Just days after becoming a permanent fixture at Barclays Center, Jay Z and his burgeoning streaming service brand are expanding in the visual entertainment department.
Former Hot 97 DJ and comedian Cipha Sounds announces his latest power move. He is now a member of the Roc Nation family.
As Hip-Hop Wired reported earlier today, Cipha Sounds is done with Hot 97 after 17 years. So what’s next on his agenda?
New York’s #1 radio station Hot 97 arguably has the only cast of characters where every member are notable figures in their own right. For that, VH1 decided to cut 30 minutes out of their endless reel of reality shows and give fans and listeners alike an in-depth glimpse on what really goes on behind-the-scenes.
A little friendly competition between The Combat Jack Show and Juan Epstein, didn’t stop the former from chatting with Hot 97’s Cipha Sounds about his life before becoming a renowned Hip-Hop DJ and the events that followed.
Fifteen years ago, N.O.R.E. delivered a hell of a posse cut on behalf of his native New York City via “Banned From T.V.” Today, Hot 97’s Cipha Sounds and Drewski channel that same energy on “Banned From Radio,” featuring Maino, Bodega Bamz, Chinx, Troy Ave, Mack Wilds and City Boy Dee.
Following a snippet that hit the Internets a little over a week ago, the full episode of Juan Epstein’s discussion with Kanye West. Their discussion was a lot different than the agenda-based messaging the rapper-producer spoke in interviews with The Breakfast Club and Sway In the Morning.
We’ve seen more than enough passionate theatrics from Kanye West in the past few days, which makes his Juan Epstein sit down a nice change of pace. Unlike others, hosts Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg managed to keep their conversation with West strictly about the music.
UPDATE: Rick Ross says the title of his forthcoming Jay Z collaboration is titled “Devil Is A Lie.” See him discuss this with MTV on the following page. Of the major label releases, Rick Ross is set to drop the last highly anticipated LP of the year in Mastermind. The Miami rapper recently recently showed face […]
While it has been well documented by his friends and family that the late great Notorious B.I.G. had an impeccable sense of humor, he apparently took the safety of minors very seriously. In a hilarious story told by Lil’ Cease to HOT 97 DJ Cipha Sounds, the Junior M.A.F.I.A. front man retells the time Biggie barred him from meeting Michael Jackson […]
Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds (together known as “Juan Epstein”) brought the best out of their latest guest Rick Ross. Most fans equate MMG’s general to the mafioso figure he portrays, but this discussion touches on his life prior to fame, how me Kanye West met over a decade ago, and more.
2 Chainz is easily one of Hip-Hop’s few true new superstars. Now he’s looking to avoid the sophomore jinx with his forthcoming album B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, which he spoke on and more in a recent sit down with Cipha Sounds, Ebro, and Peter Rosenberg.
Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie (also known as The Mad Rapper) has deep roots in Hip-Hop and is partly responsible for the success of a few noteworthy artist. One happens to be the incomparable Kanye West. Unfortunately, the two no longer have a working relationship.
Former MTV reality show participant RiFF RaFF and his outlandish image leaves quite an impression, if nothing else. The Houston native recently visited Hot 97’s Morning Show and dropped one of his trademark off-the-dome freestyles. Program director Ebro wasn’t too impressed and engaged in a war of words with RiFF RaFF, which spilled over to […]
Kendrick Lamar gets a lot of the spotlight in the TDE camp, but many fans have their eye on another up-and-coming artist from the camp, Ab-Soul.
Styles P has a friendly convo with Hot 97’s Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg, during which he describes how he finagled his way into great seats at a recent Kevin Heart show, his comedic potential, Gunplay on house arrest, and the difficulties of separating the industry from the streets.
With his 3rd* album about to release, Big Boi is on a media blitzkrieg before the December 11th release of Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.
After attempting to assassinate the MMG General’s character via Twitter, Shyne Po called into The Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg Show on Hot 97 to elaborate on exactly why he’s so mad at Rick Ross and Diddy. No Deric Angelettie pun intended. Apparently, the Brooklyn (by way of Belize) MC’s gripe with Rozay’s portrayal of street culture reached its boiling […]
A few weeks back when Odd Future rolled through New York City for Peter Rosenberg‘s birthday show, the group also stopped by Hot 97 and chopped it up with Cipha Sounds and Kay Fox. For anyone who has seen Odd Future’s interviews together, they can get pretty unruly, and this is no different. In this […]