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The New Era Of Hip Hop In New Orleans

In the city of New Orleans, professional music artistry has been a major vocation of choice. Whether one would think of Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Dave Bartholemew, The Neville Brothers, The Funky Meters, Master P, Fats Domino, The Battiste Brothers, Allen Toussaint or the Marsalis family, it’s clearly evident New Orleans is a mecca for music.

The world knows the aforementioned plus many more including Mannie Fresh, Lil Wayne, Mia X, Juvenile, Soulja Slim, B.G. Mac, Fiend, The Ghetto Twiinz, Partners N Crime, UNLV, and countless other great creatives. In the late 80s through the early 2000’s, New Orleans found dominance in the music industry. Single after single, EP after EP, album after album, New Orleans became a “Hitsville” below the Mason-Dixon.

Now we are here in the 21st century. As times evolve, new creatives are born. The Heat Magazine wanted to keep our readers in the know as it relates to the new era of hip hop in New Orleans. Although some music critics would create a discussion as to whether the new generation can walk in the footsteps of the classic era, the heirs of Nola hip hop continue to make their mark. So who are they?

In part they are:  Jay Jones (son of Jay-Dawg of Black Menace)

Young Juve (son of Juvenile), Lil Soulja Slim (son of Soulja Slim)

TY (son of BG),  Jakk Jo (son of Mia X)

Neno Calvin, Jay Arson, Junior Montana, Money Makin Tricky (little brother of UTP Skip), Micheal Orleanz (little brother of Full Blooded), Amber Stone, Jazzysonola




The New Era Of Hip Hop In New Orleans

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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