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Miles Morales Returns To Action In Trailer To ‘Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Part One)’ 

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Part One)

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It’s been three years since Sony’s Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse took the comic book world by storm with its critical acclaim and successful box office run, but now we’ve finally gotten a trailer for the highly anticipated sequel that was teased at the end of the original film.

Picking up where the original left off, the Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Part One) trailer finds Spider-Woman (Gwen Stacy) inter-dimensionally creeping into the room of Spider-Man (Miles Morales) and asking him to join her on a new adventure in her own universe. A “grounded” Miles Morales reluctantly accepts only to find himself slung through a multiverse and facing off against Spider-Man 2099 (Miguel O’Hara). What’s the beef all about? Why did Spider-Woman seek out Spider-Man? Will we finally get to see Venom in this particular Spider-Man franchise?

All questions will be answered when Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Part One) hits theaters in 2022. Luckily we probably won’t have to wait long for Part Two as writer, Christopher Miller has confirmed that the two films are being worked on at the same time.

Check out the trailer below and let us know if you’re as excited about this Spidey flick as we are.


Yung Joc Denies Being Bad Dog Owner 

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Yung Joc better tread lightly because people don’t play when it comes to alleged cruelty to animals. The Atlanta rapper turned reality star is insisting he is not an irresponsible dog owner after being accused of such.

Apparently, a dog breeder has accused Joc of letting his pitbulls do as they please since they managed to “chew through their enclosures.” But according to Joc, it was basically out of his control.

Reports TMZ:

The “It’s Goin’ Down” rapper tells TMZ … he did his part to keep the dogs contained on his property, with kennels and two chain-link fences, but he was surprised they were still able to bite their way out.

Yung Joc says he paid over $20,000 for the pit bulls, Nispey and Bruiser, back in April from a dog breeder in Los Angeles … but after they escaped, the dog breeder blamed the rapper and offered a $5k reward for info on their whereabouts.

While the dog breeder, Andre of Big Gemini Kennels, claims Yung Joc was being irresponsible and might be hiding something … Joc tells us he’s been transparent with authorities, even sharing the video of their escape.

Joc insists he isn’t to blame.

We gotta hear both sides?



Hip-Hop Wired Presents: CRT FRSH [Certified Fresh] Playlist 12.5.21 

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Salute to the readers and supporters of Hip-Hop Wired! We’re back with a fresh update of our CRT FRSH (Certified Fresh) playlist and we’re just a tad late for the update this week, our bad. Part of our duty as a publication and crew is to school the masses on who is doing what musically and there’s no better way to do that beyond our CRT FRSH (Certified Fresh) bi-weekly playlist.

The CRT FRSH playlist is a labor of love. We don’t take payments nor do we do favors. We only add joints to our playlist that fit the theme and vision we’re going for and we don’t seek to waste the time of the listener. Further, we don’t stick to one lane of Hip-Hop. We feel that all aspects of the music should get some light whether it’s young lions in the trenches to those hoping for that one shot to blow up to grizzled veterans puffing out their chest having lots more to say.

Now, on to the show.

We open up this edition of CRT FRSH with a standout track from Ye’s DONDA deluxe album in “Life Of The Party” featuring a scene-stealing verse from André 3000. Some might remember that there was some controversy regarding the track after it was prematurely leaked with Ye throwing a shot at Drake in a song meant to honor the rappers’ late mothers.

The super-talented Rico Nasty’s new single “Money” featuring Flo Milli is a guaranteed party starter, and NBA Youngboy put on his crew with the track “Ghetto Can’t Be Saved” featuring rising spitter NoCap from the Never Broke Again: The Compilation Volume 1 project.

Kali checks in with the remix for the track “MMM MMM” featuring Moneybagg Yo, ATL Jacob, and Latto, and the potent combination of Freddie Gibbs and Mr. VERZUZ aka Jadakiss is on display with “Black Illuminati.”

Rounding out the rest of the playlist are new joints from Polo G, NLE Choppa, Tyga, French Montana, Rick Ross, The-Dream, Cordae, Lil Wayne (feature artist of the year in our opinion), aroomfullofmirrors, Kipp Stone, Flipp Dinero, Jaah SLT, Your Old Droog, Mach-Hommy, Fly Anakin, Flee Lord, Demi Day, Hus Kingpin, and more.

Check out the flyness below.

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Happy 52nd Birthday To The Brooklyn Legend, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter! 

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Jay-Z is a living legend with millions of records sold worldwide and became a billionaire via his various business ventures in the process. Today (Dec. 4) is the artist born Shawn Carter’s birthday, and Twitter is currently celebrating the Brooklyn legend properly.

If you’re a regular reader of Hip-Hop Wired, you’re already well aware that we support Hov around these parts so there’s no need for us to run down his impressive resume in grand detail. With 13 studio albums, multiple businesses, and the ability to still show up on features and body the track, Jay-Z doesn’t have anything else to prove as he coasts comfortably into his middle years.

Would another album from Jay-Z be welcomed by most? Most certainly. But at this juncture, if we never get another proper full-length from H to the Izzo, we’ve got plenty to fall back on. As one of the greatest living rappers today, Jay-Z’s lyrical and entrepreneurial acumen should be studied for years to come.

For now, check out the reactions from Twitter honoring Jay-Z below, and we’ve also added a collection of playlists from the biggest DSPs featuring the GOAT’s music.

Happy G-Day, Jay-Z!

Tidal’s Jay-Z Essentials playlist.

Apple Music’s Essentials playlist.

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Makes Stupid Comparison Of COVID-19 To Cancer 



Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican congresswoman who believes in Jewish-owned space lasers and other QAnon conspiracies, is back to stirring up controversies with another stupid and unnecessary opinion. This time, Greene compared COVID-19 death rates to that of cancer, even though only one of these conditions is contagious.

It should be noted that there are two Twitter accounts for the Georgia elected official but only one of which is verified, thus we do believe it’s fair to attribute the following tweets to Greene.

From Twitter:

1. Every single year more than 600,000 people in the US die from cancer.

The country has never once shut down.

Not a single school has closed.

And every year, over 600,000 people, of all ages and all races will continue to die from cancer.

2. Since #COVID19 tracking has started, 780,000+ people have died in 22 mo in the US, but more than 1 million still died of cancer.

More have died in 2021 from covid than 2020 in spite of Gov mandated widespread vaccines, mass public masking, & trillions spent.

3. It’s time to take a different approach based on the facts.

Covid predominately targets obese & older people.

Shutdowns, masking, and vaccines are not stopping covid, that is just government control.

Ivermectin, monoclonal antibodies, & other treatments are saving lives.

4. To care about others & save lives, our response to #COVID19 should be working towards ending obesity, promote covid treatments that are proven to work, & stop the politically driven mass hysteria.

Allow people to choose natural immunity or vaccines, w/o discrimination.

Aside from complete ignorance of the facts by people far more qualified than herself and others who share similarly bad thoughts, Greene’s commitment to the bad takes made by conservative pundits on the extreme right has prompted the proper response from Twitter and we’ve got those reactions listed out below.

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We know someone who needs to hear it.



10 Celebs You Didn’t Know Were Alpha Phi Alpha Members [Photos] 

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Alpha Phi Alpha was founded as the first African-American, inter-collegiate Greek-lettered fraternity 115 years ago. The oldest of the college Black fraternities, its ranks are a virtual who’s who of great men in business, sports, entertainment and more.  

Established December 4, 1906 at Cornell University, by seven founders its members refer to as “Jewels,” the organization continues to live up to its motto: First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All. For example, in 2014 the frat paid the funeral costs of murdered Ferguson teen Mike Brown.

In honor of the organization’s Founders Day, we present 15 famous members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity on the following pages. Some you may know, others may surprise you.



1. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II aka the new Morpheus in The Matrix along with a string of stellar credits pledged the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

2. Stuart Scott

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The late, great Stuart Scott pledge at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Mu Zeta chapter.

3. Keenen Ivory Wayans

This Wayans brother Tuskeegee University on an engineering scholarship, where he crossed the burning sands at Gamma Phi chapter in the 1970’s.

4. Benny Boom

The video and now film director was initiated at Temple University’s Pi Rho chapter.

5. Omari Hardwick

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Yep, Ghost from Power is an Alpha. He got down at the Zeta Pi (University of Georgia) chapter.

6. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Although King went to Morehouse for undergrad, he was initiated at Boston’s Sigma chapter.

7. David Dinkines

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Beta (Howard U.) brother Dinkins (RIP) was the first Black mayor of NYC, and actually pledged the famed Andrew Young.

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 25: Ambassador Andrew Young and former New York City mayor David Dinkins attend the 2011 Trustees Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement dinner and presentation at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on February 25, 2011 in New York City.

8. Judge Joe Brown

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Brown joined the ranks at Memphis State University’s Kappa Eta chapter.

9. Darryl Bell

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The A Different World legend reps the black and gold of A Phi A. 

10. Donny Hathaway

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The late soul icon Donny Hathaway joined Alpha Phi Alpha while at Howard University.

Ohio KK-Karen Claims She’s ‘Being Terrorized’ By Black People During Sentencing For…Terrorizing... 

Angela Baker

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If the privileged, entitled and often dangerous white women we not-so-affectionately call “Karens” have nothing else, they have the nerve.

On Thursday, a white woman from Ohio was sentenced to six months in prison for shouting racial slurs at a group of Black teenagers and trying to hit them with her car in a grocery store parking lot. During sentencing, the woman reportedly broke down in the saltiest of mayonnaise-flavored tears and tried to justify her actions by essentially saying Black people have “terrorized” her for years and that’s the reason she felt the need to terrorize complete strangers who happened to be of the melanated variety.

According to Raw Story, 43-year-old Angela Baker was found guilty of two felony charges of ethnic intimidation related to the KK-Karens-gone-wild incident that took place in front of a Meijer grocery store last year.

Lucas County Judge Lori Olender tried to tell Baker about herself during sentencing, but breaking through a wall of racism and white entitlement isn’t as easy as, say, running down a bunch of Black kids minding their own business with ones car.

“You were driving what the state of Ohio considers a deadly weapon. You were in a running car. Those boys were on foot,” Olender said. “You could have hit either of those boys, whether you wanted to or not because you can’t always control a deadly weapon.”

But Baker had a different take on things. She reportedly responded by crying like a grown-up baby whose white privilege credit card just got declined and exclaimed several times that “I’m being terrorized” while also claiming several times that she’s been “harassed, threatened, and tormented” by Black people over an extended period of time.

First of all, I’m going to need Nazi Nancy to stop lying. I would sooner believe that orange was Donald Trump’s birth color than I would believe that a white woman who has demonstrated her racial animosity and willingness to use Black teens she’s never met as speed bumps is actually the victim of harassment and violence at the hands of Black people. Nah, non-sis, the Emmett Till energy is radiating too strong off of you for me to buy your Klanny white nonsense.

But even if what Baker said were true—which it isn’t—what the hell does that have to do with the Black teens she shouted slurs at and tried to run over? All this time white people have been telling us they’re not responsible for slavery, Jim Crow or any of the other historic atrocities committed against Black people in America, and here we have a white woman who wanted to lynch random Black kids over the offenses she said other Black people committed during her lifetime…which she’s probably lying about.

Thankfully, Baker’s white tears didn’t win her any favors with the judge. If only that were the way things always turned out.

Bardi Bunny: Cardi B Appointed Creative Director At ‘Playboy’ Magazine 

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Money moves seem to come to Cardi B rather easily. She has announced she is the first ever Creative Director at Playboy Magazine

As spotted on Blavity the Bronx bombshell has secured a corporate gig with one of the most iconic publications in history. On Thursday, December 2 she took to Instagram to make the official reveal. Introducing the FIRST EVER Creative Director In Residence at the legendary @playboy, it’s ME!!! Joining the @playboy family is a dream and I know yall are going to love what we put together 😏 I’m startin this party right as the Founding Creative Director and a founding member of CENTERFOLD the new creator-led platform from Playboy coming soon!! We’re going to have soooooo much fun” she wrote. 

Playboy also detailed their enthusiasm via a formal statement. “Cardi B is a creative genius and we are absolutely thrilled and honored to bring her immense talent and creative vision to Playboy. Through her unapologetic commitment to free expression, her dedication to lifting up artistic voices and her celebration of sex and body positivity, Cardi is the embodiment of the Playboy brand,” said Ben Kohn, chief executive officer of PLBY Group.

Bardi will reportedly “provide artistic direction across co-branded fashion and sexual wellness merchandise collections, digital editorial, experiential activations and more”. While the speculation is that CENTERFOLD will try to compete with OnlyFans it is not clear what the direction will be for the forthcoming platform or whether the content will be adult only.

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Cordae ft. Lil Wayne “Sinister,” Troy Ave “Biggest Richest” & More | Daily Visuals 12.3.21 

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More and more Cordae is garnering the respect of not only his rap peers, but some Hip-Hop OG’s that done been there and done that on another level. Today (Dec. 3) the young’n links up with one of the game’s living legends.

In his latest visuals to “Sinister,” Cordae and Lil Wayne team up to revive the Black Panther party and get the Black community on board as they get ready to set off a revolution at a time when MAGA country is running wild like Hulkamaniacs in the 80’s. We’d totally welcome a new Black Panther party headed by Cordae at this point. Just sayin.’

Back in Brooklyn, Troy Ave continues to ball regardless of album sales and in his clip to “Biggest Richest” flaunts some heavy links and ice on his person while remaining the center of attention for the camera.

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Snoop Dogg, Battle Loco & Kokane, Fredo Bang, and more.









Take That, Take That: Diddy Has Put In A Bid To Buy Sean John Clothing Brand Back 

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Diddy’s name is his name. The mogul is now bidding on buying back his Sean John clothing brand.

As spotted on Complex the serial entrepreneur is trying to save his failing apparel empire from bottoming out. Back in 2016 he sold a majority stake to Global Brands Group but the brand management firm recently filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Bloomberg reports that Combs has put in a bid of 3.3 million dollars to buy the assets back so he is the sole owner. Currently he is the highest bidder but other potential buyers have until December 15 to throw their names in the hat. A undisclosed source that TMZ says is close to the mogul says “very excited” at the thought of getting the company back and breathing new life into it.

Earlier this year Diddy sued Global Brands Group for using his likeness without approval. “[Diddy] does not challenge [Sean John/GBG’s] right to use the Sean John trademark, but rather [Sean John/GBG’s] decision to leverage a fabricated quote they created and then falsely attributed to Mr. Combs, and to use Mr. Combs’s name and other monikers to create the false and misleading impression that Mr. Combs is the decision-maker behind the designs and creation of the GBG Collection,” his lawyer said at the time.

In 1999 Sean Combs launched a signature collection of sportswear under his given name, Sean John.  In 2004, Sean John was awarded the CFDA Men’s Designer of the Year award. 

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