Pump Up Rap Songs

Music has the power to transform your mood, influence your mind and behavior. It can bring a smile to your lips or even well up tears in your eyes. Some songs have the ability to get you energized and excited which can help before a game or a workout. Are you looking for such peppy pump up rap songs that will no doubt help, lift your spirits? Then here they are.
Melodyful Staff
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2018
It is said music has an ability to alter our thoughts and touch our soul. We all go through times where we want to feel especially 'pumped up', be it before a game or hitting the gym. One of the best ways to get one's mind, body and spirit ready for some high intensity action is by listening to motivating or inspirational music. One such genre of music is pump up rap songs. The beat and lyrics in some of these pump up rap songs may seem self-centered and pompous in nature, but that is what builds one's confidence, uplifts and empowers a person to begin a workout or start a game with enthusiasm and verve. Before we begin enlisting the best pump up rap songs, some of you may not agree or like the selection of numbers given below because when it comes to music everybody is opinionated.
Top 5 Pump Up Rap Songs of All-Time
  • Till I Collapse - Eminem
  • Victory - Notorious BIG Ft. Puff Daddy & Busta Rhymes
  • Heart of a Champion - Nelly
  • Can't be touched - Roy Jones
  • Foundation - Xzibit
Sports-specific

Basketball
  • Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It - Ice Cube
  • Presidential - Youngbloodz
  • Get Back [Remix] - Ludacris ft. Sum 41
  • Remember the Name - Fort Minor
  • Turn It Up - Chamillionaire
  • Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
  • Hate Me Now - Nas
  • Speedin' - Rick Ross
  • X Gonna Give It To Ya - DMX
  • Dynasty Intro - Jay-Z
  • Ghost - Tupac
  • Independent's Day - Royce Da 5'9"
  • Mind on the Road - Rev Run
  • Get Buck In Here - DJ Felli Fel ft Akon, Diddy, Ludacris 
Football
  • Lose Yourself - Eminem
  • That's Right - Tupac
  • Long Story Short - Black Milk
  • I Put On for My City - Young Jeezy
  • Wicked - Ice Cube
  • 2 Step [Remix] - DJ Unk
  • Flirtin' with Disaster - Molly Hatchet
  • Here Comes the Boom - Nelly
  • Pump it Up - Joe Budden
  • Quick To Back Down - Bravehearts, Lil Jon, Nas
  • I got it - Gorilla Zoe
  • Money in the Bank - Lil Scrappy
Hockey
  • Bang Your Head - Gravediggaz
  • Got Money - Lil Wayne
  • Let it Rock - Kevil Rudolf and Lil Wayne
  • Won't back down - Eminem feat Pink
  • Go To Church - Ice Cube
  • Let's Go - Trick Daddy Fight The Power - Public Enemy
  • Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit
  • Karaoke - T-Pain
  • U Don't Know [Remix] - Jay Z Ft. M.O.P.
  • Fireman - Lil Wayne
  • I Can Ride My Bike With No Handlebars - Flobots
Other Popular Pump Up Tracks
Here's a list of some more pump up tracks that are not rap songs, but are still worth a mention as they too can trigger that sudden rush of energy, that you were looking for just before a game or during an exercise routine.
  • NBA on NBC Theme - Roundball Rock
  • Enter Sandman - Metallica
  • Thunderstruck - AC/DC
  • Down with the Sickness - Disturbed
  • Jump Around - House of Pain
  • Diamond Eyes - Shinedown
  • Bodies - Drowning Pool
  • My Hero - Foo Fighters
  • In the Ayer - Flo Rida
  • With Me - Sum 41
  • Tetris - DaCaV5
  • Nickelback - Animals
  • Cavo - Champagne
  • Chinese Democracy - Guns N' Roses
  • Diamond in the Rough - Airborne
  • As I Lay Dying - Reflections
  • Freestylers - Bomfunk MC's
  • Going Under - Evanescence
  • Holy Diver - Killswitch Engage
  • I Don't Care - Apocalyptica
  • Kickstart My Heart - Mötley Crüe
  • Never Scared Remix - Bone Crusher
  • Party Like A Rockstar Remix - Shop Boyz
  • Weezer - Pork and Beans
  • Puddle of Mudd - Psycho
  • Pump It - The Black Eyed Peas
  • Jet Black Stare - Ready to Roll
  • Rock N' Roll Train - AC/DC 
  • The Anthem - Good Charlotte
  • The Second Coming - Juelz Santana
  • Highway To Hell - AC/DC
  • I'm The King - Game
  • Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
  • Down In The Park - Foo Fighters
  • Cars - Gary Numan
  • In Bloom - Nirvana
  • Nobody's Real - Powerman 5000
  • Shake Hands With Beef - Primus
  • Black Bugs - Regurgitator
  • Orange Crush - R.E.M.
  • Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
  • Veruca Salt - Seether
  • We Ready - Archie Eversole
  • You're Going to Go Far, Kid - The Offspring
  • The Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco 
Maybe you won't like all of these tracks, even if you don't, you're sure to enjoy listening to this great selection of rap tracks. So, choose your favorites and add them to your playlist and groove to the tunes for that extra energy and play your game, naturally.
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