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New Movie to Stream Now: Heavy Rotation Editors’ Picks:  HAVE A NICE DAY A FILM BY: LIU JIAN

In a desperate attempt to find money to save his fiancée’s failed plastic surgery, Xiao Zhang, a mere driver, steals a bag containing 1 million from his boss.

News of the robbery spreads fast within the town and, over the course of one night, everyone starts looking for Xiao Zhang and his money…

Liu Jian delivers a whirlwind neo-noir, cementing his place as a pioneering force in independent Chinese animation.

Have A Nice Day

West Fest Tour Featuring Rapper ICE CUBE Review by Heavy Rotation Magazine

(November 18,2017) If you were a fan of rap music from the late 80’s 90’s & early 2000’s then, smart financial Centre was the place to be. Starting with H-Town classic rap artist like Lil KeKe as well as Snoop Dogg’s legendary group “The Dogg Pound”. One surprisingly   pleasant aspect of the tour was the performance of “Dj Quik”. Dj Quik’s performance really brought me back to a time when rap music was actually rather fun and more musical. The fans were on their feet when the infamous Quik performed the classic “Lets Get Down” that featured Tony Toni Tone. Interestedly, this is a phenomenon I have never seemed to quite understand, and that is “ why doesn’t the rapper Scarface receive more accolades for all of his musical accomplishments”?. pleasantly, that was put to rest, after Scarface brilliant performance, the Houston hiphop native was presented with an award titled “ THE GOAT” meaning greatest of all time.

Scarface appeared to be extremely emotional after receiving this great honor, and the crowd roared to a thunderous cheer. The West Fest grand finale was none other than NWA’s infamous gangsta rapper ICE CUBE. Ice Cube hit the stage with his long time group member (“WC” of the group lynch mob”) banging the song ‘Natural Born Killaz. Ice Cube mesmerized the crowd has he took us back in time when music was aggressive, extremely socially conscious and full of musical energy. Cube also spoke briefly about his break up with the group NWA, and why he came back with the song ‘ No Vaseline’ from the album “Amerikkka’s Most Wanted” Ice Cube performance was the best of the West Fest Tour, full of high energy, classic songs choreographed to perfection. W.C “hype man” and long time group member is the perfect duo to showcase Ice Cube’s west coast gangsta persona. O’shea Jackson is truly a rap legend, from an era when social injustices ruled the African American communities, and the music was an art form of speaking out against it.

Written by Tony Patterson ( Heavy Rotation Magazine )

 Chris Brown performs during TIDAL X: Brooklyn at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on Oct. 2k17 in New York City

Chris Brown’s fan base, is as loyal as they come. When TIDAL X announced a free pop up show for Brown, eager fans flocked to 34th St and populated the sidewalk outside of The Manhattan Center on Wednesday night (Oct. 25), hours before the show’s door was scheduled to open at 8:00 pm. Brown posted a series of photos showing the line outside the famed New York venue, which extended well beyond the line of black gates barricading the antsy crowd — but a long line and tedious security checks were the least of Team Breezy’s concerns.

Perched on a mini black stage in the venue’s grand ballroom was DJ Carmilo, one of Hot 97’s resident DJs and the man responsible for pumping up the crowd for the singer, who would later hit the stage well over an hour past his scheduled set time.

White supremacists ‘Charlottesville Rally Ends in Violence, Alt-Right Vows to Return

In Charlottesville on Saturday, after the city council and Virginia governor declare a state of emergency and police disband the Unite the Right rally organized by white supremacists, I am following a growing group of demonstrators against the rally, who have begun marching east down Water Street, the southern perimeter of the city’s historic downtown mall. Just a few blocks from Emancipation Park, where the white supremacist rally had been scheduled, the marchers appear nonviolent but raucous, chanting, “Whose streets? Our streets!” and holding signs like, “Nazi carpetbaggers go home.”

In Charlottesville on Saturday, after the city council and Virginia governor declare a state of emergency and police disband the Unite the Right rally organized by white supremacists, I am following a growing group of demonstrators against the rally, who have begun marching east down Water Street, the southern perimeter of the city’s historic downtown mall. Just a few blocks from Emancipation Park, where the white supremacist rally had been scheduled, the marchers appear nonviolent but raucous, chanting, “Whose streets? Our streets!” and holding signs like, “Nazi carpetbaggers go home.”

Jay Z , produced the docuseries Time: The Kalief Browder Story

Jay Z criticized the “exploitative” bail bond industry and “predatory lending schemes” aimed at the African-American community in a Father’s Day essay.

“If you’re from neighborhoods like the Brooklyn one I grew up in, if you’re unable to afford a private attorney, then you can be disappeared into our jail system simply because you can’t afford bail,” the rapper wrote for Time.

“Millions of people are separated from their families for months at a time — not because they are convicted of committing a crime, but because they are accused of committing a crime.”

Jay Z, who produced the docuseries Time: The Kalief Browder Story, writes that he “became obsessed with the injustice of the profitable bail bond industry” while researching Browder’s story.

“Kalief’s family was too poor to post bond when he was accused of stealing a backpack,” he wrote. “He was sentenced to a kind of purgatory before he ever went to trial. The three years he spent in solitary confinement on Rikers ultimately created irreversible damage that lead to his death at 22.”

The rapper recently applauded New York mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to shutter the Rikers Island prison facility.

Inspired by Southerners on New Ground and Color of Change‘s Mother’s Day efforts to bail out 100 incarcerated mothers, Jay Z is supporting similar efforts for those organizations “to bail out fathers who can’t afford the due process our democracy promises.”

“This pre-incarceration conundrum is devastating to families. One in nine black children has an incarcerated parent. Families are forced to take on more debt, often in predatory lending schemes created by bail bond insurers,” the rapper continued.

“Every year $9 billion dollars are wasted incarcerating people who’ve not been convicted of a crime, and insurance companies, who have taken over our bail system, go to the bank.” Read full story @ Rollingstone.com

Prince Estate Sues ‘Deliverance’ EP Producer Over Surprise Release

A day after an unreleased Prince song titled “Deliverance” unexpectedly appeared on streaming services alongside news of an upcoming EP, the Prince estate has filed a federal lawsuit against the EP’s co-producer Ian Boxill.In the lawsuit, filed by Paisley Park Enterprises on Tuesday, the estate alleges that Boxill is packaging “Deliverance” and five other unpublished recordings featuring Prince without their permission. That collection of tracks, the Deliverance EP, is scheduled for release on April 21st, the one-year anniversary of . Prince’s death

While the estate confirmed the music’s authenticity, they stated that the release of the Deliverance tracks is “unauthorized” and that Boxill is violating the terms of his recording agreement with Prince.

Singer-Songwriter gnash on How He Was Clueless That His Song ‘i hate u, i love u’ Would Be a Hit

gnash sits on a porch after landing in Delaware for Firefly. The airline lost his luggage, which means he’s stuck with the clothing on his body. gnash the optimist just sees this as a squad marketing opportunity.

“We got our merch with us — I was gonna say we might put a bunch of merch on us,” he proposes. “I feel like it’s a good squad move, like if Drake has everybody in the OVO stuff then maybe everybody should do gnash.”

gnash has managed to sneak up on the Hot 100 charts with his hit “i hate u, i love u” featuring Olivia O’Brien. The bare piano-driven conflict stands out in a sea of club-ready summer songs like “One Dance” and “Don’t Let Me Down.” With a quintessentially millennial social-media presence, the singer-songwriter has created a strong fanbase of Dreamers who relate to his straight-from-a-diary lyrics and #positive tweets.

Lady Gaga Announces New Album Featuring Father John Misty, Josh Homme, Beck

Lady Gaga’s new single “Perfect Illusion” was met with a lukewarm response when it dropped this past Friday. But Mother Monster only moves forward. The destination this time is Joanne, her first album since 2013’s ARTPOP. Lady Gaga announced on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show that the new LP will drop on October 21 via Streamline/Interscope.ladygaga-640x427

The pop star, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, explained that the album is named after her late aunt, who died from lupus when she was 19. (Aside from being Gaga’s middle name, Joanne is also part of the name of a Manhattan restaurant owned by her parents, Joanne Trattoria.)

“It’s everything about Joanne,” she told Lowe, discussing the album and its title. “It’s all the toughness of the pain of losing her that made us all strong and made us who we are.”

As Pitchfork notes, Joanne will be assisted by the musicianship of Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Father John Misty, Beck, Florence Welch, and Mark Ronson (who had a hand in producing “Perfect Illusion). Aside from “Perfect Illusion,” other song titles include “John Wayne,” “Sinner’s Prayer,” and “Ayo.” Does all of this amount to a good album? The world awaits.

Clark Atlanta and Spelman Alumna Helen Price Named President of The Coca-Cola Foundation


The Coca-Cola Company on April 6th announced Helen Smith Price will be promoted to Vice President of Global Community Affairs for The Coca-Cola Company and President of The Coca-Cola Foundation, effective April 16.

Price joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1993 as Corporate External Affairs Director and since 2001 has served as Assistant Vice President and Group Director of Global Community Affairs and Executive Director of The Coca-Cola Foundation. In this role she manages the day-to-day operations of the global Foundation including, grant making, financial requirements, and regulatory compliance for domestic and international philanthropy.

As a native of Atlanta, Price’s commitment to the community is extensive. She currently serves on the boards of the Woodruff Arts Center’s Alliance Theatre, The Villages at Carver Family YMCA and the Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals. She also serves on the Nominations Committee for the United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Corporate Contributions Council of The Conference Board.

Price succeeds Lisa Borders, who left The Coca-Cola Company in March to become the WNBA President. Price will report to Bea Perez, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer.

Hear Kanye West and Miley Cyrus’ Wild, Mesmerizing ‘Black Skinhead’ Remix

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 22: Recording artists Miley Cyrus (L) and Kanye West attend The DAILY FRONT ROW "Fashion Los Angeles Awards" Show at Sunset Tower on January 22, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for the DAILY FRONT ROW)

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 22: Recording artists Miley Cyrus (L) and Kanye West attend The DAILY FRONT ROW “Fashion Los Angeles Awards” Show at Sunset Tower on January 22, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for the DAILY FRONT ROW)

Nearly three years ago, Kanye West shuttled Miley Cyrus from her now infamous appearance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards to a recording studio, where the two reportedly crafted a remix to West’s booming Yeezus cut “Black Skinhead.” The rumored collaboration never saw the proper light of day at the time, but late last night, someone — an angel? A disgruntled G.O.O.D Music employee? North West? — leaked it to the world.

Cyrus herself opens the track with a sung verse before dipping into a brief bit of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” The rest of the song strips back the dark, oozing Yeezus aesthetic in favor of glitchier, more pop-minded accompaniment. Tinny 808s and Travi$ Scott guide the track along a weirdly melodic path — odd only considering how thrashing and unforgiving the original is. It is, without a doubt, one of the most interesting mainstream musical collaborations of the decade. Hear it right here.

Miguel Just Released a Song He Recorded When He Was 14

Late last night, Heavy Rotation Magazine cover recording artist Miguel— who released his acclaimed album WILDHEART earlier this year — threw a song up on Soundcloud called “U R on My Mind,” a track he claims was recorded in the fall of 1999 when he was 14. It’s kind of incredible to be able to trace the roots of the singer’s silky vocals back to his early days — his phrasing’s obviously not quite as nuanced as it is now, but the foundation’s absolutely there. Listen below.

Miguel Just Released a Song


De La Soul and Nas Still ‘God It’ on New One-Off Single

De La is hard at work on their upcoming eighth album, but this track won’t make the cut

New track isn’t included on their upcoming, Kickstarter-funded album


De La Soul recently launched a Kickstarter to fund their eighth album, which will feature Damon Albarn, David Byrne, 2 Chainz, and Little Dragon. Today, they’ve shared a new track that won’t appear on that album, but it also features a huge guest star: Nas. Listen to “God It” above.



Jack White and Q-Tip Bring the Blues to A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Excursions’ in New York

Run the Jewels also brought out Zach De La Rocha during their opening set at Madison Square Garden

As if a sold out show at Madison Square Garden with Run the Jewels opening wasn’t enough to make Jack White’s Friday night tour stop in New York a little out of the ordinary, he also had another big trick up his sleeve in the form of A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip. In the midst of his performance of the Lazaretto standout “The Black Bat Licorice,” the legendary rapper came out on stage to finish out the track before launching into a bluesy full-band rendition of the Tribe’s own Low End Theory track “Excursions.”jack White w Q-Tip

Not to be outdone by the headlining act, Run the Jewels had a guest rapper of their own earlier in the evening, enlisting Zach De La Rocha of Rage Against the Machine to perform on the Run the Jewels 2 cut “Close Your Eyes (and Count to Fuck).” You can catch that performance below, and the Q-Tip/Jack White performance up above.


SIA AMUN Drops New Single



What better way to bring in the New Year than with a brand new single from Recording Artist and Songwriter SIA AMUN. Her debut single “RUNAWAY” was released January 3, 2015 on sound cloud. Link Below

SIA AMUN is 1/2 of a writing duo called The Pensouls, who are responsible for penning the track  “All We Do” on Trey Songz second No. 1 Album TRIGGA and Pleasure P’s new single “Do You”. SIA AMUN started her career behind the scenes singing demos for and working with some of the biggest names in the music industry including the hit production team The Underdogs and Teddy Riley to name a few. Having worked as a backing vocalist for Mega pop star Lady Gaga and writing songs for other artists, SIA AMUN has decided to step out in the forefront and share a piece of her most intimate gift by releasing her debut single “RUNAWAY” off of her upcoming EP entitled 9 Lives. Checkout the interview with Sia Amun by Heavy Rotation Magazine on our youtube Channel.

For updates on SIA AMUN and new music follow her on social media!



Hear RZA & Tinashe’s ‘One Of A Kind’ Collaboration

An exclusive listen to the pair’s Hollywood studios recording session RZA & Tinashe

Inside the Dr Pepper Studio, which is located at one of the premiere studios in Hollywood, The RZA welcomes Tinashe to what has become his production lab for the night. After spending a short time getting to know each other, they jump into recording the track that will be a part of RZA’s upcoming collaborative EP. RZA begins by playing a few beats to feel out Tinashe’s sound until they decide on a song that is a bit more mellow compared to RZA’s others. After a couple of passes, Tinashe jumps on the control room mic and begins humming to the beat. She passes through impressive vocal highs and lows to carve out a melody while RZA adds to the beat with his Yahama Motif XS. Shortly thereafter, Tinashe is listening back to the recorded scratch-track of her humming and penning her lyrics. It’s not long until she’s out in the vocal booth laying down her final take. The fast-rising Tinashe impressed RZA with her vocal range and expeditiousness in the studio in what was a notably smooth collaboration. Hear the results and read the pair’s thoughts below:



Taste Makers Bloggers and Music lovers “Its time to Roc Da Mic again” SXSW 2014 Austin,Texas

Taste Makers Bloggers and Music lovers “Its time to Roc Da Mic again” SXSW 2014 Austin,Texas. We in the music & entertainment media , “I must say” this is our favorite time of year, fresh tontons_rubyhornet_1bfaces new bands and rap groups making there early push before the second quarter in the music business. Austin is the mecca of great music cool people and plane old fun. If your into networking with songwriters , punk rockers , beat makers and fresh new rappers , Austin is the place to be in mid March. See you there . Tigga Pat   The Tontons –



Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will perform together on “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A GRAMMY® Salute,” airing this Sunday, Feb. 9, 8 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. The primetime entertainment special — presented by The Recording Academy®, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS — will celebrate the remarkable legacy of the seven-time GRAMMY-winning group the Beatles and their groundbreaking first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The show, which taped on Monday, Jan. 27, the day after the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound and airs exactly 50 years to the day, date, and time of the original event. Originally slated to be a two-hour event, the special has added an additional half-hour given the overwhelming success of the taping, a wealth of archival material, and new interviews. For updates and breaking news, please visit GRAMMY.com, and The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The all-star lineup for this historic event features performances and/or presentations by: The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Kate Beckinsale, Jeff Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Johnny Depp, Dave Grohl, Eric Idle, Imagine Dragons, Alicia Keys & John Legend, Anna Kendrick, David Letterman, LL COOL J, Jeff Lynne, Maroon 5, John Mayer & Keith Urban, Brad Paisley & Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Sean Penn, Ed Sheeran, Joe Walsh, Stevie Wonder, and a one-night only reunion of Eurythmics’ Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart. THE NIGHT THAT CHANGED AMERICA: A GRAMMY® SALUTE TO THE BEATLESThe house band for the event includes notable musicians Kenny Aronoff (drums), Lenny Castro (percussion), Chris Caswell (keyboard), Peter Frampton (guitar), Rami Jaffe (organ), Steve Lukather (guitar), Greg Phillinganes (keyboard), and Don Was (bass), who also served as musical director. The special also will feature: David Letterman interviewing Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at the iconic Ed Sullivan Theater on Feb. 4; recollections from three fans who were in the audience for the Beatles’ first performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show”; and interviews with three people who worked at the show and were there the night this milestone event took place. “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A GRAMMY Salute” will commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of the most historic moments in music and television. Featuring today’s top artists covering songs performed by the Fab Four that momentous evening in 1964 and other Beatles classics through the years, the show also will include footage from that landmark Sunday night, as well as other archival material. In addition, various presenters will help highlight and contextualize the musical, cultural and historical impact of the group and this legendary performance. The Beatles’ first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” is one of the most watched television events ever — with 74 million people tuning in to watch the group perform five songs during the variety hour. It is considered by many historians and critics as one of the most important moments in music and television. “The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles” is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer, Rac Clark is co-executive producer, Gregg Gelfand is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers. Following is a list of performances on “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A GRAMMY Salute”:

