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    HOT 97’s On Da Reggae Tip is the ultimate kick off to the Labor Day weekend. Year after year the concert, hosted by HOT 97’s and Massive B’s own Bobby Konders and Jabba boasts of a super star reggae and dancehall lineup. This year, heavyweights, Jr. Reid, Serani, Wyclef Jean, Assassin and Capleton all joined the festivities at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

    Jr Reid, sporting his signature head wrap was the first to hit the stage in front of thousands of reggae aficionados. “One Blood” and “This is Why I’m Hot” were nly a couple of songs from his extensive repertoire of classic dancehall hits.

    “It’s it’s Serani…!” The Jamaican crowd favorite was greeted by the sound of roaring fans. Serani performed club bangers, “Rising & Study People” and also brought out surprise Bugle for their “Doh” collaboration.

    Wyclef Jean claims to not be in the “music game” but in the revolutionary game.” The former member of the Fugees, always manages to educate his fans on the current events affecting our community such as the 2008 presidential election as well as the turbulent situation in his homeland, Haiti. However, Jean never fails to entertain his crowd with his tireless and high-energy performance. Performing songs like “911”, and “Sweetest Thing”, he also shared the stage with a myriad of guests. Chinese import Sun Ho, known better as Geisha in the Caribbean world, performed her hit “China Wine.” “The gangsta for life” and last year’s guest, Movado was welcomed on stage by excited flag-bearing fans. Marchal Montano, just cooling off after a successful concert at Madison Square Garden joined Jean to the stage, for a pre-carnival celebration. Last, but certainly not least, to the shock of the crowd, Brooklyn’s own Lil Kim, belted out hit “Welcome to Brooklyn” along side Wyclef Jean.

    Assassin and Capelton also performed that night, as various HOT 97 DJ’s blasted only the best reggae tunes on the ones and twos.

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