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DAVE EAST IN 360 MAGAZINE

DAVE EAST – HDIGH

By: Vaughn Lowery

Harlem’s Dave East invited 360 MAGAZINE to a private listing experience for his highly anticipated release of HDIGH – How Did I Get Here. We locked ourselves in small private rooms while we listened with Urban Fetes headphones. Soon after, we washed down bites from BK Lobster with specialty cocktails by Jack Daniels and Tres Generaciones Tequila shots.

Around 10 PM, The rapper now actor (Wu Tang: An American Saga) surfaced on the 13th floor at Dropp TV for the celebration.  A sea of supporters showed mad love for the story told by David Lawrence Brewster Jr.

HDIGH is an anthem for young people struggling in the streets of New York. With provocative lyricism and exceptional musical production, this EP is solid. Dave East will become an international artist. No wonder Super Bowl half-time acts as Mary J. Blige recruited him as a collaborator for Rent Money.

Another highlight of the evening was a spotting of filmmaker Coodie Simmons from Kanye’s Jeen-Yuhs inside a Hot 97 interview booth.

FEATURED artists on his EP: Method Man, Musiq Soulchild, Anthony Hamilton, Benny The Butcher, OnlyIfWeVibe and Kalan FrFr

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Kendy X × Dreamdoll × Kalan.FrFr – For Me

Rising Westcoast R&B artist Kendy X sets her mark with today’s remix release of “For Me” with Bronx-born rapper Dreamdoll and Los Angeles’ own Kalan.FrFr. Available to stream and purchase now, the trifecta forces unleash an irresistible remix to Kendy X’s debut single, which was met with praise last year upon immediate release.  

Kendy X shares “For Me is the most important song on the EP, because it shows the transformation into a bad bitch.” She continues with, “The whole project is about finding yourself and becoming the woman you are meant to be and not changing for anybody. On For Me, I’m saying, this is for me. I can get shit on my own. I can do whatever I want to do. It’s meant to empower women. I’ve been listening to Kalan.FrFr since high school, so it was a dream to do a song with him. DreamDoll is such a powerful woman who demands respect. She embodies the spirit of the song.”

A soon-to-be expert with weaving elements of R&B, Hip Hop, and New-Age Pop with her forthcoming body of work, “For Me” Remix serves as a savory exemplification for the gleaming rising star as she prepares to keep the momentum at a staggering high this year.   

Last year, in addition to setting the tone with her single “For Me,” Kendy X swiftly made a lasting mark with her strides as a co-founder of The Rose Fest Music Festival. Kendy X and a team of creatives, including her sister Ry Dope and creative director Phillip Riian created a platform for emerging musicians to showcase their bubbling stardom on a major platform stage with appeal compared to music festivals alike. The inaugural festival, which took place in Orange County, California, received national attention for the powerful initiative that also called on established artists such as Mozzy, Eric Bellinger, Rubi Rose, Day Sulan, Stunna Girl, and more to headline the joyous event. Kendy X made her eagerly awaited debut performance at The Rose Fest Music Festival, where she performed “For Me” along with an array of soon-to-be-released music that is set to make up her official debut project that is currently on the horizon. 

About Kendy X

Kendy X gained her grind mentality from a childhood dedicated to gymnastics and now she applies it to music with her own scorching and sizzling brand of R&B. The Chicago-born and Long Beach-raised singer,  and songwriter hustles with the heart of an athlete as she simultaneously projects a fresh and fiery presence across the culture.

Kendy X’s vision begins to unfold on her 2022 independent debut project and much more to come. “Even though gymnastics and music are completely different, gymnastics taught me work ethic and how to perform in front of people,” she affirms. “The dedication helped me in the long run. I learned how to put all of my effort into what I want to do—and just do it.”

She devoted the first eighteen years of life to gymnastics, until torn ligaments in her knee derailed an ambition to compete in The Olympics. Along the way, she picked up cello and piano in middle school and always wrote songs of her own. Inspired by her older sister Ry Dope, she penned her first tune at just six-years-old. Meanwhile, her dad played multiple instruments, specializing in guitar and songwriting and enjoying local success back in Chicago.

Despite its influence on the periphery of her life, she fully embraced music in 2019.

“After I stopped training, music came in,” she admits. “I found my new passion to focus on. It always got me through difficult times. This moment was no exception.”

From that point forward, she went full steam ahead throughout 2021. Kendy X hit the studio and recorded what would become her soon to be released EP. Produced by Ayo & Keyz [Cardi B, Chris Brown, Bryson Tiller], the first single “For Me” served as a slick and sexy introduction to her signature style. As the original version generated over 1 million total streams, Kalan.FrFr and DreamDoll stunted on the Remix with surefire star power.

In the end, Kendy X has become just what she was always meant to be—a force of nature.

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Kyle Banks × Bino Rideaux – On Me

R&B artist Kyle Banks features fellow LA musician and Def Jam artist Bino Rideaux for his latest single “On Me.” The single is out now via Red Bull Records, stream HERE. The recent drop of “On Me” is the latest from Banks’ upcoming EP Uncommon, set to release in early 2022.

Banks discusses his creative vision for the track, stating “On Me” is about feeling good, feeling fly. When you’re stepping out with your crew for the night, you got that sauce on you, and you’re attracting attention.” The West Coast inspired beat on the track is produced by Grammy-nominated producer Meez and Travis Marsh.

Banks joins Roc Nation recording artist Kalan.FrFr this fall for his West Coast tour TwoFR Tour. Banks supports Kalan.FrFr on stops in Sacramento, Oakland, San Diego and more throughout November. The tour is scheduled to conclude in back-to-back hometown shows at Los Angeles’ The Novo. Tour dates are below, and to purchase tickets visit https://kalanfrfr.com.

TwoFR 2021 North American Tour Dates

Nov 6 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Atrium (at Catalyst) *
Nov 7 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s *
Nov 12 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Nov 13 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Nov 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Day N Vegas Festival
Nov 16 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s *
Nov 17 – Oakland, CA @ New Parish *
Nov 20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Aura *
Nov 21 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
Nov 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo *
Nov 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo *
* – Date featuring Kyle Banks

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BLXST × BINO RIDEAUX — SIXTAPE 2

On Friday, rising LA hip-hop artists Blxst and Bino Rideaux teamed up for the release of their collaborative project, Sixtape 2. Out now via Red Bull Records, the project serves as the highly anticipated sequel to the 2019 release of Sixtape, which helped to catapult both artists’ careers and establish them as two of the West Coast’s most exciting new acts. You can stream Sixtape 2 HERE.

Spanning across twelve tracks, including the hit single “Movie,” Sixtape 2 showcases the palpable chemistry between the South Central artists, flexing their smooth, stylistic lyricism and penchant for catchy hooks. Serving as songwriters on the project, in addition to Blxst producing several of the tracks, Sixtape 2 allows both artists to highlight their individual talents while maintaining an effortless sense of collaboration, making for one of the must-listen projects of the summer.

The release of Sixtape 2 is also accompanied by the music video for the single “One Of Them Ones,” which finds both artists at a late-night casino. Featuring a motivational opening narration by DJ Drama, the visual features XXL Freshman class member Blxst and Def Jam signee Bino as they celebrate their rise to success, surrounded by their crew as they gamble and commemorate how far they’ve come. You can watch the music video HERE.

Sixtape 2 is out now, full tracklist is below and is available to stream on all platforms HERE.

Sixtape 2 Tracklist

1. Pop Out

2. Movie

3. Might Do Well

4. Program

5. One Of Them Ones

6. Accountable

7. Hate How Much

8. She Perfect

9. What Is It

10. Stressful

11. Time Will Only Tell

12. Beginning To The Ending

About Blxst

Blxst began his solo music career in Los Angeles in 2015, rapping, singing, writing and producing. From self-editing his videos and artwork to mixing and mastering his sound, he’s been on an unstoppable run, gaining notoriety for his productions and collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, YG, Eric Bellinger, Mustard, G Perico, Mozzy and Kalan.FrFr.

Last year saw the release of his highly anticipated debut EP, No Love Lost, an expansive and emotive collection of music inspired by past relationships and his hometown of Los Angeles. Paired with a four-part cinematic series of videos to bring the project’s overarching narrative to life, its quintessential West Coast vibe received acclaim from fans, press and tastemakers, cited by Pigeons & Planes as “one of the best projects of 2020.” Following this up with his first release of 2021, the two-track project Just For Clarity featuring Drakeo the Ruler and Russ, Blxst has solidified his position as the next must-watch musician out of LA. Receiving praise from Billboard, BET, Complex, Pitchfork and more, in 2021, Blxst was announced as a XXL Freshman Class member and an Amazon Breakthrough artist. This fall also sees Blxst headline his first ever North American tour, which sold out in less than an hour.

About Bino Rideaux

With a one-two punch of laidback flows and hypnotic melodies, Bino Rideaux has quietly shaped the next era of West Coast hip-hop. Growing up in South Central, he crafted his 2015 independent project, Life Is Like A Movie, out of a D.I.Y. studio in his grandmother’s house. Gaining traction around L.A., he co-founded Out The Blue Records and dropped music at a prolific pace. Penned in the wake of his homie KP’s death, “100 Days 100 Nights” caught the attention of the late Nipsey Hussle. He featured on Nipsey’s tracks “Clarity” and “The Field” before they teamed up on the 2017 joint project No Pressure.

As his profile rose, Bino linked with Blxst on Sixtape in 2019 before unleashing his full-length debut, Outside, which boasted appearances by heavyweights such as Ty Dolla $ign, Fredo Bang, Mozzy, and BlueBucksClan. In addition to praise from ComplexLA WeeklyVICE and more, UPROXX named it one of the “100 Best Albums of 2020.” Signing to Def Jam in partnership with Out The Blue, he only perfected his signature style on the likes of “Pride 2 The Side” and “BET” before igniting 2021 with the entrancing guitar-laden trip of “Incredible” [feat. Drakeo The Ruler]. Pegged as one of Rolling Stone’s “Breakthrough 25,” Billboard championed him among “6 LA Rappers to Watch in 2021” and went on to describe him as “the brightest star to emerge from that orbit.” Meanwhile, KAZI christened him “one of the West Coast’s most exciting new talents.