Entertainment Music The 165 Best Summer Rap Songs Share PINTEREST Email Print Wiz Khalifa performing. Redferns / Getty Images Music Rap & Hip Hop Top Picks Basics Rock Music Pop Music Alternative Music Classical Music Country Music Folk Music Rhythm & Blues World Music Punk Music Heavy Metal Jazz Latin Music Oldies Learn More By Henry Adaso Henry Adaso Henry Adaso has written about hip-hop since 2005 and founded the award-winning blog The Rap Up. He has written for "Vibe," MTV, Rap Rehab, and more. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 02/10/19 When was the last time you heard a summer tune that sent a shot of warmth through your body? If it's been too long, then you're going to love the songs on this list. Whether you plan on soaking up rays on the beach or more likely to get a tan from your computer light, you'll surely find the summer hit to set you in the right mood. 01 of 04 50 Best Summer Rap Songs of the 2000s Kanye West. KMazur / WireImage Sure, the 2000s brought us "bling rap" and Auto-Tune, but we still partied like it was 1999. Thanks to the likes of Kanye West and The Neptunes, who stamped their fingerprints all over the Hot 100 singles chart throughout the 2000s. Get familiar with the summer songs that got cranked up at beach parties as well as the smooth grooves we danced to with that special person under blue lights. Revisit old favorites and discover new ones. 02 of 04 50 Best Summer Rap Songs of the 90s The Fugees. Raymond Boyd / Getty Images In the 90s, summer music was always a perfect blend of dance cuts and playful raps. More often than not it was a combination of the two. We danced when Shock G clownishly instructed us to do the "humpty dance," we dared when Hammer said we couldn't touch his moves, and who can forget the classic "Rump Shaker" which was co-written by a young artist named Pharrell Williams. 03 of 04 25 Best Summer BBQ Hip-Hop Songs Maskot / Getty Images Throwing a backyard BBQ party? Kicking back by the pool? You need the right music to soundtrack the event. If hip-hop is more your speed, then you want the right mix of warmth, nostalgia, and surprise. Fire up the grill and turn up the music to this hip-hop BBQ playlist. 04 of 04 40 Best Hip-Hop Workout Songs Martin Barraud / Getty Images The membership at my gym goes through the roof every summer. Summer is famous for being a prime workout season. Everyone's goal is always to get in shape and ready to rock that 2-piece. Your workout soundtrack is just as important as your workout regimen. Break the monotony of daily workouts by adding some vibrant hip-hop music to the mix.