By Rory Winston ”When are you going to stop writing on the walls and make some money, when are you going to stop tagging subway cars, when are you going to make your son legitimate… legitimate shit,” said a frustrated Ramon in 1984’s Beat Street – a film that together with its lauded predecessor Wild…
By Rory Winston
A hotbed for talent, a hothouse for urban sounds, Hot 97 is the temperature and temperament of NY. There you have it: one last overcooked shout-out about just ‘how cool Hot can get’. But I’ve slung my last slogan and swung my last hyperbole.
Admittedly, it’s hard to avoid catchphrases while attempting to describe a contemporary rhythmic FM station – especially one that has retained integrity of vision without having sacrificed commercial viability.