[Hip Hop News Now] 2 Chainz Drops “Pocket Full Of Money” & Has One Of The Illest Smoke Sessions Ever (Must Watch!)

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Atl rapper 2 Chainz links up with DJ E Feezy for the new collab joint “Pocket Full Of Money.” Currently the single is not slated to appear on 2 Chainz upcoming album or on a compilation album, however, one thing is for sure…the new single is dope. To compliment the new single 2 Chainz is back with his highly entertaining GQ segment, “Most Expensive Sh*t.” You can watch as 2 Chainz samples half a million dollars worth of weed, bongs, and dabs, and takes the most epic hit of all time. 

Listen to “Pocket Full Of Money” and check out the “half a milli” smoke session below.

 

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[Hip Hop News Now] Watch Desiigner Perform “Panda” And Make “Late Night” Debut

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Earlier in the year we had no idea who Desiigner was…I mean c’mon, let’s be honest. Now with the #1 spot atop of Billboard’s Hot 100, Desiigner has already become “2016’s Breakout Artist of the Year”.  After recently dethroning Rihanna’s “Work” single from #1, Desiigner made a “Late Night” appearance with Stephen Colbert and performed his smash-hit “Panda”. 

Watch Desiigner make his late-night debut below.

 

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[Hip Hop News Now] Watch The Trailer For The Nas Produced Film “The Land”

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Last year, it was announced that a new skate film produced by Nas starring Erykah Badu titled The Land was in motion. The icing to this cake is the soundtrack, which features contributions from Kanye West, Pusha T, Nas, Erykah Badu, and more. Today, the first trailer for the movie was released and it looks pretty dope. Peep the clip below.

 

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[Hip Hop News Now] Drake Claims That He Sold Over 600k Copies of “Views” In One Day

Just a few days ago October’s Very Own, Drake, released his highly anticipated album Views. Last night while at a Views listening party in Toronto, Drake boasted to the crowd that he sold around 630,000 copies of his new album in one night. You can hear him in the clip above.

If comparing Drake’s album, What a Time to Be Alive sold 375,000 first week and If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late moved 535,000 units in a three day span.

Views will surely debut at No. 1 next week and mostly likely hit platinum status soon after. The “One Dance” single is already crushing records on the U.K. charts and has quickly become Drake’s first No. 1 hit on the Canadian Billboard Hot 100. Only time will tell what heights this album will take the Toronto native. One thing is for sure, over 600,000 copies sold in one night is phenomenal and once the album hits Spotify, the insane numbers of streaming will continue to soar. The question I have for you is, “Where does Views fall in comparison to Drakes previous releases?”  

Is this Drake’s best work to date?  Let us know by commenting below.

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[Hip Hop News Now] Pittsburgh’s Slick Guruzee Is On Deck And He’s Ready!

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Pittsburgh’s hip hop scene is not much different than those of other major cities, however, what makes the Steel City’s scene stand apart from the next is clearly it’s talent. Earlier in the month I attended a Hip Hop event in Pittsburgh called “Battle For The Buck” and while all the competitors were great, one particular emcee really grabbed my attention. The young man’s name is Slick Guruzee and even though he did not win the overall event, he was the true winner in my eyes.

Slick Guruzee hit the stage for his set and totally controlled the crowd. His set was lit and he had total crowd participation. It was great to see this youth look like a true vet on the stage. To top it all, he will be attending West Virginia University in the fall, where I am sure he will be making quite a name for himself. I decided to catch up with Slick Guruzee after the event and we had a great conversation.

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The Pittsburgh native is a high school senior that first began freestyling at the age of 8. He started out at such a young age because of his father’s involvement in Hip Hop. Slick’s father is the vice president of raphead.com and works to promote Hip Hop talent across the globe. “I just wanted to be like him in some sort of way,” said Slick Guruzee.  “He’s Big Slick and they called me Lil Slick. I just flipped it on them and became Slick Guruzee. The root word of Guruzee is “Guru” which is like a master, teacher, or prohet. Guruzee is not a gang in any way, it’s a lifestyle.”

When I asked Slick about his rapping style he said, “I consider myself very diverse and I like to speak to everybody. I never really want to limit myself.” “One of my top musical influences is Tupac and its only because I look at Tupac as not only a rapper but a teacher.  I watched his speeches on youtube and I knew that his mother was a part of the Black Panther community.  So I just always wanted to affect people the same way he did,” said Slick Guruzee.

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Currently Slick is staying busy putting the final touches on his debut mixtape entitled Who Is Slick Guruzee, so be on the lookout for that.

In the meanwhile you can watch some of his recently released videos. Check out his videos for “Run it Up” and “White Iverson” below. The “White Iverson” remix features another Pittsburgh emcee by the name of Young Bagz. Peep the videos and be sure to comment below.

 

 

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[Hip Hop News Now] Drake Drops Two New Singles, “Pop Style” ft. Jay Z & Kanye West and “One Dance” ft. WizKid & Kyla

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Drake’s Views From The 6 is set to drop this month, so with that being said, it appears that Drizzy season is finally upon us. Today Drake officially kicked off the highly anticipated season with the release of two brand new singles. The first track is titled “Pop Style” and features Jay Z and Kanye West aka ‘The Throne’ and the other features WizKid and Kyla called “One Dance.”

The songs aren’t streaming just yet on Apple Music, but you can preview “Pop Style” here, and “One Dance” here.

