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Andre “A+” Levins first left his imprint on the Hip-Hop game in 1996 with his critically acclaimed debut The Latch-Key Child. Spitting venomous and thought provoking bars at the age of 13, these were the days before little dogs started to bark with ghostwriting rhymes. After blessing the game with hits like “All I See,” […]

Diddy reached out to his Howard University alum as they started protesting Thursday evening which carried over to Friday. The students are upset over housing and financial aid packages. Giving his support, Puff Tweeted on Friday: “If your at HOWARD UNIV. Do what we did and take IT OVER!!!!” Let’s go! And do it in […]

Leading syndicated radio host, Warren Ballentine issued a call to action, deeming Friday, September 4, 2009, “National Community Reinvestment Day.” The national plan urges individuals from all across America to open an account with Black-owned banks in their communities on the same day. Ballentine announced that the mission of the campaign is to galvanize consumers, […]

HBCU Alumni will be thrilled to learn that the week of August 30 through September 5, 2009 is officially National HBCU Week. The White House released a proclamation from the President officiating the week and praising HBCUS for spawning some of America’s most notorious Black leaders. “For more than 140 years, HBCUs have released the […]

“J. Money, First Name, Last Name.” You know the song that’s been rocking clubs down south all summer. The man behind the breakout single, J. Futuristic, talks to Hip-Hop wired about the obvious name change, his continuation of the ATL movement and why his “Futuristic” sound is here to stay. J. Futuristic Speaks on bringing […]


In today’s time, it’s hard to maintain a family and the Black family is constantly decreasing. Hip-Hop legend Rev-Run and his wife Justine, stars of the hit television show “Run’s House” have released their new book in hopes of bringing that bond back together. Checking in with Hip-Hop Wired, the couple speaks on their latest […]


The Blastmaster KRS-One has been educating Hip-Hop and the masses for over 20 years. As he gears to release his latest project Survival Skills on September 15 with Duck Down front-man Buckshot, KRS spoke to Hip-Hop Wired exclusively about the controversial documentary The Obama Deception. In the film, KRS speaks on secret societies running the […]

HipHopWired contributor and headstrong Black intellect, Dr. Boyce Watkins had a meeting of the minds August 19th with the honorable Reverend Al Sharpton over several topics. The Black figureheads engaged listeners on Sharpton’s radio show on 1380 WAOK particularly touching on President Obama’s health care reform plan, the president’s reaction to the Henry Louis Gates […]

Representing: Jamaica (Queens), New York HipHopWired: First things first, there’s a lot behind the name. Does Gist tie in with what you’re about to bring to the game? Gist: Gist means the essence, the essential idea. It’s the meaning, the understanding. Something that’s missing and I feel like my part that I can offer to […]

Origin: Representing Michigan state wide Top 10 Playlist 1. Mayer Hawthorne – “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out (Astronote Rmx)” 2. Crown Royale 3. The Clipse ft. Pharrell – “I’m Good” 4. Raekwon ft. Capadonna & Ghostface Killah – “10 Bricks (prod. J Dilla)” 5. Phat Kat – “Fanz” 6. Black Milk – “Set Go” 7. […]

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The United States Supreme Court has granted Troy Davis’ request to postpone his execution in yet another attempt to clear his name and prove his innocence. Davis is an inmate that was sentenced to death after the 1989 murder of a Savannah, GA police officer. Since his incarceration, Davis has gained international support behind his […]

Being a minority is challenging. Having to learn how to articulate your perspective in a way that the mainstream understands – balancing that with not caring what anyone thinks – can be draining. But for Khalil Ismail, an African-American rapper from Baltimore, born to Islamic proselytes, being all the way outside the box is the […]