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Lola Brooke signs to Arista Records via 360 MAGAZINE.

LOLA BROOKE

Capping off a breakout 2022, Brooklyn M.V.P. Lola Brooke officially announces her signing to Arista Records in collaboration with Team Eighty Productions today. She officially joins the label’s dynamic and diverse roster as its latest trailblazer.

Regarding the news, Arista Records President and C.E.O. David Massey comments, “Lola is the rare talent whose presence matches her message. Her music is larger-than-life, but her vision is just as powerful. We’re excited to welcome her to the Arista Records family.”

Arista VP/Co-Head of Urban Music, Kendell “Sav” Freeman adds, “From the moment I saw and heard Lola Brooke, I knew it was imperative that I sign her. She’s an elite rapper and a born performer with an undeniable vision. Lola has an amazing work ethic, her music is phenomenal and her personality is unmatched. I’m excited for everyone to witness her path to greatness in 2023!”

Founder of Team 80 ProductionsEugene “80” Sims shares, “From the beginning, Lola has stayed true to her artistic integrity and identity that, as the world is seeing now, is dominating the music culture in Rap and beyond. Since joining the Team 80 Productions family in 2016, Lola has embodied the core principles of our independent label that was established to continue the legacy of Hip Hop in its birthplace, New York City. Brick by brick—we aren’t afraid of putting in the work and grinding it out to the path of artist development excellence. We mean business and now in the 50th year of Hip Hop, we’re very excited to join forces with the Arista team to develop Lola Brooke for global success.” 

Shawna “Sha” Morgan, General Manager of Team 80 Productions, adds, “Lola’s dedication to her craft and intention with every move she makes equips her for continued success and career milestones. Seeing her rise with Team 80 Productions in her corner every step of the way has been a treasure. When you have the right people in place and a clear vision, the road to seeing transformative results is inevitable. We are very excited about this new journey with Arista Records as Lola continues to make her mark as a powerhouse artist.”

Deemed as a ‘musician set to take over in 2023’ via Vogue, ‘artist you need to know before 2023‘ via Ebony MagazineHot 97‘s ‘Who’s Next: Class of 2022,’ and one of the ‘Best Female Rappers of 2022’ via HipHopDX, Lola Brooke has established herself as a breakout talent and the next New York artist to watch. With over 50 million streams to date, Lola’s most acclaimed hit, “Don’t Play With It,” stands as one of the most in-demand songs in today’s current music landscape. The Recording Academy via GRAMMY.com, recently highlighted the smash single as a viral phenomenon that defined Rap music’s dominance on the social media platform. To date, the track has garnered over 500k + TikTok video creations, peaked at #9 on TikTok Viral chart, and has garnered 100 + million views on the platform. The track and official music video have charted Top 50 on both the US Shazam and YouTube Music Video Charts with 12 + million YouTube views. “Don’t Play With It” has recently earned placements on coveted playlists across major platforms, including Apple Music’s “Rap Life,” “High Maintenance” and Spotify’s “Most Necessary” and “Feelin’ Myself” while Lola has been crowned as a 2023 Artist to Watch by Apple Music.

All signs point to a massive new year for Lola. She just pulled up at Future’s sold-out show at Barclays Center in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY, as well as a recent A Boogie wit da Hoodie show eliciting massive roars from the crowd as soon as she hit the stage. 

Lola recently unleashed her latest lyrical salvo “Here I Come.” Showcasing her slick, savage, and sharp flow, the track and official music video have earned her widespread acclaim. Right out of the gate, Pitchfork highlighted it as “The must-hear rap song of the day” and warned, “Her aura is intimidating; like a black widow, she shows that she’ll seduce and devour to get to the top.” REVOLT christened it “a bold new declaration of her presence in the music scene,” and OkayPlayer touted it among the “Best Hip-Hop Videos to Drop Last Week” and noted, “Lola Brooke’s ‘Here I Come’ is a swift-paced video that centers on her gritty and fiery rhymes.”

However, it just paves the way for more to come. With Arista Records and Team Eighty Productions in her corner, Lola Brooke has her sights set on 2023 with plans for more music very soon.

