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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/

National Rap Star Fiend fuses Hip Hop With Live Band

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

National rap star Fiend also known as International Jones fuses hip hop with live band.

The former No-Limit emcee has performed in London, Europe, Paris, and all throughout the United States since his gold and platinum success as a No Limit Artist.

Fiend became the first true hip hop artist to perform with Preservation Hall Jazz Band along with Nesby Phips. He has also performed with the Grid, a live band from New Orleans. With performances in Austin, Texas, California, New York, and other cities down south, Fiend promises to continue spreading positive vibrations. Additionally, Fiend has played live band sets with his Big Boy Records family at the Howlin’ Wolf and The House Of Blues.


In 2017, Fiend will be performing live with band colleagues in New Orleans and abroad. After his recent success with Jet Life Recordings along with Currensy, Fiend has stayed busy with new digital releases and mixtape on his Fiend Entertainment imprint.

Fiend has smoothly transcended as an artist, producer, and songwriter. Fans can look forward to having a good time filled with energy as well as witness the grown and sexy persona during his upcoming live shows.
The raspy voice of the south is now taking dates for live instrumentation sets and hopes to satisfy aficionados in the heart of New Orleans.

For booking, please contact Dion Norman.

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.

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:

 

 

 

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:

 

Olivia Perez-Porch Home Going Celebration Rest In Peace (Video)

Monday, November 14th, 2016

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Born November 4, 1996 – November 3, 2016

To the world you may have just been somebody,
but to all of us you were the world.