Archive for 17th Ward

New Orleans Union Of Entertainment All Stars Release Da Independents Oct. 18th

Posted in Artists, Business 101 in the 504, Conversations with Legends, DJs, Legendary Artists, Mixtapes, New Orleans Music, NOUE Businesses, The Street Seen & Be Seen, Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2011 by Arlene Culpepper

http://youtu.be/MO25tICEveU

New Orleans Union Of Entertainment All Stars return with their fifth installment in less than 120 days, “Da Independents” featuring Corner Boy P, Da U Boys, Tim Smooth, TNC Boys, Partners N Crime, Devious, Fiend, Jay Jones, Big Ramp, Bruce-Lee Roy, KG Boys, Marcy, Redd, Mz. Wizdom, EazyMoney, Magnolia Shorty, Konfo, Majesty Sozey, Young Torrento,  and more.  This mixtape exhibits the rawness and lyrical prowess of New Orleans and will definitely become a favorite of true heads and “snap backs.”
Scheduled to release on October 18th, Da Independents is a highly awaited mixtape being released on the heels of Da U Boys’ “Tha Shut Down”, Corner Boy P’s “Limitless”, and Fiend/Don Cannon mixtape.  “NOUE tries to stay aligned with what’s hot in the streets of New Orleans so we can keep things moving consistently.” Da Independents will be available at most major mixtape sites, blogs, and forums.  Follow the New Orleans Union For Entertainment  @NOUE1.

 

Resilience Profile Spotlight-Eazymoney

Posted in Mixtapes, New Orleans Music, The Street Seen & Be Seen, Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2011 by Arlene Culpepper

http://youtu.be/amJwFPB_9Zs

Eazymoney typifies resilience and grind.  From spoken word to hip hop, NOUE wanted to recognize him for making a great effort to advance his career in the midst of adversity.

http://www.datpiff.com/Eazymoney-Ghost-Dope-mixtape.252874.html

New Orleans Union Of Entertainment All Stars-The Deployment-911 Mixtape Release

Posted in Business 101 in the 504, Conversations with Legends, Legendary Artists, Mixtapes, New Orleans Music, NOUE Businesses, The Street Seen & Be Seen, Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2011 by Arlene Culpepper

According to Webster’s dictionary, the word deploy means to spread out for a deliberate purpose. In the world of urban music, the purpose is to collectively advance and overcome unwarranted obstacles says the New Orleans Union Of Entertainment All Stars.  In memory of the tragic invasion that occured on September 11th in 2001, another great body of work has been created.  “The Deployment” features Jay Da Menace’s “A Soldier’s Story” which is a tribute to America’s troops.  Timely and appropriate, New Orleans Union Of Entertainment All Stars assemble some of its seasoned artists such as Ghetto Twiinz, Fiend, UNLV, Devious, Mista Meana, Cheeky Blakk, Ms. Tee, the late Tim Smooth, Sporty T., and Soulja Slim.  Be sure to add this memorable anthology to your personal collection as the Crescent City’s finest batch of talent delivers poetic creativity while recalling the incidents of September 11 and Hurricane Katrina.  As “The Shutdown” by Da U Boys approaches its release on September 20th, they are also featured along with a cast of young guns like The Show, Majesty Sozey, Young Torrento, and AMG. “The Deployment is a special project centered around our soldiers in music and it pays homage to our common American soldier and citizens who have been affected by unforeseen events in our lifetime.”

http://youtu.be/liq5LfcITEQ

Ghetto Twiinz are the truth, but don’t get caught slippin’, tellin the “Same Lie”

Posted in Conversations with Legends, Legendary Artists, Mixtapes, New Orleans Music, NOUE Businesses, The Street Seen & Be Seen, Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2011 by Arlene Culpepper

http://youtu.be/T_VdgNJuKoU

Reviewed by Dion Norman

Katrinaville/Island Def Jam recording artists Ghetto Twiinz return with a follow up smash single and video, “Same Lie” that educates the female population on the possibility of being duped.  Two females hearing the same exact expressions from one man is not unlikely in today’s highly single minded society.  With “Rock Rock” being a club favorite, “Same Lie” grants supporters the “game” that we love to hear from the GTZ.  Not only will this song and video appeal to females, males will be enlightened to either step their game up or come to a realization that being a “player” has repercussions. Press play and enjoy the new heat from New Orleans own Ghetto Twiinz. 

 

Check out ghettotwiinz.com for latest albums and information.

BUSINESS 101 FOR THE 504: Uptown’s Illest – Charlie Vaughn of UPTOWN ARTWERX

Posted in Business 101 in the 504, NOUE Businesses with tags , , , , on September 1, 2011 by Arlene Culpepper

The genius at workMeet Charlie Vaughn, owner of Uptown Artwerx. He’s the man behind the visuals – be on the lookout for Charlie‘s feature interview in The Heat Magazine

Uptown 17th to the heart, Charlie Vaughn‘s urban art captures the essence of New Orleans‘ true culture and important neighborhoods. A lot of people forget that New Orleans is much more than the French Quarter and the CBD. Thanks to artists like Charlie Vaughn, we are faced with continous reminders of what the REAL NEW ORLEANS is all about!

The NOUE recently caught up with Charlie Vaughn – check out a few tidbits about him:

Goals: To have UPTOWNARTWERX be respected as a provider of not just Urban art, but just great ART

Dreams: To have ART hangin on & off EVERY WALL worldwide!!!!

