18 Sad Rap Songs About Love

Sad Rap Songs About Love are a combination of street language and emotion that people seem to enjoy well. This particular category is not only popular, many people positively relate to these songs because of their own personal experience with love. These songs touch their heart for being so delicate and fickle.

This article will list a total of 20 Sad Rap Songs About Love. if you are in the mood, think of it as your bucket list of things to listen to. It will be amazing yet heartbreaking so keep on reading to discover some gems!

1. “Lucid Dreams” by Juice WRLD

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“Lucid Dreams” by Juice WRLD is a rap song about a guy who cannot move on from his lover. He knows that he has to forget the girl and find someone new yet he cannot do it. The singer hates the fact that he loves the girl so much even though he despises her – this painful contrast is also realistic and many listeners will be able to relate to this feeling!

This rap song is for people who find it difficult to move on, it shows that you are not alone and other people also suffer from such heartbreak.

2. “The Gates” by CunninLynguists

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“The Gates” by CunninLynguists is a rap song about a guy who met a nice girl early in life only to lose her via an early divorce – an ironic twist of fate for someone who had a good start. They had one kid that the singer loves so much and the guy stays faithful to the girl even when she had already started a new life.

This song serves as a reminder that life is constantly changing (especially in relationships), and that we shouldn’t take things for granted while they are still there.

3. “XO Tour Life” by Lil Uzi Vert

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“XO Tour Life” by Lil Uzi Vert seems ambiguous at first, but it is actually about a very successful man (financially) who managed to pull off someone’s girlfriend. Due to this, the original boyfriend has been in a spiteful state blaming the singer even though the singer doesn’t seem to be bothered about it. 

Use this track as a reminder that we shouldn’t become too attached to someone since they can just find someone better. We need to understand and recognize that people can come and go at any moment.

4. “Blame Game” by Kanye West

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“Blame Game” by Kanye West is a rap song about a toxic relationship that seems to be going nowhere. Both of them seem to really hate each other but still have love left to spare. The singer goes as far as to seduce another girl in order to forget about his lover but fails to do so.

Upon listening to the song you will recognize just how toxic both sides are while they still continue to be together. It is a sad rap song that will tell you that not all things are meant to be.

5. “Do You Mind” by DJ Khaled

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“Do You Mind” by DJ Khaled is full of words that are hard to understand at first, but it is really about a guy trying to steal someone’s girlfriend. The guy likes this girl so much that he tries to take her home, but the girl, of course, refuses this offer.

The guy is in denial that the girl doesn’t like him and becomes sad. He is in the wrong and yet a pitiful creature at the same time. 

6. “Doing It Wrong” by Drake

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“Doing It Wrong” by Drake is a rap song about a guy who is in a relationship with one girl but actually loves someone else. The track examines the conflict when people find themselves in such a situation. Drake knows that he will have to break her heart eventually and make her spiteful.

7. “Sea Lion” by Sage Francis

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“Sea Lion” by Sage Francis is about a guy who is trying to make his mama proud but continually fails to do so. He eventually turns towards a life of illegal activities and ends up becoming a monster. Well, at least his mama recognizes him for something!

8. “All Girls Are The Same” by Juice WRLD

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“All Girls Are The Same” by Juice WRLD is about a guy who gets his heart broken by a girl and goes into a depressed state. He spends all his money on liquor in order to feel better. The song takes a look at self-destructive behaviors which some people can fall into when they are faced with a similar situation.

9. “Spacebound” by Eminem

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“Spacebound” by Eminem is about a dangerous guy who has fallen in love with a girl. The girl, however, seems to be giving him the cold treatment. This guy will do anything to get this girl even if it means using force. This one is a pretty sad rap song.

10. “Love Is Not Enough” by Yelawolf

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“Love Is Not Enough” by Yelawolf is about a guy who is in love with a girl only for her to take off with some random college student. This change in relationship status makes the protagonist very spiteful. This guy is in denial and appears to be cold-hearted, but in reality, he is suffering a lot from this experience.

11. “Marvin’s Room” by Drake

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“Marvins Room” by Drake is a tale of unhappiness that follows a guy who is trying to score with a club girl while she chooses to be with another guy. The song has an almost creepy vibe as Drake talks about going to the club regularly just to see her. The singer is only following his heart even though he can come across as a stalker because of his intense feelings.

12. “Teenage Love” by Slick Rick

Slick Rick - Teenage Love (Official Video)Slick Rick – Teenage Love (Official Video)

“Teenage Love” by Slick Rick is a rap song told from the third perspective. There is a boy and a girl who like each other but cannot maintain their relationship with the passing of time. It is a sad story but with a powerful message – you shouldn’t waste time on people that don’t deserve it.

13. “I Need Love” by LL Cool J

LL Cool J - I Need Love (Official Music Video)LL Cool J – I Need Love (Official Music Video)

“I Need Love” by LL Cool J is a rap song about a guy who has never thought of being in a relationship but finally decided to get it on. This exposes him to heartbreak for the very first time in his life. We have all experienced similar feelings before and can relate to becoming frantic when something like this happens. 

14. “Exodus” by HallowJack

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“Exodus” by HallowJack is a pretty underrated rap song. As with all sad songs, this one is also a tale of unfulfilled love. The singer is admitting that he is “inferior” to this other guy and that the girl deserves better. The song may leave you feeling especially melancholic as this man accepts that he isn’t meant to find love easily. 

15. “Heartbeat” by Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino - Heartbeat (Official Video)Childish Gambino – Heartbeat (Official Video)

“Heartbeat” by Childish Gambino is a rap song about a boy who constantly seduces other guy’s girlfriends but ends up getting attached to one of them. The guy is so confident that he will steal this girl from her guy but it seems that it is not happening. 

16. “Song Cry” by Jay-Z

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“Song Cry” by Jay-Z is an interesting rap song. The cast of this tale, a boy and a girl, love flirting around. The relationship eventually becomes disruptive with one of them getting too attached with another person.

17. “Caroline” by MC Solaar

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“Caroline” by MC Solaar is not an English rap song but the language has never been a barrier to enjoying music. In this particular saga of unrequited love, a guy who has known a beautiful girl for a very long time finds out that he has been friend-zoned and his love interest has found another guy!

18. “Sparks Will Fly” by J. Cole

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“Sparks Will Fly” by J. Cole is a rap song about a guy who is so in love with a girl that he will give her anything. Cole mentions cars and many other luxurious items in the song. Unfortunately, the girl seems to be already in love with someone else and our beloved singer has no choice but to nurse a broken heart. 


Rap songs can be confusing but interesting at the same time, especially when heard in the context of love and relationships. Love is a powerful emotion, and rap is a powerful type of music so when the two come together, you get a masterpiece that talks about heartbreaking experience.

Prepare to be sad when you put on this list. At the same time, be ready to be mesmerized as you embark on this journey of some of the most intense songs about lost love.