As it becomes with the passing of Labor Day, my morning commute was met with the frustrating meander of school buses coupled with the premature chill of autumn sunrises. A more modern indication of the changing seasons finds my social networking existence inundated with references to the eponymous record “Dear Summer” by artist Jay-Z.

“Dear summer, I know you gon’ miss
For we been together like Nike Airs and crisp tees…”

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Conjuring up feelings befitting the passage of time, this has been a stalwart piece of musical imagery when bidding adieu to the summer madness. On this morning, however, I’ve felt the need to dig into the metaphorical crates of my iTunes library and pull out the reference track to this Just Blaze-produced classic.

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Thank You, Brother Weldon.

“I’m done for now, so one for now
Possibly forever, we had fun together
But like all good things, we must come to an end
Please show the same love to my friends
Dear summer”


Written by: Paul Pennington

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