20 Best Rap Songs About Depression

By Nico Gonzalez

Depression is the most common mental illness in America, affecting 6.7% of adults in a given year.

It’s more than just feeling sad or down for a few days.

Depression is an illness that causes feelings of sadness, loss, anger and frustration to persist for weeks or months at a time with no end in sight.

It can be debilitating and downright scary, but there are ways to treat it.

And while some people never fully recover from depression, many others do learn how to manage their symptoms so they can lead fulfilling lives again!

This article will show you 20 songs by rappers who have battled with depression on what it feels like day-to-day…


Callin My Phone – (Lil Tjay, 6LACK)

Lil Tjay - Calling My Phone (Lyrics) ft. 6LACK

Depression is a difficult thing to deal with, and these rappers have written about it in their songs.

Lil Tjay and 6LACK both rap about how depression can make you feel lonely and isolated.

They both plead for their loved ones to call them, in the hope that it will help them feel connected and less alone.

Its lyrics are about feeling empty, and that there’s nothing you can do to stop your feelings.

Finesse Out The Gang Way Lil Durk, Lil Baby

Lil Durk - Finesse Out The Gang Way feat. Lil Baby (Official Music Video)

“Finesse Out The Gang Way” is a heartfelt rap song about Lil Durk and Lil Baby’s experiences with depression.

The song is an honest look at the pain and struggles that come with mental illness.

Both rappers share their stories of how they fought through their depression, and they offer advice to others who may be struggling.

“Finesse Out The Gang Way” is a powerful song that will inspire and encourage listeners to fight against their depression.

Clown World Tom Macdonald

Tom MacDonald - "Clown World"

Clown World is a song about the horrors of the world today.

The song is a dark and satirical look at the state of the world, and it’s a damning indictment of society.

It’s a powerful song that will make you think, and it’s one of the best rap songs about depression I’ve ever heard.

Its lyrics are about people who try and drown their depression in alcohol and drugs.

Fools (can’t help falling in love) Foster, Sody, Sarcastic Sounds

fools (can't help falling in love) ft. Sody & Sarcastic Sounds (Lyric Video)

Fools (can’t help falling in love) by Foster, Sody, Sarcastic Sounds is a powerful song about depression and addiction.

The lyrics are heartbreaking but honest, and they offer a unique perspective on mental health.

If you’re struggling with addiction or depression, this song is definitely one to check out.

Its lyrics are about how people can’t help themselves who they fall in love with, whether it be drugs or someone else.

Toxic Punk Young Boy Never Broke Again

YoungBoy Never Broke Again - Toxic Punk [Official Audio]

Toxic Punk is a song about how Young Boy Never Broke Again was feeling at the time.

He was experiencing a lot of pain and wanted to lash out at the people who had hurt him.

The song is about his anger and frustration.

Its lyrics are about how he is going to do whatever it takes to become successful and show those who have messed with him that he will make it.

Many songs are written about depression, but the lyrics are often vague. 

Fake Woke Tom MacDonald’s

Tom MacDonald - "Fake Woke"

Tom MacDonalds is a rapper who is known for his songs about depression and anxiety.

His song “Fake Woke” is a powerful commentary on the way that people often try to act like they’re more enlightened than they really are.

MacDonalds raps about how people often use social media to show off their “woke” status, without actually doing anything to help improve the world.

He calls out people for being hypocritical and self-righteous, and urges them to actually do something to make a difference. 

Street Runner Rod Wave

Rod Wave - Street Runner (Official Video)

Street Runner by Rod Wave is a song about the rapper’s struggles with depression.

He talks about how it feels to be in that dark place, and how he’s fighting to stay alive.

This song is a powerful reminder that we all have our battles, and that it’s important to never give up.

Its lyrics are about not giving up on life, even when you’re at your lowest low.

Death Enclaimed Youngboy Never Broke Again

nba youngboy - death enclaimed

Death Enclaimed by Youngboy Never Broke Again is a song about the rapper’s struggles with depression and suicide.

He talks about how he was tempted to take his own life, but ultimately decided against it.

This song is a powerful reminder that even the biggest stars can struggle with mental health issues, and it’s important to never give up hope.

Its lyrics are about how fame comes with a heavy price, and instead of making his life better it just made it harder.

Broken Love Mo3 Kevin Gates

Mo3 & Kevin Gates - Broken Love (Official Video)

Broken Love is about the pain of a relationship that has ended.

Kevin Gates talks about how he was hurt by the breakup and how he’s still struggling to cope with it.

The song is a reminder that it’s okay to feel pain after a breakup and that it’s normal to take time to heal.

Its lyrics are about how he still has strong feelings for his ex and how much she means to him.

I Ain’t Perfect Mozzy, Blxst

Mozzy - I Ain’t Perfect (Official Video) ft. Blxst

Depression can be a crippling experience, and these rappers have written about it in some of their most powerful songs.

I Ain’t Perfect by Mozzy and Blxst is one such song, and it’s a must-listen for anyone who wants to understand the experience of depression.

The lyrics are honest and raw, and they offer a unique insight into the mind of someone who is struggling with this condition.

If you’re feeling down, this song is sure to speak to you on a deep level.

P2 Lil Uzi Vert

Lil Uzi Vert - P2 [Official Audio]

P2 is a song by Lil Uzi Vert that touches on the rapper’s struggles with depression.

The song is about how Uzi feels like he’s stuck in a never-ending cycle of depression and he doesn’t know how to break free.

He talks about how he’s tried to numb the pain with drugs and alcohol, but it only makes things worse.

P2 is a powerful song that will make you think about your own struggles with depression.

Suicidal YNW Melly, Juice WRLD

YNW Melly - Suicidal Remix (Lyrics) ft. Juice WRLD

Suicidal is a song about the struggles of depression and how it can lead to thoughts of suicide.

The lyrics are powerful and moving, and they offer a unique perspective on this difficult topic.

This song is a must-listen for anyone who is dealing with depression.

Its lyrics are about suicide, but it has a hopeful tone to it.

It features an appearance from Jay Z, which makes this song even more appealing.

Don’t Need Time HOTBOII, Lil Baby

HOTBOII Feat. Lil Baby "Don't Need Time (Remix)" (Official Video)

Don’t Need Time is a song about the depression that rapper HOTBOII was experiencing.

He talks about how he doesn’t need time to feel better because he knows that it will only get worse.

The song is very personal and heartfelt, and it’s clear that HOTBOII put a lot of emotion into it.

Lil Baby also contributes to the song, and his verse talks about how he understands what HOTBOII is going through.

Diva The Kid Laroi, Lil Tecca

The Kid LAROI - Diva ft. Lil Tecca (Directed by Cole Bennett)

Diva by The Kid Laroi, Lil Tecca is a rap song about depression.

The lyrics talk about the rapper’s struggles with mental health and how it has affected his life.

He talks about how he feels like a diva because of his depression and how it makes him feel special and unique.

The song is a powerful reminder that mental health issues affect everyone, no matter who they are.

It is a moving tribute to all those who have struggled with depression.

The Voice Lil Durk

Lil Durk - The Voice (Official Music Video)

The Voice by Lil Durk is a powerful rap song about depression and suicide.

Durk talks about how he was feeling suicidal, and how he was able to get through it with the help of his friends and family.

This song is a must-listen for anyone who is struggling with depression.

Its lyrics are about struggling with depression and wanting to commit suicide, but also about grief and loss. 

Through The Wire Rod Wave

Rod Wave - Through The Wire (Official Music Video)

Through The Wire is a powerful song about Rod Wave’s experience with depression.

The song is emotional and introspective, giving listeners a glimpse into the rapper’s mind.

The lyrics are raw and poignant, and the beat is ethereal and heartbreaking.

This song is a must-listen for anyone who wants to understand depression.

Its lyrics are about Rod Wave’s struggle, his determination to overcome it, and the feelings he felt afterward.

Lost NF, Hopsin

NF - LOST ft. Hopsin

Lost is a song about rapper NF’s struggles with depression.

He talks about how he feels like he’s lost and can’t find his way out.

He also talks about how his depression makes him feel like he’s a burden to everyone around him.

Its lyrics are about how depressed people can feel isolated and unable to connect with other people.

NF’s lyrics are very meaningful because he gives the listener a perspective that is rarely expressed in music.

His song is about how it feels to have depression which makes it relatable for any person who may be struggling with the same symptoms.

Stay Tommy Kristo

Tommy Kristo - Stay

Tommy Kristo’s “Stay” is a song about the rapper’s struggles with depression.

The lyrics are raw and honest, and they offer a unique perspective on this often-taboo topic.

Kristo talks about the ways in which depression has affected his life, and he urges listeners to stay strong and keep fighting.

This song is a powerful reminder that we are not alone in our battles against depression.

Gone Too Soon NUSKI2SQUAD, Toosii

NUSKI2SQUAD ft. Toosii - Gone Too Soon (Official Music Video)

Gone Too Soon by NUSKI2SQUAD, Toosii is a heart-wrenching rap song about the struggles of depression.

The lyrics are powerful and honest, discussing the feelings of emptiness and loneliness that often accompany depression.

The song is a great representation of how depression can make someone feel like they are “gone too soon”.

It is a somber reminder that suicide is not always caused by a single event, but rather the culmination of a long-standing mental illness.

Pain Kam Dutchie

KamDutchie - Pain’ (Official Music Video)

Kam Dutchie’s Pain is a brutally honest portrayal of depression and its effects on the rapper’s life.

He vents his frustrations and shares his experiences with listeners in an effort to help them understand what depression is like.

The song is raw and powerful, and it is one of the best rap songs about depression ever written.

Its lyrics are about the rapper dealing with his depression and how it affects his life.