[Hot New Music!] Young Thug – ‘Slime Season’ (Stream Full Mixtape Here)

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It’s no secret that there is some bad blood between rappers Lil Wayne and Young Thug. It’s also no secret that they share a similar sound. But when it was made known that the Free Weezy Album and Slime Season would drop on the same day, the line between Weezy and Thugger was further blurred.

Well, the 4th of July came and the dueling debut never happened. Young Thug’s mixtape was repeatedly pushed back with no confirmed reason. Since then we have been hearing leaks and snippets of new music by Thug, but given no information on where this music was going.

Today we finally give listeners further evidence for the Young Thug/Lil Wayne comparison controversy, with the release of Young Thug’s Slime Season mixtape. Check it out for yourself below and let us know if you will “Pump It or Dump It”?

***Peep the first track with special guest…Lil Wayne.***

        

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[Hot New Music!] Mac Miller – ‘GO:OD AM’ (Stream Full Album Here)

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Mac Miller is back at it like he never left it. The Pittsburgh emcee has made his return to the Hip Hop scene with a new album titled, GO:OD AM. This is the first major project released by Miller since leaving his hometown label, Rostrum Records, and signing with Warner Bros. Records. The album was originally scheduled to drop on September 18th, but fans can get an early peak at the album thanks to NPR

The 17-track album features appearances from Chief Keef, Ab-Soul, Miguel, Lil B and Little Dragon. Listeners can also catch production by Tyler, The Creator and Pittsburgh beat makers ID Labs. Fans should take notice to the newly reborn Mac Miller as they listen to GO:OD AM. The album is definitely a transitional piece for Mac as he journeys from one chapter in his life to the next. GO:OD AM is guaranteed to be interesting. Check it out below and be sure to let us know what you think.

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[Hot New Music!] Royal Dutchie – They Don’t Love Me No More (Download & Stream Mixtape)


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The connection between music and marijuana is just as visible as it is loud. The “Stoner Movement” is all the more evident with marijuana becoming more commercial and states now legalizing the recreational drug. More recently the movement has become a culture; and within this culture you can find Pennsylvania emcee and cannabis advocate Royal Dutchie. The Johnstown native is truly dedicated to the marijuana movement and exhibits this not only through his highly addictive fashion line, but through his music as well.

Today, Royal Dutchie premieres his debut solo mixtape, They Don’t Love Me No More, via The Roundtable Empire. The mixtape is jam-packed from beginning to end with bangers and head nodders. They Don’t Love Me No More is a nice blend of both, original beats and industry heaters. The project features his 56 & Runnin’ family members Chris DeVille, TEN/27, D. Ess, and LeRon. The mixtape also features production by Jay Beats, vocals by Jei-Laya, and some tough bars by Q.

“The mixtape is based off two parts of my life,” said Royal Dutchie. “The first half of my life I was in a situation that I really didn’t need to be in. The mixtape starts off with how I’m moving on from that situation and then it goes into where I just transformed into ‘I don’t really give a f@ck about what anybody thinks’. It’s some real life sh!t. Almost less of a mixtape and more of a story.”

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“The name of the mixtape came about from me spazzing on that “They Don’t Love Me No More” beat. I also felt like it fit because there ain’t no love in the city. I mean all the rappers in the city, they don’t love me no more. Everybody that was in the whole movement with 56 & Runnin’. You felt like my niggas didn’t rock with me. Like they thought I was out here by myself. So They Don’t Love Me No More was the proof, like, my niggas is still riding with me. I got all my niggas on the mixtape…all of them. It’s really playing off the theme “They Don’t Love No More,” but in reality I got all the love.”

“Right now for me it’s all about the business and building my brand, however, Royal Dutchie is more than a brand. This is how I live,” said Royal Dutchie.

“Half these m@therf&ck%rs in the industry smoke trees…even the ones who don’t openly admit to it. It’s just what it is. Marijuana is taking over. Sh!t, the whole marijuana movement is taking over. Not just in the Hip Hop culture…it’s becoming a norm,” said Royal Dutchie. “I believe within ten years marijuana will be legal federally. Until then, I’m dreaming outrageous.”

