17 Intelligent 🤓 Rap Songs 🎧 to Have You Dropping Beats 🎤 and Deep Thoughts 💭 ...

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If you know me, you know I love rap and hip hop – really smart, intelligent rap, especially.

That's not the only kind I like, but it's my favorite because I think smart, truly on point and poetic rap can send a great message.

These are the songs that make me think – and yeah, there'll probably be a lot of Eminem on here, just to let you know.2

Some of them are lyrically clever and some of them come with a deep message.

Share your favorite songs, too!

1. “Lose Yourself” – Eminem

Of course I'm starting with my boy!

“Lose Yourself” is smart for its message, its rhyme structure, and its perspective.

Marshall knows how to twist a word like nobody's business and he knows how to bring gritty realism that you wouldn't guess from all his popular, funny radio edits.

“Moment of Clarity” – Jay-Z
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