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CREEM Winter 2022 by Jeremy Dean via 360 MAGAZINE.

CREEM Winter 2022

CREEM Reveals New 2nd Issue Cover Art + Merch By Jeremy Dean (The Rolling Stones, Black Flag, Grateful Dead)

Henry Rollins & Joe Rogan Feature Out Now

Issue #002 Coming December 15

ft. Smashing Pumpkins / Hole Photo Diary, A Look Into David Berman’s Final Days, A Creedence Clearwater Revival CIA Scandal, The Winklevoss Twins & More

Early Black Friday Sale Starts Today With 25% Off Annual Subscriptions

Today, the iconic and newly reborn CREEM revealed the cover art and the table of contents for its second issue since the magazine’s audacious relaunch earlier this year. Inspired by the punk zines of yesteryear, CREEM’s new cover and limited edition apparel capsule are designed by visionary artist Jeremy Deanbest known for his “Wonders of Black Flag” tees mashing up Grateful Dead & Black Flag iconography, alongside working with The Rolling Stones, Circle JerksCeremony & more.

“I think that my love for zines and that sort of photocopied and degraded look was really interesting to me, and I try to pay tribute in my work,” Dean explains. “We live in a world where everyone has a professional camera in their pocket, not to mention software like Photoshop. I like when photos are a little blurry, when someone’s art is imperfect, messy, and even a little fucked up.”

The Winter 2022 issue will hit subscribers’ mailboxes and online December 15, just in time for the holidays. Customers can now enjoy an unprecedented 25% off an annual print subscription to CREEM, as part of an early Black Friday sale running through November 27 – Subscribe here.

Readers can also pre-order items from the related limited edition capsule, featuring four shirts and two art prints with original designs by Dean, exclusive to CREEM.

Get an early taste for the issue with a feature by Michael Friedrich that pointedly connects the cultural dots from Henry Rollins to Joe Rogan, released today at CREEM.com, available to those who subscribe or sign up for a 30-day free trial, along with the entire CREEM archive.

Included in the Winter 2022 issue will also be Melissa Auf der Maur‘s never-before-seen Smashing Pumpkins & Hole photo diary, a Creedence Clearwater Revival CIA scandal, an insider account of the last days with David Bermana feature by Sam McPheeters on billionaire CEOs like the Winklevoss twins “purchasing” rock-star status and more.

One of the most unlikely and successful media launches of the year, CREEM debuted its first magazine issue since 1989 in September, along with the CREEM Archive featuring every issue from the magazine’s original 20 year run. Vanity Fair revealed the first print cover for the new oversized subscription-only premium quarterly, featuring original art by the legendary Raymond Pettibon (responsible for Sonic Youth’s Goo album cover & others), along with stories on The Who, Terry AllenSpecial Interest & KeiyaA, a reassessment of The Osmonds’ metal album and revival of their Stars Cars column with Slash.

Founded in 1969 Detroit, CREEM grew from underground paper to national powerhouse – an essential source of music journalism for twenty years. It reflected and shaped the culture, cultivating some of the most legendary writing talent of the era: Lester Bangs, Cameron Crowe, Patti Smith, Robert Christgau and Jaan Uhelszki, who now returns as editor. The magazine’s original rise and fall is chronicled in the critically-acclaimed 2020 documentary CREEM: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, which earned praise everywhere from The New York Times to CBS This Morning.

Today, CREEM Entertainment is led by former VICE publisher John Martin as CEO, alongside Chairman JJ Kramer (son of original CREEM co-founder & publisher Barry Kramer). In addition to Uhelszki, the new CREEM editorial staff includes VP of Content Fred Pessaro formerly of VICE’s NoiseyExecutive Editor Dan Morrissey from Entertainment Weeklyand Senior Editor Maria Shermanfollowing her work at NPR, Rolling Stone, BuzzFeed, Jezebel, Netflix, ELLE and her critically acclaimed book, LARGER THAN LIFE: A History of Boy Bands. Editorial Director Dave Carnie has worked with Jackass, ESPN, Big Brother, and PenthouseGrace Scott joins as Associate Editor after her work with VICE & The Toronto Star, and Zachary Lipez as Editor at Large, following his work with Pitchfork, The Washington Post and others. This fall, CREEM welcomed Stephanie Augello as Photo Editor. Augello is an entertainment photographer and editor who has worked with Live Nation, Shutterstock Editorial, and ABC.

