Multi-platinum recording artist Busta Rhymes has gathered up some influential acquaintances and joined forces with Hot 97/New York to present Busta Rhymes & Friends: Hot for the Holidays concert. The big show will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on December 5 and feature performances from a bunch of Busta’s pals, like Sean “Diddy” Combs a.k.a. Puff Daddy, Mary J. Blige, Lil Wayne, Sean Paul, French Montana and many more TBA. “My friends and I will definitely make this a night to remember!” said an excited Rhymes. “Everyone that will perform with me on that stage is someone that I have a collaborated with and are my close friends; we are ready to shut it down! I can show you better than I can tell you; everyone will see how powerful this movement is going to be.”
Deon Levingston, VP/GM of Emmis NY explained the origin of the event, commenting, “Last year, Hot 97 and our sister station, WBLS, came together to host Christmas in Brooklyn, which quickly became the event of the holiday season. The event became so big we knew we had to expand for 2015. With WBLS set to host Christmas in the City on December 18 for our core R&B audience, Hot 97 is excited to team up with Busta Rhymes for Hot for the Holidays, the only concert available during the season that celebrates Hip Hop. Busta is a legend in this game, and has worked with such a long list of amazing talent, you know he’s going to have some holiday ‘gifts’ ready to surprise the fans with. Hot 97 will have some gifts of our own: be sure to tune in to win tickets to the hottest concert of the holidays!” Tickets for Busta Rhymes & Friends: Hot for the Holidays start at $59.75 and go on sale today at 10am at Ticketmaster.com and tomorrow at the Prudential Center box office.