This week’s Wired 25 focuses on the person who is just as important as the MCs when it comes to making songs. The producers. The sometimes unsung heroes of the music we love are the composers and beatmakers who keep our feet moving and our heads nodding everywhere you go.

J. Cole, News

Four of the more talented but reclusive artists in Hip-Hop all hit the studio to work on some very anticipated new music. J. Cole, Frank Ocean, James Fauntleroy and No ID of Coc@ine 80s locked into the studio together to craft some work.

common, News, Video

Lost in the midst of what might have been one of the most tender beefs of all time, Common dropped a quality album in The Dreamer/The Believer last winter. After being featured heavily on Cruel Summer, Lonnie is in the lab with Kanye West and No. ID for his tenth solo album. “I am writing a new album. It […]

News, Wired Tracks

Hosted by Don Cannon, Mikkey Halsted’s new mixtape Castro is here; and if the previous leaks are any indication of the quality of the tape this one if going to be a slapper. Special guests on the project include Pusha T, Cocaine 80s, and BJ The Chicago Kid. The incomparable NO ID picks up the bulk of […]

Nas, News, REVIEWS, Wired Tracks

Close your eyes and listen to this record and this song will take you directly to New York City, especially in the 1990’s. Nas, and featured guest Large Professor on the hook, come through with this record, “Loco-Motive,” off of Nas’ forthcoming tenth album, Life Is Good. 

Cocaine 80s, News, Wired Tracks

Cocaine 80s drops another tune, “Unchain Me/Love 3x” from the group’s forthcoming Express OG EP. Expect the project to include a bunch of the previously leaked tracks from the No ID led clique that includes James Fauntleroy, Common and Makeba Riddick. “Unchain Me” is on some smooth vocal ish while “Love 3X” features crooning over acoustic guitar. Listen […]

Hip-Hop Wired recently caught up with Common and chopped it up about the crime rate in Chicago and his upcoming music and acting projects.  Peep what Chitown’s finest had to say: Hip-Hop Wired:  I hear you rapping about having this SAG card, are we in danger of you retiring to act fulltime? Common: I don’t […]