Posts Tagged ‘debut’

Rock films ‘Family First’ video in Hollygrove

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014


This past weekend, Eastside Hollygrove’s own Rock filmed the visuals to his new single, “Family First”. True to the title, family & close friends made cameos in the video. The video was filmed by 11th Ward Nick (Of UnkFilms).

Rock is a member of Rue Rois Music group Da U Boys, as well as being a solo artist & #0017th member.

Stay tuned for the video, set to debut in the coming weeks. Follow @uboyrock17 on Instagram.

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.

Thanks Sylvester Lyons

Leonardo DiCaprio Unloads Beachfront Compound for $17 Million

Monday, December 30th, 2013


The Wolf of Wall Street” actor Leonardo DiCaprio has the reputation for living life just as large as the character he portrays in the hit film — a life full of fast cars, yacht parties with supermodels, and hanging out in ridiculous mansions, and the Oscar-nominated actor has reportedly sold his oceanfront Malibu compound the day after “The Wolf of Wall Street” made its Christmas debut.

The property, located along Malibu Colony Road, went for $17.35 million – almost $6 million less than the original 2012 listing of $23 million.

Built in 1927, the compound consists of a main home and a couple of guest houses. The main house comprises four bedrooms and features an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams.

One guest house comprises two bedrooms while the other is made up of a loft with a gym, media room, and office.

The nearly half-acre lot features landscaped grounds and a large ocean-facing deck with a fire pit and hot tub.

Check out the pics above.




R. Kelly Premiering New “Trapped In The Closet” Chapters in 2014

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013


For all intents and purposes, R. Kelly is going back to the trap. After televising the first 33 chapters of R. Kelly’s intricate musical dramedy “Trapped In The Closet”, television network IFC has announced today (December 3rd) that they will debut more chapters in 2014.

Source Allhiphop

PANACHE! Cosplaying J-Pop Idol Group

Sunday, January 13th, 2013



Every day there seems to be a new J-Pop or J-Idol group coming out in Japan, but it isn’t everyday that these groups have a gimic that works. Panache! is a cosplaying J-Pop group that is gaining popularity in Japan right now. The group consists of Kuroneko (blue), Enako (red) and Istuki (green).

Panache!1These girls have been popular cosplayers for years, gaining many fans by providing consistency and quality in there costumes and back in August their popularity was big enough that they formed a band. They had hoped that their collective body of fans would follow and support them and boy did they. They eventually got singed with Sony / DefSTAR Records.

The debut song, ‘Kiraimeki Miraizu’ is produced by popular Vocaloid producer, Clean Tears. It is said to have a edgy techno-pop tune. The coupling song is a Clean Tears remix of a famous Vocaloid song, ‘Happy Synthesizer’ covered by the group. Happy Synthesizer is created by another Vocaloid producer, Easy Pop.

They are now set to release their second single “Sky View” this February. Check out their music here 


Info Via: Crunchyroll and Aramatheydidn’t

New Voice of The South: Tucka Swings Out Across The Region

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Louisiana prides itself in breeding some of the world’s greatest and most original talent in the field of music. Ranging from traditional jazz to zydeco to  rhythm and blues, great sounds  never escape the ears of those that dwell in the land of the Dirty South. The Heat Magazine recognizes the eclectic creativity in the boot state.  One of the latest topics of conversation in all directions whether it be I-10 or I-55 is an artist known as Tucka.

Over the past few years, a brand new voice has arisen in Southwest Louisiana.  Known for his  Swingout hits, Tucka has been developing a fanbase that appreciates his signature sound. Claiming influences by R& B icons such as R. Kelly and Sam Cooke, the new voice was raised on the sounds of his Southwest Louisiana roots.

He launched his career by performing with Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco band. Shortly after, he went on to release his debut single, “Young Man”, which quickly became a regional favorite.  Then, the buzz intensified and has led him on a continuous tour around the South and abroad.  Due to his engaging sound, he recently released his third album, “Love Rehab 2 The Therapy”, which is now available at most digital stores. The album features Doug E. Fresh.








Becoming a favorite throughout the South, The Heat Magazine wanted our readers to stay in “the know” concerning Tucka and his Swingout movement. For more information, visit his Facebook Page.

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.

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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NFL star Chad Johnson arrested for domestic violence

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Miami Dolphins receiver Chad Johnson has been arrested on domestic violence charges in Davie, Florida, according the Sun Sentinel.

Johnson allegedly head-butted his wife Evelyn Lozada during an argument in a vehicle.

Lozado reportedly had lacerations on her forehead when police arrived on the scene.

Johnson has been in the news a lot recently. The veteran receiver recently changed his name back from Ochocinco to Johnson, signed with the Dolphins after being released by the New England Patriots and immediately became the star in the debut of this season’s Hard Knocks series on HBO.

But perhaps his biggest news was marrying Lozado this summer.

She is a star of the VH1 reality show the Basketball Wives.

See photos of: Chad Johnson

Batman Makes $160m In First Weekend

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises” was on track to earn $160 million, which would be a record for 2-D films, over the weekend following a mass shooting at a Colorado screening of the Batman film.

That amount would best the $158.4 million debut of “The Dark Knight” in 2008 and give “Dark Knight Rises” the third-highest domestic weekend opening ever after the 3-D films “The Avengers” with $207.4 million and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2” with $169.2 million.

Citing box office insiders, the Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times, New York Times and other media outlets reported Sunday that the latest Batman film earned $160 to $162 million.