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Actor, Model, Entrepenuer Vaughn Lowery shot by Andrea Marino inside 360 Magazine

VAUGHN LOWERY

Vaughn Lowery, the founder and president of the NGLCC certified, 360 MAGAZINE, has always strived for positive social change. He graduated from Cornell University. From there, he became active in modeling, acting and publishing.

A decade or more, Vaughn Lowery became notable when he appeared in Kmart’s smash commercial – Joe Boxer. It helped the retailer roughly sell US$20 million per week. By becoming an exclusive spokesperson, he appeared with Leeza Gibbons on Extra, Katie Couric on Today Show, and Jay Leno on The Tonight Show.

At the culmination of college, he relocated to New York City; and thus, Vaughn began a career as an actor and model. It was there where celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine set him up with a fashion photographer, Fadil Berisha. Above Joe Boxer, he worked as a successful print model for many companies such as GAP, Old Navy, as well as a runway model for Tommy Hilfiger, Phat Farm, and Karl Kani. He has graced the pages of Elle, Cosmopolitan and Glamour. Additionally, he flipped the Houston Chronicle.

Years back, ABC News Primetime aired a segment chronicling his life, along with the tragic John Ritter story. Vaughn has also filmed a Super Bowl commercial, completed a high-profile Dasani Water billboard ad campaign, appeared on America’s Next Top Model, guest-starred on the comedy, Scrubs, and screened his controversial 35mm festival film, The Young & Evil, at Sundance 2009. He was also named Seventeen Magazine’s 17 Hot Guys. His hindmost project The Company We Keep boasts director Roy Campanella II along with comedic co-star Leslie Jones. At present, Vaughn wrote a short, Chasen Life, which won a writing competition. He adapted audiobook Say Uncle into a feature-length film, pitched a reality series and is in the process of architecting an immersive design experience.

Due to his turbulent upbringing in Detroit, Vaughn has kept his personal promise to be a contributing citizen to those in need. He has lent his name and support to: Women At Risk, Human Rights Commission, March of Dimes, Heart of Los Angeles Youth, Awakening Young Minds and schools across the nation where he encourages adolescents to step into their power.

As of late, Lowery has developed their inaugural 360 MAG Podcast on Audible, Apple and Spotify as well as a new NFT Animal Series on OpenSea.

Futher, 360 MAGAZINE was named Business of the Month by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce [NGLCC]. The NGLCC is the business voice of the LGBT community, the largest advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses. It possesses deep affiliations with FORTUNE 100 Fastest Growing Companies.

Lastly, hard cover and auditory interpretations of Vaughn’s memoir, Move Like Water × Be Fluid, are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.

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Vaughn speaks on the NFT-VIP ‘press panel’ on Sun., June 19 at 2:30pm EST Margaritaville Times Square Resort NYC.

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Editor Javier Pedroza covers all things latinx via 360 MAGAZINE

Javier

Javier Pedroza is a multi-talented host, producer, creative and visual director, founder of his own production company Under One Roof Productions, celebrity stylist, philanthropist, and Latinx Editor-at-Large for 360 Magazine. His positive and innovative mindset have allowed Pedroza to rise to prominence in the entertainment industry. His impressive portfolio is comprised of editorials, fashion shows, movie premiers, life performances, showroom designs, pop-up shops, and window and merchandising displays. Pedroza is based in New York City, but he is surely taking on the world.

Before Pedroza’s successes with his own company and hosting, he collaborated with designer brands while he was the Visual Director for ESCADA in North America. ESCADA is an international fashion brand that celebrates feminine luxury. Pedroza also worked with clothing brands including Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Neiman Marcus, Saks 5th Avenue, GANT, Gabriel & Co., and Coomi Jewelry.

Due to Pedroza’s incredible styling abilities, he has worked with supermodels and Hollywood celebrities alike at major award shows and red carpet events. The stylist’s abilities have been seen at the Oscars, the Emmys, The Golden Globes, The Grammys, and the SAG Awards.

Pedroza’s innovative mindset and charismatic ebullience has also landed him interviews with stars, including Carmen DeLeon, Piso 21, LaJune, and Raul Peñaranda. Additionally, Javier was named the Relational Organizer Director for Dianne Morales’ mayoral campaign. Pedroza’s unique perspective grants him exceptional event design and execution of production abilities. His astute creative direction has led to the success of many events.

Favoring to work with non-profit organizations– such as Wendy WilliamsThe Hunter Foundation Inaugural Gala at New York City’s prestigious Hammerstein Ballroom, AID for AIDS Hero Gala held at the American Museum of Natural History and Latino Commission on AIDS Cielo Gala at Cipriani Wall Street– Pedroza’s philanthropic productions help these organizations reach their full potential. The designer is especially passionate about his involvement with The Latino Commission on AIDS, of which he has supported for the past thirteen years and became Chair of the Cielo Gala in 2019.

The visual director has used his platform to found his production company, as well as create various visual and audio podcasts. Pedroza’s two podcasts– Conciencias Con Cocktails and LatinX Heroes– both highlight cutting edge individuals. On such, Pedroza navigates discourse surrounding diverse leaders such as Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, Gen. Ignacia Zaragoza, and Dianne Morales.

Recently, Pedroza’s hard work and talent has resulted in him being signed to media brand, TAG Collective. He will be working with the Collective to secure brand deals, social media engagements, publicity outreach, and to expand his overall profile.

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Building Collapse in South Florida

At least eleven people are dead after a building collapse in Surfside, FL. Rescue operations continue.

