A (Brief) History Of Hip-Hop’s Obsession With The Summer


Who doesn’t love the summer? There are cookouts and pool parties, daisy dukes and basketball shorts. Even summer school pops off. Rappers, however, have a particularly intense love affair with the season bookended by the June and September months. J. Cole recently revealed his lust on his new song “Cole Summer.” VIBE backtracks through the rap history books to find out just how far this infatuation goes. —John Kennedy