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This Summer Jam or That Summer Jam? [Photos/Review]

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Toronto, ONFlow 93.5 FM adopted Summer Jam on Friday July 15th and brought with it a stacked card of Canadian music stars.

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve heard it before. Originally, Summer Jam was an annual concert held by Hot97 in New Jersey. But with its success, more summer jams have popped up across the United States. And in 2010, Kitchener, Ontario hosted the first “Summer Jam” north of the boarder. That particular concert proved similar to Hot97′s tradition in being held outdoors and featuring acts like Rick Ross, Fabolous and T-Pain, although it produced by Frontrow & BMW Promotions.

However, just two days before the anniversary of that Summer Jam, Flow 93.5  held their own. Aside from the change in concert producers/promoters, two main differences separated this event from last year’s. This year’s Summer Jam was indoors (Masonic Temple) and featured all Canadian talent.

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

A packed house watched the three hour concert featuring acts (in order of appearance) A-Game, Belly, P. Reign, Shawn Desman, Melanie Fiona & Kardinal. Guest appearances included JRDN, Scott Jackson, Solitair & Danny Fernandez. HipHopCanada’s newest staff photographer Julian Frank (@JFrankMusic) as well as Central Region Editor Jonathon “Bizz” Brown (@thatsbizz) were in attendance for a truly star-driven night in Canadian popular music.

More photos after the jump.

Written by Jonathon “Bizz” Brown for HipHopCanada
Photography by Julian Frank for HipHopCanada

Photography by Julian Frank

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

Photos and Live Review: Flow 93.5 FM's Summer Jam 2011 (Review) on HipHopCanada.com

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@ThatsBizz is a Senior Contributor for HipHopCanada and a member of the Central Canada team. The nuts and bolts of Jonathon “Bizz” Brown are impressive, but it’s his ability to apply his skills, identify opportunities, adapt to new environments and get the job done that makes him who he is. An engaging combination of education, experience and vision, Brown continues to make his mark on many fronts and plant his flag as a professional on the rise. Entrenched in the urban music scene for more than half a decade, Bizz launched Crack House Radio in 2004. Over the next four years, the online radio show would evolve into a major outlet for Canadian music and hip hop culture in general. Over that time, Bizz interviewed countless artists and professionals including Belly, Bishop, Drake, Classified, Guru, Joell Ortiz, author and gang specialist Michael Chettleburg, Brent (owner of Just Ent) & many others. In 2007, Bizz joined Urbanology Magazine as a staff writer and would go on to contribute dozens of articles over the next three years including a cover story on Classified in 2009. 2007 also saw the launch of Bizz' line of t-shirts reading "Hip Hop Ain't Dead It Lives In The North." Since then, he's toured with Peter Jackson, Busta Rhymes, DJ Dames Nellas, Bishop, Slaughterhouse & Pharoahe Monch and secured a strong following with his column on Cityonmyback.com called "The Fine Print."

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