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Prostyle Drops High-Energy ‘Friday Fix’ Mix

This week’s “Friday Fix” podcast is mixed by Prostyle, a host on New York’s Power 105.1 and guest mixer on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” His high-energy mix features 30 minutes of recent club hits, half EDM and the other half hip-hop.



Dillon Francis & DJ Snake – Get Low
Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding – Outside – Hardwell Remix
Hozier – Take Me To Church – DiscoTech Remix
Rihanna – B#tch Better Have My Money – David S Discharge Bootleg
Calvin Harris ft. John Newman – Blame – R3hab Remix
Nicki Minaj ft. Drake & Lil Wayne – Truffle Butter
Big Sean ft. E-40 – IDFWU
Kid Ink ft. Dej Loaf – Be Real
AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It – DJ Snake Remix
Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MO – Lean On
Drake – Energy
Drake – 10 Bands
Fetty Wap – Trap Queen

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DJcity’s “Friday Fix” podcast features the hottest club tracks mixed by East Coast DJs. Every week our East Coast Director Latin Prince showcases a different DJ with a 30-minute mix.
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Kendrick Lamar Discusses ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ with ‘The Breakfast Club’

Kendrick Lamar sat down with “The Breakfast Club” this morning for his first interview with the show since dropping To Pimp a Butterfly. Of course, there was plenty of talk about his new album, but Kendrick discussed plenty of other interesting topics. We thought his last interview with the show was great, but this might be better.
Here’s a breakdown:
00:40 – How the release of “To Pimp a Butterfly” was botched
02:00 – The inspiration behind “i” and why he released it as the first single
02:40 – Why he didn’t attend the Grammys this year
03:00 – Taking two years to record “To Pimp a Butterfly”
03:30 – Accusations of him being “too preachy”
05:30 – His influence on the youth and why more artists should be socially responsible
08:00 – Where the Tupac audio on “Mortal Man” came from
09:30 – Where he gets his knowledge and wisdom from
12:20 – His relationship with J. Cole
13:00 – Where the aggression on “Control” came from
14:40 – “To Pimp a Butterfly” being labeled a classic
17:35 – Why he featured Bilal on “These Walls”
20:05 – Why he doesn’t release more records with Dr. Dre
20:50 – Being hands-on during the recording process
23:00 – His comments about Ferguson being misunderstood
28:20 – The meaning behind the “To Pimp a Butterfly” cover art
Related: Kendrick Lamar Releases ‘King Kunta’ Video

DJ Suss One Drops New York-Centric ‘Friday Fix’ Mix

DJ Suss One
DJcity’s “Friday Fix” podcast is always mixed by an East Coast DJ, but rarely do they deliver a set that focuses on their own region’s music. This week’s mix from Power 105.1’s DJ Suss One is one of the exceptions, though, as his 33-minute set contains mostly new and classic hip-hop from the Tri-state area.



1. Audrey Rose ft. Troy Ave – That Love
2. Audrey Rose ft. Remy Ma & Fetty Wap – Ice Cream
3. Raekwon – Ice Cream
4. Ghostface Killah – Winter Warz
5. Method Man – Bring The Pain
6. Wu-Tang Clan – Method Man
7. Cypress Hill – How I Could Just Kill A Man
8. Queen Latifah – Latifah’s Had It Up 2 Here
9. EPMD – Crossover
10. Arrested Development – Tennessee
11. Biz Markie – Nobody Beats The Biz
12. MC Lyte – Ruffneck
13. Lords Of The Underground – Chief Rocka
14. Heavy D & The Boyz – Truthful
15. DJ Suss One ft. Maino, Red Cafe, Vado, & Jamie Drastik – No Invitation

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Power 105.1 Surpasses Hot 97 in Recent Ratings

Angie Martinez
Angie Martinez on the air at Power 105.1. (Katherine Tyler)
After years of nearly equal ratings, New York hip-hop radio station Power 105.1 has surpassed rival Hot 97, according to NY Daily News.
The website has reported that Nielsen’s January ratings show Power 105.1 with 3.9% of the audience, compared to Hot 97’s 2.8%. It also states that Power’s “The Breakfast Club” show has a “big lead” over Hot’s “Ebro in the Morning.”
The news comes after Angie Martinez left Hot 97 for Power 105.1 in June 2014. Two other longtime employees, Mister Cee and Cipha Sounds, also left the station last year.
Hot 97 recently hired MTV’s Nessa to replace Angie Martinez during the coveted afternoon drive-time slot (3-7 p.m.)
H/T: HipHopDX
Related: Cipha Sounds Leaves Hot 97

4 Things We Learned from Kendrick Lamar’s Interview with ‘The Breakfast Club’

Kendrick Lamar
With the follow-up to his highly acclaimed album good kid, m.A.A.d city currently in the works, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar stopped by Power 105.1 FM’s “The Breakfast Club” to discuss everything from the album’s recording process to his long-term goals.
Here’s four things we learned from the interview that resonated with us:
1. He wrote “i” to help people.

“My whole M.O. from the jump is to say something and not utilize my platform in a negative way … When I write a record like ‘i’ — that’s me giving back. That’s not for radio. That’s not for people with money. That’s for people that feel like they don’t have nothing to live for.”

2. He doesn’t care if people say he tries to sound like Eminem.

“I take it as a compliment because I’m a student of the game first … I know my history well: from Eminem albums to Pac albums to Dre to Snoop, so if they hear elements and different pieces like that then so be it because Eminem is one of the greatest of all-time and nobody can take that from him. I can’t take it. New artists can’t take it.”

3. His focus is on quality over quantity.

“I wanna keep it to myself until I’m ready to put it out. That’s how I’ve been from day one, I don’t want to oversaturate the market.”

4. He wants to change music.

“I’m on the hunt right now — I got a plan and people will see it. Whether it’s this album or this next album. But before I’m done with this ya’ll gone say ‘that boy, he did something else that we didn’t think no man could do in music.'”

Watch the full interview below:

Related: Kendrick Lamar Drops Video for ‘i’

Angie Martinez Joins New York’s Power 105.1

It’s official: iconic New York radio host Angie Martinez has joined Power 105.1. The move comes a day after Martinez announced her resignation from Hot 97 where she had spent 25 years.
“I’m excited to join Power 105.1 in New York and The Beat in Miami and expand my brand even further in the coming months,” Martinez said in a press release.
Power’s SVP of Programming, Thea Mitchem commented on Martinez joining the team:

“Angie is the Queen of New York City radio — she is an incredible talent who continues to blaze trails and we are excited to have her join the team at Power 105.1 and The Beat in Miami,” said Thea Mitchem, Senior Vice President of Programming — Major Markets, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.”


“Angie has a long, successful history and we look forward to expanding her distinctive style and compelling content to more of our listeners.”

Power’s popular morning show The Breakfast Club welcomed her today:

And here’s a video of Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg sharing his feelings about the move: