Rick Ross drops by the Angie Martinez Show at HOT 97 and gets into details about his new album, Mastermind. In fact, Rozay addresses his latest single, “Nobody,” and gives listeners insight into the track’s intro which features Diddy giving a verbal tongue lashing to an unknown recipient. Angie also gets the MMG boss to discuss his current health after having a few scares last year, his massive mansion, deading his beef with Young Jeezy and much more.
New York rapper, Maino, sits down with HOT 97’s Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds for an exclusive interview. The aggressive emcee takes the opportunity to address his mysterious Instagram post that showcased a photo of a gold watch with a caption aimed at Trinidad James. Check out the choice words from Maino below and take a look as the rapper gives out his number live on the air and much more.
Lol ain’t this your watch brother? @trinidadjamesgg? Got caught slipping huh? At Prive, in Atlanta huh? Smh…damn homie…but since everybody else making up I might get that back for u lmao… #mrniceguy
Wale sits down for a candid interview at HOT 97 with Peter Rosenberg and Ebro off the air. The MMG rapper wastes no time in explaining his side of things when it comes to his recent beef with Complex Magazine. Wale addresses his comments and reveals that he feels his past beef with KiD CuDi has something to do with why he feels the publication snubs him. As the conversation continues, Wale admits he received numerous phone calls from people like JAY Z and DJ Premier after his angry phone call was leaked.
A$AP Mob catches up with Peter Rosenberg and Ebro at HOT 97 for an exclusive interview off air. Take a look as the Mob denies internet rumors that there’s bad blood between them and Pro era. ’90s Hip Hop was a major topic of discussion as the group credited the era as being a big influence on their sound. Rosenberg and Ebro also addressed Trinidad James’ infamous Atlanta-New York along with the crew’s rumored preference for white women. Before heading out, the mob spoke on their new single, “Trillmatic,” and shared their thoughts on what it was like to work with Method Man.
Now this was a dope interview and a refreshing detour from the questions everyone else is asking Kanye right now. The Chicago emcee sat down with Peter Rosenberg and Cipha sounds for the latest episode of Juan Epstein. Yeezy credits NO ID as being his biggest inspiration as a producer, touches on his early influences like Premo and Pete Rock, College Dropout and more. West also revealed that in the studio he really has no preference between an MPC or ASR, the moment he realized his step brother was a crackhead, looks back on working with J Dilla and explains that Michael Jackson was responsible for motivating him to put together 808s and Heartbreak. Before calling it a wrap, Kanye took the opportunity to call out the former heads of Rawkus Records for passing up on signing him because they felt he didn’t have a certain look.
Here’s another clip of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s recent visit to HOT 97 for The Angie Martinez Show. Take a look as West opens up about his relationship with Kim Kardashian and explains once again to listeners on how exactly he found himself in love with the reality television star. West made it clear to Kim that she’s officially “wifey” for life and the two open up about the Chicago emcee’s transition into fatherhood. Kim also explained to listeners the motivation behind calling out Katie Couric after the journalist made a sideways comment about her family on air.
Kanye West stopped by the Angie Martinez show to discuss a number of topics which also included his recent decision to part ways with Nike for Adidas. With Kim Kardashian by his side, West opened up about being frustrated with Nike delaying the release of his Red October Yeezy II’s and the company’s refusal to pay the rapper royalties because he’s not an athlete. The Chicago native also admitted that he wants to be able to make more money in order to get on JAY Z and Diddy’s level so that he can begin to make cultural and economic changes in society. Before the video fades to black, West is shown proclaiming himself to be the Tupac of product and addresses his dreams to be bigger than Walmart.
YG stops by HOT 97 for an exclusive interview and freestyle session with Funkmaster Flex. Check out the Compton rapper have some fun on the microphone as he demonstrates his off-the-top abilities and delivers a few bars for the listeners tuning in. Before kicking things off, YG and Funk Flex exchange a few words before the radio host decides to give the DJ the signal to start up the West Coast inspired freestyle session. YG’s My Krazy Life LP coming soon.
Young Chris paid DJ Enuff a visit over at HOT 97 for the latest episode of his Hot Box series. The Philly native opens things up by explaining to viewers that his new Vital Signs EP will serve as a prelude to his forthcoming Alive LP. Chris also weighs in on the importance for him to cater to his core audience which he credits for holding him down no matter what. The rapper addressed the current Hip Hop scene in Philadelphia and reflected on his early days with Roc-A-Fella. Before heading out, Young Chris hopped on the microphone and delivered a lyrical tirade over a couple of instrumentals courtesy of DJ Enuff who was on the turntables.
Maino gets in contact with the HOT 97 Morning Show to weigh in on his recent comments in response to Trinidad James’ New York rant. After the “All Gold Everything” rapper decided to spazz out a recent performance and claim that the South runs New York hip hop, Maino made it a point to call in and clarify that what really got under his skin was when the rapper indirectly challenged anyone who disagreed with him to a fight. Take a listen as Maino downplays Trinidad’s comments and explains to Rosenberg and Ebro why the young rapper crossed the line.