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Diddy New Single "Gotta Move On" featuring Bryson Tiller via U Music Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE

DIDDY × BRYSON TILLER

Today, Sean Diddy Combs released the official music video for his new hit single “Gotta Move On” featuring Bryson Tiller directed by Teyana Spike Tey Taylor. The video made its broadcast premiere on BET Jams, BET Soul and the Paramount+ Times Square billboards. The single, which was released earlier this month skyrocketed the global charts and has 40 Million Global Streams And Over 20 Million US Streams. The new single marks the music mogul’s official return to music. The single, now available across all major music platforms, is the first to be released from Diddy’s highly anticipated new album under the newly established LOVE RECORDS imprint, in partnership with Motown Records.

The visual ushers audiences into the world of Club Love for the first time a place of visionary fashion, elevated community, black excellence at the highest level, and unabashed and unadulterated sex appeal. As the clip opens, Diddy and a massive crew pull up to the club and stroll to the velvet rope as they’re greeted by Tiffany Haddish. Bathed in red lights, their magnetic pull captivates the entire dancefloor. While the action unfolds, Diddy and Bryson Tiller bring the song to life with slick swagger and sharp style joined by an A-list cohort of equally fly friends, namely London on da Track, Joie Chavis, Serayah, KenStarrrz, Diddy‘s sons Quincy Brown, Justin and Christian King Combs. Fittingly, the last shot hints at much more to come. Allow Diddy and Co. to invite you to party at Club Love.

The smooth and seductive track illuminates his latest evolution with its unshakable groove, standout verses, and an undeniable hook from Bryson Tiller. Diddy performed Gotta Move On alongside Bryson Tiller at the 2022 BET Awards where the legendary mogul and cultural pioneer was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. The celebration for Combs started with an introduction by Jay Z and iconic performances by Mary J Blige, Lil’ Kim, Shyne, Busta Rhymes, The Lox, Faith Evans with the Maverick City Choir, and ending with Kanye and Babyface presenting Diddy with the award. The coveted award honors industry giants who have not only significantly shaped culture through their extensive careers, but who have also been transformative leaders that consistently inspire generations by setting a true standard of excellence.

In May, Combs hosted, executive produced, and performed at the Billboard Music Awards. He debuted the single with a surprise show-stopping performance which included First Class by Jack Harlow and the classic Mo Money, Mo Problems with Christian King Combs, and Teyana Spike Tey Taylor. Beyond inciting buzz globally, the live performance video has already amassed millions of views on Youtube.

Not only is Diddy one of the highest-selling artists in history, he is also one of the most accomplished music producers of all time. LOVE RECORDS represents Comb’s triumphant return to R&B as an Executive Producer, Curator, and A&R of his forthcoming album. Combs will continue his oversight on his successful Bad Boy Entertainment label.

He is a cultural icon, innovator, and mogul. In addition to his catalog of hit records, Diddy has produced and creatively shaped the sound for superstars Mary J. Blige, The Notorious B.I.G., Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Boyz II Men, Britney Spears, Kanye West and many more.

LOVE RECORDS will be dedicated to R&B music and will release singles and collaborative projects from a collective of world-class artists, producers, and songwriters.

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GHETTO GASTRO GETS SPICY

Following the release of its premium, “Sovereign Syrup Sorghum,Ghetto Gastro, the Bronx- based culinary collective, has joined forces with its homies at flavor-favorite Fly By Jing on a better-for-you and good-on-everything syrup that will spice up every meal. The Spicy Sovereign Syrup, which will retail at $25, merges Fly By Jing’s Sichuan Chili Crisp with Ghetto Gastro’s original custom blend of New York maple syrup, apple cider syrup made from New York apples, and sorghum syrup.

Ghetto Gastro is a Bronx-based collective whose mission is to feed the people great food created with a thought from ancestral ingredients grown in the Global South, while Fly By Jing crafts thoughtful Chinese pantry staples for the modern kitchen. Collectively, these friends are pushing flavor forward, with their descendant roots constantly in mind.

