These songs embody the spirit of the s. Like the theme music to a good movie, they underscore a unique decade in hip-hop. To crown it all, a heavily pregnant M. Top that. Like your big brother giving you the "do good, live right" spiel before going away to college.
You'll find a great soundtrack for summer in this list
Picking the 50 best summer rap songs from the s is no cool water, but neither is summer. Jiggaman and UGK teamed up to give us this sure shot in the summer of It worked here for Mystikal. The album that shares this song's title basically launched Nelly's career into the stratosphere. Shyne was practically on top of the world until a gun charge sent him to jail and deflated his career. It was musical irrigation for our souls the first time it washed over the summer airwaves.
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Jay-Z and Eminem, two of the greatest rappers of all time, perform together. Matt Sayles. Troy L. Smith, cleveland. For a while there was just East Coast and West Coast rap with Southern hip-hop creeping into the mainstream.
A lot can change in 10 years, and the hip-hop landscape and the artists that mold and influence its direction, is no different. Hip-hop remains one of the genres that dominates the charts and most importantly evolves, as it continues to be blended into other genres of music. Pioneers like Dr. Dre, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown and Nate Dogg paved the way for newcomers and continue to influence the sounds we hear today. Some would argue that what makes an artist or a song influential is how quickly they dominate the internet, nightclubs or the messages they spread.