Brian Hester Reporting from Metlife Stadium at Hot 97 Summer Jam 2019
Big names such as Cardi B, Meek Mill, Migos, Lil Nas X and others took over Metlife Stadium for the worlds Premier Hip Hop Event, Hot 97 Summer Jam. I had the pleasure of focusing on the up and coming new artist at the Summer Jam Festival Village Festival Stage made hot by Heineken. One of the unique features of this entire event is that not only do we get to fresh new talent but that Hot 97 provides a platform to these new artist via the Hot 97 Who’s Next Destination Summer Jam contest.
The Village also featured some pretty fly rides at the DJ Magic Summer Jam Car Show. This is just another facet of how Summer Jam attempts to cover multiple interests within the overall Hip Hop Community. Items such as high end automobiles, unique fashion sense, support for each other and support among all the artists are all hallmarks of this amazing genre.
Artist Nicole Bus, G4Boyz, Pardison Fontaine, Melli, Blueface, City Girls and Trippieredd rounded out the entertainment on the Festival Satage before things moved inside for many more incredible performances.
On to the Main Stage at Summer Jam where the full line up included; Melii Megan Thee Satllion, Kash Doll, City Girls, Casanova, Davido, Rich The Kid, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Tory Lanez, Migos, Meek Mill and Cardi B An incredible that even Mother Nature couldn’t stop, although she did manage to cause a 45 minute lightening delay prior to Cardi B epic set, and capped off the with a stellar set from Tory Lanez.
Meek Mill, Migos, Megan Thee Stallion, Tori Lanez, A Boogie, City Girls and many others performed, but there’s no doubt that Cardi’s surprise guests stole the show. For short video clip see See Hot 97 clip
Last but by very far not least were the celebrity sightings which included Naomi Camplbell and Wendy Williams as well as all of the on air personalities. My personal favorite was seeing the cast of the Broadway Smash hit Ain’t Too Proud all together relaxing in the Hot 97 VIP Lounge just relaxing and having a good time, Ain’t Too Proud Pictured below L-R, Derrick Baskin Ephraim Sykes Jawan M. Jackson Jeremy Pope and James Harkness