Hot 97 A Little Too Hot For Its Landlord

A New York building owner is trying to evict popular hip-hop radio station Hot 97 from its Manhattan studios, saying that the station encourages violence and has been the site of multiple shootings tied to various gangsta rappers and their entourages. The carpenters’ union that owns the building says it is just trying to protect its other tenants, and is also seeking to bar entourages from accompanying rappers to the station for appearances.