Be on the lookout for Royal Dutchie’s upcoming album entitled Reasonable Suspicion, set to drop in April of next year.

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Join the marijuana movement today and check out royaldutchie.com. Also be sure to get your fix by clicking here to listen to Royal Dutchie’s They Don’t Love Me No More mixtape presented by Omastar PMD, LLC.

The Royal Dutchie brand is a snapshot of the culture. Once you see the big picture you’ll be ready to Dream Outrageous.

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[Hot New Music!] Rick Ross feat. The Dream – “Money Dance”

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Just a day after dropping “Foreclosures,” Rick Ross blesses us with yet another banger titled “Money Dance.” The track is a collabo with R&B singer-songwriter and producer, The Dream.  “Money Dance” is produced by Jake One, and the track is set to appear on Rozay’s upcoming album, Black Dollar, dropping September 3rd.

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[Hot New Music!] Chris Brown featuring French Montana – “Gangsta Way”

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While on his One Hell of a Nite tour, Chris Brown has linked up with his co-tour mate French Montana for his new single “Gangsta Way”. The new single will appear on Breezy’s upcoming album Royal, which is named after his daughter. As fans wait in anticipation for the new album to drop, CB does his thing on the new track equipped with auto-tuned French Montana lyrics.

Check it out for yourself below.

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[Hot New Music!] Teyana Taylor – The Cassette Tape 1994 (Stream Mixtape Here)

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Teyana Taylor follows up the 2014 release of her album, VII, with a mixtape to calm the thirst of her fans.

Walk Like Us delivers the mixtape entitled, The Cassette Tape 1994, which includes five dope 90s inspired tracks that takes us back into time. It’s time to go get that grill back out and find those double dutch ropes. If your a 90s Hip Hop Head then you’ll have to find some enjoyment in listening to this new mixtape by Teyana.

The 5-track collection features production from Kanye West (“Your Wish”), Da Internz (“Touch Me”), and J.R. Rotem (“Undercover”), the smooth voice of Eric Bellinger (“Tonight”), and an appearance from her boyfriend, Iman Shumpert of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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[Hip Hop News Now] Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Grandmaster Caz, Mellie Mel and Kool Moe Dee – “Downtown”

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It has been a year since Macklemore & Ryan Lewis came through and shook the walls of Hip Hop (Picture Snoop Dogg in the “New York, New York” video).  After selling over 13 million units of their three hit singles, snagging Grammy Awards, and pissing part of Hip Hop off, the duo is back to drop a new jewel that comes as a visual. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ new track is titled “Downtown” and features Hip Hop pioneers Grandmaster Caz, Mellie Mel and Kool Moe Dee.

The new “Downtown” track almost sounds like a mashup of “Thrift Shop” and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk”. Listen to the new track below and let us know what you think. “Pump It or Dump It?”

In the “Downtown” video below you can watch Macklemore & Ryan Lewis exploit showcase Hip Hop legends Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz, and Mellie Mel as they hit the downtown streets of Anytown, USA. Be on the lookout for the duo and “friends” to take over the stage at this Sunday’s MTV VMAs.

Is this really Hip Hop? 

Is that Ken Griffey at the 4:00 minute mark?

So many questions…. Answers? Comment below and let’s talk about this one.

 

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[Hip Hop News Now] ‎DJ Afterthought Presents: “King of the Burgh 5”

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Western Pennsylvania has been on Hip Hop’s radar ever since Wiz Khalifa put on for his city. The city of Pittsburgh is home to some of the most talented emcees you will ever come across.  The city’s underground movement is where you can discover the genre’s next ‘big thing’. To showcase this talent, ‎DJ Afterthought presents “King Of The Burgh 5.”  This event will give 19 emcees an opportunity to perform and make their claim for the crown. The winner of the competition will be taking a seat at the city’s throne and also be awarded over $5k in cash and prizes. Pittsburgh’s DJ Afterthought is delivering what may be one of the city’s biggest events this summer.

