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Kaelen Felix draws Snoop Dogg for 360 Magazine

Snoop Dogg × COVID-19

On September 12th 2020, Snoop Dogg will be streaming live from his Compound in LA to millions of homes around the world to raise funds for the International Medical Corps, which is helping to fight the global pandemic and provide life-saving care around the world.

Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11th 2020, cases have continued to increase rapidly. The International Medical Corps works closely with international, national and local charities and health organizations, providing medical expertise, equipment, training and triage & treatment services. Its goal is to ensure that at-risk countries and regions can prepare for and respond to outbreaks of coronavirus quickly and safely.

This will be the first of many shows created by Couch Concerts Live, a new streaming platform that presents major artists’ performances in support of those suffering from the effects of global crises, from COVID-19 to climate change and more.

The partnership between TARI Global, American Artist Company, The Temple Company and Jam Management Group brings together a team with the reach, experience and expertise that will enable them to support International Medical Corps on a global level.

Nathan Tari, CEO of TARI Global, and Founder of the event, comments: “The entertainment industry has been hard hit by the pandemic. While we were staying safely at home, we put our heads together and decided to use our talent and experience to do something in support of those suffering from the outbreak of this terrible virus. We are looking to bring some fun, excitement as well as a special experience with some of the world’s most celebrated stars. This concert will be the first of many, and we are excited to have Snoop Dogg to help us launch.”

Tickets for Couch Concerts Live presenting ‘Snoopadelic in da Pandemic’ are now available to purchase on TicketcoSeeTickets or Couch Concerts Facebook. Join Snoop Dogg as he entertains us live from his Compound, with his infamous Snoopadelic Live DJ Show, expect some hits whilst hanging out with Snoop from the comfort of your own home, staying safe and raising funds for COVID-19 causes.

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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Jhené Aiko illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

Jhené Aiko’s Chilombo Success

Jhené Aiko’s blockbuster album CHILOMBO re-asserts its claim to the title of R&B album of the year this week, as the deluxe edition powers the album to over 46,000 new units. CHILOMBO re-enters the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 at #6, and reclaims the #1 spot on the Billboard R&B albums chart.

CHILOMBO DELUXE adds nine previously unreleased bonus tracks and remixes to the original 20-track album – including the new single “Summer 2020” – with new guest features from Kehlani, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Mila J and Wiz Khalifa. Check out the in-depth cover-story profile of Jhené in the new issue of HITS magazine.

Chilombo (released in March) entered the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart at #1, and the Billboard 200 album chart at #2.  Over 170 million first week streams ranked it as the biggest album debut in four years from a female R&B artist (since Beyoncé’s Lemonade in April 2016), and the biggest album debut of Jhené’s career.

Chilombo arrived on the strength of its five massive advance tracks, with cumulative streams over 700 million to date.  They comprise: “B.S.”  (featuring H.E.R.), “Triggered (Freestyle),” “None Of Your Concern” (featuring Big Sean), “Pu$$y Fairy (OTW),” and “Happiness Over Everything (H.O.E.)” (feat. Future and Miguel).  The visual for another album track premiered in May, “Magic Hour.” The momentum continues to build with the release of “Summer 2020.”

Chilombo proclaims the artist’s full name, Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo, as it celebrates her coming into her own personal power. The initial jam sessions where she freestyled the lyrics to each song, took place on  where Jhené’s great grandmother was born. Jhené was inspired by the beauty and power of the island’s volcanoes, having visited throughout the years. Chilombo means wild beast. The volcano is symbolic of the beautiful, yet powerful beast. Jhené Aiko is Chilombo. In contrast to her 2017 album, Trip, which intricately detailed the process of grieving, Chilombo finds Jhené embracing her strength and power, coming into her confidence as a woman, a creator and a healer. She has always embraced magic in her particular brand of soulful, trippy, ethereal R&B, but now on Chilombo she has taken it all to another level.

THE MAGIC HOUR, Jhené’s highly-anticipated 32-city North American tour with special guest Queen Naija, originally scheduled for May-June, will be rescheduled. Special merch and digital album bundles are available at Jhené’s official D2C store.

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Jhené Aiko illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

Jhené Aiko – Chilombo Deluxe

Grammy®-nominated multi-platinum singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko builds on the phenomenal #1 success of Chilombo, currently over 1.5 billion global streams, with the arrival of CHILOMBO DELUXE, available today, via 2 Fish/Art Club/Def Jam Recordings. CHILOMBO DELUXE adds nine previously unreleased bonus tracks and remixes to the original 20-track album – including the new single “Summer 2020” – with new guest features from Kehlani, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Mila J and Wiz Khalifa. Check out the in-depth cover-story profile of Jhené in the new issue of HITS magazine.

