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Macklemore Tops Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs of All-Time

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Macklemore just keeps on winning. After snagging the Best Rap Album at this year’s Grammy Awards, the Seattle rapper has another reason to celebrate. His song ‘Thrift Shop’ tops Billboard’s list of 100 hottest rap songs of all-time, beating out others from the likes of Notorious B.I.G., Tupac and more.

Billboard published the list of best-charting rap songs since 1989 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hot Rap Songs chart. Interestingly, Macklemore has two songs in the top 10 with the chart-topping ‘Thrift Shop’ and ‘Can’t Hold Us’ at No. 4.

The remaining top five includes 69 Boyz’s ‘Tootsee Roll’ at No. 2, Missy Elliott’s ‘Hot Boyz’ coming in at No. 3 and No. 5 is ‘Expression’ by Salt-N-Pepa.

Big names like Kanye West and Jay Z bow in much later at No. 18 with their ‘Watch the Throne’ smash ‘N—-s in Paris.’ So what song

Take a look at the breakdown of the top 20 rap songs according to the chart below.

1.’Thrift Shop’ – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz
2.’Tootsee Roll’ – 69 Boyz
3.’Hot Boyz’ – Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott feat. Nas, Eve & Q-Tip
4.’Can’t Hold Us’- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
5.’Expression’ – Salt-N-Pepa
6.’Gangsta’s Paradise’ – Coolio feat. L.V.
7.’Flava in Ya Ear’ – Craig Mack
8.’Big Poppa/Warning’ – Notorious B.I.G.
9.’No Hands’ – Waka Flocka Flame feat. Roscoe Dash & Wale
10.’The Humpty Dance’ – Digital Underground
11.’The Motto’ – Drake feat. Lil Wayne
12.’Low’ – Flo Rida feat. T-Pain
13.’Whatever You Like’ – T.I.
14.’Best I Ever Had’ – Drake
15.’How Do U Want It / California Love’ – 2Pac feat. K-Ci and JoJo
16. ‘Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down’ – Puff Daddy feat. Mase
17.’Mercy’ – Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz
18. ‘N—-s in Paris’ – Jay Z, Kanye West
19. “The Phuncky Feel One / How I Could…” – Cypress Hill
20. ‘Lean Back’ – Terror Squad

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