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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.

Jay Da Menace Unleashes “I Took Yo Beat” Mixtape

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Jay Da Menace, one half of Black Menace, a legendary rap group from the heavily talented area of Hollygrove, sends a message with his new mixtape “I Took Yo Beat”.
The wordsmith approaches the project by synthesizing popular urban instrumentals from both lyrically endowed artists and those who miss the mark. Nonetheless, Jay Da Menace layers the music with skillful rhymes and witty performances.

Whether it’s “Broccoli” creating a happier mood or the laid-back “Come&C-Me”, Jay Da Menace provides imagery that connects to faithful listeners. He switches gears with “Da-Other Side” by adding a darker bang to the project. “I Took Yo Beat” crosses geographically and demographically with “Hello” and Jay Da Menace shines as usual riding the wave of the beat comfortably.

This project is a pre-cursor to his spring-slated release “Real Rap”, a double album dropping March, 2017.
The rhyme spitter reflects on “Cut It” and shows admiration for “Dat Girl” along with his son Jay Jones, a young fiery emcee making moves in the industry. Jay Da Menace goes in by adding intensity to the street oriented production while Jay Jones adds the climax. “Real Rap with my pops Jay Da Menace let’s get it”.

Mista Meana of Partners N Crime serves as a guest feature on the clubby “I Promise” and he starts off with “I met her Uptown but she say she from the nine at the second line, can I get a minute of your time?”. Detailing the dialogue and development of an interaction with a lady the narrator is in pursuit of, Meana spits game on the track.

On “Sorry Not Sorry”, the Black Menace b-boy displays a raw set of bars and follows up with a lyrical answer on “Sorryyy”. The project features Mr. Meana, Jay Jones, Konsep, CHYNA, and Militia-Ko. This 21-song installment touches on diverse subject matter and closes with the heartfelt “Exchange” where Jay Da Menace shares his expectations of reciprocity in a relationship.

The Heat Magazine wanted our listeners to get a detailed look on the XLP distributed projects as the New Orleans rap artist prepares to release his double-album. Listen to the entire mixtape here:

 

 

 

SWISH GANG FILMS PRESENTS “THE CROSS OUT 1&2”

Monday, December 19th, 2016

PREMIERE SCREENING AT THE PLAZA THEATRE JAN 3RD 2017

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 Swish Gang Films and director Swish Pzy announce their special invitation premiere screening of “The Cross Out” and “The Cross Out Part 2” on January, 3rd, 2017 from 7pm-9:30pm at the Plaza Theatre (1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE Atlanta, GA). The event will showcase the two independent short films followed by a Q&A with the director and actors in the film. Tickets can be purchased in advance online through Eventbrite or at the Plaza Theatre box office the day of the screening.

About “The Cross Out 1&2”

From Swish Gang Films, executive producer Swish Pzy and Curtis Snow, director of “Snow On the Bluff” the soon to be released original shorts “The Cross Out” and “The Cross Out Part 2”. “The Cross Out” is an independent short which depicts the lives of several individuals who reside in Austin Homes Projects located in what Knoxville, TN refers to as “the gun zone” an area is known for shootings and violence. This is the backdrop for the team as they commence to take over the city through their ruthless dealings and set forth on a mission to get paid causing chaos along the way. “The Cross Over Part 2” is a continuation of the story line with some scenes taking place in Atlanta and features a host of cameos including Curtis Snow, from “Snow On the Bluff” alongside some of his Vine City family. View “The Cross Out Part 2” trailer at https://youtu.be/opP6Vn1ZF-A and follow director Swish Pzy on social media @SwishPzy (Instagram /Twitter / Facebook).

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Corner Boy P Illustrates The Art Of Finessin’ on His New Mixtape

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Jet Life recording artist Corner Boy P recently released “The Art of Finessin'”, produced by Purp Dogg. The mixtape is available on ITunes, Apple Music, and Spotify for our readers and Jets to enjoy.

The project includes soulful “So Long” featuring Fiend. The Jet Life duo complement each other and the track is seamless. “So Long” is already a favorite on this project based on early feedback.

“Never switch up on the fam, never bite the hand,” raps Curren$y on Corner Boy P’s “A Safe In The Ceilin'” track, another hot collaboration on the project.  “Never sacrifice your product with personal problems,” spits Corner Boy P, stamping this track as official.

The New Orleans native informs listeners by creating 10 solo tracks. “Opinions like soundclouds…everybody got one,” the Jet Life rapper cleverly begins with on his “Way Of Life” tune, a jazzy mafia-mood song. Corner Boy says he will let them keep talking while he gets “the money on ’em”. He continues by dropping a speaker shaking “Stack It, Pile It Up”, a song where the hook and percussions blend perfectly.

Corner Boy P. magnifies “The Art Of Finessin'” release with a colorful visual of the appropriate “Expectations” directed by FREEWATER.

The Heat Magazine won’t let all the jewels out of the bag in this exclusive article. Check out the total body of work for yourself.  Our readers can vibe  to “So Long” here:

 

 

Chicken and Watermelon Hosts Toy and Bike Giveaway In New Orleans

Friday, December 16th, 2016

In New Orleans, philanthropy continues during the holiday season. Located on 3400 South Claiborne Avenue, the well-known Chicken and Watermelon restaurant and Jazz Daiquiris will bless children with toys and bikes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Heat Magazine wanted our New Orleans readers to know about this kind gesture as Christmas and New Year approaches. Kudos to these African-American businesses for being stakeholders in their community.

 

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: