Deeper Than Rap: 40 Heartfelt Hip-Hop Songs

03.15.12 6 years ago 45 Comments

Hip-Hop gets such a bad rep sometimes. Go ask any group of random people what they think about the constantly-evolving genre and you’ll undoubtedly hear half the answers harping on how endangering such reckless noise can be for our youth. But, the truth is most of those crusty old blame-shifters probably haven’t heard anything more than a few Slim Shady singles and are just as ignorant as the songs they speak of.

In an effort to show folks Hip-Hop is much more than a scapegoat, here are 40 songs that put the heart of rhyming on full display and remind one-sided MCs they need to expand beyond drugs, woman and violence if they want call themselves a complete artist.

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