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1500 SOUND ACADEMY × ASU — MUSIC PROGRAM

COURSES OFFER ASPIRING MUSIC STUDENTS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT MUSIC PRODUCTION, RECORDING AND ENGINEERING, SONGWRITING, MIXING, BUSINESS AND BRANDING FROM INDUSTRY PROS

1500 Sound Academy, a music education institution based in Inglewood, California headed by Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter producers James Fauntleroy and Larrance “Rance” Dopson, and entrepreneur Twila True, has announced a new partnership with Arizona State University (ASU). The institutions have joined forces to launch a co-branded, certificate-based, self-paced online music program.  Courses will provide top notch instruction in music production, engineering, songwriting, mixing, music business and artist branding, and are available today, with enrollment for the program now open to all students and the general public. You can enroll by clicking HERE.

Together, with their educational expertise in the music industry, 1500 Sound Academy and ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts School of Music, Dance and Theatre, with contributions from active music professionals, have formed a unique program titled “Professional Certificate in Music Production,” that offers valuable insight to help students discover the many career paths available in the music industry. Courses include a focus on skill development as well as exposure to leading experts in the music industry with interview sessions led by Professor of Practice Daniel Bernard Roumain, PhD.

Said Fauntleroy: “We are thrilled to launch our first collegiate partnership. Arizona State University has been in-tune when it comes to the ethos of 1500 Sound Academy and sharing the knowledge of the music industry’s inner-workings. Added Dopson, “Our goal has always been to lead by example and share our knowledge and insights of the business with people. We’re honored ASU acknowledges and celebrates this idea.”

“ASU is proud to join with 1500 Sound Academy to create practical, technological experiences,” said Heather Landes, director of the ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre. “Dr. Roumain and our director of the popular music program, Erin Barra-Jean, along with acclaimed artists like DJ Spooky, Black Violin, Hollywood film composer Tamar Kali, and founder of the MAGIK*MAGIK orchestra Minna Choi provide an immersive survey of best practices and innovation in the recording and collaborative arts,”  added Dr. Landes.

The “Professional Certificate in Music Production” will include six specialized music courses:

Music Production Techniques with Ableton Live: This course offers today’s music creators with a foundation on the necessary concepts, terminology and techniques of modern studio track composition.

Recording & Engineering Fundamentals: The digital audio workstation (DAW) is the centerpiece of the recording studio. Students learn the fundamentals of getting sound into the DAW and shaping the sound using EQ, compression and other techniques.

The Contemporary Songwriter: Songwriters create timeless emotion from nothing but melody and lyrics. This course demystifies the songwriting process and arms the modern songwriter with melodic and lyrical concepts to deepen their craft.

Mixing Essentials: The mix can make or break a song and when it is done right, it goes unnoticeable. This course teaches how to listen and knowing how to make songs sound like you want them.

The Business of Music 101: Music creators are copyright owners, brand owners and publishing companies, whether they know it or not. This course outlines the pillars of a music creator’s corporate structure.

Branding for the Contemporary Artist: This course digs deeply into the psyche of the artist, as well as the practical side of being an artist and setting up an authentic brand and performance.

About 1500 Sound Academy:

1500 Sound Academy strives to produce passionate sound creators with mentorship, positive mindset, and professional development. Featuring state-of-the-art facilities, an award-winning staff and unique curriculum, 1500 Sound Academy functions as a gateway between school and career by providing instruction in current and emerging business practices of the music industry for creators around the world. The academy is led by an accomplished team, consisting of Grammy award-winning R&B/Pop singer-songwriter James Fauntleroy, musician and Grammy award-winning producer Larrance “Rance” Dopson, and successful entrepreneur and executive, Twila True, Co-Founder of True Family Enterprises, a privately held family office based in Orange County, California. 1500 Sound Academy is a subsidiary of Volume Ventures, LLC, an independent, multi-faceted entertainment company that provides comprehensive music and video production, publishing, and education services to aspiring and established recording artists, songwriters, musicians and music videographers. 1500 Sound Academy has a top-notch curriculum that has featured some of the biggest music stars. Guest lecturers at the academy have included such world-renowned artists as: Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Master P and Snoop Dogg, to name a few. Brand partners include: Dolby, Fender, Roland and Zildjian.

About Arizona State University:

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.

About the ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre:

The School of Music, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University is widely recognized for preparing artists, scholars, visionaries and entrepreneurs to become innovative leaders who transform society through their creativity. Our internationally recognized faculty artists, scholars and guest artists are motivating and compassionate mentors who work with students to cultivate excellence and personal growth. Our nationally recognized programs feature a comprehensive range of degrees plus minors and certificates and more than 600 concerts, events, performances, productions and recitals each year. Located in the culturally rich Southwest in one of the most vibrant, expanding urban centers, our programs afford students access to a diverse environment and engagement in Phoenix’s flourishing arts community. Above all, we value the creativity, personal experience and voice each student brings to the school.

2021 Summer Sip List

As the weather gets warmer and more businesses begin to open up, it looks like summer will be closer to normal than much of the world has recently seen. 360 Magazine has collected a list of our favorite drinks for this summer to sip by the pool, or for celebrating with friends. Stay refreshed this summer with our 2021 sip list.

EFFEN® x Allies in Arts

Since 2018, EFFEN Vodka has created limited-edition Pride bottles to celebrate self-expression, support diversity and champion the LGBTQQIA2S community, including supporting organizations like Outfest. This year, EFFEN Vodka is partnering with Allies in Arts to bolster their mission of empowering creative voices and providing fair-paid work for artists who identify as womxn, BIPOC and LGBTQQIA2S – all of whom are underrepresented individuals in creative industries.

EFFEN Vodka commissioned Chicago-based, LGBTQQIA2S artist and street muralist Sam Kirk to design this year’s bottle, which celebrates the Black and LGBTQQIA2S communities and highlights that each day is an opportunity to live loud, vibrant and proud. Not only is the vodka perfect for cocktails, the bottle is a beautiful addition to any summer table.

EFFEN Vodka pride month image via Mike Morra (Coyne PR) for use by 360 Magazine

INDOGGO® Gin The Low Rider

Raise your glass to the king of gin and juice, and mix up Snoop’s personal favorite take on the classic Gin & Tonic- The Low Rider. This refreshing and citrusy cocktail is great to unwind with and sip all spring and summer long! Sure to please the palette of any gin aficionado, “The Low Rider” is crafted with 1.5 oz Indoggo Gin, 3oz tonic water and garnished with an orange slice. This mouthwatering mixed drink is all you need to make your Gin and Tonic Day complete!

Indoggo Gin PR Image by SnoopDogg for use by 360 Magazine
  • 1.5 oz INDOGGO® Gin
  • 3 oz tonic water
  • Orange slice garnish

Add INDOGGO® and tonic water into a highball glass, filled with ice. Garnish with orange slice.

Pinnacle Vodka’s Apricot Honeysuckle Spritz

Pinnacle® Vodka, the award-winning vodka brand, today introduced Pinnacle® Light & Ripe™. The brand’s newest line of innovation offers great quality vodka in fruit-forward flavors with fewer calories and zero sugar for a refreshing “Light & Ripe” finish. Crafted with natural ingredients, Pinnacle Light & Ripe is being launched with two fresh flavor choices, Apricot Honeysuckle and Guava Lime. Pinnacle’s new cocktail recipe, which utilized their new Apricot Honey flavor of Pinnacle Light & Ripe, is below:

Pinnacle Light & Ripe Apricot Honeysuckle spritz for use by 360 Magazine

Apricot Honeysuckle Spritz

  • 1 part Pinnacle® Light & Ripe™ Apricot Honeysuckle Vodka
  • 1 part Lilet Blanc®
  • Equal parts soda water and tonic water
  • Fresh apricot
  • Sprig of thyme

Directions: Build in glass over ice. Stir gently and garnish with fresh apricot and honeysuckle.

Hornitos Tequila Seltzer

Hornitos Tequila Seltzer is set to hits shelves in the U.S. beginning this week! The products combine real Plata tequila with refreshing seltzer, resulting in the perfect choice for those seeking a refreshing, ready-made cocktail for their high-energy moments this season. Hornitos Tequila Seltzer is available in two natural flavors – Lime and Mango – without any artificial sweeteners.

Hornitos Tequila Seltzer image by Armon Hayes for use by 360 Magazine

Santo Spirits 

Santo Spirits just launched their Reposado and has the most refreshing cocktails to serve at your backyard BBQ or enjoy during an at-home happy hour. Santo is the brainchild of rocker Sammy Hagar, and chef Guy Fieri. Together, the duo created a portfolio of 100% Blue Weber Agave expressions including Santo blanco, the world’s only Mezquila and a reposado that is rested in lightly charred, used American oak bourbon barrels. For those tired of the usual and yearning for something different, Santo offers a higher taste, a higher quality, a higher experience – a higher spirit.

Below are some of Santo Spirit’s summer sip suggestions:

Cucumber Cooler

Impress your friends with the ultimate summer sipper, the Cucumber Cooler made with Santo’s newly launched Reposado. The ultra-pure agave flavor and refreshing balance of homemade cucumber simple syrup and mint are the perfect combination to keep you cool on those hot summer days ahead.

cucumber cooler by Santo Spirits for use by 360 Magazine
  • 2 oz Santo Reposado
  • ½ oz Cucumber simple syrup*
  • ½ oz Elderflower liqueur
  • ¾ oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Fresh Mint sprig
  • Ice

Garnish: Fresh mint sprig, cucumber slices

1. In a cocktail shaker with ice add tequila, syrup, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and mint sprig

2. Shake for 30 seconds.

3. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.

4. Garnish.

Cucumber Simple Syrup:

1. In a saucepan on medium heat add 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and 1 cucumber sliced.

2. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar has dissolved.

3. Bring to a simmer for 3 minutes.

4. Take off heat and allow it to steep for 15-20 minutes.

Hibiscus Smash

Relax and unwind with a cocktail that will take your tastebuds on a trip you will never want to return from. The freshness of cilantro and hibiscus leaves are a great compliment to the full and distinctive flavors of Santo Reposado. Don’t forget to double strain this cocktail for a smooth and refreshing drink you will want to enjoy all year round.

Hibiscus Smash by Santo Spirits for use by 360 Magazine
  • 2 oz Santo Reposado
  • 1 oz hibiscus tea
  • 1/2 oz agave
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems
  • Ice

Garnish: Hibiscus leaves, lime wheel, edible flowers

1. Brew Hibiscus tea and let cool.

2. In a cocktail shaker with ice add tequila, hibiscus tea, agave, lime juice and fresh cilantro.

3. Shake for 30 seconds.

4. Double strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.

5. Garnish.

Strawberry Basil Gimlet

The Strawberry Basil Gimlet by INDOGGO for use by 360 Magazine

2 oz INDOGGO®

.75 oz Lime Juice

.75 oz Honey Syrup (2pt Honey:1 pt Water)

Basil

Combine all ingredients, shake and strain into a coupe glass. Top with soda water and garnish with Mint and Strawberry.

