Right after everybody's cousin, uncle and auntie jumped on this beat...there was a real remix. Jadakiss is on it. Check. Fabolous is also on it. Check two. R&B's own bad boy Chris Breezy too? Awww...it's about to get violent. Throw in Busta Rhymes's occasional Jamaican talk for fun. There's no way to go wrong with such strong veteran presence mixed with an appealing beat to disguise some slowing spitters.
What makes a summer song? It's sweaty but never sad about it. The right summer smash makes you put the double-decker barbecue plate on your lawn chair, pour out something cool and get close to the speakers. It's naked and unashamed, of course. The song's gotta be loud. Not volume-wise either. You need to be able to open that sunroof, lower the windows on the highway and still annoy passersby with the bass drop. They're great songs because they're disposable songs. A summer jam is the wet wipe of music: refreshing as it is fleeting and oh so useful at the right time. Load these songs into your playlist and be the DJ you always wanted for the weekend.