Posts Tagged ‘Currensy’

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.

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Heat Exclusive: Reem of 0017th Latest and Greatest

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Hollygrove wordsmith Reem of 0017th shares an inside look of Currensy’s Pilot Talk Trilogy Tour. The New Orleans rapper recently released his “B4 I Talk My Shit” mixtape and has a new visual on deck. In the meantime, check out the west coast tour vid here:

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Reem told the Heat Magazine “I’m focused on maximizing my potential in 2018, just maximizing our potential period.”

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

Reem: I plan on traveling and finalizing good business ventures. I plan on doing everything I said  I was going to do.

The Heat Magazine wanted our readers and 0017th fans to know the latest and greatest activity taking place with the 0017th emcee.

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Saturday, May 11th, 2013

The Heat Magazine wanted to update all stakeholders in the music industry concerning a few hot online venues that can assist the advancement of hip hop.

First Up is Bounce Out Radio, overseen by the Legendary Dj Erv.  Bounce Out Radio came into fruition as a result of Dj Erv’s vision and involvement with his homebase station, Robgradio.  Erv has dedicated himself to playing down south rap and bounce music.  This allows displaced Hurricane Katrina survivors an opportunity to stay connected to their music of choice.





Next up is Kenner City Records Radio, founded by Charlie Martin of Martin Media. KCRR offers a platform to showcase independent artists and their talents. Broadcasting Every Saturday and Wednesday Night from 10pm till 11:30pm.

























Next up is D.J. E.F. Cuttin’, a mainstay deejay/producer in New Orleans.  Cuttin can be found on the tables at Industry Influence hosted by Wild Wayne and Sess 4 5 the first Monday in every month at the Howlin’ Wolf.  He’s also a dj and team member of Jet Life feat. Curren$y, Fiend, Corner Boy P, and more dope artists. In the midst of a busy schedule, the GO DJ finds time to promote hip hop at WTUL (91.5) on Tuesday Nights and holds it down via Jet Lounge Series.




Fiend’s Lil Ghetto Boy Raps up First Quarter

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013


Change is inevitable, however, some qualities remain consistent. The well-known Fiend aka Sleepy Jones recently released, “Lil Ghetto Boy”, a mixtape that fuses both the gritty and smooth personas of Capital F.I.

Jet Life/Iron Gang rhyme spitter is back on his grind with a body of work that features Devin the Dude, Currensy, Smoke DZA, Young Dolph, Styles P, Killa Kyleon and more.

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Currensy, Da U Boys, Nesby Phips, and 3D Na’Tee nominated for Best of The Beat Awards-Special Review

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

We, the members of the press, often overlook raw talent and tend to acknowledge artists that have already arrived.  Maybe it is due to “timeliness” and “relevance” from a publisher’s perspective.  Maybe it is due to being out of touch with what is really going on in our urban communities.  When this happens, we the media, can send a subjective message to the audience and slightly force “public opinion”.  As a music journalist, it is imperative to keep an “ear” to the streets.  The Heat Magazine works hard in delivering the story that goes into the depths of the urban community rather than rely on the superficial.

On January 18, 2013, Offbeat Magazine will be hosting and announcing its Best of The Beat Awards at the Generations Hall in New Orleans.

As it relates to hip hop, Dee-1 is nominated for Best Artist.  In addition, Da U Boys, are nominated for Best Rap/Hip Hop Artist along with Currensy, 3D Na’Tee, Dee-1, and Nesby Phips.  One may question how does Dee-1 get nominated for Best Artist among names like Trombone Shorty and The Soul Rebels and then receives a nomination for best Rap/Hip Hop Artist.  Currensy has been nominated for best rap album or mixtape along with Nesby Phips and Reem, 3D Na’Tee, Dee-1, and LG.


Currensy is the only artist who released a national release out of this group.  One might argue why is he not nominated for Best Artist considering he reached #2 on BillBoard for rap albums the week “Stoned Immaculate” was released.







As a music enthusiast, I am elated about all of the nominees.  However, the truest victory concerning nominees is Da U Boys, a rap trio coming out of Hollygrove area of New Orleans. Why? This is their first Offbeat nomination and it comes behind winning “Best Rap Album” at the NOLA Hip Hop Awards held in October at the Joy Theater in New Orleans.  After more than a half-dozen mixtapes and a debut album “Tha Shutdown”, this group has persevered through the politics of the music industry.  Da U Boys were recently cosigned by Waka Flocka on Twitter after releasing their compilation mixtape, “The Rise of The Last Dynasty”.432152_10151069069574720_185852041_n










As mentioned earlier, a journalist has to go beyond the superficial list and dig deep into the streets to discover the rawest talent an urban community has to offer.


Hollygrove-Aint-Enough-e1345055936869Nesby Phips and Reem are another hip hop group fortunate enough to make the short list for Best Rap Album or Mixtape.  Lately, the brand “OO17th” has been appearing online in a series of freestyle videos cosigned by Currensy and Mack Maine.







3D’Natee is also on the list for Best Rap Album or Mixtape.  She recently raked in many awards at the NOLA Hip Hop Awards for “The Coronation” Her latest collaboration is with the Ghetto Twiinz “Bloodline”.








Ultimately, the fans and supporters will decide the award recipients.  Although we are excited for all nominees, it is truly time to put in more research within our hip hop community instead of consolidating most hip hop artists in two or three categories based on “not really knowing” what’s going on in the “hood”.  It’s so easy to contact music industry stakeholders but instead some press members rely on their superficial understanding of hip hop.  This only distorts the culture and creates animosity within the industry.  Make sure to cast your vote for the artist of your choice in the midst of it all.


Friday, November 25th, 2011

New Orleans Union Of Entertainment All Stars return with their sixth and final mixtape installment for 2011 – and it promises to be a memorable one.

Remember Louisiana” is destined to be another NOUE All Stars classic, and ironically enough, it is being released just in time for the infamous Bayou Classic.

Remember Louisiana” features Curren$y, Juvenile, Rick Ross, Fiend, Street Wiz, Level, Mystikal, Mouse, Boosie, Webbie, Lil Cali, Trey Songz, Smoke DZA, Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Sir Michael Rocks, Devious, Ice Mike, Da U Boys, Strait Jigg, Redd, Poizon Ivy, 89 Boyz, Majesty Sozey, Ghetto Twiinz, Twelly, Marcy, Big Ramp, The Flamez, Phil Mac, and Bonka.

Remember Louisiana” is a true representation of the 504, 225 and 985, area codes in Louisiana that have produced some of the most prolific, legendary and talented urban artists anywhere in the country.

Released on Friday, November 25, 2011, “Remember Louisiana” is already demonstrating its prowess, based on the number of downloads and listens it has already had. “Remember Louisiana” is another highly awaited mixtape being released following the amazingly successful album, Tha Shutdown by Da U Boys and ahead of Strait Jigg’s ‘Ova Ya Dome’ December mixtape release and Devious’ upcoming 2012 album.

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1.         Corvette Doors – Curren$y

2.         Power – Juvenile featuring Rick Ross

3.         Street Lights – Fiend featuring Street Wiz

4.         Dumb D – Level featuring Mystikal & Mouse

5.         Tear It Down – Boosie & Webbie

6.         Let Me Die – Lil Cali featuring Trey Songz & Smoke DZA

7.         1st Place – Curren$y featuring Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy & Sir Michael Rocks

8.         Black Shirt, Black Shoes, Black Jeans – Devious

9.         Pick It Back Up – Da U Boys

10.       Money is Da Motivation – Redd & Poizon Ivy

11.       Dream Girl – 89 Boyz

12.       Go HAM – Strait Jigg featuring 17th Snoop of Da U Boys

13.       Matter of Time – Majesty Sozey

14.       Bring It Over Here – Devious featuring Da U Boys

15.       Beat A B*tch Down – Ghetto Twiinz featuring Trelly

16.       Little Red Cup – Marcy

17.       Headflat – Big Ramp

18.       After Party – The Flamez featuring Phil Mic & Bonka

19.       Giving You G – Ice Mike