We can all break the monotony of daily workouts by adding some vibrant hip-hop music to the mix. Without a doubt, music is the quickest way to shake things up and help couch potatoes spring into exercise action. We’ve found the 25 best hip-hop workout songs to help spice up your gym routine. See if your picks match ours. (Stream this playlist on Spotify)
The Roots are known for the slick instrumental improvising at their shows, more so than making people bounce, but they have quite a few songs that could amp up a workout. "Here I Come," one of the standout songs on Game Theory, is a gym favorite for many. ("Adrenaline," featuring a sick verse from Beanie Siegel, also comes to mind.)
This is a super old-school classic that gets everybody up and moving.
When Pharoahe spits "Simon says, get the f*ck up" in the infectious hook, you’ll eagerly comply.
You can bet that Kanye West's "New Workout Plan" is on rotation in iPods at gyms all over the world.
I dare you not to pick up the workout pace to this song especially after the "engine, engine, number nine" chant.
To the window, to the wall, 'till the sweat drops down your... ah, well any part of your anatomy as you keep it movin’ to this strip club anthem.