Finding the Best Hip Hop Radio Apps

Finding the Best Hip Hop Radio Apps

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Listening to your favorite hip hop artists has never been easier. Check out our tips on how to find the best music apps for all things hip hop. From beats to working out to, to hearing new artists, and meeting other music lovers, apps have got you covered.

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  1. Listen to Streaming Music, Hear New Music & Old Favorites
  2. Create Your Own Playlists
  3. Get Hip Hop Music For Your Workouts
  4. Download for Offline Entertainment
  5. More Than Music: Get All Things Hip Hop With Apps

If you love the music genre of hip hop, then you know there are lots of sub-genres, which some you may like, and some you may not. Just like other genres of music, hip hop sub-genres can come from where the artists are from, what kind of instruments they use, and what message they are trying to convey. For instance, if you're a socially conscious person with an affinity to hip hop, then a sub-genre you should look into streaming would be conscious or political rap. This hip hop music is made by the likes of Mos Def and Common. 

But, if you like the old school tunes of the early 90s from artists like Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog, then you should seek outa streaming station that highlights hip hop from that decade. 

However, if you like certain types of hip hop, but want to find new artists to listen to, you can download a streaming radio app that will give you the best of both worlds. If you like The Roots, then you can select a station that plays Thr Roots and other artists that have similar styles. That way, you get to enjoy both listening to the artists you already know and love, with the added bonus of finding new artists.

One of the greatest and most convenient features of music apps is that you can create your own playlist of all your favorite hip hop artists. As long as you're online, you can access the music apps' massive database of albums, artists, and singles. If you want a couple of different hip hop playlists, you can create as many as you like, with whatever filter you decide. 

For instance, when you're working or studying, it can be distracting to listen to the types of hip hop that have energetic or profound lyrics (or any lyrics at all for that matter). But, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the beats behind the words. You can simply create a playlist of instrumental hip hop and focus on the task at hand. However, if you're feeling lazy, but you really need to clean your house, there's nothing better than a playlist full of upbeat hip hop to get you on your feet, singing and dancing, and cleaning the house.   

Ultimately, you can have a playlist for any mood you want. From a relaxed Sunday beats list to Saturday night party playlist, you can be your own DJ and produce your own playlists for all moods, occasions, or activities.

That being said, there is no genre of music that makes working out more fun than hip hop. You can join a Zumba class and dance your way to weight loss with hip hop music or download a hip hop Tabata workout playlist and push yourself with pounding beats to keep your exercise in rhythm. 

Many music apps have workout playlists already created, but again, you can create your own unique list of songs you know will motivate you to get in the last pushup, make your abs burn with toe crunches to the beat, or run that extra mile. Music can be that motivating factor that keeps you going till the end of the song, instead of giving up after 10 minutes out of boredom. 

Speaking of running, you're not always going to have an Internet connection when you want to listen to music. Therefore, you need a music app that will let you download playlists or albums you can listen to offline. For example, if you're trying to stay motivated on your run and your favorite RnB song comes on, yet you lose connection, it'll be hard to push yourself those extra steps without those motivating lyrics. 

So, make sure you have an app that lets you download music to listen anytime and anywhere. Of course, not all apps will allow you to download for free. But, if you often find yourself traveling, commuting, or in a place without an Internet connection, it would be worth a couple of bucks to be able to enjoy your handheld library of music anywhere you want. 

Music is incredibly diverse, and so it the culture that surrounds it. So, if you love all things hip hop, you want to look for apps that give you more than just music. Other features like the latest news on concerts, albums, artist's lifestyles, or even podcasts about their lives are available on some apps. For instance, if you happen to love fashion as much as you love hip hop, then you're probably interested in what new designs your favorite artist is wearing, and where to buy it. Alternatively, if you love an artist or artists that have a social or political focus, you might want to hear podcasts or interviews about how they feel about certain social issues.  

Similarly, you can find social apps that let you meet other people that like the same music as you, so you can share favorite songs, and learn about new ones. You can even meet people from other parts of the world, and be introduced to the hip hop culture in their country. Have you ever heard French rap music? Or want to learn more about Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones, who is one of the top Rappers from Nigeria? With social apps, you can learn about more than your country's culture of hip hop. Even better, you can learn about new groups from all over the world, and share your love of hip hop with a global community online. 

