“Y’all All Makin’ It Rain, We Makin’ It Hurricane”: 10 Jams To Get You Through Hurricane Irene


As we’ve already informed you, just about all of the shows that you were planning on attending this weekend have been called off. In other words, no Afro-Punk, no Ted Leo, no P.S. 1 Warm Up, and no Dave Matthews Band. After we collectively begin to pull ourselves together, put away our hacky sacks and fill our bathtubs up with water, we’re going to need a new set of tunes to get us through to Monday. So, as an alternative to the Bob Dylan and Scorpions YouTubes that have been filling your newsfeeds for the past 24 hours, we’ve pulled together ten of our favorite rap songs that maintain some sort of connection to this weekend’s storm, ranging from The Click’s ode to Hurricane Malt Liquor to a Beastie Boys collaboration with DJ Hurricane and Jadakiss asking, “What if Manhattan was hit by Hurricane Katrina?” Enjoy these tracks while you still have power, and don’t hestitate to remind those co-workers that “Hurricane” is one of the weak links on the mad underrated Desire.

The Click: “Hurricane”

Hurricane G: “Underground Lockdown”

Originoo Gunn Clappaz: “Hurricage Starang”

Mobb Deep: “Quiet Storm”

Beastie Boys: “Sure Shot”

Lil Wayne: “Georgia Bush”

Rich Boy feat. Lil Wayne, Nas and John Legend: “Ghetto Rich (Remix)”

Outkast feat. Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg: “Hollywood Divorce”

Black Thought, Common and Mos Def: “The Hurricane”

Jadakiss: “What If?”


Hurricane Chris: “Halle Berry” (Louisiana House Chamber Mix)