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There’s something about a hip-hop artist with a tough image rapping a song about love that makes me weak. Who knew these guys could have such a sensitive side? Whether it’s genuine or not they know what to say to make every girl fall in love with them. It’s satisfying to know the tough guys need a little tenderness in their lives. 

Here are my top 10 classic hip-hop love songs that showcase these artists’ sweet sides, let me know what you think!

10. Jay-Z and Beyonce-’03 Bonnie & Clyde

These two teamed up back in ’03 before they were the power couple that they are today. They weren’t official yet but they still had no problem making beautiful music together.

 

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9. Slick Rick-Teenage Love

Hip-hop puppy love at its best.

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8. Nas- K-I-SS-I-N-G

Who knew there was a soft side behind that rough Queens exterior? I had no idea it existed but I was more than satisfied when I heard it.

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7. Common-The Light

“Let’s stick to understanding and we won’t fall/For better or worse times I hope to me you call”—SO SWEET…This song does it for me and the video made me love the song and Common even more.

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6. Mobb Deep feat. 112-Hey Luv (Anything)

This 2001 collaboration has Mobb Deep trying to convince a female that they won’t find anyone better. Nowhere near a mainstream song but it made it to the Billboard Hot 100 at its peak.

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5. 2Pac-Dear Mama

Not the typical hip-hop love song, but one of the sweetest odes from a boy to his mama. 2Pac let us know that you can show love to your mama but still stay hard.

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4. LL Cool J-I Need Luv

The bad boy of the early 90’s letting us know what he really wants.

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3. The Lost Boyz-Renee

A ghetto love story straight off the streets of NYC. It ends in tragedy but keeps us hooked the whole time.

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2. The Notorious BIG-Me & My B*tch

A classic hip-hop anthem. Being a bitch didn’t seem that bad for once. All hip-hop artists need one to hold them down when this industry gets too crazy.

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1. Method Man feat. Mary J. Blige-All I Need

More than a classic-this song was a movement. Two NY-bred artists showing us w