A rant from legendary rapper KRS-One made its rounds on the Internet Monday. The rapper accused Hot 97 of allegedly having a role in the demise of New York rap.
The video dated from 2013, shows the rapper sharing a few of his issues with the hip-hop station and its hosts, DJ Funkmaster Flex and former Hot employee, Angie Martinez. KRS claims that Flex stopped playing his music because he wasn't trendy, and says that Martinez lost her way as the years went on.
"When Funkmaster Flex stopped playing my music for no reason," KRS-One said. "And when Angie Martinez forgot her roots. And I don't know if y'all know this woman, but her name is Tracy Cloherty. Well, she banned me from the station. And Lisa Evers, Street Soldiers, hung up on me live on air. Because I said they said—This is when Foxy Brown and Lil Kim had their little shootout in front of Hot 97 and they had us on the air. And I said 'Y'all the ones that promoted that s***.' All day long 'Gun, gun, gun.' All day long 'Murder, murder, murder'...There's something called a balance. In the morning when our kids are going to school that's not the time to play 'killing, shooting, n****, b***, and f***.'"
While the rapper didn't name former program director Ebro Darden in his speech, Ebro responded to the video and says that he agreed with the rapper's point of view, and doesn't play violent music during their prime time segments .
"Love @IAmKRSOne video!! we may play too much sex, but violence is never ringing off in primetime Balance is needed!" he tweeted.
Check out the rest of KRS' video above.
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