EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Recent Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne and Meek Mill helped the famed Summer Jam music event celebrate its 25th anniversary with jam-packed performances.
Remy Ma, Tory Lanez and BBD also worked the stage Sunday for the feverish audience at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The event’s highlight was the battle between producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, who went back-and-forth with hits they’ve produced for others — from Jay-Z’s “Jigga My…” and DMX’s “Ruff Ryders Anthem” to Missy Elliott’s “Work It” and Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love.”
Lamar performed his well-known hits such as “Humble” and “Don’t Kill Me Vibe”; he was joined onstage by label mate Jay Rock. Meek Mill, who was released from prison in April, gave his first performance since coming home at the event.
The event, hosted by New York hip-hop radio station Hot97, launched in 1994.