Fuck Harvey Levin and anybody that loves his celebrity news website. First you prematurely pronounce the impending death of Lil Wayne (Weezy Forgives. We Don't.) and then you try to link the horrific actions of one of the Boston Marathon culprits to our culture? "DEAD BOMBING SUSPECT: HEAVY INTO HIP HOP" You don't say? It's 2013 and most kids are into rap music. We've been penetrated pop culture, you cock suckers. "What's interesting... hip-hop lyrics are notoriously violent and often degrading to women." So our music is at fault in this tragedy? Let's be clear the only bombs my culture cosigns is DJ Funkmaster Flex's sound effects. Thirty Mile Zone is prone to post anything to get traffic. Fuck dude and his coffee cup. Get you a Rap Radar cup and drink with us in the winner's circle.
You Played Yourself
Oh Miguel. Leg droppin your fans? You ain't Hulk Hogan and that wasn't part of the program. That's no way to treat the adoring ladies, brother.
Things got a lil’ heated during B.o.B’s visit to Hot 97. Before getting into his interview, B.o.B’s management debated Ebro and Rosenberg on the lack of airplay and cross over appeal. Meanwhile on Flex‘s show, he showcased his flow over B.I.G.’s classic, “Dead Wrong”.
Monday, May 06 2013 11:45 AM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Blog, True Story
It’s been one helluva weekend for Hot 97′s Mister Cee. But this morning, he cracked the mic with boss Ebro and co-workers Cipha Sounds, Peter Rosenberg and Kay Foxx to clear the air. He insists that he isn’t gay and explains why he solicits prostitutes.
At the end of the interview, he threw a few shots at Power 105.1′s Charlamagne Tha God. Earlier this morning, Charlamagne crowned him Donkey Of The Day.
Friday, December 14 2012 8:38 AM EST | Posted by: Big Homie | Posted in: Blog, True Story
Following B.Dot’s battle with Hot 97 that sparked last week, the radio station’s program director Ebro Darden, was interviewed by Combat Jack‘s show. #OccupyHot97
The Major Leagues vs the Minor Leagues. Program Director of New York’s famed radio station Hot 97 Ebro Darden comes on the Combat Jack Show after a heated Twitter exchange with CJ to discuss the current state of radio, wtf is up with its playlist, why certain records don’t get air play during primetime, why records by Trinidad James get love over New York City artists, what’s really going on with Hip Hop culture and an apology to Sean Price. #OccupyHot97 indeed.
Tuesday, December 11 2012 11:56 AM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Blog, True Story
Rosenberg:1. First off let’s be clear, this conversation was started by and has been fueled by bloggers who more than anything want to be on this radio station, alright? And that’s fine, so did I. 2. But I worked my way through the minor leagues for years to get to have this “dreaded Sunday night timeslot”, as it was referred to by my man B.Dot 3. And real quick, a lot of these bloggers talking trash about commercials we play and there’s no politics, I go to RapRadar.com, I see the MMG ads. I see the Def Jam ads and I see you blogging about MMG and Def Jam, so let’s not get too high on your high horse about commercials and things of that nature.
W’ssup niggas? Time to separate fact from fiction.
1. I’ve never submitted an air check nor asked for a time slot on Hot 97. So that’s bologna. Anytime I’ve cracked the mic, programmers or hosts have asked me to.
2. We’ve all worked our way through the proverbial “minor league”. Eight years ago, I started out at as an unpaid intern at Don Diva. Tiff and Kev what up! You and I both know, Real Late is on a dreaded time slot. Sundays suck. To be technical, the show is actually on Monday morning. By 12 A.M. most folks are sleeping or preparing for work. So really, who are you really playing music for?
3. During this entire exchange, I never mentioned commercials. Yes, they’re ads plastered on this website from record labels, but what’s your point? Those same record labels submit music and are also critiqued: good or bad. The difference is that record labels pay radio stations to play the music. Since payola is an illegal practice, programmers have found alternate ways to justify airplay.
But we’re getting off topic. The problem with urban radio (specifically in New York) is that most of the Radio DJs aren’t doing their jobs and programmers are allowing it. Say what you want about how important blogs are, but at the end of the day, the DJ is the sole controller and A&R of the streets. When you’re two stepping in the nightclub or riding around and getting it, your favorite website isn’t at the helm—it’s the DJ. And in New York, the Radio DJs control the nightclubs.
If you’re visiting this website, chances are you’re a hip-hop nerd. Myself included. The casual hip-hop/rap fan is exposed to new music via terrestrial radio. They’re not scouring the ‘net for the latest underground sensation. DJs need to close their wallets, roll up their sleeves, and consistently play good music for their audience.
MTV’s Rob Markman said it best, “There just needs to be more balance on both sides. Underground heads need to stop making records like it’s 1994 and radio has got to show more underground love.”
Sunday, December 09 2012 9:12 PM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Blog, True Story
Days after Hot 97′s Program Director Ebro Darden drafted Sean Price into hip-hop’s minor leagues, P responded to the dismissal via his Twitter account. Read below. Cop Mic Tysonhere.
@Rosenbergradio yo!!! Ok ok ok I just saw that clip with Ebro talking his shit its cool but if u mean I’m minor league because I’m not being played on on his [statation]. know what It was disrespectful @Rosenbergradio see what I was talking bout and now you turned into one of em FAM I’m done no more TALK.
Red and meth don’t get radio play are they minor leaguers? Memphis Bleek don’t get radio play is he a minor leaguer. Yeah that shit was disrespectful Fuck it they got that I’m done with it God bless em.
Fuck it man I got a song or 2 in rotation on shade 45 I appreciate that and I appreciate Ebro 2 at least he’s honest even tho it was a dis.
Friday, December 07 2012 3:57 PM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Blog, True Story
I’ve had it up to here with New York City radio. After hearing the same three songs in less than an hour on Hot 97, I tweeted ”A NYC radio DJ could incorporate at LEAST 5 local records into their daily mix. But they don’t. Kinda sad. Yo @oldmanebro, change must come!”
@oldmanebro is Ebro Darden. He’s an Oakland native and Program Director of Hot 97. PDs are the boss of a radio station. Ebro responded to my tweet and a debate ensued including Hot 97 personalities Peter Rosenberg and Tat Wza.
Peter Rosenberg: What’s up with Hot 97 supporting good local underground hip-hop?
Ebro: Oh so, he wants Flatbush Zombies? Sean Price? Oh that’s what he wants? He wants Denzil Porter? Joey Bada$$? We support those records, but those are for the minor leagues right now, they still on the come up. We put them on Rosenberg’s Real Late show until they make it to prime time…