Affectionate Bars Only: 22 Rap Songs About Love

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To set the right vibe for Valentine's Day, we figured we'd feature the best rap songs about love. This list features some names you'd expect, and some you might not have anticipated. So get your chocolate boxes, flowers, balloons, and dinner reservations ready because we're about to talk about the best of the best rap songs about love. By the way, this list is no particular order.

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22. Rod Wave - "Girl of My Dreams"

21. A$AP Rocky - "L$D"

20. Drake – "Best I Ever Had"

Drake is the poster child for rap songs about love, and who could possibly forget this particular anthem from the Canadian superstar. "Best I Ever Had" is one of the best songs on this list, and was one of Drake's first standout songs.

19. LL Cool J – "I Need Love"

LL Cool J is a hip-hop legend, and for good reason. He was one of the founding fathers of the genre, and also scored plenty of hits, including his rap love jam "I Need Love."

18. Pop Smoke – "What You Know Bout Love"

Pop Smoke really made his mark in his time here on Earth, leaving fans with plenty to remember him by. "What You Know Bout Love" is yet another example of his dynamic rapping ability, and is well worth a few listens on Valentine's Day.

17. Future feat. Drake and Tems – "Wait For U"

When Future and Drake link up, you already know something special is in the works, but add Tems to the mix, and it's a whole new level of music prowess. "Wait For U" is easily one of our favorites from 2022.

16. Fabolous - "Can't Let You Go"

Fabolous made a memorable song with "Can't Let You Go," and it's still worth streaming to this day. Don't believe us? Take a listen for yourself, and try to tell us different.

15. Erykah Badu and Common – "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)"

Erykah Badu and Common are two rap legends respectively, and are even more fire as a unit. "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)" is some of the best from either catalog, which is truly saying a lot.

14. Kendrick Lamar feat. Zacari – "LOVE"

In one of two appearances from Kendrick Lamar on this list, he links with Zacari for his song "LOVE." This is a timeless track that surely deserves a spot on anyone's Valentine's Day playlist.

13. Future - "Turn On The Lights"

Future has made yet another appearance on our list with his hit "Turn On The Lights," which is one of many classics from him. He rarely is one to talk about love, but this one in particular is special.

12. Lil Wayne – "How To Love"

Lil Wayne belongs in the rap hall of fame, and his song "How To Love" is one of his best ever. It goes without saying that it deserves a spot on this Valentine's Day list, but you knew that already.

11. Travis Scott feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Goosebumps”

In Kendrick Lamar's second appearance on this list, and Travis Scott's first, we have "Goosebumps," their collaboration from way back in 2016. It really gives you exactly what the title says, without fail.

10. Tupac – "Do for Love"

Tupac is another artist on this list with a rightful legacy in the hip-hop world. "Do for Love" is one of his best, and is yet another song that's one of the best on this list.

9. Jay-Z feat. Beyoncé – "'03 Bonnie & Clyde"

Jay-Z and Beyoncé are arguably the most iconic couple in hip-hop, and "03 Bonnie & Clyde" is all the proof you need to know that's true. Talk about love and hip-hop. This song is absolutely timeless.

8. Nicki Minaj – "Your Love"

Nicki Minaj just doesn't miss, and "Your Love" is yet another shining example of this notion. Talk about the perfect song for the perfect Valentine's Day.

7. 50 Cent feat. Nate Dogg – "21 Questions"

While this list is packed with rap bangers about love, "21 Questions" might actually be the best - or at least top 3. This 50 Cent and Nate Dogg collaboration is surely hard to top.

6. A Tribe Called Quest – "Bonita Applebum"

"Bonita Applebum, you gotta put me on." Well, put you on we shall. This banger from A Tribe Called Quest is one of their best, and also happens to be a love song well worth your attention on February 14th.

5. Common – "The Light"

Who knew Common had such an elite love song-making ability? "The Light" is exactly what we're talking about; he really goes off lyrically in typical Common fashion.

4. Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell – "Beautiful"

Who can forget this Valentine's Day staple? "Beautiful" is some of the very best from Snoop Dogg and Pharrell, and also happens to be one of the best rap songs to play for the one you love the most.

3. Method Man and Mary J. Blige – "I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need to Get By"

Method Man and Mary J. Blige scored one of the best rap love songs of all-time with their song, "I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need to Get By." What a classic.

2. Tyler, the Creator feat. Kali Uchis - “See You Again”

Tyler, the Creator and Kali Uchis are both incredible artists in their own right, but together they are something else. "See You Again" is exactly what we mean by that.

1. Nicki Minaj - “Super Bass”

Nicki Minaj has a knack for hit-making, and "Super Bass" is no exception to the rule. While it's a trademark school dance song, it also is perfectly fitting for the Valentine's Day vibe as well.

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