New York emcee Maino has continued to find ways to stay relevant in today’s rap scene. The Brooklyn native recently found success with the remix to his single “Harder Than Them,” which featured Dave East, Manolo Rose and Uncle Murda. This weekend Maino decided to honor Hip Hop’s golden era by remixing Mack Wilds’ recently released single “Love In The 90z.” Take a listen below.
The evolution of Rick Ross has been a certified tutorial for those wanting a Boss status. Rozay has shown us this year exactly how to be the “Biggest Bawse” and to finish the year out he gifts us his 8th LP, Black Market. This project by Ross has the potential to be the record of the year. It features some of the best at what they do. On this album Ross get the assist by artists like John Legend, CeeLo Green, Nas, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Future, and Mary J. Blige. If those few names alone don’t spark an interest in listening to the album below, you might want to check your pulse.
Black Market further proves the fact that Renzel is in a lane all by himself, but don’t take my word for it. Stream the new album below. You can also purchase the album here.
Today, Method Man dropped his visual for “The Purple Tape” from his fifth studio album, The Meth Lab. The J57 produced “The Purple Tape” features Raekwon, Inspectah Deck and Meth’s son, Raekwon…yup, two Raekwons one track.
The video, which was directed by the Last American B-Boy, shows Meth and his team rocking out to the purple theme. Method Man currently has autographed limited edition copies of The Meth Lab for sale here.
Fresh off his Summertime Shootout mixtape, which dropped yesterday, Fabolous releases the visual to one of the project’s standout tracks, “The Plug.” Check it out and listen to the full mixtape below. Let us know what you think by connecting with us via Facebook and/or Twitter.
Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole have had a silent but plausible rivalry since breaking into the Hip Hop scene. However, their friendship remains intact even after Kendrick’s “Control” record. The two emcees have even hinted at the idea of possibly collaborating on a joint project. Today’s new music by each artist further proves that a joint album will only make Hip Hop that much better.
Listen below as the emcees released remixes of the most popular track off each other’s albums. J. Cole took on Kendrick’s “Alright,” and Kendrick put his spin on J. Cole’s “Tale of 2 Citiez.”
The Wu Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin has been purchased, according to reports. The one and only album was purchased by a “private American collector” for “millions” of dollars. The album comes with the hand-carved nickel silver box, a gold-leafed certificate of authenticity and a leather-bound book containing the one of a kind album’s lyrics and the “behind the song” stories. The purchase also included a pair of customized PMC MB2-XBD speakers worth $55,000, that had not been previously mentioned.
The album runs 128 minutes long and consists of a total of 31 tracks including skits. The kicker to all of this is the fact the owner is not allowed to release the music to the public for 88 years.
The artist formerly known as Diddy has Hip Hop heads applauding his most recent work. Earlier in the year we discovered that he is dropping his sequel to his 1997 debut. Since then, the Harlem entertainer has been putting that “work in.” A few days ago he released his mixtape MMM, which serves as an appetizer for No Way Out 2.
Money Makin Mitch is the soundtrack to the fictional character from the film Paid In Full. One of the toughest tracks on MMM is Diddy’s “Workin.” The mixtape’s version of the song features verses from Big Sean and Travi$ Scott. Check out the new visual to “Workin” below.
The city of Pittsburgh is emerging as an influential region in music. The voices of the city are getting louder and the onlookers are steadily increasing. Recently, Pittsburgh pop artist Jordan York has gained quite a buzz with his Steel City anthem, “Pittsburgh Song.” York’s ode to Pittsburgh has been featured on both radio and television. Currently the “Pittsburgh Song” video has over 24,000 views and counting since its release just three weeks ago.
The Roundtable Empire recently caught up with Jordan York in an attempt to get to know the man behind the “Pittsburgh Song.” We got together for a quick “Q & A” session. Below we have our questions and Jordan’s candid answers. Check it out and be sure to peep the “Pittsburgh Song” video further below.
The Roundtable Empire: “Are you originally from the Pittsburgh?”
Jordan York: “No, I was born in Miami, Florida but have lived in Pittsburgh since I was 2 years old.”
The Roundtable Empire: “When did you first hit the music scene?”
Jordan York: “I did my first show in 2010 at a club in the Strip District in Pittsburgh.”
The Roundtable Empire: “What was it about the music industry that lured you to it?”
Jordan York: “Just being able to express myself and the art of hip hop is an amazing thing.”
The Roundtable Empire: “How would you describe your sound?”
Jordan York: “I would say my style is unorthodox. I definitely listen to a lot of old school music.”
The Roundtable Empire: “Who are your musical influences?”
Jordan York: “I listen to the pioneers, ODB a lot of old school rock, I don’t really have influences I just try to make my own sound.”
The Roundtable Empire: “Why the Pittsburgh Song? What was the idea behind it?”
Jordan York: “The idea behind it was to tell a story about all the people that played/play a part in the Pittsburgh culture and history. Everyone wants to make a Pittsburgh anthem but I wanted to give a history lesson on everyone who is someone from our city.”
The Roundtable Empire: “How do you feel about the current state of Hip Hop in Pittsburgh?”
Jordan York: “It’s cool, a lot of talented artists in this city. With Wiz and Mac gaining national attention it really opens a lot of doors for artists.
The Roundtable Empire: “What’s next for Jordan York?”
Jordan York: “I don’t like to talk much, I just like to do, but I’ve got some movie I have a role in coming up called Hidden Agenda and working on my album as well as some big shows. So be on the look out for that!”