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Rise and Grind! 5 Motivational Rap Songs That Will Inspire You to Go and Get the Bag

Need some motivation? If so, then check out these five empowering rap songs that will inspire you to go and get the bag! Read for more.


Nov. 22 2023, Updated 9:26 a.m. ET

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There are certain songs that forever remain iconic, not just because they are classic records but because they have a motivational message.

While some rap songs center around negativity, others speak to the struggles of life and bouncing back from adversity. Here are some of the most inspiring rap records released in the 2000s up until now.

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"Started From The Bottom" — Drake

Drake is not called Champagne Papi for nothing — day-one fans know this to be true. Drake made a global anthem when he released "Started From the Bottom," a song that, at first, sounded like a mundane inspirational speech.

Eventually, the song took off and garnered acclaim.

"Started From the Bottom" was not only a massive hit, it also took off as a renowned catchphrase that defined the era of mid-2000s music.

Drake definitely crafted a modern-day rap masterpiece.

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"POWER" (Remix) — Kanye West (featuring Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz)

"Life is a trip, so sometimes, you gon' stumble / You gotta go through pain in order to become you / But once the world numbs you, you'll feel like it's only one you / Man, you got the power to do anything you want to."

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This 2010 remix from Hov was loaded with a lot of lyrical gems and inspirational goodness. While this song may not be as well-known as Kanye West's original "POWER," it is just as impactful.

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"Lose Yourself" — Eminem

"You better lose yourself in the music / The moment, you own it, you better never let it go / You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow / This opportunity comes once in a lifetime."

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Eminem is considered one of the Top 10 rappers of all time. He has released one hit after the other and his classic 2002 song, "Lose Yourself," is one of the most inspiring rap anthems out there.

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The song, which was part of the 8 Mile soundtrack, was well-received by music fans and very commercially successful. The single was officially certified diamond in 2018.

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"Fly" – Nicki Minaj

Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj's debut album, marked an unforgettable era in hip-hop culture.

"Fly" featured Rihanna, who added an extra flair to the song. The song debuted at number 19 on the Billboard charts, received positive acclaim, and was one of the first steps towards solidifying Nicki as an icon.

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"Dreams and Nightmares" — Meek Mill

"Hold up, wait a minute, y'all thought I was finished?/ When I bought that Aston Martin, y'all thought it was rented?/ Flexin' on these n---as, I'm like Popeye on his spinach."

Meek Mill has always been proud of his humble Philly beginnings and has not shied away from sharing his story through his lyrics. In fact, storytelling is at the foundation of most of his most memorable songs.

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