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Local HOTtie – Cassandra From Schenectady!
The Albany area has some of the most beautiful women on the planet. Why wouldn't we showcase them? Get to know Local HOTtie, Cassandra from Schenectady!
Louisville Sportscaster Drops Rap Lyrics During Segment [VIDEO]
Adam Lefkoe has a brighter future as a sportscaster than a rapper but you can’t deny the dude is a true hip hop fan. The weekend sports reporter for WHAS, news channel 11 in Louisville, Ky., got all funky fresh during his segment. Lefkoe swagged out his 5-minute seg by squeezing in a…
DMX Dares Kid To Flip Over Parked Red Bull Car [VIDEO]
DMX isn’t just one of the strangest dudes in rap history. He’s one of the strangest dudes ever. Period. The dog has had his ups and downs both professionally and personally, but it seems like he’s more comfortable in his own skin and truly enjoying lif…
When It Comes To Album Sales, Drake Gives Zero F—s
What guy on the planet wouldn’t want to walk a mile in Drake’s shoes? He’s a platinum selling rapper, he’s smashed out Rihanna and he won a Grammy, just to name a few of his personal accomplishments. When you got it like that, you don&C…
Rappers With The Worst Tattoos
You’d be hard pressed to find someone in the music industry without at least one tattoo. Even Bieber went from having a finger-nail sized dove on his torso to a whole damn sleeve. Body art is a little more prevalent in hip hop than any other genre, though. When you have as many tats as someone like,…
What Is OBAMACARE? The ACA Made Simple For Dummies Like Me
The Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, will begin to roll out next month. There are still many of us out there who are unsure of what it is, or how it will affect us. We’ll be providing local residents with all the info you need about Obamacare in the downtown areas of Troy, Albany, Sch…
Shooting Incidents In Troy Are Said To Be Related
Police believe a recent string of shootings are related. The most recent incident occurred around 8pm on Monday night on Fifth Avenue in Troy. Several shots penetrated the building and missed two small children, 6 and 7-years-old, by inches.
2013 Soul Train Award Nominees Announced
Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Chris Brown and Tamar Braxton got SOOOOOUUUULLLL! All six of them are up for five nominations each at the 2013 Soul Train Awards, taking place in Las Vegas on November 8th. The show will be hosted by big-screen funny man, Anthony Anderson.
Game + Drake Help Woman Pay Funeral Costs For Her BF + 5 Children
A woman named Anna Angel, ironically, needed an angel more than most could ever imagine. She got two. They didn’t fit the typical description of a flowing white robe and bright-shining halos over-head. Instead, she got Drake and Game, who banded together to help the woman through her…
WTF? Man Shot And Killed For Commenting On Woman’s Bathing Suit Photo On Facebook
Apparently the crime of admiring a woman who’s in a relationship is punishable by death. A 48-year-old man in Oklahoma City was murdered for posting a harmless comment on a woman’s picture.
DMX Explains Hotel Streaking Incident
DMX is in Los Angeles to make an appearance on Dr. Phil. The episode will be taped today, but it’s unknown when it will air. After landing at LAX yesterday, X was greeted by TMZ reporters who inquired about his recent hotel streaking incident.
Local HOTtie – Taylor Aubin From Lake George!
The Albany area has some of the most beautiful women on the planet. Why wouldn’t we showcase them? Get to know Local HOTtie, Taylor Aubin from Lake George!
Police Cracking Down On Unsafe Driving + Pedestrian Crossing On Central Ave
I read an interesting article on the Times Union website today that says law enforcement will start cracking down on both drivers and pedestrians to help prevent accidents on Central Avenue. The article exclaims that pedestrians are hit by cars more than once a week on average on Central.
2 Chainz Talks About Robbing A Wendy’s In High School
There’s nothing funny about a robbery, but the context in which 2 Chainz got caught when he was a teen is pretty comical. Not just the fact that he got whacked for robbing a FAST FOOD RESTAURANT, but how he got caught.
