Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Retiring the summer hip-hop anthems of 2009

Posted By on Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 9:47 AM

With today marking the end of summer and the first day of fall, it's time for Charlotte to say goodbye to its summer anthems. You've heard them blasted in every club and out the windows of every Chevy on rims since May. Now we can we cozy up to tracks and albums that are a little less party and a little more hip-hop. (Apologies in advance for the woman's anthems that were most likely overlooked on this post, lol)

Drake Feat. Lil Wayne & Young Money - "Every Girl"

Admit it, after a couple drinks, you sang along and if you're like me you probably pointed! But when you think of the shear logic of wanting to fuck every girl in the world, you're probably kinda disgusted. Seriously, think of what that encompasses.

Mario Feat. Gucci Mane - "Break Up"

I literally just got this joint stuck in my head by typing it! Uugh! Gucci was everywhere this summer. I mean who would have thought the man behind "Shirt Off" and "Bricks" would end up on tracks with Mariah Carey, Wale and this joint with Mario. As much as you want to hate the guy, you love him.

Drake - "Best I Ever Had"

Yeah, the Kanye-directed video flop made it lose some steam, but before that it was hard to go an hour without hearing it as someone's ringtone or in a clothing store. Wheelchair Jimmy managed to get girls to really believe we (dudes) thought they were at their prettiest when they rocked sweatpants, with their hair tied up and no make-up on. I'm all for low-key but damn.

Kid Cudi Feat. Kanye West & Common - "Make Her Say (Poker Face)"

They managed to flip Lady Gaga and make a summer banger and created my favorite line of the summer, "Hold up! Born in '88? How old is that? Old enough!"

Dorrough - "Ice Cream Paint Job"

Cream on the inside! Clean on the outside! When you were "rollin' like a big shot" this summer, chances were this song came on multiple times.

Jay-Z - "D.O.A."

It was most hip-hop heads' middle finger to the radio and the summer anthem for those against the current incarnation of rap music, which was funny considering Jay-Z is about as mainstream as you can get. How can you illustrate the impact of this track? It was released just a day before his Hot 97 Super Jam performance and when he hit the stage to perform it, the crowd knew all the words.

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