(Photos) Hot 97 Summer Jam 2017

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REVOLT flew me out to my old digs to cover Summer Jam, and it was so nice to see my family again while getting paid at the same damn time! LOL! The only pic I asked for that night was with Juelz, because, ya know – DIP SET FOREVER.

I also ran into Karolina Wong, the girl who got me into hip-hop back in middle school and basically changed my life. Haven’t seen her in over a decade so it was soooo dope to reunite!

Pics below.
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(Video) Machine Gun Kelly Talks Turning Down A Major Role, Being Welcomed By Zoo Gang + More On Ebro In The Morning

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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.
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(Photos + Video) Summer Jam 2015 Recap: Performances, Gossip + More!

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Yesterday marked the 23rd annual Summer Jam concert from Hot 97, and another epic night for the record books! I was frazzled for a majority of the show because I signed up to work, and was assigned to handle all things Fetty Wap and Ty Dolla $ign…which sounded fun in theory, but DAMN it was a lot of work! Needless to say, I missed about 90% of things that happened – and that includes all that drama outside. My mother actually was texting me in a panic making sure I was okay, and I had to ask her what she was talking about because we were calmly sitting around sharing “deez nuts” jokes backstage at the time. LOL! It’s a shame a few bad apples attempted to spoil the whole bunch, but they ultimately didn’t – as the show went on inside without incident, and for the tens of thousands that did get in, it was an amazing time!

SO much went on behind-the-scenes and on the stage, so I’ll start from the beginning at the Festival Stage.
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TBT: How Funk Flex’s “Funkmaster Flex Night” Drop Actually Came From David Letterman

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For those of you who have grown up listening to Funk Flex every night on Hot 97 – and even those who haven’t – the infamous “Funkmaster Flex Night” drop that plays at the start of the show is one you can recognize anywhere. What many don’t know, however, is that it’s not just any old drop – it’s actually a sound clip from a 1993 episode of Late Night With David Letterman! And the funnier part? It was actually kind of a diss from Letterman!

That fall, actress Rosie Perez was sitting on Letterman‘s couch, discussing how she’d directed Lisette Melendez‘s “Goody Goody” music video, and how she cast the male lead after spotting him at one of Flex‘s parties.
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(Video) Machine Gun Kelly Talks New Video, Amber Rose, Dealing With Fame + More On Ebro In The Morning

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Machine Gun Kelly is one of my favorite artists and has been a good friend of mine for years now, so it was double the blessing to make my Hot 97 interview debut with him on Ebro In The Morning today!

The Bad Boy rapper stopped by to discuss his new single and its powerful visual, “A Little More,” and of course he got into plenty of other topics with Ebro and I as well.
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(Video) Ty Dolla $ign Talks Summer Jam, Bad Tattoos + More On Ebro In The Morning

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Summer Jam 2015 artist Ty Dolla $ign stopped by Ebro In The Morning on Hot 97 today, and hinted at some of the surprises he has in store when he hits that stage at MetLife Stadium on June 7. (Tickets available here.)

During the chat, Ty also discussed his 50lb weight loss, bad tattoos, his forthcoming debut Free TC and TIDAL…before turning the interview into the Ty Dolla $ign Show and changing the topic to “p*$$y preservation.”

Check out the hilarious video below.
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