Here it is — The SUMMER JAMS edition of The 40 Oz Show for the first full week of June, a little something to get you in the summer mood.
For the record, this show was not as easy to put together as I had initially thought. There were three basic rules to determining what constitutes a summer jam:
- the song or album had to have been released sometime in June, July or August
- the song or album title had to have the word “summer” in it
- the song had to be obviously, unmistakably about the summer
On top of that, the song had to have some resonance as a summer jam, something in the sound of the music that harkens to summer, and/or some history as a “classic” summer jam; there are plenty of songs that came out during the summer or have “summer” in the title that still aren’t the least bit summer-y.
Ultimately, I realized how subjective all this can be. I also realized that there are some great summer mixes out there on the internet — way better than this one — so I tried not to take it too seriously and just have fun with it.
In the end, for better or worse, here’s The 40 Oz Show’s Summer Jams Edition. Enjoy it with your favorite cold beverage…
- Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, “Summertime,” Homebase (Jive)
- UGK, “The Game Belongs To Me,” Underground Kingz (Jive)
- 213, “Another Summer,” The Hard Way (TVT)
- Trick Daddy, “In Da Wind” feat. Cee-Lo & Big Boi, Thug Holiday (Atlantic)
- Pigeon John, “I Lost My Job Again,” …And The Summertime Pool Party (Quannum)
- Federation, “18 Dummy,” 12″ (Reprise)
- Ice Cube, “My Summer Vacation,” Death Certificate (Priority)
- E-40, “Carlos Rossi,” Federal (Sick Wid It)
- Beyonce, “Summertime” Remix feat. Ghostface Killah, 12″ (Sony)
- Clipse, “When The last Time,” Lord Willin’ (Star Trak)
- Turk Talk, “Bring The Base Back,” West Coast Vaccine (The Cure) (Sick Wid It)
- Jay-Z, “Brooklyn’s Finest” feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Reasonable Doubt (EMI)
- JT Tha Bigga Figga, “Zeniths In The Summertime,” Puttin’ It On The Map (SMC)
- Mos Def & Esthero, “Summer Time,” DJ Revolution & Total Eclipse: Draft Radio Vol. 1 (Draft)
- Snoop Dogg, “It Ain’t No Fun (If The Homies Can’t Have None)” feat. Nate Dogg, Warren G & Kurupt, Doggy Style (Priority)
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