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Ten Interesting Facts About Chinese New Year

If you didn’t get the most out of your western new year celebration, perhaps you can get a second chance. Chinese New Year begins on February 1, 2022, and some of the celebrations outshine even Times Square.

Many people in the west don’t know much about this holiday. However, it is one of the most important to those of this heritage. Here are 10 interesting facts about Chinese New Year to guide your private celebrations.

1. This Year Is the Year of the Rat

Chinese astrology has 12 signs like the western one. However, they don’t correspond to different times of the year but rather the year itself. For example, everyone born in 1985 is an ox, and those born in 1986 are tigers. Like western astrology, some signs are considered more compatible than others.

This year marks the year of the rat. This animal symbolizes wealth and surplus because of its rapid reproduction rate. People born in this year have lucky colors of blue, gold, and green. Lilies and African violets make auspicious gifts if you’re congratulating the parent of a newborn.

2. It’s the Longest Chinese Holiday

Chinese New Year is also known as Lunar New Year or Spring New Year. It’s the longest Chinese holiday, lasting a hair over two weeks. It begins on Chinese New Year’s Eve and ends on the 15th day of the month.

The public holiday might cause some surprises for travelers to the region, as many things shut down so people can celebrate. Most public employees enjoy at least seven days off work at the beginning of the festive season. Prepare for a few more supply chain woes during this time.

3. It Doesn’t Fall on Any Specific Date

Chinese New Year is similar to Christian Easter celebrations in that the festivities don’t begin on any one specific date. Rather, the party commences on the first new moon appearing between January 21 and February 20.

Please don’t be fooled. Yes, the festivities begin on the first of the month this year. Next year, things get off to an earlier start on January 22.

4. It Causes the Biggest Fireworks Display in the World

Chinese New Year celebrations in Beijing and around the globe feature some of the most extensive fireworks displays on earth. Each year, pyrotechnicians create more stunning designs. The tradition goes back to the mythology surrounding this festive time.

According to legend, a terrible monster with the features of a lion, unicorn, and ox lived in the mountains. At the end of each year, it would descend upon civilization, destroying crops and livestock and even killing people. The villagers called the beast “Nian.”

However, the villagers soon discovered the monster shied away from loud noises, bright lights, and the color red. In one version of the tale, the people crafted an equally fearful monster out of cloth and bamboo, animated by men underneath. This legend inspires the lion dances at many Chinese New Year parades and celebrations.

In another, a young village boy discovered burning dry bamboo created a cracking sound that terrified the beast. Armed with these firecrackers, he drove the monster from the land. This version of the tale explains why fireworks play an extensive role in the celebration.

However, this year’s celebrations might be a bit quieter than in the past, due to air pollution concerns. Shanghai has banned all fireworks in inner-city areas, employing hundreds of thousands of volunteers to fine violators. Beijing hasn’t forbidden displays but has indicated they will enact restrictions if air pollution levels climb into the orange or red.

5. It Also Causes the Largest Human Migration

However, a lack of big bangs won’t keep those of Chinese heritage from visiting their kin. The celebration is attended by millions of people, spurring a tradition called chunyun, when people return to their home villages to reunite with their families.

However, the pandemic threatens to delay such plans yet again this year. The Chinese government issued guidance restricting non-essential travel and encouraging folks to stay at home. Those who choose to venture forth must take COVID tests and quarantine upon reaching their destination. Experts predict that only half as many people will travel compared to normal years.

6. It’s a Day for Worshiping the Gods

The Chinese pantheon contains many gods. Many families use this time to worship Tsai Shen, the god of wealth. They burn incense and light fireworks to invite him into their homes in the early hours of New Year’s Day. They also attend temples to worship and pay respect.

According to the legend, Tsai Shen ascends to heaven on the second day after the new year, once he receives his offerings. People burn pictures as they pray for a more prosperous year. They seal the deal by eating dumplings, once said to resemble ancient bags of precious metal.

7. But You Dare Not Tidy Up Your House

Chinese New Year invites good luck to your body and home. Therefore, you shouldn’t take a shower or clean on this holy day. Doing so might sweep the good fortune right out your front door.

However, that’s not to say you should welcome the new year in a pigsty. Traditionally, people clean the day before the celebration to sweep the old bad luck away. They then adorn their doorways with red to frighten Nian.

8. Children Receive Money in Red Envelopes

The children are the future. As a symbol of coming wealth, the little ones receive money in red envelopes, indicating coming prosperity.

If you have little ones at home, this tradition is a charming way to introduce your kids to Chinese New Year. Who wouldn’t like waking up to an envelope tucked under their pillow? They didn’t even have to sacrifice a tooth!

9. The Holiday Comes With Spectacular Desserts

Food is a key part of any celebration. Chinese New Year brings out the sweet stuff.

People eat almond cookies and fortune cookies. Sticky cake is eaten to appease the Chinese kitchen god so that he will smile favorably on the family’s behavior in the coming year. Folks also enjoy rice pudding, preserved kumquats, and sweet red bean soup.

10. It Even Has a Special Wine

Traditionally, folks wash down their sweet treats with baijiu, or Chinese white wine made from fermented sorghum. It’s also made from glutinous rice, wheat, and barley.

However, you can substitute any alcoholic beverage of your choice. You don’t have to wait until midnight to pop the bubbly!

Interesting Facts About Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is one of the most widely celebrated holidays globally. Each year, billions ring in a fresh start with fireworks, special traditions, and parties galore. This holiday is steeped in tradition. May these interesting facts about Chinese New Year inspire you to greet 2022 one more time!

Nine Tips to Make Sure You’ll Have a Successful Business Trip to Dallas

When your boss tells you that you’re going to Dallas for a business trip, whether it’s for work or pleasure, the first thing on your mind is probably “What should I pack?” and “How long will I be there?”  But before you even think about what to bring, there are some things you need to make sure of first.

How to Plan a Successful Business Trip to Dallas  

1. Book early.


Before you get on the plane to Dallas it’s important that you book your hotel room and transportation to/from the airport. This way, when you land in Dallas all of your primary concerns will be taken care of.

There are some exceptions where booking early doesn’t work out-like if you’re going for a big conference or eating at popular destination restaurants-but don’t assume that there won’t be availability. Just use common sense and make sure that everything’s booked before you get there.

2. Have a place to stay once you get to the airport.

There are lots of cheap hotels near the Dallas Fort Worth Airport that you can book when you get to the airport. You don’t want this to be a last-minute decision because then it’s much harder to have everything in one place.

3. Have a hotel room near the business area if you’re going for work.

If your work is located around the business district, choose a hotel room near your work so you won’t have too far to travel in between meetings or after dinner events. This may mean staying in an area further from nightlife but if clubs and bars are what you’re looking for, there are plenty of them all over DFW anyway.

4. Find a suitable hotel that isn’t expensive but still offers a clean and quiet environment.

If you’re going for work, then the last thing you want to do is spend too much on a hotel. It’s important that your company pays for it but if they don’t pay enough and you have extra money, find a suitable hotel in the $100-$200/night range so you can relax after work and also get some sleep before heading back at it early the next morning. Make sure there aren’t too many noisy people near your room during the night as well.

5. Book a DFW airport car rental. 

When it comes down to it, the most important thing is enjoying yourself when you have time off from work. This means getting around Dallas in the easiest way possible.

If you haven’t driven before in this city, then consider getting a reliable dfw car rental service. It’ll be cheaper than taking an expensive cab and much more useful than relying on public transportation.

6. Make sure your hotel is close to some of the big attractions.

Depending on how long your business trip lasts, be sure to enjoy some of the awesome attractions around Dallas so you don’t feel like you’ve wasted your time in Texas. Have a rental car that will give you the freedom to get around the city easily. Dallas according to Travel + Leisure, is known for sports locations and art galleries.

7. Prepare for the unknown.

When going on a business trip, you never know what kind of issues may arise so have a backup plan in case something comes up. Bring essentials with you like a toothbrush and a change of clothes in your carry-on bag in case you get stranded somewhere overnight.

8. Have a great dinner somewhere.

Sometimes during business trips, it’s hard for everyone to agree on where to eat dinner since all sorts of different types of people are included in that group who may have different tastes when it comes to food. Ensure that you have a great dinner that everyone can enjoy so you can get back to doing whatever’s most important for your trip. The Food Network has a list of 20 restaurants to try in Dallas.

9. Get a good night’s sleep.

Your last day should be spent relaxing at your hotel or seeing any sights that are still left on your “to see” list amidst all the running around during business hours. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep since that’ll be necessary for your trip back home.

Business Trips to Dallas Don’t Have to Be So Hard

Your business trips to Dallas don’t have to be so hard if you plan ahead of time! That’s why it’s important to check out some places around the Dallas Fort Worth airport before you arrive so you can really take advantage of everything the city has to offer.

Dallas, Texas is known as “The Big D” because of the big buildings, big area attractions and big fun that you’ll have during your visit. Just make sure you know how to get around Dallas before visiting so the entire trip can go smoothly.

 

Five Accessories You’ll Need this Year

Are you one of those people that booked their vacation for 2022 six months ago? Well, good for you! But in the meantime, what accessories are you going to need this year to complete your look?

Here are five must-haves that will have you looking stylish all season long.

1. Sunglasses

There’s nothing like catching some rays on the beach in 2022, but if you’re going to be lounging in the sand this year, make sure you bring along your sunglasses. Hard or soft lenses? It doesn’t matter. Just make sure they are polarised with UV protection (because that’s what all the cool girls are doing).

Depending on your preferences, you can also go for the clip on sunglasses. These glasses are the perfect accessory for the beach, a concert, or a casual walk. Don’t forget to take beautiful photographs in the sunglasses and reminisce about the good times.

2. Interesting Bag

Who says your purse has to be boring? Here are a few interesting bags that you can carry with you this year.

• Crossbody bags: For the girls who are always on the go, what better accessory to take along than a crossbody bag? It’s also called a messenger because of its design. This allows you to carry your essentials but has a slight slouch that is definitely more stylish.

• Fanny pack: The fanny pack is making a comeback, and it’s going to be popular this year! It can also be worn as a belt bag or a waist pack. With its smaller size, it will even fit inside your purse. You can wear these packs at festivals, hiking, and travel or even at the office.

• Purses: Purses are back in style, and people will be carrying small bags again (because bigger is not always better). You can get one of these unique purses, which you can carry on top of your shoulders. They come in different sizes but if you’re looking for something larger, go get a shoulder bag.

• Backpacks: If you don’t want to carry a purse, there’s no need to worry because backpacks are in style again. The backpack is great for work or even school if that’s what you’re into. However, if you’re looking for something casual, get one of these cool bags that can be worn over your shoulders. You can also get a traditional backpack but make sure that it’s light and practical.

• Bucket bag: Nowadays, people are going for the bucket bag or the drawstring bag, which is great if you’re always on the go. They’re very fashionable and practical to carry around because they look better than a regular old backpack.

3. A Floral Shirt

Floral print blouses are so hot right now, and by mid-2022, they’ll be even more popular. So, pick one up before your 2022 trip to the tropics! Plus, what’s better than having a shirt that ties you over for four years?

While you’re at it, pick up a few other shirt styles as well. Trust me, florals are popping’ in 2022, and they’ll be everywhere else too.

4. A Cute Swimsuit

Swimsuits are another wardrobe staple that you’ll need to get before your 2022 trip or be left with diaper-brief tan lines. And while it’s not against the law to wear the same swimsuit multiple years in a row, it’s just not very stylish.

So, grab this must-have accessory now so you can go swimming with dolphins on your 2022 vacation.

5. A Statement Purse

Finally, pick up an eye-catching statement purse to pull together your look for 2022. While it’s fun to be spontaneous, not having a purse together can ruin an outfit. Boring browns and tans may be too drab for the tropics, so pick up your statement purse now so you can sparkle all year long.

Conclusion

By purchasing these five must-have accessories now, you will be prepared for all of your 2022 trips and adventures. Don’t forget to tag along your spirited heart and fun personality.

 

Take These Three Bucket List Vacations Before You Die

Bucket lists are becoming a hot topic again, and with it comes the need for many to decide on their travel plans as soon as possible. Getting out and seeing the world is the best way to ensure you experience as much of this planet as possible before you have to leave it forever.

These are the top three vacation destinations that should be on your list when you’re planning it!

Kerry, Ireland

Although London is one of the top vacation spots globally, it’s time to leave England and enjoy some time in the gorgeous Irish countryside. Kerry, known as the Rose of Tralee, is one of the most beautiful areas on the planet. Endless rugged landscapes, and beautiful stretching water, make it feel like you’ve stepped into the garden of Eden.

This is an amazing space to allow yourself to feel like you’re getting in touch with nature, where deer and stag roam freely and endless tumbling waterfalls crash down onto the craggy rocks beneath them like works of art.  

If you want to take in as much beauty as possible, there’s a scenic drive called the Ring of Kerry, which you can take in just a day to explore picturesque coastlines and beautiful stretching land as far as you can see. This view deserves to be on everyone’s bucket lists, and the delicious food and friendly locals will ensure that you’ll want to add it back to your bucket list time and time again after you’ve left! 

Bali, Indonesia

Warm gorgeous clear waters, bright white sand, and perfect temperatures have made Bali a must-stop destination for years. This beautiful paradise is one of the most popular bucket list ideas for travelers.

You can enjoy beautiful endless beaches while you unwind from the world’s pressures. Friendly locals are excited to help you learn about their home, and the countless resorts ensure that you won’t be bored or wanting for anything while you’re here.

This is also an incredibly affordable option, giving you the chance to set aside the rest of your money for later and possibly sneak in another bucket list vacation!

Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh is a gorgeous destination and one of the top vacation areas in the world because of how much it offers. From incredible historical sights and their deep cultural meaning to some of the best food on Earth: every step you take in Marrakesh will feel like you’re walking in paradise.  

This area has something for everyone, from shopping at the souks to enjoying golfing or hiking. If you want a bit of paradise in your life, you’ll find it in Marrakesh. Although this can be an expensive vacation for some, it’s worth it when you consider how much entertainment and beauty is possible from just one visit!

Seeing the World is the Best Bucket List Choice

Although there are some bucket list items people will argue over; the least controversial is travel. Traveling allows you to take in as much of the world as possible before you die, and honestly: who could ask for more?

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The Love Guide

With winter arriving and Valentine’s Day coming, it’s time to start thinking about what to get that special someone. Finding the perfect gift can be difficult, and for the person you love most you certainly don’t want to get anything that’s not the best. A box of chocolates and flowers may be fine, but it’s much better to get something more original to show them you care.

360 has compiled a list of the best things to buy for your significant other.  

Stone+Lain 

Beautify a table and enhance every culinary experience, one plate, one bowl, one dish at a time. More than just dishware, Stone+Lain craft experiences out of porcelain, china, and stone. Their plates and bowls come in a variety of colors, designs, and sizes as they are all about offering high-quality tableware that’s also highly affordable. Stone+Lain believes that a formal or casual table moment should be priceless, not pricey. From dreamy, marbled designs to sleek minimalist motifs, Stone+Lain appeals to all personal preferences with a vast array of unique and eye-catching settings. Porcelain, stoneware, bone china… they are the destination for tableware.

Stone+Lain via ChicExecs Brand Strategy for use by 360 Magazine

Kidrobot × The Andy Warhol Foundation

The newest collaboration from Kidrobot and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is launching on Kidrobot.com and in select museum stores. Andy Warhol Pop Art Collection One, a curated box containing apparel and limited-edition collectible tributes to the ground-breaking artist’s work, is strictly limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide.

Andy Warhol Pop Art Collection Dunny Box One includes:

  • Limited edition Andy Warhol “Self Portrait” short-sleeve t-shirt with printed signature sleeve (available in sizes S-XXL)
  • 1 x mystery “Many Faces of Andy Warhol” 3-inch blind box figure
  • Andy Warhol “X-Ray Banana” 5″ Dunny
  • Two collectible Warhol rubber magnets measuring 3 inches each
  • Andy Warhol “15 Minutes” metal pin measuring 1.5 inches

The collection comes packaged in a Kidrobot x Andy Warhol box. Each box is limited to 1,000 worldwide and is only available on Kidrobot.com and museum stores.

Check out the entire Kidrobot x Andy Warhol line HERE.

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G-Shock Burning Red Series

Casio’s latest additions to its G-SHOCK MOVE lineup, the Burning Red Series, are perfect for a significant other. The new collection brings a striking red colorway to two of the brand’s most popular fitness models, the GBA900 and GBD200, which provide technical features to take your training to the next level. 

Offering both function and style, the new GBA900RD-4A and GBD200RD-4 are built with the absolute toughness G-SHOCK models are known for, as well as the tools to provide users with customized technology to support a variety of workouts. This includes features like Bluetooth® functionality that enables users to measure running distance, speed, pace, calorie consumption, and more. Additional features include a step tracker, a graphical display of workout intensity, and an achievement graph to show progression towards individualized goals.

In addition, both models boast a built-in accelerometer, which can automatically record daily movements when paired with the G-SHOCK MOVE app. The innovative measurement function can log mileage, speed/pace, and calories burned, making sure users stay on track with their fitness goals for the new year.

The GBD200RD-4 also features a High Contrast MIP display, a slim profile, and a bold, red urethane band with multiple band holes to improve air exchange and provide enhanced comfort and moisture control, as well as ensuring a precise fit while on the move.

The GBA900RD-4A boasts a classic G-SHOCK shape along with a large LCD display, which provides the user with increased visibility of the multi-functional analog-digital display. Similar to the GBD200, the watch’s lugs have ventilation parts to improve air exchange and moisture-wicking, while the red urethane band features multiple band holes, allowing for precise length adjustments and maximum comfort while the wearer is on the move.

The new timepieces also come equipped with G-SHOCK technology including:

  • Shock Resistance
  • 200M Water Resistance
  • 2 Year Battery Life
  • LED (Super LED)
  • Full Auto Calendar
  • World Time (GBD200 only)
  • Dual Time (GBA900 only)
  • 12/24 Hour Time Formats

The GBA900RD-4A will retail for $130 and the GBD200RD-4 will retail for $150. Both models will be available for purchase beginning this January at select G-SHOCK retailers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and HERE.

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A Hat or Jersey from Lids at American Dream

Leading sports retailer Lids has opened its first-ever store at American Dream, the unrivaled entertainment/retail center located minutes from New York City in East Rutherford, NJ. The new, 7,000 sq ft store at American Dream will be the first East Coast Flagship location for Lids and its largest store to date.

The new location will feature Lids’ signature assortment of vast headwear, apparel, jerseys, and novelty items for men, women, and kids. Product will include options from major North American leagues including MLB, NFL, NHL, and NBA, among others, as well as from go-to brands including Adidas, New Era Cap, ’47, Mitchell & Ness, Hurley, Oakley, Local Crowns, and more. With over 2,000 unique headwear selections and over 600 different jersey styles to choose from, this Lids store will have the largest selection of hats and jerseys in the U.S. 

“We’re thrilled to kick off the new year strong with the opening of Lids’ debut East Coast Flagship Store at the iconic American Dream,” said Lawrence Berger: partner and chairman of FanzzLids Holdings. “Our largest Lids store to date will offer our shoppers the largest selection of headwear and jerseys anywhere in the U.S. with the vast team and product assortment our customers know to expect from us. We’re looking forward to locals and shoppers visiting from afar enjoying this top-of-the-line shopping experience.” 

This flagship store will also feature an expanded customization section and offer on-site customization of hats, jerseys, t-shirts, and more at Lids’ signature Custom Zone. Additional features and experiential components will be added to the Lids store in the weeks to follow, including a jumbotron above the Custom Zone, located in the center of the store to replicate the look and feel of an in-game experience.

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Maestro Moon Phase Watch

The Maestro Moon Phase gives a new meaning to space & time. A moon phase aperture at six o’clock adds an element of otherworldly romance to this classic watch. Moon phase displays were common on clocks & pocket watches dating back to the renaissance period. Combining art & science, this feature demonstrates watchmaking technical mastery. Moon phase watches show the various phases of the moon, which has always provided time with an orientation. The moon was the first method of telling the passing of months.

A “moon phase” is the lighted area of the moon that is visible as it travels around the earth. Its journey is exactly 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes & 2.9 seconds.

To set your maestro moon phase watch, you must determine the date of the last full moon in the lunar cycle. Once you have the number of days, pull out the crown and twist counterclockwise. Turn once for each day elapsed.

While this measurement of time may be antiquated; it still represents historical craftsmanship & gives this maestro model a whimsical vintage appeal. The combined open balance wheel on this maestro watch reveals the “heart of the movement”. It is just a glimpse into the precision, quality, and technical assembly inside the refined design of a 39.5mm case.

Watch Illustration by Mina Tocalini for use by 360 Magazine

NOIRANCA’s Black Salon

NOIRANCA, the 360-degree, full-on sustainability accessories brand has just launched a new campaign celebrating African American culture through the prism of the unique characteristics of black hair.

With stunning imagery that highlights individual artistic expression and empowerment NOIRANCA‘s latest campaign looks at hair’s power to make a strong political statement.

“Black hair is liberation, a statement, an aesthetic of self.”  

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Flora Hemp Spirits

Mix it up with the world’s first cannabinoid alcohol alternatives. A bright botanical flavor profile makes Flora the perfect substitute for alcohol and provides users with the relaxing, therapeutic effects of cannabinoids. Essentially, they provide similar effects of alcohol without its many health problems, including hangovers. It’s time to normalize social cannabinoid consumption and start drinking differently! Check out Flora’s Instagram and Facebook.

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Fresh Peaches

Be prepared when nature strikes with Fresh Peaches

Fresh Peaches Toilet Paper Gel provides an upgraded wiping experience that also solves common toilet paper frustrations. This wet wipe alternative moisturizes dry toilet paper which eliminates friction so that your rear receives a soothing wipe for a superior clean.

Unlike foam or water-based wet wipe alternative products, this specially formulated gel eliminates friction without breaking toilet paper down so there’s no piling or tearing as you wipe!  

Fresh Peaches can also be used as feminine hygiene wipes and baby wipes, made from restorative ingredients like witch hazel, vitamin B, and green tea. 

  • Includes a 5oz bottle for use at home and a 20ml Pocket bottle for on the go 
  • Clinically tested. Hypoallergenic, non-irritating, and safe for sensitive skin
  • No fragrances, dyes, or additives

Their products are made with 98% natural ingredients and are flushable and biodegradable, so you can trust the flush.

Fresh Peaches via Vaughn Lowery and Everything Branding for use by 360 Magazine

ADAMVS Wines

ADAMVS offers three extraordinary reds to pair with any meal or for a special gift—the 2016 TERES ($135), 2016 QUINTVS ($220), and 2016 ADAMVS ($375). ADAMVS is also offering virtual Valentine’s tastings throughout the month of February as a way to connect consumers with the winery.

Alternatively, for those visiting the wine country during the Valentine’s Day weekend or the month of February, ADAMVS is offering a guest experience that is as special as its wines and takes place in either the stunning Cypress House Tasting Room or the adjacent Wine Library.  The Cypress House is an open glass room surrounded by a freestanding log wall sculpture, a light-filtering device that frames views of the forested site.  The Wine Library is a 12-inch solid wall cast concrete structure that revived a historical agricultural building. 

The ADAMVS tasting experience also includes an extraordinary cheese and charcuterie board prepared by the Estate Culinary Director.  A tour of the vineyard, meet and greets with the farm animals, and several other vineyard surprises are also included. 

The tasting fee is $125 per person.

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Hopping Ghosts Figurine

Osaka Popstar presents “Hopping Ghosts” the new Ltd Ed. 8″ vinyl figure that comes complete with its own punk-rock theme song!

Chinese vampire mythology takes a spin through the mind of Osaka Popstar creator/frontman John Cafiero-who designed the figure and penned the accompanying single.

Each figure is 8-inches tall, with a removable scroll spell accessory, and comes packaged in a full-color art box with a free download card for the new single “Hopping Ghosts” by Osaka Popstar. The single features John Cafiero (vocals) backed by a lineup featuring Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) Drums, Sal Maida (Cracker, Milk & Cookies, Roxy Music) Bass, and Dean Rispler (The Dictators NYC, Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black) Guitar. Download also includes an alternate “animated instrumental” version (as heard in the animated promo for the new figure line).

What exactly is a Hopping Ghost? Known as Jiangshi in Chinese folklore and kyonshī in Japan, hopping ghosts or hopping vampires are basically a breed of zombie; reanimated corpses dressed in traditional garments from the Qing Dynasty. Rigor mortis has set in so they can only move around by hopping with their arms outstretched! They can’t see using traditional vision. Instead, they sense living creatures by their breath and seek to absorb the life force of the living. They can be stopped with a scroll to the forehead containing a spell written in a mix of ink and blood and led by Taoist priests using bells.

  • produced by Osaka Popstar
  • 8 inches tall
  • vinyl
  • window boxed
Hopping Ghost via Tenacious Toys for use by 360 Magazine

Reebok Solution Mid

New for 2022, Reebok have debuted “Solution Mid” ($80), a streamlined basketball sneaker inspired by Allen Iverson‘s iconic Question Mid. Offered in three narrative SKU’s (GY0930, GY0931, GY0933), the shoe is available now in adult unisex sizing from DSW, Famous Footwear, and other select retailers, and will release on their website in March.

Issued for the prolific point guard at the dawn of his ’96 rookie season, Iverson’s signature Question Mid is recognized as one of the most important basketball sneakers in modern history.

A sleek, lightweight interpretation, the new “Solution Mid” brings together Reebok hoops heritage, Iverson DNA and contemporary design, resulting in a unique model that’s fitting both on court and off.

Initial colorway offerings include:

  • White/Red (GY0930): Inspired by the OG red-toe Question issued for Iverson’s ’96 rookie premiere–his first signature shoe.
  • Black/White (GY0931): Rewinds to fall ’20 and the coveted “OG Meets OG” Question Mid.
  • Black/Black (GY0933): Understated, stealth execution.

Key features include an OG-inspired ghillie lacing system, a mesh upper underlay and tongue, synthetic leather upper overlays and toe box, a translucent outsole, and an Iverson graphic sockliner.

Reebok Solution Mid via Reebok for use by 360 Magazine

ChopBox

Do you have lofty goals of eating healthier in the New Year? Maybe your goals are to be more sustainable and thoughtful about where your food comes from? Upgrade your meat selection with high-quality, high protein options from ChopBox

Their hand-picked meats are always delivered fresh, never frozen, directly to your door. Each premium cut is sourced from farms that value sustainable practices for rich flavor, remarkable tenderness, and a higher protein and vitamin content than your usual supermarket fare.

Choose from your favorite everyday staples to special occasion cuts:

  • Steakhouse Sliders
  • Center Cut Filet Mignon
  • Duroc Boneless Pork Loin Chop
  • Faroe Island Salmon
  • Prime Rib Roast
  • Murray’s Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • And so much more!

ChopBox also offers numerous sauces, spices, and cheeses so you can complete your feast or set the stage for your next big event.

Chopbox via Everything Branding for use by 360 Magazine

PatPat.com

What do you do when love is in the air, but wintery hues are still taking up space in their closet? Add a splash of red, a hint of pink, and a whole lot of hearts with the help of PatPat.com!

Whether you like to match for family photos or are looking for an affordable way to keep those quickly growing toddlers clothed, at PatPat.com you can discover the latest trends and comfort fabrics at unbeatable prices. 

For Babies:

  • Ribbed Heart Allover Long-Sleeve Romper – Dainty and sweet, this onesie is hard to resist when paired with your little one.
  • Baby Boy Red Love Heart Raglan Jumpsuit – Savor the time you have to make your wardrobe choices with this adorable classic.

For Big Kids:

  • Pretty Heart Decor Chiffon T-Shirt – One part princess and one part pink, what’s not to like?

Coordinated Family Looks:

  • Family Matching Red Ruched Long-sleeve Belted Dresses and Colorblock Sweatshirts Sets- Wear your heart on your sleeve with this adorable family matching set.
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See your partner clearer this Valentine’s Day with glasses from Eyeleos and show them how much they mean to you with a stylish pair of sunnies, blue light glasses, or prescription frames!

This fun and fashionable brand will give your partner the opportunity to see you in a new perspective–aka the best spouse ever!

Eyeleos is the newest eyewear brand on the market giving back to charities across the country with every purchase made. Offering customizable designs for men and women in a wide range of colors and designs!

Check out some fun options for a unique gift for your husband, wife, or partner for this Valentine’s Day to have them realize how amazing you are!

Snow Teeth Whitener

Sometimes, even when brushing your teeth twice a day, you can still end up with slightly yellowed teeth. This is natural for many individuals and can even be related to genetics. Nevertheless, they don’t make for great Instagram selfies. Snow has developed a way for your teeth to be whiter than ever with their teeth whitening kit. And now, it’s completely wireless, so you don’t have to worry about keeping your head near a charger just to have a whiter smile. You will see results after just one use!

Les Deux No. 1

Les Deux No. 1 is the perfect perfume for your significant other. It contains hints of jasmine, incense, cardamom, vetiver, tobacco leaf, Brazilian rosewood, and cedarwood, making it perfect for all genders. It’s also subtle, perfect for all occasions, and is built to last throughout the day. Be sure to check it out. 

Big Shake’s

Nashville hot chicken that causes a buzz from coast to coast is what Big Shake’s is all about. Until recently, however, those being able to enjoy the food were limited to people in the Nashville, Tenn., area. That’s all changed now that the chain is offering nationwide shipping of its famous hot chicken, as well as a line of its other popular products. Within two days from placing the order, dinner can be on the table no matter where you live around the country.

“We had such a demand for our food around the country that we had to perfect a way to get it to people no matter where they live,” explains Shawn Davis, otherwise known as Chef Big Shake, owner of Big Shake’s restaurants. “Now we offer nationwide shipping, giving people the opportunity to serve up some Big Shake’s for dinner, whether they are in Nashville, Seattle, or Miami. We have you covered.”

The Chef Big Shake team perfected the process of offering nationwide shipping of its food. Each order is cooked and bagged perfectly and arrives with reheating instructions so that people can get the tasty meal on the table with ease. Big Shake’s also offers a 10% discount for all first orders when signing up for emails.

Some of the options people can order include:

  • Nashville hot chicken dinner–Includes 16 pieces of mixed white and dark chicken, two pounds of mac and cheese, two pounds of white beans, and one package of cornbread. 
  • Jumbo tenders–Includes 12-24 jumbo tenders and cornbread.
  • Big Shake’s hot mess chicken sandwich–Comes with six buns, chicken breast, fixings, coleslaw, and ghost pepper mayo.
  • Crispy crunchy breaded hot wings–Order 50 or 100 wings, served with choice of ranch or bleu cheese.
  • Big Shake’s world-famous hot chicken and waffles–Includes 12 jumbo tenders, 6 waffles, butter, and syrup.
  • Chicken dinner pack–Includes 12 jumbo chicken tenders, two pounds of mac and cheese, two pounds of white beans, and one pack of cornbread.

Spend NYE in Miami

As the Christmas holiday swiftly approaches, planning for the following weekend can seem worlds away. As New Year’s Eve & Day will arrive in just a blink, here is a comprehensive list of some of Miami’s best holiday options to celebrate the arrival of 2022 flavorfully, safely, and fabulously! From New Year’s Eve & Day dinners, brunches, and parties, some of our favorite venues are opening their outdoor and indoor venues for you, your loved ones, and audiences. 

THURSDAY, December 30th

Rosé Thursdays at SLS South Beach Hyde Beach – David California: Start celebrating the New Year early! Come to SLS Hyde Beach to rosé all day with sounds by David California.

FRIDAY, December 31st

Retreat Fridays at SLS South Beach Hyde Beach – Danny Stern: Keep the celebration going and head over to SLS South beach with sounds by Danny Stern. 

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Diplomat Prime: 3..2…1! Celebrate the New Year with delicious cuisine and drinks at The Diplomat at Diplomat Prime.

THE FOREST OF HIKARI- Chotto Matte: Ring in the new year with an eye-catching art installation paired with the high vibes of DJ Dave Sol.

Quite a Night at SLS South Beach Hyde Beach – Luciano: Dance the year away at Hyde Beach with sounds by Luciano!

Diamonds are Forever at Altitude Pool & Lounge – DJ Cardi: Brickell Scene presents Diamonds Are Forever | A New Year’s Eve function happening Friday, December 31st on the Open-Air Altitude Pool Deck located at SLS Brickell. Come for a memorable NYE event in the heart of Brickell, alongside Miami local celebrity DJ CARDI. General admission and premium open bar tickets are available for purchase along with table package options. 

NYE at The Bazaar at SLS South Beach: No better place to welcome 2022 than at the Bazaar at  SLS South Beach! Come to dance and drink the night away.

NYE at Katsuya at SLS South Beach: Come to Katsuya at SLS South Beach this New Year’s Eve for a fun-filled night by the water.

 NYE Dinner at Fi’lia: Say goodbye to 2021 with a 5-course meal at Filia at SLS Brickell!

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at Salvaje: Come to Salvaje this New Year’s Eve to bring in the new year the wild way!

New Year Experience at Wayku: Come to at Wayku this New Year’s Eve to bring in the new year the luxurious way!

NYE 2022 at W South Beach: Come to experience a New Year’s Eve like no other at the W South beach with the Ultimate Opera Show.

SATURDAY, January 1st

Retreat Fridays at SLS South Beach Hyde Beach – David California and Damaged Goods: Enjoy some rays and sip drinks by the pool at SLS Hyde Beach with sounds by David California and Damaged Goods.

New Year’s Day Recovery Brunch at Fi’lia: Fi’lia will be hosting the perfect solution to help terrible hangovers with a full burger bar menu where you can build your recovery burger that comes with fries. For those who want to continue the party, Fi’lia is offering Bottomless Beverage packages. To keep the vibes going there will be a live DJ. 

Elderbrook at Hyde Beach: Come to Hyde Beach in SLS South beach to jam the night away with sounds by Elderbrook.

SUNDAY, January 2nd

SLS Sundays at SLS South Beach Hyde Beach – HeartAttack and Chizzle: Head over this Sunday to SLS South Beach to soak up the sun and sip your way through the day with sounds by HeartAttack and Chizzle

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NYE LIBATIONS

By: Skyler Johnson

With New Year’s Eve coming up, it’s time to start thinking about what to drink. 360 has come up with five champagne-filled beverages perfect for the holiday. And if you’re thinking about how to serve them, check out the Chambong plastic champagne flutes. They make it easier, and classier, than ever to consume sparkling wine.

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French 75

This classic cocktail is perfect for New Year’s. Feel free to switch out lemon juice for grapefruit if you want a sweet twist. Serves 1.

Ingredients

  • 2 fl oz. Lemon Juice
  • 2 fl oz. Gin
  • 2 tsp. Simple Syrup
  • 4 fl oz. Chilled Champagne
  • A lemon slice and Maraschino Cherry for garnish

Preparation:

  • Combine Gin, Lemon Juice, Simple syrup in a Collins glass
  • Add ice cubes and Champagne
  • Top it off with the garnish

Classic Champagne Cocktail

Another old favorite, this drink originated in the 1800s. Serves 1.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Sugar Cube
  • 2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
  • 1 oz. Brandy
  • 4-6 oz. Champagne
  • Orange Slice and Maraschino cherry for garnish

Preparation: 

  • Places the sugar cube at the bottom of a champagne flute and saturate with bitters
  • Add brandy
  • Fill with champagne
  • Top it off with the garnish

Champagne Ice Cream Cocktail 

Perfect for large gatherings, this adult punch is simple yet effective. Serves 16.

Ingredients

  • 1 qt. Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1  qt. Lemonade
  • 1 Bottle Champagne
  • 1 Cup Cherry Syrup

Preparation: 

  • Once the ice cream is softened poor all ingredients into a large punch bowl, mix, and serve

Air Mail

This golden-colored upper is a great way to start (or end) your night. Serves 1.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Golden rum
  • 0.5 oz. Lime juice
  • 1 tsp. Honey
  • 5 oz. Champagne

Preparation:

  • Mix rum, champagne, and honey with ice cubes
  • Pour into a collins glass
  • Add champagne and serve

Confetti Champagne

This drink is bubbly, sweet, and best of all: festive! Serves 1.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Vanilla Vodka 
  • 4-5 oz. Champagne
  • 3 oz. Sprite
  • Assorted Pop Rocks
  • Vanilla Frosting

Preparation: 

  • Add Vanilla Vodka, Champagne, and Sprite to glass and mix
  • Use vanilla frosting and pop rocks to rim glass

After you toast at midnight enjoy the following drinks:

Wintery Cranberry Margarita

Ingredients

  • 1 part Jalapeno-infused Tequila 
  • 1 part Cranberry juice
  • 1/2 part lime juice
  • Splash of sour mix

Preparation:

  • Place all ingredients in a cocktail mixing glass. 
  • Stir until combined. 
  • Dust the rim of the glass with crushed dried lemon rinds, red pepper flakes, and sea salt. 
  • Pour cocktail over ice. 
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and a stick of fresh cranberries. Enjoy!

The Paper Airplane

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Amaro 
  • 1.5 oz. Aperol
  • 1.5 oz. bourbon
  • 1.5 oz. fresh lemon juice, strained

Preparation:

  • Combine amaro, Aperol, bourbon, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. 
  • Fill with ice and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is frosty, about 20 seconds. 
  • Strain into two coupe glasses. 
  • Garnish with a paper airplane. 

The Vespar Martini

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 0.5 oz. Lillet Blanc
  • 3 blue cheese-stuffed olives, skewered on a pick

Preparation:

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add the gin, vodka, and Lillet Blanc. 
  • Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. 
  • Garnish with the stuffed olives.

The Snowman-Hattan

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • 3 tbsp. homemade ginger syrup (recipe below)
  • 3 oz. fresh orange juice
  • Fresh snow

Preparation: 

  • Combine the whiskey, triple sec, ginger syrup, and orange juice. 
  • Fill a glass with crushed ice and pour the cocktail over.
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BOMBAY SAPPHIRE HOLIDAY DISPLAYS LIGHT UP NYC

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE hosted its inaugural holiday window display to honor and rejuvenate imagination and creativity in New York City. The BOMBAY SAPPHIRE holiday windows gain inspiration from the traditional 5th Avenue holiday window displays while serving a greater purpose. The intention of the displays is to revive the creativity that has been deprived of downtown Manhattan since the beginning of the pandemic.

The storefront series was held in SoHo through December 19, in partnership with artist Shavanté Royster, fashion designer Romeo Hunte and NYC dancer Nicole von Arx.

Shavanté Royster

The Brooklyn-based Shavanté Royster is a graphic designer and illustrator, working in the creative industry since 2009. Growing up in a military family, often having to travel during her life motivated Shavanté’s innovation. Through her art, Shavanté often takes inspiration from travel, expressing this through shapes and rich colors. Shavanté’s work is comprised of digital illustration, painting and mixed media.

Romeo Hunte

Romeo Hunte New York is a lifestyle apparel brand designed in NYC for consumers who appreciate sophisticated details. The edgy aesthetic that the collection radiates mixes both feminine and masculine characteristics. Romeo Hunte pieces blend lavish outerwear with contemporary apparel. The Romeo Hunte woman and man can be described as a “dynamic duo” that appreciates the arts and pop culture with a modern flare.

Nicole von Arx

Nicole von Arx (NVA) studied Ballet, Contemporary and Hip Hop in Geneva, Switzerland at Dance Area, shortly after traveling to New York in 2008 to attend school at the Alvin Ailey School, graduating in 2011. Currently based among NYC and Geneva, NVA is a dancer and choreographer in both dance scenes. NVA has collaborated with the most notable choreographers in New York as a creator, dancer and teacher. Continuing her career, NVA has also worked independently as a choreographer with musicians, film directors and photographers.

The visionaries that were created through the course of the display aimed to fill the empty storefronts with avant-garde ‘windows of art.’ The pandemic has transformed the lives of creatives, small businesses and retail in New York and all over the world. BOMBAY SAPPHIRE worked to ensure that the artistic society would be celebrated and uplifted this holiday season with their holiday displays.

Each window highlighted a winter dreamscape created by artist Shavanté Royster. Both Shavanté and Romeo Hunte’s creative point-of-views joined forces to emulate the holiday magic of 5th avenue. Live models were seen wearing Romeo’s winter apparel upon Shavanté’s backdrops, with performances by NYC dancers.

Romeo’s devoted window showcased people draped in his designs that were created personally for the display. Romeo set the scene of a holiday celebration before a show over cocktails. The garments were designed with inspiration from Shavanté, with the backdrop and fashion coinciding throughout the display.

Romeo spoke on the experience of designing for the holiday displays, stating, “It’s been a joy to work on BOMBAY SAPPHIRE’s Holiday Storefront Series which pays homage to exciting young creative talents everywhere and the tenacity of New York City coming back after the pandemic. It was refreshing to collaborate with artist Shavanté Royster and the dancers as mixed media has always been an important part of my work, so it was cool to build and see the narrative of the holiday windows come to life with them through different facets, such as the dancers wearing some of my designs. I hope everyone can leave the windows feeling a burst of creativity and inspiration for the holidays, and hope for the year ahead!”

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Eight Tips for Fundraising During the Holidays

The holidays are a time for giving. It’s also a time for nonprofit organizations to line their coffers. If you’re chairing a committee, you may find yourself in charge of the annual drive.

What can you do to get customers to open their wallets, especially after the hardships of the past two years? Here are eight tips for fundraising during the holidays to help your group reach its goals.

1. Employ Technology to Stay Organized

Modern technology makes it less cumbersome to stay on top of frequent donors. The Rolodex is now a dinosaur from antiquity. Today’s customer relationship management systems (CRMs) track who gives the most and when, making it easier to maximize your holiday fundraising strategy.

However, you must trust that your databases won’t crash during crunch time. Ensure that your system scores well in high volume resiliency, preventing system breakdowns when your patrons have their wallets open, ready to give. Run checks on all computers and review the importance of anti-malware software on all devices to access your client information.

Technology works best with a personal touch. For example, feel free to use computerized phone and text messaging systems to reach out to frequent donors. Don’t, however, send multiple alerts with no one covering the lines to give a genuine, human response should someone reply.

2. Include Gift-Matching Incentives

Depending on the size of your organization, you may be able to match your patron’s gifts. Even the mere mention of doing so results in a marked increase in marketing response rates. Fully a third of donors will give more if they believe that their contribution will double.

Matching gifts benefit your organization’s overall reputation by making it appear more of a leader in charitable giving. If you’re like many who have a for-profit and affiliated nonprofit or charity, your act generates community goodwill by showing your dedication to vital social causes.

3. Make It Competitive

Another way to hit your holiday fundraising goals is by including an element of competition. Many organizations give out T-shirts or other tokens to those who donate to the cause. Why not award prizes according to how much a person gives, perhaps starting with a sticker or postcard and going all the way up to sweatshirts and hoodies?

Remember those old “you’re the hundredth shopper” incentives stores used to use? You can utilize a twist of this idea in your fundraising. Who will put you over the top of your goal? The lucky donor who hits that magic number wins a prize.

4. Leverage the Holiday Spirit

Charities have long leveraged the human spirit of generosity during the holidays to reach their goals. Think about the Salvation Army and their prominent bell ringers in front of nearly every grocery store. The trick is to make giving a convenient act of spontaneous joy, not a burden or hassle.

If you’re a smaller group, consider partnering with local businesses, arranging to use some of their sidewalk space for fundraising. Many are amenable as long as you don’t block traffic — having you out there shows their community spirit, too.

Consider other types of partnerships as well. For example, is a local restaurant willing to give patrons a free or discounted treat if customers bring in their raffle ticket stubs from your fundraiser? The promise of a cup of hot cocoa, gratis, at the end of a long, cold day may inspire some folks to spend their spare change on your worthy cause.

5. Use Social Media Campaigns

Social media is a glorious way to spread the news of your fundraiser, especially around the holidays. Be sure to mention the spirit of the season in all your advertisements and posts.

Please don’t overlook the spending power of the younger generation. For example, many brands stick to the big markets of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. However, you may have more luck on TikTok — and a lot of fun making fundraising videos — to capture different demographics.

6. Create Opportunities for Fun

Another way to fundraise is to create opportunities for family fun around the holiday. For example, does your church host a regular bingo? Why not go all out one month and create a carnival-like atmosphere, with games and small attractions like a dunk tank to draw donations?

You could combine such an event with a bake sale. You’ll allow your talented chefs to peddle their wares while patrons can pick up that much-needed dessert for their holiday table. Please ensure that you label all products clearly with their ingredients so that those with food allergies or sensitivities can rest assured their purchase is safe to eat.

7. Customize Your Giving Pages 

If you always wanted to go a little wild and wacky with your graphic design, the holidays are your chance. Now’s the time to use big, bold fonts that grab attention and colors in line with the season.

Customize your giving pages with holiday designs. Doing so reminds your patrons of the reason for the season, perhaps inspiring more generosity than they would normally demonstrate. Plus, it creates a festive, cheerful mood.

You also want to make donors feel secure. Please ensure your website has an SSL certificate — you’ll see the lock icon on the address bar — so that patrons feel safe entering their credit card information. Streamline the checkout process, keeping it to one page whenever possible. The more complex it is, the more opportunities potential givers have to change their minds.

8. Recognize Your Donors

Some people hate recognition for their good deeds, but most like to be known for their philanthropy. Find a way to recognize your donors. Many organizations publish a list of names, sometimes with different tier levels acknowledging the generosity of their contributions.

Another way to say thank you is with a small gift. If you also run a for-profit entity or your charity has a gift shop, repay donations with a coupon. Otherwise, treats like cute candy cane and pen bouquets are inexpensive ways to express gratitude to your generous patrons.

Fundraising Tips During the Holidays

Now is the time for people to give. Follow these fundraising tips during the holidays to exceed your goals.

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Masego – Favorite Tings

With “Favorite Tings,” GRAMMY®-nominated artist Masego puts a trap jazz spin on the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein song, which was first heard in The Sound of Music and has since become a holiday staple. Download/stream “Favorite Tings,” which was released today by EQT Recordings/Capitol Records, HERE. View the visualizer HERE. The track has been a fan favorite ever since its original release as part of the Amazon Originals series in 2018.

Masego, who has amassed over two billion combined global streams in his career to date, recently earned his first GRAMMY nomination. Studying Abroad: Extended Stay (EQT Recordings/Capitol Records), the deluxe edition of his acclaimed EP, is nominated for Best Progressive R&B Album. The collection includes the hit “Mystery Lady Ft. Don Toliver” plus the beautifully reimagined “Mystery Lady (Sego’s Remix).” Combined global streams of “Mystery Lady” have soared past the 150 million mark.

He’ll kick off 2022 with a sold-out, four-night stand at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn. Rosehardt will open at the January 6 and 7 shows. Devin Morrison, who collaborated with Masego on the recent single “Yamz,” will perform as a special guest at the January 8 and 9 shows. Masego will launch a headline tour of Europe and the U.K.. on February 11 in Warsaw. The run will wrap up at London’s O2 Brixton on March 13. Mereba will support on all dates.

“Favorite Tings” completes the trio of celebratory singles released by Masego in recent months. Released in October, “Garden Party” ft. Big Boi and JID has amassed 3.2 million combined streams and was praised by NPR as “a lush neo-soul single that unveils wonderland.”  November brought “Yamz” with Devin Morrison, which is climbing the Mediabase R&B chart and creating a buzz on Shazam. VIBE said, “‘Yamz’ demands the attention of R&B purists,” and went on to praise “the duo’s sultry singing and the song’s seductive production.” The official video, which was directed by Mac Grant (Earthgang, J.I.D, Childish Major), is in rotation on MTVU.. The Black Friday drop of “Yamz”  merchandise quickly sold out, prompting a second run of “Yamz” shorts, which will be available January 10, 2022.

About Masego

Masego is a singular talent and surprising presence who cites 1930s Harlem big bandleader Cab Calloway as a guiding spirit and was mentored by DJ Jazzy Jeff. His 2018 debut album, Lady, Lady, included the breakout hit single “Tadow.” With more than one billion combined global streams, the song is certified Platinum in the U.S., Diamond in Brazil, and Gold in Mexico.

AV Club hailed Masego as “excellence in human form.” VIBE praised him as a “self-taught saxophonist, pianist, singer, and producer here to give an old soul sound a fresh new take in today’s hip-hop climate.” XXL observed, “Masego has created and curated a new wave.”