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The concept of a hook in a rap song has evolved over the decades. From starting out with DJ scratches (Nas’ “N.Y. State of Mind”) and crowd-hyping chants (Boogie Down Productions’ “South Bronx”) to now rappers fully singing the choruses, hip hop has transformed from purely beats & rhymes to prioritising melodies & hooks.

In this list, we’re going to be ranking the 75 best hooks and choruses done by a rapper. We’re not talking about rap songs where the artist is assisted by the likes of T-Pain, Nate Dogg, The-Dream, Akon, or some R&B singer to do the hook. (Side note: do people consider Nate Dogg a rapper or singer first?) This list also doesn’t include vocal samples or DJ scratches.

So, let’s get into it. From Method Man’s butter-pecan hook on “Ice Cream” to Mobb Deep’s threats on “Shook Ones (Part II)” to 50 Cent’s many classics, here are the 75 greatest rapper hooks of all time.

75. Ja Rule ft. Fat Joe & Jadakiss – “New York”

I got a hundred guns, a hundred clips
Nigga, I'm from New York, New York
I got a semi-automatic that spits
Next time if you talk, you talk
I got a hundred guns, a hundred clips
Nigga, I'm from New York, New York
I got a semi-automatic that spits
Next time if you talk, you talk
And I know

Released: October 27, 2004

Album: R.U.L.E.

Producer: Cool & Dre

74. Lil Wayne ft. Mannie Fresh – “Go DJ”

Say "Go DJ," 'cause that's my DJ
Say "Go DJ," 'cause that's my DJ
Say "Go DJ," 'cause that my DJ
So "Go DJ," 'cause that my, 'cause that my

Released: October 5, 2004

Album: Tha Carter

Producer: Mannie Fresh

73. Migos – “T-Shirt”

Mama told me (Ayy)
Not to sell work (Mama)
Seventeen five, same color T-shirt (White)
Mama told me (Ayy)
Not to sell work (Mama)
Seventeen five, same color T-shirt (Yeah)

Released: February 14, 2017

Album: Culture

Producer: Nard & B, XL Eagle

72. T.I. -“What You Know”

Ayy, don't you know I got kis by the three
When I chirp, shawty chirp back
Louie knapsack where I'm holding all the work at
What you know about that? What you know about that?
What you know about that? Hey, I know all about that
Loaded .44 on the low, where the cheese at?
Fresh off the jet to the 'jects where the G's at
What you know about that? What you know about that?
What you know about that? Hey, I know all about that

Released: January 28, 2006

Album: King

Producer: DJ Toomp

71. 50 Cent – “Wanksta”

You say you a gangsta, but you never pop nothin'
We say you a wanksta and you need to stop frontin'
You go to the dealership, but you don't never cop nothin'
You been hustlin' a long time and you ain't got nothin'
You say you a gangsta, but you never pop nothin'
We say you a wanksta and you need to stop frontin'
You go to the dealership, but you never cop nothin'
You been hustlin' a long time and you ain't got nothin'

Released: November 5, 2002

Album: No Mercy, No Fear

Producer: Sha Money XL, John “J-Praize” Freeman

70. Lil Wayne ft. Drake – “She Will”

Uh, she just started to pop it for a nigga
And looked back and told me, "Baby, it's real."
And I say, "I ain't doubt you for a second."
I squeeze it and I could tell how it feel
I wish we could take off and go anywhere but here
Baby, you know the deal
And she bad, so maybe she won't, ugh
But shit, then again, maybe she will, yeah
Do it for the realest niggas in the fuckin' game right now
She will, yeah
Do it for the realest niggas in the fuckin' game right now
She will, she will, she will, ugh
Maybe for the money and the power and the fame right now
She will, she will, she will (Ugh)
Do it for the realest niggas in the fuckin' game right now
She will

Released: August 16, 2011

Album: Tha Carter IV

Producer: T-Minus

69. Wiz Khalifa – “Black and Yellow”

Yeah, uh-huh, you know what it is
Everything I do, yeah, I do it big
Yeah, uh-huh, screaming: "That's nothin'!"
When I pulled off the lot, that's stuntin'
Reppin' my town, when you see me you know everything
Black and yellow, black and yellow
Black and yellow, black and yellow
I put it down from the whip to my diamonds, I'm in
Black and yellow, black and yellow
Black and yellow, black and yellow

Released: September 14, 2010

Album: Rolling Papers

Producer: Stargate

68. Jay-Z ft. UGK – “Big Pimpin’”

We doin' big pimpin', we spendin' cheese
Check 'em out now, big pimpin' on B-L-A-D’s
We doin' big pimpin' up in NYC
It's just that Jigga Man, Pimp C, and B-U-N B
We doin' big pimpin', we spendin' cheese
Check 'em out now, big pimpin' on B-L-A-D’s
We doin' big pimpin' up in NYC
It's just that Jigga Man, Pimp C, and B-U-N B

Released: April 11, 2000

Album: Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter

Producer: Timbaland

67. The Game – “How We Do”

This is how wedo
We make a move and act a fool while we up in the club
This is how we do
Nobody do it like we do it so show us some love
This is how we do
We make a move and act a fool while we up in the club
This is how we do
Nobody do it like we do it so show us some love

Released: October 12, 2004

Album: The Documentary

Producer: Dr. Dre, Mike Elizondo

66. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – “Brooklyn Zoo”

Shame on you when you step through to
The Ol' Dirty Bastard, Brooklyn Zoo
Shame on you when you step through to
The Ol' Dirty Bastard, Brooklyn Zoo (Brooklyn Zoo, what?)
Shame on you when you step through to (My nigga)
The Ol' Dirty Bastard, Brooklyn Zoo
Shame on you when you step through to
The Ol' Dirty Bastard, Brooklyn Zoo
Shame on you when you step through to
The Ol' Dirty Bastard, Brooklyn Zoo

Released: January 21, 1995

Album: Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version

Producer: True Master, Ol’ Dirty Bastard

65. T.I. – “24’s”

Money, hoes, cars and clothes
That's how all my niggas roll
Blowing dro, 24's
That's how all my niggas roll
Money, hoes, cars and clothes
That's how all my niggas roll
Blowing dro, 24's
That's how all my niggas roll

Released: December 17, 2002

Album: Trap Muzik

Producer: DJ Toomp

64. Rich Homie Quan – “Type Of Way”

That car I'm driving make you feel some type of way
That custom Breitling make you feel some type of way
This bitch I'm with got me feelin' some type a way
Is it because my homies rich you feel some type of way?
Some type of way, make you feel some type of way
Heard she wana fuck me, know you feel some type of way
Mr. CEO is what my title say
Me and my homies G'd your ho, he feel some type of way

Released: August 22, 2013

Album: Still Goin In: Reloaded

Producer: Yung Carter

63. Young Thug & Travis Scott ft. Quavo – “pick up the phone”

Pick up the phone, baby (Yeah, ooh, like, "Brrt")
I know you're home, baby (Ooh, it's lit)
I'm in the zone, baby (Zoned out, straight up)
I just poured up a four, baby (Pour it up, yeah, yeah)

Released: June 3, 2016

Album: Jeffery / Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

Producer: Vinylz, Frank Dukes, Mike Dean, Allen Ritter

62. Devin The Dude ft. Snoop Dogg & Andre 3000 – “What a Job”

Rolling up another Swisha, listening to the beat again
Dranking but we concentrating, smoke another Sweet again
Steadily rewinding trying to make some hot shit
Oh, what a job this is
Another all nighter trying to get it done
Barely make it home with the morning sun
Baby mother thinking that you on some other shit
Oh, what a job this is

Released: March 20, 2007

Album: Waitin’ to Inhale

Producer: Devin the Dude

61. Fugees – “Fu-Gee-La”

Ooh, la-la-la
It's the way that we rock when we're doin' our thing
Ooh, la-la-la
It's the natural la that the Refugees bring
Ooh, la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Sweet thing
(She love me like she never before, ayy)

Released: February 13, 1996

Album: The Score

Producer: Salaam Remi

60. Rich Gang – “Lifestyle”

I done did a lot of shit just to live this here lifestyle (Livin' this shit right now)
We came straight from the bottom to the top, my lifestyle (Livin' lifestyle right now, oh)
Nigga livin' life like a beginner and this is only beginnin' (Only beginnin', lil' nigga)
I'm on the top of the mountain, puffin' on clouds and niggas still beginnin' (You still beginnin', lil' nigga)

