Tuesday, December 30, 2014

We Are Moving!

Starting mid-January 2015 you will be able to find The Roundtable Empire at its new official website theroundtableempire.com.  The new website will host numerous new features that will further enhance your experience with The Roundtable Empire and give us the ability to better serve you.

Be sure to check out our new website theroundtableempire.com mid-January 2015 and "Take A Seat At The Table". 

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Friday, December 26, 2014

[Hot New Video!] DeJ Loaf feat. Birdman & Young Thug - "Blood"

DeJ Loaf made a name for herself over the summer with her street anthem "Try Me."  Now DeJ is doing everything in her power to not be Hip Hop's latest "one-hit wonder."  She has done everything from appearing on Eminem's Shady XV album to being seen between the pages of Esquire magazine.  In an effort to continue to build on her momentum DeJ Loaf has just released a visual to her mixtape single "Blood" featuring Birdman and Young Thug. The "Blood" track appears on DeJ Loaf's Sell Sole mixtape.  

Keep an ear open for Detroit's DeJ Loaf, because I have a feeling this will not be the last we hear of the female emcee.  Check out the new "Blood" video below.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

[Hip Hop News Now] Rick Ross Sits Down With Good Morning America And Explains "RossFit"

2014 has been the "Year of the Boss."  MMG captain Rick Ross has had the Midas touch this year, turning all of his efforts into great successes.  Now Rozay has found a way to be successful and bring sexy back.  Ross's new workout regiment has not only help him to shed over 80 pounds, it has also brought him once again into the spotlight.  Rozay's workout coined "RossFit" has become a trending topic and lead to his recent sit down with Good Morning America anchor, Sarah Haines.

The Good Morning America segment has comic appeal, but more importantly it also shows how Hip Hop is finally being respected.  "Shout out the Pear" as Sarah Haines referenced at the news desk after the segment.

You gotta love it.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

[Hot New Music!] 60 East – The Freeway Series Volume 1 (EP Review)

Ontario, California emcee, 60 East, recently met with Producer Omega and from this meeting The Freeway Series was born.  The project, which is very diverse in content, ranges from topics of police brutality, gang influence, love, and becoming a father.  The 5 song EP was recorded and produced in its entirety by Producer Omega.  All of the tracks on the EP were written while 60 East was on the #DOITour during the summer of 2014.

The Freeway Series project will be the beginning of a new series by 60 East in which he will take his fans for a ride down the freeway of his life.  Below you will find a link to The Freeway Series Volume 1 which was released yesterday and can be streamed and downloaded for free via SoundCloud. 

Hip Hop heads can also check out 60 East’s visual for “Andy’s Song” below.  The song appears on the EP and is dedicated to not only the people involved in the stories portrayed but also Mike Brown, Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, and the countless other young men and women that have fell victim to the hands of the police.

Buckle your seat belt, and prepare to experience The Freeway Series Volume 1.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

[Hip Hop News Now] Donald Glover Gets The Nod From FX For Pilot About Atlanta Rap Scene

Donald Glover, known in the land of Hip Hop as Childish Gambino, has got the nod from FX Networks as the company will showcase his pilot that focuses on Atlanta’s scorching rap scene.  Glover has found success in both music and television and he now gets to combine the two in the pilot he created, Atlanta. 

The pilot follows two cousins in Atlanta’s rap scene, with Glover playing a character named Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks, described as a “college dropout who reconnects with his long buried ambition and sets out to seize the life he imagined for himself when his estranged cousin becomes a sudden star.” Glover will also executive produce the show.

As an actor Glover played the role of Troy Barnes on NBC’s Community for five seasons before leaving the show earlier this year.  Glover aka Childish Gambino has most recently found success in music, being recently nominated for two Grammys.

Be on the lookout for Glover’s Hip Hop comedy Atlanta airing on FX soon.


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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

[Hot New Music!] Nicki Minaj feat. Meek Mill – “Big Daddy”

With just a few days remaining until the release of Nicki Minaj’s extremely anticipated album, The Pinkprint, she is coming out of her corner swinging and it looks like she has landed another hit.  The new song is titled “Big Daddy” and is produced by Cardo. With this track Nicki is aiming her sights at the competition and with the assist from the recently released Meek Mill, this is most definitely a certified banger.

The Pinkprint drops December 15th and with Lil Wayne’s album being pushed back, all eyes are now on Miss Minaj.  Listen to Nicki Minaj’s new single, “Big Daddy,” featuring Meek Mill below.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

[Hot New Music!] J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive (Stream Full Album Here)

Christmas is coming early for J. Cole fans.  Today the emcee released his 3rd album, titled 2014 Forest Hills Drive.  This is a huge surprise for Hip Hop enthusiasts as J. Cole’s latest album seen no promotion whatsoever.  There was not even one single or video released.  This is definitely J. Cole’s quietest album release to date, but I have a good feeling that this may turn into a quiet storm.

You won’t find a feature on this album, but what you will find is the North Carolina native at his best.  According to sources, J. Cole recently purchased the house that he and his mother were once forced out of …2014 Forest Hills Drive.  With that being said, it appears that J. Cole’s recent trip down memory lane has served as his motivation for his latest project.  Stream J. Cole’s new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive below and let us know what you think.  “Pump It or Dump It?”

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