Hot 97

Madlib is Finishing the Long-Delayed ‘Madvillainy’ Sequel

During a Hot 97 visit, Madlib revealed that he is in the process of completing the follow-up to Madvillainy, his classic… Read More

March 29, 2023

Funk Flex Apologizes to Wu-Tang Clan for Old Hot 97 Beef

Funk Flex issued an apology on Instagram to legendary rap collective Wu-Tang Clan for their former beef with Hot 97.… Read More

February 6, 2023

After 5 Long Years, SZA Drops Her New Album ‘S.O.S.’

On Friday, SZA dropped her first album in five years, S.O.S., with appearances from Travis Scott, Don Toliver, Phoebe Bridgers and… Read More

December 9, 2022

The Roots Preview New Single ‘Misunderstood’ Featuring Erykah Badu & Tierra Whack

On Thursday, The Roots debuted their new song "Misunderstood" on Hot 97, the song featuring Erykah Badu and fellow Philadelphian… Read More

October 28, 2022

Conway The Machine & Funk Flex Mend Their Differences With “RIP Steve Smith Freestyle”

On Thursday, Funk Flex premiered a new freestyle from Conway The Machine on Hot 97, putting an end to their… Read More

July 22, 2022

Pete Rock Has Joined Conway The Machine in Going After Funkmaster Flex

Pete Rock and Conway The Machine are beefing online with Funk Flex, who called Pete a "fraud" and Conway a… Read More

July 15, 2022

Funk Flex & Conway The Machine Are Going Back & Forth

After Conway The Machine called out New York DJs for "gatekeeping," Funk Flex responded to the Griselda rapper in an… Read More

July 12, 2022

Steve Smith, Pioneering Hip-Hop Radio Programmer, Has Died At 62

Legendary radio programmer and consultant Steve Smith, who assisted in launching Hot 97 in the mid-90s, has died at 62-years-old.… Read More

July 12, 2022

These Were the 5 Best Moments From Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2022

From leading ladies JT and Yung Miami to chart-topping hitmakers Lil Baby and Lil Durk, Hot 97's 2022 Summer Jam… Read More

June 13, 2022

Brandy Jokingly Responds to Jack Harlow Snub: “I Will Murk This Dude”

After Jack Harlow appeared on Hot97 and was unable to identify Brandy by her 1998 song "Angel in Disguise," the… Read More

May 17, 2022

DJ Enuff Speaks About The Lost Notorious B.I.G. Freestyle He Had in the Stash for 23 Years

We spoke with DJ Enuff about The Notorious B.I.G.'s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Biggie's affinity… Read More

October 21, 2020

Hot 97 Fires Pasquale “Paddy Duke” Raucci After Learning of Involvement in Yusuf Hawkins Killing

Raucci was featured in the recently released HBO documentary on the Hawkins murder. Pasquale "Paddy Duke" Raucci has been terminated… Read More

August 23, 2020

Donnell Rawlings Watched Louis C.K.’s New Stand-Up with Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, and a Room Full of “Trumpers”

According to Rawlings, the embattled comedian is "in total control of the conversation" in his new hour. If a recently… Read More

January 19, 2020

Despite What You Might Think, Ebro Darden Doesn’t Want to Be an Authority

To critics, he is a troll. To fans, he is a trusted authority. To peers, he’s a savvy media executive.… Read More

November 8, 2019

Chance The Rapper Says He’s A Top Five All-Time Rapper

The declaration came about when the Chicago rapper asked Ebro if he was included on his top 50 rappers list.… Read More

August 23, 2019

Cardi B, Migos, Meek Mill, Megan Thee Stallion, & More To Perform At Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2019 A hot summer awaits. Hot 97 has just announced the 2019 Summer Jam lineup. The annual music festival will return… Read More

April 2, 2019