Thump In The Morning

Thump In The Morning

Thump In The Morning

Spring break means school is out, plenty of sunshine and the pool parties are poppin’.

 and if the weather is any indication of what’s to come, then spring is finally here. And with May just around the corner, we’ve been gearing up for the festivities ourselves by spinning a few classic rap songs that are known to set the tone for those breezy, yet sunny days where all you want to do is have fun and enjoy yourself.

The smell of flowers blooming, longer days, the sound of kids playing in the street, budding romances and spontaneous parties are upon us, which calls for a change of pace in the music we listen to day in and day out.

While March 20th has come and gone, spring doesn’t officially start it until you hear your favorite songs playing from your radio, particularly those of the breezy, feel-good variety. No songs better fit the script for Spring quite like the songs that marry the genres of hip-hop and R&B.

Over the decades, songs about spring have been popular for not only their imagery but also the ability to cheer us up.

Remind us of romance or even give us the hope found in new beginnings. Every type of music, from R&B to hip hop to big band-fueled jazz tunes use spring themes in their lyrics and imagery to portray these universal themes.

But it’s something about the 90’s R&B and hip hop collabs that says Spring is here and it’s time to turn up!

Spring is a taste of what’s ahead-The last day off school, pool parties, cook outs and music that makes you happy. usually during the warmer seasons people are more likely to be outside and you need the perfect sound track that will allow you to appreciate the outdoors.

I have put together my sound track of the top ’90s R&B and hip hop collabs for Spring break.




  • "Anything" SWV featuring Wu-Tang Clan

    After the Wu-Tang Clan bumrushed the rap scene with their 1993 debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the group would lend their talents to a myriad of R&B singles and remixes, one of the most notable being the “Anything (Remix).”  The remix for one of SWV’s most distinguished songs appeared on the soundtrack for the film Above The Rim. The collab is considered a classic, and the perfect song to spark a spring fling.


  • "Loungin (Remix)" LL Cool J featuring Total

    Released in June 1996, “Loungin (Remix)” would end Spring on a high note and set the Summer on fire, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earning platinum certification. LL Cool J continued his streak of high-powered R&B collaborations by recruiting Bad Boy trio Total to ride shotgun on the hook. “Loungin (Remix)” added to Uncle L’s list of hits and is a quintessential jam.

  • "Honey" Mariah Carey featuring Ma$e & The L.O.X.


  • "Still Not A Player" Big Pun featuring Joe

    Puerto Rican emcee and Bronx bomber Big Pun made a lasting impression with “Still Not A Player,” the 1998 single from his debut album, Capital Punishment. Featuring R&B crooner Joe, “Still Not A Player” would peak at No. 24 on the Hot 100, becoming Pun’s most successful single to date and one that is synonymous with having a good time.


  • "No Diggity" Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre & Queen Pen

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