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Kay Young – New EP

Today, London based artist, rapper and producer Kay Young releases her new EP This Here Feels Good via Play It Again Sam. The EP was written, performed, produced, and recorded by Kay in London during 2020-2021 and includes two never before heard tracks No Regrets and Wait For Me.

Listen to This Here Feels Good

This Here Feels Good is the sound of an artist using music as their second language. Kay moves between tightly rapped verses, glorious vocal performances, often within the space of one track as well as across the whole EP. Wait For Me pays homage to the London jazz scene and adds a playful touch to a project already brimming with joy, while previously released tracks “Suddenly” and “I’ve Got You” provide euphoric uplift, and Kay shows her skill as a deft lyricist on White Teeth.

The release is a stunning collection of songs that expands upon the sonic blueprint Kay has already laid out, that caught the attention of Jay Electronica and Jay-Z who later signed her to Roc Nation. She delves deeper into dance and soul while continuing to explore themes of familial legacy and cultural relation, keeping a perfect balance between lyrical vulnerability and musical uplift.

Speaking on the EP Kay says:

Creating this EP during lockdown kept me sane. I simply got lost in it because it felt good and I felt safe regardless of what was going on outside my bedroom studio. I dug deep and gave it my all!

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Roc Nation Hope Scholarships

Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment Supports Hope Scholarship Program With Inaugural School Collection

The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment at Long Island University unveiled its inaugural back-to-school merch collection for the Fall 2021 semester, where proceeds from all purchases will be directed toward the Hope Scholarship program.

The collection will include T-shirts, sweaters, hoodies, shorts, socks, hats, beach towels, notebooks, water bottles and many more items. The first iteration of the school-branded merchandise will be accessible in black, white, gray, blue, pink and brown colorways with new colors and fresh options to be revealed in the coming months.

The entire merch collection is fully available at the University’s new student-run store – canteen – which opened on the first day of classes earlier this month and is located on the first floor of the Metcalfe Building on campus. Additionally, the pieces from the initial release are currently available for purchase online.

Of note, 100 percent of the proceeds from all items purchased at canteen will go toward the Roc Nation Hope Scholarships, which will provide a tuition debt-free education for 25 percent of enrolled students at the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment.

The Roc Nation Hope Scholars will be selected from a pool of academically competitive, New York-based first-time freshmen with the highest need. In addition to graduating debt-free, these students will also receive individualized support and mentorship as long as they maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and complete at least 30 credits per school year.

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D. Smoke × Asia Fuqua – I’m Alive

Infinite, featuring Mark Wahlberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Cookson, and Jason Mantzoukas, is the first movie project for the new Paramount+ streaming service. The film, directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer 2, The Magnificent Seven) was released on June 10th and has already received millions of streams on Paramount+. The film will feature, “I’m Alive”, a high energy hybrid of hip hop, rock, electronica and pop that features the lyrical greatness of Grammy nominated artist D. Smoke and introduces newcomer Asia Fuqua. It will feature D. Smoke’s “I’m Alive” and has already garnered great traction on Youtube and will officially be released on all digital platforms by Roc Nation today, June 25th. 

On “I’m Alive”, D. Smoke’s lyrics passionately tell a story of resilience, fearlessness and the will to win. Asia Fuqua, who is the daughter of director Antoine Fuqua and actress Lela Rochon, lends her exquisite vocals to the chorus of the song. “I’m Alive” is Asia’s first commercially released single; and everyone is extremely proud to have her as a part of this groundbreaking single and major film release. “I’m Alive” was mixed by Grammy Award winner Manny Marroquin, who has worked with internationally renowned artists such as Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and countless others. D. Smoke claimed his fame as the winner of Netflix’s Rhythm & Flow artist competition and has had major success with his subsequent projects with Snoop Dogg, The Game and others, including his Grammy nominated Black Habits album.  

Listen to “I’m Alive” HERE.  View the Infinite trailer HERE.  

