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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:

https://tidal.com/playlist/3ec144f9-040f-4c6d-ac44-2edb2cbf7ac2

 

Heat Exclusive: A Conversation with King Reality

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

 

The Heat Magazine takes a travel to the West Bank of New Orleans. Many may not fathom that this area near the East Bank of New Orleans includes surrounding cities known for music. These small cities are unique and offer eclectic music. If a visitor travels across the Greater New Orleans bridge, they’ll become familiar with Algiers, Harvey, Belle Chasse, Westwego, Kennedy Heights, and of course Marrero just to name a few.

Ice Mike, Bust Down, Tim Smooth, and Dj Too Cool, all who have earned their place as legends of New Orleans and Louisiana hip hop earned their national acclaim on this side of the Mississippi River. Mobo Records, Ruthless Juveniles, and other West Bank area artists manufactured hits in the 90s.

MC Thick was the most well known rap artist from Marrero in the 20th century after landing a deal with Atlantic Records largely due to his hit single “Marrero” which was produced by J Diamond Washington, an owner of Diamond Studios.

In the 21st century, the hip hop scene continues to flourish. Rappers such as Choppa Style and Baby Boy Da Prince both received national success. Nowadays, artists like B Assasson and Daniel Heartless are making their way through the ranks of the industry.

In 2006, a young man started his professional rap career leading him to a national collaboration on Baby Boy Da Prince’s album. Perfectly titled, “Across Da Water,” the album included a song “Marrero” and this is where his first creative energy was released. Currently, he has a full length album  “New Orleans Premonition” available on all digital outlets. The Heat Magazine wanted our readers to get an inside look on this burgeoning artist.

The Heat Magazine: Tell the world your stage name?

King Reality: My stage name is King Reality.

The Heat Magazine: How long have you been a professional rap artist?

King Reality: I have been rapping since I was 5 yrs old.

The Heat Magazine: Being from Marrero, you come up with Mc Thick, Choppa Style, Baby Boy, and B Assasson. How important is it for you to represent your hood in your music?

King Reality: It’s very important that I continue to carry the torch because those brothers paved for like myself to come through.

The Heat Magazine: What separates you as an artist from your peers?

King Reality: My experience separates me from my peers because of real life situations that I have been faced with and overcome.

The Heat Magazine: As it relates to production, who do you work with?

King Reality: I work with beats by Nell, Quarter Key, and Alroc Kapezee from Untouchable Records.

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

King Reality: To let my talent be seen throughout the world and be a major takeover in the industry.

The Heat Magazine: Tell us about your latest release.

King Reality: My mixtape is called MARRERO JAMMBALAYA with features from Mr Marcello and Choppa Style as well as a few other artists.

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

King Reality Stay consistent and trust God. Always believe in yourself.

The Heat Magazine: Who influences you musically?

King Reality: Tupac and Soulja Slim.

The Heat Magazine: Tell us some things about Marrero that our readers and fans may not know.

King Reality: It’s a small city with lots of love where people have been knowing each other their whole lives. It’s a place with a lot of unity. It’s a place where if you stayed for a while, you would probably not ever want to leave.

The Heat Magazine: Do you plan on working with anyone in the future that we should know about?

King Reality: Yes, I plan on working with Lil Wayne, Drake, Piles, and more.

The Heat Magazine: What do you think about Louisiana’s rap scene?

King Reality: I think we are building. We are coming behind Cash Money and No Limit who showed us how to take control of our destiny. No matter what, the world is ours! (Bahlee dat)

 

Check out the album here:

Heat Exclusive: Jay Jones Reveals 2000 Hollygrove

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

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Juvenile, Fats Domino, Kermit Ruffins, Ms. Tee to be honored at Nola Music Awards

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

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October 25th, the city of New Orleans will gather at the Ashe Cultural Center.

This year’s Nola Music Awards also known as Nola Hip Hop Awards expands its musical and cultural coverage. As a result, legends such as Fats Domino and Kermit Ruffins will be honored. Additionally, Juvenile and Ms. Tee will also be highlighted for their accomplishments as urban rap artists.

Respect and homage will also be extended to Trumpet Black. Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill, a passionate trumpeter and member of New Birth Brass Band, Corey Henry and the Treme Funktet and his own Heart Attacks band, died on May 4 in Tokyo, according to a brief statement from the musician’s publicist. He was 28.

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Categories ranging from the Soulja Slim Award, the highest honor, to Social Median of the year, are a testament of the growth of this inner city award show.

Some of the top artists on the grind this year will soon land nominations for their efforts and success rate this past year. As it relates to events, Nola Music Awards has scheduled four days of intriguing activities. For more information, visit their site http://www.thenolamusicawards.com

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015 – Writer’s Block – TICKETS

PRE-NOLA MUSIC AWARDS CONCERT

Hosted by A. Levy & Shiny Green

Music By Go Dj Black N Mild

9:00PM – AFTER BURN – 1511 S Rendon St, New Orleans, LA
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015 – House of the Young “Welcome To New Orleans” – RSVP

MUSIC EDUCATION, ARTS, FILM, JAZZ & HIP-HOP PANEL/MIXER

Hosted By E. Buckles & The House of the Young Ent.

6:00 PM – ASHE CULTURAL CENTER – 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015 – NOLA MUSIC AWARDS

Hosted by Shiny Green & Dj Rob Nice

Red Carpet Hosted by Kristi Coleman
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2015 – PROTECT NEW ORLEANS COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Life After Death Pt. 2 – 11 Legacies That Continue To Impact Hip Hop Culture

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

These 11 artists left an indelible mark on the culture that continues to be felt to this day either through their music or who they left behind.

Source: Life After Death Pt. 2 – 11 Legacies That Continue To Impact Hip Hop Culture