10 years ago 50 Cent was the hottest Rap talent in the world. Now in 2014; not so much. Today the G-Unit boss has chosen to leave Interscope Records to go independent.
Hip-Hop fans have been teased for years by standout rappers claiming to clique up and form a group. The latest rising star to promise such a pairing is Top Dawg Entertainment’s ScHoolboy Q, who suggests he, Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky and fellow TDE foot soldier Ab-Soul might become a supergroup. Is it Christmas already?
Dr. Dre fans have wondered if the long-rumored Detox album will ever see the light of the day, and he hinted at the faint possibility of a release during an interview this morning. Dre called in to Power 106 program Big Boy’s Neighborhood, announcing that co-host Fuzzy Fantabulous will leave the program to assist in a Beats By […]
T.I. is looking to cash in thanks to his solid track record of music. TMZ reports that the King of the South’s contract with longtime recording home, Atlantic Records, is reportedly up, and whichever major label he signs to next is going to have to put up millions for his services. However, Hip-Hop Wired reached out […]
Now this is something you can get moderately excited about, even if Eminem isn’t.
A man was arrested early yesterday (November 1) morning after brandishing a weapon while waiting in line for gas after Hurricane Sandy’s unprecedented rampage throughout New York City and the New Jersey Shore. 35-year-old Sean M. Bailey, apparently frustrated by the damage left in the storm’s aftermath, saw his patience hit a wall as he […]
In honor of Eminem’s 40th (damn, 40th?) birthday, Hip-Hop Wired is taking a look back at the amazing career of one Marshall Mathers. You can go on for days talking about the man’s lyrical accolades, but Shady has also been behind some of the greatest music videos in Hip-Hop history.
Remember Stat Quo? He was a rapper out of Atlanta, full of the promise being signed to Aftermath Records usually entails. Like too many, the honeymoon on Dr. Dre’s label soon ended with Statlana asking for his leave. Wiz Khalifa must recall because Stat Quo, along with another Aftermath refugee called Game, appear on his […]
During his performance at PowerHouse this past weekend, Kendrick Lamar announced the release date of his forthcoming Good Kid In a Mad City. The TDE and Aftermath/Interscope MC’s major label debut will be landing on October 2nd. The follow up to the critically acclaimed Section.80 will feature mostly in house production with confirmed guests including Dr. Dre, […]
Call it an urban myth, or the biggest prank in Hip-Hop, but either way you slice it, the alleged release of Dr. Dre’s Detox album is the biggest question mark in music. Yesterday, 50 Cent was asked when the album will come out, and to be honest even the G-Unit rapper himself has no clue. […]
Slaughterhouse is currently on the European leg of their Welcome To: Our House tour. Last night at the Paris La Bellevilloise, they performed their new single, “My Life” The buzz continues to snowball as we move towards a full length LP release.
It took at least four years for Raekwon to finally drop Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Part II. The sequel to the Chef’s critically acclaimed classic debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… (aka “The Purple Tape”), at one point was going to be delivered via Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Records. Fortunately for us (think: Detox), although […]
Them Slaughter boys are just about to wrap up their United States tour dates, but there is no rest for the weary as they announce their plans for a UK tour this summer. Next week, Joe, Joell, Crook and Royce will be hitting London, Manchester, Norway, Stockholm and more. Hit the jump to see all […]
Slaughterhouse will follow their lead single to “Hammer Dance” with this brand new Cee-Lo Green-assited joint “My Life.” This will be off of their upcoming studio album Welcome To: OUR HOUSE out June 12th.
Carson Daly caught up with Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar at SXSW for an informative little chat. One topic the TDE rapper, and newly signed Aftermath/Interscope Record artist, spoke on was the pressure of having to deliver a dope debut album (Section.80 not withstanding). “This is something I always prepped for,” Kendrick told Carson. “When you […]
Compton rapper Game drops the video to “The City,” featuring Kendrick Lamar. The Cool & Dre song is the opener to last year’s The R.E.D. Album and features a stirring verse from the former K-Dot, and Game’s new Aftermath labelmate. Watch the Matt Alonzo directed clip below.