the summer of 1989 on Motown Records. It was created at the request of film director Spike Lee, who sought a musical theme for his 1989 film Do the Right Thing.
1. Juicy, Notorious B.I.G. (1994)
“Juicy” is the first single by American rapper The Notorious B.I.G. from his 1994 debut album, Ready to Die. The song is widely considered to be the greatest hip-hop song of all time.