Posts Tagged ‘Rap’

ARTIST 101: Entertainment personality Jay Smash does what it takes to stay ahead of the curve

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

If you look up the word “businessman” in the dictionary, don’t be surprised if you find an entry for New Orleans artist/songwriter/entrepreneuer Jay Smash.

Jay is an interesting young artist who not only has multiple hustles within the entertainment industry, but who also takes part in his share of philanthropic activities, particularly those involving the next generation of athletic superstars. He also works hard to learn the business end of …. well, the entertainment business – and he makes sure to make his world a better place, using his music as the vehicle to effect change. Anyone who knows anything about being successful, understands that knowing the ins and outs of anything, can only push you forward!

Jay has an array of visuals and songs currently available so stay tuned to the coming press on those projects! In the meantime, take a second and get to know Jay Smash:

Stage Name: Jay Smash

Hailing from: New Orleans, Louisiana

Musical Influences: Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, Rock, and Neo Soul

Favorite Food: Steak

Favorite Shoe: Jordan 11 “SpaceJam”

If he could be endorsed by any brand, who would it be and why? It would be whatever brand that gives him an opportunity to be profitable, innovative, and contribute to the creative process.

Favorite Song: “Zoom” by the Commodores

Favorite Artist: Lauryn Hill

What’s on his playlist now? “Could you Learn?” by T.I.

If he wasn’t rapping, what would he be doing? He would be a Sports Analyst and/or Sports Commentator

If he won 10 million dollars, what would he do with it? He says you must tithe 10%, so a million would go towards kingdom building, 2 million a piece for his two boys, 3 million for his mother, and he’ll use his two million to generate more future revenue.

EDITOR’S NOTE: As you can see, Jay Smash is an entertainment personality who is way ahead of the curve! You’ll be seeing much more of him in the coming months.

[NEW MUSIC] NATE THE GREAT- “KILLA SHYT”| @NATE_DIES

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Newark Rapper, Nate The Great releases his debut single “Killa Shyt” from his forthcoming album

 

When life’s adversities strike, you must prevail. Up-and-coming rapper,  Nate The Great hails from Newark, New Jersey and has a story to tell. Amongst his peers, he is also known as“Nate One Sixteen” and started making music as an outlet to cope with his mother’s death. At the age of twelve, he related to the emptiness of an instrumental, how it could be formed the way the artist wants it to be embodying creativity and difference.
While feeling a sense of emptiness, Nate chose the wrong way of life, and he needed an outlet to release the inner aggression. He has lived through many tense times in his life, so he turned to a USB microphone and a netbook in his bedroom. That is where the magic began, Nate The Great raps primarily about his own life experiences, and is not afraid to reveal himself on a track.
Recently, NTG found a group of like-minded individuals that accepted him and his talent. One word to describe Nate is “Claimant.” Even though he continues to chase his dreams, he refuses to let anything stand in his path of greatness.  Working with artists like Fat L’zz, helps keeps his musician endeavors fresh. Nate The Great is a genius when it comes to writing his thoughts out and getting the studio producers to do wonders.
  

 “I feel that the ability to hear various sounds through music can move people emotions positively.”

On the forthcoming EP, ‘The Big Nate,” “Killer Shyt” is the first single of many other songs, just in time for the summer. NTG began searching the worldwide for a beat and found a ‘Lil Pump’ type instrumental by the beat producer, Nevermore. The project is inspired by music that makes you feel something, whether its hate, love or even sadness.
By mastering the creation of his songs, Nate The Great is confident that the milestone that he has to walk; making his future even brighter. His lyrics and voice are sensations many people can relate to.
Although NTG is an unsigned artist, you can expect to see more of this artist shortly.
Nate The Great

Connect with Nate

Twitter @Nate_DieS

(ARTIST 101) Gooze McKenzie, energetic artist on the rise

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Louisiana original Goose McKenzie is a high-energy performer/artist who is carving out his way in the entertainment world. Having been heavily influenced by East Coast lyricists, his wordplay is crazy. Goose will tell you that his main goal is to excite his fans through his music. He strives to make sure they have a good time while enjoying his art.

Get to know Goose McKenzie:

STAGE NAME: Goose McKenzie

LABEL: Major Paid Records

HAILING FROM: Napoleonville/Harvey, Louisiana

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Soulja Slim, Fila Phil, Ricky B, Cheeky Black, PNC, Pimp Daddy, Cash Money, No Limit, UGK, Slaughterhouse, Jae Millz, Murda Mook, 50 Cent, Ja Rule, Tupac, Biggie, OutKast, any of the 80’s to 90 R&B, Lauryn Hill, etc.

FAVORITE FOOD: Any Cajun Based creole pasta originated in Louisiana & Dat Gumbo baby! Lol

FAVORITE SHOES: Nike Lunar Force 1, Duckboots/Lebrons

IF YOU COULD BE ENDORSED BY ANY BRAND, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? I would say NIKE because of the catch phrase “Just Do it”. The phrase itself is motivational & insists that you exceed and achieve your limitations of ones doubt in willpower.

