Hip Hophistory

BBC Music Crowns “Juicy” GOAT Hip Hop Song

There has been thousands of hip hop songs since the inception of the art from way back in the 1970’s. In a new poll by BBC Music in the United Kingdom, there is one single that stands at the top of the mountain. The Notorious B.I.G.’s hit “Juicy” has been voted the greatest hip-hop track of all time.

The song that made Biggie Smalls into a household name and platinum selling artist beat out hits by icons such as Jay Z, Kanye West, Tupac Shakur, and Eminem.

It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up! Magazine,” he recalls about his life. “I made the change from a common thief/To up close and personal with Robin Leach.

Biggie Smalls

Rapper Common, who was on the panel of more than 100 experts deciding the vote, told the BBC: “This song defines the American dream from any kid’s perspective.”

Public Enemy’s powerful rap anthem for the people entitled “Fight the Power” took second place, while Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones (Part II)” rounded out the top three songs ever.

“The Message” by Grandmaster Flash and Dr. Dre’s Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang completed the top five.

The only two female rappers that were representing on the list included Queen Latifah and Lauryn Hill. Outkast, Jay, Kanye, Wu-Tang Clan, and Tupac Shakur, and Nas are among the other artists with tracks on top 25 greatest of all time.

5.         Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang, Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Doggy Dogg (1992)
4.         The Message, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (1982)
3.         Shook Ones (Part II), Mobb Deep (1995)
2.         Fight The Power, Public Enemy (1989)
1.         Juicy, Notorious B.I.G. (1994)