It's that time of year again, and as always Hot 97 does not disappoint, announcing this year's lineup for the annual hip hop festival, which will be celebrating its 20th year anniversary.
This year's lineup will feature the newly minted West Coast megastar Kendrick Lamar and pop/R&B singer, Chris Brown leading an all-star lineup of music talent. The collection of hip hop stars that will touchdown on the Summer Jam stage includes A$AP Rocky, Wu-Tang Clan, Fabolous, 2 Chainz, French Montana, Wale and Joe Budden.
Joining Chris Breezy on the R&B side will be fellow singing sensation Miguel, who has already started off the year with a Grammy nomination and a buzzworthy performance on SNL.
Before the show itself kicks off, be sure to check out the Hot 97 Summer Jam Festival Village, which will boast some of the year's hottest newcomers like Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson and Smoke DZA. The Festival Village has come to be known as a breeding ground for new talent with past performers including the aforementioned Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T and many others.
Summer Jam has become nationally known among hip hop fans as the place where stars are born, war is waged, and anything can happen. Expect the unexpected as Hot 97 will no doubt go all out to make sure that this year, being the 20th anniversary, is a memorable one.
Go behind the scenes with "The Road to Hot 97 Summer Jam" presented by Pepsi and Loud Digital, to see how one of the year's biggest festivals comes together.
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