RECAP: Hot 97’s Summer Jam XX

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By: Jamoris Vincent

The 20th Anniversary of Summer Jam went down this year at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey. Joe Budden was the opening act of 2013’s Summer Jam, which made sense, since he was in his hometown. Joe Budden ran through a few of his classic records, including one of his bigger hits “Pump It Up”. Joe Budden also brought out Tank & Joey Ortiz during his set.


Second to hit the stage was Miguel, and he opened his set with “How Many Drinks” before bringing out his homie from the Carolinas — J.Cole — to perform his hit single “Power Trip” from his upcoming album Born Sinner. Miguel then dedicated the next few records for the beautiful ladies in attendance: he performed a crowd favorite from his album, “Pussy Is Mines”, and then performed another one of his hits, “Adorn”. If you thought J.Cole was the only surprise Miguel had under his sleeve, you were wrong. Miguel ended his set and brought out Mariah Carey to perform her new single “Beautiful”. The crowd went crazy after they heard Mariah’s voice over the beat to the song. Some people thought that Mariah didn’t sound that great during her performance; I thought she sounded amazing.

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