It’s all too common to play a sultry, bluesy ballad that oozes sweet nothings to your significant other on St. Valentine’s Day. Sure, R&B songs make great for holding hands at recess, but there’s nothing like the perfect verse over a tight beat. Although propagandized more and more each year, Valentine’s Day really is about doing something different for and being a little extraordinary to your person, if only as reminder of what he or she means to you all year round.

Like all the great genres, hip-hop transcends barriers by being able to speak to the human emotions, including that of amor. Here are 14 rap songs that can help you to romanticize the person you’re with.