Born and raised in Heavy-D's hometown, nostalgically known as "money-earnin' Mt. Vernon," I'm no amateur when it comes to the world of radio and hip-hop. Growing up listening to NYC radio, I always wondered if I could be like the voices I heard comin through my boom box. Best known to my listeners as "The Quiet Storm Queen", I was later your "Midday Mami", hosting "The Back in the Day Buffet" & "Saturday Nights in the Mix". I was the Southern Entertainment Awards 2005 nominee for “#1 Female Personality” & “Personality of the Year (Middays)”. I have also been featured in Ozone Magazine, as well as on MTV.com Mixtape Mondays in excess of four times. A member of the world renowned NoizeMob Djs & The MurdaMamis, my aka "Mz Hoffa" was heavy in the mixtape circuit. Formerly the "Midday Mami", this "Midnight Mami" now rocks ya airwaves on "The HOTness" as your host "The Night Show Diva" weeknights 7p-12midnight on Hot 99.1 with my "Reality Check", "Facebook Hottie Shoutout", & my brand new 2hour R&B segment from 10pm until midnight "HOT After Dark" for the lover in you! I also hold you down on your weekends Saturday mornings 10am-2pm. I keep the airwaves sexy but I can turn up too, with a flair of style all my own, never ceasing to entertain you, and always showing love.
The Reality Check with Linda Love
Love & Hip Hop NY has drama this season. Everything to female rapper hate to the creep squad's double standard & more babies for Peter Gunz! Recap this week's episode now!
Yeezy Pokes Fun at Taylor Swift & Ray J at Season 3 Fashion Show
Yeezy Yeezy Yeezy... Kanye West's season 3 Fashion Show revealed new Yeezy Collection, new album "T.L.O.P." & more jokes at Taylor Swift 7 Ray J.
Anti-Beyonce Rally at NFL Headquarters
Beyonce's Superbowl Halftime Show got alot of criticism to say the least. Was Beyonce simply just using her 5th Amendment right of freedom of speech against civilian brutality at the hands police officers who are suppose to serve & protect?
The Perfect Match in Theaters March 11th! [TRAILOR]
Terrence J gets back on the big screen in the romantic comedy The Perfect Match which hit theaters March 11th! His love interest is played by Cassie (Diddy's girl) & the film is star studded!
Lebron Defends Nike From Yeezy Diss Record
One disgruntled former Nike rep is Kanye West. He just dropped a diss record to the beat of Drake & Future's song "Jumpman". One baller who "jumped" to Nike's defense was Lebron James who has been a representative for the brand for 13 years.
Chris Brown Accused of Alleged Assault Again
Chris Brown is in the news again, but not for the success of his new album "Royalty" or hit song "Back to Sleep" or his collabos with Rick Ross on "Sorry" or French Montana and Migos on "Moses." He is being accused of taking a woman's cell phone and assaulting her, allegedly.
Stream Rick Ross’ “Black Market” Album Here
Rick Ross aka The Teflon Don is back with his eighth studio album. The first single for air play that you can hear on HOT 99.1 is "Sorry" with Chris Brown. Its a mid tempo banger suited for the ladies. You can stream "The Black Market" album in its entirety here!
NEW HEAT: Nelly Feat Jeremih “The Fix” [VIDEO]
Ladies do you need an itch that needs to be scratched? Need a FIX? Nelly video for his new single "The Fix" featuring Jeremih is sexy as hell & you can take a look & listen right now!
Mariah’s Shacks Up With Billionaire Beau, Is Nick Jealous?
Mariah Carey is definitely dating in her tax bracket these days. She's hooked up with Australian billionaire businessman James Packer. Nick Cannon aint no scrub but is he jealous?
Seize The Deal Auction is on Now!
If you have never visited Maggie's Gift Shop in Latham, you are missing out on a truly amazing shopping experience that could very easily be the next hot spot for all your gift ideas! The Seize the Deal Auction is on now with a HOT deal you can seize from Maggie's Gift Shop!
Mariah Carey Slays Dragons in ‘Game of War’ Ad [VIDEO]
Mariah Carey's song "Hero" from her album "Music Box" has been featured on countless commercials & ads. But who knew the video game "Game of War" would use the sample as well as Mariah herself to slay dragons?
Drake Shows Off Dance Moves in “Hotline Bling” Video
Drake's "Hotline Bling" has been a banger. he drops one hit after the next. But are his dance moves hittin in the new video? You be the judge!
