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KB Mike – Old Wounds

Emerging as a force to be reckoned with, buzzing Chicago phenom KB Mike reveals his debut Old Wounds EP via Republic Records on June 17.

To celebrate the project’s arrival, he shares the emotionally charged track “Pain” feat. Stunna Gambino. KB Mike cuts deep on the track, which hints at the scope of his signature sound.

Old Wounds also features recent fan favorites such as “Thru Worse N Thru Better” and “What We Had.” The nine-track collection dips into moments of intense catharsis on “Killas” and the piano-laden “Pain” where he asks, “Fuck you know about pain? That’s all I know.” Elsewhere, “Sneaky Link” delivers a slippery and slick hook, illuminating his versatility all-around.

He recently ignited an open verse challenge on TikTok, generating thousands of creates and stirring up anticipation for Old Wounds.

Experience every emotion from KB Mike on Old Wounds

He has been canvasing the country with Marzz on the Love Letters Tour. Tonight, he will performing at Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, KY for his final stop on the tour.

KB Mike has built momentum throughout 2022 with tracks such as “Members” with Yungeen Ace. It followed “Keep Yo Head Up” which continues to gain traction on streaming platforms. Just prior, he dropped the powerful “Deserve Better,” which addressed domestic violence head on. Upon arrival, HotNewHipHop claimed, “The nearly three minute track sees the rapper encourage listeners to remove themselves from toxic relationships while spreading awareness about the brutal realities of domestic violence.” Maintaining his momentum, “Deserve Better” arrived on the heels of his latest single and music video “L.O.V.E.” and his breakout anthem “Used To,” which has racked up millions of streams to date. He’s already received looks from Elevator, REVOLT, and many more.

KB Mike has a massive 2022 ahead. Stay tuned!

RZA & Flatbush Zombies Plug Addicts Cover by 36 Chambers, Flatbush Zombies, RZA, and MNRK Music Group for use by 360 Magazine

RZA × Flatbush Zombies

Plug Addicts Video Out via 36 Chambers

RZA and Flatbush Zombies Team Up

Quentin Tarantino Dropping Next Friday (Dec 17th)

RZA and the Flatbush Zombies have established themselves as staples of New York’s storied hip-hop scene. The old school and new school have finally collided, with the release of “Plug Addicts”, the first of two singles from RZA and the Zombies.

Plug Addicts” is out now, complete with a music video that pays homage to Tarantino’s classic flicks. Shot in a dingy abandoned theater in Downtown Los Angeles, RZA and the Zombies don Reservoir Dogs-style black-and-white suits; trading braggadocious bars over a spooky boom-bap beat, produced by The Abbott himself. RZA assumes the role of executioner, reimagining Mr. Blonde’s iconic cop-torture scene, while the Zombies find themselves trapped in a giant birdcage

“Plug Addicts” will be followed up by “Quentin Tarantino” (out December 17th); another cinematic cut produced by RZA and Prince Paul, a rekindling of the horrorcore subgenre that RZA and Prince Paul popularized as Gravediggaz in the 90s.

RZA shared some words about working with the Zombies:

“I’ve had my eyes on the Flatbush Zombies for sometime now. Their style of Dark hip hop lyricism is reminiscent of my days in the Gravediggaz. This type of collaboration was overdue.”

And Erick Arc Elliott (of Flatbush Zombies) further elaborates:

“In a lot of ways I saw RZA in myself, as a fellow producer/artist. We are making history together at this very moment. The music he’s made over the course of his career had a lot to do with why I wanted to make music in the first place, it’s beautiful to see these things come full circle.”

“Plug Addicts” was shot and directed by John Tashiro (of SHOTCLOCK) in Downtown LA.

