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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

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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.

 

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.”

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‘REAL RECOGNIZE REAL’: Devious Speaks On UNITY & the Latest N.O.U.E. Mixtape To Drop

Posted in Legendary Artists, Mixtapes, New Orleans Music, NOUE Businesses with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2011 by Arlene Culpepper

Unity is something lacking in a lot of areas of art, and sometimes that pertains to music as well. The newly formed New Orleans Union For Entertainment, or N.O.U.E. as it is known, is the exception to that rule. Together with some of the younger artists, quite a few legendary artists are affiliated with the N.O.U.E. and are the driving force behind its advancement. Devious, Partners N Crime and the Legendary DJ Erv are several of its principals, who are helping to push the envelope of entertainment, where New Orleans music and entertainment is concerned.

In a city known for being one of the music capitals of the world, discord and loosely formed cliques have, in the past, plagued the rise of what could one day be the strongest force in the music industry. Awash with raw and polished talent, the New Orleans area has produced some of the most well known artists, especially in the genres of hip hop and R&B. It was not until now that a majority of the talent pulled together to help put New Orleans on the musical map for real.

Poised to release its third various artists mixtape in as many months, the N.O.U.E. presents “Real Recognize Real”, featuring 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 many more more artists.  The 25 song mixtape maintains consistency as it follows the Essence Festival and Alliesmixtape releases.

DEVIOUS

“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.” – Devious

The N.O.U.E. is an action based collective that features artists in its own blog, on its internet radio affiliate stations,  Robgradio.com and Hitzinternationalradio.com, The Heat Magazine, Dtv, Ramp Tv, Phat Phat n All That, and other avenues. In addition, the N.O.U.E. is equipped with professionals who 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 N.O.U.E. can be likened to “a pot of gumbo,” because the collective supports all genres and levels of hip hop.

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 Orleans artists in a scattered fashion.

We had an opportunity to interview Devious so we could learn more about the up and coming N.O.U.E., along with its mission, what it seeks to accomplish, and much more:

NOUE: What’s the mission of the NOUE and your vision for it? 

DEVIOUS: The mission is to advance collectively. In the past, our advancement has been limited because of lack of knowledge, opportunity, structure, and rejection.  The vision is one of many: to see New Orleans in an active and professional musical industry environment.  It’s limited thinking to believe that only one form of music is credible. Imagine if rap music was never given an opportunity, where would we be?  So don’t tell me all genres can’t be or won’t be showcased.  If that is the case, then New Orleans Union for Entertainment is at odds with any media organization that censors or streamlines our music into a uni-sound genre.

NOUE: Tell us about the mixtape series and how well it’s doing in terms of exposure and downloads. 

DEVIOUS: The New Orleans Union Of Entertainment All Stars is off to a great start. Exposure is within the U.S. and overseas. The whole idea is to create a movement and cement the name and work of New Orleans rap music.  Thousands of downloads between all the sites, blogs, and forums that our series appeaars on – it’s a unified movement in music.

NOUE: Who are some of the artists who’ve appeared on the mixtape?

DEVIOUS: Partners N Crime, BlaqnMild, Ms. Tee, Fiend, Da U Boys, Mr Magic, Black Menace, Devious, Utp Skip, Cheeky Blakk, Young Torrento, Sess 4 5, Majesty Sozey, Kunta Fly Snooka, Serv-On, Six Shot, Big Ramp, Magnolia Chop, and more.

NOUE: :Some of the veteran members have been in the game literally decades – tell us about that. 

DEVIOUS: Music is universal, timeless – no such thing as time when it comes to the creation of music.  With that being said, greats like the Nevilles, Charlie Wilson, and even our rap vets from New Orleans can maintain consistency in music creation. As far as what’s up with New Orleans Union for Entertainment, we are making sure our music is represented in a proper fashion. We cannot let our music be streamlined to one particular genre. The whole idea is to create a multicultural industry in New Orleans as it relates to music. It’s not coincidental that the majority of basic rap tunes are credited to vets from our city. Like Jeezy says, The Real is Back.

NOUE: Where do you see the city’s music 5 years out, now that we are seeing unity and involvement from all different aspects of the industry. 

DEVIOUS: In five years, I’m not certain.  I know that New Orleans music will prosper to higher heights. More opportunities will come our way. Fifty Cent says New Orleans rappers are active.  I plan on intensifying that activity, hustling in a slightly different way, and carrying the torch for my homies Tim Smooth, Sporty T, DJ Baby T, and DJ Kenny D. Rest in Peace to all the fallen musicians. So if we play our cards right, stay busy and maintain a level of quality, creativity, and determination, we will conquer some of the giants that have blocked us in the past. New Orleans will return to its hotbed era with focus. In five years, we should have a new movement in music with worldwide notoriety. We should make millions with our God-given talents by then.

 

With unity and perseverance comes success – and so it is with the N.O.U.E.

You can follow N.O.U.E. and Devious on Twitter:

@NOUE1
@Deviousontwitt

Here’s the lineup for the New Orleans Union Of Entertainment All Stars-Real Recognize Real mixtape, a tribute to the late Tim Smooth:

1. Wood Grain – Da U Boys & The Show

2. My Birthday – BLAQNMILD featuring Princess of Crime Mob

3. Around The World – The Rap Pack(Dappa,The Show, K. Gates, Y Dot Luck)

4. Welcome2MyCity – Black Menace

5. Bout Ta Pop It Off – Devious

6. Be Right Back – Eazymoney featuring Skip & Mista Meana

7. Call Me – Jay Da Menace featuring Mia X w/ Kango Slim

8. Stronger Now (Bounce) – Ms. Tee

9. Wobble On It – Redd & Poizon Ivy

10. Y’all Niggas Gone Make Me – Cheeky Black

11. I Gotsta Have It – Tim Smooth (Rest In Peace)

12. Get With Me – Big Ramp

13. Moxie – Kunta Fly Snooka

14. Gotta Do Me – Mista Meana & Ms. Tee

15. Papers (remix) – Hasheem Amin

16. Come Take A Look – Majesty Sozey

17. Game Need Lotion – Eazymoney featuring Reggie Hammin

18. Mic Check – Young Torrento

19. She Rocks – Poizon Ivy, Da Streets 1st Chyna, Redd, & Shabazz

20. Meet Me In Rubensteins – Tim Smooth (Rest In Peace)

21. Superstarz – Ice Mike

22. The One That Got Away – DEE-1 featuring Mannie Fresh

23. For New Orleans – Kooly

24. Ooh La La La – The Rap Pack

25. Put Ya Ballys On – Bust Down

 

Download the mixtape here:

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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.

FEATURED NOUE ARTIST: Young Torrento

Posted in Mixtapes, New Orleans Music, Videos with tags , , , , on August 8, 2011 by Arlene Culpepper

“Young Torrento is the definition of what a rapper, let alone what a person should be. He handles his business on the mic and off and because of that, he naturally garners respect.” – Craven, State Run Music Group

As of late, the NOUE has received a tremendous response on our mixtape series. Young Torrento, of the NOUE All-Stars, is one of our artists who appeared on the “2011 Essence Festivalmixtape, as well as “The Allies”. Young Torrento embodies the definition of DEDICATION, no doubt about it.

A strong minded, hard working young man, Young Torrento puts in the time needed to finely hone his craft.  

Young Torrento records, promotes and is learning the ins and outs of the industry, as any artist worth his salt must do. Music is in his blood, as is hustling – hustling in the music game, that is.

NOUE had an opportunity to feature the State Run artist – star of the “Jet Skis & Heinekensmixtape series. Check out what Young Torrento had to say:

NOUE: We understand that 3 of your biggest influences in music were Fiend, Soulja Slim and Rakim. Who were some other musical influences you had growing up? Tell us about that.

