- What are some of the best rap songs with bass?
- Which tracks sound best in a car?
- Here are 10 rap songs with amazing bass.
One of the worst situations: you have the aux cord, your friends are waiting for you to play a song, but you don’t know what to play.
Well, here’s a list of the ten best rap songs with big bass that are still relevant in 2022, along with some newer rap songs further down.
Here are the songs that made the cut…
- Playboi Carti – Magnolia
- Tyga – Taste (feat. Offset)
- Kodak Black – Tunnel Vision
- A$AP Mob – Yamborghini High
- Rae Sremmurd – No Type
- Travis Scott – SICKO MODE
- 21 Savage – No Heart
- Kendrick Lamar – DNA
- Pop Smoke – Dior
- Sheck Wes – Mo Bamba
What Are The Best Rap /Hip-Hop Songs With Good Bass?
There is no right or wrong answer here, and the best song will likely depend on your system.
All ten of these songs have mountains of bass and are by popular artists that many hip-hop fans know and love.
1. Playboi Carti – Magnolia
Playboi Carti blew up in 2017 with his self-titled debut mixtape – Playboi Carti. Magnolia was seen as the party anthem of this project, and introduced many to Carti’s unique style.
With over 500 million streams on Spotify, many hip-hop fans have had many blurry experiences with this song, including myself.
2. Tyga – Taste (feat. Offset)
While many say Tyga’s peak was in 2013 with his breakthrough Hotel California album, many also say that Taste, released in 2018, is his biggest hit.
With over a billion streams on Spotify and 1.3 billion on YouTube, fans recognized it around the world as a song to put on the big speakers at the party or the club.
3. Kodak Black – Tunnel Vision
Say what you want about Kodak Black outside of the booth; his voice is easily recognizable and made for the microphone.
While he has many hip-hop songs with good bass, this is the best one in my opinion.
4. A$AP Mob (Juicy J) – Yamborghini High
Following A$AP Yams’ death in 2015, the A$AP Mob wanted to pay tribute to his legacy in this party anthem.
Yamborghini High pays respect to Yams with its catchy, stuttered chorus, and solid verses from the A$AP crew.
5. Rae Sremmurd – No Type
“I ain’t got no type, bad bitches is the only thing that I like.”
I can’t imagine how many people have this lyric stuck in their heads after listening to this song seemingly at every big function in 2015/2016.
The deep, heavy hitting 808 kicks in No Type contrast well with Swae Lee’s high voice. The production on this track comes from Mike Will Made It who is frequently associated with the group.
6. Travis Scott – SICKO MODE
Travis Scott, known for his heavy use of autotune and reverb, with a vocal chain that almost every “Lil” rapper has tried to copy at some point, is responsible for some of the most influential rap music of the 2010s.
Sicko Mode was a massive hit and is notable for its unconventional structure and the number of songwriter credits attached to it. Oh, and Drake makes a brief appearance too.
7. 21 Savage – No Heart
21 Savage brings the hard back to hip-hop culture, rapping on an 808 so big that it pulls you into motion on the dance floor with its slow tempo and (wait for it) savage lyrics.
This song is a must for any “big bass” rap playlist.
8. Kendrick Lamar – DNA
Ice Cube gave Kendrick Lamar the advice: “your first song has to be a banger,” and Kendrick Lamar clearly took this to heart with DAMN. DNA, the first real song on the album, is a total banger.
Though his previous album, To Pimp A Butterfly, was a little out there and experimental, Kendrick goes right back to the roots of hip-hop in this modern bass-heavy classic.
9. Pop Smoke – Dior
Pop Smoke had a trademark style with his gruff voice over drill beats. You can find another drill rapper with a similar style, but his voice is simply one-of-a-kind.
Pop Smoke was tragically killed in a home invasion in Februrary 2020 right as his career was taking off. You can pay tribute by banging Dior next time you are at a party.
10. Sheck Wes – Mo Bamba
Mo Bamba was a surprise hit when it dropped in 2o17. It came out of nowhere onto the scene, and still has people dancing in 2022.
Best Bass Rap Songs For The Car?
Rap fans know that if it doesn’t sound good in a car, it doesn’t sound good period.
Here’s a special roundup of my favorite tracks for playing on car stereo systems with huge bass.
1. Vince Staples – Norf Norf
Although Vince Staples has many songs that sit on the outer edges of what hip hop is, Norf Norf is a true rap classic, featuring production from the legendary Clams Casino.
I think the minimalistic approach to the 808 really makes it hit harder when it does come in. While hip hop songs with good bass usually take a maximal approach to the low end, this one does the opposite and it works well.
2. Fetty Wap – Again
Fetty Wap burst onto the scene in 2015 with his hit songs Trap Queen and 679 blowing up through speakers around the world, but has been relatively quiet since.
3. Flight – GAHH Damn
When it comes to the best bass rap songs for your car, you’ve gotta include one with a catchy chorus, right?
Flight’s GAHH Damn is one of those songs with a chorus so simple that it gets stuck in your head.
What Are Some Rap Songs With Good Bass That Came Out In 2022?
1. Future – I’M ON ONE (Feat. Drake)
With so many hits that have topped the charts over the past decade, it’s a surprise that these two artists are both coming in to this list so late, but they had to appear somewhere.
Can you guess what this song is about based on the title?
2. I QUE – Go Hard
I QUE is surely the lowest key rapper on any of these lists, but you’ve got to give him credit, he made a nice track with big bass. Rap music isn’t always about big names, it’s about what gets the listener going!
3. BIA – LONDON (feat. J. Cole)
Something about a gangster female rapper side-by-side with J. Cole over a giant 808 has me and 12 million others bobbing their head in approval. This one also comes with a music video that goes along with it well.
4. Rich Amiri – Jumpin (feat. iayze)
Rap music has changed in the past 5 years or so, with many more mumble rappers and emo rappers coming into popularity. Jumpin embodies this new wave of rap that is less lyrical and more emotional.
5. Pusha T – Neck & Wrist (feat JAY-Z & Pharrell Williams)
What heavy bass rap songs usually lack is a solid lyrical foundation. Pusha T is an exception here and spits great hip hop bars over the heavy bass rap instrumental with two legends of the music industry behind him: JAY-Z and Pharrell Williams.
What type of bass is used in modern hip hop?
Modern Hip-hop mostly uses the 808 in various forms.
For example, drill uses 808 slides heavily, and party songs tend to have a more bouncy, percussive 808, but in just about all modern hip-hop, the 808 is a part of it.
Where did the 808 come from?
The 808 is named after the Roland TR-808 drum machine which debuted in 1980. It was one of the first commercially available drum machines, and one of the first to give users the ability to program their own patterns rather than use presets.
It generates its sounds using analog synthesis, as opposed to later drum machines which used sampled drum hits.
Did Hip Hop always have 808’s?
More or less yes, but the popularity of the 808 kick reached new heights in the 2010s as trap become popular.
We’ve all been there, you’re in charge of the aux cord, or maybe everybody around is cuing up a song to play and you want to be a part of it.
Well, these ten songs with big bass should give you plenty of ammunition whether you’re on the aux, DJing, or just jamming by yourself in your bedroom.
I’ve also included some extra newer, more relevant bass-heavy rap songs for 2022 as well as a few that hit especially hard in a car.