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50 Ducks Invade CVS In Saratoga Springs [VIDEO]
Living in downtown Saratoga, my daily commute to and from work requires me to drive past the entrance to Congress Park each day. On a weekly basis, some of the park’s residents, ducks, will dictate traffic by crossing the road. The thought of, “Where are they headed?” has never really crossed my mind as I’ve missed green light opportunities to let the little quackers cross the road. That question
Kanye Defends Relationship With Kim + Says He Isn’t Afraid Of Death
Kanye appeared on Big Boy’s Neighborhood in Los Angeles yesterday morning. He talked about Kendrick Lamar joining his tour, a pact with Jay Z to only perform Watch the Throne songs together, the meaning of his Yeezus song, Blood on the Leaves, and his fear, or lack thereof, of death.
50 Cent Gets Probation, Community Service + More In Domestic Violence Case
50 Cent’s legal troubles finally have an end result. Fif and his ex / baby’s mother were allegedly involved in an argument that got violent over the summer. According to reports, Curtis went on a rampage, breaking a chandelier, door, television and other property owned by Daphne Joy. He also is said to have kicked Joy. Due to his legal history, he was facing a max of five years in prison as well a
Hot 99.1 Interview With Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s FleshNBone [AUDIO]
I had the pleasure of speaking to Bone Thugs-n-Harmony member, Flesh-n-Bone, yesterday afternoon.
Local HOTtie – Brittany S. From Albany!
The Albany area has some of the most beautiful women on the planet. Why wouldn’t we showcase them? Check out this week’s Local HOTtie, Brittany S. from Albany!
Love & Hip Hop Season 4 Preview Trailer [VIDEO]
Season 4 of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop premieres Monday at 8pm. The new season will feature both familiar fan favorites and some fresh faces too.
Safe Halloween Trick Or Treating Tips
Are you hesitant to take your kids door-to-door for Halloween this year? Here are some tips to help keep your kids safe on the 31st. Hopefully these precautions and tips will help ease your mind.
No More ‘Dollar Menu’ At McDonalds – Introducing The ‘Dollar Menu & More’
The McDonalds “Mighty Wings” were a “Mighty Flop” for the fast food franchise, even though overall earnings were still up 5% this quarter. Now the chain will make another menu change next month to help increase sales. No, they won’t be testing a new menu item. They’ll be changing the once profitable Dollar Menu to “Dollar Menu and More.”
Rick Ross Will Release New Single With Jay Z Next Month
Rick Ross will be playing the role of “Santa Closs” (see what I did there?) this winter, gearing up to release his new album on December 17th. The Miami native swung by the Hot 97 studio earlier this week to talk about the album’s title and his next single.
Lil Wayne Looking To Raise Money For Miami-Based Education Program
Even though Lil Wayne has had his issues with the Miami-based basketball franchise, the Heat, it’s still one of the cities that he calls home. Now Weezy is looking to give back to the youth of the community in a big way by partnering with “The Motivational Edge.”
Drake’s ‘Nothing Was The Same’ Still Top 5 On This Week’s Album Charts
It was a slow week for hip hop on the charts, although some recent releases are still performing well. Pusha T’s "My Name Is My Name" released to a top-5 finish last week but still managed to push another 20,000 units. Drake remains as the only hip hop artist (errr, maybe I should say “R&B artist") in the top 5 with "Nothing Was The Same."
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Coming To Albany + Release 20 Year Anniversary Cypher [VIDEO]
One of the most legendary hip hop groups of all time reached a milestone this year. Two thousand thirteen marked 20 years since Bone Thugs-n-Harmony first signed to Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records. Their breakthrough single, Thuggish Ruggish Bone, was released in late 1993.
Does 2 Chainz Let His Children Listen To His Music?
While appearing on ESPN 2’s “Highly Questionable,” 2 Chainz was asked a question that few rappers have talked about – whether or not he lets his children listen to his music.
Apple Announces New iPad Air
It’s official. The new iPad has a refreshing new look and name to accompany it. The 20 percent thinner tablet is now called the “iPad Air." It will be easier than ever to take with you on-the-go, weighing just one pound (about a half pound lighter). Some other key features and details were also announced today, including:
Safe Halloween Events For Kids In The Albany Area
At Hot 99.1 we hope everyone has a safe, enjoyable Halloween. We understand a lot of parents don’t feel comfortable taking your kids out in local neighborhoods. No worries, there are still plenty of fun Halloween activities around the Albany area for your kiddos. Check out some of these great events!
Ja Rule Domesticated In Prison – Made His Own Food
Former Murder Inc. rapper Ja Rule was released from a two-year prison sentence in May. While doing interviews around the country he hasn’t shied away from questions regarding prison life. He said that he watched a lot of Knicks games and made several friends while in the clink, and, apparently, he ate pretty well too.
Local HOTtie – Jessica Reyes from Albany!
The Albany area has some of the most beautiful women on the planet. Why wouldn’t we showcase them? Get to know Local HOTtie, Jessica Reyes from Albany!
Cassidy Signs With Chinga Chang Records – Label Head Disses Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Drake and More
Chinga Chang Records is a fairly new label, founded in 2003. Their founder and lead producer, Daniel Herman, has been working hard to make the group a household name. He made headlines earlier this summer when he offered professional whack-job, Amanda Bynes, a record deal. That move was a bit of a head scratcher but he’s since made up for it by penning a deal with Cassidy.
LOL! 2 Chainz Reads YouTube Comments On ‘Feds Watching’ Video [VIDEO]
You have to have a good sense of humor to call yourself “Tity Boi” and take yourself seriously as a rapper. The artist, now known as 2 Chainz, showcased his comical side in a video where he responds to comments posted on the video for his single, Feds Watching.
Ball On A Budget With Kmart’s Nicki Minaj Clothing Line
Nicki Minaj’s new clothing line will help young ladies ball on a budget. Nicki appeared at a launch event on October 15th and said her line was inspired by high fashion, Chanel and Versace in particular. The affordable items range from accessories at $3.99 and $37.99 for jackets.
Young Dro Talks Atlanta Music Scene + Hustle Gang [VIDEO]
Native residents of the great city of Atlanta tend to have more humility than most when it comes to their home town. One rapper from Hotlanta, Young Dro, called it one of the most hated cities in the US, while also claiming his birth place is the “Mecca of music.”
When Will Eminem Perform On SNL? SOON!
Eminem has been looking more happy and healthy than we’ve seen him in quite some time. Shady did barely any promo work for his last three projects (two solo albums, one with Royce Da 5’9” as a part of Bad Meets Evil). A refreshed Em has been pushing his new album real heavy, though! The Marshall Mathers LP 2 drops on Nov. 5. In conjunction with the release, he’ll appear on SNL as the musical guest
New Equipment Will Help Cohoes Firefighters Save Pets
Fireman Cory Kalanick became a viral sensation when his GoPro camera showcased his heroic effort to save a kitten. The video shows Kalanick walking around a home when he came across the lifeless body of a tiny kitten. An oxygen mask and a few splashes of water did the trick and a thankful owner now has their little friend back. City firefighters in Cohoes are now prepared for similar situations. R
N.W.A. + LL Cool J Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame has inducted numerous rappers and Hip Hop groups over the years, Public Enemy and Run-DMC to name a few. But one group, possibly the most influential hip hop ensemble of all time, has yet to be honored by the “Hall.” N.W.A. is seeking induction for the second year in a row.
Seafood Stuffed in Man’s Pants Leads Police on Car + Foot Chase
A fishy smell is never a good smell unless you’re at a Seafood restaurant – especially when the smell is coming from your pants. A 41-year-old man from Troy was arrested by police after leaving the Price Chopper on Second Avenue with a three-course meal in his drawers.
Catch The Clap Game – Booty Clap or Hand Clap? [AUDIO]
If you’re lookin’ for someone to be mad at, you can thank our friend Miley Cyrus for the explosive “twerk” trend. The use of the word “twerk” in conversation is getting old, but as a man with eyes, I won’t get sick of watching twerk videos any time soon. The overwhelming amount of twerk videos on Vine and other social media outlets inspired me to come up with a game – Catch The Clap with Tanch. Re
Rihanna’s Tweets About A Woman’s Vajayjay Talent Leads To Arrest Of Bar Owner In Thailand
Rihanna’s social media accounts have led to yet another arrest! I’m not sure how the writers and producers of Hangover 2 missed this gem, but apparently the good people of Thailand consider women pulling live animals out of her vajayjay entertainment.
Charron Releases BET Cypher Verse After Being Excluded From Hip Hop Awards [VIDEO]
It’s pretty evident that rapper Charron, in the words of Rich Homie Quan, feels some type of way about being left out of the cypher segments at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards. If you’ve never heard of Charron, you might be thinking he’s just another basement rapper feeling like he’s been slighted by mainstream Hip Hop. That’s not the case, however. A featured spot was guaranteed for the Canadian e
Local HOTtie – Kelly from Saratoga
The Albany area has some of the most beautiful women on the planet. Why wouldn’t we showcase them? Get to know Local HOTtie, Kelly from Saratoga.
LMAO! Ratchet Girl Caught Walking Down The Street With Pillows In Her Shorts [VIDEO]
Have you ever seen someone and thought to yourself, “What was she thinkin’ when she left the house lookin’ like THAT???” This chick takes the cake. Actually, in her case, she takes two cakes.