151+ Awesome Hip-hop Wedding Songs to Play at Your Wedding

If you’re looking for some amazing hip-hop wedding songs for your big day, I’ve got you! From slow tunes for walking down the aisle to upbeat songs everyone can dance to, I’ve rounded up a massive list of ideas to add to your playlist.

bride and groom dancing to the tune of hiphop wedding songs

Let’s start with the best overall and work our way down, shall we?

Check: Wedding Songs First Dance Romantic List

50 Best Hip Hop Wedding Songs Lists

Adding a touch of hip hop to your wedding playlist means you can have an upbeat song list to set the mood for the happiest event in your life. Here are my favorites!

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  1. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  2. Let’s Get Married -Jagged Edge
  3. Love WonJelly Roll & Struggle Jennings
  4. I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
  5. Pony– Ginuwine
  6. Treasure – Bruno Mars
  7. You’re all I need– Method Man & Mary J Blige
  8. Turn Down For What– Lil Jon
  9. Talk Dirty – Jason Derulo
  10. Beautiful– Snoop Dogg
  11. I’ll Make Love To You– Boyz II Men
  12. Please me Cardi B
  13. Crazy in LoveBeyoncé (featuring Jay-Z)
  14. Apache (Jump On It!) – Sugar Hill Gang
  15. Just Dance – Lady Gaga
  16. American boy– Estelle
  17. What Makes you BeautifulOne Direction
  18. California love – 2pac Shakur
  19. Hips Don’t Lie– Shakira
  20. Baby Got Back – Sir Mix A Lot
  21. Fire BurningSean Kingston
  22. Whoomp! There It Is – Tag Team
  23. Hey YaOutkast
  24. This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
  25. Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  26. Party in the U.S.A.Miley Cyrus
  27. Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon
  28. ForeverChris Brown
  29. I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
  30. Party Rock AnthemLMFAO
  31. Don’t Stop The MusicRihanna
  32. Timber – Pitbull ft. Ke$ha
  33. Time of Our LivesPitbull & Ne-Yo
  34. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
  35. Blurred LinesRobin Thicke, T.I. & Pharrell Williams
  36. Good Feelingg – Flo Rida
  37. Poker Face – Lady Gaga
  38. Celebration– Tyga
  39. It’s Gonna Be Me – N’Sync
  40. Bonnie and Clyde– Jay Z & Beyoncé
  41. Everybody Backstreet Boys
  42. Wake Me Up – Avicii
  43. Yeah – Usher
  44. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  45. It takes two– Rob Base
  46. Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child
  47. Just us DJ Khaled
  48. Hot in Herre – Nelly
  49. How to loveLil Wayne
  50. Arms around you Xxxtentacion

Check: Beautiful Indie Songs for Wedding

37 First Dance Hip-Hop Wedding Songs

Most people go with soft, slow numbers and romantic tracks for the first dance at their wedding. But some couples might be in love with the idea of groovy hip-hop songs for their first dance as newlyweds.

bride and groom dancing their first dance

But what would be the right songs to dance to for the first time at your own wedding? Check out my recommendations!

