Super Producer and Songwriter Dj Chose has recently released a project titled “Took Me Forever”. He blesses fans with 17 tracks with features from Fredo Banks, Chubb C, and City 3000. The Texas native has been working a rapid pace and now shares more of his talents for you to hear. He has produced for Kevin Gates, NBA Young Boy, Megan The Stallion, Pee Supreme, Lil Keke, Beat King, and a host of more artists. Listen to his latest and share below:
We all need to loosen up sometime, especially when things are rough or a hard day at work. Houston’s Female artist Pee Supreme has a new song we all need in our lives. She combines her creative Houston flows with a New Orleans bounce flow. “Flex Stretch” should be on the playlist for your daily workouts. Kick off your routine with a little flex, then stretch!
Pee Supreme never disappoints with her bars. She shows off her skills on her new song “Flex Stretch”. Her voice demands your ears to actually listen to what she has to say. This southern chick may be pretty and petite, but her voice and lyrics roars like a lion. If you need something to give you a boost throughout your day, “Flex Stretch” will become your go to song to bring in energetic vibes.
Pee Supreme also releases the remix of her project “Ready”. The Chopped and Screwed tapes and remixes has been apart of Houston’s music culture for years. To this day, it is still an honor to even have your music “Chopped Not Slopped” by OG RON C.
OG RON C had been chopping up tapes for years. In 2001 DJ Screw the founder of the hip hop sub-genre of SCREW passed and OG RON C had a vision of keeping DJ SCREW music alive!
The talented duo THEBROSFRESH has been creating refreshing content for quite some time. Their visuals They created a niche for mixing R&B with some soulful sounds. The Louisiana twins has a new visual to their song titled “Wedding Ring” which on their project “Plan A”.
The video to “Wedding Ring” begins like a cinematic movie. The neon lights throughout the video keep your eyes more attentive to the song itself. As these brothers are dressed nicely with tailored suits, they are greeted by beautiful ladies dressed in fluorescent lining on their clothing. From the old school diner to the old school Cadillac, The Wedding Ring has created several vibes to encounter.
Be sure to check out more of their music by clicking to their website below.
Betrayal could be the worst feeling you can imagine right? New Orleans Westbank’s Daniel Heartless gives us a vivid look in new video titled “Stay 1 Up”. The visual shares his relationship with his girlfriend and the other woman. Daniel gets caught in a jam as his lady finds him with another woman in their home! What a way to get yourself hurt. The song has a direct meaning to it. Don’t be fooled, sometimes loyalty becomes vague. Plus there is no time to waste, but to hustle. Seemed both parties were playing games. No one is modest in this video. And you would have to watch it to see how. Click the link below to watch full video.
Rick Ross became a major figure in the crack cocaine trade in Los Angeles in the 1990s. He was later sentenced to life in Federal Prison. He now devotes his time and energy to assist the younger generation in the communities across the globe. He used to make 2-3 million dollars a day in that line of work. Now he is a well known mentor and plans to be the biggest marijuana seller on the planet.
As Rick Ross is on his third book which is called “21 Keys of Success, shares how he began working with Author Kolie Crutcher. Kolie followed him and his life six months after being released from prison. The book will share struggles, disappointments, joy, and much more. It will help anyone if they abide by the principles shared in his book.
As we know, the artist Rick Ross with Maybach Music, uses him name willingly. The Real Rick Ross says that the artist doesn’t embrace him and show the respect as he should. He has no relationship with Rick Ross and says Rozay denies getting the name from him. He still wishes him the best.
As for prison reform, he will continue to asssist those in need of knowledge and resources. He is a mentor and counsels others on how to strive in the struggles on this planet.
He stated how John Singleton ripped him off from “Snow Fall”. He wasn’t too pleased with it and what’s everyone to know who story that really is.
Freeway Rick Ross describes himself as a black man within struggles as most men. He shares his legacy by moving forward. He keeps growing and become inspired by most who counted him out. His obituary was written about 1998 in a Texas magazine. The article was found the same year he was released. Not only was he not dead but he was able to see within the future. He began to thrive more than many would imagine.
Rick Ross is one man who believes in giving someone a shot in life. It’s imperative to embrace our people and motivate them as well. His energy filled the room during his interview. He shares a different light that gives him a flourishing aspect on life. Despite his past, and actually living it, he still seems humble and a lord willing man. He have other ventures such as working in boxing, having a clothing line, real estate, and more. He shares with some advice to become a critical thinker and believe in yourself.
New Orleans Bounce Artist Ha’Sizzle is the one see live if you need to get loose, let go, and dance. Growing up in the Calliope Projects watching everyone dancing from friends to his mom had him wanting to show out. The wiggles, the shakes, the rump rocking, the swiggles, is what describes Ha’Sizzle’s music. He is also featured on Lil Wayne’s “Funeral” that just released on song “Clap For Em”. He hears his tongue rolls throughout the song. He shares how excited he was to hear it.
He shares his reaction as overly excited seeing Lizzo perform at SNL shaking to his music. He was wrapped into the TV watching not only because of Lizzo but to how the world is getting a taste of Bounce Music and who he is.
Until this day, we listen to the the new and old generations of bounce music equally. It shall never die. We today can hear a song from Magnolia Shorty, Messy Mya, Vockah Redu, Sissy Nobby, as if it was just released yesterday . That sound and creativity never goes gets old. Ha’Sizzle feels artists such as 5th Ward Weebie, Choppa, Soulja Slim, Mannie Fresh, and Big Freedia were ones to pave the way for New Orleans bounce music and its culture. He shares a new project to look forward to called “Church of Twerk” He will be going on tour this April and says to wait for future dates.
Bounce artist Ha’Sizzle talks about his collab with Drake in “Child’s Play” (Views) which is sampled from “She Rode That Dick Like A Soilder”. Ha’Sizzle released the track in 2005, around the same time of Hurricane Katrina. He was overwhelmed to hear the song played over the phone for the first time. He became the first bounce artist to be sampled by Drake!
Ha’Sizzle understands the frustration of New Orleans artists not getting the credit deserved. The city may not get that exposure it’s needed to the complete breakthrough to open up the gates to more success.
“OUR MUSIC IS MAGIC FOR US”
He wants the world to hear the real bounce beat. He is enthused how the culture is being embraced and to be apart of these moments in a major way. His energy is very bright and welcoming. He truly have a passion for what he do as an artist and performer. He shall continue to keep the movement alive with his music.
New Orleans Rap Artist International T has been in the game for some time showing how it is to be authentic in this music world. Breaking barriers and making his name stand alone shows this consistency as an artist.
International T last project “No Lookin 2” gives an overview of his life. His latest singles are “Ballin” featuring Dave East and “”For Real” with Jim Jones. The artist is now joined with Harlem’s Jim Jones and Vamp Life. International shares how Jim Jones took a liking to his vibe and of course, his music.
Looking at his work and how he has been putting his city in a position to be seen, the mind wonders how he isn’t embraced as much. Having a legend such as Jim Jones to work with an artist such as T should allow others and media platforms to share what he is doing. You may ask, well is his music dope enough? International T music is based on his reality. He speaks a different language from most artists in today’s society. He has a humble heart and embrace the truth as he should. As a fan of identity, International will always set himself aside.
International T openly talks about his recent ordeal with the Feds arresting him coming back from his video shot in Jamaica. After listening to his song “Blessed” it’s depicts his tough situation.
Be sure to watch our full interview via YouTube on Nyte Lyfe Lexx page. Don’t forget to subscribe for updates on International T and many more.
This becomes an understatement that The Treme’s Sidewalk Steppers Social Aid and Pleasure Club will have “The Greatest Show In The World”. The Sidewalk Steppers announces their 26th annual second line parade. The starting point was located at New Orleans Jazz an Heritage Foundation. The City of New Orleans grants the group with a permit for their second line, which was held in the 7th ward, the Fairgrounds, Bayou St. John, and Treme. The Sidewalk Steppers are known for giving the people a show and having the best attire as they roll down the streets.
The Members of The Sidewalk Steppers are:
Tyrin Martin, Mark Robinson, Clarence Dorsey, Shelly Landry, Jerry Anderson, Kim Charbonnet, Chris Evangelista, Kiri Barbarin, Demetria Doucet, Brandi Charlot, Mario Lewis, Hollis Burton, Corey Holmes, Rodrick Davis, Sean Martin, Henry Salvant, Deshawn Burks, Ronald Banks, Ronald Marshall, Utopia Francois, Kim Broadnax, Shante Salvant, Erika Gaddies
The Root of Music Marching Crusaders came out to present both King and Queen for their entrance. Hundreds join towards the entrance waiting for The Sidewalk Steppers to begin the show. The second lines can be described as unity within the city of New Orleans. This was a peaceful, fun- filled event that everyone would have enjoyed.
The Sidewalk Steppers united with the Big Six Brass Band which had everyone enthused by their energy from the music. The Sidewalk Steppers disbands at Kermit Ruffin’s Mother-In – Law Lounge on Claiborne Ave. The Steppers began jumping on top of the Kermit’s showing out for the city once again. Hollis Burton, organizer and member of the Sidewalk Steppers since 2015, shares how he became apart of the family. He states how he followed under the Treme umbrella and became in love with their style, the founders, and fact that he grew up near the neighborhood off Conti. Hollis explains what is one of his missions as a Sidewalk Stepper:
” We want to show the younger generation that we are one. It is time to take back our community before it’s too late”
This year the group lost a loving member Chris Envangelista who passed early February . Walking into the Royal Ball, first thing that caught my eye was a human sized cut out of Chris. He meant so much to his Sidewalk Steppers family. Even though it effected them from such an uncertain notice, they continued his legacy by giving the greatest show on Earth! Chris had countless friends who came out in supports. We met a few of his close friends sitting at a table outside of Kermit’s Lounge. They were so sweet and welcoming. As they begin to share stories about Chris, you seen tears of joy. He bought happiness to these people hearts. This was when we noticed that this man had a major impact on his close ones.
