Jon's a NYC native, a lover of the internet, a pop music peddler, and passionate follower of LGBT issues. His current list of vices include Angela Bassett, seltzer water, and sky lanterns. He currently lives in Harlem without a dog.
This week on 'This Is Hot 97,' we see some massive ass grabbing, a doll that curses and Peter Rosenberg is afraid a celebrity guest might knock him out. Let’s see what kind of trouble the Hot 97 gang get into this week.
The Bronx will forever be known as hip-hop's birthplace. When DJ Kool Herc began playing that boom bap at 1520 Sedgwick Ave., in 1973, he launched an unstoppable movement. Today, the genre is a global force in which rappers hail from every part of the world. In the case of rapper Ñengo Flow, all the way from Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
2014 is already shaping up to be another landmark year for super producer Pharrell Williams. An Oscar performance, release of his sophomore solo album, 'G I R L,' and the No. 1 hit song 'Happy' add to his standing list of endeavors and accomplishments -- and that's just in the first three months of the year. Now, Skateboard P has been named a coach for the upcoming seventh season of NBC's 'The Voice.'
Rita Ora is gearing up to release her sophomore album (really her U.S. debut) in the summer, but before the scorching heat comes to us, she releases the bubbly video for the love song 'I Will Never Let You Down,' produced and written by Calvin Harris.
Who is Miyah? Miyah is a 5-year-old Nicki Minaj fan who has gone through seven chemotherapy treatments after being diagnosed with Stage 3B Burkitt's lymphoma. Her wish? To meet the rapper and wear one of her famous pink wigs. The Queens, N.Y., native granted Miyah that wish over the weekend.
A new Michael Jackson album is on the way. Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid is teaming up with the late legendary singer's estate for a second posthumous compilation album, 'XSCAPE,' to be released this spring.
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