Chilombo (released in March) entered the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart at #1, and the Billboard 200 album chart at #2.  Over 170 million first week streams ranked it as the biggest album debut in four years from a female R&B artist (since Beyoncé’s Lemonade in April 2016), and the biggest album debut of Jhené’s career.

Chilombo arrived on the strength of its five massive advance tracks, with cumulative streams over 700 million to date.  They comprise: “B.S.” (featuring H.E.R.), “Triggered (Freestyle),” “None Of Your Concern” (featuring Big Sean), “Pu$$y Fairy (OTW),” and “Happiness Over Everything (H.O.E.)” (feat. Future and Miguel).  The visual for another album track premiered in May, “Magic Hour.” The momentum continues to build with the release of “Summer 2020.”

Chilombo proclaims the artist’s full name, Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo, as it celebrates her coming into her own personal power. The initial jam sessions where she freestyled the lyrics to each song, took place on The Big Island of Hawaii where Jhené’s great grandmother was born. Jhené was inspired by the beauty and power of the island’s volcanoes, having visited throughout the years. Chilombo means wild beast. The volcano is symbolic of the beautiful, yet powerful beast. Jhené Aiko is Chilombo. In contrast to her 2017 album, Trip, which intricately detailed the process of grieving, Chilombo finds Jhené embracing her strength and power, coming into her confidence as a woman, a creator and a healer. She has always embraced magic in her particular brand of soulful, trippy, ethereal R&B, but now on Chilombo she has taken it all to another level.

THE MAGIC HOUR, Jhené’s highly-anticipated 32-city North American tour with special guest Queen Naija, originally scheduled for May-June, will be rescheduled. Special merch and digital album bundles are available at Jhené’s official D2C store.

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Mina Tocalini illustration of J BALVIN for 360 MAGAZINE.

Tainy × J Balvin – Agua

Boundary-pushing producer and artist, Tainy, and globally renowned artist J Balvin release “Agua,” the first single off of the official soundtrack from the upcoming animated film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run. The song is out on NEON16/Interscope Records and available on all streaming platforms today.

The multiple Latin GRAMMY winning producer collaborated with J Balvin to create a song that captures the true essence of the beloved animated children show’s new feature film. The video which is set to release in the coming weeks, was directed by 36 Grados and filmed using the same cutting-edge animation seen in the film to help further bring to life the infectious beat created by Tainy that perfectly pairs with J Balvin’s signature silky smooth flow. The song further showcases Tainy’s incredibly skillful ability and talent as a producer and artist as he uses SpongeBob’s signature flute sound as the base for the beat of the track. Tainy then adds his unique style of sound to the track, cementing it as a certified summer anthem.

In the lyric video that is accompanying the song release today, we get a glimpse of SpongeBob and his best friend Patrick Star embarking on a journey to the Lost City of Atlantic City as J Balvin’s lyrics take us through the deep sea celebration.

Both Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon partnered with Tainy and Lex Borrero of NEON16 and Interscope Records to help them create a soundtrack that was innovative, bubbly and lively much like the title character of the animated film. The album is executive produced by the award-winning producing duo and was especially curated to help bring the film to life. The soundtrack will feature a strong collection of global artists from across different genres like Tyga, Swae Lee, Lil Mosey, Weezer, Snoop Dogg, The Flaming Lips, Kenny G., Cyndi Lauper and more.

Swag Single Art

YG – Swag

Compton Rapper YG drops his new single and video for “Swag”

Despite the fun beat and lyrics of “Swag,” the music video has a political undertone to it. In the video, fans can spot Tyga and Snoop Dogg dancing along to YG’s bop, continuing the energetic message of the song. But, the video also shows YG honoring Colin Kaepernick as YG kneels in a jersey. This homage follows YG’s intertwining of the BLM movement and police brutality with his music, as seen earlier this summer in his song “FTP.” “FTP” includes lyrics about racism in the U.S. and the music video was shot at a BLM protest in LA. “Swag” and “FTP” demonstrate a powerful connection between art and politics, which YG proudly delivers and listeners eagerly await to stream.

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Indie Rights Acquires UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!

Indie Rights has acquired the Sci-Fi Parody Adventure Feature Film “UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!,” which features over forty former “Star Trek” cast members, for domestic distribution and will represent the film for foreign sales with a launch at the 1st Virtual Cannes Film Market, announced husband and wife team Writer/Director Steven L. Fawcette and Producer Angelique Fawcette, of Archangel Films LA, who also stars in the film.

“Indie Rights is so excited to be featuring ‘UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!’ at Virtual Cannes. We’ll be screening the film for international buyers on June 24th. Snoop Dogg and Star Trek fans will love this plant-based, inter-galactic parody,” said Linda Nelson, CEO, Indie Rights.

