Ebro Darden Says Joe Budden Is "Validating" Hollow Da Don With Battle

"He's putting that kid on the map because obviously he already respects what he does," Ebro says.

With the two rappers scheduled to face off in less than two weeks at Total Slaughter in New York, Ebro Darden spoke with WatchLOUD about the upcoming battle between Joe Budden and Hollow Da Don.

Describing his view of Joe Budden’s transition into battling, Ebro said the Slaughterhouse emcee has his “his hands full” with Hollow Da Don.

“I think Joe Budden got his hands full,” he said. “It’s gonna be interesting to see how somebody like a Joe Budden takes his song-making ability and turns it into something that’s really gonna appeal to cats in here for Total Slaughter. I think he’s got the voice. He’s got the styles. We know he’s got the bars. But we’ve only seen most of that in his song-making ability.”

During the interview, Ebro also offered that Budden’s agreeing to the battle validates Hollow Da Don.

“No matter how people twist it, what Joe Budden’s doing for Hollow Da Don is he’s validating that kid,” he said. “He’s putting that kid on the map because obviously he already respects what he does. I’m not gonna go as far as to say, ‘It’s gonna open the door’ ‘cause we’ve already seen some mainstream cats that wanna battle. We’ve seen a lot of cats like Meek Mill who come from that. I wouldn’t get our hopes up that we gonna see more and more of this. Now, if the check is right, which I’m sure Joe Budden’s check is right, he gon’ be out here. Plus, ain’t his boss running this? Eminem. And he signed to Eminem? Joe, you better get your ass out on Total Slaughter. Shit’s named after your group.”  

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31 Comments

  • star bucwild

    the hater misses nothing

  • Anonymous

    Fall the fuck back Shebro, keep rap's name out your fucking mouth

  • FOH

    worst radio nigga of all time no personality no humor no wit not likeable at all just corny and annoying

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  • Anonymous

    no way budden loses to hollow. all budden need is to have 3 rounds of battles. none of that hour long crap that cannibus had with diz.

  • Jmj

    RiFF RaFF should beat his ass

  • Fart Smeller

    Ebro is getting worse and worse. Fire that shit head

  • Coldshouldah

    Ebro needs to go. I'm sorry man, I feel bad about disliking someone I don't know, but the way he and Rosenberg have made hot 97 about themselves instead of the music people want to hear is sickening. No one gives a s hit about Ebro's opinion or lame ass Rosenberg. They think they're celebrities or something. Those idiots ain't no damn rappers, they're not producers, they're not anything in hip hop besides people who think they mean something to the culture. The way they try to bait and argue with people who are actively in the culture as emcees, legendary emcees is just stupid. I wonder to myself "who the hell doe ebro and Rosenberg think they are, they think they're important somehow, for what?" For f ucking up the culture with their repetitive bullsh!t programming? Or how about how they just cater to women with their weak ass songs they play. They sell and push sex and money oriented records about nothing with substance and the other half is them spewing their bullsh!t opinions that no one ever asked them for. Ebro just exudes douchebag and Rosenberg is a moron. Want to know what killed NY hip hop sound, THEY DID.

    • Coldshouldah

      Ebro, where you at? Haha. I told you. I told you. Ain't it funny how things work out? Everybody can now see thru the bullshit. All these clowns like ebro and Rosenberg get payed to play the same crap music over and over again. Now they're being called out by everyone for their bullshit and now they're getting checked up and they have to make public apologies to try and save face. Lol. Hahaha. Bitch boys! Everyone is now looking at you morons and your decisions are now under a microscope and will be scrutinized by everyone. Do the right thing or risk losing your fucking jobs. When you're the most despised radio idiots on air, it can't be good for your parent company right? Lol. When you're fucking up the money because people hate you imbeciles then you're hurting your own brand right? Hot 97 is a shithole now and Ebro's egotistical ass is behind the helms of that ship and it's no secret you guys are going down fast. Chuck-D brought the facts about what you are doing. I would love to see how you idiots try and squirm out of this one, fucking weasels. Death to hot 97 or just fire ebro and Rosenberg dumbasses.

