Archive for the ‘Breaking News’ Category

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.

Follow @reem0017th on Instagram

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.

Stream Here

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

A post shared by theheatmag.com (@theheatmag) on

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

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.

Four HBCUs to compete in the 10th annual Urban Invitational at the New Orleans MLB Youth Academy

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Wearing Negro League Throwback Uniforms: Southern University Jaguar Rickie Weeks (right) is congratulated by Head Coach Roger Cador (left) while running past third base after hitting a 3-run homerun.

With respect to Black History Month, the throwback negroe league uniforms will be worn this weekend in New Orleans.

Four Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) will compete at the New Orleans MLB Youth Academy (MLBYA) in the 10th annual Urban Invitational, which is being hosted in New Orleans for the fourth consecutive year from Friday, February 17th to Sunday, February 19th.

Alcorn State University (Alcorn, Mississippi), Grambling State University (Grambling, Louisiana), Prairie View A&M University (Prairie View, Texas), and Southern University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) are returning to Major League Baseball’s round-robin collegiate baseball tournament designed to highlight HBCUs and their baseball programs. This will be Southern University’s 10th Urban Invitational, making them the only school to have participated in every tournament. Grambling State will make its sixth appearance, with both Prairie View A&M and Alcorn State University making their third appearance each.
The four HBCU teams will be joined by teams from the University of New Orleans and the University Illinois at Chicago, which will be making its tournament debut, with additional games throughout the weekend being played at Maestri Field at Privateer Park, the home of the University of New Orleans baseball team.

The games played by the four HBCU teams on Saturday, February 18th will air LIVE from the New Orleans MLB Youth Academy on MLB Network and MLB.com, with play-by-play from Scott Braun and analysis from former All-Star Outfielder Cliff Floyd. Southern University will wear Negro League uniforms in commemoration of Black History Month. Below is the tournament schedule:
Date, Time, Teams, Location

Feb. 17, 11:00a.m., UIC vs. Prairie View A&M, New Orleans MLBYA
Feb. 17, 2:00p.m., UIC vs. Prairie View A&M, New Orleans MLBYA
Feb. 17, 5:00p.m., Grambling State vs. Alcorn State, New Orleans MLBYA
Feb. 17, 6:00p.m., Southern vs. UNO, University of New Orleans

Date, Time, Teams, Location

Feb. 18, 1:00p.m., UIC vs. UNO, University of New Orleans
Feb. 18, 2:00p.m.*, Alcorn State vs. Prairie View A&M, New Orleans MLBYA
Feb. 18, 6:00p.m.*, Grambling State vs. Southern, New Orleans MLBYA

Date, Time, Teams, Location

Feb. 19, 12:00p.m., UIC vs. Grambling State, New Orleans MLBYA
Feb. 19, 1:00p.m., Prairie View A&M vs. UNO, University of New Orleans
Feb. 19, 3:00p.m., Alcorn State vs. Southern, New Orleans MLBYA

*These games will air LIVE on MLB Network and MLB.com.

In addition to tournament play, the New Orleans MLBYA will host youth-focused events before games on Saturday, February 18th. A PLAY BALL event will take place at 11:30 a.m., followed by regional trials for the Scotts MLB Pitch, Hit and Run and the Jr. Home Run Derby skills competitions beginning at approximately 3:00 p.m. The PLAY BALL initiative is proudly supported by MLB sponsors Chevrolet and Scotts.

Former Major Leaguers, including pitcher Marvin Freeman, catcher Lenny Webster and manager Jerry Manuel, as well as Seattle Mariners broadcaster Dave Sims, will attend various portions of the Urban Invitational, particularly the youth events throughout Saturday. Freeman (Jackson State) and Webster (Grambling State) are both HBCU alums. Manuel is a Youth Programs Consultant for MLB.

HBCUs have long offered quality educational and athletic programs and have a proud tradition of attracting outstanding baseball players. Baseball Hall of Famers Lou Brock (Southern University) and Andre Dawson (Florida A&M) played in HBCU baseball programs. In 2015, Earl Burl III, who played for Alcorn State University and was the first player to be drafted out of the New Orleans MLB Youth Academy, was selected. During the 2016 Draft, Tyree Thompson, became the second player to be drafted out of the New Orleans Academy.

MLB’s youth initiatives will be well-represented at the 2017 Urban Invitational as 12 players on this year’s rosters are alumni of MLB Youth Academies, RBI programs or MLB Development Camps, such as the Breakthrough Series. At least one White Sox A.C.E and RBI program alumni will be represented on each HBCU team in the tournament, six of whom have participated in the Breakthrough Series (BTS): Tyler Laux (BTS), Tyler Gordon (BTS), and Andrew Garcia (BTS) from Prairie View A&M; Reggie Johnson (BTS) and Robert Fletcher II (BTS) from Alcorn State; Marshawn Taylor (BTS) and Nick Wheeler from Grambling State; and Justin Freeman, son of Marvin Freeman, from Southern University. Southern University has two other RBI alumni in J’Markus George (Atlanta Metro RBI) and Niko Hayes-Saltare (Miami Marlins RBI). The Breakthrough Series will have eight total alumni, with three coming out of Southern University, three out of Prairie View, one out of Alcorn State and one player out of Grambling State.