Conscious Hip-Hop Essentials
Conscious Hip-Hop Essentials

Conscious Hip-Hop Essentials

Booming beats with an equally powerful message to go with them.

♫ 100
January 17, 2020
Tracks
#
Song
Artist
Album
Genre
Release date
Exit
1
Superstarr, Pt. 0k-osExit
k-os
Exit
Hip-Hop/RapMusicAlternative RapHip-HopUnderground Rap
2003-01-28
4:51
The Return of the Magnificent
2
Hold It Down (feat. Method Man)DJ Jazzy Jeff featuring Method ManThe Return of the Magnificent
DJ Jazzy Jeff featuring Method Man
The Return of the Magnificent
Hip-Hop/RapMusicRapAlternative RapR&B/SoulHip-HopRock
2007-05-01
3:14
The Grind Date
3
Days of Our Lives (feat. Common)De La SoulThe Grind Date
De La Soul
The Grind Date
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
2004-10-04
3:51
The Beat Generation
4
Three's CompanyMarley MarlThe Beat Generation
Marley Marl
The Beat Generation
Hip-HopMusicHip-Hop/Rap
2001-10-23
4:19
BBE20: Attitude, Belief & Determination
5
Transcend (feat. Bahamadia)King BrittBBE20: Attitude, Belief & Determination
King Britt
BBE20: Attitude, Belief & Determination
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
2016-10-21
1:14
8 Miles To Moenart
6
Rain Into the Nite (Outro)Tall Black Guy8 Miles To Moenart
Tall Black Guy
8 Miles To Moenart
Hip-Hop/RapMusicR&B/SoulRap
2013-05-17
3:58
Sour Soul
7
Ray Gun (feat. MF DOOM)BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface KillahSour Soul
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah
Sour Soul
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
2015-01-20
3:7
Very Best of Golden Earring, Pt. 2
8
The Devil Made Me Do ItGolden EarringVery Best of Golden Earring, Pt. 2
Golden Earring
Very Best of Golden Earring, Pt. 2
Поп-музыкаМузыкаРокСтадионный рокТяжелый рок
1982-08-01
3:21
The More Things Change - Single
9
The More Things ChangeGrand PubaThe More Things Change - Single
Grand Puba
The More Things Change - Single
Hip-HopMusicHip-Hop/Rap
2015-01-01
3:56
The Iceberg
10
Like ReallyOddiseeThe Iceberg
Oddisee
The Iceberg
Hip-HopMusicHip-Hop/RapRapAlternative Rap
2017-02-24
3:44
Laila’s Wisdom
11
Jesus Coming (feat. Amber Navran)RapsodyLaila’s Wisdom
Rapsody
Laila’s Wisdom
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
2017-09-22
6:19
B4.Da.$$ (Deluxe)
12
Piece of MindJoey Bada$$B4.Da.$$ (Deluxe)
Joey Bada$$
B4.Da.$$ (Deluxe)
Hip-HopMusicHip-Hop/RapUnderground RapRapEast Coast Rap
2015-01-20
3:38
Mean Demeanor - Single
13
Mean DemeanorRun The JewelsMean Demeanor - Single
Run The Jewels
Mean Demeanor - Single
Hip-HopMusicHip-Hop/Rap
2017-09-29
3:1
Control System
14
Illuminate (feat. Kendrick Lamar)Ab-SoulControl System
Ab-Soul
Control System
Hip-Hop/RapMusicAlternativeRapAlternative RapUnderground Rap
2012-05-11
5:6
Telefone
15
All I Need (feat. Xavier Omar)NonameTelefone
Noname
Telefone
Hip-Hop/RapMusicRap
2016-07-31
4:0
The Source
16
PlayersSlum VillageThe Source
Slum Village
The Source
Хип-хопМузыкаХип-хоп/рэп
2000-06-13
2:26
Exhibit C - Single
17
Exhibit CJay ElectronicaExhibit C - Single
Jay Electronica
Exhibit C - Single
Хип-хопМузыка
2009-12-08
5:31
Madvillainy
18
Meat GrinderMadvillain, Madlib & MF DOOMMadvillainy
Madvillain, Madlib & MF DOOM
Madvillainy
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
2004-03-23
2:11
Ruff Draft
19
The $J DillaRuff Draft
J Dilla
Ruff Draft
Хип-хопМузыкаАндеграунд-рэп
2003-02-25
2:43
Champion Sound
20
Strip ClubJaylibChampion Sound
Jaylib
Champion Sound
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
2003-10-06
2:50
Detroit's Son
21
MoneyGuilty SimpsonDetroit's Son
Guilty Simpson
Detroit's Son
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
2015-09-11
2:27
Jay Love Japan
22
First Time (feat. Baatin & The Ruckazoid)J DillaJay Love Japan
J Dilla
Jay Love Japan
Hip-HopMusicHip-Hop/Rap
2007-04-01
2:55
Violent By Design
23
I Against IJedi Mind Tricks & Planetary of OuterspaceViolent By Design
Jedi Mind Tricks & Planetary of Outerspace
Violent By Design
Hip-Hop/RapMusicUnderground RapAlternative Rap
2000-10-03
3:49
Hi-teknology, Vol. 2
24
Keep It MovingHi-Tek featuring Dion, Kurupt & Q-TipHi-teknology, Vol. 2
Hi-Tek featuring Dion, Kurupt & Q-Tip
Hi-teknology, Vol. 2
Hip-Hop/RapMusicHip-HopEast Coast RapUnderground Rap
2006-10-17
4:1
Fab Five
25
KaboomClear Soul ForcesFab Five
Clear Soul Forces
Fab Five
Hip-Hop/RapMusicUnderground Rap
2015-03-31
3:51
Tronic
26
The Matrix (feat. Pharoahe Monch, Sean Price & DJ Premier)Black MilkTronic
Black Milk
Tronic
Hip-Hop/RapMusicUnderground Rap
2008-10-28
3:46
Theo VS. J.J. (Dreams vs. Reality)
27
FulfillmentSkyzooTheo VS. J.J. (Dreams vs. Reality)
Skyzoo
Theo VS. J.J. (Dreams vs. Reality)
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
2012-08-29
2:39
The Cold Vein (Deluxe Edition)
28
A B-Boy's AlphaCannibal OxThe Cold Vein (Deluxe Edition)
Cannibal Ox
The Cold Vein (Deluxe Edition)
Hip-HopMusicHip-Hop/RapUnderground RapEast Coast Rap
2001-05-15
4:27
Entitled (Deluxe Edition)
29
Clap Sh*t Up (feat. Phonte)ToraeEntitled (Deluxe Edition)
Torae
Entitled (Deluxe Edition)
Хип-хопМузыкаХип-хоп
2016-01-15
3:9
Tales From the Land of Milk and Honey
30
Milk and Honey (feat. Shana Tucker)The Foreign ExchangeTales From the Land of Milk and Honey
The Foreign Exchange
Tales From the Land of Milk and Honey
R&B/SoulMusic
2015-08-21
4:8
Justus League Mixtape Volume I: NC State of Mind
31
The Righteous Way to GoEdgar Allen FloeJustus League Mixtape Volume I: NC State of Mind
Edgar Allen Floe
Justus League Mixtape Volume I: NC State of Mind
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
2003-02-12
3:37
Lead Poison
32
Two 16'sElzhiLead Poison
Elzhi
Lead Poison
Hip-HopMusicHip-Hop/Rap
2016-03-05
3:4
Revolutionary, Vol. 2
33
You Never Know (feat. Jean Grae)Immortal TechniqueRevolutionary, Vol. 2
Immortal Technique
Revolutionary, Vol. 2
Hip-Hop/RapMusicRock
2003-11-18
7:48
Selective Hearing
34
Make a Way (feat. Dudley Perkens & Georgia Anne Muldrow)Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dudley Perkins, Kev Brown & LMNOSelective Hearing
Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dudley Perkins, Kev Brown & LMNO
Selective Hearing
Hip-Hop/RapMusicWest Coast RapHip-Hop
2008-03-25
4:14
Selective Hearing
35
Get Away (Instrumental)Kev Brown & LMNOSelective Hearing
Kev Brown & LMNO
Selective Hearing
Hip-Hop/RapMusicWest Coast RapHip-Hop
2008-03-25
3:37
Holy Intellect (Expanded Edition)
36
Holy IntellectPoor Righteous TeachersHoly Intellect (Expanded Edition)
Poor Righteous Teachers
Holy Intellect (Expanded Edition)
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
1990-09-21
4:19
21st Century Urban
37
Kick, PushLupe Fiasco21st Century Urban
Lupe Fiasco
21st Century Urban
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
2006-04-18
4:14
National Anthem
38
One-N-OnlyThe Away TeamNational Anthem
The Away Team
National Anthem
ElectronicMusicHip-Hop/Rap
2005-07-12
3:22
To All My Friends, Blood Makes the Blade Holy - The Atmosphere EP's
39
The Best DayAtmosphereTo All My Friends, Blood Makes the Blade Holy - The Atmosphere EP's
Atmosphere
To All My Friends, Blood Makes the Blade Holy - The Atmosphere EP's
Хип-хопМузыкаАндеграунд-рэпРэпАльтернативный рэп
2010-09-06
3:36
Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit)
40
SelfishSlum VillageDetroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit)
Slum Village
Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit)
Хип-хоп/рэпМузыкаХип-хопАльтернативный рэпАндеграунд-рэп
2004-06-29
3:45
Kollage
41
True Honey BunsBahamadiaKollage
Bahamadia
Kollage
Hip-Hop/RapMusicAlternative RapRapElectronicUnderground RapDance
1996-04-09
3:41
Glitches in the Break
42
Cold DayBlack MilkGlitches in the Break
Black Milk
Glitches in the Break
Hip-Hop/RapMusicRock
2014-02-05
2:34
Rap Classics
43
TennesseeArrested DevelopmentRap Classics
Arrested Development
Rap Classics
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
2015-12-18
4:34
Yancey Boys
44
All GoodIlla JYancey Boys
Illa J
Yancey Boys
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
2008-11-11
3:5
Rap Classics
45
Fight the PowerPublic EnemyRap Classics
Public Enemy
Rap Classics
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
1989-05-26
4:44
The College Dropout
46
Jesus WalksKanye WestThe College Dropout
Kanye West
The College Dropout
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
2004-02-10
3:13
Rap & Hip Hop
47
Hippa to Da HoppaOl' Dirty BastardRap & Hip Hop
Ol' Dirty Bastard
Rap & Hip Hop
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
1995-03-28
3:1
Hip-Hop Pioneers
48
The CreatorPete Rock & CL SmoothHip-Hop Pioneers
Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Hip-Hop Pioneers
Хип-хопМузыка
1991-06-25
4:43
90s Hip Hop
49
MistadobalinaDel the Funky Homosapien90s Hip Hop
Del the Funky Homosapien
90s Hip Hop
Хип-хоп/рэпМузыка
1991-10-22
4:17
Throwback Tunes: Hip Hop
50
Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)Digable PlanetsThrowback Tunes: Hip Hop
Digable Planets
Throwback Tunes: Hip Hop
Хип-хоп/рэпМузыка
1993-02-09
4:22
Cancer 4 Cure
51
Drones over BklynEL-PCancer 4 Cure
EL-P
Cancer 4 Cure
Hip-HopMusicHip-Hop/RapRapAlternative RapUnderground Rap
2012-05-22
5:49
Soul Travelin'
52
Eternally YoursStrange Fruit ProjectSoul Travelin'
