36 Rap Songs That Will Get Your Blood Pumping

"My name is Lasandra, and I just want to say That ever since listening to Kanye's workout tape I was able to get my phone bill paid."

1. "Bonfire" by Childish Gambino


"In Adidas with some short shorts." — Childish Gambino on his way to his intramural soccer league

4. "Bounce" by Timbaland feat. Missy Elliott, Dr. Dre, Justin Timberlake

"Bounce. Bounce. Bounce that medicine ball." — Timbaland

7. "Trini Dem Girls" by Nicki Minaj feat. LunchMoney Lewis

"He in love with a kettle bell." — Nicki Minaj

10. "The New Workout Plan" by Kanye West

"My name is Ella May from Mobile, Alabama, and I just want to say since listening to Kanye's workout tape, I been able to date outside the family, I got a double wide, and I rode a plane." — Kanye's friend Ella May

13. "Till I Collapse" by Eminem

"On the stairmaster till I collapse." — Eminem

16. "Y.A.L.A." by M.I.A.

"Y.A.L.A.: you already look amazing." — M.I.A. (Motivational, Inspirational Athlete)

19. "Roger That" by Young Money

"It's Barbie, b*tch, you could join the wave" — Nicki Minaj offering one month's free membership to her kettle bell gym

22. "Lose Control" by Missy Elliot feat. Ciara

"I got a cute face, chubby waist, thick legs, in shape." — Missy Elliot on what P-90X did for her

25. "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" by Jay Z

"Ladies is pimps, too, gon' and brush your home treadmill off." — Jay Z

28. "212" by Azealia Banks

"I guess that cake gettin' eaten." — Azealia Banks after a ton of sit-ups

31. "Shutterbug" by Big Boi feat. Cutty

"Please don't take my picture on the treadmill, shutterbug." — Big Boi

34. "Backseat Freestyle" by Kendrick Lamar

"I pray my thighs get strong as the Eiffel Tower so I can compete in the body building competition." — Kendrick

37. "Worst Behavior" by Drake

"I'm on my worst behavior." — Drake asking for forgiveness from the Domino's delivery guy

40. "The Show Goes On" by Lupe Fiasco

"The show goes on all night." — Lupe Fiasco flexing his biceps

43. "Bugatti" by Ace Hood

"I woke up in a new Bugatti with a brand new set of barbells." — Ace Hood

46. "Black and Yellow" by Wiz Khalifa

"Everything I do, I do it big." — Wiz Khalifa picking up a fifty-pound barbell

49. "All The Above" by Maino feat. T-Pain

"I done been through the pain and the sorrow. The struggle is nothing but love." —T-Pain in a Weight Watchers ad

52. "On To The Next One" by Jay Z & Swizz Beatz

"On to the next one." — Jay Z on his ninth New Year's resolution to join a gym

55. "Remember The Name" by Fort Minor

"This next exercise is ten percent abs, twenty percent glutes, seventy percent running." — Fort Minor

58. "Black Skinhead" by Kanye West

"My leather black jeans almost on." — Kanye West trying to lose the holiday weight

61. "Can’t Hold Us" by Macklemore

"On my i.n.d.e.p.e.n.d.e.n.t sh*t hustling to make my personal trainer appointment." — Macklemore

64. "Go Girl" by Pitbull feat. Trina and Young Boss

"I party like a rock star, look like a movie star, play like an all star, work out a moderate amount and maintain a vegetarian diet. Baby I'm a super star." —Pitbull

67. "On The Regular" by Shamir

"This is me on the regular setting, so you know." — Shamir trying to fake it on the lowest setting

70. "I'm Legit" by Nicki Minaj feat. Ciara

"Ladies, throw your hands up into lotus pose." — Ciara, part-time yoga instructor

73. "***Flawless" by Beyoncé

"I know when you were little girls, you watched those workout videos I made in the 90s." — Beyoncé

76. "Wild For The Night" by A$AP feat. Skrillex and Birdy Nam Nam

"Going wild for the night on this nutritious kale salad." — A$AP Rocky

79. "Unclassified" by Etnik feat. Mykki Blanco

"For real, man, the dude's a little creepy." — Mykki Blanco avoiding that one guy who's always at the gym

82. "#TwerkIt" by Busta Rhymes feat. Nicki Minaj

"Show them the action, bad girl concoction." — Busta Rhymes instructing a spin class

85. "Mosh Pit" by Flosstradamus feat. Casino

"I hit the club and turned the crowd to a mosh pit when I told them I lost 20 pounds in a week!" — Casino

88. "Work Remix" by A$AP Ferg

"Put in work." —A$AP Ferg on people who join a gym for one month

91. "Bang" by Rye Rye feat. M.I.A.

"Bang. Bang. Bang." — M.I.A. and Rye Rye counting reps

94. "Bring Em Out" by T.I.

"Bring em out, bring em out." —T.I. in search of protein bars

97. "Run the World (Girls)" by Beyoncé

"Who run the elliptical machines? Girls!" —Beyoncé

100. "Itty Bitty Piggy" by Nicki Minaj

"I'm a bad b*tch." — Nicki Minaj after 50 pushups

103. "Hold Me Back" by Rick Ross

"Nobody can hold me back from losing the weight." — Rick Ross, who actually lost 100 pounds.

106. "Express Yourself" by Diplo feat. Nicky Da B

"Shake what ya got, what ya got, what ya got now to tone those core muscles." —Nicky Da B

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