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ARTIST 101: Perry G, a “new” New Orleans sensation

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018


We’re kicking off our first “Artist 101” of 2018 with a very special artist/songwriter/businessman/family man (probably his favorite role, if he had to pick one!) from New Orleans, Louisiana who goes by the name of Perry G. While Perry G is fairly new to the music scene, he has been working for a while name to make a name for himself – and he’s doing just that. Learn more about Perry G below!

Stage Name: Perry G

Where you’re from: New Orleans, Louisiana (Algiers, to be exact)

Musical Influences: Old School New Orleans music, Old School music in general, Rich Homie Quan, Kevin Gates, T-Pain, and Drake

Production Influences: Zaytoven, Nard & B, Aha Gazelle, Mannie Fresh, London On The Track, and Metro Boomin

Favorite Food: Grilled Foods and Hibachi, Steak, Salmon, Gumbo, and Jambalaya

Favorite Shoes: Red Bottoms, Bally Animals, Versace, Gucci, and Nike

If you could be endorsed by any brand, what would it be and why? Nike because I’ll enjoy designing my own shoe and telling a story though the design of the shoe

Favorite Song: “Psycho” – Post Malone (at the moment)

Favorite Artist: I have several favorites but if i had to pick one…. Kevin Gates at the moment

What’s in your playlist right now? Rich Homie Quan’s new album “Rich As In Spirit”, Trilliam 3” – Aha Gazelle, “Get A Load of Me” – 1kphew, “400 Degreez” – Juvenile, and “Ball” – Perry G & Perry G Ball

If you won 10 million dollars, what would you do with it? I’d put my family in the best place possible, put the team on, give away $1,000,000 to the needy, create jobs, start my own production company, and buy land.

Instagram: @OfficialPerryG

Twitter: @OfficialPerryG

DIP drops mixtape called “Still Dippn”

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

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DIP or “Drama In Progress”, is a hustler at heart in every good sense of the word. He does what it takes to drive his career to the next level. Whether it’s hitting the streets with the team, or spending long hours at the studio, DIP strives to make a name for himself.

“Still Dippn” has been received with much fanfare. As DIP’s lyrical talent continues to grow, so does DIP as a businessman. He works hard to brand his apparel line, Trap Wear. In fact, it is one of the highest grossing clothing lines in Louisiana. DIP has made it his business to propel his brand forward, working state by state to take over the industry.

Dip’s solid work ethic, charm and charisma help to solidify him as a solid contender among epic talent. You never know where you will see Dip next, but wherever that might be, you can bet it will be somewhere positive, where his talent will shine.

Follow DIP on social media: Twitter – @NxtYrDip & Instagram – @DIP31

Tracklisting:

1.Intro
2.Aint Nobody Got Time 4 Dat ft. J-Dawg, Boola
3.Dollar Bills
4.GET DAT MONEY
5.Return Of The Triggerman ft. Mista Meana
6.U.O.E.N.O. Dmix
7.Tonight ft. Sty
8.P S ft JayJ0nes
9.Im Thuggin
10.Keep Kalm
11.Type Of Way DMix
12.All I Do Iz Hustle
13.TwerkSumthn ft. PNC
14.Started From The Bottom Dmix
15.I Gotcha ft. Militia KO
16.WhenImGone

(NEW HEAT) Don Flamingo in ‘Slanguage’ (VIDEO)

Monday, April 21st, 2014

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“From that Uptown to Downtown, to the Eastside to the West…..”

Epic New Orleans talent Don Flamingo (also known as EGMG‘s artist, “The Show) just released the visuals to “Slanguage”. In his usual fashion, he murders the track. This is one artist shooting to stardom so don’t say we never warned you! At the end of the day, he WILL be one of the greatest to ever spit a rhyme. Backed by super producer Mannie Fresh as well as a team of strong promoters and supporters, he is destined to go down in history.

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Make sure to check out EGMG’s other artists as well at www.egmglifestyle.com.

KING SUNI BLAC: The new conscious rap (VIDEO)

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Intelligent, thought provoking lyrics laced over impeccable beats – in today’s rap music, sometimes you don’t hear those two together. With King Suni Blac’s music, it’s a given that you will.

King Suni Blac is a driven innovator in music and it shows all throughout his product. He’s true hip hop to his core, having looked up to Tupac Shakur as a role model – and everybody knows Tupac is probably the most important artist of our time.

King Suni Blac strives to make inspirational music and at the end of the day, it’s obvious that he throws his heart and soul into it, in order to give it substance and purpose.

