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

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!

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.

Author: Faye McCray

Faye McCray is a writer and horror/sci fi obsessed blerdette skulking around the suburbs of Washington, D.C writing stuff and saying very little. She is the author of Dani’s Belts, a collection of short stories that follow a young college student turned unlikely heroine of the zombie apocalypse. She is also the author of Boyfriend, a novel following a young man as he navigates love and fidelity in college, and I am Loved!, a collection of positive affirmations for kids. You can find Faye at www.fayemccray.com and on www.weemagine.com, a site she cofounded with her husband to celebrate and inspire kids. You can connect with Faye on Facebook and Twitter @fayewrites. When she isn’t writing, Faye is spending time with her family and leading a covert double life as an attorney.

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