  1. LoveKendrick Lamar (featuring Zacari)
  2. Bound 2Kanye West (featuring Charlie Wilson)
  3. I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get  — Method Man (featuring Mary J. Blige)
  4. The LightCommon
  5. DilemmaNelly (featuring Kelly Rowland)
  6. Temptations2Pac
  7. PerfectDave East (featuring Chris Brown)
  8. Best I Ever HadDrake
  9. I Need LoveLL Cool J
  10. 21 Questions50 Cent (featuring Nate Dogg)
  11. What You WantMase (featuring Total)
  12. Super BassNicki Minaj
  13. Make Me BetterFabolous (featuring Ne-Yo)
  14. RedboneChildish Gambino
  15. LoyaltyKendrick Lamar (featuring Rihanna)
  16. Bonita ApplebumA Tribe Called Quest
  17. NonameMontego Bae (featuring Ravyn Lenae)
  18. How’s It Goin’ DownDMX
  19. Say ItTory Lanez
  20. Ex Calling6lack
  21. Raise Your Glass P!nk
  22. Pon de Replay –  Rihanna
  23. Uptown Funk –  Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  24. Let’s Get It Started –  The Black Eyed Peas
  25. Here for the Party–  Gretchen Wilson
  26. Wagon Wheel –  Darius Rucker
  27. Light Up The NightProtomen
  28. Livin’ Our Love SongJason Michael Carroll
  29. Pursuit of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix)Kid Cudi
  30. Peanut Butter JellyGalantis
  31. I Love You Always ForeverBetty Who
  32. Lil BitNelly, Florida Georgia Line
  33. Forever Now (Say Yes)Kristian Bush
  34. MillionaireCash Cash and Digital Farm Animals
  35. All of The LightsKanye West
  36. One Margarita Luke Bryan
  37. Good Day for Marrying YouDavid Barnes

Don’t forget to check these black wedding songs too!

37 Best Hip-Hop Wedding Entrance Songs

When you think of a wedding entrance and the walk down the aisle, a soft and beautiful song might start to play in your head.

black bride and groom floating in the air

But that doesn’t have to be the norm – and you can add some rhythm and beats to your special moment. Why not make a groovy entrance to your own wedding with these ideas? [1]

  1. Good as Hell Lizzo
  2. Mood 4 Eva–  Beyoncé with Jay Z, Oumou Sangaré and Childish Gambino
  3. Loco Contigo –  DJ Snake, J. Balvin, and Tyga
  4. Higher Love –   Whitney Houston, remixed  Kygo
  5. Señorita –  Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
  6. Electricity –  Dua Lipa ft. Mark Ronson and Diplo
  7. HandClap –  Fitz and the Tantrums
  8. Can’t Stop the Feeling –  Justin Timberlake
  9. Dynamite –  Taio Cruz
  10. Shut Up and Dance –  Walk the Moon
  11. Feel So Close –  Calvin Harris
  12. Take Me Home Tonight Eddie Money
  13. Party Rock Anthem –  LMFAO
  14. XO–  Beyoncé
  15. 24K Magic –  Bruno Mars
  16. Close to Me Ellie Goulding
  17. Closer –   Tegan and Sara
  18. Crazy in Love –  Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z
  19. I Don’t Care –  Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber
  20. Marry You –  Bruno Mars
  21. Cake  The Ocean DNCE
  22. Throw it Back Missy Elliott
  23. I Like It –  Cardi B. ft. Bad Bunny and J Balvin
  24. Real Love –  Mary J. Blige
  25. Run This Town –  Jay Z ft. Rihanna
  26. Ready or Not –  The Fugees
  27. Feels So Good –  Mase
  28. All the Way Up –  Fat Joe and Remy Ma, ft. Jay Z, French Montana, Infrared
  29. Love In This Club Usher
  30. Make Me Feel –  Janelle Monáe
  31. Mi GenteJ Balvin and Willy Williams ft. Beyoncé
  32. Suavemente Elvis Crespo
  33. DespacitoLuis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee
  34. Danza KuduroDon Omar & Lucenzo
  35. Vivir Mi VidaMarc Anthony 
  36. Las FloresCafé Tacuba
  37. Gasonlina Daddy Yankee

Best Hip Hop Wedding Entrance Songs – Top 20 List

You will also like these other popular wedding songs posts for the ultimate play list on your big day:

1. “Drunk In Love” – Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z

Memorable Lyrics: “So let’s lock this down like it’s supposed to be, The ’03 Bonnie and Clyde, Hov’ and B, holla, All I need in this life of sin, is me and my girlfriend (Me and my girlfriend), Down to ride ’til the very end, it’s me and my boyfriend (Me and my boyfriend)”

Every studio session of the Carter’s results in musical magic, and this song is one of their most iconic releases. This powerful song brings all the passion to your special day, which is why it’s first on our list.

2. “I’ll Make Love To You” by Boys II Men

Memorable Lyrics: “Girl relax, let’s go slow, I ain’t got nowhere to go, I’m just gonna concentrate on you, Girl are you ready?, It’s gonna be a long night”

This song is a classic hip hop hit that can create a romantic and intimate atmosphere at your wedding.

3. “Please Me” by Cardi B

Memorable Lyrics: “Please me, baby, Turn around and just tease me, baby, You got what I want and what I need, baby, (Let me hear you say), Please”

“Please Me” by Cardi B is a playful yet suggestive tune that brings passion and fun to your event. This unconventional song is sure to turn many heads at your wedding.

4. “Dilemma” by Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland

Memorable Lyrics “No matter what I do (Woo!), All I think about is you, Even when I’m with my boo, Boy, you know I’m crazy over you”

There’s no long talk with this one. If you were born in this you definitely grew up to this song making waves in the hiphop community.

5. “Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj

Memorable Lyrics: “Boy, you got my heartbeat runnin’ away, Beating like a drum and it’s coming your way, Can’t you hear that, Boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bass?, He got that super bass”

“Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj from her Pink Print album is perfect if you want to add some fun and life to your wedding. 

6. “Love” by Kendrick Lamar feat. Zacari

Memorable Lyrics: “Give me a run for my money, There is nobody, no one to outrun me (Another world premiere), So give me a run for my money, Sippin’ bubbly, feelin’ lovely, Livin’ lovely, Just love me

Is this perhaps the best hip hop wedding entrance song ever? Maybe not, but you get a beautiful blend of soul and meaning, that’s why we love it!

7. “The Light” by Common

Memorable Lyrics: “There are times. when you’ll need someone, I will be by your side, oh darling, There is a light, that shines, Special for you, and me”

“The Light” by Common speaks about a love that’s true but in a way only hiphop could. It’s great for the first dance and last dance, too. 

8. “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber

Memorable Lyrics: “Come on over in my direction, So thankful for that, it’s such a blessin’, yeah, Turn every situation into Heaven, yeah, Oh, you are”

Despactio was one of the biggest hip hop hits in 2017, and it can make your wedding a hit, too. The symphony of the song makes it a really great first dance song. 

9. “Señorita” by Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello

Memorable Lyrics: “I love it when you call me señorita, I wish I could pretend I didn’t need ya, But every touch is ooh, la-la-la, It’s true, la-la-la, Ooh, I should be running, Ooh, you keep me coming for ya”

This sultry and romantic duet is a great addition to your wedding, as it offers a modern and romantic touch.

10. “Bonnie And Clyde” by Jay-Z and Beyoncé

Memorable Lyrics: “Whatever she lacks, I’m right over her shoulder, When I’m off track, mami is keepin’ me focused, So let’s lock this down like it’s supposed to be, The ’03 Bonnie and Clyde, Hov’ and B, holla”

You can’t have too much of this iconic duo played at your wedding. ’03 Bonnie and Clyde has been referenced in many songs since its release, conveying themes of loyalty, love, and commitment.

11. “You’re All I Need” by Method Man feat. Mary J. Blige

Memorable Lyrics: “You’re all that I need, I’ll be there for you, If you keep it real with me, I’ll keep it real witchu, Loving your whole schemes, it be in there boo, On top of that you got the good Power-you

The duo created a soulful and affectionate hip-hop love song that’s sure to set the mood for everyone.

12. “Arms Around You” by XXXTentacion

Memorable Lyrics: “Arms around you, Te amo mami, let me hold you, Wrap me arms right around you, girl, oh yeah, Good lovin’ got all around you, To make sure no one could harm you, Dale, mami, let me have you, ooyy”

This song is a melodic and rhythmic one that will bring everyone to the dancefloor.

