Lil Wayne, Dipset to Headline Hot 97′s Summer Jam 2011
New York City radio station Hot 97 has announced the preliminary lineup for its annual Summer Jam concert series with Lil Wayne and Harlem’s Dipset crew — Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey — billed as headliners.
Birdman, Drake and other members of Lil Wayne’s Young Money team will also take the stage, in addition to Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Waka Flocka Flame, Fabolous, Lloyd Banks and Reflection Eternal.
The 2010 Summer Jam concert was headlined by Usher and featured performances from Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Gucci Mane, Ludacris, Drake and Trey Songz among others. The annual concert series has commanded some memorable moments, including a 2001 performance where Michael Jackson took the stage with Jay-Z, after weeks worth of rumors. The late King of Pop assisted Hov on the Jackson Five-sampled track ‘Izzo’ from his ‘Blueprint’ album.
A portion of sales for this year’s show will be donated to Hot 97′s Hip-Hop Has Heart Foundation, which benefits several charities in New York’s Tri-State area.
Hot 97′s 2011 Summer Jam concert will be held at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey at 6:30PM on June 5. Tickets are available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com.
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