For the last 20 years Hot97′s Summer Jam has brought together the most famous, talented and respected names in Hip Hop and R&B. From Wu Tang to Biggie, Aaliyah to Lil Kim the history of each Summer Jam lineup places current performers in an elite league. Of course, such high profile artists don’t magically appear on stage one after–there are people who devote the entire year to making that one day perfect for hundreds of thousands of fans. The Pepsi Road to Summer Jam takes you into the VIP at Hot 97 with Ebro, Donyshia, and DJ Enuff to see just what it takes to make the event happen. You think the real housewives have drama? They don’t hold a candle to the kind of real life pressure the Summer Jam deals with--nor the payoff.

Pepsi’s Road To Summer Jam series premieres today on Hot97 and you can preview some of the ups and downs in the teaser above. Make sure to check back every episode, you wouldn’t want to miss the official lineup announcement for the 2013 Hot97 Summer Jam!