Producer/rapper Mike Zombie will release his next solo project, Humble Genius, on July 1. In promotion of the album, the New Jersey native stopped by Ebro In The Morning this week. Most people know Mike for his production, as he had his breakout moment producing Drake’s “Started From The Bottom” and was immediately signed to OVO Sound. He went on to produce more hits, including DJ Khaled’s “They Don’t Love You No More” with French Montana, Jay Z and Meek Mill, plus Remy Ma on the remix – her first verse after being released from prison! Now Mike is both producing and rapping, and speaks to Ebro In The Morning about balancing both, his relationship with OVO, my stellar taste in music 🙂 and more!
Jim Jones and Cam’Ron have had their ups and downs over the years – and they’re currently on a “down” period after their recent social media spat. While stopping by Ebro In The Morning to promote his new project The Kitchen, the Capo opened up about his issues with his longtime Dip Set brother:
“For the most part, me and Cam always had a strange relationship. Not in the beginning. In the beginning we were like two peas in a bucket. But, as time goes and you get money and you that young, and there’s so much power and there’s nobody over you telling you what y’all should be doing. How y’all should be moving. You tend to separate. Money makes you your own man.”
We all remember last July when DJ Funk Flex called Drake out on taking other rapper’s lyrics and making them his own. He then played three songs that alleged ghostwriter Quentin Miller rapper wrote and also rapped as a reference track.
We can’t Thank DigitalTrends.com, Keith Nelson Jr, PhotoRob, and Shawn for coming down to Hot97 and interview Flighty, and myself about what’s going on in the digital space from the hip hop perspective(or at least how we see it!)!!
Yesterday’s rain made for quite the nightmare at Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam concert, forcing them to cancel the Festival Village stage, cut multiple acts from the main stage (Kid Ink, Tinashe and Young Thug) and push back the 6pm start time to 8:30pm. Despite the initial setbacks, the show finally went on around 9pm, and fans loved the performances from Uncle Murda and Maino (with surprise guests 2 Milly), Bryson Tiller (with surprise guest Fabolous), G.O.O.D. Music featuring Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Travi$ Scott and Desiigner, and Terror Squad featuring Fat Joe, Remy Ma and Tony Sunshine (with surprise guests Ashanti and French Montana)…but then another setback occurred. Unfortunately, a fight broke out in the audience, causing the show to be placed on a security hold for at least 30 minutes while police got it under control. This caused the show to be pushed back further, and for those of you who don’t know – there are fines in the 6-figure range for going even ONE MINUTE over the curfew set by the venue. Hot 97 had already gotten clearance to go to 1:30AM (way past the usual 11pm curfew, and this was because the show had to start so late,) so they couldn’t push any further. Unfortunately, this meant more people had to be clipped.
The Lonely Island’s new film, Popstar, is in theaters tomorrow, June 3. This week, they stopped by Ebro In The Morning to promote the film, and ended up in a hilarious convo with Rosenberg about Bay Area music (as they’re from the Bay), Lil Yachty and much more. Check out the interview below!
Ya’ll been asking for this, and we’ve decided to make it happen!! Flex is known for having the best freestyle sessions in the game, and that hasn’t happened in a while because some of the popular rappers are not necessarily spitters… well we’re back at it and yes it’s all about the spitters!
Manolo Rose received a bit of backlash on social media last week, after the Brooklyn rapper RT’d a tweet that said that Troy Ave should have died when he got shot at the T.I. show in NYC. Despite their longstanding feud and many peoples’ disdain for Troy, most still felt this was way out of line. Eventually, Manolo clarified his comments briefly in an Instagram post, and now explains further in his new Ebro In The Morning interview.
“I laughed [at the tweet] because I was like, This is crazy. I retweeted it because it was crazy. Then people started saying I am wishing death on him. We’ve had our issues… but it’s over. We’ve never sat down or anything like that… I think sometimes those type of things get overrated.”
Manolo also speaks on his new project, Soul of a Rose, talks that BK bullsh*t and more!
Wale comes through Ebro In The Morning and chops it up with Ebro, Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez over his new album “Shine”, criticism, his infamous social media feuds + more.