Posts Tagged ‘Written by Dion Norman’

Heat Exclusive: Reem of 0017th Latest and Greatest

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Hollygrove wordsmith Reem of 0017th shares an inside look of Currensy’s Pilot Talk Trilogy Tour. The New Orleans rapper recently released his “B4 I Talk My Shit” mixtape and has a new visual on deck. In the meantime, check out the west coast tour vid here:

Stream audio of V.I.P. here:

Reem told the Heat Magazine “I’m focused on maximizing my potential in 2018, just maximizing our potential period.”

The Heat Magazine: What are your immediate plans for 2018?

Reem: I plan on traveling and finalizing good business ventures. I plan on doing everything I said  I was going to do.

The Heat Magazine wanted our readers and 0017th fans to know the latest and greatest activity taking place with the 0017th emcee.

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Heat Exclusive: Meet Super Producer BlaqnMild

Saturday, May 9th, 2015
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Relentless pursuit of man’s greatest dream describes the demeanor of New Orleans eclectic producer, BlaqnMild.

If you’ve been following rap music in New Orleans and around the globe, you’ve heard the famous tag, “BlaqnMild you a genius” in the background of several blossoming artists such as 89 Boys, Partners N Crime, Lady Dahlia, Calliope Var, Devious, Skip & Six Ward Pook, Detroit, and many more.

Anchoring hip hop in its incumbent form as well as creating the “beat” for bounce legends Big Freedia and the late Magnolia Shorty, Adam “BlaqnMild” Pigott stays on his grind.

As a result, he’s been busy making major moves with music mogul Master P.  Blaq has produced a plethora of hits with the “colonel” including a surprising collaboration “Power” featuring Lil Wayne, Master P, and Money Mafia of No Limit Forever.

In the midst of all these accolades, BlaqnMild has created solo projects along the way. One of his earlier singles, “Birthday” featured Princess of Crime Mob.  From there, he went on to produce hits such as “Favorite Girl”, “Let Me Find Out”, “You Sleep Out Here feat Kevin Gates”, “Booty Bop”, “UptownDowntown” and more.

As the professional culture of hip hop calls BlaqnMild in to work earnestly, he returns with his new single, “Feel Special”. Check it out on soundcloud.

HTTPS://m.soundcloud.com/blaqnmildthegenius/special

 

 

 

 

 

HEAT EXCLUSIVE-Louisiana Hip Hop Undeniable in 2014

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

In a state where talent is plentiful, it is easy to miss out on some of the musical gems created in Louisiana. The Heat Magazine wanted to consolidate a few of the undeniable musical treats that we were blessed with in 2014. In no particular order, be sure to check out the body of work presented in this feature article.

 

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Kevin Gates “By Any Means” took the nation by storm and served as a precursor to his global tour. #IDGT

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Line Dance and Two-Step owes so much to Cupid. Cupid’s
“Wham Dance” rocks audiences with the assistance of Mystikal and WQUE’s mixologist DJ Ro.

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When Hollywood Hatch aka Boosie Bad Azz touched down, he showed the world alongside his rhyme partner Webbie. This mixtape cements his return.

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Devious links up with Kevin Gates over a BlaqnMild banger.  This “You Sleep Out Here” collaboration was unexpected, flooded radio,  and continues to resonate. Many feel the remix is even better. Devious also released “Life Is What You Make It” which is produced by Cise HD. Check ITunes for singles and remixes.

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Lil Cali aka Cali Pachino returns with another banging mixtape featuring Young Dolph, Mouse, Kevin Gates, Wale, Juvenile, and more. The Travis James/UTP artist continues to flourish.

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Juvenile shakes things up and reconnects with Cash Money/Rich Gang/YMCMB on a new deal and a new single thus far.

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On a Niyo/S-80 Track, the seventh ward emcee, Young Greatness, makes noise and lands a deal with Atlantic. “Buku” was a 2014 collab banger that flooded radio.

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In the midst of celebrating the release of Boosie, Webbie returns with a 12 cut banging mixtape. Trill Entertainment is on the move.

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As the world impatiently waits for Carter V, Weezy and Flow drop an ambient banger. The world wants C5. The Heat will keep you posted as more news becomes available.  Flow also has a new hit, “I Do”, produced by Niyo of Flight School featuring Nino Wavey.

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Super New Orleans producer BlaqnMild links up with the Colonel Master P, Ace B, Calliope Var, Popeye, Romeo, and more. No Limit Forever is forever it seems. Search Youtube for new hits like “Bout it, Bout it” and “Fast Money”. Under the new moniker, “Money Mafia”, this Nola squad is on deck for 2015.

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Fiend is one of the hardest working artists in the game. With hits like On My Job, Lil Ghetto Boy, and more, Sleepy Jones stays on the grind dropping bangers and collabs. Visit fienddigital.com for his latest releases.

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Luca Brasi 2 picks up where Luca Brasi left off. Kevin Gates does it again. The world will eventually hear an Atlantic album but in the meantime the Heat Magazine suggests our readers enjoy his current body of work.

Although there are several artists in Louisiana, the Heat Magazine highlights a few of the artists who have taken it up a notch in 2014. Stay tuned for follow up coverage on the musical mecca known as the “Boot”. Atlanta artists are noteworthy as they have stayed consistent all year. From the looks of it, Louisiana is back on fire. 2015 will be an intriguing year in urban music.

 

 

 

 

HEAT MUSIC ANALYSIS FEATURE: Mystikal Pays Homage To The Godfather of Soul with single, Hit Me

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Mystikal Pays Homage To The Godfather of Soul with single, Hit Me

Elements of hip hop represent a synthesis at its best. The way of life we love to bask in is a scaffold starting with archetypical musicians that were born in the 19th and 20th century. Although naysayers sometimes attempt to shun the foundational fathers of African American urban music, it’s merely an impossibility to separate the model embedded within us from the earliest soul and funk records.
James Brown, an American icon and trendsetter truly earned his moniker, “The Godfather Of Soul”.
Years later below the Mason-Dixon Line, New Orleans gave birth to “The Black Prince Of The South”.
So what’s the point?
The energy level first seen in our legendary superstar Brown manifested within “the man right chea”: Mystikal. His unique voice accompanied by New Orleans heavyweight producers Cise (Precise) and KLC fused smoothly with his repetitive ability to leave listeners and audiences in awe with catchy, comical tongue-twisting lyrics.
After years of success starting with Big Boy Records and No Limit Records, Mystikal is back on the scene.
So what’s this article about?
Mystikal’s ability to not only indirectly emulate the “Godfather of Soul” while still maintaining his uniqueness and originality, but his accountability as a creative. If one is really a hip hop connoisseur, then he will always pay homage to the roots of his craft.
Mystikal does a great job in representing and honoring the late James Brown with a KLC produced single, “Hit Me,” earning him a spot on the Rolling Stone Top 100 songs list of 2013.
The Heat Magazine wanted to point out this foreshadowing single as the world gets a closer look at the life of James Brown in the newly released blockbuster film, Get On Up. Be sure to check out the film and educate yourself on Brown who was a gem in American Music.
Check out Mystikal on Hit Me with the link below:
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http://mixmatters.com/songs/mystikal:-hit-me

Is this James Brown reincarnated? Well James Brown did say he can “Dig Rappin'”

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 http://www.youcaring.com/other/bring-mac-home-/152427
Additionally, Mac “The Lost Tapes” is available online. Therefore, each purchase helps Mac. Download here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-lost-tapes/id835018108
In an effort to “bring an innocent man home”, The Heat Magazine wanted to make our readers aware. Free Mac!

Fiend Performing Live In Birmingham On 4th Of July

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

An all-black party will take place on the fourth of July featuring Fiend aka International Jones. Skreg, Sunny Blakk and View Mobb will also perform. Doors open at 8 p.m. The venue is located at 2726 Pearson Avenue. For more information follow Fiend on twitter at https://twitter.com/FIEND4DAMONEY or call Reggi at 205-240-1374. The Heat Magazine wanted our Alabama readers and surrounding areas to be aware of this event. Capital F.I. says, “I’m performing all my hits.” Feel free to leave a comment if you catch the power-packed performance by the world-renowned rap star from New Orleans.

Mia X Unveils New Restaurant in New Orleans East

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Wisdom from your grandmother can always calm the beast and ease the pain. Lately, the iconic female rap star Mia X, has been busy with her “TeamWhipDemPots” movement. Ranging from her self-written cookbook “Things My Grandma Told Me, Things My Grandma Showed Me” to the newly found restaurant/bar “Starz and Food and Spirits and TeamWhipDemPots” located at 10711 Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans, Mama Mia is providing an atmosphere that accentuates the heart of New Orleans culture. Be sure to stop by during Essence Festival if you’re coming in town to enjoy the excitement. The Heat Magazine wanted our readers to be in the know because Mia X is on the brink of something great in the Crescent City. For more information, follow Mia X on twitter at https://twitter.com/TheRealMiaX.

Heat Exclusive: New Orleans Gives Birth To Female Rap Artist G Baby

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

 

 

 

In life, we are often blessed with one great talent per family. Other times, the lineage reproduces itself. In New Orleans, a city rich in musical and cultural history, it gives birth to several creatives. Particularly, The Heat Magazine is honored to share the story of “G Baby” with our readers. She represents and continues a musical legacy started by her father, Warren Mayes. Mayes, a New Orleans rap pioneer and club promoter, was instrumental in the development of the hip hop and bounce scene in New Orleans. Years later, the world is blessed to hear from “daddy’s little girl.”

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The Heat Magazine: How long have you been rapping?

G Baby: I started at the age of 13.

The Heat Magazine: What type of artists inspire you?

G Baby: My inspiration comes from my father Warren Mayes who was known as a legend of bounce music. His number 1 hit record, “Get It Girl” in the early 90’s paved the way for me. After being around the industry, I decided that’s what I wanted to do.

The Heat Magazine: What’s your vision as an artist?

G Baby: As an artist I would like my fans to look at me as a young professional who worked hard to get where I am today. I want people to know my work all over the United States.

