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Heat Exclusive: Fiend Returns with Motivate Chu Video

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Grammy nominated/BMI songwriting award winner Fiend returns with his latest mixtape installment “1st Rolex”. Contrary to popular belief, the rapsy emcee is not literally referring to owning the high-end chronograph. “First Rolex is that first aha moment. That first experience in your own life that you really consider to be special,” said Fiend to the Heat Magazine.  

A No-Limit Records superstar, Fiend also known as International Jones, carries the moniker Mr. Whomp Whomp and Capital FI as a badge of honor. During his humble beginnings, he became professionally known as Fiend due to his love for rapping and writing lyrics. Coincidentally, he pays homage to Rakim, who many refer to as the GOAT, and his classic hit “Microphone Fiend”.

The Heat Magazine had the opportunity to chop it up with Fiend prior to the release of his new Jet Life hosted mixtape. He wanted to lace our readers with his new video “Motivate Chu”, directed by Dexstr8dope.  The multi-faceted artist has been in a reflective mind state lately and his thoughts are accentuated musically. “I’m in a good place mentally. I have clarity on a lot of things in life.”

For all the true Fiend fans and lovers of hip hop, check out the new soulful spectacle here:

 

Free World Entertainment Television Launches Video Show

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Free World Entertainment Television launches new video show featuring hot urban visuals. Segment 1 features Fiend, PJ Morton, Devious, Nesby Phips, 3D-Natee, Dappa, Cali Pachino, Kevin Gates, Ghetto Twiinz, Lil Bibby and more.  Press play and enjoy the Heat.

Segment 2 features K. Gates, Devious, Dee-1, Young Greatness, Christian Radke, LG, Hotboy Turk, Hasheem Amin, J Lyric, Tokyo Vanity, Lil Snupe, Daniel Heartless and more. Press play and enjoy the  Heat.

Segment 3 features Shamar Allen, Curren$y, Allie Baby, S Eighty, Mr. Marcelo, Rantz Davis, Brass-A-Holics, Da U Boys, Soulja Slim, and more. Press play and enjoy the Heat. “The purpose of the show is to promote hot independent urban music videos in Louisiana, Texas, Atlanta, and other regions,” stated Free World Entertainment Television.

 

Heat Exclusive: Brass-A-Holics On The Move

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

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Since 2010, the Brass-a-Holics have been taking their unique sound around the world. Steeped in the deep musical culture of New Orleans, the band brings a heavy dose of go-go funk to the New Orleans brass sound. In a blending of musical cultures stemming from cities separated by more than a thousand miles, a Brass-a-Holics live show takes the New Orleans brass band culture and infuses it with the electricity of Washington D.C.’s go-go. The resulting sound is both captivating and unique. The band consists of core New Orleans brass elements- trumpet, trombone, saxophone- and adds a full drum set, percussion, keyboard, bass an electric guitar, giving the band limitless options to explore new sonic territory.

Whether performing their original music or using the framework of hit pop songs as springboards for fiery improvisations, there is something in the set to appeal to every music fan. Once the music starts, the demographics blend and a brand new experience is created- one that leaves one-of-a-kind memories that live on long after the last note.

The Heat Magazine has been on the horn with Winston Turner and keeping up with the latest developments within this high-end brass band phenomenon. We wanted our readers to be aware of the tour dates and more. Ranging from gigs at The Blue Nile in New Orleans to the Jazz Fest, the Brass-A-Holics permeate the United States and overseas with their sound.

Their upcoming gigs include the Charleston Pourhouse in South Carolina followed by an appearance at the Whitewater River Jam in North Carolina. (May 11th and May 12th) From there, the Brass-A-Holics head to Washington, D.C. on June 4th at The Hamilton.

The show continues in New Jersey at Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Festival.

Find out more about this intriguing group below:

Video EPK:

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Let The Foolery Begin: Brass-A-Holics drop new single “April Foolery”

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Check out the new video by New Orleans go-go/funk  brass band, Brass-A-Holics.

In case you missed their performance this evening at the French Quarter Festival, The Heat Magazine wanted you to get an inside look into the eclectic band and their gig life.

Brass-A-Holics

Brass-A-Holics

HEAT WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: Mac speaks on his music career and more!

