RADIO News

 
  • Cover of The Hottest 7 Songs In The Hottest 7 Cities
    Twice a year the DJ Service Pack let's us know what's really going on with hip-hop in every major hub by way of a detailed infographic.
  • Cover of HOT 97 Has Owned The Domain Name "Power105.Com" Since 2000
    The competition between HOT 97 and Power 105 is real. We saw radio personality Angie Martinez switch sides earlier this year, leaving her longtime spot on HOT for a deal with Power, and it's now been revealed that the former has been in possession of the Power105.com domain name since 2000.
  • Cover of Odd Future Introduce Their Own Radio Station
    The Odd Future brand continues to expand into arenas both likely and unlikely. They've got an expansive merchandise line, their own TV show, and their own festival, among other things. This latest move, an Odd Future radio station, isn't exactly unlikely, as obviously these are a group of musical cats.
  • Cover of Top 10: Meanest Funk Flex Freestyles
    Forget mixtapes and albums, some of the hottest verses in hip hop come right from the offices of Hot 97 via Funkmaster Flex's famous freestyle sessions. Whether artists go right off the dome, kick something they plan on using later, or a combination of both, rappers always bring their A-game for Flex.
  • Cover of Karlie Hustle Announces Her Resignation From Hot 97
    New York radio station Hot 97 has lost another employee this summer, as their Music Director Karlie Hustle offers her public resignation today. As you may know, the veteran radio personality Angie Martinez resigned in June to everyone's surprise, and headed to Hot 97's competitor Power 105.1.
  • Cover of Clear Channel's "On The Verge" Strategy Helped Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" Top Charts
    Clear Channel Communications is a mass media company that owns over 800 radio stations in the United States, so when they push a song, it gets heard.
  • Cover of Angie Martinez Reportedly Earning Double At Power 105.1 Compared To Hot 97
    Angie Martinez's move from Hot 97 to station rival Power 105.1 was a bold move that came under fire from many of the radio personality's biggest fans. Now, her motives have been made all the more clear. 
  • Cover of Cipha Sounds Possibly Taking Over Angie Martinez's Slot On Hot 97
    With Angie Martinez's sudden departure (at least, to us) from Hot 97, her daily 3 PM slot is open for the taking.
  • Cover of Angie Martinez Resigns From Hot 97 [Update: Angie's Move To Power 105.1 Confirmed]
    Out of the blue (or at least it seems that way to us), Angie Martinez has announced her resignation from popular hip-hop radio station Hot 97.
  • Cover of Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell & More To Perform At iHeart Radio Music Awards
    iHeart Radio took to NBC's Twitter account today to announce a big line-up of performers at their forthcoming iHeart Radio Music Awards.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Responds To Funkmaster Flex Calling Her Record "Trash" On Air
    Iggy Azalea is a divisive artist. So divisive, that one radio host was compelled to express his distaste for her record, after playing it on air. That DJ was Funkmaster Flex.
  • Cover of Talib Kweli Says New York Radio Doesn't Support NY Artists
     Weeks after Trinidad James bashed New York's radio stations for not playing enough local artists, Brooklyn rap veteran Talib Kweli decided to back James' comments and say the same thing.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Discusses Nelson Mandela's Legacy, Ja Rule, New Music & More
    In a Shade 45 interview with DJ Whoo Kid this morning, 50 Cent discussed Nelson Mandela's legacy, Ja Rule, his latest projects and much more. During a G-Unit tour of Africa in 2008, 50 visited Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, an experience he describes as "amazing" and enlightening. 
  • Cover of J. Cole Explains How Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Single Helps His Own Single "Crooked Smile"
    J. Cole's Born Sinner album is doing consistently well on the charts, and he's looking to have the same success with his single "Crooked Smile." While it may not be a traditional single in terms of content for radio and pop standards, the rapper is nonetheless hoping it will get a lot of airplay at Pop radio stations.
  • Cover of Tim Westwood To Be Replaced On BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra
    Tim Westwood has been providing hip-hop to Great Britain through BBC Radio 1 for almost twenty years now. He's been key in introducing UK audiences to American hip-hop stars, with a long list of 'Tim Westwood Freestyles' under his belt.
  • Cover of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" Breaks Record For Highest Radio Audience
    If you've had a hard time escaping "Blurred Lines," you're not alone-- the numbers support it. This week Robin Thicke's Pharrell and T.I.-assisted smash broke the record for the highest radio audience of all time.
  • Cover of Nick Cannon Planning To Revive T.V. Show "Wild N Out"
    Nick Cannon is planning to get back to his multi-talented roots, with work on film, T.V., and an album. The T.V. work includes reviving his show "Wild N Out," but, in order to do so, Nick has to let go of his "Cannon's Countdown" radio show.
  • Cover of Rocko Clarifies That Rick Ross Is Still On "U.O.E.N.O," There Will Be Multiple Versions
    The controversy surrounding Rocko's "U.O.E.N.O." seems to be subsiding, with Rick Ross getting dropped from Reebok and Rocko releasing a new remix to the song without the MMG Bawse. Rocko had previously said in an interview with Hot 97 that he was taking Rick Ross off the song to make it more radio friendly.
  • Cover of DJ Whoo Kid Speaks On Arrest
    Photos floated around the internet yesterday of radio personality DJ Whoo Kid being apprehended and put in handcuffs by police.  Freshly out of jail, the always hilarious Whoo Kid, gave an interview on Sirius XM and revealed why he was arrested.  Turns out,
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