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A lot happened in 2012, from Twitter users channeling 2 Chainz to Gangnam Style actually being a thing. And two legends in the making made their debut at an event that only Hot 97 could deliver.
Scroll with us and look back at some of the trending moments of 2012.
First, let’s start-off with Summer Jam. As tradition goes, the event always trends while making its way into hip hophistory. And in this particular case, for these two rappers cut from the same cloth, it was their first time performing at the world’s largest hip-hop concert. Relive the moment when Kendrick Lamar first set foot on the Festival Village stage and J. Cole hit the stage as an official SJ artist and not just a surprise guest.
Kendrick and Cole did their thing and of course, so did everyone else! Check out who else was reppin’ at Summer Jam 2012:
Waka Flocka Flame, French Montana, Maino, Tyga, 2 Chainz, Young Jeezy, J. Cole, Wale, Meek Mill, Trey Songz, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Nas, Slaughterhouse.
2012 Summer Jam Main Stage/Back Stage
Moving right along to all things poppin’ that year, who could forget the trending hashtag that had everyone asking #WhatWould2ChainzSay? Check out some of the tweets that answered the burning question.
#WhatWould2ChainzSay my dreads long. Bob marley. Yo girl ride me. Like a harley. Late to class. All tardies. Random dancing. iCARLY !!
— jj (@ChicagoKorey) May 12, 2012
#WhatWould2ChainzSay Im 2Chainz , Im 2 Cold . Eating Cereal i Need 2 Bowls . Need A Blunt i Got 2 Rolled . i Got 2 Nuts , So i Need 2 Hoes .