- Exclusive: Ari talks NFL protests, racism in the Trump era & music in an extended discussion with Hot 97 DJs Ebro Darden, Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez
In a special edition of “The Beat” Ari Melber speaks with hosts from Hot 97, the no. 1 hip hop radio in New York. The hosts debate the biggest stories in politics and hip hop, including Trump’s obsession with rap artists and how hip hop music responds to American issues like gun violence and criminal justice. Ebro breaks down the controversy surrounding NFL players kneeling during the national album, noting the acceptance of black men using “their bodies to entertain" but not to advocate for their communities.
- 2018-06-17 16:00:59 UTC