Interview: ‘This is Hot 97′ Cast Talks Jumping From Radio to TV

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Mikey Fresh / March 28, 2014

For New York City natives, Hot 97 is a hip hop staple and its crew– Ebro, Angie Martinez, Funk Flex, Peter Rosenberg, Cipha Sounds, Miss Info and Laura Stylez–set the highest standard for urban radio.

It took over a year, but producer Mona Scott Young finally convinced Ebro and the team to share their lives with the world in their new, unscripted comedy series on Vh1. Instead of focusing on their respective shows, the series will instead document their daily interactions with each other.

On Monday (Mar. 24), NYC’s Gotham Comedy Club hosted the official premiere party that included an intro from Scott-Young, standup by comedian Brooklyn Mike and an exclusive look at the premiere episode. Before the night ended, fans were also given the opportunity to participate in an open Q&A with the entire cast.

The momentous occassion also included celebrity guests like Tahiry Jose, Jennifer Williams, Mack Wilds.

Continue reading for Q&A highlights and a photo recap.