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Rappers Warren G, Hopsin and more join Wiz Khalifa for Fresno Summer Jam

Rapper Warren G will perform at the Fresno Summer Jam, alongside Wiz Khalifa, Hopsin and more.
Rapper Warren G will perform at the Fresno Summer Jam, alongside Wiz Khalifa, Hopsin and more.

Diamond Productions Live, the Los Angeles company behind that recent sell-out concert with Tech N9ne and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, has been teasing a big summer concert announcement.

The show, dubbed the Fresno Summer Jam 2017, happens July 8 at Selland Arena and will be headlined by rapper Wiz Khalifa, with opening slots from Warren G, Hopsin, O.T. Genasis and Luniz. Tickets for the show are $24.50-$59.50 and on sale now online at ticketmaster, on the phone at 800-745-3000 or at the arena box office.

This is the summer version of the company’s annual Holiday Jam concert.

Khalifa, who played the Holiday Jam along with T-Pain in 2014, is known for creating stoner anthems. He did it with a remix of Chainsmokers' “Closer” and the Sah Babii tune “Pull Up Wit Ah Stick,” which he renamed “Pull Up With a Zip.” Last month he released his own game app. It’s called “Weed Farm.” The rapper is a pop-culture powerhouse (he had a contentious marriage to model Amber Rose) who had a song in the seventh Fast and the Furious film that was No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for three months.

Warren G started with the same hip-hop crew that spawned Snoop Dogg and earned his place in West Coast hip hop with 1994 album “Regulate...G Funk Era.” Luniz came out of the ’90s Bay Area’s hip hop scene. Some will remember the track “I Got 5 on It,” which was later remixed with Oakland rapper E-40 and others. Hopsin was signed to Ruthless Records in the mid 2000s before starting his own independent label. O.T. Genasis was signed to 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records before getting a cosign from Busta Rhymes, who tapped Genasis for his Conglomerate Entertainment label, which released the 2015 song “CoCo.”

Joshua Tehee: 559-441-6479, @joshuatehee