Hip hop songs for kids can introduce kids to a new genre of music. Enjoy your favorite clean 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 “you can do this last 5 minutes!” kind of play list.
Because I rarely regale a playlist to just a run, I have a few variations of it. In a few, I’ve added my kids’ favorite songs, so we can enjoy it on a drive.
My kids love clean rap songs!
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. It’s not a song I want my kids to hear. While it’s a banger and awesome to amp me up, it’s definitely not kid friendly.
Which means my kids inevitably love it and ask for it regularly.
As with all things parenting, I hit
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.
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A note about these hip hop songs:
- 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 30 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!
- Toosie Slide – Drake (clean version)
- Death bed – powfu
- Take What You Want – Post Malone
- Old Town Road – Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus
- Butterfly Effect – Travis Scott
- Finesse – Bruno Mars (not the Cardi B. remix)
- God’s Plan – Drake
- Magic – B.O.B
- Hotline Bling – Drake
- Hey Mama – Kanye West
- Crazy – Cade (says “I’d rather see you naked,” but otherwise clean.)
- Now or Never – Kendrick Lamar
- I Can – Nas
- All We Got – Chance the Rapper
- Crazy in Love – Beyonce + JayZ
- Pretty Girl Rock – Keri Hilson (this one is on our Girl Power Songs playlist too!)
- 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
- 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!