Posts Tagged ‘Songwriter’

(HEAT ALBUMS) Quest the 7th – “Algiers Chronicles”

Friday, February 9th, 2018

We hear true music fans complaining almost constantly about the lack of quality music. It’s obvious they haven’t yet heard “Algiers Chronicles”, the album from dope artist/producer/arranger/songwriter/entreprenuer Quest the 7th.

Hailing from New Orleans’ “Westbank” (Algiers to be exact), Quest breathes new life into what some consider a dull and drone decade of music/entertainment. And when we say “breathes new life into”, what we really mean is “jump starts” and “successfully performs CPR” on it!

Quest the 7th is a super talented entertainer, on an upper echelon type plateau. Few musicians rival his talent and calculated movements.

Stay tuned for an upcoming interview with Quest the 7th. You’ll learn a lot more about the man behind the myth, and you’ll gain some insight as to what’s coming down the pike for Quest and his career.

Here’s the link (and it’s a MUST to check out):

https://open.spotify.com/album/3XNCmL0QxDjtWlB78nsFH2

Source: This Is 50

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

 

 

 

 

HEAT MIXTAPE ALERT: ‘Follow Every Dream’ by Devious

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

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Legendary New Orleans rapper (the “freestyle king” himself) Devious just released “Follow Every Dream”, a mixtape that speaks on just that – following your dreams.

It’s an enlightening project to say the least. Produced by Cise HD (production genius “Precise”), “Follow Every Dream is poised to set download records. With features from the Who’s Who of New Orleans’ indie artists, it is a “don’t miss” for your collection. It is also an eclectic/soulful mixtape that is sure to catch a variety of listeners’ attention. It features Jet Life rapper Fiend, UTP recording artist Lil Cali, Cise HD, Rock from Da U Boys, TNC Torcha, Madgesty Sozey, and many more prolific artists from New Orleans.

Devious is a 2013 Ascap Songwriter Award winner and well known for not only his lyrical ability, but his unbelievable moves in the industry. Cise HD is widely known for his production of “Here I Go” by Mystikal and all of the other classic artists on Big Boy Records.

Follow Devious on Twitter: Deviousontwitt
Follow Cise on Twitter: @CISEHD

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TWITTER BEEF: T-Pain v. Memphitz

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Things got a bit rawdy on Twitter last night between singer and songwriter T-Pain and Memphitz, the A&R who discovered him years ago.

The tweets turned ugly between the two after the premier of T-Pain’s VH1 Behind the Music segment aired.

Apparently, Memphitz became upset when he was excluded from the story in which he felt he was an intrical part. Years ago, he was handed T-Pain’s music from a mixtape DJ and proceeded to sign the singer to Jive Records, thus boosting T-Pain into superstardom. Apparently, that side of the story was left out of the Behind the Music recording, which not only enraged Memphitz but also his wife Toya Wright as she took to Twitter to express her dismay for the omitted story.

“‘F–K TPAIN!…Turns Channel'”, she tweeted.

Her husband was also baffled by the lack of credit given to him as well. He expressed his disappointment through his twitter.

“LooVe I dont get enuff of it, all I get is these Vampires & Blood suckers, all I see is these n–gas I made Millionaires….”

“When ur Past Fails prepare u 4 Your Future Successes. It All Begins 2 Make Perfect Sense. #MiDDLEFiNGER2MYOLDLiFE #GODSPEEDAHEAD #BANG”

“GOD Sent Her To Me. #NowWhoGoNSTopMeHuh?”

This particular set of tweets from the couple rubbed T-Pain the wrong way as he took to the social media network with a series responses of his own.

“I did a 6hr interview for Vh1 and didn’t control what they cut out. I told the whole story. But if it’s “f–k me” then that’s what it is”

“If all it takes for you to say “f–k t pain” is havin your part of the story cut out by a network. Then what kind of friend is that anyway”

“Get at me bra. It’s easy to get on twitter and say f–k t pain but you can’t get on here and say Thanx for 100k and the three cars”

“It’s all good tho. I’m used to it by now. I just didn’t expect it from you. Good luck with the new show.”

“You got my number bra. I got a missed call from you two nights ago. So if we gone have a talk I’d rather not do it on twitter yasimelike”

But later that night, Memphitz put to rest any sign of a feud between the two.

“There is NO BEEF. ABSOLUTLEY NONE. So Stop Looking For It TweepLe. #IMWORKIN”

Source: necolebitchie.com

SIR CALLOWAY…”THE EXECUTION” MIXTAPE RELEASE FEATURING THE SINGLE, WE WORKIN’

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

As the hip hop artist the world will come to know as “Sir Calloway”, he brings that raw, refreshingly creative & original music. Currently residing in Atlanta, GA., he has been referred to as “The true definition of southern hip-hop” by Grammy winning producer/songwriter Bolo Da Producer.

Sir Calloway is currently promoting his mix tape album “THE EXECUTION”. This project is being promoted via live performances throughout the city of ATL & various media outlets such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LiveMixTapes Datpiff.com, Worldstarhiphop.com, etc.

He’s released indie singles under the moniker “Dirty The Southernaire” such as 2002’s “Parking Lot Anthem” and 2006’s “Passion Fruit” both distributed by “BDC” that were sold on Amazon and in select F.Y.E stores in Georgia & North Florida. He has also released two mix tapes “Dirt Road Dialogue” Volumes 1 & 2 to support those indie singles.

With growth and experience comes maturity so he decided to shorten and simplify his stage name to “Sir Calloway. He’s been on tour with Lil Jon and his B.M.E camp in 2005 on the ‘Anger Management’ tour. He has worked with Ms. Tee (formerly of Cash Money Records), Bola (Grand Hustles First Lady) and have developed relationships with artist’s in the industry such as 4ize, Attitude, Stat Quo, LaTavia Roberson, Princess, Killer Mike, DJ Scorpio, DJ MLK and many more. He’s also been tapped to write songs on other artist’s project’s adding “Songwriter” to his resume and services. His dreams of rap stardom and being respected as a lyricist since his adolescent years, but as fate would have it, theater & film came first.

His dedication, determination and belief in “self” led him to other spectrum’s of entertainment. He started to go to auditions and casting calls for live art performances, independent films, and major motion pictures. He’s starred in two stage play’s, one titled “Black-Man-O-Logue’s”(Dream Catcher Productions) & the other titled “Choices”(Dream Catcher Productions), and Tyler Perry’s “Daddy’s Little Girls” as an extra. His current “THE EXECUTION” project is complete with witty wordplay, storytelling and social commentary.

Nik-O-Licious got a chance to catch up with oh, so busy M.C./Artist/Actor and here’s what he wanted to share with The Heat fans.

THE HEAT: So tell us where you pay homage to?
CALLOWAY: I was born & partially raised in Miami & Perry Florida, Needless to say that I’m a country cat…But I’d like to think of myself as a “bastard child” of hip-hop…coming from florida to georgia & listening to ALL types of music along the way….My mental is a smorgasbord of creative music.
THE HEAT: When did you first fall in love with rap?
CALLOWAY: I first fell in love with rap in the late 80’s…I’d credit NWA, GETO BOYS, TOO SHORT & Rob Base & Dj EZ-Rock “It Takes Two” with my claim to dreams of fame.
THE HEAT: What’s the single you’re pushing off your mixtape?
CALLOWAY: My single from “The Execution” is “We Workin'”.
THE HEAT: Where did that song come from?
CALLOWAY: The single came from, working hard..REALLY WANTING & WORKING FOR SOMETHING….and in the END?…DYING for it if i have to..Dig?…I WANT this..I EARNED this!
THE HEAT: What are you bringing to the rap game that hasn’t already been done?
CALLOWAY: I’m bringing the EVERYDAY MAN’S struggle…his plight, his hunger, his desperation to DO IT!…My story is not the story of “Oh i sold dope”…It’s I WORKED (LEGALLY) over a decade to provide for my fam & I’m better than these niggas that sold dope. (LYRICALLY)
THE HEAT: What’s the next step for Sir Calloway?
CALLOWAY: Success….I promise I WILL NOT LOSE!
THE HEAT: Any other singles on the mixtape we should really be looking out for?
CALLOWAY: The next single to look for is “The Word Is An Ashtray” Feat. 4-IZE & JAWZ OF LIFE
THE HEAT: What’s next for Sir Calloway?
CALLOWAY: Whatever the Lord has in store…..
THE HEAT: Anybody you wanna shout out to that helped make this mixtape a reality?
CALLOWAY: First & Foremost…I’d like to shout out to Nik and The Heat for the interview & opportunity to be heard….It means a lot to me. Shouts out to the producers of “THE EXECUTION” .. Bolo Da Producer, Mr. KooMan, Epik, Traffik Beatz, Flawless Tracks, Jinx Beatz & Rashad Thompson Shouts out to the artists of “THE EXECUTION” …BIG RUBE & BACKBONE (OF THE DUNGEON FAMILY), 4-IZE, JAWZ OF LIFE, YUNG RUCKAS, K. GREEN, RHYMESTONE, DOSKI WO, MISS CC LAFLOR, RENEGADE EL REY, REISHA LAUREN, BLAKK & SLATE STONE

“My inevitable success will be the greatest revenge that I could unleash upon my enemies” — Sir Calloway

Wow! All I can say is Wow! We look to see you at the top soon, Sir Calloway! And just like the song says, “We Workin'”! Yes we are Sir Calloway, yes we are. Kudos to you and your team of players. Great job with “The Execution”!

Much Love! One Love!
Feel “The Heat”

Sir Calloway fans can follow him at the following social sites:

http://www.twitter.com/SirCalloway
http://www.myspace.com/1calloway
http://www.reverbnation.com/1calloway


ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: DeJuan Turrentine

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

“Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.” – Sir Thomas Beecham

Talented artists often come a dime a dozen.  Some have to find just the right niche in which to fit, some need a little luck getting the break they’re seeking at just the right time, and still others have drive and determination that allows for them touch their fans with such a force, that their music is permanently imprinted in the minds of all who witness their talent.  And so it is with DeJuan Turrentine.

24-year old DeJuan Turrentine is a man on a mission and it won’t be long before his journey pays off. The California native with stunning good looks is the nephew of legendary jazz saxophonist, Stanley Turrentine. Being surrounded by music growing up, it was only natural that entertainment was DeJuan’s chosen career path. In addition to being a recording artist and brilliant performer, DeJuan is also an actor, model and songwriter whose true passion is showcasing his skills in live performances.

Having attended various acting schools in his younger years, DeJuan landed national leads for top companies including Sprite and Reebok. He has had dominant roles in several films, including “Way Past Cool“, “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and “Down To the Last Minute.”

DeJuan’s musical influences are as broad and diverse as the artist himself and include R&B, Pop and Country Music artists such as Patti Labelle, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Garth Brooks, and Whitney Houston. He is a classically trained pianist who has mastered the art of production. DeJuan and his brother own Blaque Rose, a production company, and they are currently working on the first single for artist J Blue featuring Snoop Dogg.

DeJuan has been privileged to have the opportunity to write songs for Usher and Whitney Houston, along with various other artists. He is a driven, phenomenal artist who has already taken on more in the youth of his career than most seasoned performers.

Pay attention because this is a rising star you don’t want to miss! You can follow DeJuan on Twitter – @DEJUAN_