It's a little after five in the morning. I'm wide awake as usual. I just checked out Hip Hop Mike's show on Hot 97. He's on air live, Mondays through Thursday from 12 A. M - 5 A.M . I'm getting ready to interview him in a few minutes. I came a cross his show via Periscope a couple weeks ago and I've been tuned in ever since. As an interviewer it's always an awesome experience to interview another radio, hip hop lover, and host. I've heard Mike mention during his live streaming that he faced various adversities growing up however he didn't allow that to stop him. I believe that our hardships make us stronger and push us in the path that we're suppose to be in. During our interview Hip Hop Mike expressed that “Radio found him”. Those words are so powerful. The radio, hip hop, and music is staple in my life, so to see and hear him express the importance of music, business, and staying true was so inspiring. As a teen he used the internet to reach out to Hot 97's crew and the renowned Host/DJ Rosenberg was the only one that responded back to him. His passion for radio and love for music never changed. MIke attended college but it didn't fit him. He also didn't take “No” for answer. His will and drive to be a part of Hot 97 never stopped. His respect for Rosenberg the man who gave him a chance to fulfill his dream is evident.
Hip Hop Mike is definitely a dynamo, achiever, and he loves pizza! All in all I had an awesome time interviewing him. From my home, my city of Philly to the legendary Hot 97 in New York City. Listen to my interview with Hip Hop Mike.
It's a great night when there's no politics , no violence , just good energy , hot music , friends and family. If you're anything like me you've been watching the HOT 97 stream of Swizz Beatz VS Just Blaze for the past 2 hours. Tonight the two iconic producers battled just for the culture. They were in the studio two days ago and came up with the idea to do this session live for free just for all of us. Both Just Blaze and Swizz Beatz acknowledged that the fans are the reason they're out the hood and are were they are today. That in the 90's and 2000's they actually started a movement that put the producer in front. They both have respect for each other and tonight their goal was to show hip hop at it's finest. Swizz said "More people need to do this with no politics and foolishness involved". Let me tell you all how I was watching the stream on my computer hype as ever ( and saying oohhhlll this is my song repeatedly ..lol) . They want to get more producers to do the same like Pharrell and Timberland, Pete Rock and Remo, Aaraab and more to join in. This was definitely for the culture, for hip hop, and for the supporters. Hot 97 host Ebro , Busta Rhymes, Cassidy, and so many others were in the room having a good time. This was definitely a monumental night in the world of hip hop. Just to be able to see this live on the internet at home is beyond great . So huge shoutout to Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze for giving back, for inspiring more producers, and for just taking the time out of their busy schedules to have fun and show how much they appreciate their fans and music. Check out the stream from Hot 97 below!
The Hot 97 Family Just Announced The Official Hot 97 Summer Jam Line Up. This Mega Concert Will Take Place On Two Stages. Some Of Your Favorite Performers Will Be In The Building And Your Never Know Who May Pop Up On Stage. Iggy Azalea, Chinx, Childish Gambino, Jhene Aiko, Nipsey Hussle, Mack Wilds And August Alsina Will Perform On The Festival Stage. Are You Excited Yet? Trey Songz , The Roots And Friends, Nicki Minaj , Kid Ink , Sevyn Streeter , Wiz Khalifa, Action Bronson , , DJ MUstard/ YG And TY $, Young Money And Lil Wayne , 50 Cent, Troy Ave , 50 Cent , And Nas Are Set To Perform On The Stadium Stage . Can You Believe It ? Nas Will Be In The Metlife Stadium June 1,2014 . So Go Get Your Ticketets On www.Hot97.com And Stay Tuned To @Hot97 On Twitter For Updates And Your Chance To Win Tickets .
Check Out The Live Stream Below. Don't Forget To Watch The Hot 97 Family On Their New show "This Is Hot 97" Mondays At 10:30 EST On VH1 .
"This Is Hot 97" Is The New Reality Series For "Hot 97" Radio. Hot 97 Radio Is The #1 New York Radio Station For Hip Hop And R&B. Over The Years The Station Has Broken Some Of The Biggest Records, Interviews, Freestyles And More. Not Only Are The Personalities That Make Up The Station A Great Team But They Are A Family. "The Old Man" Ebro Narrated The "This Is Hot 97" Intro . He Introduced Each Special Member That Creates The Hot 97 Family Such As Powerhouse Angie Martinez, Miss Info, Cipha Sounds, Rosenberg, Laura Stylez, And "The Legendary" Funk Master Flex. For The First Time Ever Hot 97 Radio Listeners Are Getting An Inside Look At What Happens Behind The Scenes. Alex Cameron The General Manager Of Hot 97 Discussed With Ebro How Important Getting Mega Superstars Such As Jay Z, Rihanna, And Drake To Come Through During Filming Of The New Show Is And He Promised He Will .
Brooklyn Hip Hop Artist Maino And Four Time Grammy Award Winning Artist Macklemore Made Brief Cameo Appearances On The Premiere Episode . Karlie Hustle Assistant Program Manager Informed Ebro That Kanye West Was Stopping By Angie Martinez Show And That Ebro Might Just Be Able To Get Him For The Hot 97 TV Show But Kanye Denied. Stay Tuned To This Season Of "This Is Hot 97" Mondays At 10:30 EST/PT Or Visit www.VH1.com
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