Stars sign up for Hot 97's Summer Jam
New York's top spot for hip hop and R&B is of course Hot 97, and this year, like every year, the radio station is gearing up to host its most popular concert, Summer Jam. According to BET, this year's lineup is even more stacked than ever since the radio station is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Summer Jam.
This year fans heading to MetLife Stadium June 2 will be able to see a slew of world famous artists including Wu-Tang Clan, Miguel, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Wale, Fabolous, 2-Chainz, French Montana, A$AP Rocky, Joe Budden and a special appearance by "the biggest surprise guests in hip hop," Hot 97's official website reports.
Even though most people heading to the summer event will be going to see these big name acts, the radio station also tries to help those in attendance take in some fresh talent. Prior to the main acts hitting the stage, hip hop and R&B newcomers will entertain the crowds at the Hot 97 Summer Jam Festival Village, the news outlet reports.
Noted for being a great place to get one's name out, the festival will introduce the crowds to up-and-coming artists like Action Bronson, Smoke DZA, Vinny Cha$e, Bodega Bamz, Troy Ave and Kid Ink. Kendrick Lamar, who is one of the headliners of this year's Summer Jam concert performed at the festival a few years back. Other now-famous rappers like Pusha T have also been given a chance to shine during this event.
According to the Hot 97 website, the winner of this year's Who's Next Battle for the Best title, Radamiz will also hit the stage at the festival. The contest, run by Hot 97 and Power 106, looks for the best new MC's from both New York City and Los Angeles. This year's contestants battled it out during a concert in Austin, Texas, in March.
Are you going to Hot 97's Summer Jam? Are you interested in seeing the new acts performing at the festival?