Posts Tagged ‘Bounce’

(NEW HEAT) Devious makes history with “Bounce That” (Prod. by BlaqNMild)

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

“We gonna start this thing off right – we got Devious in the house tonight!” – From 1992’s hit single “Where They At”

New Orleans legend Devious (and of course, Hollygrove’s own) has long been a mainstay in urban music. His new single “Bounce That” was released just as Drake’s new singles are working to bring New Orleans’ unique and often imitated/never fully duplicated sound to the world! Super producer BlaqNMild created the track and added his awesome flavor to the already delicious recipe. Yes folks, it’s an exciting time in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Devious has long worked as an architect of New Orleans’ exciting sound, most notably for his historical work on DJ Jimi’s 1992 hit single “Where They At”. In fact, that song solidified the careers of not only Jimi, but Devious and Mellow Fellow and led to an explosion of Bounce Music as an entire sub-genre. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we must put it out there that New Orleans culture created Bounce. The city’s own legends catapulted it into mainstream. Once it took its place in music history, artists such as Drake and T.I. helped to make the sound travel even further around the globe – BUT credit must be given to those who created, cultivated and nurtured Bounce and New Orleans music in the beginning! Devious is one of those “bricklayers”.

“Bounce That” is available at all digital outlets. A full length album entitled “The Narrative” will soon be released by Devious and you can expect to see some memorable collaborations on deck. Devious is a highly lauded, talented and awarded songwriter, artist, entreprenuer, educator, and mentor who has been busy gaining songwriting credits with Cardi B, Lil Duval, Project Pat, and more. As of late, BlaqNMild has been producing for Drake on “Nice For What” and “In My Feelings”, as well as on Devious’ upcoming album.

Be on the lookout for Devious’ new video and single “Coffee House” feat another legendary Hollygrove MVP, Fiend. In fact, be on the lookout for Devious and BlaqNMild to continue adding to the history of New Orleans’ beautiful entertainment resume!

Tamela Mann Will Be Performing At Cobb Energy Center May 29, 2015

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015


NAACP Image Award-Winning, GRAMMY®-Award Nominated Vocalist TAMELA MANN, who is taking the music industry by storm with her record-breaking successes on the Billboard charts and at radio, is set to appear at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, Ga. on May 29. Mann’s inspirational and uplifting show will feature performances of all her hits, including the No. 1 consecutive radio singles from her Billboard chart-topping album, ‘Best Days’ – “Take Me To The King” and “I Can Only Imagine.”

Mann is available for phone interviews and interviews at the venue.

Who: Tamela Mann, 2014 NAACP Image Award-winning singer, GRAMMY® Award nominee, 7-time Stellar Gospel Music Award and two-time GMA Dove Award winner What: Tamela Mann & Marvin Sapp in Concert Show Date: May 29, 2015 Where: Cobb Energy Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339

ABOUT TAMELA MANN Tamela Mann is an accomplished GRAMMY® Award nominee, 2014 NAACP Image Award-winning singer, 7-time Stellar Gospel Music Award and two-time GMA Dove Award-winning vocalist, actress, songwriter, producer, and businesswoman.

Starring as “Cora Simmons” on the hit TBS comedy Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns, and “Toni Mann”, the newly married school teacher living in Atlanta with her husband (actor, David Mann) and their blended family on the top-rated new series on Bounce, Mann & Wife, Tamela makes millions laugh every week while she enjoys a unique personal double blessing. The sassy, high spirited multi-talented singer and actress is able to work every day with David Mann, her husband, who plays “Daniel Mann” on Mann & Wife and the rest of her kids, featured on their family reality show on BET, It’s A Mann’s World.

Tamela’s highly successful, Dove Award-winning CD “The Master Plan” remained at the top of the Gospel sales chart for almost a year, and in 2010, Tamela released “The Master Plan Deluxe Edition” which contained not only all the songs from the best-seller, but David’s CD, “Mr. Brown’s Good Ol’ Time Church,” and a full bonus DVD of behind the scenes footage and music videos. Tamela’s two-time GMA Dove Award and seven-time Stellar Gospel Music Award-winning CD “Best Days” debuted in 2012 at No. 1 on across multiple music sales charts and includes the No. 1 singles “Take Me To The King,” which earned Tamela her first GRAMMY ® Award nomination for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance and the concert favorite, “I Can Only Imagine.”

Both the CD and singles remained at No. 1 for a record number of weeks; the CD charted at the top for 15 weeks and the singles for nearly 40 weeks combined. The CD was recently RIAA Certified GOLD (500,000 copies sold) and the single, “Take Me To The King,” is RIAA cer

Big Freedia Attempting to Break Guinness Record for Twerking

Friday, September 20th, 2013


It seems that there’s no end to America’s obsession with twerking. According to Billboard, New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia will attempt to booty pop his way into the Guinness book of world records with 250 other dancers.

The event is going down in Manhattan’s Herald Square on September 25, when the 250 dancers will twerk for two straight minutes.

Big Freedia has been taking shots at Miley Cyrus for her interest in the dance move, which has been around for quite some time before Miley.

“It’s become offensive to a lot of people who’ve been twerking and shaking their a**es for years, especially in black culture,” said Freedia. “When something gets hot, everybody want to jump on the bandwagon and act like they created it. That’s totally understandable, but they have to give credit where it’s due.”

Fuse will be covering the event, which will promote their new show “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce.”

LION KING BOUNCE: The Return of Mr. Ghetto (VIDEO)

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Who could ever forget the Wal-Mart Bounce video by self-marketing genius, Mr. Ghetto? Well, he’s back – this time with Lion King Bounce. Check it out.

An introduction on the True Creators of Bounce Music: Special Edition

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

DJ Irv and T Tucker

D.J. Mellow Fellow

In July, the 20th anniversary of D.J. Jimi’s “The Original Where They At” which was released by Avenue Distribution will take place. As we reflect back to my involvement in the creation of a sub-genre, bounce, The Heat Magazine will give you the unadulterated and accurate accounts on the 20 year catalog of rap music that New Orleans is known for pre and post Hurricane Katrina.

T Tucker and DJ Irv recorded the hottest analog recording and original master of “Where Dey At?” late 1991 via Charlot Records and Loren Phillips.

In 1992, I (Devious) was signed to Avenue Records and was currently working on an album, “Life From a Devious Perspective” with Cise Edwards and my new deejay “Mellow-Fellow” who replaced my original disc jockey “D.j. Baby T aka D.j. Lil Daddy” after D.j. Lil Daddy went on tour with M.C. Thick who had recently signed with Atlantic Records.

During this recording, I was granted permission to sign other talent. I was made aware of D.J. Jimi’s share of this unique subgenre by Mellow Fellow. DJ Jimi and DJ Irv were friends and eventually went on tour together after T Tucker went through legal issues. Jimi showed Mellow Fellow and myself a VHS recording of him and DJ Irv dated 1991, mixing and doing this new genre “bounce” which was basically just “Triggerman” at the time.

Shortly after in 1992 , Jimi was signed to Avenue Distribution and Soulin’ Records. In opposition to the style of Tucker and Irv’s recording, I frankly advised Jimi that in order for me to produce this type of track, it would have to be more organized and structured with added lyrical skill. He agreed and we both wrote “The Original Where They At?”

From that day, New Orleans music scene underwent a facelift. Tucker first took over the local scene of New Orleans. D.J. Jimi’s went on to sit on BillBoard for 26 weeks and toured for 2 1/2 years straight nationally. Several artists like Ceelo, Nelly, Project Pat, and Ying Yang have used bits and pieces of DJ Jimi’s recording. Good has transpired and some erroneous media configurations have also surfaced. Many of the media sources are inaccurate or untrue. There are some accurate sources but it appears that New Orleans art is being labeled as something else other than “bounce music.” Movies, DVD’s, books, websites, clubs, and tours have all manifested from something young black males from New Orleans created 20 plus years ago.