The parade was also dedicated to Diane Turner, 5th Ward Weebie, Mama Rose Glasper, Randolph “Mookie” Square, and George “Duffy” Hughes.
Overall, nothing compare to the importance of unity that was displayed this weekend with The Sidewalk Steppers. This second line was filled with thousands of people without any bad occurrences that could have led to end the event early. As a native of New Orleans, watching the people enjoy the dancing and seeing the King and She-King was priceless. This had to be one of the biggest of their time. The way the people smiled, laugh, danced, and praised each other shows how strong our culture truly can be. For others awaiting to visit New Orleans, they should anticipate coming to next year’s Sidewalk Steppers Annual Parades.
The Treme Sidewalk Steppers invited us to their 2020 Royal Gala as they celebrate King Mr. Hiram Smith and She-King Mona Scott-Young at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. February 7th, The gala presented a celebration of culture, commemorating our very rich African heritage. This celebration was given to you “Nola Style” kicking off The Mardi Gras Season. The theme of the gala had a cultural African vibe related to “Coming To America”. This Gala was very formal and would be beyond anyone’s imagination how beautiful this event would be.
The room was filled with so many beautiful people that it became overwhelmed with the greatest energy you can ever possess. We saw TV personality and entrepreneur Phaedra Parks and the beautiful Tami Roman, TV personality and member of Mona’s Royal Court. Their support and presence was very fulfilling to see.
Mona Scott-Young introduces her Royal Court of Queens which are beautiful ladies that are her sisters. She states how not only does some ladies work with her but are also her very close friends. Stephanie Mills, Trevia Williams, Keisha Jack, Tami Roman, Stephanie Gayle, Johnna Lister, Laetitia Anguh, were all apart of showcasing unity as beauty, strength, and becoming lord-willing as women. Sharing moments like these will leave a mark on each of these ladies hearts, as they witness something so powerful, yet beautiful at the same time.
The Royal Gala had the best music where no one was sitting at a table. The entire room was filled with everyone dancing, smiling, and just full of enjoyment. Our New Orleans culture is heavily influenced by music. There were so much joy within the room, you had no choice but to dance!
There were performances by :
Major – Grammy nominated Musician
New Orleans Bounce Artist- Big Freedia
New Orlean’s Rap Artist – Juvenille
New Orlean’s Female Artist – Mia X
As the sponsor of the event, The Mane Choice granted all hair wishes your hair would desire! Everyone was gifted with their “Fro The Culture” BOLD Buttery Gel and the Triple layer Leave-In. The beautiful ladies working with The Mane Choice were great at assisting everyone with all questions on phow to maintain great hair. Their presence and gratitude towards the people was a great thing to see. The CEO of The Mane Choice Courtney Adeleye was present in supports of The Royal Gala. She was stunning in her beautiful gown by MNM Couture, giving us pure African culture and beauty.
We were presented with cocktails and drinks from MYX fusions, Branson Cognac, Bartenura Wines, LVOV Vodka, and more.
There was great support from sponsors Monami Entertainment, Hiram Style, Treme Sidewalk Steppers, The Mane Choice and benefits the Because I Can Foundation, Inc., a non-profit that educates youth based on community needs.
We like to thank Angela L. Young, Dee “The Nola Chic” Hollins and Anita Muhammad, M.Ed for sharing with us about this event! As women working together in unity, we possessed a great time to connect with each other during this weekend of festivities!
Overall, the Royal Gala became a huge success with gathering people from all walks of life in one room. The gathering to kick off this Mardi Gras season was a complete success. The Sidewalk Steppers out for themselves every year with their events for the community to be involved in. What should we expect next year!
As we enter into a new year 2020, everyone should have Mardi Gras this year on their to do list. The beautiful Mona Scott-Young took advantage of experiencing The City of Love by accepting her thrown as She-King Elect. Just in time for Mardi Gras, The Treme Sidewalk Steppers presents “The Greatest Show On Earth”. That became a factual statement of The Sidewalk Steppers. This will be one weekend to remember in the city of New Orleans. Mona Scott-Young is a successful talent manager, film producer, TV personality, and has created her highly rated Love and Hip-Hop franchise.
She also published her book called “Blurred Lines” which shares music and entertainment of her life. Many would see what is on television , but within her book, it becomes more precise with the storytelling from betrayal, love, loyalty, and more. Her long time friend and creative collaborator Courtney Parker get their vision straight and forward to their readers of their new book.
Mona-Scott Young Shares how she became apart of New Orleans from actually coming to the city to get married. A month before the Hurricane ” Katrina” she gets married with her husband , Shaun Young. She shares how they actually opened the city up! Staying in the heart of The French Quarters, to enjoying music hanging outside of their window. Their beautiful all white wedding was at The Dillard Chapel. It took her two years to receive her marriage licences . That left an unpredictable effect on that situation. Mona Scott has been embarked with the Nola Culture indefinitely, now she makes this her home.
