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Jay Pharoah Speaks On Leaving SNL, Remembers Charlie Murphy And More (Video)

Jay Pharoah wants you to know that he is ‘not a yes n!gga’ folks. Hear, in the interview above, the risky career situations where he says ‘no’ to things, how he ended up leaving Saturday Night Live and more. Interesting how he affirmed that they (SNL) attempted to pigeonhole him as the Black impressionist; then he tossed that Chris Rock impression right in there within minutes (then a smidge of President Trump later).

(Did Jay say he got ‘White famous’ around the 8-minute mark though? Hahaa!)

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Joey Bada$$ Says New York Hip-Hop Is Stale And New York Radio Is Not Helping (Video)

Respect to Joey Bada$$. We listen to him on that mic because when he touches mics, he continually earns that respect. Take in what he is saying about the stagnation in Hip-Hop. What he is saying about how things must and do change, including Hip-Hop. Caution: It’s gonna sting a bit of you are a boom-bap-over-trap or new-stuff-is-not-real-rap proponent. There must be a righteous middle ground though. Joey calling old heads on holding the youth in the game back… saying that to ‘Old Man Ebro‘… that’s some live and direct sh!t. But as an early 20-something who’s pretty much a vet, we have to let him say it.

Maybe we should really try to give space on the established (read: old) channels for new artists out here.

Now, of course, there is much more to this interview. But that part packs a punch.

(Okay, Joey. Message received. But we reserved the right to trash trash music.)

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Ultimate Industry Insider Steve Stoute And Kaz Speak On, Making Music & Marketing History And More (Video)

Steve Stoute – mogul, music exec, mover-and-shaker – has partnered with Kaz of and they are making a late major move, taking the online presence over to the print industry. Interesting, very interesting, as the media world seems to be moving off-page to online (e.g. the opposite direction). But we MUST hear these guys out; especially Stoute. Why?? Don’t tell us you don’t know about Stout’s marketing agency Translation LLC, the origin story of the tagline/jingle for McDonald’s “I’m Loving It” campaign, the State Farm ads…

Hmmm… if not, it would seem you have some Googling to do. But wait-wait. You can do a LOT of catch-up by just watching this interview (above). There is SO much more to tell, too. Hear these folks tell it!

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Rosenberg Gets The Scoop On “Layers,” The Re-Introduction Of Royce Da 5’9 And More (Video)

Royce Da 5’9 doing the promo circuit for his new album “Layers” in the morning (see his Breakfast Club interview) and now Real Late With Peter Rosenberg.


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Illa J Speaks On Being The Brother Of A Legend, J Dilla’s Legacy As On Of The Best Ever And More (Video)

A damn good 15 minutes of watching right from the start! Is there a downside to being the brother of the late great J Dilla (besides him not being here, of course)? Fam, there’s a downside to everything. But there were lots of good things and times, too. Honest talk with Peter Rosenberg from the younger Yancey.

Illa J Discusses New Album, the Downside of Being J Dilla’s Brother and his own come up in music on Real Late.


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Sav Killz – “Immovable Kings” (FreEP)


Dope. He made it FREE for the people. This “Immovable Kings” by Sav Killz. A true talent getting spins but needing more; dropping videos and doing more, including the interview after the jump. Respect

Shout out to all the DJs who have been supporting the project and giving us them spins! DJ Premier, Tony Touch, Eclipse, Peter Rosenberg, DJ Ero, DJ Modesty, DJ Homicide, and everyone else.
Sav Killz

Check out the Sav Killz sit down with Peter Rosenberg on Hot 97’s Real Late after the jump (with Frank Knight & J-Ronin to Killz right, riding along). But before that, treat yourself to this EP for the FREE.


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Illa J Speaks On His Upcoming Self-Titled LP, The Downside To Being J Dilla’s Brother And More (Video)

Allow Detroit’s Illa J to reintroduce himself (in the radio interview above, and with his album linked below). He is very much and very proud to be the brother of the late great J Dilla. The challenges or having expectations on his shoulder; they’d come anyway. He pushes hard to earn. But being seen as just ‘some dude flowing over Dilla beats,’ or as some Slum Village hanger-on… nah, miss him with that.


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Bridget Kelly Gets Candid About What She Wants For Her Career, New Music, and Dating (Video)

Bridget Kelly stops by the Hot 97 NY morning show to talk about her new single and EP with Mack Wilds (“Act Like That” off “Summer Of 17” – which we posted earlier here), her life after the Roc Nation deal ended, future career aspirations, being single going into her 30s… LOTS of time spent on sex and dating and more. Fun interview with the super sexy Kelly. Watch.


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GoldLink Share Perspectives On His Upbringing, His Music Career And More With Peter Rosenberg (Video)

One of the XXL Freshmen artists, GoldLink, was the guest on Real Late With Peter Rosenberg. The DMV (DC-Maryland-Virginia) emcee covered his growing up, the story behind his name, getting respect in the Hip-Hop game and more.

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Miguel Speaks On Working With DJ Premier, Wale & More (Video)

Miguel stopped by the Hot 97 studios to promo his single “Coffee” as well as his forthcoming album, “Wild Heart.” But since he was there, he talked to the Morning Show crew about what the Met Gala is, what’s going on in his relationship with girlfriend Nazanin Mandi, what was up working with super-producers DJ Premier and Pharrell Williams and Wale and much more.

