1. Angie Martinez Remembers the Pivotal Moment When Tupac Declared War on Her Radio Show (Exclusive Memoir Excerpt)

    May 11, 2016 1:26 PM EDT Angie Martinez  swaps the mic for the pen in her new memoir called  The Voice.  The Brooklyn-by-way-of-Washington Heights native chronicles her journey from grade school hip-hop junkie to the oft-proclaimed "Voice of New York," spanning a radio career of more than two decades as a…

  2. L.A. Radio Rivals Fight Over Hip-Hop DJ 'Big Boy' Alexander

    February 20, 2015 3:09 PM EST As unsuspecting ticket ­holders streamed into the Staples Center on Grammy night, they were greeted by ­blaring hip-hop tracks and prominent ­signage announcing the launch of iHeartMedia's Real 92.3, "the new home of hip-hop and R&B for Los Angeles." But the launch also…

  3. Swizz Beatz Throws Alicia Keys a 'House Party'-Themed Party

    January 26, 2015 12:43 PM EST Ain't no party like an "original cast of House Party" party. This past weekend, Swizz Beatz celebrated his wife Alicia Keys ' birthday by throwing her a House Party -themed "Pajama Jammy Jam." The cast of 1990 cult classic -- Kid 'N Play , neé Tisha…

  4. Fabolous, DJ Mustard & Angie Martinez Set for Roc Nation Sports' 'Throne Boxing' Event

    December 16, 2014 8:33 AM EST Roc Nation Sports has announced the performance lineup for its first hybrid fight/live music event, called throne boxing, to be held Jan. 9 in New York City. In addition to a 10-round bout between Dusty Hernandez Harrison and Tommy Rainone , spectators will see DJ Mustard and radio/TV emcee…

  5. Angie Martinez Talks Hot 97 Departure & Power 105.1 Move: Exclusive

    June 20, 2014 5:32 PM EDT Angie Martinez has broken her silence since resigning from New York City's famed radio station Hot 97 earlier this week. The radio personality, who spent two decades on-air with Hot 97, resigned earlier this week through a social networking announcement and a tearful goodbye during…

  6. Jennifer Lopez Talks Jay Z, Beyonce & Solange Drama: 'You Can't Speculate' (Video)

    May 15, 2014 10:56 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez stopped by Hot 97's Angie Review and weighed in on the issue everyone in pop culture has been talking about -- Solange's recent bout with Jay Z  in a hotel elevator in NYC. Hotel Fires Staffer Who Leaked Jay Z, Solange Elevator Footage Beyonce Instagrams Happy Photos…

  7. Kanye West Confirms Adidas Partnership, Cuts Ties With Nike

    November 25, 2013 7:18 PM EST Kanye West has long held a partnership with Nike, but all that's changing thanks to a new deal with Adidas. The rapper confirmed his partnership with the German sports clothing and accessories giant in an interview with New York's Hot 97 today on Angie Martinez's radio show,…

  8. Mary J. Blige: Burger King Ad Was A 'Mistake'

    June 28, 2012 6:10 PM EDT After a Burger King commercial featuring Mary J. Blige leaked and caused a wave of criticism, the singer kept her head low and endured public mockery and accusations of racism. Mary J. Blige: 'Unfinished' Burger King Ad Wasn't Cleared Two months and numerous 'fresh lettuce…

  9. Remembering Left Eye, 10 Years After Her Death

    April 25, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Ten years ago today (April 25), hip-hop and R&B lost a great soul too soon. Rapper, singer, dancer and songwriter, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes lost her life in a fatal car accident in Roma, Honduras at the age of 30. Honduran Villagers Mourn TLC's Lopes Lopes was was working on a…

  10. Mary J. Blige Finds 'Mr. Wrong' With Drake's Help

    October 26, 2011 6:40 PM EDT For the latest off of "My Life II...The Journey Continues (Act I)" (Nov. 21), Mary J. Blige sings about always attracting the wrong kind of man. The Queen of Hip Hop Soul stopped by Angie Martinez's Hot97 show to debut the track that features another lovelorn artist, Drake .…

