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Internet Money – Lemonade

Platinum Selling “Lemonade” is #6 on Billboard Hot 100 & With Over 545 Million Global Streams

Following the release of their debut album B4 The Storm and the global success “Lemonade”, Internet Money returns once more with a new remix of “Lemonade” featuring 6x Platinum-selling Reggaetón artist Anuel AA. With 18M+ streams in Spanish-speaking territories alone, the new remix arrives in celebration of the single’s success both in the U.S. and around the world.

The original version of “Lemonade,” featuring NAV, Gunna, and Don Toliver, was released on August 14 alongside a Cole Bennett-directed music video. Certified platinum last month, the song has accumulated over 341M Spotify streams. Produced by hitmakers Taz Taylor, Nick Mira, Pharaoh Vice and E-Trou, “Lemonade” is a laid-back jam, that sees the emcees delivering creative flexes with breezy melodies atop gently plucked guitars, played by Alec Wigdahl. The song is currently #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and #6 on their Global 200 chart.

Put together over a two-week period during quarantine at the Internet Money headquarters in LA, B4 The Storm features contributions from Future, Kevin Gates, and Swae Lee, as well as artists that Internet Money has built with from the beginning, like Juice WRLD, Trippie Redd, and Lil Skies. B4 The Storm celebrates what Internet Money had accomplished in such a short time and showcases the tireless work ethic of a dynamic group with their eyes set on the future.

Starting as a type-beat factory and growing into a global powerhouse, Taz Taylor and Internet Money have earned 3 Grammy nominations, 58 platinum plaques, 33 gold, and 14 Billboard #1 hits since 2018. The collective is behind some of the biggest rap and R&B hits of the past few years, including Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams” (1.3 billion Spotify streams), Trevor Daniel’s “Falling” (#1 Billboard Mainstream Pop, 37 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 with #17 peak), Lil Tecca’s “Ransom” (700 million Spotify streams, #4 Hot 100), and XXXTentacion’s “Fuck Love” ft. Trippie Redd (the most-played song in SoundCloud history). With B4 The Storm, Taz Taylor and Internet Money set out to confirm their status as the music industry’s most powerful hitmaking collective.

Buy/Stream “Lemonade” Remix with Anuel AA HERE

B4 THE STORM TRACKLIST:
1. Message ft. TyFontaine
2. Really Redd ft. Trippie Redd, Lil Keed, & Young Nudy
3. Lost Me ft. Iann Dior, Lil Mosey & Lil Skies
4. Right Now ft. Cochise & TyFontaine
5. Familiar ft. TheHxliday
6. J-Lo ft. Lil Tecca
7. Thrusting ft. Swae Lee & Future
8. Speak ft. The Kid Laroi
9. Blastoff ft. Juice WRLD & Trippie Redd
10. Take It Slow ft. 24kGoldn & TyFontaine
11. Somebody ft. Lil Tecca & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
12. Giddy Up ft. Wiz Khalifa & 24KGoldn
13. Block ft. Trippie Redd & StaySolidRocky
14. Devastated ft. Lil Spirit
15. Let You Down ft. TyFontaine & TheHxliday
16. No Option ft. Kevin Gates
17. Lemonade ft. Don Toliver, Gunna & NAV

THE BACKGROUND:

Internet Money:
Internet Money was born out of necessity, a hybrid company that has filled in the gaps between the rap industry, the producer community, and the online marketplace. Disillusioned with the industry, and the way he saw rap producers being taken advantage of, Taz Taylor formed the collective in 2016 as a way to share the knowledge he’d gained from years spent selling his “type beats” online and navigating the internet’s ever-growing impact on the production landscape.

Four years in, Internet Money has expanded as a collective, including Grammy-nominated producers like Nick Mira and JR Hitmaker, and produced for Drake, Trippie Redd, Juice WRLD, and many more. “When you’re in Internet Money, you get the same opportunities that I do, you’re gonna be working with the same artists that I’m working with, and getting credits with them,” Taylor says. “Instead of working with a bunch of people we don’t know, we just have our own network that’s one big family.” Following their success breaking major artists like Trevor Daniel, and co-producing his multi-platinum hit “Falling,” Taylor and Internet Money partnered with Elliot Grange’s 10K Projects in 2019 to launch their own label.

Taz Taylor:
Taz Taylor has never cared about fame or clout. To hear the multi-platinum producer and Internet Money founder tell it, everything he’s done — from turning his online production hustle selling “type beats” into a $500,000 per year business to forming his own label — has been born out of necessity and guided by intuition. “I’ve been so tunnel vision during the last five years to make sure I got to this point,” he says. “It was just like, Let’s keep building.”

Though the 27-year-old has only been in the industry for a few years, his accomplishments in that time have come at a staggering pace, notching, by his estimation, over 500 placements and around 200 gold and platinum plaques between himself and the other producers on his Internet Money team. As their leader, Taylor has quickly become a new sort of rap mogul, one who’s built his steadily growing empire from a deep knowledge of the way’s music moves online, and he’s done it all from the humblest of beginnings.

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Beyoncé - Black is King illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

A Gift From Beyoncé

‘Superb. Reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s Remember The Time!’Vaughn Lowery, 360 Magazine

By Mina Tocalini

Beyoncé’s new film “Black is King,” a celebration of the “breadth and beauty of Black ancestry”, released on Disney+ today. Similar to Beyoncé’s 2016 film, “Lemonade,” “Black is King” acts as a visual album to her soundtrack, “The Lion King: The Gift.” Black Is King” explores the “timeless lessons” from Lion King in a visually rich modern journey of Black empowerment and resilience.

Beyoncé announced her excitement for the film’s release via Instagram, while further acknowledging the impact of its release and message: “The events of 2020 have made the film’s vision and message even more relevant, as people across the world embark on a historic journey… I believe that when Black people tell our own stories, we can shift the axis of the world and tell our REAL history.”

Beyoncé’s prideful film explores the Black experience and history through a young king’s story of “betrayal, love and self-identity.” Additionally, given the timing of its release, the film presents the necessity of honoring and telling stories from the Black perspective and that of any underrepresented community.

Simply put, the film is a celebratory visual journey of the Black experience. Initially the flow of the story seems interrupted and fast paced, but further on, it becomes clear that instead of following a linear narrative, it challenges the audience to find the connections within the short moments that frame each message.

Reiterating the same story we know and love is unnecessary, so rather, “Black is King” reinvents the Lion King through thematic experimentation intended to ignite pride in the Black identity. In a stunning collage of Afro-Soul music, narrative driven reflections and strikingly beautiful imagery, the film successfully expresses inspirational messages of hope, growth, love and community.

Some have critiqued the lavish presentation of Blackness via art, dance and fashion to be excessive and fast paced. Yet, this film’s message is focused on individuality and self love derived from the appreciation of Black culture. A culture of an entire continent and of Black communities around the world, it is anything but simple.

The immense detail in this film celebrates the complexity of Black beauty and the fast paced editing can not only be considered a reference to music video styles. It may originate from there, but can we not interpret it as being part of the overwhelming journey of defining your identity while struggling with the racial tensions in society.

Beyoncé did not create this to simply further enhance her image in a display of wealth, popular culture already associates her persona this way, we expect it and should not disregard the artistry for embracing it. She is simply using her power as a superstar to lead the unifying celebration, as should be done by those who can.

Additionally, Beyoncé is not the only star in “Black is King”, although American audiences may mainly recognize her. Emerging African artists such as Wizkid, Busiswa, Shatta Wale, Salatiel, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Tekno, Moonchild Sanelly and Lord Afrixana were part of the album and in some in the film. Black American artists also include Kelly Rowland, 070 Shake, Childish Gambino, Jessie Reyez, Pharrell Williams, Nija, and Tierra Whack. The presence of these Black American legends establishes the familiarity necessary to create an alliance between both Black cultures and induce a movement of African diaspora celebration.

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Jhené Aiko illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

Jhené Aiko’s Chilombo Success

Jhené Aiko’s blockbuster album CHILOMBO re-asserts its claim to the title of R&B album of the year this week, as the deluxe edition powers the album to over 46,000 new units. CHILOMBO re-enters the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 at #6, and reclaims the #1 spot on the Billboard R&B albums chart.

CHILOMBO DELUXE adds nine previously unreleased bonus tracks and remixes to the original 20-track album – including the new single “Summer 2020” – with new guest features from Kehlani, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Mila J and Wiz Khalifa. Check out the in-depth cover-story profile of Jhené in the new issue of HITS magazine.

Chilombo (released in March) entered the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart at #1, and the Billboard 200 album chart at #2.  Over 170 million first week streams ranked it as the biggest album debut in four years from a female R&B artist (since Beyoncé’s Lemonade in April 2016), and the biggest album debut of Jhené’s career.

Chilombo arrived on the strength of its five massive advance tracks, with cumulative streams over 700 million to date.  They comprise: “B.S.”  (featuring H.E.R.), “Triggered (Freestyle),” “None Of Your Concern” (featuring Big Sean), “Pu$$y Fairy (OTW),” and “Happiness Over Everything (H.O.E.)” (feat. Future and Miguel).  The visual for another album track premiered in May, “Magic Hour.” The momentum continues to build with the release of “Summer 2020.”

