How To Do Hip Hop Karaoke

All you need to know about Hip Hop Karaoke and how to get signed up including a full song list. If there is something you want to do that isn’t up there then drop Rob a line.

“London’s like a jungle sometimes but nights like this will keep you from going under!” Time Out

Putting a fresh twist on the ancient art of karaoke, HHK Lets you get on the mic and act out your rap fantasies to the fullest, whether that includes teaming up with friends to rock through a Wu-Tang jam, living the lyrical highlife like Jay-Z or Drake, bawsin it like Rick Ross, celebrating summertime with The Fresh Prince or acting all crazy like Nicki Minaj or Ol Dirty Bastard. You can now find HHK every Thursday at The Social.  It’s no exaggeration to say that this is a legendary night out and you’d be crazy not to get there early.

Doors are 7pm sharp every Thursday night – arrive early as it does get busy from the off. £5 entry.


1. Look over the list of songs below and select the most appealing/entertaining/challenging.

2. Come to the sign-up table near the DJ booth and add your name to the list – remember that it’s first come first performing, so don’t leave it too late to add your name to the list!

3. All performances are over instrumental versions of the songs and full lyric sheets are provided for all performers (if needed).

4. Find yourself lost while rhyming along? Look behind you and the deejay Rob Pursey will help you get back on track.

5. Each performer gets a post-performance prize of a free bottle of Sagres beer!

6. The best performer on the night gets a goodie bag full of CDs (kindly donated by the good karaoke loving people over at Lewis Recordings).

7. Lose yourself!

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Twitter: @hiphopkaraokelondon  // @robpursey

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(Note: Stars denote level of rhyming difficulty – *** being the most difficult)

A Tribe Called Quest ‘Award Tour’ *
A Tribe Called Quest ‘Electric Relaxation’ *
A Tribe Called Quest ‘Scenario’ *** (when done solo!)
A Tribe Called Quest ‘Find A Way’*
Akinyele ‘Put It In Your Mouth’

B.O.B. ‘Airplanes’
Baby feat. Lil Wayne ‘Stuntin Like My Daddy’
BDP ‘South Bronx’ *
Beanie Sigel and Freeway ‘Roc The Mic’ **
Beastie Boys ‘Get It Together’ * (this comes in real quick!)
Beastie Boys ‘Paul Revere’ *
Big Daddy Kane ‘Warm It Up Kane’ **
Big L ‘Ebonics’ **
Big Pun ‘I’m Not A Player’*
Birdman feat. Lil Wayne ‘Stuntin Like My Daddy’
Biz Markie ‘Just A Friend’ *
Black Moon ‘Who Got Da Props?’
Black Rob ‘Whoa’
Black Star ‘Definition’**
Bubba Sparxxx ‘Ugly’*
Busta Rhymes ‘Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See’**
Busta Rhymes ‘Woo Hah’**
Busta Rhymes ‘Touch It’**
Busta Rhymes ‘ Gimmie Some More’ *** (all of Busta’s are tricky, but this is the one – just ask Ortis!)
Busta Rhymes ‘Pass The Courvoisier Pt.2’ *
Busta Rhymes feat. Mariah Carey ‘I Know What You Want’

Camp Lo ‘Luchini’***
Cam’Ron ‘Hey Ma’*(possibly the easiest song on the list)
Chamillionaire ‘Ridin Dirty’ **(that second verse is hella tricky!)
Chubb Rock ‘Treat Em Right’* (one for the over 30s!)
Clipse ‘When The Last Time’ *
Common ‘I Used To Love H.E.R.’*
Common ‘The Light’
Crooklyn Dodgers ‘Crooklyn’*
Crooklyn Dodgers ‘The Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers’*
Cypress Hill ‘How I Could Just Kill A Man’ *
Cypress Hill ‘When The Shit Goes Down’*
Cypress Hill ‘Insane In The Brain’*

Dead Prez ‘Hip-Hop’ ** (a difficult crowd pleaser)
De La Soul ‘Me, Myself & I’ *
De La Soul ‘Stakes Is High’ **
De La Soul ‘Oooh’ *
Digital Underground ‘The Humpty Dance’ * (DJs favourite!)
Dilated Peoples ‘Worst Comes To Worst’ *
Dizzee Rascal ‘Bonkers’ (instrumental is EXTENDED and marginally different – so be prepared!)
Dizzee Rascal ‘Jus A Rascal’
DMX ‘Party Up In Here’ *
Drake ‘Best I Ever Had’
Drake ‘Forever’
Drake ‘Over’
Dr Dre ‘Forget About Dre’ **
Dr Dre ‘Next Episode’ *
Dr Dre ‘Nuthin’ But A G Thang’ *
Dr Dre introducing Snoop Doggy Dogg ‘Deep Cover’ *

