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Summer Jam is the annual concert held at Giants Stadium and sponsored by New York based radio station Hot 97FM. Normally held in June, the concert features the most popular acts that hip-hop and R&B have to offer. WQHT also known as Hot 97 is a New York based radio station. ... Hip-Hop music is a style of popular music. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ...


Controversies

Summer Jam has been home to many controversies over recent years:


In 2001, Jay-Z performed "Takeover" for the first time. The track was then aimed at Prodigy of Mobb Deep and to compliment his words, Jay-Z placed a picture of a younger Prodigy in a tutu on the stadium's big screens. He then finished the song with "ask Nas, he don't want it with Hov'/NO!". This line lead to Nas's line from his own "Stillmatic Freestyle" ("Is he h to the izzo, m to the izzo? For shizzle you phony, the rapping version of Sisqo"). Once Jay-Z heard this, he added the now infamous third verse to "Takeover" aimed directly at Nas.
2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Mobb Deep, also known as The Infamous Mobb Deep, is a hip hop duo from Queensbridge, New York. ... Nas, in a scene from the music video for the 1999 single Nas is Like. Nas (born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones in Long Island City, Queens, New York on September 14, 1973) is an African-American rapper. ...


In 2002, Nas was scheduled to perform at that year's Summer Jam, but was pulled from the line-up when Hot 97 refused to let him perform a mock lynching of Jay-Z. 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lynching is violence, usually murder, conceived by its perpetrators as extra-legal execution, or used as a terrorist method of enforcing social domination. ...


In 2004, when G-Unit was on the stage, many items were hurled on stage by Bang 'Em Smurf, Domination, and their affilates because of the duo's beef with 50 Cent and 50's comments about R. Kelly, who also perfromed that night. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... G-Unit is a rap group which consists of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, (The) Game, R & B singer Olivia and, most recently, Spider Loc. ... Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), known commonly as 50 Cent, is a popular African-American rapper who rose to fame following the success of his 2003 debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin. // Early history Originally from Southside Jamaica, Queens, 50 Cent is currently one of the... Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 18, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois), who goes by the stage name of R. Kelly, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer who first appeared on the R&B scene in 1992 and came to dominate it throughout the 1990s and in...


In 2005, The Game started his G-Unot campaign by dissing G-Unit openingly and helping members of his crew beat up someone dressed in a rat costume (to signify that 50 Cent was a snitch for the NYPD). 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jayceon Terrell Taylor known as The Game, (born November 29, 1979 in Compton, California) is a rapper signed to Aftermath Entertainment [1]. The Game is proving to be a driving force in bringing back the West coast hip hop scene and compete with many of his East Coast counterparts. ... Cover of The Games 2005 mixtape You Know What It Is Volume 3 G-Unot is a movement started by the former G-Unit member, the Game. ... The New York City Police Department (NYPD) , the largest police department in the United States, has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City. ...


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