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Buckshot Addresses Hot 97's Ebro Darden & The Current State Of NYC Radio


(AllHipHop News) First it was Houston’s Riff Raff taking shots at Hot 97’s Ebro Darden, now it’s Brooklyn’s Buckshot calling out the program director. According to the Duck Down emcee, Ebro is the reason New York Hip Hop radio has fallen of. Buckshot expressed his thoughts on the matter while on The Combat Jack Show.

[ALSO READ: Riff Raff Goes On Twitter Rant Calling Out Hot 97′s Ebro Darden]

The issues between the two started because on a previous episode of the CBJ show Ebro referenced Duck Down artists when explaining that women don’t listen to their style of rap. It’s his reasoning for why New York Hip Hop has not been as prominent or get the radio spins it once did. Buck disagrees.

“So here we got this Duncan Hines version of Hip Hop that Ebro wanna come in and introduce,” says Buckshot. “You was in L.A. The s**t didn’t get f**ked up until you got here.”

Buck goes on to directly respond to Ebro’s claim that women don’t listen to Duck Down’s music:

You wanna know the reason why chicks don’t f**k with Buckshot the way you would like it or see it, is because you stopped f**king with me. And when you stop f**king with me, automatically people start going, “you underground”. So I say guess what? If you’re gonna put me there, I’m gonna go above you, cause I’m still above you now. But what I’m gonna do is- I’m gonna be the illest underground n***a you ever seen. So no matter what ,you gotta always get back to me. Cause what’s underground? The root. So when they talk about us, we are the root of Hip Hop.

He then chastises Ebro for not standing up to the corporate owners of radio stations who demand that certain records by major artists get played repeatedly in order to secure ratings.

Buck later tells Darden to choose sides – either support the Kanye Wests and Jay Zs or support the Sean Ps and Joey Bada$$es. He even accuses Ebro of payola and calls him an “Uncle Tom.”

“Ebro is an Uncle Tom. Why? Because your uncle will always sell you out for something that you will never get,” adds Buckshot. “But we the ones that pay the price, because we’re sitting at our crib going, ‘damn, this s**t’s playing again’.”

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Listen to the full Combat Jack interview (or fast forward to the 40:00 mark to hear the conversation concerning Ebro and Hot 97) and the Ebro episodes below.


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  • Picasso Micheaux

    Buck Em Down, Buckshot!!!

  • Guillaume Pilon

    radio stations still got payolla

  • YungKizz

    get em buckshot F*** Ebro an F*** hot97

  • The_Councilman

    Ebro is a damn lie, one of my wives love Buckshot and the Boot Camp Click. Goes to show he doesn’t know the listening audience all too well because someone in a suit has their lips in his ear telling him who’s listening to what and what to play.

    What are older MCs to do, wither and blow away once the new flavor on the block catches a few licks from the radio bosses? Are they to conform and switch their style to what’s “hot” to stay “relevant” or go underground where their voices won’t be heard by a 10th of the listeners?

    If these older artists were hot for an era and they got much radio love during that time, and they continue to make the same kind of music, what makes the music so bad that the radio has to mute it and only play the old stuff/classics during a DJ mix for 5 to 10 music once or twice a week?

    Balance, we need balance on the radio.

    But we all know that politics, profits, and payoffs rule everything we hear on the radio.

    • $36424596

      ah monitorin real replies now

      • $36424596

        yo wife p***y stank, that’s why she like buckshot.
        yo wife p***y smell like back alleys and poverty, that’s why she like buckshot.
        girls wit clean, crisp, spring time sunset w/ evening dew p***y like Drake and K.Dot.
        yo wife like buckshot, cuz yo wife is a dirty, ratchet, trick.

      • The_Councilman

        Somebody put something in this kid’s mouth cuz my zipper stuck

      • Of course they’re gonna like Drake, he enables simp ass niggas everywhere and makes it even easier for these broads to get over on em.

    • Demographics.

      Either-way, Buck went in!

  • Guest

    That nigga ebro iz def a faggot ass nigga BUCK WE HERE U KID

  • Straight Up Comments

    That nigga ebro iz def a faggot ass nigga BUCK WE HEAR U KID

  • Abdelmajid Ibn Allal Bouloum

    aaaaahahahahhahahahahhahahhaha big fan of the whole squad big up buckshot dj evil dee and rest of the click

  • bigdoe6

    I know a lot of females who listen to Black Moon, Heltah Skeltah, and OGC. Ebro is just lame.

    • Truth Powell

      That’s the truth. I know dude’s still getting groupies and seeing the girls at his shows why didn’t he say that as well.

  • brotha_man

    buckshot, black moon, boot camp clik, duck down records….the most underrated rap movement in hiphop history

    • Especially Heltah Skeltah, and ESPECIALLY Rockness Monstah. That cat’s bars are so nuts they should be committed.

