Video: Audio Push – Beats 1 Freestyle

Friday, March 11th, 2016

During a recent interview with Ebro on his show on Apple’s Beats 1 Radio, Price and Oktane of Audio Push pulled out a never before heard Hit-Boy exclusive and went in over it with an on-air freestyle session. Crazy!

Previously: Audio Push – Inside The Vibe (EP)

Video: Raury Covers Kanye’s “Blood On The Leaves”

Monday, September 8th, 2014

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Raury stops by Hot 97 to introduce himself to Ebro, Rosenberg and Laura Stylez. At around 17:00 minutes in, he does an acoustic cover of Kanye’s “Blood On The Leaves” and adds a verse of his own.

Watch the video below.

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Live Stream: This Is Hot 97 After Hours

Monday, March 31st, 2014


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This Is Hot 97, the new reality show featuring your favorite personalities from the biggest radio station in Rap, just wrapped up its debut episode. Miss Info, Ebro, Peter Rosenberg and Mikey Fresh are currently holding a post-mortem on Ustream with special guest Maino, watch it above.

In case you missed it, you can watch the pilot episode in full here.

Watch a Trailer for VH1’s This is Hot 97

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

VH1 and Hot 97 today announced the March 31st premiere of This Is Hot 97, a new unscripted half-hour comedy series starring Ebro Darden, Angie Martinez, Cipha Sounds, Peter Rosenberg, Laura Stylez and my homegirl Miss Info. The series is being executive produced by Mona Scott Young of Love And Hip-Hop fame, but in Info’s words it’s best described as “The Office meets that classic ’80s sitcom WKRP In Cincinnati” so don’t expect it to be the typical gutter “reality” fare.

Audio: Hot 97 PD Ebro Darden on The Combat Jack Show

Friday, December 14th, 2012

The Internets came for Hot 97 program director Ebro Darden’s neck this week over the subject of airplay for underground and aspiring artists, particularly those from the station’s home market of New York City. Combat Jack invited him on to the show to defend his policy of relegating these lesser known artists to “Real Late with Rosenberg” and he accepted. I haven’t listened to this interview yet, but this is always an interesting debate and I can appreciate the arguments put forth by both sides.

I think on the one hand, people at major media outlets like to cast themselves in the role of the gatekeeper who’s co-sign must be earned before they will cover or play an artists music, and to a certain extent, this can be a good thing. Assuming these people have some taste in Rap music, in theory, this should mean that only the best music makes it to the airwaves, regardless of where the artist is signed or how much the label spent on advertising. As we all know, what works in theory doesn’t neccessarily work in practice and that’s clearly the case here.

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