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2 Chainz Birthday at Drais via Mike Kischbaum for Wicked Creative for use by 360 Magazine

2 Chainz Performs at Drai’s Beachclub ✕ Nightclub

Legendary rapper and Grammy Award winner 2 Chainz celebrated his birthday during his epic Drai’s LIVE performance on Saturday, Sept. 11. The resident Drai’s performer, who turned 44 yesterday, was honored on stage with a special Drai’s birthday celebration – a spectacular birthday cake presented by the Drai’s Dolls complete with sparklers and oversized cut outs of his face. 2 Chainz performed some of his greatest hits such as “No Lie,” “Birthday Song,” “I’m Different” and more. Longtime friend and half of his original hip hop duo, Playaz Circle, Dolla Boy also took the stage with 2 Chainz to perform their hit, “Duffle Bag Boy.” 

In addition to the exciting 2 Chainz performance and birthday celebration, the weekend also saw a Drai’s takeover by NFL superstar and former Las Vegas Raider Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch. Lynch’s take over was part of the BEASTMODE Experience, presented by Pollen, which is an experiential party package that allowed guests to party at different locations around the Las Vegas Strip with Lynch. While at Drai’s, Lynch was joined by rapper A$AP Ferg, who performed on stage for all the partygoers. He performed songs such as “Plain Jane” and “New Level.”

About Drai’s Beachclub ✕ Nightclub

Drai’s Beachclub ✕ Nightclub takes entertainment and nightlife to new heights in an unmatched setting – 11 stories high on the rooftop of The Cromwell with dazzling views of the Las Vegas Strip. Drai’s Beachclub is a 30,000-square-foot oasis with multiple pools shaded by 10 towering palm trees, a variety of cabanas and bungalows, and two full-service bars. Inside, Drai’s Nightclub is a 25,000 square-foot palatial, multi-level club with an expansive dance floor, massive LED lighting systems, and modern technology featuring more than 7,000 square feet of the most state-of-the-art high-definition LEDs in production, including a towering 80-sided LED disco ball—the only one of its kind. Drai’s Nightclub is home to Drai’s LIVE, an unprecedented concert series that provides fans with the opportunity to see full-length performances by top performers like Wiz Khalifa, Future and 2 Chainz in an up-close setting unlike anything else in the world. Drai’s is located at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Boulevard. More information, including reservations, tickets and hours, is available at their website. Follow Drai’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

About The Cromwell

The Cromwell, named a Top 10 “Best U.S. Casino” by USA TODAY, recipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award and the first standalone boutique hotel on the famed Strip, brings an exclusive, luxury lifestyle hotel experience to the Las Vegas Strip, focusing on hospitality, amenities and personalized service. The Cromwell is the first hotel in Las Vegas to offer mobile key technology for digital, keyless entry to rooms via the guests’ iOS devices. Located on the bustling corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road–directly across from Caesars Palace–The Cromwell keeps it intimate with 188 rooms including 19 suites, a personalized virtual concierge service named Ivy, a 40,000 square-foot casino, Bound—the elevated hotel lobby bar, Interlude—a casino lounge featuring live entertainment, award-winning GIADA—the first-ever restaurant by celebrity chef and television personality Giada De Laurentiis, Drai’s Beachclub ✕ Nightclub: a 65,000 square-foot rooftop pool and nightclub with day and nightlife experiences boasting open-air, panoramic views from 11 stories above the iconic Las Vegas skyline, and Drai’s After Hours—located at its original home beneath the boutique hotel. The Cromwell is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit thecromwell.com  or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find The Cromwell on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.

Departure-Lineup from Jelani Wright, Infamous PR, for use by 360 Magazine

Departure – Travel Experience – Playa del Carmen Mexico

Teaming up, Pollen Presents, The Brooklyn Mirage, and The Cityfox Experience present Departure, a five day and night travel experience in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, from January 6-11, 2022. Featuring a custom build mirage and two further unique stage builds, this innovation in creativity will host performances from the leading international names in electronic music, as well as fully immersive production created by the team behind New York’s beloved venue The Brooklyn Mirage and event curators The Cityfox Experience, the new experience represents an exciting new addition to the dance music calendar.

Departure’s phase one lineup is an eclectic line up of who’s who on the international circuit. From, South African house hero Black Coffee, former RA #1 Dixon and his longtime partner and collaborator Âme for a special B2B set, Belgian techno sensation Amelie Lens and a plethora of other superstars. Michael Bibi, Solardo and CamelPhat represent the UK’s vibrant tech house sound, while there are performances from festival stalwarts and Mirage favorites Seth Troxler and The Martinez Brothers. Damian Lazarus returns to his spiritual home of Mexico, while there are special performances from a string of the leading artists in the global scene. Nora en Pure, Nicole Moudaber, Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, DJ Tennis, Andhim, Matthew Dekay, Monolink, Stephan Bodzin, Sama’ Abdulhadi, Zombies in Miami and many more round off a star-studded line up heading to the Mayan Riviera in January. Expect unique performances to match the unparalleled settings, with a string of exciting new names and collaborations guaranteed for Phase 2.

The production credentials of The Brooklyn Mirage, Cityfox and Pollen need no introduction, fans heading to Playa del Carmen in January can expect to discover a new Mirage in the Mayan Riviera sunshine. This venue will be custom designed and built for those attending Departure, alongside two further new venue space build outs, making this a unique and exclusive experience for all in attendance. Since the dawn of time, humans have celebrated the earth’s revolution around the sun and this cycle of new beginnings is intrinsic to our circadian rhythm and the cadence that governs the natural world. We celebrate this cycle with Departure.

This will all be set across luxury accommodations at a string of premium hotels including The Grand Hyatt, The Thompson, The Hilton, Panama Jack and Yucatan resort, all serving gourmet food & beverages. The unique experience eschews larger crowds for something far more intimate, combining the stress-free environment of high-end travel with the thrill and adventure of a one-of-a-kind festival.

Beyond the music itself, travelers heading to Mexico can revive themselves each morning with daily yoga and meditation at the beachfront Grand Hyatt, swim laps in each of the hotels’ swimming pools and eat their way through the gourmet food options available. Daily excursions are available to purchase, from cenote trips, to boat parties, scuba diving, jet skiing, hiking in ruins and more.

Perched on the Caribbean coastline on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, the bright yellow sand and azure sea of Playa del Carmen make it an ideal destination for some winter sun. A short drive from Cancun International Airport, guests will have accommodation options at five different hotels, with options for all budgets.

Departure represents a new standard in music and travel. An immersive experience with the world’s leading names in house and techno, partnering with behemoths in the North American scene, it’s the chance to experience once-in-a-lifetime performances in unparalleled settings.

For more information about the event, including payment plans, package upgrades and FAQs, visit pollen.co to stay up-to-date with the latest in lineup, pricing, and event news.

About Pollen
Pollen is a technology company building, curating, and delivering the best experiences for members all over the world. Members enjoy these experiences together with the people they love, creating stronger relationships and unforgettable memories. Members immerse themselves in multi-day itineraries that combine live entertainment, parties, and relaxation time in more than 50 popular destinations. Members can discover and book these experiences exclusively on pollen.co and the Pollen app. Pollen has already launched experiences with mega stars like J Balvin, Marshawn Lynch and Ozuna.

About The Brooklyn Mirage
Hidden away in the industrial East Williamsburg, The Brooklyn Mirage (part of the larger 80,000 square foot complex known as Avant Gardner), is the crown jewel for nightlife aficionados. Boasting 270 immersive visuals, incredible lasers and pyrotechnic capabilities, the venue is one of North America’s most impressive entertainment spaces to experience. Having hosted everything from live music to underground house and techno, the space also regularly puts on outdoor cinema nights, local community events and is available to book for private and corporate events too. Decked out with ample chillout zones, thousands of plants throughout the urban jungle and stunning views of the Manhattan skyline from various viewing platforms, it is without a doubt the place to spend warm summer days and nights soundtracked by world-class talent.

Phase 1 Artist Lineup (A – Z)
Adriatique
Âme b2b Dixon
Amelie Lens
AMÉMÉ
Andhim
ANNA
Black Coffee
CamelPhat
Chloé Caillet
Damian Lazarus
DJ Tennis
Jamie Jones
Kaz James
Latmun
Lee Burridge
Lee Foss
Mathame
Matthew Dekay
Michael Bibi
Monolink
Nicole Moudaber
Nora En Pure
Sama’ Abdulhadi
Serge Devant
Seth Troxler
Sita Abellán
Solardo
Stephan Bodzin (live)
Tara Brooks
The Martinez Brothers
YokoO
Yotto
Yulia Niko
Zombies In Miami

Big Sean at Drai's via Creative Collective for use by 360 Magazine

Drai’s Beachclub ✕ Nightclub September Lineup

As the summer winds down, Drai’s Beachclub ✕ Nightclub is heating up. The iconic rooftop, which holds rank as the #1 most Instagrammed rooftop bar in the world, is also host to some of the biggest music headliners and events this September. Superstars including Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz and Big Sean top the Drai’s LIVE line-up, while Drai’s partnership with Pollen sets the stage for experiential parties including a takeover by NFL superstar and former Vegas Raider Marshawn “Beastmode” Lynch featuring a special performance by rapper A$AP Ferg, as well as concerts by Jay Wheeler, Rauw Alejandro and more.

