Rap songs are very appealing because of their danceable beats and meaningful lyrics. Many individuals and groups use this particular type of music to express their feelings, sentiments, and emotions towards the world that surrounds them. More importantly, musicians are starting to use this kind of music genre as artistic expressions of themselves. Here are some of the best rap songs in recent years.
Eminem – “Lose Yourself”
Released in 2002, “Lose Yourself’ was one of the major hits included in Eminem’s official music release “The Eminem Show.” It has been one of the most successful singles of Eminem, which has propelled the rapper into international stardom. It was also used as the official soundtrack of his very own motion picture entitled “8 Mile.” Furthermore, it also received platinum awards numerous times and other prestigious awards in the U.S., including the Best Original Song at the Academy Awards. For 12 straight weeks, this rap song remained at the top spot of the world-renowned American Billboard Charts, making it one of the best rap songs to hit the airwaves in recent years.
Cypress Hill – “Insane in the Brain”
In 1993, rap group Cypress Hill released its biggest music single “Insane in the Brain.” This particular rap song propelled Latin rap artists and music into worldwide recognition. The music and the beats of this song are very catchy. This music single was originally intended to mock and criticize another rapper, who reportedly made fun of the rap group in one of its songs. Thanks to its beautiful sound and beat, many people easily loved it, which propelled the song to the top of the music charts for quite some time.
Snoop Dogg – “Gin and Juice”
Undeniably one of the most popular rappers of all time, Snoop Dogg made some serious noise in the music scene in 1993 with the release of the music hit “Gin and Juice.” It showcases the rapper’s superb skills and unique style of rapping, which have made him very popular all throughout the years. The beats are very nice, the music pleasant to the ears, and the lyrics are highly interesting.
Mobb Deep – “Shook Ones Pt. II”
For people who are into the so-called gangsta rap, they will surely love Mobb Deep’s music single “Shook One Pt. II.” Officially released in 1995, this particular rap song talks about the lives of the rap group’s members within Queensbridge in New York. Moreover, this music single has become Mobb Deep’s artistic expression of life in general, combined with some cool beats and pleasant music.