Rap historian, DJ, and radio personality Colby Colb Tyner’s joins the show to discuss 50 years of Hip Hop! Text “RICKEY” to 71007 to join the Rickey Smiley Morning Show mobile club for exclusive news. (Terms and conditions). Hailing from humble beginnings, he nurtured his dreams of working in media straight out of high school […]

Radio One VP/Programming Colby Colb interviewed The Notorious B.I.G. in 1994 before his debut “Ready To Die” dropped, and it’s cool to hear them chop it up before Biggie became a legend. Hear their conversation in the player above.

2016 was an amazing year for singer Jekalyn Carr. Her groundbreaking hit “You’re Bigger” topped the charts and received a Grammy nomination for Best Gospel Performance/Song. Carr talks to Radio One Vice President of Programming Colby Colb about the Grammy-nominated song and more importantly, Faith.  Watch this must see interview and be inspired. Related:Radio One Grammy Lounge: […]

When you look back on 2016, one of the most amazing stories will be Fat Joe and Remy Ma. After serving time in prison, Remy linked back up with mentor and Terror Squad boss Fat Joe and began to make music again. The Result? A Chart-topping single in “All The Way Up” and two Grammy […]

People counted D.R.A.M. out after his first big hit “Cha-Cha” was a tad bit jacked by Drake‘s “Hotline Bling.” That didn’t deter the Virgina-born artist and his latest single “Broccoli” featuring Lil Yachty is now 4 times platinum and Grammy nominated. Colby Colb sits with D.R.A.M. to talk about his success and a interesting tidbit […]

High Point, North Carolina’s own DJ Luke Nasty had a monster 2016. His singles “Might Be” topped the rap charts in early 2016 and his EP, “Boom Room” was well received. All of Luke’s music has that 90’s feel so who should he sample next? Colby Colb has a couple of ideas for the rapper […]

Noah Cyrus has some big shoes to fill. Noah is the younger sister of Miley Cyrus and her father is Country music legend Billy Ray Cyrus. How different will the youngest Cyrus be? She talks to Colby Colb about her famous family and what to look for in the Radio One Grammy Lounge. Related: Radio One Grammy […]

For over 25 years Twista has been killing it in the rap game. From his beginnings on the west side of Chicago, being the first artist signed to Loud Records and then delivering a classic star-turning verse on the Do Or Die classic “Po Pimp” to now, Twista has undoubtedly made his mark in Hip-Hop. […]

“Uber Everywhere” was one of Hip-Hop’s breakout singles in 2016 and for some it’s real life. Many where leaving their cars behind and grabbing the ride-share service and rapper MadeinTYO‘s big single may have been a factor in the surge. Did you know the he actually lived in Tokyo, Japan? Radio One’s Colby Colb talks […]

The ABC hit show Black-ish had one of the most politically charged episodes in all of television this year when star Anthony Anderson spoke on the treatment of Black People in America and where we stand today. Black-ish co-star Allen Maldonado, who also took part in the scene talks to Radio One Vice President of […]