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TOBi Off The Drugs album cover fro Sarah Weinstein Dennison, RCA Records for use by 360 Magazine

TOBi × Mick Jenkins – Off The Drugs

Winner of the 2021 Juno Award for Best Rap Recording of the Year for his project Elements, Vol. 1, Canada-raised/Nigeria-born TOBi and Mick Jenkins today release an old school groove “Off The Drugs” via Same Plate/RCA Records.

Listen/watch the lyric video here.

Speaking on the inspiration behind the song, TOBi says, “When I smoke, I see things clearer and I’m way more aware. So I’m intentional about how I use it. I think more money should go into researching things like cannabis and mushrooms for their healing properties. Just the way I look at it, so many things are actually drugs—alcohol, gambling, even social media cuz it affects brain chemistry, but all that shit is legal. Whereas things that can legitimately heal if properly understood and done correctly are stigmatized, it’s wild. Mick came thru and bodied the verse as he should, and we’ve got a video on the way too. I just wanna live life to the fullest and enjoy this while it lasts. Life to me is a good trip if you let it be.”

The slow burning track follows a handful of TOBi’s singles  “Come As You Are” featuring Baby Rose and “Don’t Touch!” which Complex heralded for its “smooth production…elevating (TOBi’s) empowered musings on the hairy side of the Black experience to new heights.”

His re-working of track “Family Matters” with Flo Milli was described as a “dynamic” and “impassioned reboot” (Atwood) and Highsnobiety declared it a “formidable pairing.”

ABOUT TOBi

TOBi released his music project ELEMENTS, Vol. 1 in fall 2020, heralded by the critics, combining hip-hop, R&B, soul, grime & Afrobeats. The project features some of TOBi’s favorite producers & musicians worldwide and embodies the sounds and music that have influenced his artistry. TOBi was voted by Complex Magazine as “a top artist to watch” and has received critical praise from Interview MagazinePitchfork, Vogue, Teen Vogue, L’Officiel, Paper, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Clash, OkayAfrica, Flaunt, Exclaim!, Refinery29, Essential Homme, COLORS, and many more. The rising star announced his partnership with Same Plate Entertainment/RCA Records last year and has enjoyed over 49 million streams globally. Prior to ELEMENTS, TOBi released his debut album STILL in May 2019 followed by a deluxe edition, exploring themes of vulnerability, post traumatic growth, self-reflection and masculinity in his time emigrating from Nigeria to Canada. STILL’s release was followed by two new singles “Holiday” produced by !llmind, “Paid,” the “City Blues Remix” featuring The Game, the “180 Remix” featuring Kemba and the “24” remix featuring all Torontonians SHAD, Haviah Mighty, Jazz Cartier and Ejji Smith.

TOBi has cited the work of Gil Scott-Heron, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Marvin Gaye, Eartha Kitt, Florence and the Machine, and Andre 3000 as some of the artists who have inspired his work, particularly his lyrics.

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By Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE

Vintage Colors – Outfit Your Website in Modern Retro

The phrase ‘modern retro’ might sound like an oxymoron but it’s just an easy way of describing something that has crept its way back into fashion, even if it died in ignominy many decades ago. It’s the kind of trend that causes coffee shops to blend pop art with vintage furnishings or hospital green appliances with white subway tiles. It’s a collision, in other words, often of two or more disparate design decades.

While it’s easy to expect this kind of trend to crop up in interior design circles, websites began experimenting with modern retro around the same time that millennials started to forget about the days they spent living in the 80s and 90s; that is, about five years ago. The difficulty inherent in this style of work is melding classic colors and imagery without compromising the usability of the website.

70s, 80s, and 90s

But what did these decades look like? The 90s were bright, chaotic, and kitschy, encapsulated by the ‘jazz’ cup design created by Gina Ekiss. The previous decade, the 80s, was more about neons, burnished metals, and pinks and blues. Lastly, the 70s liked its oranges and browns and large repeating patterns. Oddly enough, our experiments with decade-spanning trends seemed to end around the turn of the millennium.

However, one of the design fascinations that never seems to go away involves space, futurism, and technology. For instance, the website of AI-based energy company Nesh has domed habitats flanking its namesake smart assistant, while Genesis Casino features astronauts, planets, and satellites. The latter is one of the more technology-forward sites too; it’s a paysafecard online casino and accepts Apple Pay. This shows the broad adoption of this style.

Contributors to website awards site Awwwards point to the Soviet Design page as a good example of 90s stylings. One of the best places to look for website inspiration with 80s leanings, though, is not a website at all. Artistic movements like vaporwave and future funk have the Blade Runner decade pinned down to its most basic elements. Large and loud typefaces are the key to creating a site with a convincing 70s vibe.

Simplicity

An important point to remember is that the further back in time you plan to go, the less complicated your design needs to be. Marketing materials made in the 70s, for instance, are unlikely to have been in a digital format, which restricts their complexity to whatever a printing press could handle at the time. The reverse, an overabundance of options, is perhaps why the 90s were so chaotic.

Ironically, one of the few design schemes to hit the mainstream in the 2010s was simple almost to a fault. Flat design, which was arguably pioneered by Microsoft in its Windows 8 operating system, stripped the outlines and details away and replaced them with ‘flat’ colors. This style often makes use of long shadows and has been central to the design philosophy of Google and Apple too.

Modern retro allows companies to leverage nostalgia and a love for all things vintage to capture customers’ collective hearts.

PUMA Clyde All-Pro

PUMA announced the newest addition to the Clyde Franchise Monday with its brand new Clyde All-Pro, a basketball silhouette taking style and performance to the next level.

The Clyde Franchise is inspired by shoes worn by Walt “Clyde” Frazier on the basketball court in the 1970s but with a twist: they have all of the technology and performance of today.

The shoe is perfect for on-court training and has ProFoam+ for stability and cushioning. It also uses Matryx material, which is lightweight and durable, for support.

Three styles will be available throughout November.

First is the Clyde All-Pro, which comes in two colorways, PUMA White-Blue Atoll and PUMA White-PUMA Black. It has a Pebax drop in the heel with a ProFoam+ midsole and a Matryx engineered knit providing enhanced stability, breathability and support. It will retail for $130 and will be available on PUMA’s website, PUMA’s NYC Store and select retailers Nov. 11.

Next, the Clyde All-Pro Elf, a colorway that lets you wear a classic Christmas movie on your feet. Between the iconic colors of the film and the maple syrup, spaghetti and elf hat on the heels, the movie is brought to the life and the pavement. The collaboration will cross over to other PUMA products, including footwear and apparel. The Clyde All-Pro Elf will start at $130 and will be available at Dick’s Sporting Goods, PUMA’s website and at the PUMA NYC store beginning Nov. 19.

Finally, the Clyde All-Pro Kuzma Mid is designed by Kyle Kuzma and Rhuigi Villaseñor, the founder of Rhude. It combines vintage-inspired colors and performance tooling. The shoe can be used on the streets or the courts and have Kuzma’s logo in the sock liner. It will retail for $150 and will be available Nov. 27 on PUMA’s website, the PUMA NYC Store, at select retailers and during Foot Locker’s “12 Days of Greatness.”

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Labrinth Performs Songs From ‘Euphoria’

For the first time since his Emmy nominations, Labrinth performed songs from the score and soundtrack of the hit HBO series “Euphoria.”

Presented by HBO themselves, fans of the show were treated to “forever,” “still don’t know my name,” “when I r.i.p.” and “all for us.”

Including Labrinth’s for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, “Euphoria” racked up six nominations. In her most adult-friendly role to date, Zendaya picked up a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and we can probably all guess which scene we’ll see when her name is announced as a nominee.

This video is proof that “Euphoria” isn’t leaving gorgeous colors and cinematography behind after the first season. It comes complete with everything but Labrinth wearing “Euphoria” makeup. Rich blues, purples and pinks set us up to be completely lost in the performance the way we were lost in the show.

HBO renewed “Euphoria” for a second season before the first season even ended, but because of production delays, we don’t have a release date yet.

Lovers of the show can still tune in to the 72nd Primetime Emmys on Sept. 20 to cheer for Zendaya, Labrinth and all of the other talented artists and creators responsible for “Euphoria.”

To see the entire performance, you can click right here. You can find “Euphoria” streaming now on HBO Max, and you can listen to the score right here.

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Lous and The Yakuza – Bon Acteur

Congolese-Belgian recording artist and activist Lous and the Yakuza introduces her latest track “Bon Acteur”, from her forthcoming debut album “Gore”. Lous debuts “Bon acteur” through a COLORS session.

“Bon acteur” is the story of a romance fueled by games and lies but also tinged with hope. The song ruminates on how romantic admiration can quickly turn into pain when the romance is pitted between violence and tenderness, war and peace, desire and resignation. Stream “Bon acteur” here.

In addition to the song collaboration, COLORS is releasing a powerful interview with Lous about her vision and commitment in the #BlackLivesMatter movement on July 1st. Lous was born in the Congo and has experienced the trauma of living through wartime and also of being a refugee. She has been actively speaking about #BlackLivesMatter from a global perspective on her socials, through art and protest.