A condominium partially collapsed in South Florida on June 24, at 1:20 AM. At least half of the 135 units in the 13-story building have collapsed, according to the Miami-Dade mayor Danielle Levine Cava. The Champlain Towers South building was originally shaped like an “L,” but the lower half of that shape was completely sheared off, including the building’s pool and garage. 

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is leading the rescue efforts along with multiple other agencies. The White House and FEMA are also monitoring the situation and will provide assistance to the local officials if needed. 

A woman who resides on the ninth floor recalled her experience to Local 10, “The whole building shook like an earthquake. I opened my sliding glass and I saw a plume of dust and then I opened the door and I saw that the building had pancaked in the back.”

Another resident commented that he and his wife fled to the garage, only to find that the pipes had burst and it was flooded. 

Rescue teams are recovering victims from the rubble, while all tenants in unaffected apartments are being evacuated. Firefighters continue to sift through the wreckage for victims, which includes using dogs and microphones.

“Debris is falling on them as they do their work. We have structural engineers on site to ensure that they will not be injured, but they are proceeding because they are so motivated and they are taking extraordinary risk on the site every day,” says Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, describing the “extreme risk” of the firefighters  dangerous duty.

Over 400 workers are involved in the rescue effort, with up to 200 rescuers searching through debris at all times, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Chief Alan Cominsky.

Surfside Mayor Charles W. Burkett cannot think of a reason for this collapse to have happened, other than an unexpected sinkhole or human interference. While he confirmed that roof work was being done on this building, this is a regular occurrence that he doesn’t believe could have caused the collapse. However, former Surfside Vice Mayor Barry Cohen, a resident of the collapsed building, believes that the roof work actually may have compromised the integrity of the building.

Unfortunately, a thunderstorm has paused all rescue efforts for the time being, according to Commissioner Sally Heyman.

On Saturday, June 26, at least 159 people remained missing. On Monday, two more victims were found. As of Tuesday, June 29, the number of missing persons has decreased to 150.

The Champlain Towers South condominium community have continued to mourn the victims of the tragedy in the days following the harrowing accident.

A third lawsuit has now been filed against the Champlain Towers South Condominium Association on behalf of ninth floor resident, Raysa Rodriguez. Rodriguez is seeking unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial. The compliant alleges: ““Despite the obvious duties required by Florida law, and this admitted duty of care by the Association’s Declaration and other governing documents, Defendant, through their own reckless and negligent conduct, caused a catastrophic deadly collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside.”

Rodriguez additionally alleged that in 2018, “major structural damages” were outlined in a structural field survey report submitted to the defendant by Morabito Consultants. The compliant is seeking a class action status lawsuit to represent all of the condominium’s victims of the tragic accident.

Rodriguez’ attorney, Adam Schwartzbaum, argued that the building has been aware of these “critical” structural issues for some time, and that warning signs of collapse have been apparent for the last decade. Schwartzbaum says, “Certainly for at least three years, there was a major red flag…sirens flashing, alerting the condo association of this of this danger.” He elaborated in another comment that, “based on our investigation there were many warnings signs more than 10 years ago, maybe even longer. These are not things that were just a few years ago.”

A letter sent from the building’s condo association president reveals that damage to the basement garage of the building had become “significantly worse” since its prior inspection, three years ago. The letter also reveals that the estimated repair costs had risen from $9 million to $15 million, reveals USA Today.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki has said that President Joe Biden thinks an investigation into the Champlain Towers South collapse should be set in motion.

The harrowing search-and-rescue operation is still currently underway, stretching into day six of the rescue effort.

A family reunification center has been set up for anyone looking for unaccounted or missing relatives at a community center at 9301 Collins Ave. Those searching for their loved ones or to report that they have been located are asked to call 305-614-1819. An emergency information hotline has also been created at 305-993-1071.

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Jacob Blake Shot by Wisconsin Police

In the most recent incident to incite protests against injustices across the nation this summer, a Black man has been shot in Wisconsin. Jacob Blake, witnesses said, was attempting to break up an argument between two women. Following this, he walked back towards his silver SUV this past Sunday, August 23rd while being trailed by a police officer involved in the confrontation. As three of his children watched from their vehicle, the police officer proceeded to fire seven times at Blake’s back and close range. One can only imagine the trauma for his sons. As of today, Blake remains hospitalized in serious condition, but is expected to survive.

The incident, caught on video, has gone similarly viral to other violent misconducts by the police over the course of spring and summer 2020. The officers involved in Blake’s shooting have been placed on administrative leave and have shocked the small city of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Protests across the city have motivated Governor Evers to call in the National Guard, though he attempted to assure constituents it was not in an effort to mimic clashes between protesters and servicemen in places like Seattle, Minneapolis, or New York. Minor confrontations have occurred over the past two days despite this.

Following George Floyd’s murder this past May, protests against the police and in favor of the movement Black Lives Matter have exploded across the country. Blake’s shooting has added fuel to the fire, inspiring renewed protests and calls to action all across the nation. The incident in Kenosha has furthered the call for cities to cut funding to police departments, restructure their legal practices, amongst other changes.

Governor of Wisconsin Tony Evers tweeted in support of Jacob Blake and in condemnation of the actions of police officers involved: “I have said all along that although we must offer our empathy, equally important is our action. In the coming days, we will demand just that of elected officials in our state who have failed to recognize the racism in our state and country for far too long. And we stand against excessive use of force and immediate escalation when engaging with Black Wisconsinites.” The Governor also signed an executive order into Wisconsin’s state legislature for a special session to pass legislation and police reforms for August 31st. The reforms are expected to be fought by the state’s Republican leadership.

