Sports & Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max
Hip Hop Mike

March 25, 2019

I want to thank my guy Hip Hop Mike for coming on my show Sports & Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max, on WSJU Radio at St. John's University. I had a great time! We discussed the current state of Hip-Hop, as well as the early 2000s and 90s era of Hip-Hop. Mike described Hip-Hop as being sub genres of different styles, and Rap being more about the bars. He told his story about growing up as a Queens native, and being a huge fan of Nas. His favorite album is Illmatic. His inspirational journey to Hot 97 began when he was younger. While living at a group home, he wrote to all the members of Hot 97 at the time. The only one who responded was Peter Rosenberg. Who would later help Mike achieve his dream to be at Hot 97. Later on, he won tickets to Hot 97's event Rock The Bells three times in the hopes of meeting his idol Nas. He ended up running into Rosenberg backstage. This solidified Mike's dream of being at Hot 97. Mike also told us how he got his name Hip Hop Mike. One of my favorite moments from this interview was when we recited Big Pun's famous Twinz (Deep Cover '98) line: "Dead in the middle of Little Italy little did we know that we riddled some middlemen who didn't do diddly". We closed out the show with a cypher of fire freestyles from St. John's University's own emcees Sayku and Loko Warbucks. I want to thank Sayku and Loko for their dope performances. Most of all, thanks again to Hip Hop Mike for coming on my show and giving me positive advice, it means a lot to me! He's a very hard worker. He is doing a lot for and really cares about the youth. Also, don't forget to tune into the hottest midnight show Hip Hop Mike's show on Tuesday's-Friday's from 12am-6am est on Hot 97! Stay tuned!

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