Kanye West - Runaway
Kanye West gives insight into his personal life as he laments over lost lovers.
In this truly artistic track, West does what many of us do after doing wrong in a relationship, pitying himself for hurting another person as he admits he’s hopeless when it comes to love, “I don't know what it is with females/But I'm not too good with that shit", can't get much more straight-forward than that.
Kid Cudi - All Along
Kid Cudi showed no shame here in tainting his street cred (?) as he wallowed on his solo dolo status.
If you are suffering from a breakup, this song may help you eat up the sadness, but it's probably not one to dwell on for too long!
Chris Brown - Deuces
Follow Chris Brown’s example, and chuck deuces up to your ex.
Breezy forgets all the lovey-dovey bullshit and looks forward to some drama-free time. He reminds us that getting on your single game is sometimes for the better.
Wale - The Break Up Song
Wale demonstrates how a breakup can affect the hardest of men sometimes, as he reminisces on the good times and struggles to let go of his lady.
Eminem – Kim
You can always trust Eminem to give us the most shocking anti-love songs. Here, he takes the meaning of revenge to the next level as he fantasizes about getting his own back on his on-off partner Kim. A little disturbing to say the least, Em really gets into his element on this one as he displays the feelings of love and hate at their absolute craziest.
Kanye West – Blame Game
If you are stuck at your wits end in arguments with your lover, this song will probably sit well with you. On My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, West channelled his negativity into some deep music.
It is often debated what “Blame Game” is about exactly. Some say it's Yeezy’s tumultuous relationship with fame, whilst others argued it’s over a previous relationship. Regardless, the blame game can be prevalent in many kinds of relationships.
Drake – Marvin’s Room
Drake gets sappy while missing a love interest that's now with someone else, a situation that we’ve all been in before.
On "Marvin's Room", Drizzy does his best to persuade the girl that he’s the one for her, “Fuck that nigga that you love so bad/I know you still think about the times we had.” As Drake continues he confesses to his crazy rapper lifestyle, which may actually be the cause of his heartbreak, “I've had sex four times this week: I'll explain”.
Dr Dre – Bitches Ain't Shit
Often assumed to be attacking women, Dr Dre and Snoop used this track diss the late Eazy-E and NWA manager Jerry Heller. Together they give you the perfect track to sing to your haters and those who have betrayed you, whether they're the opposite sex or not.
Ghostface Killah - Never Be the Same Again
Ghostface goes in on his ex-girl, after treating her so well only to find out she’s been sleeping with another man.
The rapper shows his vulnerable side, asking what the other man gave to her that he didn’t,“It's alright 'do, maybe he came up with the right dough/Bigger dick, I don't know, must have been the best flow/This thing here, ever man in the world goes through/But fuck that, I put alotta money up, I'm hatin!”
Atmosphere - Fuck You Lucy
From their 4th album God Loves Ugly, Atmosphere captures the essence of having that tug of war relationship with the person you love. But here, Slug also explains how his woman problems are caused by more than meets the eye. While this song may appear to be about a woman on the surface, Slug has said in the past that it is actually about his cat...(he may have been joking).
Jay Z – Song Cry
Jay Z gave us a rare emotional joint with “Song Cry.”
Here Hova explored the reality of relationships as he reminisced on a woman that treated him well by pulling out HER “Visa” and helping Hov getting the “keys to that Vdot 6”.
As Hov mourns his love interest after sleeping with other women, we’re sure he stopped shedding “tears” when he met his Queen B.
Outkast – Roses
Definitely a big joint if you are hating on Valentine's Day today!
Dedicate this track specifically to that girl who thinks she’s too good for you, and as Big Boi says, “She’s got the hottest body but her attitude is potty.”
Cudi gives us the real deal about loving someone who doesn’t love you back and getting the sweet satisfaction of revenge.
Yeezy finishes the track with the lines, “The height of her shopping was writer's blocking me/I couldn't get my shit out anyway, I hope you die Aria!” Wow.
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Edge of Sanity
Even one of the biggest legends in rap can relate to having woman problems.
Kool G Rap shows that love really isn’t all about roses and teddy bears. Along with DJ Polo, G Rap gets a lot off his chest as he copes with his lady nagging at him, and daily struggles such as finding a job.
Lil Wayne and T-Pain truly teach you how to hate here by saying “f*** you”, to that once-special girl you supported in so many ways only to have her throw it back in your face by sleeping with your friends.
Often described as a storyteller, Ghostface puts a situation into a rap which we all know is a no-go – cheating with your man’s worst enemy.
As Ne-Yo puts it, “that shit you just don’t do”.
Eminem – Superman
Eminem is a man who was no stranger to a tumultuous relationship.
Following his breakup with Kim, from this song we can clearly tell he enjoyed being single and getting his fair share of no-commitment sex, as he appreciates the benefits of not being attached to someone.
Joe Budden - Ordinary Love Shit Part 3
If you are feeling low about your love life this V-Day, just be thankful that you didn’t have to go through what Budden did.
DMX – How's It Going Down
DMX tells the story of being with a hot chick named Tanika, a girl who has a child with another man, which leads to an altercation between the rapper and Tanika’s baby daddy. But out of respect for Tanika’s family, X decides to breaks it off with her as he tells the tale of a real affair.
Kanye West – Heartless
More Ye for the list. From one of his classic albums, 808s and Heartbreaks, Kanye used this song to speak about his pain over breaking up with his fiancée Alexis Phifer. A tough time for him, Yeezy was also grieving over the passing of his mother when they broke up.
Nas - Bye Baby
With help on the production from Drake’s good friend Noah “40” Shebib and Salaam, Nas looked back on his failed marriage with ex-wife Kelis. The old-school feel on the record comes from the sampling of Guy’s “Goodbye Love,” which adds in some of that classic RnB sound.
In spirit of those who are already tired of the sickeningly sweet "I love yous" and the sight of red, HNHH brings you 21 Anti-Valentine's Day hip-hop tracks.
Valentine's Day can be rather annoying in reality, with roses, teddy bears, and cards being shoved in our faces. We all know that in reality, love is not always smooth sailing.
Whether you are single, you've been cheated on, messed around by the opposite sex, or you're simply tired of today's commercialized hype, this playlist of 21 hip-hop tracks will provide you with the perfect, alternative way to enjoy your day.
Happy Valentine's Day if you are celebrating it. Otherwise, be sure to be bump these tracks, a round up of some of the finest anti-love tracks from the likes of Kanye West, Kid Cudi, OutKast, Lil Wayne, Atmosphere, Jay Z and more.
Let us know what tracks you'll be blasting on your V-Day or Anti-V-Day playlist in the comments below.