With “The Royal Homecoming” Gala on Friday February 7th, they presented She -King-Elect Mona Scott -Young and New Orleans own King-Elected Hiram H. Smith a special night. We spoke with Mona before the Gala and she was so thrilled to be apart of Treme Sidewalk Steppers, a group that preserves cultural heritage within the community. They presents unity, and raises funds by dancing to music that is delivered to their ancestors in Congo Square.
From Mona just traveling back from Ghana, she shares how important it is to embrace our culture back from Africa. She went to Africa with many notables including New Orleans Mayor, LaToya Cantrell. Cantrell officially proclaimed Cape Coast, Ghana “The Sister City” of New Orleans. This embeds so much sisterhood and perseverance at all the same time. She hopes to continue to keep everything united with The Sidewalk Steppers. She says she want to
“continue that connection at the Sidewalk Steppers Royal Homecoming Gala where we all commemorate the majesty of our ancestry and celebrate the magic of women of New Orleans.”
After having Mona Scott-Young learn more about our African history, she was overwhelmed with how much of our culture need to be shared. Coming to celebrate with New Orleans during our Mardi Gras season allows her to feel the energy of the city. The beautiful spirit of the people will grow on The new elected She-King. We look forward to seeing her continue to embrace the culture of our people and the city of New Orleans.
The festivities were made possible by many sponsors that created an amazing weekend:
After receiving a boarding pass to Planes’s NOLA Capsule Launch, we experienced something delightful. The Plane’s Crew creates an amazing collaboration of New Orleans flavor with their designs. The “Where Im From” has been presented in Uptown New Orleans at the Carrollton Streetcar Barn.
New Orleans own Lawrence Parker “Law” Roc Nation’s A&R with Artist Management shares different attributes of the New Orleans culture. One major part of the designs’ theme are the magnolias which Law describes as dignity and beauty. The purple gives a rich tone to the clothing. Law shares via instagram many reasons why New Orleans will always be an unique city in the world.
We were blessed to witness many influential people enjoy themselves in celebration of the new launch. We caught Mayor Latoya Cantrell with open arms. She seemed so thrilled to see such a creative event that was dedicated to the city. Next, the Creole Wild West Indians and Big Chief Howard comes up the street into the street car barn. They are actually the oldest tribe since 1835. Their presence shook the ground as everyone are amazed by their beautiful Indian suits and dances. There was also complementary praline candy, Big Shot cold drinks, and the best king cake you can ever try.
What a superb invite to New Orleans’s cool spot called Bar Marilou. The bar has a well spirited feeling that brings a crowd more in tuned. As you walk up to the bar, you become urged to feel the presence from the bright red light “Bar Marilou” . This bar becomes a hidden treasure with beautiful people around! It is encouraged to come to this bar after work for leisure time or for a one on one conversation with a loved one!
Our invite was extended from our fellow New Orleans blogger/influencer Dee Hollins “Nola Chic” this past week to come check out a bar in the Warehouse District. We would love to thank her for allowing us to enjoy signature cocktails and tasty appetizers with her.
Here we share what we had a chance to try out and our experience:
(Rum, campari, velvet falemum, pineapple, lime)
Nice Citrus taste with sweet pineapple. The rum is very smooth and gives life through every sip.
(Crispy potato, creme fraiche, bowlin caviar)
The crispy taste of potatoes gives taste buds the best feeling. Burst of flavor comes from every bite.
(Oyster, Tasso, Pernod Cream, Mushrooms)
Gives your tongue a pop! Very delicious and becomes indulging every bite!
Entreprenuer Gregoire Tillery began a business venture with just a food truck in 2013 to now having several locations. The New Orleans Own “We Dat Chicken and Shrimp” is known for their delicious wings and specialty items from their menu. Their flavor bursting seasoning has customers happy after every visit! Learning about his new partnerships are also inspriring. He shares how his We Dat’s seasoning is now on shelves of Rouses Grocery Stores and being apart of their recent Super Bowl ads. We also learned that they also has partnered with The New Orleans Pelicans Basketall Team.
Now that CEO Gregoire Tillery manages to have several locations in his city, he raises the bar by adding a new location in the New Orleans East. What makes this location unique is that there will be a drive-thru. We got the chance to visit his newest location as we talk about what he has coming next.
Greg shares how working in the corporate world in the past motivated him into becoming his own boss. It was always instilled in him to hustle and make more money. In high school he had that entrepreneurial spirit by selling snacks on the side. He stated how he sold newspapers to even coffee, he did it all. He continued to strive and kept faith to become a prominent restaurant owner.
What makes his newest location so unique is that the New Orleans East is still affected from Hurricane Katrina from 2015. His new store is in an area that hasn’t fully been occupied since then. Having his We Dat’s in the neighborhood would be a relief for his customers that are always traveling to his farther locations.
Greg’s perseverance and drive throughout his journey has become a major motivation. This interview captures his authentic self, sharing what allows him to continue to move forward. What more can this guy do as we begin the year 2020? Let’s stay updated with his progressions!
The courts favors the community’s request to keep District B’s Cynthia Bailey on the 2020 Municipal ballot. The Courts of Appeals throws out petition against Cynthia Bailey requested by Renee Jefferson-Smith. Realtor Renee Jefferson-Smith argued that the felony convicted candidate should not be considered in this race. The community begs to differ as they have already made their decision as a majority. Bailey should not be penalized for a past mishap when she has done a tremendous amount of work resolving issues in her city. As a native living in District B and sharing her life with the community shows she understands. The community knows this as well. That is why they continue to fight for what is right.
Listen, my story is the same as so many people who live in District B. I made a mistake that I am deeply sorry for. I paid my debt to society. And now, I want to serve because I understand the needs of the District and how to solve neighborhood issues.
Nothing will be stopping Bailey this year as voting resumes this Spring. We are certain she will prevail in protecting her community and making sure she has them in her best interests. To support Cynthia Bailey during her race for District B, you can click link below.
Kansas City Artist Royce J has released his new track “Juugalot” which features Envy P. Not only is he an artist but known as well as an engineer and beat maker. Royce J is an artist under (TME) Tru Muscle Entertainment which is distributed through Master P’s “No Limit Records”.
Royce J and Label mate Envy P shows no mercy with their energy on “Juugalot”. After taking a listen, Royce J has a cool ,collective vibe which is similar to Young Dolph. As for the both artists creating “Juugalot”, both tones are a bit unbalanced for this track. Perhaps another selection of beats and sounds will intwine their collaborations. We highlight their energies throughout the video. The song is unique and make you catch a vibe you can only imagine.
Looking for a different sound from hip hop artists this year? Well have a moment to check out Houston’s artist AssHole In Gold as he applies pressure. He has an EP titled “It’s Asshole” which creates a whole vibe anyone can enjoy. The artists has been influenced the most from the original southern music. You can feel that presence throughout his tracks in “It’s Asshole”.
The EP has seven tracks that gives your ears everything they should need in music. He has features from Chucky Trill on “Register To Carry” and Jui$e Leroy on “For The South”. There is production of the EP by Texaz Tee, Trakksounds,Healthy Habitz, Accent Beats, and Necronam Beatz.
Be sure to listen to his EP including his videos below:
After releasing his latest project “No Lookin Back 2”, Supreme Clientele’s International T releases his video to hit single “Pop That” The video, directed by Shula The Don, captures the artists in his city showing what it is like to be in the city that don’t sleep. The video shot in New Orleans captures the artist at Club Spades strip club.
The video shares International T with his cameo with Jim Jones. The artist actually has joined forces with Jim Jones, becoming a member of Vamp Life. They have a song together called “For Real” you can view below.
“Pop That” is the sixth song on “ No Lookin Back 2” The video begins with an overview of the Mercedes Benz Superdome and the city surrounded. International T, Jim Jones and a hosts of friends enjoy themselves showering the beautiful ladies as they “Pop That” for some real ones. The production of the song has a vibe for you to catch instantly. The video captures every lyrics’ presence from ladies shaking to stacked money being thrown. Be sure to view International T’s new below:
If you never experienced The Vock Fest from New Orleans Bounce Legend, Vockah Redu, then you have yet to see a spectacular concert! Vockah Redu Presents his spectacular festival where he conjoin with artists, each with an unique voice in Houston. Vockah explains how these are artists who he personally enjoys.
This year Vock Fest 5 with have a host of celebrity guests which includes SupaCent, Owner of The Crayon Case, Dawn Richards, and Vincent Powell. There will be a vast variety of vendors, food trucks, VIP sections and services, and much more!
Tickets are on sale and going fast! Reserve your spot now to experience this night:
YD Dooda is a new artist to look forward hearing from. As an artist from New Orleans, he created a name for himself. He describes his name as “Yung Dust” from The Ninth ward’s group “Dusty Money”. He becomes apart of their new yet younger generation of artists. He has been influenced to create music from many hardships which includes deaths of family and closed ones. He uses his pain to express through music. He is currently working on his project titled “Live By The Code” for you to look forward to.
One of his favorite moments of becoming an artists is seeing how his fans and supporters react to his creations. His presence is very cool and his drive cannot be unnoticed. He describes his music as unique and prepares us with his talents.
His creative process is described as a turn up while freestyling and writing new music. YD Dooda shares how collaborating with other artists is something to look forward to. He states how he mainly focuses on working by himself. The New Orleans rap culture can become more supportive. Many artists do not work with each other on a wider scale. This becomes an issue with working with other rappers’ egos that can intervene with collaborations. Hopefully going into this new year, this can progress.
YD Dooda want to be a positive influence to the kids today looking to become an artist. Becoming a role model by default can have artists consider their content to be suitable for all walks of life.
The producer and songwriter BlaqNMild has been creating a total vibe with his music across the globe. BlaqNMild began producing in the late 90s in his studio he created in his home. He mainly produces for the urban culture which includes Bounce Music. He has worked with Drake, Young Jeezy, Juvenile, Big Freedia, Megan The Stallion, and many more. He also has a roster of artists under his label Musical Genius.
