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.
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.
There is nothing more special than kids who are larger than life, with huge personalities and intelligence, wisdom and entertainment in their bloodline.
Precious brothers @babymoe17 and @tinymoe17 are the youngest sons of legendary New Orleans entertainer/entrepreneur P Town Moe, a favorite son of the city’s 17th Ward. He is the brainchild behind 7Teen, but you can bet the young Moes are going to show up and show out. They just finished filming the visuals for their first single, “We Lit”, a rousing anthem that is certain to incense other children, but one that is catchy enough, it is sure to have adults jamming it as well. The setting for the video was in New Orleans East, but it brought the city out. Utilizing one of their dad’s party buses, fun jumps and plenty of cameos, the recipe for a dope and fun video shoot was cooked up to much delight. There’s even a scene where the younger Moes rocked the stage! One of the South’s premiere directors, Yuzet Pozo, filmed the video so it’s already guaranteed to be a hit.
A release date for the single and video will soon be set.
New Orleans Rap star on the rise, JAYARSON, teams up with Uptown New Orleans veteran producer KMorGOLD and New Orleans hip hop royalty, Jakk Jo, the Prince son of the Queen of Southern Rap, Mia X. The three team up on KMorGOLD’s tribute instrumental which mixes up sounds of the Big Tymers’ “Get Your Roll On” and the Pharrell track “Frontin”. The video is available on YouTube, with the single available for purchase/streaming on all major digital platforms.
JAYARSON’s nostalgic verse graciously uses “Get Your Roll On” to pay homage to a solid New Orleans classic. Jakk Jo hypes the track with a classic New Orleans chant like “Come On, Come On, Come On”. They team up with Dope Media to create a real picture of daily New Orleans party life. It is a light hearted visual that is really needed at this time!
Though he may be gone in physical form, you’d never know it to hear his family, friends and fans tell it. It’s been a long time coming, but BTY YoungN fans can finally stream and download one of his masterpieces, “Feed Up”.
The 11-track project is now available everywhere music is sold or streamed, including Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music, and all other major digital platforms. BTY YoungN fans have been asking for the release and Rydamuzik Records, along with the estate of the late great entertainer, obliged. It contains favorites such as “D-Boy”, “When I Was”, “Can Somebody Tell Me”, and more. New music is on its way and should be hitting streaming platforms soon.
The DOPENESS known as JAYARSON has done it again! He just dropped his new album entitled “In the Meantime 2” and fans are loving it!
JAYARSON has made it his business to become one of the South’s hottest artists. He is highly sought after for features and always one to be down for collaborations and working with his fellow artists. In addition to his music career, this well-known entertainer dabbles in fashion and entrepreneurship and he always blazes his own path.
In the Meantime 2 is a well-planned out album with a little something for everyone. The 14-track masterpiece showcases JAYARSON’s epic talent and definitely displays his versatility. Listen/Comment/Share.
The Heat Magazine recently published a feature interview with King EGO, a rising lyrical talent. Check it out here:
(HEAT EXCLUSIVE) King EGO, Hollygrove artist on the rise
WARRIOR: A PERSON ENGAGED OR EXPERIENCED IN WARFARE; SOLDIER;
A PERSON WHO SHOWS OR HAS SHOWN GREAT VIGOR, COURAGE, OR AGGRESSIVENESS, AS IN POLITICS OR ATHLETICS.
New Orleans‘ infamous 17th Ward neighborhood Hollygrove has birthed many a musical legend. And it touts some of the most resilient, unique, talented, and beautiful people that can be found anywhere in the world. Hollygrove is indeed a glistening one-of-a-kind diamond in the rough.
Meet King EGO, another one of Hollygrove’s hidden gems. A fiercely intellectual and artistic leader with the heart of a lion, this warrior leaves no stone unturned in his quest for making some of the dopest music around.
King EGO is one of those artists that never ceases to amaze. From his endless vocabulary to his quick wit and epic storytelling ability, he makes sure to leave his mark on every track he graces.
We caught up with him this weekend and learned a lot of about King EGO. Check out his interview:
“It’s happening! It’s happening and it’s just the beginning! It’s time for all God’s children to know the value he placed on all of our lives when he spoke us into existence!”
One look at the mesmerizing Godsecho logo and you’re taken in by its color and design. In fact, you know immediately that it’s way more than “just” a logo. Enter the world of Godsecho and you’ll find dope apparel, but more importantly, messages of inspiration that transcend many of our thought patterns. Apparel companies are born everyday, but not many are heaven-sent.
Godsecho is so much more than just a lifestyle brand – it’s a way of life. From its founder’s encouraging and often energy investing words to the influence it has on Godsecho clientele, you just know it’s been heaven sent!