FAVORITE SONG: I’m From Louisiana by Louisiana Cash

FAVORITE ARTIST: Andre 3000

WHAT’S IN YOUR PLAYLIST RIGHT NOW? Fila Phil or any old school New Orleans artist, Lil Wayne, Jeezy, Rick Ross, Drake, Soulja Slim, Multiple Baton Rouge Artist, Kevin Gates, Boosie, Ty Dolla $ign

IF YOU WEREN’T RAPPING, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? Working As Diesel fuel/ Test & Trials mechanic @ Huntington Ingalls industries inc.

IF YOU WON 10 MILLION DOLLARS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT? Invest in a fitness center, create a program to help mentor young boys & coach them in football, by a house for my family & invest in my Daughter’s future. Help increase & build a better business portfolio under my record label.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

FB @ Goose McKenzie

IG @ Goose McKenzie

Reverbnation @GooseMcKenzie

Soundcloud/lilgoose985 & lilgoose_mpr

N1M @Goose McKenzie & MajorPaidRecords

(ARTIST 101) Sess 4-5, the hardest working man in showbiz

Monday, May 28th, 2018

If any entertainer has earned the title of “Hardest Working Man in Show Business”, it is New Orleans’ own Sess 4-5. He is indeed the “Hustle God.”

Sess 4-5 is an artist, promoter, activist, and entrepreneur (he’s owner of Nuthin But Fire Records) whose reputation precedes him – a reputation for putting in a massive amount of work as well as being an innovator whose promotional tactics are copied all over the region. Sess has managed to fuse the age of promotional hand to hand combat with the digital age to take his hustle to new heights.

Learn a little about Sess 4-5:

STAGE NAME: Sess 4-5

CATCH PHRASE: See Wut Dat Do

HAILING FROM: New Orleans, Louisiana 9th Ward Desire Project

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: 2Pac, E40, Mystikal, Juvenile, Daddy Yo, & Nas

FAVORITE FOOD: Fish and macaroni

FAVORITE SHOES: Nike

IF YOU COULD BE ENDORSED BY ANY BRAND, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? Tidal because it’s a Black owned streaming platform and it’s in the music business.

FAVORITE SONG: “Trap Jumpin” – H.U.S.T.L.A.Z. ft. Magnolia Chop

FAVORITE ARTIST: Sess 4-5

WHAT’S IN YOUR PLAYLIST RIGHT NOW? “10 Summers” – H.U.S.T.L.A.Z.

IF YOU WEREN’T RAPPING, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? Successfully running several businesses.

IF YOU WON 10 MILLION DOLLARS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT? Invest it.

Twitter & Instagram: @Sess45

(ARTIST 101) Yung Wood Winnin, one of South Park’s finest

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Yung Wood Winnin is one of the latest signees to Houston‘s premiere imprint, Hoodkat Music Group (HKMG).

The young artist represents the HKMG brand to the fullest. He’s preparing to release new music, including the upcoming visuals for “Necklace“, set to drop later this month.

Yung Wood Winnin is the latest in our Artist 101 series – get to know him!

Stage Name: Yung Wood Winnin

Hailing from: South Park/Houston, Texas (Dead End to be exact)

Musical influences: SUC and Cash Money

Favorite food: Shrimp and Fries

Favorite shoe: Jordan 13

If you could be endorsed by any brand, who would it be and why? If I received an endorsement, I would want the Jordan brand to behind the Hoodkats’ vision, because everything Jordan offers is so special.

Favorite song: “Ghetto Dreams” by Fat Pat

Favorite artist: Breadman

What’s on your playlist now? Only thing on my playlist if Hoodkat sh*t!

If you weren’t rapping, what would you be doing? If I wasn’t rapping, I’d just be a Hoodkat.

If you won 10 million dollars, what would you do with it? I’d feed all my Hoodkats.

Social media: @yungwoodwinnin

(NEW HEAT) 2113 Pritt – “Dope Dealer” (VIDEO)

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

New Orleans MVP 2113 Pritt dipped through with this visuals to his most recent single, “Dope Dealer”. It’s the new anthem for modern day hustlers, something Pritt most definitely can speak on, as he has lived the life of a solid grinder. Pritt’s future is bright as he prepares for multiple releases later this year.

Follow 2113 Pritt on social media:

Twitter @2113Pritt

Instagram @2113Pritt

(NEW HEAT) Big Frost 337 x Mr. Jones – “Like Me” (VIDEO)

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Louisiana rap sensation Big Frost 337 drops off his latest video, “Like Me”, featuring Mr. Jones. It’s a dope video depicting Frost, the life of the party!

