Win Tickets to Rock The Bells at San Manuel Amphitheater – September 7-8

Win Tickets to Rock The Bells at San Manuel Amphitheater

Rock The Bells is coming in smoldering hot this Sept. 7 and 8 at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino! This year’s ultimate hip hop festival will feature Wu-Tang Clan, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Common, Dilated Peoples, E-40 & Too Short, Jurassic 5, Rakim, Supernatural, Talib Kweli, Tyler The Creator, Girl Talk, and many more. If you love hip hop, beats and rhymes — you need to get up on Rock The Bells!

You can purchase a two-day pass to Rock The Bells for $165 + service fees by clicking here; or you can test your luck and try winning a pair with us! We’ll be giving away a couple pairs of weekend passes to Rock The Bells at San Manuel Amphitheater courtesy of Guerilla Union and Grimy Goods. We’re also going to run an Instagram giveaway! So be sure to follow us! Does that sound fresh to you? Read the contest details below for a chance to win a pair of weekend passes to Rock The Bells! We will select winners on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Winners will be notified via email and announced via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Good luck!

CONTEST DETAILS

1. First make sure you’re following Grimy Goods on Twitter here and/or “like” our Facebook page here. We will verify.

2. Next, leave a comment below letting us know what your favorite hip hop song of all time is and why? Be sure to leave your valid email address when leaving a comment so we can notify you of your win (if selected as a winner). Email addresses are kept private and are not seen by the public.

3. When you’re done with your comment, send us a Tweet (see below) or you can post on our Facebook wallIf you post on our Facebook wall, you need to tag the Rock The Bells Facebook page in your entry comment as well!

TWEET: Yo @GrimyGoods! I want to win a pair of weekend passes to @RockTheBells Los Angeles Sept. 7 & 8! Hook it up! http://ow.ly/nU7JU

FACEBOOK: Just leave a comment on our wall letting us know you entered our contest for tickets to Rock The Bells Los Angeles. BE SURE TO TAG ROCK THE BELLS IN YOUR FACEBOOK WALL COMMENT!

For more information about Rock The Bells, click here. To enter other Grimy Goods contests, click here.

 

Take a look at the entire Rock The Bells 2013 line-up below.

BIG KRIT
BLACK HIPPY
BODEGA BAMZ
BONE THUGS N HARMONY
BROTHER ALI
CHASE AND STATUS
COMMON*
CURRENSY
DANNY BROWN
DILATED PEOPLES
DIZZY WRIGHT
DOM KENNEDY
E-40 & TOO SHORT
EARL SWEATSHIRT
FLATBUSH ZOMBIES
HIT-BOY
HOPSIN
IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE
JHENE AIKO*
JUICY J*
JURASSIC 5*
KID CUDI
LECRAE
MIMOSA
PROF
RAKIM
SNOW THA PRODUCT
SUPERNATURAL
TALIB KWELI
TECH N9NE
TYLER THE CREATOR*
WU-TANG CLAN

ORIGINAL VIRTUAL PERFORMANCES BY OL’ DIRTY BASTARD AND EAZY-E
* Denotes performing in select markets.

161 thoughts on “Win Tickets to Rock The Bells at San Manuel Amphitheater – September 7-8

  1. Karen

    I may not look the part of a hop hop fan but looks can be deceiving. I am a huge Common fan. I love that his music addresses real issues and addresses wombyn in a respectful manner. He’s a gem in the community and I’d love to see him perform “The People” amongst other gems up his sleeve. *swoon*

  2. Joseph Nandino

    Slick Rick – Hey Young World, is my favorite hip hop song of all song because it was the first time I was taught that this world is mine.

  3. Arti Hernandez

    i have the biggest love and respect for wu-tang clan so my favorite hip-hop song has to be Bring Da Rukus or M.E.T.H.O.D Man! hard decision!

  4. Carlos R

    I am going to have to say B.I.B.L.E by GZA and KILLAH PRIEST.
    The title itself says it all ….
    Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

  5. Kris

    My favorite Hip Hop song of all time? That’s a really hard question. If I had to pick, I would say Truth Is by Brother Ali. The lyrics are a call to action for the listener, urging social change beginning with each of us as individuals. The chorus is anthemic, building up with more and more intensity to give the listener the same desire Brother Ali has for true, lasting change in both mindset and action of the human race as a whole.This kind of message is what drew me to Hip Hop in the first place and the reason I became an emcee myself.

  6. Michael Real

    My favorite hip hop song of all time would be “Dancing with the devil” Immortal Technique, not only is it a classic it’s a representation of real life events that happen everyday. From the influences of our peers and material things. It’s tragic yet poetic, to we’re it relates to all of us in one way or another. What makes this song my favorite as well, is the artist who not only produces great lyrics to this song but his action as a humanitarian. “Cause a dance with the devil might last you forever”

  7. Temo Ruiz

    My favorite hip hop song is from 93′ till infinity by Souls of Mischief , what’s there not to love about this song? Dope lyrics and the rhythm of the beat is pure craft. I like this song because its perfect to bump anytime! Yo Grimey Goods I know you chillen! Hahaha

  8. Erika Arinaga

    My favorite song is “HiiiPower” by K.Dot from Section.80. So many songs out there I could’ve chosen but this one is my favorite & means a lot to me. I even got “HiiiPower” eye tattooed on the back of my neck.

    What is HiiiPower you may ask? “HiiiPower is the way we think, the way we live. See its known today that the human race is nothing, no morals, no standards. What we about to do is raise the level of expectations. No you don’t have to a lot money, you don’t have to be rich but you will be rich in mind & spirit. Some say big is a crew, some say big is a game, HiiiPower. We stand for it as big as a religion.” -K.Dot.

    I started to identify myself. I asked myself where do I stand. This song seriously turned the tables for me & started looking at things in a different perspective; knowledge & wisdom in the body, mind, & spirit(K.Dots words) I represent myself, I can’t let some other power control what I believe. I look up I my own. I started to believe in myself, believe in heart, honor, respect. So when I hear this song, all else is silent to me except the lyrics to HIIIPOWER.

  9. Mark Turner

    My favorite hip hop song of all time is NAS “Undying Love” to me its the most vivid storytelling anyone could ever ask for in a song. I used to zone out to that track and think to myself “you know what even though I have no directing experience …..I got this shit, I’d do it for free too ” That track pretty much cemented NAS as my favorite artist of all time.

  10. Justyce Chavez

    Lords of the Underground – Cheif Rocka.. I feel like this song embodies hip hop.. from the smooth beat to the raw lyrics… This track is a classic. Takes you straight back to the 90s East Coast roots of true spitting.

  11. Kira Brown

    My favorite hip hop song of all times is Faith by Kendrick Lamar from The Kendrick Lamar Ep that dropped in 2009,the first project he released after the name change.. I say this is my favorite song because it tells a story of not giving up on your faith. Things might happen to you in your life, but don’t ever give up and lose youf faith because of it.You can overcome whatver is holding you back. When he spit the first verse it makes you want to sit down and listen to more. He said,”I take a sip of Hennessy and then get pissy drunk I ain’t a drinker, I’m a thinker, call it what you want,But if you turn your back, know that you just missed your chance.To witness the realest shit that’s ever been told to man, I found myself losing focus at a Sunday service.Embarrassed so I start questioning God, “What is my purpose?”
    He said to live the way he did, that’s all he want from me Spread the word and witness, he rose on the first Sunday. I said alright, enthused that my Lord gave a listen I opened my Bible in search to be a better Christian. And this from a person that never believed in religion
    But shit, my life is so fucked up, man; I can’t help but give in, I’m giving testimonies to strangers I never met Hopped on the pulpit and told them how I was truly blessed
    Felt like I’m free from all my sins when the service was over
    Walked out the church, then got a call that my homie was murdered
    Then lost my faith again”

    Kendrick Lamr isn’t drinking just because, he drinking to get into a state to think. An obvious contrast to the concept of faith and holiness, and that’s deep. Even though he may be pissy drunk, the message he is trying to give is not diluted. He is a sinner, but if you let that stand in the way of listening to his message, you will miss out on him spitting the truth about faith.

    in the first verse he said, ” He said to live the way he did, that’s all he want from me
    Spread the word and witness, he rose on the first Sunday”

    God wants Kendrick to live a good life and to accept the principal tenet of Christianity the resurrection of Christ. This is the main separation between the teachings of House of Abraham religions. When he spit that line it reminded me of when he said he had that vision of Tupac.

