It was a special (and scorching hot day) – no pun intended – as we hosted Summer Jam 2017 at Met Life Stadium in the Meadlowlands!
At 3PM EST, the gates opened in Festival Village as fans rushed in to get a good view of the New York heavy line up!
Shani Kulture opened up the show as he introduced Kevin Liles Verizon Freestyle contest winner and the Who’s Next contest winner.
Phresher officially got the Festival Stage lit with energy as he went into the crowd and infected his energy into the crowd.
It didn’t end there! Fans continued to fill up the festival lot as the weather got warmer. Casanova brought his Brooklyn swag to the stage while D.R.A.M. serenaded the crowd.
As the crowd chanted for water Lil’ Yachty threw water onto the stage before Dave East brought bars.
One of the biggest highlights of the festival was when former Hot 97 music director Karlie Hustle surprisingly got proposed to on the stage.
We weren’t done there as Young M.A gave a screaming crowd a show as they sang every lyric.
As tired as the crowd was, they still had enough energy to vibe with Boogie alongside Don Q who helped brought the hits on stage
And that was just the first part.
Hold up wait a minute … you thought it was finished! It was a star-studded lineup with tons of surprises!
Jidenna kicked off the festivities before Desiigner kicked up the energy a few notches as he went deep into the crowd to perform hits such is “Out,” “Tiimmy Turner” before returning to the stage with Panda.
The surprises came early as Brooklyn’s very own Joey Bada$$ hit the stage on his own before calling out Mobb Deep to perform “Shook Ones” and “Quiet Storm.”
Soon after that excitement, Bobby Konders and Jabba got the carribean vibes going with a crazy set that included Konshens, Charly Black, and special guest Shaggy.
What everyone will be talking about for years to come is Remy Ma’s classic Summer Jam performance. She made a statement as she brought out female artists of today and also brought some of the legends of yesteryear. First Young M.A came out before Cardi B skipped to the stage to a large roar from the crowd. It continued as legends such as Lil’ Kim hit the stage before Lady Of Rage, MC Lyte and other circled Remy before Queen Latifah hit the Summer Jam stage. Before leaving the stage she performed her Nicki Minaj diss “Shether” while memes and photos of Nicki were posted on the Summer Jam screen.
And you thought that was all the surprises we had tonight? Meek Mill, DMX, The LOX, Juelz Santana, and much more hit the stage.
Trey Songz serenaded the ladies, Chris Brown showed he’s still one of the most talented artists we know, and French Montana did his “Unforgettable” dance across the stage.
Migos made things super lit as they performed their hits such as “T-Shirt” and “Bad And Boujee before bringing out special guest 2 Chainz! It wasn’t over as DJ Khaled came with an iconic moment as he brought his son Asahd Khaled on stage for a great father/son moment.
The night ended in a positive note as Mister Cee introduced the tribute to the late, great Notorious B.I.G. Doug E. Fresh played MC of the night as The LOX, Lil’ Kim, Junior M.A.F.I.A., Krazy Bone and more graced the stage in remembrance of Biggie Smalls.
It was a great day for hip hop! Until next year.