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5 UK Rap & 5 UK R&B Songs For Your Valentine’s Day Playlist

Whether you’re boo’d up, searching for your person, or focusing on self-love, this selection of music is sure to fit one of those moods. We’ve handpicked 10 songs dedicated to love for your Valentine’s Day feels, ranging from UK Rap to R&B.

Dave ft Snoh Aalegra – Law of Attraction

‘Law of Attraction’ is the global collaboration we never knew we needed. Taken off his critically acclaimed second studio album ‘We’re All Alone in This Together’, Dave lays down his emotions as he highlights accountability, love, and admiration for the woman in question, whilst Swedish songstress Snoh Aalegra assists with soothing vocals to the addictive track. 

Abra Cadabra ft Kush – Valentine

It wouldn’t be a Valentine’s without playing this classic Abra Cadabra throwback which was first released on Soundcloud 5 years ago. ‘Valentine’ breaks down the details of someone Abra has been admiring for some time and feature’s rapper Kush, whom Abra has consistently worked with over the years, we admire the bromance. 

Vibbar – Boo Boo

Sampling Buju Banton’s ‘Driver’, the multi-talented collective that is Vibbar (formed by Poet’s Corner) dropped a vibrant track titled ‘Boo Boo’ late last year. Taken off the ‘You Should Be Here’ project, the track is a modern-day love story with a twist… long story short, it’s about a sneaky link. The finely, recently shot video accompanies the narrative to this track, perfectly. 

Krept & Konan – For Me

This one is definitely for the “what’s understood doesn’t need to be explained” gang. Placed as the second track on the duo’s 2017 album ‘7 Nights’, ‘For Me’ is the flawless soundtrack for any intimate moment that involves slow dancing. It combines Krept’s Dancehall touch with Konan’s smooth, seldomly used vocals. 

Nippa – Pay the Price

Nippa is slowly becoming a new poster boy for the UK music scene, he’s done nothing but impress fans and critics with his plethora of sweet melodies. ‘Pay The Price’ is the second single taken off his self-titled EP ‘Nippa’ which was released last November. It’s a sweet tale of his escapades and how well he treats his girl.

Tiana Major9 – Think About You

East London singer Tiana Major9 has been finding success in both the UK and the US. During the peak of the 2020 lockdown, the singer dropped this melodious, self-explanatory track titled, ‘Think About You’. Later added to her EP ‘At Sixes and Seven’s’, the Reggae infused single showcases Tiana’s silky vocals as she expresses her uncontrollable emotions for a loved one. She also treated us to a Lover’s Mix version which features WSTRN’s Haile.

Young T & Bugsey ft Blxst – Nice

Young T & Bugsey are another duo that never miss when it comes to creating timeless bops. ‘Nice’, listed on the duo’s star-studded second studio album ‘Truth Be Told’, is an up-tempo track that is accompanied by American rapper Blxst. This blissful single highlights the beauty of women from all around the world.

BenjiFlow ft Oxlade – My Bella

Since BenjiFlow’s break out song ‘Deep End’ in 2018, the soulful singer has continually showcased his talents and created a household name for himself. ‘My Bella’ is an absolutely beautiful rendition of love and devotion, as the North London vocalist combines his talents with Nigerian artist Oxlade, for this sweet-sounding track. 

Mahalia – Grateful

Mahalia’s impassioned sound has often resonated with many of her listeners, notably since her Berlin ‘COLORS’ show in 2017 which blew up with her breakout track ‘Sober’. In 2019, Mahalia released ‘Grateful’, a song that can be applied to anyone in your life that you are simply grateful for. 

Tamera ft Tay Iwar – Good Love

Since participating in The X Factor almost 10 years ago, Tamera has very quickly rebranded herself to solidify a very successful career in music. For this sensual number, the singer-songwriter teamed up with Nigerian artist Tay Iwar to outline what it takes to get some good loving. 

Like the songs you’ve seen above? Check out our Valentine’s Day Spotify playlist below featuring many more breathtaking gems!

Jadene Rogerson

If I'm not writing about music, I'm listening to it. Enjoy my words!

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