Out of all the seasons that occur throughout the year, summer is the one that is most anticipated within the world of hip-hop. Winter, spring and fall are all nice in their own right, but there's nothing like some fun in the sun and rap artists have enhanced the experience by crafting summer-ready tunes that go hand-in-hand with the scenery. Whether it be songs about living carefree, the thrills of a summer romance or stunting on your haters, hip-hop has a selection for every situation or encounter, all of which have helped contribute to the festivities and play as the soundtrack of the season.

Many fans and pundits often debate about the most memorable songs that dominated summers past, but there's also something to be said about the countless music videos that accompanied these songs. The storylines, themes and plots may vary, but the beach is by far one of the more popular backdrops for the quintessential music video for the warmer months of the year.

Captivating views of the ocean, scantily clad women, outdoor sports and all-around fun are calling cards of the terrain, and have been captured in some of the more unforgettable rap videos of all-time. Sunshine and palm trees on an exotic island has been proving to be a recipe for many intoxicating visuals of the past three decades. From Jay Z's "Big Pimpin" to Ludacris' "Area Codes" and more, here are 20 rap videos that are set on a beach and embody everything there is to love about summer. Grab your swimming trunks and your bathing suits and get in the zone.

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    "Ladies Night (Not Tonight Remix)"

    Lil' Kim, Da Brat, Missy Elliott, Angie Martinez and Left Eye
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    Big Pun Featuring Tony Sunshine
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    Gang Starr Featuring Nice & Smooth
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    Wiz Khalifa
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    "Area Codes"

    Ludacris Featuring Nate Dogg
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    "Down 4 U"

    Ja Rule, Ashanti, Vita and Charli Baltimore
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    Fat Boys & The Beach Boys
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    LL Cool J Featuring Amerie
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    "Shake Ya Tailfeather"

    Nelly Featuring P. Diddy and Murphy Lee
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    "Trade It All Part 2"

    Fabolous Featuring Jagged Edge and P. Diddy
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    "Big Pimpin'"

    Jay Z Featuring UGK
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    "Pull Over"

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    "What'Chu Like"

    Da Brat
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    Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell
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    "Just a Lil Bit"

    50 Cent
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    Will Smith
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    "I Won"

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    "Can't Hold Us"

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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