27 Best Rap Workout Songs: Get Motivated (2019)

best rap workout songs

Need a playlist to psych you up for that monster gym session ahead? If rap music is your thing, then this ultimate playlist of best rap workout songs is for you.

We decided to ask a whole host of gym goers what their favourite go to best workout raps songs, which helped compile this list!

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DISCLAIMER: Most of these best workout rap songs contain bad, offensive or derogatory language which OriGym does not endorse. Please click onto another page or back if you do not enjoy offensive rap music. 

1. No gym rap workout songs list could be complete without Eminem and 50 Cent making an appearance. "My Pain" will get you feeling seriously pumped for your next workout session. 

Artist : 50 Cent ft. Eminem

Song : My Pain 

2. Second on our list is "New Wave" by Ryan Oakes. This banger is ideal if you're looking for a rap strength training song to really get you hyped to push out that last rep, this is the one for you!

Artist : Ryan Oakes

Song : New Wave

3. Get in the zone with the next best workout rap song from Josh A, "Right Now". 

Artist : Josh A

Song : Right Now

4. If this song doesn't make you want to hit the gym hard, nothing will! "Three Bullets" by SnowGoons really gets your blood flowing and rightly makes our list of best rap workout songs. 

Artist : SnowGoons

Song : Three Bullets

5. Blast from the past with Coolio's Gansgsta's paradise. This hip hop classic is one of the most played workout rap music songs of all time.

Artist : Coolio feat. L.V

Song : Gangsta's Paradise

6. This next song by Jentaro, "Murder" is ideal to play if you're looking for that angry rap workout song to get you hyped for a bicep or mean leg session.

Artist : Jentaro ft Lil Witness 

Song : Murder (prod by Jo)

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7. This next best rap song for training is a must have on your gym playlist, it's almost designed for getting you mentally prepared for a tough workout.

Artist : Stic

Song : Warrior Code's

8. Coming in at number eight is "Grindin" by V.O.C and Eaze TheWizard, this is true bodybuilding motivation rap music, whether you're a beginner or seasoned pro, this tune will get you seriously wired to pick up those dumbbells!

Artist : V.O.C & Eaze TheWizard 

Song : Grindin

9. Get gym motivated with this rap workout song by Roy Jones. Guarnteed to get you firing on all cylinders!

Artist : Roy Jones

Song : Can't be touched

10. One of the most well known best rap workout songs on this list with hundreds of millions of views on YouTube and donwloads from ITunes, it's "Remember the name" from Fort Minor.

Artist : Fort Minor

Song : Remember the name

11. Get "fired up" before your next workout with this tune from Hush! 

Artist : Hush

Song : Fired Up

12. We had to get Skepta in here and rightly so for "Hold On", this rap workout song was voted number by our student population to workout to. 

Artist : Skepta

Song : Hold On

13. Spiteful chant by Kendrick Lamar is ideal to get you motivated, off the sofa and down the gym, rightly making our best workout rap songs. 

Artist : Kendrick Lamar

Song : The Spiteful Chant

14. You can always rely on D-12 with Eminem to bring a great rap song for the gym and fight music really fits that bill. 

Artist : D-12

Song : Fight Music

15. My personal favourite song for getting psyched up in the gym is Tupac Back! This rap workout song really helps get that last rep out when you need it!

Artist : Meek Mill feat. Rick Ross

Song : Tupac Back

16. If your ever struggling with a rap workout song to get you hyped up, you know you can always rely on Drake for support. This tune from 2 Chainz featuring Drake should always be playing in the background. 

Artist : 2 Chainz ft. Drake

Song : No Lie 

17. Creep City is a rap workout song that inspires, motivates and will ensure you squeeze those extra reps out when you need it!

Artist : Styles P ft. Sheek Louch

Song : Creep City (Phantom And The Ghost)

18. Time for the gym, that means listening to Joey Badass! If it's not on your playlist right now, check it out below and it soon will be playing down your ear everytime you workout. 

Artist : Joey Badass

Song : Survival Tactics

19. Second Appearance from Roy Jones with "Go hard or go home", the clue is in the title for this best rap workout song.

Artist : Roy Jones

Song : Go Hard Or Go Home

20. Definitely one of the best angry rap songs that you need to have to keep you focused and driven.

Artist : A$AP Ferg

Song : Work REMIX

21. Probably one of the more slow paced rap songs on this best rap workout list, but it still gets you fired up and into beast mode.

Artist : Future

Song : F*ck Up Some Commas

22. No best rap workout song list would be complete without "The Game" making an apperance. 

Artist : The Game, Ali Bomaye ft. 2 Chainz, Rick Ross 

23. This angry rap workout song is ideal to have pounding in your ear when your trying to get motivated for the gym. 

Artist :  Young Thug ft Young Butta

Song : Bread Winner

24. This banger from J. Cole, "Fire Squad" really gets you into the swing of things!

Artist : J.Cole

Song : Fire Squad

25. Time to get motivated with Jay Rock! "Pay for it" really gets you hyped and mentally focused to pick up that barbell and smash the gym. 

Artist : Jay Rock 

Song : Pay for it

26. Get motivated with a bit of AM to PM from rapper, Cassidy! This is a great pre-workout rap song to get you ready to chase the burn.

Artist : Cassidy

Song : Am to tha pm

27. Back to the old school for the last track of this article, 2pac featuring Eazy E with "Thug 4 Life". 

Artist : 2Pac ft. Eazy E

Song : Thug 4 Life

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Written by Luke Hughes

CEO and Co-Founder

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Luke is the CEO and Co-Founder of OriGym. Holding a first-class degree in Sport and Exercise and an MSc in Sport and Nutrition, he is also qualified as a Level 4 Personal Trainer with various specialist credentials covering the entire spectrum of health, fitness and business. Luke has contributed to a variety of major industry publications, including Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Metro, Cosmopolitan, The Mirror, The Sun, The Standard and more.

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