Hot 97 Explains Why They Don’t Play Underground Artists

When you consider the amount of bubbling underground talent in New York today, every rapper is trying to get heard on a larger scale. One of those outlets is mainstream radio that has the power to break new artists to their listeners during primetime hours. A question was raised earlier this week by Rap Radar’s Brian “B. Dot” Miller about Hot 97’s role in supporting up-and-coming New York rappers. Ebro Darden, who is the station’s program director, gets the idea of backing them up. But he also argues many of those artists are still in their development stages. “Yeah, we support ...

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