There’s still another month of winter weather. But a hint of what’s ahead to heat us up has been unveiled. Hot 97/WQHT started the countdown clock yesterday (T-”97″ days) until the best hip hop artists in the world take the stage at MetLife Stadium.
The 20th anniversary of Summer Jam will bring together 55,000 fans and countless more worldwide via online streaming.
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Alex Cameron, SVP and general manager, states, “Every year the entire HOT 97 staff puts our hearts and souls into producing an amazing experience for the hip hop world at HOT 97′s legendary Summer Jam concert. This year is extra special, as we mark the 20th Anniversary of this monumental event. We have a few surprises in the works to celebrate our 20-year reign as the number 1 source for hip hop music and entertainment; this year is lined up to be bigger and better than ever! This will be a must-attend event for Hip Hop fans around the country and beyond.”
Last year at HOT 97 Summer Jam 2012, music’s hottest artists hit the stage including Young Jeezy, 2 Chainz, and Big Sean, as well as surprise guests Nas, Lauryn Hill, and Swizz Beatz.
“Summer Jam season takes over the city of New York and the entire station; hell, we started planning months ago,” adds Ebro Darden, programming director. “This year will be another awesome year as the entire hip hop community comes out to celebrate the music we all love!”
Over the next 97 days, HOT 97 celebrates hosting the most influential concert in hip hop history for the past 20 years. For additional information, check out HOT 97′s Summer Jam XX feature page. Listeners can sign up for The Click at HOT97.com for more details and exclusive codes to purchase pre-sale tickets to HOT 97′s Summer Jam XX before they go on sale to the public.