About Ford Music Services

Ford Music Services (FMS) is an independent “artist centric” film and television music entertainment company that utilizes film, television and multimedia advertising campaigns to build independent artists’ brands and partnerships. FMS represents some of the most exciting and influential new artists of today, along with some of the most highly acclaimed classic artists of yesterday. FMS has placed hundreds of songs in blockbuster films, top-rated TV shows and award-winning advertising campaigns including Ford vs. Ferrari, Godfather of Harlem, Western Union, Grand Theft Auto and Grey Goose to name a few.  Other FMS artists include Whitney Houston, Mystikal, Count Basie, Lalah Hathaway, Frank Sinatra, Aerosmith and Ziggy Marley.

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MBK ENTERTAINMENT — MBK THE NEXT GENERATION

BROADCAST WEEKLY ON CLUBHOUSE

The team responsible for developing and launching the careers of everyone from the legendary Alicia Keys to Academy Award winner H.E.R. and more, MBK Entertainment, will identify, elevate and break the hottest superstars of tomorrow via its new reality competition series, MBK The Next Generation. The show provides a platform for up-and-coming artists to vie for a combination grand prize of a management deal with MBK Entertainment and a recording contract with MBK/RCA Records.

As a trusted artist management company and multimedia firm, MBK Entertainment filled a void during the Global Pandemic. Even with the world shutdown, they launched a series of artist showcases across Instagram and Clubhouse last year, eliciting a fervent response from audiences and giving new artists a stage when they needed it the most. This concept evolved into MBK The Next Generation. The series airs weekly on Clubhouse. For the first round, artists enter by auditioning on social media. If they advance, the second round happens in-person for a panel of industry visionaries, including MBK Entertainment C.E.O./Chairman Jeff Robinson, UMPG Senior VP Walter Jones, GRAMMY and Academy Award-winning singer and songwriter Tiara Thomas, MBK Entertainment Artist Manager Jason Hobdy, MBK Entertainment Artist A&R Jordan Chatman, Epic Records artist LONR., RCA Records artist Tone Stith, and Roc Nation artist Maeta.

Each entrant receives maximum visibility by simply appearing on what promises to be one of music’s hottest new series. The victor lands a life-changing deal.

MBK Entertainment remains committed to artist development in its truest form. The company ignited and galvanized the careers of roster alumni such as Alicia Keys, Elle Varner, Tyrese, Keyshia Cole and more. Meanwhile, current clients include H.E.R., Tiara Thomas, LONR., Maeta, Jourden Cox, Abigail Furr and Tone Stith. Recently, H.E.R. took home an Academy Award in the category of Best Original Song for “Fight For You” in addition to picking up “Song of the Year” for “I Can’t Breathe” and “Best R&B Song” for “Better Than I Imagine” [with Robert Glasper & Meshell Ndegeocello] at the 2021 GRAMMY Awards.

MBK Entertainment also continues to make headlines. Rolling Stone featured President/Managing Partner Jeanine McLean-Williams, while Billboard named Jeff Robinson Executive of the Week” earlier this spring.

Get ready for MBK Entertainment to introduce The Next Generation in 2021.

Stay tuned for more soon!

Big Sean Detroit Pistons annpuncement illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 MAGAZINE

BIG SEAN × DETROIT PISTONS

The Detroit Pistons announced hip-hop icon and Detroit-native Big Sean will become the organization’s Creative Director of Innovation. In this role, Big Sean will provide creative counsel and strategic guidance on a variety of Pistons off-the-court initiatives, including team merchandise design, in-game experience, co-branded community, and social responsibility activation, and more.

To kick off the partnership, Big Sean has added his Don Life logo to the Pistons practice jersey. Photos of the jerseys are attached.

“Sean is an accomplished artist, philanthropist and entrepreneur. Having spent time with him and his family I know how deeply he cares about the city of Detroit,” said Pistons Owner Tom Gores. “We share a common desire to use the power of sports and entertainment to improve our community and make a positive impact on people’s lives. I’m excited to see what we can do working together.”

Central to the partnership, the Pistons and the Sean Anderson Foundation will work together and engage Detroiters through future community initiatives and programming. The six-time Grammy nominee will also curate music for Pistons in-game entertainment, including halftime performances and DJ playlists. Additionally, Big Sean will participate in creative sessions and spearhead collaborations with the Pistons design team to launch custom merchandise line extensions.

