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100 Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Songs

List editor: Stereo Williams
Last Updated: 11-16-2010

Criteria: - The 100 songs listed here were chosen for Impact, Influence, Lasting Popularity,
and Quality in the world of Rap and Hip-Hop. All realms of Rap/Hip-Hop are included.

Link: http://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_rap-songs.html

1. The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
2. Fight The Power - Public Enemy
3. Nuthin But A "G" Thang - Dr. Dre
4. It's Like That - Run-D.M.C.
5. Rappers Delight - Sugarhill Gang
6. Juicy - Notorious B.I.G.
7. Children's Story - Slick Rick
8. I Used To Love H.E.R. - Common
9. Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa
10. Paid in Full - Eric B. & Rakim
11. Rock the Bells - LL Cool J
12. Jesus Walks - Kanye West
13. Walk This Way - Run-D.M.C. & Aerosmith
14. The Breaks - Kurtis Blow
15. Fuck Tha Police - N.W.A.
16. Rosa Parks - Outkast
17. Check the Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest
18. Keep Ya Head Up - 2 Pac
19. They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) - C.L. Smooth & Pete Rock
20. It Takes Two - Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
21. Stan - Eminem
22. One Mic - Nas
23. Me Myself and I - De La Soul
24. The Show - Doug E. Fresh w/Slick Rick
25. The Bridge Is Over - Boogie Down Productions
26. Bring The Noise - Public Enemy
27. Award Tour - A Tribe Called Quest
28. Shed So Many Tears - 2 Pac
29. Eric B. is President - Eric B. & Rakim
30. Push It - Salt-n-Pepa
31. Ms. Jackson - Outkast
32. It Was A Good Day - Ice Cube
33. Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
34. Big Poppa - Notorious B.I.G.
35. Cha Cha Cha - MC Lyte
36. C.R.E.A.M. - Wu Tang Clan
37. Hard Knock Life - Jay Z
38. My Philosophy - Boogie Down Productions
39. You Gots to Chill - EPMD
40. Mind Playing Tricks on Me - Geto Boys
41. Dear Mama - 2pac
42. I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need - Method Man w/ Mary J. Blige
43. The World Is Yours - Nas
44. Set It Off - Big Daddy Kane
45. Rock Box - Run-D.M.C.
46. Scenario - A Tribe Called Quest
47. Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs N Harmony
48. I Need Love - LL Cool J
49. O.P.P. - Naughty By Nature
50. Sucker M.C.s - Run-D.M.C.
51. Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
52. Doo Wop (That Thing) - Lauryn Hill
53. U.N.I.T.Y. - Queen Latifah
54. Passin' Me By - The Pharcyde
55. Murder Was the Case - Snoop Doggy Dogg
56. Parents Just Don't Understand - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
57. Ain't No Half-Steppin' - Big Daddy Kane
58. What You Know - T.I.
59. La Di Da Di - Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh
60. Bonita Applebum - A Tribe Called Quest
61. The Definition - Mos Def & Talib Kweli (Black Star)
62. Just A Friend - Biz Markie
63. All About the Benjamins - Puff Daddy w/Lil Kim, The LOX & The Notorious B.I.G.
64. Wild Thing - Tone-Loc
65. Get Ur Freak On - Missy Elliott
66. Get At Me Dog - DMX
67. My Name Is... - Eminem
68. Triumph - Wu-Tang Clan
69. Regulate - Warren G. w/ Nate Dogg
70. The Choice Is Yours - Black Sheep
71. Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
72. In Da Club - 50 Cent
73. Ladies First - Queen Latifah w/ Monie Love
74. I Ain't No Joke - Eric B. & Rakim
75. Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) - Digable Planets
76. I'm Bad - LL Cool J
77. Top Billin' - Audio Two
78. Lyte As A Rock - MC Lyte
79. The Humpty Dance - Digital Underground
80. I Got 5 On It - The Luniz
81. Elevators (Me & You) - Outkast
82. You Got Me - The Roots
83. Paul Revere - The Beastie Boys
84. Colors - Ice T
85. P.S.K. (What Does It Mean) - Schoolly D
86. Boyz-N-The-Hood - Eazy E
87. Roxanne, Roxanne - U.T.F.O.
88. Shook Ones, Pt II - Mobb Deep
89. Dirty South - Goodie MOB
90. Freaks Come Out At Night - Whodini
91. Big Pimpin' - Jay Z
92. Tennessee - Arrested Development
93. Deep Cover - Dr. Dre w/ Snoop Doggy Dogg
94. It's the Joint - The Funky Four + 1
95. A Milli - Lil Wayne
96. Crush On You - Lil Kim
97. Life Is...Too $hort - Too $hort
98. Ridin' - Chamillionaire w/ Krayzie Bone
99. 6 In the Mornin' - Ice T
100. Bust A Move - Young MC

101. Dead Presidents, Pt II - Jay-Z
102. Electric Relaxation - A Tribe Called Quest
103. I Got It Like That - The Jungle Brothers
104. King of Rock - Run-D.M.C.
105. Feel the Heartbeat - Treacherous Three
106. Welcome to the Terrordome - Public Enemy
107. B.O.B. - Outkast
108. Slow Down - Brand Nubian
109. It Ain't Hard to Tell - Nas
110. Treat 'Em Right - Chubb Rock
111. I Can't Live Without My Radio - LL Cool J
112. The Symphony - The Juice Crew
113. Mass Appeal - GangStarr
114. Crossover - EPMD
115. Funkdafied - Da Brat
115. Come Clean - Jeru Da Damaja
116. Pop Goes the Weasel - 3rd Bass
117. How I Could Just Kill A Man - Cypress Hill
118. Rockin' It - The Fearless Four
120. Proceed - The Roots
121. Hail Mary - 2Pac
122. I Got It Made - Special Ed
123. Buddy - De La Soul w/The Jungle Bros, Monie Love & Q-Tip
124. Dre Day - Dr. Dre w/Snoop Doggy Dogg
125. The Light - Common w/Erykah Badu
126. Bring the Pain - Method Man
127. Streets of N.Y. - Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo
128. (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) - Beastie Boys
129. Flava In Ya Ear (remix) - Craig Mack
130. Rubberband Man - T.I.
131. The Vapors - Biz Markie
132. I Seen A Man Die - Scarface
133. Smooth Operator - Big Daddy Kane
134. White Lines (Don't Do It) - Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
135. Hypnotize - The Notorious B.I.G.
136. Brown-Skinned Lady - Mos Def & Talib Kweli
137. Ruffneck - MC Lyte
138. Follow the Leader - Eric B. & Rakim
139. Lose Yourself - Eminem
140. Roc Boys (And the Winner Is...) - Jay-Z
141. I'm Still #1 - Boogie Down Productions
142. Whatta Man - Salt N Pepa w/En Vogue
143. Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty By Nature
144. Can I Kick It? - A Tribe Called Quest
145. Still Not A Player - Big Pun w/Joe
146. If I Ruled the World - Kurtis Blow
147. Express Yourself - N.W.A
148. Rebel Without A Pause - Public Enemy
149. Jam Master Jay - Run-D.M.C.
150. Cell Therapy - Goodie MOB
151. Woo-Hah (Got U All In Check) - Busta Rhymes
152. No Time - Lil Kim w/Puff Daddy
153. Five Minutes of Funk - Whodini
154. I Ain't Mad At Cha - 2Pac
155. Back That A** Up - Juvenile
156. The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) - Missy Elliott
157. It's Funky Enough - The D.O.C.
158. One Day - UGK
159. Warning - The Notorious B.I.G.
160. Mona Lisa - Slick Rick
161. Go Crazy - Young Jeezy
162. We Want Eazy - Eazy E
163. Through the Wire - Kanye West
164. Steady Mobbin' - Ice Cube
165. 911 Is A Joke - Public Enemy
166. Fu-Gee-La - The Fugees
167. Street Struck - Big L
168. The Way You Move - Outkast
169. Sugar Hill - AZ
170. Around the Way Girl - LL Cool J
171. Words I Manifest - GangStarr
172. Hip-Hop - Dead Prez
173. Black Steel In the Hour of Chaos - Public Enemy
174. Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See - Busta Rhymes
175. Ms. Fat Booty - Mos Def
176. Hip Hop Junkie - Nice & Smooth
177. Road to Riches - Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo
178. Superstar - Lupe Fiasco
179. Straighten It Out - Pete Rock & CL Smooth
180. Get By - Talib Kweli
181. Lean Back - Fat Joe
182. Space Age Pimpin' - Eightball & MJG
183. Chief Rocka - Lords of the Underground
184. Let's Talk About Sex - Salt N Pepa
185. You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo - Yo-Yo
186. We Got Our Own Thang - Heavy D. & the Boyz
187. Renee - The Lost Boys
188. Whatever You Say - Little Brother
189. Same Song - Digital Underground
190. Insane In the Brain - Cypress Hill
191. The New Rap Language - Treacherous Three
192. Rock Dis Funky Joint - Poor Righteous Teachers
193. The Next Episode - Dr. Dre w/Snoop Dogg
194. Do You Wanna Ride - Do or Die
195. Let's Get It Started - MC Hammer
196. Monie In the Middle - Monie Love
197. Drop It Like Its Hot - Snoop Dogg
198. Thuggish Ruggish Bone - Bone Thugs N Harmony
199. Ice Cream - Raekwon
200. Slam - Onyx

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Old List:
1. The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
2. Fight The Power - Public Enemy
3. Nuthin But A "G" Thang - Dr. Dre
4. It's Like That - Run-D.M.C.
5. Rappers Delight - Sugarhill Gang
6. Juicy - Notorious B.I.G.
7. Children's Story - Slick Rick
8. I Used To Love H.E.R. - Common
9. Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa
10. Paid in Full - Eric B. & Rakim
11. Rock the Bells - LL Cool J
12. Jesus Walks - Kanye West
13. Walk This Way - Run-D.M.C. & Aerosmith
14. The Breaks - Kurtis Blow
15. Fuck Tha Police - N.W.A.
16. Rosa Parks - Outkast
17. Check the Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest
18. Keep Ya Head Up - 2 Pac
19. They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) - C.L. Smooth & Pete Rock
20. It Takes Two - Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
21. Stan - Eminem
22. One Mic - Nas
23. Me Myself and I - De La Soul
24. The Show - Doug E. Fresh w/Slick Rick
25. The Bridge Is Over - Boogie Down Productions
26. Bring The Noise - Public Enemy
27. Award Tour - A Tribe Called Quest
28. Shed So Many Tears - 2 Pac
29. Eric B. is President - Eric B. & Rakim
30. Push It - Salt-n-Pepa
31. Ms. Jackson - Outkast
32. It Was A Good Day - Ice Cube
33. Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
34. Big Poppa - Notorious B.I.G.
35. Cha Cha Cha - MC Lyte
36. C.R.E.A.M. - Wu Tang Clan
37. Hard Knock Life - Jay Z
38. My Philosophy - Boogie Down Productions
39. You Gots to Chill - EPMD
40. Mind Playing Tricks on Me - Geto Boys
41. Dear Mama - 2pac
42. I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need - Method Man w/ Mary J. Blige
43. The World Is Yours - Nas
44. Set It Off - Big Daddy Kane
45. Rock Box - Run-D.M.C.
46. Scenario - A Tribe Called Quest
47. Doo Wop (That Thing) - Lauryn Hill
48. I Need Love - LL Cool J
49. O.P.P. - Naughty By Nature
50. Sucker M.C.s - Run-D.M.C.
51. Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
52. Ridin' - Chamillionaire w/ Krayzie Bone
53. U.N.I.T.Y. - Queen Latifah
54. Passin' Me By - The Pharcyde
55. Murder Was the Case - Snoop Doggy Dogg
56. Parents Just Don't Understand - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
57. Ain't No Half-Steppin' - Big Daddy Kane
58. What You Know - T.I.
59. La Di Da Di - Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh
60. Bonita Applebum - A Tribe Called Quest
61. The Definition - Mos Def & Talib Kweli (Black Star)
62. Just A Friend - Biz Markie
63. All About the Benjamins - Puff Daddy w/Lil Kim, The LOX & The Notorious B.I.G.
64. Wild Thing - Tone-Loc
65. Get Ur Freak On - Missy Elliott
66. Get At Me Dog - DMX
67. My Name Is... - Eminem
68. Triumph - Wu-Tang Clan
69. Regulate - Warren G. w/ Nate Dogg
70. The Choice Is Yours - Black Sheep
71. Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
72. In Da Club - 50 Cent
73. Ladies First - Queen Latifah w/ Monie Love
74. I Ain't No Joke - Eric B. & Rakim
75. Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) - Digable Planets
76. I'm Bad - LL Cool J
77. Top Billin' - Audio Two
78. Lyte As A Rock - MC Lyte
79. The Humpty Dance - Digital Underground
80. I Got 5 On It - The Luniz
81. Elevators (Me & You) - Outkast
82. You Got Me - The Roots
83. Paul Revere - The Beastie Boys
84. Colors - Ice T
85. P.S.K. (What Does It Mean) - Schoolly D
86. Boyz-N-The-Hood - Eazy E
87. Roxanne, Roxanne - U.T.F.O.
88. Shook Ones, Pt II - Mobb Deep
89. Dirty South - Goodie MOB
90. Freaks Come Out At Night - Whodini
91. Big Pimpin' - Jay Z
92. Tennessee - Arrested Development
93. Deep Cover - Dr. Dre w/ Snoop Doggy Dogg
94. It's the Joint - The Funky Four + 1
95. A Milli - Lil Wayne
96. Crush On You - Lil Kim
97. Life Is...Too $hort - Too $hort
98. Let Me Blow Ya Mind - Eve
99. 6 In the Mornin' - Ice T
100. Bust A Move - Young MC

101. Dead Presidents, Pt II - Jay-Z
102. Electric Relaxation - A Tribe Called Quest
103. I Got It Like That - The Jungle Brothers
104. King of Rock - Run-D.M.C.
105. Feel the Heartbeat - Treacherous Three
106. Welcome to the Terrordome - Public Enemy
107. B.O.B. - Outkast
108. Slow Down - Brand Nubian
109. It Ain't Hard to Tell - Nas
110. Treat 'Em Right - Chubb Rock
111. I Can't Live Without My Radio - LL Cool J
112. The Symphony - The Juice Crew
113. Mass Appeal - GangStarr
114. Crossover - EPMD
115. Funkdafied - Da Brat
115. Come Clean - Jeru Da Damaja
116. Pop Goes the Weasel - 3rd Bass
117. How I Could Just Kill A Man - Cypress Hill
118. Rockin' It - The Fearless Four
120. Proceed - The Roots
121. Hail Mary - 2Pac
122. I Got It Made - Special Ed
123. Buddy - De La Soul w/The Jungle Bros, Monie Love & Q-Tip
124. Dre Day - Dr. Dre w/Snoop Doggy Dogg
125. The Light - Common w/Erykah Badu
126. Bring the Pain - Method Man
127. Streets of N.Y. - Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo
128. (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) - Beastie Boys
129. Flava In Ya Ear (remix) - Craig Mack
130. Rubberband Man - T.I.
131. The Vapors - Biz Markie
132. I Seen A Man Die - Scarface
133. Smooth Operator - Big Daddy Kane
134. White Lines (Don't Do It) - Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
135. Hypnotize - The Notorious B.I.G.
136. Brown-Skinned Lady - Mos Def & Talib Kweli
137. Ruffneck - MC Lyte
138. Follow the Leader - Eric B. & Rakim
139. Lose Yourself - Eminem
140. Roc Boys (And the Winner Is...) - Jay-Z
141. I'm Still #1 - Boogie Down Productions
142. Whatta Man - Salt N Pepa w/En Vogue
143. Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty By Nature
144. Can I Kick It? - A Tribe Called Quest
145. Still Not A Player - Big Pun w/Joe
146. If I Ruled the World - Kurtis Blow
147. Express Yourself - N.W.A
148. Rebel Without A Pause - Public Enemy
149. Jam Master Jay - Run-D.M.C.
150. Cell Therapy - Goodie MOB
151. Woo-Hah (Got U All In Check) - Busta Rhymes
152. No Time - Lil Kim w/Puff Daddy
153. Five Minutes of Funk - Whodini
154. I Ain't Mad At Cha - 2Pac
155. Back That A** Up - Juvenile
156. The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) - Missy Elliott
157. It's Funky Enough - The D.O.C.
158. One Day - UGK
159. Warning - The Notorious B.I.G.
160. Mona Lisa - Slick Rick
161. Go Crazy - Young Jeezy
162. We Want Eazy - Eazy E
163. Through the Wire - Kanye West
164. Steady Mobbin' - Ice Cube
165. 911 Is A Joke - Public Enemy
166. Fu-Gee-La - The Fugees
167. Street Struck - Big L
168. The Way You Move - Outkast
169. Sugar Hill - AZ
170. Around the Way Girl - LL Cool J
171. Words I Manifest - GangStarr
172. Hip-Hop - Dead Prez
173. Black Steel In the Hour of Chaos - Public Enemy
174. Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See - Busta Rhymes
175. Ms. Fat Booty - Mos Def
176. Hip Hop Junkie - Nice & Smooth
177. Road to Riches - Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo
178. Superstar - Lupe Fiasco
179. Straighten It Out - Pete Rock & CL Smooth
180. Get By - Talib Kweli
181. Lean Back - Fat Joe
182. Space Age Pimpin' - Eightball & MJG
183. Chief Rocka - Lords of the Underground
184. Let's Talk About Sex - Salt N Pepa
185. You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo - Yo-Yo
186. We Got Our Own Thang - Heavy D. & the Boyz
187. Renee - The Lost Boys
188. Whatever You Say - Little Brother
189. Same Song - Digital Underground
190. Insane In the Brain - Cypress Hill
191. The New Rap Language - Treacherous Three
192. Rock Dis Funky Joint - Poor Righteous Teachers
193. The Next Episode - Dr. Dre w/Snoop Dogg
194. Do You Wanna Ride - Do or Die
195. Let's Get It Started - MC Hammer
196. Monie In the Middle - Monie Love
197. Drop It Like Its Hot - Snoop Dogg
198. Thuggish Ruggish Bone - Bone Thugs N Harmony
199. Ice Cream - Raekwon
200. Slam - Onyx


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Songs
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:34 am 
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Why isn't California Love the best 2Pac song? And why the fuck is Jesus walks so high?

This list is missing out badly on De La Soul. Ring Ring Ring, Keepin the Faith, and Eye Know should have a shot at the list.


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This list needs quite a bit of work. Kanye at #12?


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J.B. Trance wrote:
Criteria: - The 100 songs listed here were chosen for Impact, Influence,
Lasting Popularity, and Quality
in the world of Rap and Hip-Hop.
All realms of Rap/Hip-Hop are included.

8. I Used To Love H.E.R. - Common
16. Rosa Parks - Outkast


Common at 8 with that criteria? thats absurd lol. and Rosa Parks as Outkast's greatest song?


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Changes has probably surpassed California love by now for influence and acclaim.


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i love kanye and all, but fuck


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This is the worst thing I've ever seen.


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I think Chris F. did the previous version of this list. I believe Todd (aka Stereo Williams) took over most of Chris F.'s previous lists. I haven't seen Todd post for a long time since he redid some of these lists.

Anyways, no way should these songs be above "Planet Rock" and "Walk This Way":

6. Juicy - Notorious B.I.G.
7. Children's Story - Slick Rick
8. I Used To Love H.E.R. - Common


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Criteria: - The 100 songs listed here were chosen for Impact, Influence,
Lasting Popularity, and Quality in the world of Rap and Hip-Hop.


Quality shouldn't be listed as part of the criteria. I guess that's why some of Todd's rankings seem off.


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'Quality' is entirely subjective. I used impact, influence and popularity as measuring sticks. "California Love" is not, nor has it ever been, 2Pac's greatest song. "Shed So Many Tears" is much more impactful as one of hip hop's first introspective hits and a song that helped establish Pac's persona going forward. "California Love" was just a pop crossover smash, but it is NOT the definitive 2Pac song and shouldn't be celebrated as such. "Juicy" is hip hop's national anthem. Virtually EVERY lover, creator, follower of hip hop music knows the opening verse verbatim and it's the genres greatest rags-to-riches song. It's definitive.

"Rosa Parks" is Outkast's highest ranking because it was a definitive song for them and one that most evokes everything that makes them great; it's quirky and infectious and unapologetically southern. Its the full gamut of their talents summarized in one song and occurred before they became pop crossover superstars. "I Used to Love H.E.R." is arguably hip hop's first retrospective song, recorded before rappers regularly began looking back with fond memories on the genre's history. It holds a special place with hip hop heads and was even the inspiration for a feature film about the love of hip hop.

