300 Ent & Hot97 Premiere “Protect Black Art” PSA At Summer Jam Ft. Message From Young Thug, Polo G, Post Malone, NAV, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled + More

Last night, artists and fans alike stood in solidarity to “Protect Black Art”, a movement centered around the criminalization of black musicians’ artistry by using their lyrics against them in the courtroom. In lieu of Young Thug and Gunna’s highly anticipated headlining performance at Summer Jam, there was a surprise performance by Meek Mill — who has been an advocate for the passing of the “Rap Music On Trial” bill in New York. During the performance, Meek used his time on stage to bring light to the current situation that Young Stoner Life Records artists are facing and advocate for their freedom.

After the performance, a powerful PSA highlighting the “Protect Black Art” movement and the injustices of using lyrics against Young Thug, Gunna, and the artists of YSL (Young Stoner Life) played across the screens. The PSA featured messages from the likes of Post MalonePolo GMeek MillG HerboDJ KhaledNAVLondon On Da Track, and Kevin Liles as they all detailed the importance of protecting black art. The PSA also featured a recorded message from Young Thug thanking the public for their support and encouraging fans to sign the “Protect Black Art” petition.

The “Protect Black Art” petition was launched on Thursday, June 9th by Kevin Liles (Chairman and CEO of 300 Entertainment/Elektra Music Group) and Julie Greenwald (Chairman and COO of Atlantic Records). In an open letter, they launched the petition which called for changing the practice of using rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials and advocated for the passing of legislation such as S.7527/A.8681, better known as the “Rap Music On Trial Bill” – read the full letter HERE. The bill is now up for vote in the New York State Assembly and the “Protect Black Art” petition aims to garner widespread support to push the bill across the finish line, as well as gain awareness of the unfair weaponization of creative expression that Black artists like Young Thug and Gunna are currently facing.

As the message of “Protect Black Art” continues to spread, the music industry and fans alike gather to support the liberation of Black art, the passing of the “Rap Music On Trial Bill” and the freedom of YSL.

Dream Chasers / Roc Nation signee, Tafia Shares New Track and Video “Na Na”

Tafia, the North Miami-born introductory signee of Meek Mill’s Dream Chasers/Roc Nation label, has just shared his new single “Na Na”. Tafia’s skills on the mic were self-taught while serving a 7-year sentence in federal prison where he encountered the legendary Fat Joe, whose high praise gave him the confidence to take his craft seriously. Since his release in 2015, Tafia has been flooding the streets with music and making some serious waves, including with last year’s DJ Drama hosted tape Street Clarity: Gangsta Grillz. Tafia is continuing that momentum with his braggadocios new track “Na Na”, putting his calculated cadence, unique flow, and knack for crafting memorable hooks on full display. The accompanying visuals for the song show Tafia playing the role of a gangster––single-handedly taking on his enemies and ending his night on a luxurious yacht, surrounded by women, jewelry & cash. “Na Na” is a clear-cut example of why Tafia has been hailed as one of the most exciting artists coming out of the South.

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Polo G & DaBaby Join Migos, Saweetie & More For HOT 97’s Summer Jam + Swizz Beatz DMX Tribute Announced

Hip Hop’s biggest concert in the world, HOT 97 (WQHT-FM) Summer Jam, is returning LIVE and has teamed up with Swizz Beatz, one of the most renowned producers in the world, to lead a historic tribute to Hip Hop icon DMX. In addition to Swizz Beatz, HOT 97 is excited to announce Polo G and DaBaby have been added to the star-packed line-up. These A-listers join headliners A BoogieMigosMeek MillSaweetieMoneyBagg Yo, The Heavy Hitters Presents CJ and Friends featuring Farruko and El AlfaDJ Megan Ryte and FriendsSaweetieRowdy Rebel and Bobby Shmurda.   

HOT 97 SUMMER JAM, is traditionally the official start of Summer but this year it’s the official return of Hip Hop. We’re excited to present historic live performances for the culture and make iconic historic moments in hip hop. HOT 97 SUMMER JAM IS BACK and no one does it better than HOT 97!” stated Ebro Darden, host of Ebro in the Morning.

Hip Hop’s biggest concert in the world, HOT 97 Summer Jam, has returned LIVE and teamed up with Swizz Beatz, one of the most renowned producers in hip hop, to lead a historic tribute to hip hop icon DMX, exclusively on the HOT 97 Summer Jam stage.  

Speaking to being the first major concert to return to New York, Funk Flex said, “DJs provided the soundtrack to the world during the pandemic and our entire team is amped to perform “live” and feel the energy from the crowd.  We are all ready for the return of Summer Jam!

A portion of the HOT 97 Summer Jam ticket proceeds benefit the Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation for local community programs and outreach initiatives. Tickets are on sale NOW at Ticketmaster.  

DJ Fresh talks Rich Homie Quan’s Career, Akademiks blocking him, stories about Cardi B & Nicki Minaj

DJ Fresh & The Progress Report Podcast PT. 1 DJ Fresh is a DJ, entertainer, singer, and father originally from Louisville, Kentucky who eventually transitioned to Cincinnati, Ohio, and Atlanta, Georgia and has been DJing for 15 years. In his first ever tell all interview, DJ Fresh talks to the ladies of The Progress Report Podcast about DJing for Rich Homie Quan during his prime, the gay rumors affecting his career, being the official voice of the MyMixtapez platform, getting cursed out by Cardi B during a live show, being kicked off Nicki Minaj’s tour, and never before heard stories involving Meek Mill.

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