51 Best Hip Hop Wedding Songs

Nothing gets the party started at a wedding more than hip hop music. When the DJ starts playing those bangers, that’s when the crowd gets their dance on. Here are the best hip hop wedding songs.

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“It’s Getting Hot in Herre” by Nelly

Song year: 2002

Nelly has had us all getting hot in here since 2002. From prom songs to wedding anthems, “It’s Getting Hot in Herre” by Nelly hits all the checkmarks for a celebratory, get-on-the-dancefloor classic.

“Old Town Road Remix” by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

Song year: 2019

Lil Nas X unexpectedly took over hip hop in 2019 with the “Old Town Road Remix” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. It has a catchy, sing-along chorus that is perfect for the late hours of a wedding as the inebriated crowd puts their arms around each other and belts out the lyrics.

“The Way I Are” by Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson, D.O.E., and Sebastian

Song year: 2007

Super producer and rapper Timbaland released “The Way I Are” featuring Keri Hilson, D.O.E., and Sebastian in 2007. The song has incredible production and a blaring, intense beat that almost compels people to sprint to the dance floor.

“Mo Money Mo Problems” by Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Mase

Song year: 1997

Notorious B.I.G ‘s posthumous smash hit “Mo Money Mo Problems” featuring Puff Daddy and Mase is just one of those songs that brings energy and a feel-good vibe to the wedding crowd. Puffy and Biggie are an unbeatable duo.

“Hotline Bling” by Drake

Song year: 2015

“Hotline Bling” was a throwaway track that Drake never could have anticipated would become an iconic hip hop hit and one of the biggest songs of his career. When “Hotline Bling” comes on, everyone gets out there and starts imitating Drake’s goofy dance moves.

“California Love” by 2Pac featuring Dr. Dre

Song year: 1995

Not every hip hop wedding song needs to be family-friendly. “California Love” by 2Pac featuring Dr. Dre – the classic ode to the West Coast – will have all the millennials out on the dancefloor screaming Tupac’s boastful, angry lyrics in unison.

“Let Me Clear My Throat” by DJ Kool

Song year: 1996

“Let Me Clear My Throat” by DJ Kool has stood the test of time as the ultimate “get the crowd hyped” song. The background of the song has the audience cheering and singing along, making it perfect for any party setting where the crowd is participating in the music.

“Juicy” by Notorious B.I.G.

Song year: 1994

There aren’t many rap songs that come on where everyone knows all the words. Notorious B.I.G.’s 1994 anthem “Juicy” is an exception. “Juicy” is a hip hop celebration of being successful after a struggle. Anyone who has dealt with problems in their life can relate.

“Too Close” by Next

Song year: 1997

You might think a song about getting an erection on the dance floor would be inappropriate for a wedding. But “Too Close” by Next somehow makes the taboo subject acceptable. The 1997 hip hop classic is about a guy who gets a little too excited with a lady on the dancefloor.

“Big Pimpin’” by Jay-Z featuring UGK

Song year: 2000

Jay-Z called up southern hip hop legends UGK for 2000’s “Big Pimpin’,” a roaring hip hop anthem with Timbaland production. “Big Pimpin’” touches on all the topics that give hip hop a bad reputation but packages it in a catchy, upbeat format tailormade for wedding celebrations.

“I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas

Song year: 2009

hip hop supergroup Black Eyed Peas makes catchy, upbeat dance tracks better than anyone. Their song “I Gotta Feeling” in 2009 – with production from DJ David Guetta – is a “must-play” on many wedding soundtracks and will even get party-poppers out of their seats and on the dance floor.

“Rappers Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang

Song year: 1979

“Rappers Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang is one of the first-ever hip hop hits. Since 1979 people have been singing and rapping along to the cheerful, happy anthem. As one of the all-time classic hits, it is a perfect late-night jam to get the wedding guests dancing and celebrating.

“Swag Surfin” by Fast Life Yungstaz

Song year: 2009

“Swag Surfin” by Fast Life Yungstaz gained a cult following after its 2009 release. Complete with its dance move that mimics a surfer riding the waves, “Swag Surfin” is sure to get the crowd up and dancing as soon as the iconic beat drops.

