20 Best Smooth Talkers in Hip-Hop
The art of seduction is a powerful tool that can prove to be indefensible when wielded against unsuspecting marks. But matters of the heart are not to be taken lightly, as casting someone under your spell can lead to irreversible damage when that power is abused. However, seduction is an equal-opportunity experience within the realms of hip-hop where, similar to other forms of entertainment, sex sells. Just ask the likes of Lil Kim, Foxy Brown, Jackie-O, and Nicki Minaj, who are but a few of the vast number of female artists who have taken advantage of their allure; drawing in the male listener and holding their attention long enough to captivate and hitting them with mic skills to garner their admiration and respect.
While a number of male artists, such as 2 Live Crew, Too $hort, Akinyele, and others have promoted raunchy behavior and misogyny to varying degrees, the most beloved MCs in rap have been the ones to place an emphasis on complimenting women. In many cases, having a “tough guy” that’s willing to open up and be vulnerable is the cherry on top for women; when you mix vulnerability with confidence and wit, the combination is a recipe for some classic rap songs centered around women, our adoration for them, and our pursuit of them.
Being able to pull up on a prospective shorty and charm her out of her digits – and possibly more – takes pure finesse, which not everyone has. We’ve highlighted 20 rappers with a penchant for smooth-talking on tracks and making the ladies go crazy, one slick rhyme at a time.