Kevin Carlson voices the star of “UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!,” Kirk Stillwood, a puppet created by the Chiodo Brothers (who created all the “Team America: World Police” puppets). The film also features over forty former “Star Trek” actors from all the “Trek” series and “Trek” movies, a historic number of “Star Trek” stars and guest-stars in one film.

“UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!” is a Sci-Fi Parody Adventure which follows the crazy exploits of four off-beat astronauts (one is a marionette) who travel to the Moon on a rescue mission to determine the fate of two Space Agency comrades who have not been heard from in several days. The individuals they find at the Lunar Base are not whom they appear to be and nearly succeed in killing our heroes. Soon the astronauts find themselves trying to save the Earth from an invasion of Killer Plant Aliens.

“It has been a tremendous honor to produce ‘UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!’ and to be able to be intentionally inclusive and share a powerful message of true diversity within our film, in front of and behind the camera. We are immensely grateful for the actors, actresses, and crew who made a choice to join us on this amazing journey. Throughout the arduous wait, and the ups and downs, we are now also very grateful to Indie Rights for believing in our little-big film,” said Angelique Fawcette.

“UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!” also features Snoop Dogg as “Major LeGrande Bushe,” Michael Madsen as “The President,” and cameos by Gilbert Gottfried, Robert Davi as voice of “The Gardener of Fricken Forever”, a secret Marvel-style scene with Sam Asghari, Casper Smart, and Nadia Lanfranconi, and introducing Katarina Van Derham, Angelique Fawcette, and Singer/Songwriter Emily L. Stanton.

“I wrote the first draft screenplay of ‘UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!’ in college back in 1977, never realizing it would be with me to this day. Now it’s a testament to always listen to that inner voice, dismiss the naysayers, and will dreams to life. As an original “Star Trek” fan, it was a surreal experience and an honor to direct so many of these wonderful actors who I’ve admired for decades.

“‘UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!’ was made for the millions of “Trek” fans around the world, with fond memories and mad respect for Gene Roddenberry’s creation,” said Steven L. Fawcette, writer/director/executive producer.

The “UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!” original score is written and composed by the Emmy Award Winning (“Roots, pt. 1”), Oscar Nominated, TOS Trek composer Gerald Fried. Fried is the last living composer from the original ‘Star Trek’ series.

“We are grateful for our composer, Gerald Fried, who is 92 years old now, and for the 29-live piece orchestra who created most of the music for our soundtrack. Music is an important part of any film, and we are thrilled to announce that ahead of the film’s release, we’ll be releasing a song from our film titled, ‘After Today’ written and arranged by recording artist and actress, Emily L. Stanton,” said Angelique Fawcette.

On the 50th Anniversary of the debut of the Original Star Trek Series, September 7, 2016, an early cut of “UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!” as a work-in-progress was privately screened for the cast, crew, and investors at a SRO event at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood.

“I am thankful that we were able to have the early advance screening of a work-in-progress cut of ‘UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!’ on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the original “Star Trek” series back in 2016. Since then we have unfortunately lost Celeste Yarnall and Jack Donner. These were incredibly wonderful and talented people to work with. Thankfully, we have memories of them via film, for their families and fans,” said Steven L. Fawcette.

Watch the trailer for “UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!” here.

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Janet Jackson to Headline 2020 Cincinnati Music Festival

Janet Jackson Headlines 2020 Cincinnati Music Festival set for July 23-25

Multi-talented singer-songwriter Janet Jackson will headline the three-day Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G, to be held July 23-25 at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati. Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.com.

The festival starts Thursday night with Vibe’s Party with a Purpose, featuring Biz Markie and BJ the Chicago Kid. On Friday, the lineup includes Jonathan Butler, Tony Toni Tone, Fantasia, Snoop Dogg and festival favorite, Charlie Wilson.

Saturday’s lineup features Kirk Whalum, PJ Morton, Tank, The O’Jays and Janet Jackson to close out the weekend. Jackson last appeared in Cincinnati in 2018 for her State of the World tour.

Thursday, July 23 (Vibe’s Party with a Purpose): Biz Markie, BJ the Chicago Kid

Friday, July 24: Charlie Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Fantasia, Tony Toni Tone, Jonathan Butler

Saturday, July 25: Janet Jackson, The O’Jays, Tank, PJ Morton, Kirk Whalum

“This is the strongest lineup for the music festival that we’ve had in quite some time,” said Joe Santangelo, festival promoter. “Having Janet Jackson on our festival lineup for the first time ever to headline Saturday night, along with favorites Charlie Wilson and Fantasia, just makes this weekend even more exciting.” A recent study conducted by the UC Economics Center and commissioned by the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau shows the Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G provides a $107.5 million economic impact to the region, making it the largest annual driver of tourism in the tristate. Procter and Gamble returns as the presenting sponsor for the Cincinnati Music Festival. Other sponsors include the Cincinnati Bengals, Northern Kentucky CVB, AARP, Santangelo Group, The Cincinnati Region, and Vibe Cincinnati.

