Posts Tagged ‘United States’

(ARTIST 101) Gooze McKenzie, energetic artist on the rise

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Louisiana original Goose McKenzie is a high-energy performer/artist who is carving out his way in the entertainment world. Having been heavily influenced by East Coast lyricists, his wordplay is crazy. Goose will tell you that his main goal is to excite his fans through his music. He strives to make sure they have a good time while enjoying his art.

Get to know Goose McKenzie:

STAGE NAME: Goose McKenzie

LABEL: Major Paid Records

HAILING FROM: Napoleonville/Harvey, Louisiana

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Soulja Slim, Fila Phil, Ricky B, Cheeky Black, PNC, Pimp Daddy, Cash Money, No Limit, UGK, Slaughterhouse, Jae Millz, Murda Mook, 50 Cent, Ja Rule, Tupac, Biggie, OutKast, any of the 80’s to 90 R&B, Lauryn Hill, etc.

FAVORITE FOOD: Any Cajun Based creole pasta originated in Louisiana & Dat Gumbo baby! Lol

FAVORITE SHOES: Nike Lunar Force 1, Duckboots/Lebrons

IF YOU COULD BE ENDORSED BY ANY BRAND, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? I would say NIKE because of the catch phrase “Just Do it”. The phrase itself is motivational & insists that you exceed and achieve your limitations of ones doubt in willpower.

FAVORITE SONG: I’m From Louisiana by Louisiana Cash

FAVORITE ARTIST: Andre 3000

WHAT’S IN YOUR PLAYLIST RIGHT NOW? Fila Phil or any old school New Orleans artist, Lil Wayne, Jeezy, Rick Ross, Drake, Soulja Slim, Multiple Baton Rouge Artist, Kevin Gates, Boosie, Ty Dolla $ign

IF YOU WEREN’T RAPPING, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? Working As Diesel fuel/ Test & Trials mechanic @ Huntington Ingalls industries inc.

IF YOU WON 10 MILLION DOLLARS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT? Invest in a fitness center, create a program to help mentor young boys & coach them in football, by a house for my family & invest in my Daughter’s future. Help increase & build a better business portfolio under my record label.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

FB @ Goose McKenzie

IG @ Goose McKenzie

Reverbnation @GooseMcKenzie

Soundcloud/lilgoose985 & lilgoose_mpr

N1M @Goose McKenzie & MajorPaidRecords

(ARTIST 101) Sess 4-5, the hardest working man in showbiz

Monday, May 28th, 2018

If any entertainer has earned the title of “Hardest Working Man in Show Business”, it is New Orleans’ own Sess 4-5. He is indeed the “Hustle God.”

Sess 4-5 is an artist, promoter, activist, and entrepreneur (he’s owner of Nuthin But Fire Records) whose reputation precedes him – a reputation for putting in a massive amount of work as well as being an innovator whose promotional tactics are copied all over the region. Sess has managed to fuse the age of promotional hand to hand combat with the digital age to take his hustle to new heights.

Learn a little about Sess 4-5:

STAGE NAME: Sess 4-5

CATCH PHRASE: See Wut Dat Do

HAILING FROM: New Orleans, Louisiana 9th Ward Desire Project

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: 2Pac, E40, Mystikal, Juvenile, Daddy Yo, & Nas

FAVORITE FOOD: Fish and macaroni

FAVORITE SHOES: Nike

IF YOU COULD BE ENDORSED BY ANY BRAND, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? Tidal because it’s a Black owned streaming platform and it’s in the music business.

FAVORITE SONG: “Trap Jumpin” – H.U.S.T.L.A.Z. ft. Magnolia Chop

FAVORITE ARTIST: Sess 4-5

WHAT’S IN YOUR PLAYLIST RIGHT NOW? “10 Summers” – H.U.S.T.L.A.Z.

IF YOU WEREN’T RAPPING, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? Successfully running several businesses.

