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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:

 

Heat Exclusive:’Ya Heard Me’ Released On Tidal

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

New Orleans artists have now been given a golden opportunity to showcase their skills to the world. Music Exec Law has curated the NOLA Playlist known as “Ya Heard Me” which was released on January 15th  on TIDAL. Described as “The Newest of New Orleans Hip-Hop”, the playlist consolidates New Orleans hip hop at its finest. This along with many other opportunities created by NOLA influencers is a part of a new initiative to help bring attention to the flourishing hip-hop scene in New Orleans and its uniqueness. Ya Heard me features Dee-1, Mannie Fresh, Don Flamingo, Jay Jones, Paco Troxclair, Lady Dahlia, Alfred Banks, Pell, Devious, J Lyric, Bty Youngin, Austin Levy, Lil Soulja Slim, Young Greatness, Kevin Gates, Og Booby Black and more.

Check out Ya Heard Me here:

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Heat Exclusive Feature Series: ‘Behind The 1s and 2s’ with DJ Ro

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

 

Just like the elements earth, wind, and fire, it’s so easy to allow important cogs to be placed in the rear of our thoughts. Hip hop has evolved in a complex way but certain pieces stand the test of time such as deejaying, rhyming, entertaining, mixing, mastering, promoting, dancing, fashion, and producing.

The smooth blends accompanied by cutting and scratching intrigued hip hop aficionados and influenced fans to embrace a new culture. New Orleans gravitated to hip hop from the inception. As a result, the Big Easy cemented its place in hip hop history books as a hotbed filled with creatives. But where would hip hop be without the deejay or the rapper?

The Heat Magazine decided to feature a series “Behind the 1s and 2s” which takes our readers inside the lives of talented individuals who helped shape this thing we love known as hip hop.

We had the pleasure of sitting down with DJ Ro, WQUE mixologist, who serves as one of the pioneering mix show disc jockeys in New Orleans on urban radio. His contribution to New Orleans hip hop is esteemed and plays an integral role in the advancement of independent artists in the Big Easy and surrounding areas.

The Heat Magazine: Tell us about your first time spinning on a local station and what station it was.

Dj Ro: My first live radio audition spinning records was in September 1990 on WQUE FM 93 ( Q93). It was an awesome experience having hundreds of thousands of listeners hear your mixing music ability coming from the hood to the masses of your city and surrounding areas.

The Heat Magazine: When it comes to mixing, how important was that in your style?

Dj Ro: If you’re not mixing music, you’re doing an injustice to the art of DJing! Mixing, Blending, and Scratching are all important parts of being a seasoned DJ.

The Heat Magazine: What do you look for in a record?

Dj Ro: I look for a song beat as well as the quality to immediately catch my attention in the 1st four seconds. Then it’s the lyrical content, especially the hook and chorus, to be entertaining along with the style (swag) of the artist.

The Heat Magazine: How hard is it for a great deejay to break a record?

Dj Ro: That’s what makes a great DJ, A risk taker! The DJ’s job is to be a music messenger. If you don’t change the message, the game will stay the same without growth and be at a repetitious stand still. The people trust a great DJ’s judgment based on his/her experience. That’s what makes it easy to break records; even the not so good ones (laughing).

The Heat Magazine: What do you remember most about New Orleans that you wish was still going on?

DJ Ro: I remember the industry being fun and less hate to make it amongst Djs as well as artist! The crab mentality was always a factor but not to the level it is now; street level and even more so corporate level. I miss the Dj groups (RDS EXPRESS and HIGH FIDELITY) that I was once in. We had a true brotherhood.

The Heat Magazine: What advice would you give to upcoming deejays?

DJ Ro: My advice to upcoming DJs is to get with a pioneer DJ and get some knowledge on the art and history of deejaying, mastering your craft, humbleness, learning to spare your liver and relationship with all the temptation of the game, and most importantly put God first in all you do and know that what’s for you is for you.

The Heat Magazine: Deep! How important is it for a deejay to do parties, weddings, and clubs?

DJ Ro: It’s important to find a lane to go after: parties, weddings, clubs, mixtapes, radio DJ, etc; you have to have income coming in unless it’s just a hobby.

The Heat Magazine: What do you dislike about being a deejay?

