If you asked any hip hop head in attendance at last night’s Summer Jam spectacle they’d probably say the best set award went to Lloyd Banks. Giving fans a balance of his past classics and new hits Blue Hef had a few surprises for the 50,000 plus in attendance as he brought out Mobb Deep, Swizz Beatz, Ryan Leslie, Fabolous, Lloyd & Jeremih. Even the NewYorkTimes mentioned Banks as an aritst “who may have stealthily become the most important rapper in New York” following that memorable moment. Above, watch as he performs “Start It Up” (sans Kanye) with Swizz Beatz, Ryan Leslie & Fabolous. Many were wondering where 50 Cent was since his stadium ban after Summer Jam 2004 applied to a different arena, but it looks like he was busy.

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Photo Gallery Recap: Ernest Estime | Complex Mag | The Life Files (Part 1) & (Part 2) | Snapps (Part 1: Pre-Show), Part 2, Part 3
Jeff Rosenthal of ItsTheReal Live Summer Jam Recap (Village Voice)
New York Times Summer Jam Review By Jon Caramanica
The Sneakers Of Summer Jam 2011 (Complex Mag)

Lil’ Wayne performs his new single and joins Rick Ross, plus Chris Brown’s full set all after the jump…..


(MikeyFresh & MissInfo Backstage via Ernest Estime)

Lil’ Wayne “How To Love”

Lil’ Wayne & Rick Ross “John”

Chris Brown’s Summer Jam 2011 Set w/ Busta Rhymes, Big Sean, Tyga, & Kevin McCall

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