Kendrick Lamar / Meek Mill Rivalry Heats Up!
Two upstarts have found themselves in a beef – Kendrick Lamar and Meek Mill. It all stems from Kendrick’s “Control” verse where he spit about Mill and a slew of other rappers and celebrities. The two are polar opposites, which makes this rivalry pretty entertaining to me. Kendrick is known as mainly…
BARF! Paris Hilton Hypes New Record With Lil Wayne
With artists like Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne, just to name a few, it’s doubtful that Cash Money Records would struggle any time soon. Even with Paris Hilton on their roster. Yes, Paris Hilton.
Hot 99.1 9/11 Tribute – We Will Never Forget
It was 12 years ago today that we lost nearly 3,000 people in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. In addition, over 6,000 United States soldiers have given their lives to defend our freedom since the terrorist attacks.
R&B Dominates Album Sales This Week
The season isn’t the only thing shifting right now. Musical tastes seem to be traveling along the same path. After a Hip Hop heavy summer, the album charts are being dominated by R&B.
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UAlbany Football Home Opener Is This Saturday!
Are you ready for some UAlbany Football??? The Great Danes’ home opener at their new stadium named after their coach (who’s in his final season), Bob Ford, is on Saturday at 7pm under the lights.
Kanye West Disses Ray J On Jimmy Fallon
Since he hasn’t done much over the past few years, Ray has been capitalizing on yesterday’s news to remain relevant. He’s seemingly made a career out of putting his ex, Kim Kardashian’s, boyfriends on blast.
Upcoming Mixtape Release Dates
Waka Flocka Flame’s album, Flockaveli 2, has been pushed back numerous times. It’s assumed that the project will find its way to shelves and iPods sometime in 2014. Fans of Waka don’t have to wait too long for new bars, though. He’s dro…
Brick Squad Members Got BIG TIME Twitter Beef
Several Brick Squad members got into a heated, all-out battle royal on twitter. Artists like Waka Flocka Flame and Wooh Da Kid all ganged up on Gucci Mane, while the Lemonade rapper did the best he could to defend himself. Nobody likes excuses, and Gucci had a ton of them.
UAlbany Football Has New Field, New Conference, and New… MARCHING BAND!
UAlbany Great Danes football fans have a lot of new additions to look forward to this season – a coach’s last hoorah season, a new stadium, a new conference, and a new marching band!
Local HOTtie – Megan Kocienski
The Albany area has some of the most beautiful women on the planet. Why wouldn’t we showcase them? Get to know Local HOTtie, Megan Kocienski from Scotia!
Snoop Talks Meeting Nate Dogg In High School [VIDEO]
When Nate Dogg passed away in March of 2011, Snoop Dogg, got a tattoo in honor of his long-time friend. The tat is a portrait of Nate wearing his patented bandana. The artist who did the work was Mr. Cartoon. The ink session was published yesterday and shows Snoop talking about the first time he met…
Hip Hop Performers Added To 2013 MTV VMA’s Line-Up
Some more Hip Hop HEAT has been added to the line-up of performers at the MTV Video Music Awards this weekend. The show will air live on MTV on Sunday August 25th at 9pm from the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY.
‘The Partridge Family’ Star David Cassidy Arrested In Albany Area
Even though both were in their heyday before my time, I was always more of a “Brady Bunch” guy than “Partridge Family.” This story justifies my position perfectly! I always knew that S.O.B. David Cassidy was a lush!
2013 Fall TV Season Premiere Schedule
Although temperatures could get as high as 90 today, it was a brisk 52 when I sat on my porch with a cup of coffee at 6:00am this morning. It was a rude reminder that summer is on its way out and fall is moving in. Yes, it’s not summer, but there are very few things that suck about f…
Albany Area Charity Helping Students + Families With School Supplies
Home rooms, homecomings and homework (UGH!) are right around the corner. With another Capital Region school year right around the corner, a local charity organization located out of Schenectady is looking to help with kids-in-need.