Beats rarely sound complete without a solid vocal sample or rap part.
It’s all part of the arrangement process that every beatmaker goes through when working with a rap artist.
Sometimes, finding a rap artist to work with isn’t possible especially if you’re just getting started.
Sure you could try arranging a beat under a popular rap artist’s vocal sample, that’s a great arrangement practice technique!
To help you find a rap vocal you can easily use in your track, here’s the 10 best royalty-free rap acapella sample packs.
1. UK Drill
UK Drill is an excellent, best-selling sample pack that captures the essence of both Chicago drill and UK grime.
In the pack you'll find a handful of incredibly authentic UK rap acapellas and ad libs that honestly remind me of grime legends like Skepta and Stormzy.
Our favorite sample from the pack: Skepta Vocal Hook 150BPMc
Stellar is a huge sample pack that took OCTVE over two years to compile.
With over 500 unique vocal, verses, chants, and one-shots this is a great place to start looking for rap acapellas and more.
Our favorite sample from the pack: Full Acapella Jae R Benjamin
3. Mumble Rap
Mumble Rap is big right now in the trap scene, even if it has its detractors.
This sample pack exceeds its name, you'll find that classic drawling cadence and some excellent lyrical takes that pay tribute to the creators of mumble rap.
Our favorite sample from the pack: Vocal 14 Dry A#min 140BPM
Here’s a huge collection of various acapella sample packs, hand-picked by the curation team over at LANDR Samples.
This pack definitely comes with a lot more than just rap acapellas—you’ll find pretty much any genre or style of acapella you can think of.
Whether that’s pop lead lines, big chorales, effects words, hooks and of course rap vocals.
Definitely take some time to peruse this huge pack with 50 unique royalty free acapella.
Our favorite sample from the pack: Pieces_Lead_Vocals_04_Wet_keyGmin_140bpm
Find lyrical genius, that classic 90s flow and bars on bars to fill out your hip hop track in Hip Hop Vocal Sessions.
It's mind-blowing that anyone can just use, chop and release these incredibly good rap vocal takes.
Our favorite sample from the pack: PLHVSV3_003_Vocals_075_Amin
6. Trap Vocals
This handpicked collection puts together the best trap vocals we've discovered on the LANDR Samples library.
This is definitely a great place to start if you're looking for something specific.
Our favorite sample from the pack: DIVA_Phantom_Vocal_08_90BPM_WET
Young Chop is the king of drill music, he’s credited with inventing the Chicago based subgenre of trap.
In this kit, you find several authentic Chicago drill inspired chants and vocals.
Our favorite sample from the pack: El Chopo Chant 13
Fat Sound puts out great throwback sample packs that pay homage to the old-school days of hip hop.
In this sample pack, you’ll find some great rap acapellas and chants to use in your hip-hop beat.
Our favorite sample from the pack: RAWN 90 Vox Scratch
Add the sounds of west coast LA hip-hop to your track with a rap acapella from Chronic Sounds.
Find samples that reimagine the days when Dr. Dre ruled the airwaves with unique LA sound.
Our favorite sample from the pack: MNGM 88 Scratch Vocals
Pop vocals are often used in rap tracks, especially in the chorus.
In Hybrid Pop Vocals you’ll find a selection of different vocal styles to use in your track.
Our favorite sample from the pack: PLHPV Kit 1 Acapella
11. Dat Boi Cassius
Cassius Jay is a legendary Atlanta producer with credits on major trap artists from Migos to Cardi B.
His sample pack comes with a selection of vocal samples that evoke the sounds of Atlanta trap.
Our favorite sample from the pack: CJ Vox ATL
Rap Genius a smaller sample pack that focuses on some niche sounds from the 90s and 2000s era of hip-hop production.
The pack was designed by producers who worked on tracks for Eminem, Wu-Tang Clan, and Jedi Mind Tricks to name a few.
Our favorite sample from the pack: BRWH 92 Brain Vox
Rap in Asia has taken off in popularity, so it makes sense that producers are looking rap acapellas in Chinese.
In this sample pack, you’ll find a big selection of pop and rap vocals sung in Mandarin and English.
Our favorite sample from the pack: CPV Kit 1 V Rap Vox
LANDR Samples is constantly adding new vocals and acapellas to its collection of royalty-free samples.
Just use the browse tool and filter for exactly what you need and you’ll get a big selection of results!