Released: June 5, 2014

Album: N/A

Producer: London on da Track

59. Jermaine Dupri ft. Jay-Z – “Money Ain’t a Thang”

In the Ferrari or Jaguar, switching four lanes
With the top down screamin out, "Money ain't a thang"
Bubble hard in the double R, flashing the rings
With the window cracked, holla back, money ain't a thang
Jigga, I don't like it if it don't gleam-gleam (Yeah, ugh)
And to hell with the price 'cause the money ain't a thang (Ugh, ugh)
Put it down hard for my dogs that's locked in the bing
When you hit the bricks, new whips, money ain't a thang

Released: May 11, 1998

Album: Life in 1472 and Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life

Producer: Jermaine Dupri

58. Kanye West ft. Pusha T – “Runaway”

Let's have a toast for the douchebags
Let's have a toast for the assholes
Let's have a toast for the scumbags
Every one of them that I know
Let's have a toast for the jerk-offs
That'll never take work off
Baby, I got a plan
Run away fast as you can

Released: October 4, 2010

Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Producer: Kanye West, Emile, Jeff Bhasker, Mike Dean

57. Juvenile ft. Soulja Slim – “Slow Motion”

Ughh! I like it like that
She working that back, I don't know how to act
Slow motion for me, slow motion for me
Slow motion for me, move in slow motion for me
Ughh! I like it like that
She working that back, I don't know how to act
Slow motion for me, slow motion for me
Slow motion for me, move in slow motion for me

Released: March 1, 2004

Album: Juve the Great

Producer: Dani Kartel

56. LL Cool J – “Mama Said Knock You Out”

I'm gonna knock you out (Huh)
Mama said knock you out (Huh)
I'm gonna knock you out (Huh)
Mama said knock you out (Huh)
I'm gonna knock you out (Huh)
Mama said knock you out (Huh)
I'm gonna knock you out (Huh)
Mama said knock you out (Huh)

Released: September 14, 1990

Album: Mama Said Knock You Out

Producer: Marley Marl

55. A Tribe Called Quest ft. Leaders of the New School – “Scenario”

Here we go, yo, here we go, yo
So what, so what, so what's the scenario?
Here we go, yo, here we go, yo
So what, so what, so what's the scenario?

Released: September 24, 1991

Album: The Low End Theory

Producer: A Tribe Called Quest

54. Method Man – “All I Need”

You're all that I need, I'll be there for you
If you keep it real with me, I'll keep it real with you
Loving your whole steez, it be in there boo
On top of that you got the good power-U
You're all that I need, I'll be there for you
If you keep it real with me, I'll keep it real with you
Loving your whole steez, it be in there boo
On top of that you got the good power-U

Released: November 15, 1994

Album: Tical

Producer: RZA

53. Migos – “Bad and Boujee”

Raindrop (Drip), drop-top (Drop-top)
Smokin' on cookie in the hotbox (Cookie)
Fuckin' on your bitch, she a thot, thot (Thot)
Cookin' up dope in the crockpot (Pot)
We came from nothin' to somethin', nigga (Hey)
I don't trust nobody, grip the trigger (Nobody)
Call up the gang and they come and get ya (Gang)
Cry me a river, give you a tissue (Hey)
My bitch is bad and bougie (Bad)
Cookin' up dope with a Uzi (Blaow)
My niggas is savage, ruthless (Savage)
We got 30s and hundred-rounds too (Grrah)
My bitch is bad and bougie (Bad)
Cookin' up dope with a Uzi (Dope)
My niggas is savage, ruthless (Hey)
We got 30s and hundred-rounds too (Glah)

Released: October 28, 2016

Album: Culture

Producer: Metro Boomin, G Koop

52. Eminem – “The Way I Am”

And I am whatever you say I am
If I wasn't, then why would I say I am?
In the paper, the news, every day I am
Radio won't even play my jam
'Cause I am whatever you say I am
If I wasn't, then why would I say I am?
In the paper, the news, every day I am
I don't know, that's just the way I am

Released: May 23, 2000

Album: The Marshall Mathers LP

Producer: Eminem

51. Kendrick Lamar – “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”

I am a sinner who's probably gonna sin again
Lord, forgive me
Lord, forgive me
Things I don't understand
Sometimes I need to be alone
Bitch, don't kill my vibe! Bitch, don't kill my vibe!
I can feel your energy from two planets away
I got my drink, I got my music
I would share it, but today I'm yelling

