Hot 97, home of the Ebro In the Morning Show, is surrounded by controversy as one of it’s employees was part of the Yusef Hawkins killing. The firing at a New York radio station has sent shockwaves through the Hip-Hop community. A former producer for Angie Martinez’s show nicknamed “Paddy Duke” has been fired due to his involvement in the murder of a black teenager back in 1989.
The HBO documentary, “Storm Over Brooklyn,” is the story about the killing of Yusef Hawkins who was beaten and killed by a mob of white teens. “Paddy Duke” whose real name is Pasquale Raucci, was a part of the mob and had been convicted on eight lesser counts and sentenced to three years probation and a $200 fine.
Raucci served as an on-air DJ and producer for the Angie Martinez show from 1994 to 2003. He then became the production director. Hot 97 tweeted out a statement of Raucci’s firing on Sunday night (August 23).
Several former co-workers voiced their disbelief on social media. Do you think there was any knowledge of Raucci’s past while he was employed at the radio station?
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