But, of course I looked at 'quality,' none of these songs would be listed if I didn't think they had quality, obviously.

Condescending much?


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stereowilliams wrote:
. "Juicy" is hip hop's national anthem. Virtually EVERY lover, creator, follower of hip hop music knows the opening verse verbatim and it's the genres greatest rags-to-riches song. It's definitive.


um fuckiing LOL.


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stfu, he's right. All thought Mo Money Mo Problems and Big Poppa are arguably greater, but he completely discredits popularity in favor of a rap elitist list.

stereowilliams wrote:
"California Love" is not, nor has it ever been, 2Pac's greatest song.

That song is not bigger than California Love, I don't care that you can turn on the criteria then use it to back up another song for seemingly no logical reason. For example, why is Fuck the Police the best NWA song when most rap heads consider Straight Outta Compton to have their most groundbreaking verses, or Express Yourself and it's seemingly contradictory message? Those songs definitely pushed hip-hop further than Fuck the Police in terms of impact than a comparatively shallow 'fuck authority'. And since you're fucking determined to do this on impact and influence, I'd think De La Soul would be way way higher and have a couple of songs. Why don't they? You're the one with a bias, why is no one agreeing with you?

I think what says it all is that Check the Rhyme is ATCQ's greatest song when they've got at least half a dozen other more well recognized hip-hop classics before it. Scenario and Can I Kick It have to be more respected in music circles. What's your reasoning for that song?


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LOL err.... No. if hip hop has anthing close to Nation Anthem, whcih is pretty much bullshit, its either Changes or Big Poppa.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Songs
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"It's either 'Changes' or 'Big Poppa'"

You cats laugh at 'Juicy' and then call me 'elitist.' Then you submit a tacky piece of posthumous horseshit like 'Changes.' A song that any real 2Pac fan recognizes for what it is: a cheesy attempt to cash in on a dead man's legacy. Recycled verses and a corny 80s sample does not a great song make.

I say again--EVERYONE knows the first verse of 'Juicy.' It's a genre-defining song.

And I'm fine with ppl not agreeing with me; I just got tired of referring rappers/producers to this site and getting laughs and 'what white boy did that list?' responses whenever they'd visit; so I decided to come back and revise some of the lists in a section that I helped launch years ago. Was prepared to defend whatever I posted.


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