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Nas-Life’s A Bitch At Hot97’s Summer Jam

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Nas was on the lineup this year at Hot97’s Summer Jam and despite a doing a set with French Montana and Meek Mill and he performed some music from Illmatic including “Life’s A Bitch.”




Kool G Rap Names His Top Ten Emcees

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Kool G Rap names his Top Ten Emcees in an interview with Peter Rosenberg for Hot97. Necro and Kool G Rap are currently promoting their Once Upon A Crime album.




Media Questions Of The Week

1. Why does anyone care about Rolling Stone’s “50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs Of All Time” when they have never adequately covered hip-hop nor made sure it was properly represented at the Rock Hall of Fame? And why did all of the journalists come from Rolling Stone? Where were the important hip-hop journalists of the past 25 years (Greg Tate, Nelson George, Harry Allen, Bonz Malone, Carol Cooper, Michael D. Gonzales etc.)? And hiring Rick Rubin and the like to do a special issue is just exploiting hip-hop for sales much like them putting Tupac on the cover posthumously.

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2. Isn’t Ebro of Hot97’s excuses for not playing underground NYC rap artists laughable?

3. Why did the LAPD unseal Biggie’s autopsy report when it will not solve the murder and it only serves to bring up bad feelings?

4. Is the music industry so bad that a male artist like Joe Budden has to objectify himself by leaking a nude photo for attention? And if this is true, should audiences hold the male body to same standards of “perfection” that they hold for women?




Media Questions Of The Week

1. Did Jeremy Scott design the Adidas JS Roundhouse Mid Handcuff “Shackle shoes” to cause shock and get his name high in the Google rankings? Was the shoe really going to come out?

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2. What does Nicki Minaj feeling disrespected by HOT97 have to do with her ditching her professional responsibility to the fans who paid money and made provisions to see the concert? And since when did Lil’ Wayne start “respecting” women?

3. Has Jonathan Taylor made a mockery of Dilla’s legacy?