The day has finally come! Find out who will be gracing the stage at Summer Jam‘s 20th anniversary show this summer. HOT 97 is live streaming the lineup announcement this afternoon.
Pepsi has spent the spring season gearing up for the biggest hip-hop festival in the world. We’ve taken you behind the scenes at HOT 97 in the Road To Summer Jam web series, introducing the movers and shakers who make Summer Jam a reality every year. In the words of DJ Enuff: “As an artist if you perform at Summer Jam, your whole life will change forever.” This Summer Jam marks 20 years of hip-hop history on the stage that sends rappers straight to the top of the music scene. We’ve heard rumors that the performers on this lineup might be the biggest and most talented names yet. Summer Jam is where today’s hip-hop overlords connect with their most dedicated fans, and where the young bloods who will become tomorrow’s hottest MCs prove their talent to the world.
In 1994, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas and A Tribe Called Quest hit the stage. In ’95, it was Biggie and Method Man. Over the years, Summer Jam has seen Aaliyah, Mase, Heavy D, Jay-Z, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, Kanye West, Rick Ross, Ghostface, Dipset, Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar all perform for thousands of people. After two decades of creating unprecedented musical experiences, you can bet Summer Jam’s 20th anniversary show will have some pretty massive people lined up.
HOT 97 live streamed the lineup announcement this afternoon. Check out the performers in the video above, and watch Episode 1 & 2 of the Road to Summer Jam series here.
HOT 97 Summer Jam 2013 Lineup: