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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.”
Meet 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.
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…