When it comes to hip-hop radio, New York’s Hot 97 has built quite the legacy. Not only has the staff at Hot built a history breaking the hottest records in rap, the storied station is home to some of the game’s biggest DJs and on-air personalities — no wonder they’re getting their own show on VH1.
The trailer for “This is Hot 97″ premiered online on Wednesday (March 5) and stars Funkmaster Flex, Angie Martinez, Peter Rosenberg, Cipha Sounds, DJ Enuff, Miss Info, Laura Stylez, Karlie Hustle and Ebro Darden, the station program director and morning show host.
In the short 30-second clip, we see Ebro berating one of his employees for typing too loud and Funkmaster Flex showing off a new action figure modeled after him. Rappers like Rick Ross, French Montana and Macklemore make brief cameos, and in one head-scratching scene, Rosenberg asks a flabbergasted Mack Wilds if he’s ever had a threesome.
There’s no telling where the story line will go each week, but if VH1’s cameras capture just a fraction of the drama that goes on at Hot, fans will be in for a heck of a ride. After all this is the same station that got into a war of words with Nicki Minaj in June 2012 after she refused to perform at their annual Summer Jam concert.
“This is Hot 97″ will premiere on Monday, March 31 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.