10 Top Rap Songs About Self Love

rap songs about self love
Written by Corey Morgan

Top rap songs about self love

Let’s face it: When I say I want to talk about rap music, everyone expects I’m going to talk about popularity, sex, money, drugs, and women. With hits like Pitbull and Ke$ha’s “Timber” and Lil Wayne and Future’s “Fancy,” there’s no reason to expect otherwise.

Then again there are Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, Tupac, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and 50 Cent are rap legends whose songs on the deeper aspects of human life contributed to the development of a new form of expression.

10 Rap songs about self love

1. Kanye West: Champion

The chorus of this song is a good illustration of the concept that there are those who have your back. For them to consider you a hero, you must prove yourself as such. Just keep in mind that sometimes others have more faith in you than you do, even if you don’t want to do something. So, if not for yourself, then at least do it for others.

2. Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”

Kendrick Lamar - Alright (Official Music Video)

The chorus of Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” reflects an upbeat, confident attitude that things will improve in the long run despite present difficulties. As the introduction implies, things are currently chaotic.

Kendrick is optimistic despite the fact that he acknowledges that racism and police violence are still problems in today’s America. He assures his audience that things will work out well if they put their faith in God.

3. “Moment 4 Life”  ` Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj - Moment 4 Life (Clean Version) (Official Music Video) ft. Drake

Nicki starts off by saying that she “flies with the stars,” which may be a reference to the fact that she has reached the same level of success as other famous people.

She also discusses her material well-being, revealing that she is comfortable financially. Nicki then uses the metaphor of an umpire to describe herself as the leader of her own life.

She also discusses how she came to be so well-known. By doing so, she cements her reputation as the best rapper of all time and proves she is worthy of her accomplishment.

4. Big K.R.I.T., by Boobie Milles

Big K.R.I.T. - Boobie Miles (Explicit) (Official Music Video)

This is the first single from KRIT’s upcoming mixtape, 4eva N a Day, and it serves as an inspiration to fans to keep working hard and achieving their goals.

5. Sky’s d Limit ` Notorious B.I.G

The Notorious B.I.G. - Sky's The Limit (Official Music Video) [4K]

The three verses of “Sky’s The Limit” tell the story of Biggie’s rise from poverty to success. He had passed away by the time the song hit gold status in 1998.

Biggie starts off by describing his upbringing and his time in school. According to his mother, he had always been a star student, but after switching schools he began to display a “smart-ass” attitude akin to that in the film Notorious—according to her.

Biggie got his start in the drug trade at the tender age of 12, but his mother only found out and kicked him out a few years later. He then had his underage associates do his corner dealing for him, a time period portrayed in the second stanza that ultimately resulted to his nearly ten-month jail sentence.

Biggie addresses the negative aspects of his former lifestyle as a drug dealer and a rap artist in the third stanza.Lyrically, this is one of the best rap songs about self love.

6. By Kanye West, “Last Call”

The fact that this song is the last one featured in “The College Dropout” soundtrack may have contributed to its title. Moreover, the song’s chorus suggests that Kanye is using the chance presented by this song to offer a shoutout to Roc-A-Fella Records, for whom he was obviously much more grateful in the early goings of his career, about around the time this track was released.

Aside from that, the chorus makes it clear that this is the “last call” for anyone still sober in the home to find some booze and “pull their as*es up off the wall,” i.e. join in the celebration. However, it should be made clear that the actual event being commemorated is Yeezus’ rise to fame.

7. “Love Yourz” by Cole.

Cole reiterates his earlier point that contrary to popular belief, monetary success does not guarantee happiness. The pursuit of pleasure does not lead to fulfillment. The financial rewards mean little if you don’t also enjoy your life and are content with it. Finding fulfillment in life should take precedence above concerns about one’s net worth.

At the song’s end, J. Many of the lines Cole cites begin with “always gon’ be,” suggesting that there will always be something about other people to which you may find fault. Whatever the case may be, his message is clear: “love yours” (hence the title of the song). Although you have no control over other people’s life, you do have control over how you see your own.

8. Kendrick Lamar, I

Kendrick Lamar - i (Official Video)

Kendrick Lamar raps about the importance of self-confidence in the first single from his upcoming third studio album. Lamar premiered the track on Los Angeles’ Power 106 and said he was motivated by his experiences growing up in Compton to write a song about overcoming adversity.

To quote him: “It’s all about loving yourself” (which he emphasized must come from within). They believe they get it from their mothers, parents, big friends, or grandmothers, but the truth is that it all starts with you which is why we carry ourselves in the manner that we do. Many  who end up in jail were raised in these families or foster homes and came from these neighborhoods, so they never had that love within themselves.

9. “I Can,” by Nas

Nas - I Can (Official HD Video)

Hip-hop is conscious in “I Can” because it depends on how society views the world. It’s a story about rising over oppression and misfortune and going after your aspirations, therefore it’s for everyone. “Nas wrote an anthem to keep us going when we feel like giving up,” he said.

10. Its your world by common

It's Your World (Part 1 & 2 (Explicit))

If you stay true to who you are, pursue your passions, and have faith in the future, Common says, you can achieve your full potential in this world.