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DOUGIE B - KEEP IT 100 via 360 MAGAZINE.

DOUGIE B – KEEP IT 100

DOUGIE B PROMISES TO “KEEP IT 100” ON NEW SINGLE OUT NOW

MORE MUSIC COMING SOON

Unloading even more heat, Bronx rap phenomenon Dougie B drops a hard-hitting and hypnotic new single entitled “Keep It 100” via Republic Records today. Listen to “Keep It 100” – HERE.

On the track, guitar snakes around a pummeling beat in between a breathy exhale, lacing the rhythm with manic intensity. Dougie B sinks his teeth into the production with a dominant and gruff flow. He confesses, “I’m hearing demons. All I see is red, before he observes, “My money get longer, the more I get older. It illuminates the punchy, passionate, and powerful force at the heart of his relentless approach to hip-hop, bringing the grit back to the East Coast and taking no prisoners in the process.

Building up for a major moment, Dougie B has consistently released new songs for the past few weeks.  “Keep It 100” serves as a worthy follow-up to last week’s lyrical onslaught Mad Max featuring TG Crippy. This  arrived on the heels of his intense and infectious single and video Wreck” with Yagi B. The thrilling music video matched the energy as the duo and their crew mobbed through a New York City playground performing their signature “geeking” dance moves.

Sharing more than his music, Dougie B launched a new YouTube vlog series titled, “The Life Of Dougie B.” The show chronicles his everyday activity as he elevates his rap career while maintaining his fun personality. Watch the first episode —HERE.

These bangers landed in the wake of his eventful summer, which saw the release of UZI.” Upon arrival it incited critical applause. HotNewHipHop declared, Dougie B has proven himself to be an important figure in New York’s drill scene.DJ Booth also touted him among “10 Rappers You Should Know Right Now On Audiomack” and praised, “Over scattered percussion and sampled strings, Dougie B delivers threats and boasts in a hoarse yell, turning something that once belonged to the internet into something intensely regional.” Also Variety included him in their highlight “The Voice of New York is Drill” while COMPLEX applauded him as a key player in their feature, “Sample Drill Is Taking Over New York Rap.”

Piling up tens of millions of streams, he made waves on Kay Flock’s viral “Shake it” [feat. Cardi BDougie B, & Bory300] which earned his Billboard Hot 100 debut. It also landed on the New York Times’ coveted feature The Playlist and one of Billboard’s “Best Songs of 2002 So Far.” Meanwhile, Huffington Post noted it “highlights New York’s ever-evolving drill scene.

“I’m Back” and “Forever On That” finally made their way to retail stores. He initially teased the songs on YouTube, inciting a groundswell of excitement in the process. The hard-hitting and hypnotic “Forever On That” surpassed 6 million views during its initial upload on Kay Flock’s YouTube Channel and soared to #1 on YouTube “Trending. Maintaining this momentum, the instantly irresistible “I’m Back” also vaulted to #7 on “Trending. The two-pack illuminates the strength of his airtight flow and knack for a knockout hook. These songs affirm Dougie B as one of the hottest rising stars in New York right now.

ABOUT DOUGIE B
Dougie B has walked through life’s flames and emerged on the other side with a powerful and potent story to share. The 20-year-old Bronx, NY rapper opens up with no shortage of street grit and hauntingly hypnotic hooks, earning tens of millions of views and streams independently as part of a rising new vanguard alongside the likes of Kay Flock and B-Lovee. He immediately gravitated towards music as a kid. He initially drew inspiration from watching his uncle rap. At just 13-years-old, he witnessed tragedy firsthand when his father died from a series of epileptic seizures. He moved upstate with his mom, but their relationship fractured and he returned to the city. In between making his way on the streets, he listened to the likes of GunnaYoung ThugG HerboChief KeefKodak Black, and the late King Von. In and out of jail, he spent a year behind bars before returning home in summer 2020. He joined forces with Sha Ek and Kay Flock on the banger “No More Free Dougie B,” cracking over 2 million YouTube views. Alongside Kay Flock and B-Lovee, he unleashed “Brotherly Love” in 2021, amassing north of 20 million views. Other anthems included “Geeked” with CHII WVTTZSET DA TREND, and CBLU as well as “Turnt” with B-Lovee. With all of this momentum, he caught the attention of Republic Records and inked a deal with the label at the top of 2022. Now, he approaches the game with unbridled ambition on a series of 2022 singles and his debut project.

