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Kendy X – Misplaced

California Chanteuse, R&B sensation and singer/songwriter Kendy X announced April 29 as the official release date for her highly anticipated debut project, Misplaced, via her label, Rose Records. The rapturous announcement is backed by the unveiling of the project’s official cover art and tracklist, including her Billboard placed (Peaked #14 on the R&B Digital Song Sales) debut single “For Me” featuring DreamDoll and Kalan.FrFr

Critics have raved over Kendy X. Lyrical Lemonade said, “Rose Records signee KENDY X has a new hit on her hands for the ladies.” “Be sure to press play on KendyX’s brand new ‘For Me (Remix)’ featuring DreamDoll and Kalan.Fr.Fr,” said Revolt TV. “The rising R&B artist breathes new life into her debut single,” said Hot New Hip Hop

Last week, the rising R&B star was announced as the official opening act on Kalan.FrFr’s Never Lose You tour kicking off on April 28 in Orlando, Florida.

About Kendy X

The Chicago-born and Long Beach-raised singer, songwriter, and co-founder of The Rose Fest Music Festival hustles with the heart of an athlete (she was once a renowned gymnast) as she simultaneously projects a fresh and fiery presence across the culture. Kendy X’s vision begins to unfold on her 2022 independent debut project and much more to come.

She devoted the first eighteen years of her life to gymnastics until torn ligaments in her knee derailed an ambition to compete in The Olympics. Along the way, she picked up cello and piano in middle school and always wrote songs of her own. Inspired by her older sister Ry Dope, she penned her first tune at just six years old. Meanwhile, dad played multiple instruments, specializing in guitar and songwriting, enjoying local success in Chicago.

Despite its influence on the periphery of her life, she fully embraced music in 2019.

“After I stopped training, music came in,” she admits. “I found my new passion to focus on. It always got me through difficult times. This moment was no exception.”

From that point forward, she went full steam ahead throughout 2021. Alongside Ry Dope, she launched The Rose Music Festival as a state-of-the-art Southern California festival experience. Not only did the founders perform, but the stacked lineup boasted Mozzy, Rubi Rose, Eric Bellinger, Day Sulan, Stunna, Kalan.FrFr, 1TakeJay and more. At the same time, Kendy X hit the studio and recorded what would become her soon-to-be-released EP. Produced by Ayo & Keyz [Cardi B, Chris Brown, Bryson Tiller], the first single, “For Me,” served as a slick and sexy introduction to her signature style. As the original version generated over 1 million total streams, Kalan.FrFr and DreamDoll stunted on the Remix with surefire star power.

In the end, Kendy X has become just what she was always meant to be—a force of nature.

“Music was always the thing that helped me feel like I’m okay,” she leaves off. “We’re all going through things, but we’ve got each other. I hope people relate to my songs, and they feel a sense of happiness, reliability and love.”

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Shenseea × 21 Savage

Shenseea released the official music video for her hit track: “R U That” featuring Atlanta rapper 21 Savage. Directed as a casting call, Shenseea is seen in vignettes of themed rooms auditioning men while in head-to-toe jewel-toned looks. “R U That” is currently on radio rotation at the #25 spot on mainstream R&B/Hip Hop and appears on Shenseea’s album ALPHA—which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Reggae album charts. To watch the video, click HERE

Shenseea is one of Jamaica’s brightest dancehall acts cosigned by some of music’s biggest luminaries including Cardi B, Rihanna, Ye, Christina Aguilera, Drake and beyond including her most recent collaborators Megan Thee Stallion and 21 Savage. The road towards ALPHA has been a legendary one for Shenseea who has been crowned Apple‘s “Up Next” artist, MTV‘s “Push” artist as well as iHeart Radio‘s “On The Verge” artist. In 2021, she was tapped by Kanye West to add her rap and vocal stylings to two different songs on the now Grammy-nominated DONDA (“Ok Ok Pt 2” and “Pure Souls”) and played her first-ever U.S. festival with Rolling Loud Miami and New York. With her talents in songwriting, performing and directing, Shenseea is set to be one of the year’s breakout acts to watch.

About Shenseea

Shenseea has ascended through Jamaica’s dancehall ranks to become one of the genre’s most sought-after artists. She broke through the scene with her viral single “Loodi” feat. Vybez Kartel; the following year, Shenseea toured Europe with dancehall superstar Sean Paul. In 2019, Shenseea signed with Interscope Records (under Rick Immigrants Records) and released her first label single “Blessed” featuring Tyga (now with over 57M views on Youtube). The track which came with a music video was praised by the likes of Hypebeast, FADER, PAPER Magazine, VIBE and more; it quickly racked up over 1,000,000 views overnight. While at work on her debut album, Shenseea has been feeding her fans with one-off singles like Bad Habit, Good Comfort, Sidechick Song and more, racking millions of plays across DSPs and Youtube.

Kay Flock "Shake It" cover art via Kevin Young U Music for use by 360 Magazine

Kay Flock – Shake It

Today, New York City drill star Kay Flock drops “Shake It,” an energetic new anthem for the Boogie Down Bronx. On “Shake It,” Kay Flock recruits Dougie B, Bory300, and the one and only hustler Cardi B to round out the Bronx quartet. They combine their styles fusing raw lyricism over a rapid drill beat to create a track that echoes the spirit of their hometown.

The RingRing Visuals and Jochi Saca directed video was filmed across their neighborhood’s staple City Island and includes a cameo from fellow drill rapper B-Lovee. Listen to “Shake It” HERE and watch the video HERE.

Kay Flock kicks off “Shake It” unleashing his signature gruff as he glides across the Elias Beats-produced beat. Dougie B and Bory300 join the mix adding their own drill flavors trading off bars in the confident chorus Cardi B takes the crescendo verse, letting loose emphatic bars challenging any would-be rivals. She mandates “Try to play me, you know I perform.”

The hasty “Shake It” visual channels the tenacious bond and pride of the Bronx residents. Dougie B, Bory300 and Carid B collectively rally their borough dancing by City Island’s Firehouse deli in a night-out celebration. The video includes a mural of Kay Flock along with cameos from his friends and family.

Last year Kay Flock released his critically acclaimed debut project The D.O.A. Tape, which featured standout tracks from G Herbo assisting on “Being Honest” to “Is Ya Ready,” which was named one of The New York Times’ best songs of 2021. The accolades continue to rack up for Kay Flock with Billboard, Pitchfork, XXL, HotNewHipHop, No Jumper, and more labeling him an artist to watch. To date, Kay Flock has amassed over 250 million streams

About Kay Flock

Kay Flock’s vision of drill music feels raw and free-spirited with an unburdened, electrifying take on his city’s sound. The New York rapper has spent the last couple years making tracks that bring some of the movements strongest future stars together while amplifying his own, pitching drill as collaborative, energetic, and most of all, alive.

His raps, captured in street smashes like “Brotherly Love,” featuring fellow Bronx MCs B-Lovee and Dougie B, demonstrate the thrill of the ecstatic genre. Every bar is spit with the pedal pressed all the way to the floor. In ways, his rise is similar to other New York drill artists, climbing from humble beginnings to the verge of the mainstream, but Kay Flock hails from the Bronx, a neighborhood that hasn’t so far produced the genres stars. He grew up in a rugged environment he describes as “dangerous” and, as a teenager, found escape in Brooklyn drill as well as the music of Chicago rappers like King Von.

In the Bronx, Flock made lifelong friends in B-Lovee and Dougie B who, in 2020, introduced him to recording. Almost immediately, you could recognize Flock’s unmistakable talent and his city did. Early singles like “Being Honest” and “Is Ya Ready” put Kay Flock on the map. Now, Flock has emerged as the Bronx’s and arguably New York City’s hottest new rapper. Even as Flock’s star rises, and the co-signs roll in from The New York Times, Pitchfork, No Jumper, Billboard, XXL and artists from Cardi B, G Herbo, Lil Tjay, Meek Mill, Fivio Foreign and he doesn’t plan to switch up. He’s staying true to himself.

TV2 illustration by Rita Azar for 360 Magazine

Tanisha Scott × Lizzo

World-renowned creative director/choreographer Tanisha Scott (Rihanna, Drake) makes a very special guest appearance on Amazon Prime’s anxiously awaited new series, LIzzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, set to premiere April 14th. She teams up with legend and host Lizzo in order to uncover the best and brightest new dancers for her upcoming tour. Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls is a new unscripted series following global superstar and icon Lizzo, who is on the hunt for confident, bad-ass women to join the elite ranks of the Big Grrrls and join her world tour. With 10 hopeful women moving into the Big Grrrls House, they must prove they have what it takes to make it to the end and join Lizzo in front of a global audience on the center stage. In this search for dynamic dancers, Lizzo leans on Scott as well as fellow legendary choreographers and O.G. Big Grrrls Chawnta’ Marie Van, Shirlene Quigley, and Grace Holden, as well as several special guests, including choreographer Charm La’Donna, body movement expert Rashida KhanBey Miller, and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter SZA. In addition to appearing in the series, Lizzo will also serve as executive producer alongside Makiah Green, Kevin Beisler, Julie Pizzi, Farnaz Farjam, Myiea Coy, Kimberly Goodman and Glenda Cox. The series is directed by Nneka Onuorah and produced by Amazon Studios, Bunim-Murray Productions and Lizzo’s production company, Lizzo Bangers. Stay tuned for more and to also see how Scott expands her influence yet again in the upcoming season of the series Legendary on HBO Max.

About Tanisha Scott 

Like culture itself, Scott continues to evolve over time. She has remained not only relevant but at the forefront of the industry, with recent clients including, H.E.R., Bryson Tiller, SZA, Khalid, Daniel Caesar, Da Baby and Juice WRLD. She has been named by Billboard Magazine and Italian Vogue as one of the top 30 under 30 artists in the entertainment industry and has earned multiple MTV and Billboard Music awards and nominations. Scott’s work has been featured in various award-winning videos, including Rihanna’s “Found Love,” Cardi B’s “Money” and Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road”—which won the 2012 MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, the 2019 VMA for “Best Hip Hop Video” and the 2020 Grammy award for “Best Music Video,” respectively. Tanisha Scott has evolved from a dancer and choreographer to an innovation-leading and industry-crossing creative director, movement coach, and artist developer. As for what’s next, Scott aspires to take her talents to Broadway. Like her idol, Debbie Allen, Scott aims to leave a legacy of innovation and storytelling through the universal language of movement and dance.

Summer walker, cardi b and sza featured in 360 MAGAZINE

SUMMER WALKER – NO LOVE

The reigning queens of R&B, streaming supernova Summer Walker and chart-topper SZA, announce Grammy-winning artist Cardi B will appear on a new version for their hit single, “No Love” (LVRN/Interscope Records) coming this Friday. Summer confirmed the news on Instagram, days after she hinted at a third performer by suggesting that the single artwork represented each woman’s Zodiac birth sign. Savvy fans quickly jumped on Cardi B as the leading candidate, and the two jumped on an Instagram Live to celebrate the news in front of their combined 130 million followers. The new version, titled “No Love (Extended)” also includes a new music video to be released the same day. Pre-save “No Love (Extended)” HERE.

In its original form, “No Love” instantly lit up charts around the world upon its debut last November. The song surged to No. 1 on Apple Music’s U.S. Top 100 chart and became the first song to dethrone Adele’s long-standing champ “Easy on Me.” Plus, though it wasn’t an official single at the time, “No Love” debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 to become Summer Walker’s highest-charting hit. The collab appears on Summer’s Still Over It, which broke the record for the album for the most one-week streams ever by a female R&B artist, with 201.1 million in its debut week, and was the first R&B album by a female act to top the Billboard 200 albums chart since 2016. Those achievements, along with 18 Hot 100 hits from the project, powered Summer to be honored with the Chartbreaker Award at Billboard’s annual Women in Music celebration earlier this month.

