La BBC a demandé à 108 critiques, artistes, producteurs, journalistes et photographes de 15 pays différents de citer leurs 5 chansons Hip-Hop préférées de tous les temps.

Le grand gagnant est Juicy de Biggie, suivi par Fight The Power de Public Enemy et Shook Ones Pt 2 de Mobb Deep. Nas avec N.Y. State Of Mind et Tupac avec Dear Mama complètent de justesse le top 10, tandis que Lose Yourself d’Eminem est classé 22ème.

 

En tout, 280 sons ont été cité, voici le top 25:

25. Alright, Kendrick Lamar (2015)
– Rosa Parks, OutKast (1998)
24. All Of The Lights, Kanye West ft. Rhianna, Kid Cudi (2010)
23. Grindin’, Clipse (2002)
22. Lose Yourself, Eminem (2002)
21. Doo Wop (That Thing), Lauryn Hill (1998)
20. International Players Anthem, UGK ft. OutKast (2007)
19. U.N.I.T.Y., Queen Latifah (1993)
18. Fuck Tha Police, NWA (1988)
17. It Was A Good Day, Ice Cube (1992)
16. B.O.B., OutKast (2000)
15. They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.), Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth (1992)
14. Rapper’s Delight, Sugarhill Gang (1979)
13. Paid In Full, Eric B & Rakim (1987)
12. Runaway, Kanye West ft. Pusha T (2010)
11. Electric Relaxation, A Tribe Called Quest (1993)

 

10. Dear Mama, Tupac Shakur (1995)
9. N.Y. State Of Mind, Nas (1994)
8. Passin’ Me By, The Pharcyde (1992)
7. 93 ’Til Infinity, Souls of Mischief (1993)
6. C.R.E.A.M., Wu-Tang Clan (1993)
5. Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang, Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Doggy Dogg (1992)
4. The Message, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (1982)
3. Shook Ones (Part II), Mobb Deep (1995)
2. Fight The Power, Public Enemy (1989)
1. Juicy, Notorious B.I.G. (1994)

 

Onyx, Common et Slick Rick font partie de ceux qui ont livré leur top 5, voici leurs choix:

Onyx
1. Triumph, Wu-Tang Clan (1997)
2. The What, The Notorious B.I.G. (1994)
3. Put It On, Big L (1995)
4. Can I Live, JAY-Z (1996)
5. N.Y. State Of Mind, Nas (1994)

 

Common
1. The Message, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (1982)
2. Scenario, A Tribe Called Quest (1991)
3. Juicy, The Notorious B.I.G. (1994)
4. They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.), Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth (1992)
5. Doo Wop (That Thing), Lauryn Hill (1998)

 

Slick Rick
1. Fight The Power, Public Enemy (1989)
2. Warm It Up Kane, Big Daddy Kane (1989)
3. Know The Ledge, Eric B & Rakim (1992)
4. Triumph, Wu-Tang Clan (1997)
5. Pass That Dutch, Missy Elliot (2003)