Vintage: Watch JAY-Z’s Summer Jam 2001 Performance In Full

Written by on April 12, 2022

How cool is that this?!

YouTube account HipHopVCR has uploaded the clearest footage of what was thought-about probably the most “you needed to be there” moments in all of hip hop: JAY-Z‘s 2001 Scorching 97 Summer season Jam efficiency. For these unaware, this was the efficiency the place not solely Jay introduced out Michael Jackson throughout his efficiency, however he would additionally debut the then-unfinished model of his notorious The Blueprint observe “Takeover” (the place he would additionally belittle late Mobb Deep member Prodigy by revealing some the rapper’s childhood pictures).

“We went straight to the airport [after our performance in 2001] and obtained on a personal jet,” OutKast’s Huge Boi mentioned in a Complicated piece about the performance. “We had been doing two-a-days at the moment on that James Brown schedule. I don’t suppose we heard about it till we did our different present. It was like, ‘Rattling, he introduced out Michael Jackson?’”

Watch the near-hourlong set beneath.

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