15 Rap Songs That Go Hard AF with Good Bass

Discover All the Rap Songs That Go Hard AF and also have great bass!

Rap music is embodied in a culture that is built around competition and being the best of the best. The list of rap songs that go hard can go on forever but you need to start with the GOATS. Here is a list of 15 rap songs that have high intensity, extremely infectious, and have a beat that makes it impossible to stop nodding your head. 

The Rap Songs That Go Hard AF

Discover the rap songs that go hard with great bass.

Looking for a great playlist of rap songs that go hard with bass? Well, you can’t go wrong with great tracks such as “Move B***h” by Ludacris or even an old school jam like “Mama Said Knock You Out” by LL Cool J. But let’s begin by talking about “Ante Up” by M.O.P.

1. Ante Up (Robbing-Hoodz Theory) by M.O.P

M.O.P released “Ante Up (Robbing-Hoodz Theory)” on their 2000 album, Warriorz. This was considered an M.O. Ps breakthrough single based on a sample from the Sam & Dave song “Soul Sister, Brown Sugar.” M.O.P fully captured the wild Brownsville energy and is a power anthem you were likely to hear at house parties in the early 2000s. 

The song is not discrete about robberies and other violence within the Brownsville community. In an interview with Passion of the Weiss, Billy Danze said, “People just think it’s a robbery record, you know, ‘Gimme this, gimme that…’ but for me, when I actually think about it, the track was more about our careers at the time and the music business as a whole.” I personally love the line where they say, “keep a rugged dress code, always in distress mode.”

2. Get Low by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz

Even though this song is getting older, it is a timeless song that is still a party starter. The song was released on the 2003 Kings of Crunk album and featured Ying Yang Twins. Lil Jon and The East Side Boyz went hard in this song and produced a real banger featured on many video games like Need for Speed: Underground and Def Jam Rapstar.

The song starts with the Ying Yang Twins’ bass line and then shortly introduces Lil Jon saying, “let me see you get low..” In an interview with The Atlanta Voice, Lil Jon said, “I just believe I’ve been given this gift and I’m supposed to use it, I’m continuously putting out music.” For many fans of early 2000s rap, “Get Low” may be at the top of the list for their favorite song. 

3. Move B***h by Ludacris

Ludacris released “Move B****” on his 2002 album, Word of Mouf, and peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Move B***h” was the ultimate club banger back when it was released and is considered a super aggressive song from Ludacris. The song features a hypnotic rhythm and superior lyrical strength that can generate enough force to get any size crowd moving.

While in the song’s early years, it was used largely as a club and house party anthem. As of late, the song has grown new legs and has been used as a protest anthem. Regardless of the reasoning for playing this song, it’s still a classic rap song that goes hard.

4. Trap Queen by Fetty Wap

Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” is his debut single that was released on his 2014 album, Trap Queen. It was considered Fetty Wap’s sleeper hit and landed him in the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 for 25 consecutive weeks. It’s a song about the rapper and his girl working together in a drug game.

In an interview with Complex, Fetty Wap said, “I put a lot of footwork and social media work into it so it’s kind of something you expect to happen. After you go so hard, it’s either going to grow or it’s not going to grow.” Not only does the beat go hard on this song, but it’s a fire song that still has crazy vibes to this day.

5. No Heart by 21 Savage & Metro Boomin

21 Savage released “No Heart” on his 2016 album, Savage Mode. In “No Heart,” 21 Savage answers questions about his lifestyle, wealth, and his position in the rap scene. The track also features Metro Boomin, a producer who makes some of the hottest beats and songs.

Whenever you see Metro Boomin and 21 Savage on the track together, you know they are not going to miss with the beats and they are going to make a hit. I love how the song also doesn’t feel outdated and still goes hard in 2023, I would believe someone if I never heard “No Heart” and they said it just came out. 

6. Work Hard Play Hard by Wiz Khalifa

It’s really hard to believe that this masterpiece dropped a decade ago. Wiz Khalifa released “Work Hard Play Hard” as his lead single on his 2012 album, O.N.I.F.C. The beat for “Work Hard Play Hard” is edgy and has elements of crunk mixed in with hip-hop.

The synthesizer and synth drums work perfectly together to create a great mood and party anthem. In the song, Wiz is flaunting the money that he has earned through hard work; really, it’s a statement that if you work hard, you will be able to reap the rewards. 

7. 6 Foot 7 Foot by Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne released “6 Foot 7 Foot” on his 2011 album, Tha Carter IV. At the time of the release of this song, Lil Wayne was a monster in the rap scene and any song that he featured on was sure to not only go hard but to blow up as well. It’s crazy how hard he snapped on this track and how many bars the song had.

I personally feel that “6 Foot 7 Foot” is the best display of the genius level of rap lyricism that Lil Wayne had; he quite literally killed every line. I love how every time you would give the song another listen, you would pick up on lyrics that you maybe didn’t notice the first few times you listened. The beat and synths for the song are also hard to not vibe to and it also has a great music video where every line literally has its own scene. 

8. Stay Fly by Three 6 Mafia

Three 6 Mafia released “Stay Fly” in 2005 on their album, Most Known Unknown. From Memphis, Tennessee, “Stay Fly” is considered a southern rap anthem that quickly became one of Three 6 Mafia’s biggest songs. The song peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and in 2006, was certified 2 times platinum.

The music video released for “Stay Fly” was later remixed with verses from artists Slim Thug, Trick Daddy, and Project Pat. This song is also surrounded by controversy due to the perceived demonic messages that are found in the background vocals. Overall, the song is a great song that you can still vibe to today. 

9. B.M.F (Blowin’ Money Fast) by Rick Ross

Rick Ross released B.M.F on his fourth studio album, Teflon Don, in 2010. Many artists such as Jelly Roll, Yo Gotti, Jermaine Dupri, Yelawolf, Tyga, and French Montana have recorded their own remixes to the song. The title “BMF” itself refers to the Black Mafia Family and Rick Ross also has a shout-out to the gang’s founder with the line, “I think I’m Big Meech, look at my timepiece.”

Ross’s decision to put Styles P on the track was just icing on the cake with this hit. The beat to this song went hard and is still one of the best beats of all time. 

10. M.A.A.D. City by Kendrick Lamar ft. MC Eiht

Kendrick released “M.A.A.D City” on his second studio album, Good Kid, M.A.A.A.D City, in 2012. In this song, Kendrick describes his upbringing in Compton and the results of that. With song features from Mc Eiht and background vocals from Schoolboy Q, it’s easy to see how this rap song tells a story that keeps you nodding your head from start to finish.

At the same time, you have the Terrace Martin, THC, and Sounwave high-speed chase production. I also love how amazing Kendrick’s first verse is and is easily one of his best lyrical performances. The beat in “M.A.A.D City” also has a beat switch that changes to more of a modern G-funk sound with more edge to it. 

11. I Don’t Like by Chief Keef ft. Lil Reese

Chief Keef released “I Don’t Like” on his 2012 album, Back From The Dead. There is nothing more 2010s than a group of teenagers making music with friends and ending up becoming big names. There is no argument that “I Don’t Like” was a changing moment in hip-hop history that would help change the future sound and cultural landscape.

While Chief and Lil Reese did amazing on this track, many will agree that Young Chop is the real MVP. Young Chop came in with his extremely catchy production and made this Chicago anthem into one of history’s hardest-hitting rap songs. 

12. Ambitionz Az A Ridah by 2Pac

2Pac released “Ambitionz Az A Ridah” in 1996 on his All Eyez On Me album. After 2Pac was released from the Clinton Correctional Facility in October of 1995, he first headed straight to the studio. On that very day that he was at the studio, he recorded two songs, “Ambitionz Az A Ridah” and “I Ain’t Mad At Cha.”

Even though “Ambitionz Az A Ridah” was not released as a single, it is still regarded as one of his most well-known songs. Daz Dillinger provided an aggressive beat for this song and 2Pac delivers hard-hitting lyrics. 

13. Mama Said Knock You Out by LL Cool J

LL Cool J released “Mama Said Knock You Out” on his 1990 album, Mama Said Knock You Out. It’s important to note that LL Cool J is known for making some of the hardest-hitting hip-hop anthems ever, so it’s no wonder he would appear on this list.

By the early 90s, LL Cool J had already set his name in stone for the hip-hop community and his popularity was starting to fade for some fans. To counter this, he paired up with Marley Marl and together they made this hit classic. “Mama Said Knock You Out” is the ultimate comeback anthem and overall is a great song. 

14. X Gon’ Give It To Ya by DMX

DMX released “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” on his 2002 Cradle 2 the Grave album. While the song was hot at its release and peaked high on the charts, the song saw a resurgence in popularity in 2016 when the film Deadpool was released. Many people consider DMX to be a legend for rap and someone who paved the foundation for other rappers to follow along.

I love how this song can instantly get you pumped and it’s the perfect song to listen to before hitting up the gym or a sports game. There is slightly less instrumental dynamic than some of DMX’s other songs like “Ruff Ryders Anthem” and “Party Up” but there is certainly more inherent aggression with “X Gon’ Give It To Ya.” The way he conveys his punchy flow will certainly leave any listener bobbing their head to this track. 

15. Put On by Young Jeezy ft. Kanye West 

Young Jeezy released “Put On” on his 2008 third studio album, The Recession. This song was one of seven songs that Drumma Boy sold to Jeezy on a beat tape. I love how hard-hitting the beat is and how aggressive the lyrics are; it’s impossible to forget these lyrics even though it’s an older song.

The pair-up that Jeezy did with Kanye was a complete power move and together they created the perfect song to get listeners excited. “Put On” is the perfect song to celebrate the life of a street hustler and the best tribute to the streets and motivates listeners to keep on with their grind. 

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