The Heat was afforded the opportunity to hear what is really on King Suni Blac’s mind and we most definitely didn’t pass that up. Here’s our interview with him:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Tell our readers about your music – what drives you as an artist?

KING SUNI BLAC: My music is for the listeners. I am more of a conscious artist with a message. I started out as a poet, more spoken word, and always had my eyes on becoming the next 2Pac Shakur. The more practice I pursued, the better I got. I always wanted to stand out and be different with music. I’ve never been the get in where I fit in type of guy. But being a Baller doesn’t help you in the music game because the ballers before me didn’t pan out so well. My drive is making the type of music that I like to listen to. I’m not an artist for the fame or the money or the attention. I have an amazing story to tell and I want the world to hear it.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Who were your musical influences?

KING SUNI BLAC: My musical influences are 2Pac, The Roots, Mos Def, Andre 3000, Common, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, and BIG. Those type of artists helped me make the music I make.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Your style is unique & refreshing. What did you do to develop your talents?

KING SUNI BLAC: What did I do to develop my talents in music? I just love music, like music without lyrics. I collect music like an art collector collects paintings – the harmony, the flow of energy, the impact to the soul. Something happens to me when the right beat hits my ears at the right time. I just start to write down what the beat tells me and by the end of the track, I listen back and I’ve said some things that I have no clue where they come from, but it fits the track perfect and the storyline of the music is now written. I continue to practice my craft until it’s an undeniable demand for my music because it has amazing substance. That’s my purpose with music.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What inspires you?

KING SUNI BLAC: God is my source that inspires me. He tells me I am to lead the people with my music and to share my pink light with the world. My message shall touch those who need guidance.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What can we expect to see from King Suni Blac in the near future?

KING SUNI BLAC: Well you can expect to see King Suni Blac lead the movement of new independent artist of the future. YBG – Young Boss Generation.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: If you could work with any other artist(s), who would that be?

KING SUNI BLAC: I would work with any and all artists. I’m open to that 100%. Look out for the new internet website, Viralgo.net. If you missed out on Google and missed out on Facebook, don’t miss out on this.



(HEAT EXCLUSIVE) Meet Anthony Daniels, multi-talented entertainer

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Indie artists – particularly those from urban genres – are always looking for ways to gain exposure. Don’t ever let anybody tell you it’s easy for them, because it is not. More often than not, venues that provide exposure for indie artists, seem to do what they can to take advantage – but not all of them.

I support artists because I am one. That is my humanitarian effort.

Enter Anthony Daniels a/k/a Moose Harris. This Louisiana native performs just about every task you can imagine when it comes to helping artists, a list that includes himself. He’s an artist, but also so much more, including entrepreneuer, producer, promoter, and radio host.

There just is not much Anthony does not do – and he works hard to help others. That’s the beauty of what he does – you only need to pay a little bit of attention to discover that he is in it to help artists.

Can you imagine if the Occupy Movement was Hip-hop based?

We caught up with this busy young man to see what all he is getting into these days. Let’s just say “busy” does not begin to describe him. He is a jack of all trades when it comes to the entertainment industry. We salute him and his hard work!

Here’s our interview:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Tell our readers what all you do.

ANTHONY DANIELS: (Laughs) That is a long answer. The short version is the only thing that I don’t do in the music business is DJ on turntables – yet! I am an artist (Singer, MC, 3 Instrument Musician), producer, company owner (Urban Groovz Records & Advanced Associates Solutions), show/event producer (The SIIMPle Circuit & The Track Meet), and radio show producer/host (Urban Flosarus & The Grapevine).

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: You strongly support indie artists & for that, you deserve some applause. What gives you that drive & how did you start out showing support for those artists?

ANTHONY DANIELS: I support artists because I am one. That is my humanitarian effort. About 75-80% of what I do in support is donated time, not on a pay scale – probably more than that. What most artists don’t realize is that there is more than just recording your music. That is the easy part. The work and drive – and I do mean drive, because Louisiana for example, is smaller than most make it. 4 Hours driving should be nothing – it takes that to make a proper name for oneself and to help others; instead of all these individual cliques of companies takes spending & losing money, and making next level sacrifices.


THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Who were your musical influences?

ANTHONY DANIELS: I am a Motown Historian, so that music is first! Second actually would be 80’s New Wave – when MTV and VH1 were actual video channels. But a bunch of music genres and artists – Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic, MJ, Stevie Wonder, Wyclef Jean, Missy Elliot, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, James Brown, and The Roots. Production wise, Holland Dozier Holland & The Corporation (Motown), those that worked with Stax, especially the late 60’s and early 70’s, Quincy Jones, Mannie Fresh, Timbaland, RZA, Rick Rubin, and George Clinton.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Where do you hope to see hip hop & urban music as a whole, in 5-10 years?

