- "Radio Song" by R.E.M. Baby, baby, baby this rap song is so good it's driving me crazy.
- "Kool Thing" by Sonic Youth. Let everybody know: punk rockers make good rap artists, too.
- "Roll the Bones" by Rush. Why are we here? To listen to some great Canadian rap.
- "Cheeseburger in Paradise" by Jimmy Buffet. I like mine with lettuce, tomato, and rap.
- "Wham! Rap" by Wham! The first use of "street cred." (Thanks to Very Little Known Facts)
- "Funky Man" by Dee Dee King (aka Dee Dee Ramone) I told you punk rockers make good rap artists, too.
- "Come With Me" by Puff Daddy featuring Jimmy Paige. A great blend of classic rock and old-school rap.
- "I Used to Be an Animal (But I'm Alright Now) by Eric Burdon. Jimmy Page's Sweater Vest says this is the best rap song ever. But I say it's...
- "Original Wrapper" by Lou Reed. This is the song that helped me fall in love with rap and remains the best rap song of all time.
Friday, March 23, 2007
On this day in 1981, "Rapture" became the first rap song to go number one. So I thought this would be a good time to share with you my list of the 10 greatest rap songs of all time . Of course "Rapture" makes the list at number 10, but let's see what are the other nine: