There’s an incredible number of hip-hop blogs currently on the internet with an endless amount of music and news. But to save you the hassel of hunting through them all we’ve pulled together a list of six of our favorite blogs that we always turn to when we’re in need of some real good hip-hop.


Hip Hop Wired

HipHopWired explores sports, politics and technology through a hip hop lens. Its mission is to “accurately survey the Hip-Hop landscape with proper perspective, championing topics we believe should be celebrated, yet remaining partial enough to lend a critical eye to issues that deserve deliberation and debate.”


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Pigeons & Planes

Pigeons & Planes is a music discovery site by COMPLEX. They showcase ‘good music made by good artists, whether they’re established stars or rising newcomers.’ The site name came from the idea of combining two things that are completely opposite but have one thing in common – flight. The pigeon represents the striving artist, trying to catch their big break in the industry and the planes represents the mainstream artists, the major players of the music industry with global reach. Hip-hop is a big part of Pigeons & Planes but if you’re inclined to a little bit of indie rock, pop or electronic music then you’re in luck as they have lots of content around those genres too!




In addition to stunning visuals in its print publication that has been around since 1999, Fader also boasts an impressive digital presence, replete with content that touches on style and culture in addition to music.

HNHP delivers fresh new content on a daily basis and is on its way to becoming the premium destination for hip-hop music. The site allows new artists to showcase their music to ‘real hip-hop fans’, and members have access to the newest and hottest singles, mixtapes, videos and news from the hip-hop world.



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The Boom Box

The Boom Box has been responsible for some of the most compelling articles analyzing hip hop, such as 10 Incredible Freestyles That Shook Up Rap and 50 Greatest East Coast Hip-Hop Albums of the 1990s.


Upcoming Hip Hop

Upcoming Hip Hop, as the name suggests is a blog for hip-hop artists trying to catch a break in the industry, and here at RED we fully support emerging musical talent. The blog believes that all musicians deserve a shot at the big time and strongly support independent musicians and producers submitting their music to the site. Up Coming Hip Hop also posts interviews with the artists so readers can get to know them better, and also posts premiers, album reviews, advice/opinion pieces, news and hip-hop events.


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