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(INTERVIEW) J Lyric interview with Norie TV

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Catch J Lyric’s interview with the dope Norie TV!

[NEW VIDEO] Alyssa Colòn -“I’m Gucci” | @realalyssacolon

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Teen Sensation, Alyssa Colòn wow Fans with her latest video, “I’m Gucci”

 

 

Alyssa Colón’s current single, “I’m Gucci” is a teenage girl’s perspective of being very confident with goals. Alyssa is serving bossiness on this track and is warning her peers that are hanging out – she has a totally different agenda in mind.

The hook ” I’m Gucci, I’m Bougie, and I can be a little snooty, Don’t test me, Don’t mess with me, but you will see a lot of press about me!” Here  I am making my mark, selling hits and I’m gonna to spark.” is very catchy.

Alyssa is definitely bound for stardom with this hit and will be serving more in the near future. We won’t be letting the cat out of the bag. You’re just going be in suspense until she drops another one with a very notable artist in the hip-hop game. Stay tuned for major things in the works of this talented singer.

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[NEW MUSIC] NYKE NESS – “ROLL IN PEACE’ FREESTYLE | @NYKE_NESS

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

The truth is “Nothing ever came without work – Nothing ever happens behind fear. It’s life, just live your dream. There’s an up and coming rapper from the DMV area that lives this truth.

The artist that goes by the name of Nyke Ness presents his version of “Roll In Peace.” His two-minute freestyle version displays his passion for metaphors and witty wordplay and the production by ABID. With only two weeks of Soundcloud streams ranking over 1100, it has people screaming – “Kodak who?”.

Repping the ‘Dopamean’ brand, Nyke Ness, and the DME Team aim to take 2018 by storm!! This group of collective DMV talent pride themselves on using witty punch lines and creative delivery. This regimen has penetrated the ear canals of their fans; just as many of their favorite emcees have done before (Biggie, Tupac, Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Drake, Vic Mensa, Etc.).

With that said, Nyke Ness would like no comparisons as he aims to create his lane of his own with his spin on the new age rap game. His creative flows and magnetic delivery will command the attention of all that listen. Be sure to connect with Nyke Ness on all social media circuits. He’ll be coming to an ear canal near you.

 

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Happy Birthday To Tony Smith From The Heat

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years. Happy birthday!” Tony Smith from daughter Antonique Smith

(HEAT ALBUMS) Quest the 7th – “Algiers Chronicles”

Friday, February 9th, 2018

We hear true music fans complaining almost constantly about the lack of quality music. It’s obvious they haven’t yet heard “Algiers Chronicles”, the album from dope artist/producer/arranger/songwriter/entreprenuer Quest the 7th.

Hailing from New Orleans’ “Westbank” (Algiers to be exact), Quest breathes new life into what some consider a dull and drone decade of music/entertainment. And when we say “breathes new life into”, what we really mean is “jump starts” and “successfully performs CPR” on it!

Quest the 7th is a super talented entertainer, on an upper echelon type plateau. Few musicians rival his talent and calculated movements.

Stay tuned for an upcoming interview with Quest the 7th. You’ll learn a lot more about the man behind the myth, and you’ll gain some insight as to what’s coming down the pike for Quest and his career.

Here’s the link (and it’s a MUST to check out):

https://open.spotify.com/album/3XNCmL0QxDjtWlB78nsFH2

Source: This Is 50

Phreedom Records is headed to the top by way of its CEO Co’Baby

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Resiliency is often the cornerstone of the essence of many men who are born in New Orleans, Louisiana or raised in Detroit, Michigan. It can be a struggle, but also a beautiful thing when one rises above the hardships that can be encountered in both cities. Both cities have economic systems that are often set up for the underdog to fail. Often times it takes a lot more work to taste success.

Meet Corey “Co’Baby” Coleman (or “Co” as he is also affectionately known), CEO and founder of Phreedom Records. Co has quite an interesting history in New Orleans’ entertainment arena – but for as interesting as it is, there are few who have the same pedigree and even fewer who have put in the work and time. And Co is resilient, to say the least. He is the epitome of perseverance and because of that, he will go down in Louisiana music history as one of the architects of its success.

