Posts tagged with "SiR"

SIR – LIFE IS GOOD

Today, R&B powerhouse SiR drops his new single “Life Is Good” featuring Scribz Riley via Top Dawg Entertainment/RCA Records – click here to listen. Directed by James Mackel, the visual for the track shows the juxtaposition of life being good, but at the same time, things not going quite as planned and falling apart – having to take the good with the bad. This drop follows the release of his smooth R&B ballad and video for “Satisfaction.” Both tracks will be on SiR’s forthcoming album coming soon.

Watch “Life Is Good” featuring Scribz Riley HERE

Speaking on his latest release, SiR shares: “’Life if Good’ represents how blessed you can be despite the hardships we sometimes face. Regardless of life’s trials, the detours always lead us to learn a greater lesson.”

With the continued ever-changing and evolving landscape of R&B, SiR has remained a mainstay in the space since his debut project Seven Sundays released in 2015, followed by his HER EP series in 2016 and 2017 —HER and HER TOO –  thatgarnered widespread praise and led to his breakout sophomore release November in 2018. He continued the momentum with the release of his critically-acclaimed classic Chasing Summer the following yearin 2019 that included the singles “Hair Down” featuring Kendrick Lamar, “John Redcorn” and “You Can’t Save Me.” During the pandemic, SiR released one-off single “Rapper Weed” and his applauded rendition of The Isley Brothers’ “Footsteps in the Dark Pts. 1 &2.” Now, with the release of “Satisfaction” and “Life Is Good,” SiR is ready to enter into the next phase of his burgeoning career.

Check out “Life Is Good” featuring Scribz Riley and stay tuned for more from SiR coming soon. 

Persuasive via Jennie Boddy for use by 360 Magazine

Doechii – Persuasive

Doechii drops the video for “Persuasive,” her first release after signing to Top Dawg Entertainment. Directed by Omar Jones, the video is a dizzying merge of personalities and fashion fluidity. Watch HERE.

“I had a very specific vision with the color pallet and aesthetic of this video,” says Doechii. “Omar was perfect for the job because he’s mastered this style; it was amazing working with him and his team!

“I envision my fans playing this video on their at home projectors during a kick back,” she continues. “The video is so full of life it can fill a space, like paintings.”

The single was produced by Kal Banx (Isaiah Rashad, J. Cole, SiR) and executive produced by Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. Rolling Stone said, “’Persuasive’ is an ode to late nights and partying just a little too hard, with Doechii—who has drawn comparisons to hip-hop visionaries like Missy Elliot—deploying her signature flow.”

About Doechii

Doechii, who was featured on TDE labelmate Isaiah Rashad’s “Wat U Sed,” has been named one of Spotify’s “Most Necessary Artists to Watch in 2022” and tipped as Artist To Watch by Complex, Pigeons & Planes and Hiphopdx. Known as an alternative hip hop artists being compared to Flo Milli and Childish Gambino, she “embodies the “weird Black girl” personality without it being her persona,” according to Ben Queen.

In 2020, she released her first album, Oh, the Places You’ll Go, inspired by the Dr. Seuss book. With her new TDE/Capitol partnership in place, Doechii’s reign has only just begun.

protest illustration by Alison Christensen for 360 Magazine

ANDERSON .PAAK – LOCKDOWN, LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN

ANDERSON .PAAK WINS GRAMMY FOR BEST MELODIC RAP PERFORMANCE FOR EMOTIONALLY CHARGED SINGLE “LOCKDOWN”

MAKES TV DEBUT AS SILK SONIC PERFORMING NEW SINGLE “LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN”

Esteemed singer, songwriter, producer Anderson .Paak takes home the Grammy Award for Best Melodic Rap Performance for his critically acclaimed single, “Lockdown”.

.Paak released his highly regarded single “Lockdown” last year on Juneteenth via Aftermath Entertainment, exclusively distributed by 12Tone Music, LLC. Inspiration for the song came from .Paak’s participation in a Los Angeles Black Lives Matter protest where peaceful protestors were being shot with rubber bullets by the police. The song was accompanied by the Grammy nominated video directed by Dave Meyers featuring Andra Day, Jay Rock, Syd, SiR, Dumbfoundead & Dominic Fike.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “LOCKDOWN” HERE

The now 4-time Grammy Award winning .Paak also took to the stage with Bruno Mars in a television performance debut of new project Silk Sonic with Bruno Mars. The duo performed a funky retro rendition of their new single, “Leave The Door Open.” Variety coincidentally described the song as “a glorious blast of vintage R&B that could be a Best R&B Song Grammy winner from 1974.”

Anderson .Paak was nominated for Best Music Video: “Lockdown” and Best Melodic Rap Performance: “Lockdown”.

The win for Best Melodic Rap Performance follows his Best R&B Album win for Ventura and Best R&B Performance win for “Come Home” featuring Andre 3000 earlier this year. He won his first Grammy in 2019 for Best Rap Performance for his song, “Bubblin.’”

.Paak was also featured on this year’s Grammy Award nominated albums from Nas (Kings Disease) and Free Nationals (Free Nationals). He was a co-producer on John Legend’s “One Life” from his album, Bigger Love.

COACHELLA 2019

Coachella returns to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA for two weekends set for April 12th  14th and April 19th 21st. Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande will headline both weekends. (Full lineup as of January 2nd below).
Passes for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival go on sale Friday, January 4 at 11 AM PT at coachella.com, while supplies last. All taxes, shipping and fees are included in listed pass prices.

ARIN RAY PLATINUM FIRE

INTERSCOPE ARTIST ARIN RAY RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM, PLATINUM FIRE

14-TRACK PROJECT FEATURES TY DOLLA $IGN, YG AND TERRACE MARTIN

Interscope Records’ R&B singer-songwriter Arin Ray is proving that he’s come “a long way since the X Factor” with the release of his debut album, Platinum Fire. The robust 14-track project takes listeners on a winding journey as Ray reminisces over everything from love and temptation, old school memories and failed friendships. With a dream team of producers in tow (F Keys, Terrace Martin, Childish Major and Nez & Rio), the album is as musical as it is personal. Ray showcases his powerful vocal range over a medley of hip-hop, jazz and neo-soul influenced instrumentals. The end result is a nuanced blend of new and old school sound which is sure to catch the ear of music lovers across the board. The album is now available on all digital retailers and features Childish Major, Terrace Martin, Ty Dolla $ign, DRAM, SiR and YG.

“This is history for me, 22 years in the making, I put my life into this sh*t. Changing the way we listen to music has always been a dream and this is my opportunity.”

Platinum Fireincludes the 2017 single, “We Ain’t Homies (featuring YG),” which was written and co-produced by Ray. The single served as a strong addition to Ray’s long list of writing credits which includes songs for Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Rick Ross. The Cincinnati native released his debut EP, Phases, in 2016; four years after first gaining popularity on the hit show X Factor. The album marks the beginning of a busy year for Ray as he is currently working on a jazz album with Terrace Martin and Robert Glasper, due late 2018.

Arin Ray’s Platinum Fire eAlbum

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Photo Credit: Nikko La Mere, courtesy of Interscope Records

To learn more about Arin Ray, please visit: http://www.arinraymusic.com