Traditionally, pop and rock songs have been the big go-to's in karaoke. For example, in 2021 on Singa's singing statistics pop was definitely popular — 56% of the top 100 songs were categorized as pop songs, and there were very few rap songs among the most popular karaoke songs. Only Eminem's Lose Yourself made it to the top 100 (#59).
However, rap might be making its way big time to the lips of karaoke singers. Trendy hip hop karaoke events are taking place, Drake's Certified Lover Boy breaks Billboard chart records, and 90's vibes are trending in music.
Ready to spit out some rhymes?
So — get ready to spit out a rhyme, when hitting that karaoke stage the next time! (That was a rhyme! Heh.) We listed some great hip hop karaoke songs from N.W.A to Doja Cat. Let's go!
17 best rap karaoke songs
17. Lose Yourself - Eminem
As was disclaimed already earlier in this post, Lose Yourself was the sole hip hop song that made it to the TOP 100 list of 2021 English language karaoke songs by far. Great rap song for also beginners, as the pace of the lyrics is not too extravagant!
16. Nuthin' but a A 'G' Thang - Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dog
Iconic 1990's West coast duet that's been listed for example to one of the 500 Greatest songs of all time by the Rolling Stone magazine.
15. 99 Problems - Jay Z
You know the deal — put your hands up to this early 2000's bouncy beat and rap it out!
14. Industry baby - Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow
The modern legends, Lil Nas and Jack Harlow, nearly broke the internet with the captivating music video or this song. Sing it out!
13. Bodak Yellow - Cardi B
When you don't feel like dancing, make some money moves — and sing karaoke! Cardi B's Bodak Yellow is a great karaoke song when you want to rap out some power lines.
12. All I Do Is Win - DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled classic with a variety of rappers (T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross) featuring in the verses. Duet with friends or rap though all of the parts yourself!
11. Touch the Sky - Kanye West
Good vibe hip hop classic from 2006!
10. Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A
An iconic 1988 published track from the Compton-based gangsta rap group, which made a big influence in the world.
9. California Love - 2pac, Dr. Dre
Show some love to the city of angels!
8. Mo Money, Mo Problems - Notorious B.I.G
Who's hot, who not? A legendary rap song from a Brooklyn-based B.I.G.
7. Kiss Me More - Doja Cat, SZA
Cute and romantic rap/pop duet with some soft-sung lyrics and bouncy rap verses!
6. Drop it Like it's Hot - Snoop Dog
Party rap song to light the dance floor on 🔥
5. Waterfalls - TLC
This 90's mega hit combines some soulful R'n'B vocals with a fast-tempoed rap verse! Great for a duet or a solo performance.
Great for a karaoke duet or a solo performance.
4. The Real Slim Shady - Eminem
Eminem's millenium era rap hit is a common one to hear at rap parties — and it never fails to get people going.
3. God's Plan - Drake
A chart topping Drake song for them trap-rappers.
2. Milkshake - Kelis
The ultimate party rap song! A certain one to get the karaoke crowd going. La la la la la...
1. Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio, L.V
Still today, Gangsta's Paradise is one of the biggest-selling singles in the world. Originally a movie soundtrack song, sampling an old Stevie Wonder track, hits all the feels. Try it at a karaoke bar and see yourself!