It's a chilly evening and you're home alone. Winter is in full swing so braving the cold in search of some entertainment is definitely not an option that's appealing at the moment. Sure, you've got Netflix to keep you occupied, but what good is enjoying movies without a little chill involved. And by chill, we mean getting cozy with that special friend you've decided to hibernate with instead of going out and braving the freezing streets.
But while Netflix & Chill has become somewhat of a pop culture phenomenon, many may be unaware that it's a direct byproduct of the time of the year known as Cuffing Season. For those unfamiliar with the term, Cuffing Season is when you key in on that person that you've been admiring from afar, step up to the plate and seal the deal. The season usually begins in early October and extends all the way until the first sign of warm weather, when breakups are aplenty and Cuffing Season partners split ways.
Cuffing Season may be more akin to a 10-day contract than a long-term max deal, but there are plenty of cases when a season of cuffing can bloom into something much more. Jumpoff Season may be enticing for the short-term, but there are few things in life as pleasant as spending quality time with that special someone.
Winter may suck and the temperature may be dropping by the day, but that only means that it's the perfect time to get your Cuffing Season into full swing. We've put together a list of tracks that are perfect for the moment. Check out 20 Songs to Keep Your Cuffing Season Going Strong.
"Feel So Good"Remy Ma Featuring Ne-Yo
Remy Ma is not your average, innocent sex kitten, but she's fully capable of taking charge and playing seductress when needed. She does just that on "Feels So Good," the final single released from her 2006 debut, There's Something About Remy, which finds her turning up the heat on a guy she has the hots for. "Stop actin crazy I'ma keep it real / See I just need some one that gives me something I could feel / Have a little small talk and a night on the town / It could all be yours if you go another round," she raps. Remy Ma softens up a bit and shows that even hardbody females from the Bronx appreciate quality time. Ne-Yo lends his talents to the track as well, singing "We up in this room / And I'm puttin it down on you / Now your pushing back at me / And I don't want to let you leave," while waxing poetic about his partner's love below. Remy and Ne-Yo create magic with "Feel So Good" that celebrates the essence of what it means to be cuffed.
"Gotta Get You Home"Foxy Brown Featuring Blackstreet
Foxy Brown may have been a teenager when she took the game by storm, but her penchant for seduction rivaled that of woman twice her age. The self-proclaimed Ill Na Na combined her knack for dope flows and her sex appeal on her 1996 single, "Get Me Home" featuring Blackstreet. Produced by Trackmasters, the beat is a perfect match for Foxy's sleek delivery, rapping, "Peep baby boy style, hoping we match / You sent me Crown Royale with a note attached / It said, "You look like the type that, know what you like" / I could tell by the jewels you go for the ice," and playing the BK damsel looking to get swept off her feet. "Get Me Home," is simply audio perfection and is required listening for your Cuffing Season.
"Sock It to Me"Missy Elliott Featuring Da Brat
Missy Elliott burst onto the scene in 1997 with her debut album, Supa Dupa Fly, an album that helped pushed the boundaries of hip-hop and R&B in ways we had never seen before. The album included a number of his singles, but one track that's particularly potent is "Sock It to Me," Missy' collaboration with Da Brat. Produced by Timbaland, "Sock It to Me" features the Virginia native on the prowl for some good loving, with lyrics like, "Let's take it to perfection, just you and me / Let's see if you can bring, bring, bring the nasty out of me /Now sock it" making Missy's desires transparent to the listener. "Sock It to Me" is geared toward the woman that isn't scared to do the cuffing herself and is an anthem for man-eaters worldwide.
Nas has always been known to be pretty smooth on the mic, but his knack for leaving ladies panties in punches is not to be understated. The thug-love salvo, "K-I-S-S-I-N-G," from the Queens legend's 1999 album, I Am..., may not have gotten the fanfare of that his more popular songs, but is appropriate for setting the mood during a Cuffing Season rendezvous. Rhyming over a beat inspired by R. Kelly's "When a Woman's Fed Up," Esco flips that script and scribes an sentimental number dedicated to love-making. "Picture us married, you and me; K-I-S-S-I-N-G / I remember the first time, girl you and me; F-U-C-K-I-N-G" he raps over the LES and Alvin West-produced track. Nas displays the kind of passion that women crave and is a cut that is sure to set the mood.
