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Heat Exclusive: The Tainerz Find ‘One Way’ Out Of Gritty New Orleans

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Every now and then, destiny can assemble individuals and lead them down a positive path in a spontaneous fashion.  Many times, life goals are not totally figured out until a person matures and becomes an adult. However, in the world of arts and music, an innate passion shapes that life endeavor from the beginning. In New Orleans, several talented individuals have dedicated themselves to professional crafts since adolescent years. Globally, one can find several eager African-American males with ambition and a burning desire to find a better way out from areas where crime, poverty, and lack of opportunity are inevitable.

The Heat Magazine now unveils a group of young men professionally known as The Tainerz.

Named for what they do best, “entertain,” New Orleans trio, The Tainerz are on a mission to bring their blend of bounce, R&B, and rap to the world stage.

Comprised of 14-year-old Dallas Burke, 16-year-old Travon “T-Daddie” Mitchell and 17-year-old David “Deelö” Rayford, the Tainerz all hail from the same New Orleans East neighborhood – an area the boys all credit for helping to shape their sound while also motivating them to aspire for more. Each member of The Tainerz brings a little something different to the table, but they have plenty in common, including musical roots. Both of Deelö’s parents danced and performed, T-Daddie’s mother was a singer and Dallas counts his older brother Antoine as a major source of motivation, along with his mother and grandmother.

With a crown of colorful dreadlocks, jewelry draping his neck and ears and embellished jacket, jeans and kicks, Deelö is hard to miss. He can’t remember a time when he didn’t dream of stardom and has been singing and dancing in talent shows since he was little, often winning the top prize for his rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”. The choreographer of the crew, Deelö played drums in both marching and jazz band in junior high and met T-Daddie while they were both enrolled in school at Kipp Believe College Prep. The pair bonded over their love for skateboarding, music and dancing and decided to form a group.
T-Daddie played the drums faithfully at his church and passed up on paid gigs to pursue his career with the Tainerz. With his slender frame and genuine interest in fashion, he hasn’t ruled out a future in modeling. For now though, he’s fully dedicated to music.

In 2015, Deelö barber introduced him to their current manager, New Orleans producer Zül-Qarnaįn, who formed a bond with the group and named them after working with the boys briefly on a NFL-related project with Cam Newton. While searching for a singer to complement Deelö and T-Daddie’s harmonies, Zül-Qarnaįn received a video of Dallas performing. In addition to possessing a mighty set of lungs, the Tainerz’ youngest member, Dallas is quick to turn on the charm with an easy smile. The baby-faced “little bro” of the group earns top honors in school and is also a gifted athlete and self-professed “game head.”
After two years of performing together at local events and festivals as The Tainerz, the boys have built a strong following in New Orleans, and for good reason. It’s their live show that truly impresses. Watching Deelö and T-Daddie move, it’s hard to miss the Chris Brown influence, while Dallas’ presence and confidence bring to mind a young Michael Jackson, the entertainer all three boys name as a favorite.

The Tainerz are currently touring to promote “One Way,” their first official single since signing with Rocnation/Interscope earlier this year. The song is a testament to their dedication to their craft. For The Tainerz, performing has been their “One Way” out of the gritty New Orleans neighborhood where they were raised. The song speaks to the focus and determination that’s put them on the road to success.

“God has something written for them,” Zül-Qarnaįn says. “They have individual gifts but when they combine they form a super trinity. “

Follow @TheTainerz on Instagram and check out their new single and video One Way here:

 

 

Heat Exclusive: WQUE Kicks Off 2018 With New Specialty Show NOLA Next

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

The city of New Orleans has been a hotbed for hip hop and other forms of music. Similar to the Harlem Renaissance era where artists expressed themselves in an effort to unveil the African-American experience as well as individual talent, New Orleans creatives have continuously delivered  good music throughout the years. Since the early days of Jazz, the birthplace has effortlessly released thousands of artists with unique and compelling styles.

New Orleans hip hop is one of the few which has been on display in museum exhibits and various forms of literature. From the Ninja Crew to Cash Money/No Limit to Young Money, the movement has continued.

Now in the digital age in a different way using a new paradigm, music artists have to make an impact via social media and digital music outlets. Streaming, blogging, and other daily content have become the new standard for building a brand and buzz.

However, there are some outlets that can capture both social media and organic followings. WQUE is one of those outlets. Throughout the years, Nola music grew to be loved by locals and visitors in town. Something as simple as turning on the radio and adjusting the dial to 93.3 brought them into a new place with an extraordinary sound. “There’s no place like that N.O.”  Most hip hop heads have a nostalgic joy when they think about the evolution of New Orleans hip hop. If one was to walk in a club and hear any classic hip hop record from New Orleans, they would quickly notice the immediate reaction by the audience.

