Summer Jam – Quad City DJ’s | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: R&B (#95) & Hot Rap Singles (#27); 1997

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

As noted above, the svengalis behind 95 South and 69 Boyz were Nathaniel “C.C. Lemonhead” Orange and Johnny “Jay Ski” McGowan. The two met in high school and formed a bond based on a mutual love for the woofer-thumping sounds of Miami Bass. The Jacksonville lads took to producing acts on their own – including Icy J and Three Grand – before striking platinum with 95 South and Whoot, There It Is. 69 Boyz and Dis ‘N’ Dat added some more success stories to the Lemonhead/Jay Ski dossier before the two formed Quad City DJ’s with Lana LeFleur. Quad City’s initial showing, C’Mon N’ Ride It (The Train), was an across-the-board smash in the spring of 1996. The QCDJ locomotive picked up steam through 1996, fueled by two movie soundtrack tunes: Hoop N Yo Face from Sunset Park and Space Jam from the same-titled movie starring Michael Jordan. The DJ’s wrapped up their chart run in 1997 with the infectious Summer Jam.

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Produced by:

  • Rob and Ream

Lyrics Written by:

  • Jay McGowan
  • Thrill da Playa