Hot 97’s Summer Jam is the premiere hip-hop concert event of the year, and on Friday, we published an oral history that pulled back the curtain on some of the show’s memorable moments. We reminisced about Michael Jackson hitting that Summer Jam stage, Swizz and Kanye’s beat battle, and the time Nas tried to hang a Jay Z doll. But Summer Jam has been around since 1994, and a lot came up during reporting that didn’t fit in the oral history. Here are 5 more Summer Jam stories.
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