If we trace back the roots of Hip Hop, we come to know that it has been originated from parts of Africa. It was the time of 1970s when we got the first Hip Hop song released in the markets. That song was none other than Rapper's Delight by Sugarhill Gang. At those days, songs still used to be inspired by disco sounds but slowly things started changing. In the early days of 80s, artists used to release singles from time to time but once music labels got behind these artists from mid 80s, we could witness albums releasing for 80’s rap songs in the worldwide market. Hip Hop spread like fire from one small region to the different parts of the world.

It is true that the modern hip hop is a lot amazing with sick beats but nothing can replace the golden old days of Hip Hop. It has changed a lot from 1980 to 2018 but still today if one sits down to listen any old song beat, he is surely going to get addicted to it (unless you are just a mediocre listener). The modern commercial hip hop is nowadays based on drugs, alcohol, and all those stuff that some of the youngsters associate with being cool. It's not that every song is indirectly promoting such stuff but things were not at all like this in the early days of Hip Hop.

Keeping the above thing in mind, we did a deep research to come up with the best 80’s rap songs that were a hit in the market when they got released back in 1980s.

10 Best 80’s Rap Songs

We hope that you will enjoy listening to some of the most popular and talked 80’s rap songs. Let's check out the list now!

1) Rebel Without a Pause: Public Enemy!

Rebel Without a Pause was launched on July 28, 1987 by the hit group Public Enemy as a reference to a movie titled Rebel Without a Pause which was released in 1995. It is the first song which was recorded for the album, It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back. The song was produced by The Bomb Squad.

It is said that the artists behind this song want to break the trend and create something different that would bring innovation in the world of Hip Hop. They decided to faster the BPM (tempo) of their songs. Generally in those days singers used to sing between 95-100 BPM whereas Public Enemy crossed the 100 mark and reached to 103. They changed the BPM of few songs and tried in their concerts and upon seeing the huge energetic response by audiences they decided to go for it. Straightaway, after the release of this great song, it was declared an instant hit both by the critics and the audience.

2) The Message (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five song)

The Message is one of the most popular 80s rap songs by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. Earlier the song was released on July 1, 1982 as a single but later on the song was added to the group's first album : The Message. It is said that The Message broke the stereotype of only boasting about oneself in the hip hop songs and came up as a song for social commentary. This song got so much hit that it was even included in the popular 2002 video game series : GTA Vice City.

3) LL Cool J -  Rock The Bells

"Rock the Bells" has been produced and written by Rick Rubin and LL Cool J, respectively. It is the third song from LL Cool J's debut album Radio. This song was released in 1985 by Def Jam Recordings. The surprising or weird fact about the song is that though the title says bells in it but in the while song no bells can be heard.

4) Eric B. & Rakim : "I Ain't No Joke"

I Ain't No Joke is the second song of the studio debut album Paid in Full. When we take a look at the listing, it was featured on number 38 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks.

5) Public Enemy - Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos

Public Enemy is again back in the list with their song Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos which was featured in their second album It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back. It was one of the best rap songs of the 80s. The song revolves around the story of a draft dodger who makes a prison escape.

6) The Breaks By Kurtis Blow

It is said that Kurtis Blow is among the few initial rappers who signed contracts with a major record label. The Breaks is one of his most popular song that was from his self titled debut album. In the Billboard Top 100, the song achieved a ranking of #87. It was the certified gold rap song for hip-hop.

7) Funky Four Plus 1 - That's The Joint

When we talk about top 80s rap songs, we have to include the hit single That's The Joint by the popular American Rapper group: Funky Four Plus 1. They are the first group to get a record label to their name. This song also introduced the first ever female rapper in the world of hip hop songs.

8) De La Soul : Buddy

Buddy is one of the most hyped song of the 80s which is the third single of De La Soul's debut album : 3 Feet High & Rising. The song features double meaning and humorous lyrics which made it a good entertainment for the listeners. The overall song delivers a great vibe which becomes a cherry on the cake for the lyrics part. The video song features the artists : Q-Tip, Jungle Brothers, Monie Love. The original version is also pretty great and awesome.

9) Biz Markie - Vapors

Vapors is the song which was released in April 1988 by Biz Markie. It is the fifth song from his debut studio album Goin' Off. In the Billboard R&B chart, the song peaked at #80. The song was of around four minutes and the video song was directed by Lionel C Martin.

10) Eric B & Rakim - Microphone Fiend

The song was released in 1988 and it was a part of the duo's second album, Follow the Leader. The song didn't become much of a hit that time but after many years the song turned out to be among the best 80s rap songs.

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