    • Anonymous

      Lmao papoose ahahaha...you killed yourself with that one, dawg... whats wrong with you dawg have you been living in a bubble for the last 10 years? or did you just mute out the radio when your uncle was listening to hot 97 and touching you in those no-no places... radio has been shit for the past 11-12 years so complaining and typing essays about it now is pointless and ten years too late...hope your sunday typing essays on hhdx's comments section was fun though dawg lmao and you still think ebro wrote that shit dawg....step your life up

    • Coldshouldah

      Radio IS killing good quality music with substance and playing the same repetitive crap all day long and if you even attempt to argue against it, then you're either a moron who is painfully stupid or you're a radio apologist, or both. I think you might be both. A fucking dumb deaf and blind person could see, hear and understand that. As for ebro, since our last little talk you can add Jay Electronica to the list of people who have voiced their displeasure with either you, Rosenberg, or hot 97. Angie bounced on you clowns for a better opportunity, she straight saw what we all see for you guys. The titanic is heading towards that iceberg and she just got on a raft before that whole ship goes down, fucked up part about it is that you're the captain ebro. This went down under your watch. You've steered the once great hot 97 straight to the toilet. This is the problem with you guys. This fool really called himself a superstar, WTF? Are you serious, I mean for real dawg? This kind of arrogance from this megalomaniac is what has irked everyone. When you think the radio station you work for is about YOU and not quality music, you're fucking up the game bro. Bad too. Let me see, KRS-ONE Chuck D NaS Jay Electronica Papoose And all of us, the regular "little people", that's what you called us right? Because you're SUCH a "superstar". Well all of us little people are tired of your bullshit. Stop fucking shit up. Humble yourself and just fallback man. You are really in some need for some humility. Who the fuck do you think you are? Hot 97 is NOT a platform for up and coming rappers from any region, you guys are a once great station who now only caters to southern music, caters to women, sells sex and misogyny, pollutes the minds of the average person with the garbage you play and is run by a megalomaniac and his minions of morons like disrespectful idiot Rosenberg.

    • Ebro

      And you though I wouldn't respond to your comment. Even I'm a huge radio personality and a superstar in my own right, I do interact to the little people every now and then. Anyway, our mission at Hot 97 is to continue to give new rappers a chance to shine, regardless of what region they reside in.

    • Anonymous

      Lol I am not ebro or rosenberg and i realllllllllly doubt that was ebro responding to your comments but youve read enough interviews and listened to him on the radio enough to know that that was him typing....lmaooo why are you listening to ebro if youre from cali and you dont like him? why are you even listening to the radio anymore? are you a female between the ages of 15 and 35? this argument about radio killing music is retarded the radio is a corporate owned business made to play music that will generate a big enough audience to stay on the station and listen to the commercials if 25 people requested an action bronson song they played a couple times and 25,000 people request hoes aint loyal which one do you think theyre going to play more? and i never said french was nice but he got big enough in ny that everyone (mostly females since thats who mostly listens to the radio) was requesting his music... just appreciate that the quality music coming out of cali is radio friendly because thats not the case here in ny

    • Coldshouldah

      Listen idiot, I've read enough ebro interviews and heard him on the radio long enough to where I can assure you that was him. He got his ass handed to him in this little debate which is why he waived the white flag and didn't respond. Or maybe you're him and this is your way of trying to divert the attention. You stupid troll.

    • youngkelzct

      ULTIMATE TROLL COMMENT!! ^^^ THIS IDIOT ACTUALLY THINKS HE IS TALKING TO ROSENBERG AND EBRO LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • Anonymous

      Man fuck ebro! Dude is a straight clown. So fuckin annoying when he talks and rosenberg is just as worse. Two fuckin idiots. Get off the radio. Play the same 7 songs all morning. It's sickening. Every morning i skip passed that wack sorry excuse for a hiphop station, all your here is drake, wayne, trey songz, tpain, or chris brown. Yeah yall really rep hiphop to the fullest. Get the fuck outta here you bitch.

    • Coldshouldah

      If this is Rosenberg now that I'm talking to or ebro again but now as "anonymous" I really don't care and it doesn't matter because either way, you still are gonna read it, which ever one of you two it is. French (who's garbage by the way) and others like him are where they are at because you guys play all their wack shit and practically force feed it down people's throats with how much you play that shit. You cater to women, that's why! And you know I'm not lying, all you do is sell sex and misogyny and play it again and again and again so it's no surprise that people end up gravitating towards it. You don't really give them an option. Yeah you play a bit of NY shit but you know damn well what you're doing. If you played real NY shit 90% of the time like all the other radio stations in other states do with their shit, for example Cali. We play our shit 90% of the time but we also do show love to other regions but we make it clear that our people can identify our sound and are familiar with our up and coming next generations, YOU guys don't do that. You're very selective and then you have the nerve to blame New Yorkers when you've been practically force feeding them bullshit and then say they dictate what you play. You are steering the average hip hop fan in a direction where it benefits your pockets and it benefits the radio station and you know as well as I do that it's true. Chuck D, Krs- One, and everybody else who has stated that can't be all wrong. Either everyone including hip hop legends who are real pioneers, who put in the work to be able to voice their opinions on this matter are all wrong or maybe just maybe it's you guys, ebro!

    • Anonymous

      "Want to know what killed NY hip hop sound, THEY DID" Nope its still there, no ones checking for it outside of Europe, not even new yorkers why do you think asap rocky and french are so big here aside from a handful of people, most of the tri state area is not checking for roc marciano, ka, prodigy, 50 cents mini me troy ave, styles p, raekwon dza or joey badass if thats the music you like dont listen to the radio the internet has made it that simple hot 97 does play shit from action bronson bodega bamz and troy ave though power 105 doesnt't

    • Coldshouldah

      So you're basing being liked in Hip Hop by how many "hoes" stoke your beard at the club? Really? C'mon son! You're not pioneers, you did not mold the sound, and you are not at all as important as you think you are. What you did do is be very selective as to who you play and what kind of music you play, and another thing you did was destroy the sound of New York hip-hop. I'm not even from New York or the East Coast I'm from Cali but even we recognize that you have completely fucked up the New York sound and you seem to not give a shit about it. As long as you're making money right, as long as the hoes are stroking your beard at the club right, as long as you and Rosenbergs pockets get fatter by playing repetitive monotonous music all day long right? C'mon man , at some point if you really love hip-hop it should matter to you that you have people legends like KRS one like Chuck D and then you have a bunch of other people saying that New York radio killed New York hip-hop and you claim to be the most important programming director in all of New York and when people are universally feeling like you and your station have ruined New York hip-hop you would think that some point you would start to give a shit but you don't care you still think that you're important and that your something big when reality is you're just a bearded dork rapids to have a good job but you take advantage of the power that comes with having that job by playing the same fucking songs all day long on the fucking radio. To you success means how many hoes stroke your beard in the club but yet you ignore the fact that the original New York sound has been replaced by whatever the fuck you want to play. Please just give NY hip hop a platform to shine instead of flooding the airwaves with the garbage "they pay you" to play. LA radio stations play west coast shit, the south plays southern shit, in Detroit they play Detroit shit, Chicago plays Chicago shit. New York plays whatever the fuck lame ebro wants to play and it's usually garbage ass radio nonsense. Yeah we hear music from other regions in LA but our sound our shit is more than represented but you have robbed the people of that in NY.

    • Ebro

      **Come on now, if I wasn't well liked I wouldn't have the hoes stroking my beard soon as I hit the club, children running up to me signing my autograph, niggas cranking my station at full blast when I'm on the highway and honking at me.

