RIP to Nola Legend 5th Ward Weebie | B97 FM

Our prayers are with the friends and family of Nola hip hop and bounce legend, 5th Ward Weebie, Jerome Cosey. Earlier this week, friends and family were asking for prayers for the rapper online, saying he was in serious condition in the hospital. It is reported that Weebie had a history of high blood pressure and was reportedly taken to the hospital after one of his … Continue reading RIP to Nola Legend 5th Ward Weebie | B97 FM

Becoming Professor X: Mia Young takes hip-hop to a new degree

“One thing about it, we’re not going nowhere,” Young affirmed. “In New Orleans, we don’t die, we multiply. This culture is gonna get bigger and better. There are more up and coming artists. We’re gonna continue to thrive. But I’m very happy to see this program in college. I never thought I’d see the day. Oh my goodness, I know my mother is so happy right now.”

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I feel like bootin’ up – The Take Fo’ story

Posted on September 19, 2019 by The Nola Chic Eric Brightwell Take Fo’ Records is a little known (outside of New Orleans) music label that truly broke ground with its motley roster of artists and progressive attitude, yet it’s never received adequate recognition for its pioneering role in music. Whereas New Orleans’s other big labels: Big Boy, Cash Money, Mobo,  Parkway Pumpin’, Untouchable, Tombstone and No Limit all seemed to consciously project a hard-as-nails image with tales of … Continue reading I feel like bootin’ up – The Take Fo’ story

Stampede at Lil Wayne’s New Orleans music festival causes minor injuries, booth damage | Music | nola.com

Several attendees of Lil Wayne’s Lil WeezyAna Fest received minor injuries during a stampede following rapper Meek Mill’s performance on Saturday night. — Read on http://www.nola.com/content/tncms/live/ https://youtu.be/06ekNyUabMM The stampede occurred after rapper Meek Mill’s performance at the festival.  NOLA.com reports that either a fight or false reports of gunfire caused the panic.  A mirroring incident happened last October in Atlanta where a Lil Wayne concert … Continue reading Stampede at Lil Wayne’s New Orleans music festival causes minor injuries, booth damage | Music | nola.com

When did you fall in love with HipHop? I fell in love with Hiphop when the beat of New Orleans called for Me

There are days when I’m confronted with the heartbreaking fact that my people, native New Orleanians are in search of our very own music in our soul. The heartbeat, the soul of New Orleans plays a tune soft and quiet playing in sync with your heartbeat. What I have found is that many New Orleanians need to see the music, see the beat, see the horn, the drum, the speaker that produces the sound or else they are sure if it’s what they are hearing. Continue reading When did you fall in love with HipHop? I fell in love with Hiphop when the beat of New Orleans called for Me

Dear Governor Edwards, come see Big Freedia at Jazz Fest with me – nola.com

I remember back in March you confessed that you didn’t know what bounce music is. We can easily fix that. Ask anybody, Freedia is the Queen of Bounce. She’s certainly the most popular bounce artist in the business right now. She even has her own television show. And I’d argue she’s the very best bounce artist too, because she has this gorgeous R&B voice. If … Continue reading Dear Governor Edwards, come see Big Freedia at Jazz Fest with me – nola.com

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Just another day in the life of a NOLA Street Performer on Bourbon Street

I had a full evening in the French Quarter’s last weekend. As you can see, these pics and videos are taken of our New Orleans Street Performers on Bourbon St. The will work for the crowd primarily on the weekends or when there’s a big event going on in the city. If you are a native of New Orleans, you will remember these guys from … Continue reading Just another day in the life of a NOLA Street Performer on Bourbon Street