CREEM Issue #002:

The Hole Truth

Melissa Auf der Maur lived through this.

BY DAN MORRISSEY

Freak on a Leash

LustSickPuppy is CREEM’s new top dog. Awooooo!!!

BY LEAH MANDEL

Purple Mountains’ Majesty

The final days of David Berman.

BY TIM ABBONDELO

Compliance Rock o’ Clock

A look at the recent trend of billionaire CEOs arrogant enough to think they can purchase rock-star status.

BY SAM McPHEETERS

Double Fantasy

The undeniable horniness of playing music with someone.

BY ROB GOYANES

PLUS: Duet Till the Wheels Fall Off The CREEM staff rates rock couples.

Heavy Metal

Justin Borucki’s masterful tintype photography.

When Henry Met Joe…

In the DIY ethos of Roganism, all roads lead back to Rollins.

BY MICHAEL FRIEDRICH

Dilly Dally Feel Free

You’re indie rock’s critical darlings until you’re not. So when one of the biggest bands on the planet invited Dilly Dally on tour, who were they to say no?

BY KATE KILLET WITH MARIA SHERMAN

Eleganza: Like Mods to a Flame

Remembering moth, the fad that was too cool to be true.

BY ZACHARY LIPEZ

Unfortunate Son

How the CIA stole $5 million from Creedence Clearwater Revival to bust commies.

BY ROBERT SKVARLA

Beat Generation

Makaya McCraven helped turn hip-hop-savvy listeners on to jazz. Now he’s unveiled a soothing suite for dark times.

BY HANK SHTEAMER

Be Our Guest

A pictorial by Jackie Lee Young.

About CREEM Entertainment:

CREEM Entertainment is the modern-day reincarnation of Detroit’s legendaryCREEM Magazine. During its initial twenty-year run, CREEM launched the careers of countless iconic music journalists and bands, while never hesitating to lampoon those who took themselves too seriously. Today’s CREEM, powered by the next generation of cage-rattling truth tellers and provocateurs, delivers the best content, merchandise, and experiences to rock ‘n’ roll fans of all ages. Boy Howdy!

CHACE -“BELATED SUFFOCATION” via 360 MAGAZINE

CHACE – BELATED SUFFOCATION

CHACE RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM

“BELATED SUFFOCATION”

LISTEN HERE

INCLUDES RECENT SINGLES “MARIYA” AND “IN MY HEAD

Billboard: “Shanghai-based Pop and Dance Music Prodigy”

COMPLEX: “Rapidly Rising”

VICE: “The Face of China’s Rising EDM Scene”

After four years of polishing, the all-around producer Chace’s first personal album the thought-provoking and psychedelic “Belated Suffocation” is out now via Astralwerks / Fabled Records. Listen HERE.

“Belated Suffocation” chronicles his creation and thoughts under this present time. It contains diversified electronic music styles with a complete conceptual framework and shows the multi-dimensional color of Chace. Filled with hypnotic production, bouncy beats, and magnetic vocals, Chace proves he’s in it for the long-haul. It contains recent singles “Mariya” and “In My Head.” From the lyrics, music creation, vocals, to the production behind the scenes, Chace does it all.

“46 Step” is the first prelude of the album. It lays the keynote for the whole album with mystery, announces the return of Chace, and opens the album with his unique personality.

“Cinematic” is one of the main tracks of the album. In his creation, Chace constantly surpasses himself, breaks through his original strength, plays the role of MV director for the first time, and participates in the production behind the scenes. The track explores the transition between virtuality and reality. The narrative texture of the film creates his own chace-house style.

“Mariya” is the centerpiece and heart and soul of his debut album. In the process of creation, Chace continues to surpass and challenge himself. “Mariya” continues the mysterious tone of the album’s previous singles and focuses on the track’s mood and psychedelic atmosphere. Chace still arranges the music, writes the lyrics, sings and produces everything himself.

