It’s getting warmer and warmer outside and if you haven’t started working on your beach body you better get stared. Here is 75 minutes worth of hip-hop tracks perfect for your next visit to the gym.
We mixed up the tempos and beats to give you a variety for heavy lifts or runs. (A Spotify playlist is included at the end of the post.)
1. Beastie Boys, “Fight For Your Right”
The party anthem is great for lifting. You have to fight, for your right, to get pumped.
2. DMX, “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem”
DMX’s gruff delivery and intensity of the track is enough to push you heavy lifts.
3. Eminem, “Lose Yourself”
Eminem’s track has turned into something of an unofficial sport’s anthem that can pump up any athlete.
4. Jay-Z, “99 Problems”
“99 Problems” is a great stress reliever. The problems of your day go away when working out to this track.
5. Kanye West, “Stronger”
What doesn’t kill you makes you harder, better, faster, stronger.
6. LL Cool J, “Mama Said Knock You Out”
This is a classic ’amp up’ song that gets you ready for the gym.
7. M.I.A., “Born Free”
The beats here will drive you past any wall you hit during your work out.
8. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, “Can’t Hold Us”
There’s so much energy and life to this song that it’s hard to stay seated.
9. Missy Elliott, “Lose Control”
The hypnotic sounds on this track are perfect for pace running and getting into a zone.
10. Nas and Puff Daddy, “Hate Me Now”
There’s a recurring theme of anger with this mix, but it’s hard not to feel like a boss in the gym or on the track with this song playing.
11. Nas, “Made You Look”
The perfect ’psych out’ song to get you ready for competition. Ha, made you look!
12. Nicki Minaj, “Starships”
Lighthearted, danceable, fun. Sometimes you just need a song with a lot of energy and a reminder of soaking up the sun.
13. Outkast, “B.O.B.”
There’s no denying the energy in this song. You have to get up and do something!
14. Saul Williams, “List Of Demands”
After hearing this song in a Nike commercial there was no doubt this was your power song.
15. Sean Paul, “Get Busy”
Like “Starships,” this song is just fun and the beat is infective. Perfect for those 20-minute runs.
16. The Black Eyed Peas, “Pump It”
The Black Eyed Peas write songs perfect for running or going to the club, they get you moving with their high energy go-to attitude. Now, pump it!
Below is a VH1 Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure.
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