The 25 Hardest Songs to Rap

Rap music is all about flow and lyrical prowess. It’s a genre that requires a lot of skill and practice to perfect. Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Tech N9ne, and others have created some of the hardest songs to rap in recent years.

That being said, some songs are just harder to rap than others. Let’s take a look at the 25 hardest songs to rap. These tracks require serious lyrical skills and breath control to pull them off!

1. “Worldwide Choppers” by Tech N9ne

Starting this list is “Worldwide Choppers” by Tech N9ne. It was released in 2011 and features a lot of famous rappers like Busta Rhymes, Yelawolf, Twista, JL, Ceza, D-Loc, and others. This song is insanely fast-paced and features a slew of different rappers all spitting bars at breakneck speeds. If you can keep up with the lyrics on this track, then you are a lyrical genius!

2. “Rap God” by Eminem

Of course, we couldn’t have a list of the hardest songs to rap without including Eminem’s “Rap God”. This track is packed with lyrics, and Eminem spits them at lightning speeds. It was released in 2013 for the album “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”. It made a buzz on the rap scene and has been a global trend with over a billion views on Youtube.

3. “Wicked” by Ice Cube

“Wicked” by Ice Cube is another song that is notoriously difficult to rap. It’s a classic track off of his 1992 album “The Predator”. The lyrics are incredibly fast-paced, and Ice Cube delivers them with precision and power. You can listen to it on all the music platforms out there.

4. “Blow Your Mind” by Redman

Redman’s “Blow Your Mind” is another one of those songs that are just difficult to rap. It’s a track off of his album “Whut? Thee Album” which was released in 1992. The track features some memorable samples throughout the tune but the lyrics and the execution are what set this track apart and make it difficult to rap.

5. “The Originators” by Jaz-O Feat. Jay Z

This next song is a bit of a throwback. “The Originators” is a track by Jaz-O featuring Jay Z. It was released in 1990 and it is one of the first tracks to feature Jay-Z’s lyrical prowess. The lyrics are incredibly fast and difficult to keep up with. This can be found on the album “To Your Soul”.

6. “Godzilla” by Eminem feat. Juice Wrld

This hit song “Godzilla” by Eminem featuring Juice Wrld is one of the hardest songs to rap. It was released in 2020 and it quickly gained popularity for its catchy beat and lyrics. It can be found on the album “Music to Be Murdered By” and is available for streaming on all music platforms out there.

7. “Mr Tung Twista” by Twista

Another difficult song to rap is “Mr Tung Twista” by Twista. The complicated rhyme scheme and the fast-paced rhymes make it hard for even the most experienced rappers to keep up. It was released in 1991 for the album “Runnin’ Off at da Mouth”. This is one of the funkiest old-school rap songs that will turn heads wherever it’s played.

8. “Crispy (192)” by Tonedeff

Tonedeff’s “Crispy (192)” is one of the hardest songs to rap because of its incredibly fast pace. The song packs a lot of punch. It was released in 2019 for the album “QN5 Rmx Vol. 5”. If you haven’t heard a rap song with 180 BPM, then you can hear this track on all music platforms.

9. “The Jig is Up” by Kendrick Lamar

“The Jig is Up” by Kendrick Lamar is the next song on this list. This song is from his 2012 album “good kid, m.A.A.d city”. This became a huge hit with over 2 million views on Youtube. The song is about being careful with the people you associate yourself with.

10. “44 More” by Logic

A song by Logic that is incredibly difficult to rap. The speed and delivery of the lyrics are hard enough, but when you factor in the content of the lyrics, it makes “44 More” one of the hardest songs to rap. It was released in 2018 for the album “Bobby Tarantino II”.

11. “Gravel-Pit” by Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan’s “Gravel-Pit” is up next. This song is from their 2000 album “The W”. Although the song has a somewhat moderate pace, what sets it apart is Method Man’s flow. He has long been a juggernaut in the rap game, largely due to his technical and seamless flow. This is one of his most popular hits with over 38 million views on Youtube.

12. “Collard Greens” by SchoolBoy Q Feat. Kendrick Lamar

The next song is “Collard Greens” by Schoolboy Q. This song features Kendrick Lamar and it was released in 2013. The song is about marijuana and eating healthy. It is one of the most popular songs by Schoolboy Q. You can find it on the album “Oxymoron”.