Chilombo proclaims the artist’s full name, Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo, as it celebrates her coming into her own personal power. The initial jam sessions where she freestyled the lyrics to each song, took place on  where Jhené’s great grandmother was born. Jhené was inspired by the beauty and power of the island’s volcanoes, having visited throughout the years. Chilombo means wild beast. The volcano is symbolic of the beautiful, yet powerful beast. Jhené Aiko is Chilombo. In contrast to her 2017 album, Trip, which intricately detailed the process of grieving, Chilombo finds Jhené embracing her strength and power, coming into her confidence as a woman, a creator and a healer. She has always embraced magic in her particular brand of soulful, trippy, ethereal R&B, but now on Chilombo she has taken it all to another level.

THE MAGIC HOUR, Jhené’s highly-anticipated 32-city North American tour with special guest Queen Naija, originally scheduled for May-June, will be rescheduled. Special merch and digital album bundles are available at Jhené’s official D2C store.

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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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Lemonade

Splish splash.. pour me some of that lemonade. Legendary guitar monster Bobby Messano serves up a mighty tasty solution to your summer blues in his new music video, “Lemonade” as he jams and croons over a summery groove.  The song is all about making lemonade out of life’s lemons and is from his 9th solo CD…LEMONADE.. just out! This most-cool video, produced and directed by celebrated concert photographer/videographer Jim Mimna (Infamous Stringdusters, Tom Morello, Deanna Bogart), was filmed at Dockside Studio in Maurice, Louisiana, and at the fabulous Denver, Colorado Warwick Hotel. It perfectly captures the wry humor of the song, alternating between live studio footage of kick-ass musicians: (piano wizard Bob Malone (Fogerty), drummer Doug Belote (Clapton) and Carl Dufrene Jr (North Mississippi Allstars) and refreshingly playful poolside moments.  Drink in. Drink up!

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Heat Up Your Weekend With These Tasty Cocktails For National Watermelon Day

CÎROC Watermelon Frosé

Ingredients

7 oz. Cîroc Summer Watermelon

24 oz. Cups of ice cubes

½ Bottle of pink Moscato (Pink)

.25 oz. Lime juice

22 oz. Watermelon flesh, seeds removed

Method:

-Puree Watermelon Flesh & Freeze into ice cubes

-Blend frozen watermelon cubes, lime juice, vodka & pink Moscato

-Serve in empty watermelon & garnish with mint

Note: Expect 10 minutes of prep and about 14 hours of freezing time

 

Summer Watermelon Sparkle

Ingredients:

.85 oz. Cîroc Summer Watermelon

.34 oz. Cranberry

Topped with Champaign

Method:

-Pour Cîroc Watermelon and cranberry into a flute glass

-Top with Champaign

-Garnish with a Watermelon skin twist

 

Watermelon Le Twist

Ingredients

Ingredients:

1.35oz. Cîroc Summer Watermelon

.68 oz. Lemonade

1.35 oz. Soda

.34 oz. Splash of Cranberry

Method:

-Pour the ingredients in a tall glass filled with cubed ice

-Garnish with a lime wheel, fresh watermelon wheel & sprig of fresh mint

 

CÎROC Watermelon Refresh Pitcher

Ingredients

8 oz. CîROC Summer Watermelon

16 oz. lemonade

8 oz. club soda

Glassware: Pitcher

Garnish: Lemon, wheel, mint or sliced watermelon

Preparation: Combine CîROC Summer Watermelon, lemonade and ice in a pitcher ,Stir until contents are well mixed, Top with club soda

 

Twisted Maria

Ingredients

6oz DeLeon Platinum tequila

4oz Watermelon Juice

12 Cherry tomatoes on Vine

4 oz Lime juice

4 tsp Agave

Glassware: Rocks Glass/Collins

Garnish: Lime Wedge and Tomato

Preparation: Mull 12 cherry tomatoes in a shaker. Blend 10-12 pieces of watermelon or 1oz of watermelon juice into shaker,Add in remaining ingredients and pinch of salt. Shake, strain and pour over ice

 

Sandia Margarita

Ingredients

1.5oz DeLeon Platinum tequila

.75 oz lime juice

.5 oz agave

3 large chunks of watermelon

Glassware: Margarita/Rocks Glass

Garnish: Watermelon cube, lime wheel & sprinkle of salt

Preparation: Shake all ingredients with ice & fine strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass

Chloe × Halle

The sisters Chloe × Halle are an American R&B duo who first came to attention after winning Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing. They have been active from 2013 and since then, they have made appearances in Beyonce’s Lemonade album and during her Formation World Tour. They have grown significantly in the last several years and after a highly anticipated wait, they released their debut album “The Kids are Alright” on March 23, 2018. The album was both written and produced by the talented sisters and has left an impressed reaction amongst their audiences.

See 360’s collaboration with them here.

Beyoncé × Jay-Z Joint Album

Beyoncé and Jay-Z release joint album “Everything Is Love” exclusively on Tidal while on the OTRII tour in the UK. Off the heels of the accomplished Lemonade album and Jay-Z’s 4:44, this album is sure to be a fan favorite.

“Apes**t” directed by Ricky Saiz was filmed at the Louvre in Paris last month.