“Snap Yo Fingers” by Lil Jon featuring E-40 and Sean Paul

Song year: 2006

At the height of Atlanta’s dominance of hip hop music, legendary producer and rapper Lil Jon released “Snap Yo Fingers” featuring West Coast rapper E-40 and Sean Paul of the YoungBloodz. “Snap Yo Fingers” is one of the best hip hop wedding songs because of its infectious beat, catchy chorus, and accompanying Pool Palace dance move.

“Teach Me How to Dougie” by Cali Swag District

Song year: 2010

Wedding music is all about getting the crowd excited, dancing, and having a good time. For that reason, hip hop songs that have dance moves are always popular. “Teach Me How to Dougie” by Cali Swag District has one of the most famous dance moves of all time and will energize the crowd.

“Whatever You Like” by T.I.

Song year: 2008

Atlanta rapper T.I. released “Whatever You Like,” his signature song, in 2008. “Whatever You Like” is a laid-back hip hop track where T.I. alternates between rapping and singing, promising a lady that she can have whatever pleases her.

“U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer

Song year: 1990

MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” from 1990 is one of the most iconic hip hop songs of all time, and a great choice to play at weddings, parties, or any celebratory settings. This song will have boomers and Gen Z dancing side-by-side.

“Gettin’ Jiggy wit It” by Will Smith

Song year: 1996

Will Smith’s status as American pop royalty was cemented long before he released the smash hit “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It” in 1996. But the song left an indelible mark on hip hop music. You simply cannot escape “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It” if you’re at a wedding, prom, or dance party.

“Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa

Song year: 1987

Pioneers of hip hop music, the legendary all-female rap group Salt-N-Pepa released their signature song “Push It” in 1987. The song’s infectious 80s beat will have everyone trying to recreate the group’s dance moves from the iconic video.

“In Da Club” by 50 Cent

Song year: 2003

In “In Da Club,” a boastful 50 explains that you can find him in nightclubs drinking champagne and celebrating his success and wealth. Wedding crowds are usually happy to drink champagne and sing along with 50 when the DJ plays this song.

“This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan

Song year: 1995

Montell Jordan has had crowds rocking since the mid-1990s with his signature hit “This Is How We Do It,” an ode to partying and celebrating the good life. People at weddings just want to party and have a good time, so this hip hop anthem belongs on every playlist.

“Congratulations” by Post Malone featuring Quavo

Song year: 2017

Everyone wants to congratulate newly-married couples, so rap superstar Post Malone’s hit single “Congratulations” featuring Quavo fits neatly into a wedding playlist. Post Malone’s unique singing style of rap music makes his songs perfect for a group to chant together on the dance floor.

“Family Affair” by Mary J. Blige

Song year: 2001

Mary J. Blige, the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, released her signature song “Family Affair” in 2001 from her album “No More Drama.” Dr. Dre produced the track, which is often one of the first songs that DJs will play at weddings as the playlist transitions from oldies to hip hop.

“Beautiful” by Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell Williams and Uncle Charlie Wilson

Song year: 2003

Snoop Dogg took a break from making hardcore gangsta rap music to record “Beautiful,” his 2003 track featuring producer and singer Pharrell Williams and Uncle Charlie Wilson. Williams sings the chorus of “Beautiful,” telling a lady that he wants her to know how beautiful she is.

“We Fly High” by Jim Jones

Song year: 2006

Jim Jones was mostly a sidekick and hype man for rapper Cam’Ron until he took over hip hop in 2006 with “We Fly High.” The song’s chorus, complete with Jones’ signature adlib and motioning to shoot a basketball, is a favorite of wedding crowds on the dance floor.

“Yeah” by Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris

“Yeah” by Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris

Song year:  2004

Usher topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks back in 2004 with his hit “Yeah” featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris. Lil Jon also produced the track, which is tailor made for the dance floor. “Yeah” is a classic hip hop song that is ideal for a warmed-up crowd at a wedding looking to take the party to the next level.

