Last week it was actually sunny for more than two days in a row, which in London is like a miracle. Here's a few summertime tunes to keep you going until our next patch of sun...
Roy Ayers- Everybody Loves The Sunshine 1976(Polydor)
Sampled by Brand Nubian on 'Reprise (In The Sunshine)' off the 1990 LP 'One for All'
Kool & The Gang- Summer Madness. From the 1974 LP 'Light of Worlds'
Sampled by DJ Jazzy Jeff on the Fresh Prince cut 'Summertime', as well as countless others.
I think hip hop is unique in the way that it can take old music, tinker with it and create something new. Such is the alchemy of hip hop; turning old vinyl and pencil lead into gold or even platinum.