Posts Tagged ‘reem’

Heat Exclusive: Reem of 0017th Latest and Greatest

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Hollygrove wordsmith Reem of 0017th shares an inside look of Currensy’s Pilot Talk Trilogy Tour. The New Orleans rapper recently released his “B4 I Talk My Shit” mixtape and has a new visual on deck. In the meantime, check out the west coast tour vid here:

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Reem told the Heat Magazine “I’m focused on maximizing my potential in 2018, just maximizing our potential period.”

The Heat Magazine: What are your immediate plans for 2018?

Reem: I plan on traveling and finalizing good business ventures. I plan on doing everything I said  I was going to do.

The Heat Magazine wanted our readers and 0017th fans to know the latest and greatest activity taking place with the 0017th emcee.

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#0017th teams up with Fetty Wap

Monday, May 18th, 2015


New Orleans’ own #0017th teamed up with mega-superstar Fetty Wap this past weekend, to film the visuals to the ingenius “Welcome to Hollygrove“.


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.

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#0017th drops ‘Ali’ single to wide acclaim

Friday, July 11th, 2014

The force known as #0017th has done it again – this time, with the release of the highly anticipated “Ali” single. They will be dropping the video, filmed in Hollygrove, in the very near future. To say this single has been released to wide acclaim is putting it mildly.

The #0017th members debuted the song last night during a live interview on New Orleans‘ world famous Q93 FM, while being interviewed by DJ Slab 1. It is available for streaming/download on Soundcloud and it’s already garnered over 20,000 streams and hundreds of downloads. The single is available for purchase on iTunes. Produced by KC, “Ali” features Kango Slimm, 1/2 of the legendary group Partners-N-Crime (PNC). It also showcases the lyrical talent offered up by #0017th, in the form of group members acclaimed producer Nesby Phips, Reem, Hollygrove Mikey, and Jay Jones. It will be featured on Hollygrove Mikey’s upcoming mixtape entitled “The Ca$hius Clay Tape”. Anybody whose ever heard Mikey spit, will know exactly what this means – a mixtape from one of the greatest of all time. The #0017th Movement is backed by endless merchandising and they are most definitely masters at branding. One look at Instagram and Twitter are proof positive of that – their brand is EVERYWHERE.

This is without a doubt, the hottest single of the summer! Go support these Hollygrove originals & purchase “Ali”!


To purchase merchandise, message Priff on Instagram at @priff17 or visit the “Store” section on

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Car Time by 0017th on SoundCloud

Thursday, September 19th, 2013


(HOT #HEAT PICKS) #0017TH – The Movement

Monday, January 7th, 2013


If the question is, “What’s the hottest movement out right now?”, the answer would be, “Without a doubt, the #0017TH movement.” What’s that you say? Well, the #0017TH movement is the hottest thing going right now and The Heat wants to make sure you know all about it.

The multi-talented Nesby Phips

The multi-talented Nesby Phips

Straight out of New Orleans’ 17TH Ward neighborhood Hollygrove, Ground Zero for epic talent, comes the #0017TH movement. It started with the Nesby Phips/Reem collaborative mixtape, “#0017TH Hollygrove Ain’t Enough”.

Agent Reem of the #017TH

Agent Reem of the #017TH

The mixtape is all original in content and contains the hottest acts in the business right now – the multi-talented Nesby Phips and his partner in crime of sorts, Reem, of course, along with guests such as the legendary veteran J-Dawg from Black Menace and his son, the up and coming lyricist Jay Jones, Hollygrove Mikey, Curren$y, Mack Maine, Kango Slimm from Partners N Crime, Juvenile, the female spitter The Gurl Elle, Rock from Da U Boys, and Hound.

As if the mixtape and recently released videos were not hot enough, the #0017TH movement has been co-signed by Mack Maine, YMCMB’s self-professed “Obama”. You know when Mack Maine co-signs something, it is white hot. To add to the mixtape buzz, has been a series of cypher videos featuring Nesby Phips, Reem, Hollygrove Mikey, Jay Jones, Curren$y, and Mack Maine. They are a definite must-see/must-hear for any true raphead.

