The 50 Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2005

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2005 was an eventful year for hip-hop. It was the year of the Houston Takeover, with the likes of Chamillionaire, Slim Thug, Mike Jones and Paul Wall dominating southern rap. It was the year of crunk. It was the year of long, white tees with the snap hits to match. Sit back, flip the calendar and explore the best rap songs of 2005.

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Top 50 Rap Songs of 2005: #50 - #46

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50 | Juelz Santana - Mic Check

49 | Danger Doom ft. Talib Kweli - Old School

48 | Mike Jones ft. Paul Wall & Slim Thug - Still Tippin'

47 | Self Scientific ft. Bun B- King Kong

46 | Da Backwudz - You Gonna Luv Me

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Top 50 Rap Songs of 2005: #45 - #41

The Game - Put You on the Game
The Game - Put You on the Game © Interscope.

45 | Slim Thug - I Ain't Heard of That

44 | The Game - Put You On The Game

43 | The Notorious B.I.G. ft. Jay-Z - Whatchu Want

42 | Rhymefest ft. Kanye West - Brand New

41 | One Be.Lo ft. Ka Di - Sleepwalking

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Top 50 Rap Songs of 2005: #40 - #36

Ciara ft. Ludacris - Oh © LaFace.

40 | Paul Wall ft. Bun B - They Don't Know

39 | Fort Minor - Remember The Name

38 | Bun B ft. Pimp C, Z-Ro, Young Jeezy & Jay-Z - Get Throwed

37 | Little Brother - Slow It Down

36 | Ciara ft. Ludacris - Oh

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Top 50 Rap Songs of 2005: #35 - #31

Kanye West ft. Adam Levine - Heard 'Em Say © Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam.

35 | Kanye West ft. Adam Levine - Heard 'Em Say

34 | Purple Ribbon All Stars - Kryptonite

33 | 50 Cent ft. Mobb Deep - Outta Control (Remix)

32 | Slim Thug - The Interview

31 | Lil Wayne - Hustler Musik

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Top 50 Rap Songs of 2005: #30 - #26

Ying Yang Twins - Wait (The Whisper Song)
Ying Yang Twins - Wait (The Whisper Song) © TVT Records.

30 | Lil' Kim - Spell Check

29 | Ying Yang Twins - Wait (The Whisper Song)

28 | Fat Joe - Safe 2 Say (The Incredible)

27 | Little Brother - Hiding Place

26 | Lil Wayne ft. Robin Thicke - Shooter

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Top 50 Rap Songs of 2005: #25 - #21

50 Cent - Hustler's Ambition © G-Unit/Interscope.

25 | Common - Be

24 | Young Jeezy ft. Akon - Soul Survivor

23 | 50 Cent - Hustler's Ambition

22 | Dangerdoom ft. Ghostface Killah - The Mask

21 | Beanie Sigel - Feel It In The Air

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Top 50 Rap Songs of 2005: #20 - #16

20 | Slum Village - '05

19 | Chamillionaire ft. Scarface - Rain

18 | Kanye West ft. Lupe Fiasco - Touch The Sky

17 | Geto Boys - The G-Code

16 | The Game - Dreams

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Top 50 Rap Songs of 2005: #15 - #11

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15 | Lil' Kim - Lighters Up

14 | Royce da 5' 9" ft. Cee-Lo - Politics 

13 | Common ft. The Last Poets - The Corner 

12 | Missy Elliott ft. Ciara & Fat Man Scoop - Lose Control 

11 | Chamillionaire - Ridin'

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Top 50 Rap Songs of 2005: #10 - #06

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10 | Kanye West - Diamonds (from Sierra Leone)

9 | Jay-Z - Dear Summer

8 | Gorillaz ft. De La Soul - Feel Good Inc.

7 | Zion-I ft. Talib Kweli - Temperature

6 | Young Jeezy ft. Jay-Z & Fat Joe - Go Crazy (Remix)

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Top 50 Rap Songs of 2005: #05 - #01

The Game ft. 50 Cent - Hate it or Love It © Interscope.

5 | Paul Wall - Sittin' Sidewayz 

4 | Common - Testify 

3 | Three-6-Mafia ft. Young Buck, Eightball & MJG - Stay Fly 

2 | Aasim - Hip-Hop 101

1 | The Game ft. 50 Cent - Hate It Or Love It