Hot 97, previously Where Hip Hop Lives, is a combination of two hip hop radio stations, Power106 in Los Angeles and Hot97 in New York. They deliver the best hip hop news, interviews, and performances from the biggest names in the rap game. It’s the only place you can hear New at 2, a brand new 24/7 streaming station.

The Challenge

Hot 97 needed a way to bring two iconic radio stations together to cater to a growing hip hop audience. They wanted more than just a streaming app – their goal was to create a mobile app for the hip hop listener’s lifestyle.

Where Hip Hop Lives

The Solution

The Hot 97 mobile app allows listeners to hear raw and uncensored tracks from their favorite rappers and lets them discover “Who’s Next.” Exclusive new tracks and commentary from personalities like DJ Funk Flex are available on-demand. It lets users watch exclusive performances and interviews, and also check out the latest hip hop news, video game reviews, and new music releases.

The Results

Over 100,000 downloads in less than 90 days and a 4/5 star overall rating with over 800 reviews in the Apple app store and Google Play store. The Hot 97 mobile app has proved to be an effective way of bringing hip hop fans together regardless of where they are located.




5 Star Reviews

“We wanted to combine two of our biggest brands into one powerful must-have lifestyle application for true Hip Hop fans and jācapps was up for that challenge. We had a very aggressive timeline to deliver this product and their experienced team of developers ensured that we didn’t fall short. They kept us involved throughout each stage and truly became our mobile partner.”

– Trinity Brocato, VP, Digital Products & Activation

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