    • Ebro

      Come on now, if I wasn't well liked I wouldn't have the hoes stroking my beard soon as I hit the chonking at me bumping our station. Face it, bro. You're just mad that you're not the coolest programming director in all of NY. When you think of hip hop, you think Hot 97. We've got the second hottest ratings and the hottest reality show. And it's in my very nature to argue because lets face it controversy sells, dog. Rosenburg is the cool to my hot; we compliment each other. We're one of the many hip hop pioneers that cultivated the game, molded the sound, and gave you that real street, psychedelic funk shit. You're living in the past, little man. All we're doing is giving the little dudes a chance to make that money and a platform to stand on. And if we didn't? Well, that'd be a violation of freedom of speech and that's not cool. C'mon son.

    • Coldshouldah

      Look ebro, it's no secret that you're not well liked by everyone. The only reason some artist get along with you is because they know youre the head programming director at hot 97. If it wasn't for that everybody would tell you what they really feel that your a f ucking douche bag. Why do you think every time you make a comment or give an interview the overwhelming majority of the comments below it are always negative and are always talking s hit to you? That's because you're a chump and you're annoying and you just exude douchebag. You get all mad and you're very argumentative kind of like a woman, you wine and you bitch about everything just like a woman, youre really passionate like a teenage girl who never gets tired of arguing even though the whole world thinks youre megalomaniac. Like you really think you're something big, NO! We don't like you and we all wish you would just go the f uck away you have f ucked up the sound of New York hip-hop you have made New York hip-hop sound like Southern hip-hop you're the programming director of hot 97 and all you do is play music that caters to women and that's it. Hot 97 isn't what it used to be and it's because of you and Rosenburg, imbeciles.

    • Coldshouldah

      "Let the people chose who they want to listen to". - Ebro Oh the irony!

    • Ebro

      Bitches like that shit nigga. Don't nobody want some quiet little mouse that stay sucking up to her, They want a real man thats not afraid to speak they mind. And besides, we're giving the new hip hop a voice. If you dont like it, create your own station. We don't want to hear that kumbaya, hip hop is dead, (insert source here) killed hip hop shit. Its called passing the torch. its called tradition. Its called evolution. Thats what music does, it changes, its a steadfast change. You cant expect it to not to be mainstream. let the people choose who they wnat to listen to and stop being such a fucking bore.

  • Anonymous

    WHO GIVES A FUCK ABOUT WHAT EBRO DARDEN HAS TO SAY HE'S WACK AND IRRELEVANT

    • E-BRO

      hit me on my new twitter @ ebrosbeard69, since you complaining like a bitch, you must be one. DM me and we can talk dirty.

  • E-BRO

    AYO FUCK YOU CLOWN ASS PUSSY ASS NIGGAS!!! FUCK YOU. HOT 97 FA LIFE, NIGGA. WE GOT FLEX DROPPING BOMBS IN THE TOILET, INFO DOING INTERVIEWS CUZ SHE A THIRSTY ASIAN THOT THAT WANNA BE DOWN WITH THE CULTURE SO DAMN BAD, AND CORNY ASS DJ ENUFF YELLIN IN THE BACKGROUND COZ HE GOT TOURETTE'S DISEASE. I'M E-BRO....E...BRO!! GOT THAT?? HOT 97 CHANGED THE CLUTURE, WE CHANGED THE RADIO LANDSCAPE!!! WE SEE YALL LISTENING OUT IN TRAFFIC WHILE YA STUCK ON THE I95!! HA....WE SEE YOU JAMMING TO OUR FORMATS AND WHAT HAVE YOU!! DONT LET THE RATINGS FOOL YOU!! WE GOT THE RAP GAME BY THE CLIT!! SUCKAS! HA! AND FUCK THAT BATTLE RAP!! SHIT'S DISGUSTING!! IT'S NOT EVEN RAP. IT'S A LOUD INTERPRETATION OF A BROADWAY. IT AINT STREET. I HATE IT..I'M OUT.

  • ssme

    EBRO CAN EAT A DEAD MANS DICK. I HAVE RESPECT FOR THIS EBRO. THOT 97

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