RZA’s company 36 Chambers has also recently announced a partnership with MNRK Music Group. Beginning today with the release of Plug Addicts; 36 Chambers and MNRK will release a host of projects throughout the coming months, which includes the highly anticipated album “Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater” by RZA and DJ Scratch, as well as a Joey Bada$$ collaboration, a new artist Weather Park, and even the long-awaited Bobby Digital album. Fans can also look forward to the release of a Graphic Novel, “Bobby Digital and the Pit of Snakes”, an original graphic novel to be released in May 2022. The book will be released in both softcover and hardcover formats in finer bookstores, comic shops and record stores everywhere, with special limited deluxe and super deluxe versions available.

A Bobby Digital Reaction Figure is available now for preorders for the month of December only here. This RZA ReAction figure of Bobby Digital features detail that highlights the character’s asymmetric, cyborg-like appearance, and comes packaged on a metallic cardback that features cover art from the “Bobby Digital in Stereo” album.

Alan Grunblatt, MNRK’s President of Urban Music says, “In 2022 RZA as Bobby Digital will leave his mask on but will go mainstream. Get ready for the next hip hop superhero. Bong, Bong.”

RZA says, “My creative roots are founded in music, not only as a performing artist but as an entrepreneur. The MNRK partnership with 36 Chambers creates a wonderful opportunity to bring new music to the world. Aligning and reconnecting with longtime business friend Alan Grunblatt is sure to make this journey a great addition to my musical legacy.”

About MNRK Music Group

MNRK Music Group is one of the largest independent music companies in the world, with recording, music publishing and management divisions operating in every major music market around the world. MNRK is committed to discovering and guiding top music creators and artists and is home to some of the greatest music talent in the world, including The Lumineers and Ricky Martin as well as the iconic Death Row Records and the music publishing catalogue of Chuck Berry, plus premier music companies Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang. Its catalogue across divisions consists of 54,000 music tracks, including multiple GRAMMY winners and platinum-selling hits.

About 36 Chambers

36 Chambers ALC is a lifestyle company that specializes in music, fashion and art. With these three principles, we seek artists and products that are on the forefront of culture, consciousness, and creativity. Drawing from diverse sources of inspiration from around the world and infusing them with hip-hop street culture, we strive to present a mix of products and experiences that are sure to fit in today’s marketplace. For ethical reasons, 36 Chambers does not use any animal leather or animal by-products.

Bobby Digital and The Pit Of Snakes by Norzine Lama, Z2 Comics, and Infamous PR for use by 360 Magazine

RZA × Z2 Comics

RZA Announces Forthcoming Graphic Novel Bobby Digital and The Pit Of Snakes  via Z2 Comics

RZA has today proudly announced that he is bringing his exceptional storytelling skills to the comic book medium with the announcement of Bobby Digital and the Pit of Snakes, an original graphic novel to be released in 2022.

The founding member of the multimedia supergroup The Wu-Tang Clan first introduced the world to his alter-ego with the 1998 album Bobby Digital in Stereo, with lush digital orchestral sounds and inventive beats, putting the rapper’s love of comic books on full display through its concept and execution. Now, exactly 23 years since its original release, RZA announces a partnership with Z2 Comics to give the character a story in the medium which inspired his creation.

RZA says “Out of all my creative personas and alter egos Bobby Digital is probably the best fit, for comics and graphic novels. It’s a pleasure for me to collaborate with Z2 Comics and bring this lush world of creativity into the comic space. The readers are going to be hit with something they never seen coming. Bong – Bong.

Who are you, what is real? This is the question Bobby Digital is seeking to answer. Embracing his id, ego and superego he embarks on a quest to figure out the nature of his reality and himself. He will be ambushed by enemies unknown, he will be tried in ways most men can’t endure. Will he be victorious? Most of all, will he survive the Pit of Snakes?! From the mind of the legendary RZA, Bobby Digital and The Pit of Snakes will coincide with the relaunch of the iconic character and be synced to music that will melt your mind.

Z2 Publisher and CEO Josh Frankel says “RZA has always shown himself to be a Swiss Army Knife of creativity, elevating every medium he touches, and to be able to help bring an already existing comic/music hybrid such as Bobby Digital to the page is amazing. I think everyone will be equally amazed at the result.”

