Ebro Darden

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BornEbro Darden_header_cell_0_1_0 Ibrahim Jamil Darden
(1975-03-17) March 17, 1975 (age 45)Ebro Darden_cell_0_1_1
NationalityEbro Darden_header_cell_0_2_0 AmericanEbro Darden_cell_0_2_1
OccupationEbro Darden_header_cell_0_3_0 Ebro Darden_cell_0_3_1
Years activeEbro Darden_header_cell_0_4_0 1990–presentEbro Darden_cell_0_4_1
Known forEbro Darden_header_cell_0_5_0 Hot 97 radio personality

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Ibrahim "Ebro" Darden (born March 17, 1975) is an American media executive and radio personality. Ebro Darden_sentence_0

Until 2014, he was Vice President of Programming for Emmis Communications' New York contemporary urban station WQHT (Hot 97). Ebro Darden_sentence_1

He is currently a co-host on the Hot 97 morning show, Ebro in the Morning, alongside Peter Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez. Ebro Darden_sentence_2

As of 2015, Darden also hosts a hip hop music-based radio show on Beats 1. Ebro Darden_sentence_3

Early life Ebro Darden_section_0

Darden was born to a black father and a white Jewish mother. Ebro Darden_sentence_4

He attended a Pentecostal church and Hebrew school while growing up in Oakland and Sacramento. Ebro Darden_sentence_5

Career Ebro Darden_section_1

Start in radio Ebro Darden_section_2

Darden began his career in radio in 1990 at KSFM in Sacramento, California, while he was still a teenager. Ebro Darden_sentence_6

At KSFM he worked in research and as a sales runner until moving into programming as an intern, and later co-hosting for KSFM's night and morning shows. Ebro Darden_sentence_7

In 1997, he worked at KBMB in Sacramento as Programming and Music Director, as well as an afternoon host. Ebro Darden_sentence_8

Eventually, Darden became Operations Manager at KBMB, while also co-hosting mornings at KXJM in Portland, Oregon, in 1999. Ebro Darden_sentence_9

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In 2003, Darden became Music Director for WQHT, ultimately becoming the Program Director for the station in 2007. Ebro Darden_sentence_10

Darden worked alongside several past WQHT Hot 97 morning show co-hosts including Star and Buckwild, Miss Jones, DJ Envy, Sway, and Joe Budden from 2004 to 2007, and introduced Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg to the AM drive in 2009. Ebro Darden_sentence_11

He rejoined the Hot 97 Morning Show in 2012, alongside Cipha Sounds, Peter Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez. Ebro Darden_sentence_12

As Programming Director and on-air host, Darden was the main voice of several events at Hot 97 including Nicki Minaj's relationship with the station, and her alleged sexual relationship with the host; Hurricane Sandy; and Mister Cee's personal life. Ebro Darden_sentence_13

In 2014, VH1 announced a new unscripted comedy series, This Is Hot 97, which featured Darden and fellow hosts including Angie Martinez, Funkmaster Flex, Peter Rosenberg, Cipha Sounds, Miss Info, and Laura Stylez. Ebro Darden_sentence_14

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In addition to his current on-air role at Hot 97, Darden is now one of three anchor DJs on Beats 1, an Internet radio service from Apple Music. Ebro Darden_sentence_15

Feuds and controversy Ebro Darden_section_5

A comedic rivalry between Darden and fellow accomplished radio personality Charlamagne Tha God of Power 105.1 has been ongoing for years. Ebro Darden_sentence_16

In May 2017, Darden clarified their relationship, stating, "The stuff we do on the radio is stupid. Ebro Darden_sentence_17

It's for fun. Ebro Darden_sentence_18

I make fun of you for fun. Ebro Darden_sentence_19

That's it. Ebro Darden_sentence_20

It's not that deep... me and that dude don't have a personal problem... a personal relationship". Ebro Darden_sentence_21

Darden was mentioned in Remy Ma's "shETHER" diss track, on which Ma insinuated that he slept with Nicki Minaj by stating "Coke head, you cheated on your man with Ebro". Ebro Darden_sentence_22

After jokingly going back and forth with both Ma and her husband Papoose on social media, Darden denied the rumors, stating that he and Minaj had only a professional relationship. Ebro Darden_sentence_23

Ebro has been in an ongoing feud with Brooklyn artist 6ix9ine. Ebro Darden_sentence_24

Ebro made fun of 6ix9ine as looking like a clown and criticized him for bragging about streaming numbers, and 6ix9ine responded on the song "Stoopid" with the line "That nigga Ebro, he a bitch/Just another old nigga on a young nigga dick". Ebro Darden_sentence_25

Personal life Ebro Darden_section_6

Darden has a daughter, Isa, who was born in 2014. Ebro Darden_sentence_26

Recognition Ebro Darden_section_7

In 2013, he was recognized by Radio Ink as a future African American leader. Ebro Darden_sentence_27

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TelevisionEbro Darden_table_caption_1
YearEbro Darden_header_cell_1_0_0 TitleEbro Darden_header_cell_1_0_1 RoleEbro Darden_header_cell_1_0_2 NotesEbro Darden_header_cell_1_0_3
2013Ebro Darden_cell_1_1_0 Love & Hip Hop: New YorkEbro Darden_cell_1_1_1 HimselfEbro Darden_cell_1_1_2 Guest starEbro Darden_cell_1_1_3
2014Ebro Darden_cell_1_2_0 This Is Hot 97Ebro Darden_cell_1_2_1 HimselfEbro Darden_cell_1_2_2 Main castEbro Darden_cell_1_2_3

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