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[Hip Hop News Now] Wu Tang Affiliate Andre Roxx Sues TMZ and Other News Outlets for Naming Wrong Rapper Who Cut Off His Own Penis (Exclusive)

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Wu Tang affiliate Andre Roxx has filed a lawsuit against all news outlets that had falsely reported that he had cut his own penis off and attempted suicide. In 2014 a reporting error was made and Marques Johnson aka Andre Roxx suffered as a result. His name and image was tarnished as reports spread that he had castrated himself and attempted suicide. Roxx’ identity was mistaken and actually confused with another Wu Tang affiliate by the name of Christ Bearer, legal name “Andre Johnson.”

News outlets from TMZ to USA Today falsely reported the story and used Andre Roxx name and image. This all occurred while Andre Roxx was serving time behind bars and had no way to clear his name. The Roundtable Empire caught up with Roxx today to speak about the importance of his current lawsuit. “I have spent the better part of my life building a reputation as an artist. It is not perfect but everything it holds good and bad I had earned, until this story broke. I have no problems paying for my own sins but the sins of others is too heavy a weight. I want the name I earned back, nothing more, nothing less,” said Andre Roxx.

Stay tuned to The Roundtable Empire for further developments of this story…

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[Hip Hop News Now] The Introduction of Pennsylvania Emcee J-Remedy

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Brooklyn born emcee J-Remedy has found his strength through his struggles and is now using that same strength to make power moves. With that being said, J-Remedy has a story to tell. As a youth, J along with his sibling, was taken into custody by the state of New York and placed in an orphanage. From there, the siblings relocated to Pennsylvania with their maternal grandmother in hopes of gaining some stability and ultimately a better life.

Unfortunately for J-Remedy things did not get any easier for him as the troubled teen served several years in a youth institution and later state penitentiaries. After his release, J found solace in rapping. However, it wasn’t until he found himself as a single father of three that he took rapping seriously. “My children became my motivation to succeed,” said J-Remedy. “You hear that from a lot of people and it’s real cliché, but that’s totally the truth of my situation. I do this because I want to give them a better life, and hustling aint it.”

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With a new focus created just three short years ago, J-Remedy has already opened up for multiple Hip Hop acts such as Cassidy and Fred The Godson. This weekend J is set to open up for Slaughterhouse emcee Joe Budden. The event is presented by his YNR team, Elegant Hoodness, and Cashout Casper. Details to the show can be found below on the event flyer.

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Recently J-Remedy was awarded the Elegant Hoodness Musical Program Award for Entrepreneur of the Year. He was nominated with candidates from all across the country. “This meant a lot to me. That’s like a super dope award, because entrepreneur to me is hustling, working hard, grinding and that’s what I’ve been doing for these last three years. So to win that award and be acknowledged for it, when a lot of people can’t really see the work that I’m putting in. Ya know, that’s really a dope feeling,” said J.  

“For the last three years the struggles that I had to endure to get this award is crazy,” said J-Remedy, “I was sleeping in my car for about three months, I was homeless. My kids had to go stay with my family and I had to sleep in the streets in my car with no money. Somehow I had to find a way to continue to chase this dream and build my brand. It was honestly stupid the way I went about it, but it was because I believed in myself and I knew that if I could invest this money and time in myself that it was going to turn out good. And that’s what it has been doing lately, which is the craziest part of it all.”  

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J-Remedy’s musical sound described by him is, “Raw, gritty, and very east coast.” “I was influenced by a lot of east coast Hip Hop, that’s what I love. Cassidy, The Lox, Big Pun, Biggie…east coast rap is what I thrived off and listen to the most,” said J.

Check out some of J-Remedy’s most recent singles, “Drill Time Remix” and “Just A Moment,” below. Keep one eye open and an ear to the streets and I’m sure you will hear J-Remedy’s name again. Be on the lookout for his feature in XXL later this month. “The goal is simple,” said J-Remedy, “It’s to keep grinding.”


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[Hip Hop News Now] Drake’s “Summer Sixteen” Is His Highest Debuting Single (Stream Here)

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What a time to be alive!

Last weekend, Drake revealed his plans to release his fourth LP, Views From the 6, in April. Drake also blessed us with a new track, “Summer Sixteen,” in which he continues to walk all over Meek Mill and fire some warning shots at Toronto R&B artist Tory Lanez. The verdict still isn’t in yet on whether or not the Noah “40” Shebib and Boi-1da-produced cut will make the highly anticipated album, but what we do know is this single is the highest debut of Drake’s career.

The new track is already one of the biggest hits of Drake’s career and his highest debut since 2011’s “Take Care” duet with Rihanna.  Stream “Summer Sixteen” below and keep one eye open for the premiere of Drake & Rihanna’s “Work” video.

 

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[Hip Hop News Now] Max B Drops New Single “My Wave (A Message For Kanye)”

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A beef has been cooking for the last couple of days that has culminated with the incarcerated Harlem rapper Max B throwing shade at Kanye. Yesterday, Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa attempted to break the internet when the two went back and forth on Twitter. The riff started when Kanye announced his new album will be renamed Waves (formerly Swish, previously titled So Help Me God). Once the announcement came out, Hip Hop heads, including Wiz, went into a frenzy.

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Since the spill over on Twitter, the currently incarcerated Max B, who is serving a 75 year sentence, took it upon himself to reach out to Kanye. He did this the only way he knew how to…on wax.

Be on the lookout for Max B’s “Waves” documentary to drop the same day as Kanye’s album. Peep the trailer below.

 

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