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2015 was an exciting year for hip-hop!
In the year 2015, there was enough music to go around regardless of your music preference in hip-hop. We was like, “Hey, what’s up? Hello,” then we f&cked up some commas and ran throw the 6 with our woes. It was also an unforgettable moment in time for breakout artists in 2015 especially from Fetty Wap, Chance the Rapper, Rae Sremmurd, Dej Loaf, Tyler the Creator and more. Here are some of the biggest moments in 2015:
THE TV SHOW: Empire
The debut of FOX’s hit show Empire took place in 2015. Lee Daniels drama filled show about the family behind a wildly successful record label, spawned an instant cultural phenomenon, complete with record-breaking viewership, a killer original soundtrack, a successful second season and one fiercely stylish Cookie Lyon.
Black Girl Magic: Misty Copeland
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In June, Misty Copeland became the first African-American woman named principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, just days after becoming the first African-American woman to dance “Swan Lake” at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Nicki Minaj Calls Out Miley Cyrus
We will never forget the day Nicki Minaj took to the stage and called out Miley Cyrus at the 2015 VMAs. MInaj read a piece from Cyrus’s interview with Times earlier that week and didn’t like the comments. While accepting her award she decides to confront the pop singer. See for yourself below:
Kanye West Annouces His Presidential Run in 2020
Kanye West shocked the world when he announced he was running for president during his Vanguard Award acceptance speech. He ended his speech by saying: “And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”
And of course…. Summer Jam 2015 was definielty one for the books! Our line-up that year included feature performances from Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Big Sean, Fabolous & Friends, Meek Mill, Ty Dolla $ign & Friends, Omarion and Childish Gambino.
Check out our Summer Jam 2015 portraits and ultimate song releases from 2015 below:
HOT 97’s Ulitmate 2015 Playlist
Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
Big Sean – I Don’t Fuck With You ft. E-40
Rae Sremmurd – Throw Sum Mo ft. Nicki Minaj, Young Thug
Future – F*ck Up Some Commas
Rich Homie Quan – Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)
Travis Scott – Antidote
Drake – Back To Back
Meek Mill ft. Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown – All Eyes On You
Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta
Rae Sremmurd – No Flex Zone
Fetty Wap – My Way ft. Monty
Future – March Madness
Fetty Wap – 679 ft. Remy Boyz
Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth [Furious 7 Soundtrack]
Future – Where Ya At ft. Drake
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