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Hip Hop Weekend 05
Lil' Jon poolside
The biggest coming together of hip hop heads in the world and 1Xtra's the only station all over things. Read all about it...
What is the Power Summit?

Imagine living the hip hop lifestyle on a private resort – brandy, diamonds, video girls, cigars, luxury cars, palm trees, hip hop blasting from every speaker. Next ones mingle with old skool legends, industry heads, journalists, MTV cameras and the biggest stars in hip hop.

Live showcases and album playbacks – you wanna check Snoop & Pharrell performing live but it's clashing with the first ever play back of Game’s new joint by the pool.

But the ‘Power Summit’ is not just an excuse to party…

Its the breeding ground for next year’s success stories. The biggest event in the hip hop calendar. Deals are inked, tracks are broken and superstars are made.

Last year the stars of the summit were Lil Jon, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Swizz Beatz and The Alchemist, all pushing new material. Fast forward to 2005 - it's no coincidence that these are artists setting the industry on fire…

The Power Summit started in 1998 as a way for DJs to meet and network and for artists to salute the contribution the mixshow DJs make.

The first Power Summit was held in Miami. It moved to Puerto Rico in 2002. This year the hip hop massive are hitting the Bahamas and 1Xtra are the only station in the world that will be all over the festival, bringing you live performances, interviews and daily updates from DJ Semtex.

1Xtra at Power Summit 05

If you wanna hear what hip hop will sound like in 2006, don't miss this!

  • Friday & Saturday Night Mixtapes live from Bahamas. Huge guests, sick freestyles and exclusive tracks months before you hear them anywhere else.

  • Def Jam Live Session ft Kanye West, Redman, Method Man, NORE, Juelz Santana and Ghostface.
    Check the pictures
  • 50k Rap Battle featuring 4 MCs battling for supremacy (last years winner was Jin)
  • Cream of the Crop Live with Busta Rhymes, Common, The Game, Q-Tip, Mike Jones, David Banner, Slim Thug and T.I.

    1Xtra Hip Hop Weekend – Representing Hip Hop to The Fullest…

    Check pictures from this year's summit.

    Hip Hop Weekend 05

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