The Next Face of New York has arrived.

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Boohooman and Swae Lee clothing collection via 360 MAGAZINE.

boohooMAN × Swae Lee

Global online fashion retailer, boohooMAN, celebrated the much-anticipated launch of their co-designed collection with multi-platinum songwriter, producer, and Grammy-nominated rapper Swae Lee, with an exclusive launch party in Hollywood at Casita Hollywood. 

Having collaborated back in 2017 with fellow Rae Sremmurd member Slim Jxmmi and again in 2020 on the Swae Lee tracksuit edit, this collaboration marks the 3rd time the 29 year old musician has worked with the online retailer. Following the success of both partnerships it only made sense for the two forces to come together again, this time announcing Swae as the face of the brands party campaign – just in time for the festive season. 

Boasting over 23 million monthly Spotify listeners and a social following of 14 million across Instagram and TikTok alone, Swae has continued to grow his global audience cementing his place as one of the biggest names in hip-hop.

The collection consists of 57 styles and combines the rapper’s suave style with boohooMAN’s bold aesthetic. The collection, heavily made up of tailoring and suits, sees a combination of design including embroidery, sequins, velour and iridescent fabrics on a number of colorways ranging from nudes and pastels to rich golds and blacks creating something for everyone. 

‘This collection looks and feels amazing. The campaign itself was driven by Swae Lee’s celebrity status with the concept focusing on an abstract interpretation of the Cannes film festival. We took inspiration from the way celebrities grace the red carpet in front of a sea of photographers’ – boohooMAN Creative Director, Cleveland Campbell

With price points ranging from $18 – $100, the collection will be exclusively available on boohooMAN.com on November 2.

EMINEM × SPIDER-MAN via 360 MAGAZINE.

EMINEM × SPIDER-MAN

HIP HOP ICON EMINEM AND MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN SQUARE OFF ON AN EXCLUSIVE VARIANT COVER CELEBRATING THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 COMIC BOOK RELEASE

hustl. introduces another exclusive variant cover in their line of rare collectibles featuring world class athletes and entertainers alongside iconic Marvel characters on official Marvel Comics releases 

hustl. announced today that Hip Hop Icon Eminem and Marvel’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will partake in an epic rap battle on a limited-edition variant cover to celebrate the previous release of THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN #1, which debuted in stores this past April. 

This limited edition 5,000 print run features art from Salvador Larroca and will be available for purchase today at Eminem.com

An additional 1,000 limited print run of the spotlight version of the original variant comic cover from hustl. will be available for purchase Tuesday, November 29th at TheHaul.com

Critically acclaimed as one of the most influential artists of all time, Eminem takes the stage for his latest appearance on a Marvel comic cover. Throughout his illustrious career, Eminem has won 15 Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards, an Academy Award, and an MTV Europe Music Global Icon Award. Amongst other incredible accolades, Eminem has also been featured on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. 

“I’ve always been a huge Spider-Man fan since I was a kid- he’s definitely in my top 5…. so being on a cover battling Spider-Man is such a thrill and an honor,” said Eminem.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 marked the launch of a brand new series by Emmy and Annie Award-winning writer Zeb Wells (Robot Chicken) and one of Marvel’s most famous Spider-Man artists John Romita Jr. In this all-new ongoing series, Spider-Man is on the outs with the Fantastic Four, Avengers and Aunt May! No one wants to see Spider-Man- except for Doctor Octopus. Ock’s on Spider-Man’s tail and the Master Planner has something truly terrible planned for when he gets in tentacles on the Web-Slinger. While Eminem is not in the story or series, he will appear on this special variant cover as a limited edition collectible to celebrate Spider-Man’s 60th Anniversary. Eminem has been featured on previous Marvel covers including Punisher and Iron Man, and wrote the song “Venom” for the film Venom

“It’s truly an honor to be able to bring Eminem and Spider-Man to fans slinging raps on this official Marvel variant cover. There is no doubt that fans lucky enough to find themselves holding one of these will possess a highly sought-after collectible,” said Keri Harris, COO hustl.