Released: October 22, 2012

Album: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

Producer: Sounwave

50. Kid Cudi – “Day ‘N’ Nite (Nightmare)”

'Cause day and night
The lonely stoner seems to free his mind at night
He's all alone through the day and night
The lonely loner seems to free his mind at night, at, at, at night
Day and night
The lonely stoner seems to free his mind at night
He's all alone, some things will never change
The lonely loner seems to free his mind at night, at, at, at night

Released: February 5, 2008

Album: Man on the Moon: The End of Day

Producer: Dot da Genius, Kid Cudi

49. KRS-One – “Sound of da Police”

Woop-woop! That's the sound of da police
Woop-woop! That's the sound of da beast
Woop-woop! That's the sound of da police
Woop-woop! That's the sound of da beast (Yes indeed)
Woop-woop! That's the sound of da police
Woop-woop! That's the sound of da beast
Woop-woop! That's the sound of da police
Woop-woop! That's the sound of da beast (Yes indeed)

Released: September 28, 1993

Album: Return of the Boom Bap

Producer: Showbiz

48. Juvenile ft. Lil Wayne & Mannie Fresh – “Back That Azz Up”

Girl, you looks good, won't you back that ass up?
You's a fine motherfucker, won't you back that ass up?
Call me big daddy when you back that ass up
Ho, who is you playing with? Back that ass up
Girl, you looks good, won't you back that ass up?
You's a fine motherfucker, won't you back that ass up?
Call me big daddy when you back that ass up
Girl, who is you playing with? Back that ass up
Girl, you looks good, won't you back that ass up?
You's a fine motherfucker, won't you back that ass up?

Released: November 3, 1998

Album: 400 Degreez

Producer: Mannie Fresh

47. A Tribe Called Quest ft. Trugoy the Dove – “Award Tour”

We on a world tour with Muhammad, my man
Going each and every place with the mic in their hand
Chinatown, Spokane, London, Tokyo
We on a world tour with Muhammad, my man
Going each and every place with the mic in their hand
Houston, Delaware, DC, Dallas

Released: October 19, 1993

Album: Midnight Marauders

Producer: A Tribe Called Quest

46. AZ ft. Nas – “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Murder (Homicide)”

Mo' money, mo' murder, mo' homicide
You catch that body, nigga, better have that alibi
You never know, it might just be yo' time, you take yo' ride
To them pearly white gates, watch that suicide
Mo' money, mo' murder, mo' homicide
You catch that body, nigga, better have that alibi
You never know, it might just be yo' time, you take yo' ride
To them pearly white gates, watch that suicide

Released: October 10, 1995

Album: Doe or Die

Producer: DR Period

45. Mobb Deep – “Quiet Storm”

‘Cause it's the real shit, shit to make 'em feel shit
Lump 'em in the club shit
Have you wildin' out when you bump this
Drugs to your eardrum, the raw uncut
Have a nigga OD, ‘cause it's never enough

Released: March 14, 1999

Album: Murda Muzik

Producer: Havoc

44. Scarface – “On My Block”

My block, where everything is everything, for sheezy
My block, we probably done it all, homey, believe me
My block, we made the impossible look easy, for sheezy
My block, I'd never leave my block, my niggas need me

Released: July 30, 2002

Album: The Fix

Producer: Lee Stone, Nashiem Myrick

43. Kanye West – “Heartless”

In the night, I hear 'em talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road
He lost his soul to a woman so heartless
How could you be so heartless?
Oh, how could you be so heartless?

Released: November 4, 2008

Album: 808s & Heartbreak

Producer: Kanye West, No I.D.

42. Ace Hood ft. Rick Ross & Future – “Bugatti”

I come looking for you with Haitians
I stay smoking on good Jamaican
I fuck bitches from different races
You get money they started hating (Turn up!)
I woke up in a new Bugatti
I woke up in a new Bugatti
I woke up in a new Bugatti
I woke up in a new Bugatti
I woke up in a new Bugatti

Released: January 29, 2013

Album: Trials & Tribulations

Producer: Mike WiLL Made It, J-Bo

41. Souls of Mischief – “’93 ’Til Infinity”

Yeah, this is how we chill from '93 'til
This is how we chill from '93 'til
This is how we chill from '93 'til
This is how we chill from '93 'til
Uh-huh, this is how we chill from '93 'til
This is how we chill from '93 'til
This is how we chill from '93 'til
This is how we chill… from '93 'til

Released: September 28, 1993

Album: 93 ’til Infinity

Producer: A-Plus

40. Future – “Mask Off”

Percocets (Ya), molly, Percocets (Percocets)
Percocets (Ya), molly, Percocets (Percocets)
Rep the set (Yee), gotta rep the set (Gang, gang)
Chase a check (Chase it), never chase a bitch (Don't chase no bitches)
Mask on (Off), fuck it, mask off (Mask)
Mask on (Off), fuck it, mask off (Mask)
Percocets ('Cets), molly, Percocets (Percocets)
Chase a check (Chase it), never chase a bitch (Don't chase no bitches)

Released: February 17, 2017

Album: Future

Producer: Metro Boomin

39. Snoop Dogg – “Drop It Like It’s Hot”

When the pimp's in the crib, ma (Drop it like it's hot
Drop it like it's hot, drop it like it's hot)
When the pigs try to get at you (Park it like it's hot
Park it like it's hot, park it like it's hot)
And if a nigga get a attitude (Pop it like it's hot
Pop it like it's hot, pop it like it's hot)
I got the Rollie on my arm, and I'm pourin' Chandon
And I roll the best weed 'cause I got it goin' on

Released: September 12, 2004

Album: R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece

Producer: The Neptunes

38. Pharoahe Monch – “Simon Says”

Get the fuck up
Simon says, "Get the fuck up"
Throw your hands in the sky (Buck-buck-buck-buck-buck)
Queens is in the back sipping 'gnac, y'all, what's up?
Girls, rub on your titties (Yeah)
Yeah, I said it, rub on your titties
New York City gritty committee pity the fool
That act shitty in the midst of the calm, the witty

Released: August 17, 1999

Album: Internal Affairs

Producer: Lee Stone, Pharoahe Monch

37. Nelly ft. City Spud – “Ride wit Me”

If you wanna go and take a ride with me
We 3-wheeling in the fo' with the gold D's
Oh, why do I live this way?
(Hey, must be the money!)
If you wanna go and get high with me
Smoke a L in the back of the Benz-E
Oh, why must I feel this way?
(Hey, must be the money!)

Released: February 13, 2001

Album: Country Grammar

Producer: Jason “Jay E” Epperson

36. Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg – “Still D.R.E.”

I'm representin' for them gangstas all across the world
(Still) Hittin' them corners in them low-lows, girl
Still takin' my time to perfect the beat
And I still got love for the streets, it's the D.R.E.
I'm representin' for them gangstas all across the world
(Still) Hittin' them corners in them low-lows, girl
Still takin' my time to perfect the beat
And I still got love for the streets, it's the D.R.E.

Released: November 2, 1999

Album: 2001 

Producer: Dr. Dre, Mel-Man

35. Young Jeezy – “Trap or Die”

Smoke purp' by the pound, Goose by the fifth
Re-up on the first then again on the fifth (yeeahh)
We trap or die nigga (chea, oh!), we trap or die nigga
And these hoes love a nigga cause they know that we the truth
Got the Chevy same color Tropicana orange juice (yeeahh)
We trap or die nigga (chea, oh!), we trap or die nigga

Released: July 26, 2005

Album: Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101

Producer: Shawty Redd

34. Chief Keef – “Love Sosa”

These bitches love Sosa, O End or no end
Fuckin' with them O boys, you gon' get fucked over
'Raris and Rovers, these hoes love Chief Sosa
Hit him with that cobra, now that boy slumped over
They do it all for Sosa, you boys ain't making no noise
Y'all know I'm a grown boy, your clique full of broke boys
God, y'all some broke boys, God, y'all some broke boys
We GBE dope boys, we got lots of dough, boy

Released: October 18, 2012

Album: Finally Rich

Producer: Young Chop

33. The Game ft. 50 Cent – “Hate It or Love It”

Hate it or love it, the underdog's on top
And I'm gon' shine, homie, until my heart stop
Go 'head envy me, I'm rap's M.V.P
And I ain't going nowhere, so you can get to know me
Hate it or love it, the underdog's on top
And I'm gon' shine, homie, until my heart stop
Go 'head envy me, I'm rap's M.V.P
And I ain't going nowhere, so you can get to know me

Released: December 28, 2004

Album: The Documentary

Producer: Cool & Dre, Dr. Dre

32. OutKast – “Rosa Parks”

Ah ha, hush that fuss
Everybody move to the back of the bus
Do you wanna bump and slump with us?
We the type of people make the club get crunk
Ah ha, hush that fuss
Everybody move to the back of the bus
Do you wanna bump and slump with us?
We the type of people make the club get crunk

