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Not 97 | Season Four — Episode Six

NOT 97 is a home for discovering new music from talented, under-the-radar artists around the world. This is NOT 97.

This is NOT 97, a home for discovering new music from talented, under-the-radar artists around the world.

On each episode, three hosts and a guest meet around a table at Only NY to discuss fresh music found in the depths of the Internet. They present two tracks each, released in the last six to eight months from artists with under ten thousand followers. Discourse and context round out each show, as the team breaks down what they hear and what each sound means to them.


Today's episode features Nigil Mack, Republic Records' Vice President of A&R, who has spent years in the industry and played a critical role in the careers of Kid Cudi, DRAM, and more.

Nigil introduces Virginia-born crooner Marco McKinnis and Queens-bred up and comer Deem Spencer. We talk through the dynamic, ever expanding sounds of global hip hop with artists like Ireland’s Biig…

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Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: A Brexit Deadlock

As we near a Brexit deadlock, Benji Hyer assesses the potential of a second referendum.

Hyer’s Highlights: A Brexit Deadlock

There appears to be no way forward on Brexit.

Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal looks dead, unable to pass through the House of Commons; the EU refuses to budge or renegotiate on the Irish border backstop, even though Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn believes he could strike a better deal; doing nothing in time to then end up with no deal at all would be economically crippling; and another referendum – the only viable remedy to this conundrum, according to some Remainers – would divide an already riven nation.

On his Sunday radio show, Benji Hyer assesses the difficultly of this second referendum option, with the help of listener Harry, who is against the idea.

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Hyer’s Highlights: Trump Withdraws Troops from Syria

As Trump's government shuts down, he also announced that he would be pulling US soldiers out of Syria

Hyer’s Highlights: Trump Withdraws Troops from Syria

If you thought British politics was in total deadlock, then at least you can be grateful that it’s still actually operating, because over in America, the US government is in partial shutdown, all because of Donald Trump’s infamous Southern border wall.

The wall was the foundation of Trump’s Presidential campaign promises. But he’s now demanding $5.7bn of US taxpayer money to build it, and Democrats in Congress are refusing to provide funding.


As the government shuts down, news from the States worsened as Defence Secretary James Mattis quit in protest over Mr Trump’s controversial decision to pull US soldiers out of Syria in what has been branded a “reckless” move. The President claims that Mr Mattis “retired”, but this is very clearly a resignation born out of pure disagreement.

Furthermore, reports suggest that the Trump administration could also announce plans to withdraw 7,000 troops from…

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