Summer Was Fun

videos.jpgHip-hop and summertime go together like jeans and Timbs. Having a smash on the airwaves during the sweaty months creates instant nostalgia, guaranteeing that your song will be forever tied to those sun-drenched memories. While one anthem normally dominates the sweaty months, 2006 was a year made up of more regional hits than national ones, making the decision especially difficult. Back in 2004, XXL dedicated our August issue to breaking down hip-hop’s greatest “Summer Jams” from 1988 to 2003, but this time around we thought we’d let you decide. Take a listen to the major contenders, cast your vote (see bottom) and check back next week, on the official last day of summer (September 21), when we announce the winner.

“Shoulder Lean,” Young Dro feat. T.I.

Having a fun, easy dance is always a good way to control the season, and the Grand Hustle newcomer had everyone leanin’ in linen and salamander sandals. And with an around-the-way video featuring Tip’s skinny ass bouncing around in a wife beater while eating breakfast, the deal was sealed. This track catapulted Dro from regional unknown to a #3 debut on the pop charts.

“We Fly High,” Jim Jones

This late-summer banger brought some excitement to a slow NYC summer, with everyone screaming Jimmy’s irresistible catchphrase, “Ballllllin!” While its commercial benefits remain to be seen, the Kufi Smacker locked down East Coast radio and reunited the three main DipSet members in the song’s stellar video.

“I Ain’t Gon Let Up,” DG Yola

While Atlanta’s local music scene was starting to become synonymous with “snap,” this newcomer came along and proved that there was still a place in the club and on the radio for some gritty shit. This steel drum track may not have broken outside of the South, but it dominated Atlanta airwaves all summer and landed Yola a record deal with Grand Hustle.

“U & Dat,” E-40 feat. T-Pain & Kandi

This was the year that 40 Water made a major comeback, and after striking gold with his springtime banger “Tell Me When to Go,” he needed a follow-up that would propel his album past its opening weeks. His second single “U & Dat,” featuring a randy T-Pain on the hook, took the R&B charts by storm and stayed at the top much longer than anyone expected. Who knew you weren’t allowed to say “booty” on MTV?

“Holla at Me Baby,” DJ Khaled feat. Lil Wayne, Paul Wall, Fat Joe, Rick Ross & Pitbull

It wouldn’t be the summer without a hot posse cut, and Miami’s hottest DJ came through big-time this year. This Cool & Dre–produced track made everyone forget about LL Cool J’s “Control Myself” (which was built around the same sample) with a quickness. The summer arguably belonged to Miami, and no other track is more indicative of its dominance than this six-verse banger that invited the whole country to the party.

“Chicken Noodle Soup,” DJ Webstar feat. Young B

Most New York MCs seem to prefer playing the wall, but this track was tailor made for Harlem’s underground dance craze. When the phenomenon broke on the Internet in July, it soon went national, resulting in a major record deal and a video in heavy BET rotation. Hate it or love it, this track had the whole country moving like they were on 119th and Lex-ing-tin!

“Hustlin’ (Remix),” Rick Ross feat. Jay-Z & Young Jeezy

While “Hustlin’” was undoubtedly the anthem of the spring, this remix, which dropped in May, propelled the monster single into the heat wave. Featuring a Jay-Z verse with subliminals rumored to be directed at Cam and an exceptional verse from Jeezy (“I know Big Meech/The real Big Meech”), this was a damn Dope Boy convention. Every rapper tried to copy its formula, enlisting The Runners or using chopped and screwed hooks, but there’s nothing quite like the original. Except maybe the remix.

“Snap Ya Fingas,” Lil Jon feat. E-40 & Sean Paul

With a music video so outrageous that it could cause seizures in small children, the King of Crunk dropped this track seemingly out of nowhere and took the pop charts and clubs by storm. Even though it was many months before he finished his album, it sounded like Jon was out to prove his new mantra: “Crunk Ain’t Dead.” Melding his screaming synth crunk sound with a snap beat, Jon made the perfect track for Sean Paul of the YoungBloodz and a rejuvenated 40 to do it all by themselves.

“Why U Wanna,” T.I.

The spring was dominated by T.I.’s King album, even if its success was soured by the death of the Atlanta rapper’s close friend Big Phil. With the tragedy behind him, Tip set his sights on the summer months with this breezy love song that channeled Q-Tip and swiped Crystal Waters’ organs. Is you happy?

“Vans,” The Pack

In the tradition of “My Adidas” and “Air Force Ones,” these Bay Area youngin’s took their obsession with the skateboarding shoe national on this minimalist anthem. Their kick game paid off, landing them a deal on Jive through Too $hort’s Up All Nite Records and a music video, which was promptly banned from MTV.

“It’s Goin’ Down,” Yung Joc

Diddy & Block’s new Bad Boy had the whole country (including Tom Cruise) snapping and doing the motorcycle dance with this track. As the (hands down) most commercially successful of any of these nominations, Joc’s first single shot to #1 on the pop charts in late spring and is still holding it down.

“It’s Okay (One Blood),” The Game

Chuck Taylor came back strong in late summer with the first single from the follow-up to 2005′s smash hit The Documentary. With veteran Jamaican singer Junior Reid sampled on the hook and a sunny L.A. video, this has all the makings of a summertime smash.

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  • FUCK OUTTA HERE

    WHO THE FUCK IS GONNA VOTE FOR THAT LAME RETARTED CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP WITH A SODA ON THE SIDE???????

  • gp

    1st bastards

  • gp

    Some of crap on here can’t even be considered a summer jam. Alot of these songs are garbage. Who came up with some of these songs for this list. They should be fired immediately!!!!!!!

  • Fernando

    First?????

  • sojazzy

    1st…i had to do it

  • sojazzy

    damnit

  • Kyle Dawg

    Shoulder Lean wus one of da tightest songs of da summer. It’s tied wit “Hustlin’” dat joint wus fire too. Another joint dat should be on da voting is Lloyd Bank’s “Hands Up” wit Fiddy. Dat wus some hot shit. G-UNIT!!! 4 EVA

  • jordan-philly

    “chicken noodle soup! wit a soda on the side!”

    i thought new york was the mecca of hip-hop?

  • Hop-boy

    How is “(one blood) It’s okay” a jam for the summer?! It came out like last week. I hate Bad Boy, but you have to put “It’s going down” as the number one song of the summer. For all you Gayme luvers, jump off the dick, wipe your mouth off and realize he’s wack. If Banks doesn’t murk him in sales then Buck will.

  • Peneez

    dayum! these are the choices? this summer suuuuuucked! The last summer anthem was Lean Back in 04…since then, nada.

  • http://XXLmag.com Westside Money

    Wanted to vote yung dro but had to go with game cause thats 1 of my favorite rappers.

  • Sushi K

    Can I just throw up right now on all the candidates and not vote… oh wait, the Game is in there. That gets my sorry ass vote.

    BLAAASCCHHDURCCCHHH That’s better. Medical marijuana gives you a hangover, but daamn it’s nice.

    Damn that’s a pathetic list.

    Let the fusion bombs fly and finish the job started by the rock which ethered the dinosaurs.

  • WHERE’S BLANKS

    WHERE’S BLANKS IN THIS ONE?????????

  • WHERE’S BLANKS

    WHERE’S LLOYD BLANK’S IN THIS ONE?

  • WHERE’S BLANKS

    HEY THEY FORGOT LLOYD BLANKS

  • THAT DUDE

    HEY THEY FORGOT LLOYD BLANKS!

  • Harlem G

    *Chicken Noodle Soup*

    NEW YORK STAND UP!!!!!!

  • http://myspace.com/rebeldr frikas

    yeah wheres banks!! the game sucks ass and that chiken noodle thing its ok but not that good and dro need to relax cus that song aint that good he needs a remix!!

  • john cochran

    I wasnt feelin this summer as far as music. These songs are okay but nothing on hear is like “In da club”, “how we do”, or any other past bangers. Hopefully 07 will make up for it.

  • STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DO I SEE NEW YORK PRAISING THAT CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP? I GUESS THEY MUST BE PROUD OF THAT OR THEIR REALLY LOOSING THEIR MIND

  • G Off

    Mr. Me Too should have been on the list

  • B-ez

    BLOOOOOOOOD BLOOOOD BLOOOOOOOOOD BLOOOOOOD BLOOOOOOD BLOOOOOD BLOOOOOD !!!!!!!!!!! ONE BLOOOOOOOOOOD.

  • kat

    i think i was alive this summer…..so why have i never heard of the weak ass jim jones song?

    proallly cuz its not a banger!

  • HOLLAATME

    WHO DA FUCK VOTED FOR GAME,THAT SONG AINT NO ANTHEM I STOPPED LISTENING TO IT THE 2ND DAY IT WAS OUT. FUCK BLACK WALL STREET

  • H-man

    hmmm…which ONE should I vote 4???…Itz OK…..lololol

  • http://ThaShack.tk EazySteve

    Hop-boy, regarding Buck and Banks, imo I don’t think so

  • Joe Gonzalez

    Shoulder lean was definitely the jam of the summer out of those on the list the video was like an atl nuthin but a g thang. One blood is tight but it was just released a couple weeks ago so maybe it will be the song of the fall.

  • Omar

    One Blood no doubt

  • wayne-o

    Balllllllllllllin !!!!!!

  • lukee lefty

    i would have voted for the Holla at me baby but fat joe messed up the song

    hustlin remix was more May not so much July

    i think its either Shoulder Lean or It’s Goin Down

    definitly not the Game song

  • REAL TALK

    SHOULDER LEAN WAS DA TRACK OF DA SUMMER..no doubt..u gotta think of club reactions..n wen SHOULDER LEAN cums on it KILLS IT..FIYAAAHHHH!!!!!

  • caly is active

    ill say
    shoulder ;ean
    its oging down
    buy my fav. is hands up
    fak all ya haterz

  • USMC

    one blood for sure!!!!

  • http://spiderloc.com/talk SpiderNIGGA! S-P-I

    What kind of WACC-ASS choices is that??? No choices for Busta Rhymes or Mobb Deep… XXL is getting shittier & shitter day-by-day!
    And FUCK One Blood…. GGGGGG G-U nit!

  • bornNraisedNdade

    shoulder lean..fuck game that shit just came out its good song but aint got shit on shoulder lean that song kills everything

  • The Monsta

    its gotta be hustlin or its goin down them was the only two that was in every club and every party and most cars the rest is not even close

  • LOSTKING01

    Drama’s a bitch what kinda Philly nigga, moves to atl and all of the sudden reps it

  • http://UGRS.com Tyler

    There wasn’t a real summer jam in the true sense of the word or phrase. A couple of bangers but yet still not a couple of monster that I think we will be loving 10 summers from now looking back like “yea’ man that was the jam” so better luck this winter and next summer. If they know what’s good for the industry they had better sign this hot heat at:
    http://www.myspace.com/marcmaysrockandrollthug
    http://www.myspace.com/marcusorealiusmusic

  • DipsetBITCH

    We Fly high Was bangin No competion. DIPSET BITCH

  • http://www.oldominion.net scoot..

    was Crazy (Gnarls Barkley) not considered “hip hop enough” to make this list?
    that is the undisputed summer jam of this year…it came out during the summer,everyone everywhere was playing it dangermouse produces hip hop records
    and cee-lo is an mc..wtf!?
    who ever forgot to put this on the list should be dragged out in the middle of the street and shot.