Life has a way of making us appreciate our humble beginnings but time causes change and untapped ideas always surface as the music industry globalizes itself on a digital level.

In an effort to showcase New Orleans artists in an eclectic manner, WQUE announces a new show. Nola Next will begin on Thursday January 4th at midnight. Ms. Tee, a New Orleans mainstay, will be the first featured artist.  As a result, great Nola music will be consolidated on this specialty show. 2018 rings in with progression and WQUE and Nola Music are here to stay. A combination of music and platform are a great recipe for “that gumbo” and the world already knows New Orleans is a city full of flavor.

Visit q93.com for more information concerning Nola Next.

Heat Exclusive: Jay Jones Reveals 2000 Hollygrove

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

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Heat Exclusive: Reem of 0017th Latest and Greatest

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Hollygrove wordsmith Reem of 0017th shares an inside look of Currensy’s Pilot Talk Trilogy Tour. The New Orleans rapper recently released his “B4 I Talk My Shit” mixtape and has a new visual on deck. In the meantime, check out the west coast tour vid here:

Stream audio of V.I.P. here:

Reem told the Heat Magazine “I’m focused on maximizing my potential in 2018, just maximizing our potential period.”

The Heat Magazine: What are your immediate plans for 2018?

Reem: I plan on traveling and finalizing good business ventures. I plan on doing everything I said  I was going to do.

The Heat Magazine wanted our readers and 0017th fans to know the latest and greatest activity taking place with the 0017th emcee.

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Devious Links Up With BlaqNMild and Derelyn for “100 or Nothin'” Remix

Monday, December 25th, 2017

Coming back from his last album, “Against All Odds”, New Orleans rap artist returns with a remix single “100 or Nothin (Keep It Real)” featuring New Orleans singing prodigy Derelyn. Devious is finishing up the trimmings on a new album which will be released early 2018.

The Heat Magazine wanted to keep our readers in the know on the latest and greatest coming from Devious.

Check out the song here and it can also be downloaded or streamed on all digital outlets.

https://tidal.com/track/82806623

Devious Releases “Fly High King” single

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

New Orleans rap artist Devious has been busy working on his upcoming album. Within the past year, Devious lost his brother. As a tribute, he returns with “Fly High King” which was released August 18th on his brother’s birthday. The Heat Magazine wanted to keep our readers aware of the latest activity associated with Devious and his new project. This heartfelt song can be downloaded or streamed on ITunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Google Play, and more. The single was produced by Niyo of Flight School and mixed by Cise HD. Follow Devious @deviousontwitt on Twitter and itsdevious on Instagram.

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Singer Ariee releases new single and video I.O.W.U.

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Colorful, creative, and compelling are three words that describe New Orleans singer/ songwriter Ariee. She’s back with a new single and video “I.O.W.U.”, an acronym for I Only Want You. The intriguing pop     single is produced by Dappa of Fresh Music Group and it accentuates Ariee’s creative freedom and carefree persona. “I had a lot of fun making this video not only because I  got to play in paint but because I got to be myself in front of the camera making the music that I like. Carefree, quirky, and fun,” says Ariee to her fans and Heat Magazine readers.

Ariee

Dappa has been busy performing, writing, and producing. He told the Heat that Ariee is an artist that confirms that there is more than hip hop within the Fresh Music Group circle.

I.O.W.U. is available at Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify, and other digital outlets.

The Heat features the newly released video here:

Visit Ariee’s website and other platforms for more information:

Check out https://www.arieemusic.com/

Download I.O.W.U:
https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album…

Follow Ariee on online:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arieeariee/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arieeariee03
Snap Chat: arieeariee3
Email: contactarieemusic@gmail.com

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.

Police Confirm Fatalities After Explosions at Ariana Grande Concert

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

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Heat Exclusive: Brass-A-Holics “Word On The Street-The Prequel”

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

As promised, The Heat Magazine brings the highly anticipated mixtape “Word On The Street-The Prequel” by the internationally renowned Brass-A-Holics. The national release date is March 27 and we are fortunate enough to be the first to feature Word On The Street for our readers and faithful Brass-A-Holics.

Enjoy this energy filled eclectic music release by the Brass-A-Holics.


🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 The Brass-A-Holics delivered the Heat as expected.

See the Brass-A-Holics live at the following venues:

March 27 New Orleans @ The Blue Nile

March 30 Washington DC @ The Hamilton

March 31 Philadelphia @ The Ardmore

April 6 New Orleans @ The French Quarter Festival

Follow The Brass-A-Holics on Twitter and Instagram @BrassAHolics