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Healy – Back in Time

Memphis based singer/songwriter/producer Healy releases his latest track and accompanying visual for “Back in Time” ft. Public Library Commute today (listen/watch here).

“”Back in Time,” much like “Nikes On,” has the central theme of time,” says Healy of the track.  “I really overthink a lot and spend a lot of my energy reliving the past while trying to make it perfect. Time is relative–and sometimes I wish I could manipulate it by slowing it down and living a little longer inside certain moments–so I tried to convey that by slowing and warping the end of the song and offering this really saturated vignette. It only lasts 30 seconds, but it departs from the anecdotal nature of the rest of the song and exists as a really vulnerable portrayal of my core feelings that rarely see the light of day.”

In July, Healy released the track and music video for “Second Wind” which was the first track he wrote and recorded during his trip to Joshua Tree National Park.  The track has nearly 1 million streams.  Earlier this year, Healy released “Nikes On” as well as the music video for his track “Reckless” the latter of which was featured on his debut album Subluxe and has over 47.5 million streams on Spotify.  Healy reached over 1.4 million followers on his Spotify artist page. Healy released “Tuscon,” which has garnered over 2.7 million combined audio streams.  Keep checking for more music from Healy coming soon.

About Healy:

Performing under only his last name, Healy embodies cardinal themes of his work like self-discovery and non-dualism. He released his debut album Subluxe in 2017 in the wake of his second year of medical school.  The album has nearly 60 million audio streams.  The lead single, “Unwind,” caught the internet on its heels, helping to establish Healy’s fixed presence as a promising multidimensional artist in a mercurial musical climate. His work is a fearless transgression—a tonal gradient with origins in classic and indie rock, soul, and Memphis rap.

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Dominic Fike – Fortnite Party Royale Concert

For the debut of the Spotlight concert series, star singer, rapper, and songwriter Dominic Fike is ready to bring down the house with hits from his acclaimed LP debut, What Could Possibly Go Wrong. Fike’s performance will be broadcast live in-game from the Party Royale Spotlight sound stage in Los Angeles, on Saturday, September 12.

Here’s a full look at showtimes:

  • Dominic Fike Premiere – Saturday, September 12 @ 5PM ET
  • Encore 1 – Saturday, September 12 @11PM ET
  • Encore 2 – Sunday, September 13 @ 1PM ET

BLXST RELEASES NEW EP

By Armon Hayes

In celebration, BLXST held a properly social distanced and invite-only listening forum last night in Santa Monica. During the friend & family event, the artist and producer shared his highly anticipated release, No Love Lost, out now! The EP, from the West Coast rapper-singer-songwriter under Red Bull Records, is an expansive and emotive collection of music inspired by past relationships and his hometown, LA. The EP is filled with instrumentation that fills the track with raw emotion—a vibe reminiscent of the legendary Nate Dog, and is accompanied by a four-part cinematic series of videos to bring the project’s overarching narrative to life.

No Love Lost’s quintessential West Coast vibe will be perfect to cruise to for a long time to come.

Imagine your windows rolled down, the sun shining while your speakers are on blast. Blxst’s sound fits right in—fluid musicality slides through the pocket between R&B and Hip-Hop seamlessly, complimented with just the right amount of swagger.

The EP has an edgy attitude and slick soul lyrics that will appeal to all ears and generations. Starting with the release of his latest single, “Overrated,” Blxst speaks on love’s risk and the expectations that we and society place on relationships unexpectedly not living up to our idealized expectations.  “Hurt,” on the other hand, is a mirror of life experiences, and specifically the processes of overcoming obstacles and what we learn from said trials. 

Blxst is a multi-hyphenated, multi-threat talent. He initially earned notoriety for his production work and collaborations with artists like Kendrick Lamar, YG, Mozzy, G Perico, Eric Bellinger, Bino Rideaux, and more. His recent singles, including “My Emotions” and “Slip & Slide (feat. 1takejay)”, garnered praise from DJ Akademiks, Bibi Bourelly, TIDAL’s Elliott Wilson, and more

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BIG SEAN DROPS NEW ALBUM

BIG SEAN DROPS EAGERLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM, DETROIT 2, AVAILABLE TODAY VIA G.O.O.D. MUSIC/DEF JAM RECORDINGS

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The tide of DETROIT 2 advance single + video releases culminated last week with “Deep Reverence” featuring Nipsey Hussle, follow­ing up days later with a DETROIT 2 preview video for “Don Life” featuring Lil Wayne. Earlier this week he released the “Harder Than My Demons” video and previewed the video for “Body Language” featuring Jhene Aiko Wednesday & “Everything That’s Missing” featuring Dwele yesterday. Building further excitement, Sean has revealed exclusive new updated DETROIT 2 merch + digital download bundles, available HERE now.

On release day, fans in Detroit can stop by Spirit Plaza for an experiential floral installation inspired by the DETROIT 2 album cover. Sponsored by 1-800 Flowers, the activation includes over three thousand flowers and will serve as a tribute to the beautiful city of Detroit.

Prior to DETROIT 2, all four of his albums – which also include Finally Famous, his RIAA platinum debut of 2011, and Hall Of Fame (2013) – debuted at #1 on the Rap chart. I Decided. (2017) Sean’s second consecutive album to debut at #1 across-the-board on the pop, R&B/hip-hop, and Rap charts, following landmark RIAA platinum Dark Sky Paradise(2015). Twenty88, his 2016 collab with fellow G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam star Jhené Aiko, also debuted at #1 on the Rap and R&B/hip-hop charts.

In addition to his RIAA platinum albums, Big Sean’s track record boasts an impressive 15 platinum and multi-platinum hit singles, among them a trio of #1 urban radio staples: “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay” (featur­­ing Kanye West and Roscoe Dash, with over 45 million combined YouTube views); Kanye’s 4x-platinum “Mercy” featuring fellow Def Jam MCs Pusha T and 2 Chainz (over 200 million views); and the 5x-platinum “I Don’t Fuck With You” featuring E-40 (nearly 400 million views).

With over 43 million combined Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Soundcloud followers, andover 1.7 BILLION YouTube views since his signing to G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam in 2007, Big Sean has become one of urban and rhythm radio’s most consistent hitmakers, and one of Def Jam’s major core artists.


See the tracklist for DETROIT 2 below:

  1. Why Would I Stop?
  2. Lucky Me
  3. Deep Reverence ft. Nipsey Hussle
  4. Wolves ft. Post Malone
  5. Body Language ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Jhené Aiko
  6. Story by Dave Chappelle
  7. Harder Than My Demons
  8. Everything That’s Missing ft. Dwele
  9. ZTFO
  10. Guard Your Heart ft. Anderson .Paak, Earlly Mac, Wale
  11. Respect It ft. Young Thug & Hit-Boy
  12. Lithuania ft. Travis Scott
  13. Full Circle ft. Key Wane & Diddy
  14. Time In – TWENTY88
  15. Story by Erykah Badu
  16. FEED
  17. The Baddest
  18. Don Life ft. Lil Wayne
  19. Friday Night Cypher ft. Tee Grizzley, Kash Doll, Cash Kidd, Payroll, 42 Dugg, Boldy James, Drego, Sada Baby, Royce Da 5’9” & Eminem
  20. Story by Stevie Wonder
  21. Still I Rise ft. Dom Kennedy

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New TM88 Song and Video

Grammy-nominated producer TM88 has released a brand new song called “War Stories.”

The song is accompanied by a music video paying tribute to all the fallen soldiers lost on the streets.

TM88 is joined by Calboy and Slatt Zy, who rap the lyrics reminiscing about those they’ve lost. Black and white juxtaposed by orange and red fire depicts just how all three artists feel about what they’ve seen with their own eyes and in their own childhoods.

This single follows TM88’s other recent hits “Blue Jean Bandit,” “Tokyo Nights” and “RR.”

As an experienced producer who started selling beats at 12, TM88 said he was able to make the beats for his hits in just 45 minutes while FaceTiming with Lil Uzi Vert.

To see the video and hear TM88’s brand new song, you can click right here.

New Music Video for T9ine – 3 Deep

Specializing in ominous street narratives delivered over classic guitar instrumentals, T9ine is the next artist of Tampa destined to make a name for himself. Today, the 18-year old shares his new video for “3 Deep,” an expressive declaration that shows off T9ine’s soulful edge. The new song produced by Datboishai and Prod Mac demonstrates T9ine’s melodic vocal texture over a smooth, mid-tempo trap ballet.

Watch the new video HERE.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

WATCH THE “STORIES” VISUAL HERE

WATCH LIL DURK-ASSISTED “MIND OF A REAL” REMIX HERE

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PUMA x J. Cole

PUMA will release two brand new colorways of J. Cole’s signature collaboration basketball shoe, the RS-Dreamer.

The two new colorways are called “Concrete Jungle” and “Purple Heart.” The “Purple Heart” is inspired by the Los Angeles Lakers and sports their famous purple and gold while the “Concrete Jungle” design pays homage to street basketball and was repped by J. Cole himself as he sat courtside next to Kanye West at the 2020 NBA All Star Game.

The “Purple Heart” colorway can also be seen on the feet of Lakers stars Danny Green and Kyle Kuzma, and both designs will be worn by PUMA athletes across the NBA and WNBA.

Collectors, sneakerheads and bots alike can get ready for the shoe to drop online with FootLocker and with with PUMA this Friday, August 21 at 10 a.m. EST. They will retail for $125.

T$AN

T$AN Returns with Raw and Vivid Visual for “Never Mattered”

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Watch the “Never Mattered” visualizer HERE.

Listen to Farwell EP produced by Manny Laurenko HERE.

Following the release of his recent EP Farewell, the charismatic Philly born rapper T$AN is back with the lively single and music video “Never Mattered”. Watch HERE. At the early age of eighteen, T$AN is constantly proving himself to be one of Philadelphia’s brightest.

