Earlier today, Hot 97‘s “Ebro in the Morning” hosted rapper Macklemore for a great discussion on race and white privilege (specifically in the music world). Among many topics, Macklemore addresses police brutality and whether he believes that his music is embraced by white radio and the Grammys because of his skin color. Macklemore also talks about the new J. Cole album and his text apology to Kendrick Lamar. Watch the hour-long and thought provoking interview below.
For years, there has been a battle between popular New York radio stations Hot 97 and Power 105, as they battle for the top spot in ratings and relevancy. This has only been heightened by the exposure given through social media. Now, the interviews held by The Breakfast Club and the personalities on Ebro in the Morning are not only available for New Yorkers on their way to work, but everyone with access to YouTube. Specifically, Charlamagne Tha God and Peter Rosenberg have been bumping heads a lot lately. Let’s get into what’s been going on.