SZA, too, is also riding high with her own hit streak. The multi-platinum singer’s “I Hate U” has jumped from a fan-favorite Soundcloud release to the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  Among its feats, it entered at #1 on both Spotify and Apple Music US charts and broke the record for the most streamed R&B song by a female artist on Apple Music in its first week.  In addition to that certified smash, the virtuoso also racked up two more top 10 Hot 100 hits in 2021 thanks to the 3x-platinum hit “Good Days” and by assisting Doja Cat on the summer banger, “Kiss Me More.”

The extended version reunites Cardi B musically with both ladies. She and SZA teamed up on “I Do” from Cardi’s Grammy-winning Invasion of Privacy album, while she and Summer collaborated on “Bitter,” which generated a wave of social media attention for its subject matter and the rapper’s spoken-word advice affirmations. The pairing was just one of her highlights of 2021, a year that included her landing a fifth No. 1 Hot 100 hit with “Up,” a nominee for the Grammy Award for best rap performance at next month’s ceremony. The superstar also recently secured her third RIAA-certified diamond single (“I Like It”), tying for the most by any female artist in history.

Summer Walker Still Over It Album

No Love (Extended Version)

Normani inside 360 MAGAZINE for her fair song

Normani – Fair

Multi-platinum selling, chart topping recording artist Normani returns with the highly anticipated new single, “Fair”. On the HARV-produced track, bass pulsates like a heartbeat between soft keys as her voice echoes with raw feeling. Volleying between high register harmonies and an emotionally charged refrain, she gets confessional on the chorus, “Is it fair that you moved on, ’cause I swear that I haven’t.” “Fair” was co-written by Normani, Abby Keen, Bernard “HARV” Harvey and Felisha King Harvey.

Speaking about the new song, Normani reveals, “This song really captures me in one of my most vulnerable moments. Sharing this record makes me uncomfortable because you have never really seen me in this light. Definitely aware that you might feel like you don’t know much about me but that’s only because it’s what makes me feel protected. I am really forcing myself to let go here. This is huge for me and hopefully this piece of art resonates. Love is beautiful yet so so terrifying. I adore you guys to the moon and back.”

“Fair” is out everywhere now. Listen HERE.

To celebrate the release of “Fair” Normani performed the track live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC. Watch the performance HERE.

“Fair” serves as the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed “Wild Side” feat. Cardi B which dominated the charts following its release, hitting the No. 1 spot on Billboard‘s Hip-Hop/R&B Radio Chart. To date, “Wild Side” has amassed an impressive 325+ million streams globally.

“Wild Side” featuring Cardi B left the world captivated upon release with its jaw-dropping Tanu Muino-directed official music video, choreographed by the renowned Sean Bankhead, who also choreographed Normani’s “Motivation” video. An iconic visual ode to the late 90s-early 2000s, the video has received more than 100 million views to date, and showcases Normani‘s signature, sleek dance moves and her versatility with fashion, reminding all that she remains at the top of her game. Watch her breathtaking live performance at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards in New York City HERE.

Watch the official video for “Wild Side” featuring Cardi B HERE.

“Wild Side” follows Normani’s showstopping single “Motivation,” and her top 40 #1 smash hit collaboration “Love Lies” with Khalid, which helped win her iHeart Radio Music Award‘s “Titanium Award.” Her single “Waves” featuring 6lack earned Normani her first win as a solo artist at the MTV VMAs for “Best R&B Video.” She’s also garnered numerous nominations throughout the years from award shows such as Billboard Music Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, NAACP Image Awards, People’s Choice Awards and more. To date, Normani has racked up more than 5 billion global streams across her catalog.

