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Benee Tour Dates 2022 via U Music Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE

BENEE TOUR

New Zealand alternative pop star BENEE reveals a string of headline tour dates across North America this September and October, in addition to her recently-announced performances at this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 7th and 14th. The new tour dates include San Luis Obispo, CA on September 26th, San Diego, CA on September 27th, Santa Cruz, CA on September 29th, Sacramento, CA on September 30th, Pomona, CA on October 1st, Mexico City, MX on October 9th, and Dallas, TX on October 11th—see the full list of tour dates below. Tickets are on sale this week HERE.

These live shows follow BENEE’s recent headline world tour that took her to sold out venues across North America, Europe, and the UK earlier this spring and summer, as well as summer festival performances at The Governor’s Ball Music Festival and Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Earlier this spring, BENEE dropped her latest EP Lychee to widespread critical acclaim, with UPROXX declaring, “Her music demands to be put on repeat,” and Ones To Watch proclaiming, “Lychee has introduced us to a new era of BENEE, and we are entirely here for it.” BENEE set the stage for the EP with the singles “Doesn’t Matter” and “Beach Boy.” To bring the Lychee EP to life, she worked with collaborators on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. In California, she found herself working on songs with Greg KurstinKenny Beats, and Rostam. Working back home in New Zealand, she completed more tracks with her regular collaborator Josh Fountain. As a whole, Lychee showcases BENEE’s evolution as an eloquent and artful voice for Gen-Z — pushing boundaries and fearless enough not to compromise her creativity or spirit.

BENEE’s dreamy alt-pop mixes her deeply heartfelt reflections on life in suburban Auckland, New Zealand with offbeat and often whimsical lyrical twists, all produced with a technicolor ear for cooked beats and unpredictable hooks. The 22-year-old broke through in 2020 with “Supalonely,” her global hit with 4 billion streams, and her follow-up Hey u x debut album was a vibrant musical world with guests ranging from Grimes and Lily Allen to Gus Dapperton and Muroki (another New Zealand teen BENEE has since signed to her own label, Olive). It was listed as one of Billboard’s “25 Best Pop Albums of 2020,” noting that BENEEcontemplates the woes of Gen Z with a keen ear for choruses and arrangements that oscillate between indie rock and hyperpop.” Stereogum praised its “quirky but impeccably produced pop music” and Vogue called it “13 tracks of heavenly indie-alt-pop.”

BENEE 2022 FALL TOUR DATES
September 26th                       Fremont Theater                     San Luis Obispo, CA
September 27th                       Observatory North Park          San Diego, CA
September 29th                       Catalyst                                   Santa Cruz, CA
September 30th                       Ace Of Spades                       Sacramento, CA
October 1st                              Fox Theater                            Pomona, CA
October 7th                              Austin City Limits                    Austin, TX
October 9th                              Lunario                                    Mexico City, MX
October 11th                            Trees                                       Dallas, TX
October 14th                            Austin City Limits                    Austin, TX

ABOUT BENEE
BENEE is the dreamy voice of a disaffected generation who broke through in 2020 with “Supalonely,” her irresistible, four billion streaming alt-pop banger that practically defined the pandemic experience. Twenty-two-year-old Stella Bennett mixes her deeply heartfelt reflections on life in suburban Auckland, New Zealand with offbeat and often whimsical lyrical notions, all produced with a technicolor ear for cooked beats and unpredictable hooks. A fervent online following were drawn to BENEE’s two intriguing EP releases, FIRE ON MARZZ and STELLA & STEVE, before her guest-packed, yet highly personal, Hey u x album was released at the tail end of 2020. The album was a vibrant musical world with guests ranging from Grimes and Lily Allen to Gus Dapperton and Muroki (another New Zealand teen BENEE has since signed to her own label, Olive). It was listed as one of Billboard’s “25 Best Pop Albums of 2020,” noting that BENEEcontemplates the woes of Gen Z with a keen ear for choruses and arrangements that oscillate between indie rock and hyperpop.” Stereogum praised its “quirky but impeccably produced pop music” and Vogue called it “13 tracks of heavenly indie-alt-pop.” Platinum Awards piled up around the globe, and she performed “Supalonely” — live from New Zealand — on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonEllen, and Late Night with Seth Meyers and recorded a heartfelt live version of album opener “Happen To Me” for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. A year on, BENEE returns with her 2022 Lychee EP, with her song “Doesn’t Matter” revealing the singer’s journey through the emotional clatter of 2021. Following the EP release, BENEE toured across North America, Europe, and the UK on her headline world tour, and now she’ll be returning to North America for select dates this fall. Expect the world to be ready and waiting for her.