#SALUTE to the #0017TH movement. Nesby & Reem are two of the hottest spitters already – couple that with the talent with which they are collaborating, and The Heat predicts that New Orleans is about to again be put on the proverbial map – the world’s not ready for the coming musical revolution!

If you hear anybody say they have not heard anything unique, innovative or new lately in music or that they are bored with everything that is currently out, you can rest assured that they have not yet downloaded “#0017TH Hollygrove Ain’t Enough”. We will not give all the secrets away because, of course, we expect you to also download the tape, but we have to mention this – this is the first tape that combines a James Bond like presence with some of the best hip hop you will ever hear.

Visit the #0017TH website for the free download & to check out the movement: Follow Nesby & Reem on Twitter:

@Nesby Phips


Check out #0017TH videos below.

Currensy, Da U Boys, Nesby Phips, and 3D Na’Tee nominated for Best of The Beat Awards-Special Review

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

We, the members of the press, often overlook raw talent and tend to acknowledge artists that have already arrived.  Maybe it is due to “timeliness” and “relevance” from a publisher’s perspective.  Maybe it is due to being out of touch with what is really going on in our urban communities.  When this happens, we the media, can send a subjective message to the audience and slightly force “public opinion”.  As a music journalist, it is imperative to keep an “ear” to the streets.  The Heat Magazine works hard in delivering the story that goes into the depths of the urban community rather than rely on the superficial.

On January 18, 2013, Offbeat Magazine will be hosting and announcing its Best of The Beat Awards at the Generations Hall in New Orleans.

As it relates to hip hop, Dee-1 is nominated for Best Artist.  In addition, Da U Boys, are nominated for Best Rap/Hip Hop Artist along with Currensy, 3D Na’Tee, Dee-1, and Nesby Phips.  One may question how does Dee-1 get nominated for Best Artist among names like Trombone Shorty and The Soul Rebels and then receives a nomination for best Rap/Hip Hop Artist.  Currensy has been nominated for best rap album or mixtape along with Nesby Phips and Reem, 3D Na’Tee, Dee-1, and LG.


Currensy is the only artist who released a national release out of this group.  One might argue why is he not nominated for Best Artist considering he reached #2 on BillBoard for rap albums the week “Stoned Immaculate” was released.







As a music enthusiast, I am elated about all of the nominees.  However, the truest victory concerning nominees is Da U Boys, a rap trio coming out of Hollygrove area of New Orleans. Why? This is their first Offbeat nomination and it comes behind winning “Best Rap Album” at the NOLA Hip Hop Awards held in October at the Joy Theater in New Orleans.  After more than a half-dozen mixtapes and a debut album “Tha Shutdown”, this group has persevered through the politics of the music industry.  Da U Boys were recently cosigned by Waka Flocka on Twitter after releasing their compilation mixtape, “The Rise of The Last Dynasty”.432152_10151069069574720_185852041_n










As mentioned earlier, a journalist has to go beyond the superficial list and dig deep into the streets to discover the rawest talent an urban community has to offer.


Hollygrove-Aint-Enough-e1345055936869Nesby Phips and Reem are another hip hop group fortunate enough to make the short list for Best Rap Album or Mixtape.  Lately, the brand “OO17th” has been appearing online in a series of freestyle videos cosigned by Currensy and Mack Maine.







3D’Natee is also on the list for Best Rap Album or Mixtape.  She recently raked in many awards at the NOLA Hip Hop Awards for “The Coronation” Her latest collaboration is with the Ghetto Twiinz “Bloodline”.








Ultimately, the fans and supporters will decide the award recipients.  Although we are excited for all nominees, it is truly time to put in more research within our hip hop community instead of consolidating most hip hop artists in two or three categories based on “not really knowing” what’s going on in the “hood”.  It’s so easy to contact music industry stakeholders but instead some press members rely on their superficial understanding of hip hop.  This only distorts the culture and creates animosity within the industry.  Make sure to cast your vote for the artist of your choice in the midst of it all.

