Top Ten Best Rap Love Songs

The Top Ten
1 I'll Be There for You / You're All I Need to Get By I'll Be There for You / You're All I Need to Get By Cover Art

Every rap and R&B collaboration released in the 1995 owes a royalty check to Method Man and Mary J Blige. The song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.

2 I Need Love - LL Cool J I Need Love - LL Cool J Cover Art

Hip-hop's original loverboy made this classic back when lovey-dovey rap was deemed a novelty. Today, it's still one of the best hip-hop songs ever -- love or otherwise.

3 The Light - Common The Light - Common Cover Art

There's so much going on here: J. Dilla's steady drums, James Poyser's pristine keys, that indelible Bobby Caldwell sample. Oh, and we haven't even gotten to the rhymes. Common puts it down, matching Dilla's potent production with his own poetic bagel.

4 Bonita Applebum - A Tribe Called Quest Bonita Applebum - A Tribe Called Quest Cover Art

"Bonita Applebum" was the first single off Tribe's debut, People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. Word has it the song was an ode to a high school shawty. Bonus points for safe sex: "I got crazy prophylactics."

5 You Got Me - The Roots You Got Me - The Roots Cover Art

The Roots struck gold with this smooth gem off Things Fall Apart. Jill Scott wrote the R&B part but the label picked Erykah Badu to bring exposure to the record. With all respect to the wonderfully talented Scott, Badu made the suits seem like prophets.

6 Crazy in Love - Eminem Crazy in Love - Eminem Cover Art

When you listen to this song you can really feel what his feeling. Eminem is the greatest.

Seriously underrate song should at least come within his top 20

7 Eye Know - De la Soul
8 Mahogany - Eric B & Rakim Mahogany - Eric B & Rakim Cover Art
9 Love the Way You Lie - Eminem Love the Way You Lie - Eminem Cover Art

Must be on 1 position

10 Space Bound - Eminem Space Bound - Eminem Cover Art

Eminem is my lover!

The Contenders
11 Teenage Love - Slick Rick Teenage Love - Slick Rick Cover Art

Golden words from the greatest storyteller in rap: "If it's not true love, you shouldn't deal wit it." The best part is that the message is always in season.

12 21 Questions - 50 Cent 21 Questions - 50 Cent Cover Art

Most love songs entail guys teasing girls with wild promises. 50 Cent turned the tables on "21 Questions," which takes the form of a relationship interview. "I'm asking questions to find out how you feel inside," he raps. Oh, and you can't question the genius of "I love you like a fat kid loves cake." After dropping that line, Fif went on to bag Vivica Fox, Ciara, and Chelsea Handler.

€"21 Questions" expertly jumps into the mindset of a person at arguably the most critical point in a romantic relationship: whether to carry on the relationship in a more serious direction, or to accept that the relationship wasn't meant to last. 50 Cent asks 21 Questions "to find out how [his partner] feel[s] inside," lovingly wondering if he "was hit and hurt, would [she] be by my side? If it was time to put in work would [she] be down to ride? " With a catchy, melodious instrumental, paired with smooth vocals by Nate Dogg, "21 Questions" develops a tender side of 50 Cent, diverging from the other angry, aggressive tracks on "Get Rich it Die Trying," like "Back Down" and "Many Men (Wish Death)." A creative song effective in touching the hearts of listeners, "21 Questions" not only remains as one of 50 Cent's best songs, but it also stands as one of, if not the, greatest love ballads in the rap genre.

13 Fack - Eminem Fack - Eminem Cover Art

Lmfao who did this

14 Brown Skin Lady - Black Star Brown Skin Lady - Black Star Cover Art

Sometimes playful, sometimes treacly, "Brown Skin Lady" is always beautiful. Cocoa butter sales probably spiked after Kweli rapped, "Your skin is the inspiration for cocoa butter." Smooth

15 Stan - Eminem Stan - Eminem Cover Art

Best eminem song in my opinion.

OH! This ain't no love song

16 Dear Mama - 2pac Dear Mama - 2pac Cover Art

Dear Mama is the epitome of a mother-son relationship in hip-hop. It radiates so much love and appreciation.

17 P**** Monster - Lil Wayne
18 Kiss Me Thru the Phone - Soulja Boy Tell'em Kiss Me Thru the Phone - Soulja Boy Tell'em Cover Art
19 When I'm Gone - Eminem When I'm Gone - Eminem Cover Art
20 Kim - Eminem Kim - Eminem Cover Art

The best kind of romance

I'm joking, of course.

21 All About U - 2Pac All About U - 2Pac Cover Art
22 Love. - Kendrick Lamar Love. - Kendrick Lamar Cover Art

Heard this was inspired by his own relationship, because Lamar says love also has friendship and that his woman is his 'hommie for life'.

23 Me and My Bitch - The Notorious B.I.G Me and My Bitch - The Notorious B.I.G Cover Art
24 Take Care - Drake Take Care - Drake Cover Art
25 25 to Life - Eminem 25 to Life - Eminem Cover Art
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