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Getting To Know Mushiya Tshikuka From “Cutting It in The ATL”

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

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On Wednesday June 3rd 2015, I was sitting talking to a really good friend of mines and in our conversation I told her that I would love to meet “MRS. MUSHIYA” from the show “Cutting It In The ATL.” She told me to go on Instagram and send her a message, I said why not It’s worth a try. Within the hour after I sent the message, I got a call saying that I could go with “The Heat Magazine” and do a write-up on Mrs. Mushiya the very next day. Oh you see how fast GOD works, that’s what i told my friend.  So I spoke it into the universe and it came to pass. I met Mrs. Mushiya that Thursday night and when i tell you that she is a FORCE TO BE RECKON WITH, honey that’s and understatement!! She’s so humbled and beautiful all in the same breath tho. When she found out about my battle with cancer, she was so amazed. She told me that I was beautiful, gave me a HUGE hug and kissed me on my cheek. I was so humbled, grateful and most of all shocked because she showed me that much love and didn’t know me from a can of paint. She told one of her colleagues about me, which her dad does nothing but research on cancer and took my info so that she could give to her dad for him to call me. I was so amazed myself, but I had to reflect back to why I was really there. That’s where GOD needed me to be at that very moment to do and get what he needed me too. When I say that I had a blast with Mrs. Mushiya and her crew from “THE DAMN SALON”  6780 Roswell Rd Ne. Atlanta, Ga, please believe me, I even won me a great gift! The Damn Salon specializes in ALL natural hair. She said “Who the hell says that natural hair has to be boring!!?” She believes that “BEAUTY” comes in many colors and shades no matter if they have kinky or straight hair. She also loves herself and want to teach more people to do the same. “Who cares what people think of you?” is what she always says. Can you imagine her face when she says that!? Yeah, I know right lol. You can find THE DAMN SALON in a more than just a few places like Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC, Charlotte, NC, New York, Houston, TX, and Montreal. You can also order the hair extensions from her brand called RUNWAY CURLS on her website www.thedamnsalon.com and any other info that you may want to know about this Phenomenal Woman. I’m so glad and honored that I had the pleasure meeting her!! My thoughts of the day! 

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“PRINCESS BEAUTY BAR & BOUTIQUE”

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

 

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If anyone could tell you one thing about “Ms. TK” is that I LOVE fashion & style. So I stopped in on not only a GREAT friend of mines but where I shop at as well “Princess Beauty Bar & Boutique”, with the one and only Ms. Crystal Flecther. While I was there I felt what better time for me to pick her brain and ask her a few questions about her business. As we always do when I make my visit we have to drink water & chat to see what’s been going on in each other’s lives since our last visit. Today I surprised her when I asked If I could interview her, man if y’all could see the look on her face, I had to laugh myself. She was willing after I finished laughing. I really wanted to know, what made her open a boutique in the first place. “It’s a passion TK, I always loved to shop so I decided to turn my shopping into a business that also helps the women of the community” is what she says to me, so I say “Oh” because she was telling me something that I didn’t know about her. She goes on to say that she love to help every customer look and feel fabulous as well as to help build up their self-esteem but on a low-cost budget. She opened the doors in 2013, with no overhead all by herself. “It makes me feel like a robot sometimes, but I thank GOD that I’m blessed to be able to do it!” she said. In the next 5 yrs, her vision is to be a fashion expert on a tv show, styling celebrities, having her own Brand & some employees so she’ll have time to do what she needs too. Every year for Mother’s Day she does makeovers for mothers which consists of styling them and getting their hair done, with her being a single mother herself is what inspired her to “GIVE BACK” to the community in that form. She also has brought celebrities such as Shekinah(from the T.I. & Tiny show) , and Perez(He’s a celebrity stylist from ATL) to the city and have what we call a “Sip & Shop” event, that’s where women can come mingle, sip & shop all in one place. It’s not easy having a business especially in a city like Columbus, Ga where there is so much of the same things going on all over the city. When your heart is in the right place it does not matter how many of the same things going on opens, as long as GOD is in it, you’ll always win it!!! That’s what she told me in closing, Now those are some GREAT words to live by. If you’re in the city, stop by and give her a visit at 2400 Hamilton Rd, Columbus Ga or you can check her out on her website www.princessboutiqueorg.bigcartel.com She she “ALL” styles of fashion from business, church, allnight-fun, & causul attire, I promise you’ll be hooked because I’M GUILTY MYSELF!! My thoughts of the day!!

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Vice-President Joe Biden’s son succumbs to cancer

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

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A press release from The White House reports that Beau Biden, son of Vice-President Joe Biden, has passed away at the age of forty-six. Beau Biden had cancer and was hospitalized in Walter Reed Medical Center since May 19th.

The Heat sends its condolences to Vice-President Biden and his family.

(NEW HEAT) Khaza – Kevin Gates (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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Louisiana’s own Kevin Gates just released the visuals to “Khaza” – check it out & follow him on Instagram at @iamkevingates.

New Orleans based Division 1 members set to release solo mixtapes

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

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New Orleans, Louisiana based rap group Division 1 members, 1st Degree and J-Raw, are each set to release a solo mixtape in the next several months. Coming off the heels of the successful mixtape project “From the East to the 9”, Division 1 is looking forward to the future and what it holds. Set to begin merchandising apparel and other items in the next year, 1st Degree and J-Raw are climbing the ladder of success.

While you await their solo mixtapes, take a listen at their last project. You can stream it or download below.

Follow Division 1 on social media:

Instagram – @1st_Degree504 & @TheRealJRaw

Twitter – @1stDegreeMuzik & @EASTSIDE_RAW

You Tube – YouTube.com/TheReal504

For booking, features, walk-throughs, hosting, etc., contact Arlene of MIKODreamzPR at 504.233.3610.

 

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

 

 

 

 

BET announces nominations for 2015 BET Awards

Monday, May 18th, 2015

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BET NETWORKS ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL NOMINEES FOR THE “BET AWARDS” 2015

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CHRIS BROWN AND NICKI MINAJ LEAD WITH SIX NOMINATIONS FOLLOWED BY BEYONCÉ AND LIL WAYNE WITH FOUR

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SAM SMITH RECEIVES TWO NODS, AND NEWCOMER FKA TWIGS IS NOMINATED FOR

BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST: UK

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“BET AWARDS” TO AIR LIVE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 28 FROM NOKIA THEATRE L.A. LIVE IN

LOS ANGELES, CA AT 8 P.M. ET

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#BETAWARDS

New York, NY (May 18, 2015) – BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), today announced the nominations for the “BET Awards” 2015. Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj lead with an impressive six nominations. Chris Brown is nominated for ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,’ two separate nods in the ‘Best Collaboration’ category, two nominations in the ‘Video of the Year’ category and the ‘Coca-Cola® Viewers’ Choice Award.’ Nicki Minaj is nominated ‘Best Collaboration,’ ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ two nominations for ‘Coca-Cola® Viewers’ Choice Award’ and ‘Best Group’ as a member of Young Money. Beyoncé and Lil Wayne round it out with four nominations each. Beyoncé is nominated for ‘Best Female R&B / Pop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Video Director of the Year,’ and the coveted ‘Coca-Cola® Viewers’ Choice Award.’ Lil Wayne is nominated for ‘Best Collaboration,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Coca-Cola® Viewers’ Choice Award,’ and ‘Best Group’ as a member of Young Money. This year also marks a special milestone for the “BET Awards” as it celebrates its 15th anniversary live from the Nokia Theatre, Sunday, June 28, 2015.

BET Networks recognizes artists, entertainers, and athletes across 20 categories with the “BET Awards” 2015 nominations. The nominations are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of fans and an esteemed group of entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and the creative arts.