The Heat Magazine: What’s the title of your hottest single?

G Baby: The title of my hottest single is ”Get it Girl”. It’s a new version. It’s taking off on radio. My inspiration behind the remix is to let the ladies on their grind know to get it by any means.

The Heat Magazine: What separates you from other female artists?

G Baby: I’m not trying to be like any other artist. My flow is natural and laid back. I keep it 100.

The Heat Magazine: What are some of your hobbies?

G Baby: Some of my hobbies are playing basketball, performing, shopping, rapping, and being a wonderful mother to my 2 year old son Cash.

The Heat Magazine: Describe your style.

G Baby: My style is my own. I am myself. I’m original. I thank all older females that paved the way. I have performed at most of the clubs in New Orleans and surrounding areas.

The Heat Magazine: Tell us about some experiences between you and your father.

G Baby: My father was a hardworker and whatever he did, he gave his all. Watching him made his daughter want to grind even harder and respect the hustle.

The Heat Magazine: How has living in New Orleans impacted your life and music?

G Baby: Living here in New Orleans makes you want to strive hard, work hard to make it in life. We are at the bottom of the map and some people feel that way about New Orleans people.

The Heat Magazine: Do you feel any pressure to walk in your father’s shoes as an artist?

G Baby: No, but I am thankful my father opened up doors for me.

The Heat Magazine: Education: How important is it? Did it affect your music career?

G Baby: Education is number one. Without knowledge, you have nothing. My music didn’t affect my schooling because I knew school had to come first.

The Heat Magazine: Community: How do you feel about it? How will you help?

G Baby: My community is still continuing to rebuild from Hurricane Katrina. I would like to be able to give back to the people who need it.

The Heat Magazine: Share something with your fans that only you could.

G Baby: Something I want my fans to know is to be true to yourself and keep God first. Prayers go up and blessings come down. Believe that.

For more information, contact Dion Norman at itsdevious@yahoo.com. Contact G Baby on Twitter @ https://mobile.twitter.com/G_Baby_4life

For booking contact 225-933-6716. Additional information contact @dreammgmt on Twitter.

 

New Internet Radio Show:THE HOT BOY RADIO SHOW by DJ Cise HD

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Tune in and check out raw music and latest hits.   Renowned producer/deejay Cise launches a new show in conjunction with KCRR radio owned by Charlie Martin.  Online radio show such as this is a big victory for New Orleans artist and rap industry within the Crescent City.

Choppin’ It Up With D.J. Slash (Part 2)

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Check out the rest of the interview with D.J. Slash – we pick up with him speaking on violent crime in New Orleans:


The Heat Magazine: What’s your point of view on violence in New Orleans?

D.J. Slash: It’s out of hand and it’s self genocide within our own communities. No amount of police presence will curb the problems of inferior education systems, poverty, unemployment, the so called war on drugs and effects of Willie Lynchism.

The Heat Magazine: The Heat understands you are a true hip hop enthusiast, how does that affect you as a deejay/producer?

D.J. Slash: A Producer brings out the best in an artist. So, I look to bring out the best in myself whenever I’m at a house party, seafood broil, family reunion, on stage, or crafting beats from a sample or an original composition.

The Heat Magazine: Do you agree or disagree with the over saturation of self produced and self engineered music releases by young artists?

D.J. Slash: I disagree, but the best way to learn is from failure.

The Heat Magazine: What’s your take on relationships and being in show business?

D.J. Slash: Whomever you’re in a relationship with has to fully overstand what their getting into and the person they”re dealing with. Me personally, I don’t feel the need to whip my feet with that, to get in or through the door.

The Heat Magazine:Where are you originally from?

D.J. Slash:I was born in the city of lost angels and moved back to Louisiana when I was 4 years old. I had family from the 7th, 9th, 3rd and 1.5 wards. I was raised on the West Bank and DJ’d on both sides of the river.

The Heat Magazine: What are your other hobbies?

D.J. Slash: Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, reading African American History and chess.

The Heat Magazine: What’s your favorite dish?

D.J. Slash: Chicken, crawfish & shrimp fettucini or baked fish.

The Heat Magazine: If you could inspire change musically, what would be one of the main areas of focus?

D.J. Slash: The music, I try to bring more feeling and being soulful into what I do. A more organic a breathable type music.

The Heat Magazine: What’s your favorite piece of music gear?

D.J. Slash: My ASR-10

The Heat Magazine: Do you play any instruments?

D.J. Slash: Drums, Bass & Keyboards.

The Heat Magazine: Any other things you want to share with our readers?

D.J. Slash: I have music posted on www.myspace.com/ADJNAMEDSLASH,www.SoundCloud.com/ADJNAMEDSLASH,

www.facebook/D.J.SLASH/. For Booking or Production information, contact me at 504.491.0660. PEACE and Blessings, GOD Loves!

For more information contact Dion Norman at itsdevious@yahoo.com. You can check out Part 1 of the interview with D.J. Slash here: http://theheatmag.com/choppin-it-up-with-d-j-slash-part-1/