Best Hot 97 Summer Jam Moments

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  • JayzandMichael
    Hot 97 Summer Jam is upon us and moments will be made. The annual concert has provided hip-hop fans with plenty of memorable moments through the years. Kanye West and Swizz Beatz had a battle of the beats at the 2007 show, Busta Rhymes had a heavyweight performance alongside Big Daddy Kane and Slick Rick and then there was the crown jewel of all Summer Jam moments – Jay-Z bringing Michael Jackson out on stage. With the annual concert hitting the New Meadowlands Stadium on Sunday, XXL looks back at a few our favorite Summer Jam moments. -<i>XXL Staff</i>
  • Busta
    <b>Busta Rhymes brings out Big Daddy Kane and Slick Rick</b><p>Busta rapping alongside Big Daddy Kane and Slick Rick? Well, those are the types of things legends are made of - literally.</p><p><iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dEIM9LGxnh4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>
  • LilKim-1
    <b>Lil Kim's wardrobe malfunction</b><p>Kim got so hyped during her performance at Summer Jam back in 2008 that her boob popped out right on stage. We're sure fans in the front row weren't complaining.</p>
  • prodigyscreen
    <b>Jay-Z puts ballet pic of Prodigy on the big screen</b><p>Jay-Z posting an embarrassing picture of Prodigy from Mobb Deep on the Summer Jam screen? Cold-blooded. Hov later used a few lines on "Takeover" to warn Nas about what he's capable. "Don't be the next contestant on that Summer Jam screen/Because you know who (who) did you know what (what)/with you know who (yeah), but just keep that between me and you."</p><p><iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/b9xALYDziE4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>
  • kanyeSwizz
    <b>Kanye West and Swizz Beatz' battle of the beats</b><p>Kanye and Swizzy went back and forth with their best beats during Summer Jam in 2007. Man, do these two have hits. Superproducers indeed.</p><p><iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dGXTCCCl34w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>
  • JermaineDupri
    <b>Janet Jackson makes cameo</b><p>Jermaine flexed some serious muscle three years ago, bringing out his then-girlfriend, the one and only Janet Jackson. </p><p><iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ijtrtRqaqvk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>
  • JayzandMichael
    <b>Jay-Z side-by-side with Michael Jackson</b> <p>As far as we're concerned, when it comes to Summer Jam's biggest moments, it doesn't get any bigger than Jay-Z and Mike Jack on stage. Go ahead, try to top that!</p><p><iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Zsd3Em6icc4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>
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    <b>Jay-Z performs D.O.A. with T-Pain on stage</b><p>Jay-Z dropped D.O.A. (Death of Autotune) on the Summer Jam stage two years ago. Awkwardly, T-Pain, the former king of autotune, shared the stage with him. </p><p><iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/t_whsfiZvRA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>
  • FiftySumemrJam
    <b>50 Cent mocks R. Kelly</b><p>It's hard to pinpoint one classic 50 Cent Summer Jam moment. There's too many. In 2004, Fif clowned headliner R. Kelly by mocking his step dance and throwing shade on his sextape scandal. After a brief set, he dropped the mic and walked off the stage. The moment came one year after 50 blasted Ja Rule and boxed Ja, Joe Budden and Murder Inc.'s Black Child in a three-way tie for "Wackest Rapper."</p>
  • DJKhaled
    <b>DJ Khaled's set includes a who's who list of stars</b><p>So let's get this straight . . . DJ Khaled got the likes of Busta Rhymes, Cam'ron, Vado, Rick Ross and Trey Songz all on one stage at last year's Summer Jam? That's going to be hard to top on Sunday.</p><p><iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/2vGrfwNL7k4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>
  • moneymitch

    This is what all the bs was about?? That picture of prodigy?? Everyone dressed like michael jackson in 88′!! And besides that Prodigy and the Mobb punked Jay-z out for that slick shit anyway!! Jay-z is straight pussy!!!

  • DG

    Pretty sure that the Lil Kim wardrobe malfunction happened in Boston not in NYC

  • AD

    you know jay-z lied about that ballerina BS

    it was a thriller suit u can see it clearly on that pic