With Valentine’s Day around the corner, people are trying to find ways to get into the holiday spirit. Some folks are still scrambling to get their gift situation in order while others are just waiting for the day to arrive. If you are still trying to win your Boo over, we have the answer. There is always one gift that keeps on giving…music.
Back in the day, the good old mixtape cassette was the perfect gift for that special someone. If someone went through the time or trouble to put together a mixtape, it was love. The perfect blend of songs from your favorite artists could set anyone’s heart on fire. Below are seven of our favorite Hip Hop love songs. The artists spittin’ on these tracks know how to lay the lyrics just right. These songs are the epitome of love and could potentially end up on that wedding playlist. If you are really clueless on gifts, make your other half a playlist so he/she knows it’s real. Take a listen to our favorite seven tracks below. Leave us a comment and let us know which one is your fave.
This track is mandatory. If you love your Boo, “I’ll Be There For You/YOu’re All I Need To Get By” is the perfect way to say it.
Eric B & Rakim came through “Mahogany” … a lyrical description of love at first sight.
Common professed his love for Ms. Badu (his lady at the time) in “The Light”. J-Dilla put the smackdown on this track.
“You Got Me” by “The Roots” brings nothing but love song vibes in the form of fresh lyrics and smooth tunes.
LL Cool J made a Hip Hop ballad that had all the ladies swooning when he dropped “A Teenage Love”
“Is You With Me Or What?” asks DMX in “How It’s Goin’ Down.
Mos Def tells his story with precision about trying to get with a girl… “Man I Smashed her like a Idaho Potato” – “Ms. Fat Booty”. While it may seem a little ratchet, sometimes that translates to love.
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