As the summer of 2014 starts to wind down, getting inexorably closer to Labor Day on September 1st, today seems like an opportune time to look back at what was hot in hip-hop during the hot summer of 1994. For those of you under the legal drinking age, these jams from my college years may be entirely brand new – but for me they harken back to a time when Will Smith was better known as the Fresh Prince than as one of the Men In Black. Thanks to the Billboard Archive for the trip through the wayback machine, and of course YouTube for having all of these music videos available on demand.