HOT 97 WQHT FM, the #1 station for Hip Hop and R&B, hosted HOT 97’s Summer Jam XX, presented by Boost Mobile, yesterday, June 2, 2013, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The biggest Hip Hop concert on the planet included performances from Wu-Tang Clan, Miguel, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Wale, Fabolous, 2 Chainz, French Montana, A$AP Rocky, and Joe Budden, as well as surprise guests Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Lil Kim, Mariah Carey, Meek Mill, J. Cole and Sean Kingston! Jay-Z and BeyoncÃ© were in the house, along with Foxy Brown and Cam’ron, as the biggest Hip Hop and R&B fans turned out to be a part of history at MetLife Stadium to celebrate 20 years of HOT 97’s Summer Jam!
Concert goers kicked off the day in the Festival Village, where Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg, Vinny Cha$e, Smoke DZA, Bodega Bamz, Troy Ave, Kid Ink, and the winner of the 2013 Who’s Next Battle for the Best, Radamiz, all took to the stage. The final round of the Boost MC Battle started the festivities, with KB, hailing from New Rochelle, taking home the grand prize of a single deal with Duck Down Records, artist feature on HOT97.com, and more! As fans lined up at the HOT 97 Autograph Booth to meet the world-renowned HOT 97 jocks, Festival Village vendors got the crowd hype with all of their giveaways and promotions, including ticket upgrades, free swag, and a car!
HOT 97’s Summer Jam is known for its all-star line-up and unforgettable surprises. Wu-Tang Clan ruled the stage at the first ever HOT 97 Summer Jam and came back to celebrate the 20th anniversary.
Fresh off their American Idol runs, Nicki Minaj touched down on the HOT 97 Summer Jam stage, looking fierce as ever, to the delight of her Barbz, while the beautiful Mariah Carey joined Miguel on stage to perform their latest hit, “Beautiful.” Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, and DJ Khaled joined French Montana to close out the show, helping to make 2013 yet another memorable HOT 97 Summer Jam and Hip Hop history moment!
HOT 97’s annual Summer Jam concert is the largest and most anticipated summer concert event. This year, the entire nine hour show was broadcasted, in partnership with Boost Mobile, in a live steam to over 20 countries around the world on www.HOT97.com, across the Loud Digital Network, and via HOT 97’s media partners. In addition, HOT 97 streamed live coverage of the HOT 97 Festival Village for the second time in history!
In case you missed any of the jaw-dropping performances, HOT 97 has partnered with VEVO to present “rePLAY Monday: HOT 97 Summer Jam 2013″. Viewers can watch (FOR MORE INFO ON THE HOT 97 SUMMER JAM CLICK NEXT) the entire show, including the HOT 97 Summer Jam Festival Village and main stages, as well as interviews with artists and exclusive backstage content, on Monday, June 3 at 2 p.m. by logging onto VEVO.tv, VEVO’s always on, broadcast-style digital channel! Relive the big event the day after and see how Wu-Tang Clan ruled the stage 20 years after performing at the first ever HOT 97 Summer Jam, Chris Brown’s dance moves had the entire stadium on their feet, and Miguel’s smooth lyrics had the ladies swooning.
If you missed any of HOT 97’s Summer Jam 2013, or want a look at all of the exclusive photos and interviews, log on to HOT97.com. Make sure to tune into Pepsi’s “The Road to HOT 97’s Summer Jam” for a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into putting on HOT 97’s Summer Jam the day of the event! Tune in at HOT97.com!
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