June 8, 2018

2016: Summer Jam + The Birth of the NMAAHC + R.I.P. Shawty Lo + Beyonce Drops Lemonade [VIDEO]

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2016: Summer Jam + The Birth of the NMAAHC + R.I.P. Shawty Lo + Beyonce Drops Lemonade [VIDEO]
(Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)


Every year fans from all over the world await the Summer Jam line up announcement with high expectations! 

Although weather complications forced the cancellation of the Festival Stage, the line up was filled with the hottest artists that year.  The Stadium stage remained the same and included acts from the G.O.O.D Music camp, DJ Khaled, Young Thug and more.


Take a look at the SJ announcements from 2016 below:




The Birth of the NMAAHC


In September of 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture was opened to the public! The museum strictly goes through the impactful history of African Americans and their contributions to the world.  There are more than 36,000 artifacts and 100,000 members of the museum.  If you haven’t been yet, put it on your to-do list and make that trip ASAP!



See a clip from the opening ceremony of the NMAAHC below:


R.I.P. Shawty Lo


Hip Hop lost rapper Shawty Lo in September of 2016 after a car crash in Atlanta.

The 40 year-old artist was most known for his hit record ‘Dey Know’ as well as being a founding member of the group D4L!


Lets take it back with the ‘Dey Know’ visual

Beyoncé Drops Lemonade


Beyoncé has mastered the craft of making the world stop on behalf on anything she does!


On April 23rd 2016 Quuen Bey released her 6th studio album titled ‘Lemonade.’  Beyoncé premiered the announcement of the album on HBO with a series of visuals and underlying messages that left fans wanting to know more.  Beyoncé’s Lemonade was released on Tidal and gave the Bey ‘Hive another reason to love her. 


Take a look at the BEST moments from Lemonade below:


Back to Summer Jam 2016


Reminisce about that special night through the photos below:

G.O.O.D Music – Pusha T, Kanye West, Desiigner

2 Chainz

A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg 

DJ Khaled and Friends

Bryson Tiller

Young Thug 


Kid INk 

Kim Kardadshian takes a cell phone picture at Summer Jam 2016


Summer Jam 2016 performance


Summer Jam 2016 crowd


Summer Jam 2016 performance


Summer Jam 2016 performance

Photo credit:  Manny Carabel   Johnny Nunez / Dave Kotinsky  /  Getty Images