Video: VH1 Presents “This Is Hot 97″
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.
On March 24th, the voices of Hot 97 (whose faces you’ll now become much more familiar with) gathered to screen the first episode of the VH1-presented series “This Is Hot 97″ at Gotham Comedy Club in NYC. As part of the festivities, the cast – namely Angie Martinez, Cipha Sounds, Laura Stylez, Peter Rosenberg, Funk Master Flex and “Old Man” Ebro” – sat down for a Q&A conducted by Miss Info, during which Ebro asserted that we should not be expecting drama from this series, rather it’s all about positive vibes and getting to know the Hot 97 family. Touche.
We can officially begin taking our inside look into the hallways of Hot 97 on March 31st at 10:30PM ET/PT on VH1. In the interim, you can stream the first episode below, and as a bonus, check the footage from the show’s premiere after the break.
This Is Hot 97