Nightclub Lineup

  • Friday, September 3 – Gucci Mane
    • Gucci Mane, a frequent Drai’s performer, recently released his album “Woptober II,” which includes electrifying collaborations with Lil Baby, Quavo and DaBaby.
  • Saturday, September 4 – Lil Wayne
    • Lil Wayne, known as “Weezy” to his fans, is known for hits like “A Milli” and “Go DJ.” His newest album “Funeral” debuted at No. 1 on the 2020 Billboard charts, becoming Lil Wayne’s fifth chart-topping album.
  • Sunday, September 5 – Wiz Khalifa 
    • A multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist, Wiz Khalifa is known for hits such as “We Dem Boyz” and “Black and Yellow.”
  • Friday, September 10 – BEASTMODE Experience- Marshawn Lynch Takeover
    • Lynch will host the Pollen BEASTMODE Experience starting with a Drai’s Nightclub takeover. BET award-winning rapper A$AP Ferg will perform at Drai’s during the takeover.
  • Saturday, September 11 – 2 Chainz’s Birthday Celebration
    • 2 Chainz will be celebrating his birthday on the Drai’s LIVE stage. The Grammy Award winner is known for megahits including “No Lie,” “Birthday Song” and “I’m Different.”
  • Sunday, September 12 – SunDrais with DJ Franzen
    • Sunday at Drai’s Nightclub, Drai’s resident and legendary DJ and producer, DJ Franzen, closes out the weekend with his epic SunDrais experience.
  • Friday, September 17 – Gucci Mane
  • Saturday, September 18 – DaBaby
    • BET and Billboard Music Award- winning rapper, DaBaby, is known for his popular song featuring Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar,” and collaborations with some of today’s hottest artist, such as Megan Thee Stallion, Jack Harlow and DJ Khalid.
  • Sunday, September 19 – SunDrais with DJ Franzen
  • Friday, September 24 – Special Guest
  • Saturday, September 25 – Big Sean
    • Multi-platinum artist, Big Sean is best known for smash hits such as “I Don’t F**k with You” and “My Last.” Big Sean has collaborated with world-renowned artists including Calvin Harris, Wiz Khalifa and Travis Scott.
  • Sunday, September 26 – Special Guest

Swim Night Lineup

  • Thursday, September 2 – Patrick Cornett
  • Thursday, September 9 – Jordan Nold
  • Thursday, September 16 – Chase B
    • The official DJ to the incomparable Travis Scott, Chase B, is also a talented DJ and producer. In addition to Scott, he has collaborated on projects with popular artists such as Gunna, Sheck Wes and Ashton Travis.
  • Thursday, September 23 – Drai’s Swim Night Closing Party: Neon Edition

Beachclub lineup

  • Friday, September 3 – Patrick Cornett
  • Saturday, September 4 – Gucci Mane
  • Sunday, September 5 – NEON Experience with Jay Wheeler
    • Puerto Rican music artist Jay Wheeler will headline the party alongside other talented musicians and DJs including Alex Sensation, Sita Abellán and La Gabi
  • Monday, September 6 – Blueprint Sound Takeover
    • Blueprint Sound will take over Drai’s Beachclub for Labor Day with an incredible lineup of high-energy DJs like DJ Direct, DJ Bonics, DJ CLA and more!
  • Friday, September 10 – Maria Romano
  • Saturday, September 11 – DJ Irie
  • Sunday, September 12 – NEON Experience with Rauw Alejandro
    • Drai’s will host Latin-themed Pollen parties with Puerto Rican music sensation,  Rauw Alejandro, as the headliner
  • Friday, September 17 – Maria Romano
  • Saturday, September 18 – NEON Experience with Rauw Alejandro
  • Sunday, September 19 – DJ Spinking
  • Friday, September 24 – Cyberkid
  • Saturday, September 25 – DJ Irie
  • Sunday, September 26 – Special Guest 

Drai’s Beachclub is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Drai’s Nightclub is open Friday through Sunday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m, in addition to Thursdays for Swim Night throughout the summer. Tickets and VIP table reservations are available on their website.

About Drai’s Beachclub ✕ Nightclub

Drai’s Beachclub ✕ Nightclub takes entertainment and nightlife to new heights in an unmatched setting – 11 stories high on the rooftop of The Cromwell with dazzling views of the Las Vegas Strip. Drai’s Beachclub is a 30,000-square-foot oasis with multiple pools shaded by 10 towering palm trees, a variety of cabanas and bungalows, and two full-service bars. Inside, Drai’s Nightclub is a 25,000 square-foot palatial, multi-level club with an expansive dance floor, massive LED lighting systems, and modern technology featuring more than 7,000 square feet of the most state-of-the-art high-definition LEDs in production, including a towering 80-sided LED disco ball—the only one of its kind. Drai’s Nightclub is home to Drai’s LIVE, an unprecedented concert series that provides fans with the opportunity to see full-length performances by top performers like Wiz Khalifa, Future and 2 Chainz in an up-close setting unlike anything else in the world. Drai’s is located at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Boulevard. More information, including reservations, tickets and hours, is available at their website. Follow Drai’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

About The Cromwell

The Cromwell, named a Top 10 “Best U.S. Casino” by USA TODAY, recipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award and the first standalone boutique hotel on the famed Strip, brings an exclusive, luxury lifestyle hotel experience to the Las Vegas Strip, focusing on hospitality, amenities and personalized service. The Cromwell is the first hotel in Las Vegas to offer mobile key technology for digital, keyless entry to rooms via the guests’ iOS devices. Located on the bustling corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road–directly across from Caesars Palace–The Cromwell keeps it intimate with 188 rooms including 19 suites, a personalized virtual concierge service named Ivy, a 40,000 square-foot casino, Bound—the elevated hotel lobby bar, Interlude—a casino lounge featuring live entertainment, award-winning GIADA—the first-ever restaurant by celebrity chef and television personality Giada De Laurentiis, Drai’s Beachclub ✕ Nightclub: a 65,000 square-foot rooftop pool and nightclub with day and nightlife experiences boasting open-air, panoramic views from 11 stories above the iconic Las Vegas skyline, and Drai’s After Hours—located at its original home beneath the boutique hotel. The Cromwell is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit thecromwell.com  or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find The Cromwell on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.

Image via Infamous PR for 360 Magazine

Pollen × Marshawn Lynch – Beastmode Experience

Pollen Presents Inaugural BEASTMODE Experience From Marshawn Lynch

Featuring Performances by A$AP Ferg, Rich The Kid, Too $hort, P-Lo, DJ Shellheart, and DJ Shabazz plus Special Guests

Celebrating Opening Weekend of the Football Season with a Pool Party, Tailgate, Club Events, Live Performances, and a Viewing Party Hosted by Marshawn Lynch

Three Day Takeover in Las Vegas from Sept 10-13

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Marshawn Lynch is bringing the first ever BEASTMODE Experience to Las Vegas on the opening weekend of the football Season (September 10-13). For three days and three nights, Las Vegas will be in full BEASTMODE with tailgates, pool parties, clubs, viewing parties, and then some – all hosted by the iconic running back and BEASTMODE founder Marshawn Lynch.

The BEASTMODE Experience, brought to you by Pollen Presents, gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the legend himself. BEASTMODE kicks off on Friday night (Sept 10th) with a takeover of the famed Drai’s Nightclub, which will be hosted by Marshawn with performances by energetic Harlem artist A$AP Ferg and San Francisco’s own DJ Shabazz.

The experience continues on Saturday for an all-day pool party hosted by Marshawn and featuring hit-making NYC vocalist Rich The Kid, Bay Area producer and vocalist P-Lo, and highly-regarded turntablist DJ Shellheart. This will be followed by a BEASTMODE Tailgate featuring West-Coast icon Too $hort and another performance from DJ Shabazz.

The weekend rounds out on Sunday with an all-day football opening weekend viewing party hosted by Marshawn Lynch at Topgolf to celebrate the start of the season.

The BEASTMODE experience will deliver football and fun with all the amenities of the strip’s top resorts at your fingertips. You won’t want to miss out on an inaugural event that will kick-start more future BEASTMODE ventures from Marhsawn.

Packages for BEASTMODE Experience can be locked in with a $30 deposit. Party pass options start at $349 and include access to all parties and live performances. Pollen also offers a COVID-19 Money Back Guarantee making the event 100% refundable if it is cancelled or rescheduled due to COVID-19.

For more information, visit Pollen for details on rooms, prices, and the full itinerary.

About Pollen

Pollen is a technology company building, curating, and delivering the best experiences for members all over the world. Members enjoy these experiences together with the people they love, creating stronger relationships and unforgettable memories. Members immerse themselves in multi-day itineraries that combine live entertainment, parties, and relaxation time in more than 50 popular destinations. Members can discover and book these experiences exclusively on Pollen and the Pollen app. Pollen has already launched bespoke mini-breaks with mega stars like J Balvin, Marshawn Lynch and Ozuna.

Artist Lineup (A – Z)

A$AP Ferg

DJ Shabazz

DJ Shellheart

P-Lo

Rich The Kid

Too $hort

Justin Bieber Festival Poster from Jordan Calvano, Infamous PR, for use by 360 Magazine

Justin Bieber Announces Three-Day Las Vegas Event

Justin Bieber and Pollen Presents will be heading to Las Vegas this October for a very special experience, Justin Bieber & Friends, The Vegas Weekender from October 7-10th. This one of a kind intimate get-away will be completely curated by Justin. He’ll handpick his favorite musical guests to join him while also creating a bespoke itinerary of activities based around his own personal passions.

Justin Bieber is one of the world’s biggest stars, an arena selling, chart-topping singer, who earlier this year released his acclaimed sixth album Justice. Justin Bieber & Friends, The Vegas Weekender will be his first ever curated travel experience and a unique opportunity to really get to know one of pop music’s most visible stars.

The weekend will be anchored by a headlining performance by Justin Bieber, giving fans the chance to see him perform up close in an intimate space. But The Vegas Weekender is much more than just a concert as you’ll get to share in some of Bieber’s favorite activities. There will be a skate session and skate park takeover, pop-ups of his favorite food items, and plenty of chances for poolside and late-night performances from some of his favorite musical collaborators and artists. More information on the lineup coming soon.

Justin Bieber & Friends, The Vegas Weekender is brought to you by Pollen Presents. Pollen Presents creates the best travel experiences around people’s tastes and preferences you can only find on pollen.co. These experiences allow fans and the biggest stars in music, sports, wellness and beyond to come together and connect around one-of-a-kind itineraries in some of the world’s most exciting destinations and resorts.

About Pollen
Pollen is a technology company building, curating, and delivering the best experiences for members all over the world. Members enjoy these experiences together with the people they love, creating stronger relationships and unforgettable memories. Members immerse themselves in multi-day itineraries that combine live entertainment, parties, and relaxation time in more than 50 popular destinations. Members can discover and book these experiences exclusively on pollen.co and the Pollen app. Pollen has already launched experiences with mega stars like J Balvin, Marshawn Lynch and Ozuna.

About Justin Bieber
Global superstar Justin Bieber’s certified-platinum smash hit “Peaches” debuted at #1 on Billboard Hot 100 and hit #1 on both the Top 40 and Rhythmic Airplay charts. “Peaches” – with over 1.5 billion streams worldwide – is the latest single from Justin’s global #1 album Justice, his eighth album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. Bieber made history as the first male solo artist to debut at #1 on both the Billboard 200 album chart and Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Justice opened at #1 streaming in 117 countries worldwide and has accumulated over 6 billion streams to date. With over 75 billion career streams and over 70 million albums sold worldwide, Justin reigns as one of the biggest artists in the world. Bieber is the #1 artist on YouTube with over 60 million subscribers worldwide and is the #1 artist on Spotify global with over 75 million monthly listeners. Tickets for Justin Bieber’s Justice World Tour 2022 are on sale now via Justin Bieber Music and Ticketmaster.

Music Notes by Mina Tocalini for use by 360 Magazine

Ozuna Announces Bahamas Festival

Latin Grammy winning reggaetón singer and songwriter Ozuna has announced the details for his newest travel experience, Ozuna Fest Bahamas. Following the blowout success of the upcoming sold-out Ozuna Cancun Fest, he has again partnered with leading travel experience company Pollen Presents to bring a four day getaway to Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Taking place December 2-6, 2021, Ozuna Fest Bahamas welcomes performances by some of his favorite artists plus beachside events and tropical activities, full resort accommodations, pool parties, exclusive club events, high end food & drink selections, and much more.

The event’s centerpiece will be a headlining performance from Ozuna himself. Ozuna has also curated a lineup of fan-favorite talent, collaborators, and close friends to join him at Atlantis Bahamas. This includes the world-renowned Diplo led group Major Lazer Sound System, Puerto Rican singer and songwriter Jhay Cortez, Panamanian singer Sech, Puerto Rican singer and rapper Lunay, Colombian-born DJ and radio personality Alex Sensation, Puerto Rican reggaetón and trap artist Mora, rising Argentine hip-hop artist Tiago PZK, Panamanian DJ and producer Dimelo Flow, Puerto Rican electronic DJ and performer Caleb Calloway, Argentine vocalist and dancer Emilia, rising performer DJ Adoni, Colombian singer and rapper Blessd, and a special guest to be announced.

Ozuna has rapidly ascended to become one of the world’s most electrifying Latin acts. In 2018, he took home a record-setting 11 Billboard Latin Music Awards and has also won two Latin Grammy Awards, along with having nine videos on YouTube with over a billion views. Ozuna has also proven himself as an in-demand collaborator, having worked with many of the industry’s most distinguished acts including J Balvin, Karol G, Bad Bunny, Cardi B, Selena Gomez, and several others.

The demand for this burgeoning talent became even more clear following Ozuna Cancun’s rapid sell out of 4,500 people in only 30 minutes.

Travel experiences for Ozuna Bahamas will include a four day, four night stay at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas, access to all pool parties and live performances, special beach activities, 141-acre Aquaventure water park and Rapids River access, and club nights. Monthly payment plans are available in the lead up to the event with a $99 deposit and at no additional interest. Pollen Presents also offers a COVID-19 Money Back Guarantee making the event 100% refundable if it is cancelled or rescheduled due to COVID-19.

More information on rooms and prices can be found on the Pollen Presents website.

About Pollen

Pollen is a leading travel company building, curating, and delivering the best experiences for members all over the world. Members enjoy these experiences together with the people they love, creating stronger relationships and unforgettable memories. Members immerse themselves in multi-day itineraries that combine live entertainment, parties, and relaxation time in more than 50 popular destinations. Members can discover and book these experiences exclusively on pollen.co and the Pollen app. Pollen has already launched bespoke mini-breaks with mega stars like J Balvin, Marshawn Lynch and Ozuna.

Artist List (A – Z)

Alex Sensation

Blessd

Caleb Calloway

Dimelo Flow

DJ Adoni

Emilia

Jhay Cortez

Lunay

Major Lazer Sound System

Mora

Ozuna

Sech

Tiago PZK

Marijuana illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Dodi Blunts × Last Prisoner Project – Apprenticeship Program for Justice-Impacted Individuals

Dodi Blunts and Last Prisoner Project (LPP) are excited to announce the Dodi Blunts/Last Prisoner Project Apprenticeship Program. This program is designed to help LPP constituents take their first step back into working society and offers them the mentoring, training and hands-on experience needed for a career in the cannabis industry. For 90 days, the apprentice will work with Dodi Blunts, gaining valuable experience and industry connections needed for a flourishing career in cannabis.

“Having a cannabis felony on your record makes it very hard to earn gainful employment,” said Jeff Goldenberg, Co-Founder of 2nd and Goal Ventures, the company behind Dodi Blunts, “Helping LPP constituents gain a foothold in the cannabis industry makes a ton of sense, given what the industry has taken from the community.”

The program starts in consultation with the apprentice – to determine their skills sets, experiences and interests – and determine an area of focus. The apprentice is also rotated through several different areas and functions to gain a wide variety of experience. Finally, once the program is successfully completed, the apprentice will continue their employment with Dodi or another company in the cannabis industry.

The apprenticeship program is the first initiative between Dodi Blunts and Last Prisoner Project since the launch of Dodi in April. Dodi Blunts is the brand of former NFL superstar Marshawn Lynch, who recently signed on to become a Last Prisoner Project Ambassador. The two organizations have plans for many more initiatives over the coming year.

Last Prisoner Project is not just talking about second chances but really being about it. It only makes sense that those affected by their cannabis past have a chance to let it play a part of their futures too,” said Marshawn Lynch.

“We are beyond excited to team up with Dodi Blunts in this way,” said Last Prisoner Project Managing Director Mary Bailey. “It’s so important that these justice-impacted individuals are given a path forward and Dodi has really stepped up to the plate in a way that we at Last Prisoner Project are so appreciative of and we hope other cannabis companies will follow suit.”

The first apprentice under the new program is Katree Saunders who, in 2011, was convicted on federal charges of possession and intent to distribute cannabis during a federal effort to crack down on Nevada marijuana dispensary operators before retail sale of weed was legalized in the state. Almost a decade later, she’s still working to rebuild her life.

“Being the first LPP constituent in the program, I am excited and thankful at the same time,” said Katree Saunders. “This opportunity with Marshawn and the Dodi brand means a lot to me after being a justice-impacted individual. Having recently graduated Columbia Business School for Entrepreneurship and being accepted to the apprenticeship program, I feel like I can be a shining example of what is possible after being affected by the collateral damage of this failed War on Drugs. It’s the chance to be resilient, while making a positive impact on the community. Just because you have been formerly incarcerated, doesn’t mean you have no goals or dreams you would like to accomplish. It has given me inspiration.”