Co’Baby with the phenomenal comedian Sheryl Underwood

This humble soul works tirelessly to make sure his young artists get on. When you meet Co, you’ll notice the humility right away, in that he often fades into the background, until such time he needs to make his presence known – and that he does quite well. It has been said that a team is only as strong as its leader and that for such a leader to be effective, that he must be willing to handle the duties of those he leads, as well as his own. Co definitely does that – from being a master networker, to providing the financial backing to so many, to making his family’s dream of owning and running a premiere label come true, Co is the catalyst to so many fires. His hard work and never give up attitude keep him at the right place at just the right time. The most beautiful thing though, is that Phreedom Records is a family owned business. Co, along with his wife Amy, are working diligently to ensure that Phreedom not only becomes a household name, but an entertainment dynasty.

Co’Baby & Phreedom artist Lucki Lew

Co got his start in the music business when the entity now known as Cash Money was in upstart mode. To say he learned the business from the inside out at a time urban music was really taking a foothold in the South, is a staunch understatement. One of his main goals is for his label’s artists to drop timely, quality music. Co has been responsible for several hits lately, including Lucki Lew’s “My Lil Yeah”, a single featuring standout Tweeday, and “Hotspot”, a fiery (pun intended) club joint featuring Level.

Co’Baby with New Orleans superstar Young Greatness

We recently caught up with Co to talk about his history, dreams and aspirations. We had quite the interesting conversation with him – here’s how it went:

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF.

CO: I’m a God fearing man who loves life, phamily, and I work for what I want out of life.

SINCE YOU’RE FROM THE CUISINE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MEAL?

CO: Well cooked T-Bone steak, no redness showing, and a loaded baked potato

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

CO: Born in New Orleans in 1969. Raised in Detroit.

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

CO: My phamily and my will to help others win is what drives me.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY? WHAT ARTISTS HAVE YOU WORKED WITH AND WHAT PRODUCERS DO YOU WORK WITH?

CO: I started when I was in high school at Henry Ford High School in Detroit, Michigan. I was a back-up singer in a group called the Gigolos. Then I moved back to New Orleans and met Ronald and Brian Williams. We were street guys. After a couple of years we decided to start Ca$h Money. I stayed working for the company for a few years doing the office work, went on the road with them and did Road Manager duties for the artists Lil Slim, PMW, Mr. Ivan, Ms. Tee, Pimp Daddy, and UNLV. Part of being the Road Manager meant driving all of the artists to and from shows. Now I currently work with fire producers Jay Da Menace of HITZ, KC Da Producer, and Nave Monjo for my own label, Phreedom Records. My artists have collaborated with Jay Jones of Young Money, Jay Da Menace, Kango Slim of PNC, Tweeday, Level, Trae of Hyperphyll, and have opened shows for well-known artists like Jacquees, Kevin Gates, Colonel Loud, Z-RO, and Scarface, just to name a few.

YOU HAVE QUITE A RESUME. TAKE US THROUGH A DAY IN THE LIFE AT PHREEDOM RECORDS.

CO: A day at Phreedom…well it’s always what’s next. Who can I work with to get my team noticed, schedule studio sessions, plan promotional trips, travel arrangements, hotel accommodations – constantly on social media creating a public presence, researching and determining the scams from the legit contacts and projects – just constantly pushing.

WHERE CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE PHREEDOM RECORDS IN THE NEXT 2, 5 AND EVEN 10 YEARS?

CO: In the next 2 to 10 years I pray to God Phreedom Records will be a household name that phamilies can relate to, young and old. I want Phreedom to do everything – Gospel, Country, R&B, Hip Hop, Techno, EDM, and Funk. We’ll continue to do charity work and be visible in the community, providing sponsorships and opening outreach centers that helps kids get focused on positive moves in life. And also, continuing to love God and follow his path while growing revenue for all. Our motto is One God, One Love.

EDITOR’S NOTE: It is a great thing to see someone as genuine and positive as the Colemans grow their label (Phreedom Records) and continue to help others. We have known them for a while now and they are always supportive, positive and trying to help the community in any way possible. We are excited at their upcoming projects and we are always happy to see their artists prosper as well.

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Website www.phreedomrecords.com

Instagram @phreedomrecords

(NEW HEAT) JAYARSON – “Bars with JAYARSON”

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

New Orleans‘ own JAYARSON just dropped new visuals to #BarsWithJAYARSON. In it, he shows off his lyrical ability in one minute. The series appears across social media and is definitely raising the bar for lyricism.

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Instagram & Twitter @_jayarson

Houston’s premiere artist Breadman is getting ‘Big Bags’ of ‘Dirty Money’

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Houston, Texas has long been known as one of the mainstays of urban, particularly rap music. From the early explosion of hip hop into mainstream to the recent wave of artists making names for themselves, while using the avenues blazed by the city’s early entertainment industry architects, Houston is definitely a stakeholder in modern entertainment.

Enter Breadman, a breakout star from Houston’s infamous South Side. He, in conjunction with his HKMG brand, is putting out some really good music – as well as up and coming artists. All of this is done under the guise of hard work, tenacity and consistency – three keys that are sure to lead to continued success.

Breadman’s most recent offering, “Big Bags”, is a rousing anthem featuring Houston mover and shaker G-Hustler. The video depicts Breadman and G-Hustler in their element – rapping about getting to the proverbial bag. It’s one of many videos recently filmed by Breadman. In late 2017, he dropped the visuals to “Dirty Money”, one of the dopest songs to drop in recent memory. It features Houston super crooner Eddie Coke and the video is directed by the legendary Mr. Boomtown – quite an accomplishment for Breadman, as his plans are coming together!

We caught up with Breadman to chat about “Big Bags”. Here’s what he had to say:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Your new video “Big Bags” is doing quite well. Tell us about the concept and song itself. How did it come about?

BREADMAN: Me and the homie G-Hustler know each other from outside of the studio, so from the street side of what we know about each other, it was trying to get a bag together. By us both doing music, it was only right for us to link up that way since we was already linked up in the streets.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: How did the collaboration with G-Hustler come about and how was working with him?

BREADMAN: He met me at the lab one day on some other business and from there we just went at. I had some beats going and he came up with a hook. And from there we came up with Big Bags.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: You had a banner year in 2017. What’s on the horizon in 2018 for HKMG and Breadman?

BREADMAN: 2017 was like one of those, “Y’all better look out for me years”, whereas 2018, Imma make it a year where y’all know who I am – while getting a bigger bag.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Your work ethic is definitely up there – take us through a day in the life of Breadman and let our readers know what drives you and what makes you so successful.

BREADMAN: My everyday personal goal is to do better than I did the day before, no matter what it was I was doing. And I always plan ahead to make my next day better. Just knowing I have a lot of people who don’t believe in me, makes me strive harder at what I’m doing. And for the people that I already have believing in me, I strive even harder for them, cause those are the ones I know I can’t let down.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: You’re currently one of the premiere artists in Houston/Down South. What advice do you have for up and coming artists, as far as them becoming a success?

BREADMAN: And for some of the up and coming artists that’s trying to do it, one thing I can say, and that is Always invest in yourself.

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Website – IAmDaBreadman.com
Instagram – @iamdabreadman
Twitter – @iamdabreadman
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Heat Exclusive:Paco Troxclair-Why He Has New Orleans Goin’ Duffy

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Keeping an ear to the street is paramount in the music industry. Paying homage to those who paved the way as well as exhibiting humility are a part of any great artist’s apprenticeship or “paying dues” process. While New Orleans Uptown neighborhoods may have established a reputation for being crime-ridden, there lives an immeasurable gift that manifests itself daily. This gift is known as music and in New Orleans, music continues to be a focal point in the Calliope Projects aka CP3. The Heat Magazine brings you an interesting interview on a young man by the name of Paco Troxclair. Paco is a rap artist and currently he has the city of New Orleans going “Duffy.”

The Heat Magazine: How did you come up with the moniker “Paco Troxclair”?

Paco: Paco was the name given to me in the Calliope (projects). It’s a mystery to me how it exactly became my name but many people attempt to solve the mystery. Troxclair is the last name of my family in the Calliope which is my momma’s side that I’m closest with.

The Heat Magazine: Fullpack has been a mainstay in urban music. How did you connect with such an established company?

Paco: Fess of Full Pack is an extended member of my family. I would always hear about the great things he did and he invited me over after hearing a project of mine. I immediately began working with Don and Fess and we shared a love for music.

The Heat Magazine: Your new single ‘Duffy’ is garnering great feedback. How did you come up with this hit?

Paco: I literally went to the studio excited and Fess was there first and I told Fess I wanted something that drop in hard as fuck. He begin building the beat and I was in love with it. It was something that I did without thinking. It came very natural to me. Fess didn’t like it at first; he thought the beat was too easy and he wanted to add things. I think when something happens that easy you just think this can’t be.

The Heat Magazine: What artists influence you?

Paco: I’m a product of my hometown. Therefore, all of the hometown heroes but If you know me you know I love B.G.

The Heat Magazine: Who do you plan on working with in the near future?

Paco: I have some things in the works with Currensy. I believe we can do something dope because the energy he brings, works well with what I’m about.

The Heat Magazine: What can your supporters and our readers expect from Paco Troxclair in 2018?

Paco: Expect me to go Duffy. Me and KL have made a gang of records. Also me and Flight School have connected and they are leading the New Orleans new school. Expect the “new New Orleans” sound.

The Heat Magazine: You were able to blend a nostalgic vibe from New Orleans classic days with the wave that exists currently in the 21st century. How important was this concept to you?

Paco: This happened organically so I can’t say for sure it was consciously important. I never thought about it but working with Full Pack made me want to create the new wave of New Orleans. I don’t think people have any idea what New Orleans music sounds like in the new times.

The Heat Magazine: When you’re not doing music or performing, what do you like to do in your leisure time?

Paco: I’m always finding new ways to maximize my potential. One thing I do a lot of is work out. I saw Mystikal one day on ‘Second and D’ and he was in such great shape he inspired me.

The Heat Magazine: What advice would you give to the youth concerning the music industry?

Paco: What I’ve learned is individual people are powerful. You can do more than you believe. You don’t need a label or manager. Focus on your following and those who appreciate what you do.

The Heat Magazine: Interesting! What do you love most about New Orleans?

Paco: The second lines, seafood, I really miss the block parties. I love the drinking in the streets and the girls at super Sunday. I love the culture.

The Heat Magazine: What area in New Orleans do you represent?

Paco: I represent the Calliope project. I actually lived in Gentilly as well but my roots are in the Calliope, my family, my influences, and the place I was raised.

The Heat Magazine: Your stage performance is outgoing and your video is fun. How important is it for you to have fun doing music?

Paco: I enjoy having a good time in life so my art reflects that. Ultimately, music is to lift the vibe so it’s a must I keep the frequencies high.

The Heat Magazine: Tell the world your favorite New Orleans dish and where they should visit if they come down for Mardi Gras?

Paco: Crawfish and shrimp; I love it. I probably eat it too much but I’m not sure if I’ll give that up. I could do it everyday. The place they should visit is Cajuns Seafood. You have to go there. I’m an addict.

Follow Paco Troxclair @pacotroxclair on Instagram.

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Heat Exclusive: Assata Renay Shares Love and Wisdom in “Handbook”

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

In life, there comes a time when the young mind shares wisdom with the old. Love is an enigma and the world continues to find the answer. Who knows the recipe for love? In the meantime, we continue to explore ways to express it. Music serves as a representative for those who experience it but still there’s no “Handbook” for it.

This resonating message comes from a promising songstress professionally known as Assata Renay. Her new composition “Handbook” is now available on all digital outlets.

When The Heat Magazine first heard this song, we found it necessary to give our readers an inside look on Assata.

Assata is a native of New Orleans. Music danced through her roots starting with her late grandfather who was a blues guitarist. The musical lineage continued with her mother and father both landing careers in the music industry.

Assata’s sound can be described as alternative Rhythm and Blues fusing together both harmonies and emotions to create the unique sound that she takes pride in calling her own.

“Whether it’s experiencing a live show or listening to a record, you will be taken on a journey of everyday life situations through the eyes of a Nola girl,” said Assata.

The Heat Magazine proudly presents this exceptional artist’s music to our readers. Be sure to add this great song to your Valentines Day playlist.

Find out more about Assata Renay by following her @assatarenay on Instagram.

Check out her heartfelt composition “Handbook” here: