Unplugged Headphones: Who Let The Dogs Out (Baha Men)

“Who Let The Dogs Out?” Let’s start at the beginning, with the first CD I ever owned. The first time I heard this song was on the soundtrack for ‘The Rugrats in Paris: The Movie’ and then again (and again) on MTV. This was before the days when you could just go on YouTube and…

Unplugged Headphones: An Introduction

Welcome to “Unplugged Headphones”, a series of posts where I let you into the soundtrack to my life (a bit dramatic I know). On any given day you’ll find me with my headphones in, listening to music, blocking out the world around me whilst simultaneously creating a world of my own. This is the music…

There’s A lot Going On – Album Review

“Vic Mensa sold out”…. ” I miss the old Vic”…. “What happened to Vic?!”… these are but a few of the comments you’ll find under any of Vic Mensa’s post-2014 releases. It’s fair to say that his transition from Chicago indie band member (‘Kids These Days’) to burgeoning hip hop star hasn’t received the warmest…

Top 5 Dead or Alive – Album Review

“I Am Top 5 Dead Or Alive” Jadakiss spends the majority of his fourth LP in ‘cruise control’, doing just enough to let listeners know that he’s not washed up, but never fully committing to spitting at the level it takes to be considered Top 5. “Fresher than a young nigga, mind of an OG”…

Still Brazy – Album Review

YG’s sophomore album “Still Brazy” proves that the Compton native is just that, still brazy but a lot more socially conscious. On YG’ first album ‘My Krazy Life’, we heard a first hand perspective of LA gang culture and all it entailed (burglary, street fights, drugs), from a person who was not only trapped in…

12 Rap Albums Still To Come In 2016

This year we’ve had albums from most of hip hop’s elite including Drake, Kanye West, Future and Chance The Rapper to name a few and this late in the year it would be unreasonable to expect more… but we do and as they say ‘those who ask shall receive!’. Although we’ve well and truly crossed…

Joe Budden Vs Drake

If you haven’t been paying attention to what’s been going on in the ever-changing world of Hip Hop, let me bring you up to speed. Drake’s attracted the attention of yet another rapper trying to dethrone him from his position as ‘That Guy’ in Hip Hop, nothing new to be honest. This time it’s Slaughterhouse’s…