Bobby Digital and the Pit of Snakes pairs RZA with White Noise Studios member Ryan O’Sullivan, whose last collaboration with Poppy was widely celebrated by fans and critics alike, with Sound & Fury artist Vasilis Lolos rounding out the team to bring the world of Bobby Digital to life. The book will be released in both softcover and hardcover formats in finer bookstores, comic shops and record stores everywhere in May 2022, with special limited deluxe and super deluxe versions available to preorder now exclusively through the Z2 website.

About Z2 Comics:

Z2 Comics is the premier destination for official music-related graphic novels, created in partnership with top-tier artists, musicians, directors and pop-culture icons. Distributed globally via Simon & Schuster, Z2 has collaborated with such diverse artists as Blondie, Cheech & Chong, Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury, Joan Jett, Motley Crue, Ivan Moody, Gorillaz, Machine Gun Kelly, Sublime, Yungblud, Cypress Hill, Babymetal, Major Lazer, Rico Nasty and Alter Bridge as well as debut comic works by Grammy-nominated artists Sturgill Simpson and Poppy, as well as essential album tie-ins by The Doors, Anthrax, Public Enemy, Ronnie James Dio, King Diamond, and All Time Low. Additionally, the company has tapped top talent for the official graphic biographies of such pop-culture legends as The Grateful Dead, Beethoven, John Lee Hooker and Charlie “Bird” Parker.

About RZA:

Wu-Tang Clan mastermind Robert Diggs, best known as the RZA among several other pseudonyms, is one of hip-hop’s most revered, influential producers. With the group’s classic 1993 debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), he established their widely imitated core sound, consisting of stark, booming beats and chilling samples (heavily drawing from vintage soul records as well as kung fu movies), setting the backdrop for the crew’s gritty, violent narratives.

Following the album’s trailblazing success, Diggs participated in the pioneering horrorcore group the Gravediggaz, and produced the first wave of solo releases by his fellow Wu-Tang members. Starting with 1997’s Wu-Tang Forever, he concentrated less on producing Wu-Tang releases and devoted more time to his solo career, with the gold-selling debut by his alter ego Bobby Digital arriving in 1998.

He also successfully ventured into film and television work, beginning with his highly acclaimed score for Jim Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) and continuing with a lengthy string of soundtracks (Kill Bill Volume 1 & 2) and acting roles (American Gangster, Californication, Brick Mansions, The Dead Don’t Die). He made his directorial debut with 2012’s The Man with the Iron Fists, and has also directed Love Beats Rhymes (2017) and Cut Throat City (2020). RZA executively produced the Hulu original series Wu-Tang: An American Saga. He’s also written two books: The Wu-Tang Manual (2005) and The Tao Of Wu (2009).

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TURBO – HELL ON EARTH

COUNTRY CROSSOVER ARTIST TURBO RELEASES NEW SINGLE
HELL ON EARTH out now on all platforms

Today, country crossover talent Turbo releases his latest single Hell On Earth, available now via 10K Projects/Homemade Projects. The single acts as a precursor to his debut EP Cocaine and Fireworks, which is set to release this summer.

A truly original and fearless artist, Turbo combines the gritty authenticity of outlaw country with hip-hop’s hard-hitting beats and rhymes and pop’s sticky melodies. Born Nicholas LaMonaca, 10K Projects/Homemade Projects signee grew up on country thanks mainly to his father (a famed guitarist in the international bluegrass scene), but felt drawn toward rap music and obscure electronic genres like hardstyle (a fusion of techno and hardcore).

At the age of 12 he started making his own music, a move heavily inspired by Avicii’s progressive-house classic “LE7ELS.” “Once I heard that song I couldn’t get enough of it,” Turbo recalls. “I was so obsessed, I ended up downloading FL Studio to try to recreate the melody on my own.” Although he instantly discovered a natural talent for production, Turbo put music aside for several years, then started producing again after graduating high school. “On my 18th birthday I bought a laptop and keyboard and set of speakers, and figured I’d have rappers come in and do their thing,” he says. “But after a while I just started winging it, making beats and rapping over them myself.”

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

Since then, Turbo has embraced even more confidence in his songwriting, thriving in the in-between of diverse genres. With tracks like his stunning debut “Heart Stop” and carefree summer jam “Bo Exotic,” Turbo has proven to be one of the most original and intuitive new artists today. “The more music I make and the better I know myself, the more I’ve realized that the best songs come from me sitting in a room alone and just taking my time—that’s how I come up with something honest and timeless,” he says. “I don’t really follow a particular process. Instead of worrying about any kind of rules, I just do what I want, and go with whatever feels right to me.”

Travis Scott and McDonald's collaboration illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 MAGAZINE.

Travis Scott x McDonald’s

By Hannah DiPilato

Hip Hop fans everywhere have been buzzing about Travis Scott’s recent collaboration with McDonald’s that includes both a meal and special merchandise.

The “Travis Scott Meal” is the artist’s go-to McDonald’s order: a quarter pounder with lettuce and bacon, a medium fry, a sprite, and barbecue sauce. The meal costs $6 and is available for dine-in, carry-out, and at the drive-thru. Although this is not an unusual order, fans have been rushing to get the superstars meal of choice.

For those that want the McDonald’s kick without the calories, Scott released an extensive line of McDonald’s x Cactus Jack merchandise. The merch, available on Scott’s website, channels the energy of Scott’s hip hop culture and the classic love for McDonald’s that fans everywhere have in common.

Fans can choose from a variety of clothing such as t-shirts, hoodies, and pants, all of which have a unique Cactus Jack and McDonald’s design. Some clothing pieces display a more subtle love for McDonald’s like a simple McDonald’s logo, while others illustrate a Travis Scott figurine reining over a quarter pounder meal.

For fans that want to display their love for Cactus Jack and McDonald’s in other ways, Scott also dropped accessories and decorations. This includes a variety of rugs, a Cactus Pack blanket, and the McNugget body pillow that has gained a lot of popularity on social media.

This is the first celebrity collaboration McDonald’s has done since 1992 when the company partnered with Michael Jordan. McDonald’s is hoping this celebrity collaboration will boost their sales that are down from the previous year by thirty percent. McDonald’s CEO, Chris Kempczinski, brushed this loss off as a result of the pandemic.

In the announcement of the collaboration made by McDonald’s, Scott explained he “couldn’t be more excited to bring the collaboration to life.” He also expressed how the collaboration is “bringing together two iconic worlds.”

In the same announcement, McDonald’s U.S. Chief Marketing officer Morgan Flatley said “everyone has a favorite McDonald’s meal, no matter who you are.” He also mentioned that the company is “excited to bring the Travis Scott Meal to a McDonald’s near you.”

Scott promoted the collaboration on both his Instagram and Twitter accounts. He included a photo in the drive-thru window flashing a McDonald’s bag and a bedazzled chain, as well as a promotional video featuring an explanation of his order with his classic Travis Scott autotune.

The excitement began on September third when McDonald’s tweeted a cactus and hamburger emoji hinting at a collaboration. Travis then retweeted this tweet with “CACTUS JACK FOR MCDONALD’S” and stimulated excitement within his fanbase.

This promotion will be available until October 4th, but merchandise could be gone sooner. This merchandise channels the nostalgia of McDonald’s from the past while still including the bold energy that is Travis Scott. Whether you’re more of a hip-hop fan or a McDonald’s regular, the extensive merchandise page will give everyone something to choose from. To put it simply, and in the words of Travis Scott, “It’s Lit.”

Blueface Cash Money EP

Inching closer to worldwide superstardom, the year’s hottest break-through talent and Cash Money West recording artist Blueface unleashes his Cash Money debut EP, Dirt Bag, at all digital retailers today. Check it out HERE.

Upon arrival, it garnered a spot in the Top 10 of iTunes Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart and in the Top 10 of the Overall Top Albums Chart.

Singles from the EP have impressively received over 100 million streams. “Bleed It” racked up 60.5 million Spotify streams while “Daddy” featuring Rich The Kid eclipsed 21.2 million Spotify streams.

Additionally, “Daddy” was #1 Most Added at Urban Radio,” with a total to 108 stations playing the single it has garnered a Radio Audience of 3.6 million at Rhythm and Urban stations across North America.

Meanwhile, “Stop Cappin” closes in on 10 million Spotify streams and the recently released single “Bussdown” featuring Offset has 5.7 million Spotify streams.

Beyond these blockbuster anthems, Dirt Bag kicks off with the bold, blistering, and braggadocious title track “Dirt Bag” where Blueface proudly embraces his role as rap’s rawest and realest anti-hero.

“Bussin” featuring Lil Pump brings two of the game’s loudest mavericks together for an irresistible singalong and “Gang” featuring Mozzy might just be the ultimate West Coast banger.

Standing over six feet three inches tall and sporting a tattoo of Benjamin Franklin on the corner of his countenance, it would be hard to miss Blueface in absolutely any crowd. However, after exploding with smashes such as “Dead Locs” and the multi-platinum “Thotiana,” he is literally everywhere and taking over hip-hop. Within a year, he went from ditching a college football career to clocking well over a billion streams.

Dirt Bag declares Blueface’s place in the Cali pantheon…Everything turns blue in August 9th 2019.

Check Out Full Track Listing:

1. “Dirt Bag”

2. “Bussdown” feat. Offset

3. “Disrespectful”

4. “Daddy” feat. Rich The Kid

5. “Bussin” feat. Lil Pump

6. “Stop Cappin”

7. “Gang” feat. Mozzy

8. “Bleed It”

Yelawolf Releases Trunk Muzik 3

‘TRUNK MUZIK 3’ BY YELAWOLF OUT TODAY

Alabama-bred hip-hop artist Yelawolf has released his long-awaited album Trunk Muzik 3. Yelawolf’s fifth full-length effort for Slumerican/Shady Records/Interscope, Trunk Muzik 3 is available now via all digital retailers.

Listen to Trunk Muzik 3 by Yelawolf here.

Hailed by HotNewHipHop as “one of the quickest, most lyrically dexterous spitters currently operating in the rap game,” Yelawolf brings his gritty authenticity and underground sensibilities to each track on Trunk Muzik 3. The album follows 2017’s Trial by Fire (a self-produced effort featuring appearances from Juicy J, Travis Barker, Kid Rock, and Wynonna Judd) and Love Story (a 2015 release recently certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America).

Track listing for Trunk Muzik 3 

  1. TM3
  2. Catfish Billy 2
  3. Rowdy
  4. Special Kind of Bad
  5. Like I Love You
  6. Drugs
  7. Trailer Park Hollywood
  8. No Such Thing as Free
  9. We Slum
  10. Box Chevy 6
  11. All the Way Up
  12. Over Again
  13. Addiction
  14. Over Here

In addition to delivering Trunk Muzik 3, Yelawolf recently announced the launch of Creek Water — a boutique whiskey brand presented by his imprint Slumerican and produced by Next Century Spirits. With the brand named for his independently released 2005 debut album, Yelawolf maintains full control of Creek Water’s packaging, branding, and marketing.

Beginning April 17th, Yelawolf will embark on a run of Canadian shows that begin in Kelowna, BC and ending April 25th in Winnipeg. See below for a full set of dates.

