Making lists of the best songs or musicians is a tough task. There’s always someone, who’ll say that half of the tracks on the list suck and those that aren’t on it deserve more attention. Anyway, we’ve put together a selection of tracks devoted to women: wives, moms, sisters, girlfriends, and daughters. Check it out.
Outkast – Jazzy Belle (1996)
Back in the day, casual sex was taboo. Today, this is no longer so. Well, not quite so. In Jazzy Belle, Andre 3000 says that he hates the way we treat sexual relationships nowadays. While he makes a lot of noise judging women with a huge list of sexual partners, Andre realizes that he himself has never been with a worthy woman. Now, he’s ready to go a long way to find that special someone, although his friends don’t believe in his success.
Ma$e feat. Total – What You Want (1998)
Much of the Ma$e’s early work is focused mainly on women, but on different ones. In What You Want, he sings about the only one he will make his queen. The chorus performed by Total added even more softness to Ma$e’s flow. As for the lyrics, everything is pretty trite, but the song is still nice.
50 Cent feat. Nate Dogg – 21 Questions (2003)
In the majority of songs like this one, the performer plays the role of a romantic guy, but in reality, he may turn out to be quite different. 50 Cent isn’t that good with this kind of tracks, but such songs perfectly fit for a career start. We can’t say anything bad about how the track sounds, mostly because of the chorus done by Nate Dogg.
DMX – How’s It Goin ‘Down (1998)
DMX devoted lines to his beloved wife a lot of times, although this didn’t help him save his marriage. The rapper’s debut album features a song that’s doesn’t quite fit his image but is very sincere. How’s It Goin’ Down is a pleasant exception to his track list. Thanks to this song, DMX attracted the attention of the female audience in 1998.
Snoop Dogg – I Love My Momma (1999)
Snoop squeezed a wonderful tribute to his mom into an album, the main single from which was a song called Bitch Please. In I Love My Momma, Snoop talks about what his mother taught him. A song was written in the form of a letter. It’s a pretty non-standard track in the rapper’s career.
LL Cool J feat. LeShaun – Doin’ It (1995)
For a rapper, writing a love song is like dating single women online – you never know what will come out of it. But LL seems to be good at it. He has a ton of songs that would fit into this list perfectly, but we decided to choose only one, and it’s Doin’ It. It’s a bit vulgar, but LL Cool J reads about pure love, though we don’t know to whom specifically. Naturally, the song became a hit.
Jay-Z feat. Beyonce – ‘03 Bonnie & Clyde (2002)
This song was the first collaboration between Jay-Z and Beyonce. Years earlier, Jay released the song Girls, Girls, Girls in which he described the diversity of his taste for women, while in ‘03 Bonnie & Clyde, he sounds like he’s a one-woman man. The inspiration for the track came from 2Pac’s song Me and My Girlfriend, from which the rapper took not only the sample but also the chorus.
Mobb Deep feat. 112 – Hey Luv (Anything) (2001)
Mobb Deep simply shocked their fans with this track but boosted their popularity among ladies. By the way, both actresses in the video for this song were the MC’s real girlfriends.
Method Man feat. Mary J. Blige – I’ll Be There for You / You’re All I Need to Get By (1995)
In the mid-90s, Method Man and Mary J. Blige teamed up to make one of the greatest hip-hop songs about a man’s relationship with a woman. And the very name You’re All I Need to Get By speaks for itself. The original track was released on the album Tical, but it was this remix that became a hit. Even the music academics, who gave this song the Grammy in 1996, were touched. The track itself was dedicated to a woman, who later became Method Man’s wife.