    . Kendrick said that he once saw a silhouette of Tupac while he was half asleep. Tupac told him to ‘keep doing what you’re doing and don’t let my music die’. The line used here is similar to what Tupac said to Kendrick. Kendrick might be saying that God sent down Tupac to send Kendrick this message. Alternatively, he could be using God as a metaphor for Tupac in the sense that Tupac is the God of Hip-Hop.

    “So the next time you feel like your world’s about to end
    I hope you studied because He’s testing your faith again”

    That is why Faith is my favorite song. It makes you sit back and think deeply about your life and your faith. It details stories of faith and opinions on the struggle people go through with keeping said faith through trying times, as well as battling temptation.

  12. Paige Moody

    my favorite hiphop song of all time would have to be Tupac – i get around

    Tupac is hands down one of the best hip hop artists of all time, great story teller, he’s real. down to earth, reminds me of when i was a youngin, born and raised in los angeles, California. too bad we had to lose a great one so soon. ROCK THE BELLS 2013 !!!!!!!!!!

  13. Michelle D

    Regulate – Warren G & Nate Dogg
    this classic G-funk song is a great example of storytelling. song is so smooth. The Regulators style can’t be imitated. “the rhythm is the bass, and the bass is the treble~” nobodyyyy does it betterrrr! west side reppin, RIP and happy late birthday, Nate Dogg

  14. Ricardo Verdejo Yañez

    My favorite song is Bone Thugs n Harmony “Tha Crossroads”: the flows, harmonic sounds and the lyrics make this song one of the most popular songs of all time. This is a song that gives you courage to go ahead, even when you’re falling. I want this tickets please, im from Chile, and ill go to LA just for Rock The Bells to see my favorite group… Bone Thugs n Harmony. Please help me with this.

  15. Ricardo Verdejo Y. (@RicardoVerdejoY)

    My favorite song is Bone Thugs n Harmony “Tha Crossroads”: the flows, harmonic sounds and the lyrics make this song one of the most popular songs of all time. This is a song that gives you courage to go ahead, even when you’re falling. I want this tickets please, im from Chile, and ill go to LA just for Rock The Bells to see my favorite group… Bone Thugs n Harmony. Please help me with this.

  16. David

    Best? Da Mystery of Chessboxin. Everything on it is perfect. Best ODB verse, each line is arguably the best work by the best in the business. It’s no contest.

    Personal favorite is Da Goodness by redman though~

  17. ariana

    My favorite hip hop song would have to be Put it On by Big L. The reason this is my favorite hip hop song is because unlike a lot of the people I know who listen to hip hop, I wasn’t raised listening to this type of music. I was introduced to it when I met a friend who is still one of the biggest Big L fans ever. He asked me if I knew who he was bumping and I said I had no clue. We ended up listening to the whole album “Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous” It struck a cord with me and I knew from then on it wouldn’t be the last time I would be listening to this type of music.

  18. Brittney Hart

    My favorite hip hop song of all time is The Heart pt. 2 by Kendrick Lamar ft. Dash Snow. I don’t even need to reason with that one, man. He went IN! I also love Ab-Soul’s Book of Soul and Eminem’s Stimulate. I love how Ab-Soul was so honest about so many things in Book of Soul and just allowed himself to be honest and vulnerable. Eminem is always dope at story telling and conveying emotion, not only through his lyrics but in his delivery. He’s crafty as hell! That “IIIIIIIIIIII’m” always gets me so amped. Hahaha

    ContactingBrittney@gmail.com

  19. meme

    Bring da ruckus- Wu Tang . Wu tang made life with this song and album. They entered you into a world that most were unfamiliar with yet adored. We were there with the clan bringing the ruckus shaolin style the whole song and album. The art of hip hop is about expression and how these lyricists can allow their audience to experience their unique thought process. We want to enter a new world and enjoy it when we hear music. I am lost in the art if kung fu, while at the same time wanting to Fuck shit up. There style was different so the journey through the song was all new. The different rappers splashed their words on a colorful masterpiece. The production kept you in their world they were trying to portray. It’s different, revolutionary and hiphop all in one. Love.

  20. Adam Lobe

    My favorite hip hop is Can I Live- Jay Z, from lyricism to flow to the laid back jazzy beat everything about it is well constructed and so smooth to listen to

  21. Cecilia juarez

    One if my favorite songs has to be “cleaning up my closet” by Eminem. It’s always been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl. It’s my favorite song because he opens up about the relationship he has with his mother. He never meant to be cruel or disrespect his mother in any way. Cleaning out my closet is about all the secrets he was hidding about their relationship. Even though their relationship wasn’t going well doesn’t mean he still loves his mom. His mom wished that Eminem would have dies instead of his uncle Ronnie . But he disappeared from her life makin it seam like he is dead to her.

  22. Cecilia Juarez

    One if my favorite songs has to be cleaning up my closet by Eminem. It’s always been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl. It’s my favorite song because he opens up about the relationship he has with his mother. He never meant to be cruel or disrespect his mother in any way. Cleaning out my closet is about all the secrets he has hidden that no one knows “Skeleton “

  23. kevin linares

    Best hip hop song of all time in my opinion is the notorious b.i.g.- sky’s the limit . this song is just amazing from the beat chorus verse and i can really realte to it.

  24. Neli ✌ ⚾ (@thinkbluela27)

    My favorite song is “Changes” by 2Pac. I feel that this songs speak not only to African Americans but people who live in inner cities. Coming from South Central LA, we are born under a system where people of color are the ones who are seen inferior and its hard to get out of the neighborhood. This songs sends a good message. Every time I listen to this song, it gives me motivation to finish college. It makes me reflect about what I grew up seeing around my neighborhood and how people of color are viewed through white supremacy. This song will never get old as it is one of the songs that still keeps 2Pac alive.

  25. Alyssa Portugal

    My favorite hip hop song of all time is Doo Wop by Lauryn Hill! She’s so real and has the head-nodding beats that just make you feel good! Society is so focused on sex that it’s refreshing to hear her warn people about the intentions of those who just want to use people. Lauryn Hill has always been one of hip hop’s queens, especially when she performed on MTV’s Unplugged!

  26. Lucia Lopez

    My favorite hip hop song is birds eye view by Zion I !!!!! It’s my favorite because hip hop is life ! 🙂

  27. Ryan

    My favorite hip hop song would have to be “Bonita Applebum” by A Tribe Called Quest. This was the first hip hop song I remember hearing as a kid and the song that got me into hip hop. To me it has so much meaning, from a kid growing up in LA, to where I am now. It never gets old and will forever bring back countless memories. Now I collect records and own all ATCQ records and many more. I’m a hip hop fanatic, from De La Soul to ASAP MOB. I love hip hop. And I gotta thank “Bonita Applebum” and Tribe. I will forever stay bumping hip hop

  28. Nicoellette manangan

    HANDS DOWN…. KENDRICK LAMAR MAAD CITY! I MEAN WHO CAN DISAGREE? But as a plan B… ASAP FERG WORK REMIX!!!! I really want these tickets it will be super dope to see all these rappers perform 🙂

  29. bill lang

    The best hip hop song of all time, undisputably by any hip hop fan, is The Message by Grandmaster Flash. It is the best beat, with the rawest story telling that set the bar for 30+ years of hip hop to follow.

    It gives you a vivid description the reality of what is going on with a lot of people and it resonates with me. Which is why I believe this is the best hip hop song, of all time.

    “A child is born with no state of mind
    Blind to the ways of mankind
    God is smiling on you but he’s frowning too
    Because only God knows what you’ll go through
    You’ll grow in the ghetto, living second rate
    And your eyes will sing a song of deep hate
    The places you’re playin’, where you stay
    Looks like one great big alley way
    You’ll admire all the number book takers
    Thugs, pimps, pushers and the big money makers
    Driving big cars, spending twenties and tens
    And you wanna grow up to be just like them, huh,
    Smugglers, scrambles, burglars, gamblers
    Pickpockets, peddlers even panhandlers
    You say: “I’m cool, I’m no fool!”
    But then you wind up dropping out of high school
    Now you’re unemployed, all non-void
    Walking ’round like you’re Pretty Boy Floyd
    Turned stickup kid, look what you’ve done did
    Got sent up for a eight year bid
    Now your manhood is took and you’re a may tag
    Spend the next two years as a undercover fag
    Being used and abused to serve like hell
    Till one day you was found hung dead in a cell
    It was plain to see that your life was lost
    You was cold and your body swung back and forth
    But now your eyes sing the sad, sad song
    Of how you lived so fast and died so young….”

  30. Jody Ortiz

    The heart pt2. kendrick lamar. when I heard that song I got chills like never before made me feel like yup hip hop is definitely still alive! I just wanna be in his crowd and feel all that energy!! Yawk Yawk Yawk!

  31. Brianna

    Hieroglyphics Feat. Goapele
    “Make your move”
    Make Your Move’a great example of what Hiero and alternative West Coast hip hop in general can be

  32. Leticia

    Just to get by: talib kweli
    Talib Kweli is amazing,
    What I think and ponder about , when I review this song track is the “struggle”( everyday hardships ex. Bills, rent, groceries, and living.) that those suffering from poverty in the lower class go through and endure everyday on a daily basis, and what extent they would go through tocompensate for it just to make it and survive. Most of these people let the system break us and bring us down, they cause us to fall into our stereotype and jump on the bandwagon. Sadly, that’s too many of us.
    Such a good song, about doing what you have to do to make it through life each and everyday. This is what real rap is, not unintelligent violent drib. I love his lyrics and all the references,

  33. Anthoony Cali

    Juicy by the Notorious BIG. It is a song of celebration and success. How Hip-hop changed Christopher Wallace’s, and all of our, lives. How he used to look up to other rappers and could only dream of being in their shoes. From being told he wouldn’t amount to anything from his teachers to being able to put diamond earrings in his baby girl’s ear. The struggle he had overcome and the sweet taste of victory. ‘Birthdays were the worst days. now we sip champagne when we thirst-ay” Hands down, every time I play this song or hear it on the radio, it gives me chills. The power of spoken word, the power of rap. the power of Notorious BIG.

  34. Doug Linares

    favorite hip hop track is Buddy (remix) by De La Soul. this track just lightens me up and makes me all-around happy,even in the video everyone is so happy, like the beat is so funky. If this track doesn’t just make your day then i don’t know what goes on in your head. I’m hearing the song as i type this and its so hard because i just put my hands in the air and snap my fingers while i move side to side. BUDDY.
    douggyyy@yahoo.com

  35. Doug Linares

    favorite hip hop track is Buddy (remix) by De La Soul. this track just lightens me up and makes me all-around happy,even in the video everyone is so happy, like the beat is so funky. If this track doesn’t just make your day then i don’t know what goes on in your head. I’m hearing the song as i type this and its so hard because i just put my hands in the air and snap my fingers while i move side to side. BUDDY.

  36. Andrew Garcia

    My favorite hip hop song is from one of my favorite rappers Big L, the graveyard will be the song just to many lyrical geniuses on one track to not be a classic! Perfect beat to damage.

  37. elizabeth olivarez

    I like tupac me agianst the world …cuz life is a everyday stuggle and things get ruff on the streets just makes you stronger!! Love all hip hop but tupac is the shit!!! Rip

  38. Larissa Ayala

    When a hip hop artist can spit words that make you feel an emotion so deep, who’s lyrics can enlighten and awaken the minds of society. Then they respectfully enter the world of hip hop and not just make a beat, but a change. Immortal technique “dance with the devil” a song so real you feel it. Underground hip hop changed my life.

  39. Diane Compton

    Without a doubt my favorite of all time is 2 Pac – Keep ya head up!! I grew up in the hood, was a teenage mom, and went through a lot. This song gave me hope! I knew I wasn’t alone and things would get better! Powerful! 🙂

  40. Justin Tanori

    The greatest track of all time is worst comes to worst by Dilated Peoples with ALC on the beat and guru saluting them on the track c’mon people family first!

  41. Desiree Guevara

    My favorite hip-hop song is LongLiveSteelo by Joey Bada$$. This song is definitely great because of the amount of emotion and meaning. It’s not just another rap about making it to the top and everything he has. It’s about something he lost. Someone he lost. Listening to this song reminds me of a fallen brother who passed 6 months ago just before his 18th birthday. It reminds me of him so much, because everything in Joeys lyrics are exactly how I felt after losing him. Even when someone is gone, you will still feel their presence and spirit. Their legacy will never die. Any rapper who can show that kind of emotion is truly the realest.

  42. Katlin S.

    I think it’s truly difficult to choose just one song. But my favorite hip hop song has to be Juicy by Notorious BIG! That is a true started from the bottom story that hits home with everyone who has ever heard it. He dreamt of being famous and never gave that dream up! He worked his ass off to make sure he could provide a life for his family that he never had growing up. A true inspiration to everyone!

  43. Mariah Gonzales

    Life Goes On by 2pac. This song opened my eyes to reality, something most of us can relate to when someone close to us passes. Or in general, overcoming an obsticle, which is how I use these words as a motto to remind myself at the end of the day to do you and don’t keep your mind stuck on the past.

  44. Edward S.

    Madvillain – Accordion. Mostly because it was my first real exposure to “underground” (whatever that means) hip hop. At 16 I never thought that hip hop could function as an eccentric vehicle for expression. After listening to that song, the rest of the album and subsequent personal hip hop favorites were key in my hunt for new music.

    Oh, and pick me for these tickets, please!

  45. Adriana Renteria

    Best hip hop song I have to say is No Regrets by Lecrae. I have recently discovered his music, and it has just been a blessing just grasping what he had to say, and actually having the wisdom to understand. He has made an impeccable impact in my life, and that song really explains the true meaning of life. I just love how he’s all spiritual. God is the way of life, the truth, the light. It would be an amazing experience to see him perform @ rock the bells!! Never would have thought he would be there to perform. I just want to be there to support him with my Love because he really changed our lives through the works of God. It would be an amazing show, and I can imagine the people there to support him as well. It would be an awesome experience!!