Currently working on: Sketches to stay in practice, assembling pieces for a fundraiser September 8th , paintings, gaining insight on the art industry, & updating my website

Favorite Book: “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” by Alex Haley

Favorite Movie(s): “Friday” & “Cooley High”

Favorite TV Show: COPS …(the original reality show!)

Favorite Quote: “It’s all on you” – B.G.

Favorite Music: Damn near ALL types of music that AIN’T wack!!!

 

Check out UPTOWN ARTWERX at www.uptownartwerx.com.

 

 

Da U Boys Bring Substance To “Otis” with their “U Mix” “We all We Got!!”

Posted in Business 101 in the 504, Conversations with Legends, Legendary Artists, Mixtapes, New Orleans Music, NOUE Businesses, The Street Seen & Be Seen, Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2011 by Arlene Culpepper

http://youtu.be/UWxPXvLEN1w

Reviewed by Dion Norman

As September 20 approaches, the will of a man grows stronger.  The will of Da U intensifies as they continue to overcome hurdles in the wavering music industry.  The hardwork will bear its fruits because this group has become a mainstay in New Orleans rap.  It’s much easier to quit when the battle seems tough, but this group is relentless.  Check out Da U Boys on NOUE mixtape series as we anxiously await “Tha Shutdown”.

Press the play button and enjoy nonfiction rap from “Da U Boys.”  The imagery of the video fits the flow perfectly as the waters flow and remind of us “Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay,” but ironically  not wasting time…

New Orleans Union Of Entertainment announces the release of “Real Recognize Real” which is dedicated to Tim Smooth

Posted in Legendary Artists, Mixtapes, New Orleans Music, NOUE Businesses, The Street Seen & Be Seen, Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2011 by Arlene Culpepper
     New Orleans Union Of Entertainment All Stars present their third various artists mixtape, Real Recognize Real, which features the late Tim Smooth, Ice Mike, Black Menace, Partners N Crime, Devious, Da U Boys, Cheeky Black, Mia X, Kunta Fly Snooka, Majesty Sozey, The Rap Pack, Ms. Tee, and more.  This 25 song mixtape maintains consistency as it follows the Essence Festival and Allies mixtape releases.  As the New Orleans Union For Entertainment continues to flourish, structure begins to form for New Orleans hip hop.
     “One of the main dilemmas New Orleans has faced over the years as it relates to hip hop is structure.  We have always had a ton of talent but only a small amount of industrial structure.  NOUE is addressing this concern because most hardworking artists echo this opinion,” stated Devious.  New Orleans Union For Entertainment is an action based collective that features artists in its blog, on its internet radio affiliate stations Robgradio.com, Hitzinternationalradio.com, Heat magazine, Dtv, Ramp Tv, Phat Phat n All That, and more.    Where there is a plethora of talent in cities like New Orleans and New York, the possibility of a lack of structure is bound to rear its ugly head.  However, New Orleans Union For Entertainment is equipped with professionals which offer their services at reasonable rates.  As a result, several artists have leaped over the obstacle of rejection and are now making progress in the advancement of their career regardless of their musical style.  The beauty of the NOUE can be likened to “a pot of gumbo,” because the collective supports all genres and levels of hip hop.  “Our mixtapes and radio stations play young, old, bounce, hip hop, gangster, alternative, and more.”
    
The mixtape series consolidates New Orleans rap and allows industry professionals to be able to observe a variety of relevant music all at once in contrast to finding New Orleanians in a scattered fashion.  Be sure to download NOUE All Stars mixtape series at HDmixtapes.com, Mixconnect.com,  Mixtapewire.com, etc.  According to Mista Meana of Partners N Crime, Legendary Dj Erv of Robgradio, and Devious, the mission is to advance the music and careers of New Orleans artists and businesses.  This advancement can also come in the form of networking opportunities, financial empowerment, and dissemination of information that can assist artists  in other areas of their personal lives. For more information on New Orleans Union For Entertainment, follow at @NOUE1.

Da U Boys – ‘Pick It Back Up’ (VIDEO)

Posted in New Orleans Music with tags , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2011 by Arlene Culpepper

Check out Da U Boys’ ‘Pick It Back Up’ video.

N.O.U.E. 2 U.N.I.T.Y.

Posted in Legendary Artists, Mixtapes, New Orleans Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2011 by Arlene Culpepper

NOUE's Sophomore Mixtape, aptly entitled "The Allies"

Founded less than one month ago, the New Orleans Union for Entertainment, or N.O.U.E., has become a force to be reckoned with – backed by some of the biggest names in New Orleans Music, the N.O.U.E. has already dropped one mixtape and is poised to drop another later this month. Devious, one of the legends of New Orleans‘ own Bounce Music Movement, Partners-N-Crime, the Legendary DJ Erv, and many others associated with the entertainment industry have pulled together and unified for a common cause – the promotion of New Orleans music on an international level.

It’s an idea that is now in its prime, as demonstrated by the large number of downloads of the 2011 Essence Festival Mixtape starring the NOUE All-Stars. If you haven’t already checked out the mixtape, it’s a must hear.

Popular hip hop sites from ThisIs50.com to The Heat Magazine have given the NOUE mixtape a high ranking – so much in fact, that they are poised to release another highly anticipated banger later this month. Stay tuned for more from the NOUE.

NOUE's Inaugural Mixtape

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