Top 50 R&B/Rap Collaborations

Part I: Songs 1 to 15

Mary J. Blige and Method Man
Mary J. Blige and Method Man. Frank Micelotta/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Although they were established separately, R&B and hip-hop, have become more and more alike in recent years: contemporary R&B has shifted more toward the gritty urban feel of hip-hop, and rap music has incorporated R&B's smooth melodies.

But R&B/hip-hop collaborations are nothing new - in fact, they go back decades. In the spirit of collaboration, your guide to R&B teamed up with Henry Adaso, About.com's rap and hip-hop expert, to create a list of the Top 50 R&B/Rap Collaborations.

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1. "I'll Be There for You / You're All I Need" - Method Man feat. Mary J. Blige

2. "No Diggity" - Blackstreet feat. Dr. Dre & Queen Pen

3. "Let's Get Down" - Tony! Toni! Toné! feat. DJ Quik

4. "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)" - Nas feat. Lauryn Hill

5. "Home Alone" - R. Kelly feat. Keith Murray

6. "You Got Me" - The Roots & Erykah Badu

7. "Fantasy (Remix)" - Mariah Carey feat. Ol' Dirty Bastard

8. "I'll Be Missing U" - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans

9. "Can't Deny It" - Fabolous feat. Nate Dogg

10. "All That I Got Is You" - Ghostface Killah feat. Mary J. Blige

11. "Break You Off" - The Roots feat. Musiq Soulchild

12. "Can't Knock the Hustle" - JAY Z feat. Mary J. Blige

13. "The Way You Move" - Outkast feat. Sleepy Brown

14. "Why?" - Jadakiss feat. Anthony Hamilton

15. "The Seed (2.0)" - The Roots feat. Cody Chestnutt

16. "One More Chance / Stay With Me (Remix)" - The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Faith Evans

17. "High Post Brotha" - Jill Scott feat. Common

18. "Breakdown" - Mariah Carey feat. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

19. "Got It"- Goapele feat. E 40

20. "Been Through the Storm" - Busta Rhymes feat. Stevie Wonder

21. "Oh" - Ciara feat. Ludacris

22. "Break Ups 2 Make Ups" - Method Man feat. D'Angelo

23. "We Need a Resolution" - Aaliyah feat.

Timbaland

24. "The Streets of New York" - Alicia Keys feat. Nas

25. "I've Changed" - LL Cool J feat. Ryan Toby

26. "Fiesta" - R. Kelly feat. JAY Z

27. "What These Bitches Want" - DMX feat. Sisqo

28. "Street Dreams" - Nas feat. R. Kelly

29. "Pocketbook" - Meshell Ndegeocello feat. Redman

30. "Gold Digger" - Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx

31. "I Can Change" - John Legend feat. Snoop Dogg

32. "Start from Scratch" - The Game feat. Marsha Ambrosius

33. "Just Right" - Ryan Leslie feat. Snoop Dogg

34. "Hey Lover" - LL Cool J & Boyz II Men

35. "I Don't Wanna Know" - Mario Winans feat. Enya & P. Diddy

36. "We Ride" - R. Kelly feat. Cam'Ron, Noreaga, JAY Z & Vegas Cats

37. "Body Kiss" - The Isley Brothers feat. Lil' Kim

38. "Still Not a Player" - Big Pun feat. Joe

39. "How Do U Want It" 2Pac & K-Ci & JoJo

40. "Best of Me" - Mya feat. JAY Z

41. “Déjà-vu" - Beyoncé feat. Jay Z

42. "Locked Up (Remix)" - Akon feat. Styles P

43. "Sincerity" - Mary J. Blige feat. NAS & DMX

 

44. "Ghetto Superstar (This Is What You Are)" - Pras Michael feat.

Ol' Dirty Bastard & Mya

45. "Thugz Mansion" - 2Pac feat. Anthony Hamilton

46. "Karma" - Lloyd Banks feat. Avant

47. "Fast Lane" - Bilal feat. Dr. Dre & Jadakiss

48. "Addictive" - Truth Hurts feat. Rakim

 

49. "I Like That" - Houston feat. Nate Dogg, I-20 & Chingy

50. "I Can't Wait" - Sleepy Brown & Outkast