No matter what game you’re playing, there’s one thing that every gamer has in common – they need to be in the zone. Whether you’re in a high-stakes casino game, or playing against your friends in an online action battle, you must have no distractions around you that could throw you off your game.

If you can’t eliminate all distractions, creating a killer playlist that you can plug in every time you’re in game mode could be the perfect way to keep you feeling focused. When it comes to creating focus playlists, rap music may not be the first thing you think of – but we’re here to prove you wrong! Here are the ultimate rap artists and songs you should add to your gaming playlist depending on the game you’re playing.

Online Casino Games

Online casino games have been growing in popularity massively in recent years, not only are they incredibly addictive but they also require a bit more brain power than your average video game which a lot of people enjoy.

Most of these games can be accompanied by energetic rap music. If you’re playing online video poker games under the Money Maker by Ludacris, or Money on My Mind by Lil Wayne, you may not need to worry about a strategy a lot unlike the traditional poker game, so it’s unlikely that music will bother you. At least, many people enjoy the mix of music and gaming, since they get more motivated and relaxed. Music becomes a part of the gameplay.

Some songs we think you should add to your playlist include:

  1. MoneyTrees – Kendrick Lamar
  2. Mo Money Mo Problems The Notorious B.I.G
  3. Money – Cardi B

Multiplayer Adventure Games

There’s nothing quite like a gaming session where you get all your friends involved, right? If your friends are just as into gaming as you are, we’d suggest getting them all together to play a multiplayer game like Minecraft, Fortnite, or League of Legends.

Games like Fortnite offer a lot of different maps you can play in multiplayer mode, where you can virtually meet up with your friends and take on different challenges together. In these games, you’re probably going to be spending a lot of your time chatting, so it would make sense to put on some fun, upbeat rap songs that are easy to listen to in the background, for example:

  1. See You Again – Tyler The Creator
  2. No Role Modelz – J.Cole
  3. The Spins – Mac Miller
  4. Woman – Lil Simz
  5. Search & Rescue – Drake

First Person Shooter Games

Popular first-person shooter games like Call of Duty and Counterstrike are some of the most played video games out there, and for good reason – they are seriously addictive. In these games, you need to have laser-sharp focus so that you can lead your team to victory over your enemies.

Not only do you need music that isn’t going to distract you too much from the game at hand, but you also want something that’s going to hype you up to play at your best. When it comes to the best rap music recommendations for these types of games, we’d recommend some of the following:

  1. Higher – Eminem
  2. All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled
  3. HUMBLE – Kendrick Lamar
  4. In Da Club – 50 Cent
  5. Black and Yellow – Wiz Khalifa

Chill and Relaxed Video Games

Not everyone wants to get stressed out every time they play online games, some people just want to find a game that will help them relax. These games can include things like Animal Crossing, The Sims, or Stardew Valley. All of these games allow you to wander around, and take on small tasks, without having to worry about zombies, aliens, or other fantasy beats lurking around every corner trying to kill you.

These games are particularly great for winding down after work or taking it easy on the weekend. To match the chill vibes of these video games, we’d recommend choosing some rap music that is equally as chill, songs like:

  1. THRU THE NIGHT – Jack Harlow
  2. Cigarettes – Juice WRLD
  3. Sprinter – Dave
  4. Waiting For Never – Post Malone
  5. Damselfly – Loyle Carner

Turn On The Rap Tunes And Start Winning

We find that the music we listen to when we’re playing online games can have a big impact on our performance so it’s important to pick out your gaming playlist correctly. Having a mix of tunes that can take you through the moments that require precision and focus, to the moments where you need a bit of a hype-up is a fine art – but achievable.

Rap is a diverse and exciting genre that has music for whatever mood you’re in and whatever game you’re playing. With the songs we’ve mentioned above, you’ve got an incredible playlist on your hands that could turn into your secret weapon at the next gaming session.