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Oddisee Talks ‘The Good Fight’, Opportunity To Work with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath & Being True To Himself (Video)

In today’s scope of Hip Hop most artists seek out the limelight and love talking about how well they are doing. The Artist/Producer Oddisee is quite the opposite is he dedicated to his craft and concerned with being the best performer he can be absolutely.  Does he concern himself with the fact he might not get certain props or being tracked down by certain rappers for beats negative.  Oddisee has a new album out “The Good Fight” and it is a self produced album exhibiting some of his best work (my personal opinion).  He recently sat down with Rosenberg at Hot 97 to discuss what he has been up to.

ArtByOdell Twitter/SoundCloud


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Raekwon Speaks On His Ties To Drake, His Album “F.I.L.A.”, What’s Happening In Baltimore And More (Video)

Raekwon drops in on Ebro In The Morning at New York studios to talk about “F.I.L.A,” respect for the homies 40 and Drizzy Drake, the ebb and flow of his career, hood realities and perspectives being felt on the ground in Baltimore nowadays, and much more.

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Macklemore Speaks On Race, Injustice, Kendrick, Iggy And More (Video)

You’re here now. Like lots of blogs, trying to title these things in an eye-catching way AND have something posted worthwhile is a challenge to say the least.

“Silence is an action…”

He said that. The epitome of pop White rap success said that. But trust he is NOT silent in this video. DEEP conversation on all that is promised in the title. But PLEASE do not play this to check for the names you saw. That’s for the search engines. Watch and listen for perspective and to gain insight. Respect Ebro and Macklemore for this engaging discussion.

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Azealia Banks Speaks The Raw And Real On Grand Hustle Family, T.I., Iggy Azalea, Black Music And More (Video)

I honestly don’t know much about Azealia Banks’ music, but I’ve seen her commentary on twitter about quite a number of things & I’ve often retweeted a few things she said on social media that proved to me that she’s wise & aware beyond her 23 years. When I saw everyone talking about her recent interview it piqued my interest to see what the fuss was about. After watching this interview I’m more of a fan of Azealia Banks the person even though I’m not too familiar with her music.

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Questlove Speaks On Beef With Notorious B.I.G. And Diddy Back In The Day, With Chris Rock Being Around For The Best Music EVER (Video)

The world felt the loss of Biggie. BUT… Y’all don’t know nothin’ about the pain real Hip-Hop heads felt… in Chevy Chase (Maryland, USA)!! Ha!

Well, Rosenberg will tell you. Then quickly move to the meat of the video – Questlove and Chris Rock. The Roots’ main man and percussionist supreme starts by telling the story of beef before the fall of B.I.G.; and never getting to squash it with him…THENNNN… almost catching a 15-man beatdown by Puff Daddy and his ‘family’ soon after (okay, that got squashed… sorta). THENNNN… Chris Rock talks about his contributions to the Hip-Hop world library; and how Kanye’s album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” was the best ever.


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T-Pain Talks About Spending Over $2.4 Million Dollars In Strip Clubs (Video)

Daaaaamn! T-Pain wildin’ (hope that money’s pilin’)! I mean… What man doesn’t like going to strip clubs every now & then to have a drink with friends? But even a multi-multi-millionaire or even a billionaire has gotta say to himself, “There’s no way to make sense of spending millions of my dollars in strip clubs! I gotta chill.” And what about buddies? Ain’t no other ballers rolling with him to throw some piles on all them azz taxes? And what about wifey? Pain said she likes to go, too. Cool; no doubt, very cool. But ya gotta wonder if she ever nudged her man on some save-some-for-Mami’s-g-string *ish. Hmmm, wifey’s a cutie (see after the jump). Wonder where she’d fit on the Universal Hot-Crazy Matrix?

Check out the full interview from New York’s at Hot 97. Fun watch.


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West Coast duo ‘Audio Push’ Talk About Their Music & Growing Popularity (Video)

I like this group…. seems like other people are starting to catch on too. Oktane and Pricetag (aka Audio Push; you might know them from “Teach Me How To Jerk”) here speaking with Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds on their musical history, on their FREE “Come As You Are” LP and new sound, association with producer Hit-Boy and more.


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Jill Scott Talks About Her New Movie ‘Baggage Claim’, Future, A$AP Rocky, & Reflects On Her Start In Music Business (Video)

Jilly From Philly! Peter Rosenberg (and DJ Cipha Sounds) recently welcomed soul songstress Jill Scott to sit and chat on Hot 97’s The Juan Epstein Show. During the chat Jill plugs her upcoming movie “Baggage Claim,” reveals that she has actually been acting for decades, that she thinks Future and A$AP Rocky are beautiful, that she wrote the hook for The Roots’ “You Got Me” (uncredited, sang by Erykah Badu), ultimately getting her real start in music while staining wood at DJ Jazzy Jeff‘s studio… Great interview. The above video is only part of the interview. Audio for the full interview is available for streaming below.


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Could Kendrick Lamar and Erykah Badu Be ‘Making A Connection?’ (Video)

Maybe NY’s Hot 97 radio personality Rosenberg is burying Kendrick Lamar’s career a bit prematurely. But… looking into those eyes of Erykah Badu… holding her hand… maybe other stuff… it can change an emcee. Andre. Common Sense. Just saying. Check the BET performance after the jump and witness the cause of Rosenberg’s lamentations after the jump.


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Raekwon on Peter Rosenberg’s ‘The Process’ (Video)

‘In the premiere episode of ‘The Process’ with Peter Rosenberg, Raekwon talks about the making of all his Wu-Tang classics. Renowned for his off-kilter rhyme style, The Chef talks about coming from the slums of Shaolin to rising to the top of the rap game.’

The Process

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