-Written by Tommy Gunz
The sold-out Summer Jam 2011 concert went down Sunday June 5th at the Meadowlands Stadium in NJ, and of course GoodFellaz TV was on the scene. Anyone who has ever been to Summer Jam before knows that half the fun is outside of the event, where hundreds of people come to tailgate, chill, and mix & mingle.
The actual concert also did not disappoint. Although lacking the big name surprise appearances or shocking beef incidents of years past, the show was definitely entertaining from start to finish. The artist line-up this year included Wiz khalifa, Wacka Flocka, Lloyd Banks, Fabolous, Chris Brown, Dip Set, Lil Wayne, Lil Wayne, Drake & Rick Ross. Other surprise guests included Mobb Deep, Diddy, Jeremih, Busta Rhymes and Ryan Lesli, among others.
Highlights from the concert included Lloyd Banks, who had one of the better performances that night, bringing out Mobb Deep, Lloyd, Jeremih, Swizz Beatz & Juelz Santana. Also Chris Brown had the ladies in a frenzy as he performed his set. One of the highlights from his show was bringing out Busta Rhymes for “Look At Me Now”. The Dip Set reunion was also another highlight of the evening, as Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey & Vado all hit the stage to perform their hits. Cam & Vado’s “Speaking In Tungs” was a big hit, and Maino & Travis Porter came out as well during their performance.
The highlight Summer Jam 2011 was Lil Wayne & Young Money’s performance & Rick Ross, who was the last act. Highlights from their set included “Bed Rock”, “6 ft, 7ft” with Weezy & Cory Gunz, and the debut of a new song from Lil Wayne called “How To Love”. The hottest song of the whole concert was definitely “I’m On One” where DJ Khaled, Drake & Rick Ross came out along-side Lil Wayne. It was also a good set-up for Rick Ross set.
The boss Ricky Rosay was the last act of the night, and he did not disappoint. He did all of his hits from “Hustlin” to “9 Piece”. Highlights from his set include “I’m Not a Star” with Wayne and the “Hustle Hard” remix where Ace Hood came out. Summer Jam 2011 was definitely a great night for hip hop. And lets not forget the GoodFellaz TV Street Team, who literally shut down every other record label on the promotions-tip. Check out photos and footage from Summer Jam below.