Hip Hop has increasingly become one of the most popular music genre in today’s culture.  Its origin can be found in African-American music and ultimately African music as well as influenced by other styles such as jazz poetry and Soul.  Today hip-hop music has evolved into a very lucrative industry with famous rappers such as Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent topping the Forbes Wealthiest artist list.  The following are the all time top 100 Hip Hop Songs including well known rap artists and bands such as Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash and the now deceased 2Pac.  The number one hip-hop song topping our list is Common Sense’s I Used To Love H.E.R., followed by the Sugarhill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight and the Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5’s The Message.

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Top 100 Hip Hop Songs complete list

  1. Common Sense – I Used To Love H.E.R.
  2. The Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
  3. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 – The Message
  4. 2Pac – Dear Mama
  5. Eric B & Rakim – Lyrics of Fury
  6. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – They Reminisce Over You
  7. Nas – The World Is Yours
  8. Audio Two – Top Billin’
  9. Public Enemy – Fight The Power
  10. Afrika Bambataa – Planet Rock
  11. 2Pac – Keep Ya Head Up
  12. Boogie Down Productions – My Philosophy
  13. LL Cool J – I Need Love
  14. Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg – Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang
  15. The Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy
  16. Jay-Z – Dead Presidents II
  17. A Tribe Called Quest ft. Busta Rhymes – Scenario
  18. Geto Boys – Mind Playin’ Tricks on Me
  19. N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton
  20. Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M.
  21. dead prez – It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop
  22. The Pharcyde – Passin’ Me By
  23. MC Lyte – Paper Thin
  24. Beastie Boys – Paul Revere
  25. Talib Kweli – Get By
  26. Kurtis Blow – The Breaks
  27. Mobb Deep – Shook Ones II
  28. Big Daddy Kane – Ain’t No Half Steppin’
  29. Brand Nubian – Slow Down
  30. Mos Def – Mathematics | Download |
  31. Westside Connection – Bow Down
  32. Slick Rick & Doug E Fresh – La di da di
  33. Warren G – Regulate
  34. GangStarr ft. Nice & Smooth – Dwyck
  35. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Ill Street Blues
  36. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Tha Crossroads
  37. DMX – Slippin’
  38. Craig Mack – Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)
  39. – Time’s Up
  40. Scarface – I Seen A Man Die
  41. OutKast – Ms Jackson
  42. M.O.P. – Ante Up(Remix)
  43. Kanye West – Jesus Walks
  44. Slick Rick – Children’s Story
  45. Eminem – Stan
  46. Zion I feat Talib Kweli
  47. Salt-N-Pepa – Push It
  48. Run-DMC & Aerosmith – Walk This Way
  49. Aasim – Hip-Hop 101
  50. Marley Marl – The Symphony
  51. Artifacts – Wrong Side of da Tracks
  52. UGK – Ridin’ Dirty
  53. A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation
  54. Nas – One Mic
  55. Naughty By Nature – OPP
  56. Black Moon – Who Got da Props
  57. DJ Quik – Tonite
  58. Eminem – Mosh
  59. Special Ed – I Got It Made
  60. Big Daddy Kane – Raw
  61. Slum Village – Reunion
  62. Souls of Mischief – 93 ‘Til Infinity
  63. 50 Cent – Many Men(Wish Death)
  64. Jadakiss – Why
  65. Mos Def – Umi Says
  66. Lauryn Hill – Everything Is Everything
  67. Jay-Z ft. Mary J Blige – Can’t Knock The Hustle
  68. Common – The 6th Sense
  69. Snoop Dogg – Gin and Juice
  70. DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince – Parents Just Don’t Understand
  71. Big L – Ebonics
  72. Lupe Fiasco – Kick, Push
  73. Fabolous – Breathe
  74. Nas – New York State of Mind
  75. Biz Markie – Nobody Beats The Biz
  76. LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out
  77. Big Pun – Still Not A Player
  78. The Game – Dreams
  79. Cypress Hill – How I Could Just Kill A Man
  80. Wu-Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck
  81. Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day
  82. M.O.P. – How About Some Hardcore
  83. Akrobatik – Remind My Soul
  84. The Luniz – I Got 5 On It
  85. The Fugees – Fu-gee-La
  86. Ultramagnetic MC’s – Ego Trippin’
  87. Ghostface ft. Mary J Blige – All That I Got Is You
  88. What U See Is What U Get – Xzibit
  89. GZA – Fame
  90. Method Man ft. Mary J Blige – All I Need
  91. The Notorious B.I.G. – Who Shot Ya
  92. Too $hort – Freaky Tales
  93. ODB – Brooklyn Zoo
  94. Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
  95. Das EFX – They Want EFX
  96. Junior M.A.F.I.A. – Player’s Anthem
  97. Smif-N-Wessun – Bucktown
  98. Common – The Light
  99. The Roots – What They Do
  100. Da Brat – Funkdafied