Posts Tagged ‘Talent’

#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.

Stay tuned for much more to come. Follow them on Instagram at:


(NEW VIDEO) “O.G. Status/Full Effect” UBoy Rock x B’Eric da Kidd x Keem

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Check out this hot new double video from Hollygrove spittas UBoy Rock, B’Eric da Kidd & Keem.

The Eastside Hollygrove hittas provide a taste of what ground zero for New Orleans talent has to offer the music world. Filmed & edited by 11th Ward Nick, this one is sure to shine a light on the city as the entertainment mecca of hardcore rap!

(HEAT EXCLUSIVE) Al Basics, trifecta of talent (Part 2)

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

We left off in Part 1 of The Heat’s Exclusive with Al Basics, with him discussing his various music ventures and talents. We pick up in Part 2 with Al Basics discussing his live performances. Check it out:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Tell us about your live performances.

AL BASICS: I like to perform with a band, but when I can’t, I rock out with Chris “Montsoon” Montgomery who’s the most skilled guitarist I have the pleasure of knowing and making music with. When I’m performing with my crew KAMERATA, I can sum up our performances in three words: “We Go Hard.” To me, performing is all about passion. You’re performing, not reciting. Come to a show, I love meeting new people.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: If you could select one producer to work with, who would that be?

AL BASICS: DJ Premier, without a doubt.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Working on any projects?

AL BASICS: I recently released a Spoken Word project titled “Thoughts In Progress”, an EP with my musical brother Pablo S. Cobars titled “Lyrical Contraband” and it’s completely produced by B3NBi. I’ve released a mixtape titled “The T.U.C. Mixtape” which stands for ‘Tucson Underground Cares.’ All the songs aren’t by me, I’ve collected close to 20 songs from artists in Tucson and will be selling it for $5, with all the proceeds going to charity.  In February, I’m also releasing an album with a real close friend of mine, Danger James, who’s from another Hip-Hop group called “The Natives Are Restless.” That project is entirely produced by Shag, and I’m excited for everyone to hear how a New Yorker and New Englander can get along through Hip-Hop. Lastly, I’m working on my sophomore album that should be out this Spring/Summer. The production is mostly done by my good friends, HanSolo of 3rd Phloor Productions and Chris Montsoon, also my live guitarist when I perform. I have some exciting guest collaborations on there that will be announced at a later time.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: How can people contact you or listen to your music?

AL BASICS: The two best ways to contact me is Facebook ( and email . The best site to check out my music would have to be Bandcamp (

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Any shout outs?

AL BASICS: Shout outs to my crew KAMERATA (Talk-Sik, Pablo S. Cobars, B3NBi, Montsoon), The Natives Are Restless (Danger James, Habeas Corpus, Eral the Lorax), HanSolo, Pauly Styles, James Ciphurphace, Voicebox Battles, Grimey Republik, and everyone else who is supporting my crew and myself on this journey. Peace To Your Inner Beast!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Make sure to check out and support Al Basics’ music. It is quite impressive, along with his spoken word projects. He is truly a multi-talented artist, in every sense of the word.






(NEW HEAT) Dejuan Turrentine in ‘Go’ (VIDEO)

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

R&B Sensation, Dejuan Turrentine, TRUE TALENT

If you thought real R&B was dead, you thought wrong – and you obviously haven’t seen/heard Dejuan Turrentine a/k/a POP FUNK. There’s no excuse for this young man not having a mega deal so labels, pay attention!

We’ve embedded the video from his latest hit, “Go”, for your listening pleasure. “Go” is the continuation of Dejuan Turrentine’s “Bad Habit” video, starring ATL standout Jackie Long (also embedded).

One listen and you’ll be a fan for life. Check out Dejuan Turrentine and remember you heard him here! For more information, visit his website at

Lil Wayne Will Go Unplugged on MTV2 June 12

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

The program, which is set to premiere across MTV2, MTV and on Sunday, June 12 at 9 PM ET/PT, will feature Tunechi performing acoustic versions of select hits from his classic catalog.

The show will be MTV’s first televised rap unplugged concert since Jay-Z’s 2001 special and come 20 years after LL Cool J, A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul appeared on the original Yo! Unplugged Rap.

With over ten million records sold, critical acclaim and adoration from the streets, Wayne, who has blurred the boundaries of rap, rock and pop, seemed like the perfect choice for the next installment in MTV’s groundbreaking series.

“Lil Wayne is an amazing choice for Unplugged as he is at hip-hop’s forefront — leading a new generation of artists whose appeal spans across music genres and playlists,” Amy Doyle, MTV’s EVP of Music and Talent, said in a statement. “Lil Wayne’s skills, influence, and catalog are a powerful addition to the legacy of artists who have rocked the ‘Unplugged’ stage.”