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Cardi B illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

Cardi B × TIDAL

Following a nine-month hiatus, Cardi B joins Elliott Wilson exclusively on TIDAL Check In to discuss her latest track and music video “WAP” featuring Megan Thee Stallion. 

The interview can be viewed on TIDAL or on TIDAL’s instagram.

Cardi B talks about the stress involved with producing content during the pandemic, navigating shyness and anxiety, and how she met Megan in the whirlwind that this year has been. The Grammy award-winning rapper also details her struggle to make a clean version of WAP, what Offset’s reaction was to the new single, and why she finally decided to do PRESS.

This interview adds to the growing list of exclusive content and unique experiences available for TIDAL members, including CRWN with Megan Thee Stallion, Rap Radar with Drake, Car Test with Jhene Aiko and more. The interview further solidifies the platform’s commitment to elevating the connection between artists and their fans by providing subscribers with more than just great music.

To help keep everyone up-to-date on some of their favorite artists during quarantine, TIDAL rolled out an ongoing “TIDAL Check Ins” series hosted by Elliott Wilson on TIDAL IG Live. Previous TIDAL Check In guests have included Fabolous, T-Pain, Big Sean, The-Dream, Swizz Beats, Snoop Dogg and more.

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Pressure225 Q&A for 360 Magazine

Pressure225 Q&A

By Armon Hayes

Pressure225 offers refreshing perspective and a  distinctive voice. Emerging thru the rubble of battle rap, the sound of no regrets, leaving it all on every track. 

Rapper Pressure225 released his visual debut for his song “I give you everything,” has an upcoming EP To Die For, and is just coming off of a monumental win in a freestyle rap battle.

The Bronx native’s career is growing with the momentum of his victory as HOT97’s Top shelf freestyle winner. Pressure spits his way to the top of rap battles and music charts with the wit and cadences of a budding force in Hip Hop. My first encounter with Pressure225 was at SOBS where I worked closely with the new artist as he prepared for his performance. Today, I caught up with the lyricist for a Q&A for 360 Magazine and learned how his charm translates from the stage and into real life.

What new projects are you working?

I’m currently finishing my new EP titled “To Die For.” Every time I say the title it feels off, to be real. But it’s a story. You would have to tune in to understand the concept behind it.

I try to make all my projects based on a theme and this one made me dig deeper than any of the other projects I worked on. To try and summarize, it’s about letting go of what you love. In my eyes, that is music. “Is this something I love where the sacrifice is worth the reward?” I’ve been working on this so long, the stress of the independent grind I just had to ask myself, is it to die for? Listen in and it will translate deeper.

What inspired your new music and video for “I give you everything?”

“I give you everything” goes back to the theme in the music. It’s a revolving door behind the questions I have for my passion. It’s almost like my insecurities speaking. I also felt like many people can relate. How much of myself can I give to the craft before I fall down? I wrote the song in 20 minutes and it was the first song I recorded with the homie @madamixes. I’ve always recorded my own projects but this time I felt that I needed to give that responsibility to another ear. It worked out and by taking the opportunity I learned so much about recording in the new streaming era.

The video was shot by @ezrugonalez, and, to be honest we had no big plan. It was like a run and gun video that he made work. His vision behind the camera is crazy. We shot it in Dumbo, Brooklyn and Ezru gave the direction and I gave the performance.

How do you respond to critics who treat battle rap not as a mainstream vehicle?

I love battle rap. Battle rap is the purest form of rap. It’s raw and performed in one shot as a 9-minute performance done in three rounds. It doesn’t get more real than that. There are big time battlers who make $70-80k a battle. I wouldn’t say battle rap is not mainstream but big leagues like @urltv, who are backed by the likes of Drake, are definitely taking it there. If you come up in battle rap it can open gates to new opportunities for sure.

Describe your music in one word?

Unpredictable.

As the winner of episode 4 of Hot 97’s Top shelf, what are your biggest takeaways?

Networking is key. Listen and learn from the people you meet, take advantage of the rooms you are in. I met some good people behind the scenes who handed me game that I hold on to till this day. When I get my shot for @funkflex freestyle, I will show out for sure lol.

Artist you hope to collaborate with?

My dream list is very New York. Jadakiss, Fab, Nas, but if we are talking more active I’d say J. Cole, Kendrick. I also really like Griselda Records, Westside Gunn, Conway, and Benny for bringing rap back to New York.

How has quarantine life been for you as a new independent artist?

As for independent artists, all we ask for is free time to work on the craft. We as a whole have never been in this predicament. For myself, I can say I took advantage of that time. I am more aware of the steps I need to take on my journey. I made some investments and now I am looking to drop the projects I worked on during quarantine.

What are your thoughts on rap culture seemly more inclusive?

Its a love-hate thing. I love the fact that rap culture has come this far. I hate the moments I step back and know when it’s being patronized. I’m a guest in Hip Hop and it saved me; I will always be on the front lines to keep this culture growing.

Who are your top five rappers?

I don’t have a top five. It’s the age old question and I’m so deep into rap that my mood changes too much to pick five. But, I do have three that will always remain, that’s Jay Z, Big, and Nas. But, I may change that later.