The 2009 BET Hip-Hop awards are scheduled to make their network premier tonight on BET networks. As previously reported, the awards took place October 10 in Atlanta and brought together some of Black Hollywood’s elite.  The awards were hosted by Mike Epps and MC’d by DJ Khaled.  Performers at the event included Wale, Gucci Mane, Goodie M.O.B. and Young […]

DJ Alizay’s rich family history in Hip-Hop gave him an instant advantage at a young age. Blessed with an ear for talent and a penchant for music, the New York native’s family moved to the nation’s capital where his name’s become synonymous with the DMV music scene.  The man who discovered D.C.’s resident ambassador spoke with HipHopWired about […]

The 2009 BET Hip-Hop awards had Atlanta at a standstill this weekend. The city was abuzz with celebrities of Black Hollywood rubbing elbows for a weekend of parties, appearances and ultimately the awards show. The main event took place Saturday, October 10 at the Atlanta Civic Center and

Konsole Kingz (KKZ) has teamed up with mega-producer Don Cannon to release a new mixtape inspired by their mutual adoration for the love of sports games. Released on I – Tunes today, this new age mixtape features production from Don Cannon and exclusive tracks from Wale, Cool Kids, Pac Div and Currency. Ludacris, Slim Thug, […]

“Allow me to introduce me, my name’s Wale don’t say Wally…” These are the words of Allido/Interscope artist, Wale. He’s straight out of the “area” comprised of D.C., Maryland and Virginia and if you’ve been eager to be introduced to the lyrical giant, you’ll have to wait just a little bit longer. Wale’s Attention Deficit […]

Hustle Hard Entertainment/Atlantic recording artist Maino’s “All The Above” featuring T-Pain has just been certified platinum by the RIAA. Upon its release in June “All The Above” scored the highest first week single sales for a new rap artist since Flo Rida’s “Low.” The single went on to become one of the summer’s heaviest rotation […]

Lupe Fiasco will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness about the need for clean water worldwide. He won’t be alone, he’ll have Jessica Beil with him, Isabel Lucas and singer and producer Kenna. The organized expedition called Summit on the Summit is set for next January. The climb for awareness was organized by Kenna. […]

Does anybody else but me remember the days when VH1 was basically MTV really boring older sister? Well, those days are long gone and VH1 flaunted its hood pass again last night. On Wednesday, Sept. 23 VH1 had their Hip Hop Honors 2009 show which commemorated the 25th anniversary of Def Jam Records. Hosted by […]

Fresh off the release of his new book, 50th Law, 50 Cent is creating even more buzz around his name. The G-Unit founder is announcing more additions to his highly anticipated “50 Fest” concert. Leaders of the new school, Wale, Mike Posner and Kid Cudi were already confirmed for the show and now the lineup […]