Testing your knowledge of 90’s hip-hop all the way through to popular rap songs from the past couple of years, this online quiz is ideal for anyone who has a broad knowledge of rap and hip-hop tracks. By challenging you to match the lyrics to the artist, the quiz puts your knowledge and memory to the test.
The quiz does not only act as a challenge. It also gives a good picture of just how diverse rap music can be, spanning across various genres and styles which have changed across the years? Do you call yourself an ultimate rap fan? Find out if you deserve the title by taking the below quiz.
'I'm the new Sinatra, and, since I made it here, I can make it anywhere, yea, they love me everywhere.'
These are lyrics to Empire State of Mind by Jay Z. The song features Alicia Keys and was a track on Jay Z’s eleventh studio album The Blueprint 3. The song was released in 2009.
'Cause ain't no such things as halfway crooks. Scared to death, scared to look, they shook.'
The correct answer here is Mobb Deep, as these are lyrics to Shook Ones, Part II. Originally released back in February 1995, this classic hip hop song was written and performed by Havoc and Prodigy, the latter having sadly passed away in 2017.
'Bump like acne, no doubt, I put it down, never slouch.'
These lyrics were performed by Dre Dre on the track No Diggity. The track was of course released by Blackstreet, and was their most well-known track. The song was initially very successful and charted well in the United Kingdom and USA. Meanwhile, the song has also enjoyed a resurgence more recently, charting again in 2013.
'The souls escaping, through this hole that its gaping, this world is mine for the taking.'
These lyrics are written and performed by Marshall Bruce Mathers III, more commonly known as Eminem. The song has been successful as a standalone track, but perhaps gained much of its popularity through Eminem’s autobiographical movie 8 Mile, where the song featured prominently on the soundtrack.
'I don't know but today seems kinda odd. No barking from the dogs, no smog.'
The answer is It Was A good Day, performed by everyone’s favourite rapper turned actor, Ice Cube. Ice Cube originally gained popularity through his role in N.W.A, and was of course a founding father in this sense of Gangsta Rap. Ice Cube has gone on to gain solo success, as well as success through his ventures outside of music.
'King meets queen, then the puppy love thing. Together dream 'bout that crib with the Goodyear swing.'
These are lyrics to Ms. Jackson, performed by Outkast. Originating in Atlanta, the duo has an immediately recognisable sound and unique take on hip hop, which has given them immense popularity over the past couple of decades.
'Close your eyes and imagine, feel the magic. Vegas on acid, seen through Yves St. Laurent glasses.'
Released on the album Late Registration, these are lyrics penned by Kanye West. More specifically, these are lines from the opening verse of Diamonds from Sierra Leone. The track was released in 2005, and features Kanye’s conscientious lyrics.
'Sweeter than a Pop-Tart, you know you are not hard. I done made the hot chart, 'member I used to trap hard.'
These lyrics are the most recent featured on the quiz so far, and were performed by 21 Savage and performed as part of the track Rockstar. A Post Malone track, 21 Savage is a featured artist on the song. The song was one of the most popular tracks of 2018, and has helped solidify Post Malone’s reputation and popularity.
'I grew up on the crime side, the New York Times side. Staying alive was no jive.'
Back to the older school of rap, and these lyrics are from Wu Tang Clan’s ever popular song C.R.E.A.M, with the title is of course being short for cash rules everything around me. Wu Tang Clan are consistently and rightly ranked as amongst the best hip hop groups of all time, and the diversity that comes with having such a range of personnel in the group has allowed them to release a broad body of music.
'I don't wanna die for them to miss me. Yes I see the things that they wishin' on me.'
Back to this side of the millennium, and these lyrics are from Drake’s song God’s Plan. Drake is something of a phenomenon as he has crossed many genres throughout his studio albums and performances, whilst he has enjoyed a level of popularity rare not only to musicians who rap, but to any musicians across any genre.
'Peep how we do it, keep it real as penitentiary steel. This ain't no freestyle battle...'
These are lines from not only one of Tupac’s most famous tracks, but one of the most famous diss tracks in the history of rap and hip-hop. The track was released as a B-Side to the single How Do U Want It, but has taken on a life of its own in terms of its popularity. The song features the Outlawz and was recorded and released in mid-1996.
'But I can't feel that hardcore appeal that you're screamin', maybe I'm dreamin'.'
We couldn’t include a song by Tupac without also including one of Biggie’s finest tracks. These lyrics form part of Machine Gun Funk, a track from Biggie’s debut album Ready to Die. It is remarkable to think of the achievements this artist holds and the volume of music he managed to put out when taking into account his career was sadly ended at the young age of 24.
'No wheels and no keys, no boats, no snowmobiles, and no skis.'
We couldn’t finish this quiz without featuring at least two tracks by Dr Dre. This time, the lyrics are from the track Forgot About Dre. The track features not only Dre himself, but also a very well-known verse from frequent collaborator Eminem. The song remains one of Dr Dre’s most popular songs, and was released as part of the album 2001.
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