YOUNG TORRENTO: My older brother and cousin used to always play hip hop around me and Rakim was always my favorite rapper. Soulja Slim was always my favorite New Orleans artist. He was the realest that ever did it, hands down, and Fiend always influenced me because of the way he commanded his listeners with his voice. Fiend always keeps it real and he has a positive message. I still listen to all of their music – every CD until this day. My mom also played all kinds of music around me. I came up listening to all kinds of music, from Etta James to Patti Labelle, to Bounce, Run DMC, and just about everybody. I love music, but I’m mostly inspired by New Orleans music.

NOUE: You have a strong work ethic – that’s obvious. If Young Torrento had a “mission statement”, what would that be?

YOUNG TORRENTO: Life is a blessing. When you wake up every morning and don’t make the best out of it, you’re the only one to blame!

NOUE: How important is hard work in achieving your goals?

YOUNG TORRENTO: Hard work is the MOST important thing. When you set goals for yourself, it’s like you’re testing yourself. You have something to achieve and the only way to get it is through hard work! Nobody is going to give you anything. You have to earn it yourself.

NOUE: Tell us about your State Run/7 Batts family.

YOUNG TORRENTO: State Run was started by my partner, Richard Smith (Craven). He’s from Independence and he likes my style, so when we linked up, it just clicked. We also have 2 ladies on the label, Ms. Tina Phresh and Ms. Whitney White. We also have a young gunna named Drastic. He’s 16 and the boy a beast. 7Batts is a label I started in 2009 and I run it with my partner, David Schetrompf (Big D). I have a few artists that I’m working with, like a young lady from the 17th named Ms. Nice. We just working slow and trying to make good music, ya heard me.

NOUE: What’s on Young Torrento’s music player right now?

YOUNG TORRENTO: Right now I’m listening to Devious, Majesty Sozai, NOUE ALL STARS and ALLIES, Marsha Ambrosia, Lil Funnel, Bizzy Bee, Na’Tee, Jets and Irongang, Dipset, Game, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Miguel, and that Eminem and Royce the 5’9 joint – my opinion, best album of the year.

NOUE: What artist is on your playlist right now that our readers may be surprised to learn that you listen to?

YOUNG TORRENTO: Probably Marsha Ambrosia. Like, she is one of my favorite artists. I think she is one of the most talented people in the industry. I’ve been a fan of hers since Floetry. One day I can hopefully get her to sing on one of my songs.

 

NOUE SIDENOTE: Be on the lookout for Young Torrento. With his talent, drive, work ethic, and determination, he is sure to make his mark on the world, all the while representing that New Orleans brand.

‘The Allies’: Free World Entertainment Releases Sneak Peek of Mixtape

Posted in Legendary Artists, Mixtapes, New Orleans Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2011 by Arlene Culpepper

New Orleans Union Of Entertainment presents The Allies The Mixtape, a compilation of New Orleans rap artists like Partners N Crime, Da U Boys, Devious, Young Torrento, Big Ramp, Skip, Majesty Sozey, Kidd Kidd and more.

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(N.O.U.E. EXCLUSIVE) THE ALLIES: United We Stand

Posted in Legendary Artists, Mixtapes, New Orleans Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2011 by Arlene Culpepper
The Allies is the second release of NOUE All Stars featuring Devious, PNC, Da U Boys, Big Ramp, TNC Boys, Young Torrento, Juvenile, Skip, Fiend, Magesty Sozey and more.
The Allies is a mixtape that clearly represents the streets of New Orleans in its rawest form.
It’s time for the United States music arena and fans to get a better understanding of what New Orleans urban music artists have to offer.” 
The Allies is a consolidation of New Orleans‘ premier veteran and upcoming rap artists.
The first mixtape is already circulating heavily on the internet and blog scene.  Check out NOUE artists on Robgradio, 66Raw.com, WQUE-93, and more.
The mixtape is going to be one of the highlight mixtapes in the 3rd quarter of 2011.

“We plan to dispel the myths and stereotypes about New Orleans by giving the listeners a clearer view of the talent in our city.  We are deep in numbers and it’s time for the industry as a whole to welcome us and build a stronger relationship with us which can be lucrative for urban talent in New Orleans and those parties that get with our movement.”