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Recap: Hot 97’s NYC-Themed Summer Jam 2023 Gives It Up For The Ladies

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Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2023 rang off Sunday night with a classic New York themed concert to welcome the show to its newest venue UBS Arena in Queens. Visit for more information It was a breezy—but rain-less Sunday afternoon and the kickoff to Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2023 did not disappoint. With the history […]

Funkmaster Flex Apologizes to RZA for Hot 97’s Wu-Tang Clan Beef

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Several reports have confirmed that Funk Flex has issued a public apology to the RZA on behalf of Hot 97 for their longstanding beef with the Wu Tang Clan. Visit for more information Flex took to IG not long after being named the station Creative Program Director, posting a pic of him and The […]

DJ Drewski Vows to No Longer Support Diss Music From Drill Rappers

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With the rap industry losing young, talented artists in the game to gun violence, DJ Drewski is taking a step forward in a different direction in an effort to make a change. DJ Drewski, most known for his appearances on Hot 97 and Love and HipHop, stated that he will no longer support “diss/gang” music. […]

Hot 97’s DJ Drewski Says He Will No Longer Play Diss Music

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Hot 97’s DJ Drewski announced recently that he would no longer play gang, or diss, music during his sets. Visit for more information DJ Drewski made the announcement on his Instagram stories. “I’m not supporting no more diss/gang music!” he wrote. “If ya dissing each other in the songs, don’t even send it to me! […]

Joyner Lucas Feels Bad Following Karen Civil Controversy


Just recently, Karen Civil would find herself in almost every headline after multiple influencers came forward accusing the media mogul of bad business. The controversy surrounding Civil surfaced on the internet after Joyner Lucas sent out multiple tweets alleging that Civil stole $60K from him. Visit for more information “After you got the money […]

Fivio Foreign is Free From Jail and Eyeing Summer Jam

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Fivio Foreign is a recently free man. After being arrested in April on weapons possession, Fivio revealed that he is back out on Twitter. Visit for more information Following the announcement, he was eyeing a spot on Hot 97’s Summer Jam. “I need to be on Summer Jam,” he said on Instagram Live. “I […]

Saweetie, Dream Doll & More Performing At Hot 97’s Summer Jam

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Hot 97’s iconic music festival is back after a year-long hiatus. Known as the longest-running Hip Hop concert in the world, HOT 97 Summer Jam is set to return Sunday, August 22nd, at the MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey!  Visit for more information “HOT 97’s Summer Jam is back on August 22nd, as the […]

Saweetie Admits That She Suffered From PTSD Following Hot 97 Freestyle


Not every rapper can freestyle, and Saweetie admitted that she suffered from PTSD after she was put to the test by Ebro Darden, Peter Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez on Hot 97. Visit for more information The Icy Girl graced the cover of Cosmopolitan for their April issue and spoke candidly about the 2018 freestyle. […]

[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. Visit for more information As reported yesterday, a statement was released […]

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. Visit for more information Pasquale Raucci, who is better known on the airwaves as “Paddy Duke,” was […]

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. Visit for more information The former Hot 97 Radio Personality became a giant in the industry giving […]

Logic Slams Joe Budden, Says His Words ‘Make People Want To Kill Themselves’

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Throughout his podcasting career, Joe Budden has been very critical of Logic, from saying he is not black enough to celebrating Logic’s retirement and calling him one of the worst rappers ever to pick up a mic. Visit for more information In a recent interview with Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg, the No Pressure rapper […]

Hot 97 Invite’s MC’s to Submit Their Best 24 Bars in the #ShookOnesChallenge w/ Mobb Deep + Loaded Lux

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Emcee’s around the world are competing for the “top crown” again this year, sending in their hardest 16’s for consideration by rap legends and a live audience.  Visit for more information The competition began on April 17th and stopped taking submissions on April 21st. During the contest entry period, participants were asked to upload […]

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. Visit for more information Jay-Z earned the number 1 […]

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

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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, […]