Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

***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.

Follow @soundsgoodalready on Instagram to stay updated with his daily activities.

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

 
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(ARTIST 101) Sess 4-5, the hardest working man in showbiz

Monday, May 28th, 2018

If any entertainer has earned the title of “Hardest Working Man in Show Business”, it is New Orleans’ own Sess 4-5. He is indeed the “Hustle God.”

Sess 4-5 is an artist, promoter, activist, and entrepreneur (he’s owner of Nuthin But Fire Records) whose reputation precedes him – a reputation for putting in a massive amount of work as well as being an innovator whose promotional tactics are copied all over the region. Sess has managed to fuse the age of promotional hand to hand combat with the digital age to take his hustle to new heights.

Learn a little about Sess 4-5:

STAGE NAME: Sess 4-5

CATCH PHRASE: See Wut Dat Do

HAILING FROM: New Orleans, Louisiana 9th Ward Desire Project

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: 2Pac, E40, Mystikal, Juvenile, Daddy Yo, & Nas

FAVORITE FOOD: Fish and macaroni

FAVORITE SHOES: Nike

IF YOU COULD BE ENDORSED BY ANY BRAND, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? Tidal because it’s a Black owned streaming platform and it’s in the music business.

FAVORITE SONG: “Trap Jumpin” – H.U.S.T.L.A.Z. ft. Magnolia Chop

FAVORITE ARTIST: Sess 4-5

WHAT’S IN YOUR PLAYLIST RIGHT NOW? “10 Summers” – H.U.S.T.L.A.Z.

IF YOU WEREN’T RAPPING, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? Successfully running several businesses.

IF YOU WON 10 MILLION DOLLARS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT? Invest it.

Twitter & Instagram: @Sess45

(ARTIST 101) Ballistic, an amazing talent showcasing his parable music

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Versatile, talented and just all around dope is a good, short description of entertainment powerhouse Ballistic.

Born and raised near Austin, Texas, Ballistic has been through every kind of rough patch you can imagine, yet he not only survived, but he won at the game of life. He’s now an international act who travels the world performing his “parable music”. His Death By Design imprint is taking the world by storm.

We have a much more in-depth interview with Ballistic coming soon, but for now, enjoy his Artist 101 interview:

STAGE NAME: Ballistic

HAILING FROM: Tampa, Florida

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: 2pac, Z-Ro, James Brown, Barry White, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Marvin Gaye, Dean Martin, Wisin y Yandel, Fat Pat, Big Hawk, Von Won, and Andre 3000

FAVORITE FOOD: Vietnamese (Pho Tai Nam), Lebanese

FAVORITE SHOES: Vlado, Adidas, G Nikes, and Custom

IF YOU COULD BE ENDORSED BY ANY BRAND, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? Forbes and Wall Street because of the influence and affluence it would garner to challenge the norm of culture.

FAVORITE SONG: “So Many Tears” and “Lost Souls” by 2Pac

FAVORITE ARTIST: 2Pac

WHAT’S IN YOUR PLAYLIST RIGHT NOW? Perry G, Kat Trakz, Von Won, Andre 3000, 2Pac, Hector Delgado, Thousand Foot Krutch, Skillet, Rebirth Garcia, and Regason

IF YOU WEREN’T RAPPING, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? I would be full-time in audio engineering. I love to produce other artists from a songwriting perspective as well. Catering a sound for marketability and seeing its full expression brings excitement.

IF YOU WON 10 MILLION DOLLARS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT? I would invest into the community I am a part of and organizations actually reaching the you and me. The change of culture happens from within.

SOCIAL MEDIA: @dbdballistic on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat

(HEAT INTERVIEW) Meet “The Professor” as he launches his new podcast, The Genius Generation

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Every once in a while an idea comes along that is so dope, that anticipation forms and a huge buzz ensues. And so it is with The Genius Generation podcast. It’s an idea that was born as result of years of research coupled with an ear for Hip Hop that came from students of the Golden Era – with one of those “students” turning into “professor”.

