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Fiend, Corner Boy P, BlaqNMild, 0017th, and Calliope Bub Release New Projects

Monday, May 29th, 2017

When two Jet Life emcees collaborate, another form of energy is created. The big homie Fiend links up with Corner Boy P on “Summer League”. Fiend and Corner Boy P have been making music together for a few years and the fruit of their vision has materialized. The Heat Magazine wanted to inform our readers on the latest buzz between the New Orleans bred emcees. Download or stream Summer League on Apple Music and check out their visuals.

In the midst of the untimely murder of promising rapper BTY Young’n, 0017th stays true and releases “Cut The Check”. Jay Jones has been busy imprinting his brand by touring and Hollygrove Keem continues to hold his own lyrically track after track. This album will become a collectors item and the hip hop world will continue to listen to the lyrical grittiness of BTY Youngn on this release and others. Cut The Check includes “Zoo” featuring Fetty Wap and is available on Apple Music for download or stream.

New Orleans producer BlaqnMild, now signed to the New No Limit Records, releases “Plugged”.  An EP album where he features his colleagues Detroit, Magnolia Chop, Lady Dahlia, the big homie Master P., and more. Blaq evolves and displays his artistry attributes on this project. Of course, the production is definitive of his talent. Download or stream “Plugged” on Apple Music.

Taking care of business in the streets with his music is Calliope Bub. This brother uses a grass-roots method by staying on the grind and keeping his music visible and available. After 100 Days and 100 Nights, Calliope Bub returns with “White Diamonds”.  With features from Max P, Ms. Tee, and more, Calliope Bub continues to speak on the inner urban lifestyle and his personal ambition as an artist. Download or stream White Diamonds on Apple Music.

(NEW HEAT) Hollygrove Keem – “Go To Hell” (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Filmed by @TheFamousPhil, this new video from rising star/0017th artist Hollygrove Keem comes on the heels of the loss of BTY YoungN, a close friend and fellow rapper.

Watch/Share/Comment & follow Hollygrove Keem:

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(NEW HEAT) – Jay Jones x Hollygrove Keem x BTY YoungN – “Cut the Check” (0017th)

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

By: Hurricane Arlene

New Orleans’ 17th Ward has long been known as a hotbed of solid and unique talent – a mecca, if you will. The proverbial torch has been handed down from the legends to a new crop of lyrical creatives that includes and is a led by Jay Jones, Hollygrove Keem and prior to his recent untimely death, BTY YoungN. The trio has an amazing and unrivaled energy and are sure to leave quite a mark on the entertainment world.

The trio’s new album “Cut the Check” is a precursor to much more new music, but is a classic in and of itself. “Cut the Check” includes the smash hit with Fetty Wap entitled “The Zoo”, and contains features from the legendary Jay Da Menace (of Black Menace), recent 300 signee Navè Monjo, T3, AR-Ab, Remyboy Monty, and C-Dash. Breakout hit “Stay Down” is also included in the dope tracklisting.

Jay Jones recently began touring with Lil Wayne’s Kloser 2 U Tour and has traveled across the U.S. performing in various shows, including Wayne’s SXSW headlined show. Hollygrove Keem is a sought after rapper, having featured on countless songs with more material set to be released soon. At the time of his death on April 29th, BTY YoungN was a rising star affiliated with Cash Money/Rich Gang, and was a well-known rapper and entertainment personality. His loss created a ripple effect throughout the music world.

“Cut the Check” is available for download/streaming everywhere music is sold, including iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music, Spotify, Tidal, JPay, and hundreds of other international outlets.

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cut-the-check/id1188827192

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Instagram @JayJones17th @HollygroveKeem0017th @BTY_YoungN @0017thRecords

Twitter @JayJones17th @Keem0017th @BTYYoungN @0017th

Website: 0017th.com

[Video] Avalanche The Architect – “The Dream Catcher” Ft. Cappadonna| @Avalanche_Rap

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

 

Avalanche the Architect is a Canadian rap artist from New York whose inspiration comes from his extensive background in Martial Arts. Avalanche’s music is just as powerful as his physique, which has nabbed him the nickname of “Hip Hop Hulk”, and launched his single “Give Me Money”, available on iTunes, to the top of the charts in Canada. Despite the title of his track, Avalanche is a true artist, and pursues his craft for the love of the music.

Be sure to connect with Avalanche on all networks to ensure that you will be in tune with his music.

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(NEW VIDEO) – Jimi Clever – “Dear Jimi”

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Purple has long been known as the color representing “Royalty”. It’s only right New Orleans’ powerhouse lyricist Jimi Clever make it the theme color in the visuals to his new song “Dear Jimi”.

If you aren’t already familiar with Jimi Clever, you will most definitely want to acquaint yourself with this special soul. He is a talented lyricist, arranger and producer, not to mention his skills with the camera. But there is so many layers to Jimi that the world is yet to explore – from his amazing bartending skills to the stellar example he sets of a single father. He is the real deal and we want to make sure he continues to make his mark on the world.

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UTP SKIP Floods The Street With ‘No Features’

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

The Heat Magazine was able to get a listen and early live performance of “24” in the streets of New Orleans by the UTP recording artist a few weeks ago.

However, UTP Skip has a sense of humor and sometimes you can’t take him literally. The homie said he was releasing a mixtape with featureless  artwork meaning without face or eyebrows.

Skip kept his word and rekindled the streets with a super dope project laced with BlaqnMild production.

Track Listing

01 – 24 Intro
02 – No Features
03 – Bubble Head
04 – Movie
05 – Drip
06 – Perks And Zans
07 – No Features Skit
08 – 24 Radio

Be sure to catch the 24 wordplay as well as the hit Perks and Zans. It didn’t take long for that one to take off.  UTP Skip transcended while maintaining his lively aura and street demeanor. The Heat Magazine wanted our readers to be in the know. Utp Skip is definitely a lyricist and No Features is an understatement related to this body of work. At the end of the day, it contains good music and lyrics and that’s the iconic feature music needs today.

Follow UTP Skip on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Order his new CD online or catch the bubble in the streets at Chicken and Watermelon on 3400 South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans.

 

 

Brass-A-Holics Unveil Tracklist Artwork For New Mixtape

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Some may call it fusion; others may call it synthesis. The internationally renowned Brass-A-Holics, natives from the birthplace of jazz, call it a language being spoken between music colleagues. This language they are referring to manifests within their musical compositions on stage and recordings.

As a follow up to their debut album, “I Am A Brass-A-Holic”, Heat Magazine readers and faithful fans are soon to hear “Word On The Street-The Prequel”, an intriguing mixtape that serves as a precursor to their highly-anticipated upcoming album. Both the mixtape and album were recorded live in New Orleans. The Heat Magazine just received the tracklist artwork for the mixtape which is scheduled to be released as early as March 27, 2017. On March 30th, the Brass-A-Holics will be performing in Washington, DC at the Hamilton. Then, they will perform at the  Ardmore in Philadelphia on March 31.

As always, we wanted to share good vibes with our readers and Brass-A-Holics aficionados. “Word On The Street-The Prequel” will be available on most digital mixtape sites and reputable blogs.

The Heat Magazine: Why do a mixtape?

The Brass-A-Holics: We wanted our fans to have a tangible body of work that captures what we do best and that’s playing great music live on stage. Our audience loves the music we play that touches on various genres.

As a result, The Brass-A-Holics have created a phenomenal blend of well known songs but it is the manner in which they perform these melodic masterpieces that makes it unique.

“It’s not a whole lot a band can do with limited instrumentation when it comes to playing certain songs but our band has been able to produce a mixtape without restriction. We have guitarists, keyboardist, percussionist, and horns to assure our goals musically,” said Brass-A-Holics trombonist Winston Turner.
“The music is great. It sounds really good,” added Brass-A-Holics saxophonist Robin Clabby.

It’s a rare achievement for a live band to create a mixtape with so much rhythmic depth. “We can appeal to all audiences. The young and the old,” said Brass-A-Holics trumpeter Tannon Williams.
With such an eclectic fan base, The Heat Magazine is certain several music listeners will enjoy their body of work. We will be sure to feature “Word On The Street-The Prequel” mixtape audio once released.

In the meantime, check out the tracklist artwork here:

Follow the Brass-A-Holics @Brassaholics on Instagram and @BrassAHolics on twitter.

BLUSH – “Cinderella” ft Mystikal | @OfficiallyBlush

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Music World Entertainment’s new girl trio, BLUSH releases visual to debut single, “Cinderella” featuring Mystikal

 

 

Music World Entertainment’s new girl trio, BLUSH releases visual to debut single, “Cinderella” featuring Mystikal. Their new single, “Cinderella” from their debut album, “Old School Back Past, Present, and Future” is currently available in the digital marketplace.

Comprised of Sunni, Tali and Bunni Ray, together they present something indeed fresh, yet reminiscent of favorites like TLC, Destiny’s Child and Salt-N-Pepa. Sunni, a Woodland Hills, California native moved to Houston at age 6 and quickly found a passion in writing rhymes and poetry, while heavily influenced by artists like Mc Lyte, Lauryn Hill and Tupac. Tali, a Houston native, incorporates her Colombian roots throughout her lyrics and style while complementing the rap duo with her vocal prowess. The newest member is Bunni Ray, another Houston native, who synchronizes her fast rhymes with a high-pitched, sassy swagger.

“We’re 90s babies,We’re bringing that old school hip hop back. We’re going to trend set with that.” ~TALI

Now when it comes to rap, many lovers of the genre argue that these times call for something, that is in the best hip-hop vernacular—fresh. Known for introducing uber-talented artists to the music industry, including his own offsprings (Beyonce & Solange), Mathew Knowles prepares to deliver on that order. The music mogul found phenomenal success grooming and managing the mega group Destiny’s Child. Now, he is now handing out mics to BLUSH, a harmonically blended hip-hop and R&B trio (est. 2013) and they are using them to mix fiery rhymes and hooks reminiscent of the 90’s hip-hop era— but with a trendy twist. Their debut album is filled with upbeat and mid-tempo tracks; ones that reveal the sharp versatility of blending two passionate rappers with a sultry, powerhouse vocalist.

