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Maria Becerra inside 360 Magazine.

SPOTLIGHT ON MARÍA BECERRA

María Becerra is a tour de force. The Argentinian songstress, known as “la nena de Argentina” released her second EP in 2021, embracing and experimenting with hip-hop, reggaeton, trap, R&B, salsa, and more to craft her new sound. Described as a “leading voice in Argentina’s urban pop movement,” Becerra is a star on the rise. As the first Latin artist signed to indie American record label 300 Entertainment and with a Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist pending, it is clear despite her successes already, she is only just beginning. She sat down to answer a few questions for 360 Magazine including how she got her start in music, the story behind her nickname, her influences, and what to expect from her in 2022.

How would you describe your style of music?

I believe I have a very melodic and versatile musical style. In the studio, we always try to ensure that each song has a varied melodic line, with different degrees of nuances. Above all, we aspire to make a melody that sounds familiar and enjoyable to the public. I have experimented with several genres and in all of them, I was able to find how to make my own style fit within them. I hear they call me ‘the Queen of Weeping,” which makes me laugh. I have many songs that are for dogging and dancing, and others that are a bit sadder.

How did you first become interested in creating music?

From a very young age, art was important to me; I learned how to sing, act and dance as a child. In my home, we listened to a lot of music. For a while, I did covers of famous songs as I learned. I think I was absorbing different music and styles to the point where I felt the need to start expressing myself with my own works. Despite this desire, I was not 100% confident in my abilities yet and had many insecurities. I was afraid of how the public would receive my music and doubted if this was my true path. Luckily, things turned out in a positive way. Today, I have no doubts that yes, I was born to create music and it brings me a lot of joy.

Which songs are you most proud of?

Mm, they are all special to me and fill me with pride. It is difficult for me to pick just one. If I had to choose one, my first instinct is to say Ademas De Mi or Mi Debilidad, that song is very significant to me as an artist. I cried a lot while making it and recording the video.

You were a Youtuber before becoming a singer. How was the experience of transitioning from an influencer to an artist?

YouTube was a beautiful experience, and I am grateful that the opportunity was a positive one. The change in my life was progressive over time. Being on YouTube allowed me the chance for people to get to know me, while I gained confidence and worked on my own fears as a public person. Obviously, my life and my career are now on another path but having the experience of being a YouTuber served as the foundation for everything that has gone on to happen in my life.

What is your favorite fan moment?

My favorite moments are when my fans tell me everything in my music speaks to them. It’s amazing how something I pour so much love into in the studio can reach so many people and positively influence their lives. In live concerts, we would raise up different fans to speak with them, and at one performance a girl told us that with my song ‘Tell Me How I Do,’ she declared her love to her girlfriend. I found it beautiful. Those moments fill me with incredible happiness.

Maria Becerra by Christian Garfa 2

How does it feel to have reached this level of popularity so young?

It still doesn’t feel real. It is incredible to me, but I just try and take things one day at a time. I try to appreciate the small things and remain the humble girl I’ve always been because that’s still who I am. I surround myself a lot with my friends, my family, and my pets who are my rocks – they remind me of where I come from and who I am.

Why do you refer to yourself as the Girl from Argentina?

In general, it is known that many of the best discoveries occur accidentally, and this was no exception. When we recorded Animal with Cazzu, in the song’s lyrics I sing “Las Nenas de Argentina,” as if referring to the two of us. Apparently, when people listened, they heard “La nena de Argentina” and everyone loved that I referred to myself that way. From there, I started to use it as my brand, and I feel it gives me a special power for communicating to the world my music and I are made and from Argentina.

Who are your influences?

Wow, so many artists! I especially love and admire Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, and Rihanna. They are very important role models to me. I watch their shows and videos a lot.

How did it feel to join a label as prestigious as 300 Entertainment?

I am honored and very happy to work with them. They have always been supportive, even affectionate, towards me. Unfortunately, their office is in Los Angeles, so we don’t have the opportunity to see each other that often, but when we do it’s always a special moment. I know the whole team at 300 takes care of me and wants the best for me, so I respect them and thank them very much.

Your most recent EP blended many different genres. Which genres would you like to experiment with in the future?

I like Bachata, and I think more songs like this are coming from me. Yet as I said before, I don’t want to pigeonhole myself. I love to experiment with different genres and different sounds, and that is what is important to me as I create music today. So, in 2022 you and all my fans can be surprised with what I come out with next.

What can we expect to see from you in the future?

I feel like 2022 is going to be a great year. My team and I are working hard to make it so. I’m locked in the studio, and many of the songs we are currently working on are tremendous. I am already anxious for people to listen to them. This year, a new album is coming, as well as trips and several shows in Argentina and Europe. We hope to reach many places and have everyone dance and sing to my music.

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Photos: Christian Garfa

Steve Aoki × End of the World

Steve Aoki

2x-Grammy-nominated artist Steve Aoki and Multi-Platinum Tokyo-based group End of the World released the brand new self-titled End of the World today Beautifully synchronizing the individual styles of both artists, the single sees End of the World lead singer Fukase’s whispery falsetto smoothly glide over Aoki’s signature electronic groove. The track pulses with positive energy from start to finish, leading with a universal message about tapping into the present. Listen here.

The End of the World’s origin story began with Aoki as a fan of the band, who are known for performing in Japan to stadium-sized audiences upwards of 140K fans. Sooner than later, Aoki reached out, and End of the World was excited to join forces. This intense exchange of energy and emotion between Aoki and Fukase inspired them to hit the studio to work on an original collaboration, which would ultimately become End of the World. During the process, the two finally met this summer in July, when Fukase appeared on stage at one of Aoki’s Las Vegas performances. The song’s refrain “Don’t tell me it’s the end of the world tonight” suggests a longing for the night to keep going and to feel hopeful again, energized by the return to live music and their shared experience being back on stage.

Aoki, who was recently announced as an Asian Hall of Fame inductee for the class of 2021, says of the project, “I’ve been a big fan of End of the World’s music for a while now, so when the opportunity came up to work with them, I was honored. It’s always fun for me to collaborate with Japanese artists given my heritage, and to bring that to the rest of the world. The song we made is special not only in its lyrical content, but in its uplifting melody, and I am so excited for it to be out for everyone to dance and sing along to.

End of the World’s Fukase adds, “As our first ever self-titled work, this song brings me back to the time in my life when I had lost everything that it literally felt like it was the end of the world. Thats how the band’s name came about, to remind all of us that it is never too late to start anything, even from the very end. Lyric-wise, this song sounds a lot like a normal love song, but I also feel like every word is meant for my old self in the past.”

About Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki, the two-time Grammy-nominated producer/DJ is one of today’s most successful American cross-genre artists, collectively counting 2.8 billion music streams on Spotify. As the founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company, and apparel line Dim Mak Records, which he founded in 1996, Aoki has helped launch the careers of global acts like The Chainsmokers, Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, The Gossip, and The Kills, among many others. Dim Mak today counts more than 1,000 official releases from the biggest acts and most buzzing newcomers across EDM, indie rock, hip-hop and beyond over its two-decades-plus discography. As a solo artist, Aoki boasts a lauded discography that includes: Wonderland (2012), his debut solo album, which garnered him his first-ever Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album; hip-hop centric Kolony (2017), and the Neon Future series, which includes Neon Future I (2014, certified gold by the RIAA), Neon Future II (2015), Neon Future III (2018) and the recently released Neon Future IV (April 2020); which has rocketed in streaming to date and received praise from singles such as Maldad; ft. Maluma and Let It Be Me, ft. Backstreet Boys. Recognized by Forbes as one of the top 5 world’s highest paid DJ’s and the world’s hardest working DJ, Aoki is “one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world” (Billboard), counting more than 250 tour dates per year. In 2012, Aoki founded The Aoki Foundation, which primarily supports organizations in the brain science and research areas with a specific focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation, more information HERE. Most recently, Steve Aoki released his critically acclaimed memoir entitled, “Blue: The Color of Noise” published by St. Martin’s Press.

About End of the World

Since their debut in Japan, End of the World composed of 4 childhood friends Fukase, Nakajin, Saori and D.J. Love have swept the Japanese music scene as Sekai No Owari quickly gained momentum, touring sold-out arenas and stadiums all over Asia. In keeping with the ambition and desire to share music with a global audience, End of the World is completely reinvented as the band’s new moniker to take an innovative approach with their music. Their single Lost featuring Clean Bandit was play-listed on BBC Radio2 gaining 30M+ streams worldwide. After many years of making, End of the World released a debut album Chameleon reflecting the journey as End of the Word.

