25
24
23
22
21
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1

When it comes time to get romantic, listening to hip-hop is probably not your first choice. R&B slow jams, sensitive rock ballads, smoothed-out jazz—anything but a dude yelling at you over a neck-snapping beat. If it's a sex song, they got you. if it's a pimpin' players anthem, they got you. But a romantic love song? That's some sucker shit.

Still, ever since LL Cool J hit pop radio with "I Need Love," 24 years ago, a steady stream of rappers have tried their hand at the elusive "love song." And from thug-love anthems to sensitive bohemian odes, a handful have actually done it well. In honor of Valentine's Day, Complex compiled this countdown of our favorite love-themed raps. Light up the incense, cuddle up to shorty wop and press play on the 25 Best Hip-Hop Love Songs.

Written by Brendan Frederick (@BFred)

Follow @ComplexMusic

RELATED: Green Label - The 10 Most Classic Hip Hop Albums of All Time
RELATED: Green Label - 10 Great Hip-Hop/Rock Collaborations

 

blog comments powered by Disqus