DJ Quik, arguably The West Coast’s best producer connects with Kurupt The Kingpin to create a lyrical and sonic explosion… 2009 has been a year full of ups and downs so far. With the passing of Michael Jackson, the world has realized how fragile the music industry really is. There aren’t many people that can […]

Although they haven’t received the full respect of the mainstream, they have always been recognized and respected by the streets. With the release of D-Block’s latest offering, No Security, HipHopWired was able to catch up with one of the members of the L.O.X. In speaking with Sheek Louch he touched on the state of Hip-Hop, […]

Since springing onto the scene in 1991, Carl Terrell Mitchell, known by most as Twista, has continued to stand up to the test of time. Just like his flow, time has progressed quickly yet he continues to deliver whereas other ‘90’s artists have been lost. With his latest project, Category F5, hitting stores on July […]

It’s been over five years since Hip-Hop fans heard an album from the Infamous Alchemist. After the success of his debut album 1st Infantry in 2004, fans were ready to hear more. With Chemical Warfare almost complete, the Beverly Hills bred producer was ready to give fans what they were waiting for, but after the […]

Spanning back to ‘96, dead prez has been a group that seemed to be outside of the norm. In a time where every rapper was advocating drug dealing, violence, etc., dead prez took the opposite route and tried to uplift Black America in touching political subjects and demanding the need for a revolution and the […]

Teddy Riley, the father of “New Jack Swing” recalls his time with the “King of Pop.” As the world celebrates the life of Michael Jackson, one man truly has things to share when the moment arrives to “Remember The Time.” Producer Teddy Riley, who worked with Michael on the Dangerous, Blood on the Dance Floor […]

Longetivity in Hip-Hop is pretty much unheard of unless you possess the true talent and heart of spitting. But 16 years and counting… That’s approaching living icon status and is a very short list alongside the likes of LL Cool J and Ice-Cube. Recently releasing his eighth album, Back On My B.S., Busta Rhymes shares […]

For a certain sect of Hip-Hop, 9th Wonder leaving the Little Brother world was as earth shattering as the Pangea split. For Rapper Big Pooh, however, it’s all part of evolution. Pooh had been feeling the urge to express his self as a solo artist since the group’s critically acclaimed 2003 debut, The Listening, and […]

Hip-Hop Wired’s Michael “Ice-Blue” Harris recently sat down with scholar Dr. Boyce Watkins. The Syracuse University Financial Professor and advocate for African-Americans obtaining education and economic empowerment and warrior against racial injustice goes in on a few topics affecting Black America in the first of many insightful interviews. HipHopWired: As far as Hip-Hop is concerned, […]

Activist and front line soldier Warren Ballentine is about fighting for the rights of African-Americans. The syndicated radio host and attorney spoke with Hip-Hop Wired’s “Michael Ice-Blue” Harris about several plagues affecting the African-American community and the importance of giving back and inspiring hope into our Black Youth. Here’s the first installment of several interviews […]

The Bloods and the Crips were left without guidance after the Black Panther Party and the Civil Rights Movement were destroyed. And just like those kids without guidance, Soulja Boy is the result of Hip-Hop elders abandoning the movement long before he came and wrongfully putting the blame on him for the mess they created. […]

J to da “Mwah” is back in the building proving that New York lyricism still pumps throughout the veins of the streets. Moving over an impressive 150,000 copies last month during the initial release week of his third solo release The Last Kiss, the Yonkers, NY vet born Jason Phillips followed his own advice as […]