As Hot 97 undergoes sharp criticism for attempting to sweep scandal surrounding a list of its radio personalities (including Mister Cee and Funkmaster Flex) under the rug, Benzino is speaking out. In this exclusive interview with Jacky Jasper, Benzino explains how people like Funkmaster Flex have single-handedly destroyed radio and hip hip.
Part 1 of a 3 part series:
“As long as the staff at Hot 97, which has been there for years and been doing suspect **** for years…as long as they’re up there, New York will never be the same.”
During this very candid conversation Benzino lays out the spin of lies Hot 97 has announced to its listeners, explains the bias DJ’s like Funkmaster Flex have when selecting music for air, and exposes Hot 97FM’s list of on air talent as “a bunch of self interest DJ’s and personalites who wanna be stars themselves.”
Take a listen as Benzino tells Jacky Jasper, “when the DJ is bigger than the artist, it clouds things…as long as it keeps going on up there, the New York artist will always suffer.”
Click here to listen to the three part interview, as well as, participate in the dicussion.
Also, in our most recent issue, HHW provides extensive coverage and chronicles a decade of Hot 97’s racial and cultural sensitivity, the history of beef at the embattled station, the lawsuits, the Funk mast Flex fall-out and and the most recent details of the Mister Cee situation. In addition, we have an exclusive interview with Charlamagne tha God who talked exclusively about his war of words with Funk Master Flex and his comments on Mister Cee’s arrest.
Be sure to pick up the latest issue of Hip-Hop Weekly featuring split covers on newsstands now.