About Republic Records
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records has been recognized by Billboard as the industry’s #1 label over the last 10 years. It is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Billy Porter, Bo Burnham, Ciara, Clairo, Coi Leray, Conan Gray, Daddy Yankee, Drake, Eddie Vedder, G Herbo, Glass Animals, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie JJimmy FallonJohn Legend, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Kim Petras, Lil WayneLorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Swedish House Mafia, Taylor SwiftThe WeekndTwice, TXT, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Federal Films, HYBE, Imperial, JYP, Lava Records, Mercury Records, Republic Records: Kids & Family, Republic Nashville, Universal Arabic Music, Uptown Records, Victor Victor, Wicked Money Family, XO, Young Money, among others.

CHACE -“BELATED SUFFOCATION” via 360 MAGAZINE

CHACE – BELATED SUFFOCATION

CHACE RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM

“BELATED SUFFOCATION”

LISTEN HERE

INCLUDES RECENT SINGLES “MARIYA” AND “IN MY HEAD

Billboard: “Shanghai-based Pop and Dance Music Prodigy”

COMPLEX: “Rapidly Rising”

VICE: “The Face of China’s Rising EDM Scene”

After four years of polishing, the all-around producer Chace’s first personal album the thought-provoking and psychedelic “Belated Suffocation” is out now via Astralwerks / Fabled Records. Listen HERE.

“Belated Suffocation” chronicles his creation and thoughts under this present time. It contains diversified electronic music styles with a complete conceptual framework and shows the multi-dimensional color of Chace. Filled with hypnotic production, bouncy beats, and magnetic vocals, Chace proves he’s in it for the long-haul. It contains recent singles “Mariya” and “In My Head.” From the lyrics, music creation, vocals, to the production behind the scenes, Chace does it all.

“46 Step” is the first prelude of the album. It lays the keynote for the whole album with mystery, announces the return of Chace, and opens the album with his unique personality.

“Cinematic” is one of the main tracks of the album. In his creation, Chace constantly surpasses himself, breaks through his original strength, plays the role of MV director for the first time, and participates in the production behind the scenes. The track explores the transition between virtuality and reality. The narrative texture of the film creates his own chace-house style.

“Mariya” is the centerpiece and heart and soul of his debut album. In the process of creation, Chace continues to surpass and challenge himself. “Mariya” continues the mysterious tone of the album’s previous singles and focuses on the track’s mood and psychedelic atmosphere. Chace still arranges the music, writes the lyrics, sings and produces everything himself.

Chace, Zhu Yihan, China’s hottest talented music producer, received global attention early on and became the first Chinese DJ to take the stage at iconic Belgian electronic music festival Tomorrowland. He is currently the guest music director of the new music program at the world’s leading hotel brand, W Hotel. Since releasing his debut EP Destination, Chace’s music – a delirious mix of evocative house, UK garage, and pop – has earned him praise from tastemakers across the world. Billboard dubbed him a “pop and dance music prodigy,” COMPLEX called him a “Rapidly rising producer,” and VICE stated that he’s “The face of China’s rising EDM scene.”

Following years of industry experience as a producer, DJ and band member, Chase established the HOWSHOOD label in 2019, and the MontiArk label last year, both of which are at the center of domestic electronic music. In the summer of 2020, Chace formed the Mandarin rock band with two friends, and with the band’s original album and members opened their first national tour with the theme of “Echo.” In 2021, Chase was named DJ MAG CHINA AWARDS Producer of the Year.

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Lil Baby and Future From Now On song via 360 Magazine.

LIL BABY × FUTURE – From Now On

LIL BABY RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “FROM NOW ON” FT. FUTURE

WATCH HERE

IT’S ONLY ME OUT NOW!

LISTEN TO ‘IT’S ONLY ME’ HERE

“he’s a superstar who’s streaming in the billions and helping to shape a new vision for America“ROLLING STONE

“…the king of his class, a rapper by whom all other emcees are measured.“ BILLBOARD

“His rise has been so dramatically swift, that it’s almost without comparison. It’s no stretch to label him the latest rap voice of his generation.“ I-D

“Best Rapper Alive“COMPLEX

“Baby has no intentions of slowing his hustle and continues to mark himself as one of the strongest rappers in the game.“E! NEWS

ABOUT LIL BABY:

Some artists define a genre, but Lil Baby defines a generation. The GRAMMY Award-winning rapper has smashed records, made history, and impacted the course of modern hip-hop with his instantly identifiable and inimitable style. He has garnered dozens of multi platinum certifications and tens of billions of streams as arguably the biggest new rapper to emerge this decade. Following the success of his platinum full-length debut Harder Than Ever in 2018, he seized #1 on the Billboard Top 200 with 2020’s My Turn, becoming  “the year’s #1 selling and #1 streaming album in the US. ” At first, it cemented him as  “2020’s first and only artist to go double-platinum, ” but it has since gone quadruple-platinum and has logged 85 weeks in the top 10 of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart marking the longest top-tier run in the chart’s history. 