EIGHTY8 - THE REALEST via 360 MAGAZINE.

EIGHTY8 – THE REALEST

EIGHTY8 RISES WITH LATEST RELEASE
“THE REALEST”
NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW

“One of the The 10 Rappers To Watch in 2022” – Miami New Times

Rising Cash Money Records artist Eighty8 unleashes his latest new single and music video “The Realest” today. Get it HERE. The Zach Geitner– produced-track hinges on an irresistible beat punctuated by sharp 808s and a simmering groove. Eighty8’s hypnotic cadence is accompanied by visual that brings this vibe to vibrancy on-screen. The Sam Brave-directed official video premiered earlier today via BET Jams. Watch HERE.

Last year, Eighty8 made waves with his breakout banger “Hit. Right out of the gate, he amassed over 2 million YouTube views on the music video as the track flows in 1 million + streams across music service platforms. In addition to praise from Hip Hop DXRESPECT Magazine, and more, The Miami New Times pegged him as one of “The 10 Rappers To Watch in 2022” and spoke to him for an in-depth profile. Meanwhile, The Knockturnal applauded, Eighty8 fuses R&B, hip-hop, pop and island music to create a truly new and innovative sound that transcends genres.” The release garnered attention from XXL as the Miami native was selected to be in the running for the 10th voting spot for the renowned 2022 Freshman class.

Leveling up to his latest release “The Realest,” Eighty8 continues to deliver on his pledge to showcase the depths of his dynamic artistry that stands separate from any artist alike.

About Eighty8: 

Roots can shape personality. Our lineage informs how we act and how we react to any given situation. Drawing on Jamaican and Haitian heritage, Eighty8 translates emotional extremes into an unpredictable and undeniable hybrid of R&B, hip-hop, pop, and island flavors. Generating nearly 3 million Spotify streams independently, receiving acclaim from Hip Hop DX, Hip Hop N More, On Smash and signing to Cash Money Records in 2020, he’s ready to formally introduce himself. He adopted his name during a period of self-discovery after learning that the number 8 represents a sense of power and exemplifies peace and unity. 

Born and raised on the North Side of Miami, at three-years-old, he realized he could sing and spent hours replaying an old Michael Jackson VHS as he obsessively studied the King of Pop. Throughout middle school, he sang to girls in the hallway and shutdown the stage with show-stopping performances at pep rallies and talent shows. As a teen, he joined the R&B group 4th and Ocean, recording music for Warner Bros. Records. Following the group’s split, he caught the attention of Balistic Beats and dropped the single “Pree.”The music made its way to Cash Money Records and Eighty8 was signed to the roster in 2020.

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About Cash Money Records

Since 1991, Brothers Bryan “Birdman” Williams aka “Baby” and Ronald “Slim” Williams have built Cash Money Records into a legendary force in the music industry. Through tireless devotion and an unparalleled work ethic, the duo founded the legendary label in the New Orleans housing projects and elevated it into a multi-million-dollar empire and cultural tastemaker. Not only is the company revered as an iconic and enduring global street brand, it’s become the most successful independent record label in America boasting a bevy of chart-dominating, multi-platinum artists and Grammy Award winners and cumulative sales over 100 million albums worldwide, the roster includes JacqueesBlueface, Deemic, Juvenile and more. The label also houses Lil Wayne‘s imprint Young Money Entertainment (Drake and Nicki Minaj) as well as a publishing arm Cash Money ContentCash Money Records is distributed by Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company.

Gashi album Elevators launched via 360 MAGAZINE.

GASHI – ELEVATORS

Genre-bending artist GASHI returns with his highly-anticipated new album Elevators, out now via RCA RecordsElevators marks the acclaimed musician’s first record in two years, following the release of 1984 in 2020.

Marking the next step in his sonic evolution as an artist, as well as paving the way for what fans can expect from him next, Elevators is an expansive yet intimate body of work that examines many of GASHI’s own personal life experiences while delving into sonic influences of hip-hop, R&B, electronic, and more. Inspired by GASHI’s fear of elevators, the 14-track album finds the artist confronting his past demons and relationships, conquering his fears in order to come back stronger than ever before.

