Posts Tagged ‘emcee’

Tupac’s “All Eyez on Me” Goes Diamond

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014


Tupac’s presence continues to be felt by fans almost 20 years later, as the late rapper’s 1996 album “All Eyez on Me” has just reached Diamond status.

The legendary emcee’s fifth LP recently inched past the five million mark this week, but as it’s a double album, the figures are doubled as well and ‘Pac accumulates another plaque for 10 milli sold.

“All Eyez on Me” no joins OutKast’s “SpeakerBoxxx/The Love Below,” Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP” and “The Eminem Show,” Biggie’s “Life After Death,” MC Hammer’s “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em” as well as Tupac’s “Greatest Hits,” as the only Hip-Hop albums to sell over 10 million copies.

T.I. Mourns the Life and Death of Doe B at Funeral Service

Sunday, January 5th, 2014


It’s been a week after the untimely death of Alabama rapper Doe B and his funeral service was held yesterday (Jan. 4th) in his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama. According to news by the Montgomery Advertiser, separate services were held in the same venue for both Doe B and another victim of the shooting, Kimberle Johnson. In addition to Doe B’s mother speaking at the funeral service, his manager, DJ Frank White, and T.I. both eulogized the 22-year-old emcee at the service.

“I knew how much love the city and state had for him,” his manager DJ Frank White reportedly said. “They saw the bright future he had.”

Speaking to a packed crowd, T.I., who signed Doe B to Grand Hustle, eulogized the rapper. “I’m up here to celebrate the life of a young man whose path I crossed a little over a year ago,” he said. “I admired Doe because, as a young man at the age that he was, he always presented himself to be more mature. It’s very rare that you could find somebody at the age of 20 or 21 and sit them down in front of somebody they aspire to be like and they are as composed and poised and postured and looking eye to eye with this person. It’s very rare that you find somebody at the age of 20 or 21 and you could walk them into the room with a Nelly, or you could walk them into a room with a Timbaland or Jay Z, and they not lose their cool, they’re composed, postured, with the morals, standards, and the principles that were instilled in him from his family, his mom, his dad, grandmama, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles.”

Cee Lo Green Wears Full Length Leather Dress to the Red Carpet

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013


The one and only Cee Lo Green was spotted rocking an all black leather dress to a red carpet event for The Voice, for which he is a judge on. The Goodie Mob emcee was seen wearing an all leather, head to toe ensemble, complete with a top hat. Cee Lo is, of course, no stranger to dressing different as he has worn some pretty extravagant outfits in the past.

When the interviewer complimented Cee Lo on his daring outfit, he went into full song, singing Cody ChesnuTT’s “Look Good in Leather”: “Listen, I can do anything I want because I look good in leather. I can talk any kind of talk because I look good in leather.”

Watch the interview in the video above and let us know if you’re feeling Cee Lo’s full length leather dress in the comments below.

The Game’s Birthday Turns Violent During Bloody Street Fight

Thursday, November 28th, 2013


Rapper The Game was celebrating his 34th birthday at LA’s popular nightclub Supperclub when things got a little crazy. Allegedly, before entering the club, a fellow female partier put on a sexy “twerk” show for the “Hate it or Love it” emcee while he was chilling in his car.

Looks like a pretty good time… until that same twerking woman got into a huge cat fight with another girl. According to TMZ, the two women started fighting over a man. Yelling led to hair-pulling, and soon there was a full-out street brawl.

Claws were out, cleavage was exposed, and one of the fighters was left beaten and bloody. The cops eventually showed-up, and at least one of the ladies was arrested.

Watch the full, uncensored video of the brawl above!

Dubb Beats does it again – ‘Adjustment Bureau’ (FREE DOWNLOAD)

Thursday, April 4th, 2013
It’s not a secret that Dubb Beats is one of our favorite producers/entertainment personalities. Not only is the man himself a prolific producer, but he had a hand in the extremely popular, “Sh*t New Orleans Girls Say” videos. If you haven’t seen those, you don’t know what you’re missing.
Now he’s somehow met with the one of kind emcee, MikeFlo, and they’ve forged a duo that won’t soon be forgotten.
Here’s the verbiage from the official press release – interesting read, but may we suggest you go ahead on and start the downloads below, as you peruse the release. You won’t be disappointed:
Circa 2010, in New Orleans after a dead prez show, mikeflo (solo emcee & Official Tour DJ) finds himself simmering in what flo regards as “a good ol bangin gumbo of a beat battle”. Amongst the many talents in the room, mikeflo connects with producer/engineer Steve “504Dubb” Wade. The two eventually share files and and build landscapes. “Adjustment Bureau”, the EP was born. After touring and working on other projects over the years, the duo finally decided to share their fruits (or beignets in N.O.L.A) with the world in the form of a five song EP. The project is an obvious take on the 2011 movie namesake. In the film, the “Bureau” has the power to “Adjust” certain agendas and outcomes. With balance in Hip Hop taking on top priority of the duo’s list of needed “adjustments”, the two look to provide a powerful example of self determination personified within a rich, yet stripped down, soul-sonic rue. As flo would say, “Somebody gotta do it…” In short, they did it. The first single, “365” wove an intricate tale of the gladiator and champion in us all, and the follow up, “Pop Off” (also included in release) forewarns the weak of the explosive package the duo possesses. “Adjustment Bureau” the EP, features mikeflo pushing the pen and 504Dubb behind the boards. Simply put, #BANG. Again, in this release you are receiving cover art, two singles from “Adjustment Bureau” the EP (365 & Pop Off) and the entire EP download link. “Adjustment Bureau” the EP, will be available for FREE DOWNLOAD at, and is encouraged to be shared via other music streams, social media outlets, blogs, and any place quality Hip Hop lives.

Adjustment Bureau (mikeflo + 504Dubb) – 365 feat. Born On The Horn & Theresa Tha Songbird 

Adjustment Bureau (mikeflo + 504Dubb) – Pop Off

Adjustment Bureau, the EP (mikeflo + 504Dubb)
Adjustment Bureau, the EP (mikeflo + 504Dubb)


manager – Caro Marshall
(ph) +44 7970 57 00 94 / +1 404.396.5265
(tw) @CaroMarshall_ / @mikefloRBG


Studio Bookings – Inner Recess (504) 298.8864 / (504) 210.7720
Studio & Beat Inquiries –
(tw) @504Dubb

985 Lyricist “Drama” aka Dreezy Drops Hot New Video “Us”

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Drama also known as Dreezy






He started his career as a teen dropping music with neighborhood friends and artists from New Orleans. In the early 2000’s, his career took off after signing with Eltoria Hogan’s YzGyz Entertainment. After recording a hit single, “That’s How We Play It” featuring Lil Flip, the label and Taurus “Drama” Williams went on a regional tour promoting his first solo project, “Product of My Environment.”

The hardworking emcee is not only an artist but a family man and master barber. These attributes have impacted his life in a positive way and permeate his musical style and delivery. After a short hiatus and a few years of recording various projects under the moniker, “Dreezy”, he released several mixtapes including the “Sixth Man”. Drama has collaborated with Maxminelli, C Loc, X Files, Devious, Lil Flip, Brandon Watson, and many more Louisiana and dirty south artists.

Family Portrait of Drama with his daughters













Drama and YzGyz return with his new video “Us” featuring Tabitha Accardo. The video was directed by Kut Creator.  The Heat Magazine will keep you posted on his upcoming projects. Check out the video and lyrical content.  The single has also been featured on New Orleans Union For Entertainment All Stars mix tape series.   For more information, contact Drama at or Dion Norman at

(HEAT RECOMMENDED EVENT) Koan’s ‘Nuthin But Heat Summer Jam’

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

By: Arlene Culpepper

In 2011, The Heat Magazine featured a prolific artist who goes by the name of “Koan”.

Koan is one of those talented prodigies who, after just one listen, you just know is headed to the top of his game. In addition to endless talent, Koan is one of those artists who takes time to learn all about his industry. Throughout that journey, he’s learned that networking goes hand in hand with success. That’s one reason he created the “Nuthin But Heat Summer Jam”, set to take place Saturday, June 30, 2012 at what is likely New Orleans’ most authentic venues, Tipitina’s Uptown.

We caught up with Koan to get more information on what he and his team, Daily Bread Productions, are putting together for the show. Here’s what he had to say:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Tipitina’s is a legendary venue. What made it the perfect venue for this particular show?

KOAN: Tip’s is world renowned for putting on spectacular events in connection with all genres of music except Hip-Hop, so the “Nuthin But Heat” summer jam was created to fill that void. We would like to build a long lasting relationship with Tipitina’s and their outstanding staff, by putting on an event that shines a positive light on the Hip-Hop culture, its events, the music, and underground artists that are keeping it alive. If I have my way, this event will grow into an annually produced event that underground Hip-Hop artists from all over will want to be a part of.


THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What new projects are you currently working on?

KOAN: I am currently completing my first mix-tape, something I will seldom record throughout my career, titled “Nuff Respect Due”, which is dedicated to paying tribute to the Hip-Hop artists of the late 80’s and all of the 90’s, and the songs by them that have influenced my career as a Hip-Hop emcee.  I am also working on my sophomore LP in which you will experience a completely different side of Koan.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What is Daily Bread Productions?

KOAN: Daily Bread Productions is a New Orleans based Music Production/Record Company spearheaded by a small group of industry professionals focusing on a common goal of creating, and preserving quality music within the Hip-Hop culture. The president of the company, Erin Brazley, works diligently to keep the company running like a well oiled machine, and I am currently the featured artist on the label, but also the CEO (LAUGHS). I like saying that!

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Where did you get the idea for the show?

KOAN: Erin Brazley came up with a show concept that would shine the light on talented underground Hip-Hop artists from the Louisiana region by bringing them together under one roof in New Orleans to promote, and showcase their talents and music. When it was brought to my attention, I thought, “What better place to have a show like this than New Orleans own legendary Tipitina’s”? We decided that this event would be a great opportunity for me to kick off my “Alliance” tour, of which is slated to span across the country indefinitely, and to promote my upcoming mix-tape, titled “Nuff Respect Due”.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Tell us what we can expect to see from Koan and his guests?

KOAN: Expect to see electrifying performances, and hear quality Hip-Hop music that touches your soul – something quite similar to the feeling you get when you hear that timeless joint from your favorite artist. My current supporters can also expect to witness a side of Koan they have yet to see.


Did YMCMB sign Twista?

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

It looks like YMCMB may have signed another veteran emcee to their roster. We are hearing that Chicago rapper Twista may have signed a label deal with YMCMB for his GMG label. Our sources are telling us that there was a major bidding war going on between YMCMB and Def Jam over Twista, but it looks like YMCMB may have won.

Today, Twista added more fuel to the rumor when he tweeted a photo of himself in a YMCMB hoodie, an accessory only given to YMCMB artists. Check out the photo below:

Twista is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album, The Dark Horse, and we are hearing that it may be his best work yet. Stay tuned for an announcement from YMCMB on their new signee!