(HEAT EXCLUSIVE) Veteran rapper Devious is back with a new hit (Part 1)

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

“We got Devious in the house tonight …” – Lyrics from the infamous ‘Where They At?’

New Orleans has birthed countless music legends, many of whom hail from the 17th Ward neighborhood of Hollygrove.

Situated in the Uptown section of New Orleans, Hollygrove has long been known as the epicenter of epic lyricists. Long before Lil Wayne, Nesby Phips and Reem, Jay Jones, and many others hit the scene, legends were born – legends who served as architects of the music we hear today. One of the main rappers who came out of Hollygrove is the freestyle genius known simply as “Devious”.

Devious began making music when he was in middle school and his career took off from there. A rapper in his own right, having had many hits, Devious also helped produce many well known hits, including DJ Jimi’s “Where They At?”, the anthem that helped kick off the bounce revolution New Orleans is so well known for – and he went on to pen many more hits.

Over two decades later, veteran rapper Devious continues to drop hits. In addition to his own music career, Devious also makes it his business to assist the careers of many younger artists out of the city. Founder and President of the New Orleans Union of Entertainment, Devious has become the “go-to” person in the city for advice and guidance. He heads up Free World Entertainment, his own company that he built from the ground up.

Devious recently dropped what is quickly becoming one of the hottest club songs in the nation, “Why Yo?” Produced by the legendary Ice Mike, “Why Yo?” is burning up the charts.

We sat down with Devious to learn about his new project and what we can look forward to in the future. Here’s what he had to say:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: You’re a legend in the game, so you need no introduction, but tell our readers what you believe is the key to your longevity in the industry.

DEVIOUS: Thanks. Preparation, skill, passion, perseverance, a willingness to become a student in the industry, and grace and mercy.


(NEW HEAT) Nesby Phips & Reem in ‘Mother Nature’ (VIDEO)

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Check out 2 of New Orleans’ hottest artists, Nesby Phips & Reem, in their new video “Mother Nature”. Filmed in Hollygrove, the neighborhood that has birthed more legendary rappers than any other, they take you through the irritating experience of the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, that made landfall on the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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Sound Clash strikes again, this time with an epic July edition (FREE DOWNLOAD)

Monday, July 16th, 2012

New Orleans’ Sound Clash is back with its July edition. Check out the “B.S. Radio presents Soundclash July Mix mixed by Jay Skillz”, a free download you won’t soon forget:


Where Have You Been – Rihanna
Thinking About You – Frank Ocean
Uptown0017 – Nesby Phips ft. Reem and Juvenile
Not Tryna Be Fresh – Heata Best feat. B-Simp
HYFR (Hell Yeah Fuckin’ Right) – Drake feat. Lil Wayne
Underdogcentral – Lyriqs da Lyraciss
83 – Da U Boys
Same Damn Time (remix) – Future feat. Diddy & Ludacris
Till I Die – Chris Brown feat. Big Sean & Wiz Khalifa
Tsunami Flow – MacNiffy feat. Knick Gunna
King Leon (Remix) – Jay Jones
Burn – Meek Mill feat. Big Sean
Like That – T.I.
Can’t Go Wrong – E.D. Nix
Go Girl – Jarvis Jacob
Yeah – Deep N Space
Codac Moment – Codac
2 Reasons – Trey Songz feat. T.I.
Express Yourself – Diplo feat. Nicky Da B
4 AM (Bounce remix) – Melanie Fiona
Refill (Bounce remix) – Elle Varner
Synth Sounds – LG
Famous – Paasky
Bosston George – Stefan
Don’t Miss This Jet – Curren$y feat. Young Jeezy & Lil Wayne
No Lie – 2 Chainz feat. Drake
They Say – Jon Mercure feat. E.D. Nix
No Love – 3D Na’Tee
80s Babies – Philly Beamin feat. Tha Cartel
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