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Doechii New Single "she / her / black bitch" Cover Art via U Music Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE

DOECHII – SHE

Today Doechii drops her first EP for Top Dawg Entertainment / Capitol Records she / her / black bitch. Listen HERE.

The EP includes production from Kal Banx, Hit-Boy, Bankroll Got It and Devin Malik, and is Executive Produced by Anthony ‘Top Dawg‘ Tiffith and Anthony Moosa Tiffith Jr.

The project cements the Tampa native as a distinct voice whose versatile talents range from quick-fire bars to seductive singing. On she / her / black bitch Doechii outlines different layers of her life experience: from villainous to confident to soft and sad, and to overall proving that she matters. As NPR stated Doechii reclaims and spits back at anyone who dares to diminish her power.

Many times I’ve been referred to as a bitch as a way to gaslight me out of certain spaces, something I think many people can relate to in one way or another,” says Doechii. “Lots of people will call you various names for doing something differently.

So I decided to take ownership of the black bitch and title my EP she/ her/ black bitch and reclaim that motherf***ing power, Doechii continues. So if you’ve ever been put down for being yourself, just remember you’re powerful and unapologetic- these songs are for you.”

In 2022 the Doechii came out swinging, chosen as an XXL Freshman and tapped as an Artist to Watch in Rolling Stone, NPR, Vulture, Complex, Uproxx, Pigeons and Planes, FADER, and more. Doechii performed on both The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and on the mainstage on the BET Awards. She was also chosen as the RADAR US Cover Artist at Spotify; the VEVO DSCVR Artist for June; the BET Artist of the Month; MTV‘s Push Artist for July; and Billboard crowned her both Artist of the Month and a Queer Game-Changer. Doechii‘s record Persuasive also made Obama‘s Summer playlist.

Doechii has dominated since the release of her unwaveringly original EPs 2020s, Oh the Places You‘ll Go, featuring the viral smash Yucky Blucky Fruitcake, and 2021’s BRA-LESS. This new release continues a hot streak for Doechii following the brazen Bitch I’m Nice the rebellious Crazy and the seductive Persuasive (which SZA later jumped on).

Expect more unparalleled, genre-bending music from the multi-faceted Doechii, the self-proclaimed swamp princess.

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KELOW LATESHA – TURBO

On August 4, 2022, Kelow LaTesha has announced the forthcoming release of her eagerly-awaited new EP, TURBO due out in partnership with SoundCloud. Arriving on August 19, TURBO, in short for turbulence, takes listeners on a ride that provides a front-and-center look at Kelow‘s trials, triumphs and transformative experiences that have led her to stand tall as the woman she is today.

In addition to being named part of First on SoundCloud‘s 2022 artist class, earlier this year Kelow LaTesha launched a partnership with SoundCloud to bring her career to the next level. She shared the news with fans today on her social channels. 

Since launching the partnership, Kelow is rapidly on the rise – she’s been featured in Vibe, HipHopDX, Earmilk, and XXL‘s “Best New Hip-Hop Songs,” and recently released tracks have earned placements on coveted playlists across major platforms, including Apple Music‘s “New in Hip-Hop,” Spotify’s “New Joints,” Tidal’s “Rising” and others. 

Taking an all gas no breaks approach on the road to TURBO, Kelow‘s latest singles “He Ain’t Mine” featuring Asian Doll, “Titanic” featuring Goonew, and “Genius” all, in their own right, have quickly become stand-out releases for the DMV-bred artist. Released last month, “He Ain’t Mine” received co-signs as the ‘Best in Hip Hop’ for the week from outlets such as XXL, UPROXX, SOHH and more

Kelow continues her triumphant run as she paves the way to deliver what is set to be one of the most discussed projects of the year. 

Forget about the stigmas, labels, ideologies and pre-determinations of today’s hip-hop artists, because when you meet Kelow LaTesha, none of the industry standards apply. Born and raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland, the imaginative artist has had the desire to create since she was a child, where she often expressed herself through painting and music. Since then, Kelow has ascended to become a dynamic fixture on the rap scene with the uncanny ability to transport her fans both sonically and visually with a thoughtfully crafted aesthetic.  

Kelow garnered acclaim and a range of fans thanks to her definitive album TSA which was released in 2019 followed closely by TSA Deluxe in 2020. Songs like “PowerPuff Girls,” “Hammer Time,” and “The Real Deal,” showed off her ability to transcend genres and consistently innovate. 

Prior to the release of TSA, Kelow delivered singles and visuals as a creative director under the name BUTTA, opening up for acts like Metro Boomin. She also built buzz with the success of her EP Amethyst Stoner and its adrenaline-fuelled tune “Finna” that became a viral hit on SoundCloud. “Finna” was later transformed into a charismatic remix featuring Lil Uzi Vert.

Kelow is in the business of making music that moves you, makes you feel good and connects people. Her upcoming project Turbo is set for release in 2022. This is just the beginning. 

DOMi & JD BECK Album "Not Tight" Cover Art via U Music Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE

DOMi & JD BECK – NOT TiGHT

DOMi & JD BECK have released their highly anticipated debut album NOT TiGHT, which is out now on Anderson .Paak‘s new label APESHIT in partnership with Blue Note Records. The duo keyboardist DOMi Louna and drummer JD Beck are joined on the album by a line-up of special guests which includes .PaakSnoop DoggBusta RhymesHerbie HancockThundercatMac DeMarco, and Kurt RosenwinkelNOT TiGHT is available now digitally and on CD, with a vinyl release to follow on November 11.

Following their sold-out shows at the Blue Note Jazz Festival in NYC last month, DOMi & JD BECK will be performing at the Napa Valley festival this weekend. Last week the band made their TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with an incredible performance of TAKE A CHANCE featuring .Paak. Watch them perform WHATUP live at VEVO, and don’t miss the unforgettable official videos for TAKE CHANCE and SMiLE.

See what the critics have been saying about DOMi & JD BECK:

bold, bizarre, and intriguing just as every great new band ought to be. NME

Ambitious and accessible, fearless and endearingly freaky. The Guardian

a duo of virtuosic post-jazz Zoomers who seem to have leaped out of a cartoon, and whose wow factor is suited to the small screen… Redolent of lounge, 70’s fusion, trip-hop, and breakbeat, this LP offers [a] nonstop dopamine drip…New York Times

Since they first started breaking the internet with their hyperarticulate strain of beat music, DOMi and JD BECK have gradually burrowed their way into the jazz mainstream. Or maybe it’s that the mainstream has sidled up to them? However you want to put it, there’s no doubt that DOMi, the ponytailed keyboard savant born Domitille Degalle and Beck, the mop-headed drum virtuoso are now turning heads beyond the funhouse perimeter of viral stardom. NPR Music

The future is here. DOMi & JD BECK are two jazz prodigies signed to Anderson .Paak‘s Apeshit label, who are starting to build some serious buzz… they infuse child-like fun into complete and utter mastery of their instruments and itߣs them who will surely continue to spread the gospel of real next-level jazz music to future generations. UPROXX

  1. LOUNA’S iNTRO
  2. WHATUP
  3. SMiLE
  4. BOWLiNG (feat. Thundercat)
  5. NOT TiGHT
  6. TWO SHRiMPS (feat. Mac DeMarco)
  7. U DON’T HAVE TO ROB ME
  8. MOON (feat. Herbie Hancock)
  9. DUKE
  10. TAKE A CHANCE (feat. Anderson .Paak)
  11. SPACE MOUNTAiN
  12. PiLOT (feat. Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Anderson .Paak)
  13. WHOA (feat. Kurt Rosenwinkel)
  14. SNiFF
  15. THANK U

Before now, if you wanted to learn about DOMi & JD BECK the internet’s most hyped jazz duo you had to visit their website, click a rat playing saxophone, and read a story about a 12-year-old physicist (DOMi Louna) and a 6-year-old sheep investigator (JD Beck). Let’s fix that. My philosophy of life is don’t take shit too seriously, says DOMi Louna, born Domitille Degalle. And that’s fair. But the vibrant world she and her collaborator have given us demands exploration.

They would reveal a bit more on their Instagram profiles, via clips of their jams, with JD on a simple drum kit and DOMi Louna on MIDI keys. She favors sounds that evoke ’70s jazz fusion and the colorful blips of 2000s Pokemon soundtracks, while he tunes and plays his snare in ways that can sound electronic, channeling IDM and boom bap. Sometimes they’re stuffed into a bathroom and sometimes the drums are muffled by pretzels stacked on the hi-hat, or toilet paper tossed on the snare. Their music finds both humor and greatness in harmonic complexity and rhythmic shiftiness, abruptly adopting and ditching tempos, toying with time signatures, and sneaking extra beats into bridges.

The collaboration began under silly circumstances. DOMi Louna was a teen proteg at Berklee by way of the Paris Conservatory; JD, four years her junior, had gigged since grade school around his hometown, Dallas first in producer Jah-Born’s band where he duetted with MPC beatmakers and DJs spinning Dilla. In 2018, they were both invited to join an ensemble performing at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) trade show and played in a room full of blaring instrumental demos, surrounded by a chaotic din. It was so bad, we couldn’t hear anything, JD laughs. They bonded over gauche keyboard effects and mom jokes, and a more audible jam that night sparked interest in working more.

Along the ride, DOMi & JD BECK have sat in with Herbie Hancock and backed Thundercat, Ariana Grande, Mac DeMarco, Eric Andre, and more. They also co-wrote Skate on .Paak’s GRAMMY-winning album with Bruno Mars as Silk Sonic. Neither can believe what’s happening, but leave it to them to skewer the moment. When JD suggests people might hate the new album, DOMi Louna says, That would be sick! Booo. They suck!

India Shawn New Video "Caught In The Middle" via Epic Records for use by 360 MAGAZINE

INDIA SHAWN – CAUGHT

INDIA SHAWN RELEASES “CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE” VIDEO WATCH NOW

NEW ALBUM BEFORE WE GO DEEPER OUT NOW

Listen to her full-length debut album, Before We Go Deeper, via Epic Records  HERE.

Flaunting a myriad of moods, her spirt shines on the single “CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE. Clean throwback guitar threads through a head-nodding tambourine-driven beat as she relives the ups and downs of a rocky romance in a call-and-response chorus. At the heart of the track, she flexes her expansive vocal range, stretching from intimate intonation into moments of heavenly high register. The video is directed by Dennis Leupold.

With early pick up from Rated R&BVIBE MagazineUPROXXYouKnowIGotSoulandOkayplayer – BEFORE WE GO DEEPER evokes every side of INDIA’s inimitable style. “WHEN I CALL” glides on an otherworldly bounce as she urges, “Give me love, when I call, pick it up. Her voice flutters above acoustic guitar on the intimate “SAME FLOOR, while “JUST YOU” serves as sweet conclusion punctuated by a funky riff, swooning strings, and organic percussion. On the finale, she assures, “All I wanted is just you. Meanwhile, the project boasts fan favorites such as “CALI LOVE,” “DON’T PLAY WITH MY HEART, “TOO SWEET” [feat. Unknown Mortal Orchestra], “NOT TOO DEEP” [feat. 6LACK], and “MOVIN ON” [feat. Anderson .Paak].

ABOUT INDIA SHAWN
India Shawn is unfiltered and fearless. Listening to the rising R&B singer/songwriter’s music feels less like playing a record and more like catching up with an old friend. She bares all—nothing is off-limits. This vulnerable approach has informed all of the music she’s released over the last few years, but she applies it with a special focus on her new album Before We Go (Deeper). Over 14 songs, she reflects on emotional highs and lows, shares buried secrets, and traces the contours of world-shattering heartbreak. She projects these deeply personal musings through a kaleidoscope of old-school R&B and West Coast cool that is as heady as it is undeniable. Launching her career in famed writing collective Full Circle, Shawn initially made waves in the music industry by penning hits for Chris Brown, Diddy-Dirty Money, El DeBarge, and Keri Hilson. In between performing in Kanye West’s Sunday Service and touring with Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals, the rising artist built a loyal — and rapidly growing — following with independent releases such as Origin and Outer Limits, which showcase her soulful and seductive approach. After garnering over 20 million streams and receiving critical acclaim from NPR, Billboard, HYPEBEAST, Noisey, and UPROXX, Shawn is finally ready to share all of herself and empower an even larger audience with her deeply personal anthems. “I’m a voice for women who know their worth and what they want,” she says. “And won’t settle for anything less.”

Maxo Kream Partnerships with Benny The Butcher for New Track “FOOTBALL HEADS” via RCA Records for use by 360 MAGAZINE

MAXO KREAM  × BENNY

Today, Houston rapper Maxo Kream teams up with Benny The Butcher for new track and video “FOOTBALL HEADS” – here to listen /  here to watch. This follows the release of single and video for “JIGGA DAME” that came out in May of this year. Both singles will be on the deluxe of Maxo’s critically acclaimed album WEIGHT OF THE WEIGHT that will be released July 27th via Big Persona/88 Classic/RCA Records. Recently, Maxo hit the road on his Big Persona Tourwhere he stopped in major cities including Austin, Atlanta, New York, his hometown of Houston and more. During the tour, Maxo was also a part of various festivals including Coachella and SXSW, the later in partnership with NPR for his first-ever NPR Tiny Desk.

Watch “FOOTBALL HEADS” featuring Benny The Butcher HERE.

Previously, Maxo shared his highly anticipated and critically acclaimed albumWEIGHT OF THE WORLD (WOTW), which had major features including Tyler, the Creator, Monaleo, A$AP Rocky, Freddie Gibbs, and Don Toliver. It garnered press attention from The Fader, Stereogum, Paste, Complex, Brooklyn Vegan, Uproxx, Spin, Flood, Houstonia, and received an 8.0 on PitchforkWOTW has a distinctly more serious and purposeful tone than its predecessor as it details the events that have happened after the tragic passing of his brother, Mmadu Biosah. Maxo starkly pours his experiences and grievances throughout the album, detailing the ups and downs of a new life without his late brother and overcoming many obstacles. 

Since his debut in 2015, Maxo has evolved into one of the rap’s most acclaimed and respected emcees, earning a reputation as a storyteller for his detailed accounts of his dark past. His 2018 album Punken earned ‘Best of 2018’ plaudits from PitchforkNoiseyThe AV ClubFACT Mag, and more. Then, he released his critically-acclaimed major label debut Brandon Banks in July 2019 which broke the Billboard 200. What continues be a mainstay and one of the most prominent things about Maxo is his raw bars and storytelling abilities as he grapples with different circumstances that happen throughout his life.