Lous’ debut single “Dilemme” has garnered over 25M+ streams. Lous and the Yakuza’s forthcoming debut album “Gore” is produced by El Guincho and was recorded in Paris, Brussels and Barcelona. “Gore” is slated for a 2020 release.

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TOBi × Kemba Remix + Deluxe Album

TOBi TAPS BRONX’S KEMBA FOR THE “180” REMIX  

ANNOUNCES DELUXE VERSION OF ALBUM, STILL +

LISTEN TO THE “180” REMIX

TOBi releases a remix to the Twigg produced “180” featuring a guest verse from KEMBA and announces STILL + (pre-save link), a deluxe version of his debut studio album, STILL. The album explores the multiple facets of masculinity and the vulnerability he went through shortly after immigration into Canada. STILL’s production largely came from Toronto’s Free n Losh, Grammy-winning !llmind as well as a return link up from Take A Daytrip. The deluxe includes two new songs along with remixes to TOBi’s favorite tracks including the “City Blues” Remix, featuring The Game, a “24” Remix featuring Toronto’s best: Haviah Mighty, SHAD, Jazz Cartier & Ejji Smith and now, “180.”

“I’m excited to give STILL more life by adding songs, putting on for Toronto and showing the themes of my life. This 180 remix I wrote, juxtaposes my teenage self with my current self, describing the shit I used to get into with my friends. There were certain things you couldn’t tell me as a kid, unless you had earned my respect. I find that now, I am that guy to some of my young boys. I feel like a protector sometimes, or a light on their path. Also, Kemba is one of my favorite lyricists right now, so getting him on there was mandatory,” says TOBi.

2019 would prove to be an impactful year for the 26 year old, having his single “City Blues,” premiered on Zane Lowe, performing to a sold out crowd in his hometown of Toronto, being featured on The Game’s Born 2 Rap in “Carmen Electra,” as well as Party Pupils “One Two Things.” He continued the momentum performing an original song, “Beige” on the COLORS platform, having his single, “Ride” featured in the 2019 season of HBO’s Ballers as well as teaming up with Soulection’s Sango in bouncy single, “Faces.”

WATCH CITY BLUES 

WATCH WERKING 

WATCH GROWTH 

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Pantone Fashion Color Trend

Pantone LLC, a global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced the Pantone® Fashion Color Trend Report Spring/Summer 2020 edition for New York Fashion Week. Published for the fashion industry by the Pantone Color Institute, the trend forecasting and color consultancy, this season’s report features the top 12 stand out colors, as well as current takes on the four classic neutrals we can expect to see on the runway as fashion designers introduce their new spring/summer collections.

According to Pantone Color Institute experts, colors for Spring/Summer 2020 New York, express our desire for a sense of the familiar. Friendly and relatable, a palette of colors that conveys a sense of ease. At the same time, in this era of personalized self- expression, this palette of recognized favorites uses the familiar to take some unique twists and turns highlighting elements of humor, modernity and entertainment. “Combining our desire for stability, creativity, and more spontaneous design approaches, the color palette for Spring/Summer 2020 infuses heritage and tradition with a colorful youthful update that creates strong multi-colored combinations as well as energizing and optimistic pairings,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

About the Spring/Summer 2020 NYFW Color Palette

Colorful favorites coupled with seasonal core shades come together to create a palette of modern color classics.

18-1662 Flame Scarlet** : Burning bright, Flame Scarlet exudes confidence and determination.

14-1064 Saffron** : Pungent Saffron adds a flavorful brilliance to the palette.

19-4052 Classic Blue** : A boundless blue hue, Classic Blue is evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky opening us up to a world of possibilities.

15-5718 Biscay Green** : An aqua shade connected to cleansing waters, Biscay Green cools and refreshes.

19-0323 Chive** : A savory herbal green, Chive imparts a healthy and restorative harmony.

17-4021 Faded Denim** : Faded Denim, a relatable and dependable blue conveys comfort and ease.

16-1359 Orange Peel** : Piquant Orange Peel introduces a tasteful tang.

18-4528 Mosaic Blue** : The teal Mosaic Blue displays an air of mystique, grace and depth of feeling.

13-0822 Sunlight** : Soft Sunlight invites happiness, pleasant cheer and a smiling presence.

14-1318 Coral Pink** : Coral Pink wraps you up in a warm and welcoming embrace.

18-1345 Cinnamon Stick** : Earthy and warm, Cinnamon Stick is sweet yet spicy.

18-3513 Grape Compote** : Grape Compote is a composite of mysterious and mellow purple shades.

About the Spring/Summer 2020 Classics:

Displaying an element of natural sophistication and versatility, this season’s core hues serve as singular color statements or as a foundation for playful color contrasts.

16-1324 Lark** : Authentic and low-key, Lark is an understated and versatile khaki.

19-3923 Navy Blazer** : Deep blue Navy Blazer is stylish and self-assured.

11—4001 Brilliant White** : Clean, crisp and pristine Brilliant White is suggestive of simplicity and modernity.

16-3802 Ash** : Solid and strong, eternally timeless Ash conveys a message of longevity.

Welcome To Mirrorland

Dreamville/Interscope Records duo, EarthGang, comprised of Olu and WowGr8, have released their highly anticipated debut album, Mirrorland. The long awaited project from the Atlanta natives packs a punch with 14 meticulously curated tracks, including previously released “Proud of U” featuring Young Thug, with 10 million Spotify streams, and “Up,” which first premiered on COLORS Berlin almost a year ago to this day. Mirrorland is a reimagination of “The Wiz,” a love letter to EarthGang’s hometown of Atlanta; the pair have spent two years creating a fluid project that ebbs and flows in multiple directions, held together by its homage to the various eras of hip hop. With the release of Mirrorland, combined with their multiple contributions to Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III album, EarthGang prove that they are artists with technicolor vision and a mission to succeed.

Also this week, EarthGang announced their debut worldwide headlining tour, including dates in North America, South Africa, Europe, and Australia; full list of dates and tickets available at hereThe duo also released a limited edition 8-bit game featuring storylines from the album, as well as Easter egg caricatures of their Dreamville label mates. The game, which debuted at #2 on Apple’s Top Mobile Games charts, is available now for download.

EarthGang — Mirrorland Tracklist

  1. La La Challenge
  2. UP
  3. Top Down
  4. Bank
  5. Proud of U feat. Young Thug
  6. This Side
  7. Swivel (first premiered on Revenge of The Dreamers III)
  8. Avenue
  9. Tequila feat. T Pain
  10. Blue Moon
  11. Trippin feat. Kehlani

   12. Stuck feat. Arin Ray

   13. Fields feat. Malik

   14. Wings

EARTHGANG – Mirrorland

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Ari Lennox “BMO” Music Video

Dreamville/Interscope Records is pleased to announce the release of singer-songwriter Ari Lennox’s extra-sensory new video for “BMO.” Directed by child., the down-to-earth clip features the D.C.-born diva booed up and chilling in all her glory, watch HERE.

“BMO” is the third official single from Lennox’s critically acclaimed debut album, Shea Butter Baby, which dropped in May of this year.  A fan favorite, the song has catapulted up the charts and is currently Top 20 at Urban Radio, and #34 and rising on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.

Meanwhile, the project’s lead single, also called “Shea Butter Baby” (featuring label head and MC J. Cole), is currently #13 at Urban AC Radio and still climbing. The accompanying music video, directed by Bennett Johnson, has amassed a whopping 18 million views on YouTube alone.

On August 24th, Lennox will headline Live Nation Urban’s Femme It Forward music series in Philadelphia, PA..  The singer, who recently wrapped an impressive U.S. run in support of her album, will also join Lizzo’s Cuz I Love you Too Tour for another spin around the states.

That cross-country trek launches Friday, September 7th in New Orleans, LA and will conclude on Friday, October 25th in Las Vegas, NV. Once she’s fulfilled her duties stateside, Lennox will then head overseas for the Shea Butter Baby International Tour and play shows in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium and the United Kingdom. Ari Lennox recently delivered an intoxicating and smooth performance of “I’ve Been” on COLORS, check it out HERE.

Shea Butter Baby is available now on digital retailers worldwide.

The Met Store Celebrates Pride and Individuality with Camp-Inspired Collection

The Met Store launches a capsule collection in celebration of Pride inspired by the spring 2019 Costume Institute exhibition, Camp: Notes on Fashion. As Oscar Wilde, who personified camp and plays a major role in the exhibition said, “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” This message is the inspiration for a selection of rainbow-patterned products in The Met Store that celebrate pride and individuality.

The colorful selection includes apparel, tote bags, pouches, mugs, jewelry, and other more, and is part of The Met Store’s collection of more than 300 camp-inspired pieces.

The collection is available at The Met Store online, and The Met Fifth Avenue Camp: Notes on Fashion exhibition store and main store.

Visit The Met Store website, Facebook, and Instagram to learn more. For additional information on the exhibition, visit The Met website as well as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #MetCamp.