  46. Celeste Bacchi

    This is a brutal choice! But I think I’d have to go with Wu-Tang’s “The Mystery of Chessboxin'” — I was a chubby nerd with thick glasses being forced to take chess lessons when I first heard it 20 years ago, so you can imagine how it blew my mind. I’d heard and enjoyed hip hop before this song, but it changed my perspective for everything that came after. So, so good.

  47. Corey Nawrocki

    Black Brad Pitt – Danny Brown
    This song is hilarious and I can listen to it for hours on end and I’ve only been able to see it live once , but I’d love to see it again, Danny brown is my fucking favorite rapper right now!

  48. Leticia

    Just to get by: talib kweli
    Talib Kweli is amazing,

    What I think and ponder about , when I review this song track is the “struggle”( everyday hardships ex. Bills, rent, groceries, and living.) that those suffering from poverty in the lower class go through and endure everyday on a daily basis, and what extent they would go through tocompensate for it just to make it and survive. Most of these people let the system break us and bring us down, they cause us to fall into our stereotype and jump on the bandwagon. Sadly, that’s too many of us.
    Such a good song, about doing what you have to do to make it through life each and everyday. This is what real rap is, not unintelligent violent drib. I love his lyrics and all the references, I think

  49. Alexx Rosas

    My favorite hip hop song is “Drop It Like Its Hot” by Snoop Dogg and Pharell. They are amazing artists. The song has beats that make you lean left and right. Makes you get jiggy with it. The first time I heard this song I didn’t know who Pharell was but this song made me realize how talented he is. Till this day when I hear that song it has me grooving and bumpin. When it comes on I can’t help but turn it up and smile.

  50. Fustin

    Best hip hop song in my option is Slick Rick – Children’s Story. Slick was the first artist showed me how artist can be lyrical and how he told that story was raw

  51. Cristopher

    My favorite song is “La Di Da Di” by Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh. This is raw hip-hop, just a beatboxer and a rapper on the mic, no fancy beats just straight lyricism. I’m also a huge fan of story-telling songs, and when someone like Slick Rick is doing his stuff, you can block out the world and imagine every scene. This is probably one of the most sampled and referenced song in the history of hip-hop as well which I think is pretty neat 🙂

  52. Pat

    Stan by Eminem because the imagery and lyricism in it is so profound and vivid and you can really feel this song. It tells a story that you can see through your own eyes. And for a hip hop artist to display that through a song is purely art.

  53. Brianna

    Hieroglyphics Feat. Goapele
    “Make your move”

    Make Your Move’a great example of what Hiero and alternative West Coast hip hop in general can be

  54. jacob "master" Beaty

    STEP INTO A WORLD- BY- KRS-ONE
    KNOWLEDGE REIGNS SUPREME – OVER NEARLY EVERYONE

  55. Ariel Devore

    …half of my comment didn’t post … But at the moment my top song is Beautiful (Blackstar Remix) by Mary J. Blige w/Talib & Mos Def…. I can sing it all day long! ” ..from the start to the finish. Cause the vibe you give leave me so replenished. It’s a new beginning, this is serious business. Got my heart and soul in it. It’s the way that I’m living” 😉

  56. Ariel Devore

    As a lover of music it is extremely difficult to choose just one. My favorites range from Brother Ali’s Forest Whitiker, Macklemore’s Inhale Deep, Afro Classic’s Keep the Faith to Nujabes’ Lady Brown. I found some of my favorite quotes through Lupe Fiasco, Joe Budden, Lauryn Hill, blue & exile’s (my list can go on & on & on

  57. Kimi Juana

    Choosing one hip hop song is difficult but I’d have to say an all time favorite of mine is Kendrick Lamar’s A.D.H.D., covering the everyday life routine of people in my generation on their working grind and the typical house party situation that follows the day shift, “hope to take the pain away from the feeling that you feel today, you know when you’re part of section 80 and you feel like no one can relate cause

    You are, you are, a loner, loner,
    Marijuana, endorphins make you stronger, stronger.”

    Hope to be seeing this guy perform at RtB 2013!!

  58. Vanessa Cardenas

    Notorious Big – suicidal thoughts, i can somewhat relate what he’s saying and going threw the whole thing… how i used to feel i would just wanna end life like “slits my wrists and end this bullshit”.. with hip hop i can relate so much to rappers storys ! from growing up in the hood, growing up to doing bigger and better things.

  59. Vanessa nicole

    so many great hip hop songs to choose from ! but the one song i always play is “Nas is like”. If only he was there this year at RTB. This would be my first year ! please help me out with the tickets. <3 !

  60. Doug Linares

    my favorite hip hop song is “Hip Hop is dead” by nas. I enjoy this song because i remember this was one of the first tracks i ever heard from nas and hip hop. it brings back so many good memories from junior high.

  61. Karen Natividad

    Fave song is Mary j blige & method man’s you’re all I need… Cos I’m a fucken romantic.

  62. Joey Banda (@SodaPerp_Curtis)

    My musical consciousness is so vast, varying from EDM and Trap music to rock, r&b and a lot more. But being from LA, my musical roots stem from West Coast Hip Hop. Last year seeing Ice Cube and WC headline RTB in San Bernardino was so iconic, I could have died leaving the venue and would have died happily. At the moment, my favorite Hip Hop song of all time would have to be F*** The Police by NWA. Hip Hop, and music in general, is still a form of artistic expression. Dre, Ren, Eazy and Cube put their listeners in a court room and expressed their frustration with the racial discrimination they were all too familiar with. I dig the song so much because they switched roles with the corrupt judicial system where Dre was the judge holding the hearing allowing the rest of the group to give their testimonials on why police are wack. I find it cool because it addressed oppression so many were experiencing in LA. The track is well received not only because it was rebellious, which is an underlying quality in hip hop culture, but it was also a valid issue that needed to be addressed. It was part of a critical era in the development of the character of the genre’s culture.

  63. Stephanie Gonzalez

    My favorite song is ‘Smile’ by Eyedea and Abilities. The reason why is because too many people take smiling for granted, no matter how bad things I think you should just keep smiling and you’ll get through your toughest times. It’s just one of those songs that speaks to you whether you’re happy, sad, or anything really. Eyedea inspired me through this song, that no matter what I’m going through not to give up no matter how hard I hit the ground get back up and smile. :]

  64. Nicole Buchanan

    Best hip hop song of all time in my opinion has to be hip hop is dead by Nas. His lyrics spread world to all the other rappers out there that they need to step their game up. Nas is legendary

  65. Jessica Lopez

    There are a million songs to choose from but the on song that I would say that is my all time favorite is Dear Mama by 2Pac! There is so much meaning to this song! The message behind how as a young man he is able to see how much sacrifice his mother has done for her children. The importance of the message being that he loves her no matter what and though they had some tough times growing up at the end of the day she was still there to be the best mother she could be, showing her children unconditional love. The power of family is great, greater than anything in the world and she taught him that growing up and now he see’s that nothing being materialist can repay her for everything she has done for them, because that love is a gift that not everyone can or will ever receive. As well as having millions of fans that he has, everyone can relate to that song one way or another and for those reason I choose Dear Mama!

  66. Keith Ferrara

    My favorite song of all-time is Lost Ones by J. Cole. In this new era of
    hip-hop lots of artists have lost the story-telling aspect that makes hip-hop
    such a universally loved genre. Lost ones takes the very touchy subject of
    abortion and tells the story of a couple struggling with their options as the
    woman is now pregnant. This is something that happens nearly everyday but Cole
    makes the story come to life for the listener. His first verse comes from a
    first-person point of view and he explains how he wishes he could provide a
    better life for the child that is on it’s way, and doesn’t want to run but he
    sees no other option besides abortion. The second verse is what I think is so
    unique: he switches the point of view to the woman who is pregnant and feels
    betrayed and abandoned. However, he continues to speak first person. This keeps
    the reader more emotionally attached to the characters cole has created and you
    can truly feel their pain as they go through such a hard time. His tone of voice reflects the woman’s anger with the man for even thinking she would abort her own baby, all the more drawing the listenr in. The third and final verse comes from a third person point of view referring to the characters as “he” and “she” which allows the listener to reflect on the story. This format was all planned by cole, the song is produced by cole, and his lyricism truly makes the song a masterpiece of his own creation. The song came out in 2008 but he did not put it on a mixtape because he knew this song meant to much, and finally put it on his debut album in 2011. In an era where many feel like hip-hop is a lost art, J. Cole is keeping it alive and with a song like Lost Ones that is so lyrically and verbally meaningful, it’s hard to argue that this is one of the best hip-hop songs of all time.

  67. Keith Ferrara

    My favorite song of all-time is Lost Ones by J. Cole. In this new era of
    hip-hop lots of artists have lost the story-telling aspect that makes hip-hop
    such a universally loved genre. Lost ones takes the very touchy subject of
    abortion and tells the story of a couple struggling with their options as the
    woman is now pregnant. This is something that happens nearly everyday but Cole
    makes the story come to life for the listener. His first verse comes from a
    first-person point of view and he explains how he wishes he could provide a
    better life for the child that is on it’s way, and doesn’t want to run but he
    sees no other option besides abortion. The second verse is what I think is so
    unique: he switches the point of view to the woman who is pregnant and feels
    betrayed and abandoned. However, he continues to speak first person. This keeps
    the reader more emotionally attached to the characters cole has created and you
    can truly feel their pain as they go through such a hard time. His tone of voice reflects the woman’s anger with the man for even thinking she would abort her own baby, all the more drawing the listenr in. The third and final verse comes from a third person point of view referring to the characters as “he” and “she” which allows the listener to reflect on the story. This format
    was all planned by cole, the song is produced by cole, and his lyricism truly makes the song a masterpiece of his own creation. The song came out in 2008 but he did not put it on a mixtape because he knew this song meant to much, and finally put it on his debut album in 2011. In an era where many feel like hip-hop is a lost art, J. Cole is keeping it alive and with a song like Lost Ones that is so lyrically and verbally meaningful, it’s hard to argue that this is one of the best hip-hop songs of all time.

  68. Trey

    My favorite hip hop song of all time is is Born Loser By DMX. Its my favorite Hip Hop song of all time because it was one of the 1st Hip Hop songs i had ever heard and it blew my mind. I’ve been a Hip Hop head ever since. I love that song so much i spent a year or two trying to locate The Born Loser Album. I know every word to that song by heart. This song and DMX are the reason I love Hip Hop today. Hopefully I get to go to my first ever R.T.B.

  69. Angel Segura

    My favorite hip-hop song has to be Common- I used to lover H.E.R. This song has a lot of meaning to me and is relevant today. Common states the history of hip-hop in just one song from the freestyle to west coast & gangsta rap. The beat is also another thing I love about the song it compliments the lyrics and flow so well. His analogy of hip-hop being a woman is dope too he incorporated that throughout the whole song. He captured the essence of hip-hop before it became watered down & commercialized. That track is a classic in my eyes and rock the bells brings hip-hop to the fans who love the culture. Respect from the west coast!!

  70. Lizzy Lizard

    I have too many songs to pick from ha but my favorite is Soundtrack to My Life by Kid Cudi. I like this song because it explains a lot of what he’s been through. Life is tough and has it’s troubles but he makes the music for the people who are going through tough times too. People who can relate to him too. People are so quick to judge someone or their life but they shouldn’t unless they’ve actually walked a mile in their shoes. And ya life is going to bring you haters but you just say “hater shake my hand but I keep the sanitizer on deck” 😉 #iwanttomarryhim

  71. Karyna

    My fav hip hop song has got to be 1997 by Dom Kennedy. This song just gets me turned up everytime i hear it! Aint no day i dont ride around in my car and bump it loud! Dom is one of the realest rappers cant go wrong with any of his songs! Hope i get to win tickets to RTB and have a chance to see him do his thing on stage!

  72. Cristian Mendoza

    There is so many amazing Hip-Hop songs that it is impossible to choose from, but if I had to choose my favorite song it would have to be The Pharcyde – Passin’ Me By! That song is not only classic but it is like the definition of Hip-Hop! A close second would have to be The Lords of the Underground – Chief Rocka! If I could get the tickets, it would be the best birthday ever!

  73. Jer

    Man that’s tough choosing one. Either gotta be CREAM by the WU or one mic by Nas. CREAM is that classic hip hop that first got me turned on to hip hop. And then Nas is just one of the greatest.

  74. Samantha taylor

    “Explosive” by Dre has to be near the top of my list. Aside from it being played so frequently, I have an appreciation for how many people in SoCal know and love the song so everytime it comes on, everyone is so happy to sing along. It brings out the gangster in all of SoCal-ians. And who can’t appreciate some Nate Dogg thrown in there? It’s just a good classic that everyone loves to get down to!

  75. Daniel Rene Contreras II

    Favorite hip hop song of all time hands down Gang Starr – Above The Clouds (Feat. Inspectah Deck). My cousin and I first stumbled across this gem when we we’re both young as hell watching an old skate video “Sorty’s: Fulfill The Dram”. On this dude Steve Olson’s sick ass part they dropped that shizz!! We both got fuckin’ HYPED!!! It was outta hand!.. Such a good memory. Ha! The beat from beginning to end is unbeatable though, and don’t even get me started on the bars… The type of shizz I’m down to shout!! All around FYA!!! Still till this date! One of the first hip hop tunes that opened my mind up to the whole genre as well!!! Ha!

  76. Ben Garcia

    best Hip-Hop song of all time would have to be an uplifting positive song because we need alot of that at a very dark & negative point in our Lifetime. It’s really bad in my city Pomona Ca. rite now, check the news 3 more killings all in one nite leaving 3 people dead. The tention between Afriacan & Mexican Americans is only getting back to that serious fatal 80’s era. Sometimes I wis I could just save every 1 with a song but for me that woud be a Hip-Hop track because that’s whhat interest & captivates me. With all the bad things goin on across the world I want all people to feel a connection truly as one & come together to enjoy Music positively. So for me it would have to be Krayzie Bone’s Perfect Day oof The Fixtape series Vol. 4 Under The Influence. “If this is jus a Dream, let me Dream what I dream Let me See what I see Let me Be what I wanna Be”

  77. B-Doc (@_BDOC)

    My favorite hip hop song of all time would have to be Crossroads by Bone Thugs -N- Harmony because of the way they all can sing and synchronize then can just spit a raw flow is amazing. There is nothing out there like Bone Thugs and they really were mean’t to be the way they all work together it blows my mind. Everytime this song would come on, a smile comes upon my face. This song really is something special and still makes me smile to this day. Bone Thugs, Black Hippy, Kid CuDi, and everyone at this festival is going to be great! I really would appreciate these tickets and hope you guys at GrimyGoods choose me to go to Rock The Bells this year please! Thank you guys for the opportunity as always, you guys are awesome and if I do win this would totally make my year to go to Rock The Bells!!

