Rappers Have Been Hiding Messages of Mental Health in Their Lyrics for Years

13 Hip Hop Tracks That Touch on Mental Health

Rappers Have Been Hiding Messages of Mental Health in Their Lyrics for Years

A list of rap lyrics that talk directly about mental health issues.

Published April 19, 2017

Mental health is a taboo issue. Early in this season of Rebel, the main character has silently dealt with the affects of watching her brother get killed. While many people have not chosen to speak up, some MCs have used the platform of rap to touch on the serious topic of mental health.

Here are a few tracks that seem to tackle mental health directly.

  1. 'U' by Kendrick Lamar
  2. 'Long Time II' by Chance the Rapper
  3. 'F**kin' Wit D' by DMX
  4. 'There's Alot Going On' by Vic Mensa
  5. 'Furthest Thing' by Drake
  6. 'I Feel Like Dying' by Lil' Wayne
  7. 'Grief' by Earl Sweatshirt
  8. "My Mind Playing Tricks On Me" by Geto Boys
  9. 'Suicidal Thoughts' by Biggie Smalls
  10. 'Beautiful' by Eminem
  11. 'Losing My Mind' by Pharoahe Monch
  12. 'Mad' by Solange featuring Lil Wayne
  13. 'Only Human' by Joe Budden

Written by BET Staff

(Photo from left: Joseph Okpako/Redferns via Getty Images, Burak Cingi/Redferns, Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Express)

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