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(NEW HEAT) JAYARSON & Skip drop the visuals to “Third Brick” (VIDEO)

Monday, October 22nd, 2018
New Orleans legend Skip & JAYARSON collaborate on “Third Brick” (produced by KMorGOLD)

If ever there was a super dope collaboration, Third Brick is it!

Hailing from Hollygrove, the legendary Skip of UTP and GhettoSlave fame joins New Orleans MVP JAYARSON on the visuals (and audio) of “Third Brick“, one of the cuts off JAYARSON’s “Foe Bricks” EP, available everywhere music is sold or streamed!

Watch/Comment/Share “Third Brick” and support two of New Orleans’ finest, not to mention Producer KMorGOLD!

Follow them on Instagram:

@_jayarson

@utpskip

@kmorgold

Godsecho makes its mark on the world

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

“It’s happening! It’s happening and it’s just the beginning! It’s time for all God’s children to know the value he placed on all of our lives when he spoke us into existence!”

One look at the mesmerizing Godsecho logo and you’re taken in by its color and design. In fact, you know immediately that it’s way more than “just” a logo. Enter the world of Godsecho and you’ll find dope apparel, but more importantly, messages of inspiration that transcend many of our thought patterns. Apparel companies are born everyday, but not many are heaven-sent.

Godsecho is so much more than just a lifestyle brand – it’s a way of life. From its founder’s encouraging and often energy investing words to the influence it has on Godsecho clientele, you just know it’s been heaven sent!

The alluring Ms. Kyley Ringo

Founder Kyley Ringo has a myriad of life experiences that she uses to bring people closer to their maker, if not to help change their mindsets for the better. To say she’s full of positive, contagious energy is an understatement. Let us tell you, this lady is a living testament to how beautiful someone can be inside and out – we all can learn a thing or two from her courage!

We had such an AMAZING time yesterday!! Words can not express how grateful I am to all of my friends and family who came out and supported the Godsecho movement! I couldn’t have asked for more! God is good!! #wearegodsecho #godsecho #realfriendship #family #friends #love

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We caught up with Ms. Ringo to learn a little more about her vision for Godsecho:

What inspired you to start your company?

KR: What inspired me to start my company was from a vision God gave to me one day after I repented for unknowingly dabbling in the satanic world. In 2015 I had gone through two or three years of trying to “live life without God so much”, per say. At the time, my life wasn’t going exactly the way I wanted it to go and I felt that God wasn’t moving fast enough in my life. So I started to dabble into the “New Age” world of crystals, sage, etc. in order to, in some way “help God out”. I was on YouTube one day and God dropped in my heart to do a search about crystals. I heard so many opinions about healing crystals, crystal energy and smudging, that I wanted to finally put my conscious at ease. So, I said a prayer and asked God to reveal everything that he wanted me to find during my search. I searched crystal healing as God instructed me to and I came upon a couple videos by Steven Bancarz named “Crystals: The Christian perspective” and “Proof the New Age is satanic.” That’s all it took for me! If anyone wants to know the history of New Age and the things that we are not knowledgeable about, please check these videos out! As I listened to these videos I immediately felt the love of God surrounding me and I fell on my face and repented for my lack of knowledge. I threw out maybe $2,000 or more worth of crystals, singing bowls, sage, etc. You name it – I threw it out! Maybe a few days later, God made me realize that something good came out of this entire process. I actually learned how to affirm myself. I had gotten into the routine of reciting affirmations out loud every morning and this actually helped me through my struggles with depression. I believe that it was the same day, I asked God how I can bring this to the world. I thought about it and thought about it and suddenly, God dropped in my heart to start a clothing apparel line and start with t-shirts. As I thought more and more about it, I realized that all t-shirts usually speak about the person who is wearing the shirt. So, God inspired me to create a shirt with affirmations on them to affirm the person who was reading the shirt.

How did you grow Godsecho?

KR: Almost 3 years later on July 2, 2018, I finally took the vision God gave to me seriously and officially became an LLC with a credit card I received the same week after “fixing my own credit” for two years.

Growing up, who influenced you the most?

KR: As a child, my daddy (on purpose) influenced me the most. My daddy owned his own business all of my life, before Hurricane Katrina took it in the flood of 2005. Before then, my daddy would work 12 to 16 hours a day, except for Sundays. My daddy, to this day, is the hardest working man I’ve ever known. He taught me about God, giving, love, hard work, honesty, and most of all, he taught me how to be dreamer or more like a visionary! He has always supported any dream I’ve ever had. He’s always taught me that with God, anything is possible.

How can Godsecho touch the masses?

KR: I believe that my brand will help everyday people because we never know what someone may be going through and God can/will use this as a tool to minister to someone who is suffering in silence. I know that I’ve suffered in silence for years and I can remember being in the lowest place of my life when I tried to kill myself by running my 2003 Ford mustang into a brick wall at full speed in the parking garage in the building I was living. The only thing that stopped me that day was seeing my daddy’s face and not wanting him to hurt because of what I was about to do. Also, hearing the voice of my therapist affirming me that I was smart, beautiful and not alone.

What role does spirituality play in your life and why is it so important?

KR: Spirituality plays a huge role in my life and it always has played an important role. Let me be clear, I am not speaking about religion at all. I am not religious. Religion is when you have to pray a certain way all the time or dress a certain way or do things in a certain manner to please man and not God. God is tired of religion. It is time to get back to praising him and not the person he may or may not be using to deliver his message to his people.

How does Godsecho transcend society’s norms?

KR: Godsecho transcends religion, denominations or walks of life and that’s why God inspired me to create the brand. It’s not only clothing but it’s a movement.

Where do you see the Godsecho brand in 2, 5 and even 10 years?

KR: In two years, I see the brand as a household name in the US. I see people all over wearing my shirts to spread love and encouragement to their fellow brothers and sisters of the human race. In five years, I see the brand being a household name in the U.S. and overseas, and its message being spread as a movement all over the world. I see the world spreading love and kindness everywhere they go. I also see the world having a greater conscious and concern for human life. In 10 years, I see the world not only knowing of God but actually knowing him and feeling worthy of having a relationship with him. I see the brand helping the world to understand that they do not have to know the Bible backwards and forward or have to be perfect for God to hear them.

Where can you be found on social media?

KR: On IG at @wearegodsecho and wearegodsecho on Facebook.

NOTE FROM MIKODREAMZ: It isn’t very often we encounter someone so special with so much to say. Leave your encouraging comments for Ms. Ringo – she has so much positive and enchanting work to do! Can we clone her?!

Source: MIKODreamz

Nappyboy Entertainment artist Sixx Mann holds a kids Nike shoe giveaway

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
SIXX MANN PARTNERS WITH CREATIVE KIDZ MEDIA FOR A KIDS’ NIKE SHOE GIVEWAY

The New Orleans artist/entrepreneur/philanthropist and early childhood education center are collaborating on a shoe giveaway in support of Kids and Nike.

The partnership is in support of Nike and its Believe In Something campaign, along with former NFL superstar/activist/philanthropist Colin Kaepernick. Sixx Mann and Creative Kidz believe that together with courageous figures such as Colin Kaepernick, we can effect positive change across the globe, but especially in the United States of America. Sixx Mann says, “By standing up for what is right and for what is just, we can ensure that our kids have the best future possible. We stand with Colin Kaepernick, Nike and all other positive figures, in showing our support for change. There is no better time than now. We must provide the most level playing field possible so that our kids can excel, whether that is in education or just life itself. We must do something now.” Sixx Mann is very active in his community, often volunteering time and resources to assist children and the elderly, along with disenfranchised individuals seeking direction in improving their respective situations. In addition, Creative Kidz’s learning center is also heavily involved in the community, offering a program fostering joy and learning. They offer a tuition free Pre-K program that incorporated two top-tiered research based early childhood learning curriculums, including FrogStreet and Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum.

Both Sixx Mann and Creative Kidz are cognizant that change should include helping to eradicate police brutality, effecting change in the educational system in the United States to ensure that it is more inclusive (thereby creating learning environments where children from all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds can excel), creating sustainable jobs/careers, and helping our children to prosper, no matter the background from which they come. These ideals will help to foster an environment where at-risk youth and all others are able to work together to achieve their common goals, while being successful for generations to come. 

Sixx Mann and Creative Kidz are giving away fifty (50) pairs of Nike Athletic shoes (children’s sizes 0-1). Their respective Instagram pages (@sixxmann and @creativekidzmedia) contain instructions on the giveaway and how parents and others can take part.  Only fifty individuals will be selected for this giveaway, which is being held on a first come, first served basis. 

For  more information on the Nike Giveaway, please send a direct message on Instagram to Sixx Mann or Creative Kidz Media.  For details regarding the tuition free Pre-K program offered by Creative Kidz, please send a direct message to their Instagram account. For interviews or appearances in connection with the Nike Shoe Giveaway, please contact Publicist Arlene Culpepper of MIKODreamzPR.  If you would like Sixx Mann to speak at your school or event in regards to this initiative, please send an email requesting his appearance.

Follow @sixxmann on Instagram and Twitter and download/stream all his music, available on all major digital platforms.

MHOL interviews young, successful entrepreneur Larry Morrow

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

My Hell of A Life’s dope purveyor Yoey Martin recently caught up with one of the busiest entrepreneurs in the game, the illustrous
Larry Morrow.

Larry Morrow is an accomplished author, businessman and now owner of one of the most popular restaurants in New Orleans, Morrow’s.

Follow Yoey and My Hell of a Life:

Instagram @yoeymartin_myhellofalife @myhellofalife

Twitter @Mario_MHOL @myhellofalife

Devious teams up with Fiend on New Video “Coffee House”

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Devious and Fiend have both been busy releasing new music. The two Nola rap legends found time to create a smooth sultry “Coffee House” produced by BlaqNMild. The new video was released July 16th and the single is now available on all digital outlets.

View Coffee House here:

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Fiend Hosts “On My Job Rap Battle” in New Orleans July 18th

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Thd laid back but energetic platinum artist Fiend will be hosting “On My Job Rap Battle” at the HI HO Lounge in New Orleans. Artists from all over the US as well as Louisiana regularly come out and participate in intense battle performances. Studio time, features with Fiend, and free internet radio play are a few of the fringe benefits. The Heat Magazine wanted to share the latest and greatest with Fiend.  Follow Fiend @504fiend on Instagram. KLC The Drum Major and other special guests will be in the building.

For more information, email onmyjobrapbattle@gmail.com

 

 

NEW HEAT: Fiend Releases “Word 2 Kevin” Video

Monday, June 25th, 2018

The raspy rhyme-powered emcee, Fiend, who is also known as International Jones, dropped off a hot new video to the Heat Magazine. “Word 2 Kevin” is an intriguing visual that alludes to Fiend’s late brother Kevin Bailey.

Fiend first shared personal but heartfelt lyrics about Kevin on “Take My Pain” during his decorated career at No Limit Records.

Mr. “Heart Of A Ghetto Boy” has done it again with “Word 2 Kevin”.  Directed by Yuset Puzo, the visual is now available on YouTube for our readers and fans of Fiend to enjoy.

Check out the world premiere of “Word 2 Kevin”

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(HEAT INTERVIEW) The multi-talented Evan Golden

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

From host, print model, entertainment correspondent, philanthropist, athlete, and reality TV star, to being the breakout star on Ivana Trump’s reality show, Evan has been putting in work and seeing massive results.

The Florida native has quite an impressive resume that includes national commercials, TV appearances, hosting, and so much more. He currently hosts “Eye on South Florida”, a role in which he has had the opportunity to interview countless celebrities. In addition, he was recently nominated for the “Real Men Wear Pink Campaign” supporting the American Cancer Society. Evan says he stepped up to help fight breast cancer with all he has, while emphasizing the fact that both women and men can be affected by the disease. Most importantly, Evan says he recognizes that he is in a position of influence and that he is obligated to use his position wisely and to shine his light. All of that aside though, his most important role is likely that of a family man.

Suffice it to say, Evan is a busy man who is using his celebrity for good. It is no wonder why he has been blessed with such golden opportunities. He is truly a one-man show whose talent, personality and high energy stands out. It is because of this that he is highly sought after. It is also because of these qualities that we are confident it will not be long before Evan takes his place among the superstars of his generation.

We recently caught up with Evan Golden and here’s what he had to say:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Growing up, who influenced you the most?

EVAN GOLDEN: My parents influenced me the most. They gave my sister and me the ability to pursue our passions and have showed us the meaning of true love and the importance of family.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: You have an interesting story. If you had to pinpoint one moment that solidified your entering the entertainment industry, what would that be?

EVAN GOLDEN: Being cast on Ivana Trump’s reality show, “Ivana Young Man” was one of the most exhilarating television experiences of my life. Ivana Trump personally hand-picked me to be on the show, as I was one of 6 bachelors given the opportunity of luxury, fame and riches. Spoiler Alert – I made it to the Final 2. If you have not watched this reality show, it’s a must see. You will laugh, cry and be in suspense the entire time.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Do you think excelling in sports helps you in your current career?

EVAN GOLDEN: In sports you learn valuable life lessons. You learn how to work as a team, taking directions, making effort, overcoming adversity, and responding to defeat. Practice makes perfect. Many aspects, I use every day in life. I have learned through team and organized sports.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What has been your favorite “gig” so far and why?

EVAN GOLDEN: Hosting the TV Show “Eye on South Florida” is a dream come true. I am able to share all the amazing things happening in our community.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What has been your greatest accomplishment as an entertainment personality?

EVAN GOLDEN: Having a platform to help bring awareness to so many small local non-profit organizations. As the recipient of South Florida Young Leaders in Philanthropy, I have been able to help bring much exposure and have raised thousands of dollars for many local non-profits.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What motivates you?

EVAN GOLDEN: I am motivated to be a good human and role model for my two sons to look up to and be proud of. I am a leader in my community and will help heal us as we try to overcome the Parkland Shooting Massacre.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What are you currently working on?

EVAN GOLDEN: Currently I have been nominated for the “Real Men Wear Pink Campaign” on behalf of the American Cancer Society, so I am raising money for breast cancer.

Follow Evan Golden and all of his endeavors:

Instagram @goldentv
Twitter @golden_tv
Website EvanGolden.com

(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

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