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

Outkast
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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

Lady Sovereign
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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'