Posted August 8, 2010 by tiggapat in The Buzz

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Sadat X of Brand Nubian ft Big Twins & Dcypha “The Truth” Prod. by BigBob

Living legend, Sadat X of Brand Nubian lays down the homecoming for reinstating the era of conscious hip hop. Sadat X’s artistic evolution delivers, capturing his classic themes that are abrasive and hopeful pushing hip hop into a different terrain to reflect modern times. Big Twins provides a melodic polarity with his grimy vocals and animated lyrics expressing bars that give sentiment to the original era of hip hop. BigBob, claims this track as one of his milestones in his esteemed accomplishments in music and hip hop. Spirited scratching from Dcypha add some essence to the track and the experiment pays off using the authentic themes of hip hop to execute a hard hitting sound that reminisces of a by gone era to seamlessly flow in a brand new contemporary time.



The Game – Heaven 4 A Gangster

The Game has been a face of the West Coast for years now. Since he came on the scene in the mid 2000’s, the rapper has made sure that he represented not only Compton but California as a whole. After all, Dr. Dre did play a major role in his success. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that the Compton rapper has released his new song “Heaven 4 A Gangster” on the day that marks 2Pac’s 21st death anniversary.

The Game’s comes through with full aggression on “Heaven 4 a Gangster.” As someone with a few years and a few albums under his belt, The Game has made his way to an OG among the newer rappers. Game takes a moment on this song to address the current state of where hip hop music is compared to during his come-up. Over some booming production, he hones his inner Tupac to address what hip hop has come to and what the late legend may have thought about hip hop’s current climate.

A$AP Ferg – “Nasty (Who Dat)” ft. Migos

This week brings A$AP Ferg and Migos together for “Nasty (Who Dat).” The new release follows up last week’s jam-packed “East Coast” remix and preludes Ferg’s upcoming mixtape Still Striving, which drops next Friday. Listen to “Nasty (Who Dat)” below.



Theatrical Release Dates

Friday, August 18th , 2017

In Los Angeles, CA at the Arclight Hollywood and Regal LA LIVE Stadium


Friday, August 25, 2017

In New York, NY at the Regal Union Square 14

In Anaheim, CA at the Edwards Anaheim Hills 14

In Berkeley, CA at the Landmark Shattuck Cinemas

In San Francisco, CA at the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission

In San Diego, CA at the Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX

In Washington DC at the Regal Majestic 20 & IMAX

In Atlanta, GA at the Regal Atlantic Station  Stadium 16 & IMAX

In Honolulu, HI at the Regal Theaters Dole Cannery Stadium 18 & IMAX

In Las Vegas, NV at the Regal Village Square Stadium 18

In Portland, OR at the Regal Fox Tower Stadium 10

In Houston, TX at the Edwards Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24 & RPX

In Seattle, WA at the Regal Meridian 16

In Irvine, CA at the Edwards University Town Center 6




Vocal Sensation Avery Wilson Releases Track And Music Video For “Song For You”





21 year old, Avery Wilson releases his soul-stirring new music video “Song For You” today. Click here to watch.  The moving cover written by Leon Russell is performed in the spirit of Donny Hathaway’s “A Song For You” and available now at all digital providers via RCA Records.

Backed by the music industry’s heaviest hitters’ music icon and legend Clive Davis and super hit producer Sean Garrett, Wilson is set for stardom. Avery is currently in the studio working on his debut album.

Marlon James’s New Books Will Be a Game of Thrones-Inspired African Fantasy Trilogy

Very cool news for fans of Marlon James: the Man Booker-winning writer of A Brief History of Seven Killings and The Book of Night Women will publish three fantasy novels under the title The Dark Star Trilogy, inspired by Tolkien, Game of Thrones, and African folk tales and mythology. The first of these books, titled Black Leopard, Red Wolf, could be published as early as Fall 2018. The second and third installments are titled Moon Witch, Night Devil, and The Boy and the Dark Star.

Entertainment Weekly, which broke the news, brings us the following official description via publisher Riverhead Books:

Three characters — the Tracker, the Moon Witch, and the Boy — are locked in a dungeon in the castle of a dying king, awaiting torture and trial for the death of a child. They were three of eight mercenaries who had been hired to find the child; the search, expected to take two months, took nine years. In the end, five of the eight mercenaries, as well as the child, were dead.What happened? Where did their stories begin? And how did each story end? These are the questions Marlon James poses in the Dark Star Trilogy, three novels set amid African legend and his own fertile imagination – an African Game of Thrones. From royal intrigue to thrilling and dangerous voyages, and complete with pirates, queens, witches, shape-shifters and monsters, these novels are part fantasy, part myth and part detective story.

Drake Made a Surprise Appearance at Mad Decent Block Party in Brooklyn


Drake’s been in New York for a few days now, completing a four-night run of his Summer Sixteen tour with Future (and at times stirring up a little beef with Funkmaster Flex). Last night, though, Drizzy stopped by the Mad Decent Block Party in Brooklyn to perform a quick set featuring tracks like “Jumpman,” “Back to Back,” and his DJ Khaled collab “For Free,” according to Press. Tonight (Monday) is his final Summer Sixteen tour date in New York at Madison Square Garden.

