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Welcome to Summer Jam The Hot 97 Summer Jam has become a staple of hip-hop. The annual summer festival has always served as a barometer for the state of rap and R&B music. Who can forget when Jay Z surprised thousands by bringing Michael Jackson out on stage in 2001? It was a watershed moment…

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The Hot 97 Summer Jam featured performances by Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, and Fabolous to name a few. Check out images captured at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Photos: Raymond Hagans for Steed Media Service

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The Hot 97 Summer Jam has become a staple of hip-hop. The annual summer festival has always served as a barometer for the state of rap music. This year, rolling out was hand to capture every moment. Here are the five best moments from Hot 97 Summer Jam. Kendrick Lamar: Good kid, takes on the…

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A memorable night for hip-hop was overshadowed by a clash between concertgoers and police. The incident occurred during the Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium. According to reports, the disruption began when tickets were sold out and some attempted to climb the stadium’s gate to enter the festival. The gate was eventually shut down…

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If the saying ‘All is fair in love and war’ is true then 50 Cent probably shouldn’t take this news personally, but knowing 50, he probably does. 50’s estranged son Marquise recently posted a photo on Instagram to shoutout 50’s current sworn rival Slowbucks’ new mixtape OverEverThing. The caption on the since deleted post simply…

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The 50 Cent/Slowbucks/Summer Jam saga just took another dramatic turn. Mikey Fingers, a member of 50 Cent’s entourage has been arrested for the onstage chain snatching at Hot 97’s famed Summer Jam concert last weekend. For those not in the know, during the G-Unit reunion set, Slowbucks attempted to crash the stage and appeared to…

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Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2014 kicks off this Sunday, June 1 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and it looks to be one for the ages. For the first time in what seems like a long time, there doesn’t appear to be any major controversy lingering over the show — at least not leading up to the big event. Who knows what can happen when you get this many egos in the same place at the same time?

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Papoose has been feeling himself  a lot lately. Ever since his surprise performance at the end Kendrick Lamar’s set at last year’s Summer Jam, Papoose has done any and all he can to keep his name popping. He threw his hat in the “Control” race and recorded a freestyle to the storied track. He’s been…

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