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Playlist: May brings hot weather and hotter singles

Blazers are jammin' their way to the end of the year

By Jenna Bushnell, Online Features and Humor Editor
May 9, 2010
For some Blazers, the warm weather means one thing: blasting music from their cars with the windows down. During the past few weeks we interviewed Blazers to find out the hottest singles to hit the Boulevard for all tastes. So turn your AC off, roll down your windows and turn up the tunes (even if your mom is the one driving).

"El hornazo" - Cartel de Santa

Cartel de Santa is a Mexican band from Santa Catarina, Mexico and is regarded as one of the most notable groups in Mexican hip-hop. The catchy beat and smooth vocals make "El hornazo" easy to appreciate, even though the song is entirely in Spanish. While it may not become a radio classic, this song is sure to inspire some serious feet-tapping.
Download "El hornazo" on iTunes

"Everytime" - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Fast-paced rapping and harmonizing vocals rip through this song. Bone Thugs are no stranger to the hip hop industry and the group proves it knows their stuff on this single. An instant jam, Bone Thugs feature "Everytime" on their eighth studio album. This song draws its individuality from the heavy snare drum and trumpet loop.
Download "Everytime" on iTunes

"The Ghost Inside" Broken Bells

Both fiercely talented on their own merit, artist and producer Danger Mouse and lead singer of The Shins, James Mercer, became an unstoppable duo when they formed Broken Bells in 2009. "The Ghost Inside" is a track off of their self-titled album and combines Danger Mouse's clever beats with Mercer's smooth, yet heavy vocals. This song exemplifies the pair's ability to compliment each other and makes listeners beg for more.
Download "The Ghost Inside" on iTunes

"Ur Killin' Me" Cam'ron, Vado & Kid Cudi

Producer Alan Maman, more commonly known as the Alchemist, supplies the hypnotic beat that lights this song on fire. The contrast between Cam'ron's powerful demeanor on the mic and Cudi's cooing in the chorus makes this song work and Vado's echoing second verse is almost trance-inducing.

"Million Dollar Girl" Trina feat. Keri Hilson and Diddy

Trina has the million dollar touch on this track, which is sure to be heard blasting in cars all over the area. A catchy hook from Hilson compliments Trina's cocky lyrics. Diddy is no stranger to rapping about his wealth and fits in perfectly in this jam. Trina acknowledges that she's completely shallow in her rhymes but that does not stop this song from being unwaveringly appealing.
Download "Million Dollar Girl" on iTunes

"Flash Delirium" MGMT

Off of MGMT's sophomore album Congratulations, "Flash Delirium" is a psychedelic masterpiece. MGMT remains true to themselves in this song, with a melody that manages to be chaotic but strangely cohesive. The highs and lows of the tune make it almost impossible to listen to only once.
Download "Flash Delirium" on iTunes

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