  78. Fonz

    Daaaaamn.. This is crazy!! I’ve spent the last two days going over my selections but it’s just too overwhelming. I’m all over the map as far as Hip-Hop goes.. I got mad love for more recent artist like Black Hippy, Joey Bada$$ and so fourth but to choose a “favorite” song, one single song, I feel like I gotta stick with a classic. I wanna mention a well known HipHop anthem or new school track but I feel like that’s too easy..

    *** Rap Phenomenon – Biggie Smalls feat. Method Man & Redman ***

    I’m gunna leave it at this. I feel like these were times when HipHop was fun, raw rap skills over beats that make your head nod. These are all artist of my youth so I like Biggie, along with Red and Meth but Dj Premier was who swayed the vote.. I saw him at Rock the bells ’10 and he’s my favorite producer by far!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    To whom it may concern:
    Next was “Underground Airplay” by Joey Bada$$ ft. Big K.R.I.T and Smoke DZA
    Followed by “Real Hip-Hop” by Das EFX
    and “Flava In Ya Ear” (Remix) took 4th

  79. Andrew Rittenhouse

    “The Prayer” by Kid Cudi is the best hip-hop song of all time. “Have you ever heard of some s&#* so real”? This song is poetry. “Beyond from the heart, from the soul you can feel”.. “and if I die before I wake, I pray the lord my soul to take” This song takes me back to when i lost my close friend Madison every time i hear it. Truly it was a ” blessing in disguise”

  80. Brandon Wao

    My all time favorite Hip Hop song is without a doubt “I Can” by Nas. I was born in 93 so it’s no surprise that I didn’t get into hip hop til I was 9 and that is when that song dropped. And when I was first getting into Hip Hop, this is the very first hip hop song I really got into. It took a while for it to really grow on me and to really understand the lyrics and when I did understand the song and the whole meaning behind it, it easily became my favorite hip hop track. Nas became my first favorite artists, I bought “God’s Son” as soon as it dropped. I’m a aspiring singer/songwriter and I started singing and writing at the age of 11 and this song was such an inspiration to me cause Nas just spit the truth! It motivated me. The first verse of the song is written on the first page of my rhyme book and I always read it over before writing a new song.. When people start to doubt me, I always quote the chorus, “I Know I can.. Be what I wanna be.. If I work hard at it.. I’ll be where I wanna be.” It’s my favorite cause it’s the first hip hop song I got into, the first hip hop song that inspired me, and it’s a great song. It has a lot of meaning to me. I hope you choose me cause a lot of artists that inspire will be at Rock the Bells. It would be a great experience.

  81. Leezah

    I was born and raised in Southern California–Compton AND Long Beach to be exact (now you know you in trouble)–so the natural choice for me would be “Nuthin’ but a G Thang” by Dre and Snoop. The “Chronic” album was my first introduction to hip-hop, and at 4 years old “Nuthin but a G Thang” was the first song I ever memorized. The beat.. the verses.. straight West Coast flavor. You can’t beat it. That entire album embodies my childhood and I will forever hold a special place in my heart for the “Chronic”–both literally and figuratively speaking 🙂

  82. elizabeth olivarez

    My fav is tupac..rip..me against the world! Cuz everyday life is a strugle and i can over come it!! Even if shit dont go right! There’s allways hope made love for music …thanx grimy goods even if i don’t win ur awsome (-.-.

  83. Michael Q

    Hard to choose i would have to say one of my favorite hip hop songs would have to be Murder was the case by Snoop Dogg simply because not only does Snoop just have insane flow but also the controversy behind it that everyone says illuminati its pretty genius to write a song the way he did. Also what really draws me in is the beat its just really put together every space is filled but its not over the top. Dr Dre is just an amazing producer hence why he was a dj before but thats what i like about Dre he really knows how to make music and make it sound clean. I make music for fun and i know how hard it its to make it sound so on point so thats why i really like this song also how long ago it was made early 90s that shows how it was the birth of the hip hop scene. Anyways that is my answer it was hard to choose i will never have a top song but that is one off the top of my head. I would love to attend RTB it would be a dream to see Bone Thugz n Chase and Status i have been waiting years for them to come back they put on a hell of a show. Thanks for taking the time to read this 😀

  84. Jose Lopez

    “Classic”-Dj Premier ft Rakim, Nas, & Krs-One
    Rakim: “Ask the teenagers, OG’s and ask the kids
    What their definition of classic is
    Timeless, so age don’t count in the booth
    When your flow stay submerged in the fountain of youth”
    Nas: “Oh you went platinum, yeah that’s nice
    Now let me see you do the same thing twice
    Three times, four times, then a couple of mo’ times
    Please, you’re Amateur Night, it’s Showtime”
    Krs-One:”Instead of broadcasting how we smoke them trees
    On the radio we need to hear more local emcees
    Where you at?, c’mon where you at
    This is the difference between emceeing and rap
    Rappers spit rhymes that are mostly illegal
    Emcees spit rhymes to uplift their people”
    #RTB

  85. Jose Lopez

    Please Send me to experience my first R.T.B
    Lets face it Hip Hop Culture has had many banger’s throughout the years & everyone has experienced this movement in different ways. I love each & every part of hip hop from west coast to east cost, mainstream to underground, & corporate or independent. Its all AMAZING in my eyes. I’m a proud supporter of the movement always reinventing itself, I feel Hip Hop is my religion & will forever stay true to it. Hands down in my 14 years of Hip Hop growth I have never found an anthem to show more LOVE to Hip Hop then in;
    “I USED TO LOVE H.E.R”-COMMON SENSE
    “LOVE OF MY LIFE”-ERYKAH BADU ft COMMON
    but arguably my favorite song would have to be by
    Dj Premier ft Rakim,Nas & KRS-ONE
    “CLASSIC”

  86. Cel

    Best hip hop song of all time? Ah there’s plenty…. Personally mine would be Can it all be so simple by Wu-Tang because we’ve all been through tough times and back then in the days some of us even living in poverty and barely making enough for food but still seeing that light at the end of the tunnel. Now and days things just get more difficult. Deaths of our loved ones caused by diseases, gang banging, shootings….. Can it be that it was all so simple then?

  87. JDS

    My favorite hip hop track of all time? too easy. C.R.E.A.M. by the Wu-Tang Clan. It was Summer of ’94 and i was chillin with my cousin Eric at my aunt’s house and i remember him throwing that shit on and me hearing WTC for the first time. I was blown away. The way they talked. Their GRIMY! and aggressive style of rhyme dumbfounded me. The way they used words with double meaning but it somehow made perfect sense every time. WTC had “swag” before that was even a word. Can honestly say I dont remember what i listened to before that. I dubbed a copy of that tape (what you kids know about that?!?) that same night and remember listening to it every morning on my way to 7th grade. It was my introduction to a whole new world and culture that has become a part of my everyday life. #CashRulesEverythingAroundMe #HipHop

  88. Katia Hovsepian

    My favorite hip hop song is Above the Clouds by Gang Starr. Everything about this song is perfect, and it has one of the best beats ever. Guru is just phenomenal with his opening lines. Also, getting Inspectah Deck for a guest verse was a very smart choice 🙂

  89. Franchesco Ramos

    I might have to give it to De La Soul’s “Pass The Plugs”. A definitive song of the group, of the native tongue and of alternative hip-hop. This is has to be one of Prince Paul’s highest moments with the group in terms of production. This song exudes the “hippie sound” people and critics gave to De La Soul, while the group raps about battling this image. “First P is passed, I am known as…” Beautiful rhythmic flow throughout the song that changed from verse to verse. One of De La Soul’s finest moments from their masterpiece album, De La Soul is Dead.