DJ Ro: I dislike that the DJ is undervalued now, looked at as a non-priority add-on instead of the life of the party and the energy of an event.

The Heat Magazine: What advice would you give upcoming artists about making a song that deejays gravitate to?

DJ Ro: Make music all people can relate to or the demographic your trying to capture. Come out the gate with a high quality bangin’ beat. Put your heart and all into your music!

The Heat Magazine: What can we expect from you in 2018?

DJ Ro: New purposeful platforms that I can showcase my talent and be amongst like minded artist and entrepreneurs.

Follow DJ Ro @djro504 on Instagram.

Check out DJ Ro’s compilation of Nola hip hop here:

Happy Birthday Wanda Michelle Lee From The Heat

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

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Birthday is the time of celebration; I hope you have a wonderful day with loads of love and surprises. May your birthday gives you the best memories till the next one, may you have success waiting ahead.

Gotta Love That Pink Shorthaircut.

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

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Gotta Love That Pink Shorthaircut by @salonchristol

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K Michelle Twerks To New Orleans Bounce Hit “Gitty Up”

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

The Heat Magazine comes up on unique video. K Michelle twerks to New Orleans Bounce Hit “Gitty Up” by bounce artist Sissy Nobby. Press Play and tell the Heat what you think about her twerky dance moves.

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Getting To Know Mushiya Tshikuka From “Cutting It in The ATL”

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

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On Wednesday June 3rd 2015, I was sitting talking to a really good friend of mines and in our conversation I told her that I would love to meet “MRS. MUSHIYA” from the show “Cutting It In The ATL.” She told me to go on Instagram and send her a message, I said why not It’s worth a try. Within the hour after I sent the message, I got a call saying that I could go with “The Heat Magazine” and do a write-up on Mrs. Mushiya the very next day. Oh you see how fast GOD works, that’s what i told my friend.  So I spoke it into the universe and it came to pass. I met Mrs. Mushiya that Thursday night and when i tell you that she is a FORCE TO BE RECKON WITH, honey that’s and understatement!! She’s so humbled and beautiful all in the same breath tho. When she found out about my battle with cancer, she was so amazed. She told me that I was beautiful, gave me a HUGE hug and kissed me on my cheek. I was so humbled, grateful and most of all shocked because she showed me that much love and didn’t know me from a can of paint. She told one of her colleagues about me, which her dad does nothing but research on cancer and took my info so that she could give to her dad for him to call me. I was so amazed myself, but I had to reflect back to why I was really there. That’s where GOD needed me to be at that very moment to do and get what he needed me too. When I say that I had a blast with Mrs. Mushiya and her crew from “THE DAMN SALON”  6780 Roswell Rd Ne. Atlanta, Ga, please believe me, I even won me a great gift! The Damn Salon specializes in ALL natural hair. She said “Who the hell says that natural hair has to be boring!!?” She believes that “BEAUTY” comes in many colors and shades no matter if they have kinky or straight hair. She also loves herself and want to teach more people to do the same. “Who cares what people think of you?” is what she always says. Can you imagine her face when she says that!? Yeah, I know right lol. You can find THE DAMN SALON in a more than just a few places like Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC, Charlotte, NC, New York, Houston, TX, and Montreal. You can also order the hair extensions from her brand called RUNWAY CURLS on her website www.thedamnsalon.com and any other info that you may want to know about this Phenomenal Woman. I’m so glad and honored that I had the pleasure meeting her!! My thoughts of the day! 

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“PRINCESS BEAUTY BAR & BOUTIQUE”

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

 