"I Can Tell"504 Boys Featuring Jamo, Mac & Mercedes
No Limit's 504 Boys contributed one of the more underrated Cuffing Season jams with their classic cut, "I Can Tell," which findss all parties cutting the small talk and getting right to business. The record, which was the second single from the 504 Boys' 2000 album, Goodfellas, peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in spite of its x-rated lyrics and has gone on to be regarded as one of the nastiest records of the new millennium. While the verses -- spat by C-Murder and Mac -- are all official, the main-event comes in the form of the songs hook, which features artists Jamo and Mercedes getting explicit. Crooning, "You ain't gotta say too much /From the look in your eyes I can tell you want to fuck," Jamo exchanges sweet nothings with Mercedes, who responds by one-upping Jamo, purring "And you ain't gotta call me ya boo / Just as bad as you wanna fuck, I wanna fuck too." Our suggestion would be to play this with caution, as it's been known to be responsible for more than a few bundles of joy and we'd hate to see your Cuffing Season go awry.
Trappers need romance, too, which Future proves on his DS2 fan-favorite, "Rich Sex." Co-produced by Metro Boomin, Frank Dukes, and Soutside, "Rich Sex" sees Future putting the dirty down and getting intimate, crooning "Baby let's go and have rich sex / Make a little love , have rich sex / I'ma keep my AP on while I do it / We can keep an AP on when we do it / You can keep your Rollie on when I get to it," in his warbly, distinct tone. Lines like "Got the Audemars Piguet on fleek / Got my number one freak in the sheets / And all she want is the / And for me to keep this ice on me" are Future's way of displaying his love and affection and is a perfect Cuffing Season ditty for the baller in you.
"Fucking You Tonight"The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring R. Kelly
The Notorious B.I.G. was as suave as they come so you'd be remiss not to have any of his songs on your Cuffing Season playlist. Despite being known to tote more guns than roses, the Bed Stuy deity has his share of steamy moments on records. One such outing was "Fuck You Tonight," a track from his sophomore album, Life After Death. Big tosses nasty lines in between a vocals provided by R. Kelly. The Chicago native drops a hook for the ages, singing, "You must be used to me spending / And all that sweet wining and dining / Well, I'm fuckin' you tonight," with the bold frankness that carries it over from being a wish to a bold proclamation that comes into fruition. Biggie comes correct with rhymes geared towards the ladies, rapping, "Girl you look fine / Like a wide face Rolex, you just shine, I like that waistline / Let me hit that from behind, which wall you wanna climb / My styles genuine, girl I love you long time," and finessing the panties off women his tried-and-true brand of charm.
"Thim Slick"Fabolous Featuring Jeremih
The art of the thug rap ballad has been attempted by many, but perfected by few. Fabolous happens to be one of the latter and has plenty of lady-friendly compositions, but one that is sure to do the trick during the season of cuffing is his Soul Tape 3 banger, "Thim Slick." Featuring Jeremih and produced by Street Fam Turtle and L.C, "Thim Slick" sees Fab playing the field while still looking for a little QT with the apple of his eye, which is a crux of Cuffing Season if there ever was one. "You so slick, so small, curvy / Teeth all pearly, hair all curly / Was a Tom Boy, now you all girly / Never look tired, but you wake up all early" Fab spits on the opening verse of this tale.
Being a smooth talker is one of the most dangerous weapons in Drake's arsenal as an artist and he's proven time and time again to be money when it comes to setting the mood right. The Toronto wonderkid has an array of records that are suitable for Cuffing Season, but his Nothing Was the Same cut, "Come Thru," is a perfect joint to spin when in need of a little company. "We ain't spoke in so long, probably put me in the past / I can still get you wet, and I can still make you laugh / You should call into work if that ain't too much to ask / I could pour you up a drink and we can burn something," he rhymes. Drizzy urges his female companion to "come through" and get it popping on the late night.
"Doin It"LL Cool J Featuring LeShaun
LL Cool J has been providing prime cuts for Cuffing Season dating back to his 1987 jam, "I Need Love" and is king at delivering songs dedicated to the fairer sex. Sexual innuendo gets thrown around casually on the rap icon's raunchy classic, "Doin' It," which sees Uncle L getting kinky all over the Trackmasters produced track. Rapping "It's the first time together and I'm feeling kinda horny / Conventional methods of makin love kinda bore me / I wanna knock your block off, get my rocks off / Blow your socks off make sure your G spots soft," LL plays a cat and mouse game with guest rapper LeShaun, who turns in one of the most naughty performances ever heard on wax. Lines like "Mmm... daddy slow down your flow / Put it on me like G baby nice and slow /,I need a rough neck nigga Mandingo in a sec / Who ain't afraid to pull my hair and spank me from the back," are too hot to handle for your average schoolboy and embody the spirit of a woman that knows what she wants and exactly how to get it. And if your Cuffing Season doesn't entail you and your cuffee getting down and dirty to this record, you're not doing it right.
"Caught Up"Ja Rule Featuring Lloyd
Despite coming in the game as a no-frills spitter from the Big Apple, Ja Rule's true claim to fame was his more syrupy records focused on enticing women and matters of the heart. "Caught Up," the third single released from the Murder Inc. franchise player's 2005 album, R.U.L.E., is one of the more underrated tracks in his stash of breezy bangers. Featuring R&B crooner Lloyd on the hook, "Caught Up" finds Rule caught up in the essence of one of his lover's and finds himself love-struck, which is typical for most Cuffing Season participants as well. Lyrics like "But you ain't too proud to beg / First time we got alone, you gave me some head / And been callin' me ever since, to do it again / When we met you was a seven, just creepin' to 10 / And now your my lucky quarter, the days get shorter, lights get longer / You know when the weather is cold, feelings grow stronger," describes feelings of being a whirlwind romance and the butterflies that Cuffing Season brings. From the indelible vocal work of Lloyd on the hook and bridge to Rule's coy couplets, "Caught Up," is a prime selection for the season of cuffing that should inspire some passionate texts and direct messages.
"The Way"Kehlani Featuring Chance The Rapper
From the looks of the recent buzz surrounding her relationship with Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving, Bay Area beauty Kehlani is definitely down with Cuffing Season. So it's no surprise that she would end up on this list with her own selection, that song being her Chance The Rapper heater, "The Way." Kehlani fawns over a guy that's left her love-struck, possibly Irving. "He say he the king where he come from / Take a young queen just to know one / So, baby, I’ma drive it like it’s stolen / I’ma fix it like it’s broken," she sings. Kehlani shines, spilling her feelings over the quirky production provided by Jahaan Sweet that many women can relate to in light of their own Cuffing Season escapades. "It’s the way you walk, the way you talk, babe / It’s the way you love, the way you fuck, the way," she serves. Kehlani makes it known what it takes to get the cuffs on her.
"Bad For You"Meek Mill Featuring Nicki Minaj
Meek Mill is more known for gun talk and Audemars, but even goons need affection too, hence his constant canoodling with girlfriend, Nicki Minaj. The two teamed up for a duet on Meek's Dreams Worth More Than Money album, basking in the joy of their love affair on "Bad For You." Minaj opens the track admitting that Meek brings out her more devilish side, singing, "You bring out feelings in me I never show / Nobody has made me feel this way before / I'm a good girl, but I wanna be bad for you." She matches the sentiments of women enamored with bad boys worldwide. Meek details the type of contact that usually goes on during Cuffing Season preliminaries, rapping, "First year we both fronted, we had feelings we didn't show / Second year we couldn't hide it, funny part they didn't know / How could something that's so wrong feel so right? / But who to tell you this wrong, though? This your life," and proving that sometimes it takes a leap of faith to find your happiness. "Bad For You" is inspirational music for those looking to cuff up someone that may not be the most refined or or considered worthy of your love by friends and family, but manages to steal your heart nonetheless.
"In the Morning" by J. Cole is a tune that works well during any time of the year, but is especially essential during Cuffing Season. Spitting A-1 game over the L&X Music-produced beat, J. Cole puts the full-court press with lines like, "Baby, you summertime fine /I let you get on top, I be the underline / I'm tryna get beside you like the number 9, dime You fine as hell / I guess I met you for a reason, only time can tell," while making his case for a shot at some fun in the sheets. Asking "Can I hit it in the morning?" may be a little too blunt in most cases, once your target is cuffed, anything is possible.
