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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Rap and hip-hop beats make learning science so much easier.
By Rhythm Rhyme Results
(2008)
(2008)
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Clean, cute tune compares love and music; OK for tweens.
By Gym Class Heroes
(2011)
(2011)
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Cleanest song yet from R&B diva; video is very sexual.
By Rihanna
(2011)
(2011)
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Uplifting rap track about staying positive, reaching goals.
By Flo Rida
(2011)
(2011)
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Clean hip-hop song with a cool alt-rock edge.
By B.o.B.
(2010)
(2010)
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Despite crass title, hip-hop song has positive message.
By Gym Class Heroes
(2012)
(2012)
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Rapper cuts cleaner-than-usual track honoring new daughter.
By Jay-Z
(2012)
(2012)
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Rapper goes on lyrical world tour in cute love song.
By B.o.B.
(2012)
(2012)
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Cleanest song yet from notoriously raunchy rapper.
By Lil Wayne
(2011)
(2011)
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Star rapper advocates same-sex marriage in catchy single.
By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
(2013)
(2013)
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