Valentine’s Day Playlist: Backspin’s top 12 songs for a night of love and lust

Rap stems from poetry, and like poets rappers also take on the subject of love from time to time. So in honor of Valentine’s Day, Backspin has picked 12 old school rap songs that capture the infatuation and vulnerability that goes along with such emotion. The stories painted in these songs definitely prove the potency of Cupid’s arrow, so tune in when you want to get shot up with love on SiriusXM On Demand.

1. LL Cool J- I Need Love

2. Slick Rick- Teenage Love

3.  Eric B. & Rakim- Mahogany 

4. Common- The Light

5. The Roots- You Got Me (featuring Erykah Badu)

6. Method Man- All I Need PuffDaddy Mix (Mary J. Blige)

7. A Tribe Called Quest- Bonita Applebaum

8. Pharacyde- Passing Me By 

9. LL Cool J- Around The Way Girl

10. Lost Boys- Renee 

11. De La Soul- Eye Know

12. Whodini-One Love


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