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(NEW HEAT) Devious makes history with “Bounce That” (Prod. by BlaqNMild)

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

“We gonna start this thing off right – we got Devious in the house tonight!” – From 1992’s hit single “Where They At”

New Orleans legend Devious (and of course, Hollygrove’s own) has long been a mainstay in urban music. His new single “Bounce That” was released just as Drake’s new singles are working to bring New Orleans’ unique and often imitated/never fully duplicated sound to the world! Super producer BlaqNMild created the track and added his awesome flavor to the already delicious recipe. Yes folks, it’s an exciting time in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Devious has long worked as an architect of New Orleans’ exciting sound, most notably for his historical work on DJ Jimi’s 1992 hit single “Where They At”. In fact, that song solidified the careers of not only Jimi, but Devious and Mellow Fellow and led to an explosion of Bounce Music as an entire sub-genre. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we must put it out there that New Orleans culture created Bounce. The city’s own legends catapulted it into mainstream. Once it took its place in music history, artists such as Drake and T.I. helped to make the sound travel even further around the globe – BUT credit must be given to those who created, cultivated and nurtured Bounce and New Orleans music in the beginning! Devious is one of those “bricklayers”.

“Bounce That” is available at all digital outlets. A full length album entitled “The Narrative” will soon be released by Devious and you can expect to see some memorable collaborations on deck. Devious is a highly lauded, talented and awarded songwriter, artist, entreprenuer, educator, and mentor who has been busy gaining songwriting credits with Cardi B, Lil Duval, Project Pat, and more. As of late, BlaqNMild has been producing for Drake on “Nice For What” and “In My Feelings”, as well as on Devious’ upcoming album.

Be on the lookout for Devious’ new video and single “Coffee House” feat another legendary Hollygrove MVP, Fiend. In fact, be on the lookout for Devious and BlaqNMild to continue adding to the history of New Orleans’ beautiful entertainment resume!

[NEW MUSIC] OMAR WILSON – “SHE GOT IT”| @OMARWILSON

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

The Soulful Crooner, Omar Wilson delivers his latest Single, “She Got It”

Omar Wilson released his New Single “She Got It” on Friday, June 22nd. This single embodies a fresh urban hip-hop sound while keeping the soulful vibe that is the fiery Omar Wilson. “She Got It” is available now on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Tidal etc..
As a 3-time Apollo winner, Omar Wilson 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 worked on a song 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.

Omar Wilson

 

The Omar experience has truly begun since his recent signing with BSE Recordings. Omar released his Debut Single “Passion” in September that climbed into the Top Ten of the U.S. charts. Omar has most recently released an epic recording and performance of the critically acclaimed “It’s A Man’s World” originally sung by the legendary James Brown. Omar’s version stands up to the test and quickly reached the #1 U.S. best seller in R&B in the first 24 hours of the release on November 10th. The song stood strong at #1 for 8 weeks. Since its release, Omar has appeared on “Great Day Washington”, Fox 29 Philadelphia along with DC’s TV show “The 202”, Arise 360 TV and NYC’s Famous B.B. Kings Blues House on Lenny Green’s “The Quiet Storm” and performed at the famous SOB’s in NYC.

 

All of Omar Wilson’s new release “She Got It” and all his music is available for download or streaming on all digital platforms worldwide.

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(HEAT EXCLUSIVE) Cincinnati’s own A-Money drops hot new project

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

In the entertainment world, especially where music artists are concerned, you have to have something special that stands out. Cincinnati rapper/entertainment personality A-Money has that special combination of lyrical ability and personality – qualities we don’t hear as often as we’d like. A-Money’s here to fill that void by providing quality music that stands the test of time. In his words, “They know.” One listen and you’ll understand why “THEY KNOW”.

A-Money’s a real street cat with the business acumen to turn his career into a lasting and profitable venture for many years to come. We caught up with him recently and here’s what he had to say:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Who were the 3 most important influences on your life?

A-MONEY: My grandmother – that’s where I learned intellect and how to articulate. The other two are street nigg*s – they street nigg*s so I ain’t gone say they name.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What do you feel sets you apart from your counterparts?

A-MONEY: You should be able to hear the difference in my voice. This music is made from real sh*t, from a real nigg* to all real nigg*s. They know.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What new projects are you currently working on?

A-MONEY: Aw man, all kind of sh*t coming up. I’m droppin “Guadalajara” which is straight dope and will be available on iTunes and wherever u get yo music real soon. “Trappin” will be available on iTunes, Spotify, all that July 4th.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What do you believe is the single most important piece of advice you can give a young entertainer who is just starting out?

A-MONEY: Shid, I’m a young entertainer just starting out so all I can say is try to learn shit like I am. Feel me?

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: You’ve already worked with some amazing and legendary entertainers. If you could pick 5 other artists or producers with whom you’d like to work, who would that be and why?

A-MONEY: That’s a good ass question. So many people, but I will say Kanye and T.I. “Ye vs. the people starring T.I as the people” made me start back f*cking with this music sh*t. It was genius and innovative. Also, Big Juice the producer, the Migos, Rihanna and Baby Soljia. It’s a lot more; I just tried to touch on some different areas.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Where can your fans expect to see you in the next 5 years?

A-MONEY: Ha Ha ….. sh*t, it depends on how they continue to take a nigg* music. 5 years, I can either be on Hollywood Boulevard, or back on Reading Road. Feel me?

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Instagram @a_moneytherapper
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Meet INDOE, one of the hardest working young entertainers out

Monday, June 25th, 2018

From Hermosa Beach, California to Montclair, New Jersey – to points in the entertainment industry that most young entertainers would sell their souls for, INDOE has definitely touched down and is here to stay!

In fact, INDOE has accomplished feats that most seasoned entertainers have only been able to dream of – from performing background vocals on hits from MC Lyte and Big L (as a youngster we might add), to working with superstars such as Destiny’s Child, Wyclef Jean, Pink, and Kandi Burrus. But wait …. There’s more! INDOE has a role on 50 Cent’s POWER.

INDOE is working tirelessly to make a name for herself. And she’s doing just that. We caught up with her recently, and here’s what she had to say:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Tell the readers a little about yourself.

INDOE: Well, I was raised between California and New Jersey. I have loved music my entire life and that’s what I have devoted my life to.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: If you could pick 3 people who influenced you and helped to shape you as a person, who would that be and how did they influence you?

INDOE: My mother, my father and God – all three of those energies have created who I am and I don’t feel right saying anyone else but those people.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What do you feel sets you apart from your counterparts?

INDOE: Well, I feel like everyone is different. Everyone has their own thing. So it’s not about what sets me apart; I feel like it’s more how are all the same. Everyone is putting forth their feelings. Everyone is putting forth their best foot in regards to what I do. I just think that I am honest and I say things that, you know, people can relate to and hopefully they like it.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What new projects are you currently working on?

INDOE: I’m finishing my album, getting ready to release a second single and I’m also currently on Power Season Five. I will be on Episode Four. I just finished shooting again for the upcoming season and I hope to be working some more.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What do you believe is the single most important piece of advice you can give a young entertainer who is just starting out?

INDOE: Don’t stop. Focus is everything. Do not get distracted. There be a lot of pretty boys and pretty girls – a lot of temptation – but the people that make it out are people keep their heads down into their work, to not let any distractions get in the way.

EDITOR’S NOTE: INDOE’s DLK Entertainment imprint currently has the single “Deep” out, available everywhere music is sold/streamed. INDOE is a rising star, if ever there were one! Follow INDOE and her team:

Website: DLKEntertainment.com

@dondada516

@loveindoe

NEW HEAT: Fiend Releases “Word 2 Kevin” Video

Monday, June 25th, 2018

The raspy rhyme-powered emcee, Fiend, who is also known as International Jones, dropped off a hot new video to the Heat Magazine. “Word 2 Kevin” is an intriguing visual that alludes to Fiend’s late brother Kevin Bailey.

Fiend first shared personal but heartfelt lyrics about Kevin on “Take My Pain” during his decorated career at No Limit Records.

Mr. “Heart Of A Ghetto Boy” has done it again with “Word 2 Kevin”.  Directed by Yuset Puzo, the visual is now available on YouTube for our readers and fans of Fiend to enjoy.

Check out the world premiere of “Word 2 Kevin”

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[VIDEO PREMIER] DEACON DON DY-DY – “SEEDS IN THE FIELD”| @DEACONDONDYDY

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

DEACON DON DYDY – “SEEDS IN THE FIELD”

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From the “Spiritual Ammo” double CD, the debut single ” Seeds in the Field” is making a heartfelt statement on the world wide web. Deacon Don DyDy recorded “Seeds in the Field” with his son before the tragedy. The video is based on a true story and depicts repeatable life occurrences in every sector of the world.

This story is a beacon to lure the families of the hip-hop generation toward a more spiritual message. Cameo appearances include Minister Deborah Simpkins, Reverend Al Sharpton (NAN Network) Treach (Naughty by Nature), Vinnie (Naughty by Nature) and the Jaguars, The football team of East Orange Campus High School.

