Hot 97 Summer Jam 2016

Hot 97 Summer Jam 2016

June 5, 2016
June 5, 2016
East Rutherford
East Rutherford


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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Travis Scott
bornApril 30, 1992
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, record producer, model
bornFebruary 6, 1993
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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Kanye West
Rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer
bornJune 8, 1977
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Resides inHidden Hills, California, U.S.
Big Sean
American rapper
bornMarch 25, 1988
Santa Monica, California, United States

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In 2009, Ross founded the record label Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums Deeper Than Rap (2009), Teflon Don (2010), God Forgives, I Don't (2012), Mastermind, Hood Billionaire (2014) and Black Market (2015). Ross was also the first artist signed to Diddy's management company Ciroc Entertainment. In early 2012, MTV named Ross as the Hottest MC in the Game.[1]


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Raised in Chicago, West briefly attended art school before becoming known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hit singles for artists such as Jay Z and Alicia Keys. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004 to widespread critical and commercial success. He went on to explore a variety of different musical styles on subsequent albums that included the baroque-inflected Late Registration (2005), the arena-inspired Graduation (2007), and the polarizing 808s & Heartbreak (2008). In 2010, he released his critically acclaimed fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and the following year he collaborated with Jay Z on the joint LP Watch the Throne (2011). West released his abrasive sixth album, Yeezus, to further critical praise in 2013. Following release delays and work on non-musical projects, West's seventh album, The Life of Pablo, was released in 2016.

West's outspoken views and ventures outside of music have received significant mainstream attention. He has been a frequent source of controversy and public scrutiny for his conduct at award shows, on social media, and in other public settings. His more publicized comments include his unscripted denunciation of President George W. Bush during a live 2005 television broadcast for Hurricane Katrina relief and his interruption of singer Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. West's efforts as a designer include collaborations with Nike, Louis Vuitton, and A.P.C. on both clothing and footwear, and have most prominently resulted in the YEEZY collaboration with Adidas beginning in 2013. He is the founder and head of the creative content company DONDA.

West is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 32 million albums and 100 million digital downloads worldwide.[3][4] He has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time and the most Grammy-awarded artist of his age.[5] Three of his albums rank on Rolling Stone's 2012 "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list. He has also been included in a number of Forbes annual lists.[6] Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015.

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MetLife Stadium
The 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 Jets and New York Giants of the National Football League. The stadium is owned by the New York Giants and New York Jets; which jointly built the stadium using private funds, and operate it as equal partners through a joint venture.

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Missed Hot 97’s Summer Jam? Watch the Live Stream Here
Baller Status  –  June 6, 2016
There was stormy weather on the East Coast, but it didn't stop fans from attending Hot 97's annual Summer Jam concert. Held, once again, at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the evening boasted a star-studded line-up of performers, including Future ...
A Wild Fight And Arrests At Summer Jam
Global Grind  –  June 6, 2016
Hot 97’s Summer Jam is known as the concert of the summer for many living in the tri-state area— and every year something happens that makes it a show to never forget. At Sunday night’s show, a massive fight broke out and three people were arrested.
Hot 97 Summer Jam Brings Out Kanye West, Bryson Tiller, Terror Squad and More
The BoomBox  –  June 6, 2016
Thunderstorms threatened the cancellation of Hot 97’s Summer Jam this year but the famed radio station was intent on letting the show go on. And there was a full turnout — even though the show began over two hours after start time. With limited time ...
Future’s Summer Jam 2016 Performance Gets Cancelled
XXL Magazine  –  June 6, 2016
Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam concert event usually contains so many stars and so many audience members that it’s rare for things to go off without a hitch. That was unfortunately the case this past weekend as the evening’s headlining performer ...
Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Weather Conditions for Hot 97's Summer Jam  –  June 6, 2016 The weather has put a damper on Governors Ball 2016, where the festival has canceled its third day due to “severe weather and a high likelihood of lighting in the area.” Concert-goers will be able to receive a refund for the ...
Here's How the Weather Will Affect Hot 97's Summer Jam
Complex  –  June 6, 2016 — ABC News (@ABC) June 5, 2016 The weather has put a damper on Governors ... NYC WEBSTER HALL For Hot 97’s Summer Jam, they have announced the festival stage—which had Chance the Rapper, Tory ...
Fight breaks out at Hot 97 Summer Jam hip-hop concert
News 12 New Jersey  –  June 6, 2016
Organizers canceled an outdoor pre-show for Hot 97 Summer Jam scheduled for Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford as strong storms moved through the area. The main show was still on, but delayed. reports the weather wasn't the only ...
HOT 97 Cancels Summer Jam's Festival Village, Main Stage Performances Still On
The Fader  –  June 5, 2016
Following the cancellation of Governor's Ball final day, Hot 97 has confirmed that their annual #SummerJam event will continue "rain or shine." They report that while the Festival Village portion of the show is cancelled due to severe weather, the main ...
Hot 97 Summer Jam Cancels Chance the Rapper, Desiigner, and More
Pitchfork  –  June 5, 2016
Hot 97's Summer Jam festival in New York City has cancelled one of its stages due to inclement weather conditions. Artists that were scheduled to take the Festival Village Stage that have now been cancelled include Chance the Rapper, Tory Lanez ...
Summer Jam 2016: Early show canceled for weather, main concert still on
New Jersey Online  –  June 5, 2016
With thunderstorms forecast for this afternoon and most of the evening, organizers of Hot 97's Summer Jam have canceled an outdoor pre-show scheduled for this afternoon. The main show will go on as scheduled with a time delay at MetLife Stadium in East ...
Watch Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2016 Concert Live Stream
Vibe  –  June 5, 2016
Hip-Hop’s biggest stars have let their musical forces combine for Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam concert. Held at New Jersey’s Metlife stadium, fans, hip-hop purists, those offering gas money for the bandwagon their riding and the ones doing it for the ...
6 Show-Stealing Moments From Hot 97's Summer Jam 2016
Billboard  –  June 4, 2016
Despite warnings of severe thunderstorms threatening to rain on Hot 97's Summer Jam parade, the show still went on under clear skies at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on Sunday night (June 5). With the pre-show Festival Village -- host to would have been ...
Hot 97 Summer Jam 2016 Summer’s Biggest Event
The Hot Zone  –  May 29, 2016
Hot 97, “Where Hip-Hop Lives” is introducing the Summer of 2016 with the biggest Hip-Hop concert of the year. Hot 97 Summer Jam 2016, on June 5th at 6pm. Hot 97 is the ambassador of bringing new hip-hop and R&B to the public around the world.

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