In the ever-growing arena of Hip-Hop, more and more rappers are taking advantage of the World Wide Web to breakthrough into the game. If you’re blind to what’s hot, we’re here to direct you to the tracks that’ll melt your eardrums.
Queens rapper Shirt sparked a bit of a buzz after he boldly flipped the New York Times website template into a fake article styled to give him props. Standing out in the crowded rap marketplace for his clever stunt, Shirt broke down his reasons for the article and more in a recent interview.
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.
Although tonight has been a historic and genre-shifting night for Hip-Hop, there could only be one winner in the pantheon of independent-turned-top-40 rap stars.
“Would You Like A Tour?” participants have been anticipating Drake‘s new song titled “Trophies” for a hot minute. Now, the OVO head honcho has finally satiated audiophiles with the official/CDQ track.
2013 is creeping to a close. While we experienced an immense amount of Hip-Hop struggle this year, there were some highlights that we can look back to that actually moved the culture forward.
On this day (Nov. 14) in 1964, Joseph Ward Simmons was born in the borough of Queens, New York, and the world has never been the same since.
We’ve all seen the video, but now comes the angst and agitation. Last night in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Trinidad James$ performed at Converse’s Rubber Tracks Studios where he took a blatant shot at the birthplace of Hip-Hop. Today, Maino, Smoke DZA and more spoke up on their city’s behalf.
The new gods of Hip-Hop have certainly reaped the benefits of the work of these talented groups have done. But, with music being consumed at an all-time high (thank you Yeezus), we stop the clock in hopes that these past-and-present greats can return to center stage for all of us to see!
Even though Rap music is locally respected and globally accepted, from time to time it still gets hated on. Let the recent Brooklyn community board member’s comments about the Notorious B.I.G. being too fat to have a street named after him serve as a your latest reminder.
With DJ Khaled‘s ambitiously titled “I Feel Like Pac / I Feel Like Biggie” currently blaring out of speakers this AM, Harlem’s own Ma$e has stepped up to share his reactions to the track.
Many will write about the 15th anniversary of the last great release date in Rap history. But few truly overstand why it earned that designation and why after it there may never be another great day on par. Since they can’t, I will. Not only do I remember the day well and what it signified […]
Drake fans will get their chance to show how much he means to them since the Toronto rapper’s new album, Nothing Was The Same, hits stores today (9/24). But really, Drake has been winning for a long time.
Grand Theft Auto V finally hit stores yesterday and by the already overwhelming response it seems the game was more than worth the wait. So much so that gamers resorted to impersonating police in order to skip a line – yes, the thirst is real. Nevertheless V is actually the fifteenth installment in this epic series. […]
In the 40 years that Hip-Hop has existed, these are but a few (well, 15) of the most saccharine rap videos to ever grace the screen.
DMX and jail seamlessly go hand-in-hand like Paula Deen and her copy of The Butler. But, his latest arrest marks the third time this year in a long line of arrests.
Yesterday (July 9), the rest of the world officially got their hands on Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter‘s latest studio album, Magna Carta, Holy Grail. The Roc Nation head honcho is capping off a pretty exciting time in his career that finds his cohorts succeeding (Yeezus and Born Sinner, respectively), his brand expanding (he netted $20 million with […]
Wild ‘N Out is officially back. Hip-Hop Wired talked to Nick Cannon while on set for the taping of the third season of the Hip-Hop flavored, comedic improv show in New York City. The actor, host and mogul was very forthcoming with info on bringing back the show, what’s good with Cory Gunz’s rap career […]
Kim Kardashian had a healthy baby girl, but the power of Yeezus isn’t that strong, as they were denied the spacious Deluxe Maternity Suite at Cedars Sinai Hospital. Who occupied it? Christine Vest; Laker star Dwight Howard’s girlfriend.
In just three weeks, director Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby film update will hit theaters nationwide. The soundtrack boasts big names such as will.i.am., Q-Tip, Fergie, and others. Jay-Z, an executive producer for the soundtrack, had fans turning heads when it was announced the project would featuring an original song from the rapper. A snippet of the […]