Video filmed by The Creative Gods and directed by Hezues R.

 

The single can be purchased on all digital music outlets:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5kdY7n…

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id13598…

APPLE MUSIC: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1359…

Learn more at http://deacondondydy.com

 

Deacon Don DyDy

 

 

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(NEW HEAT) C.Bell – “Took A While” (VIDEO)

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Hoodkat Music Group (HKMG) artist C.Bell just dropped the visuals to his new song “Took A While”. The young Houston artist is being mentored by Houston MVP Breadman, as he works on new music set to drop later this year.

Video was shot/directed by @anchorlifefilms713.

Follow on Instagram: @b.bell_hkmg

(NEW HEAT) Yung Wood Winnin – “Imma Kill Em” (VIDEO)

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

One of Houston’s most energetic artists, Yung Wood Winnin, just dropped the visuals to his newest creation, “Imma Kill Em.

Known for his clever wordplay and lyrical style, Yung Wood Winnin is looking to solidify his stake in the rap game. He is currently putting the finishing touches on his inaugural mixtape, set to drop later this year under the Hoodkat Music Group (HKMG) imprint. Yung Wood Winnin is quickly becoming a mainstay in the Houston music community, but he is setting his sights on the world, hoping to become a household name in the near future.

Video directed/edited by @anchorlifefilms713

(NEW HEAT) Sixx Mann x T-Pain – “Audi”

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

One of the hottest artists out right now is New Orleans, Louisiana’s own Sixx Mann, who has spent the past several years carving out his own lane in urban entertainment.

Sixx Mann’s linkup with the legendary T-Pain has only served to get his name out to the masses and to solidify his spot in entertainment circles. The duo recently dropped their up tempo single entitled “Audi”, available on all digital platforms.

While Sixx Mann and T-Pain continue to create new music, they have also begun working on other ventures, most notably their being tapped as official 2018 spokespersons for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Working with PETA has provided them with an amazing opportunity to branch out internationally, as well as to further their philanthropic efforts.

Follow on Twitter: @sixxmann @TPAIN @PETA

(ARTIST 101) Gooze McKenzie, energetic artist on the rise

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Louisiana original Goose McKenzie is a high-energy performer/artist who is carving out his way in the entertainment world. Having been heavily influenced by East Coast lyricists, his wordplay is crazy. Goose will tell you that his main goal is to excite his fans through his music. He strives to make sure they have a good time while enjoying his art.

Get to know Goose McKenzie:

STAGE NAME: Goose McKenzie

LABEL: Major Paid Records

HAILING FROM: Napoleonville/Harvey, Louisiana

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Soulja Slim, Fila Phil, Ricky B, Cheeky Black, PNC, Pimp Daddy, Cash Money, No Limit, UGK, Slaughterhouse, Jae Millz, Murda Mook, 50 Cent, Ja Rule, Tupac, Biggie, OutKast, any of the 80’s to 90 R&B, Lauryn Hill, etc.

FAVORITE FOOD: Any Cajun Based creole pasta originated in Louisiana & Dat Gumbo baby! Lol

FAVORITE SHOES: Nike Lunar Force 1, Duckboots/Lebrons

IF YOU COULD BE ENDORSED BY ANY BRAND, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? I would say NIKE because of the catch phrase “Just Do it”. The phrase itself is motivational & insists that you exceed and achieve your limitations of ones doubt in willpower.

FAVORITE SONG: I’m From Louisiana by Louisiana Cash

FAVORITE ARTIST: Andre 3000

WHAT’S IN YOUR PLAYLIST RIGHT NOW? Fila Phil or any old school New Orleans artist, Lil Wayne, Jeezy, Rick Ross, Drake, Soulja Slim, Multiple Baton Rouge Artist, Kevin Gates, Boosie, Ty Dolla $ign

IF YOU WEREN’T RAPPING, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? Working As Diesel fuel/ Test & Trials mechanic @ Huntington Ingalls industries inc.

IF YOU WON 10 MILLION DOLLARS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT? Invest in a fitness center, create a program to help mentor young boys & coach them in football, by a house for my family & invest in my Daughter’s future. Help increase & build a better business portfolio under my record label.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

FB @ Goose McKenzie

IG @ Goose McKenzie

Reverbnation @GooseMcKenzie

Soundcloud/lilgoose985 & lilgoose_mpr

N1M @Goose McKenzie & MajorPaidRecords