Listen to “FOOTBALL HEADS” featuring Benny The Butcher and stay tuned for more Maxo Kream music coming soon.

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Hotboii Releases New Track “Live Life Die Faster” via U Music Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE

HOTBOII – LIVE

Hotboii gets personal on his latest track “Live Life Die Faster” featuring Kodak Black out today via Rebel Music / Geffen Records. The song is one of Hotboii’s most vulnerable and emotional efforts yet in the string of recent hits from the young talent. “What if they don’t play my songs as much as they listen now” Hotboi raps over a melancholy yet hard-hitting beat. Throughout the song, the two rappers trade off powerful verses touching on the different anxieties and frustrations that come with being an artist today. “Live Life Die Faster” is an impressive showcase of talent from both Hotboii and Kodak, proving that they can make powerful records in addition to club-ready hits.

Listen to “Live Life Die Faster” by Hotboii featuring Kodak Black

(Rebel Music / Geffen Records) HERE

“Live Life Die Faster” arrives on the heels of “WTF” and “Lately”, Hotboii’s two latest singles which skyrocketed to #1 and #16 trending at YouTube upon their respective releases. Pushing him even further into the forefront of the culture, “WTF” caught the attention of Drake, who posted a screenshot of the song on his Instagram. Following up on the momentum from his breakout year, Hotboii closed 2021 supporting Polo G’s tour with a gripping set that included fan favorites like “Don’t Need Time”, his viral hit which catapulted him to success, and “Nobody Special” featuring Future. Last year’s run of tour dates also included his major festival debut at Rolling Loud Miami, where he celebrated an iconic slot at one of his home state’s most beloved festival.

ABOUT HOTBOII

At just 15 years of age, Hotboii discovered his natural musical talent and began to craft his own verses as an emotional outlet. Hailing from West Orlando, Hotboii is one of the most exciting new rappers to emerge from his hometown’s scene and is poised to take the rest of the world by storm. In early 2020, the cultural hitmaker released his full-length debut project Kut Da Fan On– a powerhouse 17-track album that accumulated millions of streams within the first month of its release. In December, he released his sophomore effort, Double O Baby which immediately received widespread acclaim from the likes of PITCHFORKXXLCOMPLEX, and more for the versatility his music. Standout track from the project “Left Lonely” landed him on coveted playlists including Spotify’s Release Radar” and Apple Music’sHip Hop Hits”. 

Earlier this year, Hotboiis anthem “Don’t Need Time” picked up a gold certification from the RIAA. Meanwhile, he launched 2021 with the endorsement of numerous tastemakers. Complex touted him among Rappers to Watch in 2021” and claimed, “A natural at singing, rapping, and crafting hooks, Hotboii can do it all.” UPROXX also selected him as one of “The Rappers To Watch Out For In 2021” and wrote, Hotboii looks like as much of a sure bet to blow up as it gets.” Last December, his first full-length Double O Baby incited widespread tastemaker praise. Upon arrival, DJ Booth dubbed it one of “5 Albums You Need To Hear on Audiomack This Week.” Pitchfork showcased it among 6 New Albums You Should Listen to Now, and Complex described it as full of songs that seem primed to become big hits in 2021.” Plus, KAZI spoke to him for an exclusive interview and raved, Hotboii is bringing a new sound to the Florida scene.

Hotboii – “Live Life Die Faster” (feat. Kodak Black) – eSingle

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Jada Kingdom Debuts New Motion Cover art via Republic Records for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Jada Kingdom – New Motion

Emerging as one of the summer’s hottest breakout acts, Jamaican-born singer and songwriter Jada Kingdom serves up her debut EP, New Motion, today via Money Well Spent/Republic Records.

Listen to New Motion HERE.
 
Jada’s storytelling takes center stage on the EP. For as bright as the island-inflected production may be, her lyrics prove just as bold. She opens up without fear about trauma, triumphs, love, femininity, and everything on her mind in subtle fashion, slipping these truths in between bouncy grooves and head-nodding hooks. As such, she asserts herself as a powerhouse with a microphone and a pen.

About New Motion, she commented, “My new EP New Motion reveals raw, uncut feelings – it expresses my desire to intentionally move forward always regardless of the trials & tribulations I’ve faced. It’s about never forgetting to be true to myself while also having fun and creating a safe space for people who are going through similar situations“
 
She paved the way for the project with “Last Night.” UPROXX touted it among “All The Best New R&B From This Week That You Need To Hear” and applauded it as “a sizzling and sultry number focused on her inability to remember the thrilling and excellent moments from the night before.GRM Daily noted, “Jada’s dancehall & R&B infused sound is mesmerizing,
 
New Motion also features Dickmatized.” The latter immediately incited critical applause. Brooklyn Vegan touted it among “20 New Rap and R&B Songs Out This Week” and applauded it as “a cool, chilled-out song that’s about exactly what you think it’s about.” Meanwhile, Dancehall Mag summed it up succinctly as “ultra-sexy.

Jada Kingdom brings a New Motion to the culture now!

  1. Last Night
  2. Fling It Back
  3. Dickmatized
  4. Next Time

ABOUT JADA KINGDOM
For as much as Jada Kingdom twists together dancehall, R&B, pop, and jazz, the Jamaica-born songwriter, model, and designer also merges moments of introspection, seduction, and empowerment. Born and raised in 7 Mile Bull Bay (Gold Shore Lane) on the east side of Kingston Jamaica, she resided in a two-bedroom home with her mother, brother, and sister—sharing a bed with her siblings. The family used showers outside and cooked outdoors as well. Despite “growing up in a really rough and dark place, Jada wrote poems at only eight-years-old and was inspired musically by the likes of Nina Simone, Diana King, Sade, Minnie Ripperton, and Amy Winehouse. At the age of fourteen, she left school, waitressed, promoted events, and modeled. She even launched her own swimwear line and organically built an Instagram following of millions. In 2017, she dropped her debut single “Love Situations.” By the end of the next year, she popped off internationally with “Banana” and the “Banana REMIX Challenge,” amassing 4.4 million Spotify streams and 3.5 million YouTube views. The FADER hailed her as “Jamaica’s alternative voice of pain.” During 2020, she served up the mixtape, E-Syde Queen (The Twinkle Playlist) #Snacksize, in between collaborating with everyone from YFN LucciPopcaan, and Vybz Kartel to DavidoSkillibeng, and Aluna. After amassing 20 million-plus streams and views independently and earning acclaim from The FADERRolling StoneVibe, and more, eventually, she linked up with GRAMMY® Award nominated singer, songwriter, and producer Verse Simmonds and joined forces for his single “Bedroom Bully.” The musical combo was so magical Verse brought in his partner, two time GRAMMY winner, and Jada Kingdom collaborator Akil “Fresh” King. Now together as a company by the name of “Money Well Spent” the duo are now executive producers on Jada’s forthcoming album. Landing a deal with Republic Records she is ready for her next chapter led by “Jungle.

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Duke Deuce × Dante Smith – Running Out of Love

Emerging as a genre-shifting force, critically acclaimed rising Memphis star Duke Deuce unveils a new single and music video entitled “Running Out of Love” [feat. Dante Smith]. Listen to it HERE via Quality Control Music/Motown Records/Made Men Movement. Watch the music video HERE.

On the track, guitar wails in the background as Duke’s hypnotic melodies take hold. He leans into another side of his sound with chantable harmonies and otherworldly arena-ready energy. In the accompanying video, he rocks a black bandanna, black shades, and black-studded leather vest as he performs with rockstar-level charisma. It hints at just how dynamic he is!

It arrives on the heels of “Falling Off” feat. Rico Nasty. The latter has generated 588K Spotify streams and 391K YouTube views on the music video. Attracting praise, Complex and Rolling Stone plugged it, and UPROXX raved, “Over a fitting metal guitar riff that evokes the wild energy of the glam-rock 80’s rappers boast of their inexhaustible energy, scream-rapping, “it ain’t no fallin’ off’.”