“Regulate” by Warren G featuring Nate Dogg

Song year: 1994

Warren G and Nate Dogg had us all cruising the strip and looking for ladies in Long Beach, California on their 1994 collaborative effort “Regulate.” The lyrics are so iconic that even people who don’t listen to rap know all the words.

“Shawty Is a 10” by The Dream featuring Fabolous

Song year: 2007

“Shawty Is a 10” by The Dream featuring Fabolous is another classic hip hop song that is perfect for weddings. In the song, rhythm and Blues singer The Dream tells a woman that she is a perfect 10 – something we all expect the newly-married groom to tell the bride.

“Ignition Remix” by R. Kelly

Song year: 2002

The “Ignition Remix” by R. Kelly is one of the all-time classic hip hop and rhythm and blues jams. Kelly sings about drinking alcohol, being intoxicated, and feeling quite carefree about it since it’s the weekend and an acceptable time to party.

“Best I Ever Had” by Drake

Song year: 2009

Rap superstar Drake has no shortage of hip hop songs that are perfect for weddings, but “Best I Ever Had” might be the best of the bunch. In the song, Drake croons to a woman that she is the best partner he’s ever had – a sentiment that coincides nicely with the mood at weddings.

“Low” by Flo Rida featuring T-Pain

Song year: 2007

Wedding DJs looking to get the crowd crunk will almost certainly play “Low” by Flo Rida featuring T-Pain, the 2007 hip hop anthem that topped the Billboard charts and had millions of women (and men) dropping it low on the dance floor.

“Right Round” by Flo Rida featuring Kesha

Song year: 2009

Flo Rida might as well have been designed in a laboratory to churn out hip hop wedding songs. The 2009 smash hit “Right Round” featuring singer Kesha topped the Billboard Hot 100 and became a classic dance floor song. Flo Rida’s obsession with getting low and going down fits just right with the mood at weddings.

“So Into You” by Fabulous featuring Tamia

Song year: 2003

Fabulous is versatile enough of a rapper that he can create a street anthem for the thugs or a love ballad for the ladies. His 2003 song “So Into You” featuring Tamia is a confessional where Fab tells his crush that he is unable to explain how deeply in love he has fallen.

“Drop It Like It’s Hot” by Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell Williams

Song year: 2004

A year after the release of “Beautiful,” Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams teamed up again for another iconic collaboration with “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” “Drop It Like It’s Hot” is a reference to a dance move where the person bends down low to the ground.

“Walk It Out” by Unk

Song year: 2006

The mid-aughts were all about hip hop songs that had their own dance moves. “Walk It Out” by Unk is a classic example. The Atlanta rapper’s frenetic hip hop song has a corresponding dance move (think of a twisting type of walk) that is fun to do on the dance floor at weddings.

“Fiesta Remix” by R. Kelly featuring Jay-Z, Boo & Gotti

Song year: 2001

The self-proclaimed king of R&B, R. Kelly, teamed up with rap superstar Jay-Z for 2001’s ode to partying, the “Fiesta Remix.” The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 2001 and is ideal for getting wedding crowds to migrate to the dance floor.

“Turn Down for What” by DJ Snake and Lil Jon

Song year: 2013

DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s 2013 hit “Turn Down for What” is musical amphetamine. The insanely-frenetic beat and Lil Jon’s typical screaming make the EDM-hip hop song the track of choice for DJs trying to whip the wedding crowd into a frenzy.

“Back That Thang Up” by Juvenile featuring Manny Fresh and Lil Wayne

Song year: 2004

When New Orleans rapper Juvenile tells you to “Back That Thang Up” he wants you to get low and move your butt toward your dance partner. The 2004 anthem featuring Manny Fresh and Lil Wayne is an iconic hip hop song that always plays well on the wedding dance floor.

“Buy U a Drank” (Shawty Snappin’) by T-Pain featuring Yung Joc

Song year: 2007

Florida-based rapper and singer T-Pain took over hip hop music with the smash hit “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’) featuring Yung Joc in 2007. T-Pain sings to a woman in a nightclub that he wants to buy her a drink and then take her home.

