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Heat Exclusive: New Orleans Rap Artists Are On The Move

2015 leading into 2016, New Orleans urban artists are active as ever. Eclectically, rap artists from the “Big Easy” gain steam on a national scale with reputable releases.
The Heat Magazine documents the current work and releases of a few of these Nola artists that have offered significant bodies of art for our readers to enjoy.
What makes these artists different? Each artist has a distinct sound and style. From lyrics to music, all of these artists are unique in their own way.
What makes these artists similar? The hustle mentality and New Orleans culture is evident in their music.
The Heat Magazine wanted to highlight the efforts of these artists as they complete a mission without even recognizing it. New Orleans hip hop roster is back with an energy that should account for several great songs and albums in the next few months and years.

Leading the way is Curren$y with his new album “Canal Street Confidential” feat the hit single “Bottom of The Bottle” featuring Lil Wayne and August Alsina. Curren$y doesn’t stop there. He goes on to link with Future, his homie Wiz Khalifa, K Camp, Lloyd, Ty Dolla Sign, Fiend, and Corner Boy P. Curren$y has something for the multi-audience to vibe to.


Canal Street Confidential (Deluxe) by Curren$y

Next up is S-8ighty and his radio/club hit “Halfway” which recently released on Universal Republic. This single has been covered by brass musicians, violinists, and has become a mainstay. Zero to 60 Entertainment, S-8ighty, and Good Money Global continue to release good music for all crowds to enjoy.


Halfway – Single by S-8ighty

Then, we have Young Greatness with “Moolah” produced by Jazze Pha making headlines as a hit and artist to watch. Young Greatness has been busy dropping jewels with Wale’ and several other notable national artists.

Young Greatness-Moolah
Young Greatness-Moolah

Moolah – Single by Young Greatness

Remaining consistent in 2015, Devious returns with a full length album,”Against All Odds”, produced by Cise HD, Niyo of Flight School, and BlaqnMild, featuring the hits “This Life That I Lead”, “Can’t Imagine Myself” feat Kango Slim, “You Sleep Out Here” feat Kevin Gates and “Take The Pain Away” feat Christian Radke. This album is clean from start to finish, musically definitive, and an easy listen for all audiences.

Devious "Against All Odds"
Devious “Against All Odds”

Against All Odds by Devious

Hollygrove Keem and Jay Jones of 0017th hook up with Fetty Wap on “The Zoo” and gain national attention with their collaboration. The beat and lyrics will bring a crowd to the floor or the trap.
Following, they released a hot anthem paying homage to Leonard Fournette. The single made its way to LSU stadium.


The Zoo (feat. Fetty Wap) – Single by Hollygrove Keem & Jay Jones

Sess 4-5 returns with a radio/club hit “Breakfast in Bed” and remains consistent featuring Detroit, 6 War Pook, and Young Sino. Sess 4-5 continues to serve the audience with engaging sounds and feel good music.


Breakfast in Bed – Single by Sess 4 5, 6 War Pook & Young Sino

Dion Norman is a professional music artist/journalist from Louisiana. Norman is an urban music enthusiast and has been writing since the mid 90s. He is also a stakeholder in the newly found New Orleans Union For Entertainment which is a new resource provider for New Orleans artists and businesses as well as a collective. For more information, feel free to email him at


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