[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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[Hot New Music!] Yo Gotti feat. Nicki Minaj – “Down In The DM” Remix

 

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There’s no question that Memphis emcee Yo Gotti found himself with a jewel and one of the biggest rap hits of 2015. “Down in the DM” placed the underrated rapper in a new lane and has fans in anticipation of his new The Art of Hustle album, due to release on February 19th. While we wait on the album, Gotti has gifted us a remix to his banger featuring Hip Hop queenpin Nicki Minaj.

The duo goes in as expected and of course Nicki hits us with the jaw dropper Miley Cyrus reference. Be on the lookout for an official video to the track. For now, check out the new remix below.

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[Hot New Music!] Jadakiss & Nino Man – “Oui” Remix

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Last year Jadakiss dropped his first studio album in 6 years. Top 5 Dead or Alive proved that The Lox emcee still has dope bars and is truly a timeless entertainer.  A month into the new year, the Yonkers, New York rapper has already shown that he has no plans of pumping his brakes. Most recently Kiss and his So Raspy protégé, Nino Man, dropped off some sweet bars on Jeremih’s “Oui” single. 

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner you may want to add this one to your playlist. Check it out below.

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[Hot New Music!] The Game – “Ride Solo”

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There is no in team, but there is a me. With that being said, Compton emcee The Game is taking some time out to focus on him because he realizes that without him, there is no team. Sometimes we just have to look out for number one and there is nothing wrong with that. “Ride Solo” gives Game a moment to clear his mind and get some things off of his chest. No shade involved.

The new track can be found on the new deluxe version of The Documentary 2, available now as a three-disc collector’s item with three additional new bonus tracks: the Trey Songz-collabo “Do It To You,” the Skrillex-produced “El Chapo,” and “The Soundtrack” featuring Meek Mill.

Listen to “Ride Solo” below.

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[Hot New Music!] Wiz Khalifa feat. Travi$ Scott – “Bake Sale”

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With Wiz Khalifa’s self titled album set to drop any day now, he releases the highly anticipated “Bake Sale” cut. Wiz gets the assist from Travi$ Scott on the track, which features production from Juicy J, TM88, Lex Luger, Crazy Mike, and DJ Spinz. With “Bake Sale” Khalifa encourages all to come out and get that oven fresh good good. “I got flowers, wax, inhalers, edibles – all shit you never saw,” states Wiz with open arms.

Check out the latest by Wiz and friends below and be on the lookout for Khalifa. The new album includes appearances by Rico Love; fellow Taylor Gang members Ty Dolla $ign, Chevy Woods, Courtney Noelle and Juicy J. Fans will also hear from Khalifa’s 3-year old son Sebastian on the 13-track project.

Khalifa can be pre-ordered here 

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[Hot New Music!] Future – “Purple Reign” Mixtape

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After blazing 2015 with two #1 albums and three mixtapes, Future kicks off the new year with a surprise mixtape release. For his latest project, Purple Reign, the Atlanta rapper reconnects with Metro Boomin and DJ Esco.  If this mixtape is any indication of what 2016 via Future will bring, you can bank on him to have another crazy year.  

Stream the Purple Reign mixtape below now, then go check out Future on the Purple Reign tour in a city near you.

  

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[Hot New Music!] Meek Mill – “4/4” EP

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Last year everyone and their momma chimed in on the Meek Mill vs. Drake beef, since then Drake went on to crush the rest of 2015, while his counterpart, well…he almost went Dave Chappelle in 2005 on us. However, now that we have left the beef in 2015, we now await the release of his Dreamchasers 4 mixtape. While we wait in anticipation, Meek drops a surprise 4-song EP today on SoundCloud.

Check out the four new songs below. Peep Meek’s freestyle over Drake and Future‘s What a Time to be Alive standout track, “I’m The Plug.” 

Be on the lookout for DC4coming sooner than later.

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[Hot New Music!] Chris Buxton – Stages (mixtape)

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Rock Hill, South Carolina native Chris Buxton hits the music scene with his highly anticipated project Stages. After releasing a few standout singles and generating a buzz through college blogs and Soundcloud, the 19 year old artist has established a solid fan base from bloggers and Hip Hop heads alike. Although the project consists of only 8 songs, Stages is a well rounded body of work. This mixtape is rich with relatable subject matter and top-notch production from Canis Major, Ryan Brammier and Quinzy Sousa.

[Hot New Music!] Timbaland feat. 2 Chainz – “This Me, F*ck It”

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Timbaland and 2 Chainz linked up to drop the first banger of the new year entitled, “This Me, F*ck It.” The new track was posted on 2 Chainz Soundcloud, so it is still unclear what project, if any, it will appear on.  However, what we do know at this point is that the new single is ? ? ?.

Check it out for yourself below.

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