HOT97 Summer Jam 2013 Live Blog

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New York’s Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2013 concert is currently taking place at New Jersey’s Met Life Stadium and yours truly (Don Bleek) is in the press booth reporting/blogging live. Celebrating Hot 97’s 20th anniversary, the main event started at 6:30 p.m. with Dirty Jerz rapper Joe Budden. He took the stage in a denim shirt and camo pants paired with Timberland boots. Budden performed tracks including “Pump It Up,” “She Don’t Put It Dow” Ft Tank who was one of his special guests. Budden also brought out his Slaughterhouse comrade, Joell Ortiz.


After Budden exited the stage, Miguel sexed it up for the ladies. He performed his chart-topping and Grammy Award winning single “Adore” and other tracks off his latest album, Kaleidoscope Dream. Miguel brought out Roc Nation’s rapper J. Cole for “Power Trip“, which will appear on J. Cole’s upcoming album, Born Sinner. The album arrives June 18. Before ending his segment, Miguel brought out Mariah Carey for “Beautiful“.


D.C.’s Wale was next up to the plate. He opened his set with “Lotus Flower Bomb,” followed by “Lightout” and “Bad“. Wale also brought out his MMG partner Meek Mill who performed “Imma Boss,”House Party” and “It’s Levels To This S**t“.


Others on the bill include Chris Brown, Fabolous, Wu Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky and the show’s headliner, French Montana.

Stay tuned to YDBR for more coverage, updates and a full recap.

Photos Credit: Miss InfoCrook Robbins

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