Hip Hop In My Headphones

I’m Antwan and I am the sole operator of this fine establishment.
I post hip hop that I love, both mainstream and underground.
Artists and producers can get at me if you want to be featured on the blog.
If I don’t like it, I don’t share it. I’m not spreading negativity & I’m not sharing music I don’t like.
Let’s shift the focus of hip hop back to the REAL, together!

Dope Hip Hop Albums

  • Brother Ali Delivers Strong 11-Song LP | Secrets & Escapes

    If you don’t know of Brother Ali’s music, then now is a great time to get familiar! The Rhymesayers emcee just released a dope new album, Secrets & Escapes. Little did I know that Evidence produced this album. When it comes .

  • Everythings For Sale | Revisiting Boogie’s Shady Debut

    Everythings For Sale has been out since January 25th, so almost a year now. I’ll be honest, I was sleeping pretty hard on Boogie. Not to say that I ever thought Boogie wasn’t a good rapper, but I also never really spent the prop.

  • Griselda Takeover: The Kings of New York

    Lately I’ve been listening to the Griselda squad a lot. Like a whole lot. I realized that I haven’t updated my Spotify playlist lately, but there’s about to be a Griselda takeover! It all started when… well hold on. .

Hip Hop In My Headphones Podcast

  • “Bangin A$$ Beats” | HHiMH Podcast (#025)

    Hip Hop In My Headphones Podcast: Episode 25 We made it to 25! That’s not a particularly high number, but it’s pretty cool to me. One fourth the way to a hundred, as well has almost halfway to a year. After next week, we’l.

  • “Put His Hands in the Meat Grinder” | HHiMH Podcast (#024)

    Hip Hop In My Headphones Podcast: Episode 24 The Griselda team has been dominating my rotation. Lately I’ve been digging into their interviews and freestyles. Benny, Westside Gunn, and Conway have truly been inspiring me lately. They&.

  • “Shine Shine Shine” | HHiMH Podcast (#023)

    Hip Hop In My Headphones Podcast: Episode 23 Hopefully you read yesterday’s post about the podcast changing dates, so you weren’t too thrown off. If not, uh, the podcast changed dates from Monday to Tuesday. Shine Shine Shine In.

Music Videos

  • Reason – “Flick It Up” feat. Ab-Soul (Music Video)

    Reason recently teamed up with fellow TDE artist Ab-Soul to put out a banger! Check out the “Flick It Up” music video, man that shit funny as hell. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like I haven’t seen Ab-Soul on anything recently. So for....

  • Dax – “Self Proclaimed 3” (Music Video)

    It’s been a quick minute since I’ve had Dax up in my headphones. Last time I was listening to him was when he was dissing half of Youtube. Apparently this dude dropped a couple tracks called “Self Proclaimed” 1 and 2. Now, he’s released “Self...

  • Tom MacDonald – “Fake Fans” (Music Video)

    Hahaha Tom MacDonald has definitely earned my respect with this one! I’ve been listening to some of Tom’s songs here and there over the past year or so. I can say that dude for sure has talent. He seems to like making songs that stir....

Under The Radar

  • Under The Radar: Zae Litty – The Man

    WOOOO!!!!!! This boy Zae Litty just snapped! I’ll be honest, when this song came on for the first time, I thought I wasn’t going to like it. As soon as I heard the Auto-Tune, I figured it would be weak, but I was wrong my....

  • Under The Radar: Masta Q – “Work”

    Yes, I know I’ve neglected the “Under The Radar” segment of the blog for a while now. I’ve been focusing on other promotional opportunities, like the podcast! Well I figured why not combine the two? I could sift through artist submissions on the podcast, a.

  • Under The Radar: Latrell James

    If you’ve never heard the name Latrell James, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Even still, I’m willing to bet you’ve heard his work. Latrell James is probably best known for being featured on the Cheerios commercial with his song, “Good Goes &#82.

Who Dat???

  • Dope Rappers: Yung KR, Lil Steek, JR23 [Who Dat??? #003]

    There have been so many major projects released by established artists in the last week or 2, that it’s been hard to keep up with it all. I decided to take a break from all that and show some love to Soundcloud. I would also....

  • Dope Rappers: Emilio RaStok, Stel, Phantom [Who Dat??? #002]

    Who Dat??? #002 It’s been a hot minute since my first Who Dat post, so I’ve been trying to get my shit together. In all honesty, I’ve been sitting on these songs for a while now, but after countless attempts, I’ve ac.

  • Dope Rappers: dTs, Fanetic, Rad [Who Dat??? #001]

    The What’s Been In My Headphones Lately series has inspired me to create a spinoff. I’m going to try to make this a weekly series as well, although I think after today I will stagger them a few days apart. This series is called .

Dope Hip Hop Songs

  • The 2 Best Christmas Rap Songs Of All Time

    Merry Christmas 2019! This morning I was thinking about some of the good ol’ Christmas rap songs that we’ve all come to love. Then I realized, there really aren’t any. My first idea was to make like a Top 5 X-Mas rap songs or something,....

  • Is Dax a Good Rapper or a Marketing Guru?

    Do you find yourself wanting to like Dax’s music, but just can’t seem to get there? Well let me tell you, you’re not alone. I’ve been periodically checking in on Dax for a while now. The reason why is because I was genuinely curious whether....

  • New Halloween Song: “Leather Face” | Bizarre, Hopsin, King Gordy, Lazarus

    Man I saw on Friday morning that “Leather Face” dropped, and I had no idea. I didn’t realize that this joint was even in the works, but I’ve very glad to have it! Bizarre, Hopsin, King Gordy, and Lazarus team up for a Halloween horrorcore....

What’s Been In My Headphones Lately

My Hip Hop CD Collection

  • Kendrick Lamar | DAMN. [CD Unboxing]

    Here’s another glimpse into my hip hop cd collection. Kendrick Lamar is the featured artist this week, in my DAMN. CD unboxing video. I give you guys a little backstory as to when I first heard the album, my first impressions, and my current favorites.....

  • The Roots | The Tipping Point [CD Unboxing]

    For my next hip hop CD unboxing video, I’ve got The Tipping Point by The Roots. As I’ve stated on numerous occasions, The Roots are my favorite hip hop group of all time. My goal is to own their entire catalogue on CD, and I’m....

  • Brother Ali | All The Beauty In This Whole Life [CD Unboxing]

    I’m back again with my 3rd run of hip hop CD unboxing videos. I recorded another 4 videos for the Hip Hop In My Headphones channel on Youtube. This batch of videos marks the end of my stockpile of old CDs I’ve had for a....