Needing hip hop love songs
October 7, 2008 11:03 AM   Subscribe

Looking for hip-hop/rap love songs along the lines of the International Players' Anthem by Outkast (cute, sweet, but still funny and an actual rap song) to put on a mixtape for my significant other.

Other songs that would fit on the tape:

Hey Ma- Cam'Ron

Paris, Tokyo - Lupe Fiasco

Thanks so much for your suggestions!!
posted by pumpkin11 to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Love Letter - Perceptionists
posted by iwhitney at 11:29 AM on October 7, 2008

go back to the beggining, LL Cool J's "I Need Love."
posted by anansi at 11:58 AM on October 7, 2008

Snoop Dogg's Ain't no Fun.
posted by Roach at 12:33 PM on October 7, 2008

Ghostface Killah's "Save Me Dear," and "Holla." For some more old school flavor, try Black Sheep's "Similak Child."
posted by caminovereda at 12:43 PM on October 7, 2008

Zero 7 - Somersault (Danger Mouse Remix) ft. (MF) Doom. Doom's last line is hilarious.
posted by cashman at 1:10 PM on October 7, 2008

Around the Way Girl - LL Cool J
You're All I Need - Method Man
Bonita Applebum - A Tribe Called Quest
posted by box at 1:42 PM on October 7, 2008

Common - The Light
CunninLynguists - Beautiful Girl
dead prez - Mind Sex (this song is terrible, but is ridiculous enough that you might want to include it)
De La Soul - Jenifa Taught Me
Fabolous - You Make Me Better
Prodigy - Hold You Down (not specifically a "love" song, but the sentiment is there)
Also see anything Ja Rule did from 2000-2005
posted by cosmic osmo at 2:29 PM on October 7, 2008

Snoop Dog - Ain't no fun, FTW.
posted by OuttaHere at 2:46 PM on October 7, 2008

Ja Rule is abysmal please don't use him on a mixtape even if it's for an enemy.

Digital Underground -- Kiss You Back
Basically the whole Love Movement album by Tribe.
Maybe some Beasties?

And then there's my personal favorite loverap song. Schaffer the Darklord, Nerd Lust. Such truth.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:50 PM on October 7, 2008

LL Cool J - Hey Lover
LL Cool J - Love You Better
Lloyd - You
Notorious BIG & R. Kelly - F#ck You Tonight (doesn't so much fit the "cute, sweet" requirement though)
Tupac - Me & My Girlfriend (also not cute and sweet since it's actually about his gun, but a great song nevertheless)
Jay-z & Beyonce - '03 Bonnie & Clyde (remake of the above)
Baby Bash & Frankie J - Suga Suga
Plies & Neyo - Bust It Baby Part 2
Plies & T-Pain - Shawty
Fabolous & Neyo - Make Me Better
Fabolous - Can't Let you Go
Fabolous & Ashanti - Into You
Fabolous, Jagged Edge, & Puffy - Trade It All Part 2
Fat Joe & Ashanti - What's Luv
Nelly & Kelly - Dilemma
Common - The Light
Jay-Z - Song Cry
Method Man & Mary J Blige - You're All I Need
Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey - Baby If You Give It To Me
posted by curie at 4:07 PM on October 7, 2008 [1 favorite]

That song is by UGK..

I Can't Wait Akon f/T-Pain is very sweet
"You're All I Need" is a total classic, cosign on that
Bonita Applebum Tribe Called Quest also classic
When I See U remix Fantasia/Polow da Don/Young Jeezy
T-Wayne Can't Believe It
Jay-Z Sunshine, I guess Jay is embarrassed of this video though!
You Got Me - The Roots/Erykah Badu - classic!
Beautiful - Snoop
I know Lil Kim is on this song but, Sugar is alright
posted by citron at 5:01 PM on October 7, 2008

Common's "The Light" is great, but I'd go with "Come Close" featuring Mary J. Blige. Also, Heavy D and the Boyz "Now That We Found Love."
posted by LouMac at 5:40 PM on October 7, 2008

Roots- You Got Me (Best rap/love song ever)

Jurassic 5- Thin Line
Jay-Z- Song Cry
50 Cent- 21 Questions (really!)
Eminem- Crazy in Love
Kanye-Love Lockdown
Lovage (not exactly hip-hop, but it's Automater)
posted by Wayman Tisdale at 9:00 PM on October 7, 2008 [1 favorite]

This is super late, but Albany by Kev Brown. My girlfriend put it on a mixtape for me a while ago and I loved it.
posted by azarbayejani at 9:39 PM on January 23, 2009

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