Hip-hop is no stranger to love. Thanks to a reality show that even combines the two, now more than ever the genre is linked to romance (albeit the rocky parts of it when you look at a Peter Gunz love triangle). While some rappers are quick to stick to lyrics that dismiss being a sucker for love, others welcome finding bae and settling down. And now that social media is such a daily part of our lives, rap relationships can even unfold before our eyes.

Take Cam'ron and JuJu for instance. The leader of the Diplomats and his lady have been going strong for years and they have no problem welcoming fans into their world of coupledom. They don't take themselves too seriously (as you can see from this Silly String incident), which is likely how they've continued to be down for each other since 2007.

Then there's the actual music. From Kanye West ("Bound 2") to Future ("Turn on the Lights") to Eric B. and Rakim ("Mahogany") and LL Cool J ("I Need Love"), there's a track for just about every kind of love mood you're in. At 17, even LL realized he didn't want to be Mr. Lonely: "For the first time in my life, I see I need love."

Since Valentine's Day (Feb. 14) is around the corner, it's the perfect time to start planning the big day. If you're single, it's still a cause for celebration because these rappers are here to help. XXL sat down with 16 talented rhymers to get their thoughts on the perfect Valentine's Day date. Take their advice and use it to your advantage, fellas.