In Pigeons & Plane's genre-hopping 50 Best Summer Songs countdown from 2012, T.I.'s "What You Know" came in at #37 and this was their final word on it:
It’s a summer song because if the Sun made a rap beat it would sound a little like this.
As the father of three teenagers in 2006, HERC blasted this song with the windows down in his 2003 Honda Odyssey every chance he got. "What You Know" is the menacing, swaggering flip side to DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince's sunny, laid back cruiser "Summertime".
HERC's 2006 go-to hip-hop three-play continues with Chamillionaire's "Ridin' ", a chart-topper in the Summer of 2006:
And finally The Game's "Hate It Or Love It" which peaked at #2 in 2005:
Although never officially a part of the above cruisin' triplet, Christina Milian's "Say I" was often played after "Hate It Or Love It". What you know about that?