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Lil Wayne performs in Drai’s Nightclub

Lil Wayne to Headline Drai’s Nightclub “Matrix” Themed Halloween Weekend

Iconic rooftop nightclub will show Las Vegas “a world where anything is possible” with incredible Drai’s LIVE performances by Jeezy and Lil Wayne

Drai’s Nightclub is adding a glitch to Halloween Weekend with three nights of mind-blowing “Matrix” themed parties. The weekend will be headlined by an epic Drai’s LIVE concert by Lil Wayne on Saturday, Oct. 30. Drai’s Halloween weekend will also feature performances by BET award-winner Jeezy on Friday, Oct. 29. Drai’s resident DJ and legendary music producer, DJ Franzen will keep the party going on Sunday, Oct. 31 for a special SunDrais experience on Halloween night.

Five-time Grammy Award-winner Lil Wayne, known as “Weezy” to his fans, is known for hits like “A Milli” and “Go DJ.” His newest solo album, “Funeral,” debuted no. 1 on the 2020 Billboard Charts, becoming Lil Wayne’s fifth chart-topping album. He recently released a collaborative album with Rich the Kid entitled “Trust Fund Babies” on October 1, 2021.

Drai’s LIVE brings full-length performances to the rooftop of The Cromwell, set to the stunning backdrop of the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. Frequent Drai’s LIVE performers include superstar artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, and many more. The full list of upcoming Drai’s LIVE performances can be found HERE.

Drai’s Nightclub is open Friday through Sunday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tickets and VIP table reservations are available on the website at  Here. Other special requests are available by emailing info@draislv.com.

Lil Baby Will Return to Drai

Lil Baby to Make Grand Return to Drai’s LIVE Stage on Saturday, Nov. 6

Mega-star artist will perform at Drai’s Nightclub for the first time in nearly two years on the same night as the Canelo Álvarez vs. Caleb Plant fight

Tweet it: Vegas, are you ready for an epic fight night afterparty? After the Álvarez vs. Plant fight on 11/6, head over to @Draislv where Lil Baby (@lilbaby4PF) will make his grand return to the Drai’s LIVE stage with an unforgettable performance. #fightnight #Vegas #DraisLIVE #LilBaby

On Saturday, Nov. 6, Drai’s Nightclub will welcome Lil Baby back to the stage for the first time in nearly two years. The mega-star performer will make his grand return to the iconic rooftop nightclub with an unforgettable full-length Drai’s LIVE show. Lil Baby’s show will follow the highly anticipated fight between boxing champions Canelo Álvarez and Caleb Plant set to take place in Las Vegas, making Drai’s Nightclub the ideal place to party on fight night.

Lil Baby has recently been awarded the title of “Best Male Hip-Hop Artist” at the 2021 BET Music Awards, and his album entitled “My Turn” won “Hip-Hop Album of the Year” at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards. His most recent album, which was released in July of this year in a collaboration with Lil Durk, debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Drai’s LIVE brings full-length performances to the rooftop of The Cromwell, set to the stunning backdrop of the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. Frequent Drai’s LIVE performers include superstar artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, and many more. The full list of upcoming Drai’s LIVE performances can be found here.

Drai’s Nightclub is open Friday through Sunday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tickets and VIP table reservations are available on the website here. Other special requests are available by emailing here.

RUN IT - Inspired by Shang-Chi photo credit by unknow use by 360 Magazine

RUN IT – Inspired by Shang-Chi

DJ SNAKE, RICH BRIAN AND RICK ROSS RELEASE RUN IT” MUSIC VIDEO STARRING MARVEL SUPERHERO SIMU LIU

Song from SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS: THE ALBUM

The Official Motion Picture Soundtrack of Music From and Inspired by the Marvel Studios’ Film — Out Now!

On the heels of a blockbuster opening for Marvel’s newest film, “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings,” DJ Snake, Rich Brian, and Rick Ross have unveiled the official music video for the song “Run It” which appears both in the film and on the official soundtrack to the film titled Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings: The Album. Alongside the three artists, the action-packed music video also stars the film’s lead actor, Simu Liu — who fans get to see battle it out on the dance floor with the chart-topping producer, DJ Snake. The song is featured in the infamous “bus fight scene” (watch here) which fans would have clocked when seeing the film.

Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, which had its global premiere on September 3, 2021, is experiencing massive critical and commercial success has opened at #1 in all key global markets and currently holding the title as #1 movie in the world. The success only continues to rise, now having spent two consecutive weekends at #1 in the United States. With $94.7M made in the box office within the first four days, Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings now hold the record for not only the 2nd highest 3-day pandemic opening but also the highest ever domestic Labor Day weekend opener and 3rd highest September opening in industry history.

Marvel Music/Hollywood Records and Inters cope Records released the official motion picture soundtrack for Marvel Studios’ film, “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings.” The soundtrack, titled Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings: The Album, is executive produced by pioneering music collective 88rising —the leading music platform for Asian and Asian-American artists across the world — and includes original production from, and inspired by, the movie. The soundtrack features Anderson. Paak, Rich Brian, Swae Lee, Jhené Aiko, Mark Tuan, Saweetie, Audrey Nuna, NIKI, Guapdad 4000, Warren Hue, Keshi, 21 Savage, Rick Ross, DJ Snake, and many more. For a full tracklisting, see below. The album was released September 3rd and can be listened to across all platforms here.

DJ Snake – “Run It (feat. Rick Ross & Rich Brian)” eSingle

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ANTHONY HAMILTON NEW ALBUM – LOVE IS THE NEW BLACK.

After teasing more music for the past year and building anticipation among fans worldwide, GRAMMY Award-winning, multiplatinum singer, songwriter, producer, and actor, Anthony Hamilton returns with his anxiously awaited tenth full-length and first album in five years, Love Is The New Black., on September, 24th 2021. Billboard made the exclusive announcement. It notably will be the flagship release under his own label My Music Box in partnership with BMG. Pre-order Love Is The New Black. – Here.

The 14-track R&B opus boasts a bevy of A-list friends and collaborators such as Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson on the powerhouse “Superstar,” rap powerhouse Rick Ross on “Real Love,” and crunk king himself Lil’ Jon on “I’m Ready.” Other standouts include the smooth “White Hennessy” where his vocals simply intoxicate, the confessional “Mercy,” and one of the most emotionally charged tunes in his storied catalog, the George Floyd-inspired finale “Mama Don’t Cry.”

Check out the full track listing below.

Hamilton literally poured blood, sweat, and tears into Love Is the New Black. After initially pursuing a more political-leaning direction, he shifted focus to speak to this hefty emotional need, while also covering the full spectrum of human emotions.

“Going through the Pandemic, we were faced with challenges, in general,” he states. “Then, we were attacked, slaughtered, and slain. In the beginning, the music was really for people who wanted to stand up in honor of Black Lives Matter. It was initially geared towards those souls, hearts, and the people we had lost. There were some really heavy and strong songs on there. As the world started to open, I wanted to lessen the heavy load and allow everyone to celebrate again. We still got a little bit of that, because it’s not going away, and we’ve gone through a lot. That side will be heard, but we’re taking from a bunch of experiences now, getting through it, and taking a turn. I feel like that’s what people need right now.”

He elaborates, “When creating this album, I wanted people to feel. I’m going into a new era and mindset expecting greatness, love, and peace. I wanted this album to feel like what was missing throughout the pandemic. This is the restoration. We’re making this thing called life, sexy, beautiful, and powerful again.”

His most recent single “You Made A Fool Of Me” has amassed more than one million streams to date. Rolling Stone called it a “pour-salt-in-the-wound ballad.” Soul Bounce called Hamilton “the modern king of churchy, soulful crooners,” and The House That Soul Built hailed the single as “crisp contemporary soul.” The Musical Hype wrote that Hamilton “can do no wrong,” adding that the track “is lushly produced, sounding idiomatic of both the neo-soul and adult contemporary vein of R&B.”

The accompanying video, directed by Terrence Crowley, premiered exclusively on BET Soul and brings back a familiar character with Charlene, reprising her role as the love interest.

It arrives on the heels of last year’s powerful and poignant “Mercy” [feat. Tamika D. Mallory], which Rated R&B praised as an “urgent soul track,” and his electrifying performance at the 2021 NBA All-Star Game.

Love Is The New Black. in 2021.

Track-listing:

  1. Love is the New Black.
  2. Threw It All Away
  3. Real Love feat. Rick Ross
  4. I’m Ready feat. Lil Jon
  5. White Hennessy
  6. Coming Home
  7. You Made a Fool of Me
  8. I Thought We Were in Love
  9. Superstar duet with Jennifer Hudson
  10. Pillows
  11. I’m Sorry
  12. Mercy
  13. Safe
  14. Mama Don’t Cry

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About Anthony Hamilton:

With over 50 million albums globally and proclaimed a “national treasure” by the Los Angeles Times, Anthony Hamilton’s voice will resonate louder than ever in 2021 with more music and performances on the horizon.

GRAMMY Award winning singer, songwriter, producer, and actor Anthony Hamilton has achieved global sales of over 50 million albums. The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductee notably performed for former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle, cementing his place in the history books as the “narrator of love.” Introduced by way of the iconic 2003 smash “Charlene,” his raw, awe-inspiring performances garnered the attention of NPR where he starred in their Noteworthy documentary series. He made his film debut in the critically acclaimed American Gangster, and lent his vocals to the song “Freedom” from the Academy Award-nominated film Django Unchained. Hamilton now adds author and publisher to his list of accomplishments with the unveiling of his first self-published book, Cornbread, Fish ‘n Collard Greens, where he shares the inspiration for some of the iconic songs in his illustrious career and his love of southern food. Hamilton recently starred as Kyle Kirby in the feature film Carl Weber’s Influence, now streaming on BET+.

June3rd Jemeni album image via Paul Thom at The Thom Brand for use by 360 Magazine

JUNE3RD – JEMENI

JUNE3RD UNLEASHES EAGERLY AWAITED DEBUT ALBUM JEMENI

ALBUM FEATURING RICK ROSS AND FRIDAYY

‘JEMENI’ AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE TODAY HERE

 JEMENI came together originally from my name being June3rd and everyone assuming that it’s my birthday and that I’m an actual Gemini. Then from there, JEMENI became much more than a title. It became a character and symbolic of a different side/personality of me. We all have those different sides to us. Throughout the album, you’ll hear a roller coaster of different emotions and mindsets that change throughout me being young and figuring out life and what I want out of it,” June shares.

June3rd’s music is a collection of luxuriously smooth, suave, and spirited pop rhythms. The Florida-born, Los Angeles-based rapper explores the world around him through his unfiltered rhymes, dexterous harmonies, and haunting hooks. His timbre makes for flawless vocals that don’t require autotune. Never off pitch or out of range, June3rd delivers powerful performances with perfect pitch. The R&B virtuoso shows off his passionate pipes in every track, never letting his vocals falter from maintaining the perfect mid-tempo. Today, he releases his eagerly anticipated album, JEMENI.

One of the young musician’s most recent, highly-anticipated releases, “Ruff Ryder” was produced in collaboration with Fridayy. The hazy combination of genre-bending soundscapes shows off June3rd’s ability to fluidly deliver complex bars with prodigal proficiency. “Ruff Ryder” reflects the intricacy of navigating relationships, making for a release that is especially resonant with many of the R&B artist’s fans.

Possessing elements from the “sad rap” genre, which has massively grown in popularity lately, June3rd’s tracks intertwine an innovative intermeshing of R&B and lo-fi. While some of his mellifluous melodies sound like sad rap from afar, his lyrical content does not reflect the nihilism inherent to the genre. While June3rd’s songs may be short, every punchy track packs in major power.

