Hip hop songs for kids can introduce kids to a new genre of music. Check out these clean songs that are safe to listen to with your children in the car! Enjoy your favorite rap songs for kids without worrying about the message your kids are listening to or having a song full of bleeps. Kid friendly rap lyrics can be hard to find, so I’ve done the research for you with this playlist!
So, I’ve got this playlist that I use for running. It’s a “get my booty in gear, run up that dang hill. You only have FIVE MORE MINUTES TO GO!” kind of playlist.
It. Is. Awesome.
I tend to also listen to it in the car. In fact, I have a few variations of this playlist. In a few, I’ve added my kids’ favorite songs. This way, after I listen to the Killers’ The Man and Queen’s We Will Rock You for the ten millionth time, I can listen to my own jams in peace.
My kids love a good beat
The problem is, not all of the songs on that playlist are what you’d call, “
The first song on the playlist is Drake’s, Make Me Proud featuring Nicki Minaj. With lyrics like, “double-D up, h*es, Dolly Parton” it’s not a song I want my kids to hear. As soon as I open the Pandora app, it starts to play the first song of the most recently played station.
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So, while I make a valiant effort to skip ASAP when it came on the speakers, Ryan caught the beat (a boy after my own heart) and lost. his. mind. when I skipped it.
With a hope and a prayer, I put the song back on so he would just shush and absolutely screamed over every curse.
Even so, he asks for the “So proud of you!” song pretty regularly.
The search for clean rap songs
As with all things parenting, I hit
Look, I’m no prude. I’m more Cool Mom Amy Poehler in Mean Girls than Carol Brady. But, I do have a
Thankfully, I ended up finding a good bit of songs that we could jam to in the car. This playlist consists of
What makes these clean hip hop songs for kids?
My opinion of a
I also look for songs where the meaning isn’t OBVIOUSLY inappropriate. For example, I leave Hotline Bling on this clean playlist. Yes, it’s about a booty call, but unless they know what that is, you’re fine.
Just remember – vet any songs on this playlist. Your definition of clean hip hop songs might be different than mine.
A note about these hip hop songs for kids
- Definitely listen to the songs before you hit play in front of the kids. This ensures you won’t find anything I didn’t or that you’re just not a fan of.
- ALWAYS use the radio edit. I’ve made notes if you should look for a specific version. But in general, radio edits ensur that you won’t encounter any random curses.
- Some have underlying meanings that aren’t that lovely. But, honestly, in my
opinionkids just like the beat.
- Early decades are typically cleaner than later decades. So, if you’re super anxious, I would stick to the 90’s genre.
Hip Hop Songs for Kids – clean rap songs playlist
Below you’ll find over 25 clean hip hop songs for kids, varying from recent Drake hits to classic DJ Jazzy Jeff jams. Get ready to have a blast with your kids!
- Finesse – Bruno Mars (not the Cardi B. remix)
- God’s Plan – Drake
- Magic – B.O.B
- Hotline Bling – Drake **
- Hey Mama – Kanye West
- Now or Never – Kendrick Lamar
- I Can – Nas
- All We Got – Chance the Rapper
- Crazy in Love – Beyonce + JayZ
- Pretty Girl Rock – Keri Hilson
- Opposite of Adults – Chiddy Bang
- Happy – Pharrell Williams
- Dynamite – Taio Cruz
- Glory – Jay – Z
- Kick, Push – Lupe Fiasco
- Hold On, We’re Going Home – Drake
- Survivor – Destiny’s Child
- Parents Just Don’t Understand – DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
- Just a Friend -Biz Markie
- Jump – Kriss Kross
- Ice, Ice, Baby – Vanilla Ice
- Stereo Hearts – Gym Class Heroes
- Good Feeling – Florida
- How to Love – Lil Wayne
- I Got a Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Okay so tell me -what kind of music do you listen to with your kids? Do you have a guilty pleasure? Let me know in the comments!
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