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Toosii – BOYS DON’T CRY: MEN DO

TOOSII’S BOYS DON’T CRY: MEN DO (DELUXE) OUT TODAY 

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Toosii Joins Rod Wave On Fall Arena Tour, Launching Tonight – Purchase Tickets Here

Toosii dropped Boys Don’t Cry: Men Do (Deluxe) today, just hours before he joins Rod Wave on his North American arena tour, which kicks off tonight at Target Center in Minneapolis. Released via South Coast Music Group/Capitol Records, the new edition of his acclaimed 2022 EP, Boys Don’t Cry, features five new soul-baring tracks. The expanded title underscores its central theme – that it’s time to question the deeply ingrained belief that boys need to stifle their emotions in order to be strong. Download / stream Boys Don’t Cry: Men Do (Deluxe) HERE. See below for track listing.

On the new songs, the 22-year-old artist is haunted yet informed by the past. Numbed by the pain of hard knocks and ill-fated romances, he nonetheless finds the courage to fall head over heels in love, as shown on tracks like “City Of Love.” Raised in Syracuse, New York, and Goose Creek, South Carolina, Toosii moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in his teens – and it’s there that he came into his own. He recorded the new material in neighboring Cary, NC.

As direct support on Rod Wave’s Beautiful Mind tour, Toosii will be playing for crowds across North America. The run includes shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY (November 23) and Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, NC (11/30). It will conclude at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA (December 21). Tickets are on sale HERE. See below for itinerary.

Toosii’s lyrics have always been personal, but on Boys Don’t Cry: Men Do he reveals how his journey of self-discovery was flipped on its head with the birth of his son – who can be heard on the closing bars of “Since 9th Grade.” He’s begun to reexamine his own life lessons and approach the world differently. Yet as he approached professional and personal milestones, Toosii found himself battling a depression so deep and disruptive that he went nearly a year between projects. The moving piano ballad “Last Song” takes fans inside that dark time. Dealing with his own mental health gave Toosii a fresh perspective on life.

“I’m just trying to learn to be the best person I can be for the people I love and for myself,” Toosii says. “Growing up as a man, we were always taught to be tough, not to have emotions, and that boys don’t cry. But it’s just not true. It’s alright as a man to tap into that emotional side.”

Upon the original release of Boys Don’t Cry in October, Toosii gave a powerful performance of the collection’s songs, backed by a live band, on his YouTube channel. View HERE. He discussed the EP on Complex’s “The Daily Drift,” live on Twitch. 

XXL tipped Boys Don’t Cry as one of the fall’s highly anticipated drops and hailed “Love is…” as one of the “Best New Hip-Hop Songs.” The track has amassed more than 35 million combined global streams to date The Source observed, “Toosii’s ability to show vulnerability in his music has been something he’s done since stepping onto the scene.” Teen Vogue said, “if you’re not in his orbit yet, you need to tap in.” UPROXX noted, “Toosii has never run away from difficult emotions, and offers one of his most somber records in Heartaches.” Hip-Hop Vibe heralded Toosiias “one of the hottest rising artists in the industry.”

Boys Don’t Cry: Men Do (Deluxe) – Track List

1. Frozen Below Zero

2. City of Love

3. Since 9th Grade

4. How Does It Feel

5. Last Song

6. Hey Now! (Car Freestyle)

7. Butterfly

8. Bikini Bottom

9. Date Night

10. Heartaches

11. Love Is…

Toosii – Fall 2022 Tour Dates 

All dates supporting Rod Wave

Date      City/State                                           Venue

11/11    Minneapolis, MN                              Target Center

11/12    Lincoln, NE                                          Pinnacle Bank Arena

11/13    Tulsa, OK                                              Bok Center

11/16    St. Louis, MO                                      Enterprise Center

11/17    Chicago, IL                                           United Center

11/18    Columbus, OH                                    Nationwide Arena

11/19    Milwaukee, WI                                  Fiserve Forum

11/21    Cleveland, OH                                    Wolstein Center

11/22    Worcester, MA                                  DCU Center

11/23    Brooklyn, NY                                       Barclays Center

11/25    Philadelphia, PA                               The Liacouras Center

11/26    Hamilton, ON                                     FirstOntario Centre

11/27    Pittsburgh, PA                                    Petersen Events Center

11/29    Washington, DC                                Capital One Arena

11/30    Charlotte, NC                                     Bojangles Coliseum

12/1      Atlanta, GA                                         State Farm Arena

12/3      Ft. Lauderdale, FL                              FLA Live

12/4      Tampa, FL                                            Yuengling Center              

12/5      Birmingham, AL                                 Legacy Arena

12/6      New Orleans, LA                               Smoothie King Arena

12/8      Ft. Worth, TX                                      Dickies Arena

12/9      Houston, TX                                        Toyota Center

12/10    San Antonio, TX                                 AT&T Center                       

12/13    Glendale, AZ                                       Desert Diamond Arena                    

12/15    Long Beach, CA                                  Long Beach Arena

12/16    Las Vegas, NV                                     T-Mobile Arena

12/17    Oakland, CA                                        Oakland Arena

12/20    Portland, OR                                       Veterans Memorial Coliseum

12/21    Seattle, WA                                         Climate Pledge Arena

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Annika Wells – Modern Art

Rising pop artist Annika Wells shares the video for her new single “Modern Art.” The video was directed by Logan Fields (Syd, Slayyyter, Rod Wave) and captures the songs essence as Annika walks the halls of an art gallery. The exhibit? Remnants of a relationship.

The minimalist pop song is a poignant piece of commentary on heartbreak in the digital age. Her voice is soft yet fragile as she tries to absorb the truth of her own words. “There’s no pretty way to break a heart,” she intones in a half whisper over an ominous drone. A delicate beat then kicks up underneath, urging her to share more. “Breaking up is modern art,” she declares, before orchestral strings sweep in as if soundtracking the credits to another sad ending.

The track not only captures the pain of a breakup, but the struggle with having to process it inside—and online. Annika explains that the song “explores the aftermath in the modern age where our relationships are no longer just interpersonal experiences, but digital galleries in which we can curate, arrange, and erase carefully constructed identities. It walks you through the world that’s left after the real break up—the physical evidence, but also the online remnants that are increasingly inescapable in this day and age.”

About Annika Wells

Most people keep personal, embarrassing, and crazy thoughts to themselves. Annika Wells isn’t one of those people. She doesn’t just express these thoughts out loud either. She peppers them through her songs with the kind of honesty you expect from your childhood best friend. In her music, she’ll rattle off bucket list ambitions, refer to herself phallically, or write about a doomed romance (with that same ex as her cowriter). After watching her older brother play piano, she started taking classical lessons at the age of four. She eventually ended up at Berklee College of Music in Boston. 

Before dropping out, she linked up with producer Giulio Cercato and wrote and recorded what would become her first single “Break” in 2016. It caught fire around the world, catapulted onto the Spotify Global Viral Chart, and eventually eclipsed 15 million Spotify streams. She wrote and featured on “Crawl Outta Love” for Illenium, amassing 58 million Spotify streams, reaching the Top 30 on the Billboard Hot/Dance Electronic Songs Chart, and notching the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Grand Prize. Between performing in sold-out arenas across the country with Illenium throughout 2019, she landed a string of major placements as a writer for Jonas Brothers, PRETTYMUCH, BTS, and Steve Aoki. After racking up over half a billion streams, she welcomes everyone into her mind and heart on a series of singles and her forthcoming debut for Vol. 1/Epic Records.

