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The Quickie: A Five-Song Playlist For August

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The days of summer are dwindling down but that doesn't mean we can't have just a little bit more fun with music.

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Guilt-Free Listening: Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’

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Yeah, sure, whatever: summer's approaching its last lap.

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Soundtracks To Summer – Steely Dan’s “Hey Nineteen”

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After getting laid off from a summer construction job during college in Kalamazoo, I ended up going back home to Metro Detroit for a surefire spot and wound up hearing Steely Dan's "Hey Nineteen" more times than maybe any other song in my life.

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Soundtracks To Summer – DJ Smallz’s ‘Southern Smoke 26′

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Preface: This story takes place between <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2013/03/my-life-according-to-phonte-part-2-blackface-and-a-storm-named-katrina">parts two</a> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2013/06/my-life-according-to-phonte-part-3-tigallo-sets-the-blueprint">and three</a> of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2013/06/my-life-according-to-phonte-part-3-tigallo-sets-the-blueprint">My Life According To Phonte</a> series.

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In Which John Gotty Talks Summer & Music

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The question was already answered before it was finished being asked.

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Soundtracks To Summer – Ray Cash’s ‘Cash On Delivery’

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2013/07/soundtracks-to-summer-red-hot-chili-peppers-stadium-arcadium" target="_blank">Like AJ</a>, the summer of 2006 was one for the books.

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Janelle Monae – “Dance Apocalyptic” Video

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By itself, the song <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2013/06/janelle-monae-dance-apocalyptic">"Dance Apocalyptic"</a> sounds like a burst of energy.

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & Mick Boogie – Summertime Vol. 4 Mixtape

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DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mick Boogie's Summertime series has become an musical mainstay for the season.

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Bridget Kelly & Kendrick Lamar Enjoy Summer & Friends In New “Street Dreamin”

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You've got to think that at some point the conversation around Bridget Kelly will move from being about <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/07/new-music-bridget-kelly-thinking-about-forever">the song that got away</a> to the music that presumably will still land on her forthcoming debut album.

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Daft Punk Delivers A 10-Minute Remix For The (Unofficial) Song Of The Summer, “Get Lucky”

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Here are the assorted, quick replies inside the TSS e-office when we found Daft Punk just released a 10-minute remix of their infectious "Get Lucky.

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Thelonious Martin – “Piece Of Summer”

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I often joke that rappers will use any holiday or recognized date on the calendar as an excuse to release music.

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The Quickie: A Five-Song Playlist For June

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The temperature's rising, the sun is shining.

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City Of Philly Celebrates The Roots With Multistory Mural

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Philadelphia, not New York City, is the birthplace of graffiti.

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This Ad Was Hand-Designed By Kanye West

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Here's a hand-designed promo poster for Kanye's College Dropout, taken from that period in 2004 before he bought his spaceship and flew past the sky.

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The 30 Sneakers That Should Always Be On Store Shelves

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It never fails that, once a month, I wake up and really want to lace up a pair of black/cement Jordan IIIs.


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