The Laid Back

The Laid Back drink image by IDOGGO for use by 360 Magazine

2 oz INDOGGO®

2 oz Pineapple Juice

Top with club soda

Garnish: Strawberry/Lime Slices

Add INDOGGO Gin and pineapple juice into glass, filled with ice. Stir, then top with club soda and garnish with strawberry/lime slice

D’USSE Champagne Sparkler  

Champagne Sparkler features D’USSE VSOP and Angostura Bitters topped off with chilled Top Martini & Rossi Asti. The cocktail is perfect to feel like the stars of Hollywood and toast to a fun evening. 

Champagne Sparkler (White) by D'USSE for use by 360 Magazine
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Glassware: Flute  

Ingredients:  

·         1 part D’USSE VSOP Cognac  

·         1 sugar cube  

·         3 dashes Angostura Bitters  

·         Top Martini & Rossi Asti  

·         Garnish: Orange Twist  

Add D’USSE, sugar cube and bitters into a champagne flute. Top with chilled Martini & Rossi Asti. 

D’USSE’s Lady Velvet

Balanced and sophisticated, the D’USSE Lady’s Velvet is an expression of luxury

D'USSE Lady's Velvet image by D'USSE Cognac for use by 360 Magazine

Glassware: Nick & Nora 

Ingredients:  

1 part D’USSE VSOP Cognac 

¾ part BACARDI Ocho Rum 

¾ part MARTINI & ROSSI Rosso Vermouth 

½ part ST-GERMAIN Elderflower Liqueur 

1 dash Angostura Bitters 

Garnish: Orange Peel 

Method: Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir cocktail with a bar spoon until chilled. Strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass. 

1800 x Jarritos Cocktails

1800 has partnered with iconic Mexican soda brand Jarritos to create three delicious, easy-to-make cocktails, all made with premium 1800 Silver and Jarritos’ classic flavors. As two Mexican heritage brands with deep cultural roots, 1800 Tequila and Jarritos have joined together as the authorities on Cinco de Mayo cocktails and celebration, and their collaborative cocktails are sure to quench the thirst for an authentic way to enjoy Cinco de Mayo this year. 

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1800 Piña Paloma

  • 2 oz. 1800 Silver
  • 4 oz. Jarritos Pineapple 
  • ½ oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice

Directions: Build over ice in a highball glass and stir gently to combine. Garnish with a lime wheel and pineapple leaves

 Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux’s Kentucky Mule 

 Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux’s Kentucky Mule via Brooke Levin at Berk Communications for use by 360 Magazine

Ingredients:

·       2 oz. Buffalo Trace

·       ¾ oz. Lime Sour

·       ¼ dash Simple Syrup

·       Top with 3 oz. Q Ginger Beer

Method:

·       Combine Buffalo Trace, Lime Sour and Simple Syrup

·       Top with Ginger Beer

·       Shake & pour into a Mule Mug

·       Garnish with a lime wedge

Baby Yoda/The Child

Inspired by the cocktail originally created by Michael Young of The Vault, Elysian Brewing has put its own spin on the Baby Yoda cocktail, which fittingly incorporates the brand’s most popular beer–Space Dust IPA–to take you to a galaxy far, far away

Baby Yoda/The Child by Elysian Brewing via Ben Stark at M&C Saatchi Entertainment for use by 360 Magazine
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Ingredients:

  • 1.5oz Vodka
  • .5oz Apple Pucker
  • .5 Lemon Juice
  • .75 Simple Syrup

Method:

  1. Shake with ice and strain into coupe glass
  2. Top off with Space Dust IPA
  3. Attach lime wedges for the ears and blueberries for the eyes to a cocktail stick
  4. Wrap glass step with napkin to create a robe-like appearance to complete the look
  5. Serve!

CINCO DE MAYO: 1800 Tequila “Tastes of Cinco” Playlists and Recipes

This Cinco de Mayo, Cinco celebrants are still looking for the perfect combo of cocktails, music, and Mexican cuisine to kick off the holiday in style! 1800 Tequila has a plan for every Cinco de Mayo party, curating a separate celebration set-up for each of 1800’s three top expressions, including Silver, Coconut, & 1800’s newest ultra-premium expression 1800 Cristalino! Each pairing offers a special cocktail, pairing dish, and Spotify playlist to fit each expression. Revelers can choose between their favorite of each to craft the perfect Cinco de Mayo celebration!

Please see below for cocktail recipes, food pairing recipes, and Spotify playlists specially created for 1800 Silver, 1800 Coconut and 1800 Cristalino. All three expressions are available on DrizlyReserveBar and MiniBar.

1800 Tequila Spotify Playlists:

 1800 Cristalino Monochrome Margarita

  • 1 ½ oz. 1800 Cristalino
  • ½ oz. orange liqueur 
  • ½ oz. light agave syrup
  • 1 oz. sour liqueur mixer 
  • 1 sleeve habanero bitters

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a lime wheel and Thai chili.

1800 Silver Perfume Serrano

Perfume Serrano
  • 2 oz. 1800 Silver
  • 1 oz. watermelon juice
  • ¾ oz. elderflower liqueur
  • ¾ oz. lime juice
  • ½ oz. serrano pepper-infused orange liqueur

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice in a highball glass with a Tajín rim, and garnish with a watermelon slice.

1800 Coconut Coco Colada

Coco Colada
  • 2 oz. 1800 Coconut
  • 1 ½ oz. coconut cream
  • 1 ½ oz. pineapple juice 
  • ½ oz. lime juice

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender with ice and blend. Serve in a highball glass and garnish with a pineapple spear.

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, sipMARGS is launching with new and exciting ready-to-drink sparkling margaritas! sipMARGS is a real, authentic margarita made with top-quality tequila, perfect for those who want fun without compromise. While it’s low calorie, low sugar, and low carbs; it’s also a bold, great-tasting margarita – making it the perfect go-to canned beverage for any occasion.

The margaritas are available in New York and New Jersey now and Florida on June 1st. They come in four creative flavors, all with 5% ABV: Classic Sparkling Margarita, Sparkling Mango Margarita, Sparkling Coconut Margarita, and Sparkling Mezcal Margarita. All four flavors are offered in 4-packs (SRP $11.99), Variety 8-packs (SRP $19.99) and the Classic Sparkling Margarita is available in a bag-in-a-box style (SRP $29.99).  

Classic: With bright, vibrant citrus flavor, sipMARGS Classic sparkling margarita is equally tart and sweet with a taste reminiscent of your favorite margarita cocktail.  

Classic Sparkling Margarita
Photo Credit: sipMARGS

Coconut: Cool and light with unmistakable coconut essence, sipMARGS Coconut margarita is mildly sweet and refreshing with big tropical flavor.

Sparkling Coconut Margarita
Photo Credit: sipMARGS

Mango: The sweet, fruity taste of luscious mangoes are front and center with sipMARGS Mango margarita.  Bold, juicy and effervescent.

Sparkling Mango Margarita
Photo Credit: sipMARGS

Mezcal: sipMARGS Mezcal margarita brings the taste of Mexico’s traditional agave spirit to a uniquely refreshing cocktail.  A hint of smokiness, herbal notes and a touch of sweetness create a distinctively delicious flavor. 

Sparkling Mezcal Margarita
Photo Credit: sipMARGS

 VOCO: Elegance Brands, Inc., a global beverage company with a focus on innovation, announced this week the relaunch of its premiere beverage product VOCO, a “better-for-you” RTD cocktail that combines real vodka blended with coconut water, soda water and natural fruit flavor.

As a more mindful spirit offering, VOCO is also gluten-free, low ABV, and low in sugar. With only 5% ABV per can, it allows consumers to enjoy more in one sitting! This single serving canned cocktail comes in four delicious fruit flavors: Mango, Lime, Pineapple, and Passionfruit.

To launch, VOCO will be available at select retail locations throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, Tennessee, Ohio, and Alabama. Elegance Brands, Inc. will continue to roll out VOCO to additional U.S. states this year. SRP for a 4-pack of VOCO is $9.99. For more information, please visit Drink Voco.

The Cheesecake Factory’s The Ultimate Margarita Recipe

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz. Tequila (It should be a 100% agave tequila. Blanco or Reposado is preferred)

½ oz. Cointreau Liqueur

½ oz. Grand Marnier Liqueur

1 oz. Agave Syrup (recipe below)

¾ oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

For Garnish:

Lime

Salt Rim (optional)

Instructions:

Add Tequila, Cointreau Liqueur, Grand Marnier Liqueur, Agave Syrup, and Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice to a cocktail shaker without ice.

Add ice to cocktail shaker and shake hard for 10-15 seconds.

Strain contents of the cocktail shaker into appropriately sized glass filled with fresh ice.

Garnish with a Lime Wedge. Squeeze lime over drink and drop on top.

Agave Syrup

Ingredients:

Agave Nectar

Water

Instructions:

Mix equal parts Agave Nectar and Boiling Water. Stir until thoroughly incorporated

Chill in refrigerator (for at least 1 hour) until ready to use.

AriZona Beverages is making its first foray into the coffee space with Sun Brew – a new line of 100% arabica coffee made with hand-selected beans from Central & South America!  

Perfect for the morning wake-up or mid-afternoon pick me up, Sun Brew delivers bold flavor in three distinct roasts: Snake Bite Blend (medium roast with beans from Columbia), Cactus Blend (medium-dark roast with beans from Guatemala and Honduras), and Sedona Blend (dark roast with beans from Columbia, Brazil, and Peru).  Available as ground coffee and pod packs, Sun Brew arrives just in time to deliver small-batch roasted coffee at home without café pricing!  

Rosjito

Cavit Rosé is blended with ice, white rum, and fresh mint for a fun and cool play on the classic mojito. ​

Prep time: 5 minutes​

Total time: 5 minutes​

Makes: 1 cocktail ​

  • 4 large mint leaves​
  • 1.5 oz white rum​
  • 5 oz Cavit Rosé​
  • 1 cup ice cubes​

Combine mint, rum, Cavit Rosé, and ice in a blender. Purée until very smooth. Pour into a tall chilled glass. Serve immediately. 

Garnish options: Mint sprig, lime wedge, sugar-rimmed glass.  ​

Tip: Include more elements of a classic mojito by adding fresh lime juice and simple syrup to the blender with the other ingredients. 

Rosjito image by Cavit Wines for use by 360 Magazine

#MilagroMondays

Milagro Tequila has launched #MilagroMondays, a summer-long campaign that offers consumers a much-needed break from their weekly routine. To build genuine excitement for the week ahead, the brand is offering the select few an opportunity to wake up somewhere entirely new at the start of their week. Through June 8, fans of Milagro Tequila can enter to win a luxury 5-day, work-from-anywhere experience in Tulum, Mexico by posting a photo or video to their personal Instagram account of what makes you dread Mondays the most. To qualify, fans must tag MilagroTequila in their post and #MilagroMondays #entry.

 Two winners and their guests will fly first-class, stay in a private villa outfitted with the ideal “work from anywhere” set-up (including that real-life beach Zoom background), and be treated to a private chef, chartered yacht, and much more. Those interested can click here for the official rules and regulations of #MilagroMondays. 

Milagro Monday image via Tessa van Bergen at M&C Sataachi Sports & Entertainment for use by 360 Magazine

1800 Spiced Blood Orange Paloma

1800 Tequila is perfect for World Paloma Day on Saturday, May 22nd! 1800’s paloma recipe is created with a spin on the Mexican national cocktail. It is the ideal way to celebrate the holiday, no matter your personal taste in tequila.

All 1800 expressions are available on ReserveBarMiniBar and Drizly.

  • 2 oz. 1800 Añejo
  • 3 oz. freshly-squeezed blood orange juice
  • 1 ½ oz. freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice
  • ½ oz. freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 oz. agave nectar

Directions: Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a coarse spiced salt-rimmed highball glass over fresh ice, and top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with thinly-sliced blood orange, grapefruit, or lime.

Spiced Blood Orange Paloma from 1800 Tequila via Edmund Billings at Exposure America for use by 360 Magazine

Stranahan’s The Peak Manhattan 

2oz Blue Peak

1oz Sicilian Amaro

2 dashes black walnut bitters

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Directions: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, add ice and stir to 20% dilution. Strain over big cube with cherry garnish

Stranahan's The Peak Manhatten image via Angela Menosa for use by 360 Magazine

Earl StevensThe Spritz 

The Spritz is a twist on the popular classic, and starts with an Italian bitter liqueur that has orange citrus notes then Earl Stevens Selection Prosecco straight from Italy, topped off with club soda. It’s a cocktail for day or night, and any reason you feel like enjoying a refreshing libation.   

Ingredients

·         3 ounces Earl Stevens Selection Prosecco DOC  

·         2 ounces Italian bitter liqueur  

·         1 ounce soda water  

·         Garnish: orange wheel  

Method: Add all ingredients into a wine glass with ice and stir. Garnish with an orange wheel. 

Earl Stevens' The Spritz via : Taylor Webster for use by 360 Magazine

Spa Girl Cocktails

Hot Girl Summer meets the hottest cocktail of the summer – Spa Girl Cocktails, a premium ready-to-drink vodka beverage. This spirit is all about California sunshine, celebrating with your girlfriends, and cheers-ing with a damn good, guilt-free cocktail. Known for their award-winning fresh and fruity flavors and clean ingredients, you can enjoy the notes of cucumber, pineapple, strawberry, peach, and pear without any of the guilt. This buzz-worthy booze is under 100 calories and packs a punch with its high alcohol content ranging from 11.5% – 16.5%. Available in 4-pack cans and 750 mL bottles, their high-proof, low cal cocktails mean drinking less, to enjoy more. 

Whether your summer plans include heading to Palm Springs for a dreamy getaway, hosting any and all bridal shower festivities for your bestie, or packing for a picnic at the beach with your pals, the party starts with Spa Girl Cocktails. Find a retailer near you here

Spa Girls Cocktail image by Maddie Parks at Fingerprint Communications for use by 360 Magazine

D’USSÉ & Blueberry Lemonade

This cocktail combines D’USSÉ and lemonade with the sweet, tangy flavor of fresh blueberries. As the world starts to open back up and more and more people are gathering with family and friends (both indoors and outdoors!), wanted to share a few cocktails from D’USSE Cognac to help celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. The lemonade-based cocktails (fittingly, in a “red, white and blue” theme) bring a playfully patriotic flair to the holiday and are sure to be a hit for any parties. 

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 Parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac 
  • 10 Fresh Blueberries 
  • 4 Parts Lemonade 

Glass & Garnish: Highball & Lemon Wheel, Blueberries 

Method: Muddle blueberries in a shaker tin. Add D’USSÉ, lemonade and ice. Shake and strain into an ice filled highball glass. 

blueberry lemonade image by D’USSE Cognac for use by 360 Magazine

Ogden’s Own Five Husbands Vodka Pride Month Bottle

Ogden’s Own, the largest independent distillery in Utah, is welcoming Pride Month 2021 with the release of a brand-new, special edition bottle of its Five Husbands Vodka – featuring five of Utah’s most influential and cherished members of the LGBTQ+ community on the label!

As part of Ogden’s Own’s commitment to celebrating Pride all year long, not just for one month, the new 2021 Five Husbands bottle will be available year-round. The “Five Husbands” featured on the label represent a broad range of professions and areas of expertise, but the common thread binding each Husband is that they are all Utah locals that are passionate about representing the LGBTQ+ community and spreading the message of inclusiveness on as large of a stage as possible. The 2021 Five Husbands are: Johnny Hebda, Troy Williams, Rob Moolman, Georgios Spiliopoulos, and CJ Hamblen.

The 2021 Five Husbands Vodka Pride bottle is officially available now at the Ogden’s Own Distillery store, with regional and online distribution slated to kick off before June. The bottle retails for $19.99 for a 750ml bottle and is 40% ABV (80 proof). Sales proceeds will go directly to Equality Utah and the Utah Pride Center, two charitable organizations that support the Utah LGBTQ+ community.

Ogden’s Own Five Husbands Pride Bottle via Ruben Marinbach at GreenRoom for use by 360 Magazine

The Bodega

 On Saturday, June 12th btw 4PM-8PM, 360 Magazine will host our intimate immersive pop-up shop which will be reminiscent of a traditional Bronx Bodega. This po-up shop is a collaborative effort to elevate our brand’s priorities in popular culture and design (PC+D).

This boutique and private shopping experience will be held at the #360TRAP Bronx workspace. The event will feature #AOHSOA Trunk Pieces and lifestyle choices, specifically designed for consumers to live their best PC+D lifestyle.

The pop-up will possess a carnival theme and will feature creative activities and decors compatible with this fun concept. The event’s open bar will run for four hours and feature signature spirits of mixologists, as well as festive tapas. This event will be a privileged opportunity to reinforce brand awareness and network among target audiences and sponsors.This summer event will also be the precursor for World Blood Donor Day (6/14) and Armon Hayes birthday (6/16).

Cat illustration for the bodega by Heather Skovlund for use by 360 Magazine

D’USSÉ Paradise Gem 

The creation of the visionary Maitre de Chai Michel Casavecchia – the senior-most cellar master working today – D’USSE is masterfully crafted at the prestigious Château de Cognac, a home with a 200-year legacy of producing some of the world’s finest Cognacs. A partnership between Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter and Bacardi Unlimited, D’USSE is the cognac of choice for several of world’s pre-eminent entertainers, including Megan Thee Stallion, Kevin Hart and Meek Mill, among many others. 

 D’USSE offers both a VSOP and an XO. Easy to sip, the D’USSÉ® Paradise Gem uses D’USSÉ’s VSOP Cognac and is bright and floral — simply a gem. 

Ingredients 

1 Part D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac 
1 Part Marigold Syrup* 
¾ Part Sauvignon Blanc 
1 Coffee Bean 

Glass & Garnish 

Frosted Coupe & White Rose Petal 

Method 

Muddle coffee bean in a mixing glass. Add D’USSÉ, marigold syrup and Sauvignon Blanc and fill with ice. Stir and double-strain into a frosted coupe glass. 
*Marigold Syrup: Heat 34 oz of water in a saucepan until it reaches a boil. Add 34 oz of white sugar, 1 oz of citric acid and ¼ lb of dehydrated marigold flowers. Let stand for 24 hours. Double-strain into a bottle for storage. 

D’USSÉ Paradise Gem image via Chantel Muentes at Berk Communications for use by 360 Magazine

Elysian Brewing 25th Anniversary Box

In celebration of the milestone anniversary, Elysian released a 25th anniversary box, featuring some of its greatest beers and a collection of experiences to tell the brewery’s history. Elysian collaborated with nearly 30 artists nationwide to create different elements of the box, including both up-and-coming and established talent, like legendary Seattle artists Charles Burns and Peter Bagge of Fantagraphics.

One of the highlights came from Elysian’s Snailbones IPA. The brewery requested 27 different reinterpretations of label from 27 different artists from all different walks of life with just two criteria: It must have a snail and it must have bones. Here are the final products:

Elysian Brewing image via Aaron Dorfman for use by 360 Magazine at M&C Sataachi Sports & Enertainment

Natural Light #SendMyParentsAway Sweepstakes

Natural light wants to send Mom & Dad on a $20K trip to Alaska. That’s right…ALASKA… so their fans can kick-off summer by also scoring some brownie points. Natty understands that adulting is hard, especially when recent college grads are forced to move back in with their parents after graduation following a pandemic school year. Since the house is feeling crowded, Natty wants to help their 21+ fans do something nice for their parents and is going to send Mom and Dad far, far away so they can enjoy a staycation, while their parents go on an actual vacation. 

Recent college grads are missing the freedoms of sleeping in, playing video games until 3am, and ordering pizza for dinner. So, Natty is helping out the entire fam by offering to send your parents on a long-weekend vacation to the Alaskan wilderness AND giving you all the credit. On the weekend they’re gone, Natty will also hook the winner up with two cases worth of Naturdays beer money, plus extra cash so they can buy all the snacks their parents purposely leave off the grocery list.

For a chance to win, share on social media why you need your parents out of the house using #SendMyParentsAway and #Sweepstakes between now and June 16.

Natural Light #SendMyParentsAway Sweepstakes image via Tessa van Bergen atM&C Saatchi for use by 360 Magazine

INDOGGO® Gin Long Beach Lemonade

Celebrate World Gin Day on Saturday, June 12th like the King of Gin ‘N Juice himself–Snoop Dogg. He is claiming his throne and setting the vibe for the international celebration with his recently launched INDOGGO® Gin, a strawberry infusion with Cali sunshine in every glass. 

World Gin Day is all about celebrating the classic spirit by coming together, raising a glass and indulging with a cocktail. Snoop Dogg puts his own remix on the juniper based libation and offers a strawberry infused, premium gin that makes your tastebuds celebrate with you! Mix things up at home this year with some of Snoop’s favorite INDOGGO® Gin recipes like Long Beach Lemonade. With endless opportunities to craft delicious cocktail creations, INDOGGO® Gin is the ultimate spirit of this year’s celebration.

2 oz INDOGGO®

6 oz fresh lemonade

Ice cubes

Lemon slices for garnish

Add INDOGGO® and lemonade to a glass, stir to combine. Top with ice and lemon slices.   

=INDOGGO Long Beach Lemonade recipe via Elena Sheridan at Fingerprint Communications for use by 360 Magazine
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INDOGGO Gin by Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg’s newest spirit, INDOGGO® Gin, is being released today, Friday April 9th in honor of National Gin and Tonic Day. This newly launched spirit is a mix of seven premium botanicals and masterfully infused with an all-natural strawberry flavor, the liquid is deliciously light bodied and certified gluten free. INDOGGO® Gin is light on the juniper with a sweet and fruity finish, easy to mix and easy to drink!

Raise your glass to the king of gin and juice, and mix up Snoop’s personal favorite take on the classic Gin & Tonic- The Low Rider. This refreshing and citrusy cocktail is great to unwind with and sip all spring and summer long! Sure to please the palette of any gin aficionado, “The Low Rider” is crafted with 1.5 oz Indoggo Gin, 3oz tonic water and garnished with an orange slice. This mouthwatering mixed drink is all you need to make your Gin and Tonic Day complete!

The Low Rider

1.5 oz INDOGGO® Gin

3 oz tonic water

Orange slice garnish

Add INDOGGO® and tonic water into a highball glass, filled with ice. Garnish with orange slice.

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Weedmaps Virtual 4/20 Event

With 4/20 right around the corner, Weedmaps, in partnership with Diamond Supply Co and Wiz Khalifa / Taylor Gang, has announced an upcoming limited-edition 4/20 capsule collection featuring apparel items and accessories for cannabis lovers and streetwear aficionados alike.

The capsule will be available for purchase starting tomorrow, 4/20, on Diamond Supply Co’s website, at the LA Diamond Supply clothing store, as well as a number of Diamond Supply authorized retailers. Items in the collection include hoodies, t-shirts, crewnecks, hats, sweatpants, a varsity jacket and a catch-all tray, all retailed between $36-$480. Proceeds from the capsule purchases will be donated to cannabis reform nonprofit, Last Prisoner Project via Weedmaps.

Also, be sure to also check out Weedmaps’ 4/20 “Even Higher Together” virtual event (taking place on the holiday on Weedmaps’ website) hosted by Snoop Dogg with co-headliners A$AP Rocky and Jhené Aiko. The 4/20 collection will be worn by Wiz Khalifa, Chevy Woods and Fedd the God during the Taylor Gang Cypher hosted by Wiz featuring Taylor Gang members and more, with beats supplied by world-renowned producer The Alchemist.

Weedmaps Announces “Even Higher Together” Virtual 4/20 Event Featuring Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky, Jhené Aiko and More .

Weedmaps, the premier destination for consumers to discover cannabis products and retailers, announced today its second virtual 4/20 event, “Even Higher Together,” to celebrate the holiday. Hosted by Snoop Dogg with co-headliners A$AP Rocky and Jhené Aiko, the virtual event will include appearances by Wiz Khalifa, Mike Tyson, G-Eazy, Rebelution’s Eric Rachmany, Berner, The Alchemist, TOKiMONSTA, Ms. Pat, Too $hort, Jaleel White, Bam Marley, and more.

“Despite the last year being a challenging one for everyone, there is ample reason to celebrate given the momentum we’ve seen in cannabis legislation across the country, and we wanted to, once again, give our community a way to do so safely”

“Weedmaps’ virtual 4/20 event is going to be phenomenal,” said Snoop Dogg. “Anything celebrating cannabis and the culture around it, you know I gotta be there. Cannabis brings people together and Weedmaps is doing just that. I’m also dropping my new album, “From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites” on 4/20, to give my fans a little something to smoke to on this holiday, ya dig?”

The virtual event will ring in 4:20 across all U.S. continental time zones and include a variety of never-before-seen performances, including Wiz Khalifa hosting a cypher featuring Taylor Gang members and more, with beats supplied by world-renowned producer The Alchemist. Additionally, Mike Tyson, Too $hort, and Jaleel White will get together with celebrity chef Nikki Steward, as she cooks up the perfect 4/20 brunch.

“Despite the last year being a challenging one for everyone, there is ample reason to celebrate given the momentum we’ve seen in cannabis legislation across the country, and we wanted to, once again, give our community a way to do so safely,” said Juanjo Feijoo, chief marketing officer, Weedmaps. “As cannabis becomes more widely accepted and as the industry experiences significant growth, Weedmaps is steadfast in its commitment to bring together consumers and businesses as we continue the fight for a more inclusive industry. In that vein, we’re excited to bring together top talent to create an eclectic event to celebrate the progress that’s been made thus far and unite for the necessary work that is ahead.”

To highlight the importance of criminal justice reform, decarceration, and equity in cannabis for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, WM TEAL (Together for Equity, Access & Legalization) and Last Prisoner Project will bring together activists who have been previously incarcerated for cannabis crimes, as well as M-1 of dead prez, for the Last Prisoner Project Justice Session, moderated by rapper and activist Talib Kweli. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to donate directly to the Last Prisoner Project throughout the virtual event to support those incarcerated for cannabis crimes and their reentry into society.

Beginning at 1:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, April 20, adults 21 and older in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico can tune into the free virtual celebration for one day only by visiting Weedmap’s website. Adults living in states where cannabis is legal are encouraged to check out their website or download the Weedmaps app on iOS or Android to find the latest deals ahead of the festivities.

Weedmaps, the premier destination for consumers to discover cannabis products and retailers, announced today their second virtual 4/20 event, “Even Higher Together.” The live stream will be hosted by Snoop Dogg (who will also be debuting his new album From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites) with co-headliners A$AP Rocky and Jhené Aiko.