  • clorolamancha

    Trinitarios shoulda lean all day so u already know “I could shoulda lean I don’t know how to dance though”
    D.P.L for nucca holla !

  • GAME TIME

    I WOULD HAVE TO SAY ONE BLOOD CAUSE ITS THE REALEST EVEN THOE ITS NOT HIS FIRST SINGLE OFF DOCTORS ADVOCATE,ITS BETTER THAN ANY CORNY SOUTHERN SONG THAT FADES INTO THE ABYSS!!!!!!!!!AND WILL BE FORGOTTEN LIKE THE REST

  • clorolamancha

    life my 3ni D.P.L for life nucca now that I came back to writing shout out to Benny Broadway ,Miggs Ferocious, and me Cloro holla! DDDDDD.PPPPPPP.LLLLLLL 3NI

  • PhatfromBk

    Yo what happened to the touch it remix? that was 1 of the hot joints of the summer. That ballin shit was trash so is that chicken noodle bullshit. harlem never make good shit anyway so I’m not suprised

  • breeze

    IT’S GAME TIME!

  • Jestress

    I dont know if Im deaf, but I havent heard of half of theses “jams”. what radio station or clubs yall going to?

    O the real,I only heard like 6 of the songs. One blood is the best song here but I wouldnt consider it a summer jam. I would say Shoulder Lean or U & Dat. Probably U & Dat.

  • http://mrmetoo.com Mr Mee Too

    I vote for that new K-Fed track he performed on Ellen..that joints gangsta…he’s got cred now that he went on the Ellen show too

    yeah they need to add Mr Me Too, Cry Now by Obie Trice on that list..not sure if I Love My Chick by Busta should be..

  • King Of Cali

    Banks wasnt on here cause his song sucked so much they had to pull it off and push his album back until the Fall. “Hands Up” Get That Wack Shit Off BET!

  • GODSIN

    One Blood!! Fuck Lyold Banks and Snitchy Cent!!!Compton BWS!!!!!wait till the Album drop!!!fuck the Rotten Apple!!!the only young nigga hott in N.Y. is Papoose!!!what the fuck is “Billy Banks”(faggot)

  • lawrence

    damn(looks at the results)…games one blood hasnt even been out that long…commercially id have a tie between shoulder lean and its going down…everytime i listened to the radio thats all i heard…but i guess outside of sac game was gettin played mucho times

  • lintus one

    Its not game first single, its just a street song and yet its better than all thoise garbage.. could have given young dru but i cant stand his style and i can call that hip hop.
    game your in…
    peace

  • lintus one

    lloyd bank is crap. should never put hand up here that aint no hit. white boys banged it cause of eminem. yeah but no yah i dont think any other song will beat (one blood)

  • CBeatz

    God damn mayne! I´m glad XXL left out that wack Lloyd Banks record…. That was a str8 rip-off of On Fire!! And dude talkin about Banks & Buck gonna outsell my man GAME – fuhgetaboutitt!! The Game will outsell both of those toy-soldiers, and that´s on YO MOMMA!!

  • qwewetet@eret.com

    first of all, that GAME song came out 2-3 weeks ago.
    hardly a candidate for “song of the summer” but XXL is on the payroll so i understand it being there & leaing in votes…

    if you wanna talk about what was the biggest joint of the summer of 06 it was probably ridin dirty by chamillionaire.

    he outsold everybody on this list too..

  • Babyboy

    Hustlin remix and shoulder lean have a tie, its goin down the 3, 4 Touch it remix, the rest is bullshit

  • http://none beni

    i dont even like the game but iam feeling that one blood song the shit is fire one blood for the win..

  • http://MINDSTATELA AM I TRIPPIN YALL

    Even thou im a big game fan I got to go with the “pack” that vans song had niggas actually going out to there local t shirt shop to get that printed on they shirts “got my vans on” yea that was trendy as hell, shoulder lean would be second because that was a hit also, real big down south, I actually went to the “A” ova the summer and in the club when the Pack song came on you’d think them niggas was from atlanta the way the crowd got buck wild when that track came on.

  • http://www.myspace.com/3ndles3records myspace/3ndles3records

    one blood..real gangsta rap yo!

  • pop a poppa

    Ballllllin!

  • ARGUE WIT ME

    Who the hell is the “The Pack” any damn way? And they didn’t ask who your favorite artist is, they asked what was the summer jam. So for all you GAME voters, ya’ll know that shit is not an anthem. So if your voting, keep it funky, cause the south ran the summer. STRAIGHT UP. If you say different then let me know who did it better. WHO????

  • yawn

    808 million ways to be boring

  • rip

    can’t believe that game song is in the lead (and will probably take it), i thought that song was from wu tangs “the w”… anyways e40 gets my vote for u and dat monkey

  • Marcus

    damn i’m surprised xxl even know who d.g. yola is

  • http://xxl atl legend

    the math gon drop him and 50 aint rocking with him its ok i get popping

  • http://www.myspace.com/mundothadevil Mundo (The Bezt In Tha Norf Wezt, Tha Lyrikal Devil)

    Tha Game 4 Life…Tha bezt EmCee EVVEEEERRRR!!!!!!!! (Fuck G-Unit Love It’s G-Unot & BWS 4 life) G-G-G-G-UNOT.