“It’s a dream come true and a real honor to get to work with the iconic Detroit Pistons,” said Big Sean. “I grew up in the city, which naturally made me a fan of the Bad Boys. I would later have a Grant Hill poster on my wall and then, against all odds, would watch the ’04 Pistons go on to win the Championship, inspiring the whole city of Detroit. I look forward to creatively finding new ways to contribute to their legacy and continue their dedication to the community through sports, art, and, of course, music.”

Detroit Pistons Chief Business Officer Mike Zavodsky lauded the addition of Big Sean and sees the partnership as a natural fit for the Pistons and their newly launched D-Up brand campaign.

“Big Sean embodies everything the Pistons organization and our D-Up campaign is about – creativity, hard work, and the people of Detroit,” said Zavodsky. “Big Sean and the Pistons are both a part of the fabric of Detroit, and we look forward to this partnership reflecting the culture of the city we both call home.”

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Reo Cragun

Reo Cragun – Cuss You Out

BMG’s Reo Cragun releases “Cuss You Out” featuring Jumpa & Press Start.

Cragun truly established himself as an artist while on tour with multi-award-winning artists such as Billie Ellish, Flume, and Lil Yachty while building an untouchable empire with his new partnership with BMG. With over 50 million streams across all platforms, a 95k social media following, and his flawless musicianship, he caught the eye of news sites, including Huffington Post saying, “He carries a sultry flavored, powerful vibe.”

Cragun has always made it his mission for his music to make a statement. His first single, “Grown Men Don’t Cry” released April 3rd, has over one million streams. It spewed out of his emotions dealing with heartbreak. “Cuss You Out” is a more up-tempo track that invites fans to join in the celebration as Cragun finally cuts ties with his ex-lover and moves on from the relationship.

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MoneyBagg Yo – Time Served

Today, hip-hop artist MoneyBagg Yo announced the release of his highly-anticipated, third studio album, Time Served, via N-Less Entertainment/Interscope Records. The new album includes collaborations with Future, Da Baby, Lil Baby, Megan thee Stallion, Summer Walker, Fredo Bang and more.

Listen to Time Served by Moneybagg Yo HERE.

MoneyBagg Yo first premiered the lead single from Time Served – “All Dat” (with Megan Thee Stallion) – in Oct. 2019 and the song quickly amassed over 10 million streams on Spotify. Earlier this month, he unveiled his latest single “U Played (featuring Lil Baby),” which was produced by multiplatinum producer Tay Keith.

Time Served marks MoneyBagg Yo’s first full-length project since 43va Heartless, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in May 2019. The album included appearances from Offset, Lil Durk, and Kevin Gates as well as the gold-certified single “Dior” feat. Gunna.

Earlier this week, Bagg also announced that he signed a management deal with Roc Nation.

 

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The Rihanna Book

Rihanna is a large-format, lavishly produced 504-page book with more than 1,000 photos featuring intimate moments from her life and creative journey. Retail price: $150

  • This hardcover book is 12-5/8 x 16-1/2 inches | 420 x 320 mm (portrait).
  • The edition has a full cover photo with the title debossed and stamped in matte white foil.
  • A custom-dyed, hot pink cloth on the spine wraps around the back cover, with the title silkscreened in white on the spine and the Phaidon logo blind debossed on the back cover.
  • Additional features include: 3 paper stocks, 7 single- and double-page gatefolds, 9 bound-in booklets, 1 tip-in sheet, and a double-sided, removable poster (31-1/2 x 23-5/8 inches | 800 x 600 mm).
  • Includes a custom-designed black carton with a carrying handle.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rihanna (b. 1988, Barbados) is a nine-time Grammy Award–winning recording artist, song-writer, actress, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. She has sold 60 million albums and 215 million digital tracks worldwide, making her the top-selling digital artist of all time. Rihanna launched her beauty line Fenty Beauty in 2017, her lingerieline Savage X Fenty in 2018, and most recently her luxury fashion line FENTY in 2019.

