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HEAT MAG EXCLUSIVE: The Rebirth of Andy Pellerano | @AndyRebirth

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Who is Rebirth?

 

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The “Heat Magazine” sat down with the New Orleans native; Pastor and Christian Hip-Hop artist, Andy “Rebirth” Pellerano to discuss his trials and tribulations, and who he represents as a leader in a nationwide ministry.  In spite of the adversities of life, Rebirth has a phenomenal testimony of the amazing grace, glory, wrath, and miraculous power of God!

Andy’s roots began in the West Bank region of New Orleans which later sprouted all over the metropolitan area from the Westbank to the Eastbank. His parents are of Latin descent- the mother from Honduras and father from Cuba with Sicilian roots.

“Rebirth” is a Husband, and father of 4 with one on the way. His many accolades include a 2x nominee for a Nola Gospel Award, 2018 Nola Gospel Rap Artist Of The Year and “Church In The Streets” Reality show star that airs on WHNO. Also, he is the President of his national ministry called One Accord.

 

 

 

 

“If I had 300 men who feared nothing but God, hated nothing but sin, and were determined to know nothing among men but Jesus Christ and Him crucified, I would set the world on fire.” ~ John Wesley

Before turning his life over, Andy was a member of The Almighty Latin King Nation. During his teenage years, he experienced the initiation process and his first felony arrest at 13. Eventually, leading to a first-degree attempted murder charge at the age of 17. Andy served eight years and two months in prison. This pattern would continue throughout his life until he submits unto the will of God.

 

Heat Mag: In today’s times,  Why is it so important for our youth to hear your message?

Rebirth:  My message is vital especially for our youth because they are our future. My aim is to give them music that will inspire and create a positive dialogue that will ultimately point them towards evolution! Music that builds up and not break down! Our youth needs the truth and Jesus Christ is the truth, the way, and the life!!!!! (SonicBoom 🔥💥💨)

 

Heat Mag:  What do you feel you offer the music industry that we don’t already have? 

Rebirth:  I offer Truth – the street life perspective. I give you the way out as well! I give you my pain most importantly_ I give the solution! I really lived the life most rappers glorify – so I give them that- only I tell the entire story!!! I’ll tell you about slanging bricks, about friends that died because of it, the jailtime served, and leaving my kids to grow without a father etc.  Many will give you their pride, I speak about my pride that led to my downfall and how it gives you humility that leads to elevation!

 

On December 6, 2011, Andy’s son, Alexander Domingo Pellerano was born. This day would be bittersweet; his beautiful baby boy was born with PKD a terminally ill kidney disease. Prison never changed him. However, this did. This was the broken state when he called on the Lord.

Unfortunately, Rebirth caught another charge, and this would now be his third felony. In a ballgame, three strikes, you’re out. However, in the game of life, three times delivered him! The courts wanted to throw him away, yet God had a different plan! He parted the Red Sea of Louisiana’s judicial system and landed him at White Dove Fellowship where he’s finally healed! Andy is no longer blind, and his spiritual eye is wide open.  Miraculously, in April of 2014, Rebirth completed the program and was married the day of his release!

“I prayed while blind to the indulging dark underworld of New Orleans. I hit rock bottom, I had no choice; but to submit.”

Rebirth knew that the devil and his demons used him, committing senseless crimes was the game, along with worldly hip-hop. Now, he is traveling from state to state, sharing his testimony – both through music and spoken word! He owns a variety of culture that’s heard through his music. His distinctive style delivers soul-penetrating hardcore punchlines. His context derives from a streetlife persona in which he refuses to give the devil ground or glory.

Andy “Rebirth” Pellerano is an Apostle to the streets that have spoken throughout this nation. Also, he ministers to juvenile facilities, outreach programs, along with concerts in high crime areas! His anointed mission is the most requested artist outside of the country!

Heat Mag: If you could collaborate with one artist – living – who would it be or why?  

Rebirth:  Travis Greene,  His song “Made A Way” is so powerful. I feel so connected, and would like to share my testimony with him! That song is my life, I know came from a raw pure place, so making some music like that with him would be awesome!!!

Heat Mag: Which one of your tracks truly defines you?

Rebirth: Found My Way” from “The Warrior Worship” album which is currently on Itunes, and all digital music platforms. You may also find the visual on YouTube.  I dropped this as a joint project with @IAm_Burke. That joint right there is from me to you! Raw truth-real life-real answers.

Heat Mag: Last, but not least, Heat Magazine wants to know what’s your craziest “Where they do that at?!!!  moment 

Rebirth: We went to a secular event in a club to perform a set. We lit it up – in Jesus name _ and left out directly after announcing we would be outside. Immediately the bartender runs after us- in tears – confessing that she was a backsliding Christian and rededicated her life to Christ. Immediately after that, I turn around, only to see some people from my past. I had to apologize to them for some unresolved pain I may have caused. Rappers that gave their lives to Christ were scheduled to perform after us. There were prayer groups going on in the parking lot too.  Suddenly, the next thing you know, the Dj is roiling his equipment out!!! We shut the club down in Jesus name!!! (true story)

Where they do that at???? Wherever Ambassadors Of Jesus Christ Go…….ya heard me!!!

 

Be on the lookout for the rising Evangelist spreading the message of love in a town near you!

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[NEW VIDEO] Alyssa Colòn -“I’m Gucci” | @realalyssacolon

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Teen Sensation, Alyssa Colòn wow Fans with her latest video, “I’m Gucci”

 

 

Alyssa Colón’s current single, “I’m Gucci” is a teenage girl’s perspective of being very confident with goals. Alyssa is serving bossiness on this track and is warning her peers that are hanging out – she has a totally different agenda in mind.

The hook ” I’m Gucci, I’m Bougie, and I can be a little snooty, Don’t test me, Don’t mess with me, but you will see a lot of press about me!” Here  I am making my mark, selling hits and I’m gonna to spark.” is very catchy.

Alyssa is definitely bound for stardom with this hit and will be serving more in the near future. We won’t be letting the cat out of the bag. You’re just going be in suspense until she drops another one with a very notable artist in the hip-hop game. Stay tuned for major things in the works of this talented singer.

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Phreedom Records is headed to the top by way of its CEO Co’Baby

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Resiliency is often the cornerstone of the essence of many men who are born in New Orleans, Louisiana or raised in Detroit, Michigan. It can be a struggle, but also a beautiful thing when one rises above the hardships that can be encountered in both cities. Both cities have economic systems that are often set up for the underdog to fail. Often times it takes a lot more work to taste success.

Meet Corey “Co’Baby” Coleman (or “Co” as he is also affectionately known), CEO and founder of Phreedom Records. Co has quite an interesting history in New Orleans’ entertainment arena – but for as interesting as it is, there are few who have the same pedigree and even fewer who have put in the work and time. And Co is resilient, to say the least. He is the epitome of perseverance and because of that, he will go down in Louisiana music history as one of the architects of its success.

Co’Baby with the phenomenal comedian Sheryl Underwood

This humble soul works tirelessly to make sure his young artists get on. When you meet Co, you’ll notice the humility right away, in that he often fades into the background, until such time he needs to make his presence known – and that he does quite well. It has been said that a team is only as strong as its leader and that for such a leader to be effective, that he must be willing to handle the duties of those he leads, as well as his own. Co definitely does that – from being a master networker, to providing the financial backing to so many, to making his family’s dream of owning and running a premiere label come true, Co is the catalyst to so many fires. His hard work and never give up attitude keep him at the right place at just the right time. The most beautiful thing though, is that Phreedom Records is a family owned business. Co, along with his wife Amy, are working diligently to ensure that Phreedom not only becomes a household name, but an entertainment dynasty.

Co’Baby & Phreedom artist Lucki Lew

Co got his start in the music business when the entity now known as Cash Money was in upstart mode. To say he learned the business from the inside out at a time urban music was really taking a foothold in the South, is a staunch understatement. One of his main goals is for his label’s artists to drop timely, quality music. Co has been responsible for several hits lately, including Lucki Lew’s “My Lil Yeah”, a single featuring standout Tweeday, and “Hotspot”, a fiery (pun intended) club joint featuring Level.

Co’Baby with New Orleans superstar Young Greatness

We recently caught up with Co to talk about his history, dreams and aspirations. We had quite the interesting conversation with him – here’s how it went:

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF.

CO: I’m a God fearing man who loves life, phamily, and I work for what I want out of life.

SINCE YOU’RE FROM THE CUISINE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MEAL?

CO: Well cooked T-Bone steak, no redness showing, and a loaded baked potato

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

CO: Born in New Orleans in 1969. Raised in Detroit.

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

CO: My phamily and my will to help others win is what drives me.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY? WHAT ARTISTS HAVE YOU WORKED WITH AND WHAT PRODUCERS DO YOU WORK WITH?

CO: I started when I was in high school at Henry Ford High School in Detroit, Michigan. I was a back-up singer in a group called the Gigolos. Then I moved back to New Orleans and met Ronald and Brian Williams. We were street guys. After a couple of years we decided to start Ca$h Money. I stayed working for the company for a few years doing the office work, went on the road with them and did Road Manager duties for the artists Lil Slim, PMW, Mr. Ivan, Ms. Tee, Pimp Daddy, and UNLV. Part of being the Road Manager meant driving all of the artists to and from shows. Now I currently work with fire producers Jay Da Menace of HITZ, KC Da Producer, and Nave Monjo for my own label, Phreedom Records. My artists have collaborated with Jay Jones of Young Money, Jay Da Menace, Kango Slim of PNC, Tweeday, Level, Trae of Hyperphyll, and have opened shows for well-known artists like Jacquees, Kevin Gates, Colonel Loud, Z-RO, and Scarface, just to name a few.

YOU HAVE QUITE A RESUME. TAKE US THROUGH A DAY IN THE LIFE AT PHREEDOM RECORDS.

CO: A day at Phreedom…well it’s always what’s next. Who can I work with to get my team noticed, schedule studio sessions, plan promotional trips, travel arrangements, hotel accommodations – constantly on social media creating a public presence, researching and determining the scams from the legit contacts and projects – just constantly pushing.

WHERE CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE PHREEDOM RECORDS IN THE NEXT 2, 5 AND EVEN 10 YEARS?

CO: In the next 2 to 10 years I pray to God Phreedom Records will be a household name that phamilies can relate to, young and old. I want Phreedom to do everything – Gospel, Country, R&B, Hip Hop, Techno, EDM, and Funk. We’ll continue to do charity work and be visible in the community, providing sponsorships and opening outreach centers that helps kids get focused on positive moves in life. And also, continuing to love God and follow his path while growing revenue for all. Our motto is One God, One Love.

EDITOR’S NOTE: It is a great thing to see someone as genuine and positive as the Colemans grow their label (Phreedom Records) and continue to help others. We have known them for a while now and they are always supportive, positive and trying to help the community in any way possible. We are excited at their upcoming projects and we are always happy to see their artists prosper as well.

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Woman, 51, appears in court after she ‘helped murderers escape prison’

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Joyce Mitchell, 51, was wearing a bullet-proof vest as she stood beside her lawyer, Stephen Johnstone, in Plattsburgh City Court in upstate New York on Monday morning, with her head lowered.

A female prison worker accused of helping two killers escape from prison appeared in court on Monday morning as it emerged that she was investigated last year for a sexual relationship with one of the inmates.

Joyce Mitchell, 51, wore a bullet-proof vest as she stood beside her lawyer, Stephen Johnston, for her second appearance at Plattsburgh City Court in upstate New York.

She was charged on Friday with the felony of promoting prison contraband in the first-degree and criminal facilitation in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor.

The married training supervisor allegedly supplied hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch and a screwdriver to Richard Matt, 48 and 35-year-old David Sweat.

Mitchell, who also reportedly agreed to be the getaway driver for the two inmates but got cold feet at the last minute, hung her head as she stood in court.

She looked bedraggled in her prison-issue stripes and had her hands cuffed at the waist and chains around her ankles.

Source: Woman, 51, appears in court after she ‘helped murderers escape prison’

Getting To Know Mushiya Tshikuka From “Cutting It in The ATL”

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

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On Wednesday June 3rd 2015, I was sitting talking to a really good friend of mines and in our conversation I told her that I would love to meet “MRS. MUSHIYA” from the show “Cutting It In The ATL.” She told me to go on Instagram and send her a message, I said why not It’s worth a try. Within the hour after I sent the message, I got a call saying that I could go with “The Heat Magazine” and do a write-up on Mrs. Mushiya the very next day. Oh you see how fast GOD works, that’s what i told my friend.  So I spoke it into the universe and it came to pass. I met Mrs. Mushiya that Thursday night and when i tell you that she is a FORCE TO BE RECKON WITH, honey that’s and understatement!! She’s so humbled and beautiful all in the same breath tho. When she found out about my battle with cancer, she was so amazed. She told me that I was beautiful, gave me a HUGE hug and kissed me on my cheek. I was so humbled, grateful and most of all shocked because she showed me that much love and didn’t know me from a can of paint. She told one of her colleagues about me, which her dad does nothing but research on cancer and took my info so that she could give to her dad for him to call me. I was so amazed myself, but I had to reflect back to why I was really there. That’s where GOD needed me to be at that very moment to do and get what he needed me too. When I say that I had a blast with Mrs. Mushiya and her crew from “THE DAMN SALON”  6780 Roswell Rd Ne. Atlanta, Ga, please believe me, I even won me a great gift! The Damn Salon specializes in ALL natural hair. She said “Who the hell says that natural hair has to be boring!!?” She believes that “BEAUTY” comes in many colors and shades no matter if they have kinky or straight hair. She also loves herself and want to teach more people to do the same. “Who cares what people think of you?” is what she always says. Can you imagine her face when she says that!? Yeah, I know right lol. You can find THE DAMN SALON in a more than just a few places like Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC, Charlotte, NC, New York, Houston, TX, and Montreal. You can also order the hair extensions from her brand called RUNWAY CURLS on her website www.thedamnsalon.com and any other info that you may want to know about this Phenomenal Woman. I’m so glad and honored that I had the pleasure meeting her!! My thoughts of the day! 

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“PRINCESS BEAUTY BAR & BOUTIQUE”

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

 

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If anyone could tell you one thing about “Ms. TK” is that I LOVE fashion & style. So I stopped in on not only a GREAT friend of mines but where I shop at as well “Princess Beauty Bar & Boutique”, with the one and only Ms. Crystal Flecther. While I was there I felt what better time for me to pick her brain and ask her a few questions about her business. As we always do when I make my visit we have to drink water & chat to see what’s been going on in each other’s lives since our last visit. Today I surprised her when I asked If I could interview her, man if y’all could see the look on her face, I had to laugh myself. She was willing after I finished laughing. I really wanted to know, what made her open a boutique in the first place. “It’s a passion TK, I always loved to shop so I decided to turn my shopping into a business that also helps the women of the community” is what she says to me, so I say “Oh” because she was telling me something that I didn’t know about her. She goes on to say that she love to help every customer look and feel fabulous as well as to help build up their self-esteem but on a low-cost budget. She opened the doors in 2013, with no overhead all by herself. “It makes me feel like a robot sometimes, but I thank GOD that I’m blessed to be able to do it!” she said. In the next 5 yrs, her vision is to be a fashion expert on a tv show, styling celebrities, having her own Brand & some employees so she’ll have time to do what she needs too. Every year for Mother’s Day she does makeovers for mothers which consists of styling them and getting their hair done, with her being a single mother herself is what inspired her to “GIVE BACK” to the community in that form. She also has brought celebrities such as Shekinah(from the T.I. & Tiny show) , and Perez(He’s a celebrity stylist from ATL) to the city and have what we call a “Sip & Shop” event, that’s where women can come mingle, sip & shop all in one place. It’s not easy having a business especially in a city like Columbus, Ga where there is so much of the same things going on all over the city. When your heart is in the right place it does not matter how many of the same things going on opens, as long as GOD is in it, you’ll always win it!!! That’s what she told me in closing, Now those are some GREAT words to live by. If you’re in the city, stop by and give her a visit at 2400 Hamilton Rd, Columbus Ga or you can check her out on her website www.princessboutiqueorg.bigcartel.com She she “ALL” styles of fashion from business, church, allnight-fun, & causul attire, I promise you’ll be hooked because I’M GUILTY MYSELF!! My thoughts of the day!!

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GZA Pens Open Letter To Hip Hop & States “Lyricism Is Gone”

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

GZA claims “most rappers’ imaginations are sterile.”

Source: GZA Pens Open Letter To Hip Hop & States “Lyricism Is Gone”

Black family devastated to receive hateful note through letterbox

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Darcell Copes, of Lindenhurst, New York, received the letter at the home she lives in with her three grown children and five young grandchildren. She said it shows racism is still very much alive.

An African-American family in Long Island was left disgusted after receiving an anonymous letter in the mail asking them to leave town.

Suffolk County Police’s hate crimes unit is investigating the letter, which was sent to the home of Darcell Copes, who lives with her three grown children and five young grandchildren.

‘Attn: African-American family. This is coming from Lindenhurst community. Lindenhurst is 84% white population. You don’t belong here!!!,’ read the letter, which the family received on Tuesda.

It continued: ‘Please leave Lindenhurst as soon as you can. It will be better for all of us. Find the town where there are more people like you. Sorry if this is rude, but it’s the truth.’

Source: Black family devastated to receive hateful note through letterbox

Ex-fiance of Lil’ Kim sentenced to life in prison

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Damon ‘World’ Hardy, 40, was the founder the ‘Cash Money Brothers’, a gang that ran a deadly cocaine operation out of a housing project in Bedford-Stuyvesant from the 1990s to the 2000s.

A notorious New York gang boss and drug kingpin who is believed to have been engaged to rapper Lil’ Kim was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole Monday for ordering the murders of six people during his reign.

Damon ‘World’ Hardy, 40, was the founder and leader of the ‘Cash Money Brothers’, a gang that ran a major cocaine operation out of the Lafayette Gardens housing project in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, from the 1990s to the 2000.

Hardy was a teenager when he formed his crew.

He ruled with terror for more than a decade, causing violence on the streets, including daily gun battles, and dished out orders for the murder of his rivals and enemies.

He was arrested and indicted in 2004 on charges of drug dealing, attempted murder and kidnapping​, but his trial was delayed for years as the defense claimed Hardy was unfit to stand trial due to diagnosed schizophrenia.

But Judge Frederic Block ruled he was sane enough to face trial and he was forcibly medicated for the courtroom, following a successful bid by prosecutors.

Last month the drug lord was finally convicted.

Hardy maintained his innocence as the judge handed down his life sentence in Brooklyn Federal Court today.

‘I am 100 percent, completely innocent,’ he said in court, The New York Post reported.

Many relatives of the men Hardy had killed sat in at the hearing.

One, Epiphany Baum, called Hardy a ‘f—–g b—‘.

Baum’s father, Darryl Baum, was once a bodyguard for former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

Hardy gave the order for a hit on him in 2000, according to The Post.

Baum’s death fueled a violent feud with Tyson, and both men issued violent threats to the other.

Source: Ex-fiance of Lil’ Kim sentenced to life in prison

Video shows four black officers held at gunpoint by police 

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Four African-American parole officers filed a lawsuit against a New York town after being held at gunpoint and detained by local cops last year while on official state business.

Four African-American parole officers have filed a lawsuit against a New York town after being held at gunpoint and detained by local cops while on official state business.

Sstate parole officers, Mario Alexandre, Sheila Penister, Annette Thomas-Prince, and Samuel Washington, said they feared for their lives when Ramapo police and a Suffern cop pointed guns and an assault rifle at them during a stop in April 2014,The Journal News reports.

In a dash cam video of the incident recently obtained by the JN, police cars are seen boxing in the officers’ state vehicle at a busy intersection in Airmont.

One officer is seen speeding up to the scene and blocking traffic before exiting his police SUV and immediately aiming his gun at the vehicle — he is seen using his SUV as cover.

Source: Video shows four black officers held at gunpoint by police