June3rd’s music stands out with his well-rounded, concise releases that are sure to be remembered for long to come. Each track is short and sweet, but certainly not understated or rushed. June3rd never disturbs his music with an unnecessary bridge, pre-chorus or auto-tuned adjustments–his music simply stands as an authentic reflection of his craft and musical artistry.

From a technical understanding of music, June3rd’s releases are simple and easy to understand operatically. However, the complexity of this artist’s dynamic vocal range and intricate vocals encourages fans to play June3rd on repeat. His poignant beats, combined with his striking vocals, produces melodious masterpieces. If you’re seeking music to relax your spirits, elevate your atmosphere or add to your newest Spotify playlist, you need to check out June3rd. The rapper’s infectious hits such as “1942”, “Wait 4 It”, and “POV” are sure to be your favorite new summer anthems!

Jemeni Tracklist

  1. JEMENI
  2. Ruff Ryder
  3. Ocean Drive
  4. 1942
  5. Wait 4 It
  6. POV
  7. Soldier
  8. Friends
  9. Voices
  10. Right Back
  11. Without You
  12. Turn The Page
  13. My Wave

June3rd Jemeni album image via Paul Thom at The Thom Brand for use by 360 Magazine

R U Forsure Image provided by Leo Levaro and BMG for use by 360 MAGAZINE.

DJ TRACKDILLA x R U Forsure

After the epic success of his last release, “Spend My Money” Afrobeat artist, multi-platinum producer, composer and DJ TRACKDILLA teams up with Rotimi, De La Ghetto, and Play-N-Skillz for his latest single, “R U Fosure” – out now via OM Records, a new music label formed through a partnership with BMG and French football club Olympique de Marseille.

On the track, Rotimi’s hypnotic flow will get you on your feet, while De La Ghetto stays true to his reggaeton roots. Both features deliver upbeat and catchy vocals to match the high-energy beat co-produced by Play-n-Skillz, the perfect combination to highlight TRACKDILLA’s smooth voice and delivery.

TRACKDILLA is a renaissance man for a digital age; one who combines aspects of his international background into a global sound that effortlessly fuses the classical and the modern. He has collaborated with some of the most relevant and important artists and producers such as Blackstreet’s Chauncey Black, Sean Paul, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Maître Gims, Lexy Panterra, Demarco, Flo Rida, Jada Kingdom, Tyla Yahweh and many more.

Stream/Purchase “R U Fosure”

HERE Watch the video HERE

ELHAE and MASEGO "My City" Cover Artwork by Motown Records for use by 360 Magazine

ELHAE × MASEGO – MY CITY

R&B COOL KIDS ELHAE & MASEGO ARE THE ULTIMATE GENTLEMEN ON NEW GROOVE SINGLE AND VISUAL, “MY CITY.” 

Listen to “My City” (feat. Masego) HERE.

Watch the new visual for “My City” HERE.

Known for his melodic sound and hypnotizing harmonies, Georgia-raised singer/songwriter Elhae channels his love for women, cars, and the always present pursuit of prosperity on his latest single “My City” featuring Masego. The C-Gutta produced record showcases both Elhae & Masego in rare form as they take turns showcasing their signature sounds, reminding listeners and critics alike that not only are they hometown heroes, but that they’re also next in line to rule the R&B throne. Listen HERE.

“I called Masego on FaceTime one day asking if he wanted to be a part of this next project. We’ve always talked about working but never got a chance to really make it happen due to scheduling and what not.” Elhae says. “Fortunately, and unfortunately due to COVID, time was all we had. Masego had the beat and the hook done already so it was up to me to provide the rest. I reached out to my good friend Ari to help as well and it was done. I’m really happy with how this song came out and I hope people enjoy it.”

