Meek Mill - "Burn" Feat. Big Sean: Meek Mill's “Burn” definitely created some heat when it dropped. The record dedicated to blazing was a staple for many DJs throughout the summer, and didn't experience a lack of play time.--Rose
Kanye West - "Mercy" Feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Pusha T: We’re cheating a bit here as this track came out just before the summer, but this was an undeniable summer anthem. With dope verses from Big Sean and 2 Chainz, “Mercy” showed that G.O.O.D. Music’s entire roster was something to deal with.-- Bombay
2 Chainz - "Birthday Song" Feat. Kanye West: 2 Chainz' “Birthday Song” has a pretty straight-forward concept, but don't let the simple lyrics (“she got a big booty, so I call her big booty”) fool you. This song is a straight banger. On a sidenote, 2 Chainz' wish came true at his recent birthday bash, he not only got one but TWO big booty hoes. --Rose
Rockie Fresh - "You A Lie (Remix)" Feat. Rick Ross: Although it may have come as a surprise to most when Rockie Fresh signed to MMG, the dynamic between Ricky Rozay and his new signee is undeniable, as evidenced in the remix of Rockie's already-banging single “You A Lie.”--Rose
French Montana - "Pop That" Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne: French Montana's first single off his much-awaited Excuse My French album had all-star features, and landed in clubs around the world with it's infectious beat and hook.--Rose
Nas - "Accident Murderers" Feat. Rick Ross: Ross might be even better on features than he is on his own joints, and there’s something about collaborating with Nas that brings out the best in Rozay (see: “Triple Beam Dreams”). With a hook that plays more like a verse, both Nasir and The Boss go in on this track.-- Bombay
Missy Elliott - "9th Inning" Feat. Timbaland: Missy Elliott made her grand return to the rap scene with two singles in one night. “9th Inning” featuring Timbaland, has the futuristic production we're used to from the multi-tasking artist. And Missy doesn't miss a step. --Rose
Pusha T - "Exodus 23:1" Feat. The-Dream: Pusha T's diss track didn't go unnoticed by many. It stayed in the news for weeks, and Lil Wayne seemed to accept the beef when he released his own diss towards 1/2 of Clipse. Although Weezy fell short of the mark on "Ghoulish," Pusha's Biggie-sampled and Dream-featured record has bars to spare and solid production.--Rose
Big Sean, Jay-Z & Kanye West - "Clique": We're not usually advocates of cliques, but this is definitely a clique we'd like to be apart of. Big Sean, Jay-Z and Kanye West rap about the benefits of being part of their crew, which, as Hov says, includes the likes of Bey and Rih Rih.--Rose
Frank Ocean - "Pink Matter" Feat. Andre 3000: Frank Ocean and Andre 3000's collabo off Channel Orange was highly anticipated, and it did not disappoint. The two crooners questioned life's mysteries and contemplate their lovers over a guitar-driven beat.--Rose
The-Dream - "Dope Bitch" Feat. Pusha T: The-Dream and Pusha T once again collaborate on a dope record, about their dream dope bitch. The beat is laced with piano keys and is sure to make fans fiend for a dope bitch of their own.--Rose
Cory Gunz - "Foreign": Cory Gunz flows over this laid back smooth track, which moves slow and deliberate you might think you popped on the chopped and screwed version. This tune goes perfect with lean, or green. -- Bombay
Hopsin - "Ill Mind of Hopsin 5": Hopsin is never one to shy away from controversy, and on "Ill Mind of Hopsin 5" he voices many faults he finds in today's generation with such realness it's almost shocking. We don't hear many rappers saying this kinda shit, so we have to give him props. Not to mention the beat goes hard.--Rose
Tyga - "Do My Dance" Feat. 2 Chainz: Tyga sticks to what he knows best on this cut. The simplistic beat is typical for Tyga, and he creates another strip club anthem like only he (and 2 Chainz) can.--Rose
50 Cent - "New Day" Feat. Alicia Keys & Dr. Dre: Fif's had a few hits and a few misses recently, but with his upcoming album, Street King Immortal, on the way, we're hoping for a hit. All signs are pointing to yes, if "New Day" is any indication. Marching drums back the impressive instrumental, with AK providing the hook.--Rose
HNHH features 25 of the hottest singles from this past summer, on its official last day.
HNHH is back with another list for your viewing pleasure. Since today is officially the last day of summer, it only makes sense we conclude the hottest season with a "Hottest" list. And even though summer is over, it doesn't mean we're gunna stop listening to these hits every day until next summer rolls around.
So we present to you the 25 Hottest Singles of the Summer, in no specific order. Some couldn't seem to get off the radio, some were made for the club, and some we blasted every day just because we could. Take a look at our selection below, and let us know your top anthems from summer 2012 in the comment section.