Another Mother’s Day is in the books and we here over at Hip-Hop Wired hope you enjoyed yours to its fullest extent.
Anytime a star artist wants to make a big splash for their music video, they can use a popular movie’s treatment to generate a buzz.
Hip-Hop Wired takes a moment to tip its hat to one of the freshest MCs to pick of a microphone, Kanye West. And we aren’t talking about his bars.
Now that we know Kendrick Lamar is dropping To Pimp A Butterfly on March 23 [ed. note: it arrived a week early], the real obsessing can begin. After all, how many times has the latest Rolling Stone mag cover artist’s guest verse low key been the best verse on someone else’s whole album. With three full albums […]
As Black History Month reaches its halfway point, we felt it best to introduce (or familiarize) you with several African-American inventors who created products we still use today. View image | gettyimages.com Benjamin Banneker Invented: The wooden clock. Without Banneker, there would be no tick-tock, Big Ben or no reason to logical go cuckoo.
The best videos of 2014 via the weekly Wrap Up have all been carefully handpicked and ranked to perfection.
The year-end edition of Hip-Hop Wired’s Wired 25 series continues today with the 25 Best Mixtapes/EPs Of 2014.
With 2014 all but over, Hip-Hop Wired ushers in the holiday week with the first of many year-end lists. Prep your ears for Wired 25: The 25 Best Singles Of 2014.
The month of October brings forth two unofficial holidays in Halloween and Sweetest Day. (Three, if you really want to count Drake’s birthday.)
Earth, Wind and Fire dominated your father’s rotation but Hip-Hop music has since been the soundtrack for the season after summer.
It is no secret that funk music wouldn’t exist as we know it without James Brown. The exact same can be said for Hip-Hop culture in its entirety.
In a strange twist of a fate, the current generation of rappers has spawned more superstars but less viable artists in terms of record sales.
On March 3, 1989, Hip-Hop would be forever carved out a niche thanks to the eclecticism, uniqueness and flavor De La Soul initiated with their debut album 3 Feet High and Rising.
Once upon a time, Hip-Hop used to put 40-year-old rappers out to pasture before they had the opportunity to get business savvy. It was a cold time that we casually shrugged off by saying, “It’s a young man’s game.”
Man, time flies. It’s December 19, the year’s just weeks away from closing, and because of this, Hip-Hop Wired reflects on the respective the songs (often times anthems) that shaped fans’ experiences near and far over 365 days’ time.
This past weekend, the nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were rolled out in high-level fashion. Naturally the elephant in the room was the Hip-Hop faceoff between Macklemore/Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar.