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.
Tijon pays homage to the late legend Christopher Wallace - among other notorious hip hop icons – as he flaunts his flow flawlessly over Biggie’s “The What”… all in the name of his beloved “eastside.“ The Mike O’Brien directed visuals capture the Jersey-bred emcee with his cohort of creatives partaking in whatever shenanigans they so choose – from egging a suit with an eviction notice, to blowing it down in the basement of the house from which they were just asked to leave.
Who said Jersey wasn’t gangsta?
Tijon’s “eastside” came to fruition when he was approached by Hot 97’s DJ Juanyto, who wanted him to lay something down for his Young New York mixtape. No doubt, he’s satisfied with the final product.
“eastside” too will live on Tijon’s forthcoming rats EP.
Check out the video after the jump.
Nip Hussle paid a visit to Hot 97 to chop it up with Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds for an interview. He spoke about his latest Crenshaw mixtape, selling for $100, Westcoast hip hop and much more.
Hot 97 managed to capture this awkward confrontation between Joe Budden and Consequence during their cast interviews for this season of Love & Hip Hop. With things heating up on the show, it may become harder for these artists to be interviewed about anything greater than petty reality tv drama.
Love & Hip Hop airs Mondays on VH1. Joe’s album No Love Lost is out today.
So we’ve all heard the news about a posthumous Aaliyah album that’s being executively produced by Drake and his producer 40. The fact that Drizzy never met the singer, let alone worked with her, has conjured up a lot of skepticism regarding why he’d be commanding the production to begin with. A couple minutes into Angie Martinez’s recent interview with Missy Elliot and Timbaland – who we know had an extremely close relationship with Aaliyah – Angie demanded from the two:
Give me the official Missy and Timbaland stance on this Aaliyah project.
From the sound of it, seems as if this whole thing might not even be going down at all, at least not to their knowledge. Check the dialogue above, and let us know your thoughts on the situation.
The legendary NYC venue SOBs recently welcomed Miss Angel Haze to the stage as the featured artist of Hot 97’s Who’s Next Live. The 21-year-old rapper, who inked a deal with Universal Republic/Island Records just a few weeks ago, tore up the stage and brought out a slew of supporters for the occasion. In the above footage, brought to us by HOT97, we see snippets of Angel running through some of her set from the evening along with interspersed clips of her being interviewed. She’s got such an interesting story and is so incredibly gifted. Get better acquainted with Quing Haze above, and make sure you download her Reservation EP ASAPtually here.
Last Thursday, Hot97’s Peter Rosenberg set-up a great event entitled, “Rosenberg’s Real Night Of Hip-Hop” at Best Buy Theater in NYC in honor of his 33rd birthday. He had performances by Nitty Scott, MC, Smoke DZA, Asher Roth, and all of Odd Future came into town. There were also appearances by Raekwon & Action Bronson. Check it out.
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What a mess. First Rosenberg criticizes Nicki on stage and Lil Wayne catches wind of it. Subsequently, Young Money cancels their Summer Jam appearances leaving Hot 97 hanging. Thankfully Nas came through. But like Hot 97 wasn’t already in enough trouble with Rosenberg’s comment, Funk MasterFlex also joined in and vowed to destroy Nicki Minaj’s career. A day later, Nicki called Flex and had him back peddling throughout the heated conversation. Since then, twitter and hip-hop blogs have been flooded with Summer Jam talk. Why did Nicki drop out? Why did Rosenberg say that? But my question is why Hot 97 didn’t resolve this issue and get Nicki on stage? True, the comment was ill-timed, and Nicki rightly felt like she was disrespected therefore she quit Summer Jam. Why didn’t this get taken care of behind the scenes? Hot 97 you’re killin’ me.
Funk Flex releases the footage of the MMG camp appearing on his Hot 97 radio show.
Meek Mill and Stalley dropped some hot bars with Wale and Rick Ross also in attendence.
Yea, I’m a Bieleber now. JB stops by Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg on Hot 97 to freestyle over Gang Starr’s “DWYCK”. Might even give this verse a hearse, HA!