Posts Tagged ‘Rap’

(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

(NEW HEAT) Breadman ft. Eddie Coke – “Dirty Money” (VIDEO)

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Houston Texas powerhouse artist Breadman recently linked with super crooner Eddie Coke to create “Dirty Money”, one of the hottest songs to hit the airwaves in some time. Filmed/directed/edited by the legendary Mr. Boomtown, the visuals to “Dirty Money” chronicle Breadman’s quest to launder his fast cash in the most epic of ways. The video is, of course, merely imaginative conceptualization, but entertaining nonetheless.

Assisted by Eddie Coke’s powerful voice, Breadman takes us through a “day in the life of” type of journey. In real life, Breadman is a well-known Houston, Texas based rapper, entrepreneur and label owner. “Dirty Money” picks up where his grind and hustle left off – it’s a tale of getting it out the mud and turning the hustle into legitimate businesses to ensure a strong and viable future for him – as well as his family. Breadman says, “I came up with Dirty Money one day, just sitting back thinking, “Man, I been hustling hard and putting it up like I’m supposed to; now I need to find a way to do legal business.” With respect to Eddie Coke’s talent and presence on “Dirty Money”, Breadman adds, “Eddie has a voice that can make everything come to life. On top of that, we work well together.”

And Breadman’s known for making a dollar out of fifteen cents. Whether it’s his Hood Kats Music Group (HKMG) imprint, his HKMG Studio where the magic is made or his other business endeavors, Breadman is making sure to live up to his stage name. He not only gets “bread” – he also makes sure his team eats, an area in which a lot of fellow entertainers are lacking. One conversation with him and you come to the realization that he’s not only a humble cat, but he’s smart and quick to draw up a plan that will help further his music career – and provide a solid future for his corporate ventures.

Breadman’s laid back style and effortless flow is well-complemented by Eddie Coke’s extraordinary voice on “Dirty Money”. It’s a perfect representation of a well thought out single and it’s proof that collaborations can be matches made in musical heaven. The visuals only lend to that. “Dirty Money” is a song that’s a must hear – and it’s available for download and streaming everywhere music is distributed. The video is one for the records books, as it’s affiliated with Mr. Boomtown, historically known for some of urban music’s hottest visuals.

IG @iamdabreadman @eddiecokemusic

Twitter @iamdabreadman

(Source: ThisIs50.com)

This Is 50 covers Smoke Dogg 870

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Who: Smoke Dogg 870

Hailing from: Camden, Arkansas

Current Location: Shelbyville, Tennessee

Current Project: New single “I’m Leaning” (coming soon)

A little known fact is that Arkansas is a hotbed of untapped urban talent, particularly where independent music artists are concerned. Smoke Dogg 870 is not exception in that regard – in fact, he hails from the South Central part of Arkansas, one of the most beautiful parts of the state. His art only lends to the aesthetics of the landscape.
He currently resides in Shelbyville, Tennessee, less than an hour away from the music mecca known as Nashville. He is not only an artist in his own right, but also a label owner. ATM (“Already the Mob”) is the imprint. But the drive to become a stellar success is what pushes Smoke Dogg 870 to become a star. He cites his family, particularly his late mother, as his reason for his solid work ethic and determined spirit. In fact, he is certain he will become a rags to riches story in a very short period of time.
We caught up with Smoke Dogg 870 earlier today and here’s what he had to say:

Tell us about yourself.

SMOKE DOGG 870: I’m an independent artist who runs a label called “Already the Mob”(ATM) that I started from the ground up. I currently live in Shelbyville, Tennessee. I’ve been back and forward from here and Arkansas my entire life. I pride myself in my music because it’s based on my real life. I’ve been through a lot and things are finally looking up for me. My mom passed away a couple years ago and she has been my biggest inspiration to keep it pushing with my music career. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister who have been there for me since Day 1 – always encouraging me to keep it pushing. I’ve been making music over half my life. I released my first mixtape at the age of 14.

Tell us about your new single “I’m Leaning”:

SMOKE DOGG 870: It’s a party song that will have everyone vibing.

Arkansas is a hotbed of raw talent. How does being from there influence your style and art?

SMOKE DOGG 870: Being from Arkansas helped me find myself in the type of music I wanted to make. Being that I was in an area where Louisiana, Atlanta and Tennessee were right up the road, their music always came to me, so hearing all the different styles, lingo, etc. showed me that I could be myself and my people would embrace it. Being that I’m from a poverty stricken city and being able to make it out made me want to make a lot of inspirational music to give other people hope that it is possible.

What sets you apart from other artists?

SMOKE DOGG 870: I have been through a lot in my life and my music reflects that. I tell the story from the other side of the gun. You can hear the pain in my voice when you listen to me. I show my fans that not all artists talk about the “glamorous” side of life. I give my fans something they can relate to.

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

SMOKE DOGG 870: I see myself on top of the game, making ways for other people to make it out the struggle and see a better side of life.

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

SMOKE DOGG 870: I really want to get into acting. I love putting on a show. I’ve always wanted to see myself in a movie or two.

Follow Smoke Dogg 870 on social media:

Facebook – already the mob
Instagram- @officialsmokedogg870
Snapchat – smokedogg870

For booking, features, appearances, etc., contact Hgpmusic@gmail.com.

(Source: ThisIs50.com)

 

Spike Lee Comes to Film ‘Chiraq,’ Unsettling Some Chicagoans

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

City officials and some residents object to the film’s name, a reference to Chicago’s gun violence, but others say a movie title is not the problem.

Source: Spike Lee Comes to Film ‘Chiraq,’ Unsettling Some Chicagoans