Some of the top hip-hop songs ever recorded include "Push It" by Salt-N-Pepa and "My Name Is" by Eminem. Rapper 50 Cent had one of the top hip-hop songs ever made, titled "In Da Club," and LL Cool J's top hip-hop song "Rock the Bells" rocketed the artist into hip-hop fame.Continue Reading
Salt-N-Pepa's "Push It" reached the top of the dance charts. The 1986 dance hit is still a common track at dance parties.
Similarly, Eminem's hit, "My Name Is," was the rapper's debut single, premiering in 1999. In the hit rap song, Eminem mocks his junior high English teacher.
With the song "In Da Club," 50 Cent hit the top of the hip-hop charts. In the song, 50 Cent promises to "put the rap game in a choke hold." The song "In Da Club" appears on 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" album that was released in 2003. Dr. Dre produced the song.
"Rock the Bells" debuted in 1985 on the album "Radio." In the song, LL Cool J insults Prince and Michael Jackson. "Rock the Bells" was a big hip-hop hit, and LL Cool J sampled his own work on his later album "Mama Said Knock You Out." The song was recorded when LL Cool J was only 17 years old.Learn more about Art & Literature