Steve Aoki Wikipedia HERE

360 Magazine Golden Cat Issue HERE.

Mineo Illustration by Reb Czukoski for use by 360 Magazine

Andy Mineo × Lecrae

In the midst of his “The Return To Never Land” Tour Andy Mineo got the call he’d been waiting for. The world will finally get to see his new music video for “Been About It,” ft Lecrae! With his Never Land II album critically acclaimed with over 7 million streams in 1 week, Andy Mineo, is poised for crossover success.

After 80 million streams from their viral hit, “Coming In Hot,” fans were looking forward to a follow-up project with Andy Mineo and Lecrae. With the momentum built, Mineo hit producer, Sak Pase, producer of “Coming In Hot,” for another banger.

The “Been About It” video features recreation of the album artwork of the most famous hip-hop albums ever released.

“Been About It is a homage to the music that raised me. An homage to the culture and the creators who paved a way for hip hop to be a global phenomenon that I get to be a part of,” shares Andy. “We’ve lost so many iconic hip-hop artists in the past few years and sadly, we wait until people die to give them their props! Lecrae and I recorded this song and a dope video to pay tribute to the artists who have impacted hip-hop and inspired us!”

His partner-in-rhyme, Lecrae adds, “Andy and I are products of Hip Hop. These are some of the albums that shaped our childhood. I especially loved remaking the Tupac album cover. He was iconic.”

The first time the public saw the “Been About It” video was at the Atlanta private VIP listening session. The day before the album release, Lecrae and Andy traversed the Atlanta Beltline, playing the Never Land II album for random people while capturing reactions to the original “Been About It” video. At a VIP meet-and-greet during “The Return To Never Land II” tour, Andy privately showed snippets from the video.

The reactions from everyday people on the belt-line and the texts he received from influencers and media friends were so energizing.

Today Andy Mineo & Lecrae are proud to share their love letter to hip-hop, the artists and the creatives who are keeping the culture alive! You can find some of these memorable album covers recreated in the “Been About It” video:

MF Doom – Madvillainy
Big Pun – Capital Punishment
OutKast – Stankonia
Tupac – All Eyez On Me
Never Land II Album Artwork for use by 360 Magazine
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JAGMAC – We Found Love

Multi-talented sibling pop group JAGMAC has released their new single, “We Found Love,” via Unitas Entertainment/ONErpm. The bright, effervescent track captures the feeling of falling in love and was inspired by the beauty and lifestyle of Miami. Press HERE to listen/stream. Co-written with 3-time Grammy nominated songwriter Lord Afrixana (Beyonce, Pharrell Williams) and produced by Mike Molina (Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, Fifth Harmony, Jennifer Lopez), “We Found Love” creates an unforgettable atmosphere leaving listeners enchanted with its infectious pop hook and rhythmic, uplifting melodies.

“Our new single ‘We Found Love’ was written and produced in the heart of South Florida,” shares JAGMAC. “We were inspired by beautiful tropical weather, people, and the culture of Miami. ‘We Found Love’ is a love story that everyone can relate to!”

JAGMAC has also announced their return to the west coast when they perform on Saturday, October 30th at The Mint LA in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets are on sale now. Press HERE to purchase.

About JAGMAC

Growing up in a large, lively Filipino-Polish-American household, the six-piece, whose name comes from the first initial of its members’ names from youngest to oldest: Jared, Angelique, Gabriel, Manjo, Alyssa and CJ, discovered the shared power of their talents and bright personalities as a unit and began bringing their vision as a musical group to life, delivering music with the power to resonate in every corner of the globe. By integrating sounds, styles, and spirits from around the world, JAGMAC inspires culture and music to move as one. To date, the group has tallied over 3 million YouTube views, 2.6 million Spotify streams, and received media acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Hollywood Life, KTLA, Just Jared Jr, J-14, Tiger Beat, AXS, and Substream Magazine among others. Recognizing a collective power to unite even the most seemingly disparate of vibes, the siblings have also garnered an incredible following on TikTok, accumulating over 71 million views and 740K followers.

Combining their love for pop, dance music, hip-hop, and rap, JAGMAC’s explosive, upbeat songs are impossible to categorize as any single genre. Instead, the group’s music is connected by a simple mission: to spread positivity. They’ve been successful in this mission with their hit, feel-good songs taking them to arenas and stadiums around the globe, sharing the stage with the likes of The Chainsmokers, CNCO, Becky G, and Ava Max, in addition to performing at Arthur Ashe Stadium at the US Open, Times Square for Wonderama hosted by David Osmond (nephew of Donny and Marie Osmond) and co-hosted by Coco and Breezy, and London’s iconic O2 Arena opening for Little Mix on their U.K. tour.

Since forming the band in 2014, one performance after another paved the way for JAGMAC’s quiet rise independently. Upon release, their single “Soldiers” reached #1 on Billboard‘s Breakout Chart for Dance Club Songs, peaked at #15 on the Dance Club Songs Chart, and #5 on the Commercial Pop Chart. In 2018, JAGMAC released their debut EP featuring title track Right Back With You” which shot to #6 on the Commercial Pop Top 30 in the UK and #3 on the Upfront CLUB Top 30 UK. That same year, the band was crowned Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing placing them in good company with alumni such as Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Alessia Cara, and Why Don’t We. They soon returned with their sophomore EP, Like A Band, featuring lead single and title track “Like A Band” which launched to over 1 million streams and received support from Sirius XM and Spotify on the Pop Remix, Happy Beats, and Dance Rising playlists. “We Found Love” is the latest in a string of singles from the band joining “MASARAP” which pays tribute to their Filipino heritage and “Motivation” as it speaks to the moments that inspire the band to continue chasing their dreams.

For JAGMAC, 2022 is looking to be their biggest year yet, thanks to a new management partnership with Jeffery David of Cranberry Management, who guided multi-platinum band Echosmith to worldwide status. “I am so excited about all things JAGMAC and what they are about. The songs are so good and what they stand for is something the world really needs right now which is LOVE,” shares David.

It’s safe to say, JAGMAC shows no signs of slowing down. Stay tuned for even more new music from the band coming soon!

DJ SWAMP IZZO HOST ALT FESTIVAL

ATLANTA’S OWN DJ SWAMP IZZO SET TO HOST 11th ANNUAL ATLANTA HIP-HOP DAY FESTIVAL LEGENDS OF HIP-HOP OCTOBER 2nd-3rd

The Momentous Event with Surprise, Special Guests
Makes its Way Fresh Off the Release of New Single/Video “3 PHONES” Featuring FUTURE

This weekend, the 11th annual Atlanta Hip Hop Day Festival [ATL Hip Hop Day] kicks off and calls on Atlanta trailblazer, multi-hyphenate creative-artist DJ Swamp Izzo to join in on the action. In what appears to be one of the most in-demand weekends for Hip Hop, Izzo is set to curate a set that exemplifies why he is one of the most called in DJs in the metropolitan area and beyond. Additional information on Atlanta Hip Hop Day Festival HERE.

A weekend dedicated to unity through the celebration of the Atlanta Hip Hop scene, attendees can expect special surprises spanning from on the rise artists to some of the biggest acts in the world, with Swamp Izzo leading the charge through deejaying, vibe curating, and more. Izzo recently teamed up with global superstar Future for his Cash Money Records debut track “3 Phones.” Amassing praise from Rap Radar, The Source, Revolt, and more, Izzo sets his mark for his 2021 takeover as an artist and public figure. Izzo is also as one the resident DJs as club Blue Fame and contributor for Sirius XM and V103 in Atlanta, among other stations.

Catch Izzo in action this weekend at Atlanta Hip Hop Day Music Festival.

Justin Bieber Festival Poster from Jordan Calvano, Infamous PR, for use by 360 Magazine

Justin Bieber × Friends – The Vegas Weekender

Justin Bieber and Pollen Presents will be heading to Las Vegas from Oct. 7-10 for a very special experience, Justin Bieber & Friends, The Vegas Weekender. This one of a kind event will be completely curated by Justin, with handpicked musical guests and a specially curated itinerary of activities based around his own personal passions. The experience will take place over three days and three nights with Wynn Las Vegas’ XS and Encore Beach Club serving as the main headquarters.

The weekend will be anchored by a headlining performance on the final night by Justin Bieber at the acclaimed XS Nightclub, giving fans the chance to see him perform up close in an intimate space. The phase one lineup features some of Justin’s favorite artists across various genres, including the hit making French DJ and producer David Guetta, Australian rapper and songwriter The Kid LAROI, Oakland native and beloved vocalist Kehlani, the one and only Jaden Smith performing under his stage name Jaden, London native and dance music heavyweight TroyBoi, and rising talent / musical prodigy Eddie Benjamin. More artists will be announced in phase two, and the event will also feature special guests.

The festivities will kick off on Oct. 7 with an opening party at XS Nightclub and will be followed by a pool party at Encore Beach Club on Oct. 8, both of which will feature a headlining artist on the lineup and additional support artists. Tables are available via Wynn Nightlife or by calling 702-770-7300.

