Posts Tagged ‘Cupid’

HEAT EXCLUSIVE-Louisiana Hip Hop Undeniable in 2014

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

In a state where talent is plentiful, it is easy to miss out on some of the musical gems created in Louisiana. The Heat Magazine wanted to consolidate a few of the undeniable musical treats that we were blessed with in 2014. In no particular order, be sure to check out the body of work presented in this feature article.

 

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Kevin Gates “By Any Means” took the nation by storm and served as a precursor to his global tour. #IDGT

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Line Dance and Two-Step owes so much to Cupid. Cupid’s
“Wham Dance” rocks audiences with the assistance of Mystikal and WQUE’s mixologist DJ Ro.

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When Hollywood Hatch aka Boosie Bad Azz touched down, he showed the world alongside his rhyme partner Webbie. This mixtape cements his return.

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Devious links up with Kevin Gates over a BlaqnMild banger.  This “You Sleep Out Here” collaboration was unexpected, flooded radio,  and continues to resonate. Many feel the remix is even better. Devious also released “Life Is What You Make It” which is produced by Cise HD. Check ITunes for singles and remixes.

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Lil Cali aka Cali Pachino returns with another banging mixtape featuring Young Dolph, Mouse, Kevin Gates, Wale, Juvenile, and more. The Travis James/UTP artist continues to flourish.

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Juvenile shakes things up and reconnects with Cash Money/Rich Gang/YMCMB on a new deal and a new single thus far.

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On a Niyo/S-80 Track, the seventh ward emcee, Young Greatness, makes noise and lands a deal with Atlantic. “Buku” was a 2014 collab banger that flooded radio.

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In the midst of celebrating the release of Boosie, Webbie returns with a 12 cut banging mixtape. Trill Entertainment is on the move.

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As the world impatiently waits for Carter V, Weezy and Flow drop an ambient banger. The world wants C5. The Heat will keep you posted as more news becomes available.  Flow also has a new hit, “I Do”, produced by Niyo of Flight School featuring Nino Wavey.

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Super New Orleans producer BlaqnMild links up with the Colonel Master P, Ace B, Calliope Var, Popeye, Romeo, and more. No Limit Forever is forever it seems. Search Youtube for new hits like “Bout it, Bout it” and “Fast Money”. Under the new moniker, “Money Mafia”, this Nola squad is on deck for 2015.

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Fiend is one of the hardest working artists in the game. With hits like On My Job, Lil Ghetto Boy, and more, Sleepy Jones stays on the grind dropping bangers and collabs. Visit fienddigital.com for his latest releases.

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Luca Brasi 2 picks up where Luca Brasi left off. Kevin Gates does it again. The world will eventually hear an Atlantic album but in the meantime the Heat Magazine suggests our readers enjoy his current body of work.

Although there are several artists in Louisiana, the Heat Magazine highlights a few of the artists who have taken it up a notch in 2014. Stay tuned for follow up coverage on the musical mecca known as the “Boot”. Atlanta artists are noteworthy as they have stayed consistent all year. From the looks of it, Louisiana is back on fire. 2015 will be an intriguing year in urban music.

 

 

 

 

(NEW HEAT) Cupid featuring J. Dash in ‘Pop It Girl’

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Check out CUPID featuring J. Dash in “POP IT GIRL”.

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Bundy G of the Legendary Group, X-Mob

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

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It is not often that fans have an opportunity to experience a group that truly has infinite talent and a unique sound like X-Mob and its members, both individually and collectively.

With a smooth delivery like none other, X-Mob has the ear and the heart of the streets and has never been let down by their fans. One thing is clear – X-Mob’s music is classic will never fade.

In the mid 1990’s, Ghetto Mail was released, followed by 1997’s, Paper Chasing, which became an instant hit. It included contributions from legends such as Pimp C and Mannie Fresh, and helped to put a national spotlight on X-Mob.

The Heat Magazine had a chance to talk to Bundy G, one of the founding members of X-Mob, and here’s what he had to say:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What artists or genre(s) of music influenced you the most?

BUNDY G: I was influenced the most by West Coast artists coming up in the late 80’s and early 90’s – artists that included King Tee, Spice 1, C Bo, E-40, MC Eiht, Compton’s Most Wanted, NWA, and Mac Mall – but the first rap album I really listened to was Boogie Down Production’s ‘Criminal Minded’. Then came Run DMC. When I heard Run and seen him, that’s when I realized I wanted to be a rapper. It seemed farfetched until my brother Pimp C let everybody from the South know that we could do it too!

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Being from Louisiana, you have a unique opportunity to influence Southern Rap. What do you think that brings to the table?

BUNDY G: Being from Louisiana is a good thing because were born with a certain swagga that people recognize and respect.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: You’ve had the opportunity to work with some truly legendary artists, including Pimp C, Bun B, Vicious, and many others. If you could work with anyone, who would that be?

BUNDY G: If I could work with anybody in the industry, it would be Kanye ‘cause dude is a genius – not just with rapping, but with his production.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: If you could say anything to your fans, what would it be?

BUNDY G: X-Mob has been around for a while and has a nationwide fan base that never let us go, even thru the years when we wasn’t able to make music for the fans due to incarceration. They still loved us and held us down!! So me and Vicious are gonna keep on droppin music and givin the streets what they want. We’ve worked with everybody from Pimp and Bun to C Bo to Scarface, Mr. Phat, Cupid, and B Legit. Last year, we dropped a heater with Birdman and we’re still workin on the new X-Mob album entitled Still Chasin Paper. We shootin to drop it this summer. Our music has always been impacted by the streets cause that’s where we’re from and that’s where our heart is.

 

The Heat Magazine is a huge fan of X-Mob so maybe we’re biased in making this prediction, but we see big things coming for X-Mob and its members.

 

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Double Platinum Award Winning Producer Mr. Phat (INTERVIEW)

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Double Platinum award winning producer, Mr. Phat

Lafayette, Louisiana is a locale where quite a few different cultures have landed and have even blended.  It has some of the best food that can be found anywhere in the world and it has a unique musical sound that can be described as a culmination of many different genres.  Situated on I-10 between Houston and New Orleans, the city is poised for growth.  It is an energy town, with the oil and gas industry making up a good portion of its income.

Lafayette has also recently become a mecca for film and entertainment companies looking to relocate from larger cities out west.  That makes the perfect atmosphere for a young veteran such as Producer/DJ Mr. Phat to thrive.

While he is relatively young in age, Mr. Phat has quite an impressive resume. He is the Gold/ Double Platinum award winning producer of the hit song ‘Cupid Shuffle’ and he has worked closely with some legendary artists.

Mr. Phat or “Phat” as he is known to friends and colleagues alike, grew up in a culture where music is an important aspect of everyday life.

The Heat Magazine had an opportunity to speak with Phat about his accomplishments, future plans and his latest project, ‘Phat Tuesday 3’.  It is apparent that Phat has some serious plans for growing his company and his brand of music.

Check out our interview with Phat:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What artists or genre(s) of music influenced you the most?

MR. PHAT: My main musical influences were mainly 90’s Southern Hip Hop and Soul music – artists like Michael Jackson, Roger Troutman, and Hip Hop artists from 8Ball & MJG to Outkast.  My father was a well known Gospel singer and was also in a band in his younger days, so I grew up listening to soul/funk music the most.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Being from Louisiana, you have a unique opportunity to influence Southern Rap.  What are some of your plans for the future?

MR. PHAT: I want to start a brand of music that would define my area.  Most people think of Louisiana and automatically it’s New Orleans, Baton Rouge or Shreveport, but Lafayette has such a mix of rich cultured people it is almost unreal!  I want to build a label that is known for its creativity, from music production to TV and film.  A lot of my friends are talented musicians, poets, actors, and comedians.  I want to use music to bridge us to the rest of the industry.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: If you could say anything to your fans, what would it be?

MR. PHAT: Well, I don’t consider people as fans.  I use the term “Friends” because any one who takes the time out to show their appreciation for my craft is “A1” in my book – but I’d tell them to keep supporting the movement I’m trying to build because it’s something we all would be proud of accomplishing.  I would never make “Us” look bad – I want to bring about more good music and new opportunities – and just a simple “ Thank You for Believing”.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath had an obvious impact on your region.  Tell us how that influenced your music.

MR. PHAT: Well, its aftermath had a big effect on my music because at that time our city was one of the cities many folks came to after evacuating New Orleans – and from meeting folks who literally lost “everything” impacted my music a lot in terms of subject matter.  I became more realistic, more motivational and I just relayed the message that you can really make something out of nothing.  I met a few people who complained about their loss and whom basically felt helpless, and there were some who made it to find strength to rebuild and remain faithful in God’s way – and that big example of strong will – and so my music is always positive in some form.

 

Mr. Phat is a Lafayette, Louisiana native.  He started in the music business at age 15.  He is co-owner of the Hub City Record Label.  You can check out and download his latest project, “Phat Tuesday 3“, on iTunes and Amazon.

You can also follow Mr. Phat on the following social networking sites:

Facebook – www.facebook.com/MrPhat337

Twitter – www.twitter.com/MrPhat

You Tube – Youtube.com/PhatFreeTV

Dat Piff – www.datpiff.com/MrPhat337

Double Platinum award winning producer, Mr. Phat (Photograph Courtesy of Hub City Records)