The alluring Ms. Kyley Ringo
Founder Kyley Ringo has a myriad of life experiences that she uses to bring people closer to their maker, if not to help change their mindsets for the better. To say she’s full of positive, contagious energy is an understatement. Let us tell you, this lady is a living testament to how beautiful someone can be inside and out – we all can learn a thing or two from her courage!
We caught up with Ms. Ringo to learn a little more about her vision for Godsecho:
What inspired you to start your company?
KR: What inspired me to start my company was from a vision God gave to me one day after I repented for unknowingly dabbling in the satanic world. In 2015 I had gone through two or three years of trying to “live life without God so much”, per say. At the time, my life wasn’t going exactly the way I wanted it to go and I felt that God wasn’t moving fast enough in my life. So I started to dabble into the “New Age” world of crystals, sage, etc. in order to, in some way “help God out”. I was on YouTube one day and God dropped in my heart to do a search about crystals. I heard so many opinions about healing crystals, crystal energy and smudging, that I wanted to finally put my conscious at ease. So, I said a prayer and asked God to reveal everything that he wanted me to find during my search. I searched crystal healing as God instructed me to and I came upon a couple videos by Steven Bancarz named “Crystals: The Christian perspective” and “Proof the New Age is satanic.” That’s all it took for me! If anyone wants to know the history of New Age and the things that we are not knowledgeable about, please check these videos out! As I listened to these videos I immediately felt the love of God surrounding me and I fell on my face and repented for my lack of knowledge. I threw out maybe $2,000 or more worth of crystals, singing bowls, sage, etc. You name it – I threw it out! Maybe a few days later, God made me realize that something good came out of this entire process. I actually learned how to affirm myself. I had gotten into the routine of reciting affirmations out loud every morning and this actually helped me through my struggles with depression. I believe that it was the same day, I asked God how I can bring this to the world. I thought about it and thought about it and suddenly, God dropped in my heart to start a clothing apparel line and start with t-shirts. As I thought more and more about it, I realized that all t-shirts usually speak about the person who is wearing the shirt. So, God inspired me to create a shirt with affirmations on them to affirm the person who was reading the shirt.
How did you grow Godsecho?
KR: Almost 3 years later on July 2, 2018, I finally took the vision God gave to me seriously and officially became an LLC with a credit card I received the same week after “fixing my own credit” for two years.
Growing up, who influenced you the most?
KR: As a child, my daddy (on purpose) influenced me the most. My daddy owned his own business all of my life, before Hurricane Katrina took it in the flood of 2005. Before then, my daddy would work 12 to 16 hours a day, except for Sundays. My daddy, to this day, is the hardest working man I’ve ever known. He taught me about God, giving, love, hard work, honesty, and most of all, he taught me how to be dreamer or more like a visionary! He has always supported any dream I’ve ever had. He’s always taught me that with God, anything is possible.
How can Godsecho touch the masses?
KR: I believe that my brand will help everyday people because we never know what someone may be going through and God can/will use this as a tool to minister to someone who is suffering in silence. I know that I’ve suffered in silence for years and I can remember being in the lowest place of my life when I tried to kill myself by running my 2003 Ford mustang into a brick wall at full speed in the parking garage in the building I was living. The only thing that stopped me that day was seeing my daddy’s face and not wanting him to hurt because of what I was about to do. Also, hearing the voice of my therapist affirming me that I was smart, beautiful and not alone.
What role does spirituality play in your life and why is it so important?
KR: Spirituality plays a huge role in my life and it always has played an important role. Let me be clear, I am not speaking about religion at all. I am not religious. Religion is when you have to pray a certain way all the time or dress a certain way or do things in a certain manner to please man and not God. God is tired of religion. It is time to get back to praising him and not the person he may or may not be using to deliver his message to his people.
How does Godsecho transcend society’s norms?
KR: Godsecho transcends religion, denominations or walks of life and that’s why God inspired me to create the brand. It’s not only clothing but it’s a movement.
Where do you see the Godsecho brand in 2, 5 and even 10 years?
KR: In two years, I see the brand as a household name in the US. I see people all over wearing my shirts to spread love and encouragement to their fellow brothers and sisters of the human race. In five years, I see the brand being a household name in the U.S. and overseas, and its message being spread as a movement all over the world. I see the world spreading love and kindness everywhere they go. I also see the world having a greater conscious and concern for human life. In 10 years, I see the world not only knowing of God but actually knowing him and feeling worthy of having a relationship with him. I see the brand helping the world to understand that they do not have to know the Bible backwards and forward or have to be perfect for God to hear them.
Where can you be found on social media?
KR: On IG at @wearegodsecho and wearegodsecho on Facebook.
NOTE FROM MIKODREAMZ: It isn’t very often we encounter someone so special with so much to say. Leave your encouraging comments for Ms. Ringo – she has so much positive and enchanting work to do! Can we clone her?!