17 Songs That Show Rappers Make It Better
With lines blurring across genres more than ever, it’s no surprise that rappers love to experiment with their sound. Established names like Kanye West and Lil Wayne have dabbled outside of their comfort zones and became very successful reaching another demographic outside of hip-hop. It seems the trend has grown bigger in the past few years as rappers have appeared on big songs from Britney Spears, Florida Georgia Line, Jeesie Ware and many more. Two different worlds colliding always end up being good.
Today, XXL is premiering an exclusive Beats Music stream of Lykke Li’s remix to “No Rest For The Wicked” featuring A$AP Rocky. Included in our playlist is several other songs that celebrate rappers remixing tracks from the epic Imagine Dragons/Kendrick Lamar collabo "Radioactive" to Hov/Linkin Park's "Numb/Encore." Peep the tracklist below, and listen to the entire thing on Beats.
1. Lykke Li "No Rest For The Wicked" (A$AP Rocky Remix)
2. Imagine Dragons "Radioactive" featuring Kendrick Lamar
3. Major Lazer "Bubble Butt (Remix)" featuring Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga and Mystic
4. Bingo Players, Far East Movement "Get Up (Rattle)"
5. Jessie Ware, A$AP Rocky "Wildest Moments (Remix)"
6. SBTRKT "Wildfire (OVO Remix)" featuring Drake
7. Florida Georgia Line "Cruise (Remix)" featuring Nelly
8. Christina Aguilera & Mac Miller "Moves Like Jagger (Remix)"
9. M.I.A., Bun B, Rich Boy "Paper Planes (Diplo Street Remix)"
10. Jason Aldean "Dirt Road Anthem (Remix)" featuring Ludacris
11. Jay Z & Linkin Park "Numb/Encore"
12. Britney Spears "Till The World Ends (The Femme Fatale Remix)" featuring Nicki Minaj And Ke$ha
13. Limp Bizkit "My Way (P Diddy Remix)"
14. Justin Timberlake, J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, Pusha T "TKO (Black Friday Remix)"
15. Rihanna, Kanye West "Diamonds (Remix)"
16. Justin Bieber "Runaway Love (Kanye West Remix)" featuring Raekwon
17. Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar "Backwards"