Hip Hop

Raps for your girlfriend (or whatever term you use for your romantic partner)

‘Back when I was nothing, You made a brother feel like he was something / That’s why I’m with you to this day boo no fronting’

Red Bull compiled a list of 20 romantic rap tracks back in 2021, featuring the likes of Slick Rick, Outkast, Kendrick Lamar, and LL Cool J:

LL Cool J – Hey Lover ft. Boyz II Men (1995)

Before his 2003 hit Paradise, LL Cool J’s single Luv U Better and the All I Have collaboration with Jennifer Lopez had established his mark as a love rap hitmaker. Although Hey Lover is actually a dirty macking anthem, it was the perfect display of what the Hollis native was always known for since his I Need Love days — which is his ability to show why he’s the better option.

Romantic rhymes: “I was layin’ in the coupe with my hat turned back / We caught eyes for a moment, and that was that”

I also like this opposite list from J-Zone where he chose 25 anti-love rap songs. You know, just to spice things up in a different kinda way.

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