Released: September 29, 1998

Album: Aquemini

Producer: OutKast

31. Drake – “Started from the Bottom”

Started from the bottom, now we're here
Started from the bottom, now my whole team fuckin' here
Started from the bottom, now we're here
Started from the bottom, now the whole team here, nigga
Started from the bottom, now we're here
Started from the bottom, now my whole team here, nigga
Started from the bottom, now we're here
Started from the bottom, now the whole team fuckin' here

Released: February 6, 2013

Album: Nothing Was the Same

Producer: Mike Zombie, 40

30. Waka Flocka Flame – “Hard in da Paint”

I go hard in the motherfucking paint, nigga
Leave you stinking, nigga, what the fuck you thinking, nigga?
I won't die for this shit or what the fuck I say (Brick Squad)
Front yard, broad day with the SK
See, Gucci, that's my motherfucking nigga
I hang in the 'Dale with them Hit Squad killers
Waka Flocka Flame, one hood-ass nigga
Riding real slow, bending corners, my nigga

Released: August 24, 2009

Album: Flockaveli

Producer: Lex Luger

29. The Notorious B.I.G. – “Big Poppa”

I love it when you call me Big Poppa
Throw your hands in the air if you's a true player
I love it when you call me Big Poppa
To the honeys gettin' money, playin' niggas like dummies
I love it when you call me Big Poppa
You got a gun up in your waist, please don't shoot up the place (Why?)
'Cause I see some ladies tonight that should be havin' my baby (Uh), baby (Uh)

Released: September 13, 1994

Album: Ready to Die

Producer: Chucky Thompson, Sean “Puffy” Combs

28. The Diplomats ft. Master P – “Bout It Bout It… Part III”

Killa Cam, you know he bout it bout it
Jim Jones, you know he bout it bout it
Freekey Zeke, you know he bout it bout it
Santana, that boy bout it bout it
Harlem World, you know they bout it bout it
Diplomats, you know they rowdy, rowdy
145th and Broadway, them boys real
You know them boys they don't play

Released: March 25, 2003

Album: Diplomatic Immunity

Producer: Craig Lawson

27. 2Pac – “Ambitionz Az a Ridah”

I won't deny it, I'm a straight ridah
You don't wanna fuck with me (My ambitions as a ridah)
Got the police bustin' at me
But they can't do nothin' to a G
(I won't deny it, I'm a straight ridah)

Released: February 13, 1996

Album: All Eyez on Me

Producer: Daz Dillinger

26. Dr. Dre ft. Eminem – “Dr. Dre – Forgot About Dre”

Nowadays, everybody wanna talk like they got somethin' to say
But nothin' comes out when they move their lips
Just a bunch of gibberish
And motherfuckers act like they forgot about Dre
Nowadays, everybody wanna talk like they got somethin' to say
But nothin' comes out when they move their lips
Just a bunch of gibberish
And motherfuckers act like they forgot about Dre

Released: November 16, 1999

Album: 2001

Producer: Dr. Dre, Mel-Man

25. DMX – “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem”

Stop, drop, shut 'em down, open up shop
Oh, no, that's how Ruff Ryders roll
Stop, drop, shut 'em down, open up shop
Oh, no, that's how Ruff Ryders roll

Released: May 5, 1998

Album: It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot

Producer: Swizz Beatz

24. Snoop Dogg – “Gin and Juice”

Rollin' down the street, smokin' indo
Sippin' on gin and juice, laid back
With my mind on my money
And my money on my mind
Rollin' down the street, smokin' indo
Sippin' on gin and juice, laid back
With my mind on my money
And my money on my mind

Released: November 23, 1993

Album: Doggystyle

Producer: Dr. Dre

23. OutKast – “Ms. Jackson”

I'm sorry, Ms. Jackson, ooh, I am for real
Never meant to make your daughter cry
I apologize a trillion times
I'm sorry, Ms. Jackson, ooh, I am for real
Never meant to make your daughter cry
I apologize a trillion times

Released: October 24, 2000

Album: Stankonia

Producer: Earthtone III

22. Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg – “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang”

It's like this and like that and like this and a—
It's like that and like this and like that and a—
It's like this and like that and like this and a—
Dre, creep to the mic like a phantom

