Exclusive Interview With Neo-Soul/Hip-Hop Artist Ricky Latt

Hood Critic Magazine catches up with neo soul/hip hop artist, Ricky Latt for a brief interview. Here’s what he had to say…

HCM. Tell us a little bit about yourself and where you’re from.
Ricky Latt. Well I’m from a small city in Southeast Arkansas called McGehee I went to high school there finished and joined the Air Force got stationed at Barksdale AFB……got out the Air Force and never left Shreveport afterwards……I’ve been in Shreveport since 2001 and its my new established home.  About me I’ve always had a passion for music mom and pops use to have all the latest records and Continue reading “Exclusive Interview With Neo-Soul/Hip-Hop Artist Ricky Latt”

Bigg Redd Is Back With A New Single “I’m From The B.O.S.S.” From Upcoming Album

Bossier City rapper Bigg Redd just released his latest single, “I’m From The B.O.S.S.” . The track is from his upcoming album, The Boss City Plug, which will be released on October 13th, 2017. The single also features guest appearances from other local Bossier artist OG Mr. 187, KJ Tha Fly Gi, Kelly Boi BC and Lady SBE.

“I’m From The B.O.S.S.” is available for streaming on Bandcamp, and will be available on all major online retailers.

Check it out and let us know what you think.

Boosie Badazz Embraces Marine Combat Veteran and Magic Occurs

Much is not known about Boosie’s time in prison and the people who “held him down.” These relationships will never be fully understood by the public and were very instrumental in his eventual release. One of these people was Quante Eggleston, a combat veteran that had taken an enemy improvised explosive device (I.E.D.) to the face during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Quante met Boosie through his ambassadorship with U Hatin? University, a nationwide program dedicated to working with schools on eliminating bullying.

Quante had felt like Boosie was being “bullied” by the system and while he was behind bars. They communicated and hit it off through phone calls and letters. They became so close that Quante helped take Boosie’s family under his wings. He did things like record music with his oldest daughter Iviona who was also active in U Hatin?. That led to him taking her to perform a community anthem song called “Change this World Together” at President Obama’s Ambassador’s Ball during his 2nd inauguration. Quante is thanked on the insert of Boosie’s first official album after his release, Touch Down to Cause Hell.

One of the topics that Boosie and Quante have in common is music. Quante is an outstanding R&B singer and songwriter. They would share lyrics through letters and on phone calls and one of Boosie’s favorite things to say to Quante about his songs was “when I get out I am going to eat off of this one.” Being a man of his word, Boosie has been “marinating” on Quante’s music and he worked hard on deciding which song would be the first one that they would create together. Boosie heard club banger after club banger and R&B love songs that according to him are “straight hits” but he wanted the first song to be one that really touched people. He wanted to do a song that motivated and inspired people to overcome obstacles in life, and one that his fans and new fans would listen to over and over again. The song that they decided on is called “Elevate,” and is produced by Nicholas Minter, who has recently worked with Kandi Burruss, Jazze Pha, and Trouble.

The behind the scenes making of the record and the full song can be viewed below:

Both of these men understand overcoming obstacles and you will see that Boosie is being administered insulin and never slows down for a second while he is writing. This demonstrates tremendous focus and everyone that views this footage will agree that Quante and Boosie elevated one another.

The official music video is coming soon.

Download “Elevate” at: quantemusic.com

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Rising Hip Hop Artist CVSS to release Bang Featuring Karl Wolf

Hip-Hop artist CVSS (CassHamilton) is set to release his new single “BANG” a high energy dance track combining Hip-Hop and R&B off his up-coming EP Momentum”.

CVSS had the privilege of recording the sure to be hit single with multi-platinum recording artist Karl Wolf.   CVSS was born and raised in North Hamilton, Canada.   After misguided time spent in the streets and numerous brushes with the law CVSS took a hard look at his life and followed the light of a different path.  That path included his passion for music.   That passion turned into an obsession Continue reading “Rising Hip Hop Artist CVSS to release Bang Featuring Karl Wolf”