About the Cincinnati Music Festival
The Cincinnati Music Festival began in 1962 and is one of the largest music festivals in the United States attracting over 90,000+ people from around the country with its roster of leading R&B, jazz, soul and hip-hop artists creating an economic impact of $107 million for Cincinnati. CMF is held at Paul Brown Stadium in partnership with the Cincinnati Bengals. Procter & Gamble is the presenting sponsor for the Cincinnati Music Festival.

Salute The Troops Music and Comedy Festival

Salute The Troops Music and Comedy Festival Changes Venue, Adds New Artists The Inaugural LA-Area Festival Featuring World-Famous Musicians and Comedians Moves to the Fox Theater and Glass House in Downtown Pomona

Salute the Troops Music and Comedy Festival is proud to announce that the inaugural event will now move to downtown Pomona, CA for the weekend of March 22-24. Headlining artists will perform at the iconic venue, the Fox Theater Pomona, as well as the Glass House.   

On the move, festival founder Nate Parienti and co-founder John Wertz (USMC) said, “The Marines have always been known for their ability to rapidly respond on short notice and it is with that same “Esprit de Corps” that we have quickly adapted and we’re very excited to have found a great new home in downtown Pomona, CA. I want to especially thank the teams at the Glass House and the Fox Theater”

New artists have also been confirmed to perform, including The Dan Band, So So Topic, folk singer-songwriter Pablo Dylan, Prince-collaborator Andre Cymone, playing a set with his band and also collaborating with Prince’s former band – New Power Generation for a special Prince tribute, local hip hop artists Slay Squad, as well as local artists DAISEand The Grinns and comedians Greg Fitzsimmons and Walker Hayes. They’ll join Snoop Dogg, Cold War Kids, Capital Cities, members of the Wu-Tang Clan, comedians Adam Carolla, Rob Riggle and more.

Salute The Troops Music And Comedy Festival was founded by Nate Parienti and co-founded with John Wertz (USMC 2001-2006) of Semper Fi Productions.

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New limited pricing tiers of $49.99 per day, and a very limited amount of 3 day passes at $99.99, will allow access to all participating venues. See below for the daily schedule of the festival:

Friday, March 22nd

The Fox Theater: Prince Tribute featuring Prince’s former band the New Power Generation w Special guest vocalist Andre Cymone + Grinns + CYN and more

The Glass House: Adam Carolla + Andre Cymone with his full band + Three Beards + Greg Fitzsimmons + Thom Tran(Comedian and Purple Heart Recipient)

Saturday, March 23rd

The Fox Theater: Snoop Dogg + Cold War Kids + Capital Cities + William Ryan Key + more

The Glass House: Cheat Codes + Daise + with headlining comedians Adam Carolla + Rob Riggle + The Dan Band + walker Hays

The Fox Theater Courtyard: Pablo Dylan

The Flyaway Lounge: So So Topic + special DJ Sets

Sunday, March 24th

The Fox Theater: Method Man & Redman + Members of the Wu Tang Clan + Slaysquad

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Riles’s New Single ‘Marijuana’

After skyrocketing to popularity in France where he composed mixed and mastered 1 song per week for a year with his concept Rilèsundayz (+250m views /+220M streams), Rilès is back with a new single “Marijuana”, first track from his debut album and a stunning video featuring Snoop Dogg!

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!

With “Marijuana”, Rilès is showing us a new side of himself, more soulful and organic. It’s the first joint venture between 3 of the biggest international labels (Republic/Polydor UK/Capitol FR) in many years. Rilès is the artist to follow in 2019. Debut album to be out before the summer.

‘MARIJUANA’ talks about my relationship with cannabis and its counter-productive effects that goes against my habits/mentality. The chorus “Baby, you’ve been on my mind” introduces marijuana in an attractive way, which aims to trick the listener who might think I’m talking about a woman at the very beginning of the song. However, the further you go through the song, the more you’ll notice that I’m talking about the drug and its similarities with woman/sex/lust which are also a drug in a certain way. The video starts with a random work night at my desk when suddenly I’m struck by the need of marijuana. The video depicts the tribulations I go through to try to resist the drug before succumbing to it and ending up laying down in my bed. ‘ –  Rilès

MAKE SURE TO CATCH RILES DURING HIS WARM UP TOUR!

March 19 – Koln – CBE (DE)

March 21 – Berlin – Lido (DE)

March 23 – Budapest – A38 ship (HUN)

March 25 – London – Electric Brixton (UK)

March 30 – Amsterdam, Bitterzoet (NL)

April 1 – NYC, Rough Trade (USA)

April 2 – LA, Echo (USA)

April 3 – San Francisco, Independent (USA)

April 7 – Montreal, Corona (CA)