Its predecessor “I Ain’t Worried Bout It” remains a fan favorite as well. Receiving acclaim right out of the gate, Rap Radar observed, “The Memphis star moves fearlessly,” while REVOLT raved, “Duke Deuce is on a roll.”

Stay tuned for so much more from Duke Deuce very soon.

About Duke Deuce

Crunk music was never dead, but Memphis rapper Duke Deuce has taken it upon himself to inspire a new generation to tear the club up. With inexhaustible energy and a booming voice, the 28-year-old has been reclaiming the ecstatic subgenre for his hometown, making music as grim as it is gleeful, and turning up all the while. Rapping about harrowing realities and detailing the benefits of his hard-won success, Duke has reached millions of rap fans who dig his music’s intensity as much as they do the playful dancing (a.k.a. gangsta walking) he does in his videos. With each release, Duke makes the case that crunk is more than music. It’s a way of life.

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Deante’ Hitchcock – Alone

Grammy-nominated Atlanta rapper Deante’ Hitchcock released “Alone,” his new single out now via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records. The slow cut, driven by the sensuous strum of guitar strings, finds Deante’ weighing the risks of letting his guard down for a potential love interest or whether they are both better off alone.

“We’re so busy trying to be understood we forget how to be understanding,” said Deante’. “Everybody’s trying to figure this thing out, but it’s so hard, man. On one end, it’s like I’m better off alone, so I don’t have to deal with anyone else’s shit, but it’s also like damn, I’m better off alone to not have to deal with my shit either. But I’m trying, ya know.”

The latest in a run of relationship-driven releases set to come from Deante’ this year, “Alone” follows his Valentine’s Day-themed EP Everyday The 14th in February, which received critical acclaim. Featured by XXL, Hypebeast, HipHopDX, Okayplayer, and more as one of the ‘Best New Releases of the Week,’ Lyrical Lemonade praised the project, noting that it “further solidifies Deante’ Hitchcock’s immense skill and versatility as an artist,” while The Source called the EP a “tight, solid listen for returning fans and newcomers alike.” 

Last week, Deante’ also announced the launch of The Mother God Project in partnership with local Atlanta nonprofit Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. (ACE) Women’s Business Center. Powered by Deante’, The Mother God Project will provide assistance to 100 women within the community in order to successfully launch their own businesses. The selected participants will each have the opportunity to obtain their own LLCs within Atlanta, in addition to receiving one-on-one coaching and training.

About Deante’ Hitchcock

Introspective. Talented. Lyricist. These are just a few words to describe Grammy-nominated Atlanta artist Deante’ Hitchcock. After dropping out of Georgia Southern University, Deante’ decided that rap was his only option and began working harder than ever by releasing mixtapes and videos that created an undeniable buzz. His witty, charismatic social media freestyle videos generated attention, leading him to open for acts such as Lil Uzi Vert and Yo Gotti, and eventually led to a recording deal with Mark Pitts’ ByStorm Entertainment. 

With several impressive EPs under his lyrical belt (Good, So Much for Good Luck, Just A Sample, Just A Sample 2), in 2019, Deante’ secured a highly coveted spot on the Grammy-nominated J. Cole and Dreamville compilation album, Revenge Of The Dreamers III, which is currently RIAA-certified Platinum. He released his debut album BETTER on ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records in 2020, featuring the single “How TF” feat. 6LACK and collaborations with JID, Young Nudy, Miguel, and St. Beauty. Following suit with the deluxe version of BETTER later that year, which featured appearances from Guapdad 4000, Kenny Mason, Ro James, and more, the project solidified Deante’ as a must-watch artist within the next wave of Southern rap, garnering critical acclaim and ‘Best of 2020’ placements across Complex, NPR, XXL, and UPROXX.