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50+ Easy Rap Songs For Beginners

Are you (or do you know of) an aspiring rapper looking for the perfect set of easy rap songs to develop their style to?

Well, you’ve found it!

As we’re sure you’ll agree, learning to rap is no easy task. Not only will you have to master your diction and delivery, but you’ll also have to hone your own sense of flow and style.

Therefore – if you’re just starting out – it’s super important to make sure you’re developing your rapping technique with the right sort of songs. The songs you start out with should be fun to perform and straightforward to master, while still developing the core skills you’ll need as a rapper.

In this article, our awesome gang of writers-slash-rappers have put together this all-encompassing list of 50+ easy rap songs for beginners, along with a blurb about why each track is such a good fit for beginner rappers.

Let’s dive in!

50+ Easy Rap Songs For Beginners

1. It’s Funky Enough

Artist: The D.O.C.
Release date: 1989

A song deliberately designed to dispel stereotypes, It’s Funky Enough is a rap that emphasizes annunciation and is not filled with explicit lyrics.

2. Fight For Your Right

Artist: Beastie Boys
Release date: 1986

Originally intended as an ironic play on the machismo of party culture, Fight For Your Right is a party favorite, even with the Beastie Boys refusing to play it. Despite the hatred from its creators, the song’s chorus is an excellent opportunity for call and response and audience participation.

3. Straight Outta Compton

Artist: N.W.A.
Release date: 1988

Straight Outta Compton has that easy rhyming structure that permeated early hip hop. Despite being over two decades old, it’s is a song that still holds relevance even after all this time.

4. Nuthin But A ‘G’ Thang

Artist: Dr. Dre
Release date: 1992

The standout song on Dr. Dre’s critically acclaimed The Chronic album, Nuthin But A ‘G’ Thang is a heart bose of hip hop nostalgia. Dre really emphasizes the last word of each line, combining that with a repetitive hook and steady tempo. Nuthin But A ‘G’ Thang is another easy-to-pick-up beginner’s rap.

5. It’s Tricky

Artist: Run D.M.C.
Release date: 1986

One of the first grounds in the rap world – Run D.M.C. – were pioneers of the rap game. It’s Tricky is a song that typifies the early rap style. The song’s slow pace and repetitive rhyming structure are hallmarks of the 80s style. It’s relatively straightforward to learn in comparison to modern rap.

6. Who Am I (What’s My Name)

Artist: Snoop Dogg
Release date: 1993

One of the most memorable songs in the Snoop Dogg catalog, this 90s jam has helped solidify Snoop as a rap legend. The catchy main hook and call-and-response style make it a perfect track for beginner rappers to start out with. 

7. Stan

Artist: Eminem
Release date: 2000

If performed well, this dark tale of toxic fandom can bring an audience to stunned silence. Unlike most raps, Stan itself is a story whose conversational tone is unique and easy to learn.

8. Drop It Like It’s Hot

Artist: Snoop Dogg and Pharrell
Release date: 2004

The song is super easy with the repetitive title line, which is used to great effect. Snoop’s smooth rap style also adds to this making for an easy song for a beginner to pick up.

9. Legend

Artist: Drake
Release date: 2015

A great boastful track to help prove your worth as a rapper. Legend’s slow beat makes it easy to rap along to, while still developing a great sense of diction. You will be worthy of the song’s title if you can pull it off.

10. Bassline Junkie

Artist: Dizzie Rascal
Release date: 2013

A hit from one of the pioneers of the U.K. grime scene, Bassline Junkie is perfect for beginners. The song’s chorus is filled with easy rhyming couplets and a refrain that’s both catchy and easy to remember.

11. Vossi Bop

Artist: Stormzy
Release date: 2019

A landmark moment in the U.K. grime scene made by one of the genre’s most prominent names. Vossi Bop is a tune filled with confidence and style, making it great for a budding rapper looking to exude confidence and swagger.

12. Hotline Bling

Artist: Drake
Release date: 2016

The slow, reflective tone of betrayal and loss at Hotline Bling’s heart makes it a unique and contemplative piece of music. Not only that, it’s also immensely popular responsible for spawning one of the most popular memes on the internet. If a group of celebrities can rap Hotline Bling, surely you can as well.

13. King Kunta

Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Release date: 2015

A song to remind your audience (and your haters) who the boss is. King Kunta has a steady beat and is a lot slower than the rest of Lamar’s back catalog, yet thanks to its lyrical flair, it’s bound to impress your friends.

14. Bonkers

Artist: Dizzie Rascal
Release date: 2009

A great hype-up song, Bonkers is probably the most straightforward song to learn on this list. Its highly repetitive nature means that you’ll only have to learn a few lines, leaving you to focus on the actual delivery of the track.

15. Gold Digger

Artist: Kanye West
Release date: 2005

A key song in rotation at almost every nightclub, Gold Digger is a crowd-pleaser. If you want to get a crowd on their feet and singing along, then this is the song for you.

16. Often

Artist: The Weeknd
Release date: 2015

A slow, sensual song filled with brooding darkness. Often is another song that can inject variety into your repertoire while not being too difficult to master. Bring the crowd down and have them in the palm of your hand with this straightforward tune.

17. Stronger

Artist: Kanye West
Release date: 2007

Stronger’s rhyming couplets and short chorus make it easy to memorize. Like all Kanye songs, the sharpness of the lyrics makes for an incredibly convincing performance, even if you’re only just starting out in your rap career.

18. 99 Problems

Artist: Jay Z
Release date: 2003

With each line punctuated with a guitar power chord, 99 Problems offers a brief moment for rappers to compose themselves and think about the next line coming up.

19. White Lines (Don’t Do It)

Artist: Grandmaster Flash
Release date: 1983

One of the earliest and best-known rap songs – White Lines – is a P.S.A. dressed up with a catchy upbeat tune. A message about the dangers of drug use, White Lines is fun and easy to learn thanks to its spoken-word verses.

20. Juicy

Artist: Notorious B.I.G.
Release date: 1994

Another song that’s in heavy rotation at most clubs, Juicy is instantly recognizable from the first line, ‘it was all a dream’. The Notorious B.I.G.’s journey from eating sardines for dinner to living the lavish life of a famous rapper offers an inspirational message that is often lost in most rap songs.

21. Push It

Artist: Salt-N-Pepa
Release date: 1986

Put some salt and pepper on your rap game with Push It. Considered one of the pioneers of women’s rap, this song is not only culturally significant, but easy to perform thanks to its repetitive nature.

22. Wu‐Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta F’ With

Artist: Wu-Tang Clan
Release date: 1993

One of the most iconic pieces of East Coast hip-hop, Wu‐Tang Clan’s Ain’t Nuthing ta F’ With is worth learning. Throw in the impressive lyrics of Method Man and the rest of the clan, this track is a real crowd-pleaser while still being easy to pick up. 

23. Numb Numb Juice

Artist: ScHoolboy Q
Release date: 2019

This track’s chorus is super easy to memorize thanks to its rhyming structure. The steady beat of the verse and relatively short song length make it both easy to learn and convincing to perform. 

24. Cocoa Butter Kisses

Artist: Chance the Rapper
Release date: 2013

The melodic verbiage of Chance reminiscing about the smell of cocoa butter and kisses from his mother make this tack a great one for beginner rappers. Combining that with a slow, steady chorus gives budding young rappers the chance to dream of Cocoa Butter Kisses.

25. Gangsters Paradise

Artist: Coolio
Release date: 1995

Another piece of pop culture history everyone remembers is the music video to Gangsters Paradise. It’s popularity led to a great parody by Weird Al Yankovic with Amish Paradise. Like many of the songs on this list, the haunting refrain is used frequently and is made all the more memorable with the repeated use of the song’s title.

26. Jump Around

Artist: House of Pain
Release date: 1989

Filled with rhymes outside of the typical A-B-A-B rhyming pattern, Jump Around can be quickly incorporated into the routine of any new rapper. Throw in a chorus that mainly consists of repeating the song’s title – and boom – you’ve got another song in your arsenal.

27. Momma Said Knock You Out

Artist: LL Cool J
Release date: 1990

Another song with a steady pace and hard-hitting diction, Momma Said Knock You Out offers no-nonsense and repetitive lyrics that are easy to pick up.

28. Fight The Power

Artist: Public Enemy
Release date: 1989

The political relevance of Fight The Power and its message of sticking it to the man still hold true after all these years. Another good choice for beginner rappers with a political edge to them.

29. Wilde Side

Artist: Normani feat. Cardi B
Release date: 2021

A slow sensual tune, Wilde Side’s pace allows new rappers to pick it up quickly. The expert blend of pop, rap and R&B. will help to significantly diversify your style while making for an interesting addition to your repertoire.

30. California Love

Artist: 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre
Release date: 1996

A cultural landmark in West Coast Hip-Hop, California Love is one of the only songs that saw West Coast legends 2Pac and Dr. Dre work together. Like most of Dre’s work, it’s a love letter to his home state of California.

31. N.Y. State of Mind

Artist: Nas
Release date: 1994

While this tune is lyrically complex, it flows at a pace that is easy enough for a new rapper to pick quickly and hone their sense of delivery.

32. Diva

Artist: Beyoncé
Release date: 2008

Why not channel your inner Queen B with a rendition of Diva? The song’s repetitive chorus of ‘na na na makes it quick to learn and perfect for adding some oomph to your setlist.

33. W.A.P.

Artist: Cardi B & Meghan Thee Stallion
Release date: 2020

The hottest song of 2020, W.A.P. shot to prominence with its overtly suggestive lyrics. Its message of female sexual empowerment has barely been touched in the rap world. A great song for any budding female rapper looking to hone their craft.

