It’s Monday and we are still trying to recover from last night. We hit the road and ran through Hot 97‘s Summer Jam and just as we expected…it was pretty LIT. Imagine spending the day listening to some of your favorite rapper’s rappers get it in on a live stage. Despite the crowds and the beaming sun, both of the stages delivered with solid performances and lots of surprises.
Summer Jam isn’t Summer Jam without the “Surprise” guests on the Stadium Stage. When it comes to making it happen, Hot 97 does it. There were a lot of rumors and “word on the street” was that Max B might pop out. French Montana started the buzz with a Tweet that kind-of made it seem like he was coming out. But he didn’t. We did see some other dope surprises though and they easily created some of our favorite moments at the show.
Remy Ma tore the Stadium Stage up. She came out and spat her vintage verses with ease. Her “Lean Back” verse is always a banger and she did “Conceited” too. Then, she brought out some of Hip Hop’s famous ladies. Cardi B, Queen Latifah, Rah Digga, MC Lyte, and even Lil Kim came out to bless the stage (not once, but twice). Remy put the icing on the cake by flashing a picture of Nicki Minaj on the Summer Jam screen and you know what came next…Shether. Definitely one of our faves.
DJ Khaled came through with Baby Asahd and gave him the Summer Jam, Baby Simba salute.
Chris Brown gave the stage to his Big Bro DMX, but not before tearing it down himself.
This on-stage proposal made us all warm and fuzzy!
And last but not least, Faith put together a solid celebration for the life of Notorious B.I.G. Her Coogi sweater fit was everything and then some. Everybody from Junior Mafia to Total to 112 came out to pay tribute to one of the best to ever do it. Some of the crowd was hoping for a Diddy sighting but all we got was some movie promo between sets. #GoFigure
Check out our InstaStories to see some of the show moments before they disappear.