Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s 30+ songs about being thankful!
Thanksgiving is a great time of the year to give thanks for all of the things that you value in life. Often times outsiders equate hip-hop with a glamorous and frivolous lifestyle, but the biggest names in rap are often speaking about gratitude. This Thanksgiving – I wanted to assemble a playlist of songs where rappers express their thankfulness in their own ways!
Giving Thanks Playlist:
The Giving Thanks Playlist features a little bit of everything! Songs like Ariana Grande’s thank u, next and Earth, Wind, & Fire’s Gratitude aren’t exactly hip-hop, but they are undeniably on theme. The playlist starts with Snoop Dogg, who released an entire album titled I Wanna Thank Me, but then pivots into some of the biggest names in rap – Ye, Wale, Tyler, the Creator, and Drake to name a few.
We’ve included some new school artists like bbno$ and Armani White, but also tip our cap to the old school with Goodie Mob, Beanie Sigel, and the Beastie Boys. Of course no Thanksgiving playlist is complete without GREENS BEANS POTATOES – the viral classic.
Snoop Dogg – Doo Wop Thank Me (feat. The Hamiltones)
Snoop Dogg – I Wanna Thank Me (feat. Mark Knox)
Wale – Ungrateful & Thankful
Wale – Thank God
Busta Rhymes, Q Tip, Kanye West, & Lil Wayne – Thank You
Ariana Grande – thank u, next
Culture Jam, Lil Uzi Vert – Thankful
Tyler, the Creator – GONE, GONE / THANK YOU
Beanie Sigel – Look At Me Now
Kanye West – Family Business
Kanye West – Hey Mama
N.O.R.E – I Love My Life (feat. Carl Thomas)
Drake – God’s Plan
Kendrick Lamar – GOD.
DJ KHALED – THANKFUL (feat. Lil Wayne & Jeremih)
bbno$ – thankful (feat, Y2K & Lewis Grant)
Goodie Mob – Soul Food
Fabolous & Jadakiss – Soul Food
Armani White – Grateful
Kota the Friend – Grateful
Big K.R.I.T – Wake Up
Common – The Food (feat. kanye west)
Pastor Shirley Caesar – GREENS BEANS POTATOES
Cordae – Thanksgiving
Benny the Butcher & Larry Fraud – Thanksgiving
Chance the Rapper – Blessings (feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Anderson .Paak, BJ The Chicago Kid, & Raury)
Lecrae – Blessings (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
Earth Wind & Fire – Gratitude
Beastie Boys – Gratitude
Nicki Minaj – Moment 4 Life