Tunes Tuesday: Pump Up Hip-Hop Music

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | music

Jan 17

I hope your week is going great so far!

It’s time for another Tunes Tuesday linkup with Steff from Run Steff Run and Kimberly from Kooky Runner.  We’re so excited to have you share your favorite music with us each week!  We’re looking for inspiration for our running and workout playlists and even a “jog” down memory lane as you share your favorite jams!  The theme this week is pump up music and I’m sharing a few of my hip-hop favorites!

I’m also sharing my playlist with Angela and Ilka for the Sunday Fitness and Food linkup and Marcia, Patty, and Erika for Tuesdays on the Run!

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Tunes Tuesday: Pump Up Hip-Hop Music

I’m so excited to be back for another week of Tunes Tuesday!  The third Tuesday of the month is dedicated to pump up music, so I decided to create a playlist solely dedicated to this theme and each month, I’ll add a different type of pump up music to share as part of Tunes Tuesday!

In case you missed it, here are the Tunes Tuesday posts I’ve shared so far:

To kick off the year’s Tunes Tuesday Pump Up Playlist, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite hip-hop music that can get me amped up!  I tend to keep things “throwback”, though I do have a couple of newer songs on the list.  I hope you enjoy it, as I tried to pick some slightly less predictable tunes, and maybe it’ll pump you up on your next long run or workout!  Feel free to follow the playlist on Spotify!

Featured Hip-Hop Artists: Pump Up Music

Looking for new music for your workout playlist? Check out Tunes Tuesday, hosted by Run Steff Run, Kooky Runner, and Run With No Regrets! Enjoy this playlist with hip-hop music that will get you pumped up on your next workout!


Notorious B.I.G. – I still really love Hypnotize…keeping it old school!

50 Cent – What Up Gangsta….hey, don’t judge me!

Busta Rhymes – Touch It was such a huge hit and of course I love anything tangentially related to Daft Punk!

Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Jay Z, French Montana – All the Way Up…I can’t ignore how much this song gets me hype!

Drake – 0 to 100….real quick!  It’s a catchy song!

LL Cool J – Headsprung…I still remember this music video with Timbaland who was clearly going to the same gym as LL!

DMX – There were too many great DMX songs to choose from but I haven’t heard What’s My Name in a long time…it’s an intense song!

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Nelly – Flap Your Wings is really catchy song produced by the Neptunes…doesn’t get much better!

Ludacris – Ludacris has some great anthems like Move, but I hadn’t listened to Get Back in years…this song really takes you back!

Missy Elliott/Eve – 4 My People is a really great song that with a lot of energy that I just love!

Eminem – Just Lose It is a silly song but it makes me want to dance, haha!

T.I. – One of the first T.I. songs that I really enjoyed was Bring Em Out…Swizz Beatz did a great job with this song!

Join Us Every Tuesday and Share Your Tunes!

  1. Write your post on the topic of the week. You can also include a playlist focusing on the week’s topic!
  2. Link back to KookyRunner, Run Steff Run and Run With No Regrets. Make sure you mention the link up, you never know who is reading and would love to join in on the fun!
  3. Add your link to the link up at one of our blogs.  Please remember to post the link to your actual post and not just your blog, it makes things a lot easier!
  4. Make sure you visit the other posts in the linkup and leave a comment! This is about building a community and showing the other bloggers how much you appreciate them joining the link up!

For this specific link up we will operate on a four-week schedule. Each week will have a specific theme. You can take the theme any way you choose, be creative and just have fun with it!

  • First Tuesday – Motivation Music (Music that inspires you)
  • Second Tuesday – Random Music (One-Hit Wonders, Dance Songs, etc.)
  • Third Tuesday – Pump Up Music (Fast-paced jams that get your heart pumping!)
  • Fourth Tuesday – Your Current Favorite Music (Favorite song, band, music artist or type of music) Next week’s theme!
  • In a month with five Tuesdays, we’ll have a free week!

Note: We’re having some technical difficulties with our link up, so if you’d like to add your Tunes Tuesday link, head over to Run Steff Run!

What are some of your favorite hip-hop songs to get you amped up?  What songs did I miss?  

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