15 Hip-Hop Television Theme Songs

Actor Will Smith

A good television theme song can set the entire tone of the show before you watch a minute of an episode. In the history of television, there have many memorable theme songs that are amongst pop culture’s most valued artifacts. A few bars of theme song from “Cheers” and you will be singing the song about going to the place where everybody knows your name.

Over the last 40 years, hip-hop has been represented on a variety of television shows. A wide variety of shows from sitcoms, dramas and cartoons feature rap songs as their theme song. Every ’80s baby can pretty much recite the lyrics to “Theme From The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” on cue. Even children’s show have gotten their own rap song at times.

XXL has compiled a list of 15 television shows that feature rap music as their theme.