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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

Congratulations Laqueta G. Releford-Hill On Your 2017 Fall Commencement

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing, but what you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.

Congratulations Laqueta G. Releford-Hill, From The Heat

58% of Hotel Workers Say They’ve Been Sexually Harassed by Guest

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Cecilia was working as a minibar attendant at a Chicago hotel when she knocked on the guest’s door and announced herself. The man’s response was quick and unequivocal: “You can come in.”

When she opened the door, “He was at the computer, masturbating,” Cecilia recalled. She was overcome with shock and embarrassment. Judging from the satisfied look on the man’s face, that was the whole idea.

“I felt nasty,” recalled Cecilia, who asked that her last name and the hotel not be identified. “You’d expect that to happen to people in a jail but not in regular work. I felt like crying.”

It wasn’t the only time Cecilia had dealt with extreme forms of sexual harassment in her three decades working in downtown hotels. A male guest once answered her knock by opening the door naked. Just a month and a half ago, a younger colleague confided to Cecilia that a male guest had tried to embrace her while she was in his room. Cecilia escorted the shaken housekeeper to the hotel’s security team to report the incident.

15 Black Men from Chicago Exonerated After Being Framed by Crooked Cop

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

A Cook County judge Thursday vacated felony convictions for 15 defendants who claimed they were framed by disgraced Chicago Police Sgt. Ronald Watts, following a landmark decision by the State’s Attorney’s Office to toss aside a string of cases over allegations of police misconduct.

With 10 of the defendants standing in the courtroom, Chief Criminal Courts Judge Judge LeRoy K. Martin approved a motion by prosecutors to throw out a total of 18 cases against 15 men who were arrested by Watts and members of a tactical team that operated in the Ida B. Wells housing projects.

US Department of Defense “Accidentally” Retweets Asking Trump to Resign

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

For a few perplexing moments, the world was under the impression that the Pentagon seriously wanted Donald Trump to resign from his presidency.

The official Twitter account for the U.S. Department of Defense briefly joined The Resistance on Thursday, retweeting someone straight up calling for Donald Trump to resign.

TBH, with all 2017’s thrown at us, it was only a bit shocking, and though the tweet has since been deleted, it still caused quite the commotion online.

3 Ohio Pastors Accused Of Luring Teen Girls, Paying For Sex

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Federal prosecutors say three pastors in Ohio conspired to recruit teen girls to have sex with them and shared photos and videos of the girls.

Investigators say the three men who ran churches in Toledo often paid the girls for sex.

All three pleaded not guilty this past week in federal court to charges that include child sex trafficking and sexual exploitation of children.

Each could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted.

Court documents describe how one of the pastors had sex with a girl in his church office, at home and at a motel.

Prosecutors say one of the pastors warned one girl not to say anything because it would ruin his family and his church.

Woman Who Accused Usher of Giving Her Herpes Has Case Dismissed

Friday, November 17th, 2017

The lawsuit filed against Usher — claiming he gave a Georgia woman herpes — has been dismissed, but there’s an asterisk.