Calls from the countries Democratic leadership have come again for immediate reform, including the voice of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as he “wakes up yet again with grief and outrage that yet another Black American is a victim of excessive force.” President Trump has not commented directly on the shooting, but Vice President Pence made a statement yesterday emphasizing the administration’s loyalty to their men and women in blue.

The situation involving the shooting of Jacob Blake and ensuing actions in Kenosha, Wisconsin continues to develop.

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Toyota Avalon TRD

By Abigail Baldwin × Vaughn Lowery

Los Angeles traffic is a sea of homogeneity and it’s hard for your car to stand out amongst the sprawl of uninspired sedans and low-performance hatchbacks. The 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD is the perfect, unique commuter car that’s practical while also making a standout statement. The sleek, high-performance vehicle is perfect for a youthful executive with a small family in tow. It’s red accents, curved tail lights, and high-speed performance variants set it apart from the dull monotony of the commuter car market.

Design

The design of the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD is sleek and vigorous. It’s low to the ground, and 1.8 inches longer than a Toyota Camry, giving it a sporty look. Driving the Avalon TRD makes a visual statement with a massive grill. The taillights are elegant and concave, above TRD exhaust tips, and the side-skirts feature a unique red pin-striping detail.

Toyota has continued its uses of the push-button start and keyless entry features with the Avalon TRD. The car also features a remote start by holding down on the unlock button on the key, allowing you to start your car from inside the house on a cold day. The key also includes a trunk button that gracefully opens the exceptionally spacious trunk.

The interior of the Avalon TRD is airy and luxe. The black leather features red contrast stitching to match the vibrant red seat belts, red piping accents on the seats, and the exterior pinstripe. No one has to fight for shotgun because the back seats have ample legroom, two charging stations, and a convenient center armrest that has a drop-down cup holder for everyone’s Starbucks…

The attention to detail includes the front seat door panel, which is padded leather with classic window and mirror controls. The red piping and cloth inserts make the heated front seats sporty and comfortable. The red contrast stitching is incorporated throughout the interior of the vehicle, including the steering wheel. The dashboard and gages have a simple, uncluttered look. The center console matches the sporty aspect of the car and doesn’t skimp on handy features: four USB charging stations, a Qi-compatible wireless charging station, two cup holders, and a button parking brake below the shift. A large sunroof set into the dark leather ceiling completes the luxurious interior.

Technology

The state-of-the-art technology enhances the commodious interior of the Avalon TRD. The Avalon TRD features cruise control on the steering wheel and a back-up camera with multiple angle options. The media center is a touch screen and provides voice activation Bluetooth for handsfree calling and music control. The voice control button is placed on the steering wheel for easy access. The Audio Plus system includes eight speakers for surrounding sound. The media center has an audio jack and a USB 2.0 port. The car is Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatible, as well as Scout®, GPS Link, Siri®, and HD Radio™ compatible. This model also offers an HD radio with a SiriusXM® 3-month All Access trial.

Performance and Safety

What’s most unique about the 2020 Avalon TRD is that it’s a commuter sedan with multiple performance variants. The car includes eco, normal, and sport modes. The Avalon TRD has an incredibly luxurious and sporty feel. It is an 8-speed automatic with the option of manual gear shift, using steering wheel tabs or the traditional stick shift.

The car has an almost silent start and minimal road noise. It has a responsive, natural feeling throttle and fast acceleration. The 2020 Avalon has two-piston brake calipers. The breaks are smooth with a gradual bite and require that you push halfway down to get a more dramatic break. The 2020 TRD has a lower center of gravity and stiffer springs than the previous Avalon model. It features 19-inch rims, lighter than the standard, s, and the car has updated, track-tuned suspension. Also, the special suspension accompanies a 15.8 gal fuel tank capacity, a 3.5 L V6 engine, and a horsepower of 301 hp. With a curb weight of 3,638 lbs and an MPG of 22 city/31 highway, the Avalon’s features are space and resource-efficient. The steering is a bit heavier than the previous Avalon but still exceptionally light, allowing for flat turns with a great grip.

The Avalon TRD has great visibility, with additional trunk windows on either side. The car’s protective system offers fast response times and enhanced vehicle stability control for a safe drive you can trust. It includes ten airbags: driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, rear seat-mounted side airbags, and front and rear side curtain airbags. Additionally, the 2020 Avalon has front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones, a blind-spot monitor, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Overall, the 2020 Avalon TRD is a unique, luxury vehicle with safety and security you can feel, and style you can see.

Pricing

The 2020 Avalon TRD goes for $45,000 before market adjustment, making it a competitor for Audi and BMW models. The suggested retail price or MSRP starts at $42,375. The TRD, however, is larger than the competition, with a more spacious and luxurious interior, and its own sleek, red-accented look. Additionally, the TRD comes with a memorized steering wheel position and a higher fuel economy when compared to the 2020 Nissan Maxima.

For updated pricing details and a closer look at the model, visit Toyota’s website.

Tana – Hell Yeah

Gearing up for another massive moment, 15-year-old phenomenon tana (f/k/a BabySantana) serves up a new single and music video entitled “hell yeah” today via Galactic Records/Republic Records. Listen to “hell yeah”HERE. Watch the music video for “hell yeah”HERE.

The track’s otherworldly and off-kilter production offsets his dynamic melodic flow. He cuts through the beat with ethereal melodies and an engaging and entrancing hook. The accompanying visual seamlessly captures this sonic ebb and flow.

It arrives in the wake of “swagging like this” with Lancey Foux and “nyc.” The latter reeled in over 1.3 million Spotify streams in addition to receiving critical acclaim. Right out of the gate, office raved, “[tana], who is known for his brief but genius tracks and adds ‘NYC’ to the list of songs you wish were longer” and hailed the track as “filled with a frenzy of hard-hitting lyrics from his prodigal mind.

Recently, he concluded a full-scale North American tour with multiplatinum chart-topping rap phenoemnon Lil Tecca. Next up, he will appear at Rolling Loud Toronto September 9-11 and Rolling Loud New York September 23-25 before supporting Tecca on tour across Europe.

Earlier this year, tana’s “off the leash!” feat. yvngxchris & Luisss racked up north of 26.2 million Spotify streams. Daily Chiefers applauded it as a “fucking banger” and urged, “each drop is seemingly better than the previous one.” DJ Booth touted it among the “Best Songs of the Week” and wrote, Santana declares himself ‘off the leash, which has the young Georgia rapper gnashing through crunchy production and features from yvngxchris and Luisss.

With catchy chameleonic flows, a predilection for otherworldly melodies, and skill that far belies his age, 15-year-old rapper and creator tana roots his vision in versatility. The Columbus, GA native presents an ambitious perspective on hip-hop, separating himself from the pack by disregarding convention and pushing past every boundary. As a kid, tana instantly gravitated towards music, listening to everyone from Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz to Soulja Boy and Pitbull. By 12-years-old, he taught himself how to record, working out of a tiny bedroom closet in complete D.I.Y. fashion. Under initial the name BabySantana, he slowly, but surely gained traction on Soundcloud with a series of uploads. Lil Tecca jumped on his “Prada (Remix), and Pitchfork showed love to the collaboration in 2020. He parlayed this momentum into an explosion with “Antisocial” [feat. Slump6s], gathering 76.1 million Spotify streams and 5.6 million YouTube views. Its sequel “Antisocial 2” [feat. Slump6sYung FazoXhuloooSSGKOBE] posted up 23 million Spotify streams as “14” [with KA$HDAMI] reeled in another 24 million Spotify streams. Concurrently, XXL summed up his rise, “more and more artists are grasping hip-hop earlier than ever, and creating it in their own way. BabySantana surely fits the bill.” After amassing hundreds of millions of streams and earning acclaim, he emerges as an inimitable force on his 2022 debut project, and more to come.

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CIARA IN LA

Last night, Grammy Award winning artist and entrepreneur Ciara and co-founder of Ten To One Caribbean Rum Marc Farrell celebrated at the Gathering Spot in Los Angeles, CA. The occasion marked the exciting announcement that Pronghorn has invested in Ten To One Rum marking the first of 57 investments in Black-owned spirit brands that they will make over the next 10 years. Pronghorn’s goal is to cultivate the next generation of Black entrepreneurs, executive leaders, and founders within the spirits industry, and this investment marks the first of 57. Visit HERE to learn more.

Pronghorn founders, Dia Simms (former CEO, Combs Enterprises and founder of Lobos 1707 Tequila with Lebron James), Erin Harris (former Senior Vice President, Combs Enterprises) and Dan Sanborn (President, WheelHouse Labs) joined Ciara and Marc on stage to toast this monumental occasion. Guests including Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Lolo Spencer (The Sex Lives of College Girls) and more, enjoyed Ten to One specialty cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and beats by DJ MOS.

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SHEDIR COLLECTION – UMILTÀ 36

Shedir Collection announces the opening of Umiltà 36 in the heart of Rome on August 18, 2022. 

Umiltà 36 is the latest addition to the Shedir Collection portfolio of historical hotels built for the modern traveler. Located just a few steps from the world-renowned Trevi Fountain, the hotel embodies the majesty of the Roman architecture via its style, luxury, and refinement. The building has been restored to its original grandeur with a renovation process that lasted over 18 months led by CaberlonCaroppi studio. The architects zeroed in on the original heights of the ceilings and the ample, single spaces that culminate in the Grand Hall — where the lobby is located — and put a spotlight on the original marble staircase that leads into the upper floors.

The property features 47 rooms, a literary cafe housed in the lobby lounge, a rooftop lounge and bar with unobstructed views of the Eternal City, and the on-property Argentinian restaurant, El Porteño. In addition, Umiltà 36 features an ample meeting room, with a maximum capacity of 30 people, and a state-of-the-art gymnasium.

The originality of the style, untouched by the passage of time, draws inspiration from the elegance of the 50’s, seamlessly blending minimalism with warm surfaces and hues, achieving the perfect balance between eccentricity and intimacy. 

Claudio Ceccherelli, CEO of Shedir Collection comments, “We’re incredibly excited to announce the recent opening of Umiltà 36 and to enhance our Roman offer for different and unique hospitality experiences. Our new jewel will be rooted in the principles of simplicity, freshness, and cultural refinement, yet creating an evergreen sense of understated luxury.”

Opening rates start from 500 EUROS for a superior room HERE

Property features

Design and accommodation

Set in a historical building that underwent significant renovation, the luxury property — located at Via Umiltà 36 — offers its guests a total of 47 accommodations, split into different room categories, suites, and apartments. The interior design celebrates the traditional mid-century architecture, the beguiling ceiling heights, and the warm wooden paneling bringing a royal allure to the decorative style. 