Chace, Zhu Yihan, China’s hottest talented music producer, received global attention early on and became the first Chinese DJ to take the stage at iconic Belgian electronic music festival Tomorrowland. He is currently the guest music director of the new music program at the world’s leading hotel brand, W Hotel. Since releasing his debut EP Destination, Chace’s music – a delirious mix of evocative house, UK garage, and pop – has earned him praise from tastemakers across the world. Billboard dubbed him a “pop and dance music prodigy,” COMPLEX called him a “Rapidly rising producer,” and VICE stated that he’s “The face of China’s rising EDM scene.”

Following years of industry experience as a producer, DJ and band member, Chase established the HOWSHOOD label in 2019, and the MontiArk label last year, both of which are at the center of domestic electronic music. In the summer of 2020, Chace formed the Mandarin rock band with two friends, and with the band’s original album and members opened their first national tour with the theme of “Echo.” In 2021, Chase was named DJ MAG CHINA AWARDS Producer of the Year.

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CHACE – MARIYA

CHINA’S BIGGEST DANCE ARTIST CHACE RELEASES NEW SINGLE/VIDEO “MARIYA”

LISTEN HERE WATCH HERE

Today Chinese electronic producer/singer-songwriter, Chace releases the brooding track “Mariya” off his forthcoming debut album. “Mariya” comes with an accompanying eerie visual
“Mariya” continues to tease the overall mysterious tone of the album following the previous single
In My Head.” It contains a mood rendering and psychedelic inducing tonality. On “Mariya” Chace does it all. He arranged the music, wrote the lyrics, and sings and producers on it.

The whole song shows the charm of “Mariya” from the central perspective of the suitor seen in the video. The deep and magnetic voice creates an empty and blurred atmosphere with the bouncing light.

With each track, Chace continues to pave his way as one of the forerunners of a forward-thinking generation of artists in Asia melding Western influences with their own sounds. A self-taught producer and songwriter, he has collaborated with TchamiYellow Claw, and Moksi. When he was 17 years old, he became the first Chinese DJ to play Belgium’s iconic Tomorrowland festival in 2017. Since releasing his debut EP DestinationChace’s music: a delirious mix of evocative house, UK garage, and pop has earned him praise from tastemakers across the world. Billboard dubbed him a “pop and dance music prodigy,” COMPLEX called him a “Rapidly rising producer,” and VICE stated that he’s “The face of China’s rising EDM scene.” In 2021, DJ Mag China named him producer of the year.

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Mon Laferte – Amigos Simplemente

Mon Laferte premiered the video for “Amigos Simplemente” today, exclusively through Facebook. It’s a universally relatable love song as Mon sings of that moment when friendship begins to transform, and that simple affection you once felt becomes stronger.

“I want something with you, more than being friends… Let me love you or at least try. It is no coincidence to love you; it is not an accident,” the Chilean artist sings.

The latest single from Mon’s recent album Seis, “Amigos Simplemente” focuses on a young couple who slowly displays to us that there is something more to their relationship than being just simply friends. The premiere of the new video takes place ahead of Latino and Hispanic Heritage Month (LHHM), which is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. Throughout the month, Facebook will highlight stories from diverse artists and personalities from Latino and Hispanic communities that shape the culture of the United States. This year, Mon Laferte is one of the singers honored for her diverse contributions and achievements in America.

SEIS is an intensely personal album inspired by a documentary about Mexican-via Costa Rica singer Chavela Vargas, who is best known for revolutionizing Mexican ranchera music. The songs were born during the global pandemic and heavy isolation, and include carefully crafted lyrics, brought forth from self-reflection, allowing Mon to explore her deepest feelings, leaving nothing but vulnerability at this rare time.

Billboard calls SEIS, “Vulnerable and commanding” and VICE says, “It gives you chills, requiring no knowledge of Spanish to communicate its emotion… a gut-stomping triumph.” BBC Music says, “SEISis her most intimate and courageous yet; tackling complex topics such as misogyny, repression, and injustice, inspired by her lived experiences.”

Tickets are on sale now and a full list of tour dates can be found below.

