It’s officially a new year, a new dawn and new crop of competition for everyone to aim to be part of 2014’s initial The Wrap Up: Hip-Hop Wired’s Top 10 Songs Of The Week.

As the snow continues to fall and the best videos of the year are already in the history books, rappers don’t really have much to aim or gain going into the Top 10 Videos Of The Week.

Nowadays anyone can shove a microphone into an artist’s face and ask questions. It takes integrity, finesse and wit to conduct a real interview. DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God have that formula down pat.

Snoop Dogg reverts back to his Rastafarian moniker, Snoop Lion, in the visual for “Tired Of Running.” The track appears on the legendary MC’s latest LP, Reincarnated.

Quiet as kept, Cory Mo has everything you need and want in a Hip-Hop artist.

When it comes to many rappers, the statement “Oh he/she is a total character!” is used to describe them. Sometimes it’s offensive, but oftentimes it’s true. Rappers embody the idea of a character – from shedding their government name to substantiating their flows with an outwardly wild personality. Oh yeah, let’s not forget their aesthetics.

There’s nothing remotely safe for work about this smooth, new single from Tha Dogg Pound, titled “Nice & Slow.” And to top it off, the duo, comprised of Daz Dillinger and Kurupt, got their partner in rhyme, Snoop Dogg, to drop his Rastafarian moniker for a second to reclaim his Doggfather status.

As you may or may not know, A$AP Rocky is the new host of Noisey’s hilarious “Back and Forth.” Following the episode one, featuring RiFF RaFF, the young MC sits with the incomparable Snoop Lion to talk the differences between male, old school, and new school groupies, 2Pac’s fight with the Hughes brothers, Drake, and more.

Snoop Lion is one of a few MCs that found a way to remain relevant through multiple transformations during his career. And according to our discussion with the veteran at this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards, he plans to give his sons, Cordé Broadus and Cordell Broadus, the jewels necessary to do the same.

At this point, Snoop Dogg is just having fun with Hip-Hop. After turning over a new leaf as his reggae inspired alter ego, Snoop Lion, the legend returns with a new project titled Royal Fam, featuring his sons, Cordé Broadus and Cordell Broadus.

Noisey is bringing back their hilarious “Back and Forth” series following last year’s NSFW exchange between A$AP Rocky and Danny Brown. The former will actually host this reboot, which we receive a preview of courtesy of a teaser trailer.

Yes, you read right, Eddie Murphy has dropped a new single called “Red Light,” featuring Snoop Lion. By the way, it’s a reggae song.