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*Chuck D unleashed a tirade on Twitter this week against Hot 97’s Summer Jam concert, slamming Sunday’s event as a “sloppy fiasco” of hip hop culture, and calling out the New York station’s program director and host Ebro Darden.

According to, It all started with this Tweet on Monday:

“The look on my face after I heard what a sloppy fiasco @hot97 in NYC has made of HipHop.” He signed off with the hashtag #culturalCrime.

In a flurry of posts the next day, the rapper blasted the station, but defended Morning Show host Peter Rosenberg’s role:

The rap legend also exempted on-air DJ Funkmaster Flex (he “does his job”).

Chuck D’s tirade didn’t fall on deaf ears. Ebro chimed in: “True artists and activists have always complained about mainstream media & music… As they should! Good balance…” What followed was a back-and-forth.

This isn’t the first time Hot 97 has been in the firing line. New York MC Buckshot last year called Darden an “Uncle Tom” and claimed he “f**ked up” the city’s hip hop scene.