He notably tied Prince and Paul McCartney for Billboard Hot 100 hits and Taylor Swift for  “most weeks atop the Billboard Top 200 in 2020” with a total of 6. Out of eight nominations, he scored his first GRAMMY Award in 2022. He has appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone and the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players Issue in addition to receiving honors from VEVO, Rap Caviar, the Apple Music Awards, and more. He teamed up with Lil Durk for The Voice of the Heroes, marking his second #1 debut on the Billboard Top 200. It’s just the beginning though. He’s bound to revolutionize the culture again with his third album in 2022. Most recently, he released  “Right On” and  “In A Minute” which both songs debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. This feat puts Lil Baby in rare territory, making him the youngest of only 12 artists to have ever landed 100 or more songs on the Hot 100. This generation belongs to Lil Baby.

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Photo: Kenneth Cappello

DOUGIE B “Wreck” via 360 MAGAZINE

DOUGIE B – “Wreck”

DOUGIE B READY TO “WRECK” ON NEW SINGLE WITH YAGI B OUT NOW

WATCH VIDEO HERE
 
WATCH THE LIFE OF DOUGIE B VLOG HERE

Returning with more heat, Bronx rap phenomenon Dougie B unleashes an intense and infectious new single and video entitled “Wreck” with Yagi B today via Republic Records.

Listen to “Wreck” —HERE. Watch the music video to “Wreck” HERE.

On the track, incisive drill production rumbles as he launches into a raw rapid-fire flow. As the bass rattles, his storytelling begins, “Ran so fast they don’t tell him where his shoes at.Yagi B pulls up with an equally punchy cameo of his own. Together, they deliver an explosive and engaging anthem laced with thrilling lyrical mastery. The music video matches the energy as the duo and their crew mob through a New York City playground performing their signature “geeking” dance moves.

Sharing more than his music, this week Dougie B launched a new YouTube vlog series titled, “The Life Of Dougie B.” The show follows his everyday activity as he elevates his rap career while maintaining his fun personality. Watch the first episode —HERE.

It lands in the wake of his eventful summer which includes the release of “UZI.” Upon arrival it incited critical applause. HotNewHipHop noted, “His flow is high energy and relentless; it seems like he barely stops to take a breath in the song’s two and a half minute runtime,” and declared, Dougie B has proven himself to be an important figure in New York’s drill scene.” DJ Booth also touted him among “10 Rappers You Should Know Right Now On Audiomack” and praised, “Over scattered percussion and sampled strings, Dougie B delivers threats and boasts in a hoarse yell, turning something that once belonged to the internet into something intensely regional.” Also Variety included him in their highlight “The Voice of New York is Drill” while COMPLEX applauded him in their feature, “Sample Drill Is Taking Over New York Rap.”

It just paves the way for more music from Dougie B soon.

Piling up tens of millions of streams, he made waves on Kay Flock’s viral Shake it [feat. Cardi BDougie B, & Bory300], landing on the New York Times’ coveted feature The Playlist and one of Billboard’s “Best Songs of 2002 So Far.” Meanwhile, Huffington Post noted it “highlights New York’s ever-evolving drill scene.”Complex went as far as to crown him a “key player” in the New York Sample Drill movement.

“I’m Back” and “Forever On That” finally made their way to retail stores. He initially teased the songs on YouTube, inciting a groundswell of excitement in the process. The hard-hitting and hypnotic “Forever On That” surpassed 6 million views during its initial upload on Kay Flock’s YouTube Channel and soared to #1 on YouTube “Trending. Maintaining this momentum, the instantly irresistible “I’m Back” also vaulted to #7 on “Trending. The two-pack illuminates the strength of his airtight flow and knack for a knockout hook. These songs affirm Dougie B as one of the hottest rising stars in New York right now which has landed him a performance on the upcoming Rolling Loud New York festival.

The 20-year-old Bronx rapper has independently earned millions of views and streams of his music as part of a rising new vanguard alongside brothers-in-arms Kay Flock and B-Lovee. Their quintessential “Brotherly Love” has amassed nearly 24 million views to date and launched an entire Bronx drill movement informed by their grim realities. He recently made his Billboard Hot 100 debut with “Shake It” alongside Kay Flock and Cardi B, with the track’s video garnering 26 million views on YouTube and earning major looks from PitchforkBillboardInsiderComplexThe Source, and more. He has also impressively exceeded 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