  • carol taylor evans

    09-15-06
    Can someone please help me, I’m trying to write about DMX, saying flip-flops are for cissys. I want to write someone about it. because DMX sound so dam stupid. I seen it in page 6 of the POST the new york newspaper. it shows that he dont know nothing about class. ya it might can go on nice trips. but hes so dam ignorant. hes referring to Jay. see Jay knows about the street life and the business life. I take it DMX have corns, bunions, rusty feet. so thats why he talks about flip-flops. havent the nigga ever heard about pedicures. thats only 20 bucks, he need to stop doing that pipe. I guess he wears Timberlands in the summer time, with knee socks. someone please school the Crack head. Hes trying to sound so much like Pac, but theres only one Pac. did you see in wife in the Last issue of Sis 2 Sis. she look crack out. why didnt they fixed her up. I would like this to get to DMX. where could I send this to. someone please help me. where could I write just an opinion.
    Thanks for your Help
    Carol

  • 11kap

    Definitely “Shoulder Lean”.

  • Cuzzo

    Yola was too regional (no one outside heard the song; trust me, i know)…One Blood made national spotlight too late (by way what about Snoop’s VATO? He always has a summer banger)…Holla at me was the Sh*t but the hook was not catchy…RR was all over the place (What about Chevy Ridin’ High Remix???)…E-40 did do his thing but MTV threw salt in his game…so I have to give it to Young Dro… Lean wit it…

  • Freshman_Woes

    You can’t call any of these songs anthems. This time next year people will not even remember these joints.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    G-A-M-E!!

  • Suge121

    Game’s warning shot for his 2nd album is nuts! I know 50 is hating that the Game is not with G unit. What the Unit put out thus far was nothing short of hot dumpster juice. Man the unit sucks more than Superhead. Keeping it pimpin Suge.

  • Suge121

    Ricky Ross Keep it moving playa. Your holding Da South down like a true Hustler……. Suge121

  • THA REALEST

    FUCK THIS LIST

    IT DON’T HAVE TUPAC, TUPAC SHIT BUMP HARDER THAN ALL THIS SHIT A DECADE LATER

  • ii

    man i aint no game dickrider but one blood is the shizzle

  • GGG

    song of the summer? one blood? how long had that song been out? 2-3 weeks? GOD DAMN! GGGG- GUNIT!

  • BWS

    BWS ALL DAY
    GUNOT BITCHES

  • http://oneblood barry

    the game is back
    one blood
    fuck g-unit
    ggggggggggggggggg-unot
    one blood

  • ARGUE WIT ME

    Rick Ross cannot rap. His repetitious rap is not gonna hold up in the long run. I could say everything over and over again. Keep it funky, his beats and background make him.

  • marlon

    what a fucking lame summer for hip hop, i go either chicken noodle soup or its goin down. that’s a sad state but summer jams are always weak what was last year like usher? and before that, lean back? summer jams are always bimbo tunes anyway.

  • BWS 4 Life

    ONE BLOOD IS CRAZY

  • marlon

    yeah what the fuck after reading scoot’s thing ‘Crazy’ is easily the jam of the summer, hands down who ever made that list was sleeping.

  • http://www.myspace.com/youngdeuce513 Young Deuce

    that game just came out. i know if didnt out do yung joc and young dro….

  • http://www.myspace.com/youngdeuce513 Young Deuce

    that game just came out. i know if didnt out do yung joc and young dro….

  • Harlem G

    *Chicken Noodle Soup*
    NEW YORK STAND UP!!!!
    *Chicken Noodle Soup*
    NEW YORK STAND UP!!!!
    *Chicken Noodle Soup*
    NEW YORK STAND UP!!!!
    *Chicken Noodle Soup*
    NEW YORK STAND UP!!!!
    *Chicken Noodle Soup*
    NEW YORK STAND UP!!!!
    *Chicken Noodle Soup*
    NEW YORK STAND UP!!!!

  • Rodjilius

    not really all dat much dat i like anymore after they put these songs on da radio mtv bet vhr they get old and i get tired of listenin to dem but i think hustlin remix one blood and vans maybe is da tightest songs we fly high is tight too

  • Mayday

    All I can say is shit is sad!
    A bunch of fake ass trap stars who repeat bricks constantly! A bunch of young’s who rap like 3 year olds. Rick Ross c’mon people! Even t.i and shit, the only rapper listed there was Fat joe!

    Sad very sad!
    I’ll stick to the underground or some Saigon or Nas, people who have brains.
    Can the minstrel show stop! Please?

  • http://jliveent.com Young B

    Keep hatin you G-Unit Groupies…H-U-R-R-I-C-A-N-E GAME “ONE BLOOD”…”THIS AINT SHIT BUT A WARNIN TIL MY ALBUM DROP” NUFF SAID

  • http://MINDSTATELA AM I TRIPPIN YALL

    dear carol for a man to wear flip flops thats some prison shit because you really have no choice but to wear flip flops in prison, but for a man to just rock a pair of flip flops with some jeans and be hood, lol lol lol thats some funny shit to see a grown man in those, but to each is own im just saying what the streets would say thats “gay”

  • 11kap

    “Chicken Noodle Soup” is just a mockery of the South. It’s just wayyyy too unlyrical. It’s a damn shame.

  • gang green

    i said hands up

  • peaceriverwarrior(gunitsoldier)

    shit son that one blood shit was only good for that str8t african singing that shit. the game is whack he cant rap. shoulder lean was definetly the top summer jam. wheel the wheels spinning and the screens folding. fuk all u punk bitches he didnt vote for the king an dro. g unit niggers, get down or get layed down. what?

  • marlon

    co sign 11kap chicken noodle soup is ny doin an impression of how stupid you gotta be to reach the south and it worked.

  • Clip$

    chicken noodle soup is just a way to have fun

    da song of da summer was obviously shoulder lean if u go to club all these other people votin fo game is under 15 and has never been to a club or party….

  • marlon

    if its in the club than again its easily crazy. crazy is the number one song of the summer, sorry it ain’t thugged out trap muzik but it clearly was the most played with hip hop and non hip hop crowds.

  • MidWestNiccah

    hustlin remix

  • DOCTORS ADVOCATE

    THE GAME AND NAS – 8 MINUTES OF FURY

    The Game is one of my favorites. I don’t get into all the lil’ beefs and such; I’m just into the music like Nas. Now, with that said, I heard a rumor so sweet I have brush off the plaque after saying it! On Game’s album, there is 8-minute collaboration with Nasir Jones. That’s right, Nas isn’t thinking about politics right now. So, the song in question is apparently produced by none other than my boy Just Blaze. I heard the beat is hard and the rhymes are “choice.” (to quote from the old school classic ‘Ferris Buellers Day Off.”)

  • bbe4eva

    id have 2 say shoulder lean cuz that song was everywhere even #1 on 106 and park and other countdowns and it blew dro up some but that my opinion,i liked 1 blood 2 but dro had a hit across tha board

  • GHOST13

    1 Blood—>GGGGGGG G~Unot…RIP Eazy~E!!!

  • GHOST13

    I’m from Az where they say FUCK hotrod!

  • http://oneCrip Barry

    gggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg – UNIT M FUCKER THA’S WAHT’S UP YA BITCH YA LIL PUNK ASS NIGGAZ CAN GET ON MY DICK LIKE YA AND YOU BOY GAME USE TO STRIP PUNK ASS NIGGA

  • http://theman guyver805

    MY OPION IS THAT DA GAMES NEW SONG ONE BLOOD IS THE SMASH HIT FOR THE CLOING OF THE SUMMER AND LIL JON SNAP YO FINGERS IS THE OPING HIT FOR THE SUMMER

  • grand dragon

    the game: one blood
    with rick ross, jay z and young jeezy in a close second place for me

  • THA REALEST

    WHAT WITH ALL THIS REGION HATING

    BUT, TUPAC THE GREATEST

  • Montreal Boy

    game all the way

  • major

    why is jim jones talkin about leanin wit it in the first verse… im from ga and i hate that ish.

    now new york got that chicken noodle soup poppin though!!! mmm mmmm gooood!

  • AirlineGeneral

    yo for those who think Game’s song “One Blood” just came out like last week….. ya’ll are way off yeah his video might have just came out but that song been banging since around july ya’ll niggas is late…I wonder why he leads in the votes?? because that’s that real hip hop shit like he said….”turn on the TV all you see is the A” ATL’s reign is about to end very soon

  • Adam_K

    i would have voted for the Holla at me baby but fat joe messed up the song

    No way. Even if it did, there’s still all the other good verses to mkae up for it.

  • http://www.myspace.com/haloxxxv Juice

    I like G-Unit but i have to say

    One blooooood

  • http://www.myspace.com/haloxxxv Juice

    i mean come on

    i bleed compton
    spit crack &
    shit chronic

  • http://www.camronistrash.com vS

    None of these songs really was a surefire summer anthem, they were hits no doubt…but usually there’s a clear cut summer anthem. The all time best is, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime. Other good ones have been, Juvenile – Back that A** Up, Slow Motion, Mystikal – Shake it Fast…

  • Sushi K

    Yeaahh! One Blood leading by a WIDE margin. For the record, it’s the only REAL hip hop song on the list.

  • Three4

    I let my shoulder lean this time but One blood is strong…Hustlin´remix too…

  • New York Nigga

    The ni**a tried to jump me 30 to 2, yet I’m alive and chillin’ my sweater is still white and all my jewelry intact,” Ras Kass told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “Game is a ‘Change of Heart,’ stripping, fake-ass blood who sold some records riding Dr Dre’s shirt tails. I guess he thought this would help him sell some more records. I was so unfazed by it all that I went up to his car afterwards and challenged him right there. Game is no match for me physically or lyrically.”
    DAMN LOL

  • West Up

    Game Dropped That Nigga Ras Kass ^^^
    Post The Other Part

  • Mandoza

    who the F*** ya haters… hova 4 LIFE

  • MONTANA

    BLOOD is BLOOD…

  • miguel de leon

    f** that i won’t vote for shit not real hip hop at all, fake gangstas and gay dancing moves i can’t stand this shit i don’t support wack shit

  • Swang15

    shoulder lean was that shit for da whole summer but that game shit is mean right now! dro i’m not sure if his album will be worth anything but game jank should do what it do. but fuck all that hova’s back!

  • YOUNG DOLLAZ

    we fly high hottest shit of the summer and you know this
    ballllllllllin

  • http://yahoo.com IMPACT

    I don’t think Game’s “One Blood” should be voted(even though it’s the hottest song up there. But sense I’m a huge Dipset fan, I ahve to vote for my dude Jimmy “We Fly High”.

  • bmort

    dat joc and shoulder lean as much as i hate to admit it. THEY HAD THE RADIO ON LOCK. da game shit just came out how da hell is it a classic.

  • hasler09

    One Blood all day long that shit aint even his single and its the best by far!!!!

  • henhogg

    this the first i heard that dg yola…the boy spittin like a 2pac baby 4 realz….one blood was my pic until i heard ‘naw i ain’t gon let up, naw i ain’t gon shut up…won’t let em get. to. me!!!!! damn CRUNK AIN’T DEAD!!!!!!!!

  • marlon

    Game is a dick riding bitch, be real the nigga is an actor.