The syrup, which is divine in taste, to say the least, is sweetened with dark maple syrup, harvested with sustainable and organic methods in collaboration with New York local forestry initiatives, giving the Spicy Sovereign Syrup its deep flavor and nutritional richness. Fly By Jing’s Sichuan Chili Crisp, crafted in Chengdu, China, is the first and only 100% all-natural Sichuan Chili Crisp on the market. The spicy, tingly, good-on-everything syrup makes for the perfect addition to Ghetto Gastro’s Sovereign Syrup to satisfy all the sweet-and-spicy flavors we know your taste buds long

For. Created with the intention of inspiring a free, direct supply chain, Ghetto Gastro and Fly By Jing work directly with producers to offer a premium product to the everyday consumer. Of the Spicy Sovereign Syrup, Ghetto Gastro says, “We chose the name Sovereign Syrup in respect to our ancestors and their reverence for the land. Sovereign also speaks to your choice. What you bring into your home and put in your body reflects what matters to you.” With the complete list of recipes & meal inspiration on their website, the possibilities of what you choose to put in
your body are endless.

“Jon and I have been friends for a minute, and so when I heard that Ghetto Gastro started up a CPG food arm to the business, I knew we had to create something fire together. The team at Ghetto Gastro brings the same detail-oriented, culture-forward thinking that we strive toward at FBJ, and then some. Every ingredient in our new Spicy Sovereign Syrup is thoughtfully sourced, better for you, and tastes out of this world. We can’t wait for you to try it!” – Jing Gao, Fly By Jing Ghetto Gastro last month announced the release of their first-ever book, Black Power Kitchen, on October 18th. It’s a cookbook, but so much more – sparking conversation with food about inclusion, race, access, and self-empowerment. This is also the 10th year of Ghetto Gastro, who, within that time, has released their appliance line with Target and Williams Sonogram, been asked by Wolfgang Puck to cook all of the food for the Oscar’s Governor’s Ball, and cooked
for everyone, from Martha Stewart to Diddy.

The ‘Spicy Sovereign Syrup’ is available to purchase (RP $25) now on Ghetto Gastro’s official
store here, and via Fly By Jing’s official store here. Pre-order’ Black Power Kitchen’ here.

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Culture Creators Sixth Annual Awards

Continuing to make waves throughout the creative community and celebrating distinguished diverse leaders, Culture Creators returns with its sixth annual Innovators & Leaders Awards Brunch in partnership with Netflix and Strong Black Lead. Exclusively announced by The Grio, It will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on Thursday, June 23.

In addition to presenting sponsor Netflix and Strong Black Lead, the event graciously welcomes empowered partner CÎROC, back for the second year, and partners Pivotal Ventures, Lexus, and Morgan Stanley. Hosted by R&B superstars and actors, Tank and Coco Jones, the exclusive invite-only gala remains one of the most influential events taking place during the BET Awards Week. In 2021, the event honored the achievements of culture-shifting leaders, philanthropists, executives, entertainers, artists, and more. 

The 6th Annual Innovators & Leaders Awards Brunch will celebrate Black culture at the highest level. This year, we raise a glass to 2022 Icon Award recipient and “music man” L.A. Reid for his storied career in entertainment. 2022 Innovator of the Year Award recipient Robin Thede, the creator of A Black Lady Sketch Show, will be honored for her accomplishments in television as well as her influence on the next generation of Culture Creators. Additional honorees include Shari Bryant, the co-president of Roc Nation, Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings of Earn Your Leisure, Nicole Lynn, the president of football operations for Klutch Sports Group, actor and activist Kendrick Sampson, CEO and Founder of Harlem’s Fashion Row Brandice Daniel, visual artist Flo Ngala, and entrepreneur Kenny Burns. In addition, guests will be treated to a captivating performance from Amber Riley.     

Previous Icon award recipients include Andre Harrell, Russell Simmons, Sylvia Rhone, Byron Allen, and Swizz Beatz. Innovator of the Year award recipients have included Jesse Collins, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Liles, Marsai Martin, and Derrick “D-Nice” Jones. Across-industry award winners include Charles D. King, Kenya Barris, Angela Rye, Charlamagne tha God, Cari Champion, James Lopez, Ethiopia Habtemariam, Phyllis Newhouse, Shanti Das, Jason Bolden, Antoine Phillips, and Zerina Akers, just to name a few.

Culture Creators continues to honor the culture’s most impactful, influential, and inspirational voices at the forefront of entertainment, music, sports, and beyond.

Innovators & Leaders Awards 2022

ICON AWARD: 

L.A. Reid

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Robin Thede

BUSINESS & FINANCE:

Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings

Earn Your Leisure

ENTREPRENEUR 

Kenny Burns

FASHION:  

Brandice Daniel

Harlem’s Fashion Row

MUSIC:

Shari Bryant

Co-President, Roc Nation

SOCIAL IMPACT: 

Kendrick Sampson

SPORTS:

Nicole Lynn

Klutch Sports Group

VISUAL ARTS:

Flo Ngala

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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
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Rolling Loud x WWE

Call it the ultimate mashup.

The newly announced partnership between Rolling Loud and WWE will see hip-hop’s biggest names performing alongside WWE SmackDown wrestling. This partnership is the first of its kind. No other time in history has seen a collaboration between wrestling and a large-scale music festival.

This is how it’s basically going to go down. On July 23, SmackDown will feature a split FOX broadcast with two matches being held at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami (same venue as Rolling Loud) while the rest are at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland.

I’m honestly extremely intrigued by the thought of A$AP ROCKY, Travis Scott, and Post Malone performing in between or alongside a LIVE wrestling match. With that caliber of a lineup, concert-deprived fans, and throw in some of the world’s most entertaining wrestlers? The energy all around is bound to be ELECTRIFYING.

So what does this mean for the future of collaborations between live music and sporting events?

I think the opportunities are endless. But before I go any further, I should clarify that while I am an enthusiast of the virtual space – I don’t foresee in-person gatherings becoming null and void, ever. There’s just something that comes with having human energy together collectively in one space. Let’s explore a few of my ideas.

Most sporting venues also double as concert venues. Could this be the beginning of seeing mega venues that could concurrently host a live music and sporting event? I see this being easily achieved even more specifically in the world of e-sports.

Or even take for example the current format of sporting events. In some capacity, small-scope performances already take place during sporting events i.e. halftime, national anthem singers, etc. Might we start to see longer pre or post-game concerts? To reference a basketball analogy, a 2 for 1? Will we see tours scheduled around team calendars? A league that is primed to do this would be Ice Cube’s Big 3.

Not all people who go to live music and sporting events go to actually listen to music or watch the game. They go to socialize and network. They may possibly have been enticed by promotions or a giveaway. They may simply want to make an impression or maybe they are big fans of an artist or team after all. No matter the circumstance, I think the ultimate draw to such collaborative efforts is the fusion of audiences and the power of sport and music to unite.

As told on WWE.com, “WWE has a rich history of integrating music into all aspects of its brand and collaborating with some of the most celebrated artists in the world. Over the years, world-renowned hip-hop artists including Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Three 6 Mafia, MGK, Wale, and many others have performed at WWE’s biggest events.”

I know that I have a bias but music has always played a very important role in sports and vice versa. I think it was Drake that said “Damn, I swear sports and music are so synonymous. ‘Cause, we want to be them, and they want to be us.”LOL!

I will definitely be tuned in on the 23 to see how this looks like in actuality. I am also eager to see the continuation in the development of how to further collaborate across the music and sports landscapes from the live production and programming standpoint.

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Robert Ector Releases Luxury Greeting Cards

Luxury fashion photographer Robert Ector has recently launched his exclusive collection of luxury greeting cards. The selection consists of 25, 5” x 7” custom greeting cards, which feature Ector’s incredible eye for photography and design. Black, offset envelopes are included to encase each salutation. Ornate gold foil stamping encases the stationary, and the meme-worthy verbiage makes for a memorable address. The assortment also comes with laminated art paper. Make your statement with a statement using these high-end greetings.

Last year, Ector released his photo book, “DETAILS: City Streets Are The Real Runways.” The text features over 400 full color photographs of some of the most expensive fashion pieces in the world, luxury street wear, and street photography. Ector, famous for his creative direction for A-list celebrities such as Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams, Lala Anthony and Mary J. Blige, showcases incredible individuals donned in even more fabulous fashion on every page. Readers are sure to become enthralled and won’t be able to stop flipping through mesmerizing 650 pages.

Fashion iconoclast and multi-talented artist Mary J Blige wrote the foreword for the text, as well as attended its NYFW launch. The two have shared an artistic relationship for years. Recently, Ector was also the promotional shoot photographer for Blige’s Netflix docu-series, “My Life.” The documentary series was named after Blige’s earlier album which has the same title. Alongside Ector’s stunning photography, the series features executive production from Puff Daddy (aka, Sean “Puffy” Combs) and executive music production from Quincy Jones. Commentary from Diddy, Taraji P. Henson, and Alicia Keys is also included in “My Life.”

Another of Ector’s previous photo projects includes shooting our magazine’s cover of Tamar Braxton. As Ector continues his artistic endeavors, we look forward to seeing what is next to come from the accomplished artist.

*All photos provided by Robert Ector

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Black Rob and Sean Combs illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Black Rob Has Passed Away

Black Rob, Rapper and Former Bad Boy Artist, Has Passed Away at 52 Years Old

Best known for his 2000 single “Whoa!” the rapper was recently hospitalized in Atlanta

Robert Ross, the rap artist known as Black Rob, died April 17 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Fellow Bad Boy rapper Mark Curry stated the cause of death was cardiac arrest, according to Pitchfork. He added that Black Rob was dealing with a number of health issues prior to his death, including lupus, kidney failure, diabetes, and multiple strokes. Black Rob was 52 years old.

“I don’t know where to begin this, but I thank everybody for the donations. Rob passed away about an hour ago,” a teary-eyed Curry said in a video. “I need for his daughter, Iona Ross, little Robert Ross, y’all get in touch with me, please.”

In a second video, Curry stated that he had spoken to Bad Boy founder Combs for the first time in 15 years following Rob’s passing.

“I just want to say thank you. We really did some amazing stuff. RIP to my brother. I was dead with him, I was dead with him,” Curry said. “I ain’t talk to Puff in 15 years. We talked today. This is the beginning of a new us. Rob made sure he knew what he had to do before he parted this world to make sure we all alright — and that’s what he did. Bad Boy for life, yo.”

Diddy posted a tribute on Instagram, stating: “Rest in power King @therealblackrob! As I listen to your records today there’s one thing that they all have in common! You have made millions of people all over the world feel good and dance! You are one of a kind! GOD BLESS! Love. You will be truly missed!!!!”

Born Robert Ross in Buffalo, N.Y., the Bad Boy rapper grew up in East Harlem where he began rapping as a preteen leading to the formation of his first group, the Schizophrenics. He released four studio albums, his most successful being his 2000 debut “Life Story.” Rob is best known for his hit single “Whoa!” which peaked at No. 43 on the Billboard Hot 100. Along with Curry, Rob was featured on Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ “Bad Boy 4 Life,” which charted at No. 33. Though he left Bad Boy Records in the mid-2000s, Rob reunited with the crew for select dates of the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour in 2016.

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Black Male Leaders x Biden

USA Today reported Monday that Black male leaders penned an open letter to presidential candidate Joe Biden to say that he will lose the election if he does not select a Black woman as his running mate.

According to USA Today, the letter came from more than 100 activists, leaders, preachers and celebrities. Some candidates on an unofficial shortlist of possible VPs include Sen. Kamala Harris, Rep. Karen Bass and Susan Rice, the former Ambassador to the United Nations and National Security Advisor during Barack Obama‘s presidency.

The letter also expressed concern that Black women were being unfairly criticized as potential running mates for Biden. USA Today mentions a POLITICO report that said Sen. Chris Dodd criticized Sen. Harris for comments on Biden’s voting record regarding civil rights. The article also mentions a CNBC report saying Biden allies found Harris to be too focused on becoming president herself to hold the vice presidential office.

Signees of the letter included Sean “Diddy” Combs, Charlamagne Tha God and civil rights lawyer Benjamin Crump, who represented George Floyd’s family.

“We don’t want to choose between the lesser of two evils, and we don’t want to vote for the devil we know versus the devil we don’t because we are tired of voting for devils,” the letter said.

The New York Times reported Monday that Biden’s VP selection committee has been disbanded and that the only thing left was a decision from Biden, also calling the pick “imminent.”

The New York Times also said Biden’s campaign has a virtual event planned to introduce the vice presidential candidate, and the event is sponsored by Women for Biden.

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The Fader – Digital FORT 2.0 × Dolby

Earlier this week, The FADER announced its line-up for their Digital FORT 2.0, with over 30 + exclusive performances from both acclaimed and emerging artists in support of several charities, including Trap Heals, the NAACP, For The Gworls, Arts & Parts, Gideon’s Army United and more.

In addition to the set times, today the FADER is excited to announce their new partnership with Dolby.  

New to Digital FORT is a short film featuring acclaimed jazz artist and producer Terrace Martin as Dolby and The FADER explore the places, the process, and the people that inspire his creative hustle. The film kicks off the “Inspired to Inspire” Artist Spotlight Talent Search.  Additionally, The FADER, in collaboration with Dolby, will host a social media talent search, encouraging artists to create and submit a performance using the free Dolby On recording app for a chance to win an Artist Spotlight interview and video premiere on The FADER, written by our award winning editorial team.  

The submission contest aims to champion creatives to use their voice by giving them a once-in-a-career opportunity to align with some of the biggest names in music. All entries must be of original material up to five minutes in length and entered through the submission form HERE. Submissions must be made using Dolby On, a free app, available HERE. Entrants are also encouraged to post their submissions to social media using the hashtag #DolbyInspiredToInspire. The entry period begins July 25th at 5:00 PM EST and ends on August 5, 2020 at 11:59 PM. The winner will be announced on TheFADER.com by August 31, 2020.  

Digital FORT 2.0 is set to take place on Saturday, July 25th, beginning at 5 PM EST, and will host a mix of performance pieces and exclusive content from both acclaimed and emerging artists.  

The broadcast will be embedded for viewing on The FADER’s website and live on The FADER’s Official YouTube Channel, with select content remaining available on VOD for one week following the event.  

“As much as we miss interacting in person with our audience and the artist community at FADER FORT and The FADER events, the response to our first Digital FORT was truly incredible,” says Jon Cohen, co-founder and co-CEO of The FADER. “It really captured the community that we have built around FADER FORT. We are honored to have a platform in FADER FORT that artists continue to want to use to showcase their talent and creativity. With Digital FORT 2.0, we have expanded our partnerships to not only elevate the quality of our production, but give our audience an even better experience.”  

Sponsors to Digital FORT 2.0 include Dolby, D’usse Cognac, and YouTube.  

Digital FORT 2.0 will also continue to hold a charitable element as a call to action, as the world continues to cope with the current musical, social, and political landscape. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, worldwide demonstrations have shed light on police violence, racial injustice and political indifference.  

Visitors to the Digital FORT 2.0 will be encouraged to donate to Trap Heals, among others.  

Trap Heals is a creative agency and collective of artists based in South Central Los Angeles, CA and Atlanta, GA that focus on the intersection of art, culture and activism to cultivate community engagement and social equity. Through the use of visual art, brand development and creative strategy, Trap Heals has collaborated with numerous non-profits, political movements and brands to reimagine culture and community healing.  

“For an entire generation, The FADER has represented the highest levels of boundless creativity, genre-bending sonic landscapes, and awe-inspiring artistic vision, says Damon Turner, CEO and Founder of Trap Heals.  

“We at Trap Heals are honored to be a part of that vision. We believe in healing for our community through music and creativity. And with our shared visions will create an opportunity for ultimate transformation – personally, politically and artistically.”  

In addition to Trap Heals, Digital FORT 2.0 will lend its platform to a variety of organizations such as The NAACP, For The Gworls, Arts & Parts, Gideon’s Army United, and more curated by the artists of the Digital FORT 2.0 lineup.  

“Music has always had the ability to inspire and uplift during challenging times,” says Rob Stone, co-founder of The FADER. “We’re humbled by the great talent that chose not only to participate in the first Digital FORT in March, but who are open to sharing their work at a time when the music community needs it most this July.”  

D’USSE

D’USSE [dew-say] is a bold new expression of Cognac that dares the palate like never before. Born from the prestigious Chateau de Cognac, France, D’USSE blends over 200 years of tradition with the inspiration of a passionate Cellar Master who set out to create his own legacy. The result is a uniquely powerful, authentic Cognac that starts off with distinguished intensity which gives way to a pleasantly smooth, balanced finish. The D’USSE Cognac range consists of VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale) and XO (Extra Old) qualities. For more information please visit the D’USSE website.  

TRAP HEALS

Trap Heals is an Incubator and Accelerator program based in South Central Los Angeles that is focused on building the work and life skills, economic literacy, and professional development for creatives and artists who have been historically disenfranchised in order to promote community healing and economic equity.  