Guests of the Vegas Weekender will also get to share in some of Bieber’s favorite activities. Oct. 9 features a skate park takeover that will include legendary skateboarder Nyjah Huston and more, along with food and drink pop-ups showcasing some of Justin’s favorites. This will be followed by a headlining performance from Justin Bieber at XS Nightclub.

Justin Bieber is one of the world’s biggest stars, an arena selling, chart-topping singer, who earlier this year released his acclaimed sixth album Justice. Justin Bieber & Friends, The Vegas Weekender will be his first ever curated travel experience and a unique opportunity to really get to know one of pop music’s most visible stars.

Justin Bieber & Friends, The Vegas Weekender is brought to you by Pollen Presents. Pollen Presents creates the best experiences around people’s tastes and preferences you can only find on pollen. These experiences allow fans and the biggest stars in music, sports, wellness and beyond to come together and connect around one-of-a-kind itineraries in some of the world’s most exciting destinations and resorts.

For more information about the event, visit pollen.co for the latest news and updates.

Artist Lineup (A – Z)
David Guetta
Eddie Benjamin
Jaden
Justin Bieber
Kehlani
The Kid LAROI
TroyBoi

About Pollen
Pollen is a technology company building, curating, and delivering the best experiences for members all over the world. Members enjoy these experiences together with the people they love, creating stronger relationships and unforgettable memories. Members immerse themselves in multi-day itineraries that combine live entertainment, parties, and relaxation time in more than 50 popular destinations. Members can discover and book these experiences exclusively on pollen.co and the Pollen app. Pollen has already launched bespoke mini-breaks with mega stars like J Balvin, Marshawn Lynch and Ozuna.

About Justin Bieber
Global superstar Justin Bieber reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second time in eight months with his smash collaboration with The Kid Laroi, “Stay.” Justin’s eighth career #1 single, “Stay” has made history as Bieber becomes the youngest solo artist ever to reach 100 hits on the chart. His certified-platinum smash hit “Peaches” debuted at #1 on Billboard Hot 100 and hit #1 on both the Top 40 and Rhythmic Airplay charts. “Peaches” – with over 1.5 billion streams worldwide – is the latest single from Justin’s global #1 album Justice, his eighth album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. Bieber made history as the first male solo artist to debut at #1 on both the Billboard 200 album chart and Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Justice opened at #1 streaming in 117 countries worldwide and has accumulated over 6 billion streams to date. With over 75 billion career streams and over 70 million albums sold worldwide, Justin reigns as one of the biggest artists in the world. Bieber is the #1 artist on YouTube with over 60 million subscribers worldwide and is the #1 artist on Spotify global with over 75 million monthly listeners. Tickets for Justin Bieber’s Justice World Tour 2022 are on sale now via Justin Bieber Music and Ticketmaster.

About Wynn Nightlife
Wynn Nightlife consists of the award-winning dayclub and nightclubs at Wynn Las Vegas, the recipient of more Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world. The resort is home to Las Vegas Strip’s most luxurious nightlife venues, XS and Encore Beach Club at Night, as well as the acclaimed dayclub, Encore Beach Club. Together, the venues feature a roster of today’s most in-demand electronic dance music DJs.

XS Nightclub, one of the most renowned nightlife venues in the world, has continuously been named the top grossing nightclub in the U.S. by Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100 list, and was the first venue to ever achieve the honor five times. The 40,000 square foot mega-club features state-of-the-art technology and more than 10,000 individual light sources which illuminate the venue – complementing the intricate décor, large circular dance floor and 170 luxe VIP tables and outdoor cabanas.

At Encore Beach Club, guests can enjoy 55,000 square feet of tropical oasis, including three tiered pools, 40-foot palm trees, 32 private bungalows and cabanas, plush daybeds, a showcase DJ booth and top-of-the-line audio system. Once the sun goes down, XS NightSwim and Encore Beach Club at Night are home to popular seasonal pool parties.

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Destiny Rogers × Flo Milli – Simon Say

DESTINY ROGERS RELEASES SIMON SAY FEAT. FLO MILLI

Listen/Watch the Visualizer HERE

Destiny Rogers is the new ‘It’ girl of alt-R&B. – NYLON

…an unapologetic uniqueness, a creative presence, and a strong voice. – V MAGAZINE’S NEXT GENERATION

Destiny Rogers marries a gift for personal storytelling with a sumptuous percussion palette… – Billboard

Beach Wave Sound / RCA Records artist Destiny Rogers releases a brand new single with accompanying visualizer Simon Say featuring Flo Milli.

LISTEN / WATCH HERE

Simon Say was produced by multi-Grammy Award winning and Producer of the Year nominated producers/songwriters The Stereotypes (Bruno Mars, Cardi B., Justin Bieber) who also co-wrote the song with Destiny Rogers, Flo Milli and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Ant Clemons. On Simon Say, Destiny offers up a gorgeously understated anthem of empowerment. One of the main messages I want to put out in my songs is the idea of being an independent woman and a boss bitch. ‘Simon Say’ is about knowing what you’re capable of, and never letting anyone hold you down says Destiny.

Simon Say follows Destiny’s latest tracks What I Like, which was featured in Destiny’s Jordan Brand campaign, titled Delta of Destiny for the release of the Jordan Delta 2 shoe, and West Like featuring Kalan.FrFr on which Destiny pays loving homage to her West Coast and Latin roots.

Check out her live performance video for What I Like HERE and the official video for West Like HERE , plus a live performance video HERE.

Since first breaking through with her boldly confident but carefree single Tomboy, which has generated over 45 million views on YouTube (Watch HERE) and most recently covered by K-Pop super group Black Pink’s Lisa through a dance cover (Watch HERE) that has generated over 70 million views,  Destiny Rogers has staked her claim as an artist to watch. Growing up in the Northern California town of Lodi, the 21-year-old multi-faceted musician taught herself to play guitar at age 10 and soon started writing and self-producing her own songs. Soon after the 2019 premiere of Tomboy, a track that recently hit #12 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50, Destiny’s spectacular rise has included touring the world and writing for heavy hitters such as Alicia Keys, Khelani and G-Eazy, all while discovering a new sound that transcends genres to irresistible effect.

Check out her Genius Verified piece HERE which explores her debut Tomboy.

Destiny Rogers is currently in the studio working on new material.  Prior to West Like featuring Kalan.FrFr, Destiny released a reworking of Tomboy feat. Coi Leray, and linked up with Coi for a special TikTok to the song which was reposted on Instagram and praised by Kim Kardashian West.  In addition, K-Pop superstar B.I released his global single, Got It Like That featuring Destiny Rogers with Tyla Yaweh which debuted at #1 on Spotify’s K-Pop X-Overs chart and has generated over 4 million views on YouTube (Watch HERE).

About Destiny Rogers

21-year-old Destiny Rogers is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who was born and bred in Lodi, a small Northern California town. At age 6, she became obsessed with skateboarding and even thought she wanted to pursue her passion professionally. She grew up in the church with her father who is a youth pastor who and listened to AC/DC and Mexican mother who listened to Mariachi music — Destiny was pulled in by the power of music. At age 9, she received her first guitar and by age 10 taught herself how to play by watching Justin Bieber covers online and began singing.

After a few years of busking in Los Angeles on the weekends and facing the trials and tribulations of the music industry, she connected with the Grammy-Award winning songwriter/producer team The Stereotypes (Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Justin Bieber). She signed to their label, Beach Wave Sound in 2018 and released her R&B and hip-hop inflected pop debut EP Tomboy via Beach Wave Sound/RCA Records the following year.

Destiny has performed at various festivals including Something in the Water, Lights On and Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw, as well as on a European and North American tour with Ruel.

Follow Destiny Rogers via Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

About Flo Milli

21-year old, Alabama born rapper, Flo Milli has taken the Internet by storm in her short accent. Releasing her first official track Beef FloMix on her SoundCloud in late 2018, she had gone viral by early 2019 on TikTok, marking her breakout success and she hasn’t let up since. Known for her bubbly delivery and aggressive bars, in July 2020 she took the internet by storm once again with the release of her debut mixtape, Ho, why is you here ?  On the project, Flo exudes unapologetic confidence and empowers females with her experiences shared in her music, making her a relatable youth figure. Standout tracks from the project include the SWV-sampling Weak and May I.  The mixtape received great critical support upon release landing on the covers of Spotify’s Feelin Myself playlist and Apple Music’s On Repeat, along with two Spotify New Music Friday billboards last summer. She received rave reviews in the press from the likes of New York Magazine, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Complex, FADER and NYLON, with many calling her the next female rapper to break through and coining Ho, why is you here ? as one of the best projects of 2020. Other accolades include her first ever award show nomination for Best New Artist at the BET Hip-Hop Awards where she performed as part of the cypher.

Following the BET Hip-Hop Awards and breaking into 2021, she was named a VEVO DSCVR Artist for 2021 and Spotify’s latest RADAR Artist. Her first release of the year is her Fiddler On The Roof sampling, Kenny Beats produced, Roaring 20s which is accompanied by a dance-filled, flapper visual. Most recently, Flo was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2021 BET Awards and was an inductee of XXL’s 2021 Freshman Class.

Follow Flo Milli via Instagram, Twitter, Soundcloud and her website.

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Big Boss Vette – Eater

BIG BOSS VETTE DROPS NEW SINGLE EATER TODAY

ANNOUNCES DEAL WITH REPUBLIC RECORDS

After making waves with millions of streams independently and attracting a rabid audience on social media, St. Louis rapper and singer Big Boss Vette unveils a brand new single entitled Eater today. It marks her first release for Republic Records.

Listen to EaterHERE.

On the track, a hyped-up New Orleans bounce-inspired beat rages underneath her confident and charismatic delivery. She rips through one raunchy, raw, and raucous NSFW bar after another without apology. She previewed the track with snippets on social media, generating tens of thousands of listens and inciting anticipation for its arrival.

Regarding Eater, she said, It’s vulgar. It’s basically about a woman taking somebody else’s man and turning him into her hoe. I love bounce music, and I wanted to put a St. Louis twist on it. It’s for the club heads and the twerkers. We made magic.

No stranger to making bangers, Vette put numbers on the boards with independent tracks such as Bad Bitch, Outside, No Fakin, Make Em Mad, and more. This year, she caught the attention of Republic Records and signed to the label.

Now, she’s got even more heat on deck. You’ve been warned. There’s a new boss in town.

About Big Boss Vette

Big Boss Vette asserts herself as a bright, blunt, and bold force for hip-hop with unapologetic bars, undeniable style, and a fiery flow of her own. The St. Louis rapper and singer lights up any room and instantly commands attention. As a kid, Big Boss Vette told everyone, I want to be a rapper, and she made good on her promise. Taking to social media, she posted freestyles on Facebook during high school, remixing the likes of Dej Loaf’s Try Me and making a viral impact with millions of views. She regularly uploaded remixes to YouTube and attracted an audience. However, trouble followed her everywhere—until she got shot. Changing the course of her life, she served up Bad Bitch in 2019 and racked up 1.7 million YouTube views. A year later, Outside exploded. Following a much-liked teaser video, her TikTok followers demanded the full version, and she delivered. It lit up TikTok with countless anime creations and support from Chlöe Bailey. At the same time, it generated 8 million Spotify streams and 2 million YouTube views. During 2021, she picked up the pace with No Fakin, Dog Ass *****, and more. Along the way, she attracted the attention of Republic Records and landed a deal with the label. After raking in over 30 million total streams independently, she bosses up on a series of singles led by Eater.

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Andy Mineo – It Could Be Worse

Andy Mineo Releases It Could Be Worse, the first official single from Never Land II!

Album Artwork and Full Tracklisting Revealed

Last week Andy Mineo celebrated a few milestones in his career! First, his single, Coming In Hot, featuring Lecrae was certified GOLD by the RIAA selling over 500,000 copies and boasting over 80 million streams. MPJ Freestyle, a new song released as a sneak preview to warm fans up for the album, was premiered on Facebook with an astounding 1.6 million views within 24 hours and 4.7 million by the end of last week. Not surprising for an artist whose single, Coming In Hot, is already over 80 million streams!

With all these amazing moments, Mineo, motivated by fan response, dropped another track, It Could Be Worse, the first official single from Never Land II. It Could Be Worse is my Andy is back track, yells Andy from the studio console at Reach Records. His fourth studio album, Never Land II releases on September 17. 2021 and he’s already recording more new songs. He describes It Could Be Worse, as a hard-hitting rap record that’s straight hip-hop. It’s like an adrenaline shot!

Watch the official MPJ Freestyle music video available now on YouTube and peep the reveal of the album cover and tracklisting below! Stream It Could Be Worse, here. MPJ Freestyle is available here.

