Archive for the ‘Running Tunes’ Category

Today I started my run alone but Tupac kept me going during a challenging hill in the middle, Kanye West accompanied me along a flat, fast stretch and Jay-Z helped me finish up on a fast note. Running with music can be one of the most motivating ways to keep up a steady pace or even speed up during your workouts. I usually listen to uptempo hip hop when I run, which helps me stay running strong (as opposed to slow songs, which make me go in slow-mo).

For hip hop classics, tune into Tupac.

Here are just a few of my favorite hip hop songs to run with:

  • “Power,” Kanye West
  • “Roman’s Revenge,” Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne
  • “Here I Come,” The Roots
  • “99 Problems,” Jay-Z
  • “I’m The Best,” Nicki Minaj
  • “Monster,” Kanye West
  • “American Terrorist,” Lupe Fiasco
  • “How I Got Over,” The Roots
  • “Encore,” Jay-Z
And here are some of my favorite old school hip hop tunes to keep me pumped:
  • “I Get Around,” Tupac
  • “Hip Hop,” Dead Prez
  • “Gasoline Dreams,” Outkast
  • “Soul Food,” Goodie Mob
  • “Juicy,” Notorious B.I.G.
  • “Lose Yourself,” Eminem
  • “Keep Your Shit the Hardest,” DMX
  • “B.O.B.,” Outkast
  • “Holler if Ya Hear Me,” Tupac (from the Resurrection soundtrack)
  • “Hell Yeah,” Dead Prez
  • “Dirty South,” Goodie Mob
  • “California,” Tupac
  • “Fly Away,” Goodie Mob
What are your favorite running tunes?