Migos, DJ Khaled, & Faith Evans' Notorious B.I.G. Tribute Headline Hot 97 Summer Jam
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:32:52
You know summer is really right around the corner when New York-based radio station Hot 97 FM announces its Summer Jam lineup. As usual, it's packed with the biggest names in hip hop. Migos, DJ Khaled & and a bunch of his famous friends, French Montana & Friends, Chris Brown, Fat Joe & Remy Ma, Desiigner, Funk Flex & Friends, Trey Songz, Joey Bada$$, Tory Lanez, Jidenna, Charly Black, and Konshens will all be performing on the main stage. The festival will occur on June 11th at East Rutherford, New Jersey's MetLife Stadium.
However, the biggest headline may be the all-star tribute to the Notorious B.I.G. overseen by Faith Evans and DJ Mister Cee, which will mark the 20th anniversary of his death. There will also be a second stage set to give a platform to newer artists, where Young M.A, Lil Yachty, Dave East, D.R.A.M., A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Don Q, PnB Rock, Casanova and Phresher are all set to perform.
The inclusion of Joey Bada$$ is somewhat surprising as he recently rebuked New York radio on Hot 97: "New York radio… we need the new, young Ebro. We need the new, young Funk Flex. We need the new Peter Rosenberg, man. Y'all holding they seats, man," Joey said on Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning. "Let them at least grow. Let them grow under y'all, man. Let them grow under y'all, cause y'all keeping this s*** a certain way, and New York radio, in my opinion, hasn't really grown too much in the last couple of years. It's stayed the same. Everybody else is beating us out now. You got Atlanta killing it, L.A. killing it. You know why? Because they got young people involved, and they getting the inner cities involved. They supporting their hometown artists on some other shit. Not just supporting their hometown mainstream artists. They're supporting their hometown artists, undeniably, no matter what."
Summer Jam always proves to be one of the true signals of summer, and with this lineup, clearly focused on improving the musical landscape of a city, it's looking like summer 17 might be the most exciting yet.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff