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2017: Hip Hop Queens Unite At Summer Jam, Beyonce’s Pregnancy Announcement, 4:44 & the Rise of Cardi B [VIDEO]

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2017... Where do we even begin? Last year, was definitely an interesting year in hip-hop. And while we had some exciting moments, we also had sad moments. Let's take a look at 2017 Summer Jam recap and some of the movements that help shift the culture.

The 20th anniversary of Notorious B.I.G.’s death and album “Life after Death" was last year. In honor of Biggie Smalls, we had a special 20-year tribute featuring Faith Evans and Mister Cee. The big-name performers that took the stage that year was Chris Brown, Migos, Remy Ma, Tory Lanez, Fat Joe,French Montana along with DJ Khaled and friends. 

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Young rappers including Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti, Lil Yachty, Post Malone and 21 Savage continues to dominate the mainstream with their sold-out tours and significant streaming numbers.

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Reality star and upcoming rapper (at the time) Cardi B took the hip-hop world by storm with her hit single “Bodak Yellow.”  Cardi was not only #goals for anyone trying to pursue her dreams, but she became the first female rapper to land her first three entries on the Billboard Hot 100 in the top 10. Because “Bodak Yellow” went number one, she is now the first female to score a solo No. 1 since Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998.


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Jay Z drops his most impactful album to date 4:44. The 48 year-old educates his fans on financial freedom, the importance of family and opens up about infidelity.

 

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Hip-hop fans were hurt by the loss of NY’s iconic MC Prodigy from Mobb Deep. According to reports, he died choking on an egg while he was being treated for complications of sickle cell anemia.

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