E-40 feat. Keak Da Sneak ‘Tell Me When To Go’
Ed O.G. ‘I Got To Have It’ *
Eminem ‘Just Lose It’ **
Eminem ‘Lose Yourself’ *
Eminem ‘My Name Is’ *
Eminem ‘Stan’
Eminem ‘Without Me’ **
Eminem feat. Lil Wayne ‘No Love’
EPMD ‘So Whutcha Sayin’’ *
Eric B & Rakim ‘I Know You Got Soul’ *
Eve  ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind’ * (Christmas party fave)
Eve ‘Satisfaction’ *

Fat Joe ‘What’s Luv?’ *
Flo-Rida ‘Low’
50 Cent ‘Candy Shop’ *
50 Cent ‘In Da Club’ *
50 Cent ‘I Get Money’ *
Foxy Brown ‘Oh Yeah’
Fugees ‘Ready Or Not’

Game feat. 50 Cent ‘How We Do’ (if in doubt, just mumble)
Game ‘One Blood’ *
Gang Starr ‘DWYCK’ *
Gang Starr ‘Just To Get A Rep’ **
Gang Starr ‘You Know My Steez’ *
Geto Boys ‘Mind Playin’ Tricks On Me’ ** (host’s favourite)
Ghostface ‘Daytona 500’ **
Ghostface ‘Run’*
Ghostface ‘Cherchez La Ghost’ **
Grand Puba ‘360 (What Goes Around)’ *
Group Home ‘Supa Star’ *

House Of Pain ‘Jump Around’

Ice Cube ‘It Was A Good Day’ * (basically talking)

Ja-Rule feat. Ashanti ‘Always On Time’
Jay-Z ’99 Problems’ * (or ** with the voices)
Jay-Z feat. Bun B & Pimp C ‘Big Pimpin’’ ***
Jay-Z ‘Brooklyns Finest’ ** (tricky to do both rappers)
Jay-Z ‘I Just Wanna Love You’ **
Jay-Z ‘Encore’ *
Jay-Z ‘Girls Girls Girls’ ** (harder than it seems)
Jay-Z   ‘Show Me What You Got’ *
Jay-Z  ‘Roc Boys’ *
Jay-Z feat. Foxy Brown ‘Ain’t No Playa’
Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince ‘Summertime’ *
Jeru ‘Ya Playin Yaself’ *(extra points if you do the intro)
Jim Jones ‘We Fly High (Ballin!)’
Junior Mafia ‘Players Anthem’*
Jurassic 5 ‘Concrete School Yard’ *
Juvenile ‘Back That Azz Up’ *

Kanye West ‘Through The Wire’ *
Kanye West ‘Gold Digger’ *
Kanye West ‘Touch The Sky’ *
Kanye West ‘Jesus Walks’ *
Kanye West ‘ Stronger’ *
Kanye West ‘Monster’
Keith Murray ‘The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World’ **
Kool G Rap ‘Ill Street Blues’ *
Kriss Kross ‘Jump’ * (ultimate party starter!)

Lauryn Hill ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’ **
Lil Kim ‘The Jump Off’ *
Lil Kim  ‘Lighters  Up’ *
Lil Wayne ‘A Milli’
Lil Wayne ‘Go DJ’ *
Lil Wayne ‘Lollipop’
Lil Wayne ‘Mrs. Officer
LL Cool J ‘Doin’ It’ *
LL Cool J ‘I Need Love’ * (over Master P’s charming ‘I Need Dubs’)
LL Cool J ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ *
Ludacris ‘Move Bitch’ ** (Mystikal’s verse requires a lot of energy!)
Ludacris – ‘Number One Spot’
Ludacris ‘Stand Up’ **
Luniz ‘I Got 5 On It’ ** (harder than it sounds)

MC Lyte ‘Paper Thin’ *
MC Hammer ‘U Can’t Touch This’ *
Main Source ‘Lookin’ At The Front Door’ *
Mann ‘Buzzin’
Melle Mel ‘The Message’ **
Method Man feat. Mary J Blige ‘You’re All I Need’ **
Mims – ‘This Is Why I’m Hot’
Missy Elliot ‘Get UR Freak On’ **
Missy Elliot ‘Work It’ *
Mobb Deep ‘Shook Ones (Part Two)’ *
MOP ‘Ante Up Remix’ **
Mos Def ‘Ms. Fat Booty’

