Top 10 Hip Hop & Rap Workout Tracks

So, I’m old school…. before Hip-Hop. Yeah, the sun DID rise back then. I was the last generation that had rock based pop, before the hip-hop explosion. That being said, hip-hop pretty much rules for workout music. In case there were any doubts, I just did a survey on one of the popular Google+ (Yes, its death has been greatly exaggerated!) fitness communities. Hip-hop and rap stomped everything else…. badly.

This music just has more workout powering energy than anything else, and it speaks to people. Plus, it’s the younger generation’s music, and face it, there are more young people in the gym than old people. Gotta look good, you know!

Here are the poll results at last count, in case you were wondering:

  • Hip-Hop / Rap – 52%
  • Rock / Speed Metal – 23%
  • Pop – 12%
  • Country – 6%
  • Don’t Care or Don’t Listen – 8% (Don’t listen while workin’ out…. are these people nuts?)
Top 10 Hip Hop Workout Tracks - Tricep Pressdown Workout

What’s playin’ on your speakers when you’re in the gym, playa? One more rep!

 My Top 10 Hip-Hop and Rap Workout Tracks

This is also great pre-game pump up music, highlight film tracks, or just about any other thing you’d want high energy music for.

If you want energy to power you through the reps that really matter, these’ll do it.

“Till I Collapse” (Eminem / Nate Dogg) – Aptly named. This one will power your workout until you do collapse.

“Work Hard Play Hard” (Wiz Khalifa) – It will help you work hard so you can play harder.

“All I Do is Win” (DJ Khaled feat Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Ludacris, and T-pain)

“Nuthin’ But A G Thang” (Dr. Dre / Snoop Dogg) Wonder if Snoop plays this one for the kids at practice. Thanks to Coach @SnoopDogg for helping the kids with his football program.

“Rock Superstar” (Cypress Hill)

“Pushin’ Weight” (Ice Cube)

“We Right Here” (DMX)

“Patiently Waiting” (50 Cent / Eminem) – Kudos to 50 Cent for recognizing the energy / athletic drink market in time to make a killing (reportedly about $75 million) off his 10% Vitamin Water investment.

“Rock Superstar” – (Cypress Hill)

“NI**As In Paris” (Jay-Z / Kanye West)

“Lose Yourself” (Eminem) My personal favorite. The guy’s a poet. Kind of a modern-day Bob Dylan. Let the rock throwing commence. Even so, if this one can’t get you up for a kick ass set, you’re heart’s probably stopped already. Yes, it starts slow, but builds nicely. I used it for the sound track of my kid’s football team highlight reel last year. Although it was recorded when some of the kids were only 2 years old, they loved it anyway.

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There’s a few from back in the day; the older we get, the better we were! ONE MORE REP!!

Speaking of HipHop’s roots, if you’re one of the 16 people in North America who haven’t yet seen Straight Otta Compton, hit your theater this weekend. Definitely worth the view. I even took my 12 and 14 year old kids. Yeah, it’s rated R. I’m a bad parent. Deal with it! They listen to more of this stuff than I do, and should know where it comes from.

So, there are my top 10 hip hop workout tracks. What tracks did I forget? What are your top hip hop workout tracks? Let us all know, thanks!