  90. Tommy Owens

    I will have to say “Cali-O” by Too $hort. To me, the song is not just about smoking marijuana; rather, it perfectly captures the California culture and honestly makes me happy and proud to live in arguably the most popular state in the United States. I love California.

  91. Nathaniel Williams

    Best Hip-Hop song of ll time was Changes By Tupac.. 17 years later and that song is still so relevant!! Just everything He says in that song is timeless and it’s all done over a classic beat.

  92. Chris Avila

    The best hip hop song of ALL TIME, is Juicy by Biggie Smalls, It has everything you want in a hip hop track, a good message, great beat, and dope ass lyrics, biggie is the best rapper of all time and this is his best song, his flow and word play on this song was bananas, when this song come on you cant help but smile and sing along it will never get old and will live on forever and ever.. Its All Good Bay ba baaaby!!

  93. John Martinez

    My favorite song of all time is for da luv of $ because thats the first song i have ever heard by bone thugs and after that i fell in love with them. i was just a kid when i first heard of them. i was only like 8 and i started listening to there music when they split so i only listened to there old stuff but now that they are together i get the goose bumps when i listen to there new stuff. I’m a really big bone thugs n harmony fan and would love to be at rock the bells for my first concert experience. Thank you

  94. ROBERT

    My favorite hip hop song would have to be murs & 9th wonder -walk like a man it tells a good story and the way the beat changes during different verses emphasizes what he’s saying in each Verse you can play that whole album from beginning to end and enjoy every song

  95. Natt (@nattkillsbeats)

    best hip hop song to me… well I have soooo many but one of my top will have to be..

    Rewind- Nas off the Stillmatic album.

    “..it’s starts at the ending..” it’s just beyond amazing how this man tells a story backwards and it make the most sense possible. which makes the track is a classic. Nas showed nothing but true talent and skill with this clever rap. and he will always amaze me.

    lyrically Nas is one of the most talented MC in my book; one of the greatest! and he is true hip hop. at least to me he will always be a G.O.A.T.

  96. Kiki

    It has gotta be Wu-Tang Clan, A Better Tomorrow. It’s a true story, it’s a tribute, it makes you think … the good die young and the hard die best. Peace.

  97. elizabeth chavez

    Favorite Rapper Immortal technique “freedom of speech” everything he says is so powerful his set at paid dues wow he is an amazing rapper hes been offered to be signed but he refuses he doesn’t want to be mainstream …not hating main stream hey its what gets the club going…but he is the definition of true hip hop artist I would love to see him again

  98. Cecilia Juarez

    I know I can by Nas. It has a significant meaning for everyone out there doesn’t matter where you come from. You can do anything if you put your mind to it. Doesn’t matter if you come from the ghetto. Just gotta stay positive of yourself and your goals.

  99. Johnny

    My favorite song of all time is leaf by asap rocky produced by none other then claims casino! Ive heard it once live which gave me a whole new insight on the song & lyrics. Rcoky raps a lot about fashion & money but in this song he raps about the struggle & his background its always been my favorite .

  100. Marlon M.

    One of my fav. Songs of all time would be step in to a world by Krs-1. Not only does this song proves how much of a lyrical poet krs-1 is but it also has a special meanng to me personally. This song is the song my girlfriend and I had our first kiss to. Step in to a world will forever be my fav. Song of all time. Winning these tickets for our 4 year anniversary would mean so much to my girlfriend and myself. I hope we can make more great memories at this years Rock the Bells. Good luck to everyone

  101. Tina Alefosio

    Favorite hip hop song of all time is Fu-Gee-La CAMP REMIX but Fugees. They all murdered it on the bars, and just as smooth of a joint as it was it still goes hard. The epitome of good soulful, HIP HOP CULTURE. True lyricists, and the verses speak for themselves. The song is self explanatory, a track of legends.

  102. Naiya W-H

    My favorite rap/hip hop song would be Dear Mama by Tupac its my favorite because growing up with a single mother I appreciate all her hard work for me and I was able to relate to Tupac and and that his music was real.

  103. Robert B.

    My favorite hip hop song of all time is 93 ‘Til Infinity by Souls of Mischief because it sounds so raw and old school with a classic beat that still holds up til this day. I mean whats more hip hop then the Hiero Crew.

  104. Juan-Luis Vasquez

    Favorite Hip-Hop song of all time has to be Notorious B.I.G.’s “Sky’s the limit”. Greatest lyricist of all-time had such great flow, delivery and rhymes that I never get tired of the song. 112 singing the hook is a plus too. I also like the fact that even though the big man came from slums, this song has a positive feel and gives off a great vibe. The positivity, optimism and expression of wanting to improve your way of life definitely make it my favorite.

  105. Emilio Avalos

    All time favorite? that’s hard, due to the fact that most ongs have a different meaning and story. But I guess if I had to choose it’d be Kanye West All Falls Down just because I’ve always felt its on whole other level, the word play, the meaning, & just all the stuff he pointed out, that whole album is good.

  106. Karina Najera

    My favorite hip hop song of all times is “Shed so many tears” by the greatest rapper ever known, Mr. Tupac Amaru Shakur. The lyrics, beat, and overall realness is what makes this song a hit! You can always catch me vibing to this!

  107. Ricardo Verdejo Y. (@RicardoVerdejoY)

    My favorite song is Bone Thugs n Harmony “Tha Crossroads”: the flows, harmonic sounds and the lyrics make this song one of the most popular songs of all time. This is a song that gives you courage to go ahead, even when you’re falling. I want this tickets please, im from Chile, and ill go to LA just for Rock The Bells to see my favorite group… Bone Thugs n Harmony. Please help me with this.

  108. Ricardo Verdejo Yanez

    My favorite song is Bone Thugs n Harmony “Tha Crossroads”: the flows, harmonic sounds and the lyrics make this song one of the most popular songs of all time. This is a song that gives you courage to go ahead, even when you’re falling. I want this tickets please, im from Chile, and ill go to LA just for Rock The Bells to see my favorite group… Bone Thugs n Harmony. Please help me with this.

  109. Kelly Pugh

    My favorite hip hop song would def have to be Jay Z and Eminem Renegade. It’s the bringing together of two lyrical geniuses and they both kill it in their own regard. We often times see Slim Shady, but when Eminem actually comes out to flow it’s a beautiful thing; and course we all respect HOV, so the two of them together def. makes this song top for me.

  110. Cuauhtemoc Ruiz

    * My favorite hip hop song of all time would have to be scarface – never seen a man cry , I bump this song whenever I’m painting. I like it because scarface brings a vivid story about a criminal trying to do good but ends up caught up and left for dead , for me it’s a good song to reflect and that is why I enjoy this song.

  111. Cauthen

    * My favorite hip hop song of all time would have to be scarface – never seen a man cry , I bump this song whenever I’m painting. I like it because scarface brings a vivid story about a criminal trying to do good but ends up caught up and left for dead , for me it’s a good song to reflect and that is why I enjoy this song.

  112. jennifer

    kind of a big question, i guess off my head id say my favorite hip hop song of all time is discipline by gang starr because its a good message!

  113. Sophia

    My favorite song is pineal gland by Ab-Soul, so different than what other rappers rap about. He raps about opening your third eye and not letting society brain wash you, and just learning from experience and not being afraid to be yourself, no matter who that may be.

  114. Geoff

    Chief Rocka- Lord of the Underground. Brings me back home to the glory days of playing ball in highschool. Pregame ritual for everything I do now, whether its about to party with my friends or getting ready for an interview. I live for this song.

