If you’re a rapper and don’t know how to make your own beats, this might be the most important message you’re ever going to read. I’m about to reveal the top 10 free beat sites to downlod hip hop and rap instrumentals. You’re about to gain access to an incredible vault of estimated 7’087’418 free beats.

That should be enough to keep you satisfied for the rest of your life. Nuff said.

So, here we go…

1) SoundClick

Theres absolutely no doubt that SoundClick is the leading website when it comes to hip hop and rap instrumentals. On SoundClick you’ll find over 4 million instrumentals. And there are over 500’000 registered producers and bands. A lot of producers allow you to download their beats for free as long as you credit them and only use their beats for non-commercial purposes.

SoundClick is definitively the best way to roll if you’re looking for free beats.

Estimated amount of free beats: 500’000-2’000’000

Registration Required: No | Download Free Beats

 

2) Shadowville

Shadowville Productions is one of the best resources for high quality rap instrumentals. The great thing about Shadowville is that all producers are hand picked. That’s why Shadowville equals quality. You won’t find one single crappy, low-quality beat on there. So, if you’re looking for quality and not quantity, go for Shadowville and not for Soundclick. Although there are a lot of high quality instrumentals on Soundclick, you’ll have to screen more. Shadowville makes your life easier…

Shadowville is the best resource for free high quality instrumentals.

Estimated amount of free beats: 5’000

Registration Required: Yes |  Download Free Beats

 

3) Rappers.in

The next top site to download free beats is called Rappers.in. Although Rappers.in is a German website, it’s definitively one of the largest rap communities in Europe and one of the best sites to get free beats.

There are over 33’000 beats and 300’000 users on Rappers.in. You won’t find a lot of sampled beats on there, but you’ll find tons of composed beats. The German production style is less sample based than in other European countries or the US. So, Rappers.in may be exactly the kind of sound you’ve been looking for.

The website is set up all in German. But the structure of the website is easy to follow, so you don’t have to understand the language to download the free beats.

Estimated amount of free beats: 25’000

Registration Required: Yes | Download Free Beats

 

4) DatPiff

DatPiff is a website focussed on free mixtapes. The great thing is that you’ll find tons of instrumental mixtapes on their website. All you have to do is search for “instrumentals” in the search box of the website and hundreds of free instrumental mixtapes will show up. Simply download those instrumental mixtapes.

Estimated amount of free beats: 10’000-20’000

Registration Required: Yes | Download Free Beats

 

5) Edbeatz

Edbeatz is an other German website that provides you with tons of free beats. Although the beats are not directly hosted on the website, you’ll find a huge archive of free beats collected from SoundCloud. You can browse through more than 34’000 beats and download most of them for free…

Estimated amount of free beats: 34’000

Registration Required: No | Download Free Beats

 

6) Diract Beats

If you’re looking for high quality hip hop beats, Diract Beats offers you to download 101 of their best hip hop beats for free. The cool thing is that you don’t have to download the beats one by one. All beats are neatly arranged in two separate download packs. Simply download them and you’ll instantly be 101 free beats richer…

Estimated amount of free beats: 101

Registration Required: Yes | Download Free Beats

 

7) Beat Brokerz

Beat Brokerz is one of my pretty recent discoveries. Here you’ll find up to 3’000 hip hop beats in 15 different categories.  You can download all beats and use them for non-commercial purposes…

Estimated amount of free beats: 3’000

Registration Required: No | Download Free Beats

 

8 ) Rock It Productions

Rock It Productions is a cool beat store and a great source for free beats. All you have to do is register for free and you’ll be able to download all of their beats…

Estimated amount of free beats: 300

Registration Required: Yes | Download Free Beats

 

9) World Of Hip Hop Beats

Wold Of Hip Hop Beats gives away 17 of their beats for free. Now, I know that’s not a world-shattering amount. But I thought I’ll let you know anyway. Who’ll complain about 17 additional free beats? Go and get them…

Estimated amount of free beats: 17

Registration Required: No | Download Free Beats

 

10) YouTube

YouTube is probably the most underestimated source for free beats. Most people still don’t know that it’s possible to download MP3’s from YouTube with some simple tricks and free software.

All you have to do is get a free YouTube to MP3 converter and you’ll be able to download any beat you desire. Here’s one of the best tools to download MP3’s from YouTube on Windows. If you’re using a MAC,  this tool may suit you.

Estimated amount of free beats: 2’000’000-5’000’000

Registration Required: No | Download Free Beats

 

Now, can you use all of these free beats for your projects? The answer is “yes” and “no”. The general rule of most producers is that you’re allowed to use all of their beats for non-commercial, personal projects. However, I strongly recommend that you ask the producers for their permission to use the beats. Just make sure that it’s ok if you use their beats for non-commercial purposes…

I hope you enjoyed my top 10 list of free beat sites.

One last thing: Unfortunately we all know that the artists relying solely on free beats never make it in this game. If you’re really serious about your music, it’s crucial that you get your hands on some real high quality beats.

Here’s a great way to start: Download High Quality Beats