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DAVIDO & LIVE NATION URBAN LAUNCH A.W.A.Y VIA 360 MAGAZINE

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DAVIDO & LIVE NATION URBAN LAUNCH ARE WE AFRICAN YET? (A.W.A.Y)

MUSIC FESTIVAL TO PROMOTE CULTURAL EXPLORATION AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN AFRICA AND THE WORLD

DAVIDO, KIZZ DANIEL, PHEELZ, LOJAY, VICTONY, OXLADE, BNXN, FOCALISTIC, AND MORE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2022

STATE FARM ARENA, ATLANTA

TICKETS AT TICKETMASTER.COM

General ticket on-sale begins for Afrobeats superstar, recording artist, producer, and philanthropist, Davido‘s ARE WE AFRICAN YET? (A.W.A.Y) Festival, a one-day music festival and cultural experience taking place at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta on November 18, 2022. The festival was conceived to promote and foster cultural exportation and collaboration between Africa and the world. Davido’s level of collaboration with U.S based artists over the years has positioned him as a unique bridge between Africa and the world, a mantle that he has carried proudly.

Purchase tickets HERE.

The demand for African music, fashion, and culture worldwide has restored a sense of pride to Africans everywhere with most yearning for a deeper connection with home, Davido reflectingly asks ‘Are we African Yet?‘, are we willing to claim our heritage and our culture? The A.W.A.Y Festival is an opportunity that urges the African diaspora and non-Africans around the world to find and celebrate each other roots and experience African culture like never before.

Afrobeats music is currently one of the fastest growing music genres, gaining global recognition and some of Africa’s finest artists will grace the stage alongside some of the hottest stars stateside, with headline performances by DAVIDO, KIZZ DANIEL, PHEELZ, LOJAY, VICTONY, OXLADE, BNXN, FOCALISTIC, AND MORE.

“Growing up, we were often made to feel unworthy as Africans, so many of us didn’t want to claim where we were from and in some cases denied our heritage. That’s not the case anymore, we are proud Africans, and we want to invite people to enjoy our culture our music, food, and art. That’s what The A.W.A.Y Festival is all about.” said, A.W.A.Y Festival Founder, Davido.

ARE WE AFRICAN YET?‘s mission is to unite communities, promote collaboration and celebrate the diversity and magic of African music and culture. It is an opportunity to build coalition between Africa and the world. Through the power of music, A.W.A.Y seeks to celebrate our shared parallels in culture, dance, clothing and provide an opportunity to empower everyone to build pride and claim their heritage proudly.

About Davido

2022 has been a busy year for Afrobeat’s icon Davido. The American-born, Nigerian-raised superstar saw his music streaming surpass +2 Billion and his social media footprint exceed +50M, making him the most followed Afrobeat artist in the world. In April 2022, Davido released new projects including the multi-million streaming Stand Strong ft. Sunday Service Choir, the first single off his highly anticipated forthcoming album and his collaboration with FIFA on their 2022 World Cup Soundtrack “Hayya Hayya (Better Together)“. Davido recently finished performing his sold-out, We Rise By Lifting Others World Tour.

Davido (born David Adedeji Adeleke) has cemented his position as a global force within the music scene, capped off by several milestones for the platinum artist including his second sold-out show at London’s O2 Arena and the release of his third studio album, 2020’s A Better Time, the critically acclaimed follow up to his 1.2 billion streaming 2019 release, A Good Time. Released at the end of 2020, A Better Time debuted on Billboard 200 album chart garnering over 560 million streams and producing certified hits High featuring Adekunle Gold, Holy Ground Ft. Nicki Minaj and Shopping Spree ft. Chris Brown & Young Thug. Shopping Spree marked Davido’s 10th entry on Billboard’s World Digital Song Chart, it was highlighted by millions of video views and attracted the praise of Rolling Stone, HighSnobiety, and Complex. In addition to both fan and critical acclaim, Davido’s U.S. visibility continues to soar with thrilling national television appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and magazine covers of Billboard, Flaunt, Dazed, L’Officiel to name a few. Davido has also been recognized with Billboard Music Award, BET Award, as well as several Grammy Nominations.

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THE LAST ARTFUL, DODGR – HITS OF TODAY

On August 19, The Last Artful, Dodgr (she/they)releases debut album Hits Of Today.  Most recently, she tagged Young M.A for a new version of her previously released hard-hitting track “Cloverfield.”  The album features “Cloverfield” and “Hullabaloo” produced by Take A Day Trip which were both released earlier this year.  Dodgr also collaborated with Mark Ronson who produced “HOT” and Fred Ball who produced “You.”  HIGHSNOBIETY commended Dodgr’s “exceptional, elastic voice and a bewitching grasp of melody.” With co-signs from Anderson .Paak, Mark Ronson, Portugal. The Man, and more, Dodgr is set for a breakthrough year.  On the release of the album Dodgr states, “I gotta have a baby Pluto set of balls on me to name my debut album Hits of Today. Either that or I’m completely delusional. Guess we all have to be a lil’ delusional to keep picking ourselves up after the blows we take on the daily.”

An idea that sprouted from an acid trip in 2013, revealed itself to be much more than a collection of short, catchy songs that I had initially planned to create. Many heartaches & tower moments along the way would alter the course of the album’s narrative — turning it into a journey of experiencing and healing through heartbreak in the 21st Century. I played with genres like my exes played with my heart. so best believe there’s a “hit” for nearly every mood & everyone that listens.”

Tracklist:

01. Ode Feelings
02. HOT

03. Understood
04. Hullabaloo 
05. Asi9ine

06. Infinity
07. The Thickening (an interlude)
08. Lightwork 
09. Midnight
10. Cloverfield feat. Young M.A
11. IT
12. Choker f. Siren and the Sea
13. Not A Duet (but another interlude)
14. If Ever There’s A Chance
15. Better Safe Than Social
16. YOU
17. Whiteclaw

art illustration by Gabrielle Marchan for use by 360 magazine

Miami Design District Recap

For the first time since the pandemic, it’s starting to look a lot like Miami Art Week 2021. Art and design-lovers from everywhere have made their way to Miami, where Art Basel Miami and Design Miami has reopened their doors to enthusiasts, collectors, and curators.

Sunday, November 29

TOD’S CELEBRATES ARTIST WILLIE COLE & THE MOSAIC COLLECTION

Tod’s MOSAIC Collection is a limited-edition capsule collection of handbags and accessories made with unused leather from production. In celebration of this sustainability project, Tod’s commissioned American artist, Willie Cole to create unique sculptures made from recycled Tod’s leather and unused materials. ARTCYCLING, the creative project based on the same values as Tod’s MOSAIC Collection, is brought to life by Willie in collaboration with Tod’s artisans. Among notable guests in attendance who joined the brand and Willie Cole in celebrating Tod’s MOSAIC Collection and the brand’s collaboration with the artist were Karolina Kurkova, HRH Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, Prince Sultan bin Fahad bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, Sarah Arison, Casey Fremont, Stefano Tonchi, Sai de Silva, Petra Levin, and Coco Bassey, amongst others.

Monday, November 29

JEFFREY DEITCH PRESENTS SHATTERED GLASS OPENING 

Shattered Glass, the acclaimed exhibition of new art by emerging artists of color, which was shown at Jeffrey Deitch Los Angeles last spring, is being presented in an expanded version in the Moore Building in the Miami Design District. The expanded Miami version of Shattered Glass will include fifteen new artists. The painting, sculpture, and photographic works in the exhibition are all figurative. The subject matter is often the artists’ family and friends. Their primary subject is their own life and their community. The participating artists are all strongly socially engaged; many of whom incorporate powerful social messages into their work. The exhibition represents a remarkable new generation that connects with a new art audience. Jeffrey Deitch has been presenting exhibitions and public art projects in the Miami Design District since 2002.

Location: Miami Design District The Moore Building

Tuesday, November 30

DAVID CASTILLO EXHIBITION PREVIEW OF “YOU SHOULD HAVE NEVER CROSSED THE RIO GRANDE,” A SOLO EXHIBITION OF FABRIC PAINTINGS AND ASSEMBLAGES BY PEPE MAR

David Castillo presents You Should Have Never Crossed the Rio Grande, a solo exhibition of fabric paintings and assemblages by Pepe Mar. The artist’s own experience of migration from Mexico to the United States serves as a stage through which he explores the current conditions of his own practice and of the country that he now calls home. He considers how migratory experiences have shaped the nation, and—by extension—how they have come to influence his own work in a city like Miami, where visual culture is inflected by a diversity of diasporas. And through the various pieces on view in the exhibition, Mar asks a compelling question: “How would my life and practice have developed had I stayed in Mexico?”

Location: 3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 201, Miami, FL 33137

Wednesday, December 1

TIFFANY & CO. YELLOW IS THE NEW BLUE

Tiffany & Co. brings its yellow diamond-themed installation, Tiffany Yellow, to the Miami Design District as it transforms its boutique from classic Tiffany Blue to Yellow. In celebration of this event, the iconic Tiffany Diamond will be on display along with other timeless yellow diamonds. Tiffany has a long history with yellow diamonds and unmatched expertise in this area. Tiffany & Co. is the leader in diamond sustainability and transparency. For all diamonds (including yellow) over 1.8 carats, Tiffany shares the complete diamond craft journey from the mining process to the Blue Box.

Location: Tiffany & Co., 114 NE 39th St., Miami, FL 33137

HIGHSNOBIETY X BACCARAT DINNER CELEBRATING HIGHART WITH EIC THOM BETTRIDGE

An intimate and exciting dinner in the Miami Design District surrounded by sparkling Baccarat crystal celebrating HIGHArt with Editor-in-Chief, Thom Bettridge. Highsnobiety launches HIGHArt platform. An exploration of the collision of the style and art worlds from a Highsnobiety point of view, HIGHArt is designed for its loyal audience of next generation tastemakers and collectors. Building on the “content festival” format it launched with its Not In Paris project, Highsnobiety’s HIGHArt is a platform that blends content, commerce, and experience. It comes to life with a blitz of Miami programming including a month-long pop-up HIGHArt Museum Store in the Design District, nightly launch celebrations with partners including Baccarat and David Zwirner Gallery’s PLATFORM, and an eponymous print magazine featuring Bad Bunny on its first cover and conversations with leading creatives including Nigo, Grimes, Dan Graham, and beyond. The pop-up HIGHArt Museum Store, now open in Miami’s Design District through December 31, is “a museum store without the museum,” connecting the best of the best from within the cultural zeitgeist to create over 100 exclusive and unexpected artist-made products and editions curated by Highsnobiety Founder David Fischer alongside cultural mastermind Sarah Andelman of JUST AN IDEA and creative director Jeanne-Salomé Rochat of Novembre Magazine.

Location: Baccarat, Palm Court, 2nd Floor, Miami, FL 33137

RICK OWENS BOOK SIGNING WITH EDWARD BESS & MICHELE LAMY 

Guests joined for a book signing by Edward Bess and Michèle Lamy in the Rick Owens Boutique of their new release “Just An Idea.”

Location: 131 NE 41st St., Miami, FL 33137

PRADA CELEBRATES YOUNGARTS 40TH ANNIVERSARY HOSTED BY SARAH ARISON, SANDY & TONY TAMER, AND MICHI JIGARJIAN

Location: 152 NE 41st St, #112, Miami, FL 33137

BARBARA STURM + ELLE MACPHERSON TALK ON LIVING AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY LIFESTYLE

Location: Dr. Barbara Sturm Boutique & Spa, 140 NE 39th St., Miami, FL 33137

Thursday, December 2

CRAIG ROBINS COLLECTION VIP TOURS 

The annual rehanging of Craig Robin‘s contemporary art collection highlights the work of American conceptual artist John Baldessari (1931-2020), and features recent acquisitions including work by Kenturah Davis, Sayre Gomez, Yesiyu Zhao, and more. The collection also features art and design by established favorites such as Urs Fisher, Jean Prouvé, Richard Tuttle, and Marlene Dumas. Open to Art Basel and Design VIP Cardholders only.

Location: 3841 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 400

STONE ISLAND x SCREENING x MANNEQUIN INSTALLATION 

Stone Island combines the worlds of motocross and art with ANNEX, an experience curated by Katja Horvat and a film that celebrates the project by director Thibaut Grevet. ANNEX is a group artwork installation on a motocross track on the outskirts of Miami. The event began with a private dinner where attendees were invited to preview work installed along the dynamic contours of the track. Motocross riders rode the circuit during the preview, adding context to the art concept. The ANNEX film by director Thibaut Grevet is both a celebratory documentation of the event and the director’s own interpretation of the intersection between motocross and art. This short film is premiered during Miami Art Week at the Institute of Contemporary Art, and will be archived for viewing on stoneisland.com

JEFFREY DEITCH: 8-PANELIST TALK WITH ANGELO BAQUE SPONSORED BY GOAT

Location: Moore Elastika, 191 NE 41st Street, #100, Miami, FL 33137

MITCHELL-INNES & NASH GALLERY, GALERIE LELONG & GOODMAN GALLERY BRUNCH IN PARADISE PLAZA

Location: Paradise Plaza, 151 NE 41st St., Miami, FL 33137

VIRGIL TRIBUTE PROJECTION

Location: 191 NE 40th St., Miami, FL 33137

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HIGHSNOBIETY × BACCARAT

HIGHSNOBIETY AND BACCARAT HOST DINNER CELEBRATING HIGHART IN MIAMI WITH FERG AND FRIENDS

Highsnobiety and Baccarat celebrate the launch of HIGHArt, a magazine by Highsnobiety, with a private dinner hosted by Editor-in-Chief Thom Bettridge and Baccarat CEO Jim Shreve with guest of honor Ferg.

Guests including Ferg, Kerwin Frost, Kerby-Jean Raymond, Renell Medrano, Raul Lopez, Jeanne-Salome Rochat, Kelsey Lu, Emmanuel Olunka and Corey Stokes joined Highsnobiety and Baccarat for an intimate dinner at the Baccarat Boutique Bar & Lounge in Miami, enjoying a meal with Baccarat and Christofle silver to celebrate the launch of the HIGHArt magazine and project.

Starring Bad Bunny on this first-ever HIGHArt cover, the issue features conversations with Russell Westbrook, Grimes, Kidsuper, Coi Leray, and Anonymous Club, as well as a tour of Miami from Dan Graham and more.

Highsnobiety, the media pioneer who since 2005 has shaped the forefront of youth culture from the proliferation of streetwear to its infiltration of luxury, announced its HIGHArt platform in Miami this week. Building on the “content festival” format it launched with its Not In Paris project, HIGHArt is a platform that blends content, commerce, and experience. It will come to life with a blitz of Miami programming including a month-long pop-up HIGHArt Museum Store in the Design District, nightly launch celebrations with partners including Baccarat and David Zwirner Gallery’s PLATFORM, and the eponymous print magazine.

HIGHArt Museum Store

Miami Design District

88 NE 39th Street

Miami FL 33137

Now open – December 31

Available on Highsnobiety Shop from December 6 – December 31

About HIGHArt

Highsnobiety, the media pioneer who since 2005 has shaped the forefront of youth culture through the prism of style, announces its HIGHArt platform. An exploration of the state of the arts industries from a Highsnobiety point of view, HIGHArt continues to push the boundaries of art and culture by introducing Highsnobiety’s powerful next-gen audience to the talents and brands that align with their creative interests and artistic sensibilities.

Within its core components of content, commerce and experience, HIGHArt comes to life in a show of force with a blitz of Miami programming including a month-long pop-up HIGHArt Museum Store in the Design District, nightly launch celebrations and an eponymous print magazine.

About Highsnobiety

Highsnobiety is a brand dedicated to a new generation of cultural pioneers. Our mission is to discover and champion the best our culture has to offer, connect people through our love of style, and amplify a community of emerging creators. Always ahead of the curve, Highsnobiety is dedicated to discovering what’s next.

Founded in 2005 by CEO David Fischer, Highsnobiety is a global business headquartered in Berlin with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Tokyo and Milan. We are a digital media and cultural consultancy at the intersection of style, art, design and technology, providing a platform for the brands and people we are passionate about.

About Baccarat

Founded in 1764, Baccarat is a luxury brand internationally renowned for extraordinary products symbolizing the excellence of the French Art de vivre. Its Manufacture has been located in Lorraine, France, since the company’s inception and constitutes an essential economic pillar of the region. For 257 years, each Baccarat creation has been manufactured by highly skilled craftsmen and bears the seal of unique savoir-faire passed down from generation to generation. As a true source of inspiration for the greatest international designers, Baccarat continues to innovate and develop prestigious collections that are loved around the world.

