Best Rap Songs About Money

We’re chasing those dollar bills y’all!!

Rap songs about money are as hard to find as, well, rap songs in general! Many of our favorite hits revolve around currency as it’s such a big part of our lives.

With that in mind, here are the best rap songs about money.

1. “Money Maker” by Ludacris, Featuring Pharrell Williams

Song Year: 2006

“Money Maker” is an enjoyable dance song in which Ludacris raps and Pharrell sings about women shaking the body parts that can make them money.

The song revolves around women profiting off their physical appearance, such as strippers. Needless to say, this is an excellent song to get up and dance to.

2. “Mo Money Mo Problems” by The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Mase and Diddy

Song Year: 1997

Legendary rappers B.I.G., Mase, and Diddy collaborate on this song about various aspects of their life, careers, and general success. Money, of course, is a significant sign of their success.

However, as the chorus suggests, more money sometimes creates additional problems. The more money you make, the more life can get a bit complicated. This problem especially rings true regarding relationships with people who would rather take from you and never stop expecting something.

3. “Got Money” by Lil Wayne, Featuring T-Pain

Song Year: 2008

Lil Wayne has released many songs about money.

The first is “Got Money,” a hype bop that encourages listeners to throw their money in the air as a symbol of wealth. If you’re rich, you barely care about losing one or two stacks, so throwing it up at the club—or “making it rain”—is a true signifier of genuine wealth.

Weezy references to rain and other weather, including making it snow and flurry, appear in the lyrics as euphemisms for spending. But it’s fine because he makes so much money, he’ll quickly make it back.

4. “Money” by Cardi B

Song Year: 2018

Cardi B is explicit in “Money” about her love, desire, and need for money.

She references her earlier days as a stripper. Now that she is a successful rapper, she prioritizes getting her bag and working just as hard, if not harder, to do so.

She says that she likes a lot of things, but nothing compares to her love for money — besides, of course, her daughter, Kulture, which she switches out “money” for towards the end of the song.

5. “Money To Blow” by Birdman, Featuring Drake and Lil Wayne

Song Year: 2009

“Money to Blow” is another song Lil Wayne is in, but it’s technically by his rap mentor Birdman, and features his rap protege Drake.

Drake starts the song with banging lines about getting V.I.P. champagne, which is the perfect entry into a song about letting bills fall.

They all exclaim that they have money to blow on whatever they desire. This willingness is not because they were born with it but because they worked hard for it.

6. “Money Trees” by Kendrick Lamar, Featuring Jay Rock

Song Year: 2012

“Money Trees” is a popular song by Kendrick Lamar. In the song, he reminisces about his early years when he and his friends dreamed about money while having none.

They would eat cheap food like top ramen and rap in the car until they had the opportunity to try and steal from people who looked like they had more money than them.

Kendrick isn’t praising theft but speaking to the reality of many young men who grow up in poverty. They look up to others with money while they themselves don’t have many viable options.

7. “$ave Dat Money” by Lil Dicky, Featuring Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan

Song Year: 2015

Lil Dicky typically produces comedic tracks but is an excellent rap artist in his own right. He always tells creative stories and ideas with his rap songs, and “$ave Dat Money” is no different.

In this song, he takes a very different approach than other artists. Instead of talking about all his money, he raps about how he strives to save.

Some funny and relatable ways he mentions include using single-ply toilet paper, using fans instead of air conditioning, booking flights early, and parking only if the parking meter is already green.

The music video makes this song even funnier because instead of paying for anything, he asks to use a mansion, a yacht, a luxury car, a V.I.P. spot at the club, and even T-Pain’s music video!

8. “We Fly High” by Jim Jones

Song Year: 2006

Not all of the best rap songs about money actually include “money” in the title, with Jim Jones’ “We Fly High” being a great example.

He raps about his luxury cars, fancy jewelry, and other fine things he gets to experience due to his wealth. And in the music video, he doesn’t shy away from flaunting these items and showing that he can hang out with beautiful women in a luxury mansion to boot.

