Essential Mixtape: The 25 best hip-hop songs in movies
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Essential Mixtape: The 25 best hip-hop songs in movies

Hip-hop can be utilised in many ways. The genre is multi-faceted and can be used as a vehicle for many different kinds of emotions. Akin to any other type of music, hip-hop has its sub-genres, all of which sound distinct and communicate different feelings. As such, it is perfect for movies as motion pictures often need music to accompany their various scenes.

The sonics of music can help communicate multiple emotions and is frequently used to heighten the feeling of specific sequences within films. Every film has a soundtrack. Some are more renowned than others. However, irrespective of how well-known a movie’s soundtrack is, it plays a crucial part in the motion picture’s perception and its success.

Soundtracks vary from film to film. Some movies with higher budgets will record tracks specifically for that film; the only project they feature on is the film’s official soundtrack. In contrast, some movies handpick and curate their soundtrack with songs that have already been released.

Although a portion of soundtracks have a mixture of previously released songs and songs made especially for the film. The possibilities are endless. However, some films are renowned for their quality soundtracks, so in this article, we will present our list of the 25 best hip-hop songs in movies. You can take a look at our picks below.

The 25 best hip-hop songs in movies:

  • ‘Excuse Me Miss Again (LA-LA-LA)’ – Jay-Z 
  • ‘Lose Yourself’ – Eminem
  • ‘Outside The Box’ – Snoop Dogg ft Nate Dogg
  • ‘Learn’ – Dizzee Rascal
  • ‘Wanksta’ – 50 Cent
  • ‘Brotherhood’ – P Money
  • ‘Juice (Know The Ledge)’ – Eric B & Rakim
  • ‘Indo Smoke’ – Mista Grimm ft Warren G & Nate Dogg
  • ‘Show Me Your Soul’ – Diddy ft Lenny Kravitz, Pharrell & Loon
  • ‘Afro Puffs’ – Lady Of Rage
  • ‘Soul In The Hole’ – Wu All Stars
  • ‘The Game Of Life’ – Dead Prez
  • ‘Against The Grain’ – Sauce Money
  • ‘Movin On Up (Coco’s Song Love, Beats, Rhymes)’ – Azealia Banks
  • ‘The Real Blue Story’ – Rapman
  • ‘Take A Hit’ – Mack 10
  • ‘Friday Night’ – Scarface ft CJ Mac
  • ‘Part II’ – Method Man & Redman
  • ‘How To Roll A Blunt’ – Redman
  • ‘Talent Show’ – Wiz Khalifa ft Snoop Dogg 
  • ‘Let’s Go Study’ – Snoop Dogg ft Wiz Khalifa
  • ‘Smokin On’ – Snoop Dogg ft Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J
  • ‘Young Wild & Free’ – Snoop Dogg ft Wiz Khalifa & Bruno Mars
  • ‘Barbershop’ – D12
  • ‘Unconditionally’ – G-unit