Sing it, rap it, sweat it: the best rap workout songs


You got three more months left until summer is officially here, so you’d better get your butt moving and get your beach bod ready! And to do so, you also need an A-list playlist for a place like the gym where you crush irons and get gains. And nothing helps like some hardcore encouraging songs.

So we have taken the liberty to gather some of the best rap workout songs that will motivate your workout. And if these are not enough for you, check out our best rap songs of all time to get the best of it!

Stranger Things – Joyner Lucas, Chris Brown

Not the stranger things you’re thinking of, but Joyner Lucas and Chris Brown’s version of stranger things. Their fast beat will definitely get you going.

Slam – Onyx

You heard ‘em, “Let the boys be boys.” Slam to this hard-boiled rhyme. This track is perfect for hitting the bench and getting your sweat on!

Kings Dead – Kendrick Lamar

I gotta go get it, I gotta go get it

I gotta go get it, I gotta go get it


Yes, you gotta go get your summer bod ready.


If you haven’t heard this song, then you have got to do it. Its beat of this song will make you want to keep going, and the fast rhymes will make you keep nodding your head. Probably one of the best angry rap workout songs you’ll find.

Panda – Desiigner

Panda Panda Panda, what’s better than having an image of a panda in your head while you’re working out?

Lose Yourself – Eminem

Look, if you had one shot, one opportunity

To seize everything you ever wanted

One moment

Would you capture it or just let it slip?


Eminem’s preaching it. Work to your goal with Lose yourself in your workouts.

Black and Yellow – Wiz Khalifa

Yeah, uh huh, you know what it is

Everything I do, I do it big


There’s really not much explaining to that. Go big or go home.

Mask Off – Future

Rep the set

Gotta rep the set


You gotta rep the set! Rep your set of muscles man!

You Be Killin Em – Fabolous

When you walk right out of the gym feeling all pumped, you can hit this song up and strut out. You be really killing em!

HUMBLE – Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is always killing it. This could be a song while you’re doing squats, just follow his beats!


Be humble (bitch)

(Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up) bitch, sit down

Lil’ bitch (hol’ up, lil’ bitch) be humble

(Hol’ up, bitch) sit down

Ni**as In Paris – Jay-Z & Kanye West

This song has one of the best rap workout songs you can play. Jay- Z & Kanye West together? They will make you want to ball so hard.


Ball so hard mothafuckas want to fine me

(That shit cray, that shit cray, that shit cray)

Man Don't Care – JME Feat. Giggs

Two of the UK’s finest teamed to give you that much-needed energy in your workout.

Stronger – Kanye West

Literally the most encouraging workout song Kanye can offer you. You just gotta:


Work it, make it, do it, makes us

Harder, better, faster, stronger

Hypnotize – The Notorious B.I.G.

Biggy never disappoints. Put up Hypnotize and you’ll be hypnotized during your workout.

Bounce Back – Big Sean

Knew that ass was real when I hit, it bounce back


Whether you’re a guy or girl, if someone smacks your butt you would want it to bounce back. That way you can wink back at them and show them that you’re fit.

King Kunta – Kendrick Lamar

K-Dot will make you work with his King Kunta track!

Fade – Kanye West

Not only does the beat of this song will motivate you but also Teyana Taylor will make you want to work harder when watching the music video.

All I Do Is Win – DJ Khalid

‘Cause all I do is win win win

And if you goin’ in put your hands in the air

Make ’em stay there


You heard ‘em! All you have got to do is win!

Energy – Drake

Drake’s aggressive song “Energy” is the perfect soundtrack to give you energy – indeed –  while you’re burning off calories!

Formation – Beyoncé

Well, you can’t hit the gym without Beyoncé. She basically provided a huge gym-ready track, taken from her powerful Lemonade album. We got to keep in formation and keep slaying.

Surfin’ – Kid Cudi Feat. Pharrell Williams

Let’s change up a bit the songs in this playlist by slipping this punchy song in. We can promise you that your motivation levels will skyrocket as the lyrics are all about being focused, strong and independent!