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It’s safe to say when Summer Jam hit the mid-2000’s, it became its own beast.
2010 is by far one of our fan favorites.
The line up included Trey Songz, Ludacris, Juelz Santana, Nicki Minaj, Fabolous, Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek, DJ Khaled, Usher, and Gucci Mane.
Summer Jam 2010: HOT Moments
If you forgot what it was like for that year in music from the Summer Jam artists, listen below:
Now that we took you back remember this also happened in 2010?
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Lil Wayne began his 8-month sentence at Rikers Island after being convicted of criminal possession of a weapon that stemmed from an incident in 2007. Following his performance at the Beacon Theater in NYC, Wayne was charged with criminal possession of a firearm and marijuana.
What would come next is a bunch of “Letters From Weezy” via Weezythanxyou where he would pen open letters to his fans. This moment was significant because no one topped Lil Wayne when it came to the rap game during the mid-2000s so for him to be incarcerated during the peak of his career was just unfortunate.
Good Fridays launched, pre-Kanye MAGA.
And he also gave us one of the best hip hop albums ever, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy…again pre Kanye MAGA.
The theatrical, unique, big-voiced Lady Gaga hits the scene:
And her infamous “meat dress” at the 2010 MTV VMA’s would follow:
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Call of Duty was released into the gaming stratosphere bringing in hours, sometimes days of gameplay:
Following the Twilight mania in 2008 when “New Moon” hit theaters, came the follow up two years later smashing box office sales.
Toy Story 3 brought tears to kid’s eyes and adults:
The “skater” style of fashion caused was brough to maintsream; from Supreme tees to hats, to vans, creating a style that’s still around today:
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The very first iPad came out, a convenient smaller version of a laptop:
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A devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti crippling 3,000,000 people’s livelihood in the country. Here at HOT 97, we held a telethon to raise money for Haiti. The world also came to their aid; within 72 hours after the earthquake hit, $8 million was raised for the American Red Cross.
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Netflix would changed the game for streaming movies and TV shows. This was the year they their raised prices on DVD rentals but offered a brand new “streaming option”…thank you Netflix:
Two words; Angry Birds.
And 2010 belonged to Antoine Dodson who’s televised account of a robbery would spring out phrases like “You are so dumb” (which I use) and “hide yo kids,” and a Halloween costume.