King EGO, artist on the rise

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:

CLICK HERE TO READ THE INTERVIEW WITH KING EGO

The Heat Magazine covers Winston & his new “Coke” video

Entrepreneurship and music often go hand in hand. Combine those two with a solid work ethic and you have a recipe for success.

Meet Winston – an artist hailing from New Orleans East. Winston has found way to combine his hard-working attitude with his musical career. And he has definitely perfected the recipe.

Winston also has a new video out entitled “Coke”. Make sure you check it out!

We recently caught up with Winston and here’s what he had to say:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Tell us a little about yourself.

WINSTON: My name is Winston; I’m from the Eastside of New Orleans. My motto is “I want my f**** money!”

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Growing up, what and who influenced you musically?

WINSTON: Watching my big cousins rap – when I was younger, I wanted to be like them. My musical influences include the late great Soulja Slim, my late brother Bobby and Kevin Gates.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Who’d you look up to as a youngster?

WINSTON: My Uncle Cliff and my Uncle New York because they was gangstaz.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What can your fans look forward to you releasing?

WINSTON: I have my debut mixtape “AskBoutMe” and I plan to follow-up with the Don Solomon project.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What’s in your future?

WINSTON: Only God knows the future. Long as I’m living, I’m gonna be grinding.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What’s your favorite kind of music?

WINSTON: I love all music. It don’t matter if it’s Pop, R&B, Rap, Country – long as it sounds good and tells a fire story.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: If you had a piece of advice for a younger Winston, what would it be?

WINSTON: “Stay Focused.”

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Where do you see your career in the next 2, 5 and 10 years?

WINSTON: I’ll be able to honestly say, I’m one of the biggest in the game.

Follow Winston on all social networks – @winston_bih YouTube winston bih

Source: The Heat Magazine

JAYARSON spices up Summer ’18 with the new anthem “Lil Woday” (VIDEO)

JAYARSON helps keep New Orleans on the entertainment map. Not only does he churn out quality music, but he also makes sure his visuals accurately represent the Crescent City’s dope culture!

JAYARSON’s newest release “No Effort” is available everywhere music is sold or streamed. “Lil Woday” is produced by Loski On The Track and is included on “No Effort”.

Follow JAYARSON:

Twitter @_JAYARSON

Instagram @_JAYARSON

Devious: musical architect who helped shape today’s bounce sound

“We gonna start this thing off right – we got Devious in the house tonight!” – From 1992’s hit single “Where They At”

New Orleans legend Devious (and of course, Hollygrove’s own) has long been a mainstay in urban music. His new single “Bounce That” was released just as Drake’s new singles are working to bring New Orleans’ unique and often imitated/never fully duplicated sound to the world! Super producer BlaqNMild created the track and added his awesome flavor to the already delicious recipe. Yes folks, it’s an exciting time in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Devious has long worked as an architect of New Orleans’ exciting sound, most notably for his historical work on DJ Jimi’s 1992 hit single “Where They At”. In fact, that song solidified the careers of not only Jimi, but Devious and Mellow Fellow and led to an explosion of Bounce Music as an entire sub-genre. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we must put it out there that New Orleans culture created Bounce. The city’s own legends catapulted it into mainstream. Once it took its place in music history, artists such as Drake and T.I. helped to make the sound travel even further around the globe – BUT credit must be given to those who created, cultivated and nurtured Bounce and New Orleans music in the beginning! Devious is one of those “bricklayers”.

“Bounce That” is available at all digital outlets. A full length album entitled “The Narrative” will soon be released by Devious and you can expect to see some memorable collaborations on deck. Devious is a highly lauded, talented and awarded songwriter, artist, entreprenuer, educator, and mentor who has been busy gaining songwriting credits with Cardi B, Lil Duval, Project Pat, and more. As of late, BlaqNMild has been producing for Drake on “Nice For What” and “In My Feelings”, as well as on Devious’ upcoming album.

Be on the lookout for Devious’ new video and single “Coffee House” feat another legendary Hollygrove MVP, Fiend. In fact, be on the lookout for Devious and BlaqNMild to continue adding to the history of New Orleans’ beautiful entertainment resume!

Source: The Heat Magazine

THM covers Louisiana artist Goose McKenzie

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Louisiana original Goose McKenzie is a high-energy performer/artist who is carving out his way in the entertainment world. Having been heavily influenced by East Coast lyricists, his wordplay is crazy. Goose will tell you that his main goal is to excite his fans through his music. He strives to make sure they have a good time while enjoying his art.

Get to know Goose McKenzie:

STAGE NAME: Goose McKenzie

LABEL: Major Paid Records

HAILING FROM: Napoleonville/Harvey, Louisiana

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Soulja Slim, Fila Phil, Ricky B, Cheeky Black, PNC, Pimp Daddy, Cash Money, No Limit, UGK, Slaughterhouse, Jae Millz, Murda Mook, 50 Cent, Ja Rule, Tupac, Biggie, OutKast, any of the 80’s to 90 R&B, Lauryn Hill, etc.

FAVORITE FOOD: Any Cajun Based creole pasta originated in Louisiana & Dat Gumbo baby! Lol

FAVORITE SHOES: Nike Lunar Force 1, Duckboots/Lebrons

IF YOU COULD BE ENDORSED BY ANY BRAND, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? I would say NIKE because of the catch phrase “Just Do it”. The phrase itself is motivational & insists that you exceed and achieve your limitations of ones doubt in willpower.

FAVORITE SONG: I’m From Louisiana by Louisiana Cash

FAVORITE ARTIST: Andre 3000

WHAT’S IN YOUR PLAYLIST RIGHT NOW? Fila Phil or any old school New Orleans artist, Lil Wayne, Jeezy, Rick Ross, Drake, Soulja Slim, Multiple Baton Rouge Artist, Kevin Gates, Boosie, Ty Dolla $ign

IF YOU WEREN’T RAPPING, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? Working As Diesel fuel/ Test & Trials mechanic @ Huntington Ingalls industries inc.

IF YOU WON 10 MILLION DOLLARS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT? Invest in a fitness center, create a program to help mentor young boys & coach them in football, by a house for my family & invest in my Daughter’s future. Help increase & build a better business portfolio under my record label.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

FB @ Goose McKenzie

IG @ Goose McKenzie

Reverbnation @GooseMcKenzie

Soundcloud/lilgoose985 & lilgoose_mpr

N1M @Goose McKenzie & MajorPaidRecords

Source: THM