Ebro in the Morning Presents: Top 50 Songs In Hip Hop History | 4/20 Special – Smokers & Weed Anthems

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Nas – If I Ruled The World

Wu-Tang Clan – Triumph

Notorious BIG – Juicy

Slick Rick – Children’s Story

Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full

Notorious BIG – One More Chance

Nicki Minaj – Roman’s Revenge

50 Cent – In Da Club

Lil’ Kim – Big Momma’s Thang

Kanye West – Through The Wire

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message

Doug E. Fresh & MC Ricky D – La-Di-Da-Di

Nas – NY State Of Mind

Mobb Deep – Shook Ones (Part II)

J. Cole – Love Yourz

Meek Mill – Dreams & Nightmares (Intro)

This Week’s Picks!

Ebro in the Morning Hip Hop Week 9

What are the top 50 songs in the history of Hip Hop?

Ebro in the Morning is looking to get to the bottom of that debate with a special programming event EVERY Thursday at 8AM EST from now until August 10!

To celebrate 50 years of Hip Hop; Ebro, Laura Stylez, Rosenberg, Shani Kulture & DJ Kast One will be nominating two songs each that day.

Each week, there will be a new theme to the debate (ex: 1996-2000, West Coast 90’s, Remixes)

YOU have full control from there! Following the show HOT 97 listeners will have until Thursday, 6:59 AM EST to debate and put in their votes. The final results will be announced every Thursday at 8 AM EST, and officially added to the Top 50 list.

Just before August 11, 2023 we will add a final poll which will determine the ranking for the Top 50 Songs of All time!


The following breakdown will be how the Ebro in the Morning crew will be choosing their songs every week.

  • Quality Of Song – Do you listen beyond the 1st verse; or to completion?
  • Sustained Cultural Relevance – Does the song stand the test of time?
  • Impact – How influential was the track during the time of release?
  • Novelty Or Not? – Was the song a novelty song? (ex: “Ice Ice Baby”, “Can’t Touch This,” “Laffy Taffy” etc.)

Some Reminders Before We Move On:

  • This is NOT a scientific poll. It is for debate, entertainment, and fun!
  • We’re in New York City…so yes there will be East Coast Bias!
  • IF a nominated song does not make it, it CAN be nominated again at a later date.

Watch the debate every Thursday LIVE on the HOT 97 app at 8AM EST