  11. Frank Ocean Talks Working with Jay-Z and Kanye West, Meeting Beyonce and More

    September 22, 2011 6:25 PM EDT Yesterday (Sept 21), the in-demand singer and Odd Future member Frank Ocean stopped by Hot 97 to chat with Angie Martinez. In his first major solo radio interview, Frank Ocean talked about working with The Throne, consisting of Jay-Z and Kanye West , meeting Beyoncé and Tyler, the Creator &…

  12. Jay-Z and Kanye West Reschedule 'Throne' Tour

    August 02, 2011 10:50 AM EDT The Jay-Z / Kanye West collaboration 'Watch the Throne' hits iTunes in a week (Aug. 8) and brick-and-mortars a week after that, but fans eager to see them in person will have to wait until late October to take in their live show, according to Pitchfork . An earlier statement from…

  13. L.A. Reid Says He'll Announce New Label Gig 'In a Little While'

    April 13, 2011 12:29 PM EDT Even though he's signed on as a judge on Simon Cowell's "X Factor," it's unlikely that anyone thought L.A. Reid, who left his post at the helm of Island Def Jam last month, would be out of the music business for long. And sure enough, in an interview with Hot 97'…

  14. Lil Wayne Talks 'Jersey Shore,' Drake and Nicki on Hot 97

    March 29, 2011 5:10 PM EDT L il Wayne visited Angie Martinez's Hot 97 radio show in New York today (Mar. 29) for his first on-air interview since being released from jail, and talked about Nicki Minaj and Drake 's albums -- which he confessed he hasn't listened to -- Eric Benet 's "Sometimes I…

  15. Chris Brown's 'Look at Me Now' Video Leaks

    March 10, 2011 12:56 PM EST C hris Brown 's "Look at Me Now" video leaked yesterday (March 9) and while it's not the final edit, according to CB's tweet, we wanted to show it some love before Jive pulled it down. Video: Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes , "Look at Me Now" …

  16. Lil Kim Imitates Nicki Minaj, Says Diddy Not Loyal

    December 20, 2010 10:43 AM EST Lil Kim hit up New York Hot 97's Angie Martinez show on Friday (Dec. 17) and chatted about, you guessed it, Nicki Minaj , Diddy , and other juicy topics. Watch the clip below in which she imitates Nicki. Video: Lil Kim imitates Nicki Minaj "Just because I been in the game for a…

  17. T.I. Talks Jail, Family Life And More On BET 'Food For Thought'

    November 30, 2010 11:27 AM EST Before going to prison again, T.I. sat down with sports broadcaster Stephen A. Smith, radio host Angie Martinez, journalist Harry Allen and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed for a session of BET's "Food For Thought." Tip spoke on various topics, including his decisions to buy fire arms,…

  18. Foxy Brown Calls Nicki Minaj A Liar, Lil Kim Nicki Diss Drops

    November 25, 2010 1:05 PM EST Nicki Minaj is kicking off her "Pink Friday" release week by stirring up some drama with hip-hop's femcee elite. Kanye West, Nicki Minaj Set for Huge Billboard 200 Debuts Following a radio interview with New York's Hot 97 host Angie Martinez, during which Nicki Minaj spoke…

  19. Kanye West Premieres Beyonce Track, Album Due Nov. 16

    August 11, 2010 5:44 PM EDT K anye West premiered his new "See Me Now" song, featuring Beyoncé and Charlie Wilson , and revealed that his album will be released on Nov. 16 during an interview this afternoon with New York radio station WQHT (Hot 97). "Beyoncé finished those vocals at 5am this morning,"…

  20. Rihanna / December 3, 2009 / New York City (Hammerstein Ballroom)

    December 04, 2009 1:26 PM EST R ihanna performed at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom Thursday night (Dec. 3) as part of MySpace's urban music concert series, "The Release," in celebration of her new album, "Rated R." But the festivities were rather short, with Rihanna -- who hit the stage…

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