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Nas, Karlie Hustle: Countdown to ‘Life Is Good’ Album — Day 4

On day four of our Nas Life Is Good countdown, The BoomBox speaks with Karlie Hustle, music director of New York City radio station Hot 97. In addition to being the station's assistant program director, Hustle is clear on what it takes to get radio spins. As a staunch hip-hop

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Hot 97 Summer Jam 2012 Lineup Announced: Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy to Headline

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Hot 97 has announced its official Summer Jam 2012 lineup, which might be the most diverse in recent memory.

The event, which takes place at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday (June 3), boasts headliners Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross, as well as Young Jeezy, DJ Khaled, Trey Songz, Waka Flocka Flame, hometown heroes French Montana and Ma

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Notorious B.I.G., T’yanna Wallace: Rapper’s Daughter Speaks on His Legacy, Faith Evans & Lil’ Kim

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The Hip-Pop Switch: Radio & Industry Experts Discuss Shift on the Airwaves

There's no denying that music is changing. In the past, genres sat in separate boxes, but these days, musical boundaries are nonexistent. Never before has the word "crossover" been more popular or more prevalent in radio formats

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Ludacris the Subject of Justin Bieber’s New Freestyle

Controversy surrounding Justin Bieber's rap skills emerged last month after famed hip-hop producer DJ Premier revealed that the pop star wanted to take part in the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards cyphers

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Tyler, the Creator Wants to Punch Bruno Mars

Odd Future took their traveling promotional run in support of Tyler, The Creator's new sophomore album, 'Goblin,' to Hot 97's 'Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg' morning show today (May 13). During the lively and expletive-filled interview, Tyler answered questions about his beef with Atlanta rapper

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Lil Wayne, Dipset to Headline Hot 97′s Summer Jam 2011

New York City radio station Hot 97 has announced the preliminary lineup for its annual Summer Jam concert series with Lil Wayne and Harlem's Dipset crew -- Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey -- billed as headliners.

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Mister Cee Public Sex Rumor Confirmed by Police Report

Rumors that longtime New York DJ Mister Cee, real name Calvin Lebrun, was busted for public indecency last week have been largely unfounded until today (April 5). While his fellow Hot 97-associate Funkmaster Flex has been aggressive and staunch in Cee's defense, official police documents confirm that he was indeed exposed in a h

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Funkmaster Flex Defends Mister Cee’s Reputation

After news broke of New York City Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee's arrest for lewd sexual conduct with a reported male prostitute, the critics -- including rival radio station Power 105.1 -- have sounded off on the incident without restraint. But, while Twitter serves as a platform for its users to voice their opinions, a page created in Mister Cee's n

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Mister Cee Arrested for Lewd Sexual Conduct, NYPD Confirms

Legendary DJ Mister Cee has backed everyone from Notorious B.I.G. to Big Daddy Kane on the wheels of steel, but now he's in the spotlight on serious charges. The WQHT Hot 97 personality was arrested for

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