Rap songs are a staple on the best exercise mixes. They're the perfect musical choice to get you moving to the beat, motivated to work, and sweating up a storm. The strong, steady beat that underlies all rap songs provides a reliable tempo to which you can match your movement. It keeps your work out to a steady and manageable pace while providing you with the distraction offered by listening to the music you enjoy.
A powerful motivational tool for a workout
When you choose the music for your next workout playlist, make sure you take a look at your rap music collection. Look for something with energy. Something cheerful and upbeat or powerful and angry would be perfect. Try some of these:
Run-D.M.C. - "Tricky"
Tone Loc - "Wild Thing"
Young MC - "Bust a Move"
Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock - "It Takes Two" by
Arrested Development - "Tennessee"
The Roots - "Here I Come"
Twista - "Slow Jamz" (Featuring Kanye West and Jamie Foxx)
Rob Base and D.J. EZ Rock - "It Takes Two"
Pharoahe Monch - "Simon Says"
Kanye West - "The New Workout Plan"
Black Sheep - "The Choice Is Yours"
Wu-Tang Clan - "Protect Ya Neck"
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz - "Get Low"
T.I. - "What You Know"
C & C Music Factory - "Gonna Make You Sweat"
M.O.P. - "Ante Up (Robbin Hoodz Theory)"
LL Cool J - "Mama Said Knock You Out"
A Tribe Called Quest - "Scenario"
Trick Daddy - "Take It to Da House"
DJ UNK - "Walk It Out"
House of Pain - "Jump Around"
Daddy Yankee - "Gasolina"
Soulja Boy - "Crank That"
Eminem - "Lose Yourself"
Crime Mob - "Knuck If You Buck"
50 Cent - "In Da Club"
Onyx - "Slam"
Luke - "I Wanna Rock"
Kanye West - "Stronger"
OutKast - "B.O.B"