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If anyone could tell you one thing about “Ms. TK” is that I LOVE fashion & style. So I stopped in on not only a GREAT friend of mines but where I shop at as well “Princess Beauty Bar & Boutique”, with the one and only Ms. Crystal Flecther. While I was there I felt what better time for me to pick her brain and ask her a few questions about her business. As we always do when I make my visit we have to drink water & chat to see what’s been going on in each other’s lives since our last visit. Today I surprised her when I asked If I could interview her, man if y’all could see the look on her face, I had to laugh myself. She was willing after I finished laughing. I really wanted to know, what made her open a boutique in the first place. “It’s a passion TK, I always loved to shop so I decided to turn my shopping into a business that also helps the women of the community” is what she says to me, so I say “Oh” because she was telling me something that I didn’t know about her. She goes on to say that she love to help every customer look and feel fabulous as well as to help build up their self-esteem but on a low-cost budget. She opened the doors in 2013, with no overhead all by herself. “It makes me feel like a robot sometimes, but I thank GOD that I’m blessed to be able to do it!” she said. In the next 5 yrs, her vision is to be a fashion expert on a tv show, styling celebrities, having her own Brand & some employees so she’ll have time to do what she needs too. Every year for Mother’s Day she does makeovers for mothers which consists of styling them and getting their hair done, with her being a single mother herself is what inspired her to “GIVE BACK” to the community in that form. She also has brought celebrities such as Shekinah(from the T.I. & Tiny show) , and Perez(He’s a celebrity stylist from ATL) to the city and have what we call a “Sip & Shop” event, that’s where women can come mingle, sip & shop all in one place. It’s not easy having a business especially in a city like Columbus, Ga where there is so much of the same things going on all over the city. When your heart is in the right place it does not matter how many of the same things going on opens, as long as GOD is in it, you’ll always win it!!! That’s what she told me in closing, Now those are some GREAT words to live by. If you’re in the city, stop by and give her a visit at 2400 Hamilton Rd, Columbus Ga or you can check her out on her website www.princessboutiqueorg.bigcartel.com She she “ALL” styles of fashion from business, church, allnight-fun, & causul attire, I promise you’ll be hooked because I’M GUILTY MYSELF!! My thoughts of the day!!

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“NAPPY ROOT BARBER SHOP”

Monday, June 1st, 2015
Nominated 3 yrs in a row for the STEVE HARVEY HOODIE AWARDS as the best barbershop

Nominated 3 yrs in a row for the STEVE HARVEY HOODIE AWARDS as the best barbershop

I walked into a barbershop today that I’ve heard so much about around town, on the radio and had the pleasure of meeting them at the “Barbers United” all white event on Saturday May 30, 2015. When i walked in, I felt the fresh clean air as I inhaled to relax my nerves for this moment. I was greeted with a “Hello, how are you doing today how may we help you ma’am?” That alone made me feel at eased and welcomed, but most importantly I loved how the word “WE” was used. A lot of business forget that there’s no “I” in team and if it was not for the “TEAM” the business wouldn’t be what is. I had a chance to talk to the every barber as just that a “TEAM”, Brandon which is the owner, Blake, Salaam, Alex, Marcus, & Christopher. This barbershop has been nominated not one but three times for the STEVE HARVEY NEIGHBORHOOD HOODIE AWARDS. So I had to come be the nosey person that I am and see what was really going on!! I had a great time and conversations. I had to ask the questions about their mission and visions because people don’t get to where they are as a business without having the two. The answer was “Being a positive role model to the youth of young men, giving them something to look up too and know that can do it too instead of being out in the streets getting in trouble. Also no one is in competition with anyone in the city, we all can make things happen for the city of Columbus, Ga!” What stick to my mind the most is after sharing a little about my story with battling Stage 3a Breast cancer, Blake’s son asked me “Do it hurt?” I replied “Yes it does, i have good  and bad days” and he asked “Are you having a good day today?”  I smiled and said “Yes, especially since I’ve talked to you!” Remember we never know when we are entertaining an angel!! The atmosphere there was so clean, calm and relaxing but I could feel the spirit of the Lord all up in there. That’s the key to success, having GOD first in all you do! They also give back to the community by helping out with back to school clothes, shoes, supplies, free haircuts, and helping throughout the year as well, I call that “PAYING IT FORWARD!!” So now I see what all the uproar is about when it comes to the “NAPPY ROOT BARBERSHOP” 4231 Macon Rd Columbus Ga 31907 where you come nappy, leave happy!! So PLEASE vote for them on June 9th, 2015 at www.neighborhoodawards.com from 6 am til 6 pm for the BEST BARBER SHOP category. I’m putting my stamp on this so y’all know they are good people and if they win we as a TEAM & as a Community wins also!!! My thoughts of the day! 

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Happy Birthday Gayla P From The Heat Magazine

Friday, December 5th, 2014

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Happy Birthday to a person that is charming, talented and witty and reminds me a lot of myself.

Happy Birthday Gayla

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