Mon Laferte Tour Dates:

Oct 11 — Washington, DC — The Fillmore

Oct 13 — Brooklyn, NY — Kings Theater

Oct 15 — Raleigh, NC — The Ritz

Oct 16 — Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore

Oct 17 — Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle

Oct 19 — Miami, FL — The Fillmore

Oct 22 — Houston, TX — Bayou Music Center

Oct 23 — San Antonio, TX — The Aztec

Oct 24 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues

Oct 27 — Las Vegas, NV — House of Blues

Oct 28 — Tucson, AZ — Rialto

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LILA IKÉ — “BATTY RIDER SHORTS” VIDEO

Her New Single Calls To Protect Our Children from Sexual Predators

“Lila’s vocal agility can bend notes and transcend genres, the kind of voice that makes you want to turn to your friend at a show and say “Is she for real??” — NPR Tiny Desk

Rising Jamaican star Lila Iké reveals the video for her brand new single “Batty Rider Shorts,” available now via In.Digg.Nation Collective/Six Course/RCA Records. You can watch the video, directed by Dezignr Studios, HERE.

The Jamaican singer shared a personal story behind the song. “I have been writing ‘Batty Rider Shorts’ for over a period of four years. This song was inspired by a situation I observed within my community. An innocent child (age 10 or so) who I would often sit and speak with about life and give words of encouragement (even whilst I was a child myself ) eventually was taken advantage of by someone who should have been looking out for her. I was moved to tears on my drive back from the country as I thought about how her light became infiltrated by the dark energies that are hovering over children everyday, all over the world. We need to all be more responsible as a community, as friends, as parents, as extended family and just as people. Look out for each other but most importantly our children.”

The powerful track, produced by Ziah .Push, is her first original solo song since the  release of her 2020 debut EP The Experience.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Oct 12, 2021 @ Paard in The Hague, Netherlands

Oct 13, 2021 @  Doornroosje in Nijmegen, Netherlands

Oct 19, 2021 @ Melkweg in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oct 22, 2021 @ Post Tenebras Rock (PTR) – L’Usine in Geneva, Switzerland

Oct 23, 2021 @ Rote Fabrik in Zurich, Switzerland

April 28, 2022 @ Cabaret Sauvage in Paris, France

Jul 1, 2022 @ Summerjam Festival in Cologne, Germany

About Lila Iké:

Lila Iké has become one of the most sought-after musicians to emerge right now. Born in Manchester, Jamaica, the singer is gaining attention at home and abroad with her distinctive delivery, old-school sensibilities and modern-day swagger. She can freestyle and sing in the same breath. Her lyrics are razor sharp. Her cadence is bold. In May 2020, Lila Iké released her debut 5-track EP The ExPerience to critical acclaim via In.Digg.Nation Collective/RCA Records/Six Course. In that year alone, she was nominated for Best Reggae Act at the 2020 British MOBO Awards, named one of 2020’s Most Interesting Artists via SPIN and selected for BBC 1xtra’s Hot For 2020 Artist list. Her song “I Spy” was also chosen as one of VICE‘s Best Songs for 2020.  She joined the late night stage on A Late Show #PlayatHome with Stephen Colbert with Protoje and performed on NPR Tiny Desk At Home, raking in over 2 million+ views. Before the global pandemic, in 2019, Lila embarked on her very first solo tour throughout Europe and opened for Protoje on his U.S. tour. She has performed on international festival stages including Rototom Sunsplash (Spain), Sole DXB Festival (Dubai), Reggae Sumfest (Montego Bay, Jamaica) and BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! (NYC, USA).

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Cartooning While Black Gallery Exhibit

Black cartoonists from The New Yorker present their work at the Cartooning While Black Gallery Exhibit at ChaShaMa.

Chashama and Art To Ware present Cartooning While Black, a preview of the art from the upcoming One Idea Press title release, The Anti-Racism Activity Book. Art from the volume, written and illustrated by cartoonist and comedian Victor Varnado, will be shown alongside fellow black New Yorker cartoonists, Yasin OsmanAkeem S Roberts, and Jerald Lewis II. This exhibition is curated by Rebecca Mills.

