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[VIDEO] WOODY MANE FREESTYLE | @WOODYMANE

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Texas Rapper, Woody Mane proves to be a Contender in the world of Hip-Hop

 

David Austin (March 17, 1984) better known by his stage name, Woody Mane is an independent rapper born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, signed to Oneof1 Management Company. Woody Mane will mark his territory with his forthcoming EP titled, “Ghost 2.5.”

Strongly influenced by his surroundings while growing up in the gang-ridden neighborhood of Eastwood in Fort Worth, Woody Mane quickly realized his passion for music early. Woody began using it as an outlet to express things he would see in his day to day environment.

Greatly inspired by musical acts like Tupac, Lil Wayne and Chamillionaire, Mane’s biggest motivation to pursue a music career came following the untimely death of his biggest supporter and eldest brother, Derrick Austin in 2008.

The loss was a pivotal moment for the rising star, as it motivated him to go harder with his pursuit of music and begin performing throughout the DFW metroplex. He quickly amassed a core following, which resulted in him being featured on Texas legend, Lil Keke’s 2014 hit, ‘Subtract Da Top’ off his “Money Don’t Sleep” album. Since then he has gone on to collaborate with other notable Texas rappers such as Tum Tum, Solo Lucci, and Jaio.

In 2015, Mane dropped his highly anticipated debut project, Codeine Fiend, which received a warm reception by fans with popular tracks ‘Regulate’ and ‘Masked Murderer.’ He then followed up its success with the release of his second project, Black Ghost in 2016 which earned him the attention of mega music executive, Debra Antney. Woody Mane’s third project, Ghost dropped April 19, 2017, and is still doing numbers.

WM’s latest compilation, GHOST 2.5 is set to be released soon! Make sure to follow him to stay in tune with updates.

 

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[NEW MUSIC] BIG HOMIE FLASH – “POSTED IN DA TRAP” | @BIGHOMIEFLASH_

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Chicago’s very own, Big Homie Flash releases his debut single, “Posted in Da Trap” from his forthcoming EP, Hood Chronicles: Life in a Flash Edition. Be sure to connect on social media outlets @BigHomieFlash.


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***New Music Alert*** “Shameless” by SOUNDSGOODALREADY AKA KA$HFLOW

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Artist: SOUNDSGOODALREADY

Song: Shameless

Producer: NinosCorner

Video Link: https://youtu.be/3s4iPmnp-Fs

SOUNDSGOODALREADY AKA KA$HFLOW came back home, fresh off a bid, he wasted no time showing off the fact that he hasn’t lost his lyrical talent. He reintroduces himself by his new moniker, SOUNDSGOODALREADY with a raw and lyrical description of how he feels about the things he sees and experiences in the New Orleans night life and social media worlds. With a dope beat from NinosCorner, SOUNDSGOODALREADY gets straight to the point in his “No-holds Bar” return track to Independent Underground Hip-Hop.

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[MUSIC] REEL Smoovv – “GROOVY IN MY HOOPTIE” | @IAMREELSMOOVV

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Minneapolis Hip-Hop Artist, REEL Smoovv teams up with the crooner, Traiveon Dunlap on debut single, “Groovy in a Hooptie”

When you’re a rebellious, educated and enlightened liberator, the world is at your mercy. This saying holds true for Minnesota rap artist, REEL Smoovv, born as Johnny Watkins.

 

In Minneapolis, there’s a unique brew of artists including the late Prince, The Time, and The Soul Asylum; among others. As an artist, Smoovv has a rich history to look upon and encapsulate everything great about the Minneapolis Sound. As a child, listening to R&B legends like The Temptations, Sam Cooke, and Frankie Lymon gave him an insight of great music.


“As I got older and involved in Hip-hop, I grew fond of artists like Nelly, DMX & Outkast. Outside of hip-hop, it was Bob Marley, Peter Tosh & Erykah Badu.”


In 2013, REEL Smoovv’s hip-hop career began with a rap collective called “Flood The Basement” and featured on their “Whatchu Want” project. Later that year, he released two solo projects entitled “The REEL Revolution” and “REEL Smoovv’s Summer Jams.” Shortly after “Flood The Basement” disbanded in 2014, REEL Smoovv joined the Mill City Collective & released his third solo project entitled, “REEL Smoovv’s 31st Groovvs.” This album helped identify him as a real artist with crafty metaphoric content. In 2015, the “Deeply Rooted Tribe” was formed along with two other Mill City Collective artists (FreshVs Sellers & RAW Toon). The group delivered the compilation project, “Low Eye Rise” which featured the lead single, “Tribe Supply.” Since that release, REEL Smoovv has been working on a new project with the Tribe; as well as his solo project.

 

“Hip Hop has the most prominent platform out of all music genres & not enough people use it to promote positivity or even realize the power they have as an artist to shift the dynamic of things.”

 

As an artist with direction, Smoovv has opened up for mainstream artists like The Migos, Curren$y, Bone Thugs and Harmony, Nappy Roots, 50 Cent, Naughty By Nature, The Game and Krayzie Bone; just to name a few. REEL Smoovv possesses characteristics of a self-effacing, reserved, laid back individual with an associates degree. But, with a microphone in hand, he takes on the stage with lyrical content and commands the attention of those in his presence. His latest single “Groovy In A Hooptie,” proves that he is a contender in the hip-hop world.

 

All in all, REEL Smoovv is ready to deliver his message and help change people lives. Let the revolution begin!

 

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Dappa Releases New Single “Can’t Let Geaux”

Friday, May 4th, 2018

It’s second quarter in the music industry and spring time seems to be the season for fresh new releases. The city of New Orleans continues to heat up and does not appear to be cooling down anytime soon.

The Heat Magazine wanted our readers to be the first to know about Dappa’s new release “Can’t Let Geaux”. Groovy and nostalgic music accompanied by wordplay and catchy vocals defines Dappa’s latest installment. The songwriter has been busy working on his new album and he promises to do his part this summer as an artist and representative from the Big Easy. “I don’t know why other artists do it but I am trying to create 25 jobs by next summer,” said Dappa.

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HEAT MAG EXCLUSIVE: The Rebirth of Andy Pellerano | @AndyRebirth

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

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The “Heat Magazine” sat down with the New Orleans native; Pastor and Christian Hip-Hop artist, Andy “Rebirth” Pellerano to discuss his trials and tribulations, and who he represents as a leader in a nationwide ministry.  In spite of the adversities of life, Rebirth has a phenomenal testimony of the amazing grace, glory, wrath, and miraculous power of God!

Andy’s roots began in the West Bank region of New Orleans which later sprouted all over the metropolitan area from the Westbank to the Eastbank. His parents are of Latin descent- the mother from Honduras and father from Cuba with Sicilian roots.

“Rebirth” is a Husband, and father of 4 with one on the way. His many accolades include a 2x nominee for a Nola Gospel Award, 2018 Nola Gospel Rap Artist Of The Year and “Church In The Streets” Reality show star that airs on WHNO. Also, he is the President of his national ministry called One Accord.

 

 

 

 

“If I had 300 men who feared nothing but God, hated nothing but sin, and were determined to know nothing among men but Jesus Christ and Him crucified, I would set the world on fire.” ~ John Wesley

Before turning his life over, Andy was a member of The Almighty Latin King Nation. During his teenage years, he experienced the initiation process and his first felony arrest at 13. Eventually, leading to a first-degree attempted murder charge at the age of 17. Andy served eight years and two months in prison. This pattern would continue throughout his life until he submits unto the will of God.

 

Heat Mag: In today’s times,  Why is it so important for our youth to hear your message?

Rebirth:  My message is vital especially for our youth because they are our future. My aim is to give them music that will inspire and create a positive dialogue that will ultimately point them towards evolution! Music that builds up and not break down! Our youth needs the truth and Jesus Christ is the truth, the way, and the life!!!!! (SonicBoom 🔥💥💨)

 

Heat Mag:  What do you feel you offer the music industry that we don’t already have? 

Rebirth:  I offer Truth – the street life perspective. I give you the way out as well! I give you my pain most importantly_ I give the solution! I really lived the life most rappers glorify – so I give them that- only I tell the entire story!!! I’ll tell you about slanging bricks, about friends that died because of it, the jailtime served, and leaving my kids to grow without a father etc.  Many will give you their pride, I speak about my pride that led to my downfall and how it gives you humility that leads to elevation!

 

On December 6, 2011, Andy’s son, Alexander Domingo Pellerano was born. This day would be bittersweet; his beautiful baby boy was born with PKD a terminally ill kidney disease. Prison never changed him. However, this did. This was the broken state when he called on the Lord.

Unfortunately, Rebirth caught another charge, and this would now be his third felony. In a ballgame, three strikes, you’re out. However, in the game of life, three times delivered him! The courts wanted to throw him away, yet God had a different plan! He parted the Red Sea of Louisiana’s judicial system and landed him at White Dove Fellowship where he’s finally healed! Andy is no longer blind, and his spiritual eye is wide open.  Miraculously, in April of 2014, Rebirth completed the program and was married the day of his release!

“I prayed while blind to the indulging dark underworld of New Orleans. I hit rock bottom, I had no choice; but to submit.”

Rebirth knew that the devil and his demons used him, committing senseless crimes was the game, along with worldly hip-hop. Now, he is traveling from state to state, sharing his testimony – both through music and spoken word! He owns a variety of culture that’s heard through his music. His distinctive style delivers soul-penetrating hardcore punchlines. His context derives from a streetlife persona in which he refuses to give the devil ground or glory.

Andy “Rebirth” Pellerano is an Apostle to the streets that have spoken throughout this nation. Also, he ministers to juvenile facilities, outreach programs, along with concerts in high crime areas! His anointed mission is the most requested artist outside of the country!

Heat Mag: If you could collaborate with one artist – living – who would it be or why?  

Rebirth:  Travis Greene,  His song “Made A Way” is so powerful. I feel so connected, and would like to share my testimony with him! That song is my life, I know came from a raw pure place, so making some music like that with him would be awesome!!!

Heat Mag: Which one of your tracks truly defines you?

Rebirth: Found My Way” from “The Warrior Worship” album which is currently on Itunes, and all digital music platforms. You may also find the visual on YouTube.  I dropped this as a joint project with @IAm_Burke. That joint right there is from me to you! Raw truth-real life-real answers.

Heat Mag: Last, but not least, Heat Magazine wants to know what’s your craziest “Where they do that at?!!!  moment 

Rebirth: We went to a secular event in a club to perform a set. We lit it up – in Jesus name _ and left out directly after announcing we would be outside. Immediately the bartender runs after us- in tears – confessing that she was a backsliding Christian and rededicated her life to Christ. Immediately after that, I turn around, only to see some people from my past. I had to apologize to them for some unresolved pain I may have caused. Rappers that gave their lives to Christ were scheduled to perform after us. There were prayer groups going on in the parking lot too.  Suddenly, the next thing you know, the Dj is roiling his equipment out!!! We shut the club down in Jesus name!!! (true story)

Where they do that at???? Wherever Ambassadors Of Jesus Christ Go…….ya heard me!!!

 

Be on the lookout for the rising Evangelist spreading the message of love in a town near you!

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(NEW HEAT) Quest the 7th – “#7” (VIDEO)

Monday, April 16th, 2018

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Quest the 7th hails from historic Algiers, located on the Westbank of New Orleans. He is becoming well known for being one of the most inspirational and creative modern day music artist and songwriter. In addition, his production style is sought after. He is truly growing into the title of “triple threat”, one he plans to wear well. His style is unrivaled in that his music is traditional, yet influential and is helping to reshape the sound of today’s modern Hip Hop. The visuals for “# 7” were filmed and directed by CRG Films and were just made available on You Tube. It is the first single off of the upcoming “Algiers Chronicles 1.5”, a deluxe edition and a re-release of the acclaimed “Algiers Chronicles” that made its debut in 2017.

One of the goals Quest the 7th hopes to achieve through the release of “Algiers Chronicles 1.5” is to breathe new life into a genre that many contend has become dull, boring and downright unoriginal. Quest the 7th is an original and an epic creator and because of these qualities, he is confident he will be successful in not only changing the current state of Hip Hop, but affecting it positively and creating a lane for talented and like-minded creatives. His ultimate goal is to become known internationally as a Hip Hop innovator, serving as a catalyst for the return of real and intellectual Hip Hop music, fused with mainstays like R&B and Jazz. Quest the 7th has been quite successful in creating timeless art and he looks forward to the future as he continues on that same mission.

“Algiers Chronicles” was released to wide acclaim on August 28, 2017 and is available for purchase and streaming on all major digital entertainment platforms, including iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music, Spotify, and hundreds more. “Algiers Chronicles 1.5” will be released in the near future. For booking, appearances and features, contact Manager Mike Swift at 504-357-7646. For interviews and media inquiries, contact Publicist Arlene Culpepper of MIKODreamz PR via email at mikodreamzpr@gmail.com.

Heat Exclusive: An In-Depth Interview with B Assasson

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Raw talent, determination, positive energy, and resilience are key attributes needed in order to achieve any goal. When it comes to the ebb and flow of being in the music industry, the average artist can either be cliche or extraordinary. The Heat Magazine had a chance to chop it up with an artist who manifests necessary qualities of creatives who evolve into impactful icons. His moniker is B Assasson but there’s more to him than emceeing at a high level.

The Heat Magazine: How long have you been a professional artist?

B Assasson: 14 years minus the earlier preparation.

The Heat Magazine: Tell us about your new release.

B Assasson: My latest release is titled 2 Much Sauce and it features Shorty. Produced by Metro Boomin and DJ Swift. It’s an absolute hit, and will be huge for New Orleans and my city (Westwego). Having Metro boomin’ as the producer speaks for itself. Good look for Nola.  My other single is You Might Be and it features J Lyric and singer Chris Kemson.

The Heat Magazine: What do you think makes your style unique?

B Assasson: I don’t believe I actually have a style. I can do it all and be great at it. I’ve had quite a few hit singles and they all had their own presence of sound. I’m unique in that way.

The Heat Magazine: What advice would you give to an upcoming artist?

B Assasson: Believe in your craft, find your target audience, and stay consistent. There’s no wrong way on your personal path.

The Heat Magazine: What artists inspire you?

B Assasson: 2Pac and Jay-Z.

The Heat Magazine: What’s your favorite New Orleans dish?

B Assasson: Haha…Gumbo, and boiled shrimp.

The Heat Magazine: How do you maintain a family life with such a tedious schedule as an artist?

B Assasson: It’s tough. The main thing is support from your family. It’s a team thing. Understanding our positions is everything. It won’t work if you don’t have that as a unit. They understand that I have a legit shot at being an all time great. So they let me be, and I understand that there’s times in which I must also give them my all.

The Heat Magazine: What can your fans and our readers expect from you in the near future?

B Assasson: “Hustle Westbrook” which is my 4th Mixtape is set to drop this year. That will be hosted by the Great DJ Ice Mike 1200. Basically Elevation as time continues in general. Singles and videos and singles and videos 10 times over. Also be on the look out for a song that me, Denisia, and Terrell Phillips from Blackstreet will release this year titled “Take it Slow.” It has a Grammy award winning sound. It’s a timeless record. I’ve also started my own label (Chuuch Muzic Inc.) and have a couple of secret weapons to help expand the brand name. Which is my artist Young Heff and Chris Kemson. Heff is a very unique artist, and Kemson is a singer.

The Heat Magazine: What do you dislike most about the music Industry?

B Assasson: The disrespect for the bricklayers, The disrespect for the history, and the lack of authenticity. Hip Hop has evolved into artist and the lack of content in their lyrics. I mean, it’s ok to have those records if they form into a hit, but records with impact are frowned upon or it tends to go past the listener if it’s not catchy or melodically enhanced enough. It’s at a low in my opinion.

The Heat Magazine: Tell us about some of your achievements.

B Assasson: I won a National contest back in 2012 on MTV’s Ourstage.com sponsored by coors light for A song called “Tell The DJ…that’s my shi*.” I actually beat out former superstar Trinidad James as I logged in 2,228,061 total votes from the nation. The next most votes were 700K by Trinidad James. Others are my 2 nominations at the 2015 and 2016 Nola music award nominations for best mixtape which was titled “THE ALPHA,” (2015) and best video for my first single titled “BANGIN’ (Potz ‘N’ Panz) (2016). My first ever single was Produced by Mannie fresh titled “Sucka Free,” and working with Blackstreet’s Terrell Phillips. It’s so much more!

The Heat Magazine: Your mother is a truly supportive advocate in your career. Tell us about your unique relationship in music?

B Assasson: My mother is my biggest critic. Believe it or not, she isn’t a YES MOM. She wants what’s best for me and supports my dreams moreso than any other person could ever. If she feels I’m procrastinating, she gives me attitude. If she doesn’t like a song, she lets me know. She’s like my best friend. She’s always had my back, front, and sides in the music industry from the beginning. She is the GOAT man. She believes I will someday be the greatest and displays it regularly by making sure I never give up on my dreams and letting me know she’s my biggest fan by not treating and judging my music as a biased listener/Mom because of her position. Her love for me pertaining my music is as authentic as you will find.

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[NEW VIDEO] Alyssa Colòn -“I’m Gucci” | @realalyssacolon

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Teen Sensation, Alyssa Colòn wow Fans with her latest video, “I’m Gucci”

 

 

Alyssa Colón’s current single, “I’m Gucci” is a teenage girl’s perspective of being very confident with goals. Alyssa is serving bossiness on this track and is warning her peers that are hanging out – she has a totally different agenda in mind.

The hook ” I’m Gucci, I’m Bougie, and I can be a little snooty, Don’t test me, Don’t mess with me, but you will see a lot of press about me!” Here  I am making my mark, selling hits and I’m gonna to spark.” is very catchy.

Alyssa is definitely bound for stardom with this hit and will be serving more in the near future. We won’t be letting the cat out of the bag. You’re just going be in suspense until she drops another one with a very notable artist in the hip-hop game. Stay tuned for major things in the works of this talented singer.

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[NEW MUSIC] NYKE NESS – “ROLL IN PEACE’ FREESTYLE | @NYKE_NESS

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

The truth is “Nothing ever came without work – Nothing ever happens behind fear. It’s life, just live your dream. There’s an up and coming rapper from the DMV area that lives this truth.

The artist that goes by the name of Nyke Ness presents his version of “Roll In Peace.” His two-minute freestyle version displays his passion for metaphors and witty wordplay and the production by ABID. With only two weeks of Soundcloud streams ranking over 1100, it has people screaming – “Kodak who?”.

Repping the ‘Dopamean’ brand, Nyke Ness, and the DME Team aim to take 2018 by storm!! This group of collective DMV talent pride themselves on using witty punch lines and creative delivery. This regimen has penetrated the ear canals of their fans; just as many of their favorite emcees have done before (Biggie, Tupac, Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Drake, Vic Mensa, Etc.).

With that said, Nyke Ness would like no comparisons as he aims to create his lane of his own with his spin on the new age rap game. His creative flows and magnetic delivery will command the attention of all that listen. Be sure to connect with Nyke Ness on all social media circuits. He’ll be coming to an ear canal near you.

 

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