ABOUT DOUGIE B
Dougie B has walked through life’s flames and emerged on the other side with a powerful and potent story to share. The 20-year-old Bronx, NY rapper opens up with no shortage of street grit and hauntingly hypnotic hooks, earning tens of millions of views and streams independently as part of a rising new vanguard alongside the likes of Kay Flock and B-Lovee. He immediately gravitated towards music as a kid. He initially drew inspiration from watching his uncle rap. At just 13-years-old, he witnessed tragedy firsthand when his father died from a series of epileptic seizures. He moved upstate with his mom, but their relationship fractured and he returned to the city. In between making his way on the streets, he listened to the likes of GunnaYoung ThugG HerboChief KeefKodak Black, and the late King Von. In and out of jail, he spent a year behind bars before returning home in summer 2020. He joined forces with Sha Ek and Kay Flock on the banger “No More Free Dougie B,” cracking over 2 million YouTube views. Alongside Kay Flock and B-Lovee, he unleashed “Brotherly Love” in 2021, amassing north of 20 million views. Other anthems included “Geeked” with CHII WVTTZSET DA TREND, and CBLU as well as “Turnt” with B-Lovee. With all of this momentum, he caught the attention of Republic Records and inked a deal with the label at the top of 2022. Now, he approaches the game with unbridled ambition on a series of 2022 singles and his debut project.

Follow Dougie B on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Spotify.

About Republic Records
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records has been recognized by Billboard as the industry’s #1 label over the last 10 years. It is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Billy Porter, Bo Burnham, Ciara, Clairo, Coi Leray, Conan Gray, Daddy Yankee, Drake, Eddie Vedder, G Herbo, Glass Animals, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, Jimmy Fallon, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Kim Petras, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Swedish House Mafia, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Twice, TXT, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Federal Films, HYBE, Imperial, JYP, Lava Records, Mercury Records, Republic Records: Kids & Family, Republic Nashville, Universal Arabic Music, Uptown Records, Victor Victor, Wicked Money Family, XO, Young Money, among others.

GLENFIDDICH by Betsy Kaplan via 360 Magazine

Glenfiddich Launches Collection of 3 Aged Expressions

The World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky Launches Collection of Three Exceptionally Aged Expressions, Bridging the Past with the Present 

Today, Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky launched its Time Re: Imagined collection in the U.S.: a first-ever, ultra-premium range of three extraordinary single malt Scotch whiskies, including Glenfiddich 30-Year-Old, 40-Year-Old, and 50-Year-Old

The remarkable range represents the pinnacle of Glenfiddich’s signature distillery style, with each of the three liquids maturing over decades to develop richness and depth of flavor that is rarely encountered. Since the 1960s, just three Glenfiddich Malt Masters have been at the helm, overseeing and nurturing the patient development of these precious casks through various climatic conditions. 

Each expression, alongside artistically developed outer packaging, encapsulates the maverick spirit known to the brand and celebrates moments of time relative to their production. The rarest within the Time Re:Imagined Collection, the 50-Year-Old, portrays Simultaneous Time, exploring theparallel and complex conditions that have influenced the liquid. Glenfiddich’s 40-Year-Old represents Cumulative Time, drawing attention to the layers of accumulated flavor, made possible via the remnant vatting process, first pioneered by the brand. Completing the Collection is the 30-Year-Old, embodying Suspended Time – representing the moment when the Malt Master suspends the development of the whisky, showcasing the purest expression of the distiller’s character. 

“In whisky production, we often talk about the role of Malt Masters, and it is our responsibility to find the delicate balance between the taste of the whisky and the intensity of the oak cask,” says Brian Kinsman, Malt Master, Glenfiddich. “But we don’t always acknowledge how each cask, each bottle, is absolutely unique because of the time it has spent maturing. Both nature and time play huge roles in making whisky taste like it does, and Glenfiddich’s Time Re:Imaginedpays homage to this process and the exquisite liquid both time helps to create.”

Lorne Cousin, U.S. National Ambassador, Glenfiddich, said: “Glenfiddich was founded on groundbreaking and innovative principles in 1887 and the independent spirit of the brand shines through in these liquids.” Allan Roth, U.S. Ambassador, Glenfiddich, added: “The quality of the collection not only evokes the time and care gone into nurturing these expressions to create incredible flavor, but is also a tribute to the events that have helped shape the taste of each cask over time.” 

Kevin Canchola, U.S. Ambassador, Glenfiddich, shared: “The extremely rare 50-Year-Old is a beautiful testament to the Glenfiddich Malt Masters’ work over five decades.” “It is an extraordinarily rare and precious liquid, which delivers a superb balance of oak tannin and lingering sweetness,” David Allardice, U.S. Ambassador, Glenfiddich, concluded.

To create the complex flavor of the rarest in the collection – the Glenfiddich 50-Year- Old – whiskies from three different American Oak refill casks, all matured in the same warehouse, were married together and finished in an American Oak refill cask for two years. There are only 220 decanters of this astounding expression, making it an extremely precious and sought-after collectors’ item. 

The Time Re: Imagined Collection is now available in limited quantities in the U.S. at suggested retail prices of $1,299, $4,600 , and $50,000 for the Glenfiddich 30-Year-Old, 40-Year-Old, and 50-Year-Oldrespectively.

Time Re:Imagined Product Details (Tasting Notes + Packaging Information)

  • Glenfiddich 30-Year-Old (Aged 30 Years –  43% ABV) 

Color: Rich bronze

Nose: An exquisitely structured balance of hearty oak married with sweet, subtle sherry notes

Taste: Deep, woody flavors interlaced with delicate floral accents, in a complex combination

Finish: Warm, honeyed and exceptionally long-lasting

Suspended Time: The 30-Year-Old depicts the moment when Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich’s Malt Master, suspends the whisky’s maturation to bottle it, capturing the whisky at the precise moment in time, a perfect expression, preserved for all eternity. 

Packaging: The outer packaging design showcases moving ribbons, each one frozen to form elegant cut-out windows, revealing the regal decanter inside. With the moment of maturation captured in all its splendor, the dynamic lines and complex structure create an illusion that the bottle is suspended effortlessly, in mid-air, suspended in time.  

   

  • SRP: $1,299.00Glenfiddich 40-Year-Old (Aged 40 Years –  44.6% ABV)

Color: Dark mahogany

Nose: A deeply layered expression of dried fruits, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and ripe black cherries – completed with subtle waves of gentle wood smoke, polished leather and cloves

Taste: A luxuriously full and silky smooth taste, with memories of past releases in every nuanced note; Evolving from deep dried fruit notes to rich fruitcake, dates, raisins and stewed apples, before giving way to dry oaky notes, with subtle hints of bitter chocolate and peat

Finish: Complex, memorable, and exquisitely long-lasting

Cumulative Time: The 40-Year-Old is a bold, maverick representation of remnant vatting – a pioneering process, only used by Glenfiddich’s Distillery, where the remnants of the previous batch are carried over and married with the casks selected for each subsequent release.

Packaging: The outer packaging design brings layers of transforming flavors to life with a bold and maverick take on a geological metamorphosis. The decanter is housed in a stunning sculptural container and stopper made from jesmonite – a material with individual characteristics that render every piece completely unique. The vessel truly embodies the evolution of one thing becoming another, with dramatic grooves carved into the stone-like material, that expose the intertwining veins flowing through it. 

    SRP: $4,600.00

  • Glenfiddich 50-Year-Old (Aged 50 Years –  43.8% ABV) 

Color: Antique gold

Nose: Rich orange peel and clementine meet complex notes of Madeira cake and muscovado sugar; Scents mature over time into the dewy petrichor of a Dufftown morning, mingling with flowering geranium

Taste:  A lingering sweetness softens into deep, silky smooth oak tannin and sun-dried vanilla

Finish:  Oaky, sweet and incredibly long lasting

Simultaneous Time: The 50-Year-Old explores complex conditions that have influenced the whisky, including air pressure, temperature and humidity, as the nature of maturation changes alongside these conditions. Hot summers speed up the maturation process and cold winters slow it down – dramatically affecting the outcome of the liquid and lending itself to the whisky’s unique taste.

Packaging: The outer casing is an artistic representation of the climatic data that created this extraordinary whisky. Manuel Jiménez García, a computational architect, decrypted the meteorological data into an algorithm, and generated a physical design language to build the structure’s bespoke form – bringing life to every second of every day, of every month of those 50 years.

SRP: $50,000.00

ABOUT GLENFIDDICH

Founded in Dufftown, Scotland by innovator William Grant, Glenfiddich first ran from the stills on Christmas Day, 1887. Adopting revolutionary methods and practices Grant’s maverick attitude to whisky production saw Glenfiddich excel for over a hundred and thirty years, becoming the first single malt whisky to be promoted outside of Scotland, and ultimately, the best-selling and most awarded single malt whisky in the world*. While Glenfiddich is now sold in over 180 countries across the world, the brand is one of the few single malt distilleries to remain entirely family-owned and is still produced in the same distillery which William Grant and his children hand-built.

ABOUT WILLIAM GRANT & SONS

William Grant & Sons Holdings Ltd. is an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the global premium spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distills some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts and the world’s third-largest blended Scotch, Grant’s®, as well as other iconic spirits brands such as Hendrick’s® Gin, Sailor Jerry® Spiced Rum, Tullamore D.E.W.® Irish Whiskey, Monkey Shoulder® Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, and Drambuie® Scotch Liqueur. 

Founded in 1964, William Grant & Sons USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of William Grant & Sons, Ltd. and features one of the fastest-growing spirits portfolios in the US with brands including Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Hendrick’s Gin, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, Drambuie, Milagro Tequila, Fistful of Bourbon, Grant’s, Hudson Whiskey, Gibson’s Finest, Monkey Shoulder, Clan MacGregor, Reyka Vodka, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Flor de Caña Rum, The Knot, and Raynal French Brandy.

For more information on the company and its brands, please visit www.williamgrantusa.com

ABOUT MANUEL JIMENEZ GARCIA

Manuel Jimenez García is the co-founder and principal of madMdesign, a computational design practice based in London, co-founder of the robotic manufacturing and design brand Nagami, based in Avila, Spain, and co-founder of Automated Architecture Ltd (AuAr), a design-tech automation company based in London. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou (Paris) and has been exhibited worldwide in venues such as Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Canada´s Design Museum (Toronto), The Design Museum (London), Royal Academy of Arts (London), Zaha Hadid Design Gallery (London), Philadelphia Museum of Art and Clerkenwell Design Week (London).

Manuel is heavily influenced by the data-driven forms found in nature and this is reflected in his collaborations with brands including BMW, Audi, Jimmy Choo, Dior and British Fashion Council. He is known for creating algorithms and modeling forms that not only represent nature, but also abstract it into new creations that emerge between the natural and artificial, featuring shapes previously inconceivable without computational design and digital manufacturing.

For more information and purchasing details, visit https://www.glenfiddich.com/ or on social channels @glenfiddichUS

Skilfully Crafted, Enjoy Responsibly. Glenfiddich ©2022 Imported by William Grant & Sons, Inc. New York, NY

"I GUESS" album cover art via Capitol Music Group for use by 360 Magazine

BLUEBUCKSCLAN – I GUESS

On August 26, Los Angeles rap duo BlueBucksClan drop their smooth new single “I Guess.” via Out The Blue Records/Capitol Records. “I Guess” will be off their forthcoming mixtape Clan Way 3 out October 7thPre-save Clan Way 3 HERE. Accompanying the track is a New York-set video which, despite transplanting the buzzing duo to the opposite coast, finds the MCs DJ and Jeeezy Obama perfectly in their element. Watch it HERE.

Since their emergence three years ago, BlueBucksClan have been at the forefront of L.A. rap’s new wave, trading jokes, threats, and flexes in flows that first seem like off-the-cuff conversations before revealing their sly rhythmic complexity. “I Guess” preserves that sense of unpredictability, even in a package that is outwardly calmer. The dreamlike beat, courtesy of Ten11 and AyyMook, is a tantalizing canvas for the rappers. The song’s video, directed by KLO Vizionz, sees Jeeezy Obama and DJ trekking through New York City late at night.

In other news, yesterday the one and only Drake called BlueBucksClan “Two goats getting bars off” on their fire in the booth freestyle. Watch it HERE.

On “I Guess” The duo’s typically conversational flows pierce through the fog. When DJ raps, “Felon in the driver seat, I ain’t got no chauffeur,” it sounds more like a wry statement of fact than something meant to intimidate. Later, when Jeeezy Obama says his $20,000 guest verse fee doesn’t guarantee he’ll post the song, you understand that it’s not open for discussion. The rising hitmakers are simply telling it like it is.

I Guess” is the latest entry in a hot streak for the rappers. It arrives on the heels of “FYM” and “Just Hit Me,” a pair of singles that showcases BlueBucksClan at their best. These tracks were preceded by See the Difference and Clan Virus 2, projects that cemented the chemistry that propelled them into the spotlight and led Complex and Billboard to herald them as “Rappers to Watch.” Now, as they release “I Guess,” it’s clear that they’re the standard-bearers for a new generation of Los Angeles greats. To date the duo has amassed nearly 200 million streams in the U.S. alone.

BlueBucksClan are bringing their infectious bars to the stage. The guys are currently on a north American tour with fellow west coast rapper OHGEESY, which includes stops in Chicago, Reno, Vancouver, and more.

"ANDE CON QUIEN ANDE" album cover art via Warner Music Latina for use by 360 Magazine

MYKE TOWERS – ANDE CON QUIEN ANDE

On August 19, 2022, Global superstar and singer-songwriter, Myke Towers, continues to lead with chart-topping music for his release “Ande Con Quien Ande.” For the track, Towers teams up with fellow Puerto Rican hitmaking singer and rapper Jhayco to bring this summer female anthem to life. The song and video are available to stream on all digital platforms today.
 
With each hit, Towers continues to solidify himself as a household name by creating music that resonates and reverberates across the music industry and global fans alike. “Ande Con Quien Ande” is the perfect culmination of Towers’ talents as he brings his unique lyrical heat and flow to a song that seeks to empower women to go out and be truly unapologetic about who they are and what they want. Paired with Cortez’s vocals, “Ande Con Quien Ande” is a certified summer hit. The video, directed by Mike Ho, weaves a story of three friends getting ready for a night out on the town where they are seeking to let loose and truly have fun.“Ande Con Quien Ande” comes on the heels of a busy and successful year for the Urban phenomenon – having recently wrapped up a month-long tour through Europe with most of the venues completely sold out and crowds that consisted of over 30,000 plus fans in attendance.

Earlier in the year, Towers celebrated a tremendous win at the 2022 ASCAP Latin Music Awards, where he was recognized with the special 2022 ASCAP Latin Songwriter of the Year award for his triple-platinum single “Bandido,” his contribution to Sebastián Yatra’s chart-topping “Pareja del Año,” and other songs with artists including Jay Wheeler, Wisin, Los Legendarios, MTZ and Rauw Alejandro.
 
His legacy is further cemented by the success of albums such as “Easy Money Baby” (2020), “Lyke Mike” (released in April 2021), his EP “Para Mi Ex” which featured his hit track “Bandido” alongside Juhn, reaching the No.1 spot on Billboard’s US Latin Airplay charts. His album “Lyke Mike” was recognized in both Complex and Billboard’s “Best Album of 2021” lists.

Towers ended 2021 on a high note with the release of his single “Experimento,” off of his highly anticipated forthcoming studio album “MICHAEL.” The Puerto Rican singer-songwriter also premiered his track “Almas Gemelas” to fans across the globe with an unforgettable performance at the 2021 Premios Juventud Awards. Adding to his international appeal, the multi-platinum selling artist also became the first lifestyle ambassador to sign a global deal with PUMA Motorsport to focus on streetwear and car culture.
 
Towers is currently putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album “MICHAEL” which is slated for release later this year.
 

Doechii New Single "she / her / black bitch" Cover Art via U Music Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE

DOECHII – SHE

Today Doechii drops her first EP for Top Dawg Entertainment / Capitol Records she / her / black bitch. Listen HERE.

The EP includes production from Kal Banx, Hit-Boy, Bankroll Got It and Devin Malik, and is Executive Produced by Anthony ‘Top Dawg‘ Tiffith and Anthony Moosa Tiffith Jr.

The project cements the Tampa native as a distinct voice whose versatile talents range from quick-fire bars to seductive singing. On she / her / black bitch Doechii outlines different layers of her life experience: from villainous to confident to soft and sad, and to overall proving that she matters. As NPR stated Doechii reclaims and spits back at anyone who dares to diminish her power.

Many times I’ve been referred to as a bitch as a way to gaslight me out of certain spaces, something I think many people can relate to in one way or another,” says Doechii. “Lots of people will call you various names for doing something differently.

So I decided to take ownership of the black bitch and title my EP she/ her/ black bitch and reclaim that motherf***ing power, Doechii continues. So if you’ve ever been put down for being yourself, just remember you’re powerful and unapologetic- these songs are for you.”

In 2022 the Doechii came out swinging, chosen as an XXL Freshman and tapped as an Artist to Watch in Rolling Stone, NPR, Vulture, Complex, Uproxx, Pigeons and Planes, FADER, and more. Doechii performed on both The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and on the mainstage on the BET Awards. She was also chosen as the RADAR US Cover Artist at Spotify; the VEVO DSCVR Artist for June; the BET Artist of the Month; MTV‘s Push Artist for July; and Billboard crowned her both Artist of the Month and a Queer Game-Changer. Doechii‘s record Persuasive also made Obama‘s Summer playlist.

Doechii has dominated since the release of her unwaveringly original EPs 2020s, Oh the Places You‘ll Go, featuring the viral smash Yucky Blucky Fruitcake, and 2021’s BRA-LESS. This new release continues a hot streak for Doechii following the brazen Bitch I’m Nice the rebellious Crazy and the seductive Persuasive (which SZA later jumped on).

Expect more unparalleled, genre-bending music from the multi-faceted Doechii, the self-proclaimed swamp princess.

Lil Tecca New Single "Faster" Cover Art via U Music Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE

LIL TECCA – FASTER

Launching another era now, multi-platinum rapper Lil Tecca unleashes his new single and video “Faster” today.

Listen to “Faster”: HERE
Watch “Faster”: HERE

The skittering beat gives the track a distinct jolt as Tecca tears through verses with undeniable charisma. Between bold and blunt bars, he carries a catchy chorus, You moving faster. In the accompanying visual, he lives the high life surrounded by models in the back of a luxury car and in an opulent hotel room. He surveys the night skyline alone as he raps in the midst of penthouse debauchery.

It sets the stage for more music to come from Tecca very soon.

