(Audio) Is This Proof Jay Z Is Buying Hot 97!?!


Jay Z Is Buying Hot 97?!?! HA HA HA, Jay Z of course has enough Bread to Purchase a Company, but in all reality will he spend half of his bread, that he worked hard for to get, to buy a Radio Station that he really doesn’t know how to operate a Radio Station, which means he will have to completely staff it with experienced people, which is more OPERATING cost….Does HOV really want to get into this venture, just to fire Funk Flighty?!? I know, y’all think so…

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Congrats! Karlie Hustle Named Director of Brand Relations At 9th Wonder’s Jamla Records

Karlie Hustle

Hot 97’s former Music Director Karlie Hustle resigned from her position in August to explore new territories, and it looks like she’s found a good fit! The Hustle bowtie creator has been named Director of Brand Relations for 9th Wonder’s label, Jamla Records.

“For years, I have championed independent artists under the confines of various corporate infrastructures,” Karlie said in a statement. “It was tough, but I celebrated a few good wins. One of those wins became a relationship with 9th and Rapsody that has now led me to this new position. I’m so excited to be hands-on with an independent label like Jamla Records. I now get to be an even more integral part of the successes of artists that I am already such a huge fan of. Our goals to contribute to the culture in a meaningful way are so aligned, that it didn’t much surprise me when 9th called me at the top of the year with this opportunity. Thank you to 9th Wonder and the Jamla Records team. I am humbled to be a part of such an important movement in the current Hip Hop climate.”

Congrats and we wish you the best of luck!

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(Audio) Hannibal Buress Parodies Funk Flex Rant Against Jay Z


Hannibal Buress Parodies Funk Flex Rant Against Jay Z
Thursday night, Funkmaster Flex went on Hot 97 to air out some ill feelings about Jay Z and specifically HOV’s site “Life + Times.” Flex repeatedly called the site “trash,” and said that they stole ideas from him during an interview. Over 100 bumbs were dropped (That has to be a 2015 record). Although some found it very serious , Hannibal Buress decided to poke fun at it by making a parody skit on what happened. CLICK READ MORE TO CHECK IT OUT !

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Hot 97 Adds Girl Code Star Ness Nitty To On-Air Team

Ness Nitty x Hot 97

Girl Code star and radio personality Ness Nitty is joining New York radio station Hot 97 as their new 3-7pm on-air personality, alongside DJ Enuff. The show’s former host, Cipha Sounds, will remain with the station, “transitioning into other on-air responsibilities.”

Nessa comes by way of the Bay Area, where she held down the on-air nighttime position at WiLd 94.9 since 2010.

“We are thrilled to welcome Nessa to the Hot 97 family, and can’t wait to have her hit the airwaves in New York!” Hot 97’s General Manager Deon Levingston said in a statement. “Her energetic personality and upbeat nature will be a refreshing transformation in the biggest radio market in the country.”

“Working for Hot 97 is a dream come true!” Nessa said. “I want to thank Jimmy Steal, Rick Cummings and Deon for this amazing opportunity, as well as my mentor, Cat Collins. New York, let’s go!”

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(Video) Which Rapper/Singer Will We Definitely NOT See Jordin Sparks Move On With?

Jordin Sparks x Hot 97

Jordin Sparks made her way to Ebro In The Morning on Hot 97 yesterday with Ebro, Laura Stylez and Peter Rosenberg, and had a few choice words for the ladies’ favorite rapper/singer when asked if she’d move on from Jason Derulo to him.

So Lira Galore, fear not – Jordin does NOT want your boo Drake!

“I’m probably the only girl in the world that’s not… I just don’t…” Jordin said in response to Drizzy. “You’re not turned on by Drake? He doesn’t do it for you,” Rosenberg replied. “No.”

Let’s hope he doesn’t throw a little sub her way on Twitter now! Ha! Check out the full clip below.

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(Video) Big K.R.I.T. Reveals His Top 5 Rapper List On Ebro In The Morning


Southern rapper Big K.R.I.T. stopped by the Hot 97 studios to chop it up with Ebro in the Morning. He spoke out about the controversial “King of the South” title, his recently released album entitled Cadillactica, the challenges he faces as a Southern rapper without a popular radio hit, and so on. He also reveals that his top 5 rapper list consists of Bun B, Scarface, Tupac, Andre 3000 and 8Ball & MJG. Get into the full interview with Krit below and make sure to cop Cadillactica now on iTunes.

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(Video) Rae Sremmurd Talk New Album & More With Peter Rosenberg

Rae Sremmurd

The Rae Sremmurd duo had quite the year in 2014 with the success of their singles “No Type” and “No Flex Zone,” and now it’s culminated in this week’s release of their debut album, SremmLife. Stopping by Hot 97 on the eve of its release, Mike WiLL Made It’s proteges chopped it up with Peter Rosenberg about the project, recent success, the girls, fame and more.

Check out Rae Sremmurd’s interview with Peter Rosenberg below! SremmLife on iTunes now.

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(Video) Honey Cocaine Plays A Hilarious Game Of Taboo

Honey Cocaine x Taboo

Toronto-bred raptress Honey Cocaine made her rounds at Hot 97 a few weeks back, promoting her latest mixtape Like A Drug, and its 2 singles, “Gwola” featuring Kid Ink and Maino, and “None Of My Business” with Kirko Bangz and Constantine.

Following her dope interview with Jen From BK for Jen’s “Ladies First” segment, I wanted to switch it up from the traditional Q&A format, so what did we do? We played a round of Taboo, of course!

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(Video) Macklemore Talks White Rappers In Hip-Hop, Racism, Iggy x Azealia Banks Beef & More On Hot 97


Grammy award winning artist Macklemore passed by 395 Hudson Street to chop it up with Ebro and Rosenberg on Hot 97’s The Morning Show for over an hour. The “Thrift Shop” rapper touched on the place a white rapper has in Hip-Hop, racism, the Michael Brown and Eric Garner situation, protests, police brutality due to race, YG not being nominated for next year’s GRAMMYS Album of the Year category for My Krazy Life, the Iggy Azalea vs. Azealia Banks beef, Kendrick Lamar’s Instagram post to him about winning the awards and much, much more. Hit the jump and get into the full lengthy interview. This is a deep one!

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#DJFunkFlexApp LISTEN: Kool DJ Red Alert, DJ Chuck Chillout & Funk Flex Christmas Eve 14′ Oldschool Mix


Lit Digital DJs Funk Flex, Kool DJ Red Alert & DJ Chuck Chillout continue the tradition by going down memory lane getting on all the classics for Christmas Eve on Hot 97. Check out mixes after the jump.

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