Pitbull, Ke$ha Take Top’s The Charts

After a four-week wait at No. 2, Pitbull and Ke$ha climb to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with “Timber.” The new leader had held at the runner-up spot while Eminem and featured artist Rihanna reigned for four frames with “The Monster,” which this week slips to No. 3. Meanwhile, Katy Perry charges into the top 10 with “Dark Horse,” featuring Juicy J. As we do each Wednesday, let’s dig deeper into the numbers behind the Hot 100’s top 10. With the coronation of “Timber,” Pitbull collects his second Hot 100 No. 1. “Give Me Everything,” featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer, topped the July 9, 2011, ranking. Ke$ha claims her third Hot 100 No. 1; her debut single “TiK ToK” ruled for nine weeks in 2010, while “We R Who We R” crowned the Nov. 13, 2010, tally.kesha-pitbull-amas “Timber” spends a fourth week atop the Digital Songs chart, with 301,000 downloads sold (down 32%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. As previously reported, only three songs on the 50-position Digital Songs chart sport an increase in sales over the prior week, following last week’s hefty sales week following Christmas. The week after Christmas normally brings a surge in digital song sales, thanks to the redemption of newly-acquired digital gift cards. (Total song sales for the week ending Jan. 5 were down by 29%; in the previous week, they soared by 98%.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHUbLv4ThOo&feature=player_embedded#!

The Top 10 Producers in Music

Thanks to his international smash hit, and six-week Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper “Thrift Shop,” Ryan Lewis, 25, has newfound knowledge of and appreciation for thrifting culture around the world. Wherever Lewis and Macklemore, the rapper and his key collaborator, travel in support of their platinum debut album, The Heist, fans unfailingly regale the Seattle duo with tales of their own adventures in second-hand clothes shopping—a pastime with unexpectedly universal appeal. “We thought it was a fun, kind of weird, pretty catchy song that would do really well among a small pocket of people that liked thrift shops—almost like a cult audience,” Lewis says. “And then the next thing you know you’re on the other side of the world and it’s playing out of bars and taxis. It’s still kind of jaw-dropping to me.”mike-will-made-it-miley-cyrus-vmas-2013-650-430 “Thrift Shop,” a song with a playfully irrepressible saxophone loop and lyrics extolling the virtues of a good bargain, catapulted Macklemore and Lewis to pop-star status, a quantum leap from the indie-rap circles in which they were used to traveling. To date, the video for the song has racked up more than 425 million views on YouTube, helping drive it to platinum status seven times over and a comfortable position as the biggest-selling song of the year. A lightning-in-a-bottle hit like “Thrift Shop” is any producer’s dream, but Lewis stands apart in 2013 for his work on two subsequent singles that rode similar waves to cultural ubiquity. “Can’t Hold Us,” a foot-stomping, piano-filled party anthem with a soulful hook courtesy of Ray Dalton, also reached No. 1 on the Hot 100 this year, making Macklemore and Lewis the first duo in the chart’s history to crack the top spot with both of its first two singles. Third single “Same Love,” featuring Mary Lambert, was an anthem of a different kind. The poignant and personal ballad became an unofficial song of the gay rights movement due to its stance against homophobia. First released in July 2012, the song climbed to No. 11 on the Hot 100 this year—a position it held for four nonconsecutive weeks—in a surge of popularity following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in June to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act 1. Ryan Lewis 2. Mike Will Made It 3. The Smeezingtons 4. Max Martin 5. Shellback 6. Dann Huff 7. Joey Moi 8. Alex Da Kid 9. Jeff Bhasker 10. Baauer ( Selected by Billboard )   Stalley Exclusive Interview With Heavy Rotation Magazine  Storylines in Motion Stalley3 The ohio-native touched down in Houston,Tx August 14th for a brief meet and greet promotional run. Stalley set down with Heavy Rotation Magazine too discuss his latest release “Honest Cowboy” mix tape available on most popular music & blog sites. Kyle Myricks (Stalley) is truly a unique guy, in fact he is quite different from most of the artist I have had the pleasure of writing articles on. Quote “If you listen too Stalley’s lyrics and dictation , you would possibly think the guy is very aggressive in his demeanor or personality” unquote . In Stalley interview with Heavy Rotation Magazine , the ohio rapper is quite mile mannered and slightly shy, However  its very obvious that Stalley strength is in his music concepts. I had the pleasure of reviewing his mix tape “Honest Cowboy” today 8/14 @ his listening session. The Mix Tape is hot , the tracks are Classic & Stalley lyrics, tone and rhymes are a prefect blend. To see the interview conducted by DJ Starchie Archie , log on too www.heavyrotationmagz.com  KeyWord Stalley.   Written by Tigga Pat | HRM       Propain (Feat.Kirko Bangz & Slim Thug) – Got A Problem (prod by Knock City) Propain-RidinSlab Houston’s Propain slides us one more offering from his highly anticipated “Ridin Slab” project which drops tomorrow. Here he gets assists from Kirko Bangz & Slim Thug over a mellow Trakksounds beat. “GOT A PROBLEM” FT. KIRKO BANGZ & SLIM THUG   Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q Ab Soul  Kid Ink Reliant Arena Houston,Tx 6/11 Black Hippy … (from left) Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul. Black Hippy … (from left) Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul. Photograph: Getty Images Key members: Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul. Description: LA foursome Black Hippy provide an antidote to high-gloss crews that dominate the pop charts such as YMCMB and Odd Future. Full of talent, they are in that rare position of being respected by the kind of hip-hop fans who like to lament about “a golden era”, and won’t disappoint them by selling out. They are responsible for a delightful discography including Black Lip Bastard Constipation and Shadow of Death. Defining moment: Part of parent label Top Dawg entertainment or TDE, which earlier in the year broke the internet (or at least the hip-hop section) by releasing something every day for a week. Key track: Lamar’s Section 80 mixtape catapulted the group on to the radar of the hip-hop elite, thanks to single HiiPower. Although Lamar is probably the best known, the squawking-voiced ScHoolboy Q is the real talent, and his release There He Go is one of the best tracks of the year.       Young Scooter ft. Bun B – Street Lottery Official Music Video Young Scooter HRM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAce8AVOjW4&feature=player_embedded#!       Heavy Rotation Magazine interview with the Hot new SoSo Def recording artist “Fresco Kane” fresco-kane Heavy Rotation Magazine interview with the Hot new SoSo Def recording artist “Fresco Kane” The East Saint Louis native talks about being from the mid west & working hard to be successful in the music business. twitter.com/FrescoKane

