Dipset‘s Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey have expressed their anticipation for this year’s Summer Jam 2009 in New York City hinting at a possible surprise.
Speaking on what it means to bring Skull Gang alongside Jim Jones‘ Byrd Gang and Zekey’s 730 Dips, Santana compared the threesome to past record label powerhouses.
“Ah, man, it’s beautiful,” Santana said about what it looks like to see everyone’s crew onstage together. “That was the whole plot. For everybody, for all of us to have, how can I put it? Roc-A-Fella, Bad Boy and Death Row, we all bosses in our own right. We got the swag, we got the energy. That’s what I feel the whole idea of it is. To get us to the point where everybody’s team is solidified and all the bosses are still comfortable with each other and we can all come to the table. Roc-A-Fella, Death Row and Bad Boy, imagine what the tour would have been like.” (MTV News)
Resisting any specific details, Zekey confirmed his presence at Hot 97’s annual concert.
“I just gotta tell you, stay tuned for Summer Jam,” he declared. “Like I said, it is what it is right now. N*ggas ain’t talking to each other over simple sh*t, nobody killed nobody took no money from nobody, it ain’t even no beef…This is a family dispute…We gonna be jammin’ in the summer.” (Hip Hop Beef)
Cam recently addressed his issues with Jones in an interview with radio personality Angie Martinez.
“It’s a wrap,” Cam explained. “I called Jim. Everybody kinda not been speaking for three years anyway, it just got in the public. Once a problem gets in the public for me, it can’t be fixed…Recently, about a month ago, I called [Freekey Zeeky’s] phone, I speak to Jim, I say cool, maybe we can work some stuff out, I was really at the point we could really work some stuff out, like three minutes before I did a MTV interview…He gets on the radio and be like, ‘No, me and Cam didn’t speak, I don’t know what he’s talking about’…Three days after that, he says he did speak to me on the phone, but my whole thing is, why lie about a phone conversation.” (The Angie Martinez Show)
Santana and Jones were both recently named to headline Summer Jam 2009.
Hosted by comedian Tracy Morgan, this year’s line-up includes Mary J. Blige, The-Dream, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Elephant Man, Young Jeezy, T-Pain & Friends, Jadakiss and surprise guests. (The Angie Martinez Show)
Last year’s event featured a star-studded line-up of billed artists and surprise guests.
Summer Jam 2008: Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Rihanna, T-Pain, Ray J, Yung Berg, The-Dream, D-Block (Jadakiss, Styles P, Sheek Louch), Public Enemy, Lil Wayne and Gym Class Heroes. (Village Voice)
This year’s concert is set to take place June 2009.
Check out Zekey and his 730 Dips speaking on Summer Jam below: