Harlem’s one and only Josiah Hotwire began rhyming at a very young age. In 1998, a Broadway production of the musical Runaways featured many of the rhymes he contributed via a workshop of the show, intended to draw on the experience of child runaways in New York City.
“Jay Z came to the show to watch his boxing instructor’s little sister perform and afterwards he was introduced to me and I got to freestyle for him.”
Ever since, Hotwire has grown into an impeccable lyricist. The most recent endeavor came to fruition in the new mixtape “Can’t Take Me Down” which he released on February 24 at Diamond District Studio.
1. Can’t Take Me Down (feat. Walt Anderson)
3. Bombsaway (feat. Luvaboy Tj)
4. Ropechain Music (feat. Red973)
5. That Work (feat. Radio973)
8. Back On (feat. Freeway & Tru TV)
9. Nite Time (feat. Louipaso & the Connect)
10. Alone (feat. Radio973)
11. Money in Motion (feat. Loaded Lux)
12. Moonshine (feat. Sarah Frances Rose)
13. Heaven (feat. Rebecca Noir)
The classic legends in hip hop: Jay Z, the Roots, Kanye, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes
Place you’d like to travel to gain inspiration?
Well, Australia was really dope. Shout out to the UK! But I’ve also never been to Kenya. And I have been dreaming about going to Japan since I was a little boy. I want to go to Dubai.
Well, I am a man of variety so its difficult for me to choose. But I love Nike. I’ve got a fleet of Jordans at home.
Rest assured, that Hotwire is already working on his next project. “I am little wiser, a little older, and a little stronger,” he reports.