Meet Nathan Rideaux, purveyor of The Genius Generation Podcast, the newest and dopest podcast to come along in a very long time. The Genius Generation Podcast delves into the roots of Hip Hop, from birth to modern day, stopping along the way to meet the legendary architects of the genre and to memorialize and salute their accomplishments. Were it not for these historical figures, Hip Hop would not have grown into the multi-billion dollar cultural movement that has invaded all walks of life, from children to adults. It has truly changed the world and The Genius Generation Podcast will focus on Hip Hop’s impact. Who knows where it will go from here?

Nathan is no stranger to captivating audiences with his historical and visual storytelling skills. After all, he did direct and produce the documentary “We Are One: Street Music of New Orleans”, a project that required years of research and production and one that was well-received. We recently sat down with Nathan to learn more about his ideas, his plans for the podcast and how it all came about. Here’s what he had to say:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Where did you come up with this idea?

NATHAN: The Genius Generation’s name derives from a book written by Tom Brokaw, former Anchor of the NBC Nightly News. About 15 years ago, he wrote a book titled “The Greatest Generation,” paying honor to World War II Vets, who happened to be the parents of The Baby Boomers, which were our parents. Well, I wanted to pay honor and respect to my own generation, Generation X. Also known as The Hip-Hop Generation. We’ve done some incredible things in society, in all walks of life, from entertainment, business, education, to influencing what became known as pop culture. The tie that binds is Hip-Hop. We became creators and revolutionaries. Hip-Hop gave us the mindset of, “Bleep it! I’ll do it myself!”

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What do you hope to achieve through the podcast?

NATHAN: Two things I’m good at is remembering history and talking about it. This podcast is the forum to celebrate our culture, our way. Ultimately, I wanted to create a space to educate. Information gets distorted over time when the stories fail to get told. I also wanted to shine a light on Southern Hip-Hop’s history and the forgotten legends. I think we can successfully build that bridge between old and young thru proper education. There are so many stories to tell and people to mention. The South has been thriving for 25 years in Hip-Hop. We respect every region, but now we have our own legends to crown.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: If you could pick 5 golden era music figures to have at a roundtable discussion on the show, who would that be and why?

NATHAN: If I could have a roundtable discussion with 5 golden era music figures, they would have to be Pete Rock, Nas, DJ Premier, Mannie Fresh, and Master P. The three Producers I have listed are because, Producers came from DJ’ing, which is the foundation of the culture. I call those guys the alchemists of our generation, because they orchestrated the soundtracks of our lives. Nas is listed because he represents the ultimate wordsmith in the game. Master P speaks for itself, for wisdom thru trying to remain independent. That’s my ultimate roundtable.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: The format of the show encourages discussion and dialogue. What positive changes do you foresee the podcast creating in the industry?

NATHAN: The Genius Generation Podcast will be heavy on dialogue and information. At first, I wanted to focus strictly on the veterans in the game, but I’ve found a lot of youngsters who appreciate what I’m trying to do. They embrace the wisdom if you come at ‘em the right way. I think it will be healthy for me to learn from them and vice versa. They send me music to critique or to simply be on the show and that goes a long way in developing that network of dope material from hungry artists.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What’s up next for The Genius Generation Podcast?

NATHAN: What’s next from me and the Genius Generation is more dope content. I’m a Writer, so I’m always coming up with things and looking for collaborations.

Social Media & Contact Info:

Instagram @theprofessor73 & @thegeniusgenerationpodcast

Twitter TheProf73

Email thegeniusgeneration@gmail.com

(NEW HEAT) Yung Wood Winnin – “Necklace” (VIDEO)

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Houston, Texas is the home to the Hoodkats – members of Hoodkat Music Group (HKMG), to be exact. And HKMG is home to several up and comers, including the young spitter who goes by the name of Yung Wood Winnin – and winning is just what he plans to do for the rest of 2018 and beyond.

This lively artist/songwriter serves the important role of breadwinner in his family, so it was only right that he link up with Breadman, HKMG’s head honcho. Together with the rest of the HKMG family, Yung Wood Winnin is carefully plotting his next move, which includes the release of new music and visuals, all under the HKMG umbrella.

