10 Hip-hop Love Songs for Your Valentine's Playlist

Let's face it, hip-hop is notorious for many things and love just isn't one of them. But contrary to popular belief, hip-hop music isn't all misogyny, vulgar, drugs and violence. In fact, some rappers over the years have been exploring different subject matters, and yes, including romance.

With Valentine's here, you might want to switch up your playlist with some good love jams. I have listed a few songs I have experienced and loved over the years if you're looking for any suggestions. While these songs might jog memories to some, to others, they are evidence that hip-hop transcends disses and beef.

Without further ado, let's go ahead and dive in this list of hip-hop love songs you could add to your Valentine's playlist.

1. J. Cole - Deja Vu
Right off the bat, it's J. Cole's Deja Vu. This song is a lyrical masterpiece which tells the tale of some guy who falls in love with a girl he sees at the Club.

2. Lil Wayne - Dark Side of the Moon (feat. Nicki Minaj)
Tunechi and Barbie teamed up on this metaphorical song about an apocalyptic love. The duo can be intepreted as a couple to be saying that even if the world ended, they'd still have each other.

3. Drake - Fire & Desire
This is one of the many songs in which Drizzy expresses his dedication and love to one woman (even though he says she's with someone else). It's a classic, by the way.

4. Taylor Bennett - I Miss You (feat. Mr. Hudson)
Chance The Rapper's little brother, Taylor, talks about missing a significant-other in this short jam with Mr. Hudson, putting the blame on the distance.

5. Nasty C - Mrs. Me
In this song, Nasty C professes his love and appreciates how his "missus" has stuck with him through his shortcomings.

6. Fabolous - Into You (feat. Tamia)
20 years later, this song still goes hard. In 2003, Fabolous featured Tamia to do a remix of her 90s song So Into You. It turned out great!

7. Nicki Minaj - Last Time I Saw You
Next, a jam from Barbie's latest album, Pink Print 2. She reminisces, wishing she had done things differently last time she saw "somebody".

8. Chris Brown - Possessive (feat. Lil Wayne & Yung Blue)
This list wouldn't be complete without Breezy in it. He's dedicated years of his career tackling love with his songs. And here, Along with Weezy and Blue, he tackles it yet again.

9. AKA - Paradise (feat. Gyakie & Musa Keys)
For this trio, love is all roses, premium brands and gift-cards. Sounds like February 14th, right? It's paradise, apparently.

10. Kendrick Lamar - LOVE (feat. Zacari)
Last but not least, LOVE by Kendrick. Did I mention that this list is in no particular order? From his album, DAMN, this track contemplates the woman in his life and expresses his intentions.

That's it for 10 hip-hop love songs you should probably add to your playlist. These barely scratch the surface, honestly. There's a whole lot more out there.