As hip hoppers (and music fanatics in general), we’ve all got headphones, and if you’re anything like me, those headphones are a part of your life. They go where you go and see what you see. They’ve been there for you through heartbreak, and they’re there when you’re on top of the world. Always there to compliment your mood, and in some cases, change it.
The days of Radio Raheem are over, unfortunately. Carrying around a giant D battery powered boombox everywhere you go is about as impractical as taking a desktop computer where ever you go in a suitcase. The boombox was and is an icon of hip hop, even if just in images. Regardless of the cool factor, technology and convenience caught up with the boombox and rendered it obsolete. Do we really miss it?