Earlier this month, BBC Music released its list of the Top Hip Hop Songs of all time. The survey involved 100 hip-hop experts. This year, four tracks topped the list. Those songs include “I Feel Like Dying” by Public Enemy and “Fight the Power” by Big Daddy Kane. Let’s take a look at the best of the best from each group.
In this list, “Crank That” is the only song not from the past decade. It’s not special, but it is dope. The song pays homage to those who said he’d never make it. The lyrics are a beautiful celebration of happiness and starting from the bottom. It’s a reminder that hip hop hasn’t faded in popularity. The words from Biggie’s rap inspire you to do better and work harder.
“I Feel It Coming” by LL Cool J was a huge hit, but it’s not worthy of this list. The song was one of the first hip hop songs to be released on Def Jam Recordings. This song was released just a few months before LL Cool J’s “I Need a Beat.” But it was ahead of its time. T La Rock incorporated alliteration and complex words to create a powerful, moving and inspirational record.
Probably the most important Hip Hop song of all time, “Changing Feelings” by Common is the most iconic song of all. In fact, it’s the song that describes Common’s relationship with hip hop. The song is the centerpiece of one of the greatest albums of the best year for hip-hop. It was the first single from Notorious B.I.G. ‘s album, and it was an instant classic. The lyrics are uplifting and inspirational, and it’s easy to hear why it’s the number one song.
The list is based on an algorithm developed by BBC Music and compiled from different sources. The Top Hip Hop Songs of all time were ranked by a simple algorithm. Some people prefer certain songs more than others. If you’re in the mood for a love song, then you’ll find plenty of choices among these two lists. They all are great choices for a special Valentine’s Day.
The list is long and diverse, but a few tracks are worth mentioning. Juicy by The Notorious B.I.G. ranked first by a wide margin. The list spans four decades of US rap music. From old-school block party sounds to the 90s boom-bap beats to the West Coast gangsta rap, the songs included here represent a diversity of styles and eras.
The list features six post-2010 songs, but it’s worth mentioning that Juicy by The Notorious B.I.G. is the only post-2010 song on the list. It is a classic rap track that spans four decades of US rap music. It is also one of the most complex, featuring seventy-five words in all. Its lyrics delve deep into the world and the lives of those living in it.
The “It’s Yours” album by The Notorious B.I.G. was the first album released by Rick Rubin on Def Jam Recordings. The song was released prior to LL Cool J’s “I Need a Beat” record, and was an instant classic. The album features 785 unique words. This is an impressive list, and it is a tribute to hip hop’s many pioneers.
Not Afraid: Despite its title, “White Lines” was credited to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, but it was actually written by Melle Mel. This song was rap’s first drug-related song. It had a distinctly 1980s disco-influenced sound, but was a significant step forward for hip-hop. Its catchy beat was a testament to the music’s longevity.
“Time’s Up” by the Pharcyde was the first song to break the beat. The track’s production was the most impressive of its era and featured jazz and samba. Its lyrics are some of the most vulnerable of all Hip Hop. As the first single off of Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, this song is one of the best-known songs of the 90s.