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Latinx Leader Javier Pedroza via 360 MAGAZINE

Javier Pedroza

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Javier Pedroza is a multi-talented host, producer, creative and visual director, founder of his own production company Under One Roof Productions, celebrity stylist, philanthropist, and Latinx Editor-at-Large for 360 MAGAZINE. His positive and innovative mindset have allowed Pedroza to rise to prominence in the entertainment industry. His impressive portfolio is comprised of editorials, fashion shows, movie premiers, life performances, showroom designs, pop-up shops, and window and merchandising displays. Pedroza is based in New York City, but he is surely taking on the world.

Before Pedroza’s successes with his own company and hosting, he collaborated with designer brands while he was the Visual Director for ESCADA in North America. ESCADA is an international fashion brand that celebrates feminine luxury. Pedroza also worked with clothing brands including Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, GANT, Gabriel & Co., and Coomi Jewelry.

Due to Pedroza’s incredible styling abilities, he has worked with supermodels and Hollywood celebrities alike at major award shows and red carpet events. The stylist’s abilities have been seen at the Oscars, the Emmys, The Golden Globes, The Grammys, and the SAG Awards.

Pedroza’s innovative mindset and charismatic ebullience has also landed him interviews with stars, including Carmen DeLeon, Piso 21, LaJune, and Raul Peñaranda. Additionally, Javier was named the Relational Organizer Director for Dianne Morales’ mayoral campaign. Pedroza’s unique perspective grants him exceptional event design and execution of production abilities. His astute creative direction has led to the success of many events.

Favoring to work with non-profit organizations– such as Wendy WilliamsThe Hunter Foundation Inaugural Gala at New York City’s prestigious Hammerstein Ballroom, AID for AIDS Hero Gala held at the American Museum of Natural History and Latino Commission on AIDS Cielo Gala at Cipriani Wall Street– Pedroza’s philanthropic productions help these organizations reach their full potential. The designer is especially passionate about his involvement with The Latino Commission on AIDS, of which he has supported for the past thirteen years and became Chair of the Cielo Gala in 2019.

The visual director has used his platform to found his production company, as well as create various visual and audio podcasts. Pedroza’s two podcasts– Conciencias Con Cocktails and LatinX Heroes– both highlight cutting edge individuals. On such, Pedroza navigates discourse surrounding diverse leaders such as Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, Gen. Ignacia Zaragoza, and Dianne Morales.

Recently, Pedroza’s hard work and talent has resulted in him being signed to media brand, TAG Collective. He will be working with the Collective to secure brand deals, social media engagements, publicity outreach, and to expand his overall profile.

'Homme 277' NFT illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

New BR1 NFT

Building on the marked success of BR1‘s first mint earlier this year, the world’s first risk-based shooter game built on the Solana Blockchain will release a mint of NFTs this month on Fractal. Since its first mint in February, the BR1 Metaverse Game has only grown in notoriety, garnering attention from the likes of Twitch Co-Founder Justin Kan, who has become an advisor and investor for BR1. The April mint will feature 5,000 new Droid NFTs available for purchase and use as 1 of 1 unique playable characters within BR1’s hugely successful third-person play-to-earn (P2E) Metaverse. 

Their flagship game, BR1: Infinite Royale (currently in Open Alpha), is available for download directly in their Discord HERE BR1 will do a whitelist giveaway, granting gamers early and guaranteed access to the April 16 mint. This giveaway will be announced on Twitter with a promotional video created by New York City-based creative design agency Keithcity Group. Additional videos produced by the agency will be released leading up to the mint.

BR1, founded by both Ryan Ever and Jon Cohen, recently announced that it has been elected as an early listing for Solana projects on OpenSea, the world’s largest NFT marketplace. Solana is the fastest blockchain in the world and the fastest-growing ecosystem in crypto, with over 400 projects spanning DeFi, NFTs, Web3 and more. OpenSea added support for NFTs minted on the Solana Blockchain beginning just the month of April 2022. The integration announcement on Twitter achieved high praise from gamers across platforms including Twitter, Discord and more.BR1 is known for its unique monetary model, which allows gamers to pay $1 in SOL to spawn and earn the greater of 10% or $1 in SOL for every player killed.

