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Joey Badass Says Old Folks On Hot 97 Are Choking New York Rap Scene

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Joey Badass thinks there aren't enough younger people in positions of influence on New York radio, and that's why the city is falling behind.

What makes Joey's argument particularly interesting is that he expressed it on Ebro in The Morning, calling out Ebro, Peter Rosenberg and the absent Funk Flex as the old men who are holding NYC back.

“New York radio… we need the new, young Ebro. We need the new, young Funk Flex. We need the new Peter Rosenberg, man. Y’all holding they seats, man,” says Joey. “Let them at least grow. Let them grow under y’all, man. Let them grow under y’all, cause y’all keeping this shit a certain way, and New York radio, in my opinion, hasn’t really grown too much in the last couple of years. It’s stayed the same. Everybody else is beating us out now. You got Atlanta killing it, L.A. killing it. You know why? Because they got young people involved, and they getting the inner cities involved. They supporting their hometown artists on some other shit. Not just supporting their hometown mainstream artists. They’re supporting their hometown artists, undeniably, no matter what.”
Badass tried his best to keep everything respectful. But you could tell Ebro was stung by Joey's words.

Check out the exchange (it starts at the 25 minute mark) and let us know if you think Joey has a point.

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