LOCATION: ChaShaMa Gallery, 320 West 23rd Street, NY, NY

WHEN: Thursday, July 15, 2021, to Thursday, August 5th.

The Anti-Racism Activity Book is a social satire created in the style of a children’s puzzle and coloring book. The exhibit will feature crosswords, word finds, and other nostalgic activity book throwbacks, combined with original cartooning work from Varnado, all using humor to illustrate how dumb racism is.

“Traditionally, very few black cartoonists have appeared in the New Yorker, but recent efforts by the magazine and the cartoon editor Emma Allen have made an exhibit like this possible,” said Jason Chatfield, president of The National Cartoonists Society and New Yorker cartoonist.

“Yasin Osman, Akeem S Roberts, Jerald Lewis II, and Victor Varnado’s illustrative works shown together in the same exhibit will be the first time such a presentation has ever happened,” he added.

As a comedian, Victor Varnado has appeared on Late Night With Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live. His writing and cartooning work have been showcased in MAD magazineVICEMarvel Comics and Salon. Varnado was born legally blind and is albinistic. His New Yorker cartoon created in response to the national unrest following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police was one of the magazine’s most engaging pieces of content in 2020. Like Floyd, Victor also grew up in Minneapolis.

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BLXST × BINO RIDEAUX — SIXTAPE 2

On Friday, rising LA hip-hop artists Blxst and Bino Rideaux teamed up for the release of their collaborative project, Sixtape 2. Out now via Red Bull Records, the project serves as the highly anticipated sequel to the 2019 release of Sixtape, which helped to catapult both artists’ careers and establish them as two of the West Coast’s most exciting new acts. You can stream Sixtape 2 HERE.

Spanning across twelve tracks, including the hit single “Movie,” Sixtape 2 showcases the palpable chemistry between the South Central artists, flexing their smooth, stylistic lyricism and penchant for catchy hooks. Serving as songwriters on the project, in addition to Blxst producing several of the tracks, Sixtape 2 allows both artists to highlight their individual talents while maintaining an effortless sense of collaboration, making for one of the must-listen projects of the summer.

The release of Sixtape 2 is also accompanied by the music video for the single “One Of Them Ones,” which finds both artists at a late-night casino. Featuring a motivational opening narration by DJ Drama, the visual features XXL Freshman class member Blxst and Def Jam signee Bino as they celebrate their rise to success, surrounded by their crew as they gamble and commemorate how far they’ve come. You can watch the music video HERE.

Sixtape 2 is out now, full tracklist is below and is available to stream on all platforms HERE.

Sixtape 2 Tracklist

1. Pop Out

2. Movie

3. Might Do Well

4. Program

5. One Of Them Ones

6. Accountable

7. Hate How Much

8. She Perfect

9. What Is It

10. Stressful

11. Time Will Only Tell

12. Beginning To The Ending

About Blxst

Blxst began his solo music career in Los Angeles in 2015, rapping, singing, writing and producing. From self-editing his videos and artwork to mixing and mastering his sound, he’s been on an unstoppable run, gaining notoriety for his productions and collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, YG, Eric Bellinger, Mustard, G Perico, Mozzy and Kalan.FrFr.

Last year saw the release of his highly anticipated debut EP, No Love Lost, an expansive and emotive collection of music inspired by past relationships and his hometown of Los Angeles. Paired with a four-part cinematic series of videos to bring the project’s overarching narrative to life, its quintessential West Coast vibe received acclaim from fans, press and tastemakers, cited by Pigeons & Planes as “one of the best projects of 2020.” Following this up with his first release of 2021, the two-track project Just For Clarity featuring Drakeo the Ruler and Russ, Blxst has solidified his position as the next must-watch musician out of LA. Receiving praise from Billboard, BET, Complex, Pitchfork and more, in 2021, Blxst was announced as a XXL Freshman Class member and an Amazon Breakthrough artist. This fall also sees Blxst headline his first ever North American tour, which sold out in less than an hour.

About Bino Rideaux

With a one-two punch of laidback flows and hypnotic melodies, Bino Rideaux has quietly shaped the next era of West Coast hip-hop. Growing up in South Central, he crafted his 2015 independent project, Life Is Like A Movie, out of a D.I.Y. studio in his grandmother’s house. Gaining traction around L.A., he co-founded Out The Blue Records and dropped music at a prolific pace. Penned in the wake of his homie KP’s death, “100 Days 100 Nights” caught the attention of the late Nipsey Hussle. He featured on Nipsey’s tracks “Clarity” and “The Field” before they teamed up on the 2017 joint project No Pressure.

As his profile rose, Bino linked with Blxst on Sixtape in 2019 before unleashing his full-length debut, Outside, which boasted appearances by heavyweights such as Ty Dolla $ign, Fredo Bang, Mozzy, and BlueBucksClan. In addition to praise from ComplexLA WeeklyVICE and more, UPROXX named it one of the “100 Best Albums of 2020.” Signing to Def Jam in partnership with Out The Blue, he only perfected his signature style on the likes of “Pride 2 The Side” and “BET” before igniting 2021 with the entrancing guitar-laden trip of “Incredible” [feat. Drakeo The Ruler]. Pegged as one of Rolling Stone’s “Breakthrough 25,” Billboard championed him among “6 LA Rappers to Watch in 2021” and went on to describe him as “the brightest star to emerge from that orbit.” Meanwhile, KAZI christened him “one of the West Coast’s most exciting new talents.

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Blxst x Bino Rideaux

Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, rising LA hip-hop artists Blxst and Bino Rideaux join forces on the release of their new single, “Movie.” Out now via Red Bull Records, “Movie” is the first single off the South Central artists’ highly anticipated release of Sixtape 2, the sequel to their 2019 collaborative mixtape.

“Me and Bino are like Shaq and Kobe, it’s only right we doubled back for part two to tear the summer up,” says Blxst of the release. “LA is looking good right now; we have to keep the torch lit.”

“When Sixtape dropped it felt like everything tha city needed that summer…from bad b*****s to street n****s to old folks and kids,” says Bino Rideaux. “Me and Blxst on a tracc together guaranteed to bring that vibe out you.”

Having been labeled as two of LA’s next up and coming talents, the single combines the R&B and hip-hop influences of both artists, boasting a quintessential West Coast sound that serves as the perfect soundtrack to kick off the summer season. Showcasing their incomparable chemistry, “Movie” allows both Blxst and Bino to flex their slick lyricism and penchant for instantaneously catchy melodies, setting the tone for what fans can expect from their forthcoming project.

Sixtape 2 is set for release this summer, stay tuned for more info.

Blxst began his solo music career in Los Angeles in 2015, rapping, singing, writing, and producing. From self-editing his videos and artwork to mixing and mastering his sound, he’s been on an unstoppable run, gaining notoriety for his productions and collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, YG, Eric Bellinger, Mustard, G Perico, Mozzy, and Kalan.FrFr.

Last year saw the release of his highly anticipated debut EP, No Love Lost, an expansive and emotive collection of music inspired by past relationships and his hometown of Los Angeles. Paired with a four-part cinematic series of videos to bring the project’s overarching narrative to life, its quintessential West Coast vibe received acclaim from fans, press, and tastemakers, cited by Pigeons & Planes as “one of the best projects of 2020.” Following this up with his first release of 2021, the two-track project Just For Clarity featuring Drakeo the Ruler and Russ, Blxst has solidified his position as the next must-watch musician out of LA. Receiving praise from Billboard, BET, Complex, Pitchfork, XXL, and more, in May 2021 Blxst was also announced as the latest Amazon Breakthrough artist.

With a one-two punch of laidback flows and hypnotic melodies, Bino Rideaux has quietly shaped the next era of West Coast hip-hop. Growing up in South Central, he crafted his 2015 independent project, Life Is Like A Movie, out of a D.I.Y. studio in his grandmother’s house. Gaining traction around L.A., he co-founded Out The Blue Records and dropped music at a prolific pace. Penned in the wake of his homie KP’s death, “100 Days 100 Nights” caught the attention of the late Nipsey Hussle. He featured on Nipsey’s tracks “Clarity” and “The Field” before they teamed up on the 2017 joint project No Pressure.

As his profile rose, Bino linked with Blxst on Sixtape in 2019 before unleashing his full-length debut, Outside, which boasted appearances by heavyweights such as Ty Dolla $ign, Fredo Bang, Mozzy, and BlueBucksClan. In addition to praise from Complex, LA Weekly, VICE, and more, UPROXX named it one of the “100 Best Albums of 2020.” Signing to Def Jam in partnership with Out The Blue, he only perfected his signature style on the likes of “Pride 2 The Side” and “BET” before igniting 2021 with the entrancing guitar-laden trip of “Incredible” [feat. Drakeo The Ruler]. Pegged as one of Rolling Stone’s “Breakthrough 25,” Billboard championed him among “6 LA Rappers to Watch in 2021” and went on to describe him as “the brightest star to emerge from that orbit.” Meanwhile, KAZI christened him “one of the West Coast’s most exciting new talents.”

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.”

SEVANA UNVEILS “BLESSED” VIDEO FROM HER LATEST EP BE SOMEBODY

SEVANA UNVEILS “BLESSED” VIDEO FROM HER LATEST EP “BE SOMEBODY” 

“The rising Jamaican star definitely has the range…manages to make the song’s already blissful hook sound even sweeter.”

NYLON

“Sevana has the octaves and pipes that give singers like Beyoncé their stripes.”

ESSENCE

“…poised for greatness…effortless, airy and buttery, it [Sevana’s voice] floats above dreamy melodies…forming a blend that feels timeless and yet profoundly modern.”

POPDUST

Sevana released her latest video for “Blessed.” The Jamaican singer gives reverence to a higher power on this Yoram Savion directed visual shot in the rustic terrain of Soda Springs, CA. Sevana towers over the bright horns as her voice overflows. This soul-baring anthem is off her acclaimed EP Be Somebody (out July 31 via In.Digg.Nation Collective / Six Course / RCA Records) and produced by IzyBeats, the hitmaker behind Koffee’s “Toast” and Lila Iké’s “I Spy.” Watch it HERE.

“The visual follows the story of a woman lost in the wilderness. She’s made a home there, but it all comes to a head when a threat finds its way into the home she’s made. Through divine intervention, she escapes. The threat is fear. The woman is me, “ Sevana explains.  It’s the story of my spiritual growth, how I awoke to a relationship with God as my world came crashing down. I  know what it feels like to never be alone again, I am covered, I am at peace. I am Blessed,” she adds.

The “Blessed” visual follows her “Mango” video which has over 2m+ views and is a favorite among the likes of actress Halle Berry and dancehall queen Spice. The latter song is also featured on her 6-track EP Be Somebody.

Listen to Be Somebody EP: 

https://smarturl.it/BeSomebodyEP

Watch “Blessed” Video:

https://smarturl.it/BlessedOfficial 

About Sevana:

Hailing from Jamaica gives any artist a certain legitimacy, but it also brings certain expectations — ones which Sevana lives up to, but also defies. While reflecting the island’s musical sensibilities in some ways,  Sevana’s vocals are strongly influenced by R&B and soul. Be Somebody comes after Sevana’s self-titled EP (2016), her 2018 breakthrough song “Sometime Love” and 2019’s singles “Nobody Man” and “Haul & Pull” off the Protoje and J Vibe produced Rock & Groove Riddim. In 2019, Sevana landed festival performances at Boomtown (UK), Reggae Geel (Germany) and Rototom Sunsplash (Spain), Sole DXB (Dubai) and joined Protoje on some of his major shows, including BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! NYC concert and Jamaica’s largest annual music festival Reggae Sumfest. Sevana has earned notoriety by The FADER, ESSENCE, NYLON, COMPLEX, ASOS, VICE/Noisey, BBC (1Xtra), LargeUp and graced the cover of RIDDIM Magazine’s SPRING 2019 issue. Her naturally radiant look has made her a favorite of photographers and fashion labels. Most recently, she was included in PUMA Middle East’s 2020 campaign along with labelmate Lila Iké. 

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