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Taylor Swift Night via 360 magazine

Taylor Swift Night

‘Tis the season, folks – we hope you’re cozying up and spreading that holiday cheer. If you’re looking to escape the cold, The Regent has plenty of shows.

This week they have the second night of indie rock band The New Pornographers, country western dance party The Dolly Disco, an evening with pianist Riopy, a live podcast with Rory & Mal, rapper-producer duo Roc Marciano & The Alchemist (along with most recently announced support Evidence!!), and shoegaze band Tamaryn. 

They also just announced shows with country-pop party Taylor Swift Night and Scottish punk rock band The Exploited. tickets for Taylor Swift Night go on sale on Friday, but you can get tickets now with special presale code CHEER. see below for more info. Mark your calendars and stay tuned. Also, don’t forget to stop by The Love Song before the show for a drink and some great music.

WHITE REAPER “ASKING FOR A RIDE” via 360 MAGAZINE

WHITE REAPER – “ASKING FOR A RIDE”

WHITE REAPER ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ASKING FOR A RIDE

SHARE NEW SONG & MUSIC VIDEO – “PAGES”

ANNOUNCE 2023 NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

NARROW HEAD, MILITARIE GUN, TAIPEI HOUSTON & MAMALARKY

ASKING FOR A RIDE ARRIVES JANUARY 27TH

White Reaper have announced details of their new album Asking for a Ride, which will be released January 27th on Elektra Entertainment and is available for pre-order today [album art / track listing below]. The band have also shared the new song, “Pages” which is available now on all streaming platforms and joined by a Lance Bangs directed music video – watch it HERE.

Elaborating on “Pages” and Asking for a Ride, vocalist / guitarist Tony Esposito remarked, “It seems like Pages’ could’ve easily existed on one of our earlier records, it’s just a few chords and a simple melody; but because of that, I’d say that it’s pretty unique to the rest of our new album. We can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve been working on.”

Director Lance Bangs commented on the “Pages” video adding, “White Reaper are a joy to make things with, 5 guys that are good company in recording studios, house parties, live shows, and anywhere else you can spend time among them. We had a great experience shooting saturated color motion picture film on handheld cameras for the ‘Real Long Time‘ video for their previous album, and I wanted to get everyone together for an outdoor daylight look in one of my favorite architectural public spaces, the Keller Fountain in Portland Oregon. It was designed in the late 60s and opened to the public in 1970. It’s an enduring free space where people can spend time. We filmed on a bright, warm afternoon and conjured up a video that feels like the song: dynamic, catchy, genuine.”

Recorded and largely self-produced in Nashville with the help of close friend and engineer Jeremy Ferguson, Asking for a Ride finds the Louisville band taking a more direct and in-your-face approach, prioritizing the collection’s raw energy and its ability to translate live through ripping and nervy compositions. It’s White Reaper at their most exciting – dialing up the chrome-plated riffs and monster hooks – a welcome reminder of just how much fun rock music can be.

“We ask ourselves: Does it sound good when we play it in the room together?’ And if it does, those are the songs we want to pursue,” Esposito noted.

Guitarist Hunter Thompson concurred: “We started to recognize how we operate best as a band.”

The band teased additional new music from their forthcoming LP in an album trailer released earlier this week – watch it HERE.

In addition to the news of their forthcoming album, White Reaper have also revealed plans for a run of 2023 North American headline tour dates. The upcoming “Asking for a Ride” tour will feature special guests Narrow Head, Militarie Gun, Taipei Houston, and Mamalarky on select dates, and will kick off February 7th [tour itinerary below]. Pre-sale tickets for the tour are available today, with general on-sale for tickets beginning Friday, October 28th. The forthcoming dates will see White Reaper’s long awaited return to touring after having spent years living on the road, headlining and supporting some of their idols – Pearl Jam, Weezer, and The Killers – while making festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and more. For tickets and more information on White Reaper’s upcoming tour dates, visit www.whitereaperusa.com.

Comprised of Tony Esposito (guitar / vocals), Ryan Hater (keyboards), Sam Wilkerson (bass), Nick Wilkerson (drums), and Hunter Thompson (guitar), Asking for a Ride follows White Reaper’s 2019 album You Deserve Love, which marked a new career peak for the Louisville band. The collection was led by the number one alternative radio hit, “Might Be Right,” which the band later made their network TV debut performing on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!. A collection of smart, sharply-written songs of doubt, dislocation, and elusive and often complicated love, The New York Times observed, “The Kentucky quintet White Reaper blends the winking gravitas of 70s arena rock with garage-y power popߪ enjoy the trip back,” while GQ applauded the release as “the perfect companion for all your nice weather fun.”Equal parts glam and grit, You Deserve Love found the band expanding on the songcraft laid down on 2017’s critically acclaimed The World’s Best American Band, which landed on Noisey‘s “100 Best Albums of 2017” and Pitchfork‘s “20 Best Rock Albums of 2017,” earning an 8.0 album score.

[ Tracklisting / Tour Itinerary Below ]

ASKING FOR A RIDE TRACKLIST

1. Asking for a Ride

2. Bozo

3. Fog Machine

4. Getting into Trouble w/ the Boss

5. Funny Farm

6. Pink Slip

7. Heaven or Not

8. Crawlspace

9. Thorn

10. Pages

WHITE REAPER NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR 2023WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NARROW HEAD, MILITARIE GUN, TAIPEI HOUSTON, & MAMALARKYON SELECT DATES

February 7 – Lexington, KY – The Burl +#

February 9 – Indianapolis, IN – HI-FI Indy +#

February 10 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall +#

February 11 – St Louis, MO – Delmar Hall +#

February 13 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Studio +#

February 14 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn +#

February 15 – Dallas, TX – Granada +#

February 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad +#

February 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom +#

February 19 – San Diego, CA – Music Box +#

February 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre +#

February 22 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall +#

February 24 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre +#

February 25 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile +#

February 26 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre +#

March 2 – Denver, CO – Summit *&

March 3 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room *&

March 4 – Kansas City, MO – Madrid *&

March 6 – Des Moines, IA – Woolys *&

March 7 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *&

March 8 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall *&

March 10 – Chicago, IL – Metro *&

March 11 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom *&

March 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls *&

March 14 – Toronto, ON – Opera House *&

March 17 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza &

March 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts &

March 19 – Boston, MA – Royale &

March 22 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *&

March 23 – Atlanta, GA – Hell *&

March 24 – Nashville, TN – Basement East *&

March 25 – Louisville, KY – Headliners *&

+ Narrow Head 

# Taipei Houston

* Militarie Gun 

& Mamalarky

Connect with White Reaper:

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“FLOWERS” by TOBi via 360 MAGAZINE

TOBi – “FLOWERS”

TOBi DROPS NEW SINGLE AND VISUALIZER “FLOWERS”

FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM COMING SOON 

LISTEN/WATCH HERE

Nigerian born, Toronto-based artist TOBi drops his brand new single and visualizer “Flowers” via Same Plate Entertainment/RCA Records – click here to listen/watch. The guitar-driven track allows TOBi’s undeniable bars and effortless flow to lead the way for this genre-blending song. This release is the first single off of TOBi’s forthcoming album coming soon. Recently, TOBi released his elevated COLORS performance of “Flowers” and his song “Move” was featured on Netflix’s buzzing new movie release Do Revenge starring Camila Mendes (Riverdale) and Maya Hawke (Stranger Things).

Listen to “Flowers” HERE

TOBi on “Flowers” and his forthcoming album: “This is one of my favorite songs I’ve done. The definition of unapologetic soul music. I wanted to tell a story of what it meant to be a man, growing and learning and dealing with my vices. Protecting my peace, while navigating the challenges of life. This song is a turning point in my mental journey. Addressing fears, seeking therapy, paying homage to those who are living.. its a lot to unpack in the verses but at the end of the day it feels so good to be alive and creating and I’m grateful for every moment.”

Recently, TOBi released his Alex Goose-produced single and video Before We Panic” featuring Mikky Ekko(written for Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Drake), which was a prelude to his forthcoming album. The artistic visual was shot and directed by Dom McLennon (BROCKHAMPTON) and Jeremy Grier.

Stay tuned for more music from TOBi coming soon.

About TOBi:

Nigerian-born, Toronto-based recording artist TOBi is the winner of the 2021 JUNO Award for “Best Rap Recording of the Year” for his latest project Elements, Vol. 1Elements blends hip-hop, R&B, soul, grime & Afrobeats and features some of TOBi’s favorite producers and musicians worldwide, embodying the sounds and music that have influenced his artistry. Prior to this album, TOBi released his debut STILL in May 2019, exploring themes of vulnerability, post traumatic growth, self-reflection and masculinity in his time emigrating from Nigeria to Canada.

Voted by Complex Magazine as “a top artist to watch” TOBi has received critical praise from Interview MagazinePitchfork, Vogue, Teen Vogue, L’OfficielPaper, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Clash, OkayAfrica, Flaunt, Exclaim!, Refinery29, Essential Homme, COLORS, and many more.

In 2020, TOBi signed with Same Plate Entertainment/RCA Records and in 2021 his single “Whoa” with fellow Torontonian rapper Jazz Cartier was released to critical praise. “Whoa” follows a slew of tracks released over the summer including “Off The Drugs” with Mick Jenkins, “Come As You Are” featuring Baby Rose and “Don’t Touch!,” which was praised by Complex for its “smooth production…elevating [TOBi’s] empowered musings on the hairy side of the Black experience to new heights.” TOBi, who was nominated for the 2022 JUNO Awards, has continually released music including his Shall I Continue? bundle, Too Hot (Maxi Single) bundle and single “That’s Alright” this past year. Most recently, TOBi dropped the single and video for “Before We Panic” – a prelude that set the tone for his new music. Now ready to share that music with his fans, TOBi shares “Flowers,” the first single off his forthcoming album coming soon.

“FLOWERS” by TOBi via 360 MAGAZINE
“FLOWERS” by TOBi via 360 MAGAZINE

Buy/Stream/Watch “Flowers”:

Multi: https://tobi.lnk.to/Flowers

Buy/Stream/Watch “Before We Panic”:

Multi: https://tobi.lnk.to/beforewepanic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7aCfKxmYMs

Keep Up with TOBi:

Instagram –  Twitter – Facebook – YouTube

BlueBucksClan – JUST HIT ME

On June 21, Los Angeles rap duo BlueBucksClan shares the flex-filled new single Just Hit Me. Listen via Out The Blue Records / Capitol Records is available. The unfiltered anthem is accompanied by a luxurious visual shot in and around one of the group’s live shows. “Just Hit Me” is the first new single from the group since March’s acclaimed EP See The Difference.

On “Just Hit Me,” pristine synth melodies are buoyed by a bouncy bassline and percussion deeply rooted in the West Coast rap tradition. DJ handles the first verse, spitting smoothly about the privileges his lifestyle affords him. “They let me look up in the back when I can’t find things,” he raps. “Wearing shit up out the store ain’t gotta iron these.” Jeeezy Obama, for his part, also celebrates his ascension to a life of luxury, detailing all the perks that such a rise entails. It’s another reminder of the casual brilliance of BlueBucksClan’s stylish bars.

Directed by LewisYouNasty, the video for “Just Hit Me” features shots of the California duo performing before rapturous crowds and hanging in fancy cars. It’s all tied together with inventive editing, which underscores how surreal the scale of their success can feel. Above all, the clip is a showcase of their effortless camaraderie and well-earned confidence.

With Just Hit Me,” BlueBucksClan build on the momentum of recent projects like See the Difference and Clan Virus 2The praise for the latter was overwhelming with Pitchfork calling them “L.A.’s best duo.” Complex and Billboard also recently hailed them as “Rappers to Watch.” BlueBucksClan have now amassed more than 177 million streams in the US alone – a number that’s sure to only grow with the arrival of singles like Just Hit Me.

Grammy winner Jazmine Sullivan earns place on Time100 via 360 Magazine

Jazmine Sullivan – TIME100

TIME has named Jazmine Sullivan to the 2022 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related tributes will appear in the June 6 / June 13 double issue of TIME, available on newsstands on Friday, May 27, and now at time.com/time100

The list, now in its nineteenth year, recognizes the impact, innovation, and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals, and there’s no denying that Jazmine took the world by storm with her lauded Heaux Tales project. With vulnerable lyrics and candid spoken word tales, the project won a GRAMMY Award for Best R&B Album and the RIAA-certified Platinum single, “Pick Up Your Feelings,” won a GRAMMY for Best R&B Song. Earlier this year, Jazmine won three 2022 NAACP Image Awards – Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Album and Soul/R&B Song (“Pick Up Your Feelings”). Last year, Sullivan collected a BET Award for Album of the Year, plus two Soul Train Music Awards for Best Album/Mixtape and Best R&B/Soul Female Artist.

Heaux Tales landed at #1 on several best of the year lists, including NPRLos Angeles TimesEntertainment WeeklyPitchforkVulture; and within the top 10 on The New York Times (#4), FADER (#5), Complex (#5), Rolling Stone (#7), Billboard (#9), Time (#10), and more. After the year-long impact of Heaux Tales, Sullivan released Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe on February 11, 2022, which contained four new tracks and five new tales, including one from “Insecure” actress, writer, producer Issa Rae.

In the coming months, fans can see Jazmine at the following summer festivals:

Orlando Funk Fest (6/3), The Roots Picnic (6/4-6/5), Governors Ball (6/10), Essence Fest (7/2), Lollapalooza (7/28), and Austin City Limits Music Festival (10/7-9 & 14-16).

From her first single “Need U Bad,” Jazmine Sullivan demonstrated an innate ability to write songs that perfectly capture the stories of so many Black women. Sullivan has a lyrical vulnerability that makes you think she has been reading your journal. She is so deserving of her most recent Grammy win, along with acclaim and other accolades that have been an honor to witness. But the most exciting part of her recent career journey has been that Sullivan has allowed us to share in her journey to self-love, removing herself from the shadows of fear as we can clearly see in her 2021 album Heaux Tales. In her speech during last year’s 2021 Soul Train Music Awards, she shared that she had made a vow to be present and not to hide away. It is this type of candor that makes Sullivan such an inspiration and icon to so many Black women including myself. It has truly been my pleasure to call her a friend over the years and I want to thank her for being an example of what happens when you believe in your gift and trust God’s calling for your life.

Listen to Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe:

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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.

Bartees Strange via Luke Piotrowski for Getty Center for use by 360 Magazine

Getty Free Concert Series

Returning for the first time since 2019, the Getty’s free concert series Off the 405 is back with an impressive lineup, kicking off May 21 and running through August 27. Featured artists include Zsela, Bartees Strange, Los Retros, Hand Habits, and Standing on the Corner. 

Concerts take place from 6 to 9 PM and attendees are welcome to arrive early, explore the Getty Center‘s current exhibitions, bring a picnic, or purchase food and beverages onsite before the show begins. 

Since 2009, Off the 405 has brought some of today’s most exciting music artists to the Getty Center for memorable experiences amid stunning architecture and breathtaking sunset views. Past performers include Moses Sumney, Allah-Las, Cate Le Bon, L’Rain, Chicano Batman and Thundercat among others.

The Getty Center is also reinstating Saturday evening hours on June 18, in time for the second “Off the 405” concert, featuring Bartees Strange. For the first time since 2020, the Center will stay open on Saturdays until 8 PM, and the restaurant will take dinner reservations. It’s also a great opportunity to take advantage of “Pay Once, Park Twice” where visitors can hop from one Getty location to another in one day, using the same parking ticket. 

Off the 405 Lineup

Saturday, May 21 — Zsela: Pronounced ZHAY-lah, singer-songwriter Zsela first turned heads with the vast range of her deep, mesmerizing voice in the molten and moody single “Noise,” released in 2019. Known for taking her absolute time with careful songwriting and recording, Zsela worked with renowned producer Daniel Aged (Frank Ocean, Kelela) to craft her debut EP, Ache of Victory, featuring idiosyncratic pop that blends intimate virtuosity with an aesthetic edge leading to her first tour supporting Cat Power and a string of unique performances at MoMA PS1, the Whitney Museum, Black Rabbit Rose magic bar, Joe’s Pub and more. Accompanied by DJ Slauson Malone 1, Zsela’s captivating voice marks the return of live outdoor music to the sunset-lit atmosphere of Getty’s courtyard stage.

Saturday, June 18 — Bartees Strange: Next up in the series is Bartees Strange, an English-born and D.C.-based producer and songwriter whose music is described as akin to Bloc Party featuring a lively mix of indie rock, hip hop, and jazz. Named an Artist to Watch by Stereogum in 2020, Strange will perform with a full rock band that will energize crowds with songs from forthcoming album: Farm To Table.

Saturday, July 9 — Los Retros: Los Retros, aka Mauri Tapia, grew up in Oxnard, CA, and has been making music since his early teens, playing every instrument on his recordings. Tracing his musical inspirations to both American and Latin American left-field pop and soft-rock groups from the ‘70s and ‘80s, Los Retros is an homage to Chilean pop band Los Ángeles Negros. Los Retros will perform songs from his latest album, “Looking Back.”

Saturday, July 23 — Hand Habits: LA-based indie-folk band Hand Habits will take the stage with energizing new-wave beats and harmonic vocals by solo member musician and guitarist Meg Duffy (they/them). Duffy, who recently toured with Perfume Genius, will perform songs from their three studio albums, Fun House, placeholder and Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void).

Saturday, August 27 — Standing on the Corner: The New York collective Standing on the Corner (SOTC) often calls itself an “art ensemble,” a nickname that helps outline its approach to music and performance, while hinting at its creative roots and perspective. With composer, conductor and co-founder Gio Escobar at the center of a band line-up, SOTC moves freely yet decisively between jazz improvisations, dub excursions, garage-noise freak-outs, and lo-fi hip-hop collage. 

This special iteration of the Off the 405 concert series also celebrates the dynamic creative exchange of the Harlem-based photographers chronicled in the exhibition Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop, on view at the Getty Center from July 19 through October 9, 2022. The photographers fused the energy of jazz and improvisation into their stylistically untethered approach to representing the African American experience.

Kassh Paige new release via 360 magazine

KAASH PAIGE – GIRLFRIEND

KAASH PAIGE RELEASES NEW TRACK AND VIDEO “GIRLFRIEND”

WATCH HERE
LISTEN HERE

“Her woozy and flirtatious lyrics explore relationships and intimacy with cozy, lived-in perspective.” The Fader

“Paige’s debut project feels like eavesdropping on something incredibly special…listening to her music is like falling into a daydream while you watch the clouds in the sky go by.”
ones to watch

“… with a one-of-a-kind sound that arrives as a breath of fresh air in the realm of R&B and hip-hop.”
FLAUNT

“…loquacious late-night R&B”
VOGUE

“listening to [Kaash Paige]… is like eavesdropping on a passionate phone conversation through the wall. The Dallas singer communicates her feelings with a charming directness… Through begging, reminiscing, and confessing, she guides us through a tumultuous relationship in three minutes.”  
Pitchfork
 

ABOUT KAASH PAIGE

Success has come quickly for Def Jam Recordings’ new young star, 21-year-old Kaash Paige. Inspired by an eclectic lineup of artists including Frank Ocean, Mac Miller, Erykah Badu, Isaiah Rashad, and Flatbush Zombies, Kaash released songs on SoundCloud during her sophomore year of high school. In a widely positive reaction, classmates would sing the lyrics back to her in the hallways. (Other early indie postings included “Dnd,” “Orange Sweater,” “Sobriety,” and “Happy Song.”)  The Dallas senior graduated with a new track under her belt, the eternal “Love Songs.”  Within a year, the record had gained viral traction after millions of TikTok users recorded themselves dancing as it played in the background.  The momentum brought Kaash to the attention of Def Jam, the world’s number one hip-hop destination, which issued her debut EP Parked Car Convos and official “Love Songs” video in November 2019.  The track hit #1 on the Spotify viral chart, surpassing over 1.53 billion streams, over 15 million TikTok clips, and over 6.3 million views as the newest Spotlight Artist at YouTube, which named her Trending Artist On The Rise.  The EP spun off two single + video releases, “’64” and“Heartbreaker.”  Kaash followed up in April 2020 with her “Frank Ocean” tribute (“inspired by the feelings you brought to music,” she posted), on the 8th anniversary of his breakthrough “Thinkin’ ’Bout You.”  In between there was “Euphoria,”  a collabo with Don Tolliver and Travis Scott.  Rolling Stone praised Kaash’s “passionate … gorgeous” music, and NPR raved, “the woozy-sounding R&B songs produced by Grand Prairie’s Kaash Paige are reminiscent of artists like SZA and Kehlani.”  A new single + video arrived in June 2020, the sultry “Jaded,” point­ing the way to the August 2020 release of TEENAGE FEVER, her debut full-length studio album.  Kaash – acronym for Kill All Arrogance Stop Hatred – has succeeded in galvanizing her local Lone Star fans with her homegrown sense of self, and is now well on her way to global stardom.  As Ones To Watch summed up, “listening to her music is like falling into a daydream while you watch the clouds in the sky go by.”    
 

FOLLOW KAASH PAIGE:
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Ka$dami via Kierra Felton for Republic Records for use by 360 Magazine

Ka$dami – Phoenix

Continuing his meteoric breakthrough, 17-year-old rapper, entrepreneur, visionary and the DMV’s hottest rising star KA$HDAMI revealed a new single entitled “Phoenix.” Listen HERE

On the track, an otherworldly beat rattles underneath his entrancing, engaging and ethereal flow. His hypnotic delivery instantly captivates before his voice takes flight on an airy refrain. The track dissolves into piano before the momentum picks back up with another round verbal wizardry. 

It serves as the follow-up to last month’s “posed2be.” The latter instantly drew critical acclaim. In addition to plugs from Our Generation Music and more, HotNewHipHop wrote, “it’s been a pleasure to watch him evolve and reach new levels with each of his releases.”

Everything just heralds the arrival of his anxiously awaited new project World Damination coming soon.

Within less than a year, KA$HDAMI has skyrocketed to the forefront of the culture as an innovator, and he’s got the receipts to prove it. Beyond posting up 40 million total YouTube views, he has generated over 200 million global streams, notching two songs with 30 million-plus streams—”Look N The Mirror!” and “Reparations.” He has infiltrated top playlists such as Spotify‘s Most Necessary, Internet People, and big on the internet; Apple Music‘s The Plug and Cloud Rap; and Amazon‘s Fresh Hip-Hop and Breakthrough Hip-Hop. His various co-signs range from Internet Money, Lil Tecca and Cole Bennett to UnoTheActivist, Yung Bans and Trippie Redd who invited him to hit the stage during his Chicago Lyrical Lemonade set and even shared the tracklisting of his HYPERNOVA mixtape. Establishing himself as an entrepreneur, he owns and runs his own clothing line, KA$HWAYZ. Acclaim has also followed from Pitchfork (“Must Hear Rap Song of the Day”), Pigeons & Planes (“Best New Artists”), and more. 

Most recently, HYPERNOVA. raked in tens of millions of streams as XXL raved, “His sense of humor is more off the wall, and his beat choice is unique,” and cited him among “the ranks of new rappers making a name for themselves in the game.” HotNewHipHop highlighted “his growth as an artist throughout his career.”

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Stromae – Multitude Tour

Stromae continues to command audiences worldwide, as his North American arena tour sees new dates added and others sell out, including added shows at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden and Montreal’s Bell Centre. A new show at the Shrine Auditorium has also been announced in Los Angeles.

Artist pre-sale begins Wednesday, April 6 at 10 AM (local) The pre-sale password is MULTITUDE. The general on-sale begins Friday, April 8 at 10 AM local time.

All previously announced tour dates are on-sale now HERE

Last month, the internationally acclaimed Belgian-born artist, writer, performer, producer, designer and director released his critically acclaimed third-studio album: Multitude. The album has been hailed by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR and countless other respected publications. The twelve-track masterpiece was composed by Stromae, produced by his creative label Mosaert, and features recent singles “Santé,” “L’enfer” and his most recent offering, “Fils De Joie.”

Multitude is available on digital, CD and vinyl, including special colored version for D2C. Listen HERE.

Ahead of his high anticipated Coachella appearances on Saturday April 16 and 23, Stromae will be performing live on ABC‘s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, April 11.

Multitude comes after a period of forced hiatus from the stage. With it came furlough and its silver linings: settling down, leading a more relaxed, structured life closer to family, making work exciting again, expanding his sources of inspiration, and, most of all, making what he went through worth it by reinvesting the dividends of this challenging phase into the core of new songs.

Far from any self-centered self-pity, Stromae took advantage of this time to identify more closely with others, putting himself in the others’ shoes. The unstable men in “La Solassitude and “Mon Amour,” the prostitute’s son in “Fils de Joie,” the depressed and suicidal protagonists of “Mauvaise Journée” and “L’Enfer,” the mismatched couple in “Pas Vraiment,” the invisible people in “Santé,” the suffering women in “Déclaration.” He embraces them all with kindness and altruism, providing each with a touching portrait.

By doing so, he gives the title Multitude a deep resonance, the same one that Walt Whitman conveys in his poem, of which Stromae bases the album off of: “I am large, I contain multitude, I am of every hue and caste, of every rank and religion.””Multitude is a window on the world, on people, and a rare moment of communion and pleasure to be shared. An alchemy of opposites, shaped by the will to testify without judgment or contempt to the human condition in all its diversity, and to the urge to explore the lives of others, sometimes your own (Que du bonheur on fatherhood, Invaincu on healing). Multitude is Stromae’s other way of exploring the world, while staying firmly attached to his roots.