HOT 97 Executive Paddy Duke Released After Involvement In Yusef Hawkins Death Uncovered

Legendary New York hip hop station Hot 97 announced Sunday that it cut ties with Pasquale Raucci, also known as Paddy Duke, amid accusations made against him contained within the HBO documentary Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn. “After watching HBO’s Storm over Brooklyn, HOT97 was shocked and took swift action. Paddy Duke is no longer employed by HOT97,” the station’s tweet reads. “The march for social justice continues.”


Raucci was later cleared of murder charges for his involvement in the shooting and convicted on a lesser count. Raucci’s LinkedIn page reveals he would go on to work for Hot 97 for decades and was employed by Emmis Communications in 1994, a mere five years after Hawkins’ death.