Find out what hip hop songs have the contestants head boppin'.

Kara DioGuardi, head judge

  • "Hard Knock Life" –- Jay-Z
  • "Lose Yourself" –-Eminem
  • "Dear Mama" -– 2Pac

Jewel, judge and host

  • "Right On" -- The Roots
  • "Love The Way You Lie" -– Eminem
  • "The Light" -– Common
  • "Regulate" -- Nate Dogg and Warren G
  • "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" -– Dr. Dre
  • "Fight the Power" -– Public Enemy

Keith Naftaly, judge

  • "I Know You Got Soul" -– Eric B. and Rakim
  • "Buddy" -- De La Soul
  • "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" -- Pete Rock and CL Smooth
  • "Electric Relaxation" -- A Tribe Called Quest
  • "93 'til Infinity" -- Souls of Mischief

Evan Bogart, guest judge

  • "Award Tour" -- A Tribe Called Quest
  • "The World Is Mine" –- Nas
  • "Juicy" -- The Notorious B.I.G
  • "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" -- Pete Rock and CL Smooth

Rodney Jerkins, guest judge

  • "Juicy" -- The Notorious B.I.G

Amber Ojeda, contestant

  • "Electric Relaxation" -- A Tribe Called Quest
  • "Break Ups 2 Make Ups'" -– D'Angelo
  • "Retrospect For Life" -– Common
  • "Jesus Walks" -– Kanye West
  • "I Am. . ." -– Nas

Blessing Offor, contestant

  • "Big Pimpin'" -- Jay-Z
  • "A Millie" -- Lil' Wayne
  • "Look At Me Now" -- Chris Brown

Brian Judah, contestant

  • "F--k Wit Dre Day" -– Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg
  • "Champion" -- Kanye West
  • "Rebirth of Slick" -- Digable Planets
  • "Son of Byford/Proud to be Black" -- Run-D.M.C
  • "Mr. Wendal" -- Arrested Development

Jackie Tohn, contestant

  • "La Di Da Di" -- Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh
  • "Organic Love" -- JAQ
  • "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)" -- The Beastie Boys
  • "Sucker MCs" -- Run-D.M.C
  • "Old Ways" -- Wax

Johnny Marnell, contestant

  • "Can I Get A. . ." -- Jay-Z ft. Ja Rule and Amil
  • "No Better Love" -- Young Gunz ft. Rell
  • "You Never Knew" -- Hieroglyphics
  • "Pass the Courvoisier, Part II" –- Busta Rhymes ft. P. Diddy and Pharrell
  • "Nothin'" -- N.O.R.E

Karen Waldrup, contestant

  • "Bills, Bills, Bills" -- Destiny's Child
  • "O.M.G" -- Usher
  • "Gangsta's Paradise" -- Coolio

Melissa Rapp, contestant

  • "Picture Me Rollin'" -- 2Pac
  • "Gin and Juice" -- Snoop Dogg
  • "Gold Digger" -- Kanye West
  • "Run This Town" -- Jay-Z ft. Rihanna and Kanye West
  • "Let Me Ride" -- Dr. Dre

Sonyae Elise, contestant

  • "Children's Story" -- Slick Rick
  • "Rewind" -- Nas
  • "Drumroll" -- Rahman Apollo
  • "Dead Presidents II" -- Jay-Z
  • "Shook Ones (Part II)" -- Mobb Deep
  • "Quiet Storm (Remix)" -- Mobb Deep ft. Lil' Kim
  • "Rebel Without A Pause" -- Public Enemy
  • "All I Need" -- Method Man ft. Mary J. Blige
  • "Warning" -- The Notorious B.I.G
  • "Aunt Dot " -- Lil' Kim
  • "Rock The Bells" -- LL Cool J