“It’s a platform for artists to go on and showcase their stuff in front of actual fans,” said DJ Afterthought. “I encourage every entity of Hip Hop music to come out and network and meet people. It’s really an opportunity for everyone and anybody.” Afterthought also mentioned how the prizes can truly help the artist. Studio time with ID Labs, promotion, merchandise, and much more are all bundled into the prize. “It gives me satisfaction to see good people get an opportunity,” said Afterthought.

Pittsburgh Emcee Cory Eaux is excited about the upcoming the event. He is one of the 19 rappers who will be hitting the stage on September 5th. “I love performing. I usually don’t enter too many competitions, but I feel that this one will be beneficial for me. There’s actually fans at these shows. Usually at showcases you end up just rapping for a bunch of rappers, but with this one you are going to have at least a couple hundred people there. So there’s actually an opportunity to gain some fans,” said Cory Eaux. “Winning would be nice, but that’s not why I’m doing it. I’m doing it because this is an opportunity to get in front of a receptive crowd, a crowd that is there to hear some real Hip Hop.”

Also gracing the stage will be western Pennsylvania emcee Chris DeVille. “For me, it is an opportunity to showcase my talents in front of a demographic that’s not familiar with my music,” said DeVille. “I’m excited and looking forward to the show. I plan on bringing a lot of energy. I also want to show my versatility when it comes to my music.” 

DeVille’s goal is simple. “I want the crown, and the title ‘King Of The Burgh,’ but I’m also looking forward to the opportunity the show itself presents. Whether it be new collabs  new fans, etc.,” said Chris DeVille. It’s going to be an epic night, I think everybody should want to be a part of it. This night could be the reason a star is born.” 

King Of The Burgh 5″ will be going down Saturday, September 5th at the Rex Theater in Pittsburgh. Doors open at 8 pm and you can catch performances by Cory Eaux, Chris DeVille, Army Strong Music, District 9, Vorpy D, OSFM LOLO, Pure Fuckery, Matty C, Ramaj Oei, Seymour Banks, Shul Z, Grady Gill, Padgelek Productions, Gwappo, GP is Going Places, Aaron Romeo, Mike Tomlin, Born Ready, Billy Wolfe, and H & T.

Check out the “KOTB5” promo below and click here for ticket information.

 

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[Hip Hop News Now] ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Tops Box Office Charts

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N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” exceeds expectations and tops the U.S. box office last weekend with $60.2 million. The film, which tells the story of the legendary N.W.A. rap group, was originally projected to bring in closer to $25 million for its debut. However, the movie not only crushed that projection, it also more than doubled its production budget of $29 million. 

The success of “Straight Outta Compton” represents a huge win for Hip Hop. As the culture takes strides toward gaining respect, “Compton” has the best selling R-rated movie opening ever. It appears that ticket sales will have a bigger impact than record sales on the genre this year. 

This movie will surely go down as a classic, now sitting in the company of films like “Boyz n the Hood,” and “Menace II Society.” 

“Straight Outta Compton” is definitely a must see, so do yourself a favor and be sure to check it out. 

  

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[Hot New Music!] Latrell James – Twelve (Stream & Download Album Here)

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“Sometimes it can take a lifetime of trials and tribulations for a person realize their true aspirations. For me, the maturation of my artistic journey can be experienced in a span of twelve years.”  Latrell James

With the release of his new project titled Twelve, Boston native Latrell James has chronicled his story through this personal collection which is self-produced alongside his brother Tedd Boyd. Following up a number of well-received singles such as “99 Altima” and “The Button,” James has worked tirelessly to provide a complete body of work which is powered by honest lyricism and smooth production.

Twelve is a representation of my life and the changes that occurred to me from age 12 to 24. This project is my journey from adolescence to adulthood and the main theme throughout is growth. To me, if something is not growing then it is dead. So ultimately, I hope this piece will inspire people and help them through whatever struggles they are experiencing.

Check out Latrell James’ Twelve album in its entirety below. Even further below you can watch the video to his single “The Button.” 

     

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