Says GASHI of the release, “when I was eight years old and living in Austria, I got stuck in an elevator for over three hours. My first album was called ‘Stairs’ because I’ve lived my life always taking the longer and harder way up. I’ve been in the game now since 2009 and I have achieved things that I never could have dreamt being possible, but I am not where I want to be yet. We all have demons and fears in life that dictate our everyday decisions, and the hardest thing to do is to silence them so that we can live the life that we are destined to live.”

“I’ve learned that life begins on the other side of fear. On the other side of conquering your demons and letting go of your past or trauma. And that’s why this album, ‘Elevators,’ will be a significant turn in my life. I am finally taking control so that I can elevate to the level of success required for me to make a difference in this world. It’s time to go inside the elevator and press up.”

 

Elevators Tracklist

1. Gasoline

2. Oceans

3. No Drugs In Dubai

4. Closure

5. Blood On Fur

6. Brief Intermission

7. Keep Talking

8. Die Baby, Cry Baby

9. Pacific Coast Head

10. Sleeping On My Left

11. Don’t Pass on Love

12. Truth

13. Kill Me Now (Live)

14. Bury Me

 

About GASHI

Born in Africa and raised in NYC, GASHI spent much of his young life as a refugee, moving from country to country. His family eventually settled in Brooklyn, where he was introduced to music at a young age. GASHI absorbed a melting pot of musical influences throughout his youth, resulting in the formation of his unique sonic palette. His dynamic sound has allowed GASHI to collaborate with a wide range of talents, including Chris Brown, Travis Scott, Sting, Dua Lipa, and more. GASHI continues to defy and bend genres throughout his discography and has trophied countless global anthemic hits as well as critical acclaim.

Today, GASHI is the only male Albanian artist to chart on multiple Billboard charts. In the last few years alone, GASHI has released two studio albums – including his 2020 hit album 1984 – sold out venues across the globe, and accumulated over 1 billion streams with over 300 million video views worldwide. The New York Times cited GASHI as “the trap Phil Collins” and received co-signs from peers, including Travis Scott and A$AP Rocky, who affirmed GASHI as “one of the dopest artists to come out of New York.” A trajectory that is supersonic and an impact that is undeniable, this is GASHI.

Yung Gravy is Marvelous via 360 MAGAZINE.

Yung Gravy – Marvelous

Multiplatinum hip-hop phenomenon Yung Gravy proudly presents his highly anticipated new album, Marvelous, via Republic RecordsListen to MarvelousHERE.

To celebrate the release of the record, he just uncovered the music video for the new single “Dancing In The Rain.” Over a classic old school sample, his deep baritone bellows as he promises, Gravy bring the ruckus to the local Benihana.” The accompanying visual opens with a shot of a classic midcentury modern house with a for sale sign by “Lionel Breadly – Let’s Get This Bread.” A prospective couple tours the house only for the wife to fall for Gravy, but of course!

Marvelous ushers in Gravy’s biggest, boldest, and best era to date. He reteams with closest friend and frequent collaborator bbno$ on “Isn’t It Just Marvelous,” Ishdarr on “Sugar Mama,” and TrippyThaKid on “Steppin On The Beat.

Last month, he paved the way for Marvelous with “C’est La Vie” [feat. bbno$ & Rich Brian]. It has already reeled over 12 million Spotify streams and 26 million YouTube views. UPROXX noted, “The synth-and-drum-infusedanthem features the three embracing a debaucherous lifestyle and sharing stories about their nights out, and HotNewHipHop applauded the “cheerful upbeat tempo accompanied by Yung Gravy’s skillful puns.

He continues to capitalize on the runaway success of the album’s lead single “Betty (Get Money).” It has already gone Gold in the United States and Canada in addition to generating over 200 million global streams, including 24 million YouTube views on the music video. Plus, it notably broke out as his first Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs Chart and vaulted into the Top 30 of the Hot 100—another first. Dominating airwaves, it cracked the Top 20 at Rhythmic Airplay and Pop Airplay. Billboard noted “Betty (Get Money)” “marks new highs for Yung Gravy.” Additionally, he delivered a showstopping performance of this anthem at MTV VMA pre-show. Watch it HERE. He also took the stage at Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! with “Betty (Get Money).

“Betty (Get Money)” pops off as a generation-bridging banger of the highest order produced by Dillon Francis, Dwilly, and Popnick. On the track, Gravy reignites the classic chorus of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” (and its iconic synths).

It’s Yung Gravy’s year, and nothing could be more Marvelous

This year alone, Gravy has only accelerated his meteoric rise. He co-headlined a massive tour with Dillon Francis and unleashed the Cake & Cognac EP. Additionally, he played to packed arenas with the legendary Limp Bizkit. He has also churned out a series of RIAA certified platinum and gold bangers thus far. These include the platinum “Mr. Clean, platinum “1 Thot 2 Thot Red Thot Blue Thot, gold “oops!!!,” gold “Magic”, gold “Whip A Tesla” and “Welcome to Chilis” with bbno$.

Catch Yung Gravy and bbno$ on their massive co-headlined Baby Gravy, The Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 29-city tour launches November 3rd and wraps Friday December 16. Already over 50% of the shows are sold out. Along the way, the impressive roster makes stops across the U.S. including Nashville’s Marathon Music WorksNew Orleans’ Fillmore TheaterThe Coca Cola Roxy in AtlantaNew York’s Terminal 5Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium and The MGM Music Hall in Boston.  See full tour itinerary below.

ABOUT YUNG GRAVY:
Only the best things get better with age—wine, whisky, cheddar, beef, 401ks, and the list goes on. Yung Gravy gets better with age too. When you think about it, the name Yung Gravy itself says a great deal. It’s perpetually youthful, and it oozes “sauce. As such, Yung Gravy blends “cool” and “fun” by using his own recipe and bringing originality and positivity to a genre that is overflowing with the opposite. In the fall of 2016, Matthew Hauri was a full-time student at University of Wisconsin, Madison. At the time, he introduced the world to “Yung Gravy, a mysterious, faceless figure—only recognizable for his unique musical style and use of vintage ads for album artwork. In the span of six short years, Gravy has transformed from Soundcloud stalwart to platinum powerhouse. To date, his accolades include two platinum and four gold singles as well as nearly 10 sold out tours of North America, Europe, and Australia. He has collaborated with his self-proclaimed musical heroes, including Lil BabyLil WayneChief Keef, Juicy JT-Pain, and the late Young Dolph. He was given an honorary Stanley Cup ring from the Tampa Bay Lightning and starred in a worldwide commercial campaign with Martha Stewart. For all of the swagger and style he exhibited upon his arrival, he somehow got even smoother since introducing himself back in 2016. After streams in the billions, packed venues, and “side missions” with Martha Stewart, he stirs up his tastiest sauce yet on his 2022 third full-length opus, Marvelous [Republic Records] introduced by the chart-topping gold-certified single “Betty.”

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Quavo & Takeoff "Only Built For Infinity Links" VIA 360 MAGAZINE

LIDS × QUAVO

Global sports retailer, Lids has debuted their latest hat collection with rapper, Quavo.

The collection includes three colorways of the New Era 59FIFTH silhouette in navy, off-white, and sky blue colorways. Whether you’re starting your hat collection or adding to your current collection, these hats are the perfect way to complete your look this season and beyond. The hats feature both Quavo and Braves graphics that commemorate the four-time World Series Championships. You can wear these hats casually or for game day, making for a stylish addition to your wardrobe.

·       Atlanta Braves New Era Four-Time World Series Champions x Quavo 59FIFTY Fitted Hat – Off-White ($64.99)

·       Atlanta Braves New Era Four-Time World Series Champions x Quavo 59FIFTY Fitted Hat – Navy ($64.99)

The navy and off-white hats are available in select Atlanta stores, the new Lids Vegas flagship store, and on Lids.com.

