Top 106 Rap Songs of 2006

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2006 was an amazing year for hip-hop music. It saw the release of new music by established rap favorites like Jay Z and Nas, and the emergence of newcomers like Lupe Fiasco and Rhymefest. Check out the best rap songs of 2006.

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106 - 96

106 | Rich Boy - Throw Some D's Up

105 | Sway - Products

104 | Rob G - Houston Got a Problem

103 | Mobb Deep - Daydreamin'

102 | Pimp C - I'm Free

101 | Saigon - Pain In My Life (Bloodstains)

100 | Trek Life - Still Here

99 | The Pack - Vans

98 | Skyzoo - A Day in the Life

97 | Dilated Peoples ft. Talib Kweli - Kindness for Weakness

96 | DJ Khaled ft. Beanie Sigel & Jadakiss - Problem

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95 - 81

Jay Z
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95 | Jay-Z ft. John Legend - Do U Wanna Ride

94 | M-1 ft. Stic.man - Early

93 | Ray Cash ft. Scarface - Bumping My Music

92| Trae ft. Z-R0 - No Help

91| Kanye West ft. Keyshia Cole & Twista - Impossible

90 | DMX - Lord Give Me a Sign

89 | Louis Logic & J.J. Brown - Up to No Good

88 | Ice Cube - Growing Up

87 | Code Red - Give Me a Reason

86 | Sergio Mendes ft. Will.i.am & Black Thought - Yes, Yes, Y'all

85 | Da Backwudz - Same Song

84 | Soul Position - Hand Me Downs

83 | Juvenile - Get Ya Hustle On

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80 - 71

Phonte Coleman
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80 | Basic Vocab - Vibin'

79 | DJ Shadow ft. Phonte Coleman - Backstage Girl

78 | Fat Joe ft. The Game - Breathe & Stop

77 | Lord Jamar - The Corner, The Streets

76 | Saigon - Desperados

75 | UGK ft. Big Daddy Kane & Kool G Rap - Up Next

74 | Oh No ft. Posdnous - Smile

73 | CunningLynguists ft. Cee-Lo - Caved In

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70 - 61

Busta Rhymes
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70 | Busta Rhymes ft. Stevie Wonder - Been Through the Storm

69 | Cage ft. Daryl Palumbo - Shoot Frank

68 | K-Os - CatDiesel

67 | Strange Fruit Project ft. Erykah Badu - Get Live

66 | M-1 ft. K'Naan - Till We Get There

65 | Zion I & Grouch - Trains & Planes

64 | Kidz in the Hall - Wheelz Fall Off ('06 Til)

63 | Jin - I Download

62 | Hi-Tek ft. Talib Kweli, Papoose, Jadakiss & Raekwon - Where It Started

61 | Lil Flip ft. Lyfe Jennings - Ghetto Mindstate

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60 - 51

Obie Trice
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60 | Obie Trice - Wanna Know

59 | Busta Rhymes ft. Swizz Beatz - New York Sh**

58 | 9th Wonder ft. Memphis Bleek, Mos Def & Jean Grae - Crooklyn Dodgers III

57 | The Product - In the Hood

56 | Mobb Deep - The Infamous

55 | AZ - The Format

54 | Ludacris ft. Mary J Blige - Runaway Love

53 | Outkast ft. Snoop Dogg & Lil' Wayne - Hollywood Divorce

52 | The Coup - The Stand

51 | Bubba Sparxxx ft. Petey Pablo - Otherside

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50 - 41

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50 | Diddy ft. Nas & Cee-Lo - Everything I Love

49 | Pharoahe Monch - Push

48 | Styles P ft. Talib Kweli - Testify

47 | The Roots - In the Music

46 | Pimp C ft. POP - Knockin' Doorz Down

45 | Too Short ft. Snoop Dogg & Will.i.am - Keep Bouncin'

44 | OutKast ft Sleepy Brown & Scar - The Train

43 | Jay-Z - The Prelude

42 | Ghostface Killah - Shakey Dog

41 | Nas - Where Are They Now

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40 - 31

Ludacris
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40 | T.I. ft. Common - GoodLife

39 | Obie Trice - Cry Now

38 | Soul Position - The Cool Thing to Do

37 | Rhymefest - Dynomite (Going Postal)

36 | Papoose - 50 Shots

35 | Mos Def - Fake Bonanza

34 | Lil' Wayne - Hustler Musik

33 | Jay Dee - Won't Do

32 | Ludacris - War with God

31 | Nas - Hip-Hop Is Dead

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30 - 21

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30 | Xzibit - Thank You

29 | Snoop Dogg ft. Dr. Dre & D'Angelo - Imagine

28 | Lady Sovereign - Gatheration

27 | Ghostface Killah - Kilo

26 | Pharoahe Monch - Let's Go

25 | Lupe Fiasco - I Gotcha

24 | Chamillionaire ft. Krayzie Bone - Ridin'

23 | Gym Class Heroes - The Queen and I

22 | Talib Kweli - Listen!!!

21 | The Roots - Game Theory

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20 - 11

Joe Budden
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20 | Termanology - Watch How It Go Down

19 | The Game ft. Kanye West - Wouldn't Get Far

18 | Joe Budden - Broken Wings

17 | Murs & 9th Wonder - Yesterday & Today

16 | Nas ft. Jay-Z - Black Republican

15 | Hi-Tek ft. J Dilla, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Marsha & Common - Music for Life

14 | Nas ft. The Game & Marsha Ambrosius - Hustlers

13 | Jay-Z - 44 Fours

12 | Lupe Fiasco - Kick, Push

11 | Talib Kweli & Madlib - Funny Money

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10 - 01

Nas
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10 | Clipse - Hello New World

09 | T.I. - What You Know (Review)

08 | Lupe Fiasco - American Terrorist

07 | Rhymefest ft. Citizen Cope - Bullet

06 | The Game ft. Nas - Why You Hate the Game

05 | Snoop Dogg ft. B Real - Vato

04 | Nas ft. Chrisete Michele - Can't Forget About You

03 | Killer Mike - That's Life

02 | Ghostface Killah - The Champ

01 | Lupe Fiasco ft.Jill Scott - Daydreamin'