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[WATCH] ‘Ebro In The Morning’ Addresses Paddy Duke Situation at Hot 97

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This morning, Ebro Darden discussed HBO’s Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn, as well as one of Hot 97’s former employees, Paddy Duke, and his involvement in the tragic killing of 16-year-old Yusuf Hawkins in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn in 1989 as shown in the documentary. As reported yesterday, a statement was released over the weekend announcing that […]

Hot 97 Fires Paddy Duke for His Part in 1989 Yusuf Hawkins Killing

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According to several confirmed reports, New York-based radio station Hot 97 has terminated one of its longtime employees after it was revealed that he played a role in the death of 16-year-old Yusuf Hawkins in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Pasquale Raucci, who is better known on the airwaves as “Paddy Duke,” was fired from Hot 97 after […]

Angie Martinez to be Inducted to Radio Hall of Fame

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“The Voice of New York” is on her way to being solidified amongst the greats of radio. Angie Martinez will be inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame this year after owning the hip-hop airwaves for decades. The former Hot 97 Radio Personality became a giant in the industry giving fans years of memorable interviews […]

Funkmaster Flex Lists His Top 50 Living MCs List

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With all the talk going on about a top 50 rappers list, legendary Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex through his hat in the ring posting his top 50 on Instagram Monday morning. Flex based his list on skill level, bars, body of work and impact. Jay-Z earned the number 1 spot on Flex’s list, followed […]

Ebro Denies TMZ Reports of Hot 97 Banning 6ix9ine’s Music

6ix9ine is showing respect to fallen rapper Pop Smoke. The words come after he was called out on Instagram By The Game about being around.

Earlier today, TMZ reported that Hot 97 plans to ban Tekashi 6ix9ine’s music when he gets out of prison. Ebro addressed the report earlier this morning on the Ebro In The Morning radio show, saying he would never talk to anyone from TMZ. He name-dropped a number of the station’s DJs that played Tekashi 6ix9ine’s music, […]

Kevin Durant Lists His Top Five Favorite Rappers on Hot 97

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Kevin Durant joined Hot 97 on Tuesday and gave the Ebro in the Morning team his top five rappers list. Now located in the heart of Hip-Hop culture, Ebro felt it necessary for KD to dig into the heart of the culture during their conversation. “Drake… I mean you got to go with the three […]

Emmy-Nominated Jharrel Jerome Spits Bars On The Hot 97’s Morning Show

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Emmy-nominated actor Jharrel Jerome has had an awesome year garnering accolades worldwide for his performance in Ava’s Duvernay, When They See Us. During his new interview with Hot 97’s Morning Show, the Dominican, Bronx-Born actor reveals his first true love…hip hop! After sharing his journey in this candid interview, he reveals how he went from […]

DJ Khaled, Kevin Liles, TT Torrez and Hennessy Celebrates Women

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DJ Khaled and Kevin Liles helped Hot 97’s Music Director and Multimedia Personality TT Torrez celebrate women at her 2019 #GoGetHer Dinner Series, sponsored by Hennessy on Wednesday, August 28th at STK in NYC. Torrez honored Thea Mitchem, Executive Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia, LaTrice Burnette (General Manager and Executive Vice President of Island […]

Dame Dash Calls For Hot 97 To Fire Funk Flex

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Damn wants Funk Flex gone from Hot 97, Period. The former Roc-A-Fella executive has gone on record to call out those who have profited from the culture, without giving back to it. In his most recent interview with Hip-Hop motivator, Dame Dash sticks to his rhetoric when he calls Lyor Cohen a “culture vulture.” Cohen […]

Fatman Scoop Makes Surprise Guest Appearance at ‘Hot 4 the Holidays’

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Hot 97’s Hot 4 the Holidays concert went down Thursday night and it was lit lit. The sold-out concert was filled with Hip-Hop lovers from all over the tri-state area. Tory Lanez, Trey Songz, Gunna, Lil Baby, and Flipp Dinero all blessed the stage as planned. But the best part of the concert was DJ […]

Lil Baby Thinks It’s ‘Great’ People Compare Him & Gunna to Outkast

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Lil Baby and Gunna have built quite a bond, and are often compared to other notable rap duos. Speaking with Hot 97’s Nessa, she said the “Drip Too Hard” pair gives her “Outkast vibes.” She compared their individuality and chemistry to Big Boi’s and Andre 3000’s during their prime. “That’s a great title,” Baby responded. “I […]