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Toosii Announces New Tour

Toosii Announces First-Ever U.S. Headline Tour Thank You For Believing Tour Kicks Off October 21 In Tampa, FL Pre-Sale Launches Thursday, May 13; Tickets Go On Sale To General Public Friday, May 14 New Mixtape, Thank You For Believing, Out Now

Toosii who has toured with such artists as DaBaby, Summer Walker and Polo G will kick off his first-ever U.S. headline tour on October 21 at Jannus Live in Tampa, FL. The run will include shows at New York City’s Webster Hall (November 2) and The Novo in Los Angeles (November 12). The South Coast Music Group/Capitol Records recording artist will wrap up the Thank You For Believing Tour with a November 27 show at The Ritz in Raleigh, NC. See below for full itinerary.

Fans who purchase tickets during the pre-sale, which launches tomorrow, May 13, at noon ET/9:00 AM PT here, will receive a discount. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 14, at noon ET/9:00 AM PT HERE.

Toosii, who will also perform at Rolling Loud Miami 2021 on July 23, has proven to be one of rap’s most relatable rising stars, amassing nearly one billion combined global career streams to date. On his new mixtape, Thank You for Believing, the Syracuse-born, Raleigh-based artist doubles down on the honesty and raw emotion he exudes on the mic. Standout tracks include what it cost and back together which appeared on XXL’s weekly list of the Best New Songs plus shop featuring DaBaby. Download / stream Thank You For Believing HERE.

THE FADER named Thank You for Believing as one of the 8 projects you should stream now. Complex hailed Toosii as One of music’s brightest stars. HotNewHipHop said Toosii continues to impress with yet another solid display of his raw talent, unpeeling even more layers of his personality and his pain on the tape. The Source, which interviewed Toosii for this On The Rise column, noted Where the streets meet romance, Nau’Jour Grainger, better known as Toosii, has proven to be one of the fastest rising artists we’ve seen this year. In this feature, VMAN declared Rising artist Toosii is taking over the rap universe.

While his career has been percolating in North Carolina for years, Toosii found staggering success in February 2020 on the strength of Platinum Heart. The album hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart and launched Toosii into the top 10 of Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 chart. He quickly followed up those achievements with Poetic Pain in September 2020, which debuted in the top 20 of the Billboard 200. Toosii earned his first Gold record in January 2021 for his top 10 Urban radio hit Love Cycle. He is Audiomack’s latest #UpNow artist and Billboard named him as an artist to watch, noting Toosii is coming for the crown.

Toosii Thank You For Believing 2021 Tour

Date City/State Venue

10/21 Tampa, FL Jannus Live

10/22 Orlando, FL Celine Orlando

10/23 Tallahassee, FL Potbelly’s

10/25 Greensboro, NC Cone Denim

10/26 Norfolk, VA The NorVa

10/27 Washington, DC The Fillmore

10/28 Richmond, VA The National

10/29 Philadelphia, PA Franklin Music Hall

10/30 Boston, MA Big Night Live

11/2 New York, NY Webster Hall

11/5 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall

11/7 Chicago, IL Park West

11/8 Detroit, MI The Majestic

11/10 Denver, CO Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

11/12 Los Angeles, CA The Novo

11/13 San Diego, CA House of Blues

11/14 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

11/15 Phoenix, AZ The Pressroom

11/18 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall

11/19 Houston, TX Rise Rooftop

11/20 New Orleans, LA Joy Theater

11/21 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen

11/22 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre

11/23 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues

11/24 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore

11/27 Raleigh, NC The Ritz

Queen Naija and Ari Lennox "Set Him Up" by Capitol Records for use by 360 Magazine

QUEEN NAIJA × ARI LENNOX – SET HIM UP

QUEEN NAIJA & ARI LENNOX UNVEIL CINEMATIC VISUAL FOR “SET HIM UP

Track Is One Of Five Previously Unreleased Songs On “missunderstood…. still

The Deluxe Edition Of Queen’s Chart-Topping Debut Album Out

Watch “Set Him Up” Visual HERE

Pre-Save “missunderstood…. still” HERE

Today, Queen Naija and GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter Ari Lennox unveiled the official video for “Set Him Up” with a YouTube premiere. The single is from “missunderstood….still,” the deluxe edition of Queen Naija’s chart-topping debut album, which was released by Capitol Records. View the official video, which was directed by Val Vega (JP Saxe, The Color Brown, JP Wilde) and shot in Atlanta, HERE. Santiago Salviche served as executive producer and Carla Johnson as producer.

