Strange, there should be no reason for that. Hip Hop Nation is listed as an xL channel on the XM side, which means they can say whatever they want on it.So the Heat was brought over in all it's censored glory?? Horrible, HHN is mostly censored now too. The dream is dying.
I agree about the censored content, but still prefer The Heat!I only preferred Hot Jamz because it was uncensored.
i posted on this elsewhere also, but hot jams was not considered rhythmic... so it didn't' have pop or dance crossovers. i guess b/c we had sirius hits 1 it wasn't necessary. that station i would call a combo of top 40 and rhythmic. they play anywhere from Fall Out Boy and Linkin Park, to T.I. and T-Pain.I posted this in another thread... but The Heat had one the highest ratings (Arbitron) on satellite radio, therefore it survived the merger over Hot Jamz.
But some of you are still confusing the formats...
Shade = Hip-Hop
Hip-Hop Nation = Urban Contemporary (filling the Hot Jamz/The City void) - misleading channel name
The Heat = Rhythmic (Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop and some Dance, Crossover, Reggaeton)
Is that simple.