Need a playlist to psych you up for that monster gym session ahead? If rap music is your thing, then this ultimate playlist of best rap workout songs is for you.

We decided to ask a whole host of gym goers what their favourite go to best workout raps songs, which helped compile this list!

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DISCLAIMER: Most of these best workout rap songs contain bad, offensive or derogatory language which OriGym does not endorse. Please click onto another page or back if you do not enjoy offensive rap music. 

27 Best Rap Workout Songs

#1 – My Pain by 50 Cent ft. Eminem

No gym rap workout songs list could be complete without Eminem and 50 Cent making an appearance. “My Pain” will get you feeling seriously pumped for your next workout session. 

Artist : 50 Cent ft. Eminem

Song : My Pain 

#2 – New Wave by Ryan Oakes

This banger is ideal if you’re looking for a rap strength training song to really get you hyped to push out that last rep, this is the one for you!

Artist : Ryan Oakes

Song : New Wave

#3 – Right Now by Josh A

Get in the zone with the next best workout rap song!

Artist : Josh A

Song : Right Now

#4 – Three Bullets by SnowGoons  

If this song doesn’t make you want to hit the gym hard, nothing will! This one really gets your blood flowing and rightly makes our list of best rap workout songs.

Artist : SnowGoons

Song : Three Bullets

#5 – Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio

This blast from the past hip hop classic is one of the most played workout rap music songs of all time!

Artist : Coolio feat. L.V

Song : Gangsta’s Paradise


#6 – Murder by Jentaro (feat. Lil Witness)

This next song by Jentaro is ideal to play if you’re looking for that angry rap workout song to get you hyped for a bicep or mean leg session.

Artist : Jentaro (feat. Lil Witness) 

Song : Murder (prod by Jo)

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#7 – Warrior Code’s by Stic

This next best rap song for training is a must have on your gym playlist, it’s almost designed for getting you mentally prepared for a tough workout.

Artist : Stic

Song : Warrior Code’s

#8 – Grindin by V.O.C and Eaze TheWizard

At number eight, this is true bodybuilding motivation rap music, whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pro, this tune will get you seriously wired to pick up those dumbbells!

Artist : V.O.C & Eaze TheWizard 

Song : Grindin

#9 – Can’t Be Touched by Roy Jones

Get gym motivated with this rap workout song, one we can guarantee will get you firing on all cylinders!

Artist : Roy Jones

Song : Can’t Be Touched

#10 – Remember The Name by Fort Minor

This is one of the most well-known best rap workout songs on this list with hundreds of millions of views on YouTube and downloads from iTunes, sure to get you into the zone.

Artist : Fort Minor

Song : Remember The Name

#11 – Hush by Fired Up

We’re certain this song will get you “Fired Up” before your next workout!

Artist : Hush

Song : Fired Up

#12 – Hold On by Skepta

We had to get Skepta in here and rightly so as this rap workout song was voted number by our student population as their most popular workout song!

Artist : Skepta

Song : Hold On

#13 – Spiteful Chant by Kendrick Lamar

This one is ideal to get you motivated, off the sofa and down the gym, rightly making our best workout rap songs.

Artist : Kendrick Lamar

Song : The Spiteful Chant

#14 – Fight Music by D-12

You can always rely on D-12 with Eminem to bring a great rap song for the gym and this one really fits that bill.

Artist : D-12

Song : Fight Music 

#15 – Tupac Back by Meek Mill (feat. Rick Ross)

My personal favourite song for getting psyched up in the gym is Tupac Back! This rap workout song really helps get that last rep out when you need it.

Artist : Meek Mill (feat. Rick Ross)

Song : Tupac Back

#16 – No Lie by 2 Chainz (ft. Drake)

If you’re ever struggling with a rap workout song to get you hyped up, you know you can always rely on Drake for support! This tune from 2 Chainz featuring Drake should always be playing in the background.

Artist : 2 Chainz (ft. Drake)

Song : No Lie 

#17 – Creep City (Phantom And The Ghost) by Styles P (ft. Sheek Louch)

Creep City is a rap workout song that inspires, motivates and will ensure you squeeze those extra reps out when you need it!

Artist : Styles P (ft. Sheek Louch)

Song : Creep City (Phantom And The Ghost)

#18 – Survival Tactics by Joey Basa$$ x Capital STEEZ

It’s time for the gym and that means listening to Joey Badass! If it’s not on your playlist right now, check it out below and it soon will be playing down your ear everytime you workout.

Artist : Joey Bada$$ x Capital STEEZ

Song : Survival Tactics

#19 – Go Hard Or Go Home by Roy Jones Jr.

The second appearance from Roy Jones with Go Hard Or Go Home, the clue is in the title for this best rap workout song.

Artist : Roy Jones Jr.

Song : Go Hard Or Go Home

#20 – Work REMIX by A$AP Ferg 

Definitely one of the best angry rap songs that you need to have to keep you focused and driven!

Artist : A$AP Ferg

Song : Work REMIX

#21 – F*ck Up Some Commas by Future

Probably one of the more slow paced rap songs on this best rap workout list, but one we’re sure will still get you fired up and into beast mode.

Artist : Future

Song : F*ck Up Some Commas

#22 – The Game by Ali Bomaye (ft. 2 Chainz, Rick Ross)

No best rap workout song list would be complete without “The Game” making an appearance.

Artist : Ali Bomaye (ft. 2 Chainz, Rick Ross)

Song: The Game

#23 – Bread Winner by Young Thug x Young Butta

This angry rap workout song is ideal to have pounding in your ear when your trying to get motivated for the gym.

Artist :  Young Thug x Young Butta

Song : Bread Winner

#24 – Fire Squad by J. Cole

This banger from J. Cole will really get you into the swing of things!

Artist : J. Cole

Song : Fire Squad

#25 – Pay For It by Jay Rock (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Time to get motivated with Jay Rock! This one really gets you hyped and mentally focused to pick up that barbell and smash the gym.

Artist : Jay Rock (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Song : Pay For It

#26 – A.M. to P.M. by Cassidy

Get motivated with a bit of AM to PM from rapper, Cassidy! This is a great pre-workout rap song to get you ready to chase the burn.

Artist : Cassidy

Song : A.M. to P.M.

#27 – Thug 4 Life by 2Pac (feat. Eazy E)

We’re heading back to the old school for the last track of this article which we’re sure will give you a great workout.

Artist : 2Pac (feat. Eazy E)

Song : Thug 4 Life

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About the Author: Luke Hughes

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Luke is the Co-Founder of OriGym. Holding a first-class degree in Sport and Exercise and an MSc in Sport and Nutrition, he is also qualified as a Level 4 Personal Trainer with various specialist credentials covering the entire spectrum of health, fitness and business. Luke has contributed to a variety of major industry publications, including Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Metro, Cosmopolitan, The Mirror, The Sun, The Standard and more.

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