Normani continues to make her mark in the industry. She joined Ariana Grande on her Sweetner World Tour and performed at festivals such as Lollapalooza. She’s graced multiple magazine covers including Rolling Stone, Billboard, FADER, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Wonderland, Women’s Health Magazine, Allure and more.

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Lady London – Lady Like: The Boss Tape

Trinidadian/ Jamaican American artist Lady London released her “Lady Like: The Boss Tape;” a series of her most acclaimed freestyles since she surfaced in the rap scene in 2018.

The New Jersey/ New York artist possesses a wide range of talents, from being a rapper, songwriter, poet, published author and educated woman, there’s not much that she cannot do. Her music reflects her drive, and “Lady Like: The Boss Tape” highlights all the best parts of her music.

This compilation of freestyles showcases London’s talent of freestyling, which gained her praise on social media. In her tracks, London remixes some iconic Hip Hop tracks and gives them her own flare. Featured tracks include “Lisa Story” ft. Dub Aura that samples “Get Me Home” by Foxy Brown and “Long Live Shamello” that remixes Busta Rhymes’ “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See.” Check out the full tracklist below.

The popularity of London’s freestyles has gained widespread attention, earning herself co-signs from Cardi B, Nas, Timbaland and so many more. Sitting at 618k followers on Instagram, London has established a loyal fanbase that has supported her music through the years. Lady London continues to elevate the rap scene, and last year she released two standout singles; “Money Over” and “Never,” which is her most personal record to date.

Lady London is one artist that you will want to keep on your radar as we dive into 2022.

About Lady London

New Jersey-born and Los-Angeles based rapper Lady London is known for her rhythmic lyricism. While her mother was Jamaican and Father Trinidadian, her childhood was divided between East Orange, New Jersey and the Bronx, New York. Hip hop culture has been an integral part of her life, as her uncle was Chino XL, and she grew up inspired by artists like JAY-Z, Lil Kim and Whitney Houston. In college, London was on a pre-med path, but still expressed her love for the arts while putting on successful poetry shows. In 2018, she posted one of her poetry videos online, and the video went viral with 8-million plus views. After London obtained her Master of Science from Keck School of Medicine at USC, she also was accepted into the school’s medical program.

Ultimately, London put her dream of medical school in the past to chase her dream of music. She talks about the decision, stating, “everything changed, I figured I could always go back to school. Convincing my West Indian family was very interesting. They didn’t understand why I was willing to give up everything I had been working towards. I knew I had to do music, though. You can’t run from destiny.”

Moreover, London’s career has taken off since 2018. This artist has generated millions of views online with her own original music. Her single released in 2021, “Money Over,” accumulated 500,000-plus views on YouTube as the one and only Cardi B described London as “the most slept on” to social media. London serves as a SAVAGE ambassador for Rihanna’s FENTY. Giving a performance in support of Black Lives Matter at the BET Awards, London caught the attention of many, eventually becoming co-signed by Diddy and Revolt TV.

“There are multiple levels to me,” Lady London clarifies. “I’m not one-dimensional. I really take my craft seriously. I consider rap to be an artform—not a trend. I’ve studied cadences, timing, breath control, double and triple entendres, and syllables. It almost breaks down to an exact science. I pay attention to verbiage, semantics, and diction. I’m a connoisseur of rhythmical composition in its purest form. I’m just a boss.”

Lady London continues to prove herself in the rap world as a force to be reckoned with.

Lady Like: The Boss Tape Tracklist

  1. Viral
  2. Long Live Shamello
  3. Yikes
  4. Lemon Pepper, Wet
  5. Lady What, Lady Who?
  6. All I See
  7. Black Love
  8. Buss It/Ski
  9. Welcome To The Party
  10. You’re Still Mine ft. Makaela
  11. Reciprocity
  12. Girl Like Me
  13. Lisa’s Story ft. Dub Aura
halle berry illustration by Mel Quagrainie for use by 360 magazine

HALLE BERRY – THE PEOPLE’S ICON

Academy Award-Winning Actress, Director, and Producer Halle Berry to Receive The People’s Icon Award at The 2021 People’s Choice Awards

Cardi B to Present Berry with the Award at the Ceremony Live on NBC and E! on Tuesday, December 7 at 9PM ET/PT

Today, NBC and E! announced that Academy Award-winning actress, director, and producer Halle Berry will receive “The People’s Icon” award at the 2021 “People’s Choice Awards.” Grammy Award-winning artist Cardi B will present the award to Berry at the ceremony. The PCA Award-winner and seven-time nominee will be honored for her contributions in TV and film, including her directorial debut in the highly anticipated film “Bruised,” which will be in select theatres on November 17 and arrives on Netflix on November 24. Cardi B and Berry teamed up to executive produce the film’s soundtrack, which features six original songs by award-winning and multi-platinum female artists, including a song by Cardi B. The 2021 “People’s Choice Awards” will air simultaneously on both NBC and E! on Tuesday, December 7 at 9pm ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA.

“Throughout her career, Halle Berry has broken down barriers, directed and starred in diverse roles that have paved the way for others in the industry,” said Jen Neal, Executive Vice President, Entertainment Live Events, Specials & E! News, NBCUniversal Entertainment Television and Streaming. “In addition to her filmography accolades and trendsetting ethos, Berry is known for her philanthropic work with women, children and underserved communities. She is an icon of our time and for all these reasons and more, we are honored to present her with ‘The People’s Icon’ award.” 

As an actor, producer, director, activist, philanthropist, and fashion icon, Berry has made history on multiple accounts. Highlights include her performance in “Monster’s Ball,” which earned her the Academy Award for “Best Actress,” making her the first Black woman to receive that honor, as well as being nominated for a Golden Globe for “Best Actress” for her role in “Frankie and Alice.” Berry also earned an Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and NAACP Image Award for her extraordinary performance in HBO’s telefilm, “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” which she also produced. 

Most recently, Berry filmed Netflix’s “The Mothership,” which she stars in and executive produced, and will be seen in Roland Emmerich-helmed sci-fi epic “Moonfall” for Lionsgate, which is due in theaters February 2022. In 2020, Berry made her highly anticipated directorial debut in new film “Bruised,” in which she also stars.

Outside of her filmography success, Berry is an active supporter of the Jenesse Center in Los Angeles, which supports victims of domestic violence and aims to change the pattern of abuse in the lives of women and children. Further, Berry joined forces with Novo Nordisk and the Entertainment Industry Foundation to launch the Diabetes Aware Campaign and has supported a vast number of charities and organizations such as Afghanistan Relief Organization, Black Lives Matter, Clothes Off Our Back, Love Our Children USA, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Stand Up to Cancer, Revlon Run/Walk, and United Nations World Food Programme. 

Berry also founded rē•spin, a platform created to provide broader access to health and wellness content and products through inclusivity and conversation. Rooted in discovery and learning, the heart of rē•spin is its global community connected around the core belief of a holistic mind, body, and soul approach to wellness.   

The 2021 “People’s Choice Awards” will air simultaneously on both NBC and E! for the first time on Tuesday, December 7 at 9:00pm ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA.  “Live from E!: The 2021 People’s Choice Awards” will kick off the night with a red carpet special at 7:00pm ET/PT on E!. The “People’s Choice Awards” and “Live from E!: The 2021 People’s Choice Awards” are both produced by Den of Thieves with Executive Producers Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager and Barb Bialkowski.

 

See the full list of all 40 categories and nominees online.

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Coi Leray × DaBaby – TWINNEM

Supercharging her fastest-rising hit yet, Platinum superstar Coi Leray reups her mega-viral best friend anthem “TWINNEM” with the Official Remix featuring DaBaby out today via Republic Records! Listen to “TWINNEM (Remix)” [feat. DaBaby]—HERE

With the Remix, she adds another dimension to the fan favorite banger. Coi’s relentless energy commands attention, while multi-platinum Charlotte spitter DaBaby pulls up with a smooth and slick cameo punctuated by dynamic bars.