  • SBRon

    I met this clown on the West Coast like 15 years ago when he was cutting his teeth & I really didn’t think much of him!!! So I was SHOCKED when he started creating a buzz on the East Coast!!! He should’ve been much more thoroughly vetted BEFORE landing that gig!!! It’s like calling up The Beach Boys to perform at Harlem Week…

    • who are you talking about? Buckshot? because by 1999 Buckshot and Black Moon had been out and had hits

      • KingsCountyCrooklyn

        I think he’s talking about Ebro

    • The 90’s saw Hot 97 become Bad Boy’s radio station.

      Total, 112, BIG, etc., 45mins of every hour.

  • Jonathan Bacher

    I like that, good move

  • You Got Me Hott Out Here!!

    Buckshot is a fuckboy, nuff said.

    • ihatefaggots

      U a homo

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  • David Gonz

    NY NIGGAS ARE SO DUMB THEY DONT REALIZE RADIO HAS BEEN FALLEN OFF IN EVERY MARKET NATION WIDE FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS NOW

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  • Judah Nazayar

    U GOTTA GET EBRO THE EFF OFF THE RADIO. ROSENBERG IS NO BETTER. ALL THEY PLAY IS CRAP. AND THEN SAY..”ITS THE PUBLIC”=NO ITS NOT THE PUBLIC.. ITS ESAU RUNNING OUR CULTURE DICTATING… ESAU DONT WANNA HEAR SEAN P.. HE WANTS TO HEAR COONERY LIKE COONYE…
    start making videos against MFers… itll catch on.. and then u know.. things change..

  • fep feliciano

    HIP HOP IS TO BE SHARED, NOT HELD CAPTIVE BY ANYONE, CITY OR COAST BECAUSE HIP HOP IS UNIVERSAL, HIP HOP TOUCHES EVERYONE IN ALL WALKS OF LIFE AN IT DON’T MATTER IF U LIKE WAYNE OR BUCKSHOT, DRAKE OR JOEY BADASS ITS ALL HIP HOP WEATHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT. EBRO IS WRONG AN HE DOES HOLD BACK MANY ARTIST INCLUDING SOUTH ARTIST AND WEST COAST ARTIST ITS NOT JUST NEW YORK..

  • Thanks to the internet, radio don’t control shit no more! Ten years from now it’ll be just as popular as MySpace is today. NY niggaz just need something to blame shit on, that’s all! …blame that shit on 50 Cent, he divided y’all, not the radio.

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  • Mike Swiff

    If you have followed my comments I’ve been talking about how beat down and horrible NYC Hip Hp radio is…you have artist from the south that stay on the radio in NY doing interviews (that are fcuking horrible) talking shit etc its like living in Gaylanta man…Ebro is a bitch he is only concern with his money How do you take a idiot from the West coast who may have a vendetta out on NYC Hip Hop…I hear people say all the time NYC Hip Hop has fallen off! compared to what??? The south? and Kendrick Lamar? (by the way Kendrick is Ebros niggah…huh) Shot 97 and Sour 105 are both garbage radio NYC is the birth place of Hip Hop we should be the cutting edge we are more like Atari and the south is PS4 (smh) and yeah the underground this and the underground that..NEW YAWK HAS ALWAYS BEEN KNOWN FOR THE UNDAGROUND, but to now make almost 90% of NY artist become undageround because they don’t rap southern because SHOT 97 & SOUR 105 ARE ONLY PLAYING THE SOUFF IS NOT A SLAP IN EVERY ARTIST FROM NEW YORK’S FACE ITS A SLAP WITH EBRO DARDEN & “CADILLAC” JACK McCARTNEY OR MICHAEL SAUNDERS OR WHATEVER MONKEY OVER AT SOUR 105 WITH SHIT IN THEIR HANDS IN THE FACES OF NEW YORK HIP HOP.

    • Troll_E_G

      Shot97 plays underground n unsigned acts.

      • GQ

        and they’re all trash!

  • KingsCountyCrooklyn

    with streaming & downloaded music media most radio stations are mainly listened to in cars now. I think this is because of radio stations messing up by repeatedly playing the same 6 songs all day.

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  • Michael Mathieu

    I listened to that Ebro interview and what he said made a lot of sense. And it wasn’t a personal shot towards buckshot or duckdown. Ebro’s main point was that there is a lot of great music out there that doesn’t make it on the radio because it’s not pop enough or it’s not danceable. And radio stations exist to make money, not to promote good music. So what’s popular, is going to dominate the airwaves and right now that happens to be southern rappers. And if I recall correctly, the conversation started off talking about NY hip hop, not NY hip hop radio.The question being, why are southern rappers and that southern sound dominating the airwaves? Why has new york lost it’s place as the epicenter of all the hot new artists coming out? And that was his take on the situation. Southern rappers are hot in the clubs right now because women can dance to it and guys are going to be where the women are at.

    No need for Buckshot to take it personal. He wouldn’t be who he is if you went to a duckdown show and the audience was half-female and everybody was dancing to his music.

    The bottom line is that fans of underground hip hop are vastly outnumbered by fans of southern rap, mainstream rap, r&b, dance, pop. That’s why it’s called underground. For-profit radio has to cater to the demands of the majority. Nothing controversial here.

    • RogerBliddack

      That’s bullshit. Radio DICTATES what’s hot & danceable & marketable. Guess how??? BY REPLAYING CERTAIN SONGS OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

      Ever heard a song (like SouljaBoy track for example) and COMPLETELY HATE IT… the very 1sty time you ever hear it? Then like a month later, you catch yourself humming the chorus…. BECAUSE IT GREW ON YOU.

      You heard it all the damn time. Everywhere you went. Because the record got enough ‘spins’ to ensure you would hear it several times per week. And the melody sticks with you.

      The song did not get ANY better during that one month.
      Your initial gut reaction was correct.

      But when you hear the song over 50x times in a single month, you are going to remember certain things about it. Like the Chorus. Or the bridge. Or the ending. Or the intro. Get it?

      And this bullshit song goes from ‘amazingly wack’… to ‘tolerable’…. even to ‘kinda catchy’. Just like that.

      Next thing you know, your lady is prancing around to it. Or twerking to it. And soon enough, this bullshit single is now in your iPod.

      That’s WHY its’ called “PROGRAMMING”.

      You are being systematically ‘programmed’ to react a certain way to music that is very subpar.

      Guys like Ebro can change that. But they DO NOT.

      The real problem is that a midwestern radio company (Emmis) hired a guy from Cali… to tell us New Yorkers “What’s Hot in our OWN city”, in terms of Hip Hop, which started right f*cking here.

      And the New Yorkers who were born and raised here have had enough of it.

      There is a REASON that Japanese folks do not hire a guy from Texas… to tell other Japanese people which Tokyo restaurants have the most authentic Sushi.

      Because Japanese folks would NEVER stand for that.

      So it’s time we New Yorkers (who love NY hip-hop) take back our radio stations. And support local artists. Any way we can.

    • fullyautomatic

      Real talk

  • The only problem with “New York hip hop” is that people keep saying there’s a problem with New York hip hop. NY hip hop radio isn’t dominated by a Southern Sound anymore, but it’s certainly not representative of New York either. And New York has plenty of “hot new artists coming out.” The thing is, this is happening DESPITE New York hip hop radio, not BECAUSE of it. The radio business is what it is, true, but if you listen to them every day, especially Ebro/Hot 97, they CLAIM they represent NY hip hop. They CLAIM they are just waiting for good shit to come along. They insult and degrade the scene that is doing good stuff right under our noses. They don’t want the public to realize that to find good, NY-styled hip hop, all you have to do is look outside of Hot 97… The NY hip hop indie scene is doing just fine. There is (limited, but it’s there) legitimate NY-area media (like our magazine and radio show) that delivers an honest representation of NY hip hop, all the time. But Hot 97 is trying to fool their constituency. Hot 97 used to fight the power, now they are trying to keep the power. Next, they are going to start showing you only the NY hip hop acts they WANT you to see, the ones they have some kind of business arrangements with, all thew while saying “Look! We rep NY hip hop!”… No. They don’t. That’s why nobody says much about Power 105. They don’t really support the local scene either, they just don’t pretend like they do, like Ebro and Hot 97 does. See, it’s deeper than most people understand. We understand that for-profit radio lives for the masses, but when they actively are helping to hinder the organic resurgence of NY hip hop to keep their status quo, it becomes quite shady. Let us not forget this is a culture and a living, evolving artform. We do not like when enemies from within try and abuse it for their own misguided interests.

    • Michael Mathieu

      Glad I checked back. How do I tune in to your radio show. I checked out your site looking for a link

      • Appreciate that. www NYHipHopReport com – On hiatus until end of Jan. but plenty of goodness in the archives

    • Arrie Mental Woodard

      I will definitely be checking out your site and supporting your movement. Salute!

    • NICK FURY

      Yo we trying to start an Underground scene down south for Lyrical rappers. The Biggest misconception about the south is that we all support that strip club- Trap house Bullshit. Theres plenty of people down here who wanna here lyrics, we just gotta unite and come out the shadows more.

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  • Clifton Powell

    youtube Yung C-Zar mitchell & ness….thats real NYC hiphop!

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  • NICK FURY

    I`m from The South Myself But I agree with Buckshot on this. I`m sick and Tired of the creative aspects of our Music being disrespected by Idiots like Ebro. He not playing the Boot Camp cause the talk about something in they music. See this what I have a problem with too, people go along with clowns like Ebro cause they kiss up to Radio Station Program Directors. I say all lyrical Rappers in NYC and The South need to link up and create our own separate lane!!!!!!

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