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

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Never judge a book by its cover, says wisdom. The lack of building a relationship with a person or having the luxury of being familiar with a unique individual could cause one to err. This has been the case for the former No Limit recording artist Mac. It started years before and Mac evolved info a camouflage army jacket-wearing emcee rocking timberland boots and listening to his headphones. His daily regimen is where his lyrical practice manifested. Leading him to becoming an integral asset to the hip hop group Psycho Ward and making strides globally via “Mac and Storm”, the rhyme-spitter caught the attention of Def Jam and No Limit mogul Master P.  The Uptown lyricist spent plenty days sharing rhymes with colleagues. With an attitude full of good spirited intentions, Mac catapulted as a deserving talent.
As life goes sometimes, he was impacted by legal
obstacles (Imprisonment) and currently in process of overcoming this adversity. The Heat Magazine had an opportunity to conduct a special interview with Mac. Our goal is to keep our readers in direct connection with Mac as well as allow Mac to give the world factual updates on his music and future. Here’s what’s really good with Mac:

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The Heat Magazine: It’s such a pleasure to speak with you my brother. Could you share with our readers what we can expect from Mac musically in the future?

Mac: Musically, fans can expect a combination of old and new. I’m what I like to call a classic Hip Hop fan, so I honor the past while also driving the future. If that makes sense! 😋

Until now, the brothers in prison have been unable to get my music, so I worked out a deal with this digital distributor to make it accessible to them.

The Heat Magazine: Considering all the changes in music, what are your plans as it relates to the creative process?

Mac: My creative process is pretty much the same. It always involves water for some odd reason. Its been that way since I was a kid. Songs come to me when I’m either in the shower, on the toilet, at the water fountain, etc. It’s weird, but it has always worked out that way.

The Heat Magazine: Everyone will want to work with you. I’m certain Fiend, KLC, Mystikal, Devious, Mannie Fresh, Cise HD, Arlene Culpepper, Master P, and others will be there to work with you. Are you planning on doing features with your colleagues or are you planning on doing solo work only?

Mac: I definitely plan to work with some of the folks that I’ve done music with in the past. I believe that the next album I record will be the best, so I want the people who’ve contributed to my career to share in its glory!

The Heat Magazine: Are there any albums online that you want your fans to purchase at the present moment?

Mac: Coming Soon is “The Best Of Mac,” and “Archives,” both hosted by DJ Hektik.

The Heat Magazine: What advice or wisdom do you want to share with the youth of today?

Mac: As for advice to the youth, I only have this to say, “Prison Sucks!” 😋

The Heat Magazine: New Orleans misses you. What would you like to tell them?

Mac: New Orleans can’t possibly miss me as much as I miss her! I’ve traveled around the world, and I’ve never been to a place quite like it. I’ve heard alot of brothers in prison from the N.O. over the years say things like, “I can’t go back to the city, ’cause the city put me in here.” I always tell them that I disagree with that concept. If you’re a crackhead and you move to the moon, you’ll find crack there. You can’t run from yourself. The city has made me everything that I am.

The Heat Magazine: Your style is immersed in lyrical skill. Have you evolved or altered your style?

Mac: I believe I have. I’ve learned more about myself, and I think the songs I write now are a reflection of that growth.

The Heat Magazine: New Orleans is known for its food and culture. Tell the world about your favorite New Orleans dish.

Mac: My favorite N.O. dish is Jambalaya! I can eat it seven days a week!

The Heat Magazine: Have you received any record deal offers recently?

Mac: Surprisingly, I can’t remember any record deal offers.

The Heat Magazine: This interview wouldn’t be exclusive if I didn’t ask you to share a few lyrics. If you don’t mind, let the world see what’s been going on with you with the pen and the pad.

Mac: They’ll see what they’ve missed once I return, stay tuned.

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For more information send email to

Mckinley Phipps, 00445656, Louisiana Department Of Corrections at Jpay.com

 

 

Heat Exclusive: Shamarr Allen Creates His Own Lane With “BandHead” Mixtape

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

 

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Shamarr Allen has been a musical genius down in the Big Easy. As a trumpeter, his accolades range from performances with Patti Labelle to Lenny Kravitz to Branford Marsalis. While most great  New Orleans musicians tour internationally and consistently play at the Jazz and Heritage Festival, Allen is beyond traditional. He is the first trumpet player to play the national anthem for President Barack Obama.

The Heat Magazine introduces some interesting aspects of Allen’s skill set. His first album “Typical Rock Star” is a fusion of hip hop, brass, and rock often referred to as “hip-rock”. However, the project is sarcastic because Allen professes to be more than a “skinny jeans” artist. Although Allen is highly decorated as a musician and artist, it is his latest work that serves as a great example of his identity.

