[Hot New Video!] Childish Gambino – “This Is America” (Official Video)

Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino has delivered an epic look into the African-American experience. Using a gripping visual and ad libs from some of your favorite rappers, Glover does it way big for the culture. In my opinion, Donald Glover gets right what Kanye West recently got wrong… “a choice?” Really Yeezy?

In this video, Childish Gambino paints the picture that many privileged Americans have tried to ignored. The careless murders of blacks, Jim Crow, and police injustice are all portrayed, while Gambino struts his stuff with a distracted youth. Check out the latest by Childish Gambino and let us know what you think by commenting below and/or finding us on Facebook.

 

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[Hot New Music!] OG Bobby Blendz – “Survival of the Littest” mixtape (Stream Here)

OG Bobby Blendz is back with some serious heat.

The West Pennsylvania native recently drop his latest mixtape Survival of the Littest, and some already are saying that this may be his greatest project to date. The mixtape is a crockpot of crazy beats, plenty of features, and lyrics that leave you with plenty of after thoughts.

Stream Survival of the Littest below, and let the playlist guide you through tracks such as “Diluted in a Dream,” “She Blowed” featuring Joe Grizzy, and “Put in Work” featuring TEN/27.  And try not to hurt your neck nodding to songs like “Give em That,” “Bang out the City,”  and “Caught a Lick” featuring Wes Penn.

Check out the mixtape and let us know which track is your favorite by commenting below.

Keep an eye on this up & coming artist/producer and his movement BlackSandz Music Group, because if this any indication of what to expect from this group…it’s only a matter of time.

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1998: Hip Hop’s Golden Year (A look back at 20 years ago)

As the New Year’s resolutions fall to the wayside, we can look now at what 2018 has to offer.

Let’s begin with yet another celebration: Two decades ago, this very year, more than 60 incredible Hip Hop albums were released.

Following the deaths of legendary emcees Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G., Hip Hop was looking for new leaders, which led to a pivotal time for the culture.

Albums such as Jay Z’s Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life, OutKast’s Aquemini, and DMX’s It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, all dropped in 1998, and respectively – all were deemed as classics.

And let’s not forget Lauryn Hill’s game changing album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which went on to win five Grammy Awards the following year.

Big Pun’s Capital Punishment, Camron’s Confessions of Fire, Noreaga’s N.O.R.E, and Juvenile’s 400 Degreez were all a part of that magical year in Hip Hop as well.

Pretty much every Hip Hop act that was relevant or near relevant in 1998 dropped an LP in 1998…sheesh…DMX dropped two albums, lol.

So step away from your workload and take this needed trip down memory lane…or visit it for the very first time.

Check out the images below and take a look at some of the best albums 1998 had to offer.

[Mixtape of the Week!] Lil Wayne: D6: Reloaded (Stream Here)

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[Hot New Music!] Drake – Scary Hours (EP)

Surprise, surprise! Champagne Papi drops a surprise EP ironically titled Scary Hours, which is either a play on the time in which it was released – midnight – or a description of the current times (Thanks 45!).

The EP’s title could also be seen as an extension of his tweet from July 29, 2015. That night he broke the internet with his Meek Mill diss “Back 2 Back.”

Either way, we have two new singles from Drake: “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity.”

Ride the bounce on the Young Exclusive, Cardo and Boi-1da-produced “God’s Plan,” then enjoy Boi-1da’s and Nick Brongers’ soulful production of “Diplomatic Immunity.”

“God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity” are available everywhere now. Listen to the tracks below.

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[Hot New Video!] Friday Da 13th ft. Hanz On – “Brought it on Yaself” Hosted by DJ Kay Slay

Rhode Island rapper/producer on the rise, Friday Da 13th, is back with a new visual for his record, “Brought It On Yaself” featuring Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Hanz On. The track is from his album Heaven In My Headphones, which was released in October and hosted by DJ Kay Slay.

 

Always inspired by the struggle, the graffiti artist turned emcee’s focus is to help uplift those who have endured similar tribulations, proving to them that it is possible to overcome the perils of poverty while maintaining a positive outlook on life. From Newport, Rhode Island’s largest public housing project – to producing for The Investigation Discovery Channel – Friday Da 13th has shown that no matter how humble your beginnings, if you set your goals high enough and believe in yourself nothing is unattainable.

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[Mixtape of the Week!] Fabolous & Jadakiss: Friday on Elm Street (Stream Official Album Here)

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[Hip Hop News Now] The Roundtable Empire Unveils Promotional Packages for Aspiring Artists

The Roundtable Empire is proud to announce the unveiling of their new artist promotional packages, which are geared towards aspiring artists who are looking to gain more exposure.

“This is huge for local artists who are attempting to take their talents on the road,” said Ron Fisher, The Roundtable Empire owner and Editor-In-Chief.

“I’ve been looking for ways to better serve the area’s artists and I believe I have put something together that provides the most bang for the artist’s buck,” he said.

“I know all too well about the value of a dollar, and how it takes money to make money,” Fisher said. “The problem for most artists is that they have little to no budget, but the ambition and passion to take them to the next level.

“The Roundtable Empire will now offer promotional packages for as low as $100, there’s literally something for everyone.”

Visit theroundtableempire.com and contact The Roundtable Empire for details on these epic promotional packages. 

“Let’s work together and make history,” Fisher said.

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[Hot New Music!] DJ Money Over Everything – “Backyard Boogie” mixtape

The Roundtable Empire’s official DJ, Money Over Everything (M.O.E.), is back with another mixtape guaranteed to get you up out of your seat. This time around the “get down” general is serving a summer dish just in time to cap the season off.

On this project by DJ M.O.E. you’ll hear some of your favorite old school jams that will quickly remind you of childhood cookouts with some of your closest friends and family.

Checkout the tracklist below and contact us today to find out how you can get your copy. 

Also be on the lookout for much more from DJ Money Over Everything as he is set to drop several mixtapes before year’s end.

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[Hot New Video!] Young Ledgen – “Destined to Shine”

Pennsylvania rapper Young Ledgen has put the city of Johnstown on his back as he has dropped video after video in the last few months, all culminating with the release of his anticipated mixtape, Signed to the Bank.

 

His latest visual, “Destined to Shine,” is yet another look at one of the bangers on his current project. The video is dope and the track speaks for itself. Check out the visual to “Destined to Shine” below and listen to Signed to the Bank above.

 

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