The 29th Summer Jam is sponsored by New York-based radio station HOT 97FM.
The inaugural event took place in 1994 in New Jersey. Summer Jam is the most popular Hip-Hop music event and has returned to New York after nearly two decades.
The female rappers didn’t disappoint, and they were in control of the star-studded lineup.
HOT97 Summer Jam was held at the UBS Arena in Elmont, Long Island on June 4, 2023.
“HOT 97’s Summer Jam is a hip-hop staple, and we are honored to have New York’s own, Cardi B, as our headliner this year. I am so proud of the strong female presence in our lineup, which represents women’s dominance over the airwaves this year”, said Bradford Tobin, President, Chief Operating Officer, and General Counsel in a press release.
As Hip-Hop celebrates its 50th anniversary, Cardi B and the rest of the lineup includes GloRilla, Lola Brooks, Ice Spice, Coi Leray, Fivio Foreign, French Montana, Lil Tjay, and the legendary Yonkers rap group “The Lox” consisting of Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, and Styles P and several surprise guests.
During Ice Spice performances, Genuis Vice President Rob Markman presented her first gold plaque for her 2022 breakout single “Munch (Feeling U).
A few weeks away, from her sophomore album “Coi” Coi Leray hit the Summer Jam stage with her energetic presence.
“The No More Parties” rapper Coi Leray premieres a new single on the stage.
Teyana Taylor, a multi-talented artist who works as a singer, dancer, actress, and choreographer was the creative director for the Brooklyn rapper Lola Brooks Summer Jam set.
Lola Brooks performed “Here I Come and “This or That” bringing upcoming NY rappers, Maiya The Don and Breezy Lyn to the stage.
The rapper ended her performance with her hit single “Don’t Play With It”.
Taylor upgraded the choreography, stage design as well as the music.
The Grammy- award-winning rapper and the headliner of Summer Jam, Cardi B performed her classics such as “I Like It, her verse from G-Eazy’s ‘No Limit,’ YG’s ‘She Bad,’ and her collaboration with Nicki Minaj and Migos, ‘Motorsport’.
Cardi B was joined on the stage by a surprise guest 21 Savage and GloRilla came out and the pair performed “Tomorrow 2”.
Latto appeared for the live performance debut of their song “Put it on da Floor Again”.
Since 2012, Summer Jam has featured a “festival stage”, showcasing upcoming artists.
Defiant Records and Warner Records presented a festival stage that was featured at the pre-festival show, that included performances from rappers such as NLE Choppa, Scar Lip, Kenzo B, 2Rare, Connie Diamond, Sha EK, and McVertt conducted by French Montana.