A song with a beat and a message: Macklemore advocating for marriage equality with a catchy beat. You'll feel good about sharing this one with your kids. Maybe it will even spark a much-needed conversation with your children, yet one that's hard to segue into, about some very important subjects.
Word to your mother. Good luck keeping your son from wanting a flattop now.
Our girl Estelle, generally an R&B artist, brings her coming-of-age tale into the rap category with this great track that has passion, intimacy and some pretty great lyrics.
This Grammy-nominated song has all the trademarks of Lupe Fiasco's easily recognizable sound and tells the tale of a lovesick skater who gets quite the surprise when he realizes his love interest is a better skater than he is.
Common always has a place in our hearts, but there's no way you can't love the twist at the end of this video. It's also a great song to share with your kids — as are many of Common's songs, if you've got older tweens and teens.
Always a crowd-pleaser. We dare you to try not to sing along with this oldie but goodie. Hairbrush karaoke material right here.
Probably one you've never heard of. With a few adult words right at the beginning, this might be tween and up, but it is definitely still one you can feel safe sharing with your kids.
Didn't think you could listen to Kayne with your kids?
This was the jam back in the '90s, and it will make you wonder why you ever stopped listening to old-school hip-hop.
Another toe-tapper you're gonna love to share. Upbeat, and it might just be the perfect thing to get you and your kids up and out the door in the morning.
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