Kendrick Lamar Will Headline Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2018
Pulitzer Prize winning-rapper, Kendrick Lamar is one busy guy. He's now set to headline Hot 97's Summer Jam in NYC this year.
This is a big year for Summer Jam, as it's celebrating it's 25th anniversary. Kendrick will headline the Stadium Stage—this is Kung Fu Kenny's third solo performance at the legendary event.
The theme for this year's show is "94 'Til Infinity," and in addition to Kendrick hitting the stage, Lil Wayne will be on hand as well. A$AP Ferg, Tory Lanez, Swizz Beatz & Friends, Remy Ma, Rich the Kid, Megan Ryte & Friends, A Boogie and Hood Celebrity will also hit the stage.
Of course, Summer Jam has become a staple event in hip-hop, having provided a stage for many of today's biggest artists when they were first hitting the scene, as well as showcasing the genre's hottest stars.
This year, Billboard reports that for the first time, the Summer Jam team "will use an app to find an unsigned rapper to perform on the Festival Stage via their "Who’s Next" chatbot, and fans will be able to rate contenders." The top trending rappers will vie for the attention of on-air personality and Festival Stage curator TT Torrez.
Tickets for the general public go on sale April 20 at 10 a.m.
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