Hip hop is all about the beat. With rhythmic vocals, breakbeat percussion, and energizing electric melodies, this musical genre is upbeat and vibrant. Check out our curated list of awesome hip hop stock music tracks enhance a wide variety of scenes in your video and film projects!
And if you need to add some hip hop to your background music collection, Motion Array’s stash of royalty free hip hop music tracks should be your first stop.
Top Royalty Free Hip Hop Music Downloads
1. Hip Hop
The list begins with an energetic, upbeat “urban hip hop” track. It’s perfect for backing action videos, such as sports, adventure travel, or video games.
For scenes that need something a little less intense in the background, this track works well. It’s an electronic piece that starts low-key. Deep bass and light drums come in halfway through, to give it a chilled but driving feel.
This epic rhythmic hip hop track will pair well with adventure, sports, or travel footage. The slow bass vibration and faster-paced rhythms make for an engaging and stimulating background track!
4. Is Hip Hop
A high-vibe, positive tune, this is another one that would make a great backing track to sports, adventure, or gaming videos. If you’re looking for something to bring the fun, this one will deliver!
With a powerful start, the hip hop beat kicks in around the 20 seconds mark. A steady drumbeat and driving bass, orchestral strings pieces, and background vocal elements, make this tune a comprehensive and suspenseful track.
If you’re looking for something with a real electronic and retro feel, this one will do! A funky beat and some serious synths create a tune with a groovy feeling. It would work great for promo videos that have a bit of action in them.
Download this modern, hip hop track to add to your scenes that need some chill. Sports videos, promos, YouTube vids… This would pair well with just about anything!
This one keeps the listener engaged from the start with an ear-catching horn intro, before an energetic drum solo into the full-instrumental track. Evoking a sense of strength and positivity, this option would go great with scenes that need a powerfully charged anthem. Two different versions are included!
Check out this spunky, grooving beat that begins deceivingly calm before leaping into the beat. The drumbeat is the driving force and is interspersed by some funky scratches and the occasional electronic effect to add a bit of fun. It definitely says “action!”
10. Club Hip Hop
Download this super chill, modern hip hop track to add some cool to your project. Deep bass and a variety of synth pieces add something unique to this tune. It comes with 4 different versions, so you’ll be able to fit it into any length piece of video.
A bright guitar sound greets you when this tune starts while the groovy beat keeps it flowing throughout. This piece of music would be great backing to something old-school and upbeat.
12. This Is Hip Hop
This upbeat track is a fantastic mix of elements. A short sax riff joined by some guitar picking makes this one pretty stylish.
This little sound bite of a track is direct and in-your-face. It’s got all you could want in a musical logo — an exciting intro with a strong beat, a solid bass line, and cool vocals and synth effects.
14. Vlog Hip Hop
This track brings some chill to any project. It’s an easy-listening track that would be perfect backing to a how-to or travel video. Or, as the title suggests, any vlog.
A modern tune led by a stylish melody and smooth drumbeat. You can use this easy-listening track in just about anything that would benefit from it’s chilled but fun energy.
16. Hip Hop Fashion
An old-school classic sounding hip hop tune, this one jumps right in with a punchy guitar intro. It’s a confident, almost cheeky piece that could be used in a variety of situations.
Some modulating organ adds a hazy texture to this track, and a classic hip hop beat brings it back to stability. Use this relaxing background track for projects that require an easy-going feeling.
A modern, dancey tune like this one would be an awesome addition to promo videos, adventure scenes, or sporty projects. It’s high-energy without being too driving and creates a cheerful yet chilled atmosphere.
If you’re looking for something more dark and dangerous, this one fits the bill. The intro is a little creepy and is joined by funky bass and a glitchy drum beat as the track progresses. Abstract electronic elements add to the twitchy feel of this one!
You can’t listen to this track and not walk away in a good mood! A pleasing little arpeggio guitar melody catches the ear straight away. It kicks into full force with booming bass, rhythmic drums, and some awesome synth elements, before jumping into some funky strumming guitar work. It’s definitely worth having!
21. Dramatic Hip Hop
Beginning with some tension-building strings, the “dramatic” in this one’s name rings true. Joined by an echoey solo piano, and later by an unusual bass line and a prominent drumline, this tune is a little eerie and even futuristic.
22. Hip Hop Energy
As the name suggests, this is a highly energetic, classic hip hop beat. It would go perfectly with urban-style scenes that need something bright and upbeat in the background.
23. Urban Logo
Another short, but sweet sounding logo reveal track. Horns create a bit of an ominous feeling, and the glitchy synths that come along with it add a modern flair to an old-school base.
This one creates a mood from the very start. A confident piano riff intro drops into a strong rhythmic beat, and keeps the pace and feeling up throughout. When your edit needs a dose of lazy positivity and self-assurance, this track can help bring it.
An old-school vinyl crackle begins this track, and that laid back vibe sticks around for the whole tune. It’s a unique, easy-going track that would be a great accompaniment to relaxing videos such as cooking, travel, and promo videos.
26. Mafia Hip Hop
This track calls forward a smokey, swaggery kind of feel. It’s an edgy piece that would be fantastic backing for something that requires a jazzy atmosphere.
Check out this modern, happiness-exuding track, complete with a danceable beat and synth melodies. If you need a tune to bring the party feel, this one can!
28. Hip Hop Opener
There are 4 versions of this piece included in the download, so you’ll be able to fit this to anything. A classic beat and synthesizer effects create a relaxing background atmosphere.
29. Smooth Funk (FREE)
This tune begins with an uplifting, bouncy piece of piano. It’s all about being cheerful, and the bassy drumbeat adds a sense of deep satisfaction.
30. Hip Hop Corporate (FREE)
Download this one for free to use in corporate presentations, promotional videos, or to back anything else you can think of. It’s a smooth, inspiring piece of music and is guaranteed to bring an air of cool self-assuredness to any project!
Hip hop is a versatile genre spanning from edgy and upbeat to chilled out vibes. It’s modern, urban nature is well-received by audiences, and having a bunch of royalty free hip hop music tracks in your collection is always a good idea.
If your requirements are slightly different from the tracks on this list, have a look through Motion Array’s extensive hip hop stock music library. You’ll be guaranteed to find something you like — if not for this project, then for the next!