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LECRAE - "FEAR NOT" via 360 MAGAZINE

LECRAE – “FEAR NOT”

LECRAE, RELEASES “FEAR NOT” SECOND SINGLE FROM CHURCH CLOTHES 4 MIXTAPE SERIES

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As Lecrae releases, Church Clothes 4, he boldly stands at the crossroads of sacred and secular, a lane he unashamedly accepts. In the ten years since the first Church Clothes mixtape (hosted by DJ Don Cannon) released in 2012, no one has been able to surpass the heights that Lecrae has reached crossing CHH over to the mainstream, planting his feet simultaneously in the street and the Church without compromising. While the critics blasted him for not picking a side, the people spoke even louder, downloading the music for the original Church Clothes over 100,000 times within 48 hours. 

On November 4th, he brings the righteous and ratchet together yet again and this time for Church Clothes 4, the last of the mixtape series! He maintains the unashamed posture reflecting on Romans 116, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to EVERYONE who believes first to the Jew, then to the Gentile!’ emphasizing that his music also is not just for believers, but for everyone! In Episode 2 of his Church Clothes TV short airing on YouTube, Lecrae explains, “I’ve always been a combination of my roots and my faith. I love God but I grew up in hip-hop and the hood. People always want to put me in one camp or the other. Truth is you (with me), you can’t have the righteous without the ratchet. They’re two sides of the same coin.”

While Church Clothes 4‘s first single “Spread The Opps,” recognized the opposition, his second single “Fear Not” acknowledges that our faith in God is bigger than our deepest fears! On “Spread The Opps,” Lecrae stated “I’ve been running for so long from the opposition. Since I was a kid, there were enemies, both physical and spiritual, that were trying to destroy me. I decided to stop running. This song, “Spread The Opps,” is me knowing that even in the valley of death, God is with me. He’s scattering the opposition.”

On the second single, “Fear Not,” he shares, “Everyone deals with fear. I’ve met some of the most hardened criminals sitting behind prison walls confess their fears. Fear makes us run, or fight, or do nothing. I believe the cure is fear is faith. Faith in a God who is bigger than our biggest fears. We don’t have to be afraid of the dark. The dark is afraid of the light within us. Fear Not is the articulation of that.” 

A verse in “Fear Not,” speaks to the illusion of fame! “They don’t even recognize me when they see me coming all they see is fame. They don’t know behind these Cartier’s, just a little boy full of pain.”

Church Clothes 4 is coming November 4th! Check out the “Fear Not” lyrics and put yours to rest! 

Lecrae  “Fear Not” lyrics 

Intro

Candlelight shines inside this pumpkinhead 

Waiting on the borderline

Please don’t be afraid, or it’s gonna end

Verse 1

I lied, I panic

My mind wreaks havoc

I cried, can’t manage

I did my damage

I came, I saw, I killed, I’m savage

My crime so heavy, my sin left baggage

Can’t stand it, a liar, cheater, and a killer

Never meant to cause them damage

Looking at me in a mirror

I see myself and start to panic

They don’t even recognize me when they see me coming all they see is fame

They don’t know behind these Cartier’s, just a little boy full of pain

Push me round, put me down

Touched the crown, took me out, yeah

Vegas nights I gave the dice to Satan twice

It’s crazy I ain’t dead

And I should’ve called James White

Flew into Memphis to hang out with soup and tell him that all ain’t right

But I was afraid

Confession bring you peace, secrets make you weep

The devil like to feast on all your sinful feats

One too many drinks, tell my mama peace

Death is on my feet, let me rest in peace

Interlude 1

[Speaker #1]

Candlelight shines inside this pumpkinhead 

Waiting on the borderline

Candlelight shines inside this pumpkinhead 

Waiting on the borderline

Don’t be scared, don’t be afraid

Don’t be scared, don’t be afraid

Don’t be scared, don’t be afraid

Don’t be scared, don’t be afraid

Verse 2

Don’t be afraid of them people

Don’t be afraid of the evil

They can mistreat us, but they’ll never take us from Jesus

He’ll never let them defeat us

They know that they’ll never beat us

God, washed away all my evil, turned me into a believer

You better believe it

Put some more time on my meter

I can not wait till we meet Him

They can not kill us, stop us, or condemn us

They want us living like we ain’t the winners

They keep on tryna tell us that they’ll never help us cause we all a bunch of dirty sinners

It go up, on my side

All this weight on my mind

Don’t you try, bring up my past cause God erased my timeline (I’ll be fine)

Ready for war, I put it all up on the line

Too scared to fight then go let David and kill Goliath 

Walk through the valley, but the Lord is by my side

He heard my cry

Hold me down, hold me down, hold me down, hold me down

Hold me down, hold me down, hold me down, hold me down

Hold me down, hold me down, hold me down, hold me down

Hold me down, hold me down, hold me down, hold me down

Hold me down, hold me down, hold me down

[Speaker #2]

Please don’t be afraid, please don’t be afraid, be afraid

Please don’t be afraid

Don’t be scared, don’t be afraid 

Please don’t be afraid, please don’t be afraid, be afraid

Please don’t be afraid, please don’t be afraid, be afraid

Please don’t be afraid, please don’t be afraid, be afraid

Please don’t be afraid, please don’t be afraid, be afraid

After achieving a Billboard #1 and Grammy Award for his album, Anomaly, Lecrae had to decide what were his next steps. In this short, Church Clothes TV Episode 1: The Consultants, Lecrae recall these moments with consultants who were guiding his next career move!

At the height of his career, Lecrae took an interview with a widely known hip-hop podcast and recalls the experience in this episode of Church Clothes TV Episode 2 Podcast.

ABOUT LECRAEA

Multi-Grammy Award-winning platinum-selling artist, Lecrae has evolved into a New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, speaker, thought leader, and philanthropist. 

Lecrae is the Co-Owner/Co-Founder/President of Atlanta-based record label, Reach Records. He made history as the first artist to have a #1 Album on the Billboard Top 200 and Gospel Charts simultaneously! His first book, Unashamed is a New York Times best-seller! He is involved and partnered in several community initiatives rebuilding the west side of Metro Atlanta. 

After achieving a Billboard #1 and Grammy Award for his album, Anomaly, Lecrae had to decide what were his next steps. In this “Consultants” short, Lecrae recall meeting with moments in this episode of CCTV, Consultants. 

Follow Lecrae’s YouTube channel and social media platforms for more exclusive content from Lecrae! Learn more at www.lecrae.com or follow him on social media @Lecrae everywhere!

Kado the rapper inside 360 Magazine

KADO – Never Lost A Gun Fight (Allegedly)

Boston-Based Lyricist Hundred Round Kado Releases Never Lost A Gun Fight (Allegedly) a brick-laced bar-for-bar symphony of cohesive hood poetry

There is a throwback quality to Boston-based lyricist Hundred Round Kado whose name means “gift” in his native language, Haitian Creole. He embodies a revolutionary and emotionally raw spirit reminiscent of the Golden Age of hiphop; aggressiveness mixed with deep introspection. However the emerging underground MC, the byproduct of systemic racism, violence and poverty, was heavily influenced by trap music (Gucci, Jeezy, T.I., Boosie, ZRo, Playa Fly). This versatility is a testament to his superpower – being able to articulate his experiences into words without creative compromise. 

At 32 years-old, Hundred Round Kado has spent one-third of his existence behind bars yet his passion for rap has never wavered; if anything, it has intensified. The evidence can be found on his latest body of work, Never Lost A Gun Fight (Allegedly). Artfully executed, Hundred Round Kado 11th release is a tightly-wrapped 14-song tracklist with varied moods and masterfully narrated by Charlie Masheen who shines seamlessly. The title single is cathartic ghetto gospel that opens with Masheen’s thought-provoking spoken word laying the energetic groundwork for Hundred Round Kado to spit his soul baring truths over a sparse soundscape. On records like “Gratitude,” “Dead Person” and “9 And A Nina,” there’s a soulful rap&b vibe as the MC flawlessly flows atop melodic basslines, while cuts like “Boolin In The Kut” and “Bring Your Skale” find Hundred Round Kado showcasing his ability for cinematic storytelling. Each track is thorough enough to stand on its own yet as a whole, Never Lost A Gun Fight (Allegedly) is a brick-laced bar-for-bar symphony of cohesive hood poetry. It took over a decade of growth; highs and lows, lock ups and freedom, death and life for Hundred Round Kado to produce the autobiographical content found on the project. From subject matter ranging from legal woes and street politics to relationship struggles and spiritual breakthroughs, Hundred Round Kado’s young OG reputation was earned. “I don’t rap, I make my life rhyme,” says Kado about why he makes music.

