Double Dutch jump rope is more than just a neighborhood game. A new profile notes that it was integral to the birth and growth of Hip-Hop culture.

Art & Design

A new exhibit about Jean-Michel Basquiat's influence in Hip-Hop during New York City's post-graffiti era in 1980s is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.


To honor the memory and legacy of the legendary Kobe Bean Bryant, HipHopWired compiled the ways that the NBA icon connected with the Hip-Hop culture throughout his career.


It isn’t immediately clear what inspired Offset to hop on Twitter in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, but his messages are deeply appreciated on this side. The Migos rapper shared the sentiment that Hip-Hop is indeed Black culture and defended its kaleidoscopic iterations of late.

News, Video

Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest fame has been appointed at the first Artistic Director for Hip Hop Culture at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. The announcement was made today ahead of the launch of the Center’s Hip Hop Culture series for the 2016-2017 season.


If you’re over the age of 30 (or even if you’re not), either you or someone you know has probably said something about being tired of or bored with Rap. Drake’s emoting, Gucci has an ice cream sundae on his cheek, and it’s all just a bit much.


Hip-Hop has long been remedial for both the artist writing it and the fan listening to it. A pair of scientists today at Cambridge University in England are looking to prove just that via studies related to the treatment of mental illness.

EDITORIAL, Features, Hip Hop Wired Exclusive, News

Hip-Hop was a youth culture, meaning many of the early graf writers, B-boys, DJ’s and Mc had relatively short careers. A lot of early legends essentially aged out of their respective disciplines like Menudo.

GALLERY, News, The List

Michael Holman may not be a household name to Hip-Hop fans, but he should be. Holman’s 1984 television series, Graffiti Rock, lasted only one episode despite gaining good ratings and influencing rappers such as the Beastie Boys. Holman has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the show’s 30th anniversary, and still holds a torch for the […]

Features, News

On July 8, Def Jam made the announcement that producer/DJ Don Cannon had joined the staff as Vice President of A&R. Cannon tells Hip-Hop Wired that his goal with the label is to assist in helping Hip-Hop culture move forward.


WorldStarHipHop, the oft-criticized Hip-Hop site created by Lee “Q” O’Denant, has dominated the Internets after becoming the online hub for people of color behaving badly on video. During its rise to infamy, the extremely successful website has attracted a fair share of critics. Joining in the criticism is Universal Zulu Nation’s Minister Of Information Quadeer […]