Hip Hop Music Songs
Hip hop music songs are all over the internet, giving rap fans the ability to dig deeper than ever into this expanding genre. Here’s how you can download free hip hop music songs and videos from new and old school artists who’ve topped the charts.
The first place I recommend is Jamendo. On their site, you can search by license and musical style. The former is helpful if you want beats to use for your own music. If you want to search for music you can reuse, search for tracks that allow you to modify, build or adapt and use commercially (if you intend to sell your music). If you aren’t looking for royalty free beats, the site still provides a large selection of hip hop songs for you to peruse. The selection really is incredible.
An online radio station with a great selection of rap artists is Pandora. I use this site religiously to find out about new music. You can create your own radio station by telling Pandora to search for a specific genre, artist or keyword. For example, you can build a station based on Nas, and Pandora offers up a list of related artists and songs that are related to Nas (both musically and lyrically). As each song is played you can vote it up or down, and Pandora will shift its selections based on your preferences. I can’t explain how many new artists I’ve found though this service.
Hip hop music songs are discussed passionately on numerous rap forums, and are a great place to learn more. Most forums such as RapBeats and AllHipHop have sections that discuss new music. Post a few of your favorite artists and see what others recommend.
Another great place is YouTube. My buddy started using this to play background music at a party, which we connected to his TV. It’s like having your own personal MTV at all times! Frankly, I was surprised at the number of old school and popular chart topping videos it offered. Of course, you do have to change the songs yourself, but the video selection is like no other online!
These four websites all provide new songs and videos constantly, which helps you stay informed about the hottest new songs out there. For those interested in hip hop music songs and videos, you can’t go wrong with these sources.