Posts Tagged ‘9th Ward’

(ARTIST 101) Sess 4-5, the hardest working man in showbiz

Monday, May 28th, 2018

If any entertainer has earned the title of “Hardest Working Man in Show Business”, it is New Orleans’ own Sess 4-5. He is indeed the “Hustle God.”

Sess 4-5 is an artist, promoter, activist, and entrepreneur (he’s owner of Nuthin But Fire Records) whose reputation precedes him – a reputation for putting in a massive amount of work as well as being an innovator whose promotional tactics are copied all over the region. Sess has managed to fuse the age of promotional hand to hand combat with the digital age to take his hustle to new heights.

Learn a little about Sess 4-5:

STAGE NAME: Sess 4-5


HAILING FROM: New Orleans, Louisiana 9th Ward Desire Project

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: 2Pac, E40, Mystikal, Juvenile, Daddy Yo, & Nas

FAVORITE FOOD: Fish and macaroni


IF YOU COULD BE ENDORSED BY ANY BRAND, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? Tidal because it’s a Black owned streaming platform and it’s in the music business.

FAVORITE SONG: “Trap Jumpin” – H.U.S.T.L.A.Z. ft. Magnolia Chop



IF YOU WEREN’T RAPPING, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? Successfully running several businesses.


Twitter & Instagram: @Sess45

New Orleans based Division 1 members set to release solo mixtapes

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015


New Orleans, Louisiana based rap group Division 1 members, 1st Degree and J-Raw, are each set to release a solo mixtape in the next several months. Coming off the heels of the successful mixtape project “From the East to the 9”, Division 1 is looking forward to the future and what it holds. Set to begin merchandising apparel and other items in the next year, 1st Degree and J-Raw are climbing the ladder of success.

While you await their solo mixtapes, take a listen at their last project. You can stream it or download below.

Follow Division 1 on social media:

Instagram – @1st_Degree504 & @TheRealJRaw

Twitter – @1stDegreeMuzik & @EASTSIDE_RAW

You Tube –

For booking, features, walk-throughs, hosting, etc., contact Arlene of MIKODreamzPR at 504.233.3610.


SMASH BRO CHEDDA: Get ready to meet him at the bank

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

“Everything I received in life came from hard work. Nothing is given these days. Creating a song is only one piece of the pie. Artists need to learn the recipe for the pie before they can eat.” – Chedda Mane a/k/a Smash Bro Chedda

Some rap artists live and breathe music. It’s in their blood and everything they do. Meet Chedda Mane of The Smash Brothers, hailing from New Orleans’ infamous 9th Ward. He also goes by the name, Smash Bro Chedda.

Chedda just dropped his first solo mixtape, “Meet Me At Da Bank” on February 21st and we hear it’s already garnering quite a few downloads – nothing less can be expected from an artist with a flow like Chedda. He lets loose a lyrical assault without missing a beat.

Working with legendary New Orleans based groups such as Partners N Crime and Black Menace, his talents are accentuated and brought to the forefront. Currently an artist off the HITZ International label, Chedda looks forward to his future in the music industry.

We recently caught up with Chedda and learned a lot more about him and what makes him tick:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Tell us about yourself.

CHEDDA MANE: My name is Anthony Satcher Jr. I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and grew up in the Press Park area. As a member of Smash Brothers, I work overtime in the streets recording, performing, promoting, shooting videos, making appearances, and hustling. I grew up listening to the music of the legendary rapper Fila Phil which is where he based his ground work. Growing up in the mean streets of New Orleans, me and my brothers overcame the struggles of hustling in the streets, going to jail, and losing close friends to the violence that comes with living the lifestyle we live. I always had the hidden talent to rap, but never had the ambition to move forward and push my music. After reaching the goal of seeing large amounts of cash, having all designer clothes and shoes, jewelry, and the best cars, I was tired of losing close friends to the streets and the police always on the lookout for the lifestyle I was chasing to acquire all the finer things in life. Although I continued his hustle throughout the years, it wasn’t until 2009-2010 that I realized that making music was what I wanted to do.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: You work with some true legends – Black Menace, Mr. Meana and Kango Slimm – how is being mentored by such true professionals and real lovers of their craft, worked to further your career?

CHEDDA MANE: Working with HITZ International has shown me the success you can create by dedication, hard work and most of all, teamwork. I have been exposed to many different aspects of the music industry. I am working with true legends. It’s an honor to have these opportunities. Beyond working with legends in the studio, we’re family. Meana is my big bro and J-Dawg – he’s like pops or the uncle who keep ya on ya shit. Kangol is just a human beatbox, hahahahha. I feel like I play for the Miami Heat.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What projects are you currently working on?

CHEDDA MANE: “Meet Me At Da Bank” is my first solo mixtape. The single from the project is titled, “Joe Gambino”. That project is being released in the first quarter of the year. I have some surprise remixes that are being released soon for the fans. I’m also working with Stackaman aka T-Stacks on a follow up from C.O.D. and I’m working on a deal for Smash Bros condoms and a high end clothing line.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: It’s obvious that you’re a hard worker. How do you believe hard work and grind can benefit artists?

CHEDDA MANE: That’s with anything you do in life. Everything I received in life came from hard work. Nothing is given these days. Creating a song is only one piece of the pie. Artists need to learn the recipe for the pie before they can eat.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Do you think the New Orleans music scene is hard to come up in and if so, what do you do to overcome the obstacles and hardships?

CHEDDA MANE: The New Orleans scene can be a tough crowd, but good, quality music can overcome everything. I have a good team behind me and a lot counting on me, so I stay focused on my music. I attend functions all over the U.S. and apply different knowledge I acquire through my music career.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Where can we expect to see you in years to come?

CHEDDA MANE: Whatever God has planned for me, I am definitely prepared.  You can expect Smash Bros and HITZ International to be a household name, above all.


Saturday, January 21st, 2012

The Heat has featured the legendary DJ Ro several times and given the fact that he’s been helping put the world’s best music on the map for over 21 years, we selected him as HEAT DJ OF THE MONTH.

Ro is a superstar in his own right, but you wouldn’t know it to meet him. He’s about as humble as they come. Yet when he’s not broadcasting music to the masses, he’s working on something to make the world around him a better place.

Whether it’s working with his foundation giving back to the community in big ways, or working with one of his business ventures, Ro is making a difference. From the Stop the Violence Campaign, to the Easter, Back to School, Thanksgiving, and Christmas giveaways, he is most definitely setting an example for all of the entertainment industry to follow.

Music is his life and he serves it up on a daily basis. The Heat Magazine salutes you, DJ Ro! Keep up the great work!

You can check DJ Ro out on the world famous Q93 or on his website at