For a culture built on competition, battles, and breakbeats, you can imagine that compiling a list of the heaviest rap songs of all time was quite the task.
You could build the list yourself over decades or even years, that's how many songs we had to choose. But we had to start somewhere, so here we go. Liketalented rap producers throughout history, with Dr. Dre, RZA, Just Blaze and others creating roaring soundscapes, there were plenty of hard rap songs to choose from.
From DMX's "Get at Me Dog" to "M.A.A.D. City” to Pharoahe Monch's “Simon Says”, here are the 50 heaviest rap songs of all time.
50. Migos - "Cross the land"
Published: November 5, 2014
Album:Rich Guy timeline
Production: Mario Beats
Hardest line: "No shame in the game, I'm a cop with nine / Like Luol Deng, finna bang with the thing"
WhenRich Guy timelinefell 2014 tribal leader ulegendary hip-hop producerQ-Tip took to Twitter to talk about how cool the mixtape was. "Dude you haters really need to check out these guys with the Bars mixtape," Tip wrote in one of his many tweets discussing the Atlanta trio. In terms of lyrical delivery and heavy bars, nothing beats Cross the Country on the tape, which is a mere 6.5 minutes of pure spit. The haunting beat of Mario Beats is just the icing on the cake on this track.
49. N.O.R.E. – „Superschurke“
Released: July 7, 1998
Production: The Neptune
Hardest sentence: "Yo from New Orleans, L.A., V.A. to Queens / A I-95, now we come to the Philippines"
The Neptunes emerged in the mid '90s, but it wasn't until 1998 that they really started to break through. With the double whammy of Mase's "Lookin' at Me" and Noreaga's "Superthug," the Virginia Beach production duo suddenly became the hottest thing. The beat on this track is just insane and would later become the template for future Neptunes classics, particularly in their work with The Clipse.
48. Eminem ft. RBX & Sticky Fingaz - "Remember Me?"
Released: May 23, 2000
Album:Die Marshall Mathers-LP
Producer: dr. Dre, Mel Man
Hardest line: "Six sick picnic scene dreams / Two kids, sixteen, with M-16s and ten clips each / And this shit hits six kids apiece"
It was such an accidental collaboration when you look back 20 years later, but it worked. In conversation withRapRezension, Sticky Fingaz said it took Eminem two months to write his verse because Sticky's verse was so cool. Those two months have really paid off as Marshall returns with one of his most iconic and devastating lines of all time.
47. Drake ft. 21 Savage e Project Pat – „Knife Talk“
Release Date: September 3, 2021
Album:Certified lover boy
Produced by Metro Boomin, Peter Lee Johnson
Hardest sentence: "I'm Mister Body Hunter, Soul Stealer of the Slaughter Gang"
Certified lover boyIt was a big album trapped in the body of a bloated project. While the list was quite long at 21 tracks and 86 minutes long - a Drake album trend since 2016 - there were plenty of gems scattered along the way. One of those gems was "Knife Talk," which perfectly showcases Project Pat, Metro Boomin, and the brooding production of 21 Savage. Aubrey's verse seems almost exaggerated here. Side note: You know what's not hard? That stupid album cover.
46. Busta Rhymes - "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See"
Released: August 12, 1997
Album:When disaster strikes...
Production: Shamello, Buddah, Epitome (Co.)
Hardest line: "While you feel it, I know you feel so glorious / So I shine and remember my homie Notorious"
The energy that Busta Rhymes had in himInnovative editing of the tribe group "Scenario"As part of Leaders of the New School he went all the way into his solo career and then some. "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" is the quintessential Busta song - from the production to the lyrics and action to the music video by Hype Williams - it's definitely one of the heaviest rap songs ever made.
45. Nicki Minaj ft. G Herbo – „Chi-Raq“
Published: April 8, 2014
Production: Boi-1da, Allen Ritter & Vinylz
Hardest sentence: "Malcolm X's daughter came to me / Guys who look like pricks aren't happy"
2014's Nicki Minaj had something to prove. Maybe it was the reaction to her 2012 album,Rosa Freitag: Roman Reloaded, in which the Queens MC strayed from his hip-hop roots and explored more dance-pop anthems like "Pound the Alarm" and "Starships." Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. But you know how rap fans can be. So she decided to keep her mouth shut on some of the best raps she's done since 2010. On "Chi-Raq," which also features G Herbo (then known as Lil Herb), Nicki feels right at home in the frenetic drill production. as she stomps on the throat of anyone who wants to claim her crown. Never ask Nicki Minaj whobest female rapper aliveIt is.
44. Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg – „Deep Cover“
Released: April 9, 1992
Producer: dr. dr
Hardest line: "Crawl with me as I crawl through the hood / Manic, crazy, call him Snoop Eastwood"
"Deep Cover" is the perfect track between East and West. While the drums are as boom-bap as can be, Dr. Dre makes sure he exudes enough West Coast flair to bring out the best in the up-and-coming Long Beach rapper spitting right next to him. That shit was so hard and catchy at the same timeBig Pun and Fat Joe had to re-do this song a few years later🇧🇷 Their version "Twinz (Deep Cover '98)" would fit right into this list of the heaviest rap songs of all time.