My City (feat. Masego)” comes on the heels of Elhae’s critically acclaimed “Separated” and the Rick Ross assisted record “Fun Fact.” Praised by XXL as being “the next R&B sensation that’s about to make a huge wave in the industry,” Elhae is currently in the studio putting the final touches on his highly anticipated Motown debut which is slated to be released later this year.

About Elhae

North Dakota-born and Georgia-raised singer, artist, and visionary Elhae approaches R&B like a film director would, choosing every element carefully, ensuring an intricate level of cohesion, and building his own world. Since catching fire in 2015 on the independent Aura EP, he worked towards eventually architecting such a world. The follow-up All Have Fallen yielded fan favorites such as “Doesn’t Matter” [feat Kehlani] and “Needs,” which clocked 19 million-plus Spotify streams. In between, he garnered glowing praise from the likes of The Fader, Billboard, Vibe, The Source, and more as Sprite named him among its P.O.U.R. (Purveyors of Urban Reality) program. The 2017 sequel to Aura, the Aura II EP, boasted “Drama,” “Something,” and the popular “Bang Your Line” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign]. The latter ignited 24 million Spotify streams and counting. Meanwhile, he lent his voice to high-profile collaborations with Lecrae, Eric Bellinger, and many others in addition to supporting blackbear on tour.

2018 saw him grace the stage of Coachella for the first time in front of 40,000 fans as he diligently worked on new tunes in Los Angeles, Miami, and Atlanta. Inspired by childhood favorite albums such as Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon: The End of Day, Childish Gambino’s Because the Internet, and Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, he developed an airtight vision with a detailed plotline for his next release. In 2019, the vision unfolds over the course of his twelve-track conceptual project, Trouble In Paradise [Atlantic Records], introduced by the intoxicating first single “Hennessy.” His sound is about to blow up on the biggest canvas possible now.

About Masego

Masego is a self-taught singer, rapper, songwriter, comedian, producer, DJ, and more, all skills that he fuses into his self-described genre “TrapHouseJazz.” He has toured around the world and has performed with Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, J. Cole, Ari Lennox, and more. His debut album, Lady Lady, landed on several Billboard charts, including No. 4 on Top New Artist Albums Consumption, No. 13 on R&B Album Sales, No. 22 on Heatseekers Albums, No. 40 on R&B/ Hip Hop Album Sales charts. The 13-song collection featured collaborations with SiR, FKJ, Tiffany Gouche, Kehlani, and De’Wayne Jackson. Born in Jamaica, he took on the stage name Masego meaning “Blessing” and “Prosperity” in the Tswana language that also comes from his South African heritage.

Elhae and Masego "My City" image by Motown Records for use by 360 Magazine

ELHAE illustration by Siwoo Lee and Motown Records for 360 Magazine

ELHAE – SEPARATED

WATCH THE VISUAL FOR “SEPARATED” HERE

STREAM “SEPARATED” HERE

Emerging as a melodic force of nature, rare groove enthusiast, singer and lyricist, Elhae releases his music video for “Separated“ out now. A follow up to his infectious “Fun Fact“ single featuring Rick Ross, “Separated” showcases a more complex side of Elhae that his fans have yet to experience. The beautifully shot visual, directed by Loris Russier, captures the emotional dynamic between two lovers who are desperately trying to hold on to their union, but ultimately realize that they’re better off apart. The visual portrays raw imagery with emotional highs and lows as Elhae painfully sings of heartbreak and love lost. Watch it HERE.

Praised by XXL as being “the next R&B sensation that’s about to make a huge wave in the industry,” the visual encompasses all the elements of a classic period piece tied into a modern-day love story, proving that Elhae’s creativity and talent are both layered and timeless. “Choosing “Separated” as a single was a no-brainer for me. I just think it’s such a relatable song in the sense that everyone’s been there before, in that heartbroken space, that disappointed space.” Elhae continues, “It’s not an easy topic for most, but on the other side of it usually comes growth and wisdom.”

