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The Kid LAROI for 360 Magazine

The Kid LAROI

New York, NY) Following a booming trajectory over the span of the last few months, The Kid LAROI releases his long-anticipated debut mixtape F*CK LOVE with an accompanying visual for “Not Fair” directed by longtime collaborator Steve Cannon. In his first major-label debut project with Columbia Records, LAROI tackles love and loss consistent with the hardships he’s faced at his very early age.

F*CK LOVE features the likes of former mentor, friend and fellow Grade A artist Juice WRLD. In the music videos “Go” and recent release “Tell Me Why” The Kid LAROI is able to convey the relationship the two had up until Juice’s untimely passing. Aside from LAROI displaying his remarkable vocal abilities, the album also features fellow artists’ peers Lil Mosey and Corbin. F*CK LOVE encapsulates love, pain, and everything in between. Between recently scoring his first Billboard top 10 and surpassing 100 million streams in the U.S. this year, The Kid LAROI shows true promise and talent to back up his claims to greatness.

About The Kid LAROI

It’s not every day you meet a 16-year-old with the confidence to set his sights on rap royalty and the audacity to actually attempt it. Factor in that he’s from Australia, and The Kid LAROI’s rapid ascent seems even more unlikely. But, with originally just a few official songs out and millions of streams across platforms, the rapper born Charlton is proving that for an incoming generation filled with promising talent, yesterday’s borders aren’t today’s barriers, and anyone can make it in America.

Born and raised in Sydney (aside from a short stint in the countryside) to a mother of Aboriginal descent and a French father, LAROI was raised by his mother and his uncle in a gritty environment. When they weren’t at The Fact Tree, a local youth center where they played video games and pool, LAROI and his friends were on the streets. “We used to play with crackheads a lot, we used to just fuck around,” he admits, describing his childhood unromantically. Meanwhile, the grown-ups did what they had to, outside the confines of the law, to provide for LAROI.

LAROI grew up consuming one of America’s most adored exports, listening to hip-hop and R&B icons like Tupac, Erykah Badu, The Fugees, Lil Wayne and Kanye West. He’s wanted to make music since he can remember, hoping to claim a spot within this specifically American legacy. LAROI started out writing raps as a kid, filling notebooks with rhymes and finessing his skill as a lyricist. But it wasn’t until he started uploading freestyle videos online that he began to find an audience for his stories and record his work. “A guy reached out to me on Facebook saying I could use his studio for free—he gave me a bunch of studio time, I made a whole bunch of songs and just posted them up on Soundcloud,” he remembers. Following the tragic murder of his uncle in 2015, LAROI and his mother struggled. They moved into project housing and below the poverty line. LAROI honed in on his music.

Not unusual for a 16-year-old boy, LAROI’s lyrics can be unrefined and audacious. The song he’s most known for, 2019’s “Let Her Go” (the Cole Bennett-directed video boasts over 20 million views), best demonstrates LAROI’s penchant for raw, at times crude, love stories. But his ear for infectious trap beats and melodic, gracefully auto-tuned hooks gained him the attention of the industry and acclaim from rap’s most exciting voices. After becoming a finalist in a Triple J Radio competition, he earned respect from Chicago rapper-turned-industry exec, Lil Bibby, whose support led him to performances on stages alongside the late Juice WRLD, whom he considered a close friend and mentor, THEY and more. In 2018, he recorded his debut EP 14 With A Dream executive produced by frequent collaborator Miracle, and watched standout “Blessings” take off. A well-timed freestyle over Drake’s Tay Keith-produced “Nonstop” added fuel to LAROI’s trailblazing fire.

“It’s really what I’ve always imagined… I always knew it was bigger than that,” LAROI says about his crossover success and finding an audience outside of Australia. Recent collaborations with Lil Tecca, Lil Tjay, and Juice are just the beginning for LAROI – expecting no less than to take the crown his francophone moniker implies. “Everything I make is the shit. I love everything I make. I take music super seriously, and I look at it as art,” says the teenage rap phenomenon. With an undeniable belief in his potential and the fast-paced track record to prove it, LAROI, unexpected as his story is, is making it increasingly easy for the rest of the world to believe in him too.

MASN Hate Me visual

MASN – “Hate Me”

MASN RELEASES THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “HATE ME!” DEBUT EP HOW TO KILL A ROCKSTAR DUE OUT THIS SUMMER

Artist on the rise MASN releases the music video for his latest track “Hate Me!” today via RCA Records. Watch
HERE. “Hate Me!” dropped last week and was featured on Billboard’s “10 Cool New Pop Songs To Get You Through The Week” and Ones To Watch “#NowWatching” playlist. This track also marks the first release off his debut EP How To Kill A Rockstar which is due out later this summer.

19-year-old Eagle Mountain, Utah native MASN exploded onto the scene last year when his hit single “Psycho!” dropped in January 2019. The track exploded online and had garnered over 99M combined audio and video streams worldwide and over 1.5M TikTok. 

Shortly after he released “Val!um” and earlier this year “Psycho!” feat. Trippie Redd which marked MASNs first release with RCA Records. Earlier this month, German DJs/Producers Topic & B-Case remixed “Psycho!” check it out HERE. MASNs expansive creative palette distills into a dreamy melting pot of lo-fi beatcraft, indie experimentation, hip-hop fluidity, and lush pop. He amplifies every side of himself within his songs and is looking forward to sharing his debut EP How To Kill A Rockstar which is due out later this summer.

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Notorious BigKlit

‘The epitome of an angry bird’360

Provocative rap sensation BigKlit has announced a special new edition of her infamous 2019 LP, KLITORIUS B.I.G. The album – which includes a number of previously deleted tracks – is available today via ROT$ WORLDWIDE/RECORDS/The Orchard. KLITORIUS B.I.G. features the return of such long-unavailable fan favorites as “FaceFuk,” available now at all DSPs; the track is joined by a companion video, premiering exclusively via YouTube. 

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With its snarling vocal delivery, intense production, and wildly audacious lyrics, KLITORIUS B.I.G. marks one of the first highlights of what has proven a truly incendiary run from BigKlit. The project was recorded soon after her arrival in New York City, informed by grit, heart, and an insatiable hunger to create something altogether original and her own. 

BigKlit will celebrate the return of KLITORIUS B.I.G. with a livestream release party tonight, June 26, at 8 pm ET. Presented by Brooklyn’s BABY TV, tickets for the event are available on a sliding scale HERE; ticket holders will receive a link and password 30 minutes before the start of the show. Fans purchasing tickets in the 30 minutes leading up to the performance will receive their info in their order confirmation email.

BigKlit made an auspicious debut with last year’s BIG KLITOIRUS EP, followed quickly by the full-length projects. The NYC-based artist quickly caused a worldwide sensation with her breakthrough hit, “Liar.” With its brazenly explicit lyrics and brutal, relentless beats, the track proved one of 2019’s most provocative hits, first blowing up on TikTok before ascending to multiple streaming charts around the world, reaching #1 on the US Viral 50 on two separate occasions. “Liar“ is joined by an age-restricted companion video streaming now via YouTube.

2020 kicked off with the premiere of PSYCHOSIS, a remarkable 30-minute short film directed by @pgdm. “PSYCHOSIS is a dark and dreary fever dream with apocalypse-level anxiety steady throughout,” raved PAPER. “Every song featured in the film hits listeners’ ears like a hallucinogen — they can be deeply disturbing, comforting (‘Beautiful’), or both at once…It’s the type of digi-gothic, post-genre art-making that BigKlit has come to be known for, and her fans are going absolutely nuts over it.”

Last month saw BigKlit teaming up with Universal Music Group/Caroline Distribution recording artist Trippie Redd on a new version of “Beautiful. The track arrived alongside a haunting music video and companion short film, hailed by PAPER as “a work of art that’s unpredictable at every turn…complete with everything you’d likely see in a twisted thriller: lightning, murder, out-of-body experiences and drugs, all with romantic yet eerie songwriting aimed at a subject unaware of their own beauty.” Audiofemme further praised the video and short film, noting that “Beautiful” “embodies the song’s duality with a macabre love story and BDSM imagery. It’s fitting, because shifting the balance of power has been her trademark as a woman in male-dominated rap. By blurring the edges of asserting control or losing it totally, BigKlit remains a provocative artist worth keeping an eye on.”

LISTEN TO “BEAUTIFUL”

WATCH “BEAUTIFUL (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)”

WATCH “BEAUTIFUL (SHORT FILM)”

This spring also saw the premiere of another propulsive single, “Boy Bye.” The rocket-fueled track is accompanied by a spectacular intergalactic sex domination romp of a video.

LISTEN TO “BOY BYE”

WATCH “BOY BYE”

BigKlit is also featured in the new NOISEY documentary, 6 HOURS WITH BIGKLIT, streaming now exclusively via VICE.

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Dominic Fike, Sony Music, 360 MAGAZINE

Dominic Fike

By Jason Tayer × Vaughn Lowery

Alternative singer/songwriter Dominic Fike makes a powerful statement via Instagram regarding Black Lives Matter protest. He delves deep into systematic racism and how it has an adverse impact on both him and his family.

As Dominic grows his fan and social media bases, he also uses these platforms to spark social change. He uses his unique, eye-opening stories about growing up with direct racial discrimination from police officers. 

About Dominic Fike

Born on December 30, 1995 in Naples, Florida, Dominic began playing and appreciating music from a young age. He started playing the guitar, and eventually weaved this talent into some of his Soundcloud and Spotify productions. In 2019, Dominic went public about news that he was creating an album. He ended up collaborating with Brockhampton’s Kevin Abstract and releasing three singles. 

Read statement here.

Listen to him on Spotify.

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TURBO – HEART STOP

A truly original and fearless artist, Calgary-bred, singer, songwriter and producer Turbo, combines the gritty authenticity of outlaw country with hard-hitting hip-hop inspired beats and rhymes. On “Heart Stop”, his debut single for 10K Projects/ Homemade Projects/ Internet Money Records, out today, the musical maverick shows the sheer force of his emotionally raw lyrics, along with his razor-sharp instinct for crafting unforgettable hooks. “Heart Stop” reveals Turbo speaking his unapologetic truth about living fast with no regrets, set to a backdrop of gorgeous acoustic-guitar work supplied by labelmate Alec Wigdahl.

“Everybody wants to party with a rockstar but they got no idea what it’s like to be a rockstar,” said Turbo. “I’m the real fucking deal, outdoing everyone including myself. Hate me or love me, it’s easy makin’ that Heart Stop.”

Born Nicholas LaMonaca, Turbo grew up on country thanks mainly to his father (a famed guitarist in the international bluegrass scene), but felt drawn toward rap music and obscure electronic genres like hardstyle, the fusion of techno and hardcore. At the age of 12 he started making his own music, a move heavily inspired by Avicii’s progressive-house classic “LE7ELS.” “Once I heard that song I couldn’t get enough of it,” Turbo recalls. “I was so obsessed, I ended up downloading FL Studio to try to recreate the melody on my own.” Although he instantly discovered a natural talent for production, Turbo put music aside for several years, until he graduated high school. “On my 18th birthday I bought a laptop, keyboard, and set of speakers, and figured I’d have rappers come in and do their thing,” he says. “But after a while I just started winging it, making beats and rapping over them myself.”

As he pushed deeper into his artistry, Turbo began mining inspiration from left-of-center country singers like Colter Wall, a Canadian musician he stumbled across while stocking the shelves at his full-time liquor-store job. “Colter Wall has one of the raspiest, rawest, rudest voices I’d ever heard in my life, and it just completely took me over,” he notes. From there, Turbo tapped into his own country roots and created a full-length project titled Sixth Gear, a 2019 release featuring his breakthrough single “Light Speed.” Soon after YouTube curator Astari shared the song’s video on his channel, “Light Speed” caught the attention of 10K, quickly paving the way for Turbo’s signing to the label, along with Homemade Projects and Internet Money Records.

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EVOLIX

Evolix is a contemporary pop group comprised of two siblings – Alexis and Korina. In 2016, the Boston natives officially began releasing songs under their current stage moniker. Having drawn a significant amount of influence from recording artists like Zedd, Jessie J and Dua Lipa, their original compositions primarily consist of dance-pop as well as EDM.  “Evolix strives to make a global impact where the lives of all are affected in some way by the empowering messages we are trying to promote,” said Korina.

Although both members contribute to Evolix equally, Korina is the principal songwriter of the group. She has built her foundation of lyrical content upon love, empowerment, heartbreak and other life experiences which teenagers face such as depression. The group’s other lead vocalist, Alexis, often provides the aesthetics which enhance her younger sister’s vision. “Because Korina and I are so close, we are able to play to each other’s strengths, and we are able to understand the overall creative vision. I can create a visual that will portray the true underlying message of Korina’s music,” said Alexis.

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Evolix’s newest single here.

ASHLEE KEATING, 360 MAGAZINE

ASHLEE KEATING

Pop Singer, Ashlee Keating can currently be heard on multiple streaming services with her new hit single “Bad Mistake,” an empowering up-tempo pop song with an urban melodic vibe that shows off Ashlee’s powerhouse vocals! The song is full of attitude, strength, and swag…

Her music video for “Bad Mistake” which was released on July 31st shows off her powerful vocals and amazing choreography.

A Billboard chart sensation, dancer, songwriter, and actress, Keating is a true multifaceted talent. A southern New Jersey native, she records and performs with some of the biggest names in the business. After opening for Demi Lovato, Keke Palmer, and others, she now headlines her own shows across the USA. Ashlee has worked with some of the industry’s best, including Grammy nominated Sean Douglas; the multi-platinum songwriter and producer who has created hits for such acts as Demi Lovato, Bebe Rexha, Fifth Harmony, Madonna, and Christina Aguilera.

Keating’s last single “Hurt Me So Good” skyrocketed up the Billboard Dance Charts debuting in December 2018 as the #2 breakout single on Billboard for the dance chart and by January 2019 broke the Top 10 peeking at #8. The single has already amassed over 1 million streams and over 300k views on YouTube.

Keating was born on September 9th, 1993 in New Jersey. At the age of six, she portrayed Gretl in the Broadway and national touring production of The Sound of Music. She was featured on the reality competition show “Star Search.” She started her music career with her holiday song “Ice Kingdom” that was elected to be a part of Coca-Cola’s “52 Songs of Happiness” campaign for up-and-coming artists. Only 52 artists from around the world were selected to be a part of the program. “Ice Kingdom” was also on Radio Disney’s top holiday songs list for 2014. Following that in 2015, she was a featured performer on ABC-TV in Philadelphia, PA for the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Emerging Artist Malachi

EMERGING YOUNG ARTIST MALACHI RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE “RIGHT NOW”

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21-year-old rising artist, MALACHI released his debut single, “Right Now” today via 21 Entertainment/Republic Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The catchy new track acts as the perfect introduction for Malachi, showcasing the young Toronto-based artist’s smooth vocals and impressive range.

Malachi grew up surrounded by music, from watching his Trinidadian father’s reggae music career to absorbing the sounds of his mother’s favourite artists like Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah and Destiny’s Child, music was always part of his environment. He began actively participating in music when his grandmother had him join her church’s gospel choir at the young age of 4. It was clear from a young age that Malachi was destined to have a musical journey.

Spending the last three years in the studio, Malachi took his songwriting, arranging and vocal work to the next level, readying for the right moment to release the outpouring of their creativity. Stay tuned for much more from this young artist in the year ahead.

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