  • scrt77

    DOES CHAM’S “GHETTO STORY” NOT COUNT? THAT WAS, IN MY OPINION, THE ONLY TRUE BURNER OF THE SUMMER, HEARD IT EVERYWHERE COAST TO COAST.

  • haters-stay-out-my-face

    yo first that chicken noodle soup shouldn’t even be around this list. second yung joc took this didn’t yall see erone doing this dance!? third fuck g-unit!!

  • Dan

    The choices are wack…Busta clearly had the banger of the summer….Touch It.

  • Jd234

    lmao all u gunit stans getting mad cause game leading and hands up didnt even make it hHahahaha fuck G-unit Banks and buck will not touch games record sales and as many as u say Fuck game layme and all this shit hes putting better music out and well so far Yayo and mobb deep floped so have fun watching Banks flop and buck then u will reliaze g-units over and Jump on the Game wagon band then ill sit here and make fun of u bitches cause u swtiched sides fuckin losers lol

  • College Park ATLien

    Yola holdin’ it down still! That track was the summer kick-off!!

  • God’s Son

    I fuckinh Hate you Young dro and Lil John doesn’t even rap all the summer anthems are Wack mainstream rap so shitty it aint even funny anymore

  • Games momma

    They all suck dick, fucking wack bitches

  • latinpistol

    how could yall forget bout the hustlin remix. cause it dont got a vid don mean it wack. yall white boss need ta stop votin plz

  • Get it done

    yall niggas got it right da west iz back to take it all back ya dig cuz 50 aint rockin wit him no more iz okay we gett it poppin

  • Tipsy

    Fuck a chicken noodle soup it aint winter we need bandin ass songs lik one blood n we fly high

  • Mrs.Jones

    THIS IS A HARD CHOICE CUZ I LYK ALL OF THEM EXCEPT THOSE GAYZ SONG U & DAT AND SNAP YA FINGERZ

  • HURRICANE NOT HURRICANEGAME

    OK LETS START AT FUCK G UNIT, THEY COULDNT MAKE A TRACK WITHOUT THE BLUE HEFNA CUZ HE THE ONLY 1 WHO DONT SUCK DICK,CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP NO COMMENT,ITS GOIN DOWN THAT GAY SHT OO HELL NAW YOUNG JOC CAN SUCK A COCK,ITS OKAY WAS ACTUALLY OKAY I LIKE GAME HE MAKES HOT MUSIC,HUSTLIN REMIX WAS FIRE IT BURNED UP NE THING,OK WELL U KNO WAT WHERES NEW YORK SHIT YALL PPL DUMB OR SOME SHT NEW YORK SHT WAS THE HOTTEST SONG BESIDES TOUCH IT YALL STUPID FUCK DURTY SOUTH,HYPHY IS WACK,SHT YALL AINT PUTTIN THE GOOD SHT UP!!!

  • eastsidedon

    It’s A TOWN ALL DAY. Shout out to da boy Yola Da Great, and T.I., Young Dro, Yung Joc, Jon Jon, and da whole A TOWN. And it aint our time, its our century….. we aint gon neva fall off. Da Mound Stand Up!!!!!!!!!!

  • THIS GUY

    i know it just came out a few weeks ago, but I’m for ONE BLOOD because that’s the hardest track on the list… all the other one’s are bubble gum raps! shoulder lean was hot tho, there is a reason buck and blanks aren’t on the list, (gay ass hands up shit!) it’s because they’re straight GARBAGE!

  • http://omahatribe macy boy

    they all wack songz put some real hip-hop in there

  • SOUTHERN BOY

    WHAT THE HELL HAPPEN TO “CHEVY RIDIN HIGH”? KANYE, CONSEQUENCE& DJ KHALED’S “GRAMMY FAMILY” SHOULD ALSO BE CONSIDERED BUT THE “HUSTLIN’ REMIX” IS THE SONG OF THE SUMMER.

  • Mista Fantastic

    I’m sorry but I can’t even post a vote… Every Fuckin’ song on here is WACK AS FUCK!!!! Especially all that south shit & worse, the mu’fuckas that aren’t southbound that wanna sound like they are! Even The Game’s song coulda been better! For all you stupid muthafuckas who ethier spit weak shit or endorse this garbage, listen back to the summer of 88-95! Now there were some classics! Nas is correct… HIP HOP IS DEAD! Fuck y’all for killin it!!!

  • game boy

    hey all ya l.a gangaster should just vote 4my nigga game with on blood.and make sure ya dont vote for ti,cus he is a bitch ass nigga he said he is a grand hustler but is a lie.so what are u waiting foriff it is not the game then dont make any vote

  • BabyGirl

    The South ran the summer fa-sho!! I got to go with that Shoulder Lean and if you don’t then u fuck’n retarded! you can’t say Dro didn’t have the summer leaning like hell this summer be fuck’n forreal. Chicken Noddle Soup they need to be slapped for that bullshit. Some lil hungry ass girl singing about what she eat when she is sick. That shit is GARBAGE!!!!!! I dont give a fuck if Dj Webstar reading this shit or not hell yeah its wack and its garbage hit me up on myspace http://www.myspace.com/zozo2 for yo comments on that wack ass song. Man it was the wackest since Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice or Girl you know it’s true by Millie Vanille. Yeah bitch you are wack!!!!!!!Chicken Noodle Soup with a soda on the side you wack ass wannabe rapper sit the fuck down!!!!

  • LONZO

    Ima have to go with Tupac’s HOW DO U WANT IT…..10 years later, and no ones gettin close.

  • louis G-UNOT

    one blood

  • http://www.myspace.com/thaanswermikeyd DipSetCity

    We Fly High!

  • low-low

    the east coast sucks!!!! just a bunch faggots.no creativity. nothing but fake thugs. that’s why nobody buying that shit!!!! where I’m from; ain’t nobody ever bought a banks,dipset & fat joe c.d. I’m don’t know why, they act like got money!!! who’s supporting their stupid shit? c’mon new york!!!!please jay-z and nas put us back on top.

  • http://xxlmag.com CompGame

    The only good songs on this list is
    Sholder lean and One

  • http://xxlmag.com CompGame

    O yea by the way the wackest songs are are chiken noddle soup and that gay ass ed up cahms ghetto story

  • bloodin

    fuck gunit fuck all u game haters fuck a town THE WEST IS GETTIN RESTLESS……ONE BLOOD….is the motha fuckin athem of the fuckin year

  • http://yahoo.com PRINCE CEASAR

    I see I’m the only nigga with some common sense..this summer showed the decline of substance in rap music and upstarted the rise of bullshit music.I’ll say it the South is ruining the artform.These wack ass idiot niggas really think they spitting that shit,too.C’mon wheres ya heart at faggots, lets talk about some subjects that actually hold some weight in the black community.FUCK RICK ROSS, YOUNG JOC, and the rest of these stupid country ass niggas.EAST COAST FOREVER 1

  • http://yahoo.com PRINCE CEASAR

    Let me clear this up..FUCK THE SOUTH..ya’ll niggas need to fall the fuck back. 1

  • blood_In_here

    one blood fo sho fuck haterz

  • beef

    why da fuck is that wack One slob song on heer.Game has fallen off and southern rappers need to stop dancing like fags.

  • five o

    you bitch ass game fans must have never seen his change of heart episode. that shit proves he’s a fake.

  • Mr Crack Feller A.k.A The Hustler Of The Year

    I just wanna say fuk u to all tha Mothafucker who didn’t think ’bout LiL John’s CLUB Mothafuckin’ BANGER of this 06′s Summer Time…SNAP YA FINGAZ.
    ATL & Black Wall Street 4 LIFE !!!!

    PEACE!

  • El Cholo

    The GAME Is The Fuckin’ Best!!! Fuck all them other wannabe rappers! Black Wall Street Fool.

  • ChicagoBoy

    gotta go wit Lil Jon. shoulder lean and Its Goin down follow closely behind.

  • mr major

    u gotta pick its goin down by young joc. im not even a young joc fan, but everytime this song came on da club got crunk. shoulder lean iz a close 2nd. that game shit iz tight but it just came out so that shit dont count

  • mike

    no mr me too?

  • FoTrey

    fuck the list…but if i have to vote…then Yung Joc got my vote…but they should have put LIL SCRAPPY on the list for the MONEY IN DA BANK song thats a hot jump-off…

  • T

    “u niggaz betta make up a dance to try to get radio play, keep on snappin your fingers, I aint goin away.”

    come on now, all that shit aint hiphop, its gettin fuckin ridiculous, what the fuck is hip hop comin to?

    Game killed G UNIT
    300 bars
    120 bars
    its over, Game massacred GUNIT

  • who u think

    MUSIC SUCKS IF THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE TO CHOOSE FROM
    IM OFFICALLY DONE WITH THIS MUSIC MAN
    SHIT IS ALL DISPOSABLE

  • THA REALEST

    fuck the east coast tupac & scarface all day

  • DJ

    one blood no doubt runner up sholder lean

  • sandaz…bitch

    fuck all yall hatin on game.hey argue wit me… im arguin wit ur bitch ass. the south dont run shit.westcoast all day bitch. all we need is one blood

  • sandaz…bitch

    yea boi

  • http://www.myspace.com/donnygoines Donny Goines

    FUCK DA SOURCE MAGAZINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    http://www.myspace.com/donnygoines

    Listen to song and read blog for explanation. 1

  • http://www.ohword.com Sach

    I wonder if people actually like these clear channel approved “anthems”. Considering the only remotely listenable song (One Blood) got 40% of the votes here, I wouldn’t be surprised if Hiphop’s audience is smarter than these program directors think.

  • hutch

    why is every1 hatin on game, he was on change of heart, he got the butterfly! but he didnt lie about it. every1 is talkin bout fake ass niggas. thats bullshit! 50cent is a killer on record but who did he pop. did jigga really sell drugs? and hes a dick rider coz b.I.G is still king of new york. the only ppl im listening 2 at the min r Cube, T.I and game because real hip hop is dying! its not cool 2 sell drugs or kill ppl. its cool 2 make somethin out of nothin by any means neccasery! and thats watz up! bring back that real gangsta shit. and all this is comin from a white boy in the U.K. now suck my dick!

  • hurricane game

    it is what it is its the game n its still fuck 50 n g-unit hate it or love the game is on top fucken faggets

  • hurricane game

    fuck anyone who aint down with the game westside the black wall street

  • BIGNAT

    WHY WAMP WAMP NOT ON THE LIST THAT SONG IS FIRE AND THAT CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP COME ON THAT SHOULD HAVE NEVER EVEN BEEN A SONG THATS LIKE A FUCKUP THAT WAS DONE AND THEY SAID FUCK IT LET IT RIDE HAHAHAHA

  • BIG MIKE

    THE GAME’S ONE BLOOD IS THIS SUMMER HOTTEST SONG PRIOD STOP HATING YOU G-UNIT GROUPPIES.