Baccarat also works with the biggest luxury brands to create tailor-made flacons and other exclusive products. From tableware to lighting and from decorative objects to fine jewelry, Baccarat is synonymous with glamour and perfection.

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O’MY’S AND ALEX BANIN RELEASE NEW SINGLE

The O’My’s have linked up with Alex Banin for a raw, undeniable sound unique to the iconic cultural hub in all its beauty. With the assist from Banin, singer-guitarist Maceo Vidal-Haymes and multi-instrumentalist Nick Hennessey grapple with close relationships and learn to let go on the soulful new singleRealistic,out now via ADA / Warner Music Group.

Written within a period of isolation during the pandemic, “Realistic” is about personal growth stemming from deep and necessary introspection. Opening with gentle vocals from the crooners and soft descending chords on guitar, the song possesses an intimate and impactful sound that’s sure to resonate with anyone at odds with a past lover or friend. “Without you I’ve been changing,” they harmonize, “I’m better off without you.” It’s a blunt statement enveloped with endearing horns which offer both a sense of acceptance and comfort to listeners. 

Nick Hennessey elaborates on the track, “Our session with Alex Banin was one of, if not the last, we had before the pandemic put a pause on all in person collaborations. It was our first time ever working together and the ideas started rolling in right off the jump. By the end of that evening we had most of the lyrics and chord structure all figured out and recorded. Over the next couple months Maceo and I continued to fill out the production and arrangement and tapped in Alfonzo Jones for drums and JP Floyd for trombone. I love the way this song grabs the listener from the first words and then takes them on an sonic and emotional journey.” 

The new single follows their first release of 2021, fittingly entitled Lonely. The warm falsetto sung by Vidal-Haymes glides over a rich drum groove as tasteful brass instruments garnish the essence of the song. All these textures come together impeccably to embolden the duo’s message of community and compassion as Vidal-Haymes sings on the bridge, “You make me better than I ever was without you.” Vidal-Haymes states, “Lonely is not simply a love song but an affirmation of the healing and transformative power of relationships and love. During the pandemic we learned to depend on and make space for ourselves. The isolation allowed for us  to take away distractions and hone in on our intentions and identity. By that same token, the pandemic’s isolation forced us to not only reflect on ourselves but also on those people in our lives that bring us love, strength and compassion.” He adds, “We hope listeners take away the understanding that we cannot make it in this world alone. The work of living a good life starts within but needs companionship and community to flourish.”

The new era of music first came to fruition in 2020. They would then spend the next year creating multiple productions for the song and with each rewrite Vidal-Haymes and Hennessey pushed their boundaries to the next level. Surviving through the pandemic with the power of music, the two challenged themselves with unfiltered artistic expressions that served as a savior. Vidal-Haymes says their new music “incorporates what we have learned as growing producers, writers, and men but at its core it’s what has always made The O’My’s.” 

Their forthcoming project promises to reach new heights in light of the trials and tribulations throughout the last two years, bringing forward their refined sound of evocative soul music.

“A duo that resists genre, that can’t be easily defined…”  — CHICAGO TRIBUNE

 “…a wholly original sound of gently thumping grooves, falsetto vocals, and an engagingly minimal aesthetic.— EARMILK 

“…soulful…” — THE FADER

“The O’My’s’ serene and sticky sound is built around Vidal-Haymes’ falsetto vocals, which have drawn comparisons to everyone from Curtis Mayfield to TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, and Hennessey’s tender keyboard / synth melodies.” — ROLLING STONE

About The O’My’s:

Channeling their experiences and perspective into soulful music, The O’My’s grabs listeners from the very first note. Made up of vocalist-guitarist Maceo Vidal-Haymes and classically trained instrumentalist Nick Hennessey, they have etched themselves into Chicago’s music scene through consistency and collaboration. Together they produce a rich tapestry of sound, pulling from a wide range of genres, decades and emotions, and have additionally linked up with a wealth of notable talent including Chance the Rapper, Noname, Saba, Ab-Soul, Pink Siifu, ZZ Ward, and Carter Lang (Omar Apollo, SZA). 

Their 2018 full length album Tomorrow was formative to their launch and 2019’s EP Above Ground saw the band expanding on the sonics explored in its precursor. Ten years and tens of millions of streams later, The O’My’s have honed their one-of-a-kind sound while cultivating an impassioned fanbase and positive praise from media critics. To date, they’ve secured coverage from the likes of Billboard, Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, Complex, The FADER, Highsnobiety, Pitchfork, among others, and Rolling Stone dubbed them the ‘Artist[s] You Need To Know.’ 

On the new music, Vidal-Haymes states, “In this new chapter we have pushed ourselves and our sound. We opened and built our first studio which has allowed us the time and space to experiment, learn and reflect. These songs and the songs to come are born from this growth and ever expanding world. We are not an island unto ourselves. We are connected. Humanity as we know it is based on connection and communication and on this project we’ll examine just that.”

KIANA LEDÉ – THIS CHRISTMAS

KIANA LEDÉ OFFICIALLY RELEASES “THIS CHRISTMAS” ON ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS

LISTEN HERE

Ready to heat up the holidays, platinum-selling Phoenix-born and Los Angeles-based artist Kiana Ledé officially releases her cover of the classic “This Christmas” at all streaming platforms via The Heavy Group/Republic Records today.
Listen to “This Christmas”: HERE

Originally unveiled as an Amazon Originals Exclusive in 2020, she has unwrapped it on every streaming platform now. Kiana brings her own sense of sultry soul and simmering spirit to the holiday classic, adding another dimension to the standard and giving it new life.

Kiana’s voice continues to resound throughout the culture. She teamed up with multiplatinum R&B phenomenon Queen Naija for “I’m Her,” clocking millions of streams. Additionally, she lent her smooth vocals to Kitty Ca$h’s latest banger “Just Fine.”

Not to mention, her most recent single “Ur Best Friend” [feat. Kehlani] has amassed over 26 million streams. HYPEBAE described it as “steamy, and UPROXX observed, “Plenty of R&B acts came out to impress last year with their respective projects despite the pandemic making it anything but a normal year. Two artists who did this are Kiana Ledé and Kehlani.” Meanwhile, Revolt raved, “the two fused their R&B talents together effortlessly in the new track about giving into temptation.”

It all paves the way for new music coming soon. She’s kept busy this year with collaborations with G-EAZY, THEY., Niko WaltersD-Nice, and Femme It Forward, flexing her dynamic diversity.

Kiana Ledé is way more than an R&B singer. Her poetic lyrics (set to an alluring blend of early classic R&B, soul, pop, hip-hop, and singer/songwriter genre) and relatability have led to notable success, including the platinum-certified “EX” from 2018’s breakout Selfless EP, and hits like “Mad At Me” and “Chocolate” feat. Ari Lennox and achieved over 1 billion streams globally.

KIKI, her self-described “coming of age” debut album, bowed in the Top 5 of various charts — the Billboard Top R&B Albums Chart, Apple Music R&B/Soul Albums Chart and iTunes R&B/Soul Albums Chart — as well as the Top 10 of the Apple Music Overall Albums Chart. The album has impressively gained over 50 million streams in addition to industry praise from ELLEBillboardHighsnobietyVIBE and many more.

Ledé grew up in South Phoenix, Arizona as a self-described “Black, Mexican, and Native American girl who participated in pageants.” At the core of her music is honesty, which will continue to make her a standout artist.

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Reyanna Maria – Used Two

19-year-old Melbourne-based Filipino pop/R&B singer and songwriter Reyanna Maria serves up a sizzling new single: “Used 2”.

Get it HERE via Victor Victor Worldwide/Republic Records.

On the track, an airy beat brushes up against her smooth delivery as she warns, “I might throw it back on your man like you used to.” With attitude and swagger, she continues to flex with a flirty promise, “Your man coming home with me, because I know he don’t like the way you do.” The track highlights her dynamic vocals, provocative lyrics, and undeniable energy. 

It arrives on the heels of “What’s Ur Sign?” The latter has amassed over 1 million streams to date in addition to reeling in critical acclaim.  Billboard named it among the “R&B/Hip-Hop Fresh Picks of the Week,” and claimed: “the track is catchy and confident, setting the laid-back singer up for an equally lovable follow-up release.” Bongmines Entertainment attested, “‘What’s Ur Sign?’ contains a relatable narrative, flirtatious lyrics, and an ear-pleasing vocal flow.”

Reyanna exploded with the buzzing single “So Pretty” and its Tyga-assisted Official Remix. Right out of the gate, HIGHSNOBIETY named her among “Creators to Watch Right Now” and raved, “Reyanna Maria is the face of a new league of home-grown artists who are using social media to take the reigns of their careers and cultivating their presence in the music industry on their own terms.” Meanwhile, she also picked up plugs from Forbes, HotNewHipHop, and more.

“So Pretty” initially came to life when Reyanna sang on a duet challenge on TikTok. The spur-of-the-moment sound that was created from the video exploded with over 20 million views and 1 million-plus TikTok videos. On its heels, the original track posted up 45 million-plus streams and counting to date. Videos using “So Pretty” were created by Chrissy Teigen (34M Followers), Bella Poarch (56.4M Followers), Alicia Keys (20.7M Followers), Vanessa Bryant (14.3M Followers) and many more!

Even when clutching the tiny microphone of her wired earbuds and serenading a smartphone camera, Reyanna Maria exudes the kind of charisma and attitude meant for the global spotlight. Within a few months’ time, the 19-year-old Melbourne-based Filipino songstress has already inspired 1 million-plus TikTok videos and racked up over 12 million streams. By the age of fourteen, she started to fill a notebook with lyrics and song ideas. She posted covers online and mimicked idols such as Ariana Grande and Jhené Aiko. As part of an online challenge, she went live on TikTok to sing on a beat. The initial clip of “So Pretty” exploded with nearly 10 million views as they finished the song together in two more successive posts, totaling 22 million views. Victor Victor Worldwide founder Steven Victor signed Reyanna on the spot once he found out about her video. Now, the official release of “So Pretty” [feat. Tyga] formally introduces Reyanna Maria as a fiery force for pop and R&B.

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Kiana Led × Kehlani – Ur Best Friend

KIANA LED RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR UR BEST FRIEND WITH KEHLANI

NEW ALBUM COMING SOON

Continuing to electrify the culture, platinum-selling Phoenix native and Los Angeles-based artist Kiana Led unveils the music video for her buzzing single Ur Best Friend with Kehlani via The Heavy Group/Republic Records today. GRAMMY Award-nominated multiplatinum R&B femme fatale Kehlani even directed the red-hot video herself, which features an appearance by Vic Mensa. You have to see it to believe it

Watch the music video for Ur Best Friend: HERE

Listen to Ur Best Friend: HERE

Right out of the gate, Ur Best Friend amassed nearly 2 million worldwide streams to date. In addition to plugs by HYPEBAE and more, UPROXX raved, Kiana and Kehlani bring their talents together. HotNewHipHop rated the song very hot and predicted it’s poised to climb the charts. SoulBounce dubbed it a sneaky link anthem for Summer 2021, and Revolt praised how they fuse their R&B talents together effortlessly in the new track about giving into temptation.

On the track, a throwback beat simmers in the background with skittering cymbals, airy keys, and head-nodding bass. Kiana’s voice wraps around this thick soul smoke as Kehlani counters with a show stopping turn of her own. Together, these two R&B femme fatales turn up with a scorching and sizzling collaboration punctuated by raw soul. Be on the lookout for the premiere of the music video.

It paves the way for her next album coming very soon. She’s kept busy this year with collaborations with G-EAZY, THEY., Niko Walters, D-Nice, and Femme It Forward, flexing her dynamic diversity.

It all sets the stage for the release of Kiana’s new album this fall!

ABOUT KIANA LED

Kiana Led is way more than an R&B singer. Her poetic lyrics (set to an alluring blend of early classic R&B, soul, pop, hip-hop, and singer/songwriter genre) and relatability have led to notable success, including the platinum-certified EX from 2018’s breakout Selfless EP, and hits like Mad At Me and Chocolate feat. Ari Lennox and achieved nearly 2 billion streams globally.

