Myself and Laura Stylez have teamed up for a Hot97.com exclusive series, Playin’ Games. Each week, we will team up with different artists and influencers, and have some fun in the studio playing games like Taboo, Pictionary and more!
In our debut episode, we welcome Sacramento-based rapper Mozzy and OVO Sound producer Mike Zombie for a round of Taboo. Find out which team won below!
Machine Gun Kelly was in NYC for a sold-out show on his Alpha Omega tour, so he stopped by Ebro In The Morning to discuss his new song, “Bad Things.” The track is his first-ever Top 40 record (“Wild Boy” only hit #89 believe it or not!,) and it features Fifth Harmony‘s Camila Cabello.
During the chat with Rosenberg and myself, MGK discussed how LeBron James breathed life into Cleveland, why he turned down a movie role over the N-word, being welcomed by the Zoo Gang while filming a video in Paterson and more!
Tune into the interview below. “Bad Things” is available now on iTunes.
Yesterday morning, an energetic Travi$ Scott took over Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning to discuss his new album, Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight (which is on pace for a number one debut.)
I must say, I haven’t seen Trav this talkative in quite some time! During the interview, he discussed why he made such an intricate album title, his creative process for the music, watching Jay Z record, why he idolizes Kid Cudi, writing for other artists and more.
Check out the full interview below. (P.S. No, I was not hungover! I was wearing sunglasses because I had a migraine and you know how light affects that! LOL.)
On this day 15 years ago, we lost Aaliyah and members of her team in a plane crash when she was leaving an island after filming the video for “Rock The Boat.” Just days before, she had visited Hot 97 and was so excited as she spoke to Angie Martinez about the things she has on the way – including shooting the video that would ultimately be the reason she’s no longer here with us. So sad!
We miss you, Babygirl. Listen to the interview below.
Kanye West wrote quite the riveting poem about McDonald’s for Frank Ocean‘s Boys Don’t Cry magazine. It was certainly one of the highlights of the publication, and has become one of the most talked about pieces on social media.
While visiting Megan Ryte yesterday, rapper Joey Bada$$ decided to throw some sauce on the poem, and read it aloud for the Hot 97 viewers. Watch out his hilarious performance below. Shakespearean.
Checkers, not chess.
Drake made quite the moment on stage last night in Detroit, bringing out the city’s hometown hero, Eminem, to perform their 2009 song, “Forever.” While this is a moment in and of itself, the impact it had was that much more, considering the rumors that circulated last week about the pair having beef because of Eminem‘s close affiliation to Joe Budden. (The rumor was started when Hot 97‘s Ebro referenced a convo with Drake where he joked about the possibility of a diss from Em on Joe‘s behalf, and listeners thought he was saying it was a serious conversation.)
“SHARED THE STAGE WITH THE GOAT FOR DETROIT,” Drake wrote afterward. “DONE THE HYPE.” As for Em, his caption sparked some controversy, as uninformed people thought he was taking a shot at Joe (who’s signed to Shady Records with his group, Slaughterhouse,) not realizing he was referencing their location at the Joe Louis Arena:
Last night, Drake closed out his four-night NYC run of his Summer Sixteen Tour at Madison Square Garden. Along with special guests like Fat Joe and Remy Ma, J. Cole, Dipset (minus Jim Jones) and T.I., Drake also had some more words for Hot97.
Calling his show the “real Summer Jam,” Drizzy questioned: