When you flip to page 12 in the new issue you’ll see the “Incomplete History of the Word ‘Unplug'” which, of course, includes this bit: “1989 – MTV launches ‘Unplugged’ series and soon kids everywhere will be aware of LL Cool J’s abs.” In honor or LL’s iconic 1991 performance, and others from Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Jay-Z, Alanis Morrisette, Lauryn Hill, and others, this issue’s playlist is a curation of some of MTV’s best Unplugged performances. There are, of course, many more to discover than just the ones here.
Also, in case it wasn’t totally obvious, our brand new Unplugged issue is all about chilling out and relaxing through traveling. It has nothing to do with LL Cool J’s abs, unfortunately. You can check out the issue here.