Follow Yung Wood Winnin:

Instagram & Twitter @yungwoodwinnin

Source: This Is 50

(NEW HEAT) BTY YoungN ft. Kango Slimm of PNC – “BTY YoungN Mama” (VIDEO)

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the visuals for “BTY YoungN Mama” were released. By all accounts, the song was one that was close to the heart of the late, great BTY YoungN.

There probably was no fact about the artist/songwriter that was better known, than of the love he had for his mother. A lot of broken hearts were left behind when BTY YoungN’s life was taken, but fortunately, he left behind a lot of his unreleased art, including this special video featuring Kango Slimm of the legendary group, Partners-N-Crime.

(ARTIST 101) Yung Wood Winnin, one of South Park’s finest

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Yung Wood Winnin is one of the latest signees to Houston‘s premiere imprint, Hoodkat Music Group (HKMG).

The young artist represents the HKMG brand to the fullest. He’s preparing to release new music, including the upcoming visuals for “Necklace“, set to drop later this month.

Yung Wood Winnin is the latest in our Artist 101 series – get to know him!

Stage Name: Yung Wood Winnin

Hailing from: South Park/Houston, Texas (Dead End to be exact)

Musical influences: SUC and Cash Money

Favorite food: Shrimp and Fries

Favorite shoe: Jordan 13

If you could be endorsed by any brand, who would it be and why? If I received an endorsement, I would want the Jordan brand to behind the Hoodkats’ vision, because everything Jordan offers is so special.

Favorite song: “Ghetto Dreams” by Fat Pat

Favorite artist: Breadman

What’s on your playlist now? Only thing on my playlist if Hoodkat sh*t!

If you weren’t rapping, what would you be doing? If I wasn’t rapping, I’d just be a Hoodkat.

If you won 10 million dollars, what would you do with it? I’d feed all my Hoodkats.

Social media: @yungwoodwinnin

(NEW HEAT) Hollygrove Keem – “Who Run It” (Freestyle)

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Hollygrove Keem is back, this time with even more smoke. He just dropped the visuals to “Who Run It”, a freestyle video with cameos from some of New Orleans’ up and coming music artists and entrepreneurs including Punn Da Pusha and the CEO of Distribute apparel company. The video was directed/edited by well-known videographer @DigitalDess.

Keem has long been a standout among his musical peers in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hailing from the infamous Hollygrove neighborhood, Hollygrove Keem has built his brand from the ground up over the past couple of years, having toured the nation with 0017th and worked with the likes of Fetty Wop, the late great BTY YoungN, Jay Jones, Reem, Punn Da Pusha, and more. He has endured more than his share of pain over the past couple of years, but that only served to push him harder. Ask around – Hollygrove Keem is back, better than ever and ready to take his place among the stars of his generation.

For interviews and media inquiries, contact Publicist Arlene Culpepper (@hurricanearlene) of MIKODreamz PR via email at MIKODreamzPR@gmail.com.

Follow Hollygrove Keem on social media:

Twitter @keem0017th

Instagram @hollygrovekeem0017th

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.

Hear the new single here:

Find out more at yaboydappa.com and follow Dappa on Instagram @yaboydappa

 

(NEW HEAT) Rula – “Memory Lane” (TRIBUTE TO BTY YOUNGN)

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

The loss of BTY YoungN is still being felt around the entertainment world. It has been one year since the vibrant, full of life artist was tragically murdered in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. BTY YoungN was a budding, rising superstar, to say the least. His first cousin Rula just released to the visuals to his song “Memory Lane”, available on You Tube. The track is produced by the young genius, Super Producer Blaq-N-Mild.

“Memory Lane” is a heartfelt, touching single with visuals that display some of YoungN’s last moments caught on camera, in the months leading up to his death.

Follow Rula, Team Squared (his management team), and producer on Instagram:

@1Rula @ChuckJerome @MrMeana @BlaqNMild

For interviews and media inquiries, contact Publicist Arlene Culpepper of MIKODreamz PR (@hurricanearlene) via email at MIKODreamzPR@gmail.com.