HOT 97 Who’s Next Playlist Is BACK! Be Ready For Our LIVE Showcase With Def Jam

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The Who’s Next Playlist is back in motion, just in time for our legendary LIVE HOT 97 WHO’S NEXT Showcase on September 14 at SOB’s, hosted by Fabolous. 

Vibe out to this curated Def Jam playlist, featuring some of their hottest stars UP NEXT.

Get to know the artists: 

Armani White was signed to Def Jam after exploding over the summer with his electri-fying viral smash “Billie Eilish.” The high-energy homage to the eponymous pop singer’s renowned fashion sense amassed over 30 million global streams, and inspired over 38 billion TikTok views. West Philly rapper Armani’s official Def Jam label debut, “Diamond Dallas,” out last week, debuted as the #2 most-added track at Urban radio.

26AR, the 22-year old Crown Heights drill rapper of “Aaron Rodgers” notoriety, solid-ified his stance as ‘The Voice Of The Streets’ with his signing to Def Jam this year, and the release of “Can’t Slip,” his label debut. An authentic knack for keeping it a buck is evident in “Hottest In My City,” his recent video collabo with New Orleans MC Rob49.

SwaVay, a native of Atlanta’s bubbling trap fusion scene, recently dropped “FACES,” the focus track from Almetha’s Son, his upcoming major label debut album project. 26AR arrived at Def Jam after sharing a Grammy® nomination for “Elevate” (with DJ Khalil, Cordae, Denzel Curry, and Trevor Rich), from the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie soundtrack.

Lil Migo, the rawest new voice of Memphis hip-hop, joined the 4TH & B’WAY roster after his incendiary “No Love In My Heart” and “Letter 2 The Industry” earned over 25 million combined YouTube views, and spots on the Rolling Stone Breakthrough Top 25 Chart. Migo’s King Of The Trap 2 Deluxe expanded edition mixtape was released last week, containing his latest single, “Cheated.”

Young Devyn, 20-year-old MC and hybrid vocalist from the East New York section of Brooklyn, has evolved into a full-fledged hip-hop and R&B phenom since her landmark “Straight to It” dropped last year. Her 4TH & B’WAY releases, “Rap Sheet” featuring Kenzo B and most recent “Decisions” show off compelling delivery, profound lyrics, effortless flows, and infectious melodies, injected with her unique Caribbean flavor.

Doors open at 7p ET at 204 Varick St, New York, NY 10014. Get there EARLY! 

The Heavy Hitters + our very own DJ Drewski and DJ Lil Taj will be providing the sounds. See you there!