ANTHONY DANIELS: I want to see a bigger blending of music. Hopefully there is more philosophy in the street side of Rap – not talking about what is being done, but why and what can be done. I just want my people regardless of color, to get smarter – to work together. Can you imagine if the Occupy Movement was Hip-hop based?

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: You’ve been doing this for a while – how much do you think social media has impacted how music is distributed?

ANTHONY DANIELS: Social media and the internet has been a gift and a curse. The gift is to not need the suit-and-ties to do like music was in the 40’s and 50’s “Race Records” Era. People can release on their own terms. For the same reasons is the curse – the market is so flooded now because ANYBODY can just about do it. It’s too much DIY.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: If you could have a roundtable discussion with any group of people involved in the entertainment industry, who all would that include & why?

ANTHONY DANIELS: Berry Gordy for the historical influence; representatives from Hollywood to find out why the black people always get killed first, and why aren’t there more majority black casts; representatives from Clear Channel and Cumulus so they release that stranglehold on all these radio stations, Payola (that’s been illegal for the last 60 years) and the MTV and Billboard charts.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What’s in store for your company & you in the near future? In the next 2-5 years?

ANTHONY DANIELS: Expansion of the SIIMPle (Support Intelligent Independent Music People) Circuit, syndication for my 2 radio shows, make more music for myself, introduce more artists for their opportunity, and hopefully eventually get some financial benefit.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Tell our readers how they can access your shows.

ANTHONY DANIELS: My new radio show is “THE GRAPEVINE”. I’m playing a mix of R&B, Soul, Blues, Jazz, and more. It’s on KDOL 96.1, Livingston, Texas from 6-8 pm on Sundays. Online tune in at www.kdol961.com. My show “URBAN FLOSARUS” is still on Wednesdays from 10pm-Midinight on KSCL 91.3 Shreveport. Online access is at www.kscl.fm.

DJ KUTT MASTER SLIMM: Energizing the Music World

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

“Get yo music game up on dis ting ting.” – Definition DJ Kutt Master Slimm

Meet DJ Kutt Master Slimm – born and raised in New Orleans’ 9th Ward, he is a prime example of the talent derived from that section of New Orleans.

Kutt Master Slimm began his career at the tender age of 14, starting out with a group of DJs called “The WolfPack” – a group that included infamous DJs Wild Wayne and DJ Slab 1, both of New Orleans’ most popular urban station, Q93.

When Kutt Master Slimm turned 18, he joined the group “High Fidelity” with his mentor and best friend, World Famous DJ Ro. That pivotal point in Kutt Master Slimm’s career sealed his fate as a rising star in the hip hop world.

Kutt Master Slimm is a true mixologist who is affiliated with the Definition DJs, but he is also a businessman in his own right.

CEO of Kruga House, Inc., Kutt Master Slimm is also a producer and composer who recently dropped a highly anticipated mixtape that made its debut Bayou Classic weekend. One of the singles on Kutt Master Slimm’s mixtape is “Good Game”, a hot song by New Orleans’ own Big Ramp featuring Willie. Kutt Master Slimm produced “Good Game” and it is currently getting spins on Q93.

Kutt Master Slimm also serves as producer for a plethora of other artists out of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Atlanta, California, and even Moscow, Russia. He is a true example of what DJs and producers do to take music worldwide – literally.

You can check Kutt Master Slimm out weekly during his internet radio show on hittinlickradio.com. His show is called “Da Broila Room” and it airs Mondays at 8 p.m. CST.

The Heat recently caught up with DJ Kutt Master Slimm and we are proud to be able to let our readers hear from him:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What sets your music apart from others?

DJ KUTT MASTER SLIMM: My attribute in music is to relax the soul with my sounds and styles and to give people a unique flavor.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: If you weren’t into music, what would you be doing?

DJ KUTT MASTER SLIMM: If I was not into music, I’d be lost (LAUGHS). No, I would probably be a chef.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Where do you see hip hop headed in the next 10 years?

DJ KUTT MASTER SLIMM: I see hip hop headed into a new atmosphere, but I wish it would go back to songs with meanings.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What projects do you currently have in the works?

DJ KUTT MASTER SLIMM: Right now, I’m working on my mixtape, “Spinn City”, plus projects for Big Ramp,Macniffy,Tim Thugga,Big Nounk, & Lil Pocasset, just to name a few – five albums and seven mixtapes.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What advice do you have for younger DJs just starting out?