The Super Producer shares how his childhood growing up in New Orleans became an impact on the creation of productions. He shares how he has a passion for music but also loves the lucrative career he created. One least favorite part of his career is time and taking sacrifices to make it to another level. His catalog shows how the work ethnic created his brand today.
BlaqNMild shares his experience with working with Drake on hit singles “In My Feelings” and “Nice For What”. Both songs have a massive influence of the New Orleans culture and beat. BlaqNMild gave New Orleans music the opportunity to be shared with a wider audience.
BlaqNMild has worked with Megan The Stallion on the hit single “Ride or Die” which features New Orleans bounce article Vickeelo. He explains how much that opportunity to work with female artists in today’s generation motivates him as well.
Houston Artist Chris Reze has been creating a name for himself for quite some time. With his style of music, Chris has extended the bar that sets him aside most HipHop artists, especially in Houston. His past projects “8893” to “98 Hours” has shown his consistency in creating good feeling music.
Now with his Latest album “Sleep Walk’n Texas Ranger”, he is setting a tone to look forward to in 2020. There are appearances by Smoke Dawg, Keing Rico, Yung Trill, and more. He has tracks such as “Bet I Be”, “Backend”, and “Reasons ” that has its own vibes. The tape is produced by Drum Dummie. He also has Producer E Digitul creating bonus track “Back To Business”. “Reasons” is another bonus track by $G88. The ten track project has a certain vibe to it, more of something with a chilled effect. You can hear how his city influences his craft of work.
Chris Reze has been on tour and we got the chance to see him live in performance in New Orleans December 8th at the House of Blues. He connected with the live band, having one of the most interesting performances this night. He bought out other fellow Houston artists Team Stackz Keezy (TSK) and OG TBoy. The energy between all artists was good to see, sharing their presence while traveling around different cities.
South Park Houston Rap artist DesmoTheCrooked shares how he has a style of his own. Desmo is currently getting ready to give fans more visuals to their favorite songs. He has a video for his single “Too Much” you can view below.
Desmo describes himself as a reality rapper. He create music about what he has experience in real life and what his friends been through as well. Everyone should expect his upcoming projects to have a variety of approaches with its flows and beats.
Desmo The Crooked was not only inspired by himself but by his friends from his neighborhood. His friends been doing music which made him decide to share his talents as well. With them all living life aside each other, why not give the people what Desmo have to show. One of his childhood friends, BG Kenny Lou, who passed away last year, was a major influence.
Be sure to keep up with the artist as he prepares the world with his new music.
Expect all good vibes from Houston female Artist Pee Supreme as she releases a her video “SLIDA” featuring DJ Chose. This is the 6th track from her latest EP titled “Ready”. Pee Supreme is in the holiday spirits as she gifts her fans with a new video on Christmas Eve. What other gift can you ask for?!
Pee Supreme shares a moment with Dj Chose where you can depict strong energy between the two. “SLIDA” is a song to listen to for your lover and/or friend. With the video directed by Thraxx The Shooter, it allows viewers to become apart of the mood Pee Supreme possesses.
Pee Supreme’s style and demeanor charges up as she floats all throughout the video. Her sensual looks with the lyrical presence takes over, which makes her so unique. Pee Supreme had a very productive year with her music. Be sure to expect great things coming into the new year 2020. Let’s start by checking out her new video below:
The Hometown Hero, Trae The Truth, visits New Orleans with Snoop Dogg on the “I Wanna Thank Me” Tour. While he is still on duty assisting helping others, he continue to go hard for fans supporting his music. Trae The Truth has been making a huge impact for his community with his team The Relief Gang. He has the latest album titled “Exhale” and single “Slidin”. He gives updates on his attributes with his impact on Houston, better yet the world.
Trae The Truth discusses what A.B.N. means which is (Asshole By Nature). He also shares how it also symbolizes (Angel By Nature). The Houston artist has done so much within the community that it’s beyond thoughts of what you can think of. With unfortunate circumstances with the weather, a rainy day could literally flood the streets in a second. He advise that the city improves its drainage system so that this can help the rain flows.
While on tour, Trae The Truth manages to continue giving back to the less fortunate. Below you can see him become Santa, brightening children’s smiles.
He gives his city a field day with his week long festivities along with “Trae Day” every year. He has special guests come in supports to give back to the community. You are allowed in the same room with some of your favorite celebrities. Trae Day becomes a great time to network and have fun, especially for the kids.
View Trae’s interview with NolaZine as he discusses more about what to expect in 2020 and more:
I’sis paints the images throughout her music of what she is feeling. I’sis is a female artist with (U.H.B) Unoriginal Hood Baby. The New Orleans artist describes her music as chilled, factual, touching. Her latest song “Ride For Me” is touching many fans and new supporters along the way. She expresses a heartfelt message that becomes relative to many, especially her city. She also gives you more of her style with project “The Come Up”
The unsigned artist states if she was signed to a label, her first priority will be to copyright all of her music. She will invest in her own studio as well. Allowing opportunities to help you grow as an artist is a great asset. She explains how her music becomes relative to to all walks of lives. The pain she shares throughout her music also brings joys as you listen to her voice.