“Umbrella” by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

Song year: 2007

Rihanna’s song “Umbrella” featuring Jay-Z is about being there during difficult times for a friend or romantic partner. It is an upbeat hip hop song with sentimental notes, making it a good fit for the overall mood at weddings.

“The Good Life” by Kanye West featuring T-Pain

Song year: 2007

Weddings are one of the few times we can temporarily forget about the problems in the world and our own lives and celebrate good times with friends and family. Kanye West’s “The Good Life,” featuring T-Pain, celebrates those times. An upbeat, happy anthem, it is one of the best hip hop wedding songs.

“Let’s Get It Started” by The Black Eyed Peas

Song year: 2004

The Black Eyed Peas have mastered the formula for how to make a hip hop wedding song. Their 2004 hit “Let’s Get It Started” is the official declaration that it’s time to get the party started. That means leave your wedding table and hit the dance floor!

“Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys

Song year: 2009

“Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z featuring Alica Keys is a dedication to New York City. This is a great hip hop wedding song when the party winds down and the dancing slows, while the remaining revelers on the dance floor belt out the lyrics and plan their afterparties.

“Feel So Good” by Mase

Song year: 1997

We all want to feel well and have fun at weddings, and hip hop music is one of the catalysts that make it happen. Mase’s upbeat anthem “Feel So Good” is a dedication to the dopamine rush of being in a good mood. This song should be a requirement for hip hop wedding song playlists.

“RITMO” by Black Eyed Peas and J. Balvin

Song year: 2019

The best hip hop wedding song blog post should probably just be a Black Eyed Peas playlist. “RITMO,” the Peas’ 2019 hit featuring Colombian reggae artist J.Balvin, is an energetic, hip hop dance track that will have wedding guests feeling like they’re at a nightclub.

“Cold Rock a Party Remix” by MC Lyte featuring Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott

Song year: 1996

We need more love for female hip hop OGs like MC Lyte. Her 1996 hit “Cold Rock a Party Remix” featuring Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott – with Puff Daddy production – is an old-school, classic hip hop jam that is sure to get the wedding party started.

“Live Your Life” by T.I. featuring Rihanna

Song year: 2008

Some hip hop songs become entrenched in pop culture. “Live Your Life” by T.I. featuring Rihanna is one of those songs. The upbeat, optimistic track sees T.I. encouraging listeners not to listen to criticism or get discouraged. The killer hook from Rihanna makes it a classic.

“Hey Ma” by Cam’Ron featuring Juelz Santana

Song year: 2002

Perhaps the ultimate anthem for single wedding guests – especially those feeling lonely and looking for company after the festivities – Cam’Ron’s “Hey Ma,” featuring Juelz Santana, is a classic hip hop wedding song for the end of the night.

“C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train)” by Quad City DJ’s

Song year: 1996

Old School hip hop songs are rocket fuel for wedding parties. The 1996 hit “C’Mon N’ Ride It (The Train)” by the Quad City DJ’s is a classic hip hop hit that will get the wedding crowd dancing and ready to party.

“Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd

Song year: 2016

hip hop duo and brothers Rae Sremmurd released their signature song “Black Beatles” in 2016. With its sung lyrics and magnetic chorus, “Black Beatles” is a song that everyone can perform together while they’re dancing.

“The Jump Off” by Lil’ Kim featuring Mr. Cheeks

Song year: 1996

Lil’ Kim, the self-proclaimed Queen Bee, will have every wedding crowd going nuts when “The Jump Off,” featuring Mr. Cheeks of the Lost Boyz, comes on. An upbeat, catchy hip hop song with an easy-to-learn chorus, “The Jump Off” is one of the all-time classics.

Top Hip Hop Wedding Songs, Final Thoughts

Many genres of music can make a wedding fun, but only hip hop wedding songs can bring the energy to a crescendo. When the night gets late and the DJ starts to transition to hip hop, it’s time to hit the dance floor and party. Enjoy these hip hop wedding songs on your big day. And while you’re here, why not check out these hip hop 90s classics or newer hits from the naughts.

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