Joey Bada$$ – Devastated @joeyBADASS


A mix of indie and street, rapper Joey Bada$$ rose to fame by releasing mixtapes and forming his own hip-hop collective, Pro Era. Born in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, Joey began performing under the name JayOhVee, but changed it to Joey Bada$$ before signing his Pro Era crew to the Cinematic Music label in 2012. It was the same year Joey made his solo debut with the mixtape 1999, which was followed in 2013 by the mixtape Summer Knights. Later that year he made his official debut when the Summer Knights EP landed, featuring four tracks from the mixtape of the same name. A Pro Era mixtape followed in early 2014, The Secc$ Tap.e, Vol. 2. The full-length B4.DA.$$ appeared in January 2015, filled with productions from the likes of Statik Selektah and DJ Premier alongside Pro Era’s Kirk Knight and Chuck Strangers. Even more impressive, the album included a track where the Roots helped complete a lost beat from the late, great J. Dilla. ~ David Jeffries

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Lil Durk on Why He’s Chicago’s ‘Number One’ Rapper

I’d have been trying to sound like somebody else,” he tells in an interview.


“No shade to the other artists in Chicago … but if you got confidence in yourself and you know you’re Number One, say it,” said Durk on his stature in Chicago’s music scene. Durk’s confidence is already impressing big names in rap like Jeezy, Young Thug and Yo Gotti, who collaborated on his upcoming EP Lil Durk 2X. “I wanted all good music, all turnt music, too,” Durk said. “A lot of projects I do be all ‘real’ music. So I wanted to do something different and just get good vibes.”

Emerging performer explains why he switched ‘Lil Durk X2’ from mixtape to EP in exclusive video interview

Ghostface Killah Wrote a Song About Vaping, You Guys

Ghostface Killah, the purveyor of a line of vaping accouterment and an otherwise respectable rapper, has shared a new song that’s also an ad for his Dynamite Stix vape pen and Wu Goo CBD oil. Called “Starry Winters,” the track’s lyrics mostly consist of Ghostvape Killah boasting about the high quality of his vaporizer. Here’s a sample, courtesy of HotNewHipHop:

The THC like it’s purple, I’m thankful

passed around in circles, handed back to you by Erkel

like how the fuck did Erkel get here?

Pineapple, coconut, sample the golden puff

USB charger, attach the battery, load the cartridge

smoke five on a partridge

the weed ayahuasca

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To summarize, vaping is the single least-cool thing a human being can possibly do and Ghostface should be ashamed. Watch this travesty unfold below.

Download Rick Ross’ New Two-Part Mixtape, ‘Renzel Remixes’

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The Coolest, Cutest and Weirdest Costumes in Austin,Tx  2015

Halloween And Graffiti Park – with Heavy Rotation Magazine ( Images by Brooke Reid )Director Of Marketing. Austin, Texas is a city full of diverse cultures, and it hosts some of the most identifiable public photo backdrops. This town captured my heart in pictures long before I actually got out and experienced all it has to offer.

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Exclusive Images by Heavy Rotation Magazine

June,26 2015 Los Angeles, California Bet Experience was a tremendously exciting experience for music fans and entertainment tastemakers. The downtown L.A. convention center was the place to be this past weekend ( June 26 thru 28 2015 ). Thousands of people came out in support of their favorite artist & entertainers from around the country or internationally. Heavy Rotation Magazine is truly honored to cover  such a unique & entertaining event. The Bet experience 2015 is away for Bet to give back to the very fans that support the many programs that there networks provides to the communities. One of our favorite Bet events was BETX Stage ( Main Stage ) with performance sets LA TO THE BAY featuring Cypress Hill, Too Short, Casey Veggies & Iamsu. Another great BET set was Music Matters Presented by Janelle Mon’ae & Wondaland with her recording artist Deep Cotton, St.Beauty, Jidenna & Roman GianArthur. Heavy Rotation Magazine August 2015 Issue will feature exclusive Images from these performances courtesy of Bet Networks. Highlight & Recap Images/Footage will also be available on our website @ www.heavyrotationmagz.com IG:@heavyrotationmagz

































In Partnership with NOLA FOR LIFE and Walmart

 New York, NY (May 27, 2015) – In commemoration of the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, the 21st annual ESSENCE Festival will celebrate the beloved city of New Orleans with a dedicated ‘Day of Service’. On Thursday, July 2nd from 10:00am – 2:00pm, 1000 volunteers will team up with ESSENCE, NOLA FOR LIFE and Walmart to ‘Bring The Love’ to the community through a focus on achievement for local youth, promoting literacy and healthy living.


The ESSENCE Festival’s ‘Day of Service’ will include refurbishing local schools in the 9th Ward and New Orleans East, as well as mounting a community health fair and book drive.  The school restoration project will consist of painting projects and grounds beautification, while the Community Health Fair will provide screenings, vision & dental services and life coaching.   Supporters are encouraged to showcase their commitment by donating a new or gently-used book suitable for young-adults.


“With our inaugural ESSENCE Festival ‘Day of Service’, we are celebrating the resilience of New Orleans 10 years after the damaging effects of Hurricane Katrina,” said ESSENCE President Michelle Ebanks. “We are inviting all of our loyal Festival attendees, partners and friends to join our mission to ‘Bring the Love’ by giving back to our youth, supporting healthy lifestyles and encouraging a love of reading.”


“ESSENCE is once again proving its strong partnership with New Orleans and NOLA FOR LIFE as residents, visitors, volunteers, and community partners come together to improve the quality of life for our families and our children,” said Judy Reese Morse, Deputy Mayor of Citywide Initiatives for the City of New Orleans. “One of our major goals in NOLA FOR LIFE is ensuring that people are involved in their communities and see investments in all neighborhoods. This ESSENCE Festival ‘Day of Service’ will have a great impact in New Orleans East.”


ESSENCE and its ‘Day of Service’ partners NOLA FOR LIFE and Walmart will thank the first 1000 volunteers for their love and support by gifting them an exclusive ESSENCE #BringTheLove T-shirt. To sign up to volunteer and get transportation information, visit essence.com/dayofservice.

Drake’s 2nd Annual Houston Appreciation Weekend Announces Celebrity

Charity Softball Game

(Houston, TX) – Drake returns to Houston Memorial Day Weekend to host his signature Houston Appreciation Weekend (HAW).  HAW is a weekend of charity driven events hosted by the Grammy Award Winning artist.  These events celebrate and honor his second home by assisting Houston non-profit organizations carry out their philanthropic missions within the community.  The centerpiece of this year’s charitable experience is a celebrity softball game, open to the public, benefiting the Houston Astros’ Urban Youth Academy.  Presented by his O.V.O imprint, the HAW Celebrity Softball game will take place Friday, May 22nd, at the University of Houston’s Cougar Field, gates open at 5:30PM. 11150706_10153145189952631_7294243243272949607_n

Founded as a tribute to the city where he felt his career began, HAW serves as a vehicle for Drake to raise both awareness and money for multiple charities based in Greater Houston.  Last year’s inaugural event benefitted several local organizations handpicked by Drake including the Houston Food Bank, Interfaith Ministries, Keep Houston Beautiful, and the T.J. Ford Foundation.  “Drake has a deep passion for working with underprivileged, handicapped, and terminally ill youth,” explains HAW event coordinator DeRonica Horn, CEO of Last eMpressions Event Design.  “He has a long history of not only using his star power to benefit various organizations, but also dedicating his personal time and money to the benefit of children internationally,” Horn continues.  Most recently the philanthropist partnered with Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia to help rebuild their music department by donating a state of the art recording studio to the students.

As with last year’s charity celebrity basketball game, that featured participation by Houston Rockets’ star James Harden, hip hop artist Kirko Bangz, and Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver Dez Bryant, attendees can expect an array of surprise celebrity appearances.  To purchase tickets to attend the game visit http://EntertainHouston.com.

X NBA Basketball Star “Steve Francis” Gold Chain snatched.

The Sauce Experience: Drip Or Drown Tour * Houston,Tx

Hundreds of kids came out in support of the new cult sound by H-Towns Sauce Twinz and the entire Sauce Movement. The event took place in the centrally located Warehouse Live downtown district. Hosted by 97.9 The Box & Radio Personality Kiotti, The Tour opened with Local acts Reggie B – Bleeda ( Preme Team ) RMG – Al Crocka & more. Sauce Walka performed briefly after Midnight, however the show was quickly interrupted by a stage fight, the malay appeared to have started by one of the performers crew members snatching ( X NBA Basketball Star ) Steve Francis Gold Chain. For More Info: www.heavyrotationmagz.com  www.youtube.com/user/tiggapat

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Dr. Dre’s New Artist: Justin Night

The 23-year-old rapper is a native of Dallas, Texas, and he’s been in California since the summer, working with Dre. A new profile in D Magazine reveals that Justin Night, born Justin Mohrle, has been working steadily on his music over the past few years, but a connection with The D.O.C. is what opened up doors for him to link with Dre.

Mohrle is described as “a natural songwriter,” whose talents have been enlisted to create Dr. Dre’s next masterpiece, and eventually we’ll hear his own solo work, closer to the end of 2015.Dr-Dre-Justin-Mohrle

The D.O.C., who worked on The Chronic, Doggstyle and N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton, in addition to his solo work, saw something special in Mohrle.

“JT and I worked on a couple songs; Dre fell in love with the songs; Dre stole the songs from the kid, because he wanted to put them out as a unit,” he told D Magazine. “That’s the way this house is rolling. We’re all putting our energy toward building another classic for the Good Doctor. Then he’s going to take his time to help us build a classic for the youngster.”

Mohrle hasn’t been able to reveal many details about his upcoming project, except that he’s been working with BJ the Chicago Kid, King Mez and Gwen Stefani. He even ditched potential baseball scholarships to pursue music — initially at his family’s dismay — so he’s all in at this point.

 Houston’s 4th Annual Caribbean RumFest

August 16-17, 2014 @ Jones Plaza Caribbean music, cuisine and culture lovers, the 4th Annual Caribbean RumFest offers festival goers two days of tastings and samplings of the finest rum labels, premium cocktails and a stellar line-up of live music and Caribbean entertainment. The festival also features rousing activities such as rum-infused/Caribbean cooking demonstrations and cook-off contests, Bartender Flair Competition, Caribbean Rum History and a number of art and specialty product vendors. The 2014 RumFest has wonderful sponsors consisting of Island Sizzler Jamaican Rum Bar & Grill, Captain Morgan, Kingston Rum, GuajiroRum,RaileanTexasRum,Starbucks, MountainDew,CrownePlaza,Dave&Buster’s, Houston Rockets, Houston Dynamo, Bud Light, Guinness, KBXX 97.9, KMJQ 102.1, KTSU 90.9, Houston Press, Pizza Hut, Max Home/New Bath, and American Laser SkinCare. Heavy Rotation Magazine would like to thank The Caribbean RumFest Staff for allowing us to cover such a wonderful summer Fest. “Yeah Mon” Full review will be featured in our September 2014 Issue online & Print.

