Archive for the ‘Mixtapes’ Category

Heat Exclusive: A Conversation with King Reality

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

 

The Heat Magazine takes a travel to the West Bank of New Orleans. Many may not fathom that this area near the East Bank of New Orleans includes surrounding cities known for music. These small cities are unique and offer eclectic music. If a visitor travels across the Greater New Orleans bridge, they’ll become familiar with Algiers, Harvey, Belle Chasse, Westwego, Kennedy Heights, and of course Marrero just to name a few.

Ice Mike, Bust Down, Tim Smooth, and Dj Too Cool, all who have earned their place as legends of New Orleans and Louisiana hip hop earned their national acclaim on this side of the Mississippi River. Mobo Records, Ruthless Juveniles, and other West Bank area artists manufactured hits in the 90s.

MC Thick was the most well known rap artist from Marrero in the 20th century after landing a deal with Atlantic Records largely due to his hit single “Marrero” which was produced by J Diamond Washington, an owner of Diamond Studios.

In the 21st century, the hip hop scene continues to flourish. Rappers such as Choppa Style and Baby Boy Da Prince both received national success. Nowadays, artists like B Assasson and Daniel Heartless are making their way through the ranks of the industry.

In 2006, a young man started his professional rap career leading him to a national collaboration on Baby Boy Da Prince’s album. Perfectly titled, “Across Da Water,” the album included a song “Marrero” and this is where his first creative energy was released. Currently, he has a full length album  “New Orleans Premonition” available on all digital outlets. The Heat Magazine wanted our readers to get an inside look on this burgeoning artist.

The Heat Magazine: Tell the world your stage name?

King Reality: My stage name is King Reality.

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

King Reality: I have been rapping since I was 5 yrs old.

The Heat Magazine: Being from Marrero, you come up with Mc Thick, Choppa Style, Baby Boy, and B Assasson. How important is it for you to represent your hood in your music?

King Reality: It’s very important that I continue to carry the torch because those brothers paved for like myself to come through.

The Heat Magazine: What separates you as an artist from your peers?

King Reality: My experience separates me from my peers because of real life situations that I have been faced with and overcome.

The Heat Magazine: As it relates to production, who do you work with?

King Reality: I work with beats by Nell, Quarter Key, and Alroc Kapezee from Untouchable Records.

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

King Reality: To let my talent be seen throughout the world and be a major takeover in the industry.

The Heat Magazine: Tell us about your latest release.

King Reality: My mixtape is called MARRERO JAMMBALAYA with features from Mr Marcello and Choppa Style as well as a few other artists.

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

King Reality Stay consistent and trust God. Always believe in yourself.

The Heat Magazine: Who influences you musically?

King Reality: Tupac and Soulja Slim.

The Heat Magazine: Tell us some things about Marrero that our readers and fans may not know.

King Reality: It’s a small city with lots of love where people have been knowing each other their whole lives. It’s a place with a lot of unity. It’s a place where if you stayed for a while, you would probably not ever want to leave.

The Heat Magazine: Do you plan on working with anyone in the future that we should know about?

King Reality: Yes, I plan on working with Lil Wayne, Drake, Piles, and more.

The Heat Magazine: What do you think about Louisiana’s rap scene?

King Reality: I think we are building. We are coming behind Cash Money and No Limit who showed us how to take control of our destiny. No matter what, the world is ours! (Bahlee dat)

 

Check out the album here:

[MIXTAPE] 4 REAL – “#4MATIC”| @4REALMUSIC_

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

When you are seeking a storyline behind the everyday struggle – Hip-Hop Duo of 4 Real, De_Graaf & J-Don are the solution. The storyline to be heard is on their most recent compilation, 4Matic. The 11-track mixtape/EP has several talented producers like Two4Flex, Easy European, Decicco; just to name a few.

4 REAL

De_Graaf, who grew up in Elmont NY has always had a passion for music since a young child. Some of the East Coast influences included Nas, 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Biggie Smalls. Often many misconstrued De_Graaf’s passion for music as a hobby. Someone told him “You Should Take This Serious,” and this inspired him to channel his energy into making it a reality. At that moment, he partnered with J-Don to create a solid plan to reveal to the world.

4 Real

The other half of 4 Real, J-Don was born In Flatbush, Brooklyn; but raised In Elmont, NY. The love that J-Don has for music can be heard in his delivery. Growing up during his elementary school days, During breaks, He & his friends would rap in the back of the class. This is where he earned the name “Jada” for his resemblance to “Jadakiss” & his impeccable bars inspired by his favorite rapper “Meek Mill.” For the record, J-Don has a story to tell, and he wants you to experience it.

J-Don & Graaf has put in work and often spent many days writing over beats. They both realize that it was time to take things to the next level. The 4 Real duo plan to present the “Real” in Hip-Hop with their aspiring vocals and uptempo beats. Both De_Graaf and J-Don have a desire to create a new sound in the rap industry.

Don’t forget to check out their debut first project “4Matic”. It is streaming on Apple Music, Spotify, DatPiff and other digital music outlets everywhere.

Media Inquiries: Ms. Carmen – Platinum Voice PR (312)870-0122

 

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.

Follow @reem0017th on Instagram

(NEW HEAT) Dash Carrera – “Nothing Major” (MIXTAPE)

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Dash Carrera drops off his dope new mixtape entitled “Nothing Major”. The tape features not only Dash’s unique style of music, but also Jay Jones, Teezy Baby and much more!

Stream/Comment/Share and follow Dash Carrera on Instagram – @iam_dashcarrera

(NEW HEAT) Reem – “B4 I Talk My Sh*t the Mixtape”

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

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Twitter @Reem0017th

We often hear true hip hop fans and historians complain about how there is very little real lyricism left in modern rap music. New Orleans’ own (Hollygrove) Reem is here to fill that void. Co-Founder of 0017th, one of the dopest groups in recent history, Reem is making a name for himself all over the country. His wordplay is unrivaled. His charm and charisma draws fans from far and wide.

Reem recently dropped “B4 I Talk My S*** the Mixtape” to wide acclaim. He is currently touring the U.S. with another New Orleans original, Curren$y, on the Pilot Talk Trilogy Tour. “B4 I Talk My S*** the Mixtape” is an 8-track masterpiece that serves as the precursor to Reem’s soon to be released “Lyke This”.

“B4 I Talk My S*** the Mixtape” is available for download and streaming from all major music retailers, including iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Google Play, Amazon Music, and hundreds more sites. He will be dropping the visuals to “No Accommodations” later this quarter, so stay tuned for a whole lot more dope music from Reem.

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(NEW HEAT) Hollygrove Keem – Never Loved Us (Promo Tape)

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

The words “growth” and “power” come to mind when you think of New Orleans artist Hollygrove Keem.

“Never Loved Us (Promo Tape)” is a 6-track mini-project that serves as the prequel to Hollygrove Keem’s upcoming project, “Never Loved Us”. It is produced in part by super producer KC and features powerhouses such as the late great BTY YoungN, as well as Jay Jones, GreatWhite Stylez, Dash Carrera, and Punn Da Pusha. On April 29th, the world lost an amazing talent in BTY YoungN. His loss has affected Hollygrove Keem and many others who have vowed to make certain the BTY YoungN legacy lives on through his – and their music. One of the cuts off “Never Loved Us (Promo Tape)” is the emotional track “Letter To YoungN”.

Birthed from struggle and polished to diamond-like perfection, this amazing lyricist uses words to paint pictures of his everyday reality. While taking us through descriptions of his world, he manages to shine his bright light. Much can be achieved through hard work and discipline, and Hollygrove Keem is proof of this. His solo work, as well as that with the internationally recognized 0017th, has garnered quite a few accolades, including several NOLA Music Awards.

Hollygrove Keem is becoming a forced to be reckoned with and a lyrical phenomenon. Proof of that can be seen in the sheer number of streams and downloads his work has gotten in recent years, as well as in past media coverage. His most recent retail album is “Cut the Check”, a 13-track project put out by 0017th and one which has been widely acclaimed by critics, fans and music sites. “Never Loved Us” is poised to become another of his works that makes a way for more future greatness.

It will not be long before Hollygrove Keem takes his place among the stars of today’s hip hop music – while aiming for the superstardom that awaits him.

Follow Hollygrove Keem on social media:

Instagram @HollygroveKeem0017th
Twitter @Keem0017th
Website 0017th.comwww.0017th.com

Stream “Never Loved Us (Promo Tape)”:


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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:

 

(NEW HEAT) BTY YoungN – “I Ain’t Sorry For the Wait” (STREAM ALBUM)

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
Tracklisting for "I Ain't Sorry For the Wait"

Tracklisting for “I Ain’t Sorry For the Wait”

BTY YoungN is fresh off a NOLA Music Awards win for “Breakout Artist of the Year” – but there’s so much more in store for this amazing young artist. Unique, confident and full of life, YoungN has the ear of the streets. To add to his buzz, he is also making strides in the digital realm. Headstrong and intelligent, YoungN has never been one to shy away from hard work. His “I Ain’t Sorry For the Wait” has been a long time coming and is the precursor to “2nd Feed Up”. The first release in the “Feed Up” series sold over 10,000 physical copies in the streets of Greater New Orleans in just a few short months – proof positive that YoungN is next up!

Curren$y laces the game with “Anybody”

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

 

Check out the latest spectacle by Curren$y. “Anybody” is denotative and connotative at the same time. Enjoy the Jet Life emcee.