Heavy Rotation Magazine exclusive interview with the beautiful songstress Brooke Valentine Brooke photo 3   Heavy Rotation Magazine exclusive interview with the beautiful songstress Brooke Valentine. Brooke discuss her latest release “ Don’t Wanna Be In Love” her inspirations , family & what makes her Brooke. Interview Conducted by Kel Ja’leno of Heavy Rotation Magazine Atl.

GRAND HUSTLE REPRESENTER TRAE THA TRUTH PAIRS WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF LOST BROTHER CLIP D Notable musician Trae tha Truth and members of the ABN and Brown families volunteered with Habitat For Humanity Houston on Saturday, December 1, 2012 to honor the legacy and memory of Dominic Levar Brown,Sr., affectionately known as Money Clip-D. Dominic was tragically murdered in senseless gun violence on November 25, 2011. Mayor Parker recognized Dominic (Clip-D) for his philanthropic spirit and role as a community pillar by designating December 1st in Memorium as Dominic L Brown Day. Clip’s role as a vital foundation to the Southwest community, as well as Trae’s ABN Family made the desire to volunteer with Habitat For Humanity Houston an immediate decision. HFHH’s mantra, Building Homes, Changing Lives is important to us in building the legacy Dominic has left behind in the presence of his 3 sons DeQuan and Dominic Brown, Jr, and Patrick Spencer, as he changed many lives. The day began at 7:30am after returning to Houston from a performance a few hours prior in San Antonio, Texas at the build site in the Settegaste community. Trae along with various members of his camp came prepared to lend a hand to the Oliver family on their journey to home ownership. ” I am grateful to Mr. Trae and his team for coming out and helping to make my family’s dream a reality.” states Mr. Oliver. Trae cut various materials, helped assemble walls for the home, as well as the roofing. “It’s truly a blessing to give back to a family and honor my brother Clip’s legacy. I am truly honored.” In working in conjunction with members from the Habitat for Humanity staff and Shell Corporation, Trae found another way to help build  a community and the city of Houston which he loves so much.     HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL APRIL 21-22 & 28-29  11AM – 8PM Heavy Rotation Magazine is proud to announce are exclusive coverage of the 2012 Houston International Festival , for more information please go to. http://heavyrotationmagz.com/news/ or  http://www.ifest.org/ The 2012 Houston International Festival, spotlighting Argentina, takes place April 21/22/28/29 in the streets, plazas and parks of downtown Houston. The festival features six stages of music and dance, educational and cultural exhibits in the Chevron Living Museum, children’s activities in the Green Mountain Energy Kids World, international arts and crafts markets, international cuisine vendors, street performances, and much more. Headliners on the Bud Light World Stage include Los Lonely Boys, Galactic, War and Steel Pulse. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the festival ends at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 adults, $4 children 3-12. Tickets at the gate are $18 for adults, $5 for children 3-12. On Saturday night, April 21, the Houston International Festival is proud to present “Eternal Tango,” featuring the Hector Del Curto Orchestra and Dancers, performing in the Hobby Center’s Sarofim Hall. Hector Del Curto is considered to be the finest tango musician of his generation, and his group includes members of the longtime touring production “Forever Tango.”

Stalley ft. Rick Ross – Party Heart


Stalley drops some visuals to this standout track that originally appeared on Rozay’s Rich Forever. THE UNTOUCHABLE MAYBACH EMPIRE PRESENTS @STALLEY FEAT. @RICKYROZAY – PARTY HEART (MUSIC VIDEO) DIRECTED BY DRE FILMS. Posted by Heavy Rotation Magazine | Tigga Pat http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LPaRt_7hfU0#!&feature=player_embedded#!

Ca$h Out Exclusive Interview with Heavy Rotation Magazine .                         Kel Ja’Leno: Congrats on the deal with Epic records! Now that your with a major label how have your expectations changed?    Cashout:Man the expectations are extremely high, i just feelgood about the new situation at the sametime i understand i must become great at my craft and just get better as an artist but really i just realize it’s a blessing for real!      Kel Ja’Leno: How & when did you know that music was your thing?    Cashout: pretty much from the first time i got in the booth, it was just easy for me just natural then it just became my passion man, i’ll never forget just recording and the feeling i got hearing myself afterwards it was just my calling i think.      Kel Ja’Leno:  The single real popular getting heavy spins how do u plan on building off that buzz?    Cashout: Well just grindin’ man sticking to the plan and just making the most of my moment and give it my all to take it to the next level.The single “Cashin’ out” became a trending topic on Twitter so that’s when i really knew i had something and believe me im in the studio all the time so im a keep coming with it.      Kel Ja’Leno:  What about your name it seems to be more of a statement than anything, where did the name come from?        Cashout: Basically just in the studio one day recording and that one little phrase just stuck with me and one of my friends said that’s it that should be your name, since then it just stuck.    Kel Ja’Leno:  Oh okay i just assume you was out here stuntin’ to the point that people would be like “O’ that’s just Cashout over there pullin his cashout!”    Cashout: Na not really man,but i get it in sometimes ya know but real talk it was just one of those lil moments recording and a line just becoming more than a line ya know!          Kel Ja’Leno:  Let the readers know how you got the deal with Epic?        Cashout:  A lot of work and a totally loyal and devoted team behind me, the entire bases loaded family which is our Indie label they made it happen it for me plus just being consistent with the grind. I put a lot of work in on top of that just trying to make good music i think that will speak for itself most of the time,just timing and making good music.    Kel Ja’Leno:  You gotta couple hit singles, a huge huge buzz & just landed a record deal with a major label, what else would you want to accomplish this year for you to feel like it was your year?    Cashout:  Of course a great & highly successful debut album not to mention endorsements and i even wanna try to get into movies too i feel like this is a Blessing and it’s only right i try to make the most of it. Because i feel like i can do it all if giving the oppurtunity and this is my oppurtunity it’s my time man, im in a good situation right now and i look at it like if it’s a drout in the Rap market im a capitalize on R&B if it’s a drout there then im a jump into the movies it’s money in all markets, i refuse to take this situation for granted that’s all im really saying. It’s just a Blessing for your mom not to get that call that your locked up or worst so im just running with it and i truly appreciate the love im getting from my fans it’s a beautiful thing. Kel Ja’Leno:  Speaking of fans tell the Heavy Rotation readers how to stay in touch with you!          Cashout:  Definately Twitter @therealcashout also facebook make sure everybody check for the mixtape called “it’s my time” should be droppin’ in March!     Waka Flocka feat. Drake – Round Of Applause (Official Video) [Behind The Scenes)


Interview with 2 Chainz 12/10/11 interview courtesy of DJ Technics  H.R.M will conduct an extensive interview with none other then Tity Boi (2 Chainz) from the ATL. based rap group Playaz Circle. This interview will be featured in our Jan.2012 issue of our magazine. Tity Boi has had a unique music career, truly different from most “MC’s” , having the ability to constantly re -invent himself and maneuver from one record label too another without losing focus is truly a testament to young striving artist. Read the full interview in the Jan.2012 Issue of Heavy Rotation Magazine , the interview will be conducted by “Kel Ja’leno” 

“Verse Simmonds” Video Shoot Monday, Nov.21. “Verse Simmonds” Video Shoot Exclusive behind the seen images from Heavy Rotation Magazine / Akon’s new artist “Verse Simmonds” Video Shoot yesterday @  Jett Lounge (Atlanta) The new single “Super freak” feat. Young Jeezy & 2Chains is already a hit in the streets & clubs. Check out the exclusive images by H.R.M/ Kel’ Ja’leno Photography by Z3 Simmonds broke out in 2009 with his catchy alcohol ode “Buy You a Round.” Though he was always close with Akon, Verse continued to grind on his own, making singles, doing shows, writing songs and producing. In August, Verse, along with his production partner Sak Pase, landed a few tracks on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne.                                                                   Slim Thug & Boss Hogg Outlawz – BANG (Official Video).mp4 Slim Thug ft. Boss Hogg , Le$ & Mud – Bang Directed & Edited by: @DjYoungSamm Serve & Collect 3 In Stores Now!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gArxfoP6IQ&feature=player_embedded#!

Cee-Lo Green: Distilled Documentary                   Absolut Vodka and The Fader came together to create a documentary about the come up of Cee-lo Green. In part 1, Cee-lo talks about his upbringing, his musical influences, and the Dungeon Family. We hear commentary from Big Gipp (talking about first meeting Cee-lo, opening for Biggie, and more) and Busta Rhymes. In Part 2, Cee-lo talks the creation of his mega-hit record “F**k You.”   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSn7LeJ0-Jo&feature=player_embedded#!

Beyonce | Launches “House Of Dereon” in London at Selfridges                     The baby growing inside Beyonce is not stopping her hustle. After strutting her baby bump at New York Fashion week, the mommy-to-be went to London to debut her latest House Of Dereon collection at London’s Fashion Week. Bey and her mother have been running the line since 2004. The Brand’s name is derived from Beyonce’s grandmother Agnes Dereon who was a seamtress in Louisana. Tina has always designed many of the peices for Destiny’s Child and Beyonce’s own style added to the fact she can travel throughout the world and add the aesthetics from different cultures into the line make it what it is. The collection is and is superb in comparison to the dereon jeans and signature shirts so heavily stocked at Macy’s. The Spring/Summer ’12 line is decked out with African print, feathers and sequin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX_14CSZIRU&feature=player_embedded&feature=player_embedded#!     T.I. Back At Atlanta Halfway House, Again             A couple of weeks ago we talked about T.I’s release from prison however due to accusations from correction authorities about T.I violating prison rules (He and Tiny traveled to the Halfway house from the prison in a party bus…apparently now a crime) he was returned back to prison. Now he’s finally out again and back at the Halfway House in Atlanta, due to be out September 29th.   YUNG BERG RELEASES MOST PERSONAL VIDEO YET “REAL LIFE” – WITH A STATEMENT

