Kids Hip Hop Dance Music: The Best of 2018

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A look at the best kids hip hop dance music of 2018. These songs will get your little ones moving and grooving!


Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.

Best Hip Hop Dance Songs of 2018

It’s that time of year again when we round up the best of the best in hip hop dance music. This year’s list includes a mix of both old and new school vibes, with something for everyone. So crank up the volume and get ready to move, because these are the best hip hop dance songs of 2018.

“All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA

“All the Stars” is a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar and singer SZA. The track was released on January 4, 2018, as one of the lead singles from the soundtrack album for the film Black Panther.

“Bodak Yellow” by Cardi B

This song is impossibly catchy, and its accompanying dance is just as fun. Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2017, and it’s easy to see why. The song is impossible to resist, and the dance is just as infectious. You can’t help but move when you hear this tune, and that’s why it’s one of the best hip hop dance songs of 2018.

“Humble” by Kendrick Lamar

“Humble” is a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar. It was released on March 30, 2017, through Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. The song, produced by Mike Will Made It, is the lead single from Lamar’s fourth studio album DAMN..

The music video for “Humble” was directed by Dave Meyers and the little homies. It won Best Hip-Hop Video at the MTV Video Music Awards and was nominated for Best Music Video at the BET Hip Hop Awards.

“DNA” by Kendrick Lamar

“DNA” is a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar, from his fourth studio album Damn, released on April 14, 2017. The song peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was produced by Mike Will Made It and features uncredited vocals from American singer Zacari Pacaldi. “DNA” received critical acclaim, with many critics calling it one of the best tracks on the album.

“Mask Off” by Future

“Mask Off” is a song by American rapper Future from his eponymous fifth studio album, Future (2017). The song was produced by Metro Boomin, and features a flute loop sample of “Prison Song” by Queen. The track peaked at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Future’s fourth top-10 single as a lead artist and seventh overall. “Mask Off” received three nominations at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Performance.


In conclusion, 2018 was a great year for kids hip hop dance music. We saw a lot of new artists and groups emerge, and we also saw some of our favorites return with new music. Whether you’re a fan of old school hip hop or the latest trap music, there’s something for everyone on this list. So get up and dance, because these are the best kids hip hop dance songs of 2018!

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