What's up with hip-hop

Last Wednesday's episode of RapFix Live, a hip-hop interview program on MTV Jams, featured members of the Wu-Tang Clan. But it also featured, in the show's "Get in the Game" independent artist-spotlight segment, Baltimore's own Jay Wyse. After an airing of "Dear World," the new video for his collaboration with Al Great, Wyse appeared via Skype from his mother's house, getting advice and encouragement from the Wu, including erstwhile Baltimore hack-driver Cappadonna, who wanted to hear what neighborhood Wyse is representing. Rap Sheet reviewed his latest mixtape, the impassioned and introspective Wyse Thoughts Wyse Journey 2, on the City Paper website in...