All-Time Hip Hop Club Anthems

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Club music is more than just heavy base beat-driven songs with easy sing-a-along hooks. They are the energy that gets us going and provides the soundtrack for some of our favorite moments. So, here’s a list of club-banger classics that live rent-free in the culture.

(13) Cardi B – Bodak Yellow

FILE – In this Sept. 12, 2019 photo, Cardi B attends the 5th annual Diamond Ball benefit gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Cardi B and husband Offset announced they are expecting their second child together during a performance at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 27, 2021. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)

It doesn’t matter that Cardi B’s made a boss chick anthem when even the most gangster gentlemen can be caught in the corner saying under his breath, “These is bloody shoes….”

(12) Khia – My Neck, My Back

With “My Neck, My Back,” Khia performs a sexual tutorial on How to Please the Female Anatomy on record.

(11) Lil Jon – Get Low

The greatest trick the south ever played was creating a popular song that screamed “SKEET SKEET!!” for years right in plain sight of the FCC.

(10) Busta Rhymes, Diddy, and Pharrell – Pass the Courvoisier

Busta Rhymes is the most versatile MC in Hip Hop, and with Pass the Courvoisier, he made sure everyone had a good club night and a lousy hangover morning.

(9) 50 Cent – In Da Club

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson attends the “Power” FYC event at The Jeremy on Thursday, May 3, 2018, in West Hollywood. Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

A gangsta boogie birthday song that will always make your favorite auntie C-Walk by the cookout grill and your unc bop while playing dominos.

(8) Juicy J – Bandz A Make Her Dance

A strip club anthem is still a club anthem.

(7) Lil Kim – Crush On You

The go-to two-step song by Lil Kim is a timeless female-empowered classic, so please, as a DJ, don’t play yourself skipping over Queen Bee’s verse.

(6) Meek Mill – Dreams and Nightmares

Nothing brings strangers together to share Hennessy tears rapping Meek Mill’s verse for the first 1:37 secs when the beat drop to yell out, “HOLD UP, WAIT A MINUTE, YA’LL THOUGHT I WAS FINISHED?!!”

(5) Ludacris – Move B!tch

The only song is America, whose chorus can be yelled out both while in a club and stuck in traffic.

(4) Jay Z & Kanye West – Niggaz In Paris

FILE – In this July 1, 2012, file photo, Kanye West, left, and Jay-Z accept the award for best group for “The Throne” at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. West told the crowd during his show in Seattle on Oct. 19, 2016, that his kids haven’t played with Jay Z’s daughter. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Big-time braggadocious rap about elitist negroes doing the most in France that somehow makes everyone want to do the most in a club.

(3) UGK & OutKast – Int’l Player’s Anthem(I Choose You)

Yes, Sir Andre 3 Stacks delivers one of if not THE greatest open verse of all time; however, once the beat drops, your soul feels touched when the late great Pimp C says, “Sweet Jones!!!”

(2) Juvenile – Back That Azz Up

The two types of people who cannot be trusted:
1) Those who eat their grits plain
2) Those who do not react when hearing “Cash Money Records taking over for the 99 and the 2000!!!”

(1) Crime Mob – Knuck If You Buck

Credit by Reprise

Do not let the title fool you; this song is not only a universal slogan to all opposers, but a Hip Hop spiritual hood hymn that awakens everyone’s inner holy ratchet ghost.

Check out the Hip Hop Club Anthem playlist for these classics and more; click here.

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