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Hip-Hop Wired Presents: The Top 30 Hip-Hop Blogs & Websites


Believe it or not, at one point in time there was no Hip-Hop Internets. Back  then, OG websites you might not remember, like or, elbowed their way into the Hip-Hop journalism game that was once caught in a firm headlock by outlets such as The Source, Rap Pages and XXL. However, the dot com bubble burst.

Nevertheless sites like AllHipHop and SOHH, for example, were able to thrive and often surpassed the work put in by their print counterparts that eventually, if reluctantly, jumped into the HTML fray, too. But the rise of blogs eventually evened that playing field. Soon, there was a cacophony of voices in the digital Hip-Hop milieu seeking attention.

Some did so by being the loudmouth at the party racking up page views or being the focused intellectual putting in consistent work, gaining dedicated followers in process. Other spaces just found their niche and ran with it. Plenty of misinformed and suspect opinions prevailed, and still do, but fortunately many Hip-Hop blogs and websites found their bearings and distinguished themselves from the pack.

This list compiled by Hip-Hop Wired isn’t trying to point out every dope blog out there. There are simply too many to name and give their proper due. However, consider this a cheat seat for the best the Hip-Hop digital sphere has to offer. We didn’t just consider page views (though they can certainly help) but also considered quality of work, consistency, influence, and other such factors (like, do people actually check for the site or say they do because it’s trendy?).  Lock these sites, and Hip-Hop Wired (of course), in to your daily rap readings and your Hip-Hop IQ will grow exponentially.

Feel free to tell us who was robbed and who should have been higher, lower or completely booted from the list in the comments.

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  • Bullshit

    How much did it cost to be mentioned on this list?

  • What about Keep It Trill or Mixtape Wire ? Or Hip Hop Early?

  • A

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  • dameion allen

    i heard this new guy was drakes cousin,i dont believe it i think his name is elway or elway the great,he can rap tho not sure im curious if knows please let me know!!!

    • Channing Ali

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  • dameion allen

    i keep hearing that this new i think his name is elway,or elway the great is drakes cousin…not sure but that dude got bars!!! somebdy clue me in…

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  • MyVerse

    Real Talk UndergroundHipHopBlog needs a spot on here!!!

  • UndergroundHipHopBlog

  • UndergroundHipHopBLOG is a true BLOG giving indie Hip Hop artists a organic platform to be exposed nationally and globally. Better yet giving Hip Hop fans fresh undiscovered Hip Hop that murders the mainstream trash out there. For all you BLOGS that support the majority of mainstream Hip Hop out there the public is not dumb anymore….Radio is trash and corrupt.

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  • InstaMan

    Have you ever heard of a rapper named Jo’De B.O.Y.? He is one of the coldest new guys I’ve heard this year! I find out about him on Youtube, but can’t find any details. Someone should blog about him.




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  • Real Hip Hop

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  • How you gonna leave off my “top motivational hip-hop” songs post!? lol, I’ve got a playlist of my fav hip-hop songs like “All the Above” and “I’ve made it” that always get met motivated and pushing to achieve the dream. Livin the life!

  • sansooman

    Hip hop in many respects has resulted in the dumbing down of America’s young. Instead of learning how to read music and play a variety of instruments, children look to so called artists that don’t know the difference between an A flat and E.

  • rapmonster

    Ok now…

  • Mark

    Putting yourself #1, not bad

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    Check out this new kid named Gowld Boi I have strong faith in his new hip hop style

  • Dontavion SoSmooth

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  • Guest

    it’s even more annoying when the admin moderates your comment, what ever happened to community?

  • wondering how DJ manabutter didn’t make this list ?? #hiphop

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  • Kinge

    Dead End Hip Hop deserves a mention. The review game and conversations on issues in hip hop are on lock.

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  • BezzBelieveteam

    dats great!! looking forward to be on the list as i probably would like to try thier quality of work, consistency and influence. 🙂