G-Unit Reunion, Rihanna, Drake And More! The 5 Biggest Surprises At Hot 97’s Summer Jam

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-By Georgette Pierre

Last night’s Hot 97’s Summer Jam pulled out all of the stops, featuring a bumper crop of incredible talent and loads of extra craziness designed to make the crowd go insane. With tens of thousands in attendance, the energy was definitely at a fever pitch as we coasted into the early summer sunset. But unscheduled appearances from some of hip hop’s brightest lights brought things to another level -no, another stratosphere! Who put in some stellar surprise sets? Read on to find out!

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In Honor Of 50 Cent’s 36th Birthday: Happy Beef-day!

Happy Birthday 50 Cent! Beef-day

Go shorty, it’s your birthday, we gon’ party like it’s your birthday. Not only did 50 Cent drop 5 (Murder By Numbers) for free today, it’s the Queens rapper’s 36th birthday. Nine years ago he rose to massive fame with his debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ at the age of 27. Along with his crazy story of being shot nine times and his distinctive flow from having his jaw wired shut, 50’s success was also partly due to his ongoing beef with Ja Rule that ultimately ended Ja’s very popular career. Fifty’s war with the Murder Inc. rapper eventually simmered out, but 50 saw an opportunity in beef with his peers–if he was constantly dissing others on wax then he’d remain relevant because people would be listening. Thus began 50’s countless diss records and feuds. It’s only right that we celebrate his birthday by highlighting the top 10 beefs of his career. Happy Beef-day, Fiddy! Read more…