Working out regularly requires some serious motivation. Internal motivation is ideal, but when you just can’t seem to muster up the energy to go exercise, a good playlist may be just the external inspiration you need. Much like Taylor Swift’s new Apple commercial, some great music can do wonders to help get you through a workout.

Throughout my years of working out, I’ve discovered that one kind of music in particular is very good for motivating me to go that extra mile (figuratively and literally) — and that’s trap music.

Trap music might be the best workout hack I know. You would not believe the number of times I’ve been dragging my feet, feeling miserable and tired of running, when a song from last night’s party comes on. I will start running just to keep up with the beat.

It’s amazing how playing music you actually enjoy can rejuvenate a workout! If you don’t currently workout to trap or hip-hop music, you have to try it. Here are some suggestions to help you make an amazing music workout playlist infused with rap, hip-hop, and even some pop songs with excellent hip-hop features. The best part? This playlist doubles as a sexy mix, you know, if you want to take things to the bedroom post-workout. 

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“2 Minute Warning” – TWENTY88 

“I Know” – Big Sean & Jhené Aiko 

“Post To Be” – Omarion, Chris Brown & Jhené Aiko 

“2 AM” – Adrian Marcel & Sage the Gemini 

“Red Nose” – Sage the Gemini 

“2 On” – Tinashe 

“679” – Fetty Wap & Remy Boyz 

“Formation” – Beyoncé (obviously)

“Wetter” – Twista


Christina Milian” – Do It

“Lollipop” – Lil Wayne & Static

“Pour It Up” – Rihanna

 “Sex You” – Bando Jones

“Pony” – Ginuwine

“Anywhere” – 112

“Thong Song” – Sisqo

“Back That Azz Up” – Juvenile  

“Favor” – Lonny Bereal ft. Kelly Rowland

“All the Time” – Jeremih

“Ghetto” – August Alsina & Rich Homie Quan

“Flex” – Rich Homie Quan

“Round of Applause” – Waka Flocka Flame

“Feel It” – Jacquees, Lloyd & Rich Homie Quan

“Saved” – Ty Dolla $ign

“Work from Home” – Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign

“Na Na” – Trey Songz

“No Lie” – Drake ft. 2 Chainz

“Tuesday” – ILOVEMAKONNEN & Drake

“Jumpman” – Future & Drake (until Taylor Swift killed it)

“Move That Dope” – Future, Pharrell Williams & Pusha T

“Confident” – Justin Bieber ft. Chance the Rapper

“Who Do You Love?” – YG

“Ice Cream Man” – Tyga

 Make this your playlist for your next workout and you’ll never hate exercising again.

What are your go-to workout songs? Share them with us in the comments!

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