Players must own a BR1 NFT to be able to spawn into the BR1 Metaverse game (although the Open Alpha is available to everyone right now). BR1’s first mint of 2,500 Genesis Ape NFTs on Feb 03, 2022 were released at the price of 2 SOL. The floor price for these NFTs increased by roughly 390% to 7.80 SOL as of today. BR1 Metaverse game Characters are traded on Fractal.is, OpenSea and Magic Eden. Currently, BR1 is the leading third-person tactical gaming Metaverse built on the Solana Blockchain.

Bad Bunny Airbnb 13 - Bad Bunny Living Room - Credit Eric Rojas inside 360 MAGAZINE

Bad Bunny Becomes AirBNB Host

With a body of work masterfully dismantling cultural norms and amassing over 9.1 billion plays on Spotify, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and actor (and occasional wrestler), Bad Bunny keeps making history in his latest endeavor as an Airbnb Host.

After staying in Airbnbs himself in the past year, the chart-topping artist is becoming an Airbnb Host for the first time, inviting select fans to spend a night aboard his larger-than-life, matte black big rig—a one-of-a-kind truck with a 53′ trailer, following the last stop on his sold-out El Último Tour Del Mundo 2022 tour in Miami.

“Being on tour has reconnected me with my fans and the energy they give me during each show in every city we visit is incredible” the artist said. “I’m hoping that by hosting guests in my truck I can give them a chance to feel like they’re on tour with me. This truck has played such a big role in the concept of my tour and my last album that I want to share this unique experience with them.”

The West Coast Customs-designed rig with chrome flames, customized grill and lights, and all leather interiors is inspired by the influential role that trucks have played in Bad Bunny‘s musical success, even appearing on his latest album cover and taking center stage during the opening sequence of his set on tour.

The trailer will offer a glimpse inside the artist’s deeply personal space, with inspiration drawn from some of his most popular music videos including a bedroom decked out in florals like “YO PERREO SOLA,” and other spaces with nods to “LA NOCHE DE ANOCHE,” and “SI VEO A TU MAMA.”

Bad Bunny will open the doors to his big rig for three individual one-night stays occurring on April 6, April 7 and April 8 for two guests each at only $91 a night—a nod to his record-breaking 9.1 billion Spotify streams in 2021. Guests will have opportunity of a lifetime to experience a space that explores Bad Bunny‘s past, present and future, both on and off the stage, including:

  • VIP tickets to his sold-out tour in Miami ahead of the stay (travel and lodging not included) and a virtual greeting from Bad Bunny himself upon arrival
  • Nods to Benito’s Puerto Rican culture and his familial roots, including a kitchen designed to make you feel like you’re in Puerto Rico.
  • A photoshoot with the big rig to live out guests’ inner superstar fantasies
  • A sound system so you can play (or sing yourself) Bad Bunny’s hottest tracks
  • A tour of Bad Bunny’s favorite Miami stops
  • a recorded virtual greeting by Bad Bunny upon arrival

To honor the Puerto Rican community, Airbnb will make a one-time donation to the Fundación Good Bunny, which works to improve the quality of life in Puerto Rican youth through the support of youth arts and sports initiatives.

Those hoping to stay in Bad Bunny’s big rig should note that this stay’s rules require following applicable local, state, and federal rules and guidelines as well as Airbnb’s COVID-19 Safety Practices, which will include wearing a mask and practicing social distancing when required by local laws or guidelines. On-site staff will also comply with local rules and guidelines while on-site and will abide by our five-step enhanced cleaning process.

Guests are responsible for their own travel to and from Miami and for any travel and lodging to attend the concert.

Fashion illustrated by Mina Tocalini for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Bomba Exhibit × Fashion Show

Bombazo Wear, Bomba Caribbean Skirts, and Under One Roof Productions are introducing the Bomba Exhibit and Fashion Show: Resistencia y Libertá. The show presents a unique experience representing Bomba’s evolution and its historical journey dating back to the 17th century. This event is a great opportunity to join us in highlighting the Bomba movement including its traditions, culture, and trends during Black History Month. The inaugural exhibit and fashion event will be presented at El Centro Cultural Carmen Solá de Pereira; Ponce’s main cultural center, founded in 1963 on February 3rd, 2022, at 6:00 PM.

Milteri Tucker Concepción, one of the leaders in Bomba, is highly regarded as a choreographer, cultural warrior, fashion designer, and author. She is joining forces with the renowned Creative Director, Javier Pedroza, to put together this event and give the opportunity to represent Puerto Rican culture through the language of fashion. As Pedroza said, “In a political climate where Latin (x,a,o,e) communities are dealing with challenges, it is our commitment to educate the world around us to create unity.”

The multi-talented host, producer, creative and visual director, founder of his own production company Under One Roof Productions, celebrity stylist, philanthropist, and Latinx Editor-at-Large for 360 Magazine, Javier Pedroza, is collaborating with Bomba Wear, handmade and tailored skirts for Afro Caribbean and Latin cultural dance. This event promises to be a unique experience of submerging into Puerto Rican culture and tradition.

About Javier Pedroza

Prior to focusing on hosting and his own production company, Under One Roof Productions, Javier was the Visual Director for the international fashion brand ESCADA, overseeing North America. Javier has also collaborated with brands including Ralph Lauren, NETFLIX, ST. JOHN, Tommy Hilfiger, SONY, Neiman Marcus, Saks 5th Avenue, GANT, Gabriel & Co., and Coomi Jewelry. Javier’s styling experiences include styling Supermodels and Hollywood celebrities for major red carpet award shows such as The Oscars, The Emmys, The Golden Globes, The Grammys, and The SAG Awards.

Art Basel Exhibit via Tag Collective for use by 360 Magazine

Our Friend, Jean

A significant highlight of the event, and arguably for all of Art Basel, for the FIRST TIME IN MIAMI, the world saw Basquiat, personally and intimately like never before, with the Our Friend, Jean exhibition curated by The Bishop Gallery and hosted by Triller, a trailblazing, AI-powered global platform. Together they served up Miami’s finest at this first-ever physical and digital curated experience that focused on what’s sure to be a historic NFT auction of photographs of the legendary, Neo-expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat taken by photographers Alexis Adler and Al Diaz. 

Our Friend, Jean NFT Auction, was an exclusive event of art, music along with a LIVE NFT AUCTION experience. For the first time, an incredible selection of NFT drops featuring rare and personal photos of Basquiat, taken by Alexis Adler and Al Diaz, were available on the Triller marketplace with exclusive previews and purchase opportunities onsite. The Bishop Gallery chose the TrillerNFT marketplace because the Triller platform has been specifically engineered to minimize the minting process’s computing costs and complexities to reduce the carbon footprint effects and provide accessibility for creators looking to monetize through NFT sales. 

Fat Joe first took the stage to perform and welcomed Stevenson A. Dunn, Jr. from The Bishop Gallery to introduce the first ever seen NFT drop, which included four rare photographs of Jean-Michel Basquiat taken by photographers, Alexis Adler and Al Diaz. Next, Busta Rhymes came out to perform and lastly, French Montana performed a set while DJ D-Nice spun the entire night.

About Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat is an American painter, known for participating in the Neo-Expressionism movement. He was known for his paintings, which mixed abstraction, figuration, text, and social commentary. He is also the youngest artist to feature in documenta and the Whitney Biennial.

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GCG: The Outpost

The Gutter Cat Gang (GCG), a leading NFT collection in the crypto space, announced their long-anticipated event, “Gutter Cat Gang: The Outpost,” slated to take place during Miami’s Art Week at Ace Props + Studios located at 398 NE 78th Street Miami, FL 33138. In collaboration with Gutter Cat Gang partners and sponsors Sandbox, REEF Technology, BarLab, Nicky Diamonds of Diamond Supply Co., Lot 11, and Blackdove, the event will bring the metaverse into reality throughout the back alleys of Gutter City. The three-day immersive exhibition runs from December 2-4, 2021, with events from 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM ET.

Showcasing members of the GCG community, the event will feature a curated selection of rare NFT’s from The Gang’s members, among other NFT collections. These collections will be seen in the real-life space alongside numerous community-centric activities. Additionally, various auctions and displays by Pop Wonder, Felix Semper, Mark Watts, Pindar Van Arman, Gxng Yxng, ARTIS4LOVERS, Alien Queen, Mokibaby, and others will be available.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

  • Beginning at 4:00 PM daily, the Kibble Klub, a themed social hub where the Gutter Gang can socialize and let off steam, will be open to the GCG community members and their guests. Kicking off with sounds by Spottie Wifi + Bun B and Richard Vagner. Nearby, at the Gutter City SkatePark, the Diamond Supply Co. x Gutter Cat Gang Pop-up will unveil a limited edition Miami Art Week Merch for purchase alongside the unveiling of an Exclusive Surprise for Gutter Cat Gang and Diamond Crypto Dunk Holders.
  • At Carl’s Contraband Van those who wish to partake can get their fix from friendly neighborhood Carl’s Contraband, where Limited Edition Gutter Cat Gang Merch will be available for purchase, that is if you can find Carl’s elusive Van.
  • As the sun sets, the Kibble Klub will transform into Gutter City’s Premier Venue. Opening night features Miami’s award-winning Party, Peachfuzz, “Your Girl’s Favorite Party”, set to take over Gutter City with a Miami Art Week special edition “Get Down” hosted by Nicky Diamonds of Diamond Supply Co. from 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM at the Kibble Klub. Complimentary Kraft Kocktails prepared by BarLab accompany R&B and Hip-Hop music flowing from Peach Fuzz’s usual suspects.

Friday, December 3, 2021 

  • Teeing off at 8:00 A.M. at Normandy Shores Golf Club on Miami Beach, consider a trip up to the attic to dust off your set of golf clubs because the Gang is hitting the links for their inaugural golf tournament.
  • REEF Technology will host an exclusive and private late-lunch featuring its limited-time-only “Bling Wings” from “Another Wing” by DJ Khaled and burgers with vegan options at the Diamond Supply Co. x Reef Technology x Lot 11 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET with sounds by DL Los de la Vega.
  • Gutter Grub (GG), a collaboration between Gutter Cat Gang and REEF Technologies, the largest operator of delivery restaurants and parking real estate in North America, will be bringing a specially tailored selection of their signature bites from Burger Fi, Krispy Rice, and Another Wing by DJ Khaled. Guests can purchase these all day. GCG will also provide the community with complimentary vegan and traditional burgers from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM ET. daily.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

  • Adjacent to her NFT debut and a presentation of her continuing body of work as an installation artist, Mokibaby, known for upcycling vintage TV’S + found beach plastics and archive videos, will teach you how to give your trash a second life + make unique collectible art using discarded items from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET.  Four (4) exciting original NFTs encapsulated within Gutter City collateral will be available at an exclusive auction.
  • Other immersive experiences that will be part of the Gutter Cat Gang event at The Outpost for Miami Art Week include:
  • Exclusive GCG back alley meet-ups will bring together sponsors and those selected for the best bites, hot releases, and insider introductions.
  • Species Stretch Feeling tense after a long week? Release that tension with a species-specific stretch session.
  • Gutter Cornhole Tournament hosted by Pawl Wall for all community members in Gutter City’s Back Alley. Saturday, December 4, 4:00 – 7:00 PM ET.
  • Shrimp Society will host a private high-glass Gutter Dinner that will introduce Miami’s community of Tech entrepreneurs to those visiting the Magic City. Expect other secret gatherings from more private street gangs to emerge from within the city.
  • Those interested in attending can learn more HERE.

About Gutter Cat Gang

The Gutter Cat Gang launched in June 2021 as a generative art avatar collection of 3,000 NFTs consisting of 123 unique traits. Since its inception, GCG has grown through organic and grassroots marketing built by the community for the community. The Gutter Cat Gang includes three additional species and cats as part of the Gang: rats, pigeons, and dogs bringing the Gutter Cat Gang brand to 12,000 NFTs. The Gutter Cat Gang is a luxury web3 social club that brings together a new generation of digital social entrepreneurs that use their Gutter Cat Gang NFT avatars for collectability, IP development, IRL experiences, social status, and worldwide virtual reach.

About Diamond Supply Co. 