The original “TWINNEM” has already clocked 22 million-plus streams and 12 million views on the music video. Taking over TikTok, it inspired a staggering 5 million video creates, yielding 6 billion global views thus far. Not to mention, it vaulted to #1 on the US TikTok Chart #2 on the US/Global Billboard Triller Chart. Among those millions of clips, Justin Bieber, Paris Hilton, Ed Sheeran, Kevin Hart, Lil Baby, Jason Derulo, Cheech & Chong, Kim Petras, Tia Mowry, Frankie Grande, Ashley Tisdale, and more have all busted a move to the track.

Coi continues to prove her prowess on stage, evolving into one of the culture’s hottest performers and most explosive entertainers. She just wrapped up the sold out Back Outside Tour, supporting Lil Baby and Lil Durk.

Meanwhile, she left the crowd and critics stunned at Rolling Loud NYC. HotNewHipHop raved, “If there’s anything her Rolling Loud set proved this weekend, it’s that she’s unquestionably got the full package” and called it “one of the fun-filled sets of Day 3.

Making her grand debut, Coi recently took over New York Fashion Week. She rocked custom looks for both Moschino and Laquan Smith, and PAPER chronicled her domination this year.

Leray’s last single, “Okay Yeah,” has amassed millions of streams. Uproxx praised the single, writing that Leray “extends her streak of consistent flexing by bragging about her wealth, shopping habits, and jewelry all while also brushing off her haters in the process.” Revolt wrote that Leray “has no plans of letting up.” Not to mention, “Okay Yeah” notably features on the blockbuster Madden 22 in-game and on the Official Soundtrack Album.

It arrives in the wake of her recent banger “At The Top” [feat. Kodak Black & Mustard]. To date, it has racked up over 4.2 million streams and earned widespread praise. UPROXX highlighted “variety of flows from the lilting melody of the hook to a Playboi Carti-esque, clipped cadence at the beginning of her verse,” and The Source assured “Coi Leray is keeping her hot streak going.” HotNewHipHop put it best, “she’s only concerned with things that will help her ‘elevate,’ and she’s stuck to her word.” Not to mention, she stands out among this year’s coveted XXL “Freshman Class.”

Coi shows no signs of stopping or slowing down. In 2021, she served up “Bout Me.” Receiving critical acclaim, Complex praised her integration of “of pop and hip-hop worlds, with her oscillating between staccato raps and warbling, auto-tuned vocals,” and Hip Hop Weekly noted she “keeps the hits coming.”

It followed closely on the heels of the blockbuster music video for “BIG PURR (Prrd)” which recently earned RIAA Gold Certification.  Right out of the gate, it racked up 1.7 million views in less than a week. HipHopDX raved, “One of 2021’s hottest collaborations has an even hotter video to match its Billboard-blazing hype,” and UPROXX put it best, “Coi Leray’s 2021 is off to a fantastic start.” It’s already amassed over 40 million total streams and counting.

Since its release, “BIG PURR (Prrd)” has spawned 660K-plus videos on TikTok with nearly 50 million views. The song has also charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and Rolling Stone Top 100 songs charts, where it continues to climb. Its predecessor “No More Parties” picked up her first gold plaque from the RIAA and scaled the Billboard Hot 100, where it’s ascending the top 30. It soundtracked nearly 500k videos on TikTok with over 71.5 million views. The “No More Parties (Remix)” music video remains in the Top 10 most watched videos on VEVO and a fixture in mtvU’s rotation.

Coi also made her television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with a performance of “No More Parties.” Watch it HERE.

About Coi Leray

Accelerating her rapid rise, Coi holds a spot in the Top 5 of the Billboard Emerging Artists chart and on Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25. Additionally, Billboard christened her the “R&B/Hip-Hop Rookie of the Month.” What’s more, Coi has received public support from industry heavyweights such as Drake, Megan The Stallion, Cardi B and CityGirls- JT & Yung Miami.