34. Sabotage

Artist: Beastie Boys
Release date: 1994

The simplistic hook of ‘it’s a sabotage’ repeated over and over is the easiest you’ll ever learn. You don’t even need to hold a tune; just scream it at the top of your lungs. It worked for the Beastie Boys, and it can work for you too.

35. This Is How We Do It

Artist: Montell Jordan
Release date: 1995

This Is How We Do It typifies the clean hip-hop style that rose to prominence in the 90s. This feel-good song rocks along steadily, and its no-nonsense lyrics make it easy to pick up.

36. No Scrubs

Artist: T.L.C.
Release date: 1999

Another song that offers the female perspective, No Scrubs is great for someone looking to put players in their place. Its slow beat makes it easy to keep up with, and its refrain of ‘no scrubs’ is well-known to any crowd.

37. It Wasn’t Me

Artist: Shaggy
Release date: 2000

With an ultra-catchy chorus of ‘it wasn’t me’, Shaggy’s reggae tone is a twist on the rap genre and works particularly well for developing a punchy delivery.

38. Lose Yourself

Artist: Eminem
Release date: 2002

Who doesn’t know the lyrics to Lose Yourself? This hype up song will not only get you psyched up, but will have any crowd jumping up and down as they lose themselves in the music and the moment. It’s great for incorporating dynamics into your technique, contrasting the melancholic verses with the punchy chorus.

39. I Like it

Artist: Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
Release date: 2018

If you’re a rapper with a natural flair and bravado – with a taste for the finer things in life – then this is the song for you. Help accentuate your flashy persona with this Cardi B staple.

40. Rack City

Artist: Tyga
Release date: 2011

Another song that uses its title over and over. Rack City certainly isn’t known for its complicated lyrics or verbose meaning; the chorus is straightforward, and its pace is steady. It’s perfect for aspiring rappers looking for a quick and easy song to learn.

41. Promiscuous

Artist: Nelly Furtado & Timbaland
Release date: 2006

A staple pop song in the mid-2000s; give everyone a taste of nostalgia with this Nelly Furtado classic. The conversational tone makes for a great duet and is fun to rap along to with a friend.

42. No Role Modelz

Artist: J. Cole
Release date: 2014

This upbeat and fun rap is a joy to learn. Cole’s impressive lyrics about rejecting reality T.V. culture (as well as a few clever sitcom references) make it an instant crowd-pleaser, while the slower pace makes it easy to pick up. 

43. All-Star

Artist: Smash Mouth
Release date: 1999

A one-hit wonder that everyone remembers thanks to the Shrek soundtrack. All-Star has a punk tone that’s rarely seen in the rap world. If you want a throwback anthem to sing, then look no further.

44. Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle)

Artist: Limp Bizkit
Release date: 2000

You don’t get much simpler than Limp Bizkit. Fred Durst’s in-your-face lyrics are a blunt instrument at best, which makes for easy reading. If you’re having trouble remembering the lyrics, there’s a handy dance to go along with it to help you remember.

45. Say My Name

Artist: Destiny’s Child
Release date: 1999

Say My Name is made all the more easy to learn thanks to the ballad-esque style of the song. Its lyrics are held much longer than most rap songs, giving new rappers enough time to pick them up without worrying too much about which line is coming next.

46. Where Is The Love?

Artist: Black Eyed Peas
Release date: 2003

A more contemplative approach to rap, this Black Eyed Peas song is made all the more memorable thanks to its philosophical lyrics. The track laments the suffering and pain in the world and our lack of humanity. It’s safe to say Where Is The Love? Is unlike any other rap song, while still being straightforward enough for beginners to master. 

47. Hey Ya

Artist: OutKast
Release date: 2003

Another song guaranteed to get fans up on their feet and shaking it like a polaroid picture, Hey Ya is a song about the fleetingness of love. While its fast pace may make it seem complicated to learn, the lyrics are actually pretty easy to pick up.

48. Anaconda

Artist: Nicki Minaj
Release date: 2014

Sampling the iconic Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot, Anaconda has a great sense of nostalgia to it. Minaj’s rap style is easy to pick up, especially in Anaconda where the final word of each line is accentuated.

49. Redbone

Artist: Childish Gambino
Release date: 2016

Why not inject some funk and soul into your rap routine with this song from Childish Gambino. Redbone’s slow beat and muffled chorus make it hard for beginner rappers to get wrong, while still serving as a real crowd-pleaser.

50. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Artist: Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff
Release date: 1998

The theme for the T.V. show of the same name. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air chronicles the journey of Will as his scuffle on a basketball court leads him to being sent to live with his wealthy aunt and uncle in California. The episodic nature of Smith’s rap style means the song can be split into individual sections, making it simple to learn. It’s also one that everyone knows!

Closing Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed our ultimate list of easy rap songs for beginners! Why not check out our list of rapping tips next?

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