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Cynthia Erivo Responds To Backlash Over Her Role As Harriet Tubman + Talks EGOT & Aretha Franklin

Cynthia Erivo sat down with Ebro in the Morning to discuss the backlash over her being casted to play Harriet Tubman in her new film. The backlash comes from her origins as a British accident with a Nigerian background.

She details her experiences as a black woman growing up in Britain, her feelings on foreign actors playing American roles, but that’s not all.

She discussed the possibility of her becoming the youngest EGOT winner ever, and her next role as Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic.

Harriet is in theaters today. Read more


DJ Premier Shares CLASSIC Stories On JAY-Z, Nas, RZA, J. Cole & The Beginnings Of Gang Starr

Legendary producer DJ Premier stepped up to Ebro in the Morning to share some classic stories about the beginnings of GangStarr and more.

He spoke on how he was supposed to work with JAY-Z before the release of The Black Album, recording Nas’ Illmatic, working with Biggie before the time of Ready To Die, getting new Guru verses for his new project, working with Mac Miller, & why he decided to step away from DJing the BET Hip Hop Cypher.

Gang Starr’s first new album in 16 years, One of the Best Yet is available now. Read more

Tyrese Gets Real About Mental Health, Trauma, Social Media Drama & Leaves w/ a Prayer

A passionate Tyrese walked up to Ebro in the Morning to have an important discussion on police brutality, mental health, and more.

He also discusses what was going on through his head when he released an emotional Instagram post in 2017 crying over issues with his daughter’s mother, and also revealing that Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith loaned him $5 million and more before he left the interview off with a prayer.

He stars in Black and Blue out now in Theatres. Read more

Gucci Mane On Working w/ Gucci After Controversy, Snitching, How His Wife Saved Him + His Influence

Gucci Mane sat down with Ebro in the Morning to discuss his partnership with the brand Gucci, thoughts on snitching, and how he rehabilitated his life after a stint in prison.

He also opened up on his thoughts on snitching, how his wife Keyshia Ka’Oir helped turn his life around for the better, artists he’s put on, and where he feels his legacy is as a rapper.

His album Woptober II is out now! Read more

Andre Iguodala On Time w/ Warriors, Draymond Green vs KD, NBA/China & New Book

Former Golden State Warriors player Andre Iguodala sat down with Ebro in the Morning for an open conversation about his time with the Warriors, being traded, Michael Jordan, his thoughts on the Kevin Durant vs. Draymond Green saga, playing with Allen Iverson, Steve Kerr, the NBA/China saga, USA basketball, life after his career is over, his interest in tech, and more!

His new book The Sixth Man: A Memoir is out now. Read more

DNA Freestyle w/ Funk Flex | #Freestyle134

DNA dropped by Hot 97 and drops some bars with Funk Flex for #Freestyle134. Read more

Carmen Perez & Jessica Perez On Bail Reform, Pedro Hernandez Case, Amber Guyger & Jay-Z/NFL

Carmen Perez and the mother of Pedro Hernandez who spent a year in jail for a shooting charge that was later dropped, but could not afford bail.

They break down the meaning of bail reform, the Pedro Hernandez case, their thoughts on the Amber Guyger case, and Carmen’s thoughts on JAY-Z’s partnership with the NFL. Read more

Hitmaka On DMX Stealing A Girl, Mistakes Made As Young Berg, JAY-Z + Breaks Down New Sound!

The artist formally known Young Berg had hits such as ‘Sexy Lady,’ and ‘The Business.’ Now known as Hitmaka, he sits down with Ebro in the Morning for a very good conversation about some of his past mistakes, reasons for his name change, how Nicki Minaj helped his career, JAY-Z & DMX fighting to sign him, how X once stole a girl from him, transitioning in his career and more.

After writing some of the biggest hits in the past couple of years such as the likes of Chris Brown, Meek Mill, Ty Dolla $ign, Big Sean, Tamar Braxton, with more on the way, he also breaks down the new trend in hip hop with using recent classic r&b samples. Read more

Juice WRLD Freestyle w/ Funk Flex | #Freestyle133

We get more bars from Juice WRLD’s #Freestyle127 but a couple months later plus totally fire BARS with Ski Mask hyping em up so Flex gave him a whole new number.

Watch Juice get busy below. Read more

Fat Joe Looks Back At Classic Hits; Speaks On Cardi B’s Growth, Top Rappers List & New Album!

Fat Joe passed through Hot 97 shortly after finishing the video to his latest single ‘YES’ with Cardi B and Anuel AA to discuss his new music, and go through some of his classic tracks.

He announced that his so-called “classic” new album Family Ties will be released on the first week of December alongside his longtime producer and collaborator Dre. Two of the features announced will be Mary J. Blige, and Ty Dolla $ign. Read more

Stephen A. Smith On Colin Kaepernick, NY Jets, Kevin Durant, & HBCU’s

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith sat down with Ebro in the Morning live to discuss some of the biggest topics in sports. He spoke on Kevin Durant, and New York sports, his conversation with Nessa, his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick, and more.

He also spoke about the HBCU College Fair and his HBCU initiative around the country! Read more

Davido On Chris Brown + Lil Baby in Nigeria + Best Jollof

Davido stopped by HOT 97 to talk to Nessa! He talked about growing up in Atlanta and in Lagos. He also talked about his song with Chris Brown and getting ready to bring Chris to Nigeria, his relationship, the album name, when it comes out and who is on it, wanting to work with Drake, what happened when he brought Lil Baby to Nigeria and who has the best Jollof – you’ll be surprised by his answer!
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