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Heat Exclusive: Jay Jones Reveals 2000 Hollygrove

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

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Heat Exclusive: Reem of 0017th Latest and Greatest

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Hollygrove wordsmith Reem of 0017th shares an inside look of Currensy’s Pilot Talk Trilogy Tour. The New Orleans rapper recently released his “B4 I Talk My Shit” mixtape and has a new visual on deck. In the meantime, check out the west coast tour vid here:

Stream audio of V.I.P. here:

Reem told the Heat Magazine “I’m focused on maximizing my potential in 2018, just maximizing our potential period.”

The Heat Magazine: What are your immediate plans for 2018?

Reem: I plan on traveling and finalizing good business ventures. I plan on doing everything I said  I was going to do.

The Heat Magazine wanted our readers and 0017th fans to know the latest and greatest activity taking place with the 0017th emcee.

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Devious Links Up With BlaqNMild and Derelyn for “100 or Nothin'” Remix

Monday, December 25th, 2017

Coming back from his last album, “Against All Odds”, New Orleans rap artist returns with a remix single “100 or Nothin (Keep It Real)” featuring New Orleans singing prodigy Derelyn. Devious is finishing up the trimmings on a new album which will be released early 2018.

The Heat Magazine wanted to keep our readers in the know on the latest and greatest coming from Devious.

Check out the song here and it can also be downloaded or streamed on all digital outlets.

https://tidal.com/track/82806623

A.O. emerges with a new album “Episode 3:  A Force to Be Reckoned With”| @THEAGENCYHQ

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

A.O.

 

After picking up from Episode 1 and 2, A.O. unveils a new album Episode 3:  A Force to Be Reckoned With to be released on December 31st. Throughout his career, the Agency Operative has gone through a series of transformation to reach this point as a hip-hop artist. From writing in a journal to writing rhymes. Quickly, he went from playing trumpet to being a vocalist.

Shortly thereafter, there was a setback in which AO had to take a hiatus. The first album didn’t meet the financial success expected. So, the Agency Operative held back on releasing more projects. The first one could’ve been the last. The reason for creating another project would be – AO does not give up so quickly. Even though “Episode 1” did not reach financial success, the album did give him a better perception of how the music industry works.

A.O.

Another reason for putting out another project is that the graduate of TCNJ in 2009 has not seen much change in the economy. The job market continues to be limited to job opportunities. Not much has changed from the first album in 2011 to the current album in 2015. After graduation, A.O. continues to work temporary jobs with no offers for a permanent position. He decided to take his life in a new direction.

From the beginning, AO went by the stage name, King Kong. The reason for the name change was due to getting legal rights to the name. With that being said, the new name is  “The A.G.E.N.C.Y Operative.” Agency is an acronym (Agent Geared for Emissary to Navigate through Critical Conditions without yielding). Operative means secret agent. The Agency Operative is the secret agent of The Agency Headquarters and the name of the label. In 2010, the label launched, and the first single was “So Hot.”

What’s next?

With seven years into the game, the current status of A.O. is to continue with the mission. The third installment of his discography “Episode 3: A Force to be Reckoned With” will be released. “Episode 3: A Force to be Reckoned With” and will be available on Itunes and Google Play on December 31, 2017. Also, you can pre-order his album before its official launch.

As an agent on a mission, the journey will continue to fulfill the mission statement.  Connect with A.O. to be one of the first to download his latest project.

A.O.

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[ALBUM] PHOR – “BUTTERFLY”| @PHOREVERIM

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

PHOR- “BUTTERFLY”

 

ChiTown’s ‘Black Ink Chicago’ sensation, Phor releases his dopest compilation to date, “Butterfly”. This album finessed its way into the ear canals of the young and old and is still in high demand today.  The debut single “ChiTown” has been recognized by many celebrities like Comedian Damon Williams (saluting the Chi on his Instagram page) and Deon Cole.  Paying tribute to the city is a must when this song is played.

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 https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/butterfly/1313998094?app=itunes

 

[NEW MUSIC] ATR – “IGLOOS ON MY BEACH” | @THEREAL_ATR

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

ATR is presenting to the world a collection of 22 tracks of his debut “Igloos On My Beach” (reloaded) 11:11. The songs are unique and display his wide range of musical skills. A recent interview on Hip Hops Revivals site (hiphopsrevival.com). It discusses his sophomore album,”Igloos On My Beach” (reloaded) 11:11. The EP is classified as head bob music and has received over 80K for impressions on Twitter in its first-week release. This album will take you through all the seasons from fall to summer.

ATR embodies what perseverance is. He exemplifies what it means to be “steadfastness in
doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” ATR is persistent, has
tenacity, determination, and the musical talent to have staying power in this talent-filled music industry. He has displayed continued effort to catch the “wave” he once had with 3 million votes and two top-rated songs on BET.com Ya Heard.

  “A million people will like my music and a million won’t. Hopefully, some of the millions that like it, are decision makers.”

With ATR’s deep roots in music derive from his dad and uncles (Brotherly Love) who graced the 1972 Billboard charts with their #16 hit record “Momma’s Little Baby Love Lovin.” ATR’s music has a multi-regional feel by being born in Oklahoma City, growing up in Los Angeles, spending time in Brooklyn, New York absorbing the hip-hop culture and living in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. The competition of trying to surpass my family’s Billboard Charting mark of #16 continues to drive me as an artist. The legacy of the “Jackson” name itself makes ATR want to thrive and bring it back to international prominence.

ATR

Who is ATR, really?

In the early part of his career, James “Popeye” Greer; who managed Mint Condition’s first two gold albums, guided him on the right path with mentorship. ATR has performed internationally in Cancun, Mexico at the Baja Club, along with his last performance in Queens, New York at a Power 105.1 “Artist Showcase.” Also, he appeared on MTV Overdrive when he opened up for MTV Overdrive’s host Krishnar at Universal City’s BB Kings.

Although ATR’s passion is music, he enjoys giving back to the community by working with at-risk youth. He became a “custodial guardian, ” in order for this African-American teenager to finish his education. He didn’t want this young man to move back into a gang-infested area on the west side of Chicago. ATR started an educational program titled R.E.A.L (Reaching Every Academic Level) which is for students who struggle academically or socially. This entertainer has had the opportunity to captivate many teenage audiences with performances across the Twin Cities of Minnesota, with his ties to education and inspiring youth. ATR symbolizes what a person who comes from “the struggle” can do if they persevere in life.

ATR’s music is making its way across the world wide web including the singles, “I Know Better” and “Close.” Currently, it is in rotation on various platforms like; Dj Nothin Nice radio and Dj Show’s Plan-A- radio based in Los Angeles, CA.  The “Drinks In The Air” video has appeared on TheCool TV 30 times. Also, it has been viewed in over 500,000 viewers’ homes across the United States.

ATR

Listen to “IGLOOS ON MY BEACH” HERE

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[MUSIC]The Violent Hippy – “Free Will” ft. K.O Beverly | @TheViolentHippy

Friday, November 17th, 2017

East Coast Producer, The Violent Hippy teams up with KO Beverly

on debut single, “Free Will”

 

Brooklyn, New York’s very own,  The Violent Hippy collabs with KO Beverly on debut single, “Free Will.”  The song was produced by The Violent Hippy and engineered and mastered by KO Beverly. The listener will find the hook very interesting and catchy.

At the age of six, The Violent Hippy experienced the value of a close-knit family in one household. Shortly after, his parents were able to move out to the Poconos, Pennsylvania in search of a much calmer lifestyle. TVH gained a musical interest while attending church and watching his mother often perform during services. At the age of seven while living in Brooklyn, his father unknowingly introduced him to the world of hip-hop  As the years went on and having a genuine adoration for sports, TVH had to choose his next path in life. He ultimately had to decide what he desired in spite of what others wanted. After attending a community college for only seven days, TVH dropped out to pursue music full time.

At the age of 18, The Violent Hippy dropped his first mixtape called”The Tweaked Thoughts Project.” As to everyone’s surprise, the compilation racked up thousands of plays & hundreds of downloads and introduced the internet and the Poconos to a sound they were not yet familiar. His music is versatile & consists of an unprecedented merger of metal, trap, rap & soul. Most of his fans played a crucial role in fueling his growth. They seemed to resonate with his profoundly passionate soulful flow & delivery, uncanny thought-provoking lyricism and unpredictable yet progressive self-production. His sound has the potential to shift the sound of hip-hop today.

What’s next for The Violent Hippy?

Since his first project, The Violent Hippy released 3 Singles from his follow up mixtape. His various production can be heard on the tracks’ -$OULED ME’  and the most recent single ‘Free Will’ featuring KO Beverly. ‘Adding to the roster, Life’s Vices’ which features Supa Bwe & KO Beverly hit the worldwide web earlier this year.

With the hopes of building up more anticipation, a follow-up album will arrive before the end of this year. We can’t wait to hear what The Violent Hippy is cooking in the lab. Be sure to follow him on all social media outlets to stay in tune with the next project.

The Violent Hippy

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[MUSIC] OMAR WILSON – “PASSION” | @OmarWilson

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

BSE Recording Artist, Omar Wilson releases “Passion” to Awaiting Fans

 

The wait is over for the BSE Recording Artist, Omar Wilson’s fans. Recently,  3-time Apollo winner, Omar Wilson released his latest single, “Passion.” The single was produced by world-renowned producer Avenue Beatz and is buzzing on the worldwide web. “Passion” is a gritty, soul/hip-hop record fit for a movie soundtrack. The song describes a Bonnie & Clyde relationship.

Omar is no stranger to the music scene. He’s opened for artists like Boys II Men and The Neville Brothers. His music speaks to his own personal experiences growing up in an urban environment bridging the gap between Hip Hop and Soul. Growing up 30 minutes from New York City, church members at the Calvary Baptist Church in his hometown noticed his ability to have a spiritual impact through his singing at the age of only 7. While performing regularly in New York, fans gravitated towards his unique, gritty vocals. It was at that point that Omar realized what he was born to do, Soul Music.

Omar was named Best R&B Male of the Year for 2 consecutive years at the Underground Music Awards held at BB Kings in NYC. He’s recorded with Multi-Platinum selling artist Angie Stone and DMX featuring them on songs he wrote. Angie Stone was quoted saying “Working with Omar Wilson came naturally and he is one to watch!” Omar and DMX released a single called ‘Faith’ and they connected on the track instantaneously which is audibly tangible.

Omar’s voice and personality are contagious. He leaves a long-standing impression wherever he goes, wherever he sings and with whoever he meets. “Passion” is already climbing up the U.S charts and is available for purchase on all digital platforms. To remain in tune with Omar Wilson’s journey, connect with him on most social media platforms.

 

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[NEW MUSIC] AK BABY – “NO NAME”| @AKBABY81

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

East Coast Hip-Hop Artist, AK Baby releases her latest

single, “No Name”

Growing up in a small town in Northeastern Pa, “Ak Baby” has quickly made her mark on the underground rap scene.  Her Official Single “No Name” was produced by Goyard Gawd and is quickly becoming notice by socialites and DJs.

AK Baby has a young energetic flow and simply a fun sound that young teenagers gravitate to. The 20-year-old Easton native has spent days and nights in the studio perfecting her craft. You may find her rapping over the majority of upbeat trap beats produced by “Goyard Gawd”.

Overall, AK Baby’s following and responses to her music have been numerous. Even though, she has only released three music videos, artists like Squidnice, and A$ap Mob have welcomed her in the game with open arms. Each video, such as “81 Barz” are reaching good numbers and uber feedback.

 As an active artist on the social media circuit, she accumulates new fans and supporters daily.

AK Baby is establishing herself and showcasing her fun hardworking personality on all social media outlets. She remains focused and knows that interacting daily with her followers- is a plus.  In such a short time,  AK Baby has been booked for paid performances and features. .This East Coast artist is moving in her own lane and is someone to watch to break the non-existent female rapper barrier.

“No Name” is available on all major digital outlets, such as; iTunes and streaming services like Spotify. Make sure to connect with AK on all social media outlets and say “Hello”.

AK BABY

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[MUSIC] PHAT EYE – “MOVE YOUR BODY”| @phat___eye

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

East Coast Artist, Phat Eye challenges you to “Move

Your Body”

 

Eighteen-year-old hip-hop artist, Phat Eye hails from Long Island, NY. His new song “Move Your Body” truly shows his diversity; when it comes to the music game.  This track has an island feel to it and is sure to bring the ‘Daggering’ moves to the dance floor. He is socially known and many people have heard this song through the #MoveYourBodyChallenge. This past Summer, Phat Eye had numerous people post videos of them listening, singing, and dancing to his song which went viral and took off!

Phat Eye has performed all around New York – from CityScapes in Elmhurst –  to Lust in Brooklyn – and in smaller venues such as; Spacex in Brooklyn and Blackthorn 51 in Queens. Recently, he connected with the artist Bay Swag; who is affiliated with the CYN MOB and Christian Combs. The collaboration resulted in a song out titled “I Got The Juice“ and it’s making waves on the world wide web.

“Me and my brothers are ready, it’s not just me. I got a whole team ready to take over!”.

Phat Eye is well-known in the New York area and has over fifty thousand followers on Instagram. His team is not like most, they are very unique. The team consists of Phat Eye and the other artist is @a0a_ink.

Phat Eye is not afraid to step out of the box- when it comes to his music. He has made songs for the ladies, streets, and the club. His music shows us how much of a variety he has to offer when it comes to writing music.  You’re invited to connect with P.E. and follow his journey.

Phat Eye

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