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According to the BBC, these are the best Hip Hop songs in history

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According to the BBC and the criteria of 108 people, including music critics, artists, photographers, journalists, located in 15 countries, they were in charge of giving their vote to find the best Hip Hop songs of all time. 

Here is the list, see what you think:

Alright, Kendrick Lamar (2015)

Album: To Pimp a Butterfly

At this point, no one is surprised to see Kendrick Lamar on this list, the Pulitzer-winning artist premiered “Alright” in 2015. This song is contained in his third studio album.

Rosa Parks, OutKast (1998)

Outkast dedicated a song to Rosa Parks in 1998. The indefatigable civil rights fighter known for refusing to move to the back of a bus. An icon just like the OutKast song .

UNITY, Queen Latifah (1993)

Album: Black Reign 

UNITY belongs to the 1993 Black Reign album. The track is focused on confronting the lack of respect towards women in society, addressing issues such as street harassment, domestic violence and women’s issues in Hip Hop.

All Of The Lights, Kanye West ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi (2010)

Album : My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Some theme from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy would have to be on this list. Kanye participates in this issue along with Kid Cudi and Rihanna .

Lose Yourself, Eminem (2002)

Album : OST 8 Miles

This song would not only make Eminem much more famous than he already was, enjoying international fame. It would also give him an Oscar, since the song is part of the soundtrack of the film starring himself, 8 Miles.

Fuck Tha Police, N.W.A. (1988)

Album : Straight Outta Compton

Is there any protest song in the world better known than this? Well that, impossible not to appear on this list.

BOB, OutKast (2000)

Album: B.O.B.

OutKast reappears on the list, this time with a song from their fourth album B.OB. The song has been recognized by important musical media such as The Rolling Stones or Complex.

Rapper’s Delight, Sugarhill Gang (1979)

Album : Sugarhill Gang

Thanks to this song we could say that Hip Hop rose to fame in the United States. The trio made this song reach the top of the charts and ignited a movement that continues to this day.

Runaway, Kanye West ft. Pusha T. (2010)

Album : My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

We return with the controversial artist and his famous album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”. This time shared the track with Pusha T. The theme was accompanied by a short film of more than 30 minutes, but we leave you the short and direct version.

Dear Mama, Tupac Shakur (1995)

Album : Me Against the World

2Pac is unquestionably one of the great heavyweights in rap history. One of the best songs praised by artists like Snoop Dogg or Eminem and dedicated to his mother From him Afeni Shakur .

NY State Of Mind, Nas (1994)

Album: illmatic

Illmatic is undoubtedly one of the best albums in the history of rap, at least one of the most complete. Dj Premier , who was in charge of the production, mixed jazz with rap again to create this great hit.

Passin’ Me By, The Pharcyde (1992)

Album : Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde

The theme belongs to the Hip Hop group The Pharcyde , released in March 1993 through Delicious Vinyl Records. The theme was at number one on Hip Hop Rap Singles.

CREAM, Wu-Tang Clan (1993)

Album : Enter the Wu-Tang

We are talking about possibly the best-known group in the history of rap. Wu-Tang Clan released Enter the Wu-Tang on Loud Records and they broke the scene.

The Message, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (1982)

Album : The message

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five went platinum with The Message in less than a month. Although it is not the first song in history to talk about the problems of the ghetto, it was the first in which the lyrics prevailed over the music.

Fight The Power, Public Enemy (1989)

Album : Fear of a Black Planet

The song was composed for the film Do The Right Thing and was named one of the 100 Most Representative Songs of American Cinema.

Juicy, Notorious B.I.G. (1994)

Album: Ready to Die

Juicy was the debut solo single from Notorious . This topic to this day continues to sound like it was new. It certainly deserves to be among the best Hip Hop songs in history.

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