Clean Hip-Hop Music

Rap and hip-hop can get a bad rep for lyrics that are full of swearing, violence, and sex, but that doesn't have to be the case. There are plenty of great role models in hip-hop, like Lin-Manuel Miranda and Chance the Rapper, as well as all the artists on this list. If your kids love hip-hop but you don't love some of the themes that pop up in this genre, steer toward these picks. By combining catchy beats with appropriate lyrics, this list offers some great hip-hop that's still safe for kids' ears. And for more music that makes you think, check out our list of Teen Music with a Message.

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Science Music Poster Image
Rap and hip-hop beats make learning science so much easier.
By Rhythm Rhyme Results
(2008)
(2008)
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"Stereo Hearts" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Clean, cute tune compares love and music; OK for tweens.
By Gym Class Heroes
(2011)
(2011)
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"We Found Love" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Cleanest song yet from R&B diva; video is very sexual.
By Rihanna
(2011)
(2011)
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"Good Feeling" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Uplifting rap track about staying positive, reaching goals.
By Flo Rida
(2011)
(2011)
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"Magic" (single featuring Rivers Cuomo) Music Poster Image
Clean hip-hop song with a cool alt-rock edge.
By B.o.B.
(2010)
(2010)
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"A** Back Home" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Despite crass title, hip-hop song has positive message.
By Gym Class Heroes
(2012)
(2012)
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"Glory" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Rapper cuts cleaner-than-usual track honoring new daughter.
By Jay-Z
(2012)
(2012)
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"So Good" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Rapper goes on lyrical world tour in cute love song.
By B.o.B.
(2012)
(2012)
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"How to Love" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Cleanest song yet from notoriously raunchy rapper.
By Lil Wayne
(2011)
(2011)
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"Same Love (ft. Mary Lambert)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Star rapper advocates same-sex marriage in catchy single.
By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
(2013)
(2013)
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