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FAMOUS DEX – WHAT I LIKE

Today, Chicago’s turn-up king Famous Dex releases a new single and music video for his song “What I Like” off of his forthcoming sophomore album. For the single, Dex also taps fellow multi-platinum recording artists Tyga and Rich The Kid — adding layers to the already vibrant track. Rich The Kid provides the infectious hook and Tyga laces the beat with his trademarked flow, making you subconsciously bounce in your seat. On the opposite side of the sonic spectrum from his first single off of the album, “Proofread” ft. Wiz Khalifa which took a more melodic approach, Dex returns back to his signature sound with “What I Like.”

(PHOTO CREDIT: WILLIAM DELATORRE)

DaBaby, 360 MAGAZINE

DABABY – FIND MY WAY

Hip hop’s newest star, DaBaby (South Coast Music Group/Interscope Records) presents his first solo offering of 2020 with the release of his newest single, “Find My Way.” The single showcases DaBaby’s versatility as the artist shifts between his signature bass-filled flow and a raw melodic hook across the DJ Kid-produced beat. Accompanying the song is a 10-minute short, directed by Reel Goats. Starring both DaBaby and influencer, BSimone, the visual follows the pair as they attempt to secure finances for the rapper’s ailing grandmother, by any means necessary. After posing the ominous question, “Have you ever seen somebody turn into a monster for a good cause?” the film then briefly transitions to music video form. The suspenseful short showcases DaBaby’s acting skills and teases a sequel for fans who will inevitably be left wanting more. Check out the video HERE

The Charlotte, NC rapper first received recognition when the 2015 release of his debut mixtape NonFiction amassed over 10,000 streams in 48 hours. He continued to serve fans with independent projects before being propelled to mass recognition last year. His debut project, Baby on Baby,spent 55 weeks on Billboard’s Top 100; peaking at #7. The effort spawned the double-platinum single, “Suge.” His first official album, KIRK,kicked things up a notch, debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 before launching a duly-titled North American tour featuring Stunna 4 Vegas. The album included the smash hit “BOP” which has over 204 MM views on YouTube; making it DaBaby’s biggest video thus far and his third #1 on Urban Radio. The rapper, who had the most Billboard Hot 100 entries in 2019 with 22 songs, has been recognized heavily within the industry as well. Last year, DaBaby was included on Dreamville’s Grammy-nominated album, Revenge of the Dreamers III. He scored the cover of Billboardand was named as part of the 2019 XXL Freshman Class. DaBaby continues to take the music world by storm through both his sheer talent and business savvy, as he serves as CEO of his own label, Billion Dollar Baby Ent. To date, DaBaby has exceeded 6.4 billion global streams since signing with Interscope Records. 

DaBaby’s “Find My Way” eSingle

Retail: https://smarturl.it/DaBabyFindMyWay

Video: https://smarturl.it/DaBabyFindMyWay/youtube

Rod Wave, 360 MAGAZINE

Rod Wave – The Greatest

Rapper-singer Rod Wave (Alamo/Geffen Records) has unveiled the video for his newest song, “The Greatest,” directed by All The Smoke. The video provides a more intimate look into the St. Petersburg, FL native’s world, intermingling tour and performance b-roll. The song, which fans will find to be a riveting anthem, will appear on Rod Wave’s sophomore album, Pray 4 Love, due April 3rd. The album also features singles “Thief in the Night” and “Pray 4 Love,” both of which were released last month.

Watch the video HERE

The exciting news continues for Rod Wave who has just been announced as one of YouTube Music’s Artists on the Rise. As part of the campaign, Rod Wave will collaborate with YouTube Music on a unique content series which will live on his official channel; giving fans an opportunity to engage with him even further. The series is a major accomplishment for the artist who has built his buzz organically, first garnering attention with a series of mixtapes; the Hunger Games trilogy and 2019’s PTSD. He strengthened his catalog even further through the release of his debut studio album, Ghetto Gospel, which spawned the platinum single, “Heart on Ice” while also peaking at #10 on the Billboard 200. At only 21 years of age, he has captivated fans with his classic sound. Rod Wave looks forward to rescheduling his sold out 22-stop Ghetto Gospel Tour, which was postponed due to the current global pandemic. 

Rod Wave’s “The Greatest” eSingle

Retail: http://smarturl.it/TheGreatestRW

Video: https://youtu.be/WO-jOWpwkk4

JOYNER LUCAS – ADHD

2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated rapper Joyner Lucas has released his powerful new album, ADHD, today. The video for the project’s latest single, “Will,” an incredibly creative tribute to the rap and film star Will Smith, hit the #1 trending spot at YouTube earlier in the week.


WATCH “WILL”


WATCH WILL SMITH’S REACTION TO WATCHING THE “WILL” VIDEO


Earlier in the month, Lucas released the video for his song, “Lotto.”


WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “LOTTO”


Last month saw the arrival of another single, “Revenge.” Named by Apple Music’s Beats 1 as Zane Lowe’s World Record upon its February release, the track’s powerful official companion video is streaming now via YouTube HERE, where it has quickly drawn more than 4 million individual views thus far.


Lucas wrapped up his extraordinary 2019 with the release of the ADHD project’s acclaimed title track, “ADHD.” Furthermore, the official “ADHD with Revenge Intro” companion video has earned over 15 million individual views via YouTube. Co-directed by Lucas and his longtime filmmaking collaborator Ben Proulx (“I’m Not Racist,” “ISIS,” “Devil’s Work,” “Champagne for Everybody”), “ADHD with Revenge Intro” was shot in one single take, documented in an exclusive behind-the-scenes “The Making of ADHD.”


“ADHD with Revenge Intro” was met with national acclaim upon its December premiere, with Rolling Stone writing, “The video opens with a jarring scene in which Lucas spits the furious bars of ‘Revenge’ while standing outside a pharmaceutical facility with a bomb strapped to his chest and a SWAT team bearing down on him. The timer on the bomb hits zero as ‘Revenge’ ends and the clip jumps to find Lucas waking up for the day as ‘ADHD’ begins. The ‘ADHD’ portion of the video uses the magic of green screen to show Lucas in an array of scenes, where the quotidian aspects of daily life — going to school, eating dinner, going grocery shopping — are marred by the constant pressure to quell his ADHD with pills. The only respite Lucas seems to get is when he takes the stage to perform live near the end of the video, although in the final moment of the clip, he does reluctantly take his medication before going to sleep.”


Freed at long last from his commitment to a major label, 2019 marked what was undoubtedly the most successful and productive year of Lucas’s brilliant career thus far. The year kicked off with the iconic rapper’s first ever GRAMMY® Award nominations, including a “Best Music Video” nod for his landmark single/visual, “I’m Not Racist” – now with over 136 million views – as well as a “Best Rap Song” nomination honoring Eminem’s worldwide smash, “Lucky You (Feat. Joyner Lucas).”


Lucas first heralded the ADHD project in late 2018 with “I Love,” which premiered exclusively via Apple Music’s Beats 1 as Zane Lowe’s World Record, and continued with the 2019 arrival of “Devil’s Work.” Fraught with frustration, rage, and sadness, the track sees Lucas paying his respects to deceased musicians such as 2Pac, Michael Jackson, and Nipsey Hussle, while also provocatively suggesting a few people “who deserve to die instead.”


“ISIS (Feat. Logic)” followed, marking the culmination of a long-standing beef between the two talented MCs. The track reached the top 25 on Billboard’s “Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs” chart while also earning wide-ranging praise, with Hot New Hip Hop deeming it a “hard-hitting, bars-heavy anthem.” Billboard praised the militarized “ISIS” video, noting “(Lucas) serves as a soldier on an army base for the duration of the clip, as he and Logic exchange scintillating bars on the front lines in uniform.”


“Broke & Stupid” dropped next, paired with a powerhouse companion video – streaming HERE – that displays Lucas’ compassion and commitment to his Worcester, MA roots by gifting a number of homeless residents of the neighborhood’s Lakeside Drive with haircuts, new wardrobes, and a much needed sense of dignity.


Lucas kicked off the summer with the kinetic “10 Bands,” his second partnership with the one and only Timbaland following 2018’s hit collaboration with Meek Mill, “Run It.” The single was joined by a wildly colorful companion video, streaming HERE.


As confident and charismatic on stage as he is in the studio, Lucas spent much of last fall traveling North America as special guest on his friend and collaborator Chris Brown’s epic IndiGOAT Tour. A wide range of live dates are slated for 2020 – for updates, please visit www.joynerlucas.com.


As if his prodigious musical output weren’t enough, Lucas is also a dedicated philanthropist, innovator, and entrepreneur. “Lotto” – along with all previously released ADHD tracks – was created entirely on the groundbreaking artists platform, Tully. Founded in 2015 by Lucas and manager/technology entrepreneur Dhruv Joshi, the Tully App puts the power of production, promotion, and distribution into the hands of the creators themselves, enabling artists and their teams to better utilize digital tools while streamlining invention and the collaborative process. Tully is available now via Apple’s App Store and Google Play; for more information, please visit https://tullyapp.com.


As if all that weren’t enough, Lucas stands tall among hip-hop’s most in-demand collaborators and featured artists, including a string of single releases – “Stranger Things,” “I Don’t Die,” and “Just Let Go” – which marked the start of a collaborative work in progress with Chris Brown entitled ANGELS & DEMONS. More recently, Lucas and Brown teamed up for “Need A Stack (Feat. Lil Wayne & Joyner Lucas),” an acclaimed highlight of Breezy’s 2019 worldwide #1 LP, INDIGO.


Other shared tracks include Meek Mill’s aforementioned “Run It (Feat. Joyner Lucas),” Too $hort’s “Ain’t My Girlfriend (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, French Montana, Joyner Lucas),” “Wrote My Way Out Remix (Feat, Royce Da 5’9″, Joyner Lucas, Black Thought, Aloe Blacc)” – originally featured on 2016’s chart-topping THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE – and of course, Eminem’s “Lucky You (Feat. Joyner Lucas),” the latter of which reached #6 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” – Lucas’ top 10 debut and highest chart placement to date – before earning a GRAMMY® Award nomination for “Best Rap Song.” Moreover, “Lucky You (Feat. Joyner Lucas)” proved an international blockbuster, ascending to the top 10 on charts in such far-flung locales as Australia, Canada, Finland, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The “Lucky You” companion video was equally popular, now with over 133 million views via YouTube.

DYAMOND DOLL – D.WADE

Meet Miami’s hottest newcomer in Hip-Hop, 27-year-old Dyamond Doll, is taking the Miami scene by storm and is one to watch.  Her first official single and video titled “D.Wade,” meant to be an uplifting anthem during these perilous times, has already won the approval of the subject himself, Dwyane Wade.  Dyamond is releasing the video alongside Miami legend Trina.

View video and listen to song here

View Dwyane Wade rocking to the song here

To help the community during the current Coronavirus crisis, and to coincide with the launch of the video, Dyamond, Trina and Dark Boys Records are giving away $1,000 to the winner of the dance challenge.  Moreso, with the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Dyamond, Trina and Dark Boys Records are also giving other participants $150 dollar gift cards to Costco, Walmart, Publix, and other stores to help fellow Miamians during this Coronavirus crisis to #giveback and #stayHome. Users should hashtag their videos #dyamondDWadeChallenge

For interview requests, please contact me. DWade commented on Dyamond Doll’s Instagram page loving the song (found in the release below) and DWade’s wife Gabriel Union has shared the song on Social Media, inspiring the DWade dance challenge.

Lute, rapper, 360 MAGAZINE, 12am collective, interscope records

LUTE × MINI-SERIES

DREAMVILLE’S LUTE RELEASES NEW MINI-SERIES, “GOLD MOUF CHRONICLES”
 
In the ever-creative Dreamville fashion, rapper Lute (Dreamville/Interscope Records) has announced the release of his very own mini-series, “Gold Mouf Chronicles,” to aid in the promotion of his latest single “GED (Gettin Every Dolla).” The eight-episode online series, directed and edited by Alexander Hall, features the artist’s alter ego, Gold Mouf as he partakes in a host of activities and pranks. Just shy of five minutes, the first episode, “The Joy of Painting with Gold Mouf” is styled after a classic PBS program hosted by the late Bob Ross (The Joy of Painting).

The episode opens with a mild-mannered Lute who quickly transitions into the charismatic, though slightly foul-mouthed, Gold Mouf, who walks viewers through the painting of a Keith Haring-inspired spaceship. Both intriguing and informative, viewers will appreciate the rapper’s intellect and ability to seamlessly slip between his two personas. You can watch the first episode HERE.

The online series serves as the second wave of promotion for the recently released “GED (Gettin Every Dolla),” which serves as the opening theme song. The single was first teased through a barrage of cryptic commercials which appeared heavily on social media early this year. The accompanying Neal Farmer-directed video has racked up over 1MM views on YouTube. Lute continues to generate buzz for his undeniable skills as an emcee, as well as his incredible fashion sense. He can be heard on the Grammy-nominated RIAA certified Gold compilation album Revenge of the Dreamers III; receiving significant praise for his work on the track, “Under the Sun.” The certified Gold collaboration features the Charlotte-born, Lute, and fellow North Carolinians: superstar and label head, J-Cole, and popular rising artist, DaBaby. With regards to fashion, Lute has been featured on Vogue and Refinery29’s “Best Dressed Men” compilations. Most recently, Lute shined when he performed a halftime set during a Hornets vs. Rockets showdown at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. As part of the event, Dreamville gifted 7,500 fans with limited edition apparel.

For more information visit gettineverydolla.com.

Lute’s “Gold Mouf Chronicles” Mini-Series

Video: https://youtu.be/i1Gu3xGTsVk

Lute’s “GED (Gettin Every Dolla)” eSingle

Retail: https://smarturl.it/LuteGED

Video: https://smarturl.it/LuteGEDVideo

 

*Photo credit: 12am Collective

LECRAE, 360 MAGAZINE

LECRAE – Set Me Free

Grammy-Award winning artist, best-selling author, entrepreneur and social activist LECRAE released his new single “Set Me Free” today via Columbia Records/Reach Records. “Set Me Free” featuring Def Jam recording artist, singer, and rapper, YK Osiris (“Worth It,” “Valentine”), produced by GAWVI is the first song to drop from Lecrae’s upcoming album to be released later this year.  
 
“As I went through my own restoration process, I realized there were things that had held me down, keeping me from being all that God had created me to me. My prayer is that we’re all set from shackles like negative thoughts that keep us from experiencing true freedom!”
 
Along with the song, Lecrae also released the official video featuring YK directed by Bobby Hanaford. Click here to watch the video.
 
“Set Me Free” is available everywhere now. Click here to stream/purchase.

Read Lecrae’s open letter amid the coronavirus outbreak on Billboard here.

Rod Wave, 360 MAGAZINE

Rod Wave – Pray 4 Love

Rapper-singer Rod Wave (Alamo/Geffen Records) has just released the title single from his forthcoming second studio album, Pray 4 Love. Combining all the elements of a classic hip hop track, Rod Wave’s wordplay and intensity shines across the nostalgic beat, produced by Tre Gilliam (Kevin Gates/Quando Rondo).

The 20-year-old Florida native continues to garner a steady following, with fans noting the lure of his authenticity and unique delivery. Earlier this month, Rod Wave’s visibility soared with the Lyrical Lemonade debut of his video for “Thief in the Night.” The black and white Cole Bennett-directed visual, has exceeded 7.5MM views on YouTube to date. Both tracks are slated to appear on the official album, due April 3rd.

You can listen to “Pray 4 Love” HERE

In 2018, Rod Wave started laying the framework for his sound through a series of mixtapes, including the Hunger Games trilogy and PTSD. By mid-2019, he was prepared to release his debut studio album, Ghetto Gospel, which peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200. The record produced the platinum single, “Heart on Ice” and received coverage on PitchforkCreative Loafing, XXL and more.

Rod Wave recently announced the postponement of his sold out 22-stop Ghetto Gospel tour due to the current global pandemic. In the interim, he is gearing up for the release of Pray 4 Love

Rod Wave’s “Pray 4 Love” eSingle

Retail: http://smarturl.it/pray4lovesingle 

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