Nas ‘Halftime’ *
Nas ‘Made You Look’ *
Naughty By Nature ‘OPP’ **
Naughty By Nature  ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ ** (the rappings hard – but the chorus will save you!)
Nelly ‘Hot In Herre’
Nice & Smooth ‘Hip-Hop Junkies’
Nice & Smooth ‘Funky For You’ *
Nicki Minaj ‘Your Love’
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake ‘Moment 4 Life’
Nicki Minaj feat. Eminem ‘Roman’s Revenge’
Nore ‘Super Thug’ * (basically repeat the word ‘What!’)
Notorious BIG ‘Hypnotize’ *
Notorious BIG ‘Juicy’ * (probably the all time most performed song!)
Notorious BIG ‘Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems’ *
Notorious BIG ‘One More Chance’ (Remix) *
Notorious BIG ‘Warning’ **
Notorious BIG ‘Unbelievable’ *
Notorious BIG ‘Nasty Girl RMX’ *

OC ‘Time’s Up’ ** (Extra prize if performed while wearing a backpack!)
Ol’ Dirty Bastard ‘Got Your Money’ *
Ol’ Dirty Bastard ‘Shimmy Shimmy Ya’ *
Ol’ Dirty Bastard ‘Brooklyn Zoo’ *
Onyx ‘Slam’ * (one for the rowdy crew)
Outkast ‘Bombs Over Baghdad’ ***
Outkast ‘Ms. Jackson’ ** (this s*** is hard too – don’t be fooled!)
Outkast ‘Player’s Ball’ *
Outkast ‘So Fresh, So Clean’

Pete Rock & CL Smooth ‘T.R.O.Y.’ *
The Pharcyde ‘Drop**
The Pharcyde ‘Passin’ Me By’ **
Pharoahe Monch ‘Simon Says’ **
Public Enemy ‘Rebel Without A Pause’ **
Puff Daddy ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ *(another ultimate crowd pleaser)
Puff Daddy ‘It’s All About The Benjamins’ *
P.Diddy feat. Black Rob and Mark Curry ‘Bad Boy For Life’
P. Diddy ‘Diddy’

Q-Tip ‘Breathe And Stop’*
Q-Tip ‘Let’s Ride’

Raekwon ‘Criminology’ *
Redman and Method Man ‘How High Remix’
Redman ‘Smash Sumthin’ **
Rick Ross ‘Hustlin’ *
Rick Ross ‘BMF (Blowin Money Fast)’
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock ‘It Takes Two’ *
Roots Manuva ‘Witness’ **
Run DMC – It’s Like That’ *(very long – beware)
Run DMC ‘Peter Piper’ **
Run DMC ‘Sucker MCs’ **

Salt-N-Pepa ‘Tramp’ *
Salt-N-Pepa ‘Push It’ * (longest intro in recording history)
Sir Mix-A-Lot ‘Baby Got Back’ *
Slick Rick ‘Children’s Story’ ** (Performed over Montell Jordan’s summer smash ‘This Is How We Do It’)
Slum Village ‘I Don’t Know’
Slum Village ‘Fall In Love’
Slum Village ‘Climax’
Snoop Doggy Dogg ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ *
Snoop Doggy Dogg ‘Beautiful’ *
Snoop Doggy Dogg ‘Who Am I? (What’s My Name)’ *
Soulja Boy ‘Crank Dat’
Soulja Boy ‘Turn My Swag On’
Souls Of Mischief ’93 Til Infinity’ **

2Pac ‘California Love’ * (Bonus prize for using a vocoder for the hook)
2Pac ‘Changes’ *
2Pac ‘Dear Mama’ * (for those who want to get emotional)
2Pac ‘Do For Love’ *
T.I. ‘Bring Em Out’ *
T.I. ‘Swagger Like Us’
T.I. ‘What You Know’ *
T.I. ‘Whatever You Like’
Terror Squad ‘Lean Back’ *
Three 6 Mafia ‘Stay Fly’
Tim Dog ‘Fuck Compton’ *
Tone Loc ‘Wild Thing’ *
Tone Loc ‘Funky Cold Medina’ *
Tyler, The Creator ‘Yonkers’
Twista ‘Overnight Celebrity’

Ultramagnetic MCs ‘A Chorus Line’ *

Vanilla Ice ‘Ice Ice Baby’ *

Waka Flocka Flame ‘Hard In Da Paint’
Warren G ‘Regulate’ * (you need a good Nate Dogg for this)
Wiz Khalifa ‘Black & Yellow’
Wu-Tang Clan ‘CREAM’ **
Wu-Tang Clan ‘Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthin’ Ta Fuck Wit’’ *

Young Jeezy feat. Kanye West ‘Put On’ *
Young Jeezy ‘And Then What’ *
Young Money ‘Every Girl’
Young Money ‘Roger That’


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