[Hot New Music!] Rae Sremmurd – “SremmLife 2” (Stream Full Album Here)

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After a pretty successful debut album, Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi–better known as Rae Sremmurd, are back with their follow up LP, SremmLife 2. With three major hits under their belt (“No Flex Zone,” “No Type,” and “Throw Sum Mo”) the duo from Mississippi have set the bar for themselves and expectations are running high for their new project.

The encore album features production from ill beat maker Mike Will Made-It and has appearances by Gucci Mane, Kodak Black and Lil Jon.  With previously released singles like “By Chance” and “Look Alive,” this album is poised to shake some walls and rattle some speakers.

You be the judge…stream SremmLife 2 below and let us know what you think by finding us on Twiiter and/or Facebook.

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[Hip Hop News Now] BlackSandz Music Group is Taking The Game By Storm

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Founded nearly 20 years ago, BlackSandz Music Group is still making waves. The brand’s founder, Chris “Blendz” Hardison, is the man with a plan and the driving force behind the organization.

“It’s been years of trial and error, tests of loyalty, and the process of elimination,” Blendz said. “We’re in a real good spot now.”

BlackSandz has lasted over the years, matured, and is now expanding, said Blendz, a western Pennsylvania native.

Currently the BMG squad is gearing up for a major run for the industry. Its roster includes Blendz, Versatile, C-Sextion, Metafor Metty, Burg City Twins, Bree Cake, Dange Dizzy, Dumbway, DK, and Nic Angelo.

Helping Blendz on the production side is Trilla G. The duo creates the unique BlackSandz sound and goes by the name Sandboyz Productions.

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Recently BlackSandz Music Group has been busy at work dropping new music weekly. “We Dem Boyz” is a new single that is catching fire with time. The standout track is from the upcoming BlackSandz compilation project Black Mafia. The song features Blendz, C-Sextion, and Metafor Metty.  While I could go into details about the track, I think the title is self-explanatory.

 

Blendz recently released a mixtape titled The Island. The mixtape boasts lyrics and production from the artist, with appearances by his BMG cohorts. Check out the mixtape below and let us know what you think.

“We’re here for longevity. We’re not looking for no one-hit wonder. We’re just trying to keep hitting people with new music — and different music. Everything sounds the same right now, cookie-cutter stuff.  We got our own sound and our own lane. We’re just grinding right now,” Blendz said.

C-Sextion, who’s currently working on his first official solo album, said, “You got to respect our music because we’re telling the truth, it’s real life struggles, real life stories. We’re giving it to you raw…there’s no acting over here.”

Blendz and the BlackSandz movement celebrated a recent accomplishment with the launch of their own radio show. The Plug is a new online radio show that supports indie and underground artists. Download the Support District Radio app to listen in.

The Black Mafia compilation album isn’t the only thing to expect from BMG in the near future.  A new fashion line is coming soon and a film division is in the works.

“We’re working over here, no question. Who knows, we might be popping bottles of own liquor come this time next month,” Blendz said.

In other words…stay tuned…

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[Hot New Video!] Rick Ross & Skrillex – “Purple Lamborghini” ft. The Joker

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While today is opening day for the release of the highly anticipated Suicide Squad movie, a new squad made their big screen debut today as well.  This group is made up of musical heavyweights and a Gotham City culprit.  The trio (Rick Ross, Skrillex, and The Joker) came together for the official video to “Purple Lamborghini” by Rick Ross with Skrillex on the beat.

The Joker makes an on screen appearance for the original song from the Suicide Squad soundtrack, even though there is no actual purple Lamborghini in the video, which is the vehicle driven by The Joker in the film.  

Check out the new movie tonight, but first, peep the new video by (a much skinnier) Rick Ross, Skrillex, and The Joker below.

 

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[Hot New Music!] Zende – “Cherry Cola”

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Pittsburgh native Zende drops “Cherry Cola,” the follow up to his last single “Brownskin.” This song definitely stands out with its catchy punchlines and metaphors. This smooth conversation laid to the Moods produced beat is just another reason why the Hip Hop scene is buzzing in western Pennsylvania.

“Cherry Cola” is more than likely going to make your summer more refreshing. 

Check out the new Zende track below.

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[Hot New Video!] Chris DeVille – “Famous Nobody” (Intro)

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Chris DeVille is right back at it with the release of his new visual for “Famous Nobody,” which serves as the intro track on his previously released Don’t Worry I’ll Wait mixtape.

The standout track is DeVille at his finest. Listen as the emcee comes with straight bars and no hook.  He definitely wasted no syllables on this banger.

Check it out for yourself below.

 

Things are starting to heat up for DeVille. Keep an eye on him as he may soon be touring in a city near you.

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[Hot New Video!] TEN/27 ft. Starkim and Venus – “Long Journey”

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Pennsylvania rapper Ten/27 (Trevy Is Famous) drops the video for his latest single “Long Journey.”  The new track features Brooklyn bred emcee Starkim and R&B songstress Venus.  Filmed in New York, the new visual also captures a cameo by Hip Hop legend AZ.

Check out the new visual by TEN/27  featuring Starkim and Venus below.  New Trev City 2 mixtape by TEN/27 is in the works.  Be on the lookout. 

 

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[Hot New Video!] Slick Guruzee x Nay Hundo – “All For You”

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Check out Pittsburgh native Slick Guruzee’s latest visual with femcee Nay Hundo titled “All For You.” Watch as the two parlay as Pittsburgh’s premier power couple and listen to the duo deliver passionate yet precise bars with ease.  

If you’re asking, “Who is Slick Guruzee?”  Be sure to check out this exclusive The Roundtable Empire interview with him and also be on the lookout for his upcoming mixtape dropping soon.

 

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[Hot New Music!] Joe Budden – “Making A Murderer” & “Wake” (Drake Disses)

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Well…it’s summer 16 and while we haven’t heard much from Drake thus far, we have heard an awful lot about him, thanks to fellow emcee Joe Budden. Six days ago the Slaughterhouse rapper shook up the industry with his Drake diss entitled “Making A Murderer.”

With no reply from Drake and the days passing by, Joey decided to go back 2 back on Drizzy and drop some more ether.

His latest dagger is called “Wake” and it is a continuation of heavy heated bars aimed at the Toronto rapper.

Now that Joey has pushed Drizzy from the offense to the defense, let’s see what kind of response, if any, we will get from Drake.

Things are about to get very interesting…all summer 16.


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[Hot New Music!] Vain – “Hello” (Exclusive Interview)

 

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Queens-based rapper Vain has paid his dues and now it’s time to pay homage to the emcee.  The underground hustler has a gem on his hands with his latest single entitled “Hello.”  The new track is already catching fire on radio with spins on Sirius XM’s Shade 45, New York’s Power 105 FM, and more.

To truly appreciate Vain and what he brings to the game, you have to respect his journey.  To respect his journey, you have to understand his hustle.

Since making a name for himself in New York back in 2006, the NY native has opened for Hip Hop greats like the Wu Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, and DMX.  He’s also collaborated with mainstream artists like Tony Yayo of the G Unit, Fabolous, Slim of 112 and more.  

“My first record hit radio in New York in 2006, but I’ve been rapping since I was 9-years-old,” Vain said.  “My mother used to make me do old school records on stage.  I used to perform at the parks and do all of that stuff.  I was just one of those kinds of kids.”

From there Vain would embark on a journey that would soon include awards and accolades, but it wasn’t until he went to college that he would truly push himself. “My mother was pushing me like ‘Yo you need to do this music.'”  

In 2006, Vain’s “Toss Da Paper” landed on the radio.  “That’s how I really got started, and I haven’t stopped since,” Vain said. “It’s your ambition after a while.  It just keeps driving you and driving you.”

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Vain defines his sound as educated street music.  “I’m going to give listeners more of what I grew up listening to,” Vain said. “There was more substance to it. It would give you a gauge of what was really going on in the streets.” 

The New York emcee’s music is influenced by rappers like Tupac, Nas, Canibus, Jay Z, and 50 Cent.

During his musical journey he has worked and collaborated with some major artists and Hip Hop vets.  “I got records with Jim Jones, Red Cafe, Slim from 112, Lil Mo, Tony Yayo, the legendary Jazzy Joyce, and I’ve opened up for a lot of major artists,” said the Queens-bred emcee.

“All of this work that I have put in has me to this point right now,” Vain said.   He is currently gearing up to release a new mixtape and has been heating up with the project’s debut single “Hello.”  The new single has found a spot on the charts as it appears in the top 115 songs on urban radio in the country.  

“Come see me on social media,” Vain said.  “Everything is ‘Its Vain’.” “Follow me and you can see me ballin’ out.  I be in the clubs.  I be at the radio stations.  Come check out my life.  I be playin’ sports, I be liftin’ weights, I be eatin’ good,” Vain said laughing.

Check out Vain’s new record “Hello” below and listen for him as he is scheduled to appear on the radio with DJ Self and also on “Sway in the Morning.”

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[Hot New Music!] Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons w/ Logic & Ty Dolla Sign ft. X Ambassadors – “Sucker For Pain”

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Things are getting a little eerie with the new track entitled “Sucker For Pain,” which makes perfect sense for the Suicide Squad soundtrack single.  “Sucker For Pain” features a Suicide Squad in their own right.  The all-star feature list includes Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, and Ty Dolla Sign.

I’m not sure about any suicides, but this fiery foursome murdered this track.  Each emcee added the proper dosage to make this track sick. Not to mention, Imagine Dragons and X Ambassadors adding the needed element to take this song to it’s darkest place.

The Suicide Squad soundtrack drops August 5th, the same day the film is due in theaters. The Soundtrack features appearances by Skrillex, Rick Ross, Action Bronson, Kevin Gates, Kehlani, G-Eazy, Skylar Grey, and Eminem.

 

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