Album: Ice Cream Man

In August, Jay Z made a TIDAL playlist called "Summer Sauce 2," a mix of old and new schools; East Coast, West Coast, and Southern. Given all we know about Hov's regionally eclectic sensibilities, and his own roots in the mid-90s, it comes as minimal surprise that a rare, c-suite Jay Z playlist for the summer would—no, must—include "Bout It, Bout It," the earliest hit from No Limit Records, the powerhouse indie label that put "3rd Ward, Uptown, Calliope" on the map. "Bout It, Bout It" is a morbid, post-Eazy, post-Geto Boys sort of groove, with the four-wheeling sort of growls from Percy that you'd never mistake for anything other than Dirty. As for Mia X, the insurgent star of this show: she kept a shank in sock and a bullet in her mouth. Long live a boss bitch. —Justin Charity