Clean Hip Hop Dance Songs 2013
Filtering Hip Hop Dance Songs for Our Kids
Years ago, obscenities and inappropriate lyrics did exist in music, but perhaps not to the same degree as they exist in today’s music, particularly hip hop. For this reason, as parents and dance instructors, there is much more of a need to filter the type of music permitted in the home and in dance studios, in order to ensure that the music being played is appropriate for teens/tweens, schools, clubs, camps, and organizations of all sorts.
Most parents of today’s world are well aware that hip hop music is not necessarily unique in its depiction of adult content such as sex, drugs, and violence. It seems that these types of subjects – in addition to heavy cussing and swearing – are more of the norm than anything else. The challenge then becomes in finding clean hip hop dance songs that are safe and appropriate for our children to listen to, as well as dance to if hip hop dance is a part of their extra-curricular activities.
Years ago it was most likely much easier to find “clean” hip hop songs to listen to. The old-school tracks of the 80’s and early 90’s seemed to have content that was much softer and more “fluffy”, though there were of course those tunes that had heavy content and lyrics, like “Rapper’s Delight”. However, there are recent hip hop songs that are appropriate for the younger listener. Here is a list of some of these songs that might be safer for children to listen and dance to:
- Turn Up The Music by Chris Brown
- Magic (Promo Only Clean Edit – Remix) by Future f./T.I.
- All Aboard by Romeo Santos f./Lil Wayne
- Time of My Life by Black Eyed Peas
- Boom BoomPow by Black Eyed Peas
- Beautiful People by Chris Brown
- Gettin’ Jiggy With It by Will Smith
- Refill (Promo Only Clean Edit) by Elle Varner
- House Party (Promo Only Clean Edit) by Meek Mill f./Young Chris
- Ayy Ladies (Promo Only Clean Edit) by Travis Porter f./Tyga
Keep in mind that itunes and other music sites often offer the original version and a clean version – so be sure to download the right version (it often won’t rank as high as the inappropriate version!)
There’s no doubt that it is becoming increasingly difficult to find “clean” hip hop songs for our kids, but with a little homework and diligence, you’ll be able to create your own playlist of hip hop songs that are appropriate for our younger ones to both listen and dance to. If you are also looking for safe and clean hip hop dance moves for your kids, then check out hiphopcrusher.com for the best hip hop lessons made specifically for teens and kids.