Attendees can expect: 

  • Top Tier Talent: In addition to Snoop, A$AP, and Jhené, appearances will be made by G-Eazy, Rebelution’s Eric Rachmany, Berner, TOKiMONSTA, Ms. Pat, Bam Marley, and more. Other notable talents will be featured in interactive sessions and never-before-seen performances including:
    1. Taylor Gang Cypher: Wiz Khalifa will be hosting a cypher featuring Taylor Gang members and more, with beats supplied by world-renowned producer The Alchemist.
    2. Last Prisoner Project Justice Session: Viewers can tune in to learn more about the importance of criminal justice reform as WM TEAL (Together for Equity, Access & Legalization) and Last Prisoner Project bring together activists who have been previously incarcerated for cannabis crimes, as well as M-1 of dead prez, in a panel moderated by rapper and activist Talib Kweli.
    3. Cooking with cannabis: Mike Tyson, Too $hort, and Jaleel White get together with celebrity chef, Nikki Steward, as she cooks up the perfect 4/20 brunch.
  • Timing: Attendees 21 and older across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are invited to tune in at weedmaps.com/wm-420/ beginning at 1 p.m., and ring in 4:20 pm across all U.S. continental time zones PDT on Tuesday, April 20.

About Weedmaps

Founded in 2008, Weedmaps’ mission is to power a transparent and inclusive global cannabis economy. As WM Holding Company’s (WMH) business-to-consumer (B2C) platform, Weedmaps provides consumers with the latest information about cannabis and cannabis products and connects its retailer and brand clients to those highly engaged consumers on its website and mobile apps.

WMH holds a strong belief in the power of cannabis and the importance of enabling safe, legal access to consumers worldwide. Since inception, WMH has worked tirelessly, not only to be the most comprehensive platform for consumers, but also to build the software solutions that power business compliance in the space; to advocate for legalization, social equity, and licensing in many jurisdictions; and to facilitate further learning by partnering with dozens of subject matter experts in providing detailed, accurate information about the plant.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Weedmaps employs more than 400 professionals around the world, including in Denver; Sacramento, California; Tucson, Arizona; New York; Barcelona, Spain; and Toronto. Visit their website here.

About Last Prisoner Project (LPP)

The Last Prisoner Project (LPP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cannabis-related criminal justice reform. As the United States moves away from the criminalization of cannabis, giving rise to a major new industry, there remains the fundamental injustice inflicted upon those who have suffered under America’s unjust policy of cannabis prohibition. Through intervention, advocacy, and awareness campaigns, the Last Prisoner Project works to redress the past and continuing harms of these inhumane and ineffective laws and policies. Visit their website or text FREEDOM to 24365 to donate and learn more.

Snoop Dogg illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Snoop Dog × The Voice

Multi-platinum artist, actor, philanthropist, and entertainment icon, the one and only Snoop Dogg, will serve as Mega Mentor on Season 20 of NBC’s four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series The Voice.

Snoop Dogg joins superstar coaches Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, John Legend, Ariana Grande and Blake Shelton to mentor the remaining artists who have made it through the Battle Rounds, as each team prepares for the Knockouts, beginning Monday, April 19 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT). Grande, a powerhouse vocalist whose international fan base of “Arianators” has enabled her to rapidly become one of the biggest pop superstars of our generation.

During the Knockout Rounds, artists are once again paired against a teammate, but select their own song to perform individually while their direct competitor watches and waits. Drawing from his unique experience in navigating the music and entertainment industry as a renowned rapper, producer and performer, Snoop Dogg will impart a new and fresh perspective to help the artists craft their performances. Coaches alone choose the winner to advance from their team. Each coach has one steal in the Knockouts.

Additionally, the four artists that were saved by their individual coaches during the Battle Rounds will compete in the Four-Way Knockout. Each of the four artists will receive individualized coaching and rehearsals with their coach and Snoop Dogg in preparation for the Four-Way Knockout. However, the winner will ultimately be chosen by America. At the top of the final Knockouts episode, voting will open for America to choose which of the four artists moves forward in the competition after their performances. Then, at the beginning of the first Live Show, host Carson Daly will reveal which of the four artists was voted through by America, and that artist will continue to the Live Shows with their original team.

An entertainment icon, Snoop Dogg has reigned for nearly three decades as an unparalleled force, who has raised the bar as an award-winning entertainer and globally recognized entrepreneur. Snoop defines entertainment history. He has released 19 studio albums, sold over 40 million albums worldwide, reached No. 1 countless times on Billboard charts internationally and received 20 Grammy nominations. 

Snoop has also appeared in numerous films, such as, Dolemite Is My Name, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, The Addams Family, Beach Bum, Starsky & Hutch, Soul Plane and the Oscar-winning drama Training Day, among others. He has also produced several films, including VICE’s Reincarnated, Mac & Dean Go to High School and Hood of Horror through his production company Snoopadelic Films. He made his mark in television when he garnered an Emmy nomination as executive producer for the hit VH1 show Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner. Snoop was also the executive producer of the acclaimed Netflix show Coach Snoop, GGN: Double G News, MTV’s Mary + Jane and the TNT game show Joker’s Wild, which he also hosted.

“The Voice” is a presentation of MGM Television, Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, and ITV Studios The Voice USA, Inc. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as an executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson and Adam H. Sher. Season 20 marks the 10-year anniversary of “The Voice.”

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.

Follow Jhené Aiko: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

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.

Follow Jhené Aiko: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

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.