13. “Forever” by Chris Brown

Memorable Lyrics: “It’s you, and me, Movin’ at the speed of light into eternity, yeah. Tonight, is the night, To join me in the middle of ecstasy”

“Forever” by Chris Brown is a lively and romantic song that adds a celebratory touch to your wedding. 

14. “I Like It” by Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin

Memorable Lyrics: “Now I like dollars, I like diamonds, I like stunting, I like shining, I like million dollar deals, where’s my pen, I’m signin’ (Signin’)”

There’s something about this catch tune that’s sure to get everyone on the dancefloor! Is it the beats? The lyrics? It’s both! And your wedding needs a song like this.

15. “Whatta Man” by Salt-N-Pepa

Memorable Lyrics: “What a man, what a man, what a man, What a mighty good man, Gotta say it again now, What a man, what a man, what a man, What a mighty good man”

“Whatta Man” by Salt-N-Pepa brings the positive vibes to your wedding. With its rhythmic and catchy lyrics, the song celebrates all the qualities of a great man – your husband!

16. “How to Love” by Lil Wayne

Memorable Lyrics: “You had a lot of crooks try to steal your heart, Never really had luck, couldn’t never figure out, How to love (how to love)”

This song explores themes of love, vulnerability, and acceptance. It’s a great song for lovebirds who wish to share that side of their lives with everyone present.

17. “Party Up” by DMX

Memorable Lyrics: “Y’all gon’ make me act a fool, Up in here, up in here, Y’all gon’ make me lose my cool, Up in here, up in here”

“Party Up” by DMX is a high-energy hip-hop track with a catchy beat, making it suitable for getting people on the dance floor.

18. “One Dance” by Drake

Memorable Lyrics: “That’s why I need a one dance, Got a Hennessy in my hand, One more time ‘fore I go, Higher powers taking a hold on me” 

“One Dance” by Drake is a groovy, upbeat tune making it a perfect choice for the first dance. 

19. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

Memorable Lyrics: “Stop, wait a minute, Fill my cup, put some liquor in it, Take a sip, sign the check, Julio, get the stretch!”

This upbeat classic is a must have at any wedding. Do you want people to get up and boogie? Uptown funk is your song.

20. “Get Ur Freak On” by Missy Elliott

Memorable Lyrics: “Listen to me now, I’m lasting twenty rounds, And if you want me (nigga), Then come on, get me now, Is you with me now?”

There are a few artists that can match the brilliance of Missy Elliott, and the track, “Get Ur Freak On,” shows why. Her style and grace are second to none, and you certainly want life at your wedding!

21. “Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa

Memorable Lyrics: “Ah, push it (hey, get up on this), Ah, push it, Ow baby, Salt and Pepa’s here, Salt, Salt, Salt, Salt, Salt and Pepa’s here”

This song is great as it sets the stage for a fun and playful wedding experience. 

FAQs About Hip-Hop Wedding Songs

So, now you are armed with a list of the grooviest, most romantic hip-hop songs that can work perfectly for your wedding day. [2] Do you still have questions? Then check out the answers!

Can you play rap at a wedding?

If it’s your wedding, then absolutely. There are no rules. Play whatever song you’d like. However, if you’re DJing a wedding for the first time, check with the couple before playing rap music. That goes for any alternative music style.

What was the first hip-hop love song?

It might surprise you to know that the first-ever bona fide ballad in the rap and hip hop genre was not until 1987! The song was I Need Love and this masterpiece was by LL Cool J who won the hearts of romantic music lovers all over the world. This song is a popular addition to wedding playlists – even today!

What are the best hip-hop wedding songs of all time?

Tracks like The Light by Common, Bonita Applebum by A Tribe Called Quest, Beautiful by Snoop Dogg, and 21 Questions by 50 Cent top the lists of the best hip-hop wedding tunes ever.

Final Words

Hip-hop songs can be a fun way to beat the monotony of slow wedding playlists. As you can see, there’s at least one perfect song for every aspect of your big day!


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