HOT 97 Summer Jam is the annual Hip Hop concert New Yorkers look forward to as soon as there is an inkling of warm weather. At this year’s show, held June 2 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, New York City is well represented with artists hailing from all five boroughs. Tickets are on sale now, but don’t wait until the last minute – this show will sell-out!
Born and raised in the Bronx, New York City, Cardi B became an Internet celebrity after several of her posts and videos went viral on Vine and Instagram. She has come a long way, becoming a Grammy Award winning, platinum-selling, certified Hip Hop artist. You don’t want to miss her quick lyrics and outrageous outfits when she hits the HOT 97 Summer Jam stage. Plus, with the hottest collaborations, including songs with Bruno Mars, J Balvin, Maroon 5, and more, you never know who she’ll bring out on that legendary stage.
A Boogie wit da Hoodie is a rapper, singer, and songwriter from the Highbridge section of the Bronx. He has toured with some of the biggest names in Hip Hop, including Drake and Future, and has collaborated with fellow artists Chris Brown, Trey Songz, and fellow New Yorker, 6ix9ine.
Rich The Kid
Platinum-selling artist Rich The Kid has an upbeat energy that cannot be matched. Born in Queens and raised in Atlanta, the rapper runs his own label, Rich Forever, and has signed popular acts such as Jay Critch, Famous Dex, and Yung Bino.
An icon in the Hip Hop community, Flex was just 16 when he started DJing in NYC clubs. Flex started his radio career at KISS FM, followed by a brief stint at WBLS, before finding a home at HOT 97. Flex has been “dropping bombs” at the station for over two decades. You might’ve seen Flex playing himself on an episode of Fox’s hit TV show, Empire (season 2 – episode 8).
DJ Enuff and the Heavy Hitters
DJ Enuff is a fixture in both the clubs and on the radio. Music fans know him as El Presidente, Big Spanish, and “The Leader” of the Heavy Hitters DJ Crew. DJ Enuff was raised in the lower east side but spent most of his adolescence in Flatbush, Brooklyn. He attended Kingsborough Community College and majored in Communications and Broadcasting. He got his start filling in for the legendary DJ Red Alert on 98.7 KISS FM. Enuff’s popularity within the club and private party scenes lead to a leap of fate when he caught the attention of the late legend, Notorious BIG, who invited him to become his road DJ.
Representing Flatbush, Brooklyn is Casanova, who turned his life around, going from the street life to the studio life and signing to Roc Nation in 2016. Casanova has toured with 50 Cent, Chris Brown, French Montana, and fellow Brooklynite, Fabolous.
22-year-old Melii grew up in the projects of East Harlem. This past March, her performance at the sold-out HOT 97’s Who’s Next concert solidified her as an emerging artist to watch. You know her Summer Jam performance will have you on your feet dancing!
Ice Baby & Buggy, the G4 Boyz, are brothers from the Park Hill section of Staten Island. Their Nigerian and Ghanaian descent heavily influences their style and contributes to their charismatic characters. They have worked with Lil Wayne, Waka Flocka, and Tory Lanez.