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Brass-A-Holics Will Be Recording Sophomore Album Live At The House Of Blues

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

 

Brass-A-Holics Photo by Armon Dauphin of Dauphin Tales

 

It is not often a live band from New Orleans is able to maintain a unique identity and go beyond playing  traditional favorites. The Brass-A-Holics have been able to fuse various genres of music together and develop a style of their own. Refusing to be labeled, the talented group of eclectics are led by feeling and energy received from their fanbase. February 3rd at The House of Blues in New Orleans on Decatur Street, they will embark on a new milestone. The Brass-A-Holics will be recording their sophomore album live.  “We wanted to give our audience the true essence of what we do which is performing live,” said trombonist Winston Turner.

The Heat Magazine: What can your fans and our readers expect during the performance?

Brass-A-Holics: We will be recording original material and filming a documentary.

The Heat Magazine: What is the name of the album?

Brass-A-Holics: Both the album and documentary are titled “Word on the Street-Live From The House of Blues New Orleans”.

The album is scheduled to be released during festival season in New Orleans.  “We want our beautiful fans and friends to be able to bring what we do back home with them,” said trumpeter Tannon Williams.

 

In addition to being a great band that has performed nationally and abroad, The Brass-A-Holics are community stakeholders. Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit the New Orleans Performing and Arts Society.

Doors open at 8pm and showtime is at 9pm. Tickets are available at houseofblues.com/New Orleans or Ticketmaster.com.

In association with Live Nation, The Brass-A-Holics live album will also include Tysson and Tonya-Boyd-Cannon.

Brass-A-Holics Photo by Armon Dauphin of Dauphin Tales

The Heat Magazine wanted our readers to be in the know about this epic event. Follow the Brass-A-Holics on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

 

 

(NEW HEAT) Dee Day x Kidd Kidd – “Hold Up”

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Dee Day dropped through to hand off his new single, “Hold Up“, a collaboration with G-Unit’s own Kidd Kidd and the first single off their upcoming “Blue Moon”, set to drop February 21st.

Follow them on Twitter:

@DEEDAY504

@itskiddkidd

Dappa Surprises Fans With New Mixtape: Rappapalooza

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Platinum songwriter Dappa surprisingly unleashes new mixtape “Rappapalooza ‘Hot Winter'”.

On the heels of his new video “Motivation” and a compelling “U Name It Challenge” performance on Sheba Turk’s 504 specialty show, Dappa creates feel good music. He hints with an oxymoron “Hot Winter” in the artwork and subtitle for this project.

Descriptive of his style, “Rappapalooza” includes a snowman near the shore of blue waters on the cover but it’s what lives within the graphics that will have fans connecting to the latest offering by the upbeat artist.

The Heat Magazine wanted our readers to hear it first. Dappa jumps in with an urban intro “Fresh Kings” and sets an energetic tone. Transitioning to a nostalgic ” Outchea,” the Fresh Music Group artist performs engaging lyrics and brings us back to carefree days in life over a “Mr. Telephone Man” interpolation.

Dappa stays true to the roots of authentic hip hop on “Give Up The Goods” while sharing bars with Alfred Banks over a classic Mobb Deep composition. Then, Dappa hypes it up for the fellas and ladies on “Bad and the Bourgeoisie” featuring Prince Asim. The witty rapper gains a nod from The Heat Magazine with this consistent product. Moving forward, this creative narrates an eclectic “Blood On My Notepad” with a unique and imagery filled display of lyrical ability.

“Over You” is a grown and sexy favorite as Dappa spits heartfelt lyrics illustrating the ebb and flow within a relationship and he asserts his personal standards as well as self-worth.

The mixtape is sealed with a groovy “1994 (Roxie)”. Dappa soulfully exhibits a myriad of skills. “Don’t play with them boys from New Orleans,” Dappa speaks on New Orleans artists and their ambition. On this particular record, he highlights the necessary mindset needed to realize an accomplished career as an artist.

All in all, the Fresh Music Group emcee delivers a quality over quantity mixtape and rekindles the essence of hip hop. Dappa provides a “lead by example” archetype during a time where the music industry has partially let listeners down with uninspiring releases.

Check out Dappa’s  project here:
http://www.freshmusicgroup.com/rapapalooza-mixtape/

National Rap Star Fiend fuses Hip Hop With Live Band

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

National rap star Fiend also known as International Jones fuses hip hop with live band.

The former No-Limit emcee has performed in London, Europe, Paris, and all throughout the United States since his gold and platinum success as a No Limit Artist.

Fiend became the first true hip hop artist to perform with Preservation Hall Jazz Band along with Nesby Phips. He has also performed with the Grid, a live band from New Orleans. With performances in Austin, Texas, California, New York, and other cities down south, Fiend promises to continue spreading positive vibrations. Additionally, Fiend has played live band sets with his Big Boy Records family at the Howlin’ Wolf and The House Of Blues.


In 2017, Fiend will be performing live with band colleagues in New Orleans and abroad. After his recent success with Jet Life Recordings along with Currensy, Fiend has stayed busy with new digital releases and mixtape on his Fiend Entertainment imprint.

Fiend has smoothly transcended as an artist, producer, and songwriter. Fans can look forward to having a good time filled with energy as well as witness the grown and sexy persona during his upcoming live shows.
The raspy voice of the south is now taking dates for live instrumentation sets and hopes to satisfy aficionados in the heart of New Orleans.

For booking, please contact Dion Norman.

NEW MUSIC: BTY YoungN x GreatWhite Stylez – “Mac & Brad” (Rich Gang)

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Instagram: @BTY_YoungN @greatwhite.fb.stylez @drinkfreewater

BTY YoungN and GreatWhite Stylez are two of the hottest lyricists out right now. Given their recent co-sign by none other than Birdman himself and affiliation with Rich Gang, the sky is the limit for these two. They stop through to drop off the visuals to “Mac & Brad”, filmed by Free Water.

These highly acclaimed New Orleans, Louisiana rappers are putting in work day in and day out and each have numerous singles and videos. Their social media following is climbing daily and their every move is being followed, especially since media giants have taken to recording their antics.

There is much more to come from BTY YoungN and GreatWhite Stylez in 2017.

NEW MUSIC: Jay Jones – “Bad & Boujee Freestyle” (0017th/YM)

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Jay Jones is one of the most prolific, charismatic and well-rounded lyricists in the game. Artist, songwriter, amateur actor, and successful entrepreneur, there is not much this talent has not accomplished in his young life.

Hailing from Hollygrove, rap’s mecca of unique talent, Jay Jones’ roots are anything but humble. His father is one of the architects of the rap genre and the apple does not fall far from the tree. Growing up, Jay Jones was surrounded by amazing musical talent and it is apparent in his music. This award winning wordsmith is known regionally as a force to be reckoned with – and there are not many who dare challenge him. He’s had a successful solo career, but it’s been his affiliation with 0017th and Young Money that’s helped to get his brand out to the world. 2015 and 2016 were extraordinary years for Jay Jones, with 2017 expected to be another banner year.

He is putting the finishing touches on his EP “Dey Know” and currently in the process of releasing several in-studio visuals, with the first being the “Bad & Boujee Freestyle”.

Follow Jay Jones on Twitter & Instagram: @JayJones17th

President Obama Delivers Heartfelt Historical Farewell Address

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

On January 10 in Chicago, President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address with poise, credibility, and thorough reflection. He reminded American citizens of the accomplishments during his tenure but it was his ability to express his admiration for First Lady Michelle Obama and his daughters Sasha and Malia that garnered the greatest response. Then, he granted a gracious example of gratitude to Vice President Joe Biden. Obama spoke on the bond that has grown between him and his colleague since they took on the top-tier responsibilities in the U.S.A.

Politically speaking, he charged Americans to get involved and run for office or become more active. “Show up. Dive in. Stay at it. Sometimes you will win. Sometimes you will lose.” Obama motivated listeners and viewers to shun away from radicalism and encouraged common sense approaches to continue to protect our democracy. Though cynics will attempt to disdain his farewell speech as cliche’ and continue to transfer total blame onto him for every past and current dilemma in the land of the free, Obama asserted “Yes we can, yes we did, yes we can!”

On the other hand, he tackled the uncertainty, disappointment, and division that exists since the election of President-elect Donald Trump. Obama admonished Trump to officiate in a manner that caters to multiculturalism including Muslims instead of accentuating a global divide.

His farewell address was clearly a historical moment and the Chicago senator foreshadowed his continuous leadership and engagement in America’s political affairs. While many Americans from various parties yearn for a third term under Obama’s watch, the reaction to his powerful rhetoric indicated a majority approval rate of his legacy for the last eight years.

While none can profess to know what the future will bring in America as it relates to Trump’s presidential legacy and whether 21st century Americans will be led by additional minority presidents, Obama has served as one of the most important individuals to live in the White House.

His two-term presidency provided evidence of hope for change among Americans. While one individual cannot absolutely correct all disgruntlement related to political ideologies, Obama is definitely a loved leader by millions. Despite political naysayers, bigotry, and obstacles, he stayed the course. President Barack Obama joined the ranks of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as an advocate for change.

Happy Birthday Mimi Faust From The Heat Magazine

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

On your birthday friends wish you many things, but I will wish you only two: always and never. Never feel blue and always be happy!

17 year old New Orleans fashion designer Eric James Sewing Up The Game

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

New Orleans native Eric James, a seventeen year old student at Eleanor McMain Secondary School, decided to enter the entrepreneurial world at an early age. Once a running back at McMain, James has devoted his time into creating the LIVDON and E James brand. Unlike most teens who are totally immersed in wearing fashion, social media, and talking on the cellphone, James grows up rapidly by putting in hours designing and sewing new-wave clothing.

Visit his website http://www.ejamesdesigns.com and support his business.

In the city of New Orleans, it’s real easy to become distracted by the streets and peer pressure. However, James said he learned some valuable advice about staying focused on his passion. “You gotta really do it, no half-steppin’ at all.”

The Heat Magazine wanted to share a story about New Orleans youth attempting to do something positive. Check out the mini-documentary on Eric James directed by Malcolm J Studios here:

 

 

Lil Cali Links Up With Master P and Mista Cain on “Gangsta”

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Louisiana rap artist Lil Cali puts together a banger which includes Master P, Mista Cain, and Mouse On Da Track. With a roster of this sort, The Heat Magazine wanted to highlight Cali Pachino’s fourth quarter installment as he preps his fans and listeners for “Long Live The Game 2”.

Cali has been busy building his new imprint “Uncut Entertainment” while continuing to work with UTP and Travis James Entertainment.

According to Lil Cali, his upcoming project includes  a movie. The rapper, who recently blessed us with “Suppose To Shine”, is gearing up for a premium release with “Long Live The Game 2”.  For the few that may not be aware, Lil Cali made his mark into the industry on the YzGyz label with his debut “Long Live The Game”.  From there, he’s maintained a successful career and continues to hold his own professionally as an artist.

 

Check out the homie “Cal” right here. Stay tuned for upcoming details.