ABOUT PHAIDON

Phaidon is a global publisher of books on art,architecture, design, fashion, photography, andpopular culture, as well as cookbooks, children’sbooks, and travel books. The company is basedin London and New York City, with additionaloffices in Paris and Berlin. With over 1,500 titlesin print, Phaidon books are sold in over 100countries and are printed in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin, and dozens ofother languages. Since the publisher’s foundingin Vienna in 1923, Phaidon has sold more than 42 million books worldwide.

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Megan Thee Stallion on The Tonight Show

Megan Thee Stallion coined (and copyrighted) #HotGirlSummer and last night on The Tonight Show, she and Jimmy Fallon ushered in Autumn with their original track “Hot Girl Fall.” Rap’s newest supergroup, Stalli & J.Fal, now owns the second most popular season (and matching orange velour jumpsuits). 


Megan’s standout single “Cash Shit” feat. DaBaby, from her breakout 2019 project Fever (300) continues its hot streak, reigning at #1 at urban radio. Watch the “Hot Girl Fall” video, Megan’s performance medley of “Hot Girl Summer” feat. Ty Dolla$ign and “Cash Shit” feat DaBaby below and catch Megan on the remaining dates of the Legendary Nights Tour and on BET’s Hip-Hop Awards next month, where she is nominated for 5 awards!

WATCH “HOT GIRL FALL” ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eusys1zx-KM


WATCH MEGAN THEE STALLION PERFORM “HOT GIRL SUMMER” FEAT TY DOLLA$IGN  AND “CASH SHIT” FEAT DABABY ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oxODeGu7gU


WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “HOT GIRL SUMMER”

http://youtu.be/FbcLcSY2au4


LISTEN TO FEVER

http://fever.ffm.to/megantheestallion

Jay-Z Accepts GLAAD Award Wearing FRÈRE

Legendary Hip Hop Icon, Jay-Z wears a custom FRÈRE suit jacket to accept the GLAAD Vanguard Award

When Beyoncé and Jay-Z accepted the Vanguard Award at last night’s GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, they did so in elegant style. The couple, who was honored for their work promoting equal rights for the LGBTQ community, arrived at The Beverly Hilton in dual takes on tuxedo dressing. They appeared perfectly matched with Jay-Z in a pale pink single-breasted blazer and pleated shirt from FRÈRE and Beyoncé wearing tulle accented heels and a black Alexander Wang mini-dress that mimicked the lines of his tux.

GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis previously said “When Beyoncé and JAY-Z speak, the world becomes inspired and when it comes to LGBTQ people, their voices of acceptance have been heard loud and clear. We could not be prouder to stand with them to send a message of love.” The Carters took to the stage to share their experiences with identity and the LGBTQ family members who helped shape their journey. Jay-Z spoke of his mother Gloria and her coming out, referencing her acceptance speech from last year’s ceremony when she was honored with a special recognition award for the song “Smile.”

Who: Jay-Z, Hip Hop ICON & founder of ROC Nation

Where: Beverly Hills, CA – GLAAD Awards @ the Beverly Hilton

What:  Beyoncé and JAY-Z were the guests of honor at the GLAAD awards. Jay Z wears FRÈRE which has quickly become his go-to designer for his recent large events including, this years’ OSCARS Chateau event, his GRAMMY’s Roc Nation brunch & now the GLAAD awards. Jay & longtime stylist June Ambrose works closely with the Creative Director of FRERE, Davidson Frere to select unique fabrications and never seems to shy from a bright pop of color. The impeccable slim fit is quintessentially FRÈRE.

ABOUT FRÈRE: FRÈRE is the new voice of modern fashion. With an obsessive focus on fit and fabrication the FRÈRE brand elevates classic silhouettes with extensive experience in bespoke suiting. FRÈRE brings the expertise forward to express a continuation of this vision of an expansion into a fashion house with the offerings of ready-to-wear collections and accessories with a global presence. All of FRÈRE ‘s garments are hand-made by the finest artisans in the world using the most luxurious materials.

http://www.frereny.com