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Top 30 Hip-Hop Wedding Songs To Bust During Your Big Day!

Feb
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A couple kissing while listening to hip-hop wedding songs.

Introduction

Already popped the question and gotten a big yes? Congratulations! 

Now, now, when it comes to weddings, keep in mind that music sets the tone for the entire celebration. And if you’re the type of couple that loves some beats and rhymes, then infusing the playlist with hip-hop wedding music is a must!

But, with such a long and colorful history in music, it can be a bit tricky to know which tunes to bust at the wedding. So, we went ahead and curated our favorite top 30 hip-hop wedding songs, including everything from romantic tunes to upbeat and rocking anthems! 

Let’s get right to it, dawg!

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Romantic Hip-Hop Wedding Songs

It might not seem like it at first glance, but plenty of hip-hop jams are actually quite romantic and fitting for weddings! So, if you need a headstart on the best of the best, then we listed down our favorite romantic hip-hop wedding songs, perfect for adding some groove on the bridal walk or pumping people up during the first dance!

Our personal recommendation? “Let Me Love You” and “You’re All I Need,” both of which are well-loved by hip-hop heads for releasing their inner hopeless romantic, so make sure to give them a spin! 

  1. “I’ll Be” by Foxy Brown featuring Jay-Z (1996)
  2. “Best I Ever Had” by Drake (2009)
  3. “You’re All I Need” by Method Man featuring Mary J. Blige (1994)
  4. “Bound 2” by Kanye West (2013)
  5. “Angel” by Shaggy featuring Rayvon (2000)
  6. “Love on Top” by Beyoncé (2011)
  7. “Me & U” by Cassie (2006)
  8. “All of Me” by John Legend featuring Jennifer Nettles & Hunter Hayes (2013)
  9. “I Need Love” by LL Cool J (1987)
  10. “Let Me Love You” by Mario (2004)
Guests dancing along to hip-hop wedding songs.

Slow And Sentimental Hip-Hop Wedding Songs

When they’re not pumping the room with upbeat instrumentals of jazzing up the ladies with their smooth rhymes, hip-hop music is also known to be quite sentimental and slow, which is a fine way of shaking it up now and then!

So, in case you need some steady and pulsing beats to keep the energy up during your wedding’s slower moments, then these slow hip-hop wedding songs are the perfect picks! For starters, we’d recommend checking out “Dear Mama” by 2PAC, or the evergreen “Stan” by Eminem. 

  1. “Dear Mama” by 2Pac (1995)
  2. “Juicy” by The Notorious B.I.G. (1994)
  3. “Stan” by Eminem featuring Dido (2000)
  4. “Hey Mama” by Kanye West (2005)
  5. “Through the Wire” by Kanye West (2003)
  6. “The Light” by Common (2000)
  7. “Dilemma” by Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland (2002)
  8. “Keep Ya Head Up” by 2Pac (1993)
  9. “Ms. Jackson” by OutKast (2000)
  10. “Family Business” by Kanye West (2004)
A newlywed couple dancing along to hip-hop wedding songs.

Loud and upbeat Hip-Hop Wedding Songs

The vows have been exchanged and the dinner is done. What’s next? The reception party, of course! And what better way to start your wedding party than asking your wedding DJ to play these classic loud and upbeat hip-hop wedding songs?

From Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love”, Lil Jon’s “Get Low” to “Hot in Herre” by Nelly, these all-time bangers will surely make you feel like you’re a wearing a million-dollar gold chain around your neck, all while you spend the night busting out your best dance moves alongside your partner and wedding guests! 

  1. “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z (2003)
  2. “Get Low” by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz (2002)
  3. “Yeah!” by Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris (2004)
  4. “Jump Around” by House of Pain (1992)
  5. “Hot in Herre” by Nelly (2002)
  6. “The Way You Move” by OutKast featuring Sleepy Brown (2003)
  7. “Gold Digger” by Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx (2005)
  8. “Hypnotize” by The Notorious B.I.G. (1997)
  9. “Ignition (Remix)” by R. Kelly (2003)
  10. “In Da Club” by 50 Cent (2003)
Guests at the reception party while hip-hop wedding songs are being played.

FAQs About Hip-Hop Wedding Songs

Why choose hip-hop songs for a wedding?

Hip-hop music encompasses a wide range of emotions and themes, making it suitable for various moments throughout a wedding. From expressing love and romance to celebrating with high energy, hip-hop songs add a modern and dynamic touch to the festivities. Plus, they’re always good fun! 

Will hip-hop songs be appropriate for all guests?

While some guests may have reservations about hip-hop music, a well-curated playlist can include both classic hits and contemporary favorites, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy. As such, it’s important to ask for help from your wedding DJ to help choose songs that can cater to everyone! 

Can hip-hop songs be sentimental?

Absolutely! Many hip-hop artists have penned heartfelt lyrics about love, family, and overcoming adversity, making their songs perfect for sentimental moments like first dances or dedications.

How can hip-hop songs be incorporated into a traditional wedding?

Hip-hop songs can be seamlessly integrated into various aspects of a wedding, including the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and after-party. Couples can choose songs that reflect their personal style and preferences while still honoring traditional wedding customs.

A newlywed couple sharing a cake.

A Brief History Of Hip-Hop At Weddings

Hip-hop’s influence on weddings traces back to the late 20th century when artists like LL Cool J and Run-D.M.C. began to gain mainstream popularity. As the genre evolved, so did its presence in wedding celebrations, with couples incorporating hip-hop songs into their playlists to add a contemporary flair to their festivities. Today, hip-hop wedding songs are a staple at receptions worldwide, reflecting the genre’s enduring appeal and cultural significance.

And while there are still plenty of people that have reservations about this type of genre, the prevalence of more subgenres and more relatable artists have also helped make them a mainstay in plenty of celebrations, including weddings.

Tips For Choosing Hip-Hop Wedding Songs

A newlywed couple during their reception.
  • Consider Your Audience – Choose songs that will resonate with both you and your guests, balancing personal favorites with crowd-pleasers. Sure it’s your wedding, but you have to think about your guests too!
     
  • Mix Old with New – Incorporate a mix of classic hip-hop tracks and modern hits to appeal to guests of all ages. After all, there are bound to be some old hip-hop heads at your wedding!
     
  • Collaborate with Your DJ – Work closely with your wedding DJ to create a cohesive playlist that flows seamlessly throughout the event. What’s more, they can even give you brand-new insight on how to improve your overall wedding playlist!
     
  • Personalize Your Selections – Choose songs that hold special meaning to you as a couple, whether they remind you of significant moments or reflect your shared interests.

  • Test Your Playlist – Listen to your chosen songs in advance to ensure they sound good in a wedding setting and adjust as needed. You can even try doing this in your actual wedding venue!
     
  • Consider Clean Versions – Opt for clean versions of songs if you have guests of all ages in attendance or if you prefer to keep the lyrics family-friendly.

  • Think Beyond the Dance Floor – Hip-hop songs can also be played during cocktail hour, wedding dinner, and other non-dancing portions of the reception, so consider their versatility to make sure your wedding stays entertaining all throughout!
     
  • Have Fun with It – Ultimately, your wedding playlist should reflect your personality and style as a couple, so don’t be afraid to get creative and have fun with your song selections! Make sure to include your partner in the selection process as well! 
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Conclusion

And that concludes our list of our favorite hip-hop wedding songs! With the perfect blend of romance, sentimentality, and energy, hip-hop wedding songs offer an unforgettable soundtrack for your special day. 

But just in case you don’t have a wedding DJ yet to help turn up the beats on your special day, make sure to hit us up over here at DJing.ca! As the largest DJ company in Canada, our team will provide you with high-quality equipment, expert DJs, and industry-leading customer service all at affordable rates!

Of course, all of that is backed by our stellar 5-star rating, maintained through more than 1,000+ successful events that we’ve played at.

So, make sure to contact us for a quote, and we’ll be with you immediately! Looking forward to meeting you!

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