IF YOU WON 10 MILLION DOLLARS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT? Invest it.

Twitter & Instagram: @Sess45

(NEW HEAT) Hollygrove Keem – “Who Run It” (Freestyle)

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Hollygrove Keem is back, this time with even more smoke. He just dropped the visuals to “Who Run It”, a freestyle video with cameos from some of New Orleans’ up and coming music artists and entrepreneurs including Punn Da Pusha and the CEO of Distribute apparel company. The video was directed/edited by well-known videographer @DigitalDess.

Keem has long been a standout among his musical peers in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hailing from the infamous Hollygrove neighborhood, Hollygrove Keem has built his brand from the ground up over the past couple of years, having toured the nation with 0017th and worked with the likes of Fetty Wop, the late great BTY YoungN, Jay Jones, Reem, Punn Da Pusha, and more. He has endured more than his share of pain over the past couple of years, but that only served to push him harder. Ask around – Hollygrove Keem is back, better than ever and ready to take his place among the stars of his generation.

For interviews and media inquiries, contact Publicist Arlene Culpepper (@hurricanearlene) of MIKODreamz PR via email at MIKODreamzPR@gmail.com.

Follow Hollygrove Keem on social media:

Twitter @keem0017th

Instagram @hollygrovekeem0017th

HEAT MAG EXCLUSIVE: The Rebirth of Andy Pellerano | @AndyRebirth

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Who is Rebirth?

 

Rebirth

Photo credit 1 Vision Production @1visionproduction

The “Heat Magazine” sat down with the New Orleans native; Pastor and Christian Hip-Hop artist, Andy “Rebirth” Pellerano to discuss his trials and tribulations, and who he represents as a leader in a nationwide ministry.  In spite of the adversities of life, Rebirth has a phenomenal testimony of the amazing grace, glory, wrath, and miraculous power of God!

Andy’s roots began in the West Bank region of New Orleans which later sprouted all over the metropolitan area from the Westbank to the Eastbank. His parents are of Latin descent- the mother from Honduras and father from Cuba with Sicilian roots.

“Rebirth” is a Husband, and father of 4 with one on the way. His many accolades include a 2x nominee for a Nola Gospel Award, 2018 Nola Gospel Rap Artist Of The Year and “Church In The Streets” Reality show star that airs on WHNO. Also, he is the President of his national ministry called One Accord.

 

 

 

 

“If I had 300 men who feared nothing but God, hated nothing but sin, and were determined to know nothing among men but Jesus Christ and Him crucified, I would set the world on fire.” ~ John Wesley

Before turning his life over, Andy was a member of The Almighty Latin King Nation. During his teenage years, he experienced the initiation process and his first felony arrest at 13. Eventually, leading to a first-degree attempted murder charge at the age of 17. Andy served eight years and two months in prison. This pattern would continue throughout his life until he submits unto the will of God.

 

Heat Mag: In today’s times,  Why is it so important for our youth to hear your message?

Rebirth:  My message is vital especially for our youth because they are our future. My aim is to give them music that will inspire and create a positive dialogue that will ultimately point them towards evolution! Music that builds up and not break down! Our youth needs the truth and Jesus Christ is the truth, the way, and the life!!!!! (SonicBoom 🔥💥💨)

 

Heat Mag:  What do you feel you offer the music industry that we don’t already have? 

Rebirth:  I offer Truth – the street life perspective. I give you the way out as well! I give you my pain most importantly_ I give the solution! I really lived the life most rappers glorify – so I give them that- only I tell the entire story!!! I’ll tell you about slanging bricks, about friends that died because of it, the jailtime served, and leaving my kids to grow without a father etc.  Many will give you their pride, I speak about my pride that led to my downfall and how it gives you humility that leads to elevation!

 

On December 6, 2011, Andy’s son, Alexander Domingo Pellerano was born. This day would be bittersweet; his beautiful baby boy was born with PKD a terminally ill kidney disease. Prison never changed him. However, this did. This was the broken state when he called on the Lord.

Unfortunately, Rebirth caught another charge, and this would now be his third felony. In a ballgame, three strikes, you’re out. However, in the game of life, three times delivered him! The courts wanted to throw him away, yet God had a different plan! He parted the Red Sea of Louisiana’s judicial system and landed him at White Dove Fellowship where he’s finally healed! Andy is no longer blind, and his spiritual eye is wide open.  Miraculously, in April of 2014, Rebirth completed the program and was married the day of his release!

“I prayed while blind to the indulging dark underworld of New Orleans. I hit rock bottom, I had no choice; but to submit.”

Rebirth knew that the devil and his demons used him, committing senseless crimes was the game, along with worldly hip-hop. Now, he is traveling from state to state, sharing his testimony – both through music and spoken word! He owns a variety of culture that’s heard through his music. His distinctive style delivers soul-penetrating hardcore punchlines. His context derives from a streetlife persona in which he refuses to give the devil ground or glory.

Andy “Rebirth” Pellerano is an Apostle to the streets that have spoken throughout this nation. Also, he ministers to juvenile facilities, outreach programs, along with concerts in high crime areas! His anointed mission is the most requested artist outside of the country!

Heat Mag: If you could collaborate with one artist – living – who would it be or why?  

Rebirth:  Travis Greene,  His song “Made A Way” is so powerful. I feel so connected, and would like to share my testimony with him! That song is my life, I know came from a raw pure place, so making some music like that with him would be awesome!!!

Heat Mag: Which one of your tracks truly defines you?

Rebirth: Found My Way” from “The Warrior Worship” album which is currently on Itunes, and all digital music platforms. You may also find the visual on YouTube.  I dropped this as a joint project with @IAm_Burke. That joint right there is from me to you! Raw truth-real life-real answers.

Heat Mag: Last, but not least, Heat Magazine wants to know what’s your craziest “Where they do that at?!!!  moment 

Rebirth: We went to a secular event in a club to perform a set. We lit it up – in Jesus name _ and left out directly after announcing we would be outside. Immediately the bartender runs after us- in tears – confessing that she was a backsliding Christian and rededicated her life to Christ. Immediately after that, I turn around, only to see some people from my past. I had to apologize to them for some unresolved pain I may have caused. Rappers that gave their lives to Christ were scheduled to perform after us. There were prayer groups going on in the parking lot too.  Suddenly, the next thing you know, the Dj is roiling his equipment out!!! We shut the club down in Jesus name!!! (true story)

Where they do that at???? Wherever Ambassadors Of Jesus Christ Go…….ya heard me!!!

 

Be on the lookout for the rising Evangelist spreading the message of love in a town near you!

Connect on Social Media

FACEBOOK: Personal Page
One Accord Ministries FB Page
Rebirth

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Rebirth

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(NEW HEAT) Breadman – Breadman x Boo Gotti x Aroc – “Supa Hard” (VIDEO)

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

You would be hard pressed to find a harder working artist than Houston’s own Breadman. Breadman has made it his goal to put into motion several of his entrepreneurial projects that serve not only to help him live up to his stage name, but to help put those around him in positions of power. He is diligently building his Hoodkat Music Group imprint and plans to make it a mainstay in urban entertainment. Let’s just say, he has cornered the market on success thus far.

Breadman just dropped the visuals to his newest single entitled “Supa Hard”. It’s sort of a day in the life of Breadman type video, featuring Houston MVPs Boo Gotti and Aroc. The trio are making big plays daily and are helping to shore up the new Houston music scene, while looking to bring it back to its glory days of the 1990’s and early 2000’s. One listen to their music and you understand the term “Supa Hard”.

The video was filmed and directed by one of the South’s emerging video production companies, Anchor Life Films, and is set in Houston, Texas. It showcases tricked out whips and bikes, along with some of Hoodkat Music Group’s finest.

Follow on social media:

@iamdabreadman @a2tfl_boogotti @aroc_scottblk @hoodkat_hkmg @anchorlifefilms713

(NEW HEAT) J Lyric – “Loyalty Over Love”

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

J Lyric is back with another visual off his “Loyalty Over Love” album released earlier this year. This time it’s the video for the title track.

Watch/Comment/Share and follow J Lyric on social media:

Twitter @JASONLYRIC

Instagram @jlyricmusic

(NEW HEAT) Quest the 7th – “#7” (VIDEO)

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Twitter @Qthe7th Instagram @Qthe7th www.ElementMovement.com

Quest the 7th hails from historic Algiers, located on the Westbank of New Orleans. He is becoming well known for being one of the most inspirational and creative modern day music artist and songwriter. In addition, his production style is sought after. He is truly growing into the title of “triple threat”, one he plans to wear well. His style is unrivaled in that his music is traditional, yet influential and is helping to reshape the sound of today’s modern Hip Hop. The visuals for “# 7” were filmed and directed by CRG Films and were just made available on You Tube. It is the first single off of the upcoming “Algiers Chronicles 1.5”, a deluxe edition and a re-release of the acclaimed “Algiers Chronicles” that made its debut in 2017.

One of the goals Quest the 7th hopes to achieve through the release of “Algiers Chronicles 1.5” is to breathe new life into a genre that many contend has become dull, boring and downright unoriginal. Quest the 7th is an original and an epic creator and because of these qualities, he is confident he will be successful in not only changing the current state of Hip Hop, but affecting it positively and creating a lane for talented and like-minded creatives. His ultimate goal is to become known internationally as a Hip Hop innovator, serving as a catalyst for the return of real and intellectual Hip Hop music, fused with mainstays like R&B and Jazz. Quest the 7th has been quite successful in creating timeless art and he looks forward to the future as he continues on that same mission.

“Algiers Chronicles” was released to wide acclaim on August 28, 2017 and is available for purchase and streaming on all major digital entertainment platforms, including iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music, Spotify, and hundreds more. “Algiers Chronicles 1.5” will be released in the near future. For booking, appearances and features, contact Manager Mike Swift at 504-357-7646. For interviews and media inquiries, contact Publicist Arlene Culpepper of MIKODreamz PR via email at mikodreamzpr@gmail.com.

JAYARSON – “Bars With JAYARSON”, Part Uno (Promo Visual)

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

New Orleans super rapper JAYARSON has begun dropping his “Bars With JAYARSON”, a series of promo visuals designed to showcase his dopeness and raw talent. Stay tuned – 2018 is going to be a banner year for the force known as JAYARSON.

Follow @_jayarson on Twitter and Instagram.

(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!

Phreedom Records is headed to the top by way of its CEO Co’Baby

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Resiliency is often the cornerstone of the essence of many men who are born in New Orleans, Louisiana or raised in Detroit, Michigan. It can be a struggle, but also a beautiful thing when one rises above the hardships that can be encountered in both cities. Both cities have economic systems that are often set up for the underdog to fail. Often times it takes a lot more work to taste success.

Meet Corey “Co’Baby” Coleman (or “Co” as he is also affectionately known), CEO and founder of Phreedom Records. Co has quite an interesting history in New Orleans’ entertainment arena – but for as interesting as it is, there are few who have the same pedigree and even fewer who have put in the work and time. And Co is resilient, to say the least. He is the epitome of perseverance and because of that, he will go down in Louisiana music history as one of the architects of its success.

Co’Baby with the phenomenal comedian Sheryl Underwood

This humble soul works tirelessly to make sure his young artists get on. When you meet Co, you’ll notice the humility right away, in that he often fades into the background, until such time he needs to make his presence known – and that he does quite well. It has been said that a team is only as strong as its leader and that for such a leader to be effective, that he must be willing to handle the duties of those he leads, as well as his own. Co definitely does that – from being a master networker, to providing the financial backing to so many, to making his family’s dream of owning and running a premiere label come true, Co is the catalyst to so many fires. His hard work and never give up attitude keep him at the right place at just the right time. The most beautiful thing though, is that Phreedom Records is a family owned business. Co, along with his wife Amy, are working diligently to ensure that Phreedom not only becomes a household name, but an entertainment dynasty.

Co’Baby & Phreedom artist Lucki Lew

Co got his start in the music business when the entity now known as Cash Money was in upstart mode. To say he learned the business from the inside out at a time urban music was really taking a foothold in the South, is a staunch understatement. One of his main goals is for his label’s artists to drop timely, quality music. Co has been responsible for several hits lately, including Lucki Lew’s “My Lil Yeah”, a single featuring standout Tweeday, and “Hotspot”, a fiery (pun intended) club joint featuring Level.

Co’Baby with New Orleans superstar Young Greatness

We recently caught up with Co to talk about his history, dreams and aspirations. We had quite the interesting conversation with him – here’s how it went:

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF.

CO: I’m a God fearing man who loves life, phamily, and I work for what I want out of life.

SINCE YOU’RE FROM THE CUISINE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MEAL?

CO: Well cooked T-Bone steak, no redness showing, and a loaded baked potato

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

CO: Born in New Orleans in 1969. Raised in Detroit.

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

CO: My phamily and my will to help others win is what drives me.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY? WHAT ARTISTS HAVE YOU WORKED WITH AND WHAT PRODUCERS DO YOU WORK WITH?

CO: I started when I was in high school at Henry Ford High School in Detroit, Michigan. I was a back-up singer in a group called the Gigolos. Then I moved back to New Orleans and met Ronald and Brian Williams. We were street guys. After a couple of years we decided to start Ca$h Money. I stayed working for the company for a few years doing the office work, went on the road with them and did Road Manager duties for the artists Lil Slim, PMW, Mr. Ivan, Ms. Tee, Pimp Daddy, and UNLV. Part of being the Road Manager meant driving all of the artists to and from shows. Now I currently work with fire producers Jay Da Menace of HITZ, KC Da Producer, and Nave Monjo for my own label, Phreedom Records. My artists have collaborated with Jay Jones of Young Money, Jay Da Menace, Kango Slim of PNC, Tweeday, Level, Trae of Hyperphyll, and have opened shows for well-known artists like Jacquees, Kevin Gates, Colonel Loud, Z-RO, and Scarface, just to name a few.

YOU HAVE QUITE A RESUME. TAKE US THROUGH A DAY IN THE LIFE AT PHREEDOM RECORDS.

CO: A day at Phreedom…well it’s always what’s next. Who can I work with to get my team noticed, schedule studio sessions, plan promotional trips, travel arrangements, hotel accommodations – constantly on social media creating a public presence, researching and determining the scams from the legit contacts and projects – just constantly pushing.

WHERE CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE PHREEDOM RECORDS IN THE NEXT 2, 5 AND EVEN 10 YEARS?

CO: In the next 2 to 10 years I pray to God Phreedom Records will be a household name that phamilies can relate to, young and old. I want Phreedom to do everything – Gospel, Country, R&B, Hip Hop, Techno, EDM, and Funk. We’ll continue to do charity work and be visible in the community, providing sponsorships and opening outreach centers that helps kids get focused on positive moves in life. And also, continuing to love God and follow his path while growing revenue for all. Our motto is One God, One Love.

EDITOR’S NOTE: It is a great thing to see someone as genuine and positive as the Colemans grow their label (Phreedom Records) and continue to help others. We have known them for a while now and they are always supportive, positive and trying to help the community in any way possible. We are excited at their upcoming projects and we are always happy to see their artists prosper as well.

Follow Phreedom Records:

Website www.phreedomrecords.com

Instagram @phreedomrecords