Harold Stallworth’s POTW Summer Mix

Harold Stallworth's Summer mixtape will make any BBQ at least 200% better.
By    June 1, 2016

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Harold Stallworth has a permanent tan.

After a miserable three-week stretch of wet weather, the sun has finally returned to D.C., and it’s making up for lost time. Summer doesn’t officially kick off until June 20th, but its tell-tale signs are all around: it’s 90-degrees outside, the elusive soft-shell crab has started to reappear on menus across the city, and any bedroom DJ worth his salt has put together a cookout-friendly tape for the summer. Here’s mine. It’s heavy on Bill Summers, who inspired this mix with his great run of summer-themed album covers through the late-70s.

Download: Summer Mix: Harold Stallworth

1. Bill Summers – Don’t Fade Away

2. Styles P – Vinny’s Theme

3. Westside Gunn – White House

4. Curren$y – Vibrations

5. Gene Harris – Los Alamitos

6. Hubert Laws – Land of Passion

7. Bill Summers – Learn to Live as One

8. Nas & Nature – Summer Cookout

9. Nas – If I Ruled the World (Fat Joe Remix)

10. Action Bronson – Mr. 2 Face

11. Rick Ross – Mafia Music III

12. Nature – Ultimate High Instrumental

13.Bill Summers – Your Love