(Exclusive Interview) Peedi Crakk Sits Down With The Roundtable Empire

Former Roc-A-Fella artist Peedi Crakk took some time to speak with The Roundtable Empire during our visit to Philadelphia.

The Philly rapper spoke on everything, from the current state of Hip Hop to the demise of Roc-A-Fella Records.

Crakk didn’t hold back.

Watch this no holds barred interview with Peedi below and be sure to tell a friend that Crakk is Back!

 

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[Hot New Video!] Ten/27 (Trevy Is Famous) x Chris Rivers x Journalist – “Sip The Juice”

 

“The pure essence of Hip Hop.”

This is what you’ll see when you watch the new video “Sip The Juice” featuring Ten/27, Chris Rivers (yeah that’s the legendary Big Pun’s son), and Journalist.

The lyrics are dope, the visual is clean, and these three emcees flow off each other like they’ve done this track before.

So check out the new track “Sip The Juice” and watch this trio body this classic sample.

Be sure to let us know what you think about the new song by commenting below.

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[Hot New Video!] Young Ledgen – “We Got Bandz”

Western Pennsylvania rapper Young Ledgen recently released a blazing visual for his catchy single “We Got Bandz.” The video has everything you could want in it from fast cars to sexy women. I mean seriously, I have to ask, what makes this video any different than what you see on VEVO from your favorite Hip Hop artist?

Young Ledgen is a local rapper who is destined for mainstream success. If you don’t believe me, just stay tuned.

Watch this Johnstown artist run up a check in his latest video “We Got Bandz” and let us know what you think by commenting below.

 

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[Hot New Video!] Reek Havik – “Night Lights”

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Johnstown rapper Reek Havik recently dropped off some epic visuals for his new track “Night Lights.”

Watch as Reek paints a picture as only a true emcee can. In other words, the video is straight fire, but don’t get caught up in the visuals. The 814 rep is performing a lyrical exercise during the near 4-minute video.

Be on the lookout for this talented rapper as I’m sure there is much more to come.

  

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[Hot New Video!] Slick Guruzee x Coke Guruzee – “Make Me”

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Pittsburgh rapper Slick Guruzee is making quite a name for himself on the Pennsylvania Hip Hop scene. The young up & coming artist continues to set the bar with his music and Guruzee brand.

His new visual, “Make Me,” features a fellow Guruzee cohort and of course truly embodies the team’s Guruzee swag.

The Guruzee duo definitely bodied the beat on this one.

If Slick is not on your Top 10 list, just make sure he’s on your Top 10 most underrated list.

Check out his new joint, “Make Me” featuring Coke Guruzee below and let us know what you think.

 

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[Hot New Music!] J-Remedy – “All Pain More Glory 2” Mixtape

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Pennsylvania emcee J-Remedy is back on the scene with his new mixtape entitled All Pain More Glory 2. The new project delivers 16 hot tracks that true Hip Hop fans will surely appreciate.

“There’s a lot of hard gritty songs similar to the first one, but I feel like with this one you can definitely hear my growth,” J-Remedy said.

“It’s real life stuff. Real stories, real life pain,” he said. “I’m still in that mind frame, you know, I feel like my next project is going to be a little different because things in my life are starting to change and it’s not as dark as they were when I was writing those first two mixtapes.

Aside from the tough gritty tracks, there are real bars being layed down by the up and coming Pennsylvania rapper.

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“It’s everything that Hip Hop is missing,” J-Remedy said.

 “I don’t sound like everybody, I got a different sound,” he said. “I was influenced by dudes like The Lox and that era in the early 2000’s that you can hear in my flow, which you don’t hear anymore in Hip Hop. I have that real raw East Coast sound that has been missing for a long time.”

All Pain More Glory 2 includes dope tracks like the trap influenced “Odd Winters,” which Remedy said is based on a true story. It also features the standout track “Far Left,” which you can find the visual for below.

 

“2016 was an awesome year for me and I look forward to what the new year brings,” J-Remedy said.

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Be sure to check out the latest by J-Remedy as he works hard to give Hip Hop listeners a dose of what they have been craving for. Check out the new project and let us know what you think by commenting below.

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(#Throwback Archive) JSP – Magnanimous [Hot New Music!]

Originally Published: November 26, 2014

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Western Pennsylvania’s Hip Hop scene has been secretly on the rise and leading the way is the city of Pittsburgh. This Black Friday hip hop enthusiasts will have the opportunity to catch a great deal without having to leave the comfort of their homes. Justuce (pronounced “Just-Us”) Street Poets are releasing an all-new album that will be hitting digital sites this Friday. The album is a fresh look into Pittsburgh’s wide-ranging Hip Hop sound.

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When first taking a look at the group, it may throw you off just a little. You’ll probably even take a second look. However one might be surprised by the way these emcees gel together and body this album. The crew delivers an extensive sound, which makes perfect sense as they mix the styles of a biker, ladies man, model, comic, and hip-hop fundamentalist.

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The veteran group from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania consists of members Cory Eaux, Ceno, LuckyFace Dollars, Kniseburgh, and their hype man Slim. The crew put together an album that captures the many sounds of Hip Hop, with a soulful ambience that is truly inviting to the ears.

Titling the album Magnanimous, the JSP appear to be in a giving mood. A few of the tracks can actually be found within this article.

The first track on the album was like an intro to a great movie, it screamed success from the very beginning. As the album played on, each member contributed, adding his own swag to each track line by line.

The last track on Magnanimous titled “Paranoid Delusions” was a nice sendoff to what I feel was a great album. As the track played I could see the credits scrolling in mind as if it was the ending to a dope movie.