With a true source rooting from the St. Thomas Project and other housing facilities in New Orleans, the “hold it down” dance and “playing the dozens” between females and males on the microphone shaped the sub-genre sound in New Orleans. The Heat Magazine plans on covering the creators of New Orleans rap sound during its peak moments.

A call and response party style music with a complex recording traveled through the mouths of Tucker and Jimi with the production and arrangement being supplied by Irv, myself, and Mellow Fellow. Juvenile and Cise Edwards would join Jimi’s team and help arrange lyrics for Jimi after Mellow and myself pulled out the deal due to contractual differences. 2o years later, it is still here with added flavor and several young artists and producers such as “Blaq N Mild” lead the bounce movement.

The Heat Magazine hopes that the true and concise story will be revealed. In the future, it is my hope that media organizations show a sincere appreciation and respect for New Orleans music. In the meantime, the true creators of New Orleans Bounce music as it relates to audio recordings and the music industry have just been mentioned.

For more information on any of the artists above, email Dion Norman at Contact Loren Phillips for information on Dj Irv and T Tucker. Contact Arlene Culpepper assistant editor for additional information. The photos in this article are used courtesy of Loren Phillips, Dj Jimi, Mellow Fellow, and (Aubrey Edwards) These are the original band members including Dion Norman of the original and largest bounce songs released in New Orleans.

Mr. Ghetto – Jail House Bounce

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

From the artist who brought us “Wal Mart Bounce”, comes his new one, “Jail House Bounce“.

Partners-N-Crime, The Roots Perform At New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

The Congo Square Stage at this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has had some big name acts already during its first weekend of performances.

Partners-N-Crime opened the festival earlier today, with a rousing performance. Joined by 5th Ward Webbie, Partners-In-Crime performed with a live band, with The Roots and John Legend performing later in the afternoon.

The Heat Magazine caught up with Mr. Meana of Partners-In-Crime. He tells us, “It was off the chain. It was great. They played our music in Treme tonight.”

Salute to Partners-N-Crime, John Legend, The Roots, and all of the other acts that played the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in the past couple of days.

Join The Heat Magazine as we gear up coverage of the upcoming weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Among numerous other acts set to perform are Mystikal, Mannie Fresh, Mint Condition, and Shamarr Allen.

(Jazz Fest EXCLUSIVE) PARTNERS-N-CRIME: New Orleans Legends To Perform At Jazz Fest

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Legendary: of or pertaining to a legend or of something celebrated, as in legendary music artists

The Heat Magazine can think of no better word to describe Partners-N-Crime, or PNC as they are affectionately known by their admirers, than the word “legendary”.

There is just about no other group anywhere in the world that can bring people together like New Orleans’ own, Partners-N-Crime. It is nearly impossible to find a group with the longevity and staying power like PNC – and even more difficult to find one that has the influence carried by PNC.

PNC will be the first act to go on stage just after noon this Sunday on the Congo Square Stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. They have a very special show planned for their guests, including performing with a live band, bringing something totally new and fresh to the music world. It is sure to be a performance you don’t want to miss. They will also be appearing at the Tim Smooth Benefit concert Saturday night at the Chalkline in Marrero, Louisiana.

Mr. Meana and Kango Slim are true legends and mentors in the music world and they represent their city well. They have not only helped to shape the bounce music movement, but they have helped to create a style of music that is often imitated, but never duplicated, a quiet compliment to this duo who have brought such a rich flavor to an already spicy gumbo of musical talent throughout the Crescent City.

