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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!

Music Videos

  • Token – Run It Back (Music Video)

    Token is back with another silly music video for a brand new single. “Run It Back” is Token’s first music video since Between Somewhere. To me, Token has been consistently making some of the best videos for a couple years now. I thought that all....

  • Janette King – Love Another (Music Video)

    I love this song! You already know that hip hop is my bread and butter, but every now and then I gotta mix it up with some R&B or Soul. “Love Another” is a highly relatable love song, where Janette King pleads to not be....

  • B.o.B – Ol’ Dirty Bastard (Music Video)

    B.o.B coming through with the old school vibes! The “Ol’ Dirty Bastard” music video definitely takes me back! It’s been a minute since I’ve heard some new music from Bobby Ray. I’m not sure if that’s just because I’ve been blind to .

  • Logic | Eminem | Chris D’Elia – Homicide (Music Video)

    Today was a good day! We were not only blessed with the Freddie Gibbs & Madlib album, but the “Homicide” music video dropped this morning. I damn near jumped out of my seat because of how fucking awesome it was! Alright, I know people will....

  • Stro & 070 Phi – I Had Enough (Music Video)

    Yo I’m feelin’ this one right here! Stro and 070 Phi put out their “I Had Enough” music video recently and it’s dope! The song itself isn’t super new, it was on the Mass Appeal compilation album Starting 5, Vol 1. As a side-note, that....

  • Lupe Fiasco – Run Game (Music Video)

    New Lupe Fiasco? Yes please! Well apparently “Run Game” is an unreleased track from back before Lasers, but hey, it’s still new to me. In fact, I just looked it up. This song was called “Flash My Watch” and it appeared on Lupe’s mixtape Before..

Dope Hip Hop Songs

  • 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 actually got an article....

  • Hopsin – I Don’t Want It (Is Hopsin Done With Hip Hop?)

    This is powerful man. I know people call Hopsin corny, but I honestly think he’s one of the realest rappers ever. There’s not too many other rappers that are willing to open up about their personal life and mental health problems with the same level....

  • In My Headphones: Rad – StarHopping

    Rad is back at it again with another hot single. “StarHopping” is smooth summer song, which Rad himself claims is more for the ladies. I don’t really give a fuck though, I’m still gonna listen to it. When I first started listening to Rad, he....

  • Big K.R.I.T. – Addiction (Feat. Lil Wayne & Saweetie)

    Dive in, this shit feel like water! The South is coming together for y’all and it’s just in time for the summer. Big K.R.I.T. teams up with Lil Wayne for the second time to create “Addiction”, and corny as it may sound, it is indeed....

  • Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Giannis (Feat. Anderson .Paak)

    Here we go! Freddie Gibbs & Madlib linked up with Anderson .Paak for their latest single from the upcoming album Bandana. MadGibbs is one of hip hop’s favorite duos out right now, with Freddie Gibbs on the mic and Madlib producing the tracks. I’ve tried....

  • Dreamville – Down Bad (J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EarthGang & Young Nudy)

    I feel like Dreamville has completely taken over my playlist in the past year, but they honestly deserve it. I said it recently in another post, but I think Dreamville has most stacked roster in hip hop right now. Just think about it, they got....

Dope Hip Hop Albums

  • YBN Cordae | The Lost Boy

    I tell ya what, it’s been a long time since I’ve heard a debut album this good! I’m trying to think of somebody who was as young as YBN Cordae (21) that’s put out this level of quality in their first major go around..

  • Big K.R.I.T. | K.R.I.T. IZ HERE

    Well good people, the time has come! Big K.R.I.T. has officially released his fourth studio album with K.R.I.T. IZ HERE. I’ve been looking forward to it since Krizzle released his 3 EPs a few months ago. The “Addiction” si.

  • Latrell James – Still EP

    Recently I posted Latrell James’ single “One Call“. Well now he’s officially released his Still EP, which consists of 5 songs in total, including “One Call”. It’s been out for about 3 days now I bel.

  • Dreamville | Revenge Of The Dreamers III

    It’s been a long time coming! J. Cole and the rest of the Dreamville roster have been hinting at Revenge Of The Dreamers III for several months now. July 5th officially ended the anticipation, in spectacular fashion I might add. There.

  • Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Bandana

    I wish I could’ve posted this yesterday when it dropped, but it was a crazy day. I won’t bore you with the details, but I had to make the decision on whether I wanted to post this or the “Homicide” music video, and t.

  • In My Headphones: Shades Lawrence | Second Life EP

    Y’all remember when Shades Lawrence dropped a gem on us with “Turn My Head“? Well now she’s back with her Second Life EP to feed her hungry fans. “Turn My Head” was obviously a hit, but she also dropped a.

What’s Been In My Headphones Lately

Under The Radar

  • 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.

  • Under The Radar: Shades Lawrence – Turn My Head

    Dude, I really can’t help but smile when I listen to this! Shades Lawrence is an emcee from Montreal, doing big things with her music. She’s heavily involved in the Montreal music scene, both performing her own shows and helping organize & host events. You....

  • Under The Radar: 747 – Retribution (INTRO)

    Alright, I might lose some of y’all with this post, but that’s OK. “Retribution” was such a dope, fun hip hop song that it’s hard to not smile and nod your head. 747 is the group, which according to Soundcloud, consists of LOGAN, Jokage, Skunky....

  • Under The Radar: Prophet Productions – “The Producer”

    I’m trying to keep up with the music submissions while still posting the mainstream music that I listen to. In that spirit, here’s another dope lyricist that you may not have heard of: Prophet Productions. He’s an underground hip hop artist from Canada who has...

  • Under The Radar: Black Lion – “Miles Away”

    You know, one of the main reasons why I started this blog was so that I could feature lesser known hip hop artists. I wanted to help these passionate artists feel more appreciated. With the onslaught of mainstream hip hop releases this year, it’s been....

  • Under The Radar: Lil Sketch – Im Next

    As promised, here is another amateur rapper trying make it big. Lil Sketch is the brother in law of a friend of mine that I used to work with. We were talking about some of the recent hip hop releases and he mentioned his brother....

Who Dat???

  • 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 .

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....

  • Joey Bada$$ | ALL AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ [CD Unboxing]

    This marks the end of my second run of videos. Don’t fret, I still have 7 more CDs that I need to open up. Joey Bada$$ not only had dope artwork, but the CD book for ALL AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ actually included lyrics. That is definitely....

  • Wale | Shine [CD Unboxing]

    The newest CD unboxing video to join the fleet is Wale’s album, Shine. While Wale is one of my favorite mainstream rappers, this album isn’t one of my favorites. Nevertheless, I show you guys the artwork and go over some of my favorite songs in....

  • J. Cole | 4 Your Eyez Only [CD Unboxing]

    It’s an unfortunate situation when I find myself unboxing an album that I don’t really like. Even worse, it’s from one of my favorite rappers, J. Cole. I’m not hating on 4 Your Eyez Only, but I honestly didn’t like the album. In a way,....