New York radio station Hot 97 released a lineup of hip-hop, R&B and reggae artists on Wednesday (April 22), revealing a hefty chunk of its Summer Jam roster.
Mary J. Blige is leading the charge, with fellow crooners T-Pain, The-Dream and former Pretty Ricky lead singer Pleasure P also tapped to perform. Elephant Man, Mavado and Serani will be representing the reggae contingent, while the hip-hop acts include three of NYC’s favorite sons: Diplomats Jim Jones and Juelz Santana, as well as one-third of the LOX, Jadakiss. Summer Jam vet and Atlanta general Young Jeezy is also on the bill, while “30 Rock” star and former “Saturday Night Live” castmember Tracy Morgan will host.
As always, the radio station is promising an unadvertised surprise guest.
Past showstoppers included Jay-Z bringing out Michael Jackson ; Alicia Keys parading out a host of hip-hop legends, including Public Enemy ; and Rick Ross showing up without his shirt to tear things down. Last year, Kanye West made headlines by joining Lil Wayne onstage for the remix of “Lollipop” — and admitting that Weezy had the best set of the night (that had to be a first!).
Heralded in the urban community as one of the biggest concerts of the year, Summer Jam is set for June 7 at its home of the past several years, Giants Stadium. Hot 97 has teased that more performers will be added to the bill in the days leading to the concert.