There are different types of love to express as well as different ways to express that love. “Love Languages” were designed by marriage counselor Dr. Gary Chapman to describe the different ways people express and make sense of love. They are quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, and physical touch. Find out your love language with this online quiz. Then read on to see if your favorite lyricist has the same love language you do! They get real sensual in their hip-hop songs.
1. “B*tch from da Souf” by Latto
“Tennis for the Necklace” [explanation- the opening line of Latto’s southern anthem is all about giving love to your crush in such a way that your crush is able to recieve it. “I throw that *** back to see if he gon’ catch it!”]
2. “Taste (Make it Shake)” by Aitch
“Back and Pretty Face” [explanation- this light-hearted song is all about having fun with your date at the club. Sometimes lovers want the world to know. “I know you love it when you’re loud/But if we hear the door knocking we can’t make another sound!”]
3. “Big Ol’ Freak” by Megan thee Stallion
Taking Physical Love to its Limit [explanation- Megan thee Stallion describes fooling around with her partner with athleticism. “Ain’t nobody got on they tip, tip toes and rode to the tip like me!” Her stage-name suggests a potential preference for physical displays of love. “He hit my phone with a horse/So I know that mean come over and ride it.”]
4. “Sex and Drugs” by Abhi the Nomad and featuring Harrison Sands and Copper King
“Bless Me with all my Sins” [explanation- it can be difficult to give and to recieve love. Sometimes love can seem like a moral failing or a waste of time, but the truth is that love is healing. “Born faceless/Please save me/My soul’s tainted/It’s how I’ve been born!”]
5. “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj
“Dressed to Kill” [explanation- Nicki Minaj’s iconic sample of Sir Mix-a-Lot is all about a lover who spoils Minaj because of her physical appearance. “Bought me Alexander McQueen/He was keeping me stylish!”]
6. “7/11” by Beyoncé
“I Know You Care!” [explanation- Beyoncé is usually one to maintain mainstream appeal with her music, but that does not mean that she does not have a ratchet side! This song is all about dancing around and expressing love for a partner physically. “Smack it, smack it, smack it, smack it/In the air!”]
7. “Skin” by Mac Miller
“You My Painting!” [explanation- Mac Miller’s sensual track is all about celebrating the physicality of his partner.
“That’s just the way that we are/You and me, super freaks here we are/I’m takin’ care of each and every part/I opened up your legs and go straight for your heart.”]
How do these love spewing hip-hop songs make you feel?