9. “Still Fly” by Big Tymers

Song Year: 2002

When you labeled yourself as “Fly” in the early 2000s, it usually meant that you were flashy and had a lot of money.

Big Tymers makes a comedic song about this concept by rapping about how they do indeed look great, decked out in alligator shoes and suits from the luxury Gucci Brand.

However, they are rapping from the perspective of not having a consistent job, being unable to pay their rent, and not even having a full gas tank. But oh well! As long as they look great, that’s all that matters.

10. “It’s All About the Benjamins” by Diddy, Featuring The Notorious B.I.G., Lil’ Kim, The LOX, and Stevie J

Song Year: 1997

When he was still “Puff Daddy,” Diddy dropped this timeless hit with “The Family.”

When music artists talk about “Benjamins,” they refer to $100 bills, which have Benjamin Franklin’s face on them. So, here, Diddy is saying that money is all that matters.

Diddy brought together some of the biggest names in rap at the time, including The Notorious B.I.G., Lil Kim, and The LOX.

In addition to money, these artists talk about their lifestyle, their great rhymes, sexual exploits, and other common hip hop themes.

11. “Money Bag” by Cardi B

Song Year: 2018

Another hit from Cardi B, specifically from her Invasion of Privacy album, is “Money Bag.”

Cardi B raps about her money but specifically highlights her bodacious body and the beauty of the women she hangs out with.

Yes, she’s wealthy and speaks about how she makes so much more than her haters. But she is also a “money bag;” her body, face, and overall appearance make her look like a million bucks.

12. “Throw Some D’s” by Rich Boy, Featuring Polow Da Don

Song Year: 2007

Rich Boy’s “Throw Some D’s” is about having enough money to buy a new Cadillac while being wealthy enough to “throw D’s” on it. “D’s” is short for dubs, slang for some visually-stunning 20″ rims.

He also talks about his chain, his grill, and other expensive items he’s able to buy now that he has gotten money. He also calls himself “new money,” which differs from “old money” in that he was not born into generational wealth. Instead, he made his money on his own.

13. “Money in the Bank” by Lil Scrappy, Featuring Young Buck

"Money in the Bank" by Lil Scrappy, Featuring Young Buck

Song Year: 2006

“Money in the Bank” is pretty straightforward. Lil Scrappy and Young Buck rap about how they have a lot of money in the bank and how they can get girls because of it.

Young Buck even talks about how 50 Cent bought him a car, but because it’s still his, he can share that as another example of his wealth.

One of the best aspects of this track is the beat. Something about it is straightforward, similar to the lyrics, but catchy and addictive. It’s the perfect song to two-step to, especially after you just got paid!

14. “Money On My Mind” by Lil Wayne

Song Year: 2005

As mentioned, Lil Wayne frequently raps about money, with “Money On My Mind” being one of the most explicit about his wealth.

It comes on at the tail end of the “Hustler Musik” music video, which makes sense as that’s a song about the hard life of the streets. Naturally, you have money on your mind when trying to survive poverty and violence.

In this hard-hitting song, Wayne repeats how he thinks about money and women, almost on repeat, which is reflected in the repetitive refrain.

15. “I Get Money” by 50 Cent

Song Year: 2007

“I Get Money” by 50 Cent is another hard-hitting track about making money based on talent.

50 Cent shares how he used to make money by selling drugs, but now he doesn’t have to do that because he earns more than enough through his art.

He also declares that he runs New York City, which is a huge statement. Not only is N.Y.C. a big city, but it’s the birthplace of rap music, so many artists fight for the title of the best rapper in the city. Saying he runs it is a way to demonstrate just how much money—and, with that, power—he has.

16. “Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)” by Wyclef Jean, Featuring Lil Wayne, Akon, and Niia

Song Year: 2007

Many of the best rap songs about money have hype party beats and make you want to throw money in the air like you don’t care.

But “Sweetest Girl” is a more somber song about the dark side of money. It can rid people of their innocence and make people do things that they wouldn’t otherwise do.

People steal and even kill for money. This song references all of this but specifically focuses on a women’s hard life as a prostitute under an aggressive, dangerous pimp.

The track featured on Jean’s sixth album, Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant,and doesn’t pull any punches on how it documents the experiences of the woman once considered to be the “sweetest girl.”

17. “A Lot “by 21 Savage, Featuring J. Cole

Song Year: 2018

Another more serious rap song about money is “A Lot.” It speaks to the fact that just because you have a lot of cash now doesn’t mean all your problems go away.

Indeed, on the road to success, you often collect more problems, damage friendships, ruin romantic relationships, have to lawyer up, and deal with a whole host of other issues. You also might be facing prior issues that don’t just automatically go away once you reach “success.”

Plus, even when you are rich, your community is not necessarily wealthy. The ones you love can’t necessarily come with you on this journey, and it’s hard to leave people behind. After all, there’s no difference between you and them; you just might have gotten lucky.

This song emphasizes that money doesn’t equal happiness.

18. “Gold Digger” by Kanye West

Song Year: 2005

One of the most popular rap songs about money is “Gold Digger” by Kanye West. This record was one of his first big hits, and it’s easy to see why.

The beat is super catchy, and the lyrics are pretty funny. In the song, Kanye talks about how he was dating a girl who only wanted him for his money.

West looks back on how she would leave him for someone who has more money than him. He says she’s not necessarily a “gold digger,” but that’s likely because he has feelings for her and doesn’t want to call her that, even if it’s obvious!

19. “Rich As Fuck” by Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz

Song Year: 2013

This song is all about bragging rights and showing off. Not only about how these two rappers are rich but also about how everyone they hang out with is “Rich As Fuck.”

It’s a flex to talk about your wealth and cool cars. But it’s an even bigger flex to mention that everyone you hang out with is similarly rich.

20. “F*ck Up Some Commas” by Future

Song Year: 2015

Have you ever wondered what Future meant by the title of this track?

He is essentially saying that because he has a lot of commas in his bank account (not to mention net worth) and will continue to receive a lot of big checks, he can continue to spend a lot of money.

No wonder he can sport several chains at once, each one potentially the cost of a standard suburban home.

The beat is super bass-heavy and catchy, making you want to get up and dance (even if you’re not a millionaire).

21. “About The Money” by T.I., Featuring Young Thug

Song Year: 2014

While T.I. has recorded many songs where he preaches that money isn’t everything, he also has lighthearted hip hop tracks like “About The Money.” In this track, T.I. raps about not wanting to talk to anyone if they don’t want to discuss money.

Of course, these lyrics are hyperbolic, and he talks to people about more than just money. But the idea is comical, demonstrating that money is undoubtedly an important aspect of his life.

22. “Money in the Bank” by Swizz Beatz

Song Year: 2007

Lil Scrappy wasn’t the only rapper who made a song called “Money in the Bank.”

However, Swizz Beatz’s version isn’t about how he has money in the bank but about how a particular woman doesn’t have any money in the bank.

This track centers around women who go to clubs or parties and expect handouts because they are pretty and well-dressed, even if they have a bad attitude. In the rapper’s eyes, they might want free drinks or even someone to support them financially.

23. “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” by Kanye West

Song Year: 2007

“Can’t Tell Me Nothing” is a deep song from Kanye West’s Graduation album. He raps openly and honestly about irrational and shortsighted decisions he makes in ways that are likely relatable to others.

For example, he opens the song speaking about how he had a dream about purchasing a ticket to heaven but then woke up and spent the money on jewelry instead.

These lyrics are a metaphor for how people waste their money on items to make them look rich instead of saving them to build something meaningful.

Top Rap Songs About Money, Final Thoughts

Rap artists are known for dropping impressive punchlines, metaphors, double entendres, similes, and other catchy lines over equally catchy beats. But they are also well known for talking about the Benjamins!

Some songs are more explicitly about money than others, with this list being some of the best rap songs about money. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

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