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WALLIE THE SENSEI – GOLDEN CHILD

COMPTON’S WALLIE THE SENSEI IS POETIC & RIVETING ON “GOLDEN CHILD” AND “BOMPTON 2 BALABASAS” ACOUSTIC STREET PERFORMANCE

Vulnerable, raw and untamed perfectly describe Compton native Wallie The Sensei, who’s latest musical effort “Golden Child” is out today. The 17-track mixtape which includes his breakout single “Scandalous” is heavily influenced by Wallie’s California roots and sonically redefines the legendary west coast sound. “Bompton 2 Balabasas” Acoustic Street performance here.

From start to finish, Wallie takes his listeners on a journey through his hometown of Compton where he speaks on his struggle to survive the cutthroat streets while always in pursuit of money, success and all the sweet things life has to offer. Make no mistake, Golden Child isn’t a story of tragedy, but a story of triumph, hustle and ultimately defeating a system designed for Wallie to fail.

Golden Child comes on the heels of Wallie’s “03 Flow” single which currently has over half a million views and over 1.5 million US streams. A true labor of love, 03 Flow pays homage to Watts native and fellow recording artist 03 Greedo who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence. 03 Flow has quickly become a fan favorite, taking on a life on its own with radio support, consistent increase in streams and critical praises from music peers like PnB Rock, industry heavyweights, radio DJs & more. On the record Wallie passionately sings “niggas playing like they demons, they don’t really mean it, choppa spray like we cleanin, bodies dropping on that cement” Wallie’s passion is intently felt on the song and has become the heart of the Golden Child project.

Golden Child also includes Wallie’s team-up with Detroit powerhouse 42 Dugg on the enthralling remix of Wallie’s own hit single “Scandalous.” The two trade bars with ease and confidence, as Wallie offers up some of his most lucid lines, recounting the struggles of success and the haters who would come for his head. Additional stand out tracks include “Lamb,” the lush throwback finds Wallie effortlessly singing over a buttery beat, showcasing his one-of-a-kind flow and knack for incisive lyrics about his come-up. “B*tch, nobody had it in my fam, I put my foot down,” he sings. “Put my other foot down like I could drive this car, let the motherf***kin hood down.” In Lamb, Wallie walks recollects his life’s trajectory beginning with his time on the streets, his narratives are poetic and detailed, rivaling rap’s most vivid writers.

Since the release of Wallie the Sensei’s No Love EP at the beginning of 2020, he’s quickly become a West Coast artist to watch. Respect magazine praised the “Scandalous” video for showcasing Compton’s “camaraderie, hustle, and rawness,” while Rosecrans Ave highlighted Wallie’s storytelling abilities, saying he is “providing guidance to those who come after” with his pain-stricken tales. After the hit of the “Scandalous” remix, Wallie the Sensei’s proved that his skyrocketing success is no fluke. Golden Child is poised to reach even more open-minded listeners. It’s full of anthems for hustling Cali natives and anyone who craves a little bit of glow-up magic.  

Golden Child Track List:

  1. Lamb
  2. 03 Flow
  3. B Please Pt. 2 (ft. Nebula Swavey)
  4. Fallin Apart
  5. Bompton 2 Balabasas
  6. Get Freaky
  7. Cuisine (ft. Nebula Swavey)
  8. Upgrade
  9. Break (ft. Prell)
  10. Looking For (ft. Doley Bernays & Glockboyz Teejae)
  11. Black Dwarf
  12. Sage
  13. Falling
  14. Konfessions
  15. Stop Ballin
  16. Scandalous
  17. Scandalous (Remix) (ft. 42 Dug)
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Rezz – Taste of You Music Video

REZZ RELEASES THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR TASTE OF YOU FEAT. DOVE CAMERON, WATCH HERE

DJ/producer Rezz releases the music video for Taste of You feat. multi-hyphenate recording artist and actress Dove Cameron via RCA Records. The video is directed by Felicitiy Heath. Watch HERE.

Rezz says, The most fun I’ve personally had in a music video.

Dove Cameron says, The kind of nights I dreamt about when I was a kid as to how my job would look.

The track, which was released last month was declared …the best electronic collaboration of 2021 to date by EDM.com while Billboard stated Their combined efforts make for a catchy, fairly traditionally structured but nonetheless punch-packing track that demonstrates the skills of each artist…

Earlier this year Rezz released Sacrificial feat. PVRIS along with the video. Watch HERE. Alternative Press praised the track by calling it …the perfect blend of both artists’ strengths and distinct artistry while EDM.com said It’s both sinister and ethereal in tone, expertly combining elements of rock and electronica into one powerhouse single.

About Rezz

26-year-old Canadian DJ/producer Isabelle Rezazadeh AKA Rezz has racked up tens of millions of streams, sold out legendary venues and headlined top festivals around the world. She oozes originality and produces genre-bending electronic works, striking a sharp balance between bass-heavy and minimal tech compositions. Her first independent project – the adventurous Beyond The Senses EP – was released in 2019 and garnered praise from Alternative Press, SPIN and Billboard who called it her most impactful project to date and went on to receive The JUNO Award for Electronic Album of the Year in 2020. She graced the cover of Billboard’s 2019 Dance Issue and has been attributed as being at the forefront of the dance and rock music crossover. 2020 marked a banner year for the producer who released her first single through RCA Records Someone Else with Grabbitz which has garnered over 50 million streams worldwide and reached #15 on Alt Radio in the US and #1 in Canada. Alternative Press praised the song upon its release, including it as the lead track in their weekly playlist. They called the video another high point in Rezz’s canon, saying, …the song evokes a sinister groove that will appeal to dance music devotees as well as industrial rivetheads… Rezz is heavily featured in a documentary called Underplayed, available on Amazon Prime Video, which highlights the current issues female DJs face in the dance industry.

About Dove Cameron

Twenty-three year old award-winning triple threat Dove Cameron launched her solo music career last fall with singles Waste and Bloodshot, which received critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Billboard, Vogue, Cosmopolitan and more. Followed by the release of her first collaboration with rapper/singer/songwriter BIA. Dove released We Belong last summer, which is featured in the trailer for the highly anticipated film After We Collided. Most recently, she released her latest single LazyBaby which has over 10 million streams to date.

Dove has starred alongside Renée Fleming in The Light in the Piazza at the Los Angeles Opera, which followed their performance in London last summer. She also reprised her role as Mal in Disney’s franchise Descendants last summer. She starred as Cher in the Off-Broadway production of Amy Heckerling’s Clueless, The Musical produced by The New Group and in Netflix’s Dumplin’ with Jennifer Aniston.  She’s appeared in Marvel’s Agents of Shield on ABC, NBC’s Hairspray Live!, as Amber von Tussle, and in the film Barely Lethal with Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba and Samuel L. Jackson.  Most recently, it has been announced that she will be playing Bubbles in the new Powerpuff Girls live action series. Dove got her start playing the dual twin role as both title characters in Disney’s Liv and Maddie, which went on to complete four seasons. Her double performance garnered her a 2018 Daytime Emmy.

To Watch Taste of You feat. Dove Cameron click here.

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Carol Ades – I Can’t Wait to be British

CAROL ADES MAKES HER LANDMARK DEBUT WITH I CAN’T WAIT TO BE BRITISH, GLOBALLY SUCCESSFUL SINGER-SONGWRITER RECLAIMS PERSONAL ARTISTRY WITH POWERFUL NEW ANTHEM, DEBUT EP DUE LATER THIS YEAR

Globally successful singer-songwriter Carol Ades is proud to announce today’s premiere of her landmark debut single. I Can’t Wait to be British is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.

LISTEN TO I CAN’T WAIT TO BE BRITISH

I Can’t Wait to be British marks a powerful reclamation of personal artistry from Carol Ades (pronounced ahh-dis), formerly known best as acclaimed singer and songwriter Caroline Pennell. The optimistic anthem heralds Ades’ upcoming debut EP, due later this year.

It’s really just about feeling out of control and half joking / half genuinely hoping I would find that control if I moved to London and had a totally different life, says Carol Ades. It’s sort of self-aware escapism! The structure is so chaotic to represent my train of thought surrounding my feelings. It doesn’t really make any sense but at the same time it adds up in some weird way? It’s a very very very true reflection of my brain and the thoughts I fight off on a daily basis. And I also genuinely think I was meant to be a British woman!!!

Emotions make a mess. It’s not the kind of mess you can just shove under the bed either. Carol Ades isn’t here to help you scrub out the mess until you can’t see it anymore. Instead, she’s here to help you celebrate it, learn something from it, and move on confidently because of it. The New Jersey-born and Los Angeles-based artist, singer, and songwriter wants to empower you, but she’s going to keep it real too. Carol dedicated her whole life to music and even had a few brushes with major success on stage and behind-the-scenes. Following a bad breakup, she turned inward and wasn’t afraid to get raw in 2018. Under the influence of everything from the series Fleabag, Greta Gerwig, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Glennon Doyle to Japanese House, MUNA, and Phoebe Bridgers, she began to write her own coming of age story. Ironically, the first song of this phase ended up in the hands of two other artists, becoming Past Life for Trevor Daniel and Selena Gomez. With the onset of quarantine, she wrote for herself at a prolific pace, making emotional lyric-driven songs you can scream to or sob to in your car. The first of which is her debut single I Can’t Wait to be British. You’ll find she’s a lot like the friend who lets you cry on her shoulder, but still tells it like it is when you need to hear it the most, holding your hand through the mess with timeless music of her own.

My best friends call me Carol, she says. It feels a bit grandma-ish, which I love. I feel like I’m a 60-year-old in a 25-year-old’s body. Ades is my middle name and makes me feel so close to who I was as a kid. I didn’t make up a new name, since the music is so personal. Carol Ades feels like the ‘wiser voice’ in the back of my head who helps me solve problems. So many songs poured out of me over the last year as a direct result of processing change. Now feels like the right time to put out into the world.

Leading off with the breathy wit and intimacy of I Can’t Wait to be British, Ades’ upcoming debut EP will showcase her evolving imagination with raw and real anthems as undeniable as they are unapologetic, emotional lyric-driven songs you can scream to or sob to in your car.

I want fans to listen to these songs and feel like, ‘Oh shit, I really needed to hear that’ or ‘That’s what I was feeling this morning, but I couldn’t figure out the words to describe it’, Carol Ades says. I’m going to keep building a world around a community of people who feel like me and want to help each other through hard things.

Connect with Carol Ades via her Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok

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Bluebucksclan – Different Levels Music Video

BLUEBUCKSCLAN FLEX & FLOSS IN NEW DIFFERENT LEVELS VIDEO WATCH HERE

Since their emergence in 2019, the pair has been busy – Rolling Stone

L.A.’s best duo. – Pitchfork

It’s clear that BlueBucksClan is only getting started – COMPLEX

BlueBucksClan have built their own high-speed lane – Billboard

Jeeezy and DJ are all about fashion, women and clever sports references, and their natural sense of humor has garnered attention all over L.A. and beyond – XXL

Los Angeles rap duo BlueBucksClan unleash a fly new video for their mid tempo braggadocious Loyalty-produced track, Different Levels, out now via Out The Blue Records. Watch the video HERE. It stands out as yet another anthem from the group’s recent mixtape, Clan Virus 2, which only continues to gain steam.

In true BluckBucksClan fashion, the visual directed by frequent collaborator Tevo Laron, finds the duo turning up in a private plane, flossing a lavish lifestyle and flexing with bulletproof bars. As the video intercuts footage inside and outside of an upscale restaurant, their palpable charisma, and suave pops off the screen.

Clan Virus 2 has cemented the duo as a West Coast force to be reckoned with. Inciting widespread critical applause from Rolling Stone and more, FLAUNT Magazine exclaimed, When it comes to who’s running the streets of Los Angeles on the rap tip, look no further than BlueBucksClan, and XXL observed, BlueBucksClan’s movement is going strong as their style and sound evolves. Earmilk christened them one of the strongest new acts coming out of the city. To date, Clan Virus 2 has already gathered over 22 million streams and counting, boasting standouts such as Lil League (feat. Quavo & Hit-Boy).

Clan Virus 2 hit No. 9 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart and they themselves hit No. 16 on Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25. HipHopDX wrote that the group was the city’s hottest new talent. Complex hailed them Rappers to Watch in 2021 and Billboard included them on their 6 LA Rappers to Watch in 2021

FOLLOW BLUEBUCKSCLAN via their Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Soundcloud.

About BlueBucksClan

BlueBucksClan are driving Los Angeles’ rap renaissance forward slowly, steadily, and mercilessly. Since emerging in 2019, the duo of DJ and Jeeezy have captivated their city with hypnotic beats, mind-melding verbal chemistry, and vivid tales of shutting down the club while draped in designer drip. Together, these lifelong friends who met on the football field are taking the fierce sound of contemporary SoCal street rap and making it regal, bringing the hood to Beverly Hills. Each new cinematic song affirms that these two men from the rough parts of South L.A. are leveling up, wearing shoes that cost more than your rent and driving foreign cars with beautiful women riding shotgun. In addition to garnering praise from SPIN, Billboard, and Pitchfork, who called them L.A.’s best duo, BlueBucksClan were featured on COMPLEX’s list of Rappers to Watch in 2021 and Billboard included them on their 6 LA Rappers to Watch in 2021 list. Making good on that, Clan Virus 2, is their seventh project in two years. They’ve refined their deadpan punchlines, flamboyant boasts, and charismatic back-and-forth delivery as quickly as they’ve expanded their wardrobes, car collections, and fanbase. In an era where shallow hooks take precedence over bars, BlueBucksClan bring you into their world one clever couplet at a time. With Clan Virus 2, DJ and Jeeezy invite fans into their luxurious universe once more, bringing their city with them on their meteoric rise. In the U.S. alone BlueBucksClan have generated nearly 85 million streams to date.

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Michael Krebber – Studiofloor and Diamond Paintings

From 29th May 2021 to 8th January 2022, the Antonio Dalle Nogare Foundation presents Michael Krebber’s first solo exhibition in Italy, entitled Studiofloor and Diamond Paintings. Find more information here

Michael Krebber (b. Cologne, 1954) is an internationally acclaimed artist and a figure central to the German art scene between the 1980s and ‘90s. Over the years he has become a reference point for a generation of younger artists, thanks to his constant and attentive focus on questioning the conventions and limits of the medium of painting, which he sees as a space for dialogue and a cross-genre hotbed, rather than something focused on the production of an object. 

For decades, Krebber’s art has been distinguished by a conceptual approach to painting, based on the conviction that it is impossible to invent anything new in art, as everything has already been invented. Rather than inventing something new, Krebber’s minimal and apparently unresolved interventions present the viewer with canvases that are open and full of possibilities. Like an unfinished sentence, his works leave the viewer free to imagine what might happen. 

The painting is viewed by the artist almost as a performance. It has been defined as a system of hesitations in which opposing forces simultaneously motivate and block one another, an approach that expands painting beyond the conventional notion of the artwork as an object. 

Krebber’s incomplete aesthetic, however, is not the result of an attempt to sabotage the medium, but stems rather from an explicit desire to extend dialogue beyond the canvas and space traditionally attributed to painting. This intention emerges clearly in the two series displayed in the exhibition.  

The series entitled studiofloor MK/P MK19/087/1-8 (2000), was presented with an enigmatic image on the cover of Artforum in 2005. In an exhibition staged several years ago, Krebber asked collectors to loan a series of his own paintings that he laid out on large tables in the centre of the room. Turning the common notion of display on its head, the walls – on which the paintings would normally have hung – were left empty and covered with large masonite panels from the artist’s floor, cut and positioned on the wall like paintings.

The second series displayed in the exhibition also replaces traditional painting techniques with a readymade approach.

In the fourteen Diamond Painting (2003) canvases, Krebber systematically demystifies, as the title of the series suggests, the centrality of subject and technique in painting by proposing a space that is open to suspension and incompleteness. So, store- purchased fabrics, decorated with pre-printed patterns, replace the traditional canvas, and become the surface on which Krebber paints simple geometrical white diamond shapes. As often happens in his work, the reference to influential German artists, in this case that have used fabric, like Rosemarie Trockel and Sigmar Polke, reveals his profound knowledge of art history and contemporary painting. La

The exhibition is staged in collaboration with Greene Naftali, New York.

Find more about the Antonio Dalle Nogare Foundation by visiting their website.

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Guwop Reign – Need Me

GUWOP REIGN OFFICIALLY RELEASES NEW SINGLE NEED ME

With numbers rising and buzz heating up, 17-year-old Boston-born and Atlanta-based rapper Guwop Reign drops a new single entitled “Need Me” today. It is available at all DSP’s via Galactic Records/Republic Records now.

Stream Need Me here

He initially teased the track on Soundcloud, and it sent fans into a frenzy as they clamored for a wide release. Flaunting sharp lyrics over an 8-bit beat, it showcases his inimitable flow and otherworldly melodies. He glides over this production towards an incisively catchy refrain. It also follows hot on the heels of fan favorites such as Forgot It and Super Pain.

Thus far, Guwop Reign has eclipsed 5 million-plus Soundcloud streams and earned glowing endorsements from tastemakers with Lyrical Lemonade crowning him one of 2020’s standout stars. Last year, he rolled through with a string of anthems, including Demeanor. Additionally, his fan favorite song Mulan 2 raked in a ton of streams. Lyrical Lemonade proclaimed, The Atlanta native’s massive range shines and he is able to easily manipulate pitch and cadence to keep his songs continually interesting and simultaneously sonically pleasing. Meanwhile, The Daily Chiefers commented, Atlanta’s own Guwop Reign is in the fast lane and firing off nothing but bangers in 2020.

Music encodes life’s most important lessons. Beneath the beats and between the bars, Guwop Reign confronts the struggles of youth, depression, anxiety, friends-turned-into-foes, and relationships with a level of wisdom and perspective that belies his 16 years. The Boston-born and Atlanta-based rapper flows with the intensity of an open wound as he tightly grips each melody. Streamed nearly four million times on Soundcloud, Reign built an avid fan base with one independent anthem after another including Money Talk, Fly, and No Love plus tastemaker praise from Lyrical Lemonade and Elevator Magazine. Landing a deal with Galactic Records in partnership with Republic Records the young prodigy released his single Mulan 2 in 2020 and is prepared to make his full-length debut for the label. Drawing on diverse influences such as Tupac, Future, Young Thug, and Rihanna, he asserts himself as a melodic hip-hop force ready for the spotlight.

Follow Guwop Reign via Instagram, Soundcloud, Spotify and YouTube.

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Thought, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it also comprised innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G).  In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production was the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.

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Speedway Motors Employee Rides Series

Jason Lubken is an established and celebrated car photographer whose work shows his great appreciation for car design and storytelling. No matter the subject or setting, Jason has always made an effort to be evocative and nostalgic with his photos. He gained an entirely new appreciation for cars when he decided to build his own. 

It all started when Jason’s friend Derek rescued a scrapped ‘63 Chevy Impala. The moment Jason saw it, he was determined to rescue it from the hands of time and bring it back to life with the help of his friends. In just a year, Jason was able to take it on the road and achieve his goal with a brand new outlook and appreciation of retro cars. 

Read Jason’s story below and visit the rest of Speedway Motors’ Employee Rides series here

The heart of this story is not just about another old car getting put back on the road or the sequence of events that made it possible. Yes – it takes passion, hard work, and dedication, but throughout life, you meet a lot of friends, and in the process, you figure out how to hold on to the good ones. Every part of this car will always be a token of that positivity.

What truly puts this car back on the road is having a support system willing to help get it there. I don’t just mean buddies willing to help bolt parts together in the wee hours of the night. Zach Raddatz not only fronted me half the money to buy the car and engine components, he blueprinted and assembled a reliable 400hp small block Chevy. Derek Turner, one of the most talented enthusiast builders I know, sold me the car. He turned around and showed me how to build it every step of the way.

It takes time too. It’s taking 8hr long road trips on work nights to score a bumper and fenders or spending your entire Sunday at an auction or swap meet. Similar stories go on and on.The point is, I have never been involved in something that has the same power to connect people. Project cars carry on memories forever, they will also reinforce your relationships, and teach you how to value hard work. Good photography can do the same thing. This Impala has the same sentiment a good photograph does. Every part has a story, a place, and a time. Every time I fire the engine there is more than just the sound. At some point in its life, this factory Ember Red 4-speed Impala SS had been wrecked badly enough to twist the frame beyond repair. The remains were stripped and it was left for dead. It was just a shell. When Derek saw it, he saw something more than most could.

He dragged it home and started building a new frame to roll under it. He has always had an affinity for lowered Chevys, which is why he started the chassis work with drop springs and spindles. He rebuilt the rear end with stock 3:36 gears. The rest of the frame was powder coated and equipped with all new bushings, ball joints, and a disc/drum brake setup. About the time he finished the chassis work, somehow, I talked him into selling me the project. He had no reason to sell it other than the kindness of his heart. A handshake later, he not only sold me the car but helped patch up the underbody before it went on the new frame. It was close to 2-months of cutting, grinding, and welding before it was ready to meet the frame again.

My vision for the car has always been simple. Get it on the road again, keep it old school, drivable, and reliable. It doesn’t need to be cool because of some particular wheel and tire combo, interior, or anything else. This car is cool because it’s survived and for now I want to keep the scars that came along with that. Every part of getting to drive the car came in small triumphs. The day the body met the frame, and the day I saw the bright newly painted sbc motor and transmission dropped in. New wiring, figuring out the driveline, brake and fuel plumbing, cooling system, etc. etc.

It has taken nearly 2-years of small triumphs… Until finally the day came when the Impala moved under its own power again. All of the exhausting nights, weekends, and mornings melt away as if it didn’t matter and you’re left with the reminder that you are a part of what made this moment possible.

Make sure to watch the video of Jason and his Impala here as well as checking out the story on Speedway Motors’ website.

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Bia – Whole Lotta Money

BIA’S WHOLE LOTTA MONEY ENTERS SPOTIFY VIRAL 50 CHART & DOUBLES STREAMS IN ONE WEEK, REIMAGINED VERSION OF SKATE SOUNDTRACKS THE NHL’S 2021 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS PROMOS, READ MORE ON ESPN HERE

Platinum-certified Boston-born and Los Angeles-based rapper Bia accelerates her takeover with Whole Lotta Money. The breakout single continues to climb the charts, ascending to #12 on the US Spotify Viral 50 Chart, #18 on Global Viral Spotify Charts and picking up 17 million total US streams to date. In the past week alone, it amassed 3.7 million streams, making for a 38% increase since the previous week. The video has achieved equally astounding success with 358K views in the last seven days, achieving a 51% difference from the last week. Speaking to the visual’s impact, PAPER Magazine dubbed Bia an absolute financial fatale for her flossy performance.

Not to mention, Whole Lotta Money has generated viral buzz on Tik Tok, where mega-popular celebrities from Cardi B and Lizzo to Kendall Jenner, Chelsea Handler, and Shay Mitchell have produced content featuring the song. The overall Tik Tok stats remain equally impressive, with an average of 8,000-10,000 videos per day and 206,000 videos and counting thus far. 

As a result, her For Certain EP has notably reached #9 on the Billboard Heatseekers Album Charts.

Listen here via Epic Records.

Landing a massive sync, a newly reimagined version of Skate soundtracks the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs tune-in promos, bumpers and game highlights during game broadcasts on NBC, NBCSN and the NHL Network in the U.S, in addition to Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports in Canada and the NHL’s social and digital platforms, including TikTok. The music video for the NHL remixed version of Skate prominently features footage from NHL stars from all 16 Stanley Cup Playoffs teams – including Auston Matthews, Alex Ovechkin, Nathan MacKinnon and Mathew Barzal, among others – intercut with footage of Bia in the recording studio performing the new track. The collaboration reflects the NHL’s effort to expand hockey’s reach with innovative music partnerships and original content appealing to millennials and Gen Z. The 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs began on Saturday, May 15.

Watch the reimagined version of Skate for NHL here

Whole Lotta Money is well on its way to becoming the song of the summer!

Tracks from For Certain have cumulatively amassed over 30 million streams and counting. HotNewHipHop ranked it VERY HOTTTTT, while Complex claimed, “Bia is wrapping up 2020 with a bang.Beyond looks from Nylon, Refinery29, and more, Flaunt put it best, Bia’s time is now! Hailing from Boston, the rising star has been grinding and putting in the work, creating nothing short of bangers for her growing fanbase.

Stay tuned for more from Bia soon.

ABOUT BIA

Spitting with agile aggression, dropping clever observations, and pouncing like a panther on every beat, Bia rips through rap with a feral intensity. Acclaimed by the likes of Wonderland Magazine and Billboard and also streamed nearly half-a-billion times to date, the platinum-certified Boston-born and Los Angeles-based artist emerges as a fierce, fiery, and focused force.

In 2019, Bia teamed up with Russ for  Best On Earth. Not only did the song achieve platinum certification and reach #46 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on at Radio, but Rihanna also posted a video with Best On Earth playing in the background and declared it, my new fav song. Now, Bia continues her new chapter with EPIC with her latest release Same Hands featuring Chicago’s own Lil Durk.

Bia was also featured in the Good American Spring 2020 clothing campaign and was the face of the Missguided x Sean John capsule collection for Fall 2020

With new music and partnerships on the horizon, Bia continues to show that 2021 will continue to be her year.

Follow Bia on Instagram here!

NOLA Has Wiiings illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

NOLA Has Wiiings

Red Bull has teamed up with the New Orleans Pelicans and renowned visual artist Brandan “Bmike” Odums for NOLA Has Wiiings, a project dedicated to replacing backboards at basketball courts throughout New Orleans.

Bmike selected eight local creatives to transform old local backboards into works of art, which will be on display starting this month at the New Orleans Pelicans’ Smoothie King Center and online at RedBull.com.

New Orleans locals can vote for their favorite backboard starting today via the Pelicans Mobile App or website. The artist with the most votes will have the opportunity to conceptualize and design a full art court that serves the New Orleans community. 

Bmike’s custom backboard, for exhibit only, will be on display at Studio BE for the duration of the project.

NOLA Has Wiiings brings artists from around the city together to celebrate, brighten and educate communities through colorful displays of art that showcase NOLA’s unrivaled ability to rebound. 

NOLA Has Wiiings Artists

  • Ceaux, a New Orleans-born multidisciplinary artist, has created a backboard inspired by Harrell Park – located on the “Pigeon Town” side of Carrollton – and the color and playfulness that’s felt at playgrounds. 
  • Ayo Scott, painter and son of nationally recognized artist John T. Scott, has created “Big Ol’ Lil Big Chief” in collaboration with Big Chief Terrence “T” Williams of the Black Hawk Hunters, which is inspired by the resilient spirit of the people of New Orleans. 
  • Kara Crowley – Visual Artist, an artist who embraces black culture and positive representation in her own artistic interpretations, has created a backboard which showcases multiple hands expressing the message of unity. 
  • Jessica Strahan, a self-taught painter and muralist native to and based in New Orleans, has created a backboard inspired by dance and its ability to take people through vibrant moments in time. 
  • Marc Verrett / MarcFreshArt, a Baton Rouge based muralist, has created a backboard that illustrates a positive rise to overcome obstacles through imagery of a skull paired with colorful butterfly wings to represent the eternal drive to fly above. 
  • Jade Meyers/THEARTISTJADE, Art director and founder of the art-based company, “J A D E 1 9 9 1,” has created a piece inspired by liberation, growing up in New Orleans, power, nature, Black culture and sports culture. 
  • Bryan Brown, an artist whose work focuses on New Orleans culture, random but beautiful moments, and philosophy, has created “The Big Brain,” a representation of getting mentally healthy to unlock one’s true full potential. 
  • 1985 Poet; Artist: Monique Lorden, an artist and author and co-illustrator of “I Wish for Freedom,” a poetic picture book, was inspired by her memories of hooping at the park to create “Hoops Dreams and Poetry,” a visual story of childhood hope and community.
Easter illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Plant-Based Easter Basket

Spring is a few weeks away, and holidays are coming up too. Many want to put some spring-like decorations on the table or use them as a centerpiece. But some don’t know where to begin. Lively Root wants to guide you through the process so you can use what you have on the shelves while also using your indoor plants!

What type of container?
Let’s build a table arrangement together. Start with digging through your old Easter baskets, containers of any shape, size, or color (painting is optional later). Set them all out.

Gather the Extras
Then pull together any accessories you might want to use in your display. You can use Easter motifs like eggs, crosses, bunnies, carrots, cabbages, etc. We will use birds, eggs, and nests for our presentation so the arrangement could be in use for longer than just one holiday. You may even venture out on a walk and pick up bits of nature to use too. Mosses, twigs, dried cones, or leaves can also be a part of the collection.

Grouping Plants and What to Consider
Next, gather your houseplants in the 4-6″ grower pot containers that you have. Different heights would be excellent, as well as those that have pretty colored leaves or blooms. For this presentation, the kalanchoes and Neanthe Bella Palm, Snake plant, English ivy gold child, spider plant, and pink polka dot plant are compatible because they all like to dry out between waterings. As you assemble plants in groupings, you’ll want to consider their light needs as well as watering and humidity needs. You may want to use this assembly temporarily or for several weeks. It will be easier to maintain if all the plants take basically the same type of care.

Recycle and Repurpose
If this will be semi-permanent, you’ll want to make sure that your container drains well. If your planter doesn’t have a drainage hole, get out your handy-dandy drill and drill a few holes in the bottom.

You may want to recycle an old Easter basket or gift container you got a gift in prior. You may find something but not like the color anymore! That’s when a paintbrush and chalk paint comes in handy. It’s easy to use and easy to clean up.

If you don’t have a collection of has-beens, drop by the local resale store and rummage through their cast-aways. You’re sure to find the perfect container.

Create Groupings
Once you have your containers, clean them up, paint them and let them dry. Next, assemble your plants and accessories. Do small groupings to see what you like best. Place the plants (in the grower pot) in your chosen container just to see how the arrangement looks before assembling. Take a picture with your phone to remember the setup. Then remove all the items. We use a screen to place over the container’s bottom to help hold the soil, so it doesn’t drip through and clog the drainage holes.

Next, select the correct potting soil for the plants you assemble. At this point, you can either keep the plants in the grower pot and set them in the container and cover them with craft moss or pot them straight into the decorative container. It’s up to you. If it is a temporary selection, then the grower pot assembly may be the easiest way to go. We use a cactus and succulent mix with a little well-draining potting mix together for these plants.

Plant and Assemble

You will want to build the soil up a bit before placing the plants. Remember to leave the soil line below the top of the container about 1/2-1 inch so there won’t be water spillover. If using it temporarily, you can keep the plant in the grower pot and place them on the soil. If you’re using it as a more permanent collection, remove the grower pot and place the plant where you want it in the assembly. As you go, fill in around each plant, tucking soil in between each one so the roots are covered and secure.

Do the rest the same way. If needed, make a funnel out of a plastic container or poster board and feed the soil through it to get to the tight spots where your hands don’t fit. Tamp down the soil with your fingers or a spoon. Be careful not to bury the top of the stems in soil but just up to your plant’s soil line. You can add a top dressing of time-release fertilizer or use a balanced liquid fertilizer when watering. Once it all is assembled, use a clean paintbrush to brush any excess soil on the leaves. Then check the soil moisture around each plant and water as needed. Next, top dress with craft moss or colored rocks.

Then slide in your accessories to make it festive!

Mix Nature In
Another fun way to decorate around the house is to use the nature items you might have picked up outside. Bark, twigs, and moss can be a part of the next project. Inspect the items for ants, bugs, or the like before assembly and remove them.

Keep your plant inside its grower pot. Use a hot glue gun to glue the pieces around the grower pot and assemble them in an organic arrangement.

Finish it off with some twine or raffia. Set these on a side table or in a collection together. Or you can use them at each place setting as a take-home gift for your guests.

Now, once you’ve got your decorations finished, snap a photo and share it with us on Instagram or Facebook! We’d love to see your plant creations! Tag us with #LivelyRoot and share the love!

Extra bonus:
Use your children’s leftover Easter baskets to repurpose into a summer arrangement by following the same instructions as above. We didn’t plant them in the soil this time but left them in the grower pots and tucked moss around the containers. When it’s time to water, just disassemble, water, let drain, and then place back into the basket. We included a clear plastic saucer to protect the basket in case of leftover dripping

About Lively Root

At Lively Root, the green spaces created have been instrumental in development as horticulturists, for an ideal green space. Lively Root’s plants are home-grown and full-scale fulfillment centers. They only sell eco-friendly products that are packaged and delivered right to your doorstep. Founding members have over a century of horticultural experience as growers, retailers, and landscapers, ranging from small plants to indoor plants, outdoor plants, large trees, and flowering shrubs. They have planted & maintained trees on residential and commercial properties. Plants improve health by purifying the air, soothing stress, making people feel happier, and offering style and ambiance.