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Jadakiss' Consignment mixtape just dropped and we can look forward to more material coming from him, The Lox and the G.O.O.D. Music team. Here, he talks about his upcoming projects with Kanye, working with Diddy, The Lox and Ma$e's return. On working with Kanye West: I think Ye...
In recent months, Rihanna, affectionately named RiRi by the public, has been making strides toward a more ratchet lifestyle. Big strides. Step one was the inception of the p*ssy pat. Step two was the willy bounce at the Grammies and what we thought was the last step was her...
Big Sean will be hitting the HOT 97 Summer Jam stage on June 3rd! Here, he sits down with Cipha Sounds, Rosenberg and K Foxx to dish on what it was like filming the "A$$" video with Nicki Minaj and the "I Don't Like" remix. There's been a bit of controversy surrounding the remix...
He was trending last week due to MMG's press conference where Rick Ross inducted him as the latest MMG recruit. Maybach O aka Omarion came to clarify the name change rumors and tells us what he'll be contributing to MMG. On how he linked up with MMG: "I saw him in North Carolina...
( Rolling Stone ) Adam Yauch, one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys , has died at the age of 47, Rolling Stone has learned. Yauch, also known as MCA, had been in treatment for cancer since 2009. The rapper was diagnosed in 2009 after discovering a tumor in...
Diddy was all over New York City yesterday knighting the newest members of the Ciroc Boys. First, he hit up the Maybach Music Group's press conference where he announced Rick Ross as an official Ciroc Boy. Then later in the night, he came by the HOT 97 studios during the...
He's Donald Glover by day and Childish Gambino by night. Here, the actor turned rapper visits the Funkmaster Flex show and as is customary, he drops a freestyle. Watch the video and tell us how he did.
B.o.B. is making rounds on his promo tour for his long awaited album "Strange Clouds". The sophomore project from the Georgia rapper hit shelves today. B.o.B. has visited the HOT 97 studios quite a few times before but he's never freestyled on the Funkmaster Flex Show. Funk Flex...
Laura Stylez got up close and personal with Roc Nation’s newest buzz, Rita Ora. The west London native is blazing a trail on blogs and radio stations around the globe. Here, she tells Laura Stylez what its like to work for Jay-Z and surprising Beyonce’ with her rendition of “Say...