Be sure to follow Blush on all social media networks to stay in tune with all of their upcoming features and events.

 

 

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Heat Exclusive: New Orleans Film Writer Teams Up With The Family Of Terrilyn Monette For An Upcoming Documentary

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Terrilynn Sheri Monette

The discovery came 98 days after Terrilynn Monette disappeared after leaving a Lakeview bar early on March 2, 2013. The search for the 26-year-old celebrated teacher, whose disappearance garnered national media exposure grew into a community task. Orleans police led the search efforts and perused a plethora of surveillance tapes in an effort to discover what happened to her.
The Heat Magazine understands the pain that family members continue to feel after a tragic loss of a loved one. Our staff is blessed to connect with a young man who decided to get involved and become a stakeholder in narrating the untold story of Terrilynn Monette.

Larry Panna, a filmmaker  from New Orleans, recently produced and directed a documentary “98 Days: The Terrilynn Monette Story, School Teacher of The Year” in conjunction with Monette’s parents and immediate family.

Larry Panna (filmmaker)

The Heat Magazine wanted to accumulate a more thorough understanding of Monette’s life and clarify any misconceptions. Panna’s latest philanthropic efforts serve as an integral element and The Heat Magazine wanted to feature his story as well as Monette.

The Heat Magazine: What inspired you to create 98 Days?
Larry Panna: As with most people, I was disturbed by what I was witnessing. It was, and still is the talk of the town. I was glued to the news and my ears were never far from a radio. I wanted to help but wasn’t quite sure what I could do.
A colleague of mine, Shedrick Roy, approached me about speaking with the family of Terrilynn Monette. He had been a part of the search for Ms. Monette and Ms. Toni Enclade, Terrilynn’s mother, mentioned to him that she’d like to have a documentary done about her daughter’s life and her being missing for 98 days.
“Is this what I am to do?”, I asked of God. Without any further thought, I jumped in 1000 percent.
The Heat Magazine: Do you plan on making this work available on DVD and online for purchase?
Larry Panna: As part of a drive to start a scholarship in Terrilynn’s name here in New Orleans along with the already established scholarship in Long Beach, California, sales of the DVD will be available. Digital download is also in the works and will be available on my website. A director’s cut of the film is scheduled for release in the fall of 2017 with new interviews and information about the case.
Larry Panna: All of this and more is being done to assist children’s educational needs. We believe that the youth of these communities need as much assistance as they can get with pending cuts in education coming down the line.
The Heat Magazine: What inspired you to get into film and cinematography?
Larry Panna: I actually began as a magazine publisher. My dad was a printer and when his employer no longer needed his services, they gave him the printing presses he used as parting gifts of sorts. I came up with the idea in my sleep…”WREC Magazine”!
The Heat Magazine: Nice!
Larry Panna: This lead to a television show on a local access TV network, WRECTv. This is where I honed my skills, teaching myself how to shoot and edit video.
The Heat Magazine: What is the most important message you want to send out to the public via film?
Larry Panna: I can’t stress this fact enough, if you want it, go and get it! I made lots of sacrifices. Being away from home, running from this place to that place was a difficult task. But the payoff will be rewarding.  We all are cinematographers. Look at social media! Pick up your cell phone and start shooting. Use Media Maker or iMovie and create your own Hollywood!
The Heat Magazine: Are there any other works we can expect from you in the near future?
Larry Panna: There’s several projects already in the making. A music video for a popular New Orleans artist, my project BuyblackTV is in production, and another documentary film about the homeless is in the works. Be on the lookout for the launch of my marketing and advertising agency as well.
The Heat Magazine: Terrilynn was a young and energetic teacher with a promising future. Does this film give us a look into her legacy?
Larry Panna: It absolutely does! It starts with the story of Terrilynn’s life as a child with videos and photos chronicling her steps to fulfilling her dream to become a teacher. Toni Enclade is the glue that holds this story together. She is the true champion of this film in terms of how the story is told. It is her and Terrilynn’s story above all.
The Heat Magazine: It is a powerful story and The Heat Magazine wanted our readers to gather a closer look at Terrilynn’s story.
Larry Panna: Not everyone can be nominated to be teacher of the year. Terrilynn turned that school upside down, implementing changes that created success for her students! What an honor it must have been to come full circle and complete your mission as Ms. Monette did.
The Heat Magazine: Does the family have any additional plans? What are their current feelings about the documentary?
Larry Panna: The pride her father (Terry), mother (Toni) and sister (Kandice) must have, even today after all that has transpired. There are hopes that we can have the bridge crossing the bayou renamed in her honor or perhaps having the day she was found proclaimed as “Terrilynn Monette Day”. My goal is to help the family spread the word and to keep Terrilynn’s legacy alive.

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/