43. Futuro - "I thought it was dry"
Veröffentlicht: 17. Juli 2015
Produced by Metro Boomin, Allen Knight
Hardest sentence: "I just fucked your bitch in some Gucci flip flops"
“Thought It Was a Drought” isn't just one of Future's heaviest tracks of all time, it probably ishis best intro music🇧🇷 And Future has a lot of great intro tracks. That opening line is about as irreverent as you can get in a rap song. Everyone is praising hip-hop's poisonous king.
42. Jay-Z - "Public Notice (Interlude)"
Released: November 14, 2003
Album:The Black Album
Producer: Just Blaze
Hardest line: "I used to move snowflakes across the O-Z / Think you could call me even then / CEO of R-O-C, Hov"
Just Blaze takes a majestic sample of Little Boy Blues' "Seed of Love" and turns it into this anthem for Hov to flaunt throughout. One of the standout tracks from his retirement album, Public Service Announcement (Interlude) could easily be the last Jay-Z song you play in your life. A fitting soundtrack to the rise of the King of Hip Hop.
41. LL Cool J ft. Canibus, DMX, Method Man & Redman – „4, 3, 2, 1“
Released: October 14, 1997
Producer: Erick Sermon
Hardest line: "Yo, ayo, I put it on a nigga, shit on a nigga / Turn a Christian into a certified sinner"
There are so many cool verses here that it's impossible to pick the best one. LL and Canibus, all fighting on the side, did as they pleased. The meth is buttery smooth, Redman is both aggressive and hilarious, and the DMX flows perfectly on this Erick Sermon track. All round winner and definitely one of the heaviest rap songs of all time.
40. A$AP Rocky – „Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2 (LPFJ2)“
Published: January 7, 2015
Production: Nez & Rio
Hardest line: "I'm the trillest to do this since Pimp, bro sure"
Mainly A$AP Rocky's second albumLONG.LAST.A$APit was an exercise in humor. From the swirling haze of "LSD" to the buoyant soul of "Wavybone" to the closing album "Back Home," the album was infused with luxurious vibes. Right in the middle, however, was “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2 (LPFJ2)” – a different track from the rest of the album. As soon as the siren turned on the music, the beat dropped, the shit was over. That was about as exciting as you can get in an A$AP song.
39. Schoolboy Q ft. Traffic & TF – „Tookie Knows II“
Published: July 8, 2016
Album:blank face LP
Production: Nez & Rio
Hardest line: "I got an AK when that bitch sprays / It's like pulling the strings on a lawn mower"
Schoolboy Q's fourth album,blank face LP, is without a doubt also their best album. It's TDE rapper at his darkest, most cinematic. It's also the most ambitious project he's ever undertaken and Q is succeeding on all fronts. Tookie Knows II is the finale to a 72-minute film filled with gang shootings, dark regrets and prison taunts. The track is the perfect ending to a great album and it's pretty damn heavy as well.
38. Kanye West - "Black Skinhead"
Published: June 18, 2013
Produzenten: Kanye West, Daft Punk, Gesaffelstein, Brodinski, Mike Dean, Lupe Fiasco, Jack Donoghue, Noah Goldstein
Hardest sentence: "They see a black man with a white woman / On the top floor they come to kill King Kong"
In an interview with Pitchfork shortly afterYeezusTravis Scott - who worked on some of the album's tracks - tells a hilarious story about hearing "Black Skinhead" for the first time. "I jumped off the stairs onto the couch," Travis told Pitchfork. "I wanted HAM. When I first heard the "na na na na" part, I lost my mind. This is some kind of football anthem shit.Yeezushas some of the heaviest Kanye songs of all time - "On Sight", "I Am a God", "New Slaves", "Blood on the Leaves" and "Send It Up" come to mind, but this track is one Level up everything else on the album.
37. Gucci Mane ft. Offset – „Met Gala“
Published: May 26, 2017
Produced by Metro Boomin, Southside
Hardest line: "These brothers ain't trappers, they don't act / A nigga rip you off, he practice"
Offset's 2017 race was something special🇧🇷 Among the star performances of Migosculturaland his collaboration album with 21 Savage,without warning, The Atlanta Spitfire also found time to deliver a slew of amazing guest verses including "Patek Water", "No Flags", "Dubai Shit", "Slide", "Gucci On My", "Peek a Boo" and this area . Metro Boomin and Southside tie "Met Gala" together with a skeletonized, rumbling beat and Offset just goes for it, overwhelming Gucci in his own song.
36. GZA ft. Ghostface Killah, Killah Priest & RZA – „4th Chamber“
Released: November 7, 1995
Most difficult sentence: "Aiyo, camouflage chameleon, ninjas are climbing your building / No time to get the gun, they already have your wife and children"
Have you ever seen Wu-Tang do this "4th Kammer" played in a live show? This song wows the audience! RZA ties the track together with some dirty guitar work and Ghostface builds it up beautifully. The best verse goes to Abbott though, his flow is ridiculous and always a fan favorite.
35. EPMD com LL Cool J – „Rampage“
Released: December 18, 1990
Hardest line: "Cause my style is deadly, psycho, schizophrenic / A rapper chokes like a carb, freezes and panics"
According to legend, LL Cool J and Parrish Smith argued on this track. "It was a record where LL and Parrish fought secretly," revealed Erick Sermon inan interview with complex🇧🇷 "People talk about it a lot. LL is a subliminal launcher. It ended up being a great record.” The beat on “Rampage” was so strong that Action Bronson had to bring it back on “Strictly 4 My Jeeps”.
34. Jay-Z ft. MOP. - "Don't You Know (Remix)"
Released: November 12, 2002
Album:The Project 2: The Gift and the Curse
Producer: Just Blaze
Hardest sentence: "I still walk with stealing cats / From the eggshell era of the 80s and hatchback Saabs"
O Original "U Don't Know" features no HovsThe projectIt's the most perfect rap imaginable, and it makes a strong case for being one of the top five Jay-Z cuts of all time. So how do you take such a great song and make it better? Well, in the intro you let the soul sample breathe a bit and then throw the M.O.P. on the remix. That's how it is done.
33. Run the Jewels – „Blockbuster Night, Pt. 1"
Published: October 24, 2014
Album:Guide the jewels 2
Härteste Zeile: "I Jake the Snake 'em, DDT' in mausoleums / Ghoulish Massacres killing pussy in my coliseum"
El-P has been one of hip-hop's most underrated figures of the last two decades. As a rapper and producer, everything he plays is pure, and Run the Jewels wouldn't be as iconic as it is today were it not for El-P's apocalyptic funk ears. All four of their albums have tracks worthy of being on this list, but for now, “Blockbuster Night, Pt. 1" receives the honor.
32. KRS-One - "Crazy Crew"
Released: September 28, 1993
Album:Return of the Boom Bap
Manufacturer: KRS One
Hardest Line: "This isn't playing on the mic, I'll bring the noise to you like Chuck"
As good as Boogie Down Productions was, I prefer the solo '90s KRS-One, my favorite version of the Blastmaster from their decade-long recording career. The production was heavier, the voice deeper and the confidence increased. Self-produced by the Bronx MC, "Mad Crew" is the kind of rap track that will make your head bob until your neck snaps.
31. NWA - "Gangsta Gangsta"
Released: August 8, 1988
Album:straight out of compton
Producer: dr. Dre, DJ Yella Free MP3 Download
The hardest sentence: "With right-left, right-left you're toothless / And then you say damn, they're ruthless!"
I mean, honestly, you could buy half the N.W.A. on this list. What else would you expect from the most dangerous group in the world? On "Gangsta Gangsta," Dre is the MVP here, stringing together a symphony of dense funk samples, then throwing in some early G-funk with "Funky Worm" for Cube and Eazy to stir things up. The track is militant, provocative, and absolutely one of the heaviest rap songs of all time.
32. Onyx – „Slam“
Released: March 30, 1993
Producer: Chyskillz, Jam Master Jay
Hardest line: "I'm the thorough, nasty, gritty, never gassing slow breaker / The strictly fast banger of raspy rasp mode"
I mean, it's like Onyx created their debut release in 1993 with the sole aim of being included on this list. The album is calledBacdafucupfor heaven's sake. You can choose any song to be featured here, be it "Bichasniguz", "Throw Ya Gunz" or "Stik 'N' Muve". But it's hard to ignore "Slam," the group's platinum-selling single, which is arguably their most well-known and iconic track.
30. LL Cool J ft. Keith Murray, Prodigy, Fat Joe & Foxy Brown – „I Shot Ya (Remix)“
Released: November 21, 1995
Hardest line: "Ugh, now who the fuck do you think you're talking to? / I pay debts, I spray teams”
In a group that includes GOAT LL Cool J, lyrical wizard Keith Murray, the infamous Mobb Deep's Prodigy and the hottest rapper of the day Foxy Brown, it's actually Fat Joe who writes the heaviest and most memorable verses. Thrown halfway between East Coast and West Coast, the song's title did nothing to ease tensions on either side.
29. Eminem with Nate Dogg - "Till I Break Down"
Released: May 26, 2002
Album:O Show do Eminem
The hardest quote: "Music is like magic, there's a certain feeling you get / When you're real and you spit, and people feel your shit"
All Academy Brothers stand up for the official anthem. Eminem has some pretty strong motivational songs in his catalog — "Lose Yourself" and "Not Afraid" spring to mind — but there's something that separates "'Till I Collapse" from all of those tracks. Maybe it's the opening military chants, the way the beat drops, Eminem's relentless flow, or Nate Dogg's legendary hook. Whatever it is, whether you're benching heavy or preparing for a speech, 'Till I Collapse' will get you there.
28. Eazy-E – „Boyz-n-the-Hood“
Released: March 3, 1987
Album:NWA e a posse
Producer: dr. Dre, DJ Yella Free MP3 Download
Hardest line: "Little did he know I had a loaded 12 gauge / A dead asshole, LA Times front page"
"Boyz-n-the-Hood" was so difficult that they had to release it twice - first on N.W.A. compilation albumNWA e a posse, then a remix for Eazy's debut—and then inspired the title of the landmark 1991 film starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ice Cubes. Production wise this is one of Dre's best works and Eazy's high pitched vocals cut straight through to the listener. Iconic shit right here.
27. The infamous B.I.G. - "Kick in the door"
Released: March 25, 1997
Album:life after death
Production: DJ Premier
Hardest line: "Your reign at the top was short as goblins / How I crush the so-called willies, thugs and rapper-dons"
At this point, The Notorious B.I.G. had enough. Every other week, a different rapper seemed to come up for his crown as King of New York. UnlessNas wants his place in The Messageso it was Rae and Ghost mocking him for the album cover, or Jeru the Damaja sending him subliminal recordings. Then Biggie hit the gas and went all out with the crushing "Kick In The Door," which builds on a flawless sample of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell on You." Big was so fed up he even let DJ Premier have him - "Son, I'm surprised you're directing them."
26. Three 6 Mafia – „Who Run It“
Published: January 24, 2000
Album:When the smoke clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1
Producer: DJ Paul, Juicy J
Hardest line: "We can meet in the middle of these streets or in the middle of this ring / I can pop your chest, plastic Glock, or I can pop your jaw, diamond rings"
This classic Three 6 Mafia Squad Cut is made up of heavy beats and a thundering production. DJ Paul and Juicy J, as always, combine this shit with an unforgettable instrumental and you have no choice but to pop up when you hear it. Various artists have rapped over this classic track over the years, from A$AP and 21 Savage to Chief Keef and Dave East, but none of these versions are as iconic as G Herbo's remix.
25. Master P ft. Mia X – „I’m Bout It, Bout It“
Released: July 25, 1995
Hardest line: "This murder capital of the world so fool keep a lookout / The mighty rise and cut but some tourists don't make it back"
Classic, classic No Limit anthem right here. Master P mixes G-Funk production with smooth New Orleans-style rap to create this iconic track starring the often-forgotten Mia X. This is the track that comes to mind when you think of No Limit. Even Dipset had to pay homage to this song with his own version "Bout It Bout It... Part III" featuring the unique Ice Cream Man.
24. Dr. Dre ft. The Lady of Rage, Kurupt & RBX – „Lyrical Gangbang“
Released: December 15, 1992
Producer: dr. dr
Hardest line: "Fear no one, make 'em cool like the Ice Cap/Clenchin as the punches miss the back of the reel"
Dre took a break from G-funk tunes, Snoop's catchy rhymes and California weed to just reach into his hip-hop bag for "Lyrical Gangbang." No Funkadelic, Leon Haywood samples here, just thatheaviest drum break in hip-hop history("When the Levee Breaks" by Led Zeppelin) and three of Death Row's most vicious spitters to annihilate the track.
23. Capone-N-Noreaga ft. Mobb Deep & Tragedy Khadafi – „L.A., L.A. (Kuwait Mix)“
Released: April 1996
Album:The War Report
Produzent: Marley Marl
Hardest line: "I've been on this planet for twenty-five years and I'm still going strong / The world has rotted like the veins in my father's arm"
The toughest answers New York had to offer throughout the East Coast/West Coast feud didn't come from Biggie or Nas, but from Capone-N-Noreaga and Mobb Deep. "LA, LA" and "Drop a Gem on 'Em" saw Queens hold out to New York mid-fight. On Kuwait Mix, Marley Marl raises the bar, turning this devious song into a nightmarish landscape you don't want to get lost in.
22. Audio Two - "Top Billin'"
Released: October 15, 1987
Album:What else can I say?
Produzent: Nat „Gizmo“ Robinson, Milk Dee, Daddy-O
Hardest sentence: "Milk chills, Gizmo chills / What more can I say?" higher billing”
This track is hip hop as it gets. With a stuttering edit of The Honey Drippers' "Impeach the President," Mike Dee and Gizmo go back and forth about the money they make and the loved ones they kill. This shit so hard and iconicwas sampled by everyone in rap, 50 Cent's "I Get Money" and Kanye's "Otis" to 2Pac's "Only God Can Judge Me" and Luniz's "I Got 5 on It".
21. Wu-Tang Clan – „Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta F’ Wit“
Released: November 9, 1993
Album:Enter Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Produced by RZA, Method Man
Hardest line: "I play, I impress, my style is fantastic / I cause more family feuds than Richard Dawson"
This was a wake-up call for the entire industry and competing rappers alike when Wu-Tang released this track. for the mostEnter Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), RZA took a backseat to let his crew members shine. But on "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit" he throws his coming-out party, smashing the chorus and first verse against the worst backdrop imaginable.
20. Jay-Z – „Also Ghetto“
Released: December 28, 1999
Album:Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter
Production: DJ Premier
Hardest line: "We carry guns to the Grammys, pop bottles on the White House lawn / Guess I'm just the same old Shawn"
In 1999, Jay-Z was a certified hip-hop superstar. After years of working underground, the Brooklyn MC struck goldVol. 2… Hard Lifewhich catapulted him to the top of the rap game. With hits like "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)" and "Can I Get A..." a regular hit, Hov was now a household name around the world. So he made sure to take it back to the streets of Brooklyn for the next album to remind listeners who the heck he was.
19. Jeru o Damaja - "Komm sauber"
Released: October 26, 1993
Album:The sun rises in the east
Production: DJ Premier
Hardest Line: "You don't know enough math to count the mics I ripped up / Peep the Dirty Rotten Scamp while your verbal guns spit"
Speaking of Brooklyn raps, things didn't get any darker when Jeru the Damaja and DJ Premier teamed up for a full-length 1994 classicThe sun rises in the east🇧🇷 Released in late 1993, the album's single "Come Clean" gave listeners a taste of things to come. The production was incredibly innovative, the flow was spot on and the premo cut into vocal samples from Fat Joe and Onyx was the icing on the cake.
18.50 cents – "Many Men (Wish for Death)"
Released: February 6, 2003
Album:Get rich or die trying'
Producer: Darrell "Digga" Branch, Eminem, Resto
Hardest sentence: "Hommo shot me, three weeks later he was shot / Now it's clear that I'm here for a real reason / Because he was shot just like me, but he's not breathing."
In terms of production and fuss-free timing, 50 Cent has a wide range of songs to include in this list of the heaviest hip-hop songs of all time. But there is nothing in their catalog that comes close to the line cited above. Something about the way he delivered it so matter-of-factly and without any emotion makes it all the more chilling.
17. Wunderkind – „Keep It Thoro“
Published: November 14, 2000
Production: The Alchemist
Hardest line: "Ayo, I break bread, ribs, hundred dollar bills / Peel on Ducatis and other four wheels"
After four Mobb Deep albums, it was time for Bandana P to step down as a solo artist for a minute, and what better song could pave the way for his solo album?H.N.I.C.as "Keep It Thoro"? Featuring an iconic Alchemist beat, the track was 3 minutes of raw bars, no catch and arguably the best opening line for a Prodigy or Mobb deep cut.
16. 2Pac - "Ambitionz is a Ridah"
Released: February 13, 1996
Album:All eyes on me
Producer: Daz Dillinger
Hardest Line: "So many battlefield scars from driving fancy cars / This life as a rap star is nothing without a guard"
When 2Pac was released from Clinton Correctional Facility on October 12, 1995, he went to the studio first. No strip clubs, no parties, no fancy hotels paid for by death row. No, he had to blow shit and the studio was where he would do it.
On the same day, Pac recorded two songs, "I Ain't Mad At Cha" and "Ambitionz Az A Ridah". Although the latter wasn't even released as a single, it has become one of his best-known songs. Pac steps up to the mic over an aggressive Daz Dillinger beat and spits out the famous opening lines - "Won't deny it, I'm a straight ridah / You don't wanna fuck with me".
15. Chief Keef with Lil Reese - "I don't like it"
Published: March 11, 2012
Album:back from death/finally rich
Produzent: Young Chop
Hardest line: "Fredo on the cut, that's a scary sight"
There's nothing more hip-hop than a bunch of teenagers fooling around in their bedroom, making music and becoming superstars in the process. "I Don't Like" was a moment in hip-hop history, a changing of the guard in the culture's sound and landscape.
Enough has been said about Chief Keef's impact on subsequent generations who started with this song, but Young Chop is the real MVP here. With his simple, ultra-catchy production, Chop turned this Chicago anthem into one of the heaviest rap songs of all time. Side note: We crown„I Don’t Like“ der beste Rap der 2010er.
14. LL Cool J - "Mom Said You're KO"
Released: September 14, 1990
Album:Mom said you're out
Produzent: Marley Marl, Bobby „Bobcat“ Erving
Hardest line: "Just like Muhammad Ali, they called him Cassius / Watch me beat this beat like a skull"
LL Cool J makes three appearances on this list (four if you add his feature to EPMD's "Rampage"), which may be more than any other rapper. But what do you expect from an artist who has made a career of playing some of hip-hop's heaviest anthems?
By 1990, LL was a three-album rap veteran and fans said his career was on the wane as newer, more innovative artists like Rakim, N.W.A. and KRS-One came. So he teamed up with Queens producer Marley Marl and put together a classicMom said you're out🇧🇷 There's nothing quite like the title track when it comes to motivational comeback anthems.
13. OutKast - "The Return of the 'G'"
Released: September 29, 1998
Produktion: Organized Noize
Hardest line: "It's the gangster's comeback, it was worth it / The homies that's in that shit that climbed in your crib / That includes your lady and an 8-month-old baby"
OutKast and Andre 3000 in particular actually had a chip on their shoulder shot.their third (and best) album, Aquemini🇧🇷 André spoke in a retrospective of the 2010 classiccreative strollingabout what preoccupied him before the recording. "I was young and wild and some of my fashion choices weren't accepted by people back then. I started getting criticism from some people, so they were like, 'Either he's gay or he's on drugs,'" he revealed. "With Big Boi by my side, I knew I had to deal with some shit because I can't make my boyfriend look bad. And so he did, firing a shot at all the critics and making it clear that theAtlantis-Twocame to stay.
12. UGK – „Mord“
Released: July 30, 1996
Manufacturer: NO Joe, pimp C
Hardest line: "I'm still Pimp C, bitch, so what the fuck is it?"
UGK had been working since the early '90s, releasing two albums and two EPs, but that was it with their third release, in 1996.Ridin SujoMorethat the Port Arthur duo did indeed achieve the critical and commercial success they had long hoped for. His most complete and cinematic work to dateRidin SujoMoreIt was also their best-selling album, selling over 70,000 copies in its first week. On "Murder," Pimp C ties the duo together with a bold leap while Bun B delivers arguably his best verse of all time. In "Murder," Bun B cemented his status as one of theThe best rappers from Texasany times.
11. The Diplomats - "I really mean it"
Released: March 25, 2003
Producer: Just Blaze
Hardest line: "From collabs, ghostwriting to jerks / Wanna use my brain they give Killa crazy dough / It's okay increase Killa's cash flow"
The Diplomats and Just Blaze name a better duo. Dipset's first album,diplomatic immunityIt was full of warmers and motivational anthems, but "I Really Mean It" really sucks. There's something about Dipset rapping over uptempo soul samples that really defined the New York era in the early to mid-2000s.
10. Mobb Deep – „Shook Ones Pt. II“
Released: February 3, 1995
Hardest sentence: "Punch your face, poke your nose in the brain"
This deterrent siren associated with "Shook Ones Pt. II" is like one of five iconic hip-hop moments in history. There is something so dark and foreboding yet endearing about this track that really sets it apart from Mobb Deep's catalogue. Credit goes to Havoc for his undeniable production and of course to P for his icy flow and dead eyes.
9. DMX com Sheek Louch – „Get at Me Dog“
Released: February 10, 1998
Album:It's dark and hell is hot
Manufacturer: P.K., Lady Grease
Hardest line: "What the hell is on your mind? Speak the shit you talk / And I bet you wish you'd never been hit 'cause you were walking
In the late '90s, Puffy and his army of shiny suits dominated the Billboard charts and hip-hop scene. Even after Biggie's death in early 1997, Bad Boy continued to shine, especially with the debut of Puffy.No escapewill sell over 7 million units and Mase'sHarlem worldIndo 4x Platinum.
So when a bully from Yonkers stormed onto the stage humming "Get at Me Dog," it felt like a complete throwback to the shiny suit era. The track was so bucking the trend at the time that it hit rap fansto start a 5-year run for DMX that would have been unbeatable for years for years.
8. Kendrick Lamar ft. MC Eiht – „M.A.A.D. Stadt"
Published: October 22, 2012
Album:Good boy, m.a.a.d city
Hersteller: Sunwave, THC, Terrace Martin
Hardest sentence: "Well, that's not a tape recorder that says he did / But since that day I look at him differently."
"M.A.A.D. City" has so many elements that make it one of the heaviest rap songs of all time. You got Schoolboy Q "Yawk! Yeh! Yeh! Yeh! adlib. Courtesy of Sounwave, THC and Terrace Martin have high speed chase production.
You have Kendrick's incredible opening verse, which will go down in history as one of the greatest lyrical performances by a rapper of all time. You've got that beat switch turning the track into a modern G-funk anthem with a little more edge. And of course you have the legendary MC Eiht delivering some superb verse and proving to all the youngsters why he is a highly respected OG on these West Coast streets.
7. Rick Ross ft. Stile P - "B.M.F." (Make money fast)”
Published: June 29, 2010
Producer: Lex Luger
Hardest line: "I think I'm Big Meech, look at my watch / It's an Audem-eer, a hundred racks at least"
If you ever envisioned Rick Ross as King Kong stomping to the nearest wingstop with a giant MMG chain around his neck, this would be the soundtrack to that scene.
After he struck gold with his work on Waka FlockaKaveli-HerdeA few months earlier, here on "B.M.F.", producer Lex Luger flips the power selector to 11. So Bawse can scream out loud, "I think I'm Big Meech, Larry Hoover." The fact that Ross thought to kill Styles P Placing on this track is just the icing on the cake.
6. Wu-Tang-Clan – „Bring da Ruckus“
Released: November 9, 1993
Album:Enter Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Hardest line: "Ghostface captures the explosion of a sensational verse / My Glock banged, left in a hearse, I made it worse"
The heaviest intro track on the heaviest rap album by the heaviest hip hop team ever. "Bring da Ruckus" is the definition of martial music. RZA's production here is all fat-free breakbeat and bizarre sounds, while his four Shaolin MCs bring the damn uproar to any competitor trying to trample the Wu.
5. Nas - "Make you look"
Released: September 10, 2002
Album:Son of god
Producer: Salaam Remi
Schwierigste Zeile: "Drop a pimp's drink in his pimp cup / That's how you raise Timberland"
Made You Look is vintage Nas in its New York bar-the-fuck-up mode. Salaam Remi is the true MVP on this track, building his production around the Incredible Bongo Band classic "Apache" so the Queensbridge legend can show off his rhyming skills and wrest the crown of King of New York from a certain Brooklyn rapper . .
4. Ice Cube - "Evil"
Released: November 3, 1992
Produktion: Torcha Chamba, Ice Cube
Hardest line: "Don't say anything, just listen / Gave me a plan to get Tyson out of jail"
The making of "Wicked" can only be described as pandemonium. The Torcha Chamba and Cube self-produced beat sounds like a thousand samples of funk and breakbeats stacked on top of each other, and having Don Jagwarr sing the chorus was just brilliant. This is classic Ice Cube at its best and absolutely one of the heaviest rap songs of all time.
3. Pharaoh Monch - "Simon Says"
Released: August 17, 1999
Produzent: Lee Stone, Pharoahe Monch
Hardest line: "Block shots, style is great, let my lyrics anoint / If you hold up the wall then you miss the point"
If you've ever seen Pharoahe Monch perform "Simon Says" in a live show, consider yourself a lucky rap fan. Once those horns start blaring and the beat drops, it's like the world stops at that moment to go crazy. It is undoubtedly Pharoahe's most iconic song.o Remixwith Lady Luck, Method Man, Redman, Shabaam Sahdeeq and Busta Rhymes going even harder.
2. MOP – „Ante Up (Robbing-Hoodz-Theorie)“
Released: September 9, 2000
Producer: DR Period
Toughest line: "Maintain a robust dress code, always in emergency mode"
You can't talk about the heaviest rap songs of all time and not mention Mash Out Posse and this timeless anthem. "Ante Up (Robbing Hoodz Theory)" is so synonymous with rap that it's been used in countless movies and TV shows over the years to capture that wild Brownsville energy. Here's another track where the remix, featuring Busta Rhymes, Remy Martin and Teflon, lives up to the original.
1. The infamous B.I.G. - "Who shot you?"
Released: February 21, 1995
Produced by: Nashiem Myrick, Jean-Claude Olivier, Sean Combs
Most difficult sentence: "Who shot you? Separate the weak from the obsolete / Hard to crawl the streets of Brooklyn"
Man I don't care what Puffy said years later, Bad Boy knew exactly what they were doing and whenThey released "Who Shot Ya?" right after Pac was shot in the quad🇧🇷 Even though the song was made before the incident, releasing it so close and at such a tense moment was nothing short of poking the bear, and Puffy knew it.
But all that Biggie vs. 2Pac, "Who shot you?" It's just a bad motherfucker of a song. In a chilling sample of "I'm Afraid the Masquerade is Over," courtesy of Nashiem Myrick, Big is here in pure Frank White mode, calmly tearing his enemies apart without raising his voice. There is no doubt: "Who shot you?" is the heaviest rap song of all time.
What is the #1 rap song of all time? ›
|1.||"I Used to Love H.E.R."||Resurrection|
|2.||"Rapper's Delight"||Sugarhill Gang|
|3.||"The Message"||The Message|
|4.||"Dear Mama"||Me Against the World|
The song with the most weeks at number one is "Old Town Road", with a total of 20 weeks.What rap song has the best beat ever? ›
- Black Steel In The Hour Of ChaosPublic Enemy.
- The LightCommon.
- Still Tippin' (feat. Slim Thug and Paul Wall)Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Slim Thug.
- I Declare WarPacewon.
- Mass AppealGang Starr.
- Born and Raised In ComptonDJ Quik.
- Come Clean - E New Y RadioJeru The Damaja.
- Put On , Young Jeezy.
- Pop The Trunk , Yelawolf.
- Shook Ones , Mobb Deep.
- Real Muthaphuckin G's , Eazy E.
- Nuthin But A G Thing , Dr. Dre.
- Violent , Tupac.
- Da Blow , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz.
- Hussle & Motivate , Nipsey Hussle.
- Humble – Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE. ...
- Magnolia – Playboi Carti. ...
- Man – Skepta. ...
- Look At Me! ...
- Witness – Roots Manuva. ...
- I'm In It – Kanye West. ...
- Swing My Door – Gucci Mane. ...
- You See Me – Childish Gambino.
#1 Jay-Z. Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, hails from NYC, a fact he raps about consistently over the course of his nearly three-decade career. He quickly rose to fame in the mid-1990s when he released his debut studio album, Reasonable Doubt, from his own record label Roc-A-Fella Records.Who was the first rapper? ›
The major pioneers of rapping were Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Kurtis Blow, and the Cold Crush Brothers, whose Grandmaster Caz is controversially considered by some to be the true author of some of the strongest lyrics in “Rapper's Delight.” These early MCs and deejays constituted rap's old school.What was the first rap song to hit 1? ›
1, A List of Hip-Hop Hot 100 Firsts. On Nov. 3, 1990, rap cemented its finally unignorable mainstream influence with its first-ever No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100: Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby." Here are 15 more of the most…What song was #1 the longest? ›
"Old Town Road" holds the record for the longest stretch at No. 1 with 19 weeks. It also became the fastest song in history to be certified diamond.What is the highest charting song? ›
|2.||"The Twist"||1960, 1961 ( re )|
|4.||"Mack the Knife"||1959|
Who holds the record for fastest rap verse? ›
Eminem holds records for his speedy rap delivery
On the part of the track used for the record, Eminem manages to get 225 words into a single 30-second segment, giving him the record-setting average of 7.5 words per second.
Deep bass refers to the audio bandwidth between 16-80Hz. The range of frequencies is most commonly handled by a powered subwoofer receiving an audio signal from an AV receiver or other audio source component the cutoff limit of human hearing where sound enters the "feel zone".What song has the hardest hitting bass? ›
- The MottoTiësto, Ava Max.
- Hush Hush (Don't Be Shy)Anthony Keyrouz, ZANA.
- Alors On Danse - DubDogz RemixStromae, Dubdogz.
- TornBoostereo, i-La.
- Sweet DreamsAlan Walker, Imanbek.
- Heat WavesCrystal Rock, Steve Kroeger, LØU, Citycreed.
- The BusinessTiësto.
- “Super Bounce” – Duckwrth. ...
- “Starboy” – The Weeknd. ...
- “What's the Use?” – Mac Miller. ...
- “Fly Away” – Flatbush Zombies. ...
- “By the Ton” – Meshuggah. ...
- “Heart of the Sunrise” – Yes. ...
- “Of Reality – Palingenesis” – Tesseract. ...
- “New Born” – Muse.
- Another One Bites the Dust by Queen.
- Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz.
- Around the World by Daft Punk.
- Synthesize Her by TWRP.
- YYZ by Rush.
- Panic Attack by Dream Theater.
- Come As You Are by Nirvana.
- Sail by AWOLNATION, A Bass Heavy Song.
- Peaches – The Stranglers. ...
- Under Pressure – Queen and David Bowie. ...
- Come Together – The Beatles. ...
- Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)- Sly and the Family Stone. ...
- Schism – Tool. ...
- Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division. ...
- Around the World – Red Hot Chili Peppers. ...
- Hysteria - Muse.
- Animals By Martin Garrix.
- TSUNAMI by DVBBS & Borgeous.
- Drop It by Aero Chord.
- Get Low by Dillon Francis & DJ Snake.
- Bangarang by Skrillex.
- Tremor by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.
- Bass Head by Bassnectar.
- Don't Let Me Down (Illenium Remix) by The Chainsmokers.
The first beat of the measure is the strongest (it's the “downbeat”). The third beat of the measure is also strong, but not as strong as the first. The second and fourth beats are weak.What songs have the hardest beat drops? ›
- Tomorrow 2 (with Cardi B)GloRilla, Cardi B.
- HOTEL LOBBY (Unc & Phew)Quavo, Takeoff.
- DiorPop Smoke.
- No Role ModelzJ. Cole.
- rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)Post Malone, 21 Savage.
- Rich FlexDrake, 21 Savage.
- Praise The Lord (Da Shine) (feat.
What song has the fastest beat? ›
The fastest song is Thousand by Moby. This song hits a maximum of 1015 beats per minute and is the current Guinness world record holder for the fastest song.What is the most used beat? ›
According to WhoSampled, a user-generated website cataloging samples, the Amen break is the most sampled track in history, appearing in over 5000 tracks as of 2021.What is the strong sounding beat? ›
Strong beats include the first beat of each measure (the downbeat), as well as other heavily accented beats. Both popular music and classical music combine strong beats and weak beats to create memorable rhythmic patterns.What is the most heard song ever? ›
But just how popular is "Blinding Lights"? According to Spotify, it is currently the most listened to song on the platform, with over 3.3 billion streams. That's right, 3.3 billion streams! It's no wonder that it has become the most streamed song in Spotify history, credited to none other than The Weeknd himself.What song pumps you up the most? ›
- “Sirius” by Alan Parsons Project.
- “Howlin' for You” by The Black Keys.
- “List of Demands” by Saul Williams.
- “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne.
- “Stronger” by Kanye West.
- “Sleep Now in the Fire” by Rage Against the Machine.
- “Back in Black” by AC/DC.
- “Party Up (Up in Here)” by DMX.
"Friday" has been widely described as the worst song ever recorded, attracting derision for its weak lyrical content and its vocals that were excessively processed by Auto-Tune. Produced by Patrice Wilson, the song became an Internet sensation, making it the subject of multiple parodies and ridicule.What is the fastest old song? ›
"Thousand" was listed in Guinness World Records for having the fastest tempo in beats-per-minute (BPM) of any released single, peaking at approximately 1,015 BPM.What is the heaviest bass? ›
The world record bass was 22 pounds and 4 ounces. That world record has held up for 8 decades! Some people were skeptical of this world record because no pictures had been found, but in 2006 relatives of George Perry produced pictures of the world record fish.What songs have the heaviest bass? ›
- Money by Pink Floyd.
- Give It Away by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
- Billie Jean by Michael Jackson.
- Hysteria by Muse.
- Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie.
- Walk on The Wild Side by Lou Reed.
- Another One Bites the Dust by Queen.
- Come Together by The Beatles.