Posts Tagged ‘new album’

K. Michelle Opens Up about Her Relationship with Idris Elba

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015


K. Michelle tells us about her new album, Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart? and why she broke up with Idris Elba.

Birdman Will Not Let Lil Wayne Leave Cash Money

Sunday, December 14th, 2014


Birdman is NOT letting Lil Wayne out of his recording contract, no matter how much he bitches.

Sources close to Birdman tell us … he’s deeply offended by Weezy’s public rants … claiming Birdman has tried to derail his career by refusing to release his new album. Weezy didn’t mince words, tweeting, “I want off this label and nothing to do with these people.”

Birdman is unmoved and vows to duke it out in court if necessary, because a contract is a contract.

As for the delay in dropping the album, we’re told Birdman says there’s lots of administrative work that goes into releasing a record, and Weezy is just a rapper, not a businessman, so what does he know?

Birdman still intends to release the album, but on his time, not Weezy’s.

Wayne has thrown down the gauntlet, calling himself a prisoner of the Cash Money music mogul.

Lil Wayne took to his official Twitter account at Lil Wayne WEEZY F ( @LilTunechi) to complain about his record company, and blame Birdman for holding up the release of his next album.

Source: TMZ

(NEW MUSIC) Sess 4-5 releases ‘See Wut Dat Do’ album

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013


Sess 4-5 a well-known music artist, entrepreneur, merchandiser, and philanthropist who is one of the South’s “go to” people in the entertainment industry, recently dropped his new album, “See Wut Dat Do”, to wide acclaim. The album, sold independently by Nuthin But Fire Records label, continues to break sales records, along with the merchandise of the same name.


The title track, “See Wut Dat Do”, has already been released as a global single, and has garnered many downloads. “See Wut Dat Do” the album is expected to be the project that catapults Sess 4-5 as an epic music artist onto the global music scene for years to come. The title track, “See Wut Dat Do”, features the late great Mr. Magic, a New Orleans legend who, along with his wife Chastity, passed away in a car accident several months ago. The video for “See Wut Dat Do” features a tribute to Mr. Magic and is expected to debut shortly.


“See Wut Dat Do” is a Nuthin But Fire Records project that contains features and production from award winning artists and producers and is certain to be a best seller among future releases. Several videos from the album are currently in production and will be release throughout the third and fourth quarters of this year.


On June 4, 2013 and June 6, 2013, Encore Nightclub of New Orleans and Club Empire of Baton Rouge, Louisiana played host to Sess 4-5’s “See Wut Dat Do” album release parties.

“See Wut Dat Do” is available for download and purchase on all major sites and in major retail outlets, including iTunes:

Follow Sess 4-5 on the following sites:

Twitter: @SESS45

Instagram: @SESS45


Frank Ocean Comes Out as Gay On New Album

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

A day after Anderson Cooper came out as gay, another well known celebrity has reportedly come out through his new album. Frank Ocean, Odd Future crooner and Watch the Throne collaborator, supposedly came out as gay on his new album, “Channel Orange”. The songs “Pink Matter”, “Bad Religion”, and “Forrest Gump” all have references to a person he’s in love with, except he uses the pronoun him instead of she.

This news will come as a shock to many, but it’s a step in the right direction for gay men and the gay community. Visibility in the community, especially in the hip hop diaspora is important, making it easier and more comfortable for others to follow in Ocean’s footsteps. “Channel Orange” drops on July 17.


Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Theodis Ealey, a true “Blues” Legend, learned to play the guitar from his older brother as a toddler. The story goes his first gig in a club he was only 7 years old and at 13 he was playing bass in his brother’s band for $5 a night. He migrated to California in the early 1970’s from Natchez, MS and in 1991 he moved to Atlanta and began recording for Ichiban. Today he’s on his own label, doing his own thing in so many ways. He’s still bringing us great “Blues” music with a new album soon to be released and with the little time he had on his hands, he shared with “THE HEAT“.

HEAT: Welcome to “The Heat”.
The man known to the industry as “The Guitar Man” as well as, musician, entertainer, vocalist, song writer, and actor, not to mention the man behind the woman’s national anthem, “Stand Up In It”. You da’man!
EALEY: I try to do a little bit of all that.
HEAT: I have to tell you, I’m from Laurel, Mississippi, the home of the “Mother’s Day Blues Fest” and I have to tell you my mother, “Bunchie” just loves you to death. She’d kill me if I didn’t tell you that.
EALEY: Tell her thank you. Yeah, I was on stage two years ago in Laurel for that fest. Actually for the past couple of years. Sadly I want be there this year.
HEAT: Cause you too busy…(he giggles)If you’re not on stage doing your thang, you’re on the big screen showing off. (he giggles again)
EALEY: I be the best I can be.
HEAT: You’ve been giving us great Blues for a long time, since you were four years old. How did that all get started?


EALEY: My brother YZ was the first to show me how to pick on a guitar and I just took it from there and kept on going. I took music theory out in California so that I could learn the theory of music and that helped my skills a lot. I started out a little boy playing blues, country, and western and ending up doing a little funk, soul, jazz, a little bit of this and that which all made me who I am today.
HEAT: And you are something else.
EALEY: I bet you tell that to all the guys…(we laugh)


HEAT: Only the special ones. (we giggle) So I saw what I believe to be your latest movie, “N-Secure”, really great piece starring, Cordell More, Essence Atkins, Denise Boutte, Tempestt Bledsoe (Vanessa- Cosby Show), Lamman Rucker, and BernNadette Stanis (Thelma- Good Times) and on the stage doing his guitar thing, “Theodis Ealey”. So how did you land that part?
EALEY: The production company, Heritage Entertainments, discovered me on the “Blues Is All Right” tour. I’ve been a part of that tour for five years. They needed someone to help with the juke joint scene and hired the juke joint man. Latimore did the vocals, Lamman Rucker, on bass, and yours truly on guitar.
HEAT: It was a great scene. Now let’s talk about your woman’s national anthem, “Stand Up In It”. Did you write that song?
EALEY: I co-wrote it. I had a song called “I’m the Man You Needwhich did real good in my home town, Natchez, MS. At the time that was the only place I could afford to promote it. I knew it had a good beat and I wanted to put it to use. Then a little old lady told me a story about what a man can do to please a woman. He can do this or he could that, but he hadn’t done nothing til he stand up in it. Then I went to my friend El Willie from The Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose and he helped me write the story.
HEAT: It is definitely a story. Most guitarist name their guitars, is Francine your guitar name?
EALEY: Naw…my guitar name is “guitar”. I ain’t like most people that’s in love with no guitar. I love people. Francine is a story about a young lady when I was sixteen years old and was trying to do the “goony goony goony” for the first time..(we giggle) I went to my grandfather and asked him, “what should I do” and he introduced me to Francine.
HEAT: So did you stand up in it while you were goony goony goony-ing? (we laugh hard)
EALEY: Like the lil’old lady said, ain’t no use in goony goony goony, less’in you stand up in it…(rolling!)

….Continued in Part II


Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

HEAT: Like I always say, “it’s getting hot at “The Heat”. You’ve been around to see the ups and downs of Blues music and even to see the new Southern Soul genre sprout up. Would you say “Blues” music is on a decline as Southern Soul is on an incline?
EALEY: Blues is definitely growing. Southern Soul is a genre of music that somebody came up with that’s not true Blues. Blues will forever be. Blues music is more alive now because of artist as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, they learned to play real ‘Blues’ which crossed ‘blues’ music over to the white audience. At a traditional blues festival, you’ll find yourself among thousands and thousands of people. I would say, “Blues” is better off now than it’s ever been. I’m not a Southern Soul artist, I’m a soulful Blues man.
HEAT: And a great one at that.
EALEY: I think what has happened is with the age of new technology, it made it much more easier for a person to come up with a beat and to put together a record. But those records don’t have true instruments playing to feel the soul of ‘blues’. Those people are able to make a record in a day. To me it takes longer to compose true ‘blues’ sound and originality than in a day or even a week. I haven’t put a full length album out since 2006 because when I put another one out I want it to be the best of my ability to give great ‘blues’ music.
HEAT: So how are the sales with “Blues” artist?

EALEY:  The bootlegger is hurting us bad. They can take my number one song off my album, then they do the same with Sir Charles, Latimore, Shirley Brown, Mel Waiters, and Bobby”Blue” Bland and put them all on one CD and call it a mix CD and stand on a corner and sale it for $3-$5 bucks. Whereas when Eric Clapton and Tommy Castro put out a new record, the white people go to the store or online and buy it to hear it.
HEAT: So, that’s killed record sales would you say?
EALEY: Of course! We used to have the mom and pop record stores in the neighborhood to help push our music but they couldn’t survive with the guys in streets selling burned CD’s.
HEAT: Your record, “Stand Up In It” debuted #4 on the Billboard Blues Chart in 2004, this was right at the turn of people starting to burn CD’s. Did this affect your sales then as well?
EALEY: Yeah, that’s the Bible of Music, the Billboards. That record stayed on the charts for ten weeks at #4. That year, the WC Handy Awards, a prominent name in the ‘Blues’ who’s who, didn’t even nominate me. And even though I’m a member there was no recognition for my success because the record wasn’t selling good enough. Maybe if I’d known the right people, that would have helped.
HEAT: So it’s true, it’s all about who you know and not what you know.
EALEY: Yes it is. But “Stand Up In It” pushed through the crevasses of all that and made its mark on the charts.
HEAT: What advice can you leave us with as a legend in “Blues”?
EALEY: Be successful as an original Blues artist, always play what you feel, what YOU like, don’t play what you think the people want. There’s millions out there that sound like you do, just be true to yourself. Also I have a new album coming out. It’s gonna feature duets with my dear and good friends Lacee and Shirley Jones, (Jones Sisters) and also my friend Willie Hill and some good old nasty blues. “Stand Up In It” was what the lil’old lady told me, I have one on this album with what the lil’old lady’s man told me. He told me a story about his best friend “Dick” died. (we laugh) The title of that new album is called, “You and I Together” on IF GAM Records, which stands for, “I Feel Good About Myself”.
HEAT: Now that’s going to be one to hear. I can’t wait. I appreciate having this great time with you today. And I can testify, you definitely “feel good about yourself”.

EALEY: Thank you Nik, it’s be a ball. And thanks to all my many fans that have supported me throughout my career. The fans make it worth the work.

Well there you have it from the “Guitar Man” himself. If you love you some Theodis Ealey, go to and cast your vote for him in the 2012 Jus Blues Music Awards.

Much Love! One Love!
Feel “The HEAT

(NEW HEAT) Too $hort x Sir Michael Rocks in ‘Trying To Come Up’ (VIDEO)

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Check out the latest video from Too $hort ft. Sir Michael Rocks “Trying to Come Up” from Too $hort’s new album, No TrespASSing, available now: