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Hip-Hop Classics

You'll know all the lyrics and the MCs behind them in this decade spanning list of rap classics.

80 songs (6 hours and 56 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
The Message (feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee) [Explicit]
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee - The Message [Explicit]
7:11
2
Dear Mama
2Pac - Me Against The World [Explicit]
4:40
3
Juicy [Explicit]
The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die The Remaster [Explicit]
5:02
4
N.Y. State of Mind [Explicit]
Nas - Illmatic [Explicit]
4:54
5
It Was A Good Day [Explicit]
Ice Cube - The Predator [Explicit]
4:20
6
Rapper's Delight
The Sugarhill Gang - Rhino Hi-Five: The Sugarhill Gang
7:07
7
Rosa Parks [Explicit]
OutKast - Aquemini [Explicit]
5:24
8
99 Problems (Album Version) [Explicit]
Jay-Z - The Black Album [Explicit]
3:54
9
Straight Outta Compton [Explicit]
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton [Explicit]
4:18
10
C.R.E.A.M. [Explicit]
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) [Explicit]
4:12
11
Scenario (LP Mix)
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
4:10
12
Gin And Juice (feat. Dat Nigga Daz) [Explicit]
Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle [Explicit]
3:31
13
Paid In Full
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (Deluxe Edition)
3:49
14
Shook Ones Part II [Explicit]
Mobb Deep & Everlast - Life Of The Infamous: The Best Of Mobb Deep [Explicit]
4:23
15
Fight The Power
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet
4:42
16
Mind Playing Tricks on Me [Explicit]
Geto Boys - We Can't Be Stopped [Explicit]
5:08
17
It's Tricky
RUN-DMC - Greatest Hits
3:03
18
My Philosophy
Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary
5:40
19
Mama Said Knock You Out
LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out [Explicit]
4:49
20
In Da Club [Explicit]
50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
3:13
21
Paul Revere
Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill
3:40
22
The Next Episode [feat. Snoop Dogg] [Explicit]
Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg - 2001 [Explicit]
2:41
23
Ready or Not [Explicit]
Fugees - The Score [Explicit]
3:47
24
The Breaks
Kurtis Blow - Best Of / 20th Century
7:44
25
Regulate [feat. Nate Dogg]
Warren G feat. Nate Dogg - Regulate… G Funk Era (Special Edition)
4:08
26
Summertime
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Homebase
4:31
27
Tonite [Explicit]
DJ Quik - Quik Is The Name [Explicit]
5:23
28
La-Di-Da-Di [Explicit] [feat. Doug E. Fresh]
Slick Rick feat. Doug E. Fresh - The Art Of Storytelling
4:36
29
Lose Yourself (From "8 Mile" Soundtrack) [Explicit]
Eminem - Curtain Call: The Hits [Explicit]
5:26
30
Ain't No Half-Steppin' [Explicit]
Big Daddy Kane - Long Live The Kane [Explicit]
5:19
31
You Gots To Chill
Epmd - Strictly Business [Explicit]
4:21
32
Feel So Good [Explicit]
Mase - Harlem World [Explicit]
3:24
33
It Takes Two
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock - It Takes Two
5:00
34
A Milli [Explicit]
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III [Explicit]
3:41
35
Tha Crossroads
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - E. 1999 Eternal [Explicit]
3:43
36
Get Ur Freak On [Explicit]
Missy Elliott - Miss E....So Addictive [Explicit]
3:56
37
Insane in the Brain [Explicit]
Cypress Hill - Greatest Hits From The Bong [Explicit]
3:26
38
Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See [Explicit]
Busta Rhymes - When Disaster Strikes [Explicit]
3:14
39
Flava In Ya Ear Remix
Craig Mack - Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary- The Hits [Explicit]
5:02
40
The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)
The Black Sheep - A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing [Explicit]
4:03
41
Ridin' [feat. Krayzie Bone] [Explicit]
Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone - The Sound of Revenge
5:02
42
Sprinkle Me [Explicit]
E-40 feat. Suga-T - In A Major Way [Explicit]
4:10
43
Get Low [Explicit]
Ying Yang Twins & Lil Jon - Kings Of Crunk [Explicit]
5:34
44
Passin' Me By
The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde [Explicit]
5:03
45
Freaks Come Out at Night
Whodini - Funky Beat: The Best Of Whodini
4:43
46
Just A Friend
Biz Markie - Biz's Baddest Beats: The Best Of Biz Markie [Explicit]
3:58
47
Hate It Or Love It [feat. 50 Cent] [Explicit]
The Game feat. 50 Cent - The Documentary
3:26
48
The Ghetto
Too $hort - Short Dog's In The House [Explicit]
5:02
49
Shimmy Shimmy Ya
Ol' Dirty Bastard - Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
2:41
50
Mass Appeal [Explicit]
Gang Starr - Hard To Earn [Explicit]
3:41
51
Planet Rock (Original 12" Version)
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock: The Album
6:24
52
Still Not a Player (Radio Version)
Big Pun feat. JOE - Capital Punishment (Explicit Version) [Explicit]
3:56
53
The Light [Explicit]
Common - Like Water For Chocolate [Explicit]
4:22
54
That's The Joint
Funky 4 + 1 - The Sugar Hill Records Story
9:22
55
Top Billin (Acapella)
Audio Two - What More Can I Say
2:55
56
P.S.K. 'What Does It Mean'? [Explicit]
Schoolly D - Best Of Schoolly D [Explicit]
6:29
57
Bust A Move
Young MC - Stone Cold Rhymin' (Deluxe Edition)
4:23
58
Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat) [Explicit]
Digable Planets - Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space)
4:21
59
Grindin' [Explicit]
Clipse - Lord Willin' [Explicit]
4:24
60
6 'N The Mornin' [Explicit]
Ice T - Rhyme Pays [Explicit]
3:44
61
What You Know [Explicit]
T.I. - King [Explicit]
4:34
62
Ante Up [Explicit] [Explicit]
M.O.P. - The Underground Legends [Explicit]
3:34
63
Lean Back [feat. Fat Joe & Remy Ma] [Explicit]
Terror Squad feat. Fat Joe & Remy Ma - True Story
4:07
64
Hot In Herre [Explicit]
Nelly - Nellyville
3:48
65
It's Funky Enough [Explicit]
D.O.C. - No One Can Do It Better [Explicit]
4:30
66
Bling Bling (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]
BG - 10 Years Of Bling Vol. 1
5:14
67
Overnight Celebrity
Twista - Kamikaze [Explicit]
3:53
68
93 'Til Infinity [Explicit]
Souls Of Mischief - 93 'til Infinity [Explicit]
4:46
69
Always On Time [feat. Ashanti] [Explicit]
Ja Rule feat. Ashanti - Pain Is Love
4:05
70
Move Bitch [feat. Ludacris & Mystikal & I-20] [Explicit]
Disturbing Tha Peace feat. Ludacris, Mystikal & I-20 - Word Of Mouf [Explicit]
4:31
71
Get By [Explicit]
Talib Kweli - Quality
3:47
72
Day 'N' Nite (nightmare)
Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon: The End Of Day [Explicit]
3:41
73
Shake Ya Ass [Explicit]
Mystikal feat. Pharrell Williams - Prince Of The South...The Hits [Explicit]
4:18
74
Money, Power & Respect (feat. DMX & Lil' Kim) [Explicit]
The Lox feat. DMX & Lil' Kim - Money, Power & Respect [Explicit]
4:30
75
The Show Goes On [Explicit]
Lupe Fiasco - Lasers [Explicit]
3:59
76
Breathe [Explicit]
Fabolous - Real Talk (Explicit U.S. Version) [Explicit]
4:29
77
Put On [feat. Kanye West] [Explicit]
Young Jeezy feat. Kanye West - The Recession
5:21
78
Make 'Em Say Ugh [feat. Silkk The Shocker & Mia x & Fiend] [Explicit]
Master P feat. Silkk The Shocker, Mia X & Fiend - Best Of Master P [Explicit]
5:06
79
Ms. Fat Booty [Explicit]
Mos Def - Black On Both Sides [Explicit]
3:43
80
Baby Got Back (Album Version) [Explicit]
Sir Mix-A-Lot - Mack Daddy [Explicit]
4:22