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Lil Tecca New Single "Faster" Cover Art via U Music Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE

LIL TECCA – FASTER

Launching another era now, multi-platinum rapper Lil Tecca unleashes his new single and video “Faster” today.

Listen to “Faster”: HERE
Watch “Faster”: HERE

The skittering beat gives the track a distinct jolt as Tecca tears through verses with undeniable charisma. Between bold and blunt bars, he carries a catchy chorus, You moving faster. In the accompanying visual, he lives the high life surrounded by models in the back of a luxury car and in an opulent hotel room. He surveys the night skyline alone as he raps in the midst of penthouse debauchery.

It sets the stage for more music to come from Tecca very soon.

Tecca dominated the US on his “Tecca Loves You” tour and he will continue to take stages by storm with his performance at Rolling Loud New York on Saturday, September 24 and on his tour that continues in Europe starting in Zürich Switzerland on October 13 and ending on November 7 in Lisbon, Portugal. More information on the tour is available HERE

Tecca’s latest album, We Love You Tecca 2, notably marked his third Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200. It also bowed at #6 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart, making for his third Top 10 debut on the respective chart as well. Meanwhile, “Never Left” and “Repeat It” vaulted on to the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 30 and has already tallied over 800 million global streams. Right out of the gate, We Love You Tecca 2 received widespread acclaim. HYPEBEAST cited among “the 10 best projects” of the week. HotNewHipHop proclaimed, “Lil Tecca has already proven to be a solid hitmaker in the industry, and with each new album, he impresses his fans with his summer vibes, catchy melodies, and solid hooks.” HipHopDX highlighted his “infectious jubilance,” and wrote, “Tecca’s bubbling raps have always straddled the line between Hip Hop and pop, finding catchy melodies throughout.” REVOLT declared the album “has more hits than a great number of artists twice his age.”

The sequel carried on the legacy of its predecessor, We Love You Tecca. In 2019, the original mixtape bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200, went platinum, and amassed 6.6 billion-plus streams.

Posting up over 8 billion streams and claiming multiple platinum certifications, Lil Tecca has quietly cemented himself as one of rap’s most vital rising superstars. In 2020, his full-length debut album, Virgo World, bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 and yielded two Hot 100 entries—namely “Dolly” with Lil Uzi Vert and “When You Down” feat. Lil Durk with Polo G. HotNewHipHop praised it as “a great starting point for the 18-year-old. Tecca first exploded with his platinum-certified mixtape, We Love You Tecca, and his breakout quadruple-platinum single “Ransom” in 2019. He reeled in acclaim from New York Times, Billboard, HYPEBEAST, Complex, and many others in addition to selling out shows on his first headline run, the We Love You Tecca World Tour. He launches into his next chapter with more new music coming this year.

Director Karam Gill and Lil Baby discuss film Untrapped at Tribeca Film Festival via 360 Magazine

LIL BABY’S UNTRAPPED

Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby” is the chronological narrative of Dominique Armani Jones, a black horse’s right of passage. Re-invents the American dream for the next generation, operate outside the rule of the general public. Lately, director Karam Gill has been christened by Forbes’ 30 Under 30 and indexed by Variety’s 10 Top Documentary Filmmakers to Watch. He has created a psychological yet visual anthology of the socioeconomic fate of a young black man in America. Recalling the days when Jay-Z moved dope in Marcy, this tale hits a hard chord with the less fortunate – making ends meet with whatever means necessary.

In 2016 the prosperous Quality Control Music imprint catapulted City Girls into the realm of Salt-N-Pepa and the Migos into a stratospheric N.W.A-ish enclave. With their managerial mastery, they signed Cardi B and enlisted him into their brigade. Shortly thereafter, Lil Baby burst into hip-hop celebrity after releasing My Dawg, peaking at 71 on Billboard Hot 100. Widely respected by peers in Atlanta’s West End, the film re-confirmed Lil Baby as one of the most influential in his set.

In short, this tabulated transmission, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, portrays a successful drug dealer who has become an endearing father that amassed immeasurable success. Further, 2020 was his breakthrough to become a global star. Lil Baby was the first and only recording artist to achieve double platinum status and tied Prince as well as Paul McCartney for Billboard Hot 100 hits.

Gloomily, the film did not fully explain his rap culture and his flair for fashion, thus taking away the viewer’s affinity for the protagonist of nonfiction. Looks like a series on the verge of whistling out of the kettle.

Lastly, the ceremony ended with a public Q&A and a special performance by Lil Baby.

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YGTUT – Thinkin Bout

Rising Tennessee rapper YGTUT releases new single “Thinkin Bout” via Same Plate Entertainment. The new song will be part of his new album, In My Head, due June 9th which includes previously released singles “New Medallion” and “Dolla $igns.” Produced by Jared White, this new track highlights TUT’s compelling storytelling and honesty. Listen to “Thinkin Bout” HERE.

Here is what the artist had to say: ‘”Thinkin Bout” is about knowing when you’re dealing with a person that you can’t trust. It’s about thinking when people are really with you when they’re not. In this new album, I’m taking it up another taste level and bringing the message that it’s okay if you don’t have everything figured out.”

About YGTUT

Born and raised in Chattanooga, TN, YGTUT is a son of a preacher and has been surrounded by music since he was young. The emerging rapper fuses genres like R&B, Soul etc. into his music and incorporates numerous live instruments into the production—the latter a reflection of his southern roots and the live music scene in Tennessee. In 2010, TUT co-founded the collective TheHouse with TDE’s Isaiah Rashad—a force putting Chattanooga on the musical map since, and that recently released their collective project, “The House Presents: The Set” earlier this year.  TUT announced his arrival on the scene in 2015, via his critically acclaimed debut project, Preacher’s Son, receiving praise from Pitchfork, HYPEBEAST and more. That project was followed by the release of Four Two Three in 2017, his I.O.U. EP in 2019 and the singles “Bootleggers” and “Chattanooga Vendetta” in 2020. Most recently, TUT connected with Isaiah Rashad for the track “Chad” off Rashad’s new album, The House Is Burning, followed by “Dolla Signs” in December 2021.

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Isaac Dunbar – Fool’s Paradise

Isaac Dunbar released his latest single, “Fool’s Paradise,” out now via RCA Records. Written and produced by Isaac, the emotive, piano-driven ballad examines the complexities of unrequited love. Propelled by Isaac’s melodic vocals, “Fool’s Paradise” is an operatic exploration of disillusionment and what happens when one no longer ignores the red flags waving in front of them.

“I wrote ‘Fool’s Paradise’ about my struggle between discerning what is real and what is fake with the relationships in my life,” says Isaac. “It’s about the process of waking up to mistreatment, manipulation and reading in between the lines. It’s about breaking those cycles. ‘Fool’s Paradise’ is a song for the delusional girls.”

Joining the previously released rebellious pop-anthem “Bleach” and the disco-infused “Tainted Love,” “Fool’s Paradise” serves as the latest release off Isaac’s highly anticipated forthcoming EP, Banish The Banshee. A series of sonic parables inspired by love, loss, shame, and joy, Banish The Banshee is a conceptual body of work that illustrates the stories of Isaac’s life so far through the lens of his alter-ego, the banshee. 

Banish The Banshee is out May 27 via RCA Records, pre-order it HERE

About Isaac Dunbar

19-year-old Isaac Dunbar has carved out a spectacular and unique lane as one of the most critically heralded emerging artists of his generation. After supporting girl in red on her North American and European run of shows in 2019, he released his highly anticipated debut EP, balloons don’t float here. It garnered the attention of notable tastemakers like Zane Lowe, The FADER, Hypebeast and Lyrical Lemonade, who called it “a display of pop mastery.” Hailing from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, his music melds complex sounds and atmospheric, beat-driven production to create melodic and introspective tracks with potent hooks. He makes lush, synth-driven music, which he writes, performs and produces himself. 

In 2020, with his newly inked deal with RCA Records, he released his critically acclaimed EP, isaac’s insects, which garnered over 48 million streams worldwide. Billboard called it a “stunning major label debut” and led his track “makeup drawer” to be featured in NPR‘s “Best Music of 2020” list. His third EP, evil twin, was released at the top of 2021 and saw support from the likes of Earmilk, who declared it a “defiant pop record,” along with features in PAPER Magazine, SPIN, American Songwriter, E! News and more, while amassing over 38 million streams worldwide. Last fall, Dunbar hit the road on his first-ever North American headlining tour, which included a sold-out show in New York and a performance at the All Things Go Festival in Washington, DC. With new music to come in 2022, Dunbar’s future shines brighter than ever before.

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Shenseea × 21 Savage

Shenseea released the official music video for her hit track: “R U That” featuring Atlanta rapper 21 Savage. Directed as a casting call, Shenseea is seen in vignettes of themed rooms auditioning men while in head-to-toe jewel-toned looks. “R U That” is currently on radio rotation at the #25 spot on mainstream R&B/Hip Hop and appears on Shenseea’s album ALPHA—which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Reggae album charts. To watch the video, click HERE

Shenseea is one of Jamaica’s brightest dancehall acts cosigned by some of music’s biggest luminaries including Cardi B, Rihanna, Ye, Christina Aguilera, Drake and beyond including her most recent collaborators Megan Thee Stallion and 21 Savage. The road towards ALPHA has been a legendary one for Shenseea who has been crowned Apple‘s “Up Next” artist, MTV‘s “Push” artist as well as iHeart Radio‘s “On The Verge” artist. In 2021, she was tapped by Kanye West to add her rap and vocal stylings to two different songs on the now Grammy-nominated DONDA (“Ok Ok Pt 2” and “Pure Souls”) and played her first-ever U.S. festival with Rolling Loud Miami and New York. With her talents in songwriting, performing and directing, Shenseea is set to be one of the year’s breakout acts to watch.

About Shenseea

Shenseea has ascended through Jamaica’s dancehall ranks to become one of the genre’s most sought-after artists. She broke through the scene with her viral single “Loodi” feat. Vybez Kartel; the following year, Shenseea toured Europe with dancehall superstar Sean Paul. In 2019, Shenseea signed with Interscope Records (under Rick Immigrants Records) and released her first label single “Blessed” featuring Tyga (now with over 57M views on Youtube). The track which came with a music video was praised by the likes of Hypebeast, FADER, PAPER Magazine, VIBE and more; it quickly racked up over 1,000,000 views overnight. While at work on her debut album, Shenseea has been feeding her fans with one-off singles like Bad Habit, Good Comfort, Sidechick Song and more, racking millions of plays across DSPs and Youtube.

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Deante’ Hitchcock – Alone

Grammy-nominated Atlanta rapper Deante’ Hitchcock released “Alone,” his new single out now via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records. The slow cut, driven by the sensuous strum of guitar strings, finds Deante’ weighing the risks of letting his guard down for a potential love interest or whether they are both better off alone.

“We’re so busy trying to be understood we forget how to be understanding,” said Deante’. “Everybody’s trying to figure this thing out, but it’s so hard, man. On one end, it’s like I’m better off alone, so I don’t have to deal with anyone else’s shit, but it’s also like damn, I’m better off alone to not have to deal with my shit either. But I’m trying, ya know.”

The latest in a run of relationship-driven releases set to come from Deante’ this year, “Alone” follows his Valentine’s Day-themed EP Everyday The 14th in February, which received critical acclaim. Featured by XXL, Hypebeast, HipHopDX, Okayplayer, and more as one of the ‘Best New Releases of the Week,’ Lyrical Lemonade praised the project, noting that it “further solidifies Deante’ Hitchcock’s immense skill and versatility as an artist,” while The Source called the EP a “tight, solid listen for returning fans and newcomers alike.” 