Tecca dominated the US on his “Tecca Loves You” tour and he will continue to take stages by storm with his performance at Rolling Loud New York on Saturday, September 24 and on his tour that continues in Europe starting in Zürich Switzerland on October 13 and ending on November 7 in Lisbon, Portugal. More information on the tour is available HERE

Tecca’s latest album, We Love You Tecca 2, notably marked his third Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200. It also bowed at #6 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart, making for his third Top 10 debut on the respective chart as well. Meanwhile, “Never Left” and “Repeat It” vaulted on to the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 30 and has already tallied over 800 million global streams. Right out of the gate, We Love You Tecca 2 received widespread acclaim. HYPEBEAST cited among “the 10 best projects” of the week. HotNewHipHop proclaimed, “Lil Tecca has already proven to be a solid hitmaker in the industry, and with each new album, he impresses his fans with his summer vibes, catchy melodies, and solid hooks.” HipHopDX highlighted his “infectious jubilance,” and wrote, “Tecca’s bubbling raps have always straddled the line between Hip Hop and pop, finding catchy melodies throughout.” REVOLT declared the album “has more hits than a great number of artists twice his age.”

The sequel carried on the legacy of its predecessor, We Love You Tecca. In 2019, the original mixtape bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200, went platinum, and amassed 6.6 billion-plus streams.

Posting up over 8 billion streams and claiming multiple platinum certifications, Lil Tecca has quietly cemented himself as one of rap’s most vital rising superstars. In 2020, his full-length debut album, Virgo World, bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 and yielded two Hot 100 entries—namely “Dolly” with Lil Uzi Vert and “When You Down” feat. Lil Durk with Polo G. HotNewHipHop praised it as “a great starting point for the 18-year-old. Tecca first exploded with his platinum-certified mixtape, We Love You Tecca, and his breakout quadruple-platinum single “Ransom” in 2019. He reeled in acclaim from New York Times, Billboard, HYPEBEAST, Complex, and many others in addition to selling out shows on his first headline run, the We Love You Tecca World Tour. He launches into his next chapter with more new music coming this year.

Maxo Kream Partnerships with Benny The Butcher for New Track “FOOTBALL HEADS” via RCA Records for use by 360 MAGAZINE

MAXO KREAM  × BENNY

Today, Houston rapper Maxo Kream teams up with Benny The Butcher for new track and video “FOOTBALL HEADS” – here to listen /  here to watch. This follows the release of single and video for “JIGGA DAME” that came out in May of this year. Both singles will be on the deluxe of Maxo’s critically acclaimed album WEIGHT OF THE WEIGHT that will be released July 27th via Big Persona/88 Classic/RCA Records. Recently, Maxo hit the road on his Big Persona Tourwhere he stopped in major cities including Austin, Atlanta, New York, his hometown of Houston and more. During the tour, Maxo was also a part of various festivals including Coachella and SXSW, the later in partnership with NPR for his first-ever NPR Tiny Desk.

Watch “FOOTBALL HEADS” featuring Benny The Butcher HERE.

Previously, Maxo shared his highly anticipated and critically acclaimed albumWEIGHT OF THE WORLD (WOTW), which had major features including Tyler, the Creator, Monaleo, A$AP Rocky, Freddie Gibbs, and Don Toliver. It garnered press attention from The Fader, Stereogum, Paste, Complex, Brooklyn Vegan, Uproxx, Spin, Flood, Houstonia, and received an 8.0 on PitchforkWOTW has a distinctly more serious and purposeful tone than its predecessor as it details the events that have happened after the tragic passing of his brother, Mmadu Biosah. Maxo starkly pours his experiences and grievances throughout the album, detailing the ups and downs of a new life without his late brother and overcoming many obstacles. 

Since his debut in 2015, Maxo has evolved into one of the rap’s most acclaimed and respected emcees, earning a reputation as a storyteller for his detailed accounts of his dark past. His 2018 album Punken earned ‘Best of 2018’ plaudits from PitchforkNoiseyThe AV ClubFACT Mag, and more. Then, he released his critically-acclaimed major label debut Brandon Banks in July 2019 which broke the Billboard 200. What continues be a mainstay and one of the most prominent things about Maxo is his raw bars and storytelling abilities as he grapples with different circumstances that happen throughout his life.

Listen to “FOOTBALL HEADS” featuring Benny The Butcher and stay tuned for more Maxo Kream music coming soon.

Buy/Stream/Watch “FOOTBALL HEADS:”

Multi: HERE.

YouTube: HERE

Buy/Stream/Watch “JIGGA DAME”:

Multi: HERE.

YouTube: HERE.

Buy/Stream WEIGHT OF THE WORLD: HERE.

Watch “Greener Knots”: HERE.

Watch “Big Persona” featuring Tyler, the Creator: HERE.

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