PNC has created countless classics such as “Pump Tha Party” and “N.O. Block Party”, just to name a few, and their originals can get a crowd going mad in no time flat. PNC’s music does more than hype up a crowd though – on some level, it also serves to bring people together, in a city that is, on some levels, sometimes known for division. PNC will even be shown in an upcoming episode of HBO’s hit original drama, “Treme”. When a David Simon production takes notice, that’s proof positive of sheer star power.

The Heat Magazine had an opportunity to speak with PNC about their upcoming Jazz Fest appearance and here’s what they had to say:


THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What can you tell our readers about PNC that they may not already know?

PNC: As far as the people from New Orleans are concerned, we’re considered legends from here because of our sound. We’d say that we’re one of the only groups that’s left around that’s still doing New Orleans style music, meaning with the dialect – the whole nine, you know. Even Wayne and them some time sound like they’re from somewhere else, the way they pronounce words and say certain things, but what we have now – we still have that cultural sound, like the kind of music that has how New Orleans talks – or you know, that New Orleans cold swag. Like, we still do the party, we still do the bounce or vibe within our music so that’s what Partners-N-Crime is about. It’s like we’re bringing New Orleans to the world, for real, you know. We’re bringing the culture. Anything by Partners-N-Crime is going to have New Orleans culture in it. That’s pretty much what we stand for. We’re just trying to give back that sound to the world – like Atlanta got their style of music, Miami got their style, and DC got the go-go – well, we got this thing that we consider bounce or what people consider a style and we freak it all different kind of ways. We might do it classical style or we might add a jazz feel to it, but the whole level of it is – you’re gonna feel that bounce essence. At the end of the day, that’s how we do it.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What makes PNC different, as far as Mr. Meana and Kango Slim staying together for years? What is the glue that holds PNC together? You see some groups come and go, but PNC has always been around.

PNC: Loyalty, first of all. We brothers from a different mother, you know what I’m sayin? Friends may fall out or grow apart, but family always finds a way to stay together when it’s a loving family, so we have love for each other and we have respect for each other so we give each other our lanes to do what we do. That’s pretty much been us from the beginning. We have respect for what makes sense and it can come from either one of us – at the end of the day, if it all makes sense, that’s what we choose to do as a whole. That’s been our gel for keeping us together. We don’t like the word “fan” because it’s a word short for “fanatic” and we don’t really look at people as fanatics. We don’t look at everybody that buy our records as fanatics. We look at them as supporters. We have a good supporting team that make our grind what it is. We try to keep giving people what they love and that’s what makes Partners-N-Crime what it is. That’s what kept us in the game for so long – to have love for what we do and to have respect for what we do. People who support what we do see that about us and push us to make another song. If we wanted to quit today or tomorrow or do another vibe, they’d make us go back to the studio to do it again. That’s pretty much what it’s been – love and passion for what we do. And more than anything, we put God and family first in everything we do. We know that is so important.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What can we expect from PNC at the Jazz Fest performance?

PNC: At the Jazz Fest performance this year, we’re going to do a live band. We’ve been working with a live band for a year now and a lot of our performances we’ve been doing in the last year have been with a live band. What we’ve been trying to bring to Jazz Fest this year with Partners-N-Crime is show them that we can do a real music set, besides what every rapper do with just getting on the mic and rap over the words and this and that – we want to give them the live essence of what we’re doing. We want to give our supporters some music where they’ll say they would have thought Trombone Shorty or somebody would have directed or created it. We’re going to give people something different and something grown and where we’re at and we’re going to give them that old school music for what they love, from “Pump Tha Party”, “Tell Me Why You Acting Funny” to “Shake It Like A Dog” and songs like that. We’ll give them all that, but we’ll give it to them in a live performance and I think people are going to enjoy what we have to offer.


EDITOR’S RECOMMENDATION: Make sure to check out Partners-N-Crime at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Sunday and pick up a copy of the CD they made especially for their supporters, “Partners-N-Crime & Black Menace Presents Chill Society”. It’s highly recommended by The Heat Magazine management and staff and you don’t want to miss out on getting your copy of this special souvenir.