Why You Should Play Hip Hop at Your Wedding

The Hip Hop genre is the essence of cross-genre mixing. Whether you’re rocking out to Outkast, Jay-Z, BeyoncĂ© or The Sugarhill Gang, we all have been influenced by this unique and increasingly-popular genre.

The origin of Hip Hop stems from DJs experimenting and playing a mix of Breaks, Funk, Latin, R&B, Rock, and Soul. Because this genre uses so many different genres as its base, every client that I’ve spun for always requests a good amount of hip hop at their weddings.

An important part of choosing the wedding soundtrack is to include a wide variety of music that makes the couple-and their guests-happy. With that being said, almost all hip hop music has sampled some aspect of other musical genres, so how can you go wrong?

Medium Dance Songs

Classic

Modern

 

Fast Dance Songs

Classic

Modern

 

 

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Medium Dance Songs

1) Classic
“Brass Monkey ” – Beastie Boys
“Rapper’s Delight ” – The Sugarhill Gang
“Hip Hop Hooray ” – Naughty By Nature
“Jump Around ” – House Of Pain
“Poison ” – Bel Biv Devoe
“Baby Got Back ” – Sir Mix A lot
“Passing Me By ” – Pharcyde
“Everyday People ” – Arrested Development
“Scenario ” – A Tribe Called Quest

2) Modern
“Drop it Like it’s Hot ” – Snoop Dogg
“Gold Digger ” – Kanye West
“Vivrant Thing ” – Q-Tip
“Empire State of Mind ” – Jay-Z
“Live Your Life ” – T.I.
“Paper Planes ” – M.I.A.
“Black and Yellow ” – Wiz Khalifa
“The Way I Are ” – Timbaland
“Lean Back ” – Fat Joe

Fast Dance Songs

1) Classic
“Treat ‘Em Right ” – Chubb Rock
“It Takes Two ” – Rob Base & Dj E-Z Rock
“Apache ” – The Sugarhill Gang
“Push It ” – Salt-n-Pepa
“Walk This Way ” – Run DMC
“Hip Hop Hooray ” – Naughty By Nature
“Mama Said Knock You Out ” – LL Cool J
“Humpty Dance ” – Digital Underground
“U Can’t Touch This ” – MC Hammer

2) Modern
“The Way You Move ” – Outkast
“Encore ” – Jay-Z
“Hot in Herre ” – Nelly
“You Be Killin Em ” – Fabolous
“Moment For Life ” – Nicki Minaj ”
“Stronger ” – Kanye West
“Teach Me How To Dougie ” – Cali Swag District
“Crank That (Soulja Boy) ” – Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em
“In Da Club ” – 50 Cent

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