Released: December 15, 1992

Album: The Chronic

Producer: Dr. Dre

21. Rick Ross ft. Styles P – “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast)”

I think I'm Big Meech (Ugh), Larry Hoover
Whippin' work, hallelujah
One nation, under God
Real niggas gettin' money from the fuckin' start
I think I'm Big Meech (Woo), Larry Hoover (Woo)
Gettin' work, hallelujah
One nation, under God
Real niggas gettin' money from the fuckin' start

Released: June 29, 2010

Album: Teflon Don 

Producer: Lex Luger

20. Kendrick Lamar ft. MC Eiht – “m.A.A.d city”

Man down, where you from, nigga?
Fuck who you know—where you from, my nigga?
Where your grandma stay, huh, my nigga?
This m.A.A.d city I run, my nigga

Released: October 22, 2012

Album: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

Producer: Sounwave, THC, Terrace Martin

19. 50 Cent – “In da Club”

Go, go, go, go, go, go
Go shawty, it's your birthday
We gon' party like it's your birthday
And we gon' sip Bacardi like it's your birthday
And you know we don't give a fuck, it's not your birthday

Released: January 7, 2003

Album: Get Rich or Die Tryin’

Producer: Dr. Dre, Mike Elizondo, DJ Quik

18. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – “The Message”

Don't push me 'cause I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
Ah-huh-huh-huh-huh
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from going under

Released: October 1982

Album: The Message

Producer: Edward G. Fletcher, Sylvia Robinson

17. Eazy-E – “Boyz-n-the Hood”

'Cause the boys in the hood are always hard
You come talkin' the trash, we'll pull your card
Knowin' nothin' in life, but to be legit
Don't quote me, boy, 'cause I ain't said shit

Released: March 3, 1987

Album: N.W.A. and the Posse

Producer: Dr. Dre, DJ Yella

16. A Tribe Called Quest – “Can I Kick It?”

Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Well, I'm gone (Go on then!)

Released: April 10, 1990

Album: People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm

Producer: A Tribe Called Quest

15. Playaz Circle – “Duffle Bag Boy”

If I don't do nothin', I'ma ball
I'm countin' all day like the clock on the wall
Now go and get your money, little duffle bag boy
Said go and get your money, little duffle bag boy
Get money
And I ain't never ran from a nigga
And I damn sure ain't 'bout to pick today to start runnin'
Look, honey
I said I ain't never ran from a nigga
And I damn sure ain't 'bout to pick today to start runnin'
Get money

Released: May 1, 2007

Album: Supply & Demand

Producer: M16

14. DJ Khaled ft. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – “I’m On One”

I’m on one, yeah
Fuck it, I'm on one, yeah
I said, "I'm on one"
Fuck it, I'm on one
Two white cups and I got that drink
Could be purple or could be pink
'Pending on how you mix that shit
Money to be got and I'ma get that shit
'Cause I'm on one
I said, "Fuck it, I'm on one"

Released: May 20, 2011

Album: We the Best Forever

Producer: T-Minus, Noah “40” Shebib, Kromatik

13. Black Star – “Definition”

One, two, three
Mos Def and Talib Kweli
We came to rock it on to the tip-top
Best alliance in hip-hop! Y-O!
I said one, two, three
It's kinda dangerous to be an MC
They shot 2Pac and Biggie
Hold your head when the beat drop, Y-O!

Released: August 26, 1998

Album: Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star

Producer: Hi-Tek

12. Raekwon ft. Ghostface Killah, Method Man & Cappadonna – “Ice Cream”

Watch these rap niggas get all up in your guts
French vanilla, butter pecan, chocolate deluxe
Even caramel sundaes is getting touched
And scooped in my ice cream truck, who tears it up

Released: August 1, 1995

Album: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…

Producer: RZA

11. Chief Keef ft. Lil Reese – “I Don’t Like”

A fuck nigga, that's that shit I don't like
A snitch nigga, that's that shit I don't like, nah
A bitch nigga, that's that shit I don't like, nah
Sneak dissers, that's that shit I don't like
Don't like, like, don't like, like
A snitch nigga, that's that shit I don't like, nah
Don't like, like, don't like, like
A bitch nigga, that's that shit I don't like, nah

Released: March 11, 2012

Album: Finally Rich

Producer: Young Chop

10. Nas ft. AZ – “Life’s a Bitch”

Life's a bitch and then you die, that's why we get high
‘Cause you never know when you're gonna go
Life's a bitch and then you die, that's why we puff lye
‘Cause you never know when you're gonna go
Life's a bitch and then you die, that's why we get high
‘Cause you never know when you're gonna go
Life's a bitch and then you die, that's why we puff lye

Released: April 19, 1994

Album: Illmatic

Producer: L.E.S., Nas (co.)

