Hot 97 Summer Jam 2015

Hot 97 Summer Jam 2015

June 7, 2015
June 7, 2015
 

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Summer Jam is the annual hip-hop fest held in East Rutherford, New Jersey and sponsored by New York based radio station Hot 97FM. Normally held in June, the concert features the most popular acts that hip-hop and R&B have to offer in a particular year.

The hip-hop summer festival format was originally pioneered and popularized by San Francisco radio station KMEL with their large-scale Summer Jam concerts[1] from 1987 through the 1990s and present day.[2] KMEL continues to host smaller versions of the event annually.[3] Similarly, Los Angeles station KKBT held an annual Summer Jam hip-hop concert during the 1990s after hiring KMEL's Program Director in 1993.[1] The concert was discontinued as the station switched formats.

The concert has increasing become a scene of drug use and violence over the years. The most recent festival held on June 7, 2015 included a riot in the stadium parking lot. The disturbance began when crowds of people without tickets attempted to enter the stadium anyway by climbing over the fence and were stopped by New Jersey State Police. At this time, the decision to close all gates to the stadium was made and those in the parking lot were asked to leave. Instead of leaving, the crowd began throwing glass bottles and other objects at police. The police responded with riot gear, armored vehicles, and pepper spray. Multiple arrests were made.[4][5]

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Nicki Minaj
Trinidad and Tobago musician
bornDecember 7, 1982
Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
 
50 Cent
Rapper, entrepreneur, investor, and actor
 
Chris Brown
Singer-songwriter, rapper, dancer, actor
bornMay 5, 1989
Tappahannock, Virginia, United States
 
Lil' Kim
Rapper, actress, model
bornJuly 11, 1974
United States
Resides inAlpine, New Jersey, U.S.

Photos - 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam26

Notable Performers14

Notable Special Guest Performers14

Notable Performed Songs17

MetLife Stadium
MetLife Stadium is a sports stadium located in the Meadowlands at the MetLife Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States. It is the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets of the National Football League and is adjacent to the site of the former Giants Stadium, which was home to the Giants from 1976 until December 2009 and the Jets from 1984 until January 2010. Like its predecessor, the MetLife Stadium is the only NFL stadium shared by two clubs.

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Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q Highlights from the 2015 HOT 97 Summer Jam [YouTube Official Video]
zumic.com  –  June 10, 2015
The HOT 97 Summer Jam event is known for showcasing the biggest names in hip-hop. Those inside MetLife Stadium this past Sunday were enjoying headliner Kendrick Lamar’s Summer Jam performance, despite the violence that erupted outside in the parking lot.
Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean: Rappers picked to perform at 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam
pulse.ng  –  March 30, 2015
Rappers Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean have been chosen to perform at the annual Hot 97 Summer Jam concert. Other acts scheduled to perform at Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Meek Mill, Fabolous, Childish Gambino, Omarion and Ty Dolla $ign. TDE rapper Kendrick Lamar ...
B.o.B., Dej Loaf, Joey Bada$$ & More to Perform at 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam Festival Stage
The BoomBox  –  March 19, 2015
It’s that time of the year again. Earlier today (March 19), Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning announced the lineup for the annual Summer Jam concert festival stage. “There’s nothing bigger than, or like, HOT 97 Summer Jam,” said Emmis NY/HOT 97 ...
Companies use Drake-Meek Mill feud as a marketing tool
San Francisco Gate  –  August 4, 2015
FILE - In this June 7, 2015 file photo, rapper Meek Mill performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam in East Rutherford, N.J. The current feud between Drake and Meek Mill has dominated social media, and companies like White Castle and Burger King are taking a ...
Companies use Drake-Meek Mill feud as a marketing tool
WSB-TV Atlanta  –  August 4, 2015
(Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File) View Larger FILE - In this June 7, 2015 file photo, rapper Meek Mill performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam in East Rutherford, N.J. The current feud between Drake and Meek Mill has dominated social media ...
Drake-Meek Mill
The Sun Chronicle  –  August 4, 2015
FILE - In this June 7, 2015 file photo, rapper Meek Mill performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam in East Rutherford, N.J. The current feud between Drake and Meek Mill has dominated social media, and companies like White Castle and Burger King are taking a ...
Swift, Minaj tweet over rapper's MTV Video Music Awards snub
Quad-Cities Times  –  July 21, 2015
FILE - In this June 7, 2015 file photo, Nicki Minaj performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Taylor Swift and Minaj traded words on Twitter after the rapper said she was upset she didn’t earn a nomination ...
Scott Storch claims new music with Chris Brown, Rick Ross will help him recover from bankruptcy filing
New York Daily News  –  June 25, 2015
Chris Brown performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium on June 7 in East Rutherford, N.J. His new album is set for release in the fall. The yet-to-be-titled album will include his single "Liquor," which was produced by Hit-Boy, not Storch.
2015 Summer Jam: How Hot 97 Helped Prove Hip-Hop Isn’t All Misogyny & Violence
Global Grind  –  June 8, 2015
We always hear about the beef, but last night’s 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam proved there is so much solidarity within the hip-hop community, most of which goes unnoticed. It was refreshing to see some of the industry’s most talented being acknowledged ...
Summer Jam 2015: Fans Clash With Police Outside Hot 97 Concert
News Max  –  June 8, 2015
Fans trying to get into the sold-out 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam concert on Sunday were hit with tear gas from the New Jersey state police after the crowd rushed a gate and hurled bottles at authorities. Carrying shields and batons, state police officers took ...
Police Use Tear Gas to Disperse Unruly Crowd Outside Hot 97 Summer Jam
New York Magazine  –  June 8, 2015
Outside the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium on June 7, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images While those who made it into the Hot 97 Summer Jam were watching Kendrick Lamar, Trey Songz, Big Sean, and Chris Brown ...
Travis Scott Humiliates Cameraman At Summer Jam, Forces Him Off Stage
The Inquisitr  –  June 8, 2015
Travis Scott, a rapper, is known for wild on-stage antics, so no one really knew what to expect from him when he took to the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam stage on Sunday. Scott headlined the festival stage and debuted his new single “3500” in front of a ...
Fly Or Fail: Teyana Taylor Brings Back The ’90s At Summer Jam
Vibe  –  June 7, 2015
It’s no secret that Teyana Taylor has an affinity for the ’90s. From its wave of underground street wear to music, she’s got #TBT on lock, all day, everyday. On Sunday (June 7) at Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam, the R&B singer hit the festival stage ...
Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Joey Bada$$, Travi$ Scott, Meek Mill, Ty Dolla $ign & more playing Hot 97 Summer Jam 2015
Brooklyn Vegan  –  March 31, 2015
Hot 97 Summer Jam returns to East Rutherford, NJ's MetLife Stadium on June 7 this year, and the lineup is now announced. Kendrick Lamar (who's played the main stage and the side stage before) is headlining this year, and the rest of the main stage includes ...

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