Top 100 Hip Hop Songs

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HHGA’s Top 100 Hip Hop Songs

HHGA Top 100 SongsAnother list based on our personal tastes and on the music we listen to every day; not necessarily based on what is ‘expected’ in a list like this.

Feel free to agree or disagree and share your own thoughts – but remember: don’t be offended by another person’s taste or opinion; and keep all discussions respectful and clean. (Note: some of the Youtube videos are not available on mobile devices.)

  1. Run DMC – Sucker MC’s (1984)  Watch / MP3 Download
  2. LL Cool J – I Can’t Live Without My Radio (1985)  Watch / MP3
  3. Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off (1988)  Watch / MP3
  4. Nas – NY State Of Mind (1994)  Watch / MP3
  5. Boogie Down ProductionsMy Philosophy (1988)  Watch / MP3
  6. Eric B & Rakim – Lyrics of Fury (1988)  Watch / MP3
  7. Public Enemy – Rebel Without A Pause (1988)  Watch / MP3
  8. NWA – Straight Outta Compton (1988)  Watch / MP3
  9. MC Lyte – Cha Cha Cha (1989)  Watch / MP3
  10. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) (1992)  Watch / MP3
  11. LL Cool J – Rock The Bells Original (1985)  Watch / MP3
  12. Audio Two – Top Billin’ (1988)  Watch / MP3
  13. Ultramagnetic MC’s – Ego Trippin’ (1988)  Watch / MP3
  14. Boogie Down Productions – Criminal Minded (1987)  Watch / MP3
  15. A Tribe Called Quest – Check The Rhime (1991) Watch / MP3
  16. Gang Starr – Take It Personal (1992)  Watch / MP3
  17. De La Soul – Say No Go (1989)  Watch
  18. Doug E Fresh – The Show (1985)  Watch / MP3
  19. Wu Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck (1993)  Watch / MP3
  20. Eazy E – Boyz In The Hood (1988)  Watch / MP3
  21. Geto Boys – Mind Playin’ Tricks On Me (1992)  Watch / MP3
  22. Eric B & Rakim – Microphone Fiend (1988)  Watch / MP3
  23. Run DMC – Peter Piper (1986)  Watch / MP3
  24. Eric B & Rakim – I Ain’t No Joke (1987)  Watch / MP3
  25. EPMD – You Gots To Chill (1988)  Watch / MP3
  26. Marley Marl – The Symphony (1988)  Watch
  27. Just Ice – Going Way Back (1987)  Watch / MP3
  28. Special Ed – I Got It Made (1989)  Watch / MP3
  29. Schoolly D – PSK (What Does It Mean) (1985)  Watch / MP3 
  30. KRS One – Step Into A World (1997)  Watch / MP3 
  31. Tuff Crew – My Part Of Town (1988)  Watch / MP3 
  32. Public Enemy – Public Enemy No. 1 (1987)  Watch / MP3 
  33. Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy (1994)  Watch / MP3 
  34. LL Cool J – Jack The Ripper (1988)  Watch / MP3 
  35. Slick Rick – Children’s Story (1988)  Watch / MP3 
  36. Run DMC – Beats To The Rhyme (1988)  Watch / MP3 
  37. Camp Lo – Luchini (1997)  Watch / MP3 
  38. Main Source – Live at the BBQ (1992)  Watch / MP3 
  39. Jeru The Damaja – Ain’t The Devil Happy (1994)  Watch 
  40. Wu Tang Clan – Da Mystery Of Chessboxin’ (1993)  Watch / MP3 
  41. Eric B & Rakim – Let The Rhythm Hit Em (1990)  Watch / MP3
  42. NWA – Express Yourself (1988)  Watch / MP3 
  43. Public Enemy – Fight The Power (1989)  Watch / MP3 
  44. Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day (1992)  Watch / MP3 
  45. Dr Dre & Snoop Doggy Dogg – Nuthin’ But A G Thang (1992)  Watch 
  46. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious FiveThe Message (1982)  Watch / MP3 
  47. Gang Starr – Step In The Arena (1991)  Watch / MP3 
  48. T La Rock – Lyrical King (1987)  Watch / MP3 
  49. Big Daddy Kane – Raw (1988)  Watch / MP3 
  50. Eric B & Rakim – Follow The Leader (1988)  Watch / MP3 
  51. Lord Finesse – Return Of The Funky Man (1992)  Watch / MP3 
  52. Wu Tang Clan – Triumph (1997)  Watch / MP3 
  53. The Pharcyde – Passin’ Me By (1992)  Watch / MP3 
  54. Eric B & Rakim – Juice (Know The Ledge) (1992)  Watch / MP3 
  55. 2Pac – Keep Ya Head Up (1993)  Watch / MP3 
  56. Mos Def – Mathematics (1999) Watch / MP3 
  57. EPMD – Strictly Business (1988)  Watch / MP3 
  58. Biz Markie – Vapors (1988)  Watch / MP3 
  59. Wu Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M. (1993)  Watch / MP3 
  60. Nas – The World is Yours (1994)  Watch / MP3 
  61. A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation (1993)  Watch / MP3 
  62. Common – I Used To Love H.E.R. (1994)  Watch / MP3 
  63. Public Enemy ft. Ice Cube & Big Daddy Kane – Burn Hollywood Burn (1990)  Watch / MP3 
  64. Stop The Violence Movement – Self Destruction (1989)  Watch 
  65. Kool G Rap – Streets Of New York (1990)  Watch 
  66. Stetsasonic – Sally (1988)  Watch / MP3 
  67. Doug E FreshLa Di Da Di (1985)  Watch / MP3 
  68. MC Shan – The Bridge (1986)  Watch / MP3 
  69. Boogie Down Productions – The Bridge is Over (1987)  Watch / MP3 
  70. Big Daddy Kane – Ain’t No Half Steppin’ (1988)  Watch / MP3 
  71. A Tribe Called Quest ft. L.O.N.S. – Scenario (1991)  Watch / MP3 
  72. Bone Thugs N Harmony – Crossroads (1995)  Watch / MP3 
  73. Gang Starr ft Inspectah Deck – Above The Clouds (1998)  Watch / MP3 
  74. Luniz – I Got 5 On It (1995)  Watch / MP3 
  75. Wu Tang Clan – Bring Da Ruckus (1993)  Watch / MP3 
  76. LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out (1990)  Watch / MP3 
  77. Juice Crew – Juice Crew All Stars (1987)  Watch 
  78. Run DMC – Here We Go (1984)  Watch / MP3 
  79. The GZA – Liquid Swords (1995)  Watch / MP3
  80. Gang Starr – Mass Appeal (1994)  Watch / MP3 
  81. Beastie Boys – Pass The Mic (1992)  Watch / MP3 
  82. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime (1991)  Watch / MP3
  83. Kool G Rap – Road To The Riches (1989)  Watch  
  84. Notorious B.I.G. – Big Poppa (1994)  Watch / MP3 
  85. NWA – Fuck Tha Police (1988)  Watch / MP3 
  86. Ice T – Colors (1988)  Watch / MP3 
  87. Souls of Misschief – ’93 Till Infinity (1993)  Watch / MP3 
  88. Raekwon ft. Ghostface Killah & Nas – Verbal Intercourse (1995)  Watch / MP3 
  89. Beastie Boys – Paul Revere (1986)  Watch / MP3 
  90. Run DMC – Run’s House (1988)  Watch / MP3 
  91. EPMD – The Big Payback (1989)  Watch / MP3 
  92. Boogie Down Productions – South Bronx (1987)  Watch / MP3 
  93. Eric B & Rakim – Eric B Is President (Original) (1987)  Watch  
  94. Funky Four + 1 – That’s The Joint (1980)  Watch
  95. Warren G – Regulate (1994)  Watch / MP3 
  96. O.C. – Times Up (1994)  Watch / MP3 
  97. Grandmaster Melle Mell & The Furious Five – Step Off (1984)  Watch / MP3 
  98. De La Soul – Ego Trippin’ PT 2 (1993)  Watch  
  99. Cold Crush Brothers – Fresh, Fly, Wild & Bold (1984)  Watch  
  100. Lord Finesse ft. Big L – Yes You May Remix (1992)  Watch / MP3 

Hit us with your own top 10(0) in the comments!

10 thoughts on “Top 100 Hip Hop Songs

  1. SamkeloMiya says:

    Where’s Mos Def’s Brown Sugar ? SugarHill Gang’s Rappers Delight, Fugees, Jigga’s Dead Presidents II… ?

  2. Tony Docherty says:

    Where’s Jeru The Damaja – Come Clean, Mobb Deep – Shook Ones, Cypress Hill – How I could just Kill a Man???

  3. this is the perfect introduction list for any newcomers to hip hop ,
    great list

  4. Aymany says:

    I agree with most… but in my humble opinion some tracks are missing like:

    Tupac – Hail Mary
    Notorious Big – Hypnotize
    Outkast – Da art of storytelling part 2
    Mos def – Life is Good
    Talib Kweli – Get By
    Common ft Jill Scott – I am music
    Outkast – Aquemini
    The Roots ft Eryka Badu – You got me
    Dead Prez – Hip-Hop
    Outkast – Miss Jackson
    Nas – One Mic
    A Tribe Called Quest – Lost my wallet in el segundo
    Tupac – Changes
    Run DMC – It’s tricky
    Outkast – Hey Ya
    WuTang Clan – Ain’t nothing to fuck with

    Howevet respect for your taste… it’s all good hiphop at the end…

    Salute

  5. Eric B is President is way too low. Jinglin Baby remix by LL should have made it as well as Caught Up/Chubb Rock, Looking At The Front Door/Main Source, Bring the Pain/Method Man, How About Some Hard Core/MOP..NO LORD FINESSE!! AG’S Soul Clap was better than anything he made if you want to keep it BX.

  6. m says:

    1. mo money mo problems – biggie
    2. survival of the fittest – mobb deep
    3. fight the power – public enemy
    4. mass appeal – gang starr
    5. night of the living baseheads – public enemy
    6. stan – em
    7. friend or foe ’98 – jigga
    8. buck em down – black moon
    9. rosa parks – outkast
    10. true to the game – ice cube
    11. pubic enemy – tribe
    12. 8 ball remix – n.w.a.
    13. hard knock life – jigga
    14. try to do me – brand nubian
    15. you know my steez – gang starr
    16. looking at the front door – main source
    17. tell me who profits – souls of mischief
    18. traveling at the speed of thought – ultramagnetic mcs
    19. eye know – de la
    20. original ’97 bonnie and clyde: just the two of us) – em
    21. where i’m from – planets
    22. bitties in the bk lounge – de la
    23. resurrection – common
    24. soul flower remix – pharcyde
    25. who am i – snoop
    26. electric relaxation – tribe
    27. b boy bouillabaisse (counting all sections as 1) – beastie boys
    28. cum on everybody – em
    29. how i could just… – cypress hill
    30. what’s on your mind – eric b & rakim

    personal top 30 favorite joints

  7. m says:

    hit you with a few more right quck…

    31. me myself and i – de la
    32. stunts, blunts, & hip hop – diamond d
    33. sometimes i rhyme slow – nice and smooth
    34. born 2 live – o.c.
    35. t.r.o.y. – pete rock & cl
    36. roller skating jam… – de la
    37. change – shadez of brooklyn
    38. mad friday night – lo down
    39. strobelite honey – black sheep
    40. everythings gonna be alright – naughty by nature

  8. m says:

    outta here – krs
    rock box – run dmc
    agent 7 – digable planets
    one love – has
    my melody – eric b & rakim
    hey young world – slick
    yo! bum rush the show – public enemy

    couple more

  9. Rock says:

    …many , many are missing.

  10. Rock says:

    This really is a good list with a lot of great songs. How you got down to 100 is incredible. Loving the site. Keep it up.

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