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10 Best Rap Songs About Money

10 Best Rap Songs About Money

Rap music varies in topics and themes, depending on the artist, trending topics, and rap style.

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But many rap songs allude to making money, having money, not having money growing up, or something about finances.

Also, some are more explicitly about money than others, even including the word “money” in their titles.

Here are ten of the best rap songs about money.

“Got Money” – Lil Wayne, Featuring T-Pain

“Got Money” is one of many songs from Lil Wayne that either references money or is explicitly all about money.

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In this song, Wayne and T-Pain rap and sing about flaunting money at the club with “money showers,” which means spraying money in the air like you just don’t care.

Rich people can do that because they have so much money that throwing it around won’t hurt their pockets in the least bit. So money showers are a true status symbol.

This song epitomizes the phrase, “if you’ve got it, flaunt it!”

“Money in the Bank” – Lil Scrappy, Featuring Young Buck

Lil Scrappy and Young Buck also have a song about money called “Money in the Bank.” In the song, they reference having money not just to flaunt it to the public but also to pick up women at the bar.

This can be seen as social commentary on how women are more likely to talk to you if you have something to offer, such as “money in the bank.” Men often demonstrate this by buying women drinks at the bar, another aspect of their life they reference in the song.

“I Get Money” – 50 Cent

50 Cent’s 2007 “I Get Money” is a banger to this day. Having money is one thing, but getting money constantly because of your hard work and talent is something 50 deems worthy of sharing, and it’s hard to argue with that.

“I Get Money” is one of the best songs about making money and hustling since he used to have to sell drugs in New York City but now can make money through rapping. Because of all his money, he makes the big claim that he runs the city.

“Mo Money Mo Problems” – The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Mase and Diddy

The 1997 track “Mo Money Mo Problems” has stuck with rap lovers lyrically and practically.

It’s a great song in terms of beat and lyrics, but it is also a practical reminder that money doesn’t get rid of all your problems and can create new difficult ones.

Money — and in their cases, great success and stardom — can cause complicated relationships, lots of pressure, risky behavior, stressful situations, and more.

“A Lot“ – 21 Savage, Featuring J. Cole

21 Savage’s song “A Lot” is a more modern, serious take on the “more money, more problems” idea.

The song addresses the reality that having a lot of money can stir up additional issues, pain, regret, and relational damage. He has a lot of money but also many past and present problems.

The song, and especially the video, also point out that people with money and people with money could be the same people. So people with money should have more empathy for the people without.

“Money Maker” – Ludacris, Featuring Pharrell Williams

Ludacris and Pharrell Williams collaborated on one of the best rap songs about money, called “Money Maker.”

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It’s a fun, hype, upbeat tune that’s so fun to dance to. It’s more about shaking your ”money maker” — or in other words, your butt — than money itself, but they still talk about spraying money on the women who do this, e.g., strippers.

You don’t have to be a stripper to shake your money maker, though, and this song will surely make you want to get up and do just that!

“Money Trees” – Kendrick Lamar, Featuring Jay Rock

Kendrick Lamar is known for his authentic, deep songs about money, poverty, hardship, crime, and other realities of his L.A. upbringing.

“Money Trees” is one of his most popular songs where he recalls the early days when he and his boys would daydream about money and what it could do for them.

The draw towards money was so appealing that they would even discuss robbing people for it, especially people who looked like they had a lot of money. Lamar isn’t condoning this behavior but speaking to the truth of their hardships and the repercussions of it.

“$ave Dat Money” – Lil Dicky, Featuring Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan

Lil Dicky is a funny rapper who writes humorous and relatable rap songs like “$ave Dat Money.”

As opposed to discussing all the money he has and all the money he can spend on cars, clubs, yachts, etc., he takes a different approach by rapping about how good he is at saving money.

The music video highlights the song well because he borrows people’s things — mansions, V.I.P. spots, yachts, cars, etc. — instead of paying for them!

“Money” – Cardi B

Cardi B’s “Money” is about, you guessed it, money! “Money” is undoubtedly one of the best female rap songs about money.

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She raps about how much she loves and needs money, almost worshiping it. Fans appreciate how real she is, and this song is a great example of that. Instead of hiding the fact that she likes all the money she makes, she is very upfront about it.

Nothing — besides her daughter “Kulture” — can compare with her love for money.

“Gold Digger” – Kanye West

“Gold Digger” is one of the best rap and r&b songs about money, as well as one of the most popular songs of the 2000s.

In the song, Kanye West raps about dating a woman he doesn’t want to blatantly call a gold digger but who clearly mainly wants him for his wealth.

The song is comical but has many social commentaries mixed in, like most of Kanye West’s best tracks.

Final Thoughts

There are tons of old and new rap songs about money, but these are ten of the best rap songs about money from the past few decades.

If you’re ever in need of a song that’ll motivate you to make money — or give you a more nuanced perspective on what it’s like to have a bunch of money — be sure to reference this list in the future!