NEW HEAT: Erykah Badu “Hotline Bling” Remix [AUDIO]
Drake's "Hotline Bling" is blazin up the charts with remixes poppin up left & right. Neo soul artist Erykah Badu is the latest to hop on the "Hotline Bling" band wagon. Check out her funkadelic remix here!
Matching Tats for Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’s Milan & Miles
Its been one of the most controversial love story lines to date of all the VH1 reality series, but Love & Hip Hop Hollywood's Milan & Miles seem to be goin strong. Miles proves his love & dedication to Miles with ink. Check out the matching tattoos!
New HEAT: Lil Dicky feat. Fetty Wap & Rich Homie Quan [VIDEO]
Lil Dicky is a funny guy.
Kendrick Lamar Tribute to 2Pac on Anniversary of His Death
Yesterday, Sept. 13, marked the 19th year anniversary of the death of 2Pac. I cannot believe 1996 was so far away. Kendrick Lamar remembers 2Pac in a special tribute of kindred spirits.
LOVE & Hip Hop Hollywood Season 2 Premiere
Love & Hip Hop Hollywood debuted last season with a bunch of new faces & new attitudes to go along with it! The cast is back for season 2 bringin a ton of more drama. Check out the trailor for the season 2 premiere airing on VH1 on September 7th!
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Reunion
Where has the 4th season of ratchet reality tv in ATL gone? Time for the VH1 Love & Hip Hop Reunion Monday night! Preview it now!
Beyonce Rumors: From $312K Shoes to Preggers
Beyonce needs to tell everyone to get the heck out of her Kool-Aid! The nosy bees are buzzin with Beyonce rumors this week, let's find out which are TRUE & which are FALSE!
Dre Announces Soundtrack to “Straight Outta Compton” to Drop
Dre's got beats, lots of em. But this will be the rapper/producer/mogul's first album in nearly 16 years.
Snoop Dogg Money Seized by Italian Police
Snoooooooooop! My boy Snopp Dogg aka Snoop Lion was traveling overseas to my native Italy with a whole lot of cash money which was eventually seized by authorities.
Mixed Reactions on Fast Food Chain Proposed Wage Increase
McDonald's is the biggest fast food chain in the world with thousands of employees. They have proposed to increase the base rate of pay in their fast food restaurants to $15/hr. I have seen a multitude of reactions to this proposed wage increase on social media.
Toronto Native Alessia Cara Brings Her Talent “Here” [VIDEO]
There's fresh new young talent on the horizon with Alessia Cara. This girl is seriously talented, we are playing her debut single on the air on HOT 99.1, check out the video here!
“Livin Lozada” on OWN Follows Once Loca Latina Evelyn Lozada
The drama filled Evelyn Lozada & ex-fiance of Chad Ochocinco Johnson, debuted her own show on Oprah's OWN Network yesterday. Evelyn Lozada once was livin la vida loca, but is now Livin Lozada.
VH1’s Basketball Wives LA Season Premiere Sneak Peak
Bring on the drama, Basketball Wives LA is bzack! Or, in other words, Jackie Christie is back! Season premiere tonight on VH1 at 9pm.
Jada Pinkett-Smith Talks “Magic Mike XXL” [VIDEO]
Jada Pinkett-Smith was the surprise star who popped up on screen for the sexy film "Magic Mike XXL". She discusses her role n the movie, originally written for a male star, & the adult entertainment industry.
Tink Shoutouts Her Top 3 Female Rapper Idols [VIDEO]
It ain't easy for females in the game to come together & unite. Whether the ladies of hip hop & R&B are guilty of hatin on each other or ego trippin, they need to realize the power & influence they have in their hands. Newcomer Tink showed love to the three legendary female artists who inspired her.
Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill Boo’d Up at BET Awards [VIDEO]
We are completely obsessed with Meek Mill featuring Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown's new hit "All Eyes on You". I would say all eyes were definitely on Nicki & Meek & their love connection during their on stage performance Sunday at the BET Awards!
New Music from Elijah Blake “UNO”
We are currently playing new artist Elijah Blake's song "I Just Wanna" on the airwaves & the cap region has embraced this new R&B artist! Check out his next single right here!
Chris Brown Opens Up About Fatherhood, Ex-Karreuche & Summer Tour
The cap region is excited Breezy is comin back this summer as he just announced his "One Hell of a Nite" Tour stopping in SPAC August 28. But what about his personal life? Being a father? His relationship with his ex-girlfriend Karreuche Tran? We get nosy in his interview with Ryan Seacrest.