As hip-hop remains a staple in our society, we continue to appreciate the artists behind this broad genre of music. While Biggie and Tupac represent the best of hip-hop excellence from both coasts, we also remember these two as humans beings, just like the rest of us. With that comes personality, charm, and, of course, a good sense-of-humor.
Today, with the ever-changing nuances of technology and the Internet, rappers can express themselves and their senses of humor in ways far beyond that their music. Whether it’s a GIF, a tweet, a meme, a Snapchat — there’s never a bad time to insert comedy into any given situation. When it comes to music videos, Lil Dicky sets the bar high with “$ave Dat Money,” which clocks in at over 84 million views and counting. Aside from his undeniable talent behind the mic, LD effortlessly reveals a career in comedy is at his fingertips.
Instagram is another example of a platform where an artist can let their true colors shine. For 50 Cent, this means trolling whoever and whatever comes in sight. And speaking of IG, leave it to Yo Gotti to get your DM’s poppin’.
But the comedy far predates YouTube, Snapchat, and Instagram; Eminem wouldn’t be Eminem if it wasn’t for the “The Real Slim Shady.” The Ying Yang Twins brought nasty to a whole new level when they created a song so dirty they had to whisper it? After rapping about Jesus, Kanye West took the next logical step and created a safe place for all the gold diggers in the world. And how could we forget that Sisqo made a song about a certain style of underwear that had everyone ready to hit up Victoria’s Secret.
All this goes to say, hip-hop can be taken lightly, too. Sometimes, we just have to laugh and appreciate the lyrics for what they are. Without further ado, here are the 50 funniest rap songs.