Hip Hop artist and lyricist, Y.N.X.716 is a classic throwback artist, who brings a refreshing style of throughout provoking lyricism and effortless flow to his art. The feelings of nostalgia are all enjoyably familiar as the artists distinct musical vibe, leaves listens far and wide loving his music.
Hailing from Buffalo, New York, the artist has been creating music for the best part of fifteen years, perfecting his signature style in addition to collaborating with some highly reputable underground artists such as Eto, Daniel Son, Kool G Rap, and Conway The Machine from Griselda records.
His musical work has also not gone unnoticed by the industry. With various taste makers showing significant support including the likes of:
Sirius Xm and Shade45, where he has had a variety of songs on frequent rotation and has also appeared on Shade45 live.
It’s been a while since we had a chance to speak with veteran New Orleans rapper OG JLyric. We recently caught up with him so we can catch up. We learned what he’s working on and what’s next up for this incredible entertainer.
THE HEAT MAGAZINE: So what have you been up to since the last time we had the opportunity to interview you?
OG JLYRIC: Just working on my craft releasing a few freestyles here and there until I drop my official single “2 Fronts” coming soon.
THE HEAT MAGAZINE: You have such an interesting history in rap music. For our readers who may need a refresher, how did you get your start in music?
OG JLYRIC: I’ve been a fan of music my entire life. I really studied the OGs of New Orleans like UNLV, PNC and artists like that who were successful from as far back as I can remember. UNLV embraced me when I was young and really gave me the game and confidence I needed to move forward.
THE HEAT MAGAZINE: You’ve done quite a few features with some of the biggest names in entertainment. What’s up next for you?
OG JLYRIC: What’s next is my new single “2 Fronts” produced by. EV I’m really excited about this record and I can’t wait for the people to hear it.
THE HEAT MAGAZINE: How did you come up with the concept for your recent freestyles?
OG JLYRIC: I was in the crib bored actually, so I got of the lazy boy and called Cas Major lol
THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What projects/singles are your currently preparing to debut?
OG JLYRIC: My new single “2 Fronts” and my new album “I Can’t Make This Up”.
MIKODreamz PR is excited to announce our representation of one of the most talented lyricists on the planet! Check out the article from The Heat Magazine and stay tuned for much more press in the coming week(s).
You’d be hard pressed to find a lyricist more experienced or more dope than Ninth Ward original Koan Kenpachi. Born and raised in New Orleans, Koan has become a staple in rap music.
He recently dropped “Weirdo”, the first single off his upcoming EP “Supremium”. If you’ve ever heard Koan, then you know the power behind his music. His lyrics are quite impressive and his delivery is impeccable.
The song is available for download and streaming anywhere music is sold. Visuals are available on YouTube.
Fre$h is back with his first single/visual, “Yea Yeah” off his upcoming album #NothingChangedButTheName which drops December 3rd.
“When I thought about the video for this song I was instantly upset that my Porsche got totaled and wouldn’t be able to get a cameo. I reached out to my boy, Matt Leblanc, who owns a dealership with a bunch of old school Porsche’s and he allowed me to capture scenes there. I came up with the idea to stage a robbery using the concept from the movie “Point Break” wearing ex-president masks and to keep it fun we went with nerf guns instead of actual ones. With this being one of my favorites off the album and the first single it has to set the tone of what’s to be expected. #NothingChangedButTheName”-Fre$h
One of New Orleans’ best kept secret is rapper Black Troy. This Uptown Third Ward lyricist is definitely one who won’t fade away any time soon. His most recent offering, “Earned My Stripes”, is an unforgettable multi-track project that is definitely one of the best to come out of the Crescent City in quite some time.
While Black Troy has made quite a splash in the Down South music scene via his R33ltalk 3nt imprint, if you ask him of his greatest accomplishment, he will likely tell you it is being a proud father of seven boys and one girl. He works hard to make sure his children are successful in life, with him instilling in them great values. They also motivate Black Troy and that enables him to pursue his dreams without end, with hopes they will follow suit. You’d be hard pressed to find such an impressive entertainer as Black Troy. He spends a large majority of his time supporting his sons’ football careers, as well as mentoring youth and motivational speaking.
Make sure you add “Earned My Stripes” to your playlist!
The great Erykah Badu once said, “I planned my success. I knew it was going to happen.” And so it is with New Orleans, Louisiana artist/songwriter/entrepreneur JAYARSON.
JAYARSON is one of the most hard-working rappers of our time. And he is known for consistently dropping projects. His new EP entitled “Hold Us Down” just dropped to wide acclaim. The EP may only offer 6 tracks, but it is a masterpiece in and of itself. He is constantly putting in work and is one of the most sought after featured artists in the South. You can’t write the story of modern Down South rap without including JAYARSON. He is undeniably an icon.
The EP is available for download and streaming on all digital platforms.
“THE SONG “YEA YEAH” WAS ORIGINALLY A FREESTYLE MELODY. I WAS INTENDING TO GATHER THE FLOW BEFORE I CRAFTED MY WORDS BUT AS I WAS FREESTYLING I SAW RODNEY’S REACTION AND THE WORDS WERE SO CLEAR SO WE DECIDED TO KEEP IT AS IS. I NORMALLY “OVER RAP” SO THEY SAY THIS WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TIMES I LAID BACK ON THE BEAT AND JUST VIBED WITHOUT MY NORMAL PUNCHLINE & 4-5 SYLLABLE RHYME SCHEME. THE ENERGY OF THE SONG IS WHAT MAKES IT AND THE TRANSITION AT THE END SEALED IT FOR ME.” – FRE$H
Fre$h is back with his first single, “Yea Yeah”, off his upcoming album, “Nothing Changed But The Name”, which is set to drop at the end of the year. Stay tuned for the official video dropping Friday September 24th and his follow up single titled “High Hills” Friday October 1st.
Georgia native Steelo Steezy is quite an accomplished music artist and entrepreneur. He was born in Douglasville, Georgia and raised in the music mecca Atlanta. He began his music career in 2015 and at the young age of 21, he was signed to Freebandz by Future himself. Since the age of 7, it was written in stone that Steelo Steezy would become a success. Through his vision, dreams and hard work, Steezy is destined to become one of the most influential artists of his generation.
His most recent offering is a video to his single, Cartier Jeans. The song gained a lot of traction once released. Cartier Jeans are a luxury item made of an expensive and exclusive fabric, so it’s only right the brand is represented by an artist of Steezy’s caliber. As you listen to this track, you will hear a new sound from Steezy which expresses his Rock & Roll side mixed with a raspy rapping flow.
Atlanta native J.Pizzle (a/k/a “The Real J.Hefner”) is known for releasing music consistently on Valentine’s Day. J.Hefner Volumes 1 and 2 both include a dead rose symbolizing his stance on the holiday.
J.Pizzle continued with that theme this year, releasing J.Hefner 3 and the visuals for “On Go” featuring reality show star Miami Tip and other Tier 1 Models. The video was shot by Virtuoso PRoductions. While J.Pizzle did not appear in the video, he made certain all the beautiful women made it very unique. J.Pizzle leveled up and froze everything with his new release, “Frozen”.
Jacob Waddy recently signed with Auto Play Music to release the highly buzzworthy single “2am” in July. Now, he’s back with booze, gambling, and other late-night activities in the uncut but censored video directed by Cam Clay.
The video starts in one of Atlanta’s most prominent nightlife districts, Edgewood, and ends in a posh hotel Downtown. The song’s catchy hook, eclectic vibe, and creative video proves that Jacob Waddy is one of Atlanta’s rising stars.