In New York, there are a few things that mark the beginning of summer besides the obvious increase of degrees outside. Yesterday, NY based radio station Hot 97 announced their line up of artists scheduled to be performing this year at Summer Jam- an annual hip hop concert held at Giants stadium in New Jersey.
The concert, which is on June 7th, will be hosted by comedian and actor Tracy Morgan. As far as R & B artists, Mary J. Blige, T Pain, Pleasure P (lead singer from Pretty Ricky) and The Dream will sing their hearts out. Rappers Young Jeezy, Jadakiss, Juelz Santana and Jim Jones will also bless the stage. And last (but definitely not least) Mavado, Elephant Man and Serani will have the crowd dancing as they hold down the reggae portion of the evening. Of course, there will be more artists scheduled to perform, but the radio station likes to keep things under wraps until the concert is only days away.
However, the best part about Summer Jam has to be the guest artists bring out during their sets- not to mention the grand surprise performance the station doesn’t advertise. Past performances have brought out the likes of Michael Jackson and the Wu- Tang Clan. With this year’s line up, who knows who will bless the stage?
With so many already slated to perform, one can only dream of the possibilities. I’m sure a Dipset reunion- complete with Cam’ron would make for a very memorable concert. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.