13. “Can You Keep Up?” by Busta Rhymes feat. Twista

“Can You Keep Up?” by Busta Rhymes is the next song on the list. This song features Twista and it was released in 2012. Just looking at the two artists’ names you can see why this would be a difficult tune to rap. Both Busta and Twista are very fast rappers.

14. “Kick In The Door” by Notorious B.I.G.

Notorious B.I.G.’s “Kick In The Door” is the next song on the list. This song is from his album “Life After Death” which was released in 1997. The song is about how he is going to take over the hip-hop game. B.I.G. is hands down, one of the best to ever do it.

15. “Tha Crossroads” by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

“Tha Crossroads” by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is up next. This song is from their album “E. 1999 Eternal” released in 1996. It is one of their most successful tracks which ranked number two on the US Billboard Charts. It amassed over 130 million views on Youtube and is still widely streamed to date.

16. “Mathematics” by Mos Def

Next on the list is “Mathematics” by Mos Def. This song is from his album “Black on Both Sides”. The song is about how math is everywhere and everything can be related to it. This is one of the tracks from his solo debut album. You can stream the song on all music platforms out there.

17. “Chiraq” by Nicki Minaj ft. G Herbo

“Chiraq” by Nicki Minaj is the next song on our list. This song features G Herbo and it was released in 2016. This award-winning rap artist’s song is about the city of Chicago and how dangerous it is. It now has over 200k views on Youtube and can be streamed on all music platforms.

18. “True Fuschnick” by Fu-Schnickens

The next song is “True Fuschnick” by Fu-Schnickens. This song is incredibly fast-paced and has a lot of difficult words to pronounce. The average person would have a hard time keeping up with the lyrics, let alone rapping them. It was released in 1992 for the album “F.U. Don’t Take It Personal”.

19. “I’ll hurt you” by Busta Rhymes

“I’ll hurt you” by Busta Rhymes is another fast-paced song with difficult lyrics. It was released in 2006 for the album “The Big Bang”. The rap lyrics are full of violence and explicit language, which makes it one of the hardest songs to rap.

20. “Speedom (WWC2)” by Tech N9ne

This song is by Tech Nino and is called “Speedom (WWC)” and it is considered one of the hardest songs to rap. It was released in 2015 for the album “Special Effects”. The track now has over 26 million YouTube views and can also be streamed on other music platforms out there.

21. “The Chop Shop” by Twisted Insane

Michael Johnson, also known as “Twisted Insane”, is deserving of the name when you hear “The Chop Shop”. The song is so fast that you can hardly recognize anything he raps without checking out the lyrics (admirable and worthy of the chopper style of rap). This track requires an immense amount of breath control and lyrical flow to execute.

22. “The Next Rap God” by DAX

We all know Eminem’s “Rap God” but have you heard DAX’s “The Next Rap God”? This song is so incredible, it takes so much breath control, focus, and stamina to rap. With a non-stop attitude and lyrical genius, this is one of the best and hardest rap songs that I have ever heard. Give it a shot if you’re up to the challenge.

23. “I Can’t Get Wit That” by Jay-Z

Jay-Z is famous for a reason. Before becoming one of the most successful artists in modern times, Jay-Z was really spittin’. “I Can’t Get Wit That” is a testament to how Jay-Z built his career and his success and reputation today are more than deserved. This track is incredibly hard to execute with tongue-twisting rhymes and flow.

24. “Runnin’ Off At Da Mouth” by Tung Twista

The title track of Tung Twista’s debut album is absolutely insane and some say that it is his greatest song to date. I did mention “Mr Tung Twista” but “Runnin’ Off At Da Mouth” is even more slick and harder to rap. Utilizing the old-school style of rap, this track requires some serious skill and technique if you want it to sound anything like the original.

25. “Homicide” by Logic feat. Eminem

What could possibly happen when these two join hands? Of course, you’re gonna have a very interesting and hard song to rap. Both Logic’s and Eminem’s flows are incredibly difficult to mimic and the fast-paced rapping does not make it easy verse after verse. If you wanna test your rapping skills, check out this banger!

Final Thoughts

These are just a few of the hardest songs to rap. If you think you have what it takes to rap one of these songs, then I salute you. But if you’re like most people (a true fan of rap), then you’ll probably just enjoy listening to them and admiring the skill of the artists who can rap them.

Milan Trajkovikj

Milan Trajkovikj

I’m the Deputy Editor for Musician Wave and a touring and recording bass guitarist. I love to share my passion for all things music. I’ve been playing music for over ten years and I love exploring it further through writing. You'll also find me on the Musician Wave YouTube channel.

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