About Andy Mineo

New York native Andy Mineo, is a hip hop recording artist known for his reflective lyricism. His sophomore album, Uncomfortable, became the No. 1 Independent Record in the Country and delivered a No. 3 and No. 10 position on Billboard’s Hip Hop and Top 200 album charts, respectively. Mineo headlined The Uncomfortable Tour, a 52 city tour, which sold out at legendary venues across America and in Europe. He has appeared on Sirius XM’s Sway In The Morning, MTV, and his colossal hit, You Can’t Stop Me, won an ESPN Whammy Award for MLB’s Top Walk Up song. Andy is also a content creator. He scripts, directs, and produces many of his own music videos. He also created a 3-season web series on YouTube called Saturday Morning Car-Tunez, which garnered over 1 Million views and gave fans a glimpse into his creative process and personal life. Beyond the critical adulation, he is a born communicator with a comedic timing who has become a social media juggernaut with an audience of over 1.2 million and growing.

About Reach Records

Reach Records is an Atlanta based independent hip-hop label founded in 2004 by Lecrae and Ben Washer. Long before acclaim, awards, plaques, chart positioning, and radio play, the two started the label because they both love hip-hop and Jesus. Reach Records was launched with no strategy, no funds, no big players, but they made big moves! Today Reach Records is a trailblazing label with a roster of nearly 10 artists and a staff of 20 who are unashamed about sharing their faith and passionate about hip-hop. Reach Records is committed to building a movement that combines faith with music and popular culture.

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Safety Club – Icy!

HIP-HOP DUO SAFETY CLUB RETURNS WITH SOPHOMORE SINGLE ICY!

A song that will make you feel like leaning back out the top of a car in a tunnel while trying carefully not to drop your $10 ASOS sunglasses

unashamedly upbeat – Elevator Mag

incredibly talented duo – EARMILK

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The undeniably fun and hard-hitting (PileRats) hip-hop act SAFETY CLUB have returned with sophomore single and video ICY. Having burst onto the scene earlier this year and gaining traction with debut single JUICE, the colorful duo comprised of vocalist Ronnie Sinclair and producer Shan, are set to continue their rise straight out of the left-field of hip-hop. Combining rolling synths with a hypnotic house beat, ICY! sets the perfect mood for late-night cruising with the homies.

ICY doubles down on SAFETY CLUB’s trademark effervescent vibe. It’s a tongue-in-cheek track ripe with swagger and playful pompousness that chronicles a day in the life of a rapper who raps for the job he wants, not the job he has. A live wire with the rhyming skills to back up his sashay, Ronnie raps his ode to the hustler’s life, with lyrics like I put some suicide doors on my Honda Accord and I’m making rap songs / Word to the diphthongs.

SAFETY CLUB shares ICY! pairs perfectly with the worn vinyl of your Nissan Micra but feels a little more at home cruising, late at night with the proverbial homies before you realize that (oh shit) you do actually have to go home right now. You have to go to your dog walking job at 4:30 in the morning, but it’s not that bad. You actually really enjoy the flexibility of the hours and have formed a real bond with a pair of Samoyeds.

In the accompanying video, we find Ronnie audaciously strutting his stuff and rapping against a nighttime backdrop of unassuming suburbia. Cut to shots of a humble laundromat and corner grocery store, and you know you’re a far cry from the glitz and glam of SAFETY CLUB’s fine rhymes, but it doesn’t matter to them. Ronnie Sinclair is iced and he wants you to know it. After lulling listeners into a steady slow rhythm, halfway through the track ICY! suddenly switches up into a section of hard bars and uber-catchy hooks. It might be the morning after, but the party doesn’t stop just because Ronnie’s got to walk those aforementioned Samoyeds.

Since the release of their debut JUICE, Brisbane-based SAFETY CLUB have been building serious momentum – gaining early fans EARMILK, Elevator Mag, and The Hype Magazine, as well as amassing over 83K views via their quirky TikTok content. Citing Kaytranada, Chance the Rapper, and Amine as inspiration, SAFETY CLUB’s unique style of funk-laced R&B and hip-hop influenced by the Chicago scene is fast making this rising act one to watch for the future.

Stay tuned for more from SAFETY CLUB soon.

ABOUT SAFETY CLUB

Down-to-earth guys. Rap songmakers. OnlyFans content creators. SAFETY CLUB is a two-piece rap/producer combo that tastes like if the internet digested Brockhampton, Amine, and Justin Timberlake and spot them out on the other side of the world.

Cues and sensibilities from new wave Chicago hip-hop drip through producer shan’s production, while Ronnie Sinclair’s vocals tread the line somewhere between sultry R&B star, and a computer programmer, resulting in something like the horny offspring of Anderson Paak and Zack Fox. The combination of the two is a high octane blend that bangs hard across a highway of genres but always drives safely.

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