Last week Hot 97 Program Director Ebro Darden offered a weak explanation about his stations narrow playlist and why they don't play up-and-coming locals, saying--in so many words--that artists not getting spins on the station simply aren't ready for them. They're too underground. They haven't worked hard enough. They are, to quote Ebro, "minor league rappers", not yet ready for the big stage. It's a natural part of growing as an artist, you see. Jay-Z had to earn his Hot 97 roster spot--"The Majors"--so other New York City rappers have to too. Quit crying about it, and do work.
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