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Hey, it’s the summer, allegedly! What better way to celebrate the scant few hours of release from the hermetic seals of our desk-bound jobs than by holding an old-fashioned backyard brew-and-‘cue and blasting some summertime jams? Fortunately for your friends, this year there’s no need for you to start crafting your precious little iTunes playlists full of obscure Donovan tracks, The Hold Steady’s “Constructive Summer,” and boring “guilty pleasures” that are just actual pleasures. DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mick Boogie have totally taken care of it for you with their 49-track Summertime: The Mixtape, an epic mash-up of hot-weather favorites from Kool And The Gang, Ice Cube, J Dilla, De La Soul, The Notorious B.I.G., and a couple dozen more—including, yes, a remix of the Fresh Prince And Jazzy Jeff classic below. Download it for free right now, on company time. [HT to The Awl]

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