The Top 50 Rap Songs Of 2010

Selected by Marko Orlic

Note – In order to avoid redundancy, I included only one song per artist (not including features).

1. “Black And Yellow” by Wiz Khalifa, from the Black And Yellow single

2. “Shutterbug” by Big Boi Ft. Cutty, from the album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty

3. “Blowin’ Money Fast” by Rick Ross Ft. Styles P, from the album Teflon Don

4. “The Heat” by Twista Ft. Raekwon, from the album The Perfect Storm

5. “The Fire” by The Roots Ft. John Legend, from the album How I Got Over

6. “Roasted” by Curren$y Ft. Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy, from the album Pilot Talk

7. “Hold You Down (Remix)” by Laws Ft. Emilio Rojas & Big K.R.I.T., from the mixtape 5:01 Overtime

8. “High Rise” by Big Sean, from the mixtape Finally Famous Vol. 3: B.I.G.

9. “All Of The Lights” by Kanye West Ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Fergie, Charlie Wilson, Tony Williams, John Legend, The-Dream, Ryan Leslie, La Roux, Alicia Keys & Elton John, from the album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

10. “Nah Mean” by Nas & Damian Marley, from the album Distant Relatives

11. “Miami” by Oddisee, from the album Travelling Man

12. “All I Want Is You” by Miguel Ft. J. Cole, from the album All I Want Is You

13. “Field Nigga Blues” by Mikkey Halsted Ft. Freddie Gibbs & BJ The Chicago Kid, from the album The Dark Room

14. “Let ‘Em Know” by Bun B, from the album Trill O.G.

15. “6 Foot 7 Foot” by Lil Wayne Ft. Cory Gunz, from the album Tha Carter IV

16. “Love Junkie (Remix)” by Donwill Ft. Wallpaper, The Park & Ca$he, from the album Don Cusack In High Fidelity

17. “Airborne” by Bobby Creekwater Ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Killer Mike, from the album Revenge

18. “The End” by Kid Cudi Ft. GLC, Chip Tha Ripper & Nicole Wray, from the album Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager

19. “The One” by Onra Ft. T3 Of Slum Village, from the album Long Distance

20. “No Hands” by Waka Flocka Flame Ft. Wale & Roscoe Dash, from the album Flockaveli

21. “The Way That I Rhyme” by J-Live Ft. Boog Brown, from The Way That I Rhyme single

22. “Higher” by J. Cole, from the mixtape Friday Night Lights

23.  “Start It Up” by Lloyd Banks Ft. Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, Fabolous, Pusha T & Ryan Leslie, from the album Hunger For More 2

24. “Ain’t No Love Here” by Chip Tha Ripper, from the From Me To You: The Prelude To Gift Raps EP

25. “How Life Changed” by T.I. Ft. Scarface & Mitchelle’L, from the album No Mercy

26. “Player Of The Century” by Naledge Ft. Freddie Gibbs, from the Player Of The Century single

27. “Imported Goods” by Action Bronson, from the Imported Goods single

28. “Shiny Suit Theory” by Jay Electronica Ft. Jay-Z & The-Dream, from the Shiny Suit Theory single

29. “Kush” by Dr. Dre Ft. Snoop Dogg & Akon, from the album Detox

30. “King Of Kings” by Homeboy Sandman, Moses Rockwell & P SO, from the King Of Kings single

31. “Cream Of The Planet” by Ski Beatz Ft. Mos Def, from the album 24 Hour Karate School

32. “Beast Mode” by B.o.B., from the mixtape No Genre

33. “Country Shit” by Big K.R.I.T, from the album K.R.I.T. Wuz Here

34. “On My Way” by TFHOUSE, from the mixtape On My Way

35. “Pop The Trunk” by Yelawolf, from the album Trunk Muzik 0-60

36. “Hercules” by Stalley, from the Hercules single

37. “Turpentine Weed” by The ILLZ, from the mixtape In Between Video Series

38. “Troublemakers” by Ghostface Killah Ft. Raekwon, Method Man & Redman, from the album Apollo Kids

39. “Someone To Love Me” by Diddy-Dirty Money, from the album Last Train To Paris

40. “Yaa I Get It” by Shad, from the album TSOL

41. “Just Begun” by Reflection Eternal Ft. Jay Electronica, J. Cole & Mos Def, from the album Revolutions Per Minute

42. “Mad Ammo” by Celph Titled & Buckwild Ft. FT & RA The Rugged Man, from the album Nineteen Ninety Now

43. “La Petite Mort (Come Die With Me)” by Kno, from the album Death Is Silent

44. “Fancy” by Drake Ft. T.I. & Swizz Beatz, from the album Thank Me Later

45. “Deep” by Elzhi, from the Deep single

46. “It’s Chace” by Chace Infinite, from the It’s Chace single

47. “Battle Cry” by Joell Ortiz, from the album Free Agent

48. “Stutter” by David Banner & 9th Wonder Ft. Anthony Hamilton, from the album Death Of A Popstar

49. “Re-Up” by Danny Brown, from the album The Hybrid

50. “Reggie Miller” by Super Chron Flight Brothers, from the album Cape Verde

Bonus: “Sho Nuff” by Freeway & Jake One Ft. Bun B, from the album The Stimulus Package (somehow I forgot this track initially)

R.I.P. Guru (1961-2010)


  1. Simon MC

    Marco no way fancy by Drake gets on there before ALL of the other tracks on Thank Me Later, like ‘no lights.’

    • Simon MC

      Yo Marco great job by the way with the list. I appreciate all the time, effort and consideration put into this project. ‘Hold you down’ is dirty.
      The ‘All of the lights’ link you posted doesn’t have all the features. This one does

      Wish I coulda gone to your DJ set over the break, keep it up homie.

  2. Norin

    How can hard in paint not make this list. every mc on this list cut a verse on that track! Strictly for internet buzz, Lil’ B deserved some countdown love. Ashers grind, yela and mane i just wanna party and most of all SUPER HIGH. cmon bruh. super high remix or original cut, either wouldve been the move. Wale and wiz, the breeze and in the cut probably makes the top 10 if black and yellow doesnt get released. BIG SEAN wodehrrrrrr.
    Appreciate the work, links were great, lookin forward to saturday night!
    30, 000 hunid million,swag.

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