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(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) Perry G x Kat Trakz ft. Mr. Meana & K Soul – “Ball”

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Looking for some dope, positive music? Look no further than “Ball“, the new hit catchy single from Perry G and Kat Trakz featuring Mr. Meana (of the legendary New Orleans group, Partners-N-Crime) and K Soul. They not only put together a winning track, but the visuals are nice too!

Check them out and Watch-Listen/Comment/Share!

Bring An Innocent Man Home: Free Mac (No Limit Rap Icon)

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

The Heat Magazine wanted to update you on the latest information concerning American rap icon Mac.
McKinley Phipps (Mac) reached high levels of success while signed to Master P’s No Limit Records.
Things went awry leading to his unlawful incarceration and conviction in 2001. Since then, Mac’s family and support system have fought endlessly to exonerate him. Although it may seem mundane because the words “Free This One” or “Free That One” or often utilized out of context, Mac is an innocent man.
Mac wants the family of the victim to know that he did not commit the crime. The Heat Magazine recently discovered new ways that supporters can assist in the liberation of Mac. “Bring Mac Home”, is a website where one can make a donation. Each donation is a contribution towards Mac’s legal fund. For more information, visit
Additionally, Mac “The Lost Tapes” is available online. Therefore, each purchase helps Mac. Download here:
In an effort to “bring an innocent man home”, The Heat Magazine wanted to make our readers aware. Free Mac!

(NEW HEAT) Ron Deuce in ‘I’m Feeling It’ (VIDEO)

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

(HEAT EXCLUSIVE) DIONTE HOLLOWAY: The living definition of resilience (Part 2)

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

When we left off in Part 1 of The Heat‘s exclusive with Dionte Holloway, he was discussing his childhood and growing up in L.A. Check out Part 2 of our exclusive below:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What led you to an interest in sports?

DIONTE HOLLOWAY: I think the biggest factor that led me to sports was my competitive nature and my “I will not lose mentality.” The other factor was that sports kept me out of trouble and it gave me something to accomplish in my life. I cried when Jordan and the bulls beat Magic and the Lakers for the championship. I used to race kids for money in junior high and even in college, I played wide receiver because I wanted to play for Brett Farve.  I always wanted to be the best at everything I did, not just sports. Ali, Jordan, Magic, Kobe, Moss, Primetime – I wanted to be them and I wanted what they had, so I drove myself to be great at every sport I played.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Who inspires you?

DIONTE HOLLOWAY: My inspiration comes from my grandma, Mary E. Reynaud. She was my heart and one of my best friends. Growing up, she was the best at making me feel better when I did something wrong or even protecting me from whippings from my mom. I admired her hustle and her constant drive that family was #1 no matter what. I just recently lost my grandma at the end of 2011 and I’m still deeply hurt by her being gone, but I know she’s not suffering anymore. Now more than ever, I’m inspired to make my dreams happen and reach my goal because I feel like I’m doing it for me and for her. She was my #1 supporter and believed in me more than anyone on this earth. I know she’s watching down on me and she will be with me on this journey.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Growing up, who did you look up to?

DIONTE HOLLOWAY: Growing up, I looked up to very few people – my grandpa and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They were the most influential people I could take from and learn from. I looked up to Dr. King because of the fight he stood for and the sacrifice he made, not just for one race but equal rights for all. If it weren’t for Dr. King, who knows where we would be as people and as a country. I looked up to my grandpa because he is a REAL MAN and the best father figure I ever had in my life. The wisdom he has shared with me and the way he puts it all on the line for his family. The sacrifices he made to leave his family in Louisiana and come start new in LA were hard, but he did it. My grandpa is the best man I know and I just want to make him proud.

(HEAT EXCLUSIVE) DIONTE HOLLOWAY: The living definition of resilience (Part 1)

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Resilience: the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity; ability to recover readily from adversity; buoyancy.

