Every year there’s a battle for summer supremacy amongst Hip Hop’s elite. Release dates get pushed back, tour schedules change, and some money phones grow while others shrink.
Right now, Hip-Hop seems to be in both a weird and really good place. There are a plethora of sounds and artist trying a multitude of things, yet some fans complain that everything sounds and looks the same. It’s hard to please everyone, so can there even be a definitive song of the summer anymore? Welp, in this post we’ll try to find out while exposing you to our trash unqualified opinions on music.
DJ Khaled – I’m the One ft. Randy
Randy: Without a doubt, the best song of the summer. Biebs is on the chorus, what else you need?
Bar: She like the price, she see the ice, it make her coochie melt. When I met her in the club I asked her who she felt, then she went and put that booty on that Gucci belt
Kari: This has 500 million plays! Good Lord. I thought Randy was kidding, people actually like this :/
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow ft. Kari
Only a sick person who hates the good things in life dislike this song and that’s just a fact.
Kari: Ayo….real heads know this is the song of the summer and it’s not even close. No one is spazzing to I’m the one, but there are coordinated dances, reaction videos and countless snaps with this song. Cardi tha God.
Bar: Said, “Lil bitch, you can’t fuck with me if you wanted to”/(ooh)
These expensive, these is red bottoms, these is bloody shoes (ooh)
Kari: This is for you Toronto. Drake seemingly took the summer off, but OVO is still represented in Summer ’17 and aside from a now questionable Usher reference this song is tough and unfuckwitable.
Kari: It’s really the (Ya Ya) that bring this bar home. Don’t @ me. Toronto vs. Everybody
Bar: Diss The Boy, are you insane?/I drink Henny when I shoot my pistol at the range./That way when I’m tipsy, I still know I got my ai/ A.K.A. it’s Not Nice and it’s not a fucking game (Ya Ya)
Randy: No complaints here. Found out Usher was clean, so now its back to looking like Usher trapping in the rain.
Migos – Slippery
Migos still has the album of the year. 2 Chainz is a close second of course so Atlanta had to be represented on any Summer ’17 list. Also, gals really love this song and that can’t be underrated. A good summer song is gender inclusive fam.
Kari: Cardi and Offset are a couple and I like to think they argue who says the word “honestly” better, because they both killed the word honestly in their respective songs. I think it’s a thing for them.
Bar: Slippery, she numbin’ me, that tongue on me/Honestly (honest) she fuck with me, your wife to be (wife)/In Italy, bought her a fur, look like the wildebeest (rarr)/Just chill with me (chill)
Randy: Gucci ain’t been Gucci since he came out, so I honestly don’t expect the same bars as I used to in the past. However, it still bangs, Quavo still kills the chorus, Offset delivers and Takeoff didn’t get left off this time.
Lil Uzi Vert – XO Tour Llif3
There’s a video online of kids singing this song. Obviously, they have no idea what they lyrics mean, and that makes it eminently qualified to be a Summer ’17 contender.
Kari: It’s so millennial, so memorable, so emo, what other songs better describes 2017?
Bar: I don’t really care if you cry/On the real, you shoulda never lied
Shoulda saw the way she looked me in my eyes/She said: “Baby, I am not afraid to die.”/Push me to the edge/All my friends are dead/Push me to the edge
All my friends are dead.
Randy: Drake/Jay-z/Kendrick/Cole/Uzi. That’s my top five right now.
Tee Grizzley – First Day Out
Kari: I’d like to thank Lebron for this one. Probably my favorite workout song of the summer. When the beat drop it’s primal as shit. I once listened to this for 2 hours.
Bar: Aye Dwan though, aye Theo ain’t it a blessing?/We made it out Kentucky after all that happened?/After the pre-trials, after the status
After them impact statements, after the castle/Aye JR nigga, ain’t it a blessing?
Kari: Ayo…After all that happened insert *raised fist emoji*
Bron Bar: Yeah you right, bro take his head off his fucking shoulders (boom boom boom!)You hear me? Hit the Rollie store with the Rollie on/What was our getaway car? A Jag Portfolio
Randy: You know how serious it is for you to walk in the Rollie store with the Rollie on. I instantly had to go find more of his music. A rapper from Kentucky, who would have thought.
Travis Scott-Butterfly Effect
A late summer entry, but it still slaps nonetheless.
Randy: His name is LaFlame. He’s the king of autotune. Aside from T-pain, he’s the only one I want to hear use autotune.
Bar: Been bustin’ bills, but still ain’t nothing change. You in the mob soon as you rock the chain. She caught the waves just thumbin’ through my braids
Kari: He’s my favorite industry plant, and should be on every playlist from now until A.I takes over.
Honorable mention goes to everything on the 2 Chainz album, but especially my pick Saturday Night. You’ll be told that Summer still has a month to go, but nah Summer wraps up August 11th. Shouts to Friend of the program Davis aka Harambe and his U.K. Visa. Hopefully, he listens to first day out on the plane ride “home”.