I can talk about hip-hop and movies all day long. So when New York radio OG Ebro Darden stopped by to chat about HOT 97’s April Fools Day Comedy Show and the upcoming Summer Jam, we got side-tracked just discussing the culture.
HOT 97 took over the legendary Theatre at Madison Square Garden on April 1 with the April Fools’ Day Comedy Show featuring laugh-out-loud performances by some of the funniest comics in show business, like Aries Spears, Rickey Smiley, Deray Davis, and many more. This year’s comedy show was hilarious as usual, but even more special was the return of Tracy Morgan.
During my chat with Ebro, we talked about taking over the Morning Show, parenting and raising daughters in an industry that isn’t exactly friendly towards young girls, and why New York hip-hop is still in a good place.
This interview was recorded before today’s big Summer Jam announcement: the fest will take place at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, June 5th, with Stadium Stage performances by Big Sean, Pusha T. & G.O.O.D Music, DJ Khaled & Friends, A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg, Bryson Tiller, Young Thug, Tinashe, and Kid Ink.
In the meantime, check out the interview above and stay tuned for more Summer Jam info.
PHOTO CREDIT: Hot 97/ Rachel Esterday
Everything You Need To See From Summer Jam 2014 (PHOTOS)
1. Iggy Azalea kicked off the Summer Jam Pre-Show in a hot pink number.1 of 27
2. Khloe Kardashian made an appearance at Summer Jam at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey.2 of 27
3. Childish Gambino stopped for interviews before taking the stage.3 of 27
4. Mack Wilds repped NYC backstage at Summer Jam.4 of 27
5. Troy Ave flicked it up backstage.5 of 27
6. August Alsina chatted with Hot 97 before he took the stage.6 of 27
7. So cute: Wiz Khalifa posed with his mom.7 of 27
8. Jhene Aiko chatted with Miss Info after her performance at Summer Jam.8 of 27
9. Kid Ink posed with the Hot 97 crew.9 of 27
10. Wiz Khalifa stopped for interviews before his performance.10 of 27
11. Rihanna posed with Nicki Minaj backstage.11 of 27
12. Nipsey Hussle took the stage at Summer Jam 2014.12 of 27
13. Ab-Soul posed with his girlfriend Yaris at Summer Jam at Met Life Stadium.13 of 27
14. Ty Dolla $ign chilled backstage.14 of 27
15. Sevyn Streeter looked gorgeous after her performance.15 of 27
16. Erica Mena came through Summer Jam 2014 in a tiny top.16 of 27
17. Trey Songz took the stage - shirtless.17 of 27
18. Nas hit the stage with a bottle of Henny.18 of 27
19. Nicki Minaj gets a lift from Drake during her performance at Summer Jam.19 of 27
20. Nas posed with his Queens family backstage.20 of 27
21. 50 Cent reunited with G-Unit.21 of 27
22. Lil Wayne photobombed Nicki Minaj before taking the stage.22 of 27
23. Fabolous rocked the crowd at Summer Jam.23 of 27
24. Nicki Minaj performed her hit songs at Summer Jam 2014.24 of 27
25. YG backstage before his performance at Summer Jam 2014 with DJ Mustard.25 of 27
26. The Young Money crew joined Nicki on stage.26 of 27
27. Yass Bitch! Soulja Boy came through.27 of 27
NJZ: Ebro Gets Real On New York Hip-Hop, Fatherhood, & His Deal With Apple was originally published on globalgrind.com