Not only does she has an amazing voice, she establishes eyelash products called “Icy Lash Trap”. Shifting gears with music to business comes natural for I’sis.
Quality over quantity seem to be truly a valid statement with any creative process. Jayarson actually balances that with his music videos and music projects he has created. Jayarson has several albums from “No Effort” to “In The Meantime 2”.
His growth from these projects shares much about his creative process making music. From “No Effort” becoming self explanatory, taking him no time to create. To “In The Meantime 1/2” the growth comes with its content. As a man he matches himself with his music. Not that he doesn’t speak real life into it, but touch social issues. He shares how he became more vulnerable within his craft.
Jayarson depicts his visual to his songs:
“Mirrors” is about details of his self-reflection. It describes his past issues with substance abuse. Also, it shares how he enjoys his family. Reflecting on his owns issues and not blaming anyone for his actions. It reflected him at that very moment of his recording.
The concept of the video was to share no matter what people say, you can resurrect from that. Showing how you can lead by example and burying your own burden. It shows kingship and leadership. Dope Media helped get his ideas to life with the video production.
With his music and and great videos, he was asked if he feel he may be a step ahead within the music industry. He still feel as though he is unappreciated. He get his inspiration from artists from his early childhood who was here before him. His craft may be more advanced then what we are seeing today. If he was a step ahead he shares that he would be at the top of the game right now.
Overall, Jayarson allows his fans and supporters to feel his music even more throughout his visuals. His perspective and message is shared for you can can see how he actually feels. He is reaching for anyone one who can relate to his words. From the young generation to an elderly guy. He want to relate to the real.
There are several hip hop artists that has dope music but DFW Tone sticks out like a sore thumb. The North Houston Rap artist got some exclusive music to grace the planet with. We are convinced he has some magic touches he add when in the booth. DFW Tone has a project called “DFWORLD” that has a collective of raw tracks. DFWORLD is hosted by DJ Young Samm with appearances by Paul Wall and Tre100. His shares his upcoming project “Never February” to expect in 2020.
Tone describes his style as clean, triumphant, witty, and raw. We agree, after a listen to his music, it all becomes relative. We had the chance to see his creative process before in the studio. He is a force to be reckon with. Tone expresses that the people are thirsty for the real. His ability to create, produce, write, actually rap, and sing separates him from other artists. DFW Tone is preparing to control the masses with his music.
When asked how does he feels about independent artists coming out at this moment he feels as though no one artist is “INDEPENDENT” but perhaps unsigned. As far as the Houston music wave, he beg to differ that there is a wave. There is more of an industry pattern for the content people seem attracted to. Tone becomes an “Underdog” and states:
I just can tell I have become more of a diamond in the ruff and that ruff is what the industry hides under what is popular, etc. This forces me into the underdog role.
Expect a bigger DFW Tone more than ever for the year 2020. Expect a productive, effective musical genius. View Tone’s music below:
New Orleans has a secret weapon ready to explode the streets. Uptown New Orleans Rap artist Junior Montana has come to the front line to hold the torch for his city. With his straight forward demeanor and mean lyrics, he amazes anyone who listens to him. He has his latest track titled “Right Time” which is a New Orleans bounce song.
He expresses how he is going to be up next in New Orleans to make it pop on the music scene. Junior compares his come up as Lil Wayne did.
I’m The New King of South. Tell T.I. Im not asking for that. I’m taking that.
He feels that artist today just rap with no substance. He states they need to reflect off some throwback hip hop music and learn versatility and structure. Junior seems very certain about this claim of becoming The King of The South and ringing the alarms for everyone to hear.
His music is inspired by artists such as Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy. His style and flow is not distinctive in his opinion. He has am selective melodies where he tap into any genre he likes. He becomes versatile with his sound.
“I don’t write, so it becomes a quick process. I’m like 15 minutes with a verse. In like 2 hours a song is complete. I have a crazy thought process.”
Junior Montana has a video entitled “Reloaded” which he says is self explanatory for himself.
“That’s to let them know I got the flavor like the Hot Boyz”
Junior Montana shares how he hasn’t done any collaborations due to no other artists reaching out. He does state how he would not mind working a few local artists such as Da Kannable, Weed Junkie, Max P, and Jay Jones.
Junior is an artist who is a realist within his lyrics. He stress that he do not talk anything fabricated and speak to the streets. Some artists lose their their identity by rapping about what’s not true. Junior wants the world to know he is next up and expect his wave to hit hard.