About Last Prisoner Project:

The Last Prisoner Project (LPP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to cannabis-related criminal justice reform. As the United States moves away from the criminalization of cannabis, giving rise to a major new industry, there remains the fundamental injustice inflicted upon those who have suffered under America’s unjust policy of cannabis prohibition. Through intervention, advocacy, and awareness campaigns, the Last Prisoner Project works to redress the past and continuing harms of these inhumane and ineffective laws and policies. Visit the Last Prisoner Project Website or text FREEDOM to 24365 to donate and learn more.

About Dodi Blunts:

Dodi Blunts invites fans to unite their love for sports and cannabis through high quality, high potency cannabis products, that elevate communities, support social equity issues and represent the Bay Area vibe. The brand is the brainchild of NFL superstar Marshawn “BeastMode” Lynch who professes to “having a love-love relationship with Dodi.” Dodi aims to provide the most innovative, highest potency products while exporting Oakland weed and strains to the rest of the state and the world. Dodi isn’t just a weed brand – it’s a community, a vibe and a revolution. Learn more by visiting Dodi Blunts.

Tennis illustration by Hannah Beck

Naomi Osaka × Mental Health Advocacy

Naomi Osaka, the highest paid female athlete to date, recently withdrew from the French Open and announced on Monday that she will also withdraw from the Berlin WTA 500 tournament. Osaka is 23 and is currently ranked number one by the Women’s Tennis Association in singles and number two in doubles, and is the first Asian player to hold the top rank in singles. Osaka has defeated long time tennis star Serena Williams and made over 37 million in endorsement deals last year.

Making enormous strides as a young, non-white female athlete and especially so in an underappreciated women’s sport, it was very shocking to hear of her depart from the French Open and subsequently from the Berlin 500 tournament. Doing what was best for her mental health, most were understanding and many of her competitors gave their praise and support for her decision. Osaka tweeted announcing her initial decision to not speak to the press on Twitter stating, “I’ve often felt that people have no regard for an athlete’s mental health and this rings very true whenever I see a press conference or partake in one.” After her announcement began to garner a lot of attention, she released another tweet explaining her leave from current play, “I think now the best thing for the tournament, the other players, and my well-being is I withdraw from the tournament so everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris.

Serena Williams responded to Osaka’s decision by saying “I feel for Naomi. I feel like I wish I could give her a hug because I know what it’s like… You just have to let her handle it the way she wants to, in the best way she thinks she can.” While many agreed with Williams and shared similar sentiments, Osaka did receive a fair amount of backlash from her decision. Many criticized her for not being mentally tough and encouraged her to just talk to the press. Borris Becker, another tennis star, had a slightly different opinion, stating he was scared how Osaka’s career would fare after this decision and if she could not learn to handle the stress of a professional sports career.

Osaka told the press that she had too much anxiety over post-game press conferences; having dealt with anxiety and depression for a while and feels that interacting with the press increases her anxiety. When Osaka refused to speak to the press after her first French Open match, she was fined $15,000 and could have faced more severe punishment if she continued to ignore the press. Osaka later withdrew from the tournament after and announced her mental health was more important than her playing at this moment.

Many of you may remember a similar situation with the Seattle Seahawks running back, Marshawn Lynch, who would refuse to speak at press conferences. While it was included in his contract that he attends press conferences he told the press in a 2015 press conference that he did not appreciate the media constantly in his face hounding him, and that he felt the media was mad at him whether he spoke or not so he would prefer to say nothing at all. Called to be in compliance with his contract he would show up at every press conference and sit there not speaking or saying no comment. It came to be a joke to everyone and later clips of him at press conferences were turned into viral memes. We can see the comparison here and I wonder if the difference in reaction is because of the difference in sport or the difference in gender of the player. Both players are highly praised in their respective sports, they are top performing athletes and are both old and mature enough to make their own decisions as for what is best for them and their mental health.

Mental health struggles, although not new, have become newly accepted in society and it is a relatively new idea that celebrities, professionals and professional athletes can openly talk about their mental health struggles and hope to not to be put down for them. Although many still are, it is a sad thing to witness someone receive negative comments after claiming they are doing what they believe is in their best interests. We all struggle with mental health in one way or another and if Osaka believes it is best for her to not talk to the press, that should be a respected opinion by the community.

