Looking for kid-friendly hip hop music? It can be kind of tricky. But it is possible!
When looking for hip hop dance music for kids, I like to avoid curses and mentions of drugs and alcohol, but I also keep an eye out for what the song is actually about just in case my kids go looking up lyrics. There are some folks who also suggest that you should look up song’s corresponding music videos too, as kids often turn to YouTube to hear their music at home.
Hip hop comes in so many styles – popping and locking, breaking, waacing, voguing, tutting, animation, house, and more. So this playlist will cover at least a few of those styles.
Recommendations for continuing your search for kid-friendly hip hop music:
This playlist has thirteen different artists on it. Continue exploring more of each artist’s music.If they’re an older artist, check out their back catalogue to find an old favourite.
As well as searching artists, I like to look up kids’ movie soundtracks to see if there are any hip hop songs on there (Think Can’t Stop the Feeling! from Trolls or Happy from Despicable Me).
And there’s always the option of taking songs that are technically explicit only because of the odd curse word and taking those words out, or using only a clean portion of an otherwise explicit song. You can get creative!
Here are some ideas for kid-friendly hip hop music!
- Give Me Your Love by Sigala
- Stupid Love by Lady Gaga
- Sunflower by Post Malone and Swae Lee
- No Excuses by Meghan Trainor
- Now and Later by Sage the Gemini
- Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira
- Heartbeat by Mat Kearney
- One Kiss by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa
- Attention (Oliver Heldens Remix) by Charlie Puth
- And a couple throwbacks:
- One More Time by Daft Punk
- One Tribe by Black Eyed Peas
- Pon de Replay by Rihanna
- The Fresh Prince of Bel Air by Will Smith
Here are some pinnable versions!
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Enjoy the journey!