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The Best Hip Hop Songs of All Time

In 2017, Rolling Stone compiled its list of the 100 Hip Hop songs of all time.

Born approximately fifty years ago,Hip Hop marked the music and culture of the second half of the twentieth century, influencing society especially in the United States, where this genre was born, grew and had its maximum artistic expression.

To carry out this ranking on behalf of the music magazine Rolling Stone was a jury composed of musicians, music producers, journalists and record companies. Do you agree with this list or not?

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The best songs Hip Hop of all time
In 2017 Rolling Stone ranked the 100 best songs Hip Hop. Born approximately fifty years ago,Hip Hop marked the music and culture of the second half of the twentieth century, influencing society especially in the United States, where this genre was born, grew up and had its highest artistic expression. Making this ranking on behalf of the music magazine Rolling Stone, was a jury of musicians, music producers, journalists and recordists. Do you agree with this list or not?
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Paid in Full - Eric B. & Rakim (1987)
Paid in Full is one of the highest expressions of music Hip Hop. The song is part of the album of the same name, which is the duo's recording debut Eric B. & Rakim: this record is also included in the list of the 500 best albums of all time.
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Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A (1988)
Straight Outta Compton ushered in a new type of music Hip Hop, introducing lyrics about a lifestyle from gangster and also adopting the typical language of the ghetto.
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"Juicy" - The Notorious B.I.G. (1994)
Juicy is the debut track by the unforgettable U.S. rapper. The song is autobiographical: The Notorious B.I.G. describes his childhood living in poverty, talking about his dream of becoming a rapper, his musical influences, his criminal past, and finally achieving success in the music industry with the resulting lavish lifestyle.
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Fight the Power - Public Enemy (1990)
Fight the Power is considered the political testament of Public Enemy. The lyrics incite revolution by fighting the powers that be: within the song are samples of some of the most important figures in African American music, including those of James Brown.
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Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang - Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg (1992)
At the time of its debut, the song's video was harshly censored: in fact, some offensive words were changed, as well as scenes in which there were explicit references to drugs were cut. This song appears in the very popular video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, on the radio station Los Santos.
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Mind Playing Tricks on Me - Geto Boys (1991)
In 1991 Bushwick Bill, a member of the group, shot himself in the head in the throes of a seizure, but managed to survive. This song describes the difficulties in the lives of rapper, especially with regard to mental health. In particular, the themes covered are loneliness, depression, paranoia and stress post-traumatic.
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Sucker M.C.’s - Run DMC (1983)
This song is one of those that contributed most to the development ofHip Hop. Indeed, we are still close to the birth of this musical genre, but Run DMC have made a major contribution, being the first group Hip Hop to win a gold record and then a platinum record, as well as being the first rapper with their own videoclip broadcast on MTV. Not enough: Run DMC were the first rapper to be nominated at Grammy and to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.
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Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force (1982)
Planet Rock was the first track Hip Hop to be played entirely with electronic instruments. This song thus introduced a new sound and marked the beginning of the collaboration with record producer Arthur Baker.
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Rapper’s Delight - Sugarhill Gang (1979)
Rapper’s Delight is universally regarded as one of the first rap songs ever, as well as among the most famous in general of the second half of the 1970s. So many cover have been made of this song : among the most famous versions is the one by Beastie Boys.
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The Message - Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five (1982)
This song in addition to being considered the best of all time in music Hip Hop also ranks 51st on the list of the 500 best songs of all time. The Message is one of the first songs to contain social criticism, describing urban decay and frustration due to ghetto poverty.
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