hip-hop wired

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.

“While You Were Sleeping” exists purely to showcase quality indie and underground Hip-Hop/Rap releases that are regularly overlooked, under promoted or downright ignored by most supposed “Rap” or “Hip-Hop” sites.

Michael Jordan from the free throw line. Blake Griffin over a car. Dwight Howard as Superman. We all know these iconic All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest, but some have slipped through the cracks. 

Hip-Hop Wired continues our weekly countdown of the best of 2012 in this week’s Wired 25. 

As the year winds down, Hip-Hop Wired will be here to catch you up on every damn thing you missed just in case you lived under a rock.

Last night in New York City, Lupe Fiasco performed at his first annual “Outstanding Fan Awards” sponsored by the Samsung Galaxy S3. Before performing for some of his biggest fans, he gave them awards ranging from “Best Food” to “Outstanding Cover” which included a platinum plaque and a gift bag from Samsung. After handing out […]

The beautiful Lola Monroe of the Taylor Gang recently stopped by the Hip-Hop Wired batcave to talk about all things Hip-Hop. The vixen-turned-rapper spoke to us about how Amber Rose initially introduced Lola to her soon to be husband, Wiz Khalifa. The first lady of the Taylor Gang also spoke about trying to shake the […]

YP’s new mixtape, No Doz, is out on the streets. The Chicago native kept the sleeping theme pattern he’s had running with for his third mixtape. YP sits down with Hip-Hop Wired and speaks on his inspiration for making the tape as well as why he calls it, No Doz. YP also talks about the funny moment about […]

The Summer is over and it’s just about that time to take a look back on all of the excellent music that has dropped in 2012. Since the lines of mixtapes and albums have become so blurred with so much effort going into free music, why separate them? From Rick Ross to Nas to Wiz […]

Last week, Sir Michael Rocks released a new project entitled Lap Of Lux. This project contains much more mature content from the Chicago MC that wasn’t necessarily in abundance during his time with the Cool Kids. Michael Rocks sat down with Hip-Hop Wired and talked about the inspiration behind the project and explains the title of Lap Of […]

There has always been an old saying that you are your own biggest critic, and with Big Sean, he fits right into that mold. It’s been shortly over a year since Big Sean‘s solo debut, Finally Famous: The Album , hit the stores and as Big Sean describes to Hip-Hop Wired, he believes it could have been […]

Pusha T revealed more details about his solo album in this 5 minute clip than he has in two years of being signed to G.O.O.D. Music. What we do know is that Pusha’s next album will feature a song called “40 Acres,” and it is inspired by the classic movie The Devil’s Advocate.  ” ‘Devil’s Advocate’ is a […]