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The Hip-Pop Switch: Radio & Industry Experts Discuss Shift on the Airwaves
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. While hip-hop and R&B have been known to share top billings on the charts, as of late, dance and pop-centric songs from R&B crooners and rappers have ta
Lil Wayne, Dipset to Headline Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2011
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. Birdman, Drake and other members of Lil Wayne's Young Money team will also take the stage, in addition to Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Waka Flocka Flame, Fabol
Funkmaster Flex Defends Mister Cee’s Reputation
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 name and firing back at critics appears to be a fake... R
Mister Cee Arrested for Lewd Sexual Conduct, NYPD Confirms
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 lewd sexual conduct last week following an incident where NYPD officers happened upon the 44-year-old receiving fellatio from another man inside a parked vehicle...
Hot 97 Suspends DJ Cipha Sounds for Haitian Comment
Hot 97 Suspends DJ Cipha Sounds for Haitian Comment
On-air personality DJ Cipha Sounds has been suspended from his post at New York City's Hot 97 radio station after making a controversial comment earlier this week, which triggered members of the Haitian community to boycott the station. Cipha, who co-hosts the station's morning show alongside hip-hop personality Peter Rosenberg, outraged Haitian listeners after making the joke, "The reason I'
Lil Wayne Gives First In-Jail Interview to Funkmaster Flex
Lil Wayne Gives First In-Jail Interview to Funkmaster Flex
It's no surprise Lil Wayne has been communicating to the outside world while serving his one-year jail bid in Rikers Island, spitting verses and chatting with friend and signee Drake via phone. Yet last night's call was special, being that Young Money's head honcho punched in the numbers to Hot 97's studio in New York City to speak for his first in-jail interview with Funkmaster Flex during the ra
Ludacris, DJ Khaled Tear Down Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2010
Ludacris, DJ Khaled Tear Down Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2010
New York City radio station Hot 97 held its annual Summer Jam festival last night at New Jersey's Meadowlands stadium, making for one of the most star-studded events of the year. Headlined by Usher, the concert, hosted by radio personalities including Angie Martinez, Miss Info, Peter Rosenberg and more, featured performances from the urban music elite -- Ludacris, DJ Khaled, Trey Songz, Drake, Fab

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