Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans’

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)

Chedda Da Connect f. Fetty Wap, Yo Gotti, Boosie Badazz & Boston George – “Flicka Da Wrist (Remix)”

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Chedda Da Connect enlists just about everybody for the remix to his viral hit single, “Flicka Da Wrist.”

Source: Chedda Da Connect f. Fetty Wap, Yo Gotti, Boosie Badazz & Boston George – “Flicka Da Wrist (Remix)”

New Orleans Pelicans have hired Alvin Gentry as head coach, sources confirm

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Alvin Gentry is a former assistant with the franchise

Sources confirm to WDSU that the Pelicans officially chose Gentry this weekend. The Golden State Warriors associate head coach was in New Orleans Friday meeting with team vice president Mickey Loomis and general manager Dell Demps.

Sources also tell WDSU Gentry spent over an hour Friday meeting one-on-one with Pelicans owner Tom Benson. This was Gentry’s second interview for the Pelicans job.

Source: New Orleans Pelicans have hired Alvin Gentry as head coach, sources confirm

Instagram Flexin’: Kevin Gates Says We Live In A “Superficial Realm”

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Chinx is laid to rest at his memorial service in Queens, New York, and Chris Brown explains his emotions.

Source: Instagram Flexin’: Kevin Gates Says We Live In A “Superficial Realm”

Breaking News: Cop in New Orleans found shot to death in cruiser

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

A police officer for New Orleans’ public housing agency was shot and killed Sunday while working overtime to patrol an agency construction site, city police said.

The officer is the first to die in the line of duty since the Housing Authority of New Orleans’ security department became a full-fledged police force in April 2012, said Lesley Thomas, spokeswoman for the agency.

“The death of this HANO police officer is an unspeakable tragedy, and a vile and cowardly act,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in an emailed statement. The officer was 45 years old and had worked for the department since 2013.

The patrol car apparently had rolled one to two blocks after the officer was shot before hitting a curb and stopping, Landrieu said.

The driver’s side window was broken out and the cruiser lights were still on when responding officers found the body, reports CBS affiliate WWL-TV in New Orleans. The cruiser had apparently hit a curb. NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said the officer’s car was found in drive.

Source: Cop in New Orleans found shot to death in cruiser

New Orleans based Division 1 members set to release solo mixtapes

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

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New Orleans, Louisiana based rap group Division 1 members, 1st Degree and J-Raw, are each set to release a solo mixtape in the next several months. Coming off the heels of the successful mixtape project “From the East to the 9”, Division 1 is looking forward to the future and what it holds. Set to begin merchandising apparel and other items in the next year, 1st Degree and J-Raw are climbing the ladder of success.

While you await their solo mixtapes, take a listen at their last project. You can stream it or download below.

Follow Division 1 on social media:

Instagram – @1st_Degree504 & @TheRealJRaw

Twitter – @1stDegreeMuzik & @EASTSIDE_RAW

You Tube – YouTube.com/TheReal504

For booking, features, walk-throughs, hosting, etc., contact Arlene of MIKODreamzPR at 504.233.3610.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Comedy Goon Mario Da Comic to appear at Father’s Day comedy show

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

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Cafe Istanbul in New Orleans, Louisiana will host Mario Da Comic’s one hour comedy show this Father’s Day.

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The Comedy Goon himself will expand his brand during the appearance. He even has some surprises in store for his audience. Follow the contact info on the flyer or go to Event Brite for ticket purchase.

Follow Mario on Instagram:

@_mariodacomic_
@comedygoons

#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

Heat Exclusive: Meet Super Producer BlaqnMild

Saturday, May 9th, 2015
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Relentless pursuit of man’s greatest dream describes the demeanor of New Orleans eclectic producer, BlaqnMild.

If you’ve been following rap music in New Orleans and around the globe, you’ve heard the famous tag, “BlaqnMild you a genius” in the background of several blossoming artists such as 89 Boys, Partners N Crime, Lady Dahlia, Calliope Var, Devious, Skip & Six Ward Pook, Detroit, and many more.

Anchoring hip hop in its incumbent form as well as creating the “beat” for bounce legends Big Freedia and the late Magnolia Shorty, Adam “BlaqnMild” Pigott stays on his grind.

As a result, he’s been busy making major moves with music mogul Master P.  Blaq has produced a plethora of hits with the “colonel” including a surprising collaboration “Power” featuring Lil Wayne, Master P, and Money Mafia of No Limit Forever.

In the midst of all these accolades, BlaqnMild has created solo projects along the way. One of his earlier singles, “Birthday” featured Princess of Crime Mob.  From there, he went on to produce hits such as “Favorite Girl”, “Let Me Find Out”, “You Sleep Out Here feat Kevin Gates”, “Booty Bop”, “UptownDowntown” and more.

As the professional culture of hip hop calls BlaqnMild in to work earnestly, he returns with his new single, “Feel Special”. Check it out on soundcloud.

HTTPS://m.soundcloud.com/blaqnmildthegenius/special