"The Trip (Downtown)"Wale
"Passion that she's asking for her man always slacking, no? / That why when he outta town I make sure she is not alone / That's when she gon hit my phone and tell me what's been goin on / Tell me whats been on her mind and im inclined to know some mo'," Wale raps on his More About Nothing standout, "The Trip (Downtown)." The track, which samples R&B trio SWV's own raunchy hit, "Downtown," finds Folarin talking slick to the ladies over the Kosmik and DJ Omega-produced soundbed and the results are a perfect ditty to seal the deal with your Cuffing Season prospect. If your game can match witty one-liners spat by Folarin ("Okay you dancing drinking on your last one / Im just tryna poker face that's why I got my hand in") we're sure you'll have no issues ending up on the winning side of your mission to infuse a dose of loving in your cuffing.
Chris Brown is a master at churning out music that helps the most clunky fellas get their Casanova on. A prime cut from his catalog that is undefeated is "No Bullshit," a track from the singer's collaborative project with Tyga, Fan of a Fan. "It's 3 in the morning and you know I'm horny / So won't you come over my place and put a smile on my face," he sings. CB avoids the ploy that is the Netflix & Chill text and goes with something a little more straight-forward on this outing. Lines like, "We ain't gon' stop til 9 AM / If you can't take it all, baby say when / Make you cum over and over again / And I'ma leave it in" find Breezy getting lusty without shame and outdoes himself with this Cuffing Season classic.
"Do It to Ya"YG Featuring TeeFLii
West Coast rappers are more known for their debauchery and M.O.B. mentality, but YG found the room to get a little sentimental on his debut album, My Krazy Life. Crooning, "Annie, girl, let's play house / And you can show me what that's 'bout / Girl, nobody beat the pussy up like me / Who you know that beat the pussy up like me? / Girl, I'm gonna lay you on your back / Bam-bam, beat it like that," guest vocalist TeeFLii warms up the track for YG to spill his thug love musings over. "I got a mama, girl I know how to treat a woman / I like dessert, girl I know to eat a woman," YG rhymes, aiming to please in each and every way on this prime Cuffing Season selection.
"She call me like she can't wait, she want it now, now, now / I give it to her that way, right now now now / We pop and roll to the strip, grind on that dick / I brought her back to the crib, skipped the foreplay," croons PartyNextDoor on his intoxicating cut, "Bout It." While Party is still as mysterious an artist as they come in this day and age, the sentiments within his music are familiar and speak to the yearning hearts of those looking to be cuffed, whether just for one night or beyond that. Asking "is you bout it, bout it," PartyNextDoor poses the question that anyone participating in Cuffing Season wants answered and what better way to find out than giving this record a spin when in the company of that special one.
"Studio"Schoolboy Q Featuring BJ the Chicago Kid
Schoolboy Q and BJ the Chicago Kid team up for this Cuffing Season selection for artists that have to balance work and play. BJ gets his croon on, singing, "I'm just sittin' in the studio just tryna get to you, baby / But this song so fuckin' dope, girl, it's harder not for me to blaze it / To tell the truth, wish it was you in this booth that I was blazin' / So I'm just sittin' in the studio just tryna get to you, baby" and maneuvering over the Swiff D-produced beat. Schoolboy Q lays his mack down, rapping, "See I've been in the studio just tryna get to you, baby / All night laying verses, though I'd rather lay with you, baby," lamenting the sacrifices made in his sex life due to being an MC. "Studio" is great cuffing material and may result in someone rocking the mic, if you catch our drift.
"Play No Games"Big Sean Featuring Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign
When it comes to romance, Big Sean is no stranger to the game. Having had multiple relationships with other high-profile celebs, the prince of G.O.O.D. Music is more than familiar with what Cuffing Season entails, which is charming the draws off of that chick you've had your eye on when the feeling seems to be mutual. "Play No Games," the third single released from his Dark Sky Paradise LP, finds Sean pulling out all the stops in his quest for satisfaction. Proving his worth with rhymes like, "I'm the one that you t that dress you saving out the closet / I'm the one you need alone / I'm the one that when you round your friends that you gotta put on speakerphone / Just so you can let them know what we be on, like he the one," Sean contends he's the kind of catch that any woman would be lucky to have and that he has no time for mind games.