Originally posted on HipHopSince1987 by Maria Myraine.
This past weekend, NYC took over Newark NJ as HOT 97 hosted the biggest holiday event of the season! Hot for the Holidays is the legendary station’s annual concert that rings in our favorite time of year. Every year, I wonder how they’ll top the previous year’s show, and it never ceases to amaze me how they are able to do so – consistently. On Saturday, December 3rd, Young M.A, Fresher, French Montana, Young Thug, Travis Scott, Jidenna, Joey Bada$$, Funkmaster Flex, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, T.I. and headliner, Usher, had the sold out Prudential Center on tilt! The list of artists didn’t stop there though. A$AP Ferg, Jeezy, Casanova, and Teyana Taylor – who tore up the stage with her dance moves w/ Usher – all made surprise appearances as well!
Hot 97’s Ebro, Rosenberg, Nessa, DJ Enuff and DJ Camilo all blessed the stage as well as they hosted and DJ’ed the night away. Every artist brought the heat – the classic, the hits – that had everyone rapping and singing along. When Usher emerged from the shadows to close out the show, it was pure mayhem in the crowd – especially amongst the sea of ladies. I mean, it IS Usher.
All in all, it was a phenomenal line-up and a jam-packed show that set the tone for the remainder of 2016. Hot for the Holidays was presented by Boost Mobile, and made hot by SJ Presents, EXPG, Fresh Empire, Lexus, Tito’s Vodka, MetroPlus Health Plan, Dello Russo Laser Vision and Footaction.
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