Diamond Supply Co. was founded in 1998 when Nicholas Tershay (aka Nicky Diamonds) created a skateboarding hardware line in San Francisco. Today, the brand remains one of the few owner-operated skate brands from the era. Diamond designs and manufactures a full range of skateboarding products along with a large assortment of clothing, accessories, and other limited edition products. Diamond also houses some of skateboarding’s most prominent names on their skate team, such as Shane O’Neill, Nyjah Huston, Paul Rodriguez, Eric Koston, Guy Mariano, Boo Johnson, Torey Pudwil, and a host of others. Under Nick Diamond’s signature design and aesthetic, Diamond Supply Co. maintains a strong focus on delivering skateboarding goods with high integrity and matching the quality, and always keeping true to its roots while pushing the envelope forward.

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98 Degrees – Summer Tour

98 Degrees is making the ending of summer 2021 the hottest one yet. As their EP heats up the charts with their classics of the group’s most popular hits including “Heat It Up,” “I Do (Cherish You),” “Invisible Man,” “Because of You,” “The Hardest Thing,” and more fan favorite, their new single “Where Do You Wanna Go” continues to be a new fan favorite.

After a successful tour kickoff performance at The Great New York State Fair on August 21st followed by Sweet Stock USA on August 28th, the International pop band is gearing up to end this summer in style with a performance at the Mandalay Bay Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino’s 2021 iHeartRadio Concerts on the Beach Series on Thursday, September 16 at 9PM. Tickets start at $44.98 and are available HERE.

Other Fall Dates include

  •     Thursday, September 16th – Las Vegas, NV – iHeartRadio Festival Kickoff at Mandalay Bay Beach
  •     Saturday, September 18th – Mission Viejo, CA – MV Concert Series
  •     Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd – Harrison, MI – Island Resort and Casino
  •     Sunday, October 3rd – Oshkosh, WI – Menominee National Arena
  •     Thursday, October 14th – Perry, GA – Georgia National Fair
  •     Friday, October 15th – Carlton, MN – Black Bear Casino
  •     Friday, October 22nd – Tucson, AZ – Casino Del Sol
  •     Wednesday, October 27th and Thursday, October 28th – Cincinnati, OH – Hard Rock Hotel Casion
  •     Saturday, November 20th – Canyonville, OR – Seven Feathers Casino

About 98 Degrees

One of the best-selling boy bands of the ‘90s, the group features Jeff Timmons, brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, and Justin Jeffre. Inspired to get back together during the pandemic, the band is scheduled to make their return to the stage in August as they begin their “98 Days of Summer” campaign. In anticipation of their return, the guys recently released their new single and video “Where Do You Wanna Go.” The vibrant, catchy pop song/video, is the group’s first in eight years, and was produced and co-written by DJ LUX and released under 98 INC/Johnny Wright Entertainment.

The 98 Days of Summer campaign, which launched in June, features 98 days of throwback photos, video clips, and unreleased music on the group’s social media channels, culminating in the release of their remix EP on August 20th.

Starting with its 1997 self-titled debut album 98 Degrees, the band rose to fame during the boy-band-crazed era of the late ‘90s. Their platinum debut featured the Top 10 hit single “Invisible Man.” In 1998, their second release “98 Degrees and Rising” went 5x platinum and featured the classic chart-topping Top 10 singles “Because of You” and “The Hardest Thing” and the classic wedding favorite “I Do (Cherish You).” Their third album “This Christmas,” released in 1998, went 5x platinum and spawned the Top 40 hit single “This Gift.” This was followed by “Revelation” in 2000 which went 2x platinum. It featured the hit single “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche),” which became the most added Top 40 single in history, allowing the song to debut strongly at No. 2 in the Billboard 100 charts–becoming the highest-charting single in its debut week by a boy band during that time. 98 Degrees was also featured on Mariah Carey’s chart-topper “Thank God I Found You” that same year. The group released a greatest hits album in 2002. “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” became the most added Top 40 single in history with 170 adds on radio in its initial week, allowing the song to debut strongly at No. 2 in the Billboard 100 charts, becoming the highest-charting single in its debut week by a boy band during that time. The American/R&B Vocal group has sold more than 15 million records worldwide and achieved eight Top 40 singles in the U.S.