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Every year, people all over the world vow to dust off their gym memberships, and finally replace that keg with a six-pack. Where some have succeeded, many more have failed. There’s not one person on earth that wouldn’t kill for a year-round beach body, and that includes rappers.

From calorie counting to flat out starvation, (which isn’t recommended) individuals all over the globe fight the battle of the bulge—celebrities and normal people alike. Being in shape and having that perfect body might always be on Hollywood’s radar, but you seldom hear that talk within the Hip-Hop community.

Why rap about fitness, when you’re too busy eating T-Bone steaks and penne alla vodka, while washing it down with the champagne of the moment? But some MCs actually did replace the most celebrated foods in the culture, and just settled for a plain old-fashioned garden salad with a side of water in order to achieve their goal.

So the next time you need motivation to get off the couch and head to the gym, just take a look at these 10 rappers for inspiration. If they can do it, so can you.

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