Released last week, “Set Him Up” earned a spot on the playlist of The New York Times, with critic Jon Pareles observing, ”Over a slow-motion strut of a bass line and a glass of chardonnay in the lyrics, Queen Naija and Ari Lennox sweetly intertwine their voices, enjoying each other’s explicit details about their latest hookups.” HotNewHipHop praised the “sultry single” and The Source noted, “[‘Set Him Up’ is] a seductive tag team between the two sirens as they glide over the all-too familiar scenario of dealing with the same man at the same time.”

“Missunderstood….still” features five previously unreleased songs including “Love Is…” ft. J.I The Prince of NY, plus ”Butterflies Pt. 2” Remix feat. Wale alongside the album’s original 18 tracks. See below for track listing.

Pre-save “missunderstood….still” HERE.

Queen has amassed over 2.5 billion combined global career streams to date. After its release last fall, “missunderstood” took the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart and earned a place in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. The single ”Butterflies Pt. 2” hit No. 1 on the Mediabase and BDS Urban AC charts shortly after, giving the 24-year-old Detroit-area native her third chart-topper at the format, following the 2x Platinum ”Medicine” and the Platinum-certified ”Karma.” Follow-up single “Pack Lite” was recently certified Gold by the RIAA.

Flaunt said, “Equipped with a smooth and sultry voice and infectious energy, each one of her R&B ballads are real, honest, and relatable.” Essence Girls United noted, “Queen Naija’s album, missunderstood, touches the soul in a way that only Black music can.” “Queen Naija is, without question, who R&B heads should be checking for,” declared DJ Booth.

Track Listing for “missunderstood….still”

Bonus tracks in bold

  1. Supa Vibe
  2. Set Him Up ft. Ari Lennox
  3. Love Is… ft. J.I The Prince of NY
  4. Empty
  5. Insecure
  6. Passionate
  7. Butterflies Pt. 2 Remix ft. Wale
  8. Intro
  9. Too Much To Say
  10. I’m Her ft. Kiana Lede
  11. Pack Lite
  12. Lie To Me ft. Lil Durk
  13. Dream
  14. Love Language
  15. Without You ft. Russ
  16. Say What You Mean
  17. Bitter Skit ft. Pretty Vee
  18. Bitter ft. Mulatto
  19. One Time ft. Toosii
  20. Pressure
  21. Five Seconds ft. Jacquees
  22. Pretend
  23. Trial And Error
  24. Butterflies Pt. 2
  25. Beautiful
Toosii - Thank You For Believing Artwork for use by 360 Magazine

TOOSII – WHAT IT COST

Toosii Shares New Single And Video for “what it cost”

Track Is From Thank You For Believing, Set For May 7 Release

Combined Global Streams Of Toosii’s Songs Near One Billion

Pre-Save / Pre-Order Thank You For Believing HERE

View “what it cost” Video HERE

On his powerful new single, ”what it cost,” Toosii reflects on his roots and his current reality. The Syracuse-born, Raleigh-based artist, who is closing in on one billion combined global streams across all of his songs, details his journey from a lost kid surrounded by tragedy to a national sensation full of promise on the introspective, stripped-down track. Download/stream ”what it cost” HERE. The song is from his new mixtape, Thank You For Believing, set for May 7 release via South Coast Music Group/Capitol Records.

My mom is a real hard worker. That’s where my hustle comes from. She taught me to never quit,” says Toosii.

While many rags-to-riches stories have been told, the official video for “what it cost” is a rags-versus-riches story, following Toosii as he transverses two starkly different worlds. Directed by Joan Pabon, who helmed the official videos for ”back together” and ”Reminiscing,” the clip shines a light on inequalities and economic disparities and the tangible and intangible costs of living in a poverty-stricken home versus a wealthy household. The video is bookended by real talk from Toosii about his life, touching on the loss of his grandfather, the times he’s nearly died himself and his drive to be there for the loved ones that are depending on him. “Everyday bro, I wake up, I gotta go hard bro. Can’t go back to being homeless,” says Toosii. View the video HERE.

Earlier this month, Toosii earned widespread praise for ”back together,” which also appears on Thank You For Believing. XXL named it one of the “best new songs” of the week. “Toosii skyrocketed into the mainstream in 2020. Now, he’s looking to continue this ascension with “back together,” observed Complex. ”Toosii [is] looking to own 2021,The harmonic love fest [‘back together’] taps into [Toosii’s] R&B sensibilities while still showcasing his penchant for nimble bars,” said HipHopDXHotNewHipHop noted, ”[‘back together’] plays much more like a ballad than anything else and it works to perfection, it’s a nice piece of self-reflection that will make any fan want to tap in for more.” View the official video for ”back together” HERE. Fans who pre-save / pre-order Thank You For Believing HERE will instantly receive ”what it cost” and “back together.”

Propelled by his gift for drenching real lyrics in rich emotion, Toosii has proven himself to be one of rap’s most relatable rising stars. Naming him an artist to watch, Billboard said, “Toosii is coming for the crown.” On Thank You For Believing, he tells jarringly honest tales of street life and lost love, addressing the good times and the bad, the glow-up and the dark days that came before. Toosii’s career has been percolating in North Carolina for years, but he found immediate, staggering success in February 2020 on the strength of Platinum Heart. The album hit No. 1 on Billboards Heatseekers Albums chart and launched Toosii into the top 10 of Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 chart.

Toosii quickly followed up those achievements with Poetic Pain in September 2020, which debuted in the top 20 of the Billboard 200. He recently earned a Gold record for his top 10 Urban radio hit, “Love Cycle.” Toosii has earned a devoted audience, including 2.4 million Instagram followers. In 2020, Toosii collaborated with DaBaby, who’s tipped him as “the hottest new emerging artist.”

Stomp illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 Magazine

Stomp Wars Virtual Homecoming Experience

Stomp Wars, the celebrated national stepping competition and cultural institution, insisted the show must go on for 2020, and that’s exactly what’s going to happen!

In order to engage, rally, and uplift students, the Stomp Wars program announces a historic first with the launch of The Stomp Wars HBCU-KNOW Virtual Homecoming Experience on September 26 – October 28. The event will be powered by The Thurgood Marshall College Fund and broadcast live from stompwars.com, with a live simulcast on Facebook and YouTube. The Top 2 Step Team Winners will go on to compete in the World Of Dance Championships.

Now on the event’s 13th year, on-air personality Rock-T returns as the host. In this latest installment of the program, The Collegiate Edition will celebrate the HBCU community by showcasing incredible stepping by the Greek organizations Divine 9, HBCU-KNOW Battle of the Bands, HBCU-KNOW Cheerleaders, HBCU-KNOW Majorettes, and more.

Since its inception, Stomp Wars has consistently inspired generations to graduate high school and pursue higher education. To date, more than 10,000 students have been galvanized by the event as the initiative rewrites the rules and brings us one step closer to the eradication of social injustice and systemic racism. For 2020, the core messageTomorrow can be better than today will be transmitted to the online audience.

Check out the impactful message for yourself by watching the virtual Stomp Wars.

About Rock-T:

Rocky Turner is an American Radio-TV Personality, Host, DJ, Producer, Sports Announcer, Author, and entrepreneur. Known to listeners as Rock-T and currently a member of the phenomenally successful Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Rock-T reaches 7 million listeners daily through this nationally syndicated show with markets that include Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia, and Orlando. He is also a member of the wildly popular TV show, Dish Nation and Rickey Smiley For Real.

Rock-T is also the founder and creator of Stomp Wars, the most successful stomping competition in the country. As Rock-T’s vision for these disenfranchised youngsters continued to grow and expand, as did the reach of the event. Today, Stomp Wars is not only an annual sell-out on the campus of the University of Texas Arlington, it is also a hit with thriving teens across the country teaching students about the power of perseverance and diligence.

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K Camp RARE Family visual

K Camp – RARE Family

Friday July 3rd, multi-platinum rapper, entrepreneur, executive, and RARE Sound C.E.O. K Camp presented the brand new RARE Sound compilation album, RARE Family. Get it HERE via RARE Sound. The twelve-track surprise project pops off with verbal fireworks from K Camp as well as RARE Sound artists, including True Story Gee, Lil Bird, and more. Among various highlights, the crew trades rhymes with Yella Beezy on the celebratory and slick “Birthday” before delivering hard-hitting bars all around on “Stack N Pray” alongside West Coast phenomenon Mozzy.

Check out the full tracklisting below. Right out of the gate, HipHopDX wrote “K Camp gives his RARE Sound roster a chance to bask in the spotlight,” and RhymeHipHop claimed, “K delivers and displays a cohesive nature to his entire roster, to which each artist flows seamlessly in a shared sound.” Once again, K Camp quietly affirms himself as one of the most impactful talents and bosses in the game through a combination of dynamic rapping and just as dynamic business moves.

The RARE Family release was celebrated at the “RARE Family Cookout” this 4th of July Weekend at the RARE Sound Studios in Atlanta, GA. Stay tuned for a lot more from K Camp very soon.

About K CAMP

It takes a rare talent to elevate the game from multiple angles all at once. As a rapper, entrepreneur, and executive, K CAMP personifies rarity across the board.

Establishing himself as a titan in the Atlanta scene through a knockout combo of clever rhymes and chantable hooks, the multiplatinum star quietly maintains a position amidst hip-hop’s most influential forces. This status remains evidenced by nearly four-billion cumulative streams as well as four gold singles and three platinum singles— “Cut Her Off,” “Money Baby,” and “Comfortable”—since emerging in 2009. Among many accolades, he holds the endorsement of everyone from BET who nominated him for “Best Club Banger” at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards and XXL who included him in its 2015 “Freshman Class” as well as Rolling Stone, Spin, and many others. The MC’s discography spans the full-length debut Only Way Is Up and 2018’s RARE Sound, which HotNewHipHop dubbed “16 tracks of precious melodies.” Not to mention, he leads a movement as the C.E.O. of his own RARE SOUND label and RARE Studio, office, and headquarters. He continued to light rap up with Wayy 2 Kritical [2019] and Kiss 5 [2020] with more to come.

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Paloma Ford – Chrome ‘In My Feelings’

PALOMA FORD ARRIVES WITH “CHROME” ‘IN MY FEELINGS’

LIVE AT SIR RELEASES NEW PREVIEW TRACK AND VISUAL PERFORMANCE OFF FORTHCOMING PROJECT X TAPES

Today renowned songstress, songwriter Paloma Ford makes a clean return with the release of “Chrome” ‘In My Feelings’ watch HERE. Boastfully bringing the buzz to her highly anticipated project X Tapes, Paloma presents, with her signature, sultry sound, a momentous live performance filmed at SIR Studios in the heart of Los Angeles. The passion-filled anthem finds Paloma singing retrospectively about love once ignited “You must not know I don’t need nobody; I can make it alone.”

“It’s been a while since I dropped my first project so I wanted to make sure I gave a new music experience,” Paloma says. “Chrome is an emotion—a headspace showing the balance between being a gentle soul and not being played with. Even though ‘I’m in my feelings,’ I show strength and comfort in who I am and how I react. I own that. I’m really excited to share that feeling with people and connect with fans in a way I’ve never done before.”

Directed by Edy Perez, “Chrome” ‘In My Feelings’ follows the high-regarded release of “Rain.” Acclaimed by Complex, HotNewHipHop, and more, “Rain” opens up the world of X Tapes — the story of love, love lost, and all the emotions between — which is slated to be released soon.

EXPERIENCE PALOMA FORD’S CHROME ‘IN MY FEELINGS’ HERE

ABOUT PALOMA FORD

Born in Los Angeles, Paloma Ford — singer, songwriter, designer and mother exemplifies the feminine ideal from multiple angles. On the microphone, her sultry and soulful delivery consistently captivates listeners, while her relatable stories of love, passion and heartbreak keep us coming back for more. It should be no surprise Paloma cites her primary influences as Aaliyah, Sade and Janet Jackson, as she also bends R&B to fit and express her individual style.

Off the mic, Paloma describes herself as simply, “A mother and a girl from Los Angeles who has been through a lot of relatable experiences.” “I’m very optimistic, I try to see the good in others. I love being able to help and heal people. I’m a private person, so I don’t show everything on my social media. In my music, you can recognize moments of sensuality and strength. It’s all part of being a woman. That’s the message. It’s important for me to talk about other situations I’ve been in that other women can relate to.”

Paloma’s upcoming project ‘X Tapes’ tells a true story of love, love lost and all the emotional highs in between. ‘RAIN’ opens the story by capturing the familiar experience at the start of a relationship, when passion, romance, and energy completely overwhelm your best judgments and insecurities. The tape follows with the experiences after letting your guard down and taking a leap of faith, the moments spent realizing you left yourself vulnerable to somebody that doesn’t love as hard as you.

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Kemba “Last Year Being Broke”

Rising Bronx rapper Kemba unleashes a brand new single entitled “Last Year Being Broke”.

Get it HERE via Sounds Music Group/Republic Records.

“Last Year Being Broke” once again illuminates the edge of his indisputable and inimitable take on timeless East Coast hip-hop.

The single also follows up his recent breakout “Deadass.” The latter’s music video just debuted on Complexlast week. Plus, the track has amassed 1.5 million Spotify streams and counting to date. Dubbing it “a great one,” Brooklyn Vegan praised how the single “finds the middle ground between Kendrick Lamar and classic New York rap.” Putting it best. HotNewHipHop pegged him as “bound to do some big things this year.”

It makes perfect sense Kemba calls The Bronx—the birthplace of hip-hop—home. He literally carries the genre with him everywhere. Making a name for himself as a fan favorite under the name of YC The Cynic, he dropped a series of lauded projects and songs from 2010 through 2013. Adopting the moniker Kemba, he ignited his rise with the album Negus. In addition to a highly cited interview on Real Late W/Peter Rosenberg, he joined Kendrick Lamar on stage during an American Express-sponsored concert live-streamed online. He kept his head down and continued writing just as any true hip-hop hero would.

Melii Releases PhAses

MELII RELEASES MUCH-ANTICIPATED DEBUT PROJECT ‘PHASES’ OUT NOW

Harlem-based singer/songwriter/artist Melii has shared her highly anticipated debut project, PhAses. Released via Rule#1/Interscope Records, PhAses is a daringly candid and powerful portrait of her past, revealing Melii to be a multi-talented force of nature.

Listen to PhAses by Melii HERE.

Featuring appearances by artists like Tory Lanez and Odalys, PhAses includes Melii’s previously released singles “HML” ft. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie (which premiered as a Zane Lowe World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1) and “See Me” (praised by HotNewHipHop as a “baddie anthem” that “serves as a pick me up for those struggling through the dynamics of relationships in the digital era”). In addition, Melii premiered PhAses on Ebro Darden’s show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 this morning. Listen HERE.

In a recent interview with The FADER, Melii explained the meaning behind the title to the deeply intimate Phases. “As women, we go through different emotions,” Melii stated. “Every song has a wrap up, it has a story. It’s a page in my journal.”

