The hot weather is creeping in for many of us, and this of course means we need some dope tunes to accompany the sunshine. Our list provides you with some summertime essentials which will help you along the way whilst sipping on those alcoholic beverages outdoors, BBQ-ing during the day and partying on those hot summer nights.

Our list takes you back to some classics that you will no doubt hear throughout the summer as well as those more recent tracks that have a summer-influenced flavor, or just make you feel like you need to be out on a sandy beach. Blast these in your whip, or while you are chilling -- these tracks will definitely ease you into the hot weather.

Let us know in the comments what you favorite summertime hip-hop track is!