End of an Era: Angie Martinez Resigns From Hot 97


By: Mike Cortez | @CortezEra 

Hot 97 legend and the voice of New York, Angie Martinez resigned from Hot 97 today. Martinez broke the news on her Instagram account, explaining her decision and wishing the Hot 97 team well. Martinez said it was time for a new challenge and it was the toughest decision she has had to make in her life. This news comes as a huge shock to all and leaves Program Director Ebro Darden with a huge hole to fill. We’ll miss you Angie and you will always be the voice of New York City.

Summertime Ish: Daytona Drops Summer Single “Type Ish”

By: Mike Cortez | @CortezEra 


There are few things better than summertime in New York City. Bronx rapper Daytona drops a new video directed by Fafu to his summer vibe single “Type Ish” produced by Harry Fraud. The video has all the New York waves you want and then some. His new mixtape produced by Harry Fraud should be out sometime in August.

It’s A Slaughter: Slaughterhouse Member Ortiz Lays Verse on Nicki Minaj’s Pills N Potion

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By: Mike Cortez | @CortezEra

Brooklyn MC Joell Ortiz is on a crash course of YMCMB. After releasing a remix to Drake’s 0 to 100 last week, Ortiz spits a verse on Nicki Minaj’s Pills N Potion. The verse is not the harsh Ortiz we are used to hearing, but a deeper, introspective Ortiz, where he lets us into his family life. His upcoming project House Slippers is due later this year.