9. Kanye West – “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”

La, la, la la (Ayy!)
Wait 'til I get my money right
La, la, la la (Yeah!)
Then you can't tell me nothing, right?
Excuse me, was you saying something?
Uh-uh, you can't tell me nothing (Yeah! Haha!)
You can't tell me nothing (Yeah! Yeah!)
Uh-uh, you can't tell me nothing (Yeah!)

Released: May 15, 2007

Album: Graduation

Producer: Kanye West, DJ Toomp

8. Chamillionaire – “Ridin’”

They see me rollin', they hatin'
Patrollin' and tryna catch me ridin' dirty
Tryna catch me ridin' dirty, tryna catch me ridin' dirty
Tryna catch me ridin' dirty, tryna catch me ridin' dirty
My music's so loud, I'm swangin'
They hopin' that they gon' catch me ridin' dirty
Tryna catch me ridin' dirty, tryna catch me ridin' dirty
Tryna catch me ridin' dirty, tryna catch me ridin' dirty

Released: November 12, 2005

Album: The Sound of Revenge

Producer: Play-N-Skillz

7. 50 Cent – “Many Men (Wish Death)”

Many men
Many, many, many, many men
Wish death 'pon me
Lord, I don't cry no more
Don't look to the sky no more
Have mercy on me
Have mercy on my soul
Somewhere my heart turned cold
Have mercy on many men
Many, many, many, many men
Wish death 'pon me

Released: May 24, 2003

Album: Get Rich or Die Tryin’

Producer: Darrell “Digga” Branch, Eminem, Luis Resto

6. Eminem – “Lose Yourself”

You better lose yourself in the music
The moment, you own it, you better never let it go (Go)
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo
You better lose yourself in the music
The moment, you own it, you better never let it go (Go)
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo

Released: October 28, 2002

Album: 8 Mile: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture

Producer: Eminem, Jeff Bass, Luis Resto

5. OutKast – “Elevators (Me & You)”

Me and you
Your momma and your cousin, too
Rolling down the strip on Vogues
Coming up, slamming Cadillac doors
Me and you
Your momma and your cousin, too
Rolling down the strip on Vogues
Coming up, slamming Cadillac doors

Released: July 9, 1996

Album: ATLiens

Producer: OutKast

4. Mobb Deep – “Shook Ones (Part II)”

Son, they shook
'Cause ain't no such things as halfway crooks
Scared to death, scared to look, they shook
'Cause ain't no such things as halfway crooks
Scared to death, scared to look
Livin' the life that of diamonds and guns
There's numerous ways you can choose to earn funds
So some get shot, locked down, and turn nuns
Cowardly hearts and straight up shook ones, shook ones
He ain't a crook, son, he's just a shook one

Released: February 7, 1995

Album: The Infamous

Producer: Havoc

3. 2Pac – “Hail Mary”

Come with me!
Hail Mary, nigga, run quick, see
What do we have here now?
Do you wanna ride or die?
La, da-da, da, da, da-da, da
Come with me!
Hail Mary, nigga, run quick, see
What do we have here now?
Do you wanna ride or die?
La, da-da, da, da, da-da, da

Released: November 5, 1996

Album: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

Producer: Hurt-M-Badd

2. Biz Markie – “Just a Friend”

You, you got what I need
But you say he's just a friend
And you say he's just a friend, oh baby
You got what I need
But you say he's just a friend
But you say he's just a friend, oh baby
You got what I need
But you say he's just a friend
But you say he's just a friend

Released: September 26, 1989

Album: The Biz Never Sleeps

Producer: Marcel Hall

1. Wu-Tang Clan – “C.R.E.A.M.”

Cash rules everything around me
C.R.E.A.M., get the money
Dollar dollar bill, y'all
Cash rules everything around me
C.R.E.A.M., get the money
Dollar dollar bill, y'all

Released: November 9, 1993

Album: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Producer: RZA

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