THE VOICE OF THE HEROES ALBUM by Lil Baby and Lil Durk image via Jennie Boddy at Capitol Records for use by 360 Magazine

LIL BABY × LIL DURK – VOICE OF THE HEROES

LIL BABY & LIL DURK DROP “VOICE OF THE HEROES” SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO

SHARE ARTWORK FOR THE VOICE OF THE HEROES ALBUM OUT FRIDAY 6/4

LIL BABY WINS ALBUM OF THE YEAR AT IHEARTRADIO AWARDS

LISTEN TO “VOICE OF THE HEROES” HERE

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Lil Baby and Lil Durk have shared the highly anticipated lead single “Voice Of The Heroes” from their upcoming joint project The Voice Of The Heroes due for release this Friday 6/4 via Quality Control Music / Wolfpack Global Music / Motown Records / Alamo Records. Listen HERE. On the homonymous track Baby and Durk triumphantly swap stories of their journey towards cementing their role as the indisputable, authentic voice of the people and the responsibilities of becoming heroes to those they came up with. The release is accompanied by a new Daps directed video that follows Lil Baby and Lil Durk in the streets of Baby’s hometown of Oakland City in Atlanta, intermixed with vignettes of the differing faces and generations from the neighborhood. Watch the video HERE.

The Voice Of The Heroes is one of 2021’s most highly anticipated albums, with two of the biggest names in the game joining forces to release what will surely be another milestone moment in a long and ever-growing list of accolades for Lil Baby and Lil Durk. Lil Baby recently added to his trophy case last week at the 2021 iHeartRadio awards, bringing home the award for Hip Hop Album Of The Year.

In addition to dropping “Voice of The Heroes” record, the two share the artwork for the upcoming joint project The Voice Of The Heroes. Preorder HERE.

CINEMATIC NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “HOW IT FEELS” OUT LATER TODAY

NBA STAR JAMES HARDEN CREDITED AS AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

STREAM THE VOICE OF THE HEROES HERE

Lil Baby and Lil Durk have unleashed their long-awaited project The Voice Of The Heroes via Quality Control Music / Wolfpack Global Music / Motown Records / Alamo Records. The Voice Of The Heroes is one of the year’s most highly anticipated albums, with the Atlanta and Chicago rap giants teaming up for a supercharged project that features the likes of Travis Scott, Meek Mill, Young Thug, and Rod Wave. The album release is accompanied by a cinematic new Daps directed video for “How It Feels” that follows Baby and Durk on a jewelry heist, symbolizing their newfound ‘Robin Hood’ roles of taking from the rich and returning to the less fortunate. The video will go live later today.  

NBA superstar James Harden is credited as an executive producer of The Voice Of The Heroes, as he was played a role in the inception of the project and Lil Baby spent considerable time in Harden’s studio to record. Harden and Baby’s friendship was largely made known by the now-infamous video of Harden’s generous “honey bun” gift at Lil Baby’s birthday celebration in December. Harden also previewed snippets of the album on Instagram earlier this week, giving fans another taste of what the album had in store. 

Lil Baby recently added to his trophy case last week at the 2021 iHeartRadio awards, bringing home the award for Hip Hop Album Of The Year. His recent track “We Win” with Kirk Franklin from the Space Jam: A New Legacy Official Soundtrack has garnered widespread acclaim, amassing over 4 million streams and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart. This marks the 8th Hot Gospel Songs No. 1 of Kirk Franklin’s career and the 1st for Lil Baby.

PRESS ON LIL BABY: 

“…the king of his class, a rapper by whom all other emcees are measured.”

– BILLBOARD

“this really does feel like his turn to rule” – FORBES

“a staple of Atlanta rap for years to come.” – ROLLING STONE

LIL BABY & LIL DURK REVEAL THE VOICE OF THE HEROES TRACKLIST image via Jennie Boddy for use by 360 Magazine
Lil Baby and Lil Durk - The Voice Of The Heroes via Quality Control Music / Wolfpack Global Music / Motown Records / Alamo Records from Jennie Boddy at Capitol Music Group.Photo Credit: Mario Pujals. For use by 360 Magazine
Photo Credit: Mario Pujals

Rod Wave Freestyle Visual for 360 Magazine

Rod Wave – Freestyle

Rod Wave’s dominance on the rap game continues with today’s release of his new video “Freestyle.” Directed by TRUFilms, Wave revels in his success and enjoys his victory lap over his hapless competitors. With a fistful of cash in his hands, Wave applauds his unbeatable work-ethic inside a plush hotel room.

