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A splash of this,a splash of that

Now That's What I Call Wild Splash! is not sold in stores. In fact, we made it up.

Wild 98.7's annual hip-hop fest returns this weekend with another eclectic lineup, from the global sounds of Wyclef to the girl-power anthem of Trina to the baby-makin' grooves of J. Holiday.

To get the party started early, we asked Tampa mix-tape guru DJ Smallz to create his dream play list using one song from each main stage Wild Splash artist. For more on the 22-year-old Tampa turntablist, hit up www.djsmallz.com or catch his Sirius Radio show, Southern Smoke Radio, Thursday and Friday nights from midnight to 2 a.m. on Hip-Hop Nation, Channel 40.

For now, check out Smallz' picks for a Wild Splash '08 mixtape.

1. Wyclef Jean Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill) (feat. Akon, Lil' Wayne and Niia), from 2007's Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant. "Wyclef fuses together hip-hop and R&B with Lil' Wayne's insane lyrics and Akon's smooth R&B hook."

2. Pitbull: The Anthem (feat. Lil Jon), from 2007's The Boatlift. "Pitbull teams up with Lil Jon to stir up a fiesta in any CD player with this hit."

3. Trina: Single Again, from Still Da Baddest, which drops April 1. "Trina commands every single girl's attention with this catchy ladies' anthem."

4. Rick Ross: The Boss (feat. T-Pain), from Trilla, which drops Tuesday. "Rick Ross rules this record like a boss with some help from Tallahassee hero T-Pain."

5. Baby Bash: What Is It (feat. Sean Kingston), from 2007's Cyclone. "Baby Bash answers every girl's question on this catchy song, with Sean Kingston riding shotgun."

6. J. Holiday: Suffocate, from 2007's Back of My Lac. "The hottest ballad of the spring is sung by every lady's favorite new R&B artist."

7. Grind Mode: I'm So High (single). "This new trio from South Florida commands attention with this infectious hook."

8. Treal: I'm Not Lockdown (single). "Orlando's newest sensation sets it off for all the single ladies and gents with an anthem they can call their own."

9. Shawty Lo: Dey Know, from 2007's Units in the City. "Everyone knows Shawty Lo by now, and his swag is infectious with this hit."

10. 2 Pistols: She Got It (feat. T-Pain and Tay Dizm), from the 2008 album of the same name. "2 Pistols gives everyone several reasons why the girl he has in mind 'got it,' and T-Pain reinforces his thoughts with a catchy hook."

11. Flo Rida: Low (feat. T-Pain), from Mail on Sunday, which hits stores March 18. "Miami sensation Flo Rida makes every girl on any dance floor scrub the ground with Low, one of the biggest hits this spring and on iTunes."

12. DJ Khaled, I'm So Hood, from 2007's We the Best. "Khaled is definitely one of the hottest deejays this spring, comin' off a blockbuster year with I'm So Hood."

13. Beenie Man: Girls Dem Sugar (feat. Mya), from 2000's Best of Beenie Man. "It's a classic. That song was really commercially successful for him. You could say that Beenie Man is one of the greatest reggae artists of all time."

Wild Splash '08

Catch the full lineup at 4 p.m. Saturday at Ford Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. Tickets are $14-$46. For ticket stop locations, visit www.wild987.fm or call the Ford Amphitheatre at (813) 740-2446.

A splash of this,a splash of that 03/06/08 [Last modified: Thursday, March 6, 2008 4:52pm]

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