Hot 97’s Summer Jam

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Associated Press

Tickets are already sold out for HOT 97’s Summer Jam on June 5th!

Hot 97’s Summer Jam has a reputation for bringing the hottest artists around to the New Jersey stadium each year. This year expected artists include, Lil Wayne, Drake, Birdman, Young Money, Dipset, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Lloyd Banks, Wiz Khalifa, Waka Flocka, and Chris Brown. The first Summer Jam dates back to 1994 and included performances from Wu-Tang Clan, Queen Latifah and Arrested Development among others.

The event will take place in New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey, home to the New York Jets and New York Giants, with tickets ranging from $60 to $200.

About 15,000 fans show up early each year to get the autographs of their favorite artists as well as newcomers that are given the chance to perform. The spectacle grows each year and brought a total of 55,000 fans last year.

This year the show will be even more accommodating, the HOT 97 website will offer fans unable to physically involved to watch the show via a live stream.

Diehard fans that couldn’t buy tickets, have participated in missions hosted by the website in order to win two tickets to the show- One of the missions is signing a petition to make the “HOT 97 Summer Jam Hip Hop’s first official District, Distict 97.” Next, fans would have to create and submit their own military chant or cadence call. The third mission is to upload a video “dropping your own verse.” Lastly, contestants would need to submit a video of a casting call letting the radio station know why they would be a great candidate for recording their experience at Summer Jam. Every mission does not need to be completed, however, the more they complete the better their chance is to win.

The show kicks off at 6:30 p.m. as many fans and the HOT 97 website count down.