DJ KUTT MASTER SLIMM: To keep reaching for your goals and don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t make it happen. Always put God in everything you do and your blessings will come forward.

EDITOR’S NOTE: DJ Kutt Master Slimm is yet another example of the endless talent coming out of the New Orleans, Louisiana area. Make sure to check out and support his music on Reverb Nation at  Reverbnation.com/kuttmasterslimm or get at him on Twitter – @kuttmasterslimm.

Check Out Codac This Tuesday

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Up and coming New Orleans rapper Codac will be appearing this Tuesday at the Therapy Lounge located at 3001 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans. Get out there and support Codac and also, check out his video below.

You can also keep up with Codac on his website at http://www.codac504.com/.

RISING STAR: David Joseph

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

The year was 2004. That was when rising star, David Joseph’s music career took off. It was the same year that he was named “Connecticut’s Next Rising Star” by pop station KC101’s Radio Star competition in his native state.

After being entered in the national contest, David was aired on radio stations across the country, including New York’s popular Z100. Because of this rare opportunity, David’s brand was exposed to the world. Barely of legal age, the singer and songwriter was poised to make some big moves.

By early 2009, David debuted his first solo album, “Wherever I Go“, which was recorded and produced at The Steele Factory in Brooklyn, New York. When he wasn’t working in the studio, David toured across New England and the Tri-State areas, playing both acoustically and with his band.

David continued to experience success and it was later that year that he was chosen to appear on MTV’s reality series, ” P. Diddy’s Starmaker“. Through hard work and dedication, David ended up in the Top 14 on the show.

David’s artistry continues to grow by leaps and bounds. While creating his current EP, “Broken Record“, David traveled from New York to Los Angeles, where he collaborated with various industry professionals, including songwriters Daniel Bedingfield and Ben Romans.

David Joseph is most definitely an artist to keep an eye on, as he embarks upon what is sure to be a long and fruitful musical career. The Heat recently caught up with David and here’s what he had to say:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Who is David Joseph, as an artist?

DAVID JOSEPH: I think what sets me apart from other artists is that I have learned so much from my experiences in this industry. I have seen and done it all, which makes me understand who I am as an artist and how I want to be perceived. I have been through the ups and downs, but in the end you can only be who you are and keep making music. I found music to be an amazing release for me toward my latter part of high school. Growing up, I was a very competitive athlete. But as I got into music later on, it was such an amazing escape for me from everything I was used to. Music was always in my blood, with my mother being a singer and my father a guitar player. I just never had tapped into it. But when I did, it was just something I fell in love with and couldn’t get enough of. The hardest part about being an artist is defining yourself, and translating it in a way that people can relate to. As an artist you have so many ideas and dreams, sometimes it can be hard to channel all of that into a collective presentation. But I feel like with this project the Broken Record EP I achieved that. It is really a true definition of me as an artist. It is a culmination of everything I have done and learned on my artistic journey. I think this project is a portrayal of me as not only an artist, but as a person as well – determination, believing in yourself, going after your dreams and fighting for them.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Growing up, who influenced you musically?

DAVID JOSEPH: Artists who are also great songwriters – Ryan Tedder, Bruno Mars, Rob Thomas, and Adam Levine. Whenever I hear something new they put out, it just drives me to be better – to write better songs. It’s like, “Damn, I wish I wrote that”, and that what I want other people to say about my songs.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Tell us about your experience on MTV.

DAVID JOSEPH: It was a really cool experience, and I look back now and I am happy to have been a part of it. I met some really great people and built some great relationships. It was a disappointing ending for me, but I wouldn’t take it back. It is something I can always say I was a part of. Being on TV and working with Diddy and Mark Burnett was great, and I look back now and I am happy to have been a part of it. I don’t regret any of it. It only made me want more, want to show people that I could be a great artist and that I have what it takes. It made me want to go out and find who I am as an artist, and not accept anything less. My standards are very high and I am very hard on myself, so whenever I do something, it has to be top notch. The Broken Record EP is a testament to that. Everything has led me in the direction to where I am now. It is a journey and being on Starmaker was a part of it.

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

DAVID JOSEPH: I am working on a new video for my single “Undercover Love” featuring Jive recording artist, Wish. I’m also working on getting into the studio again to record a few more songs and collab with some really great people (The Inkredibles). I think you’ll see a side of David J you haven’t seen before.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Where do you see your career in 3-5 years?

DAVID JOSEPH: Making hits, writing, collaborating, creating great music, and continuing to surprise people!

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Heat Magazine wishes David Joseph the best of luck in all of his endeavors. We know you all will be seeing a whole lot more of him in the near future!

Uncle Luke Gives Diddy & Lil Wayne A Deadline To Start Giving Back To Miami Or Have Their Passes Revoked

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Luther Campbell aka Uncle Luke is getting tired of celebrities living in his city, but not giving back to the community.

The former 2 Live Crew front man wrote an article yesterday for the Miami New Times calling out Diddy, Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled. He’s giving them until January 2012 to start helping in the community or risk having their Miami passes revoked.

I’ve got a message for Lil Wayne, his Cash Money Brothers, DJ Khaled, Puff Daddy and all the rappers from other parts of the country who now live in Miami. I’m tired of seeing these cats using up our beaches, soaking up our sunshine, taking over the nightclubs, and sleeping with our women without investing anything into the community. I want to know when Lil Wayne is going to do more than show up courtside at the American Airlines Arena. Hell, it’s not like he paid for them anyway. You know he got comped.

This free loading and mooching of my city has got to stop. There used to be a day when out of town rappers were scared to throw their weight around Miami. It didn’t matter if they were coming from New York or Los Angeles, they knew better than to act like they owned this mother f*****.

Artists knew better than to come to Miami and disrespect us.But now folks in Miami’s entertainment industry have gone soft, turning into a bunch of groupies just because they want to say they drank Rozay with the Cash Money crew.

Just cause Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled are from New Orleans doesn’t mean they don’t have to be a part of the community. They’re getting rich under fun and sun. They rap in their songs about King of Diamonds and LIV nightclub, where Lil Wayne was partying it up with Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks after they beat the Miami Heat for the NBA championship.

What kind of sell-out move is that? I want to see Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Puff Daddy and all their boys start doing more for Miami. I want to see them doing fundraisers to help youth sports and after school programs. I want to see them at FCAT rallies. I want to see them do like Pitbull who works closely with the Kiwanis Club in Little Havana and DJ Irie who puts on a charity weekend for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

I’m giving them a deadline. They got until January 1. If I don’t see them giving back to the Magic City, I’m gonna have their Miami cards revoked. They won’t be getting into any more nightclubs. They won’t be able to go near our women. And Lil Wayne is gonna have to find floor seats for New Orleans Hornets home games because he won’t be allowed inside the Triple A.

Celebrity Publicist Kay Harris – Making Moves In the Entertainment Industry

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

“All publicity is good publicity, except an obituary notice.” – Brendan F. Behan

Publicity is a word that conjures up many different images – from the random music artist who gets arrested time and time again to the movie star who may make a less than wise move that involves drinking and driving to some sort of other infraction – to the entertainment icons that need to keep their brands fresh and relevant. We see and hear celebrities everywhere these days – on television, radio and the internet. The world is and always will be fascinated with famous people, especially music artists.  We are living in a day and age of wave after wave of media blitzes of all kinds. With saturation of advertisements within the entertainment industry, we often times become immune to the introduction of the next “big thing” in entertainment, even when those introductions involve artists with unique talents and characteristics – those are the type we do not want to see fade into the background.

In steps Ms. Kay Harris, publicist to the stars. Kay is a young and energetic female who represents the likes of Young Money Entertainment’s Lil Chuckee, up and coming southern artist Suga Shane of Mizay Entertainment, production genius Detail, and a host of other clients, including New Orleans’ own unique talk show host, writer and philanthropist, Seven Johnson.

Publicity specialist to Grindin’ Magazine ….. owner of Glass Kandii Models ….. celebrity television host – the list goes on and on. Be on the lookout for the latest addition to Kay’s already impressive resume – her latest project, KCeleb TV.

Kay Harris brings a unique and personal touch to all of her clients, by using all avenues of social media to promote, as well as traditional methods of releasing information to the press.

The Heat Magazine is always a fan of grinders, intelligent and charismatic go-getters and those who consistently give everyone around them a helping hand and a step up, and so it is with Celebrity Publicist Kay Harris.

Ms. Harris has fans in our family here at The Heat Magazine, so readers, please take a look at all of her work – it will not be long before “Kay Harris” is a household name.  We salute you, Kay!

If you wish to contact Kay, you may do so at info.prkhmgt@gmail.com

Check out her website at http://publicistkayharris.com

KCeleb TV starts next month and is hosted by Kay Harris, as well as co-host music artist/model Jon Brown. They will be getting exclusive interviews from celebrities, the hottest DJs, people behind the scenes who make the magic happen, and discussion of all kinds of other newsworthy topics.