The long awaited reunion of Roc-A-Fella took place last night at Jay Z’s 2-night special event, Tidal B-Sides. The very special event took place in hope to silence the critics of Jay Z’s new streaming service, Tidal. The new platform has been under fire since its launch just a few months ago. Hov has been standing strong on his defense of Tidal and has even taken to social media to quiet the haters. At this point it was time for Jay Z to start exhibiting why he is in a lane all by himself.
Last night’s Tidal B-Sides event was epic as Hova performed a set of songs he rarely performs and artists like Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Memphis Bleek, and the Young Gunz joined him on stage to solidify the event. With the big lights and all eyes on Jay Z last night he took the time to release a new freestyle in which he ripped Spotify and Youtube apart. Check out the freestyle below and stay tuned for details to Tidal B-Sides’ night 2.
T.I. has been very successful as an emcee and even better at keeping his family together. The self-proclaimed “King of the South” can be seen on television in front of the cameras putting his spin on the 2k15 version of Cliff Huxtable. He and his family are from the Huxtables, but together they are the modern day african-american family. Recently Tip and his son Domani exchanged some pretty funny Instagram posts and it looks like somebody got roasted. Check out the hilarious social media battle below and let us know who you think won.
Mr. We The Best is back! DJ Khaled delivers a new banger featuring vocals by Chris Brown, with Lil Wayne and Big Sean dropping dope verses on the new Lee On The Beats-produced track. The track is titled “How Many Times” and is the lead single from Khaled’s forthcoming album I Changed A Lot, which is scheduled for release later on this year.
The new track is an aggressive one with each artist asking “How many times I got to tell that p*ssy to come over?” This song is direct and to the point, and may just be the track that sets the tone for this upcoming summer. You be the judge. “How Many Times” will you press play?
Let us know if you are going to “Pump It or Dump It?” by commenting below.
Since the demise of Roc-A-Fella Records nearly ten years ago, Dame Dash has found little mainstream success. Known for his fast-talking and attraction for big lights, Dash is now a mere shadow of the Hip Hop Icon he was once thought to be. However, like any strong willed entrepreneur, Dash is far from accepting that his run at success is over. Most recently Dash and Kanye West have launched their own joint venture and we have a sneak peek of their first project below.
The project is a new film titled, Too Honorable. The movie features appearances from Cam’ron, Stacey Dash, Styles P, Murda Mook, and more. The Damon Dash Studios film is scheduled to release May 25th on Poppingtongroup.com. A mixtape for the movie is in the works as well and it will be executive-produced by Dame Dash and Kanye West.
Watch the new trailer for Too Honorable below and be sure to share your thoughts with us.
New Jersey native Fetty Wap has been a hip hop trending topic this year due to his breakthrough single “Trap Queen.” The hit single has been in steady rotation on the radio and in the clubs. It has also found a home on Billboard’s Top Ten where it is currently sitting at #3. Up next for Fetty Wap is his follow up single “My Way.” The new single looks like it will keep Fetty Wap in the fast lane this summer and to gas things up October’s Very Own Drake has added a verse to it. Drake is known for hopping on the next best thing and taking tracks to all new heights…and that is exactly what just happened here.
Check out the newly remixed “My Way” by Fetty Wap featuring Drake below and let us know what you think.
Hip Hop legend Keith Murray recently made his way to western Pennsylvania to perform his greatest hits. The often animated emcee shut down the stage in the city of Johnstown as he killed the club for nearly an hour, performing tracks like “Get Lifted,” “Rappers Delight,” and “The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World.” Those in attendance were treated to an epic night with the Yonkers native, and for us at The Roundtable Empire we were treated to an exclusive interview with Murray as he took the time to speak with me before he stepped on the stage.
During this interview Keith Murray speaks on several topics, which include him hopping on a project with… Find out who Keith has recently been working with and more by watching the exclusive interview below.
Hip Hop listeners have been treated to a lot of great music lately. J. Cole’s December drop of his 2014 Forest Hills Drive albumset the bar for emcees this year and for good reason. If you haven’t listened to the album, be sure to check it out. One of the standout tracks from the album is his song titled “Wet Dreamz”. Today J. Cole continues to raise that bar by dropping a video to the track.
Cole puts a clever spin on the visual and uses “puppy love” to tell his story, and we all know there’s nothing more adorable than “puppy love”. The critically acclaimed album is still a top-ten Hip Hop Billboard charter months after its release and the North Carolina rapper is far from losing any of its momentum.
Young Thug has recently found himself in the middle of some troubled waters. Luckily for Thugger it looks like he can swim and his brand new album, Barter 6, is already being said to be one of the best albums of 2015. The 13-track album features some southern heavy hitters with Young Dolph, T.I., and Boosie Badazz blessing the project. Rich Gang lead man Birdman is also featured on the album, appearing on two tracks.
With all of the issues surrounding Young Thug and Barter 6 take a listen to the album yourself and let us know what you think. Are you Team Thugger or Team Weezy?
Check out the entire album below. Barter 6 is also available for purchase here on iTunes.
Surprise, Surprise! Trey Songz has just offically added himself to the list of surprise album releases and you can stream the entire 6-song project below. The EP is ironically titled Intermission which is very fitting seeing that Trey’s latest LP, Trigga, debuted at #1 last year, and this summer, he will be re-releasing the project, entitled Trigga Reloaded.
Listen to the new 6-track EP below, and be sure to share your thoughts with us.
Coachella festivities went down over the weekend and Mr. OVO, Drizzy Drake, made headlines for his epic performance of his latest and greatest hits…and oh yeah, this happened…
Besides that awkward moment, Drake did the damn thing, killing his tracks for over an hour. Last night’s Coachella audience was in for what seemed to be a magical and enchanting ride for the evening as Drizzy never let his foot off the gas. Now you too can watch Drake closeout the first weekend at the 2015 Coachella Music and Arts Festival. Just #TakeASeatAtTheTable and press play.
Check out the entire show and be sure to let us know what you think by commenting below.