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30 Best Bass Rap Songs of All Time

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Written By Will Fenton
Entertainment & Playlists

30 Best Bass Rap Songs of All Time

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Hip-hop and rap music genres emerged in the 80s, and they’ve come a long way since then.

In the 2000s, rap songs with a lot of bass started to thrive.

If you also became a fan of bass rap music, you’ve come to the right place – we made a list of the top 30 bass rap songs of all time.

It’s an exciting and versatile playlist for sure – and it has a lot of bass.

So without further ado, let’s dive into the best bass rap songs with good bass!

1. “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott

Let’s start with one of the most famous rap songs with bass.

Travis Scott released “Sicko Mode” in 2018, and it has been popular ever since.

This was also Scott’s first number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100.

It also earned him several Grammy nominations.

2. “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” by DMX

“X Gon’ Give It To Ya” is also regarded as one of the best bass rap songs ever.

The song was DMX’s most successful international hit.

Although it was released earlier, “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” saw resurgence in popularity in 2016 after being featured in the movie Deadpool.

3. “What You Gon’ Do” by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz

“What You Gon’ Do” is one of the bass heavy rap songs that will put you in a party mode.

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The song was featured in 808, a documentary movie about the Roland TR-808 drum machine and the beginnings of electronic music.

In essence, “What You Gon’ Do” is upbeat and fun, and that thumping bass line is definitely the best part of it.

4. “Come And See Me” by Ludacris ft. Big K.R.I.T.

When thinking about rap songs with good bass, “Come And See Me” is one of the songs that come to mind.

The song came out in 2015, but it seems like it was yesterday.

It was a time of Ludacris’ peak success, so it’s also nice to be reminded of his earlier work.

5. “The Humpty Dance” by Digital Underground

It’s time for another awesome throwback.

“The Humpty Dance” by Digital Underground was released in 1990, which makes it one of the best 90s bass rap songs.

It’s a classic party jam that simply doesn’t get old.

6. “Throw It Up” by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz

“Throw It Up” is another bass rap party track.

Essentially, it’s a song about having a good time and not really worrying about anything else.

And the heavy bass helps the song convey its message more effectively.

7. “Ballin’” by Logic

Logic released “Ballin’” on his 2017 studio album Welcome to Rapture.

It’s a fast-paced, energetic song with a lot of bass.

That being said, “Ballin’” could be a good bass song for car.

8. “Bad Boyz” by Shyne and Barrington Levy

You should also add “Bad Boyz” to your bass rap music car playlist.

It’s a bit slower, but it has a powerful bass line.

Lyrically, the song is a typical rap song, but besides harsh language, it provides insight into American culture and politics.

9. “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio

Gangsta’s Paradise” is without a doubt one of the most beloved hip hop songs with good bass.

In fact, it’s probably one of the most popular hip hop songs ever.

It was the number one biggest-selling single of 1995.

Coolio passed away earlier this year, but his contribution to the rap and hip hop music genre will never be forgotten.

10. “I Am A God” by Kanye West

When it comes to the best heavy bass rap songs by Kanye West, “I Am A God” is high on the list.

The song is taken from one of his best albums, Yeezus.

The song (as well as the album) is all about stabby synths, sharp lyrics, and basslines.

11. “Look At Me” by XXXTENTACION

If you’re making an essential bass rap music playlist, you can’t skip XXXTENTACION.

His songs are well-crafted and memorable, and “Look At Me” is a good example.

XXXTENTACION’s life and career were way too short, but his music is still celebrated in the rap community.

12. “Boyz-N-The-Hood” by Eazy-E

“Boyz-N-The-Hood” is a true gem.

Released in the late 80s, this song represents the very beginnings of gangsta rap.

This track is also the debut single by Eazy-E, then leader of N.W.A.

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And its impact on the rap music scene and rappers that rose to fame in the following years is undeniable.

13. “Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It” by Ice Cube 

Ice Cube is also one of the most influential artists in the rap music genre.

He is also an actor and fillmmaker, but he is best known for his contribution to gangsta rap and his political rap solo albums.

And his song“Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It” is arguably one of the best bass heavy rap songs of the 2000s.

14. “Swing My Door” by Gucci Mane

And Gucci Mane helped pioneer the hip hop subgenre of trap music.

He released many successful albums, including Trap-Tacular in 2015.

And one of the best heavy bass songs from the album is “Swing My Door.” 

15. “Money In The Grave” by Drake, Rick Ross

“Money In The Grave” also has a fantastic bass line.

Drake and Rick Ross also complement each other very well.

In the song, they discuss their successes and lament how some people try to earn from the rapper’s images even after they’re not here anymore.

16. “A Milli” by Lil Wayne 

Lil Wayne has numerous rap songs with good bass, but “A Milli” definitely stands out.

The song samples “Don’t Burn Down the Bridge” by Gladys Knight & the Pips.

It’s taken from his sixth studio album The Carter III.

At the time of its release, it was the fastest-selling album in the US.

The album also features appearances of many iconic artists, including Jay-Z, T-Pain, and Busta Rhymes.

