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NY State Sen. Brian Benjamin On Harlem Gentrification, Marijuana & Homelessness Problem

New York State Senator Brian Benjamin sits down with Ebro in the Morning to discuss how he plans on tackling some of the biggest issues in Harlem. Read more

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Man In Recent Dreadlock Cutting Photo Controversy Gives HIS Side Of The Story

Last week, social media broke out in debate and backlash of photos and social media posts that surfaced from the Crushers Club program in Chicago, Illinois after JAY-Z, Roc Nation & the NFL donated money as part of their new Inspire Change program which showed a white woman smiling as she cuts a boy’s dreadlocks with the caption that “it’s symbolic of change and their desire for a better life.”

The person photoed in the controversial picture, Kobe Richardson sits down with Ebro in the Morning to give his side of the story, and discuss the topic. Read more

Jeezy On TM104 + The Hardest Things He’s Ever Done

Jeezy stopped by HOT 97 to talk to Nessa about his latest album TM104 and whether that’s his last album or not. He also talked about being vulnerable, judging character, listening, cutting people off, asking questions, working in the community, the hardest thing he ever did, being real, business, lessons, his new relationship and doing the weather report! Read more

50 Cent On Michael Jackson vs Chris Brown Debate, 6ix9ine, JAY-Z, The Game + ‘Power’ Intro

One day after his directorial debut, 50 Cent sat down with Ebro in the Morning for a very open interview on some of the biggest topics surrounding his controversies and debates. During the conversation, he explains why he feels Chris Brown is a better artist than Michael Jackson, changing the Power intro back to Joe instead of Trigga’s version, talking to Dr. Dre, will her ever work with The Game, Nicki Minaj’s retirement, his thoughts on 6ix9ine, if he’ll ever smash his beef with Rozay, Teaira Mai and Young Buck. Read more

Jharrel Jerome Opens Up On ‘When They See Us’ Role, Emmy Nomination & Spits A Freestyle!

Jharrell Jerome has been getting rave reviews for his role as Korey Wise on the Netflix film When They See Us which is based on the experiences of the Central Park 5. The Emmy nominated actor stepped up to Ebro in the Morning to discuss his difficulties playing the role, finding out he was nominated for an Emmy, preparing for his role as Barry Jenkins in Moonlight, and even kicked a freestyle acapella before leaving! Read more

Polo G Freestyle with Funk Flex | #Freestyle132

Polo G dropped by Hot 97 to drop a freestyle with Funk Flex. Read more

Rosenberg Confronts Lil Nas X & Talks VMA Performance, Cardi B + The Making Of ‘Old Town Road’

Following an exciting VMA’s performance, Lil Nas X sat down with Ebro in the Morning to discuss his appearance, the backlash over his lipsyncing, and how Cardi B influenced him and much more with the team.

During the conversation, he discussed the beginning’s of ‘Old Town Road,’ reaching out to Billy Ray Cyrus, his true thoughts on being snubbed by the Country Billboard charts, and how he really feels about the country music community following the success of his hit single.

Rosenberg also personally apologized for declaring ‘Old Town Road’ dead, weeks before the song broke the record for the number of weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Read more

Rapsody Discusses Females In The Game and Why Being Yourself Is The Most Important Thing

Rapsody stops by HOT 97 to talk to TT Torrez about new music and how females in the game are treated. Read more

Rapsody Addresses Jermaine Dupri’s Comments On Female Rappers, + Puts Jay Electronica in Her Top 5!

MC Rapsody sat down with Ebro in the Morning to discuss her opinion on the Top 50 MC’s of all time, Jermaine Dupri’s comments on female rappers, her influences, North Carolina rap, Duke basketball and more.

She also details the influences behind the title names from her latest project Eve which is available now! Read more

Why It’s Important To Care About Data Rights, Facebook & ‘The Great Hack’ w/ David Carroll

Professor David Carroll of the New School sits down with Ebro for a big discussion on data rights, how it impacts your life every day, Cambridge Analytica and its impact on not only the 2016 United States election, but the rise of Right-wing populism politics around the world, and more.

Carroll stars in the Netflix documentary The Great Hack available now! Read more

Afro B On Awkward Elevator Moment w/ JAY-Z, Success Of ‘Joanna’ & Working w/ Ashanti

Following the success of ‘Drogba (Joanna),’ Afro B sits down with Ebro in the Morning to discuss Jouvert in New York, working with Ashanti on his next single, how Afrobeat is being enjoyed across the world, and more!

He also shared an awkward moment he had as JAY-Z stepped into the same elevator as him.

Afro B is performing at On Da Reggae & Soca Tip THIS Friday, August 30th. Visit Ticketmaster for tickets. Read more

Quality Control Updates On JT Of City Girls Release + What’s Next w/ Lil’ Yachty, Migos & Cardi B!

The people behind Quality Control, Coach K and Pierre “Pee” Thomas sat down with Ebro in the Morning to discuss the rise of the record label, their recent success and give an update on projects from City Girls, Lil Yachty, Migos, Cardi B, and more!

They also said that JT will be out next month and will be ready to record new material.

Control the Streets, Volume 2 out now! Read more

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