Coi Leray also stars in a new campaign for the SKIMS “Cozy Collection” by Kim Kardashian West. For the campaign, Coi Leray modeled the new collection and linked up with singer Destiny Rodgers for a special SKIMS TikTok to Destiny’s song, “Tom Boy” which was reposted on Instagram stories and praised by Kim Kardashian West. Coi can be seen in the official video for the revamped single.

Pokemon 25: The Album

POKEMON 25: THE ALBUM IS OUT TODAY

View Official Video For J Balvins New Song, “Ten Cuidado,” HERE

Artists From Around The World Celebrate 25 Years of Pokemon On Compilation, Which Also Features Katy Perry, Post Malone, Jax Jones, Louane, Vince Staples, Mabel, And More

Artists from around the globe have come together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pokemon with songs inspired by the global entertainment franchise and recorded exclusively for Pokemon 25: The Album. The compilation was released today in digital and CD formats by Capitol Records as part of a massive, yearlong music campaign from The Pokemon Company International in partnership with Universal Music Group. Get Pokemon 25: The Album HERE. View the album trailer HERE.

The official video for J Balvin’s contribution, “Ten Cuidado” debuted today and can be viewed HERE. The award-winning Colombian singer, known to most as Reggaeton’s global ambassador, is joined by some of his favorite Pokemon & Pikachu, Hitmontop, Totodile, Loudred, and Charizard & in the clip, which was shot in New York City. Colin Tilley (Halsey, Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B), who helmed Balvin’s MTV VMA award-winning official video for “Rojo” directed.

“I always wanted to be Ash Ketchum and through this collaboration with Pokemon I’ve been able to live out a childhood dream,” said J Balvin. “That love for Pokemon inspired Ten Cuidado, my contribution to P25 Music, as well as the video in which I get to be a Pokemon Trainer in New York City. I can’t wait to share my fandom for Pokemon with my fans around the world with this song and still can’t believe I get to be part of this project.”

“The release of Pokemon 25: The Album marks the culmination of a yearlong music celebration of Pokemon by an amazing array of global artists,” said Colin Palmer, vice president of marketing, The Pokemon Company International. “From Katy Perry and Post Malone to today’s release of J Balvin’s contribution to the album, all of the artists brought a unique perspective to this collection, which we hope brings music fans as much joy as Pokemon has delivered for 25 years.”

Tokyo-based artist/producer Yaffle created the new track “Reconnect”(feat. Daichi Yamamoto & AAAMYYY) for P25 Music. French singer Louane and UK artists Mabel and Jax Jones with Sinead Harnett further attest to Pokemon’s universal appeal. Post Malone offers up “Only Wanna Be With You (Pokemon 25 Version),” a surprising take on the Hootie and the Blowfish hit, and Katy Perry led the charge with the uplifting single “Electric.” Vince Staples, Cyn, Lil Yachty, and Tierra Whack also joined in the celebration. See below for tracklisting.

Director Eric Maldin (U2, 30 Seconds To Mars) takes Vince Staples, Mabel, and Cyn on a surreal walk down memory lane, exploring their early experiences with Pokemon and how they went about creating their original songs for P25 Music in the new “Evolution of a Song” video series. The episodes also feature ZHU in the studio, discussing the evolution of his remixes of Staples’ “Got Em” and Cyn’s “Wonderful” found on the digital edition alongside his remix of “Take It Home” by Mabel. View “Evolution of a Song” at Here.

The P25 virtual merch store & UMG’s first-ever multi-artist interactive shopping experience ߝ launched today with new merchandise from J Balvin, Katy Perry, and ZHU. Check out the animated, interactive virtual pop-up shop HERE. A special edition colored vinyl edition of Pokemon 25: The Album will be released in February 2022 in celebration of Pokemon Day. It is now available for pre-order.

Fans can keep up with the latest news for P25 Music and more celebrations across the franchise on Pokemon’s 25th-anniversary website at Here.

Pokemon and music fans are invited to join the conversation online with @Pokemon and #Pokemon25.