[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 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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[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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[Hip Hop News Now] Jay La’Mont Keeps It Foolishh, Drops New Visual “Stay Positive”

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Western Pennsylvania emcee Jay La’Mont is a young man with a very wise mentality. The 20 year old rapper knows that it is going to take more than just some clever bars to take him to the next level. The Johnstown native is working hard to not only create great music, but to build his Genius Society movement as well.  Jay recently dropped his Before The Genius EP which was well received. Below you can watch a video to one of the standout tracks from the EP, “Stay Positive.”

 

Jay is known for his trippy lyrics and positive vibes, but many don’t realize that he is also the guy behind many of the beats that he is dropping 16’s on. His Kanye West like talents have already placed him in a lane of his own. With that being said, it is not a real shocker that Kanye is one of Jay’s musical influences. However, Jay La’Mont’s musical influences are very broad, which is another great example of why his music does not fit in any particular niche. His wide-ranging influences include artists like Kanye West, Travis Scott, Wiz Khalifa, Wale, Snoop Dogg, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles.  You can also catch him on any given day vibing to the sounds of George Clinton, Prince, and Eric Clapton. “I’m into music period. All of it is incorporated into my music,” said Jay. “It’s hard to really define my sound because it is so diverse.”

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The Before The Genius EP is definitely an eargasm waiting to happen. The 12-track EP features production by Jay and it includes dope tracks like “Fly Away,” “Said And Done,” and “Open Your Mind.”

“I wanted to create music that would reflect the brand,” said Jay, “Before The Genius is the beginning of our story, from there I am going to continue to build on this.  Soon I’ll be dropping the next chapters to the story.” “This is going to be crazy, almost like a movie.”

Stream Before The Genius by Jay La’Mont below. Also, if you are in the Pittsburgh area, be on the lookout for a special event featuring Jay, details are listed below.

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[Hot New Music!] Ave. Amen – The Ascension (A Keystone Story)

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Keystone State artist Ave. Amen has recently delivered his second project of the year. The State College, Pennsylvania rep is yet another fine example of the area’s driven talent. His latest project is titled The Ascension (A Keystone Story) and it is some of the artist’s best work to date. Ave. does everything from his own audio mixing to editing his own videos, but being able to tell his story and the stories of those around him is where his true passion has led him. “I was in and out of prison since I was a juvenile and I’ve done two state bids, but coming home the last time after doing four years I was like (boom) I got to get focus, this is my passion,” said Ave, “I just like making music, so I started recording like three years ago. At first it was just freestyles and then it turned into serious writing.”

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“I call the mixtape The Ascension, because it’s like the start to rise. Im going up and The Ascension is the beginning to where I’m going,” said Ave. “I feel like I’m finding my sound and this is the direction I’m going. This project here will lead into my next project. It’s a growing process.”

Ave. Amen is an artist who is still discovering his sound, however his music is influenced by artists like Jay Z, Boot Camp Clik, Heltah Skeltah, and newer artists like Kendrick Lamar and Lupe Fiasco. Check out his latest mixtape The Ascension (A Keystone Story) above and his video for “Thinking Out Loud” below. 

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“In order for Hip Hop to thrive here it needs to be relevant. People have to be entertained; it has to be the culture. A consistent culture and a consistent reflection of the culture, especially in places that aren’t in the city. There has to be consistency within it and there has to be healthy competition like with any sport. That’s what catches people’s eyes. That’s what makes people want to write blogs on it, make people start watching videos of local artists; when it becomes a healthy competition. But when you’re just down there by yourself shooting at the hoop, no one cares.”

Ave. Amen is doing him while at the same time putting on for his area. Peep his movement and stay tuned for more from this up & coming artist. 

 

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[Hot New Music!] Royal Dutchie – They Don’t Love Me No More (Download & Stream Mixtape)


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The connection between music and marijuana is just as visible as it is loud. The “Stoner Movement” is all the more evident with marijuana becoming more commercial and states now legalizing the recreational drug. More recently the movement has become a culture; and within this culture you can find Pennsylvania emcee and cannabis advocate Royal Dutchie. The Johnstown native is truly dedicated to the marijuana movement and exhibits this not only through his highly addictive fashion line, but through his music as well.

Today, Royal Dutchie premieres his debut solo mixtape, They Don’t Love Me No More, via The Roundtable Empire. The mixtape is jam-packed from beginning to end with bangers and head nodders. They Don’t Love Me No More is a nice blend of both, original beats and industry heaters. The project features his 56 & Runnin’ family members Chris DeVille, TEN/27, D. Ess, and LeRon. The mixtape also features production by Jay Beats, vocals by Jei-Laya, and some tough bars by Q.

“The mixtape is based off two parts of my life,” said Royal Dutchie. “The first half of my life I was in a situation that I really didn’t need to be in. The mixtape starts off with how I’m moving on from that situation and then it goes into where I just transformed into ‘I don’t really give a f@ck about what anybody thinks’. It’s some real life sh!t. Almost less of a mixtape and more of a story.”

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“The name of the mixtape came about from me spazzing on that “They Don’t Love Me No More” beat. I also felt like it fit because there ain’t no love in the city. I mean all the rappers in the city, they don’t love me no more. Everybody that was in the whole movement with 56 & Runnin’. You felt like my niggas didn’t rock with me. Like they thought I was out here by myself. So They Don’t Love Me No More was the proof, like, my niggas is still riding with me. I got all my niggas on the mixtape…all of them. It’s really playing off the theme “They Don’t Love No More,” but in reality I got all the love.”

“Right now for me it’s all about the business and building my brand, however, Royal Dutchie is more than a brand. This is how I live,” said Royal Dutchie.

“Half these m@therf&ck%rs in the industry smoke trees…even the ones who don’t openly admit to it. It’s just what it is. Marijuana is taking over. Sh!t, the whole marijuana movement is taking over. Not just in the Hip Hop culture…it’s becoming a norm,” said Royal Dutchie. “I believe within ten years marijuana will be legal federally. Until then, I’m dreaming outrageous.”

Be on the lookout for Royal Dutchie’s upcoming album entitled Reasonable Suspicion, set to drop in April of next year.

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Join the marijuana movement today and check out royaldutchie.com. Also be sure to get your fix by clicking here to listen to Royal Dutchie’s They Don’t Love Me No More mixtape presented by Omastar PMD, LLC.

The Royal Dutchie brand is a snapshot of the culture. Once you see the big picture you’ll be ready to Dream Outrageous.

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[Hip Hop News Now] Local Drummer David Myers Jr. Proves That Dreams Do Come True

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For every great talent that we encounter there is another talented person waiting for their moment to take a seat at the throne. Let me introduce you to a hard working young man that will soon be able to speak on his view from the top. David Myers Jr. is a phenomenal drummer from Johnstown, Pennsylvania who is making a name for himself in the music industry.

   

I recently spoke to David, who is currently living in Los Angeles, and we spoke about everything, from growing up in Western Pennsylvania to earning a spot in Frank Ocean’s band. The journey of David Myers’s Jr. is definitely an inspirational one. He is a true testament that your dreams don’t have to end when you wake up.

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Life is all about decisions and with great reward there is always great risk. David’s risk was leaving the “friendly city” of Johnstown and heading to the big city of Los Angeles. David journeyed out to L.A. to attend Musicians Institute, a training institution geared towards the performing arts. David decided to apply for Musicians Institute because of what they had to offer. The city of Los Angeles was also very attractive to David because of the opportunities that the city presents. However, a BET commercial was the deciding factor for him. David said that in this commercial a young man spoke about how he went to this same performing arts school to playing in Mariah Carey’s band. A journey very similar to David’s because in just three months into attending Musicians Institute David was contacted by Frank Ocean’s producer. The producer was putting together a band for Frank Ocean and saw David’s work online. From there David got the opportunity to audition for both Frank Ocean and his producer. Two weeks later David got the call that he had earned a spot in the band.

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As a member of Frank Ocean’s band David traveled all across the globe. He performed in Germany, Denmark, Russia, Norway, Paris, Amsterdam, Australia, and Iceland playing for crowds as large as 20,000 people. During his first year with the band David experienced a very special highpoint, playing behind Frank Ocean as he performed on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live. That very next year David also appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show as he played the drums behind musical guests 2 Chainz and Chrisette Michele.

  

This past fall David spent time touring with Norwegian electronic band Lemaitre. After completing his education at Musicians Institute, the 22-year old has been spending his time building his brand as his talent continues to grow and mature. His inspiration, however, has changed in recent years. It’s the “aspiring musician” that gives Myers his inspiration. When I asked David what advice he had for the aspiring musician trying to make his or her dreams a reality. He replied, “Honestly, go for your dreams. Everyone fails, but it’s a part of winning.”

David Myers Jr. is a true talent and a humbled young man. He reminds me of a young Questlove, but his potential may just take him to unchartered territories that even Questlove himself couldn’t imagine. We at The Roundtable Empire salute David and look forward to covering his journey for years to come.

   

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