“This year’s nominees showcase a diverse group of talent that includes longstanding entertainers, breakout performers, and outstanding athletes,” said Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Programming. “We congratulate all of the talent on their remarkable contributions to the world of entertainment and look forward to them joining us in celebrating 15 years of the BET Awards.”
The complete list of nominees for the “BET Awards”2015 are:

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

BEYONCÉ

CIARA

JANELLE MONÁE

JHENÉ AIKO

K. MICHELLE

RIHANNA

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST

AUGUST ALSINA

CHRIS BROWN

JOHN LEGEND

THE WEEKND

TREY SONGZ

USHER

BEST GROUP

A$AP MOB

JODECI

MIGOS

RAE SREMMURD

RICH GANG

YOUNG MONEY

BEST COLLABORATION

AUGUST ALSINA F/ NICKI MINAJ – NO LOVE (REMIX)

BIG SEAN F/ E-40 – IDFWU

CHRIS BROWN F/ LIL WAYNE & TYGA – LOYAL

CHRIS BROWN F/ USHER & RICK ROSS – NEW FLAME

COMMON & JOHN LEGEND – GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE “SELMA”)

MARK RONSON F/ BRUNO MARS – UPTOWN FUNK

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST

BIG SEAN

COMMON

DRAKE

J. COLE

KENDRICK LAMAR

WALE

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST

AZEALIA BANKS

DEJ LOAF

IGGY AZALEA

NICKI MINAJ

TINK

TRINA

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

BEYONCÉ – 7/11

BIG SEAN F/ E-40 – IDFWU

CHRIS BROWN F/ LIL WAYNE & TYGA – LOYAL

CHRIS BROWN F/ USHER & RICK ROSS – NEW FLAME

COMMON & JOHN LEGEND – GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE “SELMA”)

NICKI MINAJ – ANACONDA

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

BENNY BOOM

BEYONCÉ, ED BURKE & TODD TOURSO

CHRIS ROBINSON

FATIMA ROBINSON

HYPE WILLIAMS

BEST NEW ARTIST

BOBBY SHMURDA

DEJ LOAF

FETTY WAP

RAE SREMMURD

SAM SMITH

TINASHE

BEST GOSPEL ARTIST

DEITRICK HADDON

ERICA CAMPBELL

FRED HAMMOND

LECRAE

MALI MUSIC

MICHELLE WILLIAMS

BEST ACTRESS

GABRIELLE UNION

KERRY WASHINGTON

TARAJI P. HENSON

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS

VIOLA DAVIS

BEST ACTOR

ANTHONY ANDERSON

IDRIS ELBA

JUSSIE SMOLLETT

KEVIN HART

TERRENCE HOWARD

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

JACOB LATIMORE

JADEN SMITH

MO’NE DAVIS

QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS

ZENDAYA

BEST MOVIE

ANNIE

BEYOND THE LIGHTS

SELMA

THINK LIKE A MAN TOO

TOP FIVE

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

BRITTNEY GRINER

CANDACE PARKER

SERENA WILLIAMS

SKYLAR DIGGINS

VENUS WILLIAMS

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

CHRIS PAUL

FLOYD MAYWEATHER, JR.

LEBRON JAMES

MARSHAWN LYNCH

STEPHEN CURRY

COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD

BEYONCÉ – 7/11

DEJ LOAF – TRY ME

KENDRICK LAMAR – i

NICKI MINAJ F/ DRAKE, LIL WAYNE & CHRIS BROWN – ONLY

RAE SREMMURD F/ NICKI MINAJ & YOUNG THUG – THROW SUM MO

THE WEEKND – EARNED IT (FROM THE “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” SOUNDTRACK)

CENTRIC AWARD

AVERY SUNSHINE – CALL MY NAME

JAZMINE SULLIVAN F/ MEEK MILL – DUMB

MARK RONSON F/ BRUNO MARS – UPTOWN FUNK

SAM SMITH F/ MARY J. BLIGE – STAY WITH ME

THE WEEKND – EARNED IT (FROM THE “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” SOUNDTRACK)

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: AFRICA

AKA (SOUTH AFRICA)

FALLY IPUPA (DR CONGO)

SARKODIE (GHANA)

SAUTI SOL (KENYA)

STONEBWOY (GHANA)

THE SOIL (SOUTH AFRICA)

WIZKID (NIGERIA)

YEMI ALADE (NIGERIA)

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: UK

FKA TWIGS

FUSE ODG

LETHAL BIZZLE

LITTLE SIMZ

MNEK

STORMZY

The “BET Awards” 2015 will premiere around the world on BET’s international network at 8:00pm GMT (check local listings).

Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Programming, Connie Orlando, BET’s Senior Vice President of Music and Specials, Lynne Harris Taylor, BET’s Vice President of Specials, will serve as Executive Producers for the “BET Awards” along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.

The “BET Awards” will take place along with the BET Experience at L.A. Live in Los Angeles from June 25-28, 2015. BET.com/Awards is the official site for the “BET Awards” and will have all the latest news and updates about this year’s show. All information about the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola® can be found at BETExperience.com. The BET Experience VIP Package offers the only way to purchase a “BET Awards” ticket, great seats to 3-nights of concerts at the Staples Center, and exclusive access to events at the free Fan Fest. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to BET.com/BETX.Follow the Experience on Twitter @betexperience.

WHAT’S RIGHT WITH US: Livin Lavish

Friday, May 1st, 2015

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As we introduce our new series entitled “WHAT’S RIGHT WITH US”, we want to encourage positivity tempered with common sense. If you see something wrong, do what you can to repair the problem. If you believe there is nothing you can do to alleviate it, call attention to it so our world can help you solve the problem, and we can begin to move in the right direction. Clearly, we have not been doing that – at least not to the extent where our children can grow and prosper and live up to their potential. It is up to us to set an example. We here at The Heat have been inspired by those leaders in our communities – the ones who built their paths by hand, for they set examples for generations to come. Those to whom things were given freely never have an interesting journey or story to tell. For those who work for everything they have and “get it out the mud”, it is a different story. Allow us to introduce you to Rell Thomas, jack of many trades and purveyor of the Livin Lavish Brand.

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Rell is a Jeanerette, Louisiana native who strives to build his empire brick by brick, however long that may take. He dreams of self-sufficiency, while projecting an heir of confidence, all the while making steadfast business moves. Entertainment industry affiliated, this branding genius will one day soon take his place among the Russell Simmons and Bill Gates of this world. His positive image does wonders for those who follow his grind – in fact, it is one of the things that is “WHAT’S RIGHT WITH US.” One look at his Instagram feed and it is obvious he dreams of big ideas.

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Look for Rell’s apparel line on the net – it’s everywhere – or visit his website at LivinLavish.com. Follow Rell on Instagram at @_iamlivinlavish_. While you are there, make sure to order some of the dopest clothing pieces on the planet! For more information, press inquiries or any other information, get at him at info@livinlavish.com.

 

Cissy Houston arrives at Emory Hospital to see Bobbi Kristina Brown

Friday, February 6th, 2015

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Cissy Houston has arrived at granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown’s hospital bedside.

The 81-year-old mother of the late Whitney Houston arrived at Emory University Hospital Friday afternoon, The Heat confirms. She was accompanied by several other people.

An observer says they looked composed and formally dressed.

Bobbi Kristina has been on life support since Saturday, when she was found unconscious in a bathtub at her Roswell, Georgia, home.

Cissy joins her former son-in-law, Bobby Brown, and other family members who have gathered in the intensive care unit all week long to say their goodbyes to Whitney’s only child.

Rapper Tre-G is showing us how it feels to really live

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

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To say Uptown New Orleans rap artist Tre-G has been putting in work, would be an utter disservice to his hustle. His grind is killing the game.

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As of late, Tre-G has been EVERYWHERE. He is working in the studio, making videos, doing shows, and keeping his brand in your face. Given his hard work and consistency, it won’t be long before he becomes a household name. He has certainly learned “the business” of the music business, which is, as any musician should know, 90% of the business. Tre-G has the talent portion down too, so the recipe is there and he is cooking!

Visit Tre-G’s website: http://bentboymusic.com/

Follow his people and him on social media:

Instagram

@Tre_gjustdoit
@FlshMobb_Studios

Twitter

@iamtreg
@FlashMobbStudios

Check out his sneak peek video for the upcoming project, “U Alive I’m Liv’n” (video production by Flash Mobb Studios):