Suicidal Thoughts Intro

The life of a rapper isn’t always fun and games. Like anyone else, they’re susceptible to paranoia, depression and yes, even suicidal thoughts. And it’s not just your emo rappers. Some of the most flamboyant, braggadocious rappers have opened up in their music about their thoughts of ending it all. Take a look here at 17 Rap Songs Contemplating Suicide.

The Notorious B.I.G. "Suicidal Thoughts" Ready to Die (1994)


"I swear to God I want to just slit my wrists and end this bullshit / Throw the Magnum to my head, threaten to pull shit."



"I'm drunk by myself, gun under my seat / I don't want none of my peeps caught up in none of my beef / I'ma ride to the end of the road if I have to / Praying no car speeds by for me to crash to / Steering wheel in my hand / Trying to hold it steady / Anything in my way is dead / Cause that's the way I feel, I am already."

Eminem Born 10/17/1972


The Game "My Life" LAX (2008)


"Take me away like I overdosed on cocaine / Or take me away like a bullet from Kurt Cobain."

Kanye West "Power" My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)


"Now this'll be a beautiful death....Jumping out the window, letting everything go."

Joe Budden "Off 2 The Races" A Loose Quarter (2012)

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"Remember you pulled the rug from under me, left me to be alone / I threatened suicide, begged, was crazy about you."

Ca$his "Thoughts of Suicide"


"Lies in the game, how I entertain / The last lines of the next Kurt Cobain/ Standin' in the mirror with a 9 at my brain / Most rap guys wanna die for the fame."

Charles Hamilton "Frustration and Failed Suicide Attempts" Sonic the Hamilton (2008)


"Maybe I should end it all tonight / One shot could end it all tonight."

Yelawolf "Makeup" Creek Water (2010)


"So many times I thought of suicide / Giving up is the easiest way to die / Put my life in the barrel and go to sleep / Never witness the birth of my own seed."

Wale "Contemplate" Attention Deficit (2009)


"How much longer, will it linger? / Well my heart is giving, will they believe it? / When my song is over will they need me? / Watch how quickly they find a new leader / Questioning the whole meaning / In the Viper Room with just me and River Phoenix."


Kid Cudi


In October of 2010, beloved alternative star Kid Cudi told MTV, "I'm just over rapping. I don't get any fulfillment out of it anymore." As his fans anxiously digested the statement, they luckily weren't left hanging for too long. Just 12 days later, Cudi dropped his highly anticipated Man On The Moon II album.


Crooked I - "Independent"


"We independent, homie / We independent, boy / We indecendent, shawty / We independent, boy / We independent, baby. Them independent boys."

Cage "Suicidal Failure" Movies For The Blind (2002)


"Took the phone off the hook, ate multi-colored pills / Washed it down with Absolut and started writin' out my will."

Proof "Kurt Kobain" Searching for Jerry Garcia (2005)

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"Bizarre on the real, you the realest nigga I know / Strapping and busting ain't real, just tell your mans the truth / And that's why you've always been friends with Proof / Answer to all, I've always lied with truth / And before I pull the trigger, Denaun, I'm proud of you."