hip hop first dance songs

hip hop first dance songs

Your wedding is yours alone – and you should definitely plan the kind of event that suits you from every single point of view. Of course, the music you play on the background of some of the most important wedding moments is just as important as every other wedding detail – and same as the décor, the cake, and the dress you’re wearing, it should mirror your personality.

So, what First Dance song options do you have if you like Hip Hop music? Are there any Hip Hop songs to play as you dance for the first time as a married couple?

We have some ideas for you – so read on and find out more.

Check out these song lists:

Hip Hop First Dance Songs

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Bound 2 – Kanye West feat. Charlie Wilson
2013, Yeezus
Say what you may, but Kanye knows how to make a good song – and this is just the perfect one if you want to play a love song that starts smooth and continues in a hip-hop beat only Kanye could pull off. A great choice for those of you who like his music!

I know you’re tired of loving, of loving
With nobody to love, nobody, nobody
Close your eyes and let the word paint a thousand pictures
One good girl is worth a thousand b******, bound


Make Me Better – Fabolous feat Ne-Yo
2011, Timbo rap
This song is so old that it can almost be considered vintage – but, just like good wine, it got better with time. Smooth, sexy, with beautiful lyrics and the kind of music you can actually dance the First Dance to, this tune is a great choice.

Mami I’m good all by myself
But baby you, you make me better


Teenage Love – Slick Rick
1988, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
Speaking of vintage, this one came out no less than two decades ago – so if you absolutely love that late 90s hip-hop vibe, this song is just perfect for you. The lyrics of this tune may not be all happy – but it’s a great option if you want to blend in multiple songs and create a musical story for your First Dance.

This pressure brings a sort of warmth to ya heart
And everything seems so great at the start
For she loves him, and he also loves her
And it’s hard to turn back to who the person you were


Beautiful – Snoop Dogg feat Pharrell
2002, Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss
Coming back to more modern hip-hop (but still almost 15 years old!), this song is a masterpiece of the genre. Sweet and smooth, beautiful, sexy, and romantic at the same time, this tune will surely accompany you through a blissful First Dance. Who could do it better, other than Snoop Dogg himself and Pharrell?

Beautiful, I just want you to know
You’re my favorite girl


Happy – Pharrell
2013, Despicable Me 2 Soundtrack
If you like Pharrell and if you want a First Dance that’s filled with energy and positivity, this is IT. Not exactly a hip-hop song, but definitely sang by one of the most popular artists in the hip-hop industry of the past couple of decades!

Because I’m Happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m Happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do


Other Top Hip Hop First Dance Songs

  • Montego Bae by Noname, 2018
  • Incredible by Future, 2017
  • LOVE. by Kendrick Lamar featuring ZACARI, 2017
  • Bound 2 by Kanye West, 2013
  • The Light by Common, 2000
  • Gotta Man by Eve, 1999
  • Bonita Applebum by A Tribe Called Quest, 1990
  • I Need Love by LL Cool J, 1987

Have a favorite Hip Hop first dance song that should be on the list?  Please share your song below and why it is special to you.


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