There will always be players, whether that is newbies who want to get their name out there and enjoy the spotlight, captains such as Megan Rapinoe and LeBron James who enjoy speaking on behalf of their team and feel it is in their duties as captains and team members to speak, or just someone who enjoys talking and doesn’t mind speaking to the press, there will never be a shortage of players, coaches, and staff members who are willing to give their opinion and comment at press conferences. All players should not be mandated to speak to the press if it is something they are not comfortable with.

With the negative reaction Osaka received, the fine and the additional media coverage she received after announcing she wanted very little, Osaka was forced to drop out from two major tournaments. Osaka discussed how she feels the tennis community, and higher ups could do a better job of supporting players and ensuring that they have good mental health. She and many others hope this starts the process of bettering all athletes’ mental health and changing outdated rules; hopefully this change does not come at the cost of a young star’s tennis career.

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Migos × Pollen

Migos and Pollen Presents Bring Culture III to Las Vegas

Four-Day Experience Taking Place in Las Vegas, October 14-17

Atlanta-based superstar rap trio Migos have unveiled the details to their long-awaited Culture III album, pairing its announcement with its first single, ‘Straightenin’. Accompanying the third installment of their acclaimed Culture series, Migos is partnering with experience curator Pollen Presents to bring Culture III to Las Vegas. The three-night getaway will take place October 14-17, bringing a packed itinerary of events including a star-studded lineup, pool parties and club takeovers, and a headlining Migos Culture III performance.

It seems only fitting that the larger-than-life trio of Offset, Quavo, and Takeoff chose Las Vegas for their first-ever curated experience. Where better could you live the Migos lifestyle? Pollen Presents Culture III will be your chance to step into the world of Migos as never before, as you enjoy an entirely Migos-curated Vegas experience, ranging across custom food and beverage menus, bespoke activities, musical guests and a community of fellow fans looking to make memories together.

Migos will bring along a stacked lineup of their favorite performers to the Vegas Strip, with some of hip hop’s hottest names joining them in the multi-day celebration. The weekend’s centerpiece will be one of the first live performances of Migos’ new Culture III album. Culture III will follow up 2018’s certified double-platinum Culture II, marking a return for the trio after they each released solo albums.

Many of Vegas’s top resorts and nightclubs will play host to a selection of pool parties and club takeovers, fully immersing fans in the world of Culture III. All venues to be announced at ticket on-sale coming soon.

Travel packages for Pollen Presents Culture III will include a four-day, three-night stay at some of the best hotels in Vegas, access to all pool parties and clubs, performances from Migos’ curated lineup, and of course, the headlining Culture III performance. Monthly payment plans are available in the lead up to the event with a $30 deposit and at no additional interest. Pollen Presents also offers a COVID-19 Money Back Guarantee making the event 100% refundable if it is cancelled or rescheduled due to COVID-19.

More information on rooms and prices can be found on the Pollen Presents website.

Pollen is a leading travel experience company, curating, and delivering the best experiences for members all over the world. Members enjoy experiences together, immersing themselves in multi-day itineraries that combine live entertainment, parties, and relaxation in more than 50 popular destinations, creating unforgettable memories. Members can discover and book these experiences exclusively on the Pollen website and the Pollen app. Pollen has already launched sold-out bespoke mini-breaks with mega stars like J Balvin, Marshawn Lynch and Ozuna.

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BELLA HADID × SNEAKER SHOPPING

Bella Hadid Goes Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma on this Week’s Episode of Complex’s “SNEAKER SHOPPING”

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This week, Bella Hadid goes Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma at Kith in New York City and talks her love of pairing sneakers with dresses and discusses her friendly footwear competition with her sister Gigi. Tune into the interview and to see what she bought.

In the episode, Hadid shares her thoughts on sneakers:

“For me, I feel like girls look so sexy in tennis shoes.”

“Sneakers on a man is definitely the first thing I look at. If you have a sick pair of sneakers, it’s going to make or break a look.”

On wearing sneakers in private school: “I would have the sickest shoes at school. I went to private school for like a year so I had my little uniform with my Air Force 1’s. Sneakers were a statement piece because that was how I could express myself.”

About Sneaker Shopping:

Hosted by sneaker aficionado and Complex Network’s Vice President of Content Strategy Joe La Puma, “Sneaker Shopping” puts a spotlight on the styles, silhouettes and significance of sneaker culture through the eyes of bold-faced names in music, sports, film, television and pop culture. Over the years “Sneaker Shopping” has featured everyone from Kevin Hart, Roger Federer, Sean “Diddy” Combs, 50 Cent, Bella Hadid, Marshawn Lynch, DJ Khaled, to New England Patriot’s owner Robert Kraft, and the Ball Family, all sharing thoughts on their life, career and personal style with La Puma through the lens of sneakers and style