Last night’s annual Hot 97 Summer Jam certainly delivered. Already laden with big-name guests, said big-name guests brought out big-name surprise guests. Above, perhaps most surprisingly, 50 Cent brought out Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, and Young Buck for a G-Unit reunion.
Yeah! This happened.
I thought that was dead, especially with 50 saying not too long ago to GQ that he doesn’t miss close friends Banks and Yayo. But hey, it’s gettin’ the people talkin’ which should pique the curiosity of the timing… just 2 days before Animal Ambition.
50 also performed with Nas & Fabolous (premiering the official “Cuffin’ Season (Remix)” that should drop later today. Nicki Minaj, oh by the way, brought out Drake and Lil Wayne… (and Lil Herb for the “Chi-Raq (Remix)”… but would she ever perform that in Chi?)
Browse all of the videos below, including full sets from the live stream with the likes of Trey Songz, Wiz Khalifa, and many more.
#CarterVSeason continues with the second offering off the upcoming Carter V album. Vintage Wayne flows and rhymes on the new solo cut “D’USSE”, produced by Lee Majors. Longtime Wayne fans will definitely appreciate, with my favorite moment coming at the start of the second verse. I’d say Weezy is 2 for 2 so far as C5 is an early favorite for hip hop album of the summer.
Wayne, Drake, produced in lethal fashion by Boi-1da and Vinylz. Drizzy kicks it off and spits the hook — both of the high quality of his recent solo releases. But that’s not all from Drake. Before he comes back, Weezy spits a nice verse from beginning to end. The first few lines and the latter half particularly shine. Then the beat slows down for more raps from Drake, then Wayne. Unique structure, and though I like the first half of the 5:39 song more, I’m going to have this rollin’ all the way through. Add this one to the rotation, it will fire ya up for Carter V.
I’m the only one that get the job done, I don’t know a n**** that can cover for me.
Got some game from my daddy, so she might say she love me, she don’t love me like she say she love me.
Believe me, believe me. I’m the n**** boy they love me in the street.
I’m not tryin’ to find nobody else to be. I’m the one they see because they all..