Love & Hip Hop: MCs Known for Spitting Love Ballads

Drake, Tupac, Ladies Love (of course), Nelly and others.

Lots of Lovin' - Black History month is upon us and Valentine's Day is approaching so we can technically call this the month of love, a good opportunity to check out a few of our favorite rappers who also have a penchant for spitting heartfelt ballads and showing a more romantic side of hip hop. Read on, some of the hardest MC's still need love too.–– Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA)(Photos from left: Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images, Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions, Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Lots of Lovin' - Black History month is upon us and Valentine's Day is approaching so we can technically call this the month of love, a good opportunity to check out a few of our favorite rappers who also have a penchant for spitting heartfelt ballads and showing a more romantic side of hip hop. Read on, some of the hardest MC's still need love too.–– Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA)(Photos from left: Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images, Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions, Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Fabolous - Fabolous definitely keeps it gangsta but the Brooklyn MC is also a master at spitting game to the ladies. Meshing his smooth lyrics with harmonies from R&B crooners like Ne-Yo and Lil' Mo, a few of Fab's bedroom ballads include "Can't Let You Go," "Baby" and "Make Me Better." (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Fabolous - Fabolous definitely keeps it gangsta but the Brooklyn MC is also a master at spitting game to the ladies. Meshing his smooth lyrics with harmonies from R&B crooners like Ne-Yo and Lil' Mo, a few of Fab's bedroom ballads include "Can't Let You Go," "Baby" and "Make Me Better." (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Wale - If Hallmark is looking for new product endorsers, they should be blowing up Wale's line because the boy is gifted when it comes to expressing feelings on wax. Also throwing in a few Black women empowerment proses along the way, Wale keeps his female fan base enticed with numbers like "Lotus Flower Bomb," "Bad" and "Love Hate Thing."  (Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Heineken)

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Wale - If Hallmark is looking for new product endorsers, they should be blowing up Wale's line because the boy is gifted when it comes to expressing feelings on wax. Also throwing in a few Black women empowerment proses along the way, Wale keeps his female fan base enticed with numbers like "Lotus Flower Bomb," "Bad" and "Love Hate Thing."  (Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Heineken)

Drake - Drake just may be the Babyface of hip hop. Wearing his heart on his sleeve, his sentimental bars from "Best I Ever Had" and "Take Care" have made many ladies swoon. The hybrid MC also doesn't mind flexing his vocal ability, as evidenced on platinum hits like "Hold on We're Going Home" and "HoustonAtlantaVegas," where he catches T-Pain syndrome and falls in love with a stripper. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Drake - Drake just may be the Babyface of hip hop. Wearing his heart on his sleeve, his sentimental bars from "Best I Ever Had" and "Take Care" have made many ladies swoon. The hybrid MC also doesn't mind flexing his vocal ability, as evidenced on platinum hits like "Hold on We're Going Home" and "HoustonAtlantaVegas," where he catches T-Pain syndrome and falls in love with a stripper. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LL Cool J - Ladies have been loving Cool James for 30 years now and the trailblazing MC set precedent once again in 1987 when he released the first hip hop love ballad, "I Need Love." Pleasing the ladies still continues to this day and a few more of Uncle L's lustful mainstays include "Backseat of My Jeep," "Around the Way Girl," "6 Minutes of Pleasure" and "Hey Lover." The Boyz II Men collabo also snagged a Grammy for Best Rap Song Solo Performance in 1997.(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

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LL Cool J - Ladies have been loving Cool James for 30 years now and the trailblazing MC set precedent once again in 1987 when he released the first hip hop love ballad, "I Need Love." Pleasing the ladies still continues to this day and a few more of Uncle L's lustful mainstays include "Backseat of My Jeep," "Around the Way Girl," "6 Minutes of Pleasure" and "Hey Lover." The Boyz II Men collabo also snagged a Grammy for Best Rap Song Solo Performance in 1997.(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

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Lauryn Hill - L-Boogie showed the world her vocal chops when she murdered Roberta Flack's classic "Killing Me Softly" in 1996. Lauryn effortlessly went back and forth between seductive bars and laid back harmonies as she continued to show hip hop's softer side with "Ex Factor" "The Sweetest Thing" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You."(Photo: Johnny Louis/WENN.com)

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Lauryn Hill - L-Boogie showed the world her vocal chops when she murdered Roberta Flack's classic "Killing Me Softly" in 1996. Lauryn effortlessly went back and forth between seductive bars and laid back harmonies as she continued to show hip hop's softer side with "Ex Factor" "The Sweetest Thing" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You."(Photo: Johnny Louis/WENN.com)

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A Tribe Called Quest - Phife Dawg and Q-Tip went in search for love on several of their quests. Phifer let everyone know that he likes them brown, Puerto Rican and Haitian on "Electric Relaxation" while "Bonita Applebum" gave the shiest brother a few basic lines to use when stepping to a queen.(Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

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A Tribe Called Quest - Phife Dawg and Q-Tip went in search for love on several of their quests. Phifer let everyone know that he likes them brown, Puerto Rican and Haitian on "Electric Relaxation" while "Bonita Applebum" gave the shiest brother a few basic lines to use when stepping to a queen.(Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

Twista - The Windy City lyrical pimp has crafted a career spitting about his love for the ladies while maintaining his G-card. Twista has a way of playing with women's "Emotions" and "Getting It Wet." His tongue was certified platinum after dropping his lyrical charm on "Girl Tonite" with Trey Songz and "Slow Jamz" with Jamie Foxx and Yeezy.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Twista - The Windy City lyrical pimp has crafted a career spitting about his love for the ladies while maintaining his G-card. Twista has a way of playing with women's "Emotions" and "Getting It Wet." His tongue was certified platinum after dropping his lyrical charm on "Girl Tonite" with Trey Songz and "Slow Jamz" with Jamie Foxx and Yeezy.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth - Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth showed a lot of love for the chocolate sisters in the '90s as they praised Black women with their sultry bars on tracks like "Lots of Lovin,'" "Carmel City" and "Take You There." Mecca and the Soul Brother had no problem spitting about turning houses into homes for the mothers of our seeds. (Photo: Steve Eichner/Getty Images)

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Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth - Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth showed a lot of love for the chocolate sisters in the '90s as they praised Black women with their sultry bars on tracks like "Lots of Lovin,'" "Carmel City" and "Take You There." Mecca and the Soul Brother had no problem spitting about turning houses into homes for the mothers of our seeds. (Photo: Steve Eichner/Getty Images)

Black Thought (The Roots) - Black Thought is highly respected for his rhymes on Black love and he and the Roots took home a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 2000 for their romantic union with Erykah Badu, "You Got Me." Showing that Philly love, they also serenaded the ladies with the help of their Philly homies Musiq Soulchild and Jill Scott on "Break U Off" and "Complexity."(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Black Thought (The Roots) - Black Thought is highly respected for his rhymes on Black love and he and the Roots took home a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 2000 for their romantic union with Erykah Badu, "You Got Me." Showing that Philly love, they also serenaded the ladies with the help of their Philly homies Musiq Soulchild and Jill Scott on "Break U Off" and "Complexity."(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Nelly - The St. Lunatic has been known to get the ladies hot and steamy with his tantalizing bars and scored another platinum hit and Grammy with his Kelly Rowland duet, "Dilemma," back in 2003. Pulling at the heartstrings of the ladies, Nelly also invited a few ladies over to "My Place" with the help of Jaheim and gave all the around-the-way girls some love with "Paradise."(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Nelly - The St. Lunatic has been known to get the ladies hot and steamy with his tantalizing bars and scored another platinum hit and Grammy with his Kelly Rowland duet, "Dilemma," back in 2003. Pulling at the heartstrings of the ladies, Nelly also invited a few ladies over to "My Place" with the help of Jaheim and gave all the around-the-way girls some love with "Paradise."(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Tupac - Tupac laid out the blueprint years ago when he said, "If you make records for the ladies, then the men will follow," so he had no problem leaving his heart on the track. Playing the knight in shining armor, he also spoke about leaving abusive relationships as well as how men can get hurt too on soulful melodies like "Do for Love," "Can U Get Away," "Heaven Ain't Hard 2 Find" and "Just Like Daddy."(Photo: Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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Tupac - Tupac laid out the blueprint years ago when he said, "If you make records for the ladies, then the men will follow," so he had no problem leaving his heart on the track. Playing the knight in shining armor, he also spoke about leaving abusive relationships as well as how men can get hurt too on soulful melodies like "Do for Love," "Can U Get Away," "Heaven Ain't Hard 2 Find" and "Just Like Daddy."(Photo: Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)