There are three sides to every story so the saying goes. In this video, “Real Life”, Yung Berg reveals his side in his most personal address to date. No holds barred. No punches pulled. It’s all said and done and Berg is ready to put it all behind him and move forward to the next chapter; making great music with and for his new YFM family of artists and producers. “I felt like it was time for my side of  the stories….I know the industry & the public don’t look to my music 4 depth necessarily.  This was a opportunity 2 speak on alot of the questions people may or may not have but on a platform I’m comfortable with. Never in a million years would I go 2 the studio and say I’m looking 4 this kinda beat 2 vent on, I would never but the truth of the matter is everything happened organically! This video and record is me turning the page on that chapter of my career and moving forward to my new legacy with my company YFM” Yung Berg Follow us on Twitter via @TheRealYungBerg @TiffanyJManager & @RapPublicist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvcA0JqG8Gk&feature=player_embedded#!   Lil Wayne’s “Carter IV” Debuts at No. 1 With 964k Copies                   it’s Official Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter IV” Debuts at #1 with a First Week Sales of 964k, Weezy did better than Billboard Projected, & Still Kinda lived up to Birdman‘s foreseeing of A Milli First Week. Despite mixed Reviews & a Leak C4′s Debut Numbers are no Surprise. Tunechi has a Rockstar following.. C4, makes his Third #1 Album.. along with “I’m not a Human Being” & “Tha Carter III“, which sold about 1.01 million 1st week, Weezy is Second only to Lady Gaga in This Year’s Album First Week Sales & iTunes Single Week Downloads Gaga’s “Born This Way” sold 1.11 million first week, & 662k via iTunes.   Fall Fashion Sneak Peek from Kanye’s Style Adviser: Virgil Abloh                 Big Boi Has Racially-Insensitive Dolls Removed From New Zealand Shop

Big Boi caused quite a stir in New Zealand last week after noticing racially-insensitive dolls for sale at a shop in Auckland Airport. Big Boi posted a photo of the toys—referred to as golliwogs—on his Twitter page last Thursday (August 25), that left many people in anger. “Ok, all blacks is a rugby team, but what the ****are these,” he wrote before showing the image to his followers. “Throw them in the bin with the person selling them,” one person tweeted back in response. “Burn the racist airport down,” another comment read. Following the OutKast rapper’s statements, local paper, the New Zealand Herald contacted Airport management, who had the dolls removed. “Once we were made aware, the retailer was immediately asked to remove the product from sale,” said Airport Corporate Relations Manager, Richard Llewellyn. “Once we were made aware, the retailer was immediately asked to remove the product from sale,” said Airport Corporate Relations Manager, Richard Llewellyn.   Llewellyn stated that although he didn’t get to speak to the Atlanta-bred rap star it was understood by the store staff that the dolls could be viewed as insulting. “In this case we acknowledge that this is a product widely regarded as inappropriate,” Llewellyn said, “We apologize for any offence caused as a result of this product being on sale at the airport.”Golliwogs were first introduced in the 1940s in children’s books by author, Florence Kate Upton, as a sort of caricature of an American Black minstrel figure. However, by the 1960s they began being associated with the insulting racial slur “wog,” and the books, deemed “racially insensitive,” were eventually withdrawn from libraries. Yet in some countries the dolls can still be found, as evident in this case. Although shocked by the incident, Big Boi tweeted that he didn’t have any hard feelings towards the country.     Houston’s Mayor Proclaims “Bun B Day”

Houston mayor Annise Parker and the accompanying City Council have declared Tuesday August 30 as “Bun B Day,” according to a representative for the rapper. The rapper will also receive a formal proclamation from the mayor, according to Isiah Carey of Fox 26 in Houston. Bun B has been a leading force in the Southern Hip-Hop movement since the 90’s but he’s also known for his work in the community. He’s volunteered his time and also teaches a course on religion and Hip-Hop at Rice University. Bun is one half of the iconic rap group UGK with the late Pimp C and he has had great success as solo artist as well. Incidentally, he is a native of Port Arthur, Texas. Bun B Day will take place at Houston’s City Hall Tuesday August 30 at 1:30 pm.  The meeting is open to the public.

Jadakiss Doesn’t Want to be Involved in Lil Wayne/Jay-Z Beef, Birdman Does

The Internets went ablaze yesterday (August 24) over the premature leak of Lil Wayne’s long-awaited album, Tha Carter IV, and more specifically, over “It’s Good,” Weezy’s song with Jadakiss and Drake, where he takes shots at Jay-Z. In fact, following the song’s proliferation over the web on Wednesday, five out of 10 trending topics on Twitter nationwide were Wayne related. As previously reported, on the song, Wayne seems to be responding to Jay’s subliminal jabs towards Cash Money co-founder and Weezy’s step father, Bryan “Baby” Williams on the Watch the Thronebonus cut, “H*A*M.” “I’m like really half a billi, nigga/Really you got baby money/Keep it real with niggas/Niggas ain’t got my lady money,” Jay rapped. Firing back on “It’s Good,” the New Orleans native spit: “Talkin’ ’bout baby money, I got your baby money/Kidnap your bitch, get that ‘How much you love your lady?’ money.” Quickly following the track’s leak, Birdman took to Twitter to continue the feud. “YMCMB.I got ur BABY MONEY$$$$$,” he typed. “We Tha Busine$$.#dont Lie (sic). BMJR. Tha Besteva. Watch us Ball (sic).” Jadakiss, on the other hand, took to the social networking site to express that he had no idea that Wayne would be dissing Jay on the song and that he wants no part of any beef. “Yall hating ass cocksuckers better chill,” he wrote, “they only sent me a track wit NO verses and I recorded that verse 3 months ago! #leavemeoutofit (sic)” “When I DISS niggas or have a problem Wit ANY RAPPER I SAY THere NAMES without hesitation and YALL know this already (sic),” he continued.

ScarFace Released From Prison

Legendary rapper Scarface has been released from prison, according to reports.The founding Geto Boys member had been incarcerated since at least October of 2010, for failing to pay back child support to various women. Scarface, born Brad Jordan, was accused of failing to pay child support for four different cases, three of them in Texas and one in Missouri. The rapper is currently working on an album of all-new material.

Kel Ja’leno Advertise for ManHattan’s Clothing

First glimpse at model Kel Ja’leno in his upcoming ManHattan’s clothing ad campaign.. rocking  the all white sports jacket with the faded denim u can see the actual ad next month stay tuned! follow Kel Jaleno on twitter @ kel jaleno           Linkin Park Performs “Iridescent” live From Moscow’s Red Square



DamFoolz – New Money in H-Town

Interviewed by Heavy Rotation Magazine   How did you guys form the group “Damfoolz” & what section of Houston are you guys from? (HRM ) The group was originally just us being friends in high school.  We was always joking and doing a lot of crazy shit so we called ourselves the DamFoolz.  We also all liked rap music a lot.  It wasn’t until years later, though, that we formed a rap group together.  It started with Great Scott, King Tutt, and Antho Rags, but a five year stint in prison for Antho put the formal group on hiatus.  Shortly after Antho was released another one of our Damfoolz friends from high school, Big Mitch, also returned from a seven year bid with aspirations of rapping.  The group was at that point made complete.  The Damfoolz all hail from the south side of Houston. Being that you are a new group , what are you doing too promote yourself to your fan base? (HRM) Just a lot of footwork.  Relying on word of mouth and using the internet to the fullest.  The way the industry is these days they ain’t really trying to fuck wit nobody that ain’t grindin or that don’t have some kinda buzz no matter how good the music is.  So we just do our best to make our faces seen in the city and keep a presence on the net.  We keep hard copies of our product on hand at all times to have something to present to people we meet, but the best way to get or music is via the net.  It’s easier to reach the masses and it cuts out the production cost cuz it’s free.  Also we do shows to raise awareness of this DamFoolery. In a few words , what is the best way to describe your music and your sound?(HRM) Good.  It’s real versatile and lyrical but by the time you finish listening to our music we feel like you gone know that these dudes can really rap and they know how to make music.  Good music. In todays musical climate being very competitive , what will you guys do to compete with the millions of new rap groups in the music industry? Have a swag and a brand.  At first we didn’t know whether the name Damfoolz would do more harm than good because of just the negative connotation of calling ourselves “fools”, but people have really been latching on to that name and we’re starting to see a following emerge.  It was a move that we felt might be kind of risky but would pay off big if executed right and that’s what happened.  Now everybody wants to be a Damfool.  Could you blame em? Being from Houston ,Texas who are some of your favorite artist that you look to for inspiration?(HRM) For inspiration I think you have to go back to the old heads.  We were fortunate enough to be able to be around HAWK before he passed.  In Houston to be able to work with an original member of the S.U.C. is as good as it gets.  That’s like being in the NBA and playing with Michael Jordan.  So I would definitely say him and anybody else that came from the bottom and made something happen with this music.  Cuz at the end of the day the pattern we’re most trying to follow is the grindind and work ethic of other individuals.  We feel like we already got our own voice musically.     by Tony Patterson (Tigga Pat) of Heavy Rotation Magazine


DJ “5000” Michael Watts is the founder and Co-CEO of SwishaHouse . He is responsible for breaking the careers of some of Houston’s prominent rap artist including: Slim Thug, J- Dawg, Mike Jones and Paul Wall. SwishaHouse fans throughout the years have always asked for a reunion and G-Dash and Michael Watts felt the time was right. With the increase of fresh new artists and the coming of Watts birthday, it was a perfect time to jump start the summer with a bang! One of the main reasons for this reunion is to honor the artists and the legacy of SwishaHouse,while everyone was still alive and well, and for the legends to pass on the torch to the new school of SwishaHouse. A lot of well knows respected musical talent from Texas are confirmed to attend .This show is mainly dedicated to all the SwishaHouse fans that have always supported the movement, and for the whole city of Houston.   June 9, 2011 7:00 PM – House of Blues 1204 Caroline StreetHouston, TX 77002

Swagg Team/ Yung Joc visits CIAA weekend video


“Kel Ja’leno on the set w/ Warner Brother Records new artist “Kirko Bangz”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iual_5TboXA&feature=player_embedded#! Director of Promotions /Heavy Rotation Magazine Atl,Ga region “Kel Ja’leno on the set w/ Warner Brother Records new artist “Kirko Bangz”. The Photo shoot courtesy of Heavy Rotation Magazine. Kirko Bangz will headline the cover of the May 2011 Issue of the fresh new magazine. Checkout the video also @ twitter heavyromagz  / facebook heavyromagz .

POTW: Janelle Monae, B.o.B, Big Boi, Nicki Minaj, Britney

B.o.B, Janelle Monae and Big Boi showed their sparkly whites,Nicki Minaj toned down the costume-like outfits, Britney Spears smugged the media, Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keyswere all smiles, Diddy was underdressed, Prince Michael Jackson I and uncle Jackie sat courtside, 50 Cent got cozy with Maria Menounos and Florence Welch from Florence and the Machineposed with some of Hollywood’s young studs. It all happened this week and we’ve got the pics to prove it.

Heavy Rotation Magazine promotional mixer incorporation with Urban Buzz Fashion.

you are cordially invited to Heavy Rotation Magazine promotional mixer incorporation with Urban Buzz Fashion. Urban Buzz 7510 Harwin Dr. Houston,Texas 77036 Saturday December 18th 2.pm – 5pm Please join us as we celebrate the christmas season & our second Issue of Heavy Rotation Magazine. We will be giving away free copies of the latest issue , plus free appetizers,Moscato D’asti curtesy of Heavy Rotation Magz. This edition features legionary rap artist Bun B. Also exclusive interview / articles from artist like Young Jeezy  Drake – Lyfe Jennings  and more interesting people. Come hangout with the industry’s newest celebrities magazine stafHeavy Rotation Magazine is one of this years Official Magazine Sponsor for The Core DJs Retreat 2k10 Heavy Rotation Magazine is one of this years Official Magazine Sponsor for The Core DJs Retreat 2k10. Heavy Rotation Magazine Collectors Edition Issue Features The Infamous Trill O.G Bun.B. With special exclusive article from Lyfe Jennings – New Boyz – Young Jeezy – Slim Thug – Drake – J-Dawg & More Heavy Rotation is the new premier Hip-Hop news – culture – Entertainment & Business Technology Magz in the Business. For More Information about us , Check us out @ www.Heavyrotationmagz.com or twitter us @ Heavyromagz