Latifah Muhammad

Don’t Call It A Comeback: Arsenio Hall Talks Hip-Hop & His Return To Late Night



On another show night Kid Cudi pinpointed what he believes is hindering Hip-Hop. “I’m the only guy that really can have a conversation with Kid Cudi, about the state of rap…this thing that I love. Not only love, but I’m kind of a pioneer in the the TV sector of it. I love this kind of TV,” notes Hall.”[Sitting] with Russell Simmons and talk[ing] about the dilemma of the n-word. I talk about the fact that my favorite song [Y.G.’s “My N***a] has the n-word in it. ”

Much of the talk shared between Hall and his guests also gets an extended life online, which intern widens Halls audience. In February, the show was picked up for a second season. In the same month, Prince helped the show snag a 50 percent ratings increase in the 18-46 demographic, to tie him with Jimmy Kimmel Live!, according to the Hollywood Reporter.


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