Remembering Larry King: Iconic Radio Host Dedicated Later Career To Grilling Rap Stars Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Mac Miller & More

HipHop News Posted on January 25, 2021 at 8:53am

Remembering Larry King: Iconic Radio Host Dedicated Later Career To Grilling Rap Stars Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Mac Miller & More

The late interview master leaves behind more than 50 years of journalism, with the latter focus being diverted towards Hip Hop.

Los Angeles, CA – 

The signifying end of a media empirical run was felt in full on Saturday (January 23) when ubiquitous broadcaster Larry King passed away at the age of 87.






King enjoyed decades as a nationally recognized and syndicated radio host, being credited for getting the scoop on legendary American moments such as the Central Park jogger’s testimony to the thick of the Michael Jackson homicide to Chris Brown facing the music for his 2009 assault of Rihanna. 


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Following the conclusion of his Larry King Live segment after 25 years on CNN, the tried-and-true New Yorker applied his legendary interview prowess to the American Dream — launching his own production company, OraTV, alongside renown money magnet, Mexican businessman Carlos Slim. 





Bridging his ability to ask the tough questions and having earned celebrity’s trust going into the grilling sessions, King also turned his attention and resources towards the surging Hip Hop community, which, at the time, was on the cusp of taking hold of permanent dominance within the music industry.

In 2016, OraTV and Larry King NOW partnered with HipHopDX to support a direct line of questioning with his biggest rap star guests. In what has now become a sobering moment for Hip Hop, King spoke with Mac Miller a little under a year before his tragic o

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