Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

(NEW HEAT) Legends of the Season – “Gumbo”

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Louisiana is home to quite a few mold breaking entertainment acts, including its own Legends of the Season.

Check out their newest creation, “Gumbo”. Watch/Comment/Shareand following on Twitter – @legends_season

(NEW HEAT) Paxquiao (@Paxquiao_) ft. @DerezDeshon Ice Starr – “Ride 2 Getha” (Produced by Ice Starr)

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

He wanted to let his friend know that he was going to be there for him to the death and all he expected in return was that same love and loyalty. They wouldn’t have to worry about the haters and the naysayers because they were going to ride together. Life puts you on an emotional roller coaster and his music takes you on that journey. It’s something that everyone can relate to no matter where they are in their respective lives.

Though freshman standout Paxquiao may just be beginning his career in the music scene, he is exhibiting his ability to withstand pressure.

Paxquiao’s new Ice Starr produced single “Ride 2 Getha” features Derek De’Shon and proves he is ready to tackle the Atlanta nightclub music scene. The song depicts a particularly difficult time Paxquiao and one of his closest friends endured in their past. More importantly, it resonates with his fans and is a song to which any diehard friend can relate. It’s the new ride or die anthem. It is the first single from Paxquiao’s upcoming album, “Dodgin the Raindrops”. 

Check Paxquiao out and Comment/Share the video and song.Follow Paxquiao on Twitter – @Paxquiao700 and Instagram – @Paxquiao_ . All inquiries:schweinbeck@gmail.com

(NEW HEAT) JAYARSON & Skip drop the visuals to “Third Brick” (VIDEO)

Monday, October 22nd, 2018
New Orleans legend Skip & JAYARSON collaborate on “Third Brick” (produced by KMorGOLD)

If ever there was a super dope collaboration, Third Brick is it!

Hailing from Hollygrove, the legendary Skip of UTP and GhettoSlave fame joins New Orleans MVP JAYARSON on the visuals (and audio) of “Third Brick“, one of the cuts off JAYARSON’s “Foe Bricks” EP, available everywhere music is sold or streamed!

Watch/Comment/Share “Third Brick” and support two of New Orleans’ finest, not to mention Producer KMorGOLD!

Follow them on Instagram:

@_jayarson

@utpskip

@kmorgold

New Orleans artist, entrepreneur Winston says he’s coming for the crown

Monday, October 22nd, 2018
Winston’s coming for the rap crown

Entrepreneurship and music often go hand in hand. Combine those two with a solid work ethic and you have a recipe for success.

Meet Winston – an artist hailing from New Orleans East. Winston has found way to combine his hard-working attitude with his musical career. And he has definitely perfected the recipe.

Winston also has a new video out entitled “Coke”. Make sure you check it out!

We recently caught up with Winston and here’s what he had to say:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Tell us a little about yourself.

WINSTON: My name is Winston; I’m from the Eastside of New Orleans. My motto is “I want my f**** money!”

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Growing up, what and who influenced you musically?

WINSTON: Watching my big cousins rap – when I was younger, I wanted to be like them. My musical influences include the late great Soulja Slim, my late brother Bobby and Kevin Gates.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Who’d you look up to as a youngster?

WINSTON: My Uncle Cliff and my Uncle New York because they was gangstaz.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What can your fans look forward to you releasing?

WINSTON: I have my debut mixtape “AskBoutMe” and I plan to follow-up with the Don Solomon project.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What’s in your future?

WINSTON: Only God knows the future. Long as I’m living, I’m gonna be grinding.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What’s your favorite kind of music? 

WINSTON: I love all music. It don’t matter if it’s Pop, R&B, Rap, Country – long as it sounds good and tells a fire story.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: If you had a piece of advice for a younger Winston, what would it be?

WINSTON: “Stay Focused.”

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Where do you see your career in the next 2, 5 and 10 years?

WINSTON: I’ll be able to honestly say, I’m one of the biggest in the game.

Follow Winston on all social networks – @winston_bih YouTube winston bih

[NEW MUSIC] Da Foundation – “AMMO” ft Future | @Da_Foundation

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Emerging Hip Hop Duo, Da Foundation just landed their first major feature with Multi-Platinum Recording Artist, Future. The new release, “Ammo” is raising many questions about the collaboration.

Da Foundation is a hip-hop/rap duo comprised of brothers – Mustaiin (“Mu Smoova”) and Malcolm (“Mile Casso”) Lawrence that formed in summer 2009. Mu considers himself a thinker, the quiet one with an uncanny militant streak that demands attention. Casso, on the other hand, is dynamic, active, and always ready for a challenge. But make no mistake – Casso is an amiable and approachable guy. The pair’s personalities complement each other brilliantly, creating a powerful energy that propels them toward success.

Smoova and Casso were drawn to the art of hip-hop, an enticing tableau of music, hustle, and freedom from debts and poverty. In a matter of months, and with the collaboration of various booking agencies, Da Foundation went from performing on open mic nights to winning showcases to headlining their shows. “We grind from a state of poverty, so we give you our all. The people should know we took no shorts and never considered ourselves too big for any opportunity,” says the duo. The release of “Alleyway to Broadway” encapsulated the hustle and hype that defines their musical journey They moved up the hip-hop charts with their award-winning single from the project, impacting radio with worldwide airplay and earning a spot on the Top 50 Independent Artists in the U.S.

In 2016, Da Foundation released the EP entitled “MoneyNevaSleeps” following the release with a self-funded promo tour of the same name. Despite their rapid rise in the music industry, the brothers remember that nothing came easy for them.

Dedication, faith, strength, and talent have formed the rungs of the ladder to success. But one thing is clear: Da Foundation doesn’t care about the fame. They want to spread their inspiration. Lastly, Da Foundation seems not to show any signs of slowing down, “This is just one of many to come.”

Da Foundation

CONTACT ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

FACEBOOK

TWITTER

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Website :

www.alleyway2broadway.com

Contact:

213-282-7443 / 919-637-0495

Nappyboy Entertainment artist Sixx Mann holds a kids Nike shoe giveaway

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
SIXX MANN PARTNERS WITH CREATIVE KIDZ MEDIA FOR A KIDS’ NIKE SHOE GIVEWAY

The New Orleans artist/entrepreneur/philanthropist and early childhood education center are collaborating on a shoe giveaway in support of Kids and Nike.

The partnership is in support of Nike and its Believe In Something campaign, along with former NFL superstar/activist/philanthropist Colin Kaepernick. Sixx Mann and Creative Kidz believe that together with courageous figures such as Colin Kaepernick, we can effect positive change across the globe, but especially in the United States of America. Sixx Mann says, “By standing up for what is right and for what is just, we can ensure that our kids have the best future possible. We stand with Colin Kaepernick, Nike and all other positive figures, in showing our support for change. There is no better time than now. We must provide the most level playing field possible so that our kids can excel, whether that is in education or just life itself. We must do something now.” Sixx Mann is very active in his community, often volunteering time and resources to assist children and the elderly, along with disenfranchised individuals seeking direction in improving their respective situations. In addition, Creative Kidz’s learning center is also heavily involved in the community, offering a program fostering joy and learning. They offer a tuition free Pre-K program that incorporated two top-tiered research based early childhood learning curriculums, including FrogStreet and Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum.

Both Sixx Mann and Creative Kidz are cognizant that change should include helping to eradicate police brutality, effecting change in the educational system in the United States to ensure that it is more inclusive (thereby creating learning environments where children from all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds can excel), creating sustainable jobs/careers, and helping our children to prosper, no matter the background from which they come. These ideals will help to foster an environment where at-risk youth and all others are able to work together to achieve their common goals, while being successful for generations to come. 

Sixx Mann and Creative Kidz are giving away fifty (50) pairs of Nike Athletic shoes (children’s sizes 0-1). Their respective Instagram pages (@sixxmann and @creativekidzmedia) contain instructions on the giveaway and how parents and others can take part.  Only fifty individuals will be selected for this giveaway, which is being held on a first come, first served basis. 

For  more information on the Nike Giveaway, please send a direct message on Instagram to Sixx Mann or Creative Kidz Media.  For details regarding the tuition free Pre-K program offered by Creative Kidz, please send a direct message to their Instagram account. For interviews or appearances in connection with the Nike Shoe Giveaway, please contact Publicist Arlene Culpepper of MIKODreamzPR.  If you would like Sixx Mann to speak at your school or event in regards to this initiative, please send an email requesting his appearance.

Follow @sixxmann on Instagram and Twitter and download/stream all his music, available on all major digital platforms.

(NEW HEAT) Ballistic – “Did It For the Dream” (VIDEO)

Friday, July 27th, 2018

A dream is defined as a series or succession of thoughts and images seen by one’s mind while sleeping. But some people are so focused on making a mark on this world, that they dream with their eyes wide open. Enter Ballistic, a super dope artist/songwriter/entrepreneur whose art – and by “art”, we mean music – is making just such a mark.

The music is not only quality and definitely worth adding to your playlist, it is arranged with such zeal that it effects positivity and enlightenment.

Stay tuned for much more on Ballistic and the Death By Design (DBD) movement. DBD is a breath of fresh air and young energy fused with purpose. What’s that purpose you ask? Just wait and see. It will soon be evident and it involves change that will help to transform the world as we know it.

Watch/Comment/Share the “Did It For the Dream” video, exclusively on You Tube. The single is available for download and streaming on all digital platforms.

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Twitter @dbdballistic

Instagram @dbdballistic

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ARTIST 101: Entertainment personality Jay Smash does what it takes to stay ahead of the curve

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

If you look up the word “businessman” in the dictionary, don’t be surprised if you find an entry for New Orleans artist/songwriter/entrepreneuer Jay Smash.

Jay is an interesting young artist who not only has multiple hustles within the entertainment industry, but who also takes part in his share of philanthropic activities, particularly those involving the next generation of athletic superstars. He also works hard to learn the business end of …. well, the entertainment business – and he makes sure to make his world a better place, using his music as the vehicle to effect change. Anyone who knows anything about being successful, understands that knowing the ins and outs of anything, can only push you forward!

Jay has an array of visuals and songs currently available so stay tuned to the coming press on those projects! In the meantime, take a second and get to know Jay Smash:

Stage Name: Jay Smash

Hailing from: New Orleans, Louisiana

Musical Influences: Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, Rock, and Neo Soul

Favorite Food: Steak

Favorite Shoe: Jordan 11 “SpaceJam”

If he could be endorsed by any brand, who would it be and why? It would be whatever brand that gives him an opportunity to be profitable, innovative, and contribute to the creative process.

Favorite Song: “Zoom” by the Commodores

Favorite Artist: Lauryn Hill

What’s on his playlist now? “Could you Learn?” by T.I.

If he wasn’t rapping, what would he be doing? He would be a Sports Analyst and/or Sports Commentator

If he won 10 million dollars, what would he do with it? He says you must tithe 10%, so a million would go towards kingdom building, 2 million a piece for his two boys, 3 million for his mother, and he’ll use his two million to generate more future revenue.

EDITOR’S NOTE: As you can see, Jay Smash is an entertainment personality who is way ahead of the curve! You’ll be seeing much more of him in the coming months.

Devious teams up with Fiend on New Video “Coffee House”

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Devious and Fiend have both been busy releasing new music. The two Nola rap legends found time to create a smooth sultry “Coffee House” produced by BlaqNMild. The new video was released July 16th and the single is now available on all digital outlets.

View Coffee House here:

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Follow Devious @itsdevious on Instagram

Follow Fiend @504fiend

Fiend Hosts “On My Job Rap Battle” in New Orleans July 18th

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Thd laid back but energetic platinum artist Fiend will be hosting “On My Job Rap Battle” at the HI HO Lounge in New Orleans. Artists from all over the US as well as Louisiana regularly come out and participate in intense battle performances. Studio time, features with Fiend, and free internet radio play are a few of the fringe benefits. The Heat Magazine wanted to share the latest and greatest with Fiend.  Follow Fiend @504fiend on Instagram. KLC The Drum Major and other special guests will be in the building.

For more information, email onmyjobrapbattle@gmail.com