Workout Music: Hip Hop Mix

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Download this workout music mix and get pumped for your next hip hop workout! This mix includes some of the best hip hop tracks to help you get in the zone and push through your workout.


Music can be a great motivator when you’re trying to get in shape, but it can be hard to find the right tunes to pumped up and focused. That’s where we come in! We’ve put together a hip hop mix that will help you power through your workout and achieve your fitness goals.

This mix features some of the biggest names in hip hop, including Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and more. So turn up the volume and get ready to sweat!

The Best Hip Hop Songs for a Workout

“Lose Yourself” by Eminem

Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” is one of the best hip hop songs for a workout. It’s an upbeat song with a powerful message that will motivate you to keep going when you’re tired. The song is also perfect for running or other cardio activities.

“All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled

“All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled is a high-energy hip hop song that includes motivating lyrics about victory and success. The song also features victory chants by a number of well-known athletes, including NBA All-Star LeBron James.

“Stronger” by Kanye West

“Stronger” is a song by American rapper Kanye West, released as the second single from his third studio album, Graduation (2007). The production was handled by West, with an extended outro co-produced with Mike Dean. The composition features repetitive electro house flourishes, and its lyrics denounce recreational drug use andfocus on the strength gained from having struggled in the past. It was released to US mainstream and rhythmic radio stations on May 28, 2007 as a double A-side single along with a West produced remix of the Damage’s 1994 song “Fantasy”.

“Stronger” peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for six weeks, becoming West’s second number-one single and Pusha T’s first. It also became the first rap song to spend more than ten weeks at number one since 2002’s “In da Club” by 50 Cent. The single marks Eminem’s return to producing forWest since he co-produced West’s debut album The College Dropout (2004) and three other early singles from that album. In spite of this, both rappers had recorded several songs together before Graduation was released. “Stronger” won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in 2008.

The cover artwork used for “Stronger”, which featured a large image of Westenduring an electric shock told the story of how he had “overcome adversity to become who he is today.”

“Can’t Tell Me Nothing” by Kanye West

“Can’t Tell Me Nothing” is a song by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West. It was released on May 15, 2007, as the lead single of his third studio album, Graduation. The song became a top ten hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number four, and considered to be one of West’s signature songs. “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” features a rap verse from American rapper Lil Wayne. Since its release, the song has sold over three million digital copies in the US and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

“Run This Town” by Jay-Z

“Run This Town” by Jay-Z is one of the best hip hop songs for a workout. This song is high energy and will keep you motivated throughout your entire workout. The lyrics are also very inspirational, making this an excellent choice for a workout song.

“I’m on One” by DJ Khaled

“I’m on One” is a song by DJ Khaled, featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne. The track was released as the lead single fromKhaled’s fifth studio album, We the Best Forever.

The song peaked at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song’s official music video was directed by Gil Green and features cameo appearances by Ace Hood, Birdman, Busta Rhymes, Wale and Meek Mill.

“I Got the Keys” by DJ Khaled

This song is all about making it to the top, and the opening line—” another one! “—makes it clear that DJ Khaled is not messing around. The hypnotic beat and Khaled’s motivational lyrics will keep you going when you’re feeling tired, and the guest appearances by Jay Z and Future will remind you that anything is possible.

The Best Hip Hop Albums for a Workout

“The Marshall Mathers LP” by Eminem

Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP” is widely considered one of the best hip hop albums of all time, and for good reason. It’s dark, it’s intense, and it will definitely get you pumped up for a workout. If you’re looking for something to help you get through a tough workout, this is the album for you.

“The Blueprint” by Jay-Z

“The Blueprint” by Jay-Z is often cited as one of the best hip hop albums for a workout. The album features some of Jay-Z’s most iconic tracks, including “Empire State of Mind” and “Run This Town.” If you’re looking for an upbeat workout mix, this album is a great choice.

“The Black Album” by Jay-Z

The Black Album is the eighth studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, released on November 14, 2003, by Roc-A-Fella Records. It was advertised as his final album before retiring, which is also a recurring theme throughout the songs, although Jay-Z resumed his recording career in 2006. For the album, Jay-Z wanted to enlist a different producer for each song, working with Just Blaze, Kanye West, The Neptunes, Rick Rubin, Timbaland and Eminem.

In its first week, The Black Album sold 463,000 copies in the United States. It became Jay-Z’s top selling album of the 2000s decade and is one of the best-selling albums of all time. By July 2013, the album had sold 5 million copies in the US. Three singles were released from The Black Album: “Change Clothes” featuring Pharrell Williams; “Dirt off Your Shoulder” produced by The Neptunes; and “99 Problems” produced by Rick Rubin. Music videos were also released for all three singles.

“The College Dropout” by Kanye West

“The College Dropout” is the debut album by American rapper and producer Kanye West, released on February 10, 2004, by Roc-A-Fella Records. Recording sessions for the album took place throughout 2003 and 2004 at Chung King Studios, Sony Music Studios, and arduous Sound in New York City. Despite its guest appearances, which include rappers Ludacris, Mos Def, Jamie Foxx, and Twista, the production was handled entirely by West. He also incorporated string arrangements on seven of the album’s thirteen tracks.

Upon its release, “The College Dropout” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 441,000 copies in its first week. It produced five singles: “Through the Wire”, “Jesus Walks”, “All Falls Down”, “Get Em High”, and “Slow Jamz”; all five charted in the top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously—a record for a hip hop artist at that time—and helped propel sales of the album. By August 2005, it had been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

“Late Registration” by Kanye West

If you’re looking for something to help you get pumped for a workout, “Late Registration” by Kanye West is the perfect album. It’s full of high-energy tracks that will keep you moving, and the lyrics are sure to motivate you to push yourself harder. From the opening track, “Wake Up Mr. West,” to the anthemic “Touch the Sky,” this album is sure to get your blood pumping and your feet moving.

“Graduation” by Kanye West

Kanye West’s “Graduation” is the perfect hip hop album for a workout. The beats are high energy and will keep you moving, while the lyrics are motivational and will help you stay focused on your goals. Whether you’re running on the treadmill or lifting weights, this album will help you push yourself to the next level.

“Watch the Throne” by Jay-Z

“Watch the Throne” by Jay-Z is one of the best hip hop albums for a workout. The album features some of Jay-Z’s biggest hits, like “Niggas in Paris” and “Run This Town.” The beats are high-energy and perfect for getting you pumped up for a workout.


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