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Best Hip Hop Poems

Below are the all-time best Hip Hop poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of hip hop poems written by PoetrySoup members


What happened to Hip-Hop
What happened to Hip-Hop, how did it end up like this? 
the biggest song on the radio is by a rapper who didn't write it
And...

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© Alex Duffy  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: growth, hip hop, history,
Form: Free verse



Trim Trimmer Chicken Dinner Winner
I don’t know tic tac toe
so I rhyme this with flow,
showing Nick Nac knows 
how to serve the perfect dose.

Measuring the rhymes
like I’m pleasuring the...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hip hop, character, confidence, cool, freedom,
Form: Rhyme
ONE STEP AT A TIME
adventure, growing up, hip hop, repetition, word play

A ONE STEP AT A TIME ©
Life is but a hopscotch path
Players vying for placement
Rules to follow aground
Tokens...

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Categories: hip hop, adventure, growing up, hip
Form: Verse
Thoughts On MGK EMINEM diss, it's just what I noticed
Beard looks weird,
that's a lyrical genius to be feared,
you wrote a 6 year song and got the facts wrong,
fired with the hair and safety still...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hip hop, humorous, rap,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cake Walk
take a frosted walk
clad tip to heel in baked pumps
cupcakes for your feet...

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Categories: hip hop, art, bridal shower, creation,
Form: Senryu



Before and After
Bust to the extreme 
And collide with your foes 
Be ruthless and heartless
When smash on them hoes 
Leave no stone unturned 
When your searching for...

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Categories: hip hop, anger, conflict, crazy, hip
Form: Rhyme
Shawty Got Swag
$hawty Got $wag

Shawty got swag,
Shawty mad dope.
Face all cheesin’,
She real turned up.
Goin’ to da club,
She steppin' wit her peeps,
Lookin’ so ratchet,
She’s straight up hoochie.

No racks...

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Categories: hip hop, character, fun, girl, hip
Form: Free verse
Love or Help
You live to love,
When you love to give.
That life you never had
Like forever, had no wealth.
Still had a hand to help.

All I have is
dreams for...

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Categories: hip hop, hope, inspiration,
Form: Acrostic
The Fork in the Road
I can give a chick an option
And she'll pick the other path
Just to divide herself 
Like she out here doing math
Calculating all the ways things...

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Categories: hip hop, art, beautiful, beauty, care,
Form: I do not know?
Not another day

Impulsive or compulsive

Either way it's not conducive

Living with this disorder

Can't be good for my liver

Obsessions, when do they stop?

Compulsions, when do I stop?

Let me illustrate...

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Categories: hip hop, anger, angst, anxiety, confusion,
Form: Rhyme
I Was Wrong
Wrong
Was I
To push love
So un-returned
At first though the love from you came later
I lost mine, rapt in imagination
So time forgot
Our passion
Mislaid
Sin
...

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Categories: feelings, hip hop, how
Form: Tetractys
Starry Eyed
In my hand an empty pack of camel crushes... I smoked them all. 
All the pacing from the stress has beat the pavement raw.
Anger from...

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Categories: hip hop, child, dad, dedication, father,
Form: Rhyme
It Reads Like A Rap
Your rhyme reads like a rap they say,
a rap I say,
a rap they say,
perhaps but rap is rhyme you see,
it's rhyme really,
it's rhyme you see,
this...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hip hop, humor, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Kartoon Knuckles
Draped and locked like a curtain in Guantanamo
I use my words to peel scalps like Geronimo
Just like a teen girl my mouth has a heavy...

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Categories: hip hop, beautiful, celebration, death, future,
Form: Alliteration
YOUNG WICKED AND BLACK
I thought of one of my nephews before I wrote this, God bless him please

He's from a western land where the hustla's real,
And the thugs'll...

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Categories: crazy, hip hop, life,
Form: Rhyme
Two Hand Clap
I've got a fist full of Buddha,
And a fist full of Rand,
A pocket full of Jesus,
And the other's filled with sand,
That's in case I need...

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Categories: hip hop, america, anti bullying, celebrity,
Form: Free verse
Walk away
Cheap wine dimmed in the candle light thinking my life's bleak like her dreams keep cramping my sleep and I've had it with uncleaned teeth...

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Categories: hip hop, break up, courage, feelings,
Form: Rhyme
Resurrection
(Chorus)
You think you've got swagger but really you hobble,
you've got the jet lagger and you're drunk so you wobble,
don't start on me mate 'cus I...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hip hop, humorous, power,
Form: Rhyme
A Tribute To Eminem
Without you there's no doubt I'd be
a man without this poetry,
you brought the artist out of me,
my rhymes make up your legacy.

The millions that you...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hip hop, inspiration, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme
Life In The Streets
Gun shots rang out but no one hears.
A life comes to an end but no one fears.
A casual habit now a sin that in prisons...

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Categories: addiction, hip hop, image,
Form: Free verse
The Raving
From 2010. Narrator is Robert Gibbs, snooty White House Press Secretary.

Lay, O Lord, a curse on press men, rude and churlish, sad, obsessed men 
Who...

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Categories: hip hop, parody, raven,
Form: Narrative
16 bars
its a thirst thats hard to quench you did it well, 
we all draw water from the well in the cellar, to go, inter-stellar 
in...

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Categories: hip hop, image, peace,
Form: Free verse
Smiles and Cries
It doesn't matter what you say because I'm going insane 
I've put a bullet in my brain,  what's the name of the game that...

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Categories: depression, hip hop, june,
Form: Rhyme
Daft From Bath
You look stupid in videos on phones at the start,
you don't look like "Badmans" calling women a tart,
when I see those skits I think what...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hip hop, england, funny, giggle, hilarious,
Form: Rhyme
The View You Choose 2 Point 0
Somedays I feel like I'm surrounded by bars and bricks
encaged on a stage in tar that sticks.
There's an agonisingly unfamiliar reflection in the mirror,
as my...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dark, depression, hip hop,
Form: Rhyme