The Justuce Street Poets are adding the yellow to this Friday and making it “Black & Yellow” Friday. These boys definitely just put on for their city and on November 29th you too can partake in the latest vibes from the Steel City. Magnanimous will be available for your listening pleasures on digital sites like iTunes, Amazon, and more.

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(#Throwback Archive) “Henny & Heiny” with The Furious 1 Mr Styles

Originally Published: August 1, 2014

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I recently attended a video shoot for The Furious 1 Mr Styles’ new visual “Henny Heiny”. The evening was chockfull of entertainment and plenty of alcohol. The Western Pennsylvania rapper is evidence that the struggle is real, but so is the Turn Up.

Western Pennsylvania is filled with talented artists and the GMFL general is another great example. Ever since Wiz Khalifa cracked the door for Pittsburgh, many artists have been striving to bust down that same door to make their way to stardom.

The Furious 1 Mr Styles is no newbie to the Pittsburgh area rap scene. In 2009 and 2011 he was voted Pittsburgh Underground Rapper of the Year. Ten years in the game and The Furious 1 is looking for more, which makes the title to his upcoming album Now or Never all the more real.

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The Furious 1’s biggest hit to date is GMFL Records’ “Great D (Dick LeBeau)”. The song pays tribute to Pittsburgh Steeler defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. The song was released during the Steelers deep playoff in 2011 and was received very well from the Pittsburgh area gaining over 2,000 views daily, until that dark day in Pittsburgh when the Steelers lost in Super Bowl XLV. After that loss, the views made a sudden halt, but if you know Steelers Nation like I do, it only makes sense. Just a few weeks ago the tribute reemerged and achieved recent success as it was featured on the NFL Network’s The Top 100 Players of 2014. The song was showcased during Pittsburgh Steeler Ike Taylor’s segment. This feature on the special was huge for The Furious 1 and now it is time to take advantage of that momentum again.

Mr Styles along with his GMFL cohorts Prezident Miller, D to the OG, and Unknown are looking to be the area’s next big thing and even though it seems like work at times, The Furious 1 always makes it look like fun. His “Henny Heiny’ track is his latest tribute and this time around he is dedicating his music to his Saturday nights. The video shoot was dope and trust me, no acting was involved. The squad definitely put on that night and green bottles were everywhere.

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The Furious 1 Mr Styles’ anticipated album Now or Never drops this fall so be on the lookout. In the meanwhile, check out the video that made for one hell of a Saturday night.

 

For more on The Furious 1 Mr Styles click here www.gmflrecords.com

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(#Throwback Archive) Who is Chris DeVille?

Originally Published: June 1, 2014

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Pennsylvania rapper Chris DeVille is a quiet storm bound to blow. With his clever bars and consistent flow this remarkable emcee is definitely industry ready. Rapping is an art form and DeVille paints pictures with his dynamic word play. The 56 and Runnin’ Entertainment emcee makes use of every word as he delivers real rap with his grounded approach.

Chris DeVille grew up in the economically depressed city of Johnstown, Pennsylvania where nothing came easy. Growing up a fatherless child, he would have to become the man his father couldn’t be at an extremely young age.

In 2004, DeVille enlisted in the United States Army. With his tough upbringing, serving in South Korea and Iraq didn’t faze him, but it certainly left its impact. After leaving the Army, DeVille knew it was time to take control of his own destiny. Encouraged by his peers he started flirting with hip-hop and soon fell in love.
Chris DeVille hit the Pennsylvania hip hop scene hard. With hits like “PFOM” and “Who I Am” DeVille gained an immediate audience. Now “Johnstown’s Own” is shadowing his earlier successes with the release of his upcoming album Allow Me To Introduce Myself. The 6 track EP will feature DeVille at his best as he presents to listeners the sound that the game has been missing. Watch the album trailer below.

 

The Allow Me To Introduce Myself album drops this summer and includes such songs as “Intimate Truth” featuring R&B vocalist Emanny and “Dream Outrageous” featuring Royal Dutchie. The “Dream Outrageous” track will serve as the lead single for the album, the official video was released last week. With this track DeVille reminds his audience to never let regrets take the place of your dreams. The inspirational track is a feel good song, released just in time to be this summer’s anthem. Check out the new video below and be sure to share your thoughts.

 

Up next for Mr. DeVille comes his anticipated second single “Intimate Truth” featuring New York R&B singer Emanny. Emanny has appeared on songs with rap kingpins Jadakiss, Styles P, and Joe Budden. He has also worked with R&B legends Patti Labelle, Gerald Levert, Ginuwine, and Carl Thomas. One of Emanny’s biggest songs to date is his 2012 hit titled “I Messed Up” featuring Slaughterhouse rep Joe Budden.

The “Intimate Truth” single will reveal another side of Chris DeVille as he showcases his versatility on the intimate track. “People want the truth from you, but will lie to themselves,” says DeVille as he explained to me the origins of this song.

The “Intimate Truth” single is scheduled to release June 10th, so be on the look out. Also keep an eye out for DeVille’s Allow Me To Introduce Myself EP dropping this summer.

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[Hot New Music!] A Tribe Called Quest – “We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service​” (Stream Full Album Here!)

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A Tribe Called Quest recently released their 6th and final studio album this week. The album is entitled We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service​. The new project features Kanye West, Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, Talib Kweli, Anderson .Paak, and more. 

The new album also features all four of the group’s original members, including the late Phife Dawg. Q-Tip was quoted saying that the group could not have completed this project without the help of fellow emcees Busta Rhymes and Consequence.

Check out the highly anticipated final album by the legendary rap group below and be sure to check them out this weekend on Saturday Night Live with special guest host Dave Chappelle.

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