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POORSTACY x Public Enemy

Today, South Florida rock artist POORSTACY releases his first single and music video of 2021, “Public Enemy,” out now via 10K Projects. Inspired by the social unrest and political distrust of the last year, “Public Enemy” shows STACY giving a middle finger to the establishment. The single and its accompanying music video, co-directed by POORSTACY and Mooch, kicks off his roll out for the forthcoming album Party at the Cemetery, which is set to release this fall. Though he first made his mark as the Soundcloud emo-rap artist behind underground hits like “make up,” POORSTACY has since grown into a full fledged rockstar with a placement on the GRAMMY -nominated soundtrack Bill & Ted Face the Music to prove it.

“A lot of people are frustrated with the state of the world so hopefully my music can help them push through that aggression and be a positive outlet for them.” — POORSTACY on writing “Public Enemy” and his forthcoming album Party at the Cemetery

Growing up on a diet of punk, metal, and hip hop, rising artist POORSTACY is a sum of disparate influences. The 22-year-old singer, rapper and guitarist spent his formative years performing shows in small venues around his hometown of Palm Beach, Florida: “There’s a real metal scene out here. Lots of punk rock, gothic stuff. I’ve chosen to actually make music based on what I grew up around.”

Born Carlito Milfort Jr., POORSTACY’s interest in music began when his father taught him how to play guitar as a kid. “There were all kinds of music and instruments around my house,” he says. Now endorsed by Fender, POORSTACY has been drawn to live music for as long as he has been playing. Over the course of his teenage years, POORSTACY focused on honing his sound, which he describes as a mix of the “pure melodies” of punk and tinges of the “old rap shit [he] was doing,” and by March 2019, he had gained a major following on Soundcloud. With early hits like the emo-rap centric “make up” which gained 35,000 plays in under 24 hours, he attracted the attention of 10K Projects who signed POORSTACY in mid 2019.

Since the beginning of his music making, POORSTACY’s influences have been eclectic, ranging from Slipknot, Billy Idol, Earl Sweatshirt and Flatbush Zombies. Citing legendary Z-Boys skateboarder, Stacy Peralta, as the inspiration behind his artist name, he notes, “Stacy Peralta himself was not shown a lot of attention at the start, but he ended up being one of the biggest legends in skateboarding in the end. I always loved the idea of that, of doing your own thing and having it pay off.” Also citing films like V For Vendetta, Rob Zombie’s remake of Halloween, and Trainspotting as inspiration, a core tenet of POORSTACY’s songwriting is drawing from unlikely sources.

His debut album, The Breakfast Club (2020) was a hip hop/punk record which reflected his South Florida upbringing and proved his ability to create a large cohesive project. Featuring tracks like “Hotel” and “Afraid,” POORSTACY flirted with the more punk rock sound he is now committed to.

The Breakfast Club’s success was quickly followed up by the Trainspotting-inspired single “Choose Life,” his first to feature frequent collaborator, Travis Barker. Also in 2020, STACY’S single “Darkest Night” was featured on the GRAMMY-nominated soundtrack for Bill & Ted Face the Music, placing the newcomer alongside rock-gods like Mastodon, Weezer, and Big Black Delta. The soundtrack feature further proved that STACY is a perfect “rock star for the SoundCloud generation,” as The Noise puts it, bridging the gap between his emo-rap past and the rock anthems of his present.

After a monumental past year, POORSTACY is busy planning ahead for an even bigger 2021, with the release of his first full length hard rock record Party at the Cemetery, which is set to release this fall. Inspired by the badassery and drama of 2000s icons like My Chemical Romance and Pierce the Veil, STACY channels the isolation and unrest of the chaotic last year. “I think a lot of people were hurting during COVID, hopefully people can use my music for healing and connection,” he explains.

LISTEN TO “PUBLIC ENEMY” HERE

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “PUBLIC ENEMY” HERE

by 10K Projects for use by 360 MAGAZINE.

TURBO – HELL ON EARTH

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

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

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

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

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

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

POORSTACY - “Nothing Left” ft. Travis Barker

POORSTACY – “Nothing Left” ft. Travis Barker

Modern day rockstar, POORSTACY, releases his new single “Nothing Left” featuring Blink 182’s Travis Barker, out now via 10K Projects. “Nothing Left” arrives on the heels of his latest single “Love Spells,” and his appearance on the Bill & Ted Face the Music soundtrack. With an energetic and irresistible beat, “Nothing Left” asserts POORSTACY as a rising force in the genre. “Nothing Left” is POORSTACY’s second single with Travis Barker and will certainly not be the last. The pair plans to release a full project together in 2021. 

LISTEN TO “NOTHING LEFT” FT. TRAVIS BARKER HERE

WATCH THE VHS TAPES FOR “NOTHING LEFT” HERE

Growing up on a diet of punk, metal, and hip hop, rising artist POORSTACY is a sum of disparate influences. The 21-year-old singer, rapper and guitarist spent his formative years performing shows in small venues around his hometown of Palm Beach, Florida: “There’s a real metal scene out here. Lots of punk rock, gothic stuff. I’ve chosen to actually make music based on what I grew up around.” Combining the power chords and angst of punk with the 808s and half-sung melodies of modern hip hop, POORSTACY quickly gained the attention of record label 10K Projects, who signed the young artist in early 2019. With lyrics often focused on themes of isolation and anxiety, POORSTACY’s work feels both intimate and universal, and has led to collaborations with multi-Platinum selling producer Nick Mira (Juice WRLD, Post Malone) and, most recently, Blink-182’s Travis Barker.

Since the beginning of his music making, POORSTACY’s influences have remained eclectic, ranging from Slipknot, Billy Idol, Earl Sweatshirt and Flatbush Zombies. Citing legendary Z-Boys skateboarder, Stacy Peralta, as the inspiration behind his artist name, he notes, “Stacy Peralta himself was not shown a lot of attention at the start, but he ended up being one of the biggest legends in skateboarding in the end. I always loved the idea of that, of doing your own thing and having it pay off.” Also citing films like V For Vendetta, Rob Zombie’s remake of Halloween, and Trainspotting as inspiration, a core tenet of POORSTACY’s songwriting is drawing metaphors from unlikely sources.

His debut album, The Breakfast Club, was released at the beginning of 2020, a nod to the 1985 cult classic. “The album was written based on pure instinct and raw emotion,” he reflects, “I want people to understand themselves by hearing their feelings put into words through me.” Featuring labelmate iann dior, The Breakfast Club was a hip hop/punk record which reflected his South Florida upbringing and proved his ability to create a large cohesive project. With punk and metal-heavy tracks like “Hotel” and “Afraid,” POORSTACY shows off his range and his fearlessness as a songwriter.

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Lil Boom releases new single – an evil witches love spell

Florida-born rapper Lil Boom brings the heat on his new single “an evil witches love spell,” out now via 10K Projects/Homemade Projects. “an evil witches love spell” comes on the heels of Lil Boom’s summer releases “Kill Sephiroth” and “Caught Simpin’,” the latter with over 1.4 million streams on Spotify to date.

In “an evil witches love spell,” Lil Boom tells the story of a disastrous relationship, comparing his ex to an evil witch. Lil Boom continues to forge his own path as a hip hop artist, characterizing his flow with wild allusions and puns.

LISTEN TO “AN EVIL WITCHES LOVE SPELL” HERE

With early tracks like “RIP Harambe” and “F*ck Steph Curry,” Lil Boom didn’t anticipate creating a career out of his fun freestyles until fellow South Florida rapper Lil Pump encouraged him to keep going. According to the young rapper, “ever since Lil Pump said that, I’ve just thought that I gotta keep being me.”

After his initial virality with “MILF Next Door” four years ago, Lil Boom made the risky decision to quit his job washing dishes at a local crab shack to chase after the excitement of his unconventional career, creating what he calls Meme Rap: “I honestly like to call it meme rap. I don’t know who wants to accept that, but there’s nothing wrong with making memes and putting your music into memes. I’m having fun.”

Lil Boom says he owes a lot to meme culture for the success of his work, “I ran a meme page before I did rap. A lot of people don’t know that’s how I got my music to blow up.” Following the success of other meme-makers-turned-musicians in the past few years, it is clear that Lil Boom’s strange and unlikely path to success paved the way for other artists after him, including Lil Nas X’s explosive debut “Old Town Road.” In an online music marketplace, Lil Boom offers up his carefree works as the antidote to serious, darker music. He says, “Who doesn’t like memes? I’m making music for the people who don’t get heard and about things nobody really talks about in songs.”

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