Strange Fruit Project
Soul Travelin'
Hip-Hop/RapMusicR&B/Soul
2004-01-01
4:8
LeftBack
53
What We Are (feat. Quiana)Little BrotherLeftBack
Little Brother
LeftBack
Hip-Hop/RapMusicUnderground RapHip-HopAlternative Rap
2010-04-20
3:50
Tall Black Guy Presents: Tempo Dreams Vol. 1
54
Time To ReinventTeruTall Black Guy Presents: Tempo Dreams Vol. 1
Teru
Tall Black Guy Presents: Tempo Dreams Vol. 1
DowntempoMusicElectronicDance
2012-06-15
2:58
Liquid Swords
55
Duel of the Iron Mic (feat. Masta Killa, Dreddy Kruger, Inspectah Deck & Ol' Dirty Bastard)GZALiquid Swords
GZA
Liquid Swords
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
1995-11-07
4:5
Greatest Hits
56
Changes (feat. Talent)2PacGreatest Hits
2Pac
Greatest Hits
Hip-Hop/RapMusicWest Coast RapHardcore RapGangsta Rap
1998-10-13
4:28
Power In Numbers
57
What's GoldenJurassic 5Power In Numbers
Jurassic 5
Power In Numbers
Hip-Hop/RapMusicUnderground RapHip-HopAlternative RapRock
2002-10-07
3:8
The Hate U Give (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
58
Keep Ya Head Up2PacThe Hate U Give (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
2Pac
The Hate U Give (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
1993-02-16
4:24
To the East, Blackwards
59
Funkin' LessonX-ClanTo the East, Blackwards
X-Clan
To the East, Blackwards
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
1990-04-24
4:3
To the East, Blackwards
60
Heed the Word of the BrotherX-ClanTo the East, Blackwards
X-Clan
To the East, Blackwards
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
1990-04-24
3:36
Midnight Marauders
61
Electric RelaxationA Tribe Called QuestMidnight Marauders
A Tribe Called Quest
Midnight Marauders
Hip-Hop/RapMusicEast Coast RapAlternative RapHip-Hop
1993-11-09
4:3
By All Means Necessary (Expanded Edition)
62
Stop the ViolenceBoogie Down ProductionsBy All Means Necessary (Expanded Edition)
Boogie Down Productions
By All Means Necessary (Expanded Edition)
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
1988-05-31
4:41
Pure... Hip Hop
63
My PhilosophyBoogie Down ProductionsPure... Hip Hop
Boogie Down Productions
Pure... Hip Hop
ПопМузыка
1988-05-31
5:36
Book of Ryan
64
PowerRoyce da 5'9"Book of Ryan
Royce da 5'9"
Book of Ryan
Хип-хопМузыка
2018-05-04
6:42
Ancestry In Progress (Bonus Track Version)
65
Yelling Away (feat. Common, Talib Kweli & Questlove)Zap MamaAncestry In Progress (Bonus Track Version)
Zap Mama
Ancestry In Progress (Bonus Track Version)
R&B/SoulMusicSoulRockWorldWorldbeatNeo-SoulContemporary R&BAfricanAfro-Pop
2003-12-29
4:26
Dirty South Classics
66
Dirty South (feat. Big Boi)Goodie MobDirty South Classics
Goodie Mob
Dirty South Classics
Хип-хоп/рэпМузыкаХардкор-рэпDirty SouthАльтернативный рэпХип-хоп
1990-01-01
3:31
Aquemini
67
Skew It On the Bar-BOutkastAquemini
Outkast
Aquemini
Hip-Hop/RapMusicAlternative RapDirty SouthHip-Hop
1998-08-23
3:15
OutKast
68
Player's BallOutKastOutKast
OutKast
OutKast
Хип-хоп/рэпМузыкаDirty SouthАльтернативный рэп
1994-04-26
4:23
Jewelz
69
Can't Go WrongO.C.Jewelz
O.C.
