Hot 97

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

Watch Kodak Black Walk Out of an Interview with Ebro After Being Asked About His Rape Case

Things got a little testy between Kodak and Ebro. On Wednesday (December 12th) Kodak Black stopped by Hot 97's Ebro in the… Read More

December 12, 2018

Funkmaster Flex Accuses Cardi B of Paying DJs to Play Her Records

Flex and Cardi B are in the middle of a back-and-forth Legendary DJ Funkmaster Flex has been very critical of… Read More

August 16, 2018

Today’s Twitter War Capsulized How Messy Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen’ Rollout Has Been

A lot is going on with Nicki Minaj A couple of days after releasing her latest album Queen, Nicki Minaj… Read More

August 14, 2018