Freestyle” follows Wave’s candid release “Through The Wire,” which detailed his horrific car accident earlier this year. It also comes on the heels of his latest Billboard Hot 100 climber “Rags2Riches” – his 12th record to land on the charts. “Rags2Riches’” quest on the Hot 100 includes an 11-spot leap, peaking at No. 41 this week. All three aforementioned records will reside on Wave’s forthcoming Pray 4 Love deluxe album, slated to be released August 7th with production from Jetson Made and features from Lil Baby and Yo Gotti.

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Rod Wave Through the Wire

In moments of extreme trauma, sometimes the only way to get closure is to revisit that cause of that pain with a new attitude of understanding. For Rod Wave (Alamo/Geffen Records), that intense emotional release comes in his new song and video for “Through The Wire,” following his car accident earlier this summer. The TNT-produced track addresses the root of the problem for Rod: allowing his internal pain to turn into anger, which feeds into his self-destruction. He’s eternally grateful that he’s still alive and well to take care of his daughters, despite having suffered from internal brain bleeding and other facial injuries in a high-intensity crash. The Jolo-directed video features his totaled Corvette Stingray that he was fortunate enough to walk away from.

Since signing a global co-publishing deal with Sony/ATV, Rod Wave’s Ghetto Gospel has been certified Gold. It peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200 and paved the way for the sold out 22-stop duly titled tour which is awaiting its new dates due to the current global pandemic. Meanwhile, Pray 4 Love has had an incredible amount of success peaking at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Album chart and debuting at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, earning the title for “Most Streamed Album of the Week” with 105.8 million on-demand streams. The project’s highlights include “Girl Of My Dreams,” which impacted urban radio this summer and found a spot on Spotify’s Hot Rhythmic playlist, and “Rags2Riches” was recently added to both Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits and Rap Caviar playlists. Both “Girl Of My Dreams” and “Rags2Riches” are still charting on the Billboard Top 100, with the latter going viral with over 45 million streams and over one million creates on TikTok.

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Rod Wave – “Pray 4 Love”

ROD WAVE’S PRAY 4 LOVE IS THE #1 RAP ALBUM IN THE COUNTRY

Most Streamed Album Of The Week Debuts At #2 On Billboard Top 200 

The captivating debut album, Pray 4 Love, by rapper-singer Rod Wave (Alamo/Geffen Records) has lived up to its anticipation, securing the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart and debuting at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Pray 4 Love also snagged the title for most streamed album of the week, with 105.8 million on-demand streams. On the week following its debut, Rod Wave, who was described by the New York Times as an “anomaly among his peers,” received the #2 spot on YouTube US’ Top 10 Artists list this week. The 14-track album is home to its title single, “Pray 4 Love” as well as, “Thief in the Night,” whose Cole Bennett-directed video has now exceeded 13 MM views on YouTube. Rod Wave served up the video for yet another song, “The Greatest” days prior to the album’s release. Pray 4 Love includes production by TnTXD, SpeakerBangerz and Drum Dummie.

The success is an amazing feat by the 21-year-old, St. Petersburg, FL native who released his first project, Ghetto Gospel in November 2019. The effort set an impressive benchmark for the young artist, peaking at #10 on the Billboard Top 200. The project spawned the platinum single, “Heart On Ice” and paved the way for the sold out Ghetto Gospel Tour which is postponed due to the current global pandemic. Most recently, Rod Wave was 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 on a more intimate level.

Rod Wave’s Pray 4 Love eAlbum

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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

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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

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