Follow Big Frost 337:

Instagram @freezedablockrecords

Twitter @freezedablock2

ARTIST 101: Perry G, a “new” New Orleans sensation

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018


We’re kicking off our first “Artist 101” of 2018 with a very special artist/songwriter/businessman/family man (probably his favorite role, if he had to pick one!) from New Orleans, Louisiana who goes by the name of Perry G. While Perry G is fairly new to the music scene, he has been working for a while name to make a name for himself – and he’s doing just that. Learn more about Perry G below!

Stage Name: Perry G

Where you’re from: New Orleans, Louisiana (Algiers, to be exact)

Musical Influences: Old School New Orleans music, Old School music in general, Rich Homie Quan, Kevin Gates, T-Pain, and Drake

Production Influences: Zaytoven, Nard & B, Aha Gazelle, Mannie Fresh, London On The Track, and Metro Boomin

Favorite Food: Grilled Foods and Hibachi, Steak, Salmon, Gumbo, and Jambalaya

Favorite Shoes: Red Bottoms, Bally Animals, Versace, Gucci, and Nike

If you could be endorsed by any brand, what would it be and why? Nike because I’ll enjoy designing my own shoe and telling a story though the design of the shoe

Favorite Song: “Psycho” – Post Malone (at the moment)

Favorite Artist: I have several favorites but if i had to pick one…. Kevin Gates at the moment

What’s in your playlist right now? Rich Homie Quan’s new album “Rich As In Spirit”, Trilliam 3” – Aha Gazelle, “Get A Load of Me” – 1kphew, “400 Degreez” – Juvenile, and “Ball” – Perry G & Perry G Ball

If you won 10 million dollars, what would you do with it? I’d put my family in the best place possible, put the team on, give away $1,000,000 to the needy, create jobs, start my own production company, and buy land.

Instagram: @OfficialPerryG

Twitter: @OfficialPerryG

(NEW HEAT) JAYARSON – “Bars with JAYARSON”

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

New Orleans‘ own JAYARSON just dropped new visuals to #BarsWithJAYARSON. In it, he shows off his lyrical ability in one minute. The series appears across social media and is definitely raising the bar for lyricism.

Follow JAYARSON:

Instagram & Twitter @_jayarson

Houston’s premiere artist Breadman is getting ‘Big Bags’ of ‘Dirty Money’

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Houston, Texas has long been known as one of the mainstays of urban, particularly rap music. From the early explosion of hip hop into mainstream to the recent wave of artists making names for themselves, while using the avenues blazed by the city’s early entertainment industry architects, Houston is definitely a stakeholder in modern entertainment.

Enter Breadman, a breakout star from Houston’s infamous South Side. He, in conjunction with his HKMG brand, is putting out some really good music – as well as up and coming artists. All of this is done under the guise of hard work, tenacity and consistency – three keys that are sure to lead to continued success.

Breadman’s most recent offering, “Big Bags”, is a rousing anthem featuring Houston mover and shaker G-Hustler. The video depicts Breadman and G-Hustler in their element – rapping about getting to the proverbial bag. It’s one of many videos recently filmed by Breadman. In late 2017, he dropped the visuals to “Dirty Money”, one of the dopest songs to drop in recent memory. It features Houston super crooner Eddie Coke and the video is directed by the legendary Mr. Boomtown – quite an accomplishment for Breadman, as his plans are coming together!

We caught up with Breadman to chat about “Big Bags”. Here’s what he had to say:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Your new video “Big Bags” is doing quite well. Tell us about the concept and song itself. How did it come about?

BREADMAN: Me and the homie G-Hustler know each other from outside of the studio, so from the street side of what we know about each other, it was trying to get a bag together. By us both doing music, it was only right for us to link up that way since we was already linked up in the streets.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: How did the collaboration with G-Hustler come about and how was working with him?

BREADMAN: He met me at the lab one day on some other business and from there we just went at. I had some beats going and he came up with a hook. And from there we came up with Big Bags.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: You had a banner year in 2017. What’s on the horizon in 2018 for HKMG and Breadman?

BREADMAN: 2017 was like one of those, “Y’all better look out for me years”, whereas 2018, Imma make it a year where y’all know who I am – while getting a bigger bag.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Your work ethic is definitely up there – take us through a day in the life of Breadman and let our readers know what drives you and what makes you so successful.

BREADMAN: My everyday personal goal is to do better than I did the day before, no matter what it was I was doing. And I always plan ahead to make my next day better. Just knowing I have a lot of people who don’t believe in me, makes me strive harder at what I’m doing. And for the people that I already have believing in me, I strive even harder for them, cause those are the ones I know I can’t let down.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: You’re currently one of the premiere artists in Houston/Down South. What advice do you have for up and coming artists, as far as them becoming a success?

BREADMAN: And for some of the up and coming artists that’s trying to do it, one thing I can say, and that is Always invest in yourself.

Follow Breadman:

Website – IAmDaBreadman.com
Instagram – @iamdabreadman
Twitter – @iamdabreadman
You Tube – IAmDaBreadman
Soundcloud – Breadman