Last week, Deante’ also announced the launch of The Mother God Project in partnership with local Atlanta nonprofit Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. (ACE) Women’s Business Center. Powered by Deante’, The Mother God Project will provide assistance to 100 women within the community in order to successfully launch their own businesses. The selected participants will each have the opportunity to obtain their own LLCs within Atlanta, in addition to receiving one-on-one coaching and training.

About Deante’ Hitchcock

Introspective. Talented. Lyricist. These are just a few words to describe Grammy-nominated Atlanta artist Deante’ Hitchcock. After dropping out of Georgia Southern University, Deante’ decided that rap was his only option and began working harder than ever by releasing mixtapes and videos that created an undeniable buzz. His witty, charismatic social media freestyle videos generated attention, leading him to open for acts such as Lil Uzi Vert and Yo Gotti, and eventually led to a recording deal with Mark Pitts’ ByStorm Entertainment. 

With several impressive EPs under his lyrical belt (Good, So Much for Good Luck, Just A Sample, Just A Sample 2), in 2019, Deante’ secured a highly coveted spot on the Grammy-nominated J. Cole and Dreamville compilation album, Revenge Of The Dreamers III, which is currently RIAA-certified Platinum. He released his debut album BETTER on ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records in 2020, featuring the single “How TF” feat. 6LACK and collaborations with JID, Young Nudy, Miguel, and St. Beauty. Following suit with the deluxe version of BETTER later that year, which featured appearances from Guapdad 4000, Kenny Mason, Ro James, and more, the project solidified Deante’ as a must-watch artist within the next wave of Southern rap, garnering critical acclaim and ‘Best of 2020’ placements across Complex, NPR, XXL, and UPROXX.

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Shenseea × 21 Savage – R U That

It’s a big week for rising global artist Shenseea. On the heels of her debut album release, the young artist and songwriter has shared a new offering featuring 21 Savage titled “R U That.” The track, which showcases Shenseea’s pension for hip hop, follows the release of her earlier single ”Lick“ featuring Megan Thee Stallion (over 7 million views on Youtube). Both tracks will appear on Shenseea’s upcoming project titled ALPHA, out March 11th, which is now available for pre-order HERE

In addition to the new track dropping, Shenseea was also crowned as iHeart Radio’s “On The Verge” and Apple Music’s “Up Next” artist this week. In her “Up Next” short, Shenseea opens up about her late mother, the ambition that was instilled in her by the women who raised her, and the motivation that keeps her going: her son Rajeiro. To watch the full short, click HERE, and to listen to her Apple Music radio interview with Nadeska, click HERE.

About Shenseea

Shenseea has ascended through Jamaica’s dancehall ranks to become one of the genre’s most sought-after artists. She broke through the scene with her viral single “Loodi” feat. Vybez Kartel; the following year, Shenseea toured Europe with dancehall superstar Sean Paul. In 2019, Shenseea signed with Interscope Records (under Rick Immigrants Records) and released her first label single “Blessed” featuring Tyga (now with over 57M views on Youtube). The track which came with a music video was praised by the likes of Hypebeast, FADER, PAPER Magazine, VIBE, and more; it quickly racked up over 1,000,000 views overnight. While at work on her debut album, Shenseea has been feeding her fans with one-off singles like “Bad Habit,”, “Good Comfort,” “Sidechick Song” and more, racking millions of plays across DSPs and Youtube. In 2021, she rose up the ranks further being tapped by Kanye West to add her rap and vocal stylings to two different songs on the Grammy-nominated DONDA (“Ok Ok Pt 2” and “Pure Souls”) as well as playing her first-ever U.S. festivals with Rolling Loud in Miami and New York. With a Billboard “Up Next” title under her belt, and “rising” profile by the FADER, New York Times, The Guardian, and more, Shenseea is rapidly proving that she is a true artist to watch on an international scale.