  115. Autumn Sanford

    I have so many favorites but one song that will never get old to me is “blunt after blunt” by Danny Brown. when i saw him perform it live it was probably one of the best moments of his performance ! i would love to see him again at rock the bellls!

  116. Cristian Palacios

    My favorite track would have to be Living in the World Today by GZA…..Liquid swords is my favorite album of all time because of it’s heavy LYRICAL CONTENT….it’s rare now a days

  117. Nikolas Sanchez-Wong

    My favorite hip hop song is “Dom Kennedy – We Ball Feat. Kendrick Lamar” because anything Dom Kennedy is amazing his sound is so unique and different. Raps about LA and the heart of LA, and to have Kendrick Lamar featured just was a perfect combination. Dom Kennedy and Kendrick Lamar are so inspirational and to see them live again at the same festival would be amazing.

  118. Andrew Molina

    favorite song is method man off of enter the wu-tang. I’ve been hearing since I was a kid and still hear it at least once every day. I know the lyrics by heart it’s an amazing song

  119. Rachel

    Gang Starr’s Moment Of Truth because it’s this song where Guru raps one of my favorite lines of all time

    “Actions have reactions, don’t be quick to judge. You might not know the hardships people don’t speak of”

    Truth!

  120. Genesis Codina

    Crooked Smile- J. Cole

    That’s my favorite song because it’s one of the most honest and real songs out there. The lyrics just really saying honest things and they make people feel good about themselves. Tells you that fame doesn’t mean perfection.

  121. Rudy Chavez

    Favorite hip hop song of all time is definitely Everything by Murs because of how relatable the story is to me, and how the messages helped save my life. “Times you want to end it all yourself don’t do it. Be original, be different, be the one to stand up and shock this system.” That quote helped me more than any other thing could. Murs is by far one of my favorite artists, and is a true role model to me, and that song has always been my favorite.

  122. shelly fendley

    With new music constantly coming out, its hard just to choose an all time favorite.
    One of my all time favorite artist however is Kid Cudi. His music really speaks to me and has got me thru some hard times… This line up is insanely good! Not a single artist I wouldn’t want to see.
    Hook me up with a getaway Grimy Goods!

  123. Andrea Caceros

    My favorite hip-hop song of all time is definitely Find A Way by A Tribe Called Quest. Not just because i can recite every verse by heart or even because i still think Q-Tip is a handsome devil in the music video. I remember being a kid and my older brother playing this track by ATCQ during those long Summer nights. My love for it carried into adulthood and now when i hear it i reminisce on my childhood and being one of the only kids who wasn’t just singing along to Brandy or Usher, instead, i was reciting every note by Phife and Q-Tip.

  124. Amrit B

    Greatest hip hop song of all time – gotta be Tupac – “The Rebirth of Hip Hop”
    No way you can forget the king.

  125. Alex Vonhungen

    Making me pick 1 hiphop song? Thats evil, but if I have to choose I’ll probably say “Da Mystery of Chessboxin” by Wu-Tang. The first time I heard it was on “The Box” television station and i was like 10-11, it totally blew my mind, by the time I got the album and realized that all the sword slashing sounds were just bleeped out curse words i was sold. Its so deep and raw with unique styles and intelligent lyricism, there was just nothing else like it around. So much contrast between what they were doing and the west coast rap that was flooding the airwaves. That launched 20 years of love for hiphop, so everything else has to come second.

  126. Joanna (@jojobarreras)

    My favorite hip hop song of all time is by Common “Light” because I can genuinely feel his words. My favorite part is: “it’s important, we communicate
    and tune the fate of this union, to the right pitch”… I love the beat!

  127. Joanna Aguilera

    My favorite hip hop song of all time is by Common “Light” because I can genuinely feel his words. My favorite part is: “it’s important, we communicate
    and tune the fate of this union, to the right pitch”… I love the beat!

  128. Joanna Barreras

    My favorite hip hop song of all time is by Common “Light” because I can genuinely feel his words. My favorite part is: “it’s important, we communicate
    and tune the fate of this union, to the right pitch”… I love the beat!

  129. Kristen Coop

    I am going to have to go with Childish Gambino – LED, I just love how he brings his comedy into his music. Makes it very entertaining.

  130. Christy

    Buddy by De La Soul. It just reminds me of being a kid and when hip hop was still young, new & fun. And everyone in the crew had their own success

  131. Roberto Rael

    Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story” is my favorite; it came out when I was around 10, and it brings me back everytime I hear it.

  132. Arin S.

    Bone Thugs N Harmony – First of the Month because at the first of every month this song should be an anthem. Never been to Rock The Bells and I’d love it. Yeahhhh

  133. Monique Noriega

    Electric relaxation – A Tribe Called Quest. Has to be my absolute top favorite because I can recite every lyric in it. “relax yourself girl, please settle down”

  134. Lmnope1

    My favorite hip-hop song would have to be Heartbeat by Childish Gambino because it tells a story and has true meaning.

  135. nathan hearns

    Tribe Called Quest – Scenario. Tribe Called Quest. Busta’s breakout from LONS. Funky. Fast. Fun. Flavor filled. It just had everything in a hip hop track. And if you put it on today, it’s still resonates with everyone who’s ever heard it.

  136. David Hinton

    Nas’ “The World is Yours” off of his debut album Illmatic is my favorite hip hop song of all time because it’s inspirational, vivid, and most of all symbolic of the core lyrical elements that have given hip hop a voice that both the streets and mainstream culture can genuinely appreciate. To many hip hop purists and artists alike, Illmatic set the precedent for hip hop artists, and “The World is Yours” was one of the standout singles from the album. A prime example of Nas’ lyrical dexterity was the first line of the first verse as he flows “I sip the Dom P, watching “Gandhi” ’til I’m charged, Then writing in my book of rhymes, all the words past the margin”, which essentially describes a young writer searching for an influence by watching Gandhi fight for justice. However, mildly intoxicated from the “Dom P” all the words pass the margin. This masterful storytelling in the form of rhyming is what’s made Nas an iconic hip hop figure and that one line in “The World is Yours” is a reflection of him as an artist. The smooth, jazzy production courtesy of hip hop legend Pete Rock gives the record a reminiscent, ‘golden age’ feel, and Nas’ inspirational repetition of “The world is yours” during the chorus will give listeners motivation to achieve any goals, dreams, or aspirations they may have. It’s a five minute masterpiece written by a young, passionate artist who transcended an entire genre.

  137. Deon Lewis

    Too many to choose from. But ill have to pick Nujabes ft Shing02 – Luv Sic. Even though there foreign (Japanese) the djing and rhymes to me embody the true essence of hip hop and also shows that its a global phenomenon now and not just an American based genre

  138. Felicia

    Beastie Boys-Paul Revere
    Why? Because it’s the only song my 80 yr old grandma will head bob to.

  139. Qiana

    My favorite song is Gang Starr “Above the Clouds” To me it’s the sickest beat and Guru and Inspectah Deck just be spittin mad knowledge. The whole track is on point and the second verse kills me I turn it up and be like ” I leave scientist mentally scarred triple XL wild like rockstar that smash guitars poison bars from the gods bust holes in your mirage”

  140. Falone

    Best hip hop song of all time in my opinion has go to be Renegade – Jay Z Eminemm. Both of them killl it on this song. They talk about both different meanings of the word. Even though Jay and Em have two different flows on this track there’s no denying that both of them are two of the greatest rappers of all time. They found a way to m esh their talent in aon a track that never gets old.

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