Just thought I’d knock up a quick list of some of my favourite summertime songs. This isn’t a definitive list and possibly not my top 10 as I haven’t given it too much thought. What it is though is 10 dope joints so if you don’t any of them, check them out!
Above The Law – Everything Will Be Alright
Starting with what really is my summertime album. It’s a G-Funk classic soaked in Californian sunshine. Not really a summertime song throughout it, it just has that feel good vibe.
Ice Cube – You Know How We Do It
Cube was often a feature of my summers. Again, must be something to do with the West Coast Cali vibe. Had to include one of his songs.
Rappin 4 Tay – I’ll Be Around
That sample from The Spinners is so dope. This joint was in heavy rotation during the summer of 95.
People Under The Stairs – Anotha (BBQ)
I love PUTS – don’t sleep on them. Had to include this joint. BBQ time is always a highlight of summer!
Warren G – Regulate ft. Nate Dogg
This joint is a classic. It just reminds me of the summer of 94 which was the best summer I can remember. It brings back good summertime memories!
Nas – The World Is Yours
Another joint from the fine summer of 94. Not really a summer song but was played heavily from spring to summer to autumn from 1994 to 2015!
The Coup – The Stand
This is one of those summertime joints for the car. Laid back & dope!
Jermiside & Brickbeats – Pair-A-Dice Island
You might not have heard of Jermiside. He always spits over dope beats. This joint has a nice reggae feel to it.
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime
Yeah, I’m putting this in. You might not approve – I don’t care! Classic summertime joint!
Souls Of Mischief – 93 ‘Til Infinity
This is one of those “I remember exactly where I was” joints. It was a Sunday, late August and I was watching Yo! MTV Raps and this joint comes on. With my birthday 2 weeks later, it got played about 20 times a day for the remainder of summer and well beyond!
Ill Al Skratch – Summertime (It’s All Good)
I’m saving the best for last. This makes me want to grab a beer and spend a day outside. This is the ultimate summertime song. The album is dope too.