“I was really stoked to have Loris Russier direct the video. My creative director Siwoo Lee really put me on to his work and I just loved the colors he was using, the shots and angles he used to convey emotion.” Elhae continues “I knew he’d be the right guy for the job. Although it’s impossible to show a whole relationship in 3 minutes, the goal was to try to show how good things can be and then instantly not be with someone you love. The song is really emotional, and I just wanted to pair that with something just as emotional visually. I love how everything came out and excited to work on more projects with Loris in the future.”

Known for his creativity and incredible attention to detail, Elhae’s vision for the single’s cover art was inspired by the parable of Samson & Delilah, a story of man who lost his strength due to putting his trust into the wrong woman. Produced by P2J (Beyonce’s Brown Skin Girl) and co-written by Ari PenSmith (Doja Cat, Snoh Aalegra) “Separated” showcases Elhae in rare form as he boldly sings “I’m man enough to take the blame for my mistakes, it’s unfortunate you wanna try again, I can’t relate.”

In addition to XXL, Elhae has garnered glowing praise from The FaderBillboardVibeThe Source, and more. His 2016 album All Have Fallen produced hits like “Doesn’t Matter” (feat. Kehlani) and “Needs,” which has over 19M Spotify streams. 2017’s Aura II EP boasted the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Bang Your Line,” which adds to its 24M Spotify streams every day. Outside his solo work, Elhae has collaborated with stars like Lecrae and Eric Bellinger. Following his 2018 Coachella performance, he released his conceptual album Trouble in Paradise (2019).

About Elhae:

North Dakota-born and Georgia-raised singer, artist, and visionary ELHAE approaches R&B like a film director would, choosing every element carefully, ensuring an intricate level of cohesion, and building his own world. Since catching fire in 2015 on the independent Aura EP, he worked towards eventually architecting such a world. The follow-up All Have Fallen yielded fan favorites such as “Doesn’t Matter” [feat Kehlani] and “Needs,” which clocked 19 million-plus Spotify streams. In between, he garnered glowing praise from the likes of The FaderBillboardVibeThe Source, and more as Sprite named him among its P.O.U.R. (Purveyors of Urban Reality) program. The 2017 sequel to Aura, the Aura II EP, boasted “Drama,” “Something,” and the popular “Bang Your Line” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign]. The latter ignited 24 million Spotify streams and counting. Meanwhile, he lent his voice to high-profile collaborations with Lecrae, Eric Bellinger, and many others in addition to supporting blackbear on tour.

2018 saw him grace the stage of Coachella for the first time in front of 40,000 fans as he diligently worked on new tunes in Los Angeles, Miami, and Atlanta. Inspired by childhood favorite albums such as Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon: The End of Day, Childish Gambino’s Because the Internet, and Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, he developed an airtight vision with a detailed plotline for his next release. In 2019, the vision unfolds over the course of his twelve-track conceptual project, Trouble In Paradise [Atlantic Records], introduced by the intoxicating first single “Hennessy.” His sound is about to blow up on the biggest canvas possible now.

ELHAE image Siwoo Lee by Motown Records for 360 Magazine

ELHAE still image by Loris Russier and by Motown Records for 360 Magazine

2 Chainz illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

2 Chainz – Money Maker

2 Chainz, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award®-winning MC returns with Money Maker” feat. Lil Wayne, the first new single from his forthcoming sixth studio album via Def Jam Recordings. The song samples Louisiana’s HBCU Southern University world-renowned marching band, Human Jukebox, which are also featured in the artwork. 2 Chainz previewed the song last night during his Verzuz battle with Rick Ross where the King’s of the South celebrated their legacies and iconic catalogs. Money Makeris the first new music from 2 Chainz since his January single + video “Dead Man Walking” featuring Future.

