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This month’s Rolling Stone issue features a list of the fifty greatest hip-hop songs of all time. The magazine compiled the list after having a panel of artists, record execs, record producers, and journalists decide on what songs they thought were the best.

“The Message” rolled in at number one, do you agree with the list?

Here’s the top 10 of the list.

1.    “The Message” – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

2.    “Rapper’s Delight” – Sugarhill Gang

3.    “Planet Rock” – Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force

4.    “Sucker M.C.’s” – Run-DMC

5.    “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” – Geto Boys

6.    “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” – Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg

7.    “Fight the Power” – Public Enemy

8.    “Juicy” – Notorious B.I.G.

9.    “Straight Outta Compton” – N.W.A.

10.  “Paid in Full” – Erik B. and Rakim

The rappers and artists included in the selection panel are listed below. It includes artists from across the country, including legendary rappers like Nas and Pete Rock.

Busta Rhymes

Big Boi, Outkast

Luther Campbell

Mike Diamond, Beastie Boys

Jermaine Dupri

Adam Horovitz


Talib Kweli

MC Lyte

Tom Morello


Questlove, The Roots


Vernon Reid

Boots Riley, The Coup

Pete Rock

Rick Rubin

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