Posts Tagged ‘debut album’

HEAT EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Big Boy Records 247 on brink of releasing Young Gabe’s album

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The law of attraction suggests that positive energy begets positive energy.  According to record mogul Charles Temple (Chucc) of Big Boy Records, the foundation for most of New Orleans premier hip hop artists such as Mystikal, Black Menace, Sporty T., Fiend, Partners N Crime, Ghetto Twiinz, G Slimm, Insane, and more, it’s wise to let music speak for itself. “When it’s hot, they came looking for us and we still believe in that concept.”  As the release of Young Gabe’s album nears, The Heat Magazine had the opportunity to interview the newest face at Big Boy Records.

Any music writer can regurgitate the greatness that exists within the biography and discography of Big Boy Records, but The Heat Magazine wants our readers to stay in the know with the latest developments.  Big Boy Records 247 represents a new twist on the reputable brand while Chucc, Cise HD (Precise), and Young Gabe continue to shake up the music industry daily with cerebral ideas that ultimately cater to their listeners. In short, Big Boy Records is back and they are working earnestly “247”.  Peep out the in-depth heart-to-heart interview.

The Heat Magazine: How long have you been professionally rapping?

Young Gabe

Young Gabe

Young Gabe: Since High School.

The Heat Magazine: What type of artists inspire you?

Young Gabe: Jay-Z, Tupac, Biggie, etcetera.

The Heat Magazine: What’s your vision as an artist?

Young Gabe: To be the best rapper that ever done it and I want my music to reach the world.

The Heat Magazine: Who are the producers  you are working with?

Young Gabe: The best producers to ever do it: Niyo Da Vinci (Flight School), Beat Doctor, Cali Aseeduse and last but not least the best to ever do it  with record sales.  (Grossing 20,000,000) D.J. Leroy “Precise” Edwards.

The Heat Magazine: Tell us about your hobbies.

Young Gabe: White Water Rafting, skydiving, and skiing.

The Heat Magazine: What is the title of your hottest single?

Young Gabe: “Daddy Money”.YOUNGGABECOVERART3

The Heat Magazine: Describe your style.

Young Gabe: I am unpredictable. I can do anything. I can sing, rap, and dance.

The Heat Magazine: What separates you from others?

Young Gabe: My team.  I’m in my own lane. I surround myself with the best to ever do this.

The Heat Magazine: Tell us the name of any of your other releases?

Young Gabe: Young Gabe Feat. Jay Dawg – Money.

The Heat Magazine: Share some of  your current performances or features.

Young Gabe: I have performed with artists such as Cam’Ron, Freeway, Kevin Gates, Ghetto Twiinz, Ludacris, Young Joc, T-Pain, Baby Boy, Curren$y, Juvenile, Mystikal, Cali Aseeduse, Gimini and Fiend. Some of the featured artists are Juvenile, K Gates, Philadelphia Freeway, Greedi, Mystikal, Skip, CiseHD, Cali Aseeduse, and Franchise Tief.

The Heat Magazine: Do you have any other plans as an artist?

Young Gabe: Yeah,  acting and finding hot talent.

The Heat Magazine: Big Boy Records was very instrumental in the development of the New Orleans hip hop movement.  Tell us about your relationship with Charles “Chucc” Temple.

Young Gabe: I met him at the Avondale Shipyard scaffolding on ships.  He taught me how to weld and scaffold on ships for the Navy and from that point on we have been like brothers.  We opened up a  clothing store “247 Fashions and Street Dreams Apparel” after Hurricane Katrina back in 05. We also hooked back up with Cise and opened up Big Boy Records 247.


The Heat Magazine:  Chucc, could you share your vision with our readers?

Chucc: Basically, I have been sitting back for over 20 years watching the music game. Nobody has really took it to the next level as a record company in New Orleans since Cash Money and No Limit. A lot of cats have records but many don’t have record companies. Big Boy didn’t have anyone to learn from when we first started.  We were our own worst enemy. The game owes me and Cise and we’re not going to stop.

The Heat Magazine: I understand that it’s more to Chucc and Cise than being CEO’s.  Tell us about it if you don’t mind.

Chucc: Cise and I participate in the creative process with our artists. We work day and night to help make our artists hot and pull the best out of them. We’ve always been apart of the creative process even though we didn’t always get or take credit for it.

The Heat Magazine: Could you tell us about working with Young Gabe.

Chucc: Gabe is the easiest and most open minded artist I’ve worked with.  Not to take away from any of the other artists I’ve worked with.  I can’t put it into words but Gabe is giving it to you from the first song to the end.  He’s very talented and you can’t fake talent. Either you have it or you don’t.  That’s the business.

The Heat Magazine: Young Gabe how has living in New Orleans impacted your music?

Young Gabe: New Orleans has granted me the opportunity to become the artist I am today. With that being said, its grants me the opportunity to inspire other artists right here in their own backyard. The impact New Orleans have on me is expressed through my music.

The Heat Magazine: How important is education to you?

Young Gabe: Education is very important I must say. I graduated from high school with honors and also completed two years of college. Actually my music career has affected my education.

The Heat Magazine: How do you feel about the community?

Young Gabe: My community, the black community,  I just dislike the fact we were taught how to hate and never learned how to love. Welcome to New Orleans. I will do whatever it takes to help better our kids in the New Orleans school district as my music becomes accepted by the world.  I would start with helping to better education for our school system by providing better books and computers. My goals are to start a Daddy Money Foundation to help single parents and under privileged children.  I had a dream of destiny and right now I live that dream today.

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Release Party Date: February 11th at  The House of Blues in New Orleans featuring Young Gabe, Mystikal, Fiend, Juvenile, Greedi,  and more.


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R. Kelly Celebrating His Birthday At STK In Atlanta

Thursday, January 9th, 2014


Last night the King of R&B R. Kelly was spotted celebrating his 47th birthday at STK Atlanta, while holding court with seven women. The group spared no expense, ordering rounds of Shellfish Platters, lemon drop shots and two bottles of Krug. Kelly then order the Chef’s specialty for dinner, Seabass with King Crab topping and Lobster Mac & Cheese.

Casually dressed in a black shirt, black pants, army green DOPE hat & signature sunglasses while indoors look. R. Kelly and his lady friends were having a great time singing, dancing and enjoying DJ Dillion – who they requested play some of his songs. R. Kelly just released his 12th studio album, Black Panties an homage to his debut album from 1993, 12 Play. Black Pantiesdebuted at #4 on the Billboard 200.

It was announced earlier that R. Kelly’s music video was delayed due to artist “mismanagement” by Lady Gaga’s team. R. Kelly seemed unaffected and in great spirits with fans.

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Da U Boys on Deck for 12-12-12 with new release, “Rise Of The Last Dynasty”

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

After a successful showing on their August release, “The Last Dynasty”, Rue Rois Music and Da U Boys continue the grind with upcoming compilation installment, “Rise of The Last Dynasty”.
The Heat Magazine will keep you posted on the Rue Rois movement. 2012 has proven to be a busy year for Da U Boys. The trio has claimed Nola Underground Hip Hop accolades two years in a row in the midst of releasing their debut album, “Tha Shut Down”. After two singles, “Pick It Back Up” and a collaboration with Devious, “Bring it Over Here,” gained favorable airplay on WQUE, Da U Boys took it to the streets and have not come up for air it seems.  Now, they release a consolidation containing all of their artists.





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Rapper Ms. Melodie of BDP dies

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Ms. Melodie, member of the legendary Boogie Down Productions and ex-wife of BDP founder KRS-ONE has reportedly passed away.

The Brooklyn native born Ramona Parker was signed to Jive Records where she released her debut album Diva back in 1989. Ms Melodie carved a name for herself in the hip-hop circuit thanks to memorable songs such as “Hype According To Ms. Melodie” and “Live On Stage.” One of Melodie’s latter appearances took place in the classic BDP led “Stop The Violence” video for the song “Self Destruction.” “I’m Ms. Melodie and aim a born again rebel” the raptress spit over the funky tune.

According to reports no cause of death has been revealed.

The staff at MTV News would like to extend our condolences to the Parker family and the BDP family. Rest in peace Ms. Melodie.

“I’m Ms. Melodie and I’m a born again rebel/The violence in rap must cease and seckle/If we want to develop and grow to another level/We can’t be guinea pigs for the devil/The enemy knows, they’re no fools/Because everyone knows that hip-hop rules/So we gotta get a grip and grab what’s wrong/The opposition is weak and rap is strong” — Ms. Melodie on “Self Destruction”

Omarion Officially Signs With Rick Ross’ Maybach Music

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

At today’s Maybach Music Group press conference, moderated by Rap Radar’s Elliott Wilson, Rick Ross and co. made numerous reveals, including the announcement of Omarion as the newest member of Maybach Music. Before Omarion (aka “Maybach O”) shared his gratitude and debuted a teaser to his upcoming video for “Let’s Talk,” all members of Maybach Music Group — except for Stalley, who is currently on tour — announced the release dates for their upcoming projects: Maybach Music’s second compliation album, “Self Made Vol. 2” (June 26), Meek Mill ‘s debut album, “Dreams and Nightmares” (August 28), and Rick Ross’ highly-anticipated “God Forgives, I Don’t,” out July 31.

Tyler the Creator jumps on stage at Gucci Mane’s show, gets choked within seconds

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Odd Future’s head mischief-maker, Tyler the Creator, had an interesting experience last week when he tried to crash a Gucci Mane concert. Tyler jumped on stage during Gucci’s show in Los Angeles, but was forcibly removed within seconds. He was yoked up and dragged off the stage by Gucci’s security, who seemed to think that he was just another deranged fan.

Odd Future’s ‘Loiter Squad’ Gets An Official Trailer

Either way, it seemed as though Tyler enjoyed being mishandled since he had a huge smile on his face while being hauled away. The crazed MC later returned to the stage and got back to his antics, jumping around like a drugged rock band member. By the look on Gucci’s face you could tell he wasn’t too happy about the whole thing. Tyler probably felt the tension as he made his grand exit with a failed attempt to crowd surf.

OF recently released video “Rella” and ““NY (Ned Flander).” One word to describe “Rella?” Wacky! In a statement to MTV News Tyler described the video saying, “I have a gay couple, it’s a bunny and a chicken, girls get slapped in the face and I snort a lot of coke.” As you can tell “Rella” has no specific theme, it’s just a bunch of randomly assembled zany thoughts put together by the gang.

Aside from the ridiculousness, Odd Future will release two big projects later this month. Their anticipated debut album OF Tape Vol. 2 is set to be released on March 20 and the musical misfits will also premiere their sketch comedy show “Loiter Squad” on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim on March 25.