Tamron Hall (Video still via MSNBC)

Last week, rapper Your Old Droog released a track dedicated to TODAY and MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall called “On The News.”

The song was above average and good enough to get a response from Hall. The former Temple grad turned anchor thanked the relatively unknown Droog via Twitter.

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TheGrio caught with up Hall to discuss “On The News” and her love for Texas rap:

TheGrio – How did you hear about Droog’s “On The News” dedicated to you?

Tamron Hall – My producers told me about it over the weekend. I had them prescreen it for me (laughs) and of course in begins with profanity. But it was good.

TG – Oh, so you were a fan of it?

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Hall – Definitely. Most people don’t know I listen to a lot of hip-hop.

TG- So what’s on a Today Show anchor’s playlist?

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Hall– I’m from Dallas, Texas. So it’s alot of old school UGK, Bun B and of course Scarface.

TG – At one point in time, the internet swirled with rumors that Your Old Droog was actually an alias for Nas.

Hall – I heard that too! If it is, then it makes sense. My team and I were supposed to catch his next show here in New York City.

TG – Any words for the man behind the words?

Hall – Yes, I enjoyed “On The News,” but I just would like a clean version so I could play it for my nieces (laughs).

Follow theGrio.com’s Music Editor Kyle Harvey on Twitter @HarveyWins.