I don't get a chance to listen to Hot 97, because I live in Missouri, nor would I if I could, but according to something Combat Jack said on Twitter the other day, it's gradually becoming a full-on pop station.
A while back, Angie Martinez, who'd been there for a million years, since she was relatively young, bolted Hot for rival Power 105. Then Mister Cee randomly announced he was leaving, this after getting caught getting blown by tranny hookers on multiple occasions, briefly resigning and being forced to have a come to Jesus moment with then-program director Ebro.
Other things that went wrong:
1) The VH1 show was canceled.
2) Ebro was fired as program director, now co-hosts the morning show with Peter Rosenberg.
3) Peter Rosenberg declared that he does more for hip-hop than Chuck D.
You'll recall that Ebro fired the black chick who used to co-host the morning show, explaining to an ever-credulous Combat Jack that she wanted to go live in Miami, replacing her with himself.
At that point, unless I'm mistaken, it was Peter Rosenberg, Ebro and Cipha Sounds on the morning show, which would have been redundant at best. I think they've since found another girl (not a black chick).
Cipha Sounds moved to an afternoon slot to replace Angie Martinez, until they could find another girl. Now that they have, his position at the station is unclear. Hot 97 said he'd be "transitioning into other on-air responsibilities." Maybe he can be the new Mister Cee, minus the tranny hookers, and also maybe minus the rap music.
The yelling in the background brought back fond memories of when I used to watch COPS.
A man in Rialto, California, received a police beat down and a tasering last week after he merely honked his car horn at officers who were blocking a driveway.
While the police department in Rialto has been cited many times as one of the first to fully adopt on body cameras, it was left to a citizen to capture footage of the incident and bring it to public attention.