I have a friend who, in the face of adversity, always used to say, “I can show them better than I can tell them.” After speaking with NFL hopeful Dionte Holloway, I walked away with the feeling that my friend and he are very much alike.

When one encounters adversity throughout their lifetime, they often fold under the pressure and lose their will to achieve their goals. For a few, adversity just drives them to show others what they are truly capable of achieving, and so it is with Dionte Holloway.

For all the hardships faced by Dionte Holloway as an athlete, he continues to persevere through all sorts of trials and tribulations.  In addition, after everything he went through with the different colleges he attended, Dionte managed to obtain a degree, and that is something that will never be able to be taken away from him. It’s also something that many never achieve in their lifetime, much less after experience the types of setbacks that he has experienced.

On March 8, 2012, Dionte will undergo a major trial. He will showcase his skills to the NFL on Pro Day for a bid to join the best of the best. The Heat Magazine caught up with Dionte so we could learn more about this extraordinary bid for a comeback to the world of athletics, by a man who is on an obvious quest for greatness. Here’s our conversation:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Tell us a little about yourself.

DIONTE HOLLOWAY: I’m from L.A., Carson to be exact. I grew up with my mom and my brother most of my life, until my mom got remarried when I was 10. My grandparents were a major factor in my life as a little kid. I spent a lot of time with them which is why I think I’m a young guy with an old soul. I had a rough childhood. I got in trouble a lot – fights, class clown – you name it, I did it, but I was always scared of my mom at the end of the day. She didn’t play! I never knew I was hurting her more than anything because she worked so hard to provide for me and my brother. She struggled a lot for us and I felt that I needed to change that one day. With no father to guide me, I learned a great deal of things on my own or from the streets but with the gangs running crazy in L.A., I turned to sports as my outlet because I was so competitive. I grew up playing basketball and running track. My mom would not allow my brother or me to play Pee Wee football because she was scared, so I didn’t play organized football until my sophomore year of high school. Once I got into the swing of the game, the rest is history.

Make sure to check out Parts 2 & 3 of The Heat’s exclusive with Dionte Holloway. He has a lot more to say and you’ll definitely want to be on the lookout for this young man.

Little Rock church gives out $100,000 to celebrate anniversary

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) First Assembly of God Church of North Little Rock is celebrating its 100th birthday by giving away $100,000 to the Central Arkansas community.

A selection team reviewed over 400 applicants choosing 10 organizations or individuals and giving them $10,000 each.

Pastor Rod Loy says the church is also planting 100 churches in Vietnam with another $100,000. The church started with just a handful of people and has since grown to over 3,000 members.

Let THE HEAT take care of Valentine’s Day for you!

Saturday, January 28th, 2012






President Obama set to give historic State of the Union speech tonight

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

In a move that will most definitely send Republicans’ blood pressure through the roof, President Obama is expected to speak on economic fairness in tonight’s State of the Union speech.

He is promising the nation an economy that gives a shot to everyone and not just the rich, using Tuesday night’s State of the Union address to draw an election-year battle line with Republicans over fairness and the free market. Overshadowed for weeks by the fierce race of the Republicans seeking his job, for one night President Obama has a grand stage to himself. It remains to be seen if any of Congress will heckle him, as happened a while back, but one thing is sure – he will do a great job of delivering his speech, as he always does.

The Heat encourages you to watch and listen to tonight’s speech. It may very well end up being one of the most important ones in this nation’s history of State of the Union speeches. Our country is in a mess and with the gridlock in Congress, there does not seem to be much of a light at the end of that proverbial tunnel.

Don’t miss “The WTXG Talk Radio Show #57

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Don’t miss “The WTXG Talk Radio Show” #57 with Host Thomas “Big T” & Co-Hosts Brandy Luvli & Gonsein tonight at 10:30 p.m. CST! The show will include Hot Topics, Entertainment News & “Tweet Of The Week”.

Check out to hear tonight’s show!