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What a special year it has been here at Hot 97! From controversy to special moments, it’s safe to say we had everything that could possibly happen in this building. From being in the middle of a rap beef, to Remy Ma’s special ladies first set on Summer Jam, to our special...
2017 was a big year for some of the most established artists in hip hop as well as a good year for a brand new crop of artists who have created a buzz with the youth, and helped extend another subgenre in rap. Some of the biggest moments in hip hop this year came from the women...
Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Black Santa/BIG3- Former NBA All-Star Baron Davis founded The Black Santa Company in 2016 with the hopes of harnessing the end-of-year joy by celebrating cultural diversity through music, a space where positivity is often overshadowed. “...
Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Vh1 Joe Budden confirms via a series of tweets that he will not be returning to Complex’s YouTube series, Everyday Struggle . People have taken their frustration to Twitter and Instagram showing support for Budden, but why? Controversy and a...
Election Day 2016 is the day the Earth stood still. Families cried and friends drank their sorrows away as the GOP celebrated an incredulous victory with Donald Trump becoming the United States' new president elect. While No. 45 was known for his outlandish commentary and...
Photo credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images New York City native, Michael Che, joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2013. Five years later he has been announced as a head writer for the show. Che is the first black comedian to earn this honor, but what does Che’s...
Photo Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images When we think about Eminem we always talk about his superior ability to create stories that speak on behalf of those who often lack a voice. However, what happens when the subject of his stories is beyond his frame of reference? What...
Photo Credit: Getty Images The past 365 days have made for one hell of a year. From an unbelievable (literally) swear-in ceremony during this inauguration to the revolution of the woman’s clap back for equal rights across the board, we’ve seen quite a bit. But a lot has happened...
Sunday night a video went viral and we were introduced to Tennessee middle school student Keaton Jones. The clip shows a teary-eyed Jones passionately pleading for bullies to leave him alone. He even finds time to offer advice to other bully victims. “People that are different...

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