Nashville’s Hip Hop Radio Is Pathetic
I’ve been waiting a long time to say this. I’m from New York (yes ma’am, I’m a yankee), and I’ve lived in Atlanta. I’ve spent time in smaller towns along the way as well. Nashville has THE WORST excuse for a Hip Hop and R&B station in 101.1 the Beat. Everytime I turn on the station I can plan on hearing 1 of 10 songs without fail. It reeks of Clear Channel or Cumulus or one of the super conglomerate media corporations.
The absolute truest sign of the quality of a Hip Hop station is the prime time and late night DJ shows. Here in Nashville we have Dolewite and Scooby. They have not changed ANYTHING about their show in the four years they have been on the air. The intro music, the break beats, the segments. All of it. And then… they might break one new record a week. The rest of the playlist is pop 40 hip hop. It’s ridonkulous.
To their credit, they have ONE good DJ, DJ Buddafly. She plays the 4-6 show and she actually mixes and plays some stuff you might not typically hear. But overall, it still blows badly. If you want to hear good hip hop in Nashville, you might try your luck with the Vanderbilt boys at WRVU. They have a show called Stylezz of Hip Hop and another one called Beats, Rhymes and Life. The DJs have no charisma, seriously, but at least they play some dope music.
Oh yeah, the other thing is that we used to have a good radio station for Hip Hop with a good DJ (DJ Tazz Daddy) who
a) had charisma
b) broke local artists
c) had skills on the tables
d) was funny as hell
e) was extremely funny when he made fun of 101.1 the beat
Oh well, we lost that station one day without any warniing and we are left with 101. How much is Sirius again?