Whether you plan on soaking up rays on the beach or more likely to get a tan from your computer light, you'll surely find the summer hit to set you in the right mood. From the 90s to the 2000s, we explore the best summer hip-hop songs of all-time.
Sure, the 2000s brought us "bling rap" and Auto-Tune, but we still partied like it was 1999. Thanks to the likes of Kanye West and The Neptunes, who stamped their fingerprints all over the Hot 100 singles chart throughout the 2000s. This list includes those summer songs that got cranked up at beach parties as well as the smooth grooves we danced to with that special person under blue lights.
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In the 90s, summer music was always a mixture of dance moves and playful raps. More often than not it was a combination of the two. We danced when Shock G clownishly instructed us to do the "humpty dance." Hammer dared us to touch his moves. And who can forget the classic "Rump Shaker" which was allegedly co-written by a young nerd named Pharrell Williams.
Whether you're lounging by the pool or having a backyard BBQ, you need the right music to soundtrack the event.
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Summer is workout season. Everyone's goal is always to get in shape and ready to rock that 2-piece. Your workout soundtrack is just as important as your workout regimen. Break the monotony of daily workouts by adding some vibrant hip-hop music to the mix.