Seven Hip-Hop Songs That’ll Be Your Motivation
So far 2013 has been a year that is about letting loose, having fun, and getting in great shape. There's no question that music is one of the best accelerants for energy, passion and strong will. Hip-hop is the genre that might be the best motivator. Maybe because a lot of hip-hop deals with real-life issues. Maybe it's because it's inherently aspirational. Whatever the reason, here are seven songs that'll keep your motivation levels high so get to sing along to "Started From The Bottom," and really mean it. Click through the list above and let us know what songs motivate you on Twitter!
1. Snoop Lion “Let The Bass Go”
Featured in the new movie Turbo—a film about the worlds fastest snail—this song is a great way to jumpstart your day. This electric anthem is sure to get you in the right mindset to speed it up, whether you’re outside running or just getting errands done with the speed of a champion. Watch the video on YouTube.
2. will.i.am “#thatPOWER” ft. Justin Bieber
will.i.am and Justin Beiber’s “#thatPOWER” is another high-octane offering. The former Black Eyed Peas front man’s latest definitely has the power to get people up and moving, whether that on the dance floor or in the gym. A version of the song was also selected as the theme to this year’s NBA playoffs, so you know it gets the heart pumping. Watch the video on YouTube.
3. Mali Music’s “Ready Aim”
Mali Music’s “Ready Aim” is a truly uplifting track. This is the type of song you turn to when you’re having a rough day and looking to boost your outlook. One spin and immediately all ailments evaporate like rain the day after a thunderstorm. Watch the video on YouTube.
4. Daft Punk "Lose Yourself To Dance" ft. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
If Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams and Niles Rodgers’ collaboration, “Lose Yourself To Dance,” doesn't get you on your feet, we don't know what will. Daft Punk and the Neptunes' producer teamed up to make a song filled with nothing but good vibes. “Lose Yourself To Dance” is a song you play in your car, driving around on sunny day with the top down, screamin' out, problems ain't a thang.Stream it on YouTube.
5. Fergie “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)"
Fergie is another former Black Eyed Peas member who made highly energetic and uplifting music this year. She wrote the party anthem featured on the soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got),” featuring GoonRock and Q-Tip. If electronic music had been around in the Roaring Twenties this song would definitely been played at one of Jay Gatsby's legendary parties. This is definitely a song that makes you want to get up and dance.Watch the video on YouTube.
6. Jennifer Lopez "Live It Up" ft. Pitbull
With a little help from Pitbull, J-Lo's “Live It Up” has been motivating people to enjoy themselves and have a good time since it dropped. Jenny From the Block and Mr. Worldwide are two artists known for making fun, dance-friendly music. Listening to this track will definitely have your crew ready to live it up during those weekend adventures and nights out on the town. Watch the video on YouTube.
7. Lecrae “Mayday”
Lecrae’s “Mayday” featuring Mississippi emcee, Big K.R.I.T. and Ashton Jones is one of the most inspiring hip-hop songs of 2013 so far. The song carries an immensely positive message layered underneath an uplifting raw energy. Lecrae provides a track that has the ability to truly inspire a person in need.Stream it on YouTube. Like this post? Read more on HipHopDx.