Many individuals wonder why underground artists don’t get a chance to get radio play, and Hot 97 program director Ebro Darden explains exactly why in a recent interview.
With the advent of the internet, the doors have really opened for artists looking to breakthrough in the music business, but that doesn’t mean radio doesn’t have its advantages.
Many hip hop fans question why the radio doesn’t play some of the thriving acts coming up in the underground scene before they breakthrough, and Hot 97 program director Ebro decided to address this issue once and for all.
“We support those records, but “Those are for the minor leagues, they still on the come-up. We put them on Rosenberg’s real late show before they make it to prime time. Let me explain something to people. Hot 97 is like the NFL or the NBA, you don’t just get a slot, you earn a slot,” Ebro continued, “You do your work. Smoking weed in the studio with your boys putting out records ain’t gonna get it B. It’s fun, it’s cute, it might look good on the internet, but you gotta get the people moving, you gotta get the people talking.”
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