  • TBRUE

    the game gots it kid
    ya dig>ballin

  • MADD RAPPER

    FUCK THE EAST COAST RAP, THAT SHIT IS WACK

  • gunit killa

    g unit gropies and eminem hardcore fans should stop this dis hurricane diss and enjoy good muzik

  • http://myspace.com/yardleymoise Yardley

    rass kass is mike jones rass? who rass who? he can’t fuck wit game at all.That nigga been since 1998 and still did’nt make a million Rass a bitch I work at K-mart for 6 month and i bet i have more money then Rass Trash.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=4623 sammyboy

    The Game

    His album would beat all the other shit thats out there,

  • http://www.molie-mo.hi5.com Molie_mo

    people people stop fuckin bickerin game this game that mein mo fuckas sed game was gon flop widout g-unit hahaha we can all agree that aint true..i mean as a game fan i can be honest enuff to say that west side story is bedda dan one blood as a song(not a street single tho) but damn look how much buzz it got being voted da summer anthem wen hands up aint even on here at alll….GUYS BE HONEST TO YOURSELF G-UNIT DIS G-UNIT THAT ITS OVA….FUNERAL 100 BARS hear da song its da best u can do for g-unit now…R.I.P IN LOVING MEMORY G-UNIT 2004-2006

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  • http://www.xxlmag.com shawn

    dipset all day

  • MADD RAPPER

    fuck dip set, fuck g unit, fuck wu tang, fuck ruff ryders, fuck bad boy, fuck full surface records, fuck def jam, fuck rock a fella,

  • MADD RAPPER

    EASTCOAST RAPPERS ARE BITTERS, THE STOLE GANGSTA RAP AND BROADCAST IT TO MAKE IT LIKE THEY STARTED THIS SHIT

  • RuffianRoni

    No, question Its Capo wit Ballin, That joint is crazy. Even had the clubs going crazy in Miami Labor day weekend. Was up in T New York three weeks ago and it sent the place in a frenzy as well.

  • http://www.molie-mo.hi5.com Molie_mo

    ITS OFFICIAL MO FUCKAS ONE BLOOD OFFICIAL SUMMER ANTHEM OF 2006 THIS ALBUM GOIN DIAMOND

  • Shizz

    Nothin was poppin this summer me and my boys was rollin with underground hits all summer.

  • http://yahoo.com PRINCE CEASAR

    FUCK THE GAME..HIS CAREER IS FINISHED WITHOUT AFTERMATH AND G-UNIT BACKING HIM. 1

  • Mista McFeely

    U gotta look at which video wuz on da beach, thats requirement 4 a summa jam. T.I.’s was da only one

  • http://www.myspace.com/diamonddemarco DIAMOND DEMARCO

    TI or Game it really dont matter they both hot but alot of stuff on here was and still bangs out…E40 Lil Jon among others…its good we gettin music that you can dance to and have a good time…versus all the drug and trap stories and nothings wrong with that either cuz rap music bangs out period but we do need to maintain that balance…aye and check me out on the Mr.ME TOO remix on myspace.
    http://www.myspace.com/diamonddemarco dont forget to register for the dodge charger we giving away

  • http://rexdalegoonie.piczo.com T-blaze

    GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG UNOT BWS 4 LYF
    1 blood prap prap this shit is live
    i wan’t The Game to feat any dipset member on his album

  • xdvf

    definatly rick ross that song was fire i didnt really like shoulder lean since young dro seen that the stupid ass dance music was getting hot so he made one i hate dat damn music and chicken noodle soup is fucking wack and one blood didnt really come out in the summer and why you wanna was my least favorite songs from t.i snap yo fingaz was also wack and holla at me didnt really get as much play as hustlin i think what u know about that should be in dat list dat song was fire it was everywhere

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Mav

    I can see ain’t no real playa on the site THE GAME track was O.K., but that T.I. shit that was some GANGSTA. A NIGGA really get tried of niggas tripin and they that fly. Let me tell you. WAIT A MINTUE. When you know you fly. When you make poeple that don’t like rap music listen to the shit. That’s when you know you something SPEICAL. THAT T.I. JOINT IT’S KILL’EM PLAYA SHIT. MAKE THE WOMEN FEEL T.I. MAKE’EM FEEL IT. PLAYA SHIT BOOOOOOOOOOY.

  • Sonny-D

    holla at me baby!!! don’t trip bitches cuz dat wuz da shiznitz

  • da_fattest_mack

    yall really need to get off game’s dick.how in the fuck is one blood the summer’s anthem.the song is dope and game a beast but the shit just dropped.that sholder lean and that joc turned every club out in the country from a small ass club in wyoming to the 40/40.yall mafuckas ridin dick round here str8 up.i dont even like joc’s wack ass but u gotta be serious.he had every body doin that motorcycle shit.after i seen tom cruise doin that shit it was a wrap.yall niggas is suckin dick str8 up,if yall aint on game dick,yall suckin g-unit’s dick fuckin groupie cornball ass niggas….xxl keep doin what u do ya dig

  • B-boy

    Holla At Me Baby !!!!!!!!!!! A Very hot summer track all those heavyhitters on one joint made this song fire

  • http://XXL Chrone

    Hey Kyle Dawg Get off 50 cent dick ya
    bitch fo I whup yo little bitch ass
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  • WOOT WOOT

    i dont like any of these songs

  • blackhistory101

    these songs do nothing for the improvemnt of our lives but if i were to hold it down for a min young dro no talent having behind had the joint of the summer when duke has Mr. cruise doing his moves you know youre joint is hot diddy may be wanksta the way he shyne serving a bid on his behalf he still making money off a song you’re mom’s know singing.

  • JONNY B

    Hustlin……

    1 blood……

    holla at me baby…..

    they all the shit

  • Big Steve #1

    LOL these peoples coments are funny but i vote fo e40 u and dat but its goin down is rite der wit it

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