Posts Tagged ‘music’

This Is 50 covers New Orleans original Roca B

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Stage Name: Roca B

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana (USA)

Favorite Food: Gumbo (very fitting)

Current Project(s): “I Can Be the One” & “Where My Ladies At”

New Orleans, Louisiana has some of the most amazing talent on Planet Earth. And the city keeps secrets. Unlike Las Vegas, where everything kind of stays there, New Orleans often times unleashes those secrets on the world – and so it is with the entertainer who goes by the name of Roca B.

Whether it’s a performance with super dope trumpeter Shamarr Allen, or the call and chant expert Big Choo, or even some of mainstream music’s brightest stars, Roca B is putting in work and gaining a huge amount of recognition for just that.

We caught up with Roca B and here’s what he had to say:

Tell us about yourself – who is Roca B and what makes you tick?

ROCA B: I am the soul of R&B and music is my life. Listening to great music of any kind gets me moving.

New Orleans ia a talent mecca. How does being from there influence your style and art? What does it do for your grind and hustle?

ROCA B: Coming from the Birthplace of Jazz, that automatically influenced me because the music is everywhere. As a child I would walk in the French Quarters just to hear the music and see people dancing and moving to the sounds.

What sets you apart from other artists?

ROCA B: I have the uncanny ability to sound like any artist. I also can sing over any beat in at almost any speed.

Who all have you worked with?

ROCA B: I have worked with artists such as Kidd Kidd, Curren$y, Mr. Marcelo, Calliope Var, Bigg Choo, UTP Skip, Kourtney Heart, Joker, P-Town Moe – the list goes on.

Where can we expect to see your career in 5 years?

ROCA B: You can expect my career to be at the top of the musical charts.

Do you have hopes of getting into any other avenue(s) of entertainment?

ROCA B: Yes, I have always been into acting. I’ve been taking acting classes since seventh grade. Acting and music is where my heart is.

What will we be seeing in the future that will make us say, “Roca B” is so unique?

ROCA B: My unique way of singing will have goosebumps going up your arms. My tone will have you in tears.

Social media/website/contact info?

You can follow me on IG, Twitter and Snapchat – @rocabdasinger and on Facebook – Brandon Roca B McQuietor. Subscribe to my You Tube channel as well – Roca B.

(Source: ThisIs50.com)

(NEW HEAT) Pee Wee Da Kidd – “Like A Villain” (VIDEO)

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Like A Villain (Explicit) by Pee Wee Da Kidd on VEVO.

Young, vibrant and charismatic, Louisiana artist Pee Wee Da Kidd is an up and coming artist/songwriter who definitely bears watching. His latest offering, the visuals to his song “Like A Villain”, chronicles everyday life and struggle Down South.

Hailing from a small Southwestern Louisiana town nestled between Lake Charles and Lafayette, Pee Wee Da Kidd is proof positive that being from a tiny area does not mean you can’t make it. In fact, it only makes him grind harder so he can be the shining star he is destined to become.

“Like A Villain” gives an up close and personal look at Pee Wee Da Kidd’s street side, but make no mistake about it – Pee Wee has definite crossover appeal. He is also the epitome of hard work paying off. He recently inked a distribution deal through Empire by way of entertainment powerhouse Starvin Lion Entertainment. Pee Wee is most definitely working up the ranks of independent artists.

Follow Pee Wee Da Kidd on Instagram – @PeeWeeDaKidd

(Source: ThisIs50.com)

“1 LIFE”

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

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Today I met 3 amazing young men(Jamal Williams, Terrence Shivers, & Quinten Williams), that’s out here trying to better themselves, not be in the street or behind bars. They drove from Atlanta just to met me and when i say i felt so honored and blessed just to be in their presence, I know more than they were to be in mines. One of the young men just gave his life to christ sunday and when he told me, chills just went all through me because you don’t often here of 20 and 21 yr old young men doing that these days. What really stood out to me the most was they quit their jobs and move from Cleveland, Ohio to Atlanta, Ga on HOPE, A DREAM & FAITH!! I was so in shocked but it touched my heart to see them be so excited and in tune with who they were and what they want. I can’t express enough of how they love music and most of their own. When you REALLY love what you do, you will sacrifice, do without, and move in a way that no one would ever understand but it’s really not meant to be understood by everyone. These young men out here putting in work, getting scammed by people, etc but they refuse to give up. I asked “Why go so hard for this music that you putting out?” They told me “Well if you don’t believe in yourself or what you do, who will!” I couldn’t have said it better myself. “1 life” has so many meanings that I could go on and on about, but the name actually speaks volumes for itself. You only get “1” so you better make the best of the one you have, cuz when this one is over you can’t get a repeat!! Check out these young men song, watch they videos on YouTube and give them some love, I promise you won’t regret it.  My Thoughts Of The Day

Apple unveiling streaming music service to take on Spotify and Tidal

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Apple has unveiled its new $9.99 per month streaming music service and a 24 hour online radio station called Beats One to take on Spotify and Tidal, Jay Z’s service.

Apple has unveiled its long awaited music streaming service.

Called Apple Music, it will cost $9.99 per month, or $14.99 for a family membership with up to six users (although it has not confirmed UK pricing, it is expected to cost from £9.99).

It will stream songs, and also feature a 24 radio station called Beats One, and a smart prediction service to recommend songs.

Source: Apple unveiling streaming music service to take on Spotify and Tidal

Life After Death Pt. 2 – 11 Legacies That Continue To Impact Hip Hop Culture

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

These 11 artists left an indelible mark on the culture that continues to be felt to this day either through their music or who they left behind.

Source: Life After Death Pt. 2 – 11 Legacies That Continue To Impact Hip Hop Culture

Action Bronson Removed From Toronto Festival Due To Rape Lyric Petition

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

UPDATE: Due to an overwhelming amount of outcry over Action Bronson performing at this year’s Northby Northeast (NXNE) festival in Toronto, the organization has removed Bronson from the lineup.

Source: Action Bronson Removed From Toronto Festival Due To Rape Lyric Petition

(NEW HEAT) Khaza – Kevin Gates (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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Louisiana’s own Kevin Gates just released the visuals to “Khaza” – check it out & follow him on Instagram at @iamkevingates.

Singer Ambré Perkins garners over 500K hits in less than a week

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

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New Orleans singer Ambré Perkins is something special – and now the world is coming to find out just how amazing her talent is – and her popularity is growing immensely.

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With the release last month of her EP “Wanderlust”, Perkins showed there is something new and fresh in R&B music. With crossover appeal, amazing songwriting skills and a voice like none other, she is becoming extremely popular among listeners of every genre. This past Thursday, she released “Preach” along with Atlantic Records signee Kehlani, and the internet exploded with excitement.  She was recently interviewed by RevoltTV (https://revolt.tv/news/ambre-perkins-finds-her-purpose-through-music/2330CE3F-97ED-4B63-95F0-D59C1B7A07FC).  Hundreds of other media outlets have reviewed her recent work, to much fanfare.

Check Ambré Perkins out & definitely, don’t sleep on her!

FREE EP DOWNLOAD:  TheMusicStaff.org

Instagram: @ambreperkins

Twitter: @ambreperkins

Snapchat: indiaperkins

 

 

 

 

#0017th teams up with Fetty Wap

Monday, May 18th, 2015

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New Orleans’ own #0017th teamed up with mega-superstar Fetty Wap this past weekend, to film the visuals to the ingenius “Welcome to Hollygrove“.

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Hollygrove rappers Jay Jones and Hollygrove Keem recently joined Fetty WAP on the Southern leg of his U.S. tour. After teaming up in the studio, the three young artists created some memorable future hits.

Stay tuned for much more to come. Follow them on Instagram at:

@JayJones17th
@hollygrovekeem_nobodysafe
@FettyWap1738

American Idol is ending after 15 seasons

Monday, May 11th, 2015

After 15 seasons on the air, American Idol is coming to an end. The arguably iconic show originally debuted all the way back in 2002 and helped launch the careers of artists that have since become household names, with Kelly Clarkson and Phillip Phillips being two prominent examples.

Whether you loved or hated the show, or even if you were wholly indifferent, one can’t deny the impact American Idol has had on popular culture. In addition to creating bona fide music stars and pop idols, the show’s success also had a tremendous impact on the broader TV landscape. Idol’s success paved the way for a number of other talent-based shows with similar structural elements, from America’s Got Talent to So you think you can dance.

Source: American Idol is ending after 15 seasons