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Summer is the sweetest season for a reason. 

When the heatwave hit the east coast last week, GlobalGrind brought you the 11 Things Everyone Wants To Do When DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s “Summertime” comes on, and now, we’re bringing you our 30 favorite hip-hop/R&B songs that remind us of summer. 

Today, Chicago rapper Common posed a question on Twitter asking: 

So we here at GlobalGrind decided to join in on the summertime madness and construct a list of the hip-hop/R&B songs that scream summer smash. 

It was hard not to pick five Notorious B.I.G. songs or three Jay-Z summer bangers, but we managed to keep it to one summertime classic per artist. 

Many of our favorite songs of summer are throwback classics, but we have a few new cuts in there too. 

So here goes nothing, here are the 30 best Hip-Hop/R&B songs that remind us of summer. 

Please note: these songs aren’t listed in any particular order. We love them all, so scroll on down and check it out. 

1. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince “Summertime” 

2. Amerie “Why Don’t We Fall In Love” 

3. Mariah Carey “Dreamlover” 

4. Jim Jones & Trey Songz “Summer Wit Miami” 

5. 2Pac “I Get Around” 

6. Ice Cube “It Was A Good Day” 

7. Skee-Lo “I Wish” 

8. Jay-Z & UGK “Big Pimpin” 

9. Kanye West & T-Pain “Good Life” 

10. Snoop Dogg & Pharrell “Beautiful” 

11. Dom Kennedy “My Type Of Party” 

12. A Tribe Called Quest “Electric Relaxation” 

13. Notorious B.I.G. “Mo Money Mo Problems” Featuring Mase & Puff Daddy 

14. Ghost Town DJ’s “My Boo”

15. Naughty By Nature “O.P.P.” 

16. Shade Sheist “Where I Wanna Be” Featuring Nate Dogg & Kurupt 

17. Rick Ross “Aston Martin Music” Featuring Drake & Chrisette Michelle 

18. Sisqo “Thong Song” 

19. Juvenile “Back Dat Azz Up” 

20. Nas & Lauryn Hill “If I Ruled The World” 

21. Lauryn Hill “Doo Wop (That Thing)” 

22. Nelly “Hot In Herre” 

23. Zhane “Hey Mr. DJ” 

24. SWV “Anything” 

25. Drake “Best I Ever Had” 

26. Lil Wayne “A Milli” 

27. Joe Budden “Pump It Up” 

28. 50 Cent “In Da Club” 

29. Game “Hate It Or Love It” 

30. Beyonce “Party” 

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