20 Rap Workout Songs


The gym is a place to crush iron and get gains. Nothing helps like a few hardcore beats. Check out our list of 20 fast-paced, goal-crushing songs guaranteed to motivate.

1. Meek Mill, “Tupac Back (Feat. Rick Ross)”

If Meek Mill and Rick Ross can compare themselves to Tupac, then you can make the mirror think you’re Phil Heath!

2. Kendrick Lamar, “The Spiteful Chant”

Via Top Dawg Entertainment

Listen up: Go big. Ignore anyone who tells you otherwise!

3. A$AP Ferg, “Work REMIX”

Via Sony Music Entertainment

You want to be great? You gotta put in the work.

4. Tech N9ne, “Worldwide Choppers”

If you’re lifting, don’t try to keep up with the lyrics. These guys spit rhymes so fast you’ll forget what you’re doing!

5. 2 Chainz, “No Lie (Feat. Drake)”

Via Universal Music Group

2 Chainz says real winners put in real time. No lie.

6. D12, “Fight Music”

Via Universal Music Group

Some lifts require fight music. As always, Eminem delivers.

7. T.I., “No Mediocre (Feat. Iggy Azalea)”

Via Sony Music Entertainment

Nobody wants to live a mediocre life. Take a leaf out of T.I.’s book and expect nothing but the best from yourself.

8. The Game, “Ali Bomaye”

Via Universal Music Group

You may not be a champion boxer like Ali, but you can implement his intensity in your workouts. Make every workout your own Rumble in the Jungle.

9. Jay Z, “F*ckwithmeyouknowigotit (Feat. Rick Ross)”

Via Universal Music Group

Think you “have it”? You better be able to prove it.

10. Jeezy, “Seen It All (Feat. Jay Z)”

Via Universal Music Group

You’ve seen some things. Now it’s time to lift some things.

11. Eve, “Tambourine”

Via Universal Music Group

You don’t need a tiny percussion instrument to announce your entry into the gym. Make your own beat with the clashing of plates, the clang of iron, and your grunts from exhaustion.

12. Kanye West, “Mercy”

Via Universal Music Group

If this beat doesn’t push you, nothing will. Swerve.

13. Lecrae, “Nuthin”

The gym’s no place for smack talk, just ask Lecrae. Less talk more action.

14. Juicy J, “Low (Feat. Nicki Minaj)”

Via Sony Music Entertainment

Things to go low on: squats, cleans, dips, this beat.

15. Lil Wayne, “Right Above It (Feat. Drake)”

Via Universal Music Group

Stay at the top of your game and right above the rest with this Lil Wayne classic.

16. Ludacris, “My Chick Bad (Feat. Nicki Minaj)”

Via Universal Music Group

You’re bad, and everyone knows it. And if they don’t, they will when they see you squatting under all those plates. Own it.

17. Nas, “One Mic”

Via Sony Music Entertainment

There’s no admiration in ego-driven gluttony. The message of this song is pretty simple: Take only what you need and realize the power of one. One day of healthy eating, one more rep, one more pound lifted—all pushing you one step closer to your goals.

18. Roy Jones Jr., “Can’t Be Touched”

Via Body Head Entertainment

This song is about you. When you get in the zone, you can’t be touched, stopped, moved, or rocked. Stay determined and crush PRs.

19. Schoolboy Q, “Collard Greens (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)”

Via Universal Music Group

Not only are they a good-for-you, cholesterol-lowering vegetable with cancer-protective properties, collard greens served up by Schoolboy Q also comes with a sick beat to push you through your training. We recommend you allow for a healthy serving and play this song at least three times daily.

20. Trinidad James, “All Gold Everything”

Via Universal Music Group

You don’t need to layer your chains or wear a grill to understand the lure of bringing home the gold. Train for that first place finish with this mantra thumping through your headphones.


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