Jewelz
R&B/SoulMusic
1994-01-01
3:45
Wu-Tang Forever
70
Hellz Wind Staff (feat. Street Life)Wu-Tang ClanWu-Tang Forever
Wu-Tang Clan
Wu-Tang Forever
Hip-Hop/RapMusicHardcore RapEast Coast RapHip-Hop
1997-06-03
4:52
Brown Sugar (Music from the Motion Picture)
71
Brown Sugar (Raw)Black StarBrown Sugar (Music from the Motion Picture)
Black Star
Brown Sugar (Music from the Motion Picture)
SoundtrackMusicPop
2002-09-24
3:42
Phrenology
72
The Seed (2.0) (feat. Cody Chestnutt)The RootsPhrenology
The Roots
Phrenology
Hip-Hop/RapMusicEast Coast RapRockAlternative RapHardcore Rap
2002-11-26
4:27
Wreckonize B/w Sound Bwoy Bureill - Single
73
Wreckonize (Remix Vocal)Smif-N-WessunWreckonize B/w Sound Bwoy Bureill - Single
Smif-N-Wessun
Wreckonize B/w Sound Bwoy Bureill - Single
Хип-хоп/рэпМузыкаХип-хопГангста-рэпРэп восточного побережья
1995-11-01
3:53
2014 Forest Hills Drive
74
No Role ModelzJ. Cole2014 Forest Hills Drive
J. Cole
2014 Forest Hills Drive
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
2014-12-09
4:52
2014 Forest Hills Drive
75
ApparentlyJ. Cole2014 Forest Hills Drive
J. Cole
2014 Forest Hills Drive
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
2014-12-09
4:53
3's Up - EP
76
I'm Not PerfectDee-13's Up - EP
Dee-1
3's Up - EP
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
2015-02-17
4:51
The Infamous
77
Right Back at You (feat. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon & Big Noyd)Mobb Deep featuring Ghostface Killah & Raekwon the ChefThe Infamous
Mobb Deep featuring Ghostface Killah & Raekwon the Chef
The Infamous
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
1995-04-25
4:53
Murray's Revenge
78
D.S.W.G. (Dark Skinned White Girls)Murs & 9th WonderMurray's Revenge
Murs & 9th Wonder
Murray's Revenge
Хип-хопМузыкаАндеграунд-рэпХип-хопАльтернативный рэпРэп западного побережья
2006-03-21
4:27
Hip Hop 100 Hits: Urban Rap & R 'n' B Anthems
79
I Used to Love H.E.R.CommonHip Hop 100 Hits: Urban Rap & R 'n' B Anthems
Common
Hip Hop 100 Hits: Urban Rap & R 'n' B Anthems
Хип-хопМузыка
1994-09-27
4:38
Back To School Classics
80
The Message (feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee)Grandmaster Flash & The Furious FiveBack To School Classics
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Back To School Classics
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
1982-07-01
7:11
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
81
Brown Skin LadyBlack StarMos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
Black Star
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
Хип-хопМузыкаРэп восточного побережьяАндеграунд-рэп
1998-09-29
5:46
Black on Both Sides
82
UMI SaysMos DefBlack on Both Sides
Mos Def
Black on Both Sides
Хип-хоп/рэпМузыка
1999-10-12
5:5
Quality
83
The ProudTalib KweliQuality
Talib Kweli
Quality
Hip-Hop/RapMusicHip-HopAlternative RapUnderground RapEast Coast RapRock
2002-11-19
5:6
The Wackness (Music from the Motion Picture)
84
The World Is YoursNasThe Wackness (Music from the Motion Picture)
Nas
The Wackness (Music from the Motion Picture)
SoundtrackMusicHip-Hop/Rap
1994-04-19
4:50
Hip Hop 100 Hits: Urban Rap & R 'n' B Anthems
85
If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) [feat. Lauryn Hill]NasHip Hop 100 Hits: Urban Rap & R 'n' B Anthems
Nas
Hip Hop 100 Hits: Urban Rap & R 'n' B Anthems
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
1996-06-04
4:43
Throwback Thursday R&B Jams
86
Doo Wop (That Thing)Lauryn HillThrowback Thursday R&B Jams
Lauryn Hill
Throwback Thursday R&B Jams
R&B и соулМузыка
1998-07-07
5:20
Rhino Hi - Five: Queen Latifah - EP
87
Ladies FirstQueen Latifah & Monie LoveRhino Hi - Five: Queen Latifah - EP
Queen Latifah & Monie Love
Rhino Hi - Five: Queen Latifah - EP
Hip-Hop/RapMusicAlternative RapR&B/Soul
1989-11-28
3:53
Psychoanalysis: What Is It?!
88
That's EntertainmentPrince PaulPsychoanalysis: What Is It?!
Prince Paul
Psychoanalysis: What Is It?!
Hip-Hop/RapMusicUnderground RapAlternative Rap
1996-06-25
3:40
F H : X V (False Hopes 15)
89
Scuffle ~ DessaDoomtreeF H : X V (False Hopes 15)
Doomtree
F H : X V (False Hopes 15)
Hip-Hop/RapMusicUnderground RapRap
2009-12-05
2:47
The Renaissance
90
WeFight / WeLove (feat. Raphael Saadiq)Q-TipThe Renaissance
Q-Tip
The Renaissance
Хип-хопМузыка
2008-11-03
4:47
Where Does This Door Go (Deluxe Edition)
91
Crime (with Kendrick Lamar)Mayer HawthorneWhere Does This Door Go (Deluxe Edition)
Mayer Hawthorne
Where Does This Door Go (Deluxe Edition)
R&B/SoulMusicRockSoulBlues
2013-07-12
4:40
To Pimp a Butterfly
92
The Blacker the BerryKendrick LamarTo Pimp a Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar
To Pimp a Butterfly
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
2015-02-09
5:28
Overly Dedicated
93
She Needs Me (Remix) [feat. DOM KENNEDY & Murs]Kendrick LamarOverly Dedicated
Kendrick Lamar
Overly Dedicated
Хип-хоп/рэпМузыка
2010-09-14
3:15
Baby Face Killa
94
BFKFreddie GibbsBaby Face Killa
Freddie Gibbs
Baby Face Killa
Хип-хопМузыкаРэп
2012-09-25
4:4
The Fiasco
95
Wires (feat. Skyzoo & Rob Cave)Von Pea & The Other GuysThe Fiasco
Von Pea & The Other Guys
The Fiasco
Hip-Hop/RapMusic
2017-11-24
3:2
Moment of Truth
96
Moment of TruthGang StarrMoment of Truth
Gang Starr
Moment of Truth
Поп-музыкаМузыкаХип-хоп/рэпРэп восточного побережьяХип-хопРок
1998-03-31
4:7
The Light of the Sun
97
So Gone (What My Mind Says) [feat. Paul Wall]Jill ScottThe Light of the Sun
Jill Scott
The Light of the Sun
R&B/SoulMusicSoulContemporary R&BRock
2011-06-17
4:39
Straight Out the Jungle
98
Straight Out the JungleJungle BrothersStraight Out the Jungle
Jungle Brothers
Straight Out the Jungle
AlternativeMusic
1988-11-08
4:0
East Coast Hip Hop
99
The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)Black SheepEast Coast Hip Hop
Black Sheep
East Coast Hip Hop
R&B/SoulMusik
1991-10-22
4:3
The Big Picture
100
Holdin' It Down (feat. A.G., Miss Jones & Stan Spit)Big LThe Big Picture
Big L
The Big Picture
Хип-хопМузыкаРэп восточного побережья
2000-07-11
4:39