Tomorrow is the first day of #Summer17 *in my Drake voice*!
Spring was hot, but Summer is going to be even hotter! I love the summer time. Going to the beach/pool, going to amusement parks, celebrating my birthday (August 23rd), and of course – the cookouts.
We as Black people take throwing a cookout to another level! From playing cards to soul train lines, creativity is in our DNA! So here’s My #Summer17: Black Cookout Playlist. These jams are guaranteed to make your cookout lit.
#8 Ghost Town DJs: My Boo (1996)
Even though this song came out back in ’96, thanks to last year’s Running Man Challenge, My Boo has reached new heights! Now, all generations can dance to this!
#7 Jagged Edge: Where The Party At featuring Nelly (2001)
This song came out during the jersey wearing, bandana wearing, “Bling Bling” era of Hip-Hop. Jagged Edge asks a simple question: Where The Party At? Enough said.
#6 Nelly: Hot In Herre (2002)
This is my FAVORITE song by Nelly! Even my Grandfather knows this song – LOL! Definitely a new millennium classic.
#5 V.I.C. – Wobble (2008)
All my HBCU followers know that The Wobble is the hilight to any function. Get in there!
#4 Marvin Gaye: Got To Give It Up (1977)
The late-great Marvin Gaye wanted us to dance and have a good time instead of being a Wallflower. That’s exactly what we do when Got To Give It Up comes on!
#3 Cameo: Candy (1986)
Remember at the end of The Best Man when everybody did the electric slide to Candy? EVERY Black person should know this song!
#2 DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince: Summertime (1991)
Summertime is the summer theme song of my mother’s generation, and rightfully so! You’ll be hearing this song on the radio tomorrow, trust me.
#1 Maze featuring Frankie Beverly: Before I Let Go (1981)
If your face doesn’t light up as soon as your hear “You make me happy…”, your Black Card WILL be revoked - LOL! On a serious note, Before I Let Go is the NUMBER ONE song for doing The Electric Slide at Black events.
What's on your cookout playlist this #Summer17?