Lucky Johnson had a great year within his filming career. Being featured in three big screen movies this year, he continues to break barriers in the film industry and the city of New Orleans. Now you can currently see him in theaters in “Queen and Slim” “Semper Fi” and “Black and Blue”. Lucky learned the fundamentals of acting at the age of eleven. Wearing several hats as a director and an actor, he began with his first movie “Block Party” to his first breakthrough movie “Contraband”. Lucky shares how the growth from his beginnings until now becomes a blessing.
Lucky Johnson has been in several movies such as:
Queen and Slim
Black and Blue
Carter & June
Preacher, and many more
He ventured into his own business, The Lucky Johnson Production and Studio. It provides acting classes, theatre, community center, several activities for the youth and homeless. Lucky also also individuals to volunteer at his studio in exchange of acting classes. This drives the youth and people inspired, to work with him even more. Being an entertainer most of his life gave him the idea to share with others who want to work in film. There is opportunity and motivation shared throughout his city with the work he commits to.
As an entrepreneur, Lucky Johnson inspires others to keep consistent and stay positive throughout their journey and success in film:
“Stay true to yourself, go to acting class, be authentic, and work in your purpose.”
New Orleans has been known for its music, food, and its culture for many years. Fashion has also become a major gateway for the locals to express themselves. The Loyalty Club has surfaced and now making its way worldwide. From Pro football players to your local talents, they have established a brand that speaks for itself. Blizzy and Jarroid are the owners of The Loyalty Club. With mutual friends throughout their childhood, they became acquainted. They then became business partners where a dynasty was created. The Loyalty Club started in 2015. Located Uptown on Fulton Street of New Orleans, it reflects their brand and lifestyle.
Not only is The Loyalty Club about clothing, it’s about the culture. They cater to music as well. They have a record label called The Loyalty Club Sound. They have artists where they broadcast talents and style. They also tapped into Real Estate, showing how young entrepreneurs can thrive in the city. Blizzy states “We going to be the biggest in the game.”
Club Ties which is their docu-series hosted by Matt Fresh shines light on entrepreneurs and creative people in New Orleans. They are sharing the vibes for the world to see. You can check out the first season on YouTube. There are appearances by G4, Maxx P, B Fresh, and Greg Monroe, former NBA basketball player of the Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks , Raptors, and more.
The New Orleans culture influenced their brand in a major way. They are here in the city showing how you don’t have to leave to share its culture of the city. They received a partnership with New Era, creating a line of hats that reflects their brand. The owners share how support comes a long way. They give back to community back sharing their entrepreneurial process with high school and college students. They share how you can become your own boss with education. They give creatives the opportunity to show their craft. Being open minded to young individuals and sharing their thoughts keeps everyone coming over to their shop.
There clothing has a fresh, cut look where individuals can express themselves through their clothes. The goal is to keep ownership. Some may become big and forget where they may come from. Keeping the light shined on the influencers is second nature for Blizzy and Jarroid.
Be sure to check out their dope clothing line and music they bring upfront to the world:
Audiology is the science of hearing, balance, and related disorders. Dr. Lana Joseph Ford is an Audiologist from New Orleans who help others with impairments dealing with hearing and speech. She is also the owner of Higher Level Hearing. She created her business to assist with children and adults with these concerns.
Her inspiration comes from childhood memories of being bullied as a child because of her own speech impairments. She suffered for nearly eight years with this disorder. It took only three months of speech services in schools to become completely healed. She stresses early intervention for the young. With her experience with these disorders, it helped her turn this into a business.
She services with hearing aids, tests, evaluations, and rehabilitation. She works with several audio engineers for musicians. She assist with long term hearing issues by consulting with hearing aids and devices.
Doctor Lana has been featured in Forbes, discussing her attributes as an audiologist. She speaks about getting an annual checkup with any hearing issues. She assist with professional services for lawyers and doctors. As far as speech issues, she gives advice to read aloud in the mirror and practice speaking.
An in the ear device helps pump sound and works as a speaker to help with performances on stage. It helps with song quality and artists hear more clear. This becomes very important while in concert. She becomes Drake’s Audiologist and shares how she loved working with the OVO team. She states how it was a great experience and how he became a patient instantly! Working with Drake becomes a highlight of her career. Being able to assist celebrities with their audio performance was a pleasure.
Dr. Lana shares how entrepreneurship and your education equals to financial freedom. She cares to help with sharing her process as a successful Audiologist. She helps with the community by providing services throughout schools, donations, community health fairs, holiday parties and more. Her next goal is to provide a scholarship program. Be sure to follow this beautiful spirited woman by connecting through her social media outlets and more.
A fitness trainer is someone who leads, instructs, and motivates individuals or groups in exercise activities, including strength training, and stretching. They work with people of all ages and skill levels. The creator of “Earn That Body” Moe Flippen and his beautiful wife, Britt Flippen has dominated the fitness game in New Orleans for a minute now. They helped so many to become the best they can be!
Before sitting with Moe, we received a tour of his new location in the seventh ward which includes a fit child care, full juice bar, vegan food truck, full wax salon, nail tech, and even a therapist. This is all on site, which allows clients to have confidence and the assistance during their workouts. This becomes the one stop shop for anyone needing these services.