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Role Model – if jesus saves, she’s my type

Role Model (a.k.a. Tucker Pillsbury) releases his brand-new single entitled “if jesus saves, she’s my type” along with a music video. The upbeat track debuted with Role Model featured on the cover of New Music Daily on Apple Music. It will also be included on his upcoming debut album, Rx. The album is an extremely dynamic body of work with an underlying message about the power of a woman, layered with elements of religion, sex, and love. Rx is due out on April 8th, just ahead of Role Model‘s performance at this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, and is available for pre-save now. “if jesus saves, she’s my type” is also available now at all digital retail providers via Interscope Records.

Role Model says about the track, “As much as I love being alone, I think even the strongest people have a breaking point. I spent years completely alone and got to a point where I needed help, which later came in the form of a girl, who I fell in love with. This song is that stage of desperation that I felt could be compared to the way some people find God. When you’re on your knees just begging for something or someONE. It sets up the album perfectly.” 

Click HERE to listen.

The music video, directed by Dylan Knight, is fun, playful, and theatrical. Tucker stars as a small town’s local pastor who is convinced he has found God in the shape of a beautiful girl. Role Model’s energy is magnetic as he preaches to the church when suddenly in walks a girl, like a metaphorical Jesus, wearing a short denim skirt and hoop earrings. The chemistry between the girl and Tucker builds as he tries to impress her by showing off his dance skills. They eventually break out into a choreographed routine and the congregation leaps to their feet to praise what seems like the second coming of Jesus. To Role Model, God is a woman.

Click HERE to watch.

About Role Model

Tucker Pillsbury assembles, disassembles, and reassembles different vibes, sounds, and emotions into Role Model. One moment, he’s crooning about his crush’s earrings over crunchy chords. The next, he’s spitting bars about staying home. Either way, the intimacy of his songwriting beckons connection. You’ll experience doubt, anxiety, infatuation, and even love right next to him. His story kicked into high gear back in 2017. Following the Soundcloud success of “Cocaine Babe” and “Girl In New York,” he earned the respect of late idol Mac Miller and Benny Blanco. Trading Maine for California, he made waves with the oh, how perfect EP in 2019, generating tens of millions of streams on “hello,” “notice me” [feat. BENEE], and “that’s just how it goes.” A year later, his momentum only increased with the follow-up our little angel EP. The single “blind” eclipsed 64 million Spotify streams, while coup de main hailed it as “must-listen.” The Line of Best Fit praised his “songs with tenderness and Gen Z apathy.” After gathering nearly 437 million streams and receiving acclaim from HYPEBEAST, DIY, Earmilk, and many more, he illuminates every side of himself on his most recent singles “forever&more” and “death wish.”

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Japanese Breakfast

Tuesday, January 18, indie pop act Japanese Breakfast performed “Slide Tackle,” a track from their GRAMMY-nominated album, Jubilee, on The Late Show with James Corden. Michelle Zauner, applauded founder, did a ‘Bar Chat interview where she talked about these recent nominations and more. Watch Japanese Breakfast’s performance on The Late Show with James Corden HERE.

Jubilee released last June as one of the years leading, critically acclaimed albums. The album stole spots on Best Of lists for 2021 from Rolling Stone, People Magazine, Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, NPR, Wall Street Journal, The Ringer, SPIN, Esquire, Vulture, The AV Club, Paste, Cosmopolitan, UPROXX, Consequence of Sound, Slant and Hypebeast. The album gained so much attention that it was even voted the #1 album of the year on NPR’s Listener’s Poll and #1 on UPROXX’s Critics Poll.

If that wasn’t enough success for one year, Zauner, too, published her New York Times Best Seller, Crying in H Mart, which is now being reworked for MGM’s Orion Pictures. The book is a moving memoir that captures Zauner’s experiences growing up Korean American, the struggles she went through with the death of her mother and how she navigated discovering her own identity.

About Michelle Zauner

The Korean American musician and author Michelle Zauner is renowned for her sonic demeanor. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Zauner grew up in Eugene, Oregon for most of her adolescence. Zauner took to music instantly, beginning to learn to play the piano at 5, later moving to the guitar at age 15. Her mother’s passing in 2014 lead to her starting Japanese Breakfast. She tells Teen Vogue, “I moved back to Oregon to care for her, and I kind of put the band on indefinite hiatus. Unfortunately, she passed away, and while I was in Oregon, helping take care of the house and being a support system for my dad, the only way that I could have something for myself was if I made my own record. So I kind of carved out some time to do that.” Japanese Breakfast’s debut came in 2016 with the hit album Psychopomp. Through the album, Zauner revealed the intense period that followed her mother’s death. Zauner’s unique perspective amongst mainstream pop music sets her apart from other artists, and she’s one you’ll want to take a listen to.

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India Shawn – To Change My Mind

India Shawn returns with a new music video for To Change My Mind from her latest EP BEFORE WE GO.

She recently paved the way for the project with the single “DON’T PLAY WITH MY HEART.” Right out of the gate, it amassed over 2 million-plus streams and counting. Attracting praise, NPR described it as “70s nostalgia at its finest, with a stank-face inducing bassline, and demanded, “Stop playing with our fragile hearts and drop that album!” Meanwhile, YouKnowIGotSoul raved, “‘Don’t Play With My Heart’ is another record that brings us back to the era of great singing and live production, and Rated R&B wrote, “the glimmering track is dipped in equal amounts of funk and soul, giving a slight nod to the disco era.

Beyond “DON’T PLAY WITH MY HEART” and previously released powerhouse singles Too Sweet” [feat. Unknown Mortal Orchestra], “Movin’ On” [feat. Anderson .Paak], and “NOT TOO DEEP” [feat. 6lack], Before We Go boasts two new tracks. “Superfine” represents a moment of confidence as she chooses herself over an ex above a head- nodding beat uplifted by guitar. Then, there’s “To Change My Mind.” Her dynamic vocals entwine with ethereal production before another hypnotic hook takes hold. The EP Right now, India is supporting Mayer Hawthorne on the Rare Changes Tour across North America. It stops in Brooklyn tomorrow night, rolls through major cities in the Midwest, and comes to a close with a hometown gig in Los Angeles on December 2. Check out the remaining dates below!

Experience Before We Go and more to come from India Shawn very soon.

TOUR DATES:

11/16 Detroit, MI at El Club

11/18 Chicago, IL at The Park West

11/19 Minneapolis, MN at The Fine Line 

11/20 Kansas City, MO at The Truman

11/22 Denver, CO at The Summit Music Hall

11/23 Salt Lake City, UT at The Depot 

11/26 Seattle, WA at The Showbox

11/27 Portland, OR at Wonder Ballroom

11/29 San Francisco, CA at Bimbo’s 365 Club

12/2 Los Angeles, CA at The Wiltern

ABOUT INDIA SHAWN

You want to get to know India Shawn? Listen to her music. Lyrically, the Los Angeles singer and songwriter discloses the secrets of her life, relationships, trials, tribulations, and triumphs with the candor of a late-night chat among best friends where nothing is off limits. Sonically, she projects these personal musings through a kaleidoscope of stoned R&B twisted up with West Coast spirit and otherworldly ambition. You’ll find her in the space between real talk and unreal soundscapes. Launching her career in the writing collective Full Circle, she initially made waves behind-the-scenes as a songwriter with cuts for Chris Brown, Diddy-Dirty Money, El DeBarge, and Keri Hilson. In between performing in Kanye West’s Sunday Service and touring with Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals, she entranced audiences with independent solo releases such as Origin and Outer Limits, developing a soulful and seductive style of her own. After gathering over 20 million streams and inciting applause from NPR, Billboard, HYPEBEAST, Noisey, and UPROXX, she opens up like never before on her Before We Go EP [Epic Records] and much more to come.