Mon 2 Jun 2014
The biggest Hip-hop and R&B concert touched down in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday night. HOT 97 returned with their 21st annual Summer Jam concert featuring today’s biggest stars, up and coming future stars, plenty of surprises, a long-awaited reunion, and much more.
50 Cent, Nas, Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Wayne, Drake, Wiz Khalifa, The LOX, The Roots, Trey Songz, Jeezy, and more rocked 50,000 music lovers at MetLife Stadium with another memorable show.
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Before things kicked off at the main stage, Iggy Azalea, Jhené Aiko, Childish Gambino, Chinx, Nipsey Hussle, and August Alsina got the party started with solo at the outdoor festival stage leading into the main show.
Moving inside MetLife Stadium, R&B singer Sevyn Streeter opened Summer Jam’s main show with her popular radio single “nEXt” with help from DJ-producer araabMUZIK. After performing at last year’s festival stage, Brooklyn’s own Troy Ave moved indoors to the main event, with a guest appearance from T.I. which quickly sparked rumors of the two joining forces in the near future.
Sticking to New York, it was Queens MC Action Bronson’s turn, as he closed his 10-minute set by leaving the stage and jumping into the crowd during “Strictly 4 My Jeeps.” A week after releasing his 28 Grams mixtape, Wiz Khalifa tested the new records in a live setting, later bringing out Snoop Dogg for “The Next Episode” and their smash-hit “Young, Wild and Free.”
Lead by Black Thought, The Roots turned this year’s show into their own jam session. The legendary band showed love to New York’s rap scene with guests The LOX, M.O.P., and Dres of Black Sheep. Trey Songz serenaded the ladies with past favorites and recent new material “Invented Sex, “Dive In,” “Say Aah,” “Na Na,” and the “Paranoid” remix with guest Ty Dolla $ign.
Continuing the 20-year celebration of Illmatic, Nas went through a medley of cuts off his 1994 classic debut before paying respect to the new street artists of today. Meek Mill and French Montana joined Nasty Nas to perform a medley of songs including “I Don’t Know” with singer Paloma Ford, their verses on DJ Khaled’s “They Don’t Love You No More,” “Imma Boss,” “Dreams & Nightmares (Intro)” and “Ain’t Worried About Nothin.” The biggest moment of the evening soon followed, as 50 Cent appeared alongside his fellow Queens-native and past foe to “I Get Money.”
It was the3n 50 Cent’s turn, who caught the crowd of 50,000 and those live streaming across the world off guard by reuniting with G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, and Young Buck. Back together as a group for the first-time in years, the G-Unit group gave fans a 31-minute set with appearances from Trey Songz, Yo Gotti, and the premiere of the “Cuffin’ Season” remix with guest Fabolous.
The hot bed of Queens artists continued to make their mark at Summer Jam, as Nicki Minaj took the stage next. Opening with “Monster,” the Queen Barbz went right into her bag of surprises with Young Thug (“Danny Glover”), Soulja Boy (“Yasss Bish!!”), and Lil’ Herb (“Chi-Raq”). After performing her new single “Pills N Potions” for the first-time, Minaj caught fans off guard. “Its a ni**a in Young Money that I’m ain’t fu**ing with right now,” Nicki yelled. “Drake….I used to love you, but ni**a I don’t f**k with you no more,” Minaj followed with, as the small rant was a joke as her labelmate jumped on stage and joined her for “Worst Behaviour.”
Drake took the reigns next, performing Tha Carter V single “Believe Me” with Lil’ Wayne live for the first-time. Lil’ Tunechi followed up with his verse on Chris Brown’s “Loyal” before Drizzy closed Young Money’s set with the Hit-Boy produced “Trophies.”
Hitmaking producer and Roc Nation signee DJ Mustard closed this year’s show, bringing California’s new popular sound to the east coast with help from Ty Dolla $ign, Kid Ink, A$AP Ferg, YG, and Jeezy.
Nipsey Hussle – Full Set
August Alsina – Full Set
Troy Ave – Full Set
Action Bronson – Full Set
Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg (Full Set)
The Roots with The LOX, Dres of Black Sheep, and M.O.P.
Trey Songz with guest Ty Dolla $ign (Full Set)
Nas with Meek Mill, French Montana & 50 Cent (Full Set)
50 Cent and G-Unit with Trey Songz, Fabolous, Yo Gotti – Full Set
50 Cent and G-Unit (via Real Talk NY)
50 Cent and Fabolous – “Cuffin’ Season (Remix)” (via Real Talk NY)
Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons
Nicki Minaj with Young Thug, Lil’ Herb, Soulja Boy, Drake & Lil’ Wayne (Full Set)
DJ Mustard with Ty Dolla $ign, Kid Ink, A$AP Ferg, YG, Jeezy, and Nipsey Hussle (Full Set)
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