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Latto New Track via RCA Records for use by 360 MAGAZINE


Today, ATL-based Queen Of Da Souf rapper Latto drops her timely new single and video “PUSSY” via RCA Records – HERE to listen / HERE to watch. The latest single is a reply to the overturning of Roe v. Wade that happened at the end of last month. In addition to using her platform to spread awareness and be vocal on this crisis, Latto is also donating a portion of the proceeds from this release to Planned Parenthood. Recently, Latto delivered a show-stopping medley performance of “It’s Givin” and “Big Energy (Remix)” – for the latter she brought out Mariah Carey and Young Dirty Bastard – after winning her first-ever award for “Best New Artist” at the 2022 BET Awards – watch the performance HERE / watch her acceptance speech HERE.


For the video co-director (alongside Latto who also directed) and cover art, Latto chose powerful women to collaborate with on this important release – director Sara Lacombe and artist Katie McIntyre. Both chimed in on their experience working on the project and with Latto:

Sara Lacombe on working on the video and the overall concept with Latto: “It was really important for Latto and I to collaborate on this video especially with woman’s rights being such a hot topic at the moment. Let’s be honest, America has always been good at oppressing people. So, for women, our rights, how the world treats us, gender roles and our overall place in society isn’t just news it’s something we deal with every single day, sometimes loudly and sometimes quietly. We are repeatedly reminded of how we ought to behave or who we should be, constantly being forced into a box. This video is symbolic that we can be both hard (her lyrics) and soft (the world we placed her in) at the same time. The world is always going to tell us who to be, that’s probably never going to stop, that’s why it’s more important than ever for woman to stand in their truths and know who they are.”

Katie McIntyre on working on the cover art for the single: “This track is an instant classic. It was amazing to get to create a powerful piece of art for Latto. I think it adds another dimension to the message that she is putting a spotlight on a feminist artist with this cover. This cover is all about the rise of the collective feminine against opposing forces. The woman in front of this outdated institution is breaking the ground with her body, just like we will break new ground in the continuing fight for women’s rights. This cover asks you to look at what you’re most afraid of, see the power in it, and know that it’s stronger than your attacks. It says: we are not beautiful, we are sublime.”

In March of this year Latto released her critically acclaimed album777 that debuted in the top 20 at #15 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart and top 10 at #6 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart. It’s recently landed on various outlets “Best of the Year (So Far)” lists including Rolling Stone, Billboard, XXL, Consequence of Sound and more – here to listen. Her latest project includes the electric single “Wheelie” featuring 21 Savage, her top 10 Billboard-charting hit single “Big Energy” (plus the “Big Energy (Remix)” with Mariah Carey and DJ Khaled) and her melodic track “Soufside,” which paid homage to her roots in ATL. Latto recently went on her first headlining tour this past year, the 777 Tour, and she’s gearing up to hit the road again as a guest on Lizzo’sTheSpecial Tour which kicks off September 23rd in Florida.

For the past two years and counting,Latto’s made it known that she’s the one you bitches hate, but they can’t get past. To start off 2021 , Latto released “The Biggest,”the first official release under her new moniker, which explained the 23-year-old rapper’s reasoning for the stage name change, her intentions and moving forward with this new phase of her career. Following that with the release of her hit RIAA-certified Platinumsingle “Big Energy”in September 2021 has made Latto inescapable. She went on to make history with the single as the first female rapper to ever have a #1 record at Pop, Rhythm and Urban Radio with the same single. Overall, she’s also the first female artist in 12 years to accomplish this feat, joining the company of Rihanna (“Rude Boy”), Alicia Keys (“No One”), Beyoncé (“Irreplaceable”), Mary J. Blige (“Be Without You”) and Mariah Carey (“We Belong Together”), the last five to previously achieve this. In November 2021, Latto had her late-night television debut on Late Night With Seth Meyers performing the certified smash hit and followed it with a medley performance of her tracks “Sunshine” and “Big Energy” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

With this new chapter of her career, Latto’s star continues to rise with elevated performances and accolades. She received her first-ever nominations for “Best New Artist” and “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist” at the 2021 BET Awards. She followed that with performances at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards and 2021 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). She performed amedley of “Big Energy” and “Soufside” at the BET Hip Hop Awards and at the VMA’s she gave fans a sneak peek snippet of “Big Energy” prior to its release along with performances of her RIAA-certified Platinum singles “Bitch From Da Souf” and “Muwop” on their Extended Play Stage. In addition to her VMAs performance debut, she received her first VMA nomination for “MTV Push Performance of the Year” for “Sex Lies.” At the close of 2021 and beginning of 2022 she was nominated for two 2021 Soul Train Awards and one 2022 NAACP Image Award for Chris Brown’s “Go Crazy (Remix)” with Young Thug, Lil Durk and Future. In 2022, she was also nominated for “Top Rap Female Artist” for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards and gave a new, elevated performance of “Big Energy” – HEREto watch.

With over 880 million streams worldwide across all platforms and accolades continuing to rack up from her success, it’s clear that Latto has set the stage to become a global superstar.

*Artwork by Katie McIntyre (@katie.mcintyre)

Buy/Stream/Watch “PUSSY”:

Multi: HERE.

YouTube: HERE

Buy/Stream 777 Album:  HERE

Watch “Wheelie” featuring 21 Savage: HERE

Watch “Big Energy” HERE.

Watch “Soufside” HERE.

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J.I.D. × Surround Sound

The Grammy-nominated, Dreamville rapper J.I.D. released “Surround Sound,” this past week, making it his first single of 2022. The single features fellow Atlanta rappers 21 Savage and Baby Tate.

Stream “Surround SoundHERE.

Produced by Christo and DJ Scheme, the single follows J.I.D.’s journey into the rap scene and what it took to get where he now stands. At the 2:29 mark, J.I.D. showcases his notorious flow switch ups. The music video for the single was directed by Mac Grant and Chad Tennies, highlighting all three artists that are apart of “Surround Sound.”

Watch the music video HERE.

“Surround Sound” follows the monumental announcement that J.I.D. would be apart of the Coachella 2022 lineup. This will be J.I.D.’s unveiling performance at Coachella.

The Dreamville/Interscope Records artist has, too, been awaiting the release of his highly anticipated future project. In the meantime, J.I.D. has been celebrating the successes of his recent collaborations with other artists. His latest collab with Imagine Dragons on the song “ENEMY” is the title song for the Netflix series Arcane. “ENEMEY” currently sits in the top 10 of Billboard Global 200, rising up the Billboard Hot 100 charts, now at #48. The collaboration of J.I.D. and Imagine Dragons has been exceptionally popular, stacking up a cumulative 151 million views on YouTube. A spike in these numbers came after the group performed the song live at the MTV Europe Music Awards. Amongst his other collabs, J.I.D. has worked together with other out-of-this-world artists like Doja Cat (“Options), Dua Lipa (“Not My Problem”) and Khalid (“All I Feel Is Rain”).

About J.I.D.

J.I.D. is a Grammy-nominated rap artist originally from East Atlanta. J.I.D. made his break into the scene with his 2015 EP, DiCaprio. DiCaprio showcased other collabs between J.I.D. and artists such as the hip-hop due EARTHGANG, who he’d toured with in 2014 alongside Bas and Ab-Soul. This was when J. Cole spotted J.I.D., and he was signed to his Interscope Records label, Dreamville. J.I.D. made his major-label debut with The Never Story (2017), followed by his admired album DiCaprio 2 (2018), gaining attention from Rolling Stone, Billboard and NPR. In 2019, J.I.D. continued his growing momentum with support on Dreamville’s Platinum certified Revenge of the Dreamers III, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts, also obtaining GRAMMY nominations.

J.I.D.’s clever and rapid flow has set him apart from the pack, acquiring his a dedicated fanbase that has showed out for him at uncountable sold out shows in various locations. Typically, a part of the festival scene, J.I.D. has performed at Lollapalooza, Laneway Festival and other locations around the world.

Heather Skovlund Music illustration 360 Magazine

Pi’erre Bourne Announces First US Headline Tour

Grammy Award winning producer/super rapper, Pi’erre Bourne announces his highly anticipated US headline “The Life Of Pi’erre 5” Summer tour. Pi’erre is set to kick off his long-awaited string of dates in Miami next week at Rolling Loud before making stops in Houston and Los Angeles and wrapping up in Chicago at the Lyrical Lemonade Festival. While most of the shows are already sold-out, tickets for the remaining “The Life Of Pi’erre 5 Tour” dates are on-sale now and can be purchased here. See full list of tour dates below.

Recently, Pi’erre released his highly-praised and long-awaited (Pitchfork named one of the “Most Anticipated Albums of Summer 2021”) album The Life of Pi’erre 5. The 16-track last installment of the series include features with long time collaborators Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Carti, as well as a track with Pi’erre’s own artist, Sharc. The album went on to receive massive praise from Fader, Billboard, Pitchfork, Complex, Rolling Stone, as well as support across digital streaming platforms including Spotify’s Rap Caviar and New Music Friday playlists, Apple Music’s Main Page, Audiomack’s “5 New Albums You Need to Hear This Week” and more. TLOP 5 debuted at No. 6 on Apple Music’s Top Albums chart and landed a spot on the Billboard Hot 200.

Listen to The Life Of Pi’erre 5 here.

7/23 – Miami, FL – Rolling Loud Festival
8/2 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage SOLD OUT
8/5 – Houston, TX – WareHouse Live
8/6 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
8/8 – Denver, CO – Bluebird SOLD OUT
8/9 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom SOLD OUT
8/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Roxy SOLD OUT
8/11 – Oakland, CA – New Parish SOLD OUT
8/14 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne SOLD OUT
8/15 – Seattle, WA – Neumos SOLD OUT
8/18 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity
8/19 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues SOLD OUT
8/20 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter SOLD OUT
8/22 – Chicago, IL – Lyrical Lemonade Festival


“…known for creating musical landscapes for other artists, but he does the same for himself.” – XXL

“One of hip-hop’s most sought-after producers is also a great rapper.” – FADER

“Bourne slides between rapping regularly and rapping a half-measure ahead of the beat,
creating a beautiful instability.” – PITCHFORK

“bouncy project that highlights Pi’erre’s strong suits as a woozy beatmaker and rapper.” – HNHH

“another seamless, front-to-back experience of hypnotic earworms begging for repeat listens.” – Audiomack

“Lyrically, Pi’erre is in a brand new bag as he steps it up on this project even more and really showcases how deep his pen can go.” – Lyrical Lemonade

Lil Durk – Watch Yo Homie

By Katrina Tiktinsky

Following the groundbreaking success of Just Cause Y’all Waited II, which debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 200 Chart this May, Lil Durk has released an accompanying visual for the album’s acclaimed single “Watch Yo Homie.”

Already at #8 Trending on YouTube, and climbing still, the dynamic music video follows Lil Durk and his friends as they let loose on four wheelers in the suburban countryside. While the lyrics point to caution when it comes to friendships, warning that, for a celebrity, trust is hard to come by, Lil Durk shows his appreciation for his real friends in front of the camera. The artist’s words are stripped back and clear, documenting the isolation of fame. The video takes the opposite approach, piling on saturated colors and joy-filled action. The result is an undeniably gleeful escape.

View the video for Watch Yo Homie HERE.

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