Canadian Tour Dates

April 17th    Kelowna, BC     Sapphire

April 18th    Victoria, BC     Capital Ballroom

April 19th    Vancouver, Canada   Harbour Event Centre

April 20th   Edmonton, Canada   Union Hall

April 21st   Calgary, Canada    Palace Theatre

April 24th   Saskatoon, Canada   Coors Event Center

April 25th   Winnipeg, Canada   Citizen Nightclub

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ROLLING LOUD FESTIVAL MIAMI 2019

TRAVIS SCOTT, KID CUDI, MIGOS, CARDI B, LIL WAYNE & MORE TO HEADLINE

Iconic Festival To Celebrate Fifth Anniversary

Rolling Loud, the World’s Largest Hip-Hop Festival, has announced today that Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, Migos, Cardi B, & Lil Wayne will be the top headliners for the three day music festival’s fifth anniversary celebration in May. Other performing acts include Lil Uzi Vert, Rae Sremmurd, 21 Savage, Wiz Khalifa, Playboi Carti, Lil Pump, Kodak Black, Gucci Mane, YG, Lil Baby, Lil Yachty, Rick Ross, Juice Wrld, Young Thug, Kevin Gates, Sheck Wes, Trippie Red, Lil Skies, Tyga, and over 100 more artists. The festival will take place at the Hard Rock Stadium festival grounds in Miami Gardens, Florida on May 10 – 12. Tickets will be going on sale on Friday, February 1st and are available here.

Rolling Loud was all just a dream, the fans made it into a reality. Thank you so much for all the support and helping create a brand that will live on forever. Can’t wait to show you what we have in store for you on site this year in Miami” said co-founder Matt Zingler.Co-founder Tariq Cherif stated, “After a year of touring the festival around the country and world, we are excited to return home to Miami to produce what will be our biggest and best show to date.”

About Rolling Loud:

Rolling Loud was launched by co-founders, Matthew Zingler and Tariq Cherif five years ago in Miami, Florida. Rolling Loud is the World’s Largest Hip-Hop Festival and is one of the premier destinations for hip-hop and music fans in the United States and abroad. Since organizing its inaugural event as a single-day festival in 2015, Rolling Loud has expanded into an annual world-class festival in Miami (2015), as well as culturally rich countries and cities, both domestically and abroad, including Oakland, California (2017), Los Angeles, California (2017), and Sydney, Australia (2018). In 2018, Rolling Loud’s flagship event, Rolling Loud Miami, hosted 180,000 attendees over three days with more than 120 artists performing on three stages. Celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2019, Rolling Loud Miami will, as always, feature the biggest names and up-and-coming superstars fans have come to expect, with an extraordinary and diverse array of hiphop artists performing across the three-day event. Rolling Loud will continue its worldwide expansion in 2019 with new locations to be announced later this year.

About The Founders:

Matthew Zingler and Tariq Cherif are the co-founders of Rolling Loud and have been booking premier hip-hop shows throughout the State of Florida since 2010 and have been featured in Billboard Magazine’s annual list of the Who’s Who in Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop Power Players Edition consecutively since the inaugural list in 2017.

88Glam Drops New Album 88Glam2

Just recently, buzzing Canadian hip-hop duo 88GLAM have released their new album 88GLAM2 via CO/Republic Records–get it here!

A nocturnal triptych of neon electronics, woozy hip-hop, and impressively deft rapping, the record showcases every side of two-piece–Derek Wise and 88 Camino. Its forward-thinking futurism positions the group for a major mainstream breakthrough. Just last week, they teased the forthcoming arrival of 88GLAM2 with the release of the single “Lil Boat.” Within a week, it cracked 500K Spotify streams and attracted praise from Complex, HotNewHipHop, and more.

From the hypnotic crunch of “Purple Baguettes” through the smoked-out finale “Endz,” the album dips in and out of a myriad of sonic styles and worlds, bringing its own vibrant vision to life in the process.

88GLAM2 arrives hot on the heels of the group’s Spring project 88GLAM: Reloaded. Its lead single “Bali” (feat. Nav) impressively eclipsed 32 million Spotify streams with “12” nearing 10 million and “Kyrie” dunking over 8 million. Additionally, the group has earned acclaim from Billboard, HotNewHipHop, XXL, and more. 88GLAM only continues to skyrocket towards hip-hop supremacy.