The “kinda, sorta famous” DJ and comedian, explained how he came up with the phenomenon to his audience at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC. Noticing the parallels between hip hop and improvised comedy – i.e. thinking quickly under pressure and freestyling off the top – Cipha infused the two to present his consistently sold-out show, featuring improvised scene work from his team A Tribe Called Yes, inspired by true stories from his weekly guests.
Ask anyone who grew up in NYC in the 90s and beyond, “What is Hot 97?” and chances are, they’ll instantly respond with “hip hop and R&B.” For a radio station to practically make its brand synonymous with the genres that it dutifully propagates is pretty profound; now, for that staple of a media outlet to have its internal operations televised is no surprise.
It’s full-through comedy once you enter the Juan Epstein set on Hot 97. Action Bronson visited Ciph, Rosenberg and K.Foxx. The four of them delivered nothing but great laughs and convos.
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Peter Rosenberg managed to grab a quick chat with Drake and Cipha Sounds as they were leaving the Hot 97 offices.
“Too many people wanna get me, but you know I do what I gotta do”
He had just finished an interview with Angie Martinez and released his new single “I Get Lonely Too” that morning.
Read the full Drake I Get Lonely Too Lyrics here.
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