25 Positive Kid-Friendly Hip Hop & R&B Tracks


I love a good dance party with my kids. However, as a child of the Hip Hop generation, sometimes my iTunes playlists are everything but kid-friendly.  If you’re anything like me and you just can’t bring yourself to buy a Kid’s Bop album, here are 25 positive old school and new school hip hop and R&B tracks that are safe to listen to with your kiddies!

1. I’m Black and I’m Proud – James Brown

2. i (clean version) – Kendrick Lamar

3. Everything is Everything – Lauryn Hill

4. One Man Can Change The World –  Big Sean

5. You Gotta Be – Des’ree

6. Just Fine – Mary J. Blige

7. Smile – Kirk Franklin

8. Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson

9. Momma Loves Baby – Solange

10. Don’t Worry About A Thing – Bob Marley

11. Happy – Pharrell

12. Hey Young World – Slick Rick

13. Keep Ya Head – Tupac

14. Superwoman – Alicia Keys

15. I can – Nas

16. Hey Mama – Kayne West

17. Can I Kick It – Tribe Called Quest

18. Ladies First – Queen Latifah

19. Independent Woman – Destiny’s Child

20. Lean on Me – Bill Withers

21. I Am Not My Hair – India Arie

22. Sounds of Blackness – Optimistic

23. I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan/Whitney Houston

24. Respect – Aretha Franklin

25. Baby, I’m a Star – Prince

What about you, family? What’s on your list?


About The Author

Faye McCray is anMcCray_AuthorPhoto (1) attorney by day and writer all the time. Her work has been featured on My Brown Baby, AfroPunk, AfroNews, For HarrietMadame NoireBlack Girl NerdsBlack and Married with Kids, and other popular publications.  Faye also has a number of short stories and a full length novel available for purchase on Amazon.  Most importantly, Faye is a proud wife and mother to three beautiful and talented young boys who she is fiercely passionate about raising. You can find Faye on Twitter @fayewrites and on the web at fayemccray.com.

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