YouTube is a video-sharing website whose mission and vision statements have not only revolutionized entertainment but also related businesses. With over 2 Billion users worldwide, YouTube’s mission is to give everyone a voice and show them the world. In 2018, YouTube announced YouTube Giving, a fundraising platform which enables creators to raise awareness, and money, for their chosen organizations via the video platform.  

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More about FADER FORT Digital

Each year, Austin’s SXSW draws hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the globe – and many share the same goal: Score a pass to get into the invite only FADER FORT. Due to the spread of the worldwide pandemic, COVID-19, Austin cancelled SXSW and all other live music events followed suit. Devastated by the festival’s cancellation along with the nation on lockdown, globally renowned brand, The FADER, along with 100 musicians came together to bring FADER FORT to their fans living room with a one-time digital broadcast event. Tagged as “Your Online Music Care Package”, The FADER Fort Digital Broadcast launched as a collaborative incentive for artists and The FADER to raise money for various charities hit the hardest in the music and entertainment industries.  

Initially announced as a nine hour event, due to an overwhelming response from the music community, The FADER extended to two days, March 31 and April 1.  

The Eighteen hour broadcast event featured original performances and a mixed bag of exclusive content from both acclaimed and emerging artists. Participants included DJ Shadow, Phantogram, RMR, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter- Patrisse Cullors, Ari Lennox, TOKiMONSTA, Childish Major and many others.  

FADER FORT’s digital debut amassed over 150 million impressions on social media and raised over $25,000 for charity. Due to popular demand and the success of The FADER Fort’s Digital Broadcast debut, The FADER announces DIGITAL FORT 2.0 in July.  

The FADER FORT has been a platform for musical discovery, often launching the careers of artists who perform at the event. In previous years, The FADER FORT has hosted surprise and scheduled performances by Drake, Cardi B, Kanye West, Diddy, Lil’ Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, and other notable acts – often before they became household names.

AQUAhydrate Partners With Wounded Warrior Project

AQUAHYDRATE LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP TO SUPPORT WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT WITH LIMITED-EDITION CAMO-GALLON

AQUAhydrate® has initiated a new partnership with Wounded Warrior Project®(WWP) and is donating $10,000 this summer to help honor and empower wounded warriors. AQUAhydrate is promoting the partnership with a co-branded camouflage edition of their Gallon package, the fastest-growing SKU in the high pH water segment. Available now through the 4th of July, the AQUAhydrate Camo-Gallon can be purchased at CVS, GNC and other fine retailers.

WWP is focused on supporting injured veterans, which includes providing free services in mental health, career counseling, and long-term rehabilitative care. Through its partnership with WWP, AQUAhydrate is helping to make sure warriors are supported on their journey to recovery.

“We’re excited to join forces with Wounded Warrior Project,” said AQUAhydrate investor/board member, Mark Wahlberg. “AQUAhydrate is proud to support their mission to impact and empower the lives of wounded veterans.”

“I’m thrilled to be working with the Wounded Warrior Project team,“ said AQUAhydrate Brand Director, Raz Inserra. “This is such an important partnership for us. All of Team AQUAhydrate is proud to be promoting this program and helping Wounded Warrior Project meet the growing needs of warriors, their families and caregivers.”

About AQUAhydrate

AQUAhydrate, Inc. is a Southern California-based performance lifestyle beverage geared towards the new generation of millennial consumers. Through a proprietary process, its water is purified to some of the most rigorous standards in the industry, supplemented with electrolytes and natural trace minerals and then elevated to an alkaline pH of over 9. It is this powerful synergy between alkalinity, electrolytes and minerals which fuels ultimate hydration, balance and performance.  AQUAhydrate is the water of choice of health/fitness authorities, professional athletes, and sports teams. Leading health and wellness expert, Jillian Michaels, spearheads all health and fitness efforts as AQUAhydrate’s Chief Wellness Officer. AQUAhydrate also boasts active investors and board members Mark Wahlberg and Sean “Diddy” Combs as owners. AQUAhydrate is available at retail locations across the U.S. as well as Amazon.com and GNC.com. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  

About Wounded Warrior Project

Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers – helping them achieve their highest ambition. Every journey is different, and Wounded Warrior Project meets warriors wherever they are on their journeys to recovery. Learn more at woundedwarriorproject.org.