Although most people are enjoying a much-needed day off with barbeques and fun in the sun today, Memorial Day is supposed to be a holiday that commemorates U.S. men and women who died while serving in the military. With that in mind, decided to pull together a list of songs dedicated to hip-hop’s fallen soldiers. We wound up with classic R.I.P. tracks for rap superstars, obscure joints for family and crew members, and a couple for the homies that’s passed away. To make it easier, we broke them down into different categories and allowed you the chance to vote for your favorite memorial track. Without further ado, here are 39 Hip-Hop Memorial Songs for Memorial Day.


LOX "We'll Always Love Big Poppa"
Jada, Styles and Sheek profess their undying love for Biggie and make a hip-hop classic in the process. Nearly broke down four times watching this clip.

Puff Daddy & Faith feat. 112 "I'll Be Missing You"
Sauce Money may have penned the rhymes, but Puff's words, backed by Big's widow vocals, made for a worthy send off for the nicest MC.

Jadakiss "Letter To Big"

Kiss pens a personal kite to to Christopher "Frank White" Wallace and shares it with the world.

Jay-Z feat. Blackstreet "The City is Mine"

Although not a full-on dedication, Jigga was clearly speaking to Big and promised him that in his absence he'd hold down the Brooklyn crown.