11 Best Gifts for Rap & Hip-Hop Lovers : Rap Gifts

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Looking for rap gifts so you can wrap some gifts? We may not be able to put a string of lyrics together, but we have some of the best gift ideas for the rap lovers and hip hop fans in your life!

Whether you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for a family member for the holiday season or searching for the ultimate gift to give a rap fan on a special occasion, we have some amazing rap and hip-hop gifts to fit all styles and budgets.

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Hip Hop and Rap Gifts Worth Giving

The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed

From the rise of Hip Hop in 1979 to the more modern era following to this book's publication in 2015, The Rap Yearbook labels the most important rap songs from each year, perfectly presented by legendary rap icon Ice-T.

This creatively formed high school nostalgic-themed yearbook, uniquely to the music genre, includes multiple honorary hits and noteworthy achievements. Named a New York Times Bestseller and chosen by Billboard as One of the 100 Greatest Music Books of All-Time, this is a rap gift that makes a year-round favorite for any Hip Hop fan.

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Illmatic (Nas)

Harvard-interviewed and highly decorated Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones blessed Hip Hop fanatics with his lyrically perfected debut on April 19, 1994. Combines with notable idols such as MC Serch , DJ Premier, Pete Rock , and Q-Tip (of A Tribe Called Quest), this masterpiece proves to be a product of hard work, craft, and dedication all due to the iconic names behind the chart topping poetic piece. What better gift for a rap enthusiast than a classically formed aesthetic vinyl record, ready for a spin on the turntable or just to display in their collection.

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Biggie Smalls Matching Parent/Sibling Shirts

If you are looking for a gift to welcome the arrival of a new baby, there's no better gift than this set! Hip hop lovers everywhere still love Biggie's music, and this clever t-shirt and onesie set is sure to bring a smile to the face of anyone who sees it.

The "biggie" shirt can be ordered in adult sizes for mom or dad, or can be a kid shirt for an older sibling. The "smalls" of course, is for the baby. Available in a variety of sizes and colors!

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The Complete Rhyming Dictionary: Including The Poet's Craft Book

For any aspiring rappers or poets, this rhyming dictionary will be a valued tool in crafting lyrics and producing songs. As an essential handbook, it's easy to see why this resource is a bestseller.

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Tribe Called Quest Doormat

Can I kick it? Yes you can. This fade resistant doormat makes the perfect housewarming gift for those music lovers with exquisite taste. Keep the dirt out of the living room and let them know this house is the place to be!

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The Rose That Grew From Concrete (Poetry Compilation from Tupac)

If you're looking for a Tupac gift, this is THE ONE. From the sunrise to sunset of Tupac Shakur marked the highlight of the debatable best rapper of all time's career. Spanning numerous albums, movies, and TV appearances, Tupac performed gangsta rap all for the mainstream media's eye in the 90’s.

However, under the radar Tupac wrote impressive poetry in his youth, growing an inspirational preference for more than one form of literature. For the most loyal Tupac fans, this collection of poetry that stemmed from his original handwriting would make a prized collector's item. Available in paperback or hardcover.

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Lil Wayne - Right Above It - Sentence Diagram Print

Let's see... you're shopping for a hip hop gift at a great value, maybe a simple art print for a Lil Wayne fan, and that person loves grammar almost as much as they love rap music. Did we nail it? If so, they will LOVE this print! It can be ordered framed or unframed, and is available in various sizes.

(They have lots of other diagram options too, including Notorious BIG and others!)

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Funko Pop! Albums: Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die

Funko Pops are always a hit, so you know we have to share a few in this gift guide! Standing out among the rest, this figurine of the rapper Notorious B.I.G in quality collective form as a nod to his debut album Ready To Die (released in 1994). Not only is it unique for the rapper to make figurine form, this rap gift is also unique to Funko Pop, containing the first hard shell case of an album in the background.

This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the rap legends and throwback music.

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Run DMC Official Logo T-Shirt

The funky '80s Hip Hop era path-paving style and fashionable aesthetic of the Aerosmith collaborators crafts a closet-worthy favorite for the die hard fans of the genre. Arguably even non-rap fans can agree that Run DMC were hip hop legends. The tee itself is a simple yet stylish font from 1980 and beyond! This rap gift makes the perfect stocking stuffer this season, as well as a sweet rap gift for no reason at all.

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Funko Pop! Rides: Ice Cube in Impala

Collectible packaged piece including rapper and actor Ice Cube riding in his signature Chevrolet Impala, coated in a well-fitting green and gold paint job. From Westside Connection to N.W.A to solo projects and a successful acting career across numerous comedy based titles, Ice Cube is a very worthy icon for the figurine department led by the trustworthy company running Funko Pops! Perfect for an N.W.A lover to display on their desk or with the rest of their Funko Pop collection.

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Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop

This #1 Bestseller and one of TIME'S 25 Best Photobooks of 2018 the perfect gift for any music and photography fans. Featuring rare outtakes from over 100 photoshoots alongside interviews and essays from industry legends, this book gives an inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers.

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Amanda is a mom of four kids, two dogs, some chickens, and a few hundred composting worms. As a former teacher and fitness instructor, and the oldest of a houseful of kids, she has quite a bit of experience educating others – which she now does via writing! Gift giving isn’t her main love language, but she loves shopping for the perfect gifts for others.

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