Over the last few months, Hundred Round Kado has managed to drop back-to-back music videos for tracks from Never Lost A Gunfight (Allegedly), all while being confined to house arrest. The ability to hone in on the art and focus is seen in the outcome of the visuals; they don’t follow conventional scripts. In the video for the single “Dededede,” the dynamic rapper shows himself as somewhat of a bibliophile as the camera pans across his bedroom bookshelf showcasing the works of literary icons like Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler and Zora Neale Hurston. This collection of female authors might seem somewhat of an anomaly for a gang member currently out on bail while awaiting trail for a gun charge (allegedly), but Hundred Round Kado is a rare breed.

On the strength of personal and professional respect, multi-Grammy winning artist Malik Yusef introduced Hundred Round Kado to Roc Nation artist Vic Mensa when he was on the 4:44 Tour with Jay Z in 2017. The connection proved to be mutually invaluable. “Hundred Round Kado is one of the most talented lyricists I know,” says Mensa. “The elite level of his wordplay is probably only trumped by the gravity of his story, which is literally breathtaking; born in federal prison, it’s a miracle he’s still alive and has been able to transmute his pain into passion. Kado really held me down in some tough times when I had a lot of people out for me, but it wasn’t until 2021 when he was locked up facing life that our relationship became what it is today. In those 8-9 months, I sent him nearly 40 books ranging from James Baldwin to Eckhart Tolle and saw this miraculous transformation take place in him as he really began to harness his innate power to build, as opposed to destroy. A lot of these verses he spit for me when he was doing his time and it always gave me inspiration to go harder.” 

Known as the Godfather of New England, Hundred Round Kado has a head for entrepreneurship and a heart for service. The strategic businessman has a portfolio of investments alongside his astute partner Alabama Jones that encompass a barbershop, hair salon, clothing store, studio and art gallery. Living up to the meaning of his name, Kado is truly a gift. A marginalized outsider who became an insider against all odds, including a 20 year history within the criminal justice system, the intelligent artist doesn’t know what his future holds. However, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and creatively-speaking, he’s free. 

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Lil Yachty releases Poland via 360 MAGAZINE.

LIL YACHTY – POLAND

Lil Yachty has officially released his internet-toppling, viral hit “Poland.” The standalone track has quickly taken the world by storm, with Yachty’s frank yet infectious hook inspiring an outpouring of media coverage, memes, fan-created covers, and even renaissance-style artwork of his storied voyage to Poland. With a run time of only 1:23, Yachty proves he doesn’t need much time to craft an inventive, ascendant, and addictive earworm. 

To accompany the release, Yachty joined forces with director Cole Bennett for a new music video.

ABOUT LIL YACHTY

Lil Yachty is a 24-year old Atlanta native, a Grammy-nominated singer, rapper, producer, creative designer, branding genius and fashion icon who smashed onto the scene in 2016 with his debut mixtape Lil Boat. The sound of his debut mixtape was prophetic, creating a new wave of hip hop while laying out the blueprint for many of today’s most popular rap stars to follow. With his finger constantly on the pulse of culture, Lil Yachty has utilized his unmatched sense of what’s next to expand his career into other entertainment verticals, and to delve into the business realm. He has amassed a growing list of projects and investments, including developing a heist movie based on the beloved card game Uno, partnering with Reese’s Puffs cereal, launching his own cryptocurrency YachtyCoin, investing in the novel dating-app Lox Club with Bhad Bhabie, partnering with Amazon on a variety show for their new app Amp and more. With so much on the horizon, Lil Yachty is poised to continue his evolution from rapper to mogul in 2022 and beyond.

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