Hot 97 Summer Jam Line-up/ Flo Rida Summoned on Facebook?/ Rick Ross’ “God Forgives” Memorable/New Kanye Video

Posted: May 4, 2012 in Hip Hop News

Hot 97 Announces Lineup For “Summer Jam 2012”

by JP DelaCuesta

New York radio station Hot 97 has officially unveiled their lineup for their 2012 Summer Jam music concert, which will be held on Sunday June 3, at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

This year, as they have done in the past, Hot 97 rounded up some of the top industry names to perform on the Hot 97 main stage.

The 2012 lineup includes Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Young Jeezy, J. Cole, Wale, DJ Khaled, Waka Flocka, Trey Songz, Maino, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, French Montana, Mavado, Tyga and “a colossal amount of surprise celebrity guests will conquer the main stage.”

“Boost Mobile is excited to be back as the presenting sponsor of Hot 97 Summer Jam 2012 for the ninth consecutive year and happy to be a part of bringing the show to fans across the country through the LIVE streaming of the show on June 3,” said Steve Gaffney, vice president-Lifestyle Marketing.

“This is truly the most anticipated concert in New York and as always Hot 97 does not disappoint by having the biggest names in Hip Hop perform,” Gaffney added.

Over 55,000 fans are expected to attend the concert, and event sponsors have announced that Summer Jam 2012 will be streamed live on Hot97.com in over 25 countries.

Tickets for Summer Jam 2012 can be purchased at a number of price points beginning with $45 and topping out at $175 for floor seats. A limited amount of exclusive HOT 97 Platinum Packages are available for $200.

Tickets for Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2012 are on sale now at www.Ticketmaster.com. (allhiphop.com)

Concert Promoter Serves Flo Rida With Legal Summons Via Facebook

Flo Rida has been served with legal papers—via Facebook. The Miami native was paid $50,000 to perform at the Fat As Butter festival in Australia last summer, but failed to appear. The 33-year-old ignored a previous summons, causing the judge to allow him to be contacted on the social networking site.

“We tried to serve him physically on several occasions when he was out here but he got wise to it pretty quickly,” said promoter Brent Lean, who runs Mothership Music, the company behind the deal.  We couldn’t get near him in the end because he was constantly surrounded by an entourage and security, so we looked into ways of serving him via Facebook because he’s very active on social media.”

The digital message, posted for his 6 million fans to see, reads “seeking damages for breach of contract” for “his non-appearance at the Fat as Butter festival in October 2011.”

Should he choose not to respond, the 33-year-old could face upwards of $100,000 in restitution.  Flo Rida is the latest rapper to be called out for not showing up at an event after receiving a paycheck. In December, Nas pocketed more than $300,000 to perform in Africa, and reneged on the offer, resulting in the kidnapping of a promoter, who has since been released.

At press time, Flo Rida did not respond to a request for comment. (hiphopwired.com)

Rick Ross’ Storytelling On God Forgives, I Don’t Will Memorable

Rick Ross‘s fifth LP God Forgives, I Don’t has been a long time in the making, but the MMG CEO promises that the final product will take fans on a roller coaster ride, punctuated by bone-chilling rap tales that find him stepping up his lyrical game. “This is my best project yet,” Ross told MTV News in NYC this week. “God Forgives, I Don’t is a very dark story.”

After a number of setbacks, Ross stamped a July 31 release date on the album he’s touting as hip-hop’s “most anticipated album of the year.”

“It’s extremely lyrical. The music is next level,” Ross said. “I’m expecting nothing but the biggest results. The collaborations is gonna surprise a few of you guys.”

“Surprising” is one way to describe these past months for MTV’s Hottest MC in the Game. Rozay triumphantly rose to the occasion earlier this year when he released the highly successful Rich Forever mixtape just a month after he was stricken with multiple seizures. Now, with all signs pointing toward GFID, Ross is looking to deliver on the hype of the album.

“I think the stories being told on this record is going to make it stand apart from all the other albums I’ve ever done,” says Ross. “By the time you get to track two, you gonna understand this is a completely different body of work.”

The rapper/entrepreneur’s stock has ballooned with every major album release, and God Forgives, I Don’t should fair no different, possibly even catapulting him into the upper echelon of galactic hip-hop MCs like Jay-Z and Nas.

“This was the missing part of my legacy,” Ross stated. “This is what’s going to put me over the top right there.” (mtv.com)

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