Track listing for Phases by Melii

  1. Way Out
  2. Trip
  3. Slow For Me ft. Tory Lanez
  4. Gangsta Talk
  5. False Signal
  6. Copy ft. Odalys
  7. Before I
  8. Mister
  9. HML ft. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie
  10. City Girls
  11. Pretty Girls
  12. See Me
  13. Anime Girls
  14. Feel Me

To celebrate the release of PhAses, Melii is headlining a show tonight at S.O.B.’s (aka Sounds of Brazil) in New York City. Hosted by Shani Kulture, the Who’s Next? show also features Marz Cordero, with music from DJ Juanyto and DJ Camilo. More info HERE.

Earlier this month, Melii wrapped up her run of dates as a can’t-miss support act for Meek Mill’s Motivation Tour. The two artists recently collaborated on “Wit the Shits (W.T.S.),” a track from Meek Mill’s latest album Championships (a #1 hit on the Billboard 200).

Featured on NYLON’s “15 Up-And-Coming Artists To Watch In 2019” list, Melii has previously drawn acclaim for singles like “Icey (Spanish Remix)” (named “one of the year’s starkest rap hits”by Jon Caramanica of the New York Times), “La Envidia Mata” (dubbed a “sledgehammer of a single” by Rolling Stone), and “Como Si Na” (featured on a “5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week” from TIME). In addition, she’s earned admiration from Billboard, who stated that “Every few years, a new artist emerges from Harlem, ready to take on the rap world…In 2018, that spotlight belongs to Melii.”

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Lil West Drops “Somedays” Music Video

Today, Lil West shares the visuals for his rising hit single “Somedays.” Watch it HERE.
 
The song remains a standout from his brand new Vex Part 1 EP—available HERE via Nomad Music. The seven-song collection arrived to widespread critical acclaim just last week. HotNewHipHop described it as“impressive, genre-blending,” . The project as a whole has already put up numbers with almost 2 million cumulative streams.
 
All signs point to a major breakthrough for Lil West. In addition to putting up numbers on Soundcloud, Pigeons & Planes recently touted him among“16 New Artists to Look Out For in 2019,”as he garnered widespread praise from Fader, Lyrical Lemonade, Elevator, and Noisey who crowned him, “the Delaware loner forging rap’s strange future.” 

We All Shine EP Tracklist

YNW Melly latest project, WE ALL SHINE features Kanye West and Fredo Bang, the project is due out this Friday, January 18, 2019.
Melly is the exciting Florida rapper, who captivated music lovers everywhere with his massive single, “Murder On My Mind” and popular documentary, MELLY. YNW Melly’s critically-acclaimed EP, I Am You, dropped in September of 2018. Less than a year into music, the 19 year-old has accumulated over 165 million views on YouTube. Stands out tracks such as: “Murder On My Mind,” “Virtual,” and “Melly the Menace” has shot Melly to the forefront of Florida rap and caught the attention of The Fader, Forbes, Pitchfork, Complex, Genius, Hypebeast, Hot New Hip-Hop, Elevator, and many more.
WE ALL SHINE will be available on all streaming platforms Friday, January 18th.
TRACKLIST – WE ALL SHINE:
1. City Girls
2. No Heart (Love No More)
3. Rolling Loud
4. Robbery
5. Beat A N*gga Block
6. Hold Up (Wait 1 Min)
7. No More
8. No Holidays
9. Mixed Personalities Ft. Kanye West
10. Why You Gotta Walk Like That???
11. F*ck PNC Bank
12. Ingridientz Ft. Fredo Bang
13. Curtains (Burtains)
14. Control Me
15. Alarm
Bonus Track: Butter Pecan
DOCUMENTARY – MELLYhttp://youtu.be/TGIp4H_JvZg
EP – I Am YouTidal Spotify Apple Music | YouTube Soundcloud
MUSIC VIDEO – Murder On My Mindhttp://youtu.be/hqDinxaPUK4
MUSIC VIDEO – Freddy Krueger: http://youtu.be/FWC9pBfrUwg