KIKI, her self-described coming of age debut album, bowed in the Top 5 of various charts, the Billboard Top R&B Albums Chart, Apple Music R&B/Soul Albums Chart, and iTunes R&B/Soul Albums Chart, as well as the Top 10 of the Apple Music Overall Albums Chart. The album has impressively gained over 440 million streams in addition to industry praise from ELLE, Billboard, Highsnobiety, VIBE and many more.

For more information and the latest on Kiana Led visit YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.

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

TOBi × Mick Jenkins – Off The Drugs

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

Listen/watch the lyric video here.

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

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

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

ABOUT TOBi

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

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

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GoldLink – HARAM!

Today, GoldLink, one of the most innovative artists in hip-hop, releases his third studio album, HARAM!, via Squaaash Club/RCA Records. Click here to listen.

Containing 15 tracks with features by Flo MilliNLE ChoppaSantigoldBibi BourellyRich The Kid, emerging international act Fire! and more, HARAM! represents the destruction and rebuilding of a new GoldLink, yet stays true to his lyrical prowess. Joe Perez (Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Pusha T) helmed the creative direction for the album.

Continuing to redefine what a “rap star” is meant to be, HARAM! is GoldLink’s most personal, genius, adventurous and riskiest piece of work to date. Filled with unfiltered braggadocios raps, challenging flows – yet feels more specific, like a biopic – the album is one that poses questions rather than give answers. The metaphoric use of the harsh, gritty telephone effect against his iconic cadence signifies that GoldLink is purposefully imperfect; he doesn’t want to be perfect. With HARAM!, GoldLink’s quest is to challenge the idea of rap titles in art in his pursuit to becoming a musical deity.

This Saturday (6/19), GoldLink will be performing during Luminosity Gaming’s “Luminosity Live” event, presented by F9. Catch him on Twitch at 10pm EST on the Luminosity Twitch Channel.

HARAM! Track list:

01 Extra Clip feat. NLE Choppa

02 202

03 White Walls

04 Spit On It feat. Rizloski

05 Terrordome

06 Evian feat. PinkPantheresss, Rizloski & Rax

07 Raindrops feat. Flo Milli

08 Twin feat. Rich The Kid

09 Girl Pacino

10 Thump Chronicles Vol. 1 feat. Pressa & Digga

11 Culture Clash feat. Fire!

12 Wayne Perry feat. LukeyWorld

13 Wild and Lethal Trash! feat. Fire! & Santigold

14 Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk feat. Jesse Boykins III

15 Cindy’s Daughter feat. Bibi Bourelly

Listen here: HARAM!

About GoldLink:

Where the intersections of the DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia) collide, GoldLink is a direct product. Washington, D.C., and the broader DMV area, have long been treated like a musical Rubik’s cube. There are bursting, technicolor patches of musical brilliance, but the component parts never line up in a way that made sense to those on the outside. GoldLink is not interested in spelling out all the nuances of his hometown; what he does aim to do is synthesize his environment’s litany of influences and inspirations into something unique, singular, and all together his own.

With his RIAA-certified Gold debut studio album At What Cost (Squaaash Club/RCA) – helmed by the monstrous single “Crew” – released in March 2017, he’s done just that. By merging the sensibilities of go-go with the African diaspora, he’s done what hip-hop has done from its inception: repurpose what’s available into something magical.

The success of At What Cost and 4x Platinum single “Crew” saw GoldLink achieve a number of career firsts — from his Grammy nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration to the iHeartMedia Music Awards nomination for Best New Hip-Hop Artist to his BET Awards nomination for Best New Artist. Adding to his accomplishments was a Grammy Nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration the following year with “Like I Do” with Christina Aguilera.

Following up in 2019 with Diaspora, GoldLink continued to show his sonic range and influences as shown on singles “Zulu Screams” ft. Maleek Berry & Bibi Bourelly, and “Joke Ting” ft. Ari Pensmith. The album was recognized by Pitchfork as “the best music of his career,” and Highsnobiety declared “GoldLink can conceive of and execute his ideas better than most anyone in hip-hop today.” Diaspora made several Best Albums of The Year lists including Complex, UpRoxx, Hot New Hip Hop and more, while “Zulu Screams” made The New York Times “54 Best Songs of 2019” list, calling it “a supremely catchy international collaboration.”

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