Rock on NYC's Hot 97?

Here’s further evidence of the cultural shift.  I’m channel surfing in the car on the way home last night and I stop by Hot 97.  Funkmaster Flex was doin’ his thing.  But what really caught me off guard was that he threw  some classic rock into his set: Joan Jett’s "I Love Rock n Roll"; Aerosmith’s "Walk This Way"; a Queen joint I knew, but can’t remember now.  And I must say, Flex was quite proud of himself, boasting something to the effect that he was going "to take this national".

Anyone know how long he’s been doing this?  Between this and Kid Capri backing a rock band (not a Black one, mind you), you have to start to ask what’s happening in hip hop.

Bears watching (and listening).

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