True Love Raps
This playlist collects hip-hop songs that speak to the idea of true love. OK, maybe not roses-are-red-violets-are-blue romance, but certainly songs that are about more than just sexual conquest. These are relationship raps that imagine a positive future, whether it's LL Cool J promising to "Luv U Better," or Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy and Murs wryly smiling about how "She Needs Me (Remix)." Classic love raps from Method Man ("I'll Be There for You"), The Roots ("You Got Me") and Common ("The Light") lie next to more recent testaments from Ghostface Killah ("Baby") and Drake ("Take Care"). And rap dudes, don't be scared of tracks by Nicki Minaj ("Right Thru Me") and Salt-N-Pepa ("Whatta Man"). This is for the ladies as well as the fellas. Just roll with it.