EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey — The man behind “All I Do Is Win” left the new Meadowlands Stadium with a “W” in his back pocket on Sunday. DJ Khaled’s set was the highlight of Hot 97’s Summer Jam concert , as he orchestrated one of the greatest onstage artist lineups in the history of the now-legendary annual event.
“We brought out Cam’ron, Busta, Joe Crack [a.k.a Fat Joe], Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Vado, Ludacris, myself,” Khaled said. “And I brought Barrington Levy out. We made a movie. I wanted to come out there with 20 minutes of straight excitement from beginning to the end. I just wanted to go bah, bah, bah!” the DJ said of wanting to bring the element of surprise to the Meadowlands crowd. “Every artist on the bill is superstars. I was thinking to myself, ’What am I gonna do?’ Because [so many of] the artists are already on the bill. I had to pull out cards like the Barrington card, the Busta card, the Killa [Cam] card. That’s hip-hop, man.”
Khaled let each of his guests rock the stage for a short while. But no one got a bigger response than Harlem’s own Cam’ron, who made his return to SJ for the first time in more than three years. Killa came out to his classic “I Really Mean It.”
Khaled’s set ended with a nod to his current hit, the remix of “All I Do Is Win.” More than 50,000 people did as it says on the chorus: They put their hands up — and kept ’em there.
” ’All I Do is Win,’ to see the whole stadium put their hands in the sky,” Khaled marveled on his set highlights. “And of course when Cam’ron came out, you felt that New York energy. That was important to be in New York. Then when Crack came out with that ’Ha Ha’ and of course Ricky Ross broke the new record onstage … ’Super High’ and ’[Blowin’ Money Fast] B.M.F.’ This is just a movie man. It’s hip-hop. This is what I’m talking about.”
Trey Songz, Usher, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Fabolous, Gucci Mane and Juelz Santana were also among those who performed at this year’s Summer Jam.
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