17. “2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted” by 2Pac ft. Snoop Dogg

If you’re looking for the best songs for subs, you should consider “2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted.” 

But besides having a great beat, this song is also a celebration of these two legendary artists.

It was recorded shortly after Snoop Dogg’s acquittal of murder charges and 2pac’s release from jail. 

18. “Super Trapper” by Future 

Future is regarded as one of the most influential rappers of his generation.

And “Super Trapper” is hands down one of Future’s best songs.

The percussion and the overall production of the song is spot-on.

That being said, “Super Trapper” has a well-deserved place on this list (and every other best of bass rap music list.)

19. “Nuthin’ But A G Thang” by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s collaboration couldn’t have ended up badly.

Nuthin’ But A G Thang” is a memorable rap song with amazing bass and tight rhymes, released on Dre’s debut album The Chronic.

In short, it’s a ‘synth and bass’ all-time hit. 

Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre is at the do’…

20. “Neon Guts” by Lil Uzi Vert ft. Pharrell Williams

“Neon Guts” is a perfect bass rap song for a car.

It’s relatively slow, but it’s smooth and easy-going, and the bass is insanely good – Pharrell and Lil Uzi Vert managed to find a perfect balance. 

That being sad, prepare your subwoofers and turn the volume up.

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21. “Still D.R.E.” by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg

All right, we’re still not done with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg…

After all, their hit song “Still D.R.E.” is one of the most iconic rap songs in music history.

The song was released in 1999, as the lead single from Dre’s multi-platinum album 2001.

Its release also marked Dre’s return to the forefront of the hip-hop scene.

And it eventually became an ultimate West Coast hip hop and gangsta rap anthem.

22. “Country Ass Niggas” by Nelly ft. T.I. & 2 Chainz

“Country Ass Niggas” was released in 2011.

But the song still sounds amazing – perhaps even better than it did back then, because it brings back memories.

Besides the familiar melody, the song is recognizable by its memorable bass line and lyrics.

23. “Worldwide Choppers” by Tech N9ne, Busta Rhymes, Yelawolf, Twisted Insane, Twista…

“Worldwide Choppers” is probably the fastest rap song on this list.

Although the bass line isn’t the most important thing in the song, it actually complements the superfast rhythmic rap perfectly.

In a way, this impressive rap tune is an ode to chopper, a style of Midwest hip hop – and Tech N9ne is one of the rappers that helped popularize it.

24. “Who Am I (What’s My Name)?” by Snoop Dogg 

This Snoop Dogg classic has a fantastic bass – which makes it perfect for this list.

Plus, it’s a great reminder of some different music eras.

The 90s were really a decade of cool, iconic hip hop – and a time when Snoop Dogg was the leading force of the genre.

25. “Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Speaking of cool hip hop songs from the 90s

“Summertime” came out in 1991, and it became a classic party jam.

Will Smith’s hip hop persona The Fresh Prince was all about having a good time and enjoying the moment you’re in. 

Well, “Summertime” certainly transports us to some warmer, care-free months. 

26. “Wow.” by Post Malone

Post Malone is currently one of the most famous rappers in the music industry.

He has many amazing songs, but when it comes to his best bass rap songs, “Wow.” definitely stands out.

After being released in 2018, the song peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.

But more importantly, the song has an amazing bass and spot-on lyrics – it’s yet another proof of Post Malone’s talent.

27. “Big Poppa” by Notorious B.I.G. 

Biggie’s “Big Poppa” is a true hip hop classic.

And the song’s bass is hard to ignore – it blends in with Biggie’s unforgettable rapping and Isley Brothers’ sampled beat perfectly.

“Big Poppa” also earned him the Best Rap Solo Performance Grammy nomination in 1996.

Throw your hands in the air if you’s a true player….

28. “Put On” by Young Jeezy ft. Kanye West 

WIthout a doubt, “Put On” is one of the best rap songs of the late 2000s.

With its booming bass and relevant lyrics, Young Jeezy and Kanye West’s collaboration was a success.

The song received a Grammy nomination, and it was featured in several video games.

29. “Believe Me” by Lil Wayne

“Believe Me” is a smooth Lil Wayne song first released as a digital download in 2014.

This tune was kind of underrated when it came out, but it got a lot of attention later on.

Nevertheless, it’s a powerful hip hop song with a heavy bass, and that’s why it deserves a place on our list.

30. “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan

This list wouldn’t be complete without one of the best hip hop songs of all time.

“This Is How We Do It” is a 90’s classic, and it seems to be timeless.

The track was released as Montell Jordan’s debut single, and it was a perfect representation of the urban hip hop style popular in the mid-90s.

“This Is How We Do It” earned Jordan a Grammy Award nomination, and more importantly, it will always be remembered as one of the best songs of 1995. 

Rap Songs With Good Bass – Final Thoughts

This is far from every good bass rap song, but it’s time to wrap it up.

We tried to include all the iconic rap hits with heavy bass – from Ice Cube’s classics to Eazy-E’s earliest hits. 

Either way, we hope we gave you some great ideas for your ultimate bass rap music playlist. 

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