WHAT ARE HIP-HOP'S GREATEST SONGS?

BBC Music polled 108 critics, artists, tastemakers, producers, and photographers from 15 different countries to name their personal top five hip-hop tracks of all time.

There were more than 280 different songs named BUT The Notorious BIG's Juicy has been named the greatest hip-hop song ever!


The results are dominated by the so-called ‘Golden Age’ of hip-hop between the mid-80s and mid-90s, though there are some surprises from a more recent vintage with Kanye West’s Pusha T-assisted Runaway taking 12th place.

Check out the list below.

25.*     Alright, Kendrick Lamar (2015)

25.*     Rosa Parks, OutKast (1998)

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

23.       Grindin’, Clipse (2002)

22.       Lose Yourself, Eminem (2002)

21.       Doo Wop (That Thing), Lauryn Hill (1998)

20.       International Players Anthem, UGK ft. OutKast (2007)

19.       U.N.I.T.Y., Queen Latifah (1993)

18.       Fuck Tha Police, NWA (1988)

17.       It Was A Good Day, Ice Cube (1992)

16.       B.O.B., OutKast (2000)

15.       They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.), Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth (1992)

14.       Rapper’s Delight, Sugarhill Gang (1979)

13.       Paid In Full, Eric B & Rakim (1987)

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

11.       Electric Relaxation, A Tribe Called Quest (1993)

10.       Dear Mama, Tupac Shakur (1995)

9.         N.Y. State Of Mind, Nas (1994)

8.         Passin’ Me By, The Pharcyde (1992)

7.         93 ’Til Infinity, Souls of Mischief (1993)

6.         C.R.E.A.M., Wu-Tang Clan (1993)

5.         Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang, Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Doggy Dogg (1992)

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

3.         Shook Ones (Part II), Mobb Deep (1995)

2.         Fight The Power, Public Enemy (1989)

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

Read full article here: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20191007-the-greatest-hip-hop-songs-of-all-time

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