Over 50,000 Hip Hop citizens invaded New Meadowlands Stadium for the biggest concert of the year, Summer Jam 2011- District 97. Thousands more fans worldwide joined HOT 97 for the first ever live Internet webcast on HOT97.com.
Comeback kid Chris Brown did not disappoint, with his energetic performance. Equipped with dancers and live band, Brown performed his hottest songs, bringing out newcomer, Big Sean for “My Last” and Tyga and Kevin McCall, for “Deuces.” Of course Mr. Brown had to bring the house down by bringing Hip Hop legend, Busta Rhymes to the stage for their song, “Look at Me Now.” The crowd went crazy as Rhymes proved he could still shut it down with his speedy flow...
Artist Lineup: Lil Wayne & Young Money, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Birdman, Fabolous, The Dipolmats, Lloyd Banks, WIz Khalifa and Waka Flocka Flame
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New Decade. New Stadium. HOT Artists. HOT 97 Summer Jam: 2010 was all about bringing in the future as the first all Hip Hop and R&B concert at the New Meadowlands stadium. 55,000 fans all came out to see the newest artists like Drake and Nicki Minaj as well as Summer Jam veterans, Juelz Santana, Fabolous and Ludacris Artist Lineup: Usher, Drake, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj, Ludacris, Juelz Santana, Fabolous, Gucci Mane, Talib Kweli + Hi-Tek and DJ Khaled
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HOT 97 set out to save the world from wack concerts this year, and any of the 50,000 fans at Summer Jam 2009 would agree, the mission was accomplished. Angie Martinez and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan hosted the sold out comic book themed show, which would be the last before Giants Stadium’s demolition. With the premiere of Jay-Z’s "Death of Autotune" live with Mister Cee and Funkmaster Flex, fans knew an appearance from Hov was likely. Out of the darkness and smoke, the greatest of all time Jay-Z emerged dressed in all black. Brooklyn’s ambassador needed no introduction as the crowd’s deafening roar embraced him. Jay’s DOA had been released only two days before Summer Jam, yet the audience mouthed every word. Other artists: Mary J Blige, T-Pain, The Dream, Jadakiss, Young Jeezy, Elephant Man, Mavado, Serani, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana & Pleasure P
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From the crazy and unexpected moments to the outrageous performances, It’s obvious that HOT 97’s Summer Jam holds the trophy for being one of the greatest Hip Hop and R&B concerts of all time. From the crazy and unexpected moments to the outrageous performances Summer Jam will always remain in the Hip Hop Hall of Fame. Last year, Alicia Keys, Ray J, Yung Berg, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, D-Block and Public Enemy all touched down on the Summer Jam stage. Surprise guests included Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, N.O.R.E., LL Cool J, Fat Joe, Akon, Rick Ross, Jim Jones and plenty more.
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Summer Jam 2007
You never know who is going to touch down on the Summer Jam stage at any given moment. Who could forget last year’s Kanye West/Swizz Beatz producer battle or Lil Kim’s and The LOX surprise appearances? R&B superstar Ne-Yo and Fabolous graced the stage performing the summer’s hottest track “You Make Me Better”. DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, Lil’ Wayne, Akon, Baby, T.I. and Rick Ross definitely “took over the stage” last year with their smash single! Scheduled appearances included Ludacris, Akon, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Birdman, Diddy, Keyshia Cole, Elephant Man, Ne-Yo, Ciara Young Jeezy, Mims, Swizz Beatz, T- Pain and RichBoy! This year's event is sure to be legendary!
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Summer Jam 2006
HOT 97 Summer Jam always brings out the hottest artists in music and this year will be no different! You never know who is going to hit the stage at any given moment. This year’s line-up included Sean Paul, Mary J Blige, Chris Brown, Three Six Mafia, Remy Ma and more came through and tore it down. Remember when Busta Rhymes was on his New York S#*t, bringing out Rakim, Q-Tip, Slick Rick and others? HOT 97 Summer Jam 2007 is sure to be another classic. Past surprise guests included Michael Jackson, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Wu-Tang Clan, Damian Marley and more!
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Summer Jam 2005
Artists: Snoop Dogg, The Game, Kanye West, Ludacris and DTP, Lil Jon and The East Side Boyz, Lil Scrappy & Trillville, Pitbull, Ciara, Cam’Ron & the Diplomats, Jadakiss & D-Block!
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Summer Jam 2004
Summer Jam ‘04 was off the chain! Talk about All Star lineups! This year’s Summer Jam featured what was arguably one of the biggest Hip Hop lineups ever. Headlined by 50 Cent and the G Unit, the lineup also included R Kelly, Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Kanye West, OutKast’s Big Boi, Lil Jon and the Ying Yang Twins, Jadakiss and Chingy. Summer Jam ’04 also marked the debut of the Summer Jam Festival stage which hosted Hip Hop stars like Mobb Deep, Pitbull, Nina Sky, Erik Sermon, TOK, countless up and coming artists and the finals of the Roc the Mic MC Battle.
Summer Jam 2003
In 2003, HOT 97 brought Summer Jam to Giants Stadium for the 10 year anniversary, solidifying its place in history as the world’s largest Hip Hop event. Ask anyone who was there and they’ll tell you about the torrential downpour -- but with 50 Cent, Eminem, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Nelly, Lil Kim, Sean Paul and The Clipse rockin ’the stage, noone seemed to care!
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Summer Jam 2002
Artists: Nas, Ja Rule, Ashanti, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, N.O.R.E, Alicia Keys, Mobb Deep!
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Summer Jam 2001
Artists: Jay-Z and the Roc-A-Fella Family, R. Kelly, Snoop Dogg, Nelly, Destiny’s Child, Outkast, Ja Rule, Eve, Ludacris
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Summer Jam 2000
Artists: Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Sisqo, Aaliyah, Timberland, Ruff Riders: Eve, Drag-on, The Lox, Swizz Beatz; Cash Money Milionaires: Juvenile, BG, Lil’ Wayne; Black Rob, and Sean Paul
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Summer Jam 1999
Artists: 702, Ja Rule, Ruff Ryders, Method Man, Red Man, Nas, Q-Tip, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, DMX, Jay- Z
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Summer Jam 1998
Artists: Busta Rhymes, The Lox, Queen Pen, Next, Big Pun, DMX, Cam’Ron and Mase!
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Summer Jam 1997
Artists: 112, Bad Boy Family: Puff Daddy, Mase, Lil’ Kim, The Lox, Faith Evans; Heavy D, Blackstreet, Mary J Blige and Wu-Tang Clan!
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Summer Jam 1996
Artists: The Fugees, Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J, Total, Busta Rhymes, Monica and The Lost Boys!
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Summer Jam 1995
Artists: Notorious BIG, Naughty By Nature, Method Man, Blackstreet, Shabba Ranks, Soul 4 Real and Brandy!
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Summer Jam 1994
Artists: Wu-Tang Clan, Queen Latifah, Arrested Development, GangStarr, Black Moon, King Just, A Tribe Called Quest, Domino, Nas, Sudden Change and SWV!
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