2 Chainz’ most recent Def Jam album, Rap Or Go To The League (released March 2019), was described as his most personal, most lyrical, most soulful record to date. It challenged the notion that the only way out of the inner city is either to become a rapper or a ball player. The album flipped that trope, celebrating themes of black excellence, the power of education, and entrepreneurship.  A&R’d by LeBron James, Rap Or Go To The League spun off two smashes: the MTV VMA-nominated “Rule The World” featuring Ariana Grande, which boasts nearly 22 million YouTube views to date; and the RIAA platinum Bigger Than You featuring Drake and Quavo which has amassed over 62 million combined YouTube views to date. 

Rap Or Go To The League was 2 Chainz’ first new studio album since Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, his RIAA gold #1 release of 2017. That LP netted over 2 billion streams after racking up three consecutive RIAA multi-platinum hits: “4 AM” featuring Travis Scott; “It’s A Vibe” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz and Jhené Aiko; and “Good Drank” featuring Quavo and Gucci Mane.  

In addition to music, his wildly popular tv show Most Expensivest on VICELAND wrapped up its third season in 2019 with 20 new episodes; view the series trailer HEREHis “Chain Reaction” sneaker collaboration with Versace hit stores in the spring 2018, and was their most popular shoe of the year. His cannabis brand, GAS Cannabis Co. is available throughout California HERE.  And he starred with Adam Scott in the 2019 Super Bowl LIII Expensify tv spot, “the world’s first Super Bowl commercial you can expense.”  

Following his run as a founding member of Def Jam duo Playaz Circle from his native Atlanta, 2 Chainz’ name was on everyone’s lips in 2012, when he stole a verse on Mercy,” fellow Def Jam artist Kanye West/G.O.O.D. Music’s RIAA triple-platinum #1 R&B/#1 Rap hit (from Cruel Summer).  In August 2012, Chainz arrived as a Def Jam solo artist with Based On A T.R.U. Story, his debut album.  B.O.A.T.S. entered Soundscan at #1 and was certified RIAA gold.  Its success was fueled by the RIAA platinum #1 “No Lie” featuring Drake, the double-platinum “Birthday Song” featuring Kanye West, and double-platinum “I’m Different.”  “Mercy” was subsequently a Grammy® nominee for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance, while B.O.A.T.S. was nominated for Best Rap Album.  Chainz’ dominance was extended when the sequel, B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Timeentered the Soundscan hip-hop chart at #1 in September 2013, and spun off the RIAA gold single, “Feds Watching” featuring Pharrell. 

In 2016, Chainz brought it back to his essence with a series of mixtapes that dominated the streets: Felt Like Cappin, Daniel Son; Necklace Don, and Hibachi For Lunch.  Also in 2016, he released the lauded collaborative album ColleGrove with New Orleans hip-hop luminary Lil Wayne.  Critics agreed that 2 Chainz conquered 2016, with the New York Times proclaiming “all hail our greatest punch line rapper, 2 Chainz.”  The year was capped off with his first Grammy Award, Best Rap Performance for his verse on Chance The Rapper’s hit song “No Problem.”

 With momentum on his side, 2 Chainz released his first solo album since 2013: Pretty Girls Like Trap Music (June 2017) was accompanied by a 35-city tour of North America through September.  Chainz’ TV appearances included visits with Jimmy Kimmel (HERE), Jimmy Fallon (HERE), and Trevor Noah (HERE).  2018 brought the EP releases The Play Don’t Care Who Makes It(February, with the RIAA gold “Proud” featuring YG and Offset), and Hot Wings Are A Girl’s Best Friend (November), pointing to the March 2019 release of Chainz’ fourth solo album, Rap Or Go To The League.  Chainz’ impact on popular culture encompasses not only music but his Most Expensivest cable tv series on VICELAND, his “Chain Reaction” sneaker collaboration with Versace, his GAS Cannabis Co. brand, and his 2019 Super Bowl LIII Expensify tv spot with Adam Scott.  TheRinger.comwas inspired to write: “Forget Mount Rush­more –  2 Chainz deserves his own national monument. This year dude is top five humans of all time.”

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