If you want to be able to listen to your favorite hip hop anytime, use it as your motivating factor during workouts, or learn about new music from all over the world, check out our top 10 list and see if you can find an app that provides you with all the music you could possibly want.

  • Hip Hop Radio FM - Listen to Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Funk, Reggae and more

    4.7 Ratings 766 Reviews 50K+ Downloads
    • Great Music App! It has a variety of stations and music genres for every music lover. I found several stations that play the songs that I love listening to . Thanks.
      Monnie Joy



    4.4 Ratings 7K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
    • Great app they've found a way to blend old school throwback and modern day hip-hop and r&b I love this app it's taking me to a great place!!!
      Greg Reese


  • The best hip hop music, rnb, soul, funky, rap, 70s, 80s, reggae and more

    4.6 Ratings 207 Reviews 10K+ Downloads
    • Awesome I listen to it all the time I would listen to anything else I'm comfortable with this station and the music that pushing out it's right down my alley I'm a white guy that listen to nothing but rap yeah like the West Coast G-funk mr. Criminal too short Snoop Dogg Tupac all them guys I threw away on my rock and roll and start listening to this about 20 years ago and I'm 57 years old thank you and I'll keep up with the work I'm rolling with it
      Marc O'neill


  • Best internet radio

    4.5 Ratings 2K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads
    • It's an amazing app. Love it. Nice music all day long. Many stations to choose. Just love it! Thanks for the nice work!
      Oclecir Kapisch


  • Hip Hop Music Free - Hip Hop and Rap Music Radio

    4.4 Ratings 66 Reviews 10K+ Downloads
    • I love this app
      Usman Amina


  • Free 24/7 lofi music, chill and relax with the beats. Perfect for work & chill

    4.7 Ratings 4K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads
    • Overall, is a very good app. I didn't knew what was Lo-fi music until I discovered the app, lol. I like the design and quality of audio, but I would like a lot more if you could listen offline or download it. That would be a plus to this app. 9/10
      Fernando Salinas


  • Free Rap Radio - A Diverse Selection Rap, Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, and More

    4.4 Ratings 2K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads
    • This app, along with all of Nick Culbertson's music apps, is the best free streaming app in its genre! Ads are limited to a simple banner ad, and the station selection is just about spot on. Most of these type of apps originate from Europe or Japan, but here we get an American perspective. Get 'em all, you won't be disappointed!


  • Hip Hop Old School Hits ringtones 2020 full version, free sounds

    4.4 Ratings 68 Reviews 10K+ Downloads
    • Easiest downloading app .no run around trying to find ariganal song,dont have 50 remakes to go thru,download (TO UR PHONE) 4-5 songs,less then 1 min, nice!
      Sam Stewart


  • Stream, Download & Listen. Free Music, Local AM/FM Radio, Podcasts, News, Sports

    4.6 Ratings 3M+ Reviews 50M+ Downloads
    • I was charged $5.99 for a subscription that I was “tricked” into signing up for. I canceled the subscription within minutes of discovering that I had signed up for it, but ended up being charged anyway. I went to the online help on the iHeartRadio app to verify that my subscription was canceled and there is no unsubscribe button to hit. I then emailed iHeartRadio and received this response. “iHeartRadio Customer Support does not internally handle subscriptions processed through Apple. However, if you need to cancel your subscription, you can do so by following the procedure below:” I folloedthe procedure “below” only to get to a dead end. I sure hope I don’t get charged again, I guess I will have to open up a dispute through my credit card company at this point. In the future I will be very very careful what buttons that I tap. It’s a shame that the app gets updated and changes around so much that it is unfamiliar if you don’t use it every single day. Through the many updates I have also lost my favorite stations and my saved stations, and it gets really frustrating.


  • We Own Hip Hop

    4.6 Ratings 299 Reviews 10K+ Downloads
    • Best radio station and I love that I live in the area now to listen to rap hip hop music with having to use my usb or cd's anymore unless I want to thanks guys
      Michelle Bics


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