The guest journey begins in the Grand Hall leading into the reception and lobby area and, in turn, to the main restaurant. Going up on the gargantuan marble staircase, the curated juxtaposition of the minimalist architecture with the rich, blue liberty wallpapers against the Gio Ponti-inspired furniture offers guests an exclusive multi-sensorial experience. The 29 Rooms and Suites are distributed throughout the first and second floors of the building while the two exclusive suites sit on the top floor, offering a mesmerizing view over Rome.

Furthermore, the property features an additional 18 apartments designed for guests looking for longer and more private stays: the living room spaces open up into a kitchen area, the bathrooms offer rain showers and double sinks, along with an astonishing marble floor. 

Gastronomy

Umiltà 36 provides the ultimate culinary journey with three different gastronomical experiences: 

Dandy Café- inspired by the literati society, the impeccably designed cafe is a convivial space for guests to experience the gourmet lunch and dinner menus with signature cocktails, carefully-blended teas, and fine wines. 

El Porteño Gourmet- a bold project signed by the Holding Dorrego Company of Fabio Acampora and Argentinian brothers Alejandro and Sebastian Bernardez, designed for an upscale clientele, the restaurant is ready to conquer an exquisite blend of aromas, flavors, and textures. Regardless of leisure or business purposes, the refined lounge area is the perfect spot for guests to treasure the vibrant atmosphere over lunch or dinner. 

Terrace Flores- overlooking the historical city, the Cafeteria, Lounge Bar and Tapas Bar is a stylized study in indoor-outdoor living and the designated spot to watch the sunsets fade away through the ancient buildings, invoking a sense of relaxation high above the busy streets of the city with timeless beauty.

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TOSH ALEXANDER – YAH

Today, international Jamaican-American artist Tosh Alexander releases the tantalizing official music video to her sizzling hit “Cum Yah,” available to watch HERE

The official music video, directed by Rogen “Ruption” Walker (Aidonia, Konshens, Shenseea,) was shot in Portland, Jamaica, and immediately grabs the attention of all with Tosh’s hard-hitting presence as she pays homage to the 90’s golden era of Dancehall with a splendor aesthetic and enriching allure. 

Tosh shares, “It was important for me to highlight the dynamic of the Jamaican culture through our fashion, attitude & art form. From the vibrant colors of the tropical- lux landscape, the fashion which pays homage to Caribbean & Dancehall fashion with subtle nuances of couture, to the grit of our expression throughout the video. I wanted the person watching “Cum Yah” to gain an authentic experience of my culture for those 3 minutes & 7 seconds.”

Since the release of “Cum Yah” earlier this month, the JonFX (Vybz Kartel, Shabba Ranks, XXXTentacion) produced dancehall track has dominated with praise earning placements on coveted playlists across major platforms, including Apple Music’s ‘Breaking Reggae,’ ‘Worldwide Riddim’ and Tidal’s ‘Dancehall Massive.’ The single topped Top 10 via iTunes Reggae charts as Jamaica’s finest such as Usain Bolt, Ky-Mani Marley, Baby Cham, Protoje and more praised the bubbling track via social media. The track cuts a strong dancehall stance that nods to Tosh’s heritage yet adds the unique flare that makes it an unmistakable Tosh Alexander hit.

LISTEN/ PURCHASE “CUM YAH” HERE
WATCH THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO HERE

Tosh, named after her mother’s favorite singer, Peter Tosh, is a Brooklyn native raised in Jamaica. She captures the best of both worlds in her delivery & refuses to be placed in a box. “I grew up in both cultures so my approach to music and expression reflects exactly that,” she states. Serving her classic movie star looks layered with a Bad Gyal demeanor accompanied with smooth unadulterated vocals, Tosh is excited to release her new genre-bending sound authentic to her upbringing & life experiences. Tosh is no stranger to the music scene having received accolades from Rolling StoneClash Magazine & more. “Cum Yah” will serve as her highly anticipated return as she re-claims the title as Jamaica’s hottest sensation following a string of successful releases which include “Games” “Can’t Give You a Try” “911” featuring Ky-Mani Marley and more. 

Photo Credit: Kayla Dawkins 

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ZEEKR 001

ZEEKR 001 BREAKS TWO GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

  • ZEEKR has successfully broken two Guinness World Records at an event in China
  • The premium all-electric 001 vehicle broke the record for the fastest drift ever achieved by an electric car hitting a maximum speed of 207.996km/h
  • It then went on to take the title for the fastest electric car slalom at 49.05 seconds

Premium electric mobility brand ZEEKR has announced its luxury all-electric 001 vehicle has broken two Guinness World Records.

Less than a year since the brand started delivering vehicles to customers in China, ZEEKR has made its mark on the global stage by claiming the titles for the fastest drift ever achieved by an electric car and the fastest electric car slalom. 

The records have fully verified the three core strengths that underpin the 001, it is “fast, accurate and stable.”

The fastest electric vehicle drift requires the vehicle to achieve greater than 160km/h and the 001 was able to achieve a maximum speed of 207.996km/h. Using the 001’s high-performance twin electric drive system, the front and rear were able to achieve instantaneous torque output up to 7,680Nm and an acceleration time up to 100km/h in only 3.8s.

This power and acceleration, combined with the 001’s high-performance chassis suspension system, maximizes body stability and allows the driver to maintain consistent and precise drifting and the car to truly dance right on the edge of the limit.

ZEEKR’s 001 also went on to set a new benchmark for the fastest ever all-electric car slalom. The vehicle weaved between 50 cones equally spaced and completed the course, without touching or knocking any down, in 49.05 seconds.

001’s intelligent electric four-wheel drive system boosted acceleration off the line and enabled excellent handling of the vehicle on the fast and dynamic course. The quality of power distribution and the balance between the front and rear wheels between the cones allowed for the 001 to glide through the cones with minimal disruption from the chassis or tyres, maintaining excellent and stable braking at the end. The strong grip also allowed the vehicle to have better cornering ability throughout.  

World Record Technology for Users

This same driving control technology is in all ZEEKR 001 cars and not only brings users a fun and dynamic driving experience, but it also provides safety through stronger controllability and stability. 001 already meets the five-star safety standards and lays the foundation for solid performance control.

Not only does 001 respond to driver operations in milliseconds, but it also responds to multiple emergency scenarios autonomously. In addition, the newly developed intelligent anti-skid dTCS (distributed traction control system) operates at a processing rate 10 times faster than the mainstream TCS traction control systems.  The outstanding stability performance showcased in the slalom record is also met by 001 users on the road in China.

Adhering to the concept of “don’t be a boring electric car” to develop a pure electric high-performance experience, the 001 also has an excellent driving comfort experience under the powerful power and extreme control fun.

Breaking these two world records, ZEEKR has adhered to its own philosophy to not be “a boring electric car”. 001 users can enjoy an excellent driving comfort experience under world record achieving power and finesse. The perfect integration of smart and electric technology in the 001 will bring users more enjoyment in their travel.

The records were broken in August under the supervision of an adjudicator from Guinness World Records at the CATARC proving ground in China.

ZEEKR Business Update

ZEEKR continues to prioritize and fulfill local market customer orders ahead of a planned European roll-out from 2023, where it will ramp up capacity at the ZEEKR Intelligent Factory – one of the world’s most advanced vehicle facilities – to deal with unprecedented demand for the 001.  

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ROAM BEYOND

ROAM Beyond Brews the Perfect Blend of Pints and Outdoor Adventures during Oktoberfest Adventure Camp

Adventure travelers offered summer camp vibes and Oktoberfest festivities at ROAM Beyond’s seasonal experience

ROAM Beyond introduces its first-ever Oktoberfest Adventure Camp (September 27 – October 1), offering adventure travelers an unforgettable seasonal experience. The unique, all-inclusive weekend combines the communal atmosphere, vibes, and new friendships of summer camp with the festivities and autumnal atmosphere of Oktoberfest.  that combines the new experiences. Guests are invited to join ROAM Beyond for a week of outdoor adventure, farm-to-table feasts, and new experiences with soon-to-be like-minded friends.

Travelers will enjoy scenic river floats, learning to fly fish, hiking in national forests, paddle boarding or kayaking in Glacier National Park, and reveling in the Oktoberfest celebrations at the Great Northwest Oktoberfest festival in Whitefish. At night, guests can expect the magical, meaningful moments that happen under starry skies, around crackling bonfires, all while enjoying evening beer tastings and too many s’mores.

“ROAM Beyond has created an incredible Oktoberfest experience, one that will perfectly compliment all of the festival activities in and around Whitefish celebrating the season,” said Corey Weathers, CEO and co-founder of ROAM Beyond. “We’ve blended our artisan, sustainable mobile dwellings that elevate the camping experience with opportunities for our guests to enjoy, unplug, and connect with nature.”

Guests can expect farm-to-table feasts, crafted cocktails, local brewery nights, and gourmet burgers. Accommodations include comfortable roaming cabins with down comforters, kitchenettes, and private bathrooms. ROAM Beyond’s Oktoberfest Adventure Camp, which can be booked at HERE, includes:

  • Elevated Accommodation – Start and end your day in a private roaming cabin at ROAM Beyond Glacier, a classic 20-acre Montana estate with panoramic mountain views that are yours to explore. 
  • Big Adventures – Plan for new adventures suitable for all ages and skill levels, including scenic river floats, fly fishing, paddleboarding, kayaking, guided hiking, or mountain biking
  • Oktoberfest in Whitefish – Dive into the festivities of the Great Northwest Oktoberfest celebration in Whitefish, featuring German food, music, dancing, food trucks, artists, and—of course—plenty of beer!
  • Classic Camp Activities – It wouldn’t be camp without communal bonfires, goofy talent shows, and polar plunges. Count on opportunities to let loose and reconnect.
  • Epic Meals – Farm-to-table feasts, curated cocktails, gourmet burger nights, local brews, and damn good wine. We’ll also ensure you get your day started with tasty breakfast items and packable lunches.
  • Convenient Transportation – Let us take care of getting you to and from your daily adventures with transportation provided for each off-site activity. Includes roundtrip transfers to Glacier International Airport on Tuesday and Saturday.

ROAM Beyond’s Oktoberfest Adventure Camp experience includes:

  • 4-nights accommodation at ROAM Beyond Glacier in your choice of dinette (sleeps 1-3) or bunk cabin (sleeps 1-4)
  • All meals – breakfast, lunch, and dinners for the entirety of your stay
  • Gear, guides, and transportation for whitewater rafting, fly fishing, paddleboarding, mountain biking, and hiking
  • On-site yoga session

ROAM Beyond provides one-of-a-kind lodging in some of the most remote and stunning locations in the western U.S. Our flagship location is just outside Glacier National Park in Montana.

ROAM Beyond is an elevated camping experience where guests can unplug to recharge. Roaming cabins have similar amenities that guests find at home and are designed with conservation in mind and reducing your footprint. Each cabin features unexpectedly comfortable beds (queen, twin, or bunk beds), linens, towels, hot water, a shower, toilet, a kitchenette with an under-the-counter fridge, a two-burner induction stove, dishes, and essential cookware. Outside, each cabin has a fire pit and outdoor seating creating the perfect space to enjoy a cozy Montana evening by a crackling fire.

Pebble Beach Collection via Roll-Royce Motor Cars for use by 360 MAGAZINE

PEBBLE BEACH COLLECTION

ROLLS-ROYCE REVEALS ‘PEBBLE BEACH COLLECTION’ 2022 GLOBAL DEBUT OF THE NEWEST BESPOKE FINISHES

  • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars showcases exclusive ‘Pebble Beach Collection 2022’ Bespoke Commissions during Monterey Car Week
  • Bespoke Black Badge Cullinan, finished in Forbidden Pink, makes global debut, and is a bold reminder that Black Badge isn’t always black
  • Global debut of Crystal over Sagano Green finish on stunning Rolls-Royce Ghost
  • Special Collection Commissions flank Phantom Series II at its North American premiere at ‘The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering’

“Rolls-Royce is Bespoke, and colour plays a crucial role. The world’s premier luxury marque offers 44,000 shades for exterior finish and if a client can’t find exactly what they have envisioned, our colour experts in Goodwood will match any shade to create a ‘Bespoke Signature Named’ colour finish. Jonathan Simms, Head of Bespoke, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

“We have matched colours from flower petals to shades of lipstick and incorporated gold, silver and even diamonds into Bespoke finishes. We welcome creative and technological challenges from our patrons as it drives us to redefine our own creative and technical limits. The inspiration for Rolls-Royce colour and finish is limited only by one’s imagination.”
Jonathan Simms, Head of Bespoke, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

As hundreds of the world’s most spectacular motor cars converge on the lawns of Monterey, California, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars reveals the ‘Pebble Beach Collection’ 2022, a colourful and exclusive assemblage of Rolls-Royce commissions. Demonstrating their unrivaled design and finish capabilities, the designers have prepared exclusive Bespoke commissions to be displayed throughout Monterey Car Week. Two of these commissions, a Black Badge Cullinan and Ghost, debut never-before-seen colours and finishes from Goodwood. The commissions will flank the new Phantom Series II at ‘The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering’ as it makes its North American debut during Monterey Car Week.

Black Badge Cullinan in Forbidden Pink extends the Black Badge colour palette to a new level – this selection has never been used before on a Rolls-Royce motor car and is a bold reminder that Black Badge need not be black. With bright, Grace White hand-crafted leather subtly offset by Cashmere Grey highlights, the interior suite defies conventional Black Badge stereotypes. Lime Green leather details add the perfect amount of colour to the interior design. As the rear tailgate opens like the clasp on a fine piece of jewelry, the Bespoke Viewing Suite emerges from Cullinan’s luggage compartment. This iconic feature, for the first time in Peony Pink leather, provides the perfect seat to any Monterey Car Week event.

Complementing this colourful Cullinan is another world premiere in Rolls-Royce Bespoke colour finish, Ghost in Crystal over Sagano Green. Created with six layers of finish; highly skilled artisans from the marque’s Exterior Surface Finish Centre spent hours meticulously hand-polishing each layer. Before the final two clear coatings are completed, the Crystal finish is applied with minute particles of colour specks to create a lustrous, multi-dimensional shimmer on Ghost’s post-opulent design. Running the length of the exterior is a hand-applied coachline that beautifully complements the pinstripe tyres on gloss black painted wheels. The hours of hand polishing are inspected in a specially-designed light booth to ensure a perfect finish before this Ghost was delivered to Monterey.

The design team has created additional Bespoke commissions that will be showcased during Monterey Car Week. These creations will be on display throughout the weekend of festivities and will be offered exclusively through authorized retailers.

Linda Varg Single "She Saw U" Cover Art via Fifth Island Music for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Elvatix × The High, Ideo & Fax, and Linda Varg

New music today with Elvatix & The High, Ideo & Fax and Linda Varg

Elvatix & The High releases their new single Champions.

Swedish producer/DJ Elvatix is back with more music and continues to explore his artistery and creative process by experimenting and blending sounds and genres. This time around he has teamed up with The High, a failed experiment by a mad scientist to create a robot designed for mass destruction, now unable to do anything else but to created amazing music. 

The result of their collaboration is a blend between dance pop and slap house with the The High on vocals. Their single ‘Champions‘ is out now on all streaming platforms.  Listen HERE.

Newly signed Ideo & Fax makes their debut on LINC MUSIC with their new single Clarity.

Ideo & Fax is an Italian DJ & producer duo made up of Davide Amodeo and Ettore Favatà. Their music draws inspiration from different genres ranging from house music to radio friendly pop music. This is a positive effect due to their different backgrounds: Davide was an urban and rock musician, and Ettore created more classic and melodic songs.

The project they created together, Ideo & Fax, is characterized by a dark, deep and groovy sound matched by vocals. Their new single ‘Clarity‘ features Arthur Kody on vocals and is out now on all streaming platforms. Listen HERE.

Linda Varg releases her new single She Saw U.

Linda Varg is known from winning the Swedish version of TV show Popstars and being a part of the multi platinum selling group Supernatural. Now she’s preparing to release her new album in 2022, with three singles from it released so far: ‘Alcoholics‘, ‘All The Way Tonight‘ and ‘Why Don’t Ya‘. Today she’s releasing the 4th one, a song written about her dad. 

“My dad had been in love with my mum for a long time before they became a couple. He was very shy and didn’t have the courage to talk to her. But his dream came true one night at the disco when, all of a sudden, she walked up to him and said Do you wanna dance with me?

Her new single ‘She Saw U‘ is out now on all streaming platforms.  Listen HERE

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GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM BILBAO

Extraordinary Measures for Final Month of Motion. Autos, Art, Architecture

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao extends hours to welcome record number of visitors

In response to the extraordinarily high number of visitors coming to the Museum these days—a historic record of 50,434 last week (August 8 to 14) with a daily visitor average of 7,204—and in the light of the even higher daily average in the current week (8,800 this past Thursday), the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao will extend opening hours so that higher numbers of people can come and enjoy the exhibitions.

From Monday August 22 to September 18—closing day of Motion. Autos, Art, Architecturethe Museum will open at 9:00 am, that is, one hour earlier than usual. In addition, on Fridays and Saturdays, it will close one hour later, i.e., at 10:00 pm, a historic extension of the Museum opening hours.

Undoubtedly, the interest and acclaim of Motion. Autos, Art, Architecture, the exhibition curated by Norman Foster that celebrates the artistic dimension of the automobile, have had an enormous impact on visitor turnout. Sponsored by Iberdrola and Volkswagen Group, the show has gone past the mark of 500,000 visitors since it opened in April, and it is expected to welcome many more in its final month. This has led the Museum to implement extraordinary measures to ensure everyone has a chance of visiting and enjoying it.

Other exhibitions that are currently on view at the Museum include Jean Dubuffet: Ardent Celebration, sponsored by BBK, closing this Sunday August 21; Serra/Seurat. Drawings, through September 6; The Otolith Group. O Horizon, through October 9 in the Film & Video Gallery; and the ongoing Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao opening hours from August 22 to September 18:

  • Sunday through Thursday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

Tickets available HERE.

Motion. Autos, Art, Architecture is an exhibition organized by the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Norman Foster Foundation.

  • Sponsored by Iberdrola and Volkswagen Group.
  • Collaborators: AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center in Future, Cadillac in Clay Modelling Studio and Sennheiser in the immersive sound experience.
  • Benefactor: Gestamp
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AITCH – CLOSE TO HOME

Today, Platinum-selling 22-year-old Manchester rapper Aitch releases his debut album, Close To Home. Listen HERE via Capitol Records / 10K Projects. To celebrate this milestone moment, Aitch reveals the heart-warming video for My G featuring Ed Sheeran. Watch HERE.

Displaying a more mature, reflective, and personal side of Aitch‘s songwriting, My G is a loving tribute from the Manchester rapper to his 12-year-old little sister, affectionately called G, who has Down’s Syndrome. Paired with a music video directed by long-term visual collaborator Kelvin Jones, the visual was filmed at The Langdon Down Centre and features a moving performance from Aitch, as he reminisces viewing old childhood and family photos over a soothing silhouette of Ed Sheeran.

Setting the scene with BelgraveRoad_1Close To Home showcases Aitch‘s remarkable journey within hip-hop. Fuego, Cheque and Louis Vuitton are blessed with the rapper’s trademark lyricism and cheeky suave. He reunites with AJ Tracey on R Kid, while laidback summery bop Sunshine featuring New Machine embraces a new tangent of melodic guitar riffs.

The album’s title track Close To Home, which features a children’s choir, sees Aitch up close and personal, putting his private thoughts on paper for the first time. In Disguise featuring Bakar, the Shaun Ryder-assisted and Stone Roses-sampling 1989 and platinum-selling #2 Fred again. produced hit Baby featuring R&B icon Ashanti. In fact, Ashanti and Aitch performed Baby together during BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022. Watch the performance here.

When speaking about his album’s title, Aitch says: As much as I say that I’m trying to get out of the ends, and I want to go elsewhere, I always end up back in the same place. Even across the other side of the world, I feel like I bring a sense of Manchester; whether I’m in London or Australia, I’m still Close To Home.

Taking Close To Home on the road for the first time, Aitch will kick off a sold-out headline in the UK followed by a run in the rest of Europe early next year. On the performance front, recently Aitch was brought out as a special guest during Jack Harlow’s set at the 2022 Wireless Festival.

At only 22-years-old, the BRIT Award nominated artist is on the verge of a global breakout with Close To Home. His debut album showcases his ever-growing songwriting skills. Combining a mature and reflective side with the confident charisma he’s known for, Close To Home is a modern spin paying homage to the lineage of Manchester’s musical history, pairing rich and identifiably local flavor with global ambition. Already under his belt Aitch retains over a billion streams, over 5 million records sold worldwide, millions of followers, and co-signs from the likes of Tay Keith, Sam Smith, Skeptaand more.

  1. BelgraveRoad_1
  2. Louis Vuitton
  3. 1989
  4. Money Habits (feat. Mastermind)
  5. Baby feat. Ashanti
  6. Bring It Back
  7. Sunshine (feat. New Machine)
  8. Fuego
  9. Cheque
  10. In Disguise (feat. Bakar)
  11. The Palm
  12. 100x
  13. R Kid (feat. AJ Tracey)
  14. My G (feat. Ed Sheeran)
  15. Close To Home
  16. Hollinwood To Hollywood