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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


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, fun, hip
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member This is not a limerick, it's a Nick Trimerick
This is not a limerick
It’s a Nick Trimerick
I’ve purloined the boy’s style for a while
To say thanks for the smiles
And cuz it’s fun to shoot...

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Categories: hip hop, friend, fun, funny, humor, humorous, poets,
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: adventure, growing up, hip hop, repetition,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Tale of Billy Bob Bunny
When Billy Bob Bunny turned one,
his mama said, “Listen up, son.
I’m sure you could get
away from a net,
but beware the guy bearing a gun!

If a...

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Categories: hip hop,
Form: Limerick
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, slam, smart,
Form: Rhyme



Only human
This won't be a pretty picture, but I'm going to use this paper to put my art on
I'm not heartless, let me show you where...

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© Alex Duffy  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hip hop, dark, deep, depression, identity, inspirational, suicide,
Form: Free verse
No Service
Discarded cotton t-shirt shrunken and stained
on the side of a street pot-holed and veined
pants sagging low with no shoes on his feet
headphones blaring to the...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hip hop, change, nostalgia,
Form: Sonnet
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: anger, conflict, crazy, hip hop, rap,
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: character, fun, girl, hip hop, language,
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, love hurts,
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, cheer up,
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, crazy, creation,
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 i feel,
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: child, dad, dedication, father, hip hop,
Form: Rhyme
i am
i am from you have to work for it
from worthless and invisible
i am from hatred.

i am from 7
from black and white
i am from not begin...

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Categories: hip hop, abuse, addiction, best friend, betrayal, dark,
Form: Free verse
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: beautiful, celebration, death, future, hip hop,
Form: Alliteration
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, nonsense, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
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, spoken word,
Form: Rhyme
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: break up, courage, feelings, hip hop,
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, pride, rap,
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, change, emotions,
Form: Free verse
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, life, prison,
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
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, motivation, rap,
Form: Rhyme
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