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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

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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, […]

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 […]

50 Cent Threatens Ebro: ‘He Will Be Punched In the Face Shortly’

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50 Cent is notorious for operating in uncomfortable situations. He works well with tension. Social media’s favorite troll uses the provocative content that entices people to tune in. Recently, Instagram took down a post of his that was deemed inappropriate. The Power television producer was not too pleased about the removal of his post. “Follw […]

15 Jewels On Hip-Hop & Politics From Street Soldier’s Lisa Evers, Basil Smikle, Dupre ‘Doitall’ Kelly and L. Londell McMillan

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This week, Hot97 and Fox News’ Lisa Evers sat down with a heavy hitting panel of cultural influencers to talk about Hip-Hop and Politics and if they culture has the power to elect the next president. Her panelists included Basil Smikle (Former Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Party and Distinguished Lecturer of Politics […]