Welcome to The Sports Fan Journal’s music series, In The Rotation. Music fans are always trying to find the latest tunes to spin and our editor Mya Melody, a.k.a. the playlist virtuoso, is here to help. Whether you need a weekend turn-up anthem or a smooth jam for a kickback, this series will highlight the week’s hottest song to add in your collection. Vibe out and enjoy! #MelodyPutYouOn
2019 has been the year of women dominating the rap game and Megan Thee Stallion is one of the industry’s brightest newcomers. After releasing her highly anticipated mixtape Fever earlier this year, landing a well-deserved spot on XXL’s 2019 Freshman Class, and coining one of the year’s most popular catchphraes, it was only right for the Houston hottie to give her fans a proper anthem. Megan teams up with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign on her newest single properly titled, “Hot Girl Summer.”
Megan’s sizzling movement started back in 2018 with the “Hot Girl” track from her Tina Snow EP. However, the “Hot Girl Summer” phrase took a life of its own this year when she mentioned it in a lyric and the artwork for Fever read “She’s thee HOT GIRL and she’s bringing THEE HEAT.”
As a hip-hop rookie in the game, there’s no better strategy than Megan collaborating with hip-hop veteran Nicki Minaj as the two display how women in rap can co-exist, support one another, and create something magical. Hotties and Barbs unite! The single showcases Megan, Nicki and Ty Dolla $ign turning the phrase into a cultural movement. Claiming a “Hot Girl Summer” is about being confident and unapologetically true to self, and it’s the perfect anthem for hotties everywhere.
Let’s just say, the summer isn’t over just yet and hot girls are taking over. Put “Hot Girl Summer” in the rotation and check out this week’s pertinent reading material:
For Toni Morrison, Who Taught Me to See – Rolling Stone
Mya Singleton a.k.a. Mya Melody is a music writer hailing from the Bay Area. As the current music editor for TSFJ, think of her as the playlist virtuoso or the audio aficionado for sports fans everywhere. Although music is her first love, she occasionally partakes in any argument regarding the NBA. She’s a huge Kobe Bryant fan who’s still upset Chris Paul never became a Laker. To this day, Hardball is one of the saddest movies she’s ever watched, R.I.P. G-Baby! Follow her as she navigates to change the face of music journalism and remember, a wise philosopher once said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”