I have been an online writer for over four years. I am passionate about books, philosophy, music, and the music industry. Hip-hop or rap is a highly stylized beat-oriented music that is accompanied with unique vocal deliveries that incorporate street vernacular, rhythmic speech, and rhyme. While hip-hop is broad-based, it is often used as an umbrella term to denote an entire subculture associated with rapping, MCing, DJing, playing turntables, graffitiing, break-dancing, sampling, and rhythmic beatboxing. The list below showcases a diverse number of rap and hip-hop love songs and ballads. If you feel the groove, show some love and dedicate songs to your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife, friend, or any person who means the world to you. If you are a die-hard hip-hop fan, then you'll definitely have something to say. Rap it all in the comments section! Peace and love to all! Rap was made popular as a form of entertainment at neighborhood block parties.
Here's evidence of the softer side of hip-hop
Top 10 Best Hip-Hop Love Songs
But what about in hip-hop? While rap music has often had a contentious relationship with those willing to express their gentler side, some of the best hip-hop love songs have become huge hits. These 25 best hip-hop love songs will prove why. While 2Pac was sensitive, he was never sentimental. Yasiin Bey or the artist formerly known as Mos Def made a big splash at the end of the millennium with his introspective lyrical content, just as hip-hop was falling into mainstream commercialism.
From Slick Rick, to Outkast and Kendrick Lamar — many of the greats have rapped about matters of the heart. Love is a well documented topic in hip-hop. And over the years, the theme of love has helped rappers to crossover into the mainstream and reach radio friendly audiences. Back in the early days, it was the norm for rappers such as LL Cool J to perform solely on a track, expressing their adoration for a love interest. Without love songs, rap probably wouldn't be as exciting.
Because rappers can be romantic too A lot of people might not put hip-hop and love songs in the same sentence, but those people are wrong. We've rounded-up some of music's biggest love songs by artists ranging from Drake to Beyonce.