With Mardi Gras swiftly approaching, Allen presents a new project with additional originality. He pays homage to musicians with his new mixtape “Bandhead”. The mixtape goes into depth about his life and much more.  “Whatever type of music you like, you are a Bandhead.”

Allen begins with a classical groove “Hello New Orleans” for his dedicated listeners featuring musical assistance from Ezell Swing. This will be a favorite among Mardi Gras revelers due to the trumpet, piano, and percussion arrangements.  The Heat Magazine recognizes that it is something extraordinary about Allen’s style and he reveals that when he states “I’m trapping for the trumpets”.

Allen then offers a smooth brassy cover of “Hotline Bling” and sets the tone early on this mixtape with a tight performance. Followed by the title track “Bandhead”, New Orleans and abroad discover the definition of Allen’s blend of rap, trap, and brass. The lyrics are in sync with the melodies screaming from Allen’s horn. “I’m done with these streets, so I trap with my trumpet” motivates true New Orleanians and tells of  his way out as well as many other citizens from the land of the Vieux Carre’.

Later, he entertains the bounce audience with “No One In The World,” a cover of Anita Baker and continues by providing a trumpet version of “Halfway” by Universal recording artist S-Eighty. Allen goes into high gear with his trumpet displaying the depth of his talent on the above mentioned tunes.

The Heat Magazine is impressed by “Nothing But Trouble,” a heartfelt instrumental recording that will relax listeners and entice simultaneously. Allen has created  somewhat of a subgenre between rap and brass and one can only wonder what else will transpire in the future among Allen and other Nola musicians.

Allen closes the tape with “The Hills,” an instrumental cover of the single by The Weeknd and an “Outro” giving thanks to his listeners. Shamarr has the ability to touch both the young and the old listeners.

Visit his website and check out his philanthropic efforts “True Orleans Movement” and more.

http://www.shamarrallen.com/music-clinic/

Download the mixtape here:
http://piff.me/31b315c

 

 

 

 

Kevin Gates Names Album After Eldest Daughter, On Deck For Islah Tour and Album

Monday, December 28th, 2015

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BWA/Atlantic recording artist Kevin Gates just completed the first leg of his tour “Islah”.  Starting November 14th and ending December 8th, Gates performed at mostly sold out shows. As our readers and the world awaits his album which will be released January 29th, Gates will be back on the second leg of his tour on that day in his hometown Baton Rouge.
After multiple successful mixtapes, features, and singles, the manifestation of “getting it out the mud” will become a reality. The Heat Magazine will keep you posted on the developments related to Kevin Gates and his accomplishments.
Check out two of his latest videos from the upcoming album, “Islah,” which is named after his eldest daughter and a female relative.

Preorder his album on iTunes
Islah by Kevin Gates
https://itun.es/us/c4oS9

66 Raw and Patchwerk Studios Give Upcoming Artists a Real Opportunity

Monday, December 28th, 2015

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It is the dream of any aspiring artist to receive an opportunity to make it in the music industry. Often, dreams are deferred due to a lack of connections or knowledge of the intricate aspects of the music business. 66 Raw and Patchwerk Recording Studios recognize the struggle for upcoming artists and as a result they partnered to create a great competition. The Heat Magazine wanted to inform our upcoming artists that follow our efforts. Join the movement today and take a step out on faith.

66 Raw Radio & Patchwerk Recording Studios present the 50/50 Artist / Producer Competition:

1st Place Prize for Producer & Artist:
A Complete Single and Digital Distribution Deal by the countries most renown recording studios: Patchwerk Recording Studios
This includes the following:
* 2 Hrs of tracking and vocal sessiong with a tracking engineer
* 4 Hrs of Mixiing and Studio time with a Patchwerk Mixing Engineer
* 4 Hrs of Mastering at Patchwerk Mastering Studios
* 200 Duplicated CD’s with On CD Printing
* Fully Paid Travel & Lodging to Atlanta (Airfare, Hotel, Transportation to/from Studio/Hotel)
* A Private Listening Party with performing your single at the studio with special invited A&R, Bloggers and Press for coverage
* Patchwerk Paperwerk – all copyright paperwork service
* You will get UPC & IRSC code
* Registration of Single with BDS, Mediabase, etc music monitoring services which track radio and internet websites
* Copy of your ProTools Session
* Digital Distribution to Amazon, iTunes, Tidal, IHeartRadio, plus many more.
Airplay on 66 Raw Radio global network
Interview on 66 Raw Radio

Are you an artist or producer and wish you could get recognized and get the push you need to make it to stardom?

Only a $100 registration fee will put you in the competition, upload your profile and music then you can promote your profile to gain the most votes for 6 weeks. The winners are the ones with the most votes that they were able to gather. No judges, no bias, simply your work, peers and talent is what will make the difference. So if you get a lot of likes on social media it will be no different just you need to get the most likes on your music.

Plus the winners will be able to perform their single in front of the entertainment movers and shakers as well as network. This is a priceless opportunity for those that are dedicated and are serious about their music career.

http://66raw.com/features/showcase

Boosie set to release new album, In My Feelings

Monday, December 28th, 2015

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Boosie Badazz announces his “In My Feelings. (Goin’ Thru It)” album, release date, and cover art.
“This end of the year has Been crazy as u know, I been going thru it, but God always shake me back ( facts) Last Christmas was the greatest. I was healthy n with family this year, I’m rehabbing from cancer surgery,” Boosie wrote on Instagram.

Boosie says the project is being released January 1, 2016.
Boosie Badazz has been dealing with being diagnosed with and having surgery to remove kidney cancer.


The Heat Magazine wishes Boosie Badazz a speedy recovery. Check out his upcoming release which will certainly be filled with truths related to the life and recent experiences of the Baton Rouge icon.

 

 

Heat Exclusive: New Orleans Rap Artists Are On The Move

Friday, December 25th, 2015

2015 leading into 2016, New Orleans urban artists are active as ever. Eclectically, rap artists from the “Big Easy” gain steam on a national scale with reputable releases.
The Heat Magazine documents the current work and releases of a few of these Nola artists that have offered significant bodies of art for our readers to enjoy.
What makes these artists different? Each artist has a distinct sound and style. From lyrics to music, all of these artists are unique in their own way.
What makes these artists similar? The hustle mentality and New Orleans culture is evident in their music.
The Heat Magazine wanted to highlight the efforts of these artists as they complete a mission without even recognizing it. New Orleans hip hop roster is back with an energy that should account for several great songs and albums in the next few months and years.

Leading the way is Curren$y with his new album “Canal Street Confidential” feat the hit single “Bottom of The Bottle” featuring Lil Wayne and August Alsina. Curren$y doesn’t stop there. He goes on to link with Future, his homie Wiz Khalifa, K Camp, Lloyd, Ty Dolla Sign, Fiend, and Corner Boy P. Curren$y has something for the multi-audience to vibe to.

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Canal Street Confidential (Deluxe) by Curren$y
https://itun.es/us/qfLU-

Next up is S-8ighty and his radio/club hit “Halfway” which recently released on Universal Republic. This single has been covered by brass musicians, violinists, and has become a mainstay. Zero to 60 Entertainment, S-8ighty, and Good Money Global continue to release good music for all crowds to enjoy.

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Halfway – Single by S-8ighty
https://itun.es/us/DHeO_

Then, we have Young Greatness with “Moolah” produced by Jazze Pha making headlines as a hit and artist to watch. Young Greatness has been busy dropping jewels with Wale’ and several other notable national artists.

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Young Greatness-Moolah

Moolah – Single by Young Greatness
https://itun.es/us/wHuh_

Remaining consistent in 2015, Devious returns with a full length album,”Against All Odds”, produced by Cise HD, Niyo of Flight School, and BlaqnMild, featuring the hits “This Life That I Lead”, “Can’t Imagine Myself” feat Kango Slim, “You Sleep Out Here” feat Kevin Gates and “Take The Pain Away” feat Christian Radke. This album is clean from start to finish, musically definitive, and an easy listen for all audiences.

Devious "Against All Odds"

Devious “Against All Odds”

Against All Odds by Devious
https://itun.es/us/IWj3-

Hollygrove Keem and Jay Jones of 0017th hook up with Fetty Wap on “The Zoo” and gain national attention with their collaboration. The beat and lyrics will bring a crowd to the floor or the trap.
Following, they released a hot anthem paying homage to Leonard Fournette. The single made its way to LSU stadium.

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The Zoo (feat. Fetty Wap) – Single by Hollygrove Keem & Jay Jones
https://itun.es/us/ItNW-

Sess 4-5 returns with a radio/club hit “Breakfast in Bed” and remains consistent featuring Detroit, 6 War Pook, and Young Sino. Sess 4-5 continues to serve the audience with engaging sounds and feel good music.

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Breakfast in Bed – Single by Sess 4 5, 6 War Pook & Young Sino
https://itun.es/us/Dols_