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Lil Keke Private Listening Suite – forthcoming album “Money Don’t Sleep”

Hennessy V.S, 7Thirteen and Swisha House Records presented Houston’s “Money Don’t Sleep” Listening Suite at Bambou Lounge.  The private celebratory event brought together Houston’s growing music industry for a preview of Lil Keke’s forthcoming album.  Attendees enjoyed custom Hennessy V.S cocktails and delectable appetizers courtesy of Expensive Taste Catering.  On hand to celebrate the momentous occasion with the legend were Bun B, DJ Michael 5000 Watts, Boston George, Brian Angel (of Day 26), R&B sensation Love Dominique, Kirko Bangz, Troublesum, GT Garza, TV Personality Miss Mykie, Slim Thug, Yung Redd, Willie D (of the Geto Boys), Just Brittany, Lil O and video director Dr. Teeth.   The event was organized by Hennessy’s Key Account Manager Yvonne Guidry and Kreative Kollective.

“Money Don’t Sleep” is the 5th studio album from Hip Hop Legend Lil Keke.  The album features appearances from Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Kirko Bangz, Kevin Gates, Eightball, Devin the Dude, Paul Wall, Yung Redd and Killa Kyleon.  The project releases digitally on 7/13 and in stores 7/15 LilKeke Arrival Heavyrotationmagz.com KirkoBangz LilKeke 2 Heavyrotationmagz.com


Journey Isn’t Over – Alissa Cavallaro featuring Big Daddy Kane 

Legendary rapper Big Daddy Kane cares about the youth and their self-esteem. Because of that he has joined forces with a 15-year-old singer Alissa Cavallaro for the anti-bullying campaign “Don’t Be Pushed Around.” The campaign will be anchored by a musical collaboration between the two called “Journey Isn’t Over.” Together the singer and rapper have created a musical journey of positive, pulsating lyrics ensuring the listener’s confidence and giving voice to young people who often feel helpless. The single will go on sale through Battle Records – E 1 Entertainment Distribution outlets May 2014. “Journey Isn’t Over” music video is presented by The Ghettonerd Co. and Double XXposure Media, directed by Max Sainvil. 492You can learn more about Alissa Cavallaro and the “Don’t Be Pushed Around” campaign by heading over to Alissa Cavallaro.com

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Trae gives Back to the Houston Community ( Fan Appreciation Concert ) 4/26

Trae Tha Truth fresh off the I Am King Tour from Dallas,Tx yesterday(4/25), came back to Houston, Tx for a fan appreciation concert. The building was packed in with Trae supporters from all sides of H-Town. With Opening performances by Mug of S.D.S and Lil Bibby from Chicago. Trae hit the stage at 12 midnight with the A.B.N crew in full force. Trae is uniquely positioned in his community musically because of all the local work he does in Houston.Throughout the years, Trae has local food drives for lower income communities, bike drive, and also Thanks Giving & Christmas charities to help feed the homeless. I really believe that Trae’s fans appreciate his community work, as well as his music. Most rappers today are more concerned with expensive cars and jewelry or things that doesn’t hold much value after you have purchase it. However Trae seems to be deeply rooted and grounded with issues thats important in community within Houston. Trae Tha Truth Warehouse Live(4:27:30

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Lil Keke “Money Don’t Sleep”, the 5th studio album from the underground Hip Hop legend

Lil Keke“Money Don’t Sleep”, the 5th studio album from the underground Hip Hop legend, drops late May 2014. The album boasts collaborations with 2Chainz, Kevin Gates, Eightball, Devin the Dude, Paul Wall, Yo Gotti and more. Follow Lil KeKe on Twitter @DonKe713 and visit his website iam7thirteen.com . Checkout full Article in our May 15th Issue of Heavy Rotation Magazine.       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BokaVcpLIMI&feature=youtu.be&feature=player_embedded#!

Exclusive Interview with “BK Brasco” Review by Heavy Rotation Magazine

BK Brasco has a unique backstory that includes the likes of Jay-Z, Jimmy Iovine, LA Reid and the late Shakir Stewart. Brasco attained a multi-million dollar label deal at Interscope without even a mixtape, only to lose it all because (as he says) “It wasn’t his time.”  He is linked with Timbaland to join his production team, and their first song together is a multi-platinum pop hit. Yet with all the successes he is now wanting to give it up to pursue his first passion, being an emcee.Timbaland's Artist BK Brasco Brasco’s story is one about never giving up, and not being afraid to try again.  He also has great music and co-signs from an array of industry heavyweights.  BK Brasco has an unique ear for music that comes from his church background (his family has deep roots in the gospel music scene), and a great personality to boot. Exclusive interview with “BK Brasco” conduced by Heavy Rotation Magazine. “ Heavy Rotation Magazine’s Kel Ja’leno sit down with BK Brasco” too discus his latest endeavors & EP 18th-floor-thompson-hotel Click the Link too Listen In: https://soundcloud.com/heavyrotationmagz/bk-brasco-exclusive-interview

Magical Weekend In New Orleans “ NBA All-star ” Re-Cap

The Cliffhanger All-Star Concert Series (powered by Cliffhanger Productions) was a hot bed for talent All-Star Weekend.  Celebrities including Keyshia Cole, DJ Khaled, Monica, and DJ Drama watched as music heavyweights Rick Ross, T.I., Yo Gotti, and Miguel blessed the stage. Photo Feb 15, 2 37 33 PM Photo Feb 15, 2 29 29 PM



Click Link to View: Miguel Performs “P*ssy Is Mine” Live : http://youtu.be/WSAzSLkyBS8 With less than a month until the release of his highly anticipated album Mastermind, Rick Ross kicks off the Cliffhanger All-Star Concert Series in New Orleans.  Rozay headlined the show that also featured buzzing newcomer Yung Houston.  Both artist performed in front of a packed house of NBA All-Star Weekend partygoers at the Howlin Wolf.  DJ Khaled and Keyshia Cole were both on hand to enjoy the concert and party. Photo Feb 15, 2 28 50 PM Photo Feb 15, 2 28 57 PM

Rick “Ricky Rozay” Ross NBA All Star Weekend:https://vimeo.com/86799845 Images Courtesy Cherrell René Publicity Pieces Cap 1 On Promotional Road Tour ( Coast 2 Coast Live)2Chainz T.R.U. Recording Artist / Exclusive Interview with Heavy Rotation Magazine A recently interview with  2Chainz new recording artist “Cap1” while he was on his way to Miami to perform for the coast 2 coast DJ’s promotional tour and we discussed everything from his new mixtape “Caviar Dreams” and how he became the first artist to sign to 2Chainz new label ( T.R.U. Records ). It’s was an in depth conversation and I think real fans of hip hop will enjoy it.! He describes his music as “luxury trap music” and he talked about an upcoming tour with 2Chainz and Pusha T, shoutout to the entire Street Execs for making it possible. All HRMagazine fans definitely checkout the interview right here very soon and support Cap1! Cap 1 http://www.officialcap1.com Twitter – https://twitter.com/RICHIECAP1 Latest Mixtape –  http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/22368/cap1-caviar-dreams.html

A Tribe Called Quest Final performances After Kanye West Gigs

A Tribe Called Quest will serve as the opening act for two shows on Kanye West’s fast-approaching Yeezus tour. That’s a noteworthy pairing in and of itself, but the upcoming gigs have taken on some extra heft now that Q-Tip has hinted they’ll be his group’s last-ever performances. “In August, ATCQ did our last show FOR Cali,” Tip tweeted on Wednesday (via Consequence of Sound). “It’s only right we do our FINAL 2 joints where we started… NYC.” A Tribe Called Quest Tease Retirement After Kanye West Gigs The Queens crew will take the stage at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on November 20 and then check their rhimes at Madison Square Garden on November 24. Tribe first started kicking it in 1985, and then went on to release five studio albums, two of which (1991’s The Low End Theory and 1993’s Midnight Marauders) are part of the hip-hop canon. The Native Tongues visionaries eventually split in 1998, but they’ve reunited several times since, so it’s unclear how final “FINAL” means to Q-Tip at this point. Still, the threat remains that this might be Tribe’s last “Excursion.”   A Tribe Called Quest PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGE  

Rap Album of the Week: Juicy J Album Stay Trippy Brings Back the Three Six Mafia Sound’

Juicy J ft. Project Pat, “No Heart No Love” Voted Best On Album by Heavy Rotation Magazine

If you listen to most rappers today, everybody seems to complain about “Rap music being to soft”  In fact if you really know the history of rap & Hip-hop , you would understand that rap music comes from all forms of music. Jazz, rock even heavy metalJuicy J PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES music has its hand in the culture of hip-hop. This bring me to my point , Juicy J’s early 2000’s flow is a sound from the classic Three Six Mafia era. The Album “Stay Trippy” is a testament of staying true too your sound. Most artist today that have had some success in the business, commonly re-invent them selfs to say relevant. The album “Stay Trippy” is truly a throwback of the original Juicy J & Dj Paul sound. This throwback music is appearing more and more today, Eminem latest single “Berzerk” also is a cool throwback record. The Record remind me of the Beastie Boys, I’m sure Rick Rubin was certainly trying to mimic that sound when he produced the track. In today’s climate  with record low’s in rap music record sales, rap & hip-hop artist need to stay creative. If your a fan of hard core rap music with a classic Memphis Tennessee sound , than you will love Juicy J’s latest release “Stay Trippy” Written by Tigga Pat’ Heavy Rotation Magazine MixTape “Rick James Rich ” vol.2 Hosted by DJ Starchie Archie & DJ Jus Cris RICKJAMESRICHVOL2web Heavy Rotation Magazine MixTape “Rick James Rich ” vol.1 Hosted by GO DJ Starchie Archie RICK JAMES RICH Web Copy Mixtape Hosted by DJ Starchie Archie HRM       Killa Kyleon ft Kirko Bangz, Slim Thug – Swangin Swang-Wide-feat.-Z-Ro-Chamillionaire-500x389       Beestroh ft. Cash Out –  They Made At Me ( Free Download ) They Mad At Me Cover No Love Future (Prod By DJ Spinz & amp Dun Deal) nolovesingle         Shawty Lo Feat. Rocko & Gucci Mane – M.V.P (Music Video)


Radio One Spring Fest! Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Drake and More!

Radio One Hip-Hop Stations across the country joined forces with XO Management and incredible sponsors to bring the best of the best to Springfest 2011. Held in beautiful Miami for 2 days over Memorial Weekend, Springfest 2011 was presented by Akoo; Be > AIDS; Best of the Best Concert; Fever Stimulation Beverage; HCG Xtreme; Magnum Live Large Project 2; MCF Miami Comedy Festival; Ultra Sheen Men; US Army; and  X/O Management. The show brought out the hottest artist holding down the top of the charts for 2 days of music and non-stop partying. Day one of Springfest 2011 featured Trey Songz, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Miguel, Keri Hilson, Lloyd, Big Sean, Travis Porter, Marsha Ambrosius, Jeremih, DJ Pro Style, and DJ Jus. Day 2 kept the music pumping across the sexy sands of Miami’s shores with Ace Hood, Damian Marley, DJ Khaled, Sanchez, Shabba Ranks, Stephen Marley, and Miami’s own diamond, Trina. With plenty of pre-parties and after-parties it was an off the chain weekend of Hip-Hop’s hugest superstars coming out to give hundreds of fans from all over the US the best of the best at Springfest 2011. Only one show could ever be bigger…Springfest 2012, so get ready.

Waka Flocka Ft Trey Songs “I Dont Really Care” Behind the Scenes Behind the Scenes of Waka Flocka ft Trey Songs “I dont Really Care” Official Video .. Wak teamed up with Trey Songs on his Sophomore Album releasing his 2nd single off the Album.. You can download the Single “I Dont Really Care” off ITunes.com .. And Waka 2nd Album “Triple F Life” will be In Stores and Available for Download June 12th http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwvdxCKCt5E&feature=youtu.be&feature=player_embedded#!

Mystikal Enlists Drake, Busta Rhymes For “Original” LP

  Back in early 2010, New Orleans rapper Mystikal was released from prison after serving a seven-year sentence for sexual battery and extortion. Now, one Cash Money record deal and Lil Wayne-assisted single later, the Tarantula is preparing the release of his sixth album Original and says he’s got two major collabs lined up for it.   MTV’s Rap Fix Live recently caught up with Mystikal to discuss his upcoming return to rap music. During the interview, the New Orleans emcee revealed that he has enlisted fellow YMCMB members Busta Rhymes and Drake for collaborations on his for his first album in over a decade.   “Busta [Rhymes] was one of the first artists I worked with when I first came home,” he said. “Busta came out there, came all the way to Baton Rouge. I’m talking about we got it in,” he explained. “[A collaboration with Drake], that’s coming. Man, I’m telling you, this album is gonna be so well worth the wait, Sway, believe that. I ain’t just saying it to say it.


NuWorld Era Music Group presents a brand new video to DRIICKY GRAHAM’S first single “SNAPBACKS & TATTOOS”


Marcus Manchild feat. Slim Thug- WE WRONG / Cameras Freestyle

Heavy Rotation Magazine Exclusive Interview with Houston Rapper Marcus Manchild. 1/25/12 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szaKHcaoBW0&list=UUnvAwKHW0vmq47LewXW_2Ew&index=1&feature=plcp&feature=player_embedded#!

Growing up on the streets of Southwest Houston, Marcus Manchild had dreams of becoming a basketball star.  Not a big fan of studying, he knew that he had to maintain passing grades in order to play ball…
At seventeen, Marcus was out of school, no longer playing basketball, and was contemplating his next move.  He knew in his heart that working a 9 to 5 was not an option. The one thing he loved and knew he was good at was free styling.
Manchild believes in being true to himself.  Going into what he calls his “black room,” Marcus is able to be free and release his inner soul. He is a storyteller with music for everyone.  While he does makes fun records Manchild also raps about life and what’s really going on…
As a child Marcus Manchild was influenced by Outkast, Slim Thug, Twista and others and his dream is to be able to work with hip hop legends Ludacris and Busta Rhymes.  When asked what his advice would be to artists on the come up he gave words of wisdom that he himself lives by.  “Keep working when everyone’s sleeping.  Don’t allow others to keep you from following your dream.”
  Marcus acknowledges that the rap game is very competitive and in order to be recognized you have to work hard to be the very best.
Marcus Manchild’s style has a versatility that is unmatched in today’s world of hip hop. With plans to explore other genres of music I’m sure that Marcus Mansfield is a name you will hear for years to come.  He is a hard working rap artist who takes his job seriously.  When asked what people would be surprised to know about him he said, “I love Nickelodeon!” Cartoons allow him the platform to let his super kid imagination flow.
Known for his mixtapes, Marcus Manchild will release his 1st feature cd “Free Your Mind” in February 2012.
You will be pleasantly surprised to hear the refreshing and unique skills of this man-child!
                                                                                            – Tiffani Real

Young Jeezy live in concert @ Reliant Arena Houston, Texas New Years Eve.

2011 was topped off with “Young Jeezy” bringing in the new year with H-Town , live at Reliant Arena. Over 5000 Fans cheered as Jeezy rocked the stage with hit records from “Trap or Die” to the new records from “TM103”. Young Jeezy true to his word … All white everything” was just how he appeared on stage, All white Jeans Hooded jacket with white Jordan’s. Also performances by Just Britney Kirko Bangz & Zro. Heavy Rotation Magazine All Access exclusive footage available @ Heavy Rotation Magazine dot Com 

Asher Roth ft. Hassani Kwess & Kenny Keys – Pabst & Jazz Asher Roth is back to get fans even more amped for the project with the freshly-leaked title track. On Pabst & Jazz, Blended Babies and keyboardist Kenny Keys craft a preternaturally smooth jazz backdrop for the self-assured lyricism of Roth and guest spitter Hassani Kwess                           Click the link to download Pabst & Jazz posted by Tigga   Kirko Bangz “Drank In My Cup” VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TotbU952HNk&feature=player_embedded#!   You can keep up with Kirko on http://kirkobangzmayne.tumblr.com. “Progression 2” mixtape coming soon! DJ Tigga Pat: Live From Heavy Rotation Magazine | @heavyromagz Monday – Fridays 24/7  CT (New Mixshows) Producer of the popular comcast cable show “Next 5 Mic’s Tv /DJ Tigga takes it to a new level with his very own mix show, bringing the streets to the airwaves/internet and playing those hard-to-find joints and special indie artists. It’s edgier than your usual hip-hop music.

Ghetto – Terius Nash ft. Big Sean

Terius “The Dream” Nash asked the fans what was the next video they wanted to see him release off his free LP, 1977. It comes to no surprise that by popular demand the single of choice is “Ghetto” featuring Big Sean. The song is a big hit in the streets for its feel good vibe and banging production. Not to mention the ladies love Big Sean’s sexual vulgarity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NhO-tTsxVso#!&feature=player_embedded#!   Video: Kelly Rowland ft. Big Sean | “Lay It On Me”               Kelly Rowland releases another sexy, seductive video starring your truly Big Sean. “Lay It On Me” is the latest single off her album: Here I Am.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhoewflkQu0&feature=player_embedded#!     Kanye West’s “DW” 2012 Women’s Spring/Summer Collection               Mr. West Made his Debut as an Official Fashion Designer Last Night at Paris Fashion Week, at Lycee Henri IV. Ye’ got mixed reviews on his Line.. but it was noted Kanye put Couture level work into certain pieces & comparisons to Lil Balmain Women’s Version. Some items were seen as too Furry or a tad bit Heavy.  West’s line looked to be dedicated to the Fashionable Club Chick. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MaP_9fFWYKE&feature=player_embedded#!   Killa Kyleon & Bun B “Bodies”                     Michael Artis directed visuals from Kill Kyleon’s “Candy Paint & Texas Plates Vol. 2” mixtape.   http://vimeo.com/28968814&feature=player_embedded#!     Young Jeezy ft Birdman – Donald Trump

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Young Jeezy ft Birdman – Donald Trump – HipHopEarly t7914

Checkout the Hot new single “Trump” by Young Jeezy Ft. Birdman.  5 Stars by Dj Tigga Pat Heavy Rotation Magazine. Also Check Checkout  Heavy Rotation Mixshow 365 Live Radio www.heavyrotationmagz.com  

Lil Wayne – “It’s Good”  feat. Drake & Jadakiss                     Click the link to download Lil Wayne ft. Drake & Jadakiss – It’s Good     Heavy Rotation Magazine interviews with Atlanta’s hottest DJ on the streets “DJ Scream”       Heavy Rotation Magazine interviews with Atlanta’s hottest DJ on the streets “DJ Scream”. Maybach Music / Warner Brother Records has signed a reported six  figure record deal with the talented young DJ. Aug,11.2011 DJ Scream sit down with Heavy Rotation Magazine’s regional director Kel Ja’leno to discuss his recent success. DJ Scream got the streets blazing hot with “Hoodrich” mix tapes all through out the southeast region as well as Sirius xm radio “Hip Hop Nation & Atlanta’s Hot 107.9. Checkout the full interview in the Sept Issue Of Heavy Rotation Magazine conducted by Kel Ja’leno. Images by Amelia Design.   Diggy Simmon – Closer To My Dreams Tour Atlanta   Diggy Simmons exclusive interview with Heavy Rotation Magazine Aug.6.2k11 The young Simmons will showcase his hot new single “ Copy Paste” live in Atlanta,Ga @ Masquerade (Downtown ATL) The Tour titled “Closer To My Dreams Tour” also features Tyga – Lil Twist – Jawan Harris & Trevanta                 overview FEATURING: TygaDiggy SimmonsLil TwistJawan HarrisTrevante Fans of music’s next generation of stars will get a treat with the 106 & Park Presents: The Closer To My Dreams Tour. The 18-city tour will hit the road in July 2011 featuring high-energy performances by Diggy Simmons, Young Money’s own Tyga, R&B sensation Mindless Behavior and Young Money’s youngest soldier, Lil Twist, with special guests R&B crooner Jawan Harris and singing sensation Trevante. Those in attendance will get an up-close and personal look at the 106 & Park crowd favorites.     Heavy Rotation Magazine presents “Radio Active Muzik Heavy Rotation Magazine “Radio Active MuzikMixtape hosted by Tigga Pat http://www.datpiff.com/mixtapes Direct Link: http://www.datpiff.com/Young-Jeezy-Radio-Active-Muzik-mixtape.246713.html         YC – Racks (Remix) – OFFICIAL VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cn_fdCkZlc&feature=player_embedded#! posted by Tigga Pat

Warner Brother Records new artist “LAWS”

  May 23rd, pls come out to peep LAWS new mixtape “Yesterday’s Future” Hosted by Don Cannon and music will be provided by DJ Teknology Images courtesy of Amelia Design

Introducing: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League/Asylum/Warner Bros. Artist, Laws

Mixtape Listening Event in ATL for Warner artist LAWS hosted by DonCannon next week!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU3F6ExcZT8&feature=player_embedded#!


“MAJOR PAIN 1.5” THE BRAND NEW MIXTAPE FROM THE MIXTAPE MESSIAH DOWNLOAD THE MIXTAPE NOW http://limelinx.com/files/e3a8f568267552b2e28e75ddf86303fd The wait is finally over and Major Pain 1.5 is finally here! This is a classic must have mixtape that the internet is already in a frenzy over from the mixtape messiahChamillionaire. Download it now and enjoy all new exclusive music that you’ve been patiently waiting for. He’s back and hasn’t missed a beat and this mixtape will prove to you he’s ready to claim the throne again. Shout out to Chamillionaire! OFFICIAL TRACKLISTING 1. Already Dead Intro 2. War To Your Door 3. Slow City Don 4. Slow it Down 5. Next Flight Up 6. Never Come Down BREAK*** 7. This My World Feat. Big K.R.I.T. (Produced by VMAN Productions) 8. King Me 9. Chandelier Ceiling (Produced By Big. KRIT) 10 Livin Better Now 11.Gotta Be The Baddest 12. Naked Man Skit (Roy Wood Jr) 13. When Ya On Feat. Nipsey Hussle (Produced by Andrew Dawson) 14. Think About it. 15. My Toy Soldier 16. Stay Screwed N Chopped 17. Forever Be A King Break 18. Tone For Life (Famous) 19. Wake up Outro. CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL “THIS IS MY WORLD” VIDEO http://bit.ly/fQFTQb – Regular Version http://vimeo.com/20251593 – HD Version KEEP UP WITH CHAMILLIONAIRE ONLINE www.chamillionaire.com

Warner Brother Records “Kirko Bangz”

Kirko Bangz – ” So Playa ” ( Official HD Video )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfk3VYKTKzg&feature=player_embedded#!   Warner Brother Records “Kirko Bangz” will headline the latest issue of “Heavy Rotation Magazine ” The texas native is blazing the radio charts with is hit single “What your Name is”. His new mix-tape hosted by DJ Drama “Procrastination Kills 3 is rated #1 and available for download at Icecreammixtapes.com – Datpiff.com & rated the hottest mix-tape on the streets at heavyrotationmagz.com/reviews/

New 50 Cent

Click the link to download Free Download 50cent-sundaymorning-dirty New Single: Sunday Morning G-Unit/ Shady/Aftermath / Interscope Records



With this masterfully crafted proper album masquerading as a regional mixtape, Mississippi’s Big K.R.I.T. confesses and flosses over his own seamless, bracing production in an agitated drawl that rivals the vexed gravity of UGK’s Ridin’ Dirty or Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s Mecca and the Soul Brother. (I added this article basically because the kid music was hott , I was browsing the internet and came across Big K.R.I.T music.) very under rated rapper !!! written by Tony Patterson aka Tigga Pat CEO of Heavy Rotation Magazine


Today, December 4th, marks the three year anniversary of Hip-Hop Legend and Underground King Pimp C’s death. The game’s been hurting ever since as no one has been able to keep it Trill like Pimp did. As if he predicted the future, peep some classic footage from The Pimp and as well as few of few of his “Keep It Trillisms.” What the game’s been missing… “At the ends of these records we listen to right now, we don’t get nothing out of it no more.  We don’t get no social commentary, we ain’t getting no type of knowledge from these records. Everybody just talking about how many chains they got on and how much dope they sold.   But the truth of the matter is I don’t believe you.  I know you dude and I know you ain’t sell no dope… “I’m mad because everybody on these records lying.  Everybody is this big D-Boy.  Everybody is these hardcore gangstas.  Everybody gonna do this to each other when they see each other and the truth be told we too blessed and having too much money in this rap game to be going to war with each other.  And the truth be told don’t nobody want to fight nobody in this rap game because 98% of these dudes is cowards.” “If you started being a gangbanger after your first or second album, then you a busta.  These kids out here listening to us and looking up to us because a lot of them don’t have father figures in their house and then the records you getting on you lying about some dope…  Get off the boo-boo.” It’s a whole ‘lotta clones but only 1 Sweet Jones R.I.P. Chad “Pimp C” Butler (December 29, 1973 – December 4, 2007) UGK- “The Game Belongs To Me

Young Houston Rapper “Short Dawg” Drops Southern Flame Spitta 4 Mixtape

Young Houston Rapper “Short Dawg” Drops Southern Flame Spitta 4 Mixtape Hosted by The Infamous DJ Don Cannon. Short Dawg is signed to the legendary southern record label Cash Money/Young Money Records.Check out the mixtape single “Lean” Short Dawg ft. Lil Wayne Short Dawg ft Lil Wayne – Lean – HipHopEarly t2230

“Ladi L (Aka Miss Dallas)” featuring Fat Pimp

Click the link to here the song I Am A Hit by Ladi L feat Fat Pimp Checkout The hot new joint from “Ladi L (Aka Miss Dallas)” featuring Fat Pimp The record is titled “I Am a Hit”  .. We need to get the streets behind this records lets do it “ Go’ DJs – Core DJs – Definition Djs

Slim Thug Debuts First Episode Of The Slim Thug Show [Video]

Slim Thug Debuts Slim Thug Show For  those who have been waiting for Slim Thug to premiere his show, the wait is over. Slim Thug has released his debut episode of The Slim Thug Show via YouTube. In the show, Thugga gives fans a look at what happens when you try to mess with the boss.

“N**gas can run up if they want,” Slim Thug said. “Mess around and won’t run back.” The Slim Thug Show [Video] (click the link to view video)

Interview with J.Dawg ‘Boss Hogg Outlawz.

(click the link to view video) J-DAWG FEAT. SLIM THUG FIRST 48 VIDEO Houston Texas north side native “J-Dawg” is buzzing across the city with his hit street single “First 48” feat Slim Thug. J-Dawg has a huge Texas following with this new record. The single is a breath of fresh air in Texas with the up rise of dance songs & collage party music, however gangsta music is defiantly not new to Houston, Tx, on the contrary “gansta music is possibly how Houston got on the hip-hop map, with rappers like scare face , Mr. Mike, Pimp C ,ESG and others. The Album “Behind Tint vol.2” showcased J-Dawg skills as a new force in Houston on the Rap scene, be on the lookout for the exclusive article featuring J-Dawg “boss Hogg outlawz” in the next issue of Heavy Rotation Magazine Oct 12th 2010.   Written by Tigga Pat (T.Pat)