Posts tagged with "Wiz Khalifa"

SK8 press photo via Jimmy Fontaine for use by 360 Magazine

SK8 – Taylor Gang

Omaha, Nebraska-born, LA-based artist SK8 has risen to acclaim with an insatiable desire for his craft. Beginning music in his early teens, the now 27-year-old recording artist has opened for the likes of Lil Wayne, Rae Sremmurd while also working with Wiz Khalifa.

SK8’s devotion to his music has been evident through the course of his career, earning him widespread success – which he doesn’t plan on ceasing anytime soon. 360 Magazine’s Vaughn Lowery had the opportunity to speak with SK8 regarding his rise to critical notoriety, where his creativity stems from and his star-studded new album Last Day on Earth.

Listen to SK8 on 360 MAG PODCAST HERE.

To truly understand the talent that is SK8, it’s important to appreciate his start in the music game. Nathan Maloley, also known as SK8, has had a passion for music his entire life. He began making his own music and downloading his tracks onto CD’s when he was in his early teen years.  

Even taking choir for a few years in school, SK8 remembers his early beginnings writing music. While growing up, he found “that [music] was almost my escape. I would always go home […] and look up YouTube beats and [begin] writing.”

Back in 2013 and 2014, artists were constantly being found online via social media. SK8 recalls searching for new artists to listen to, “I really wanted to find a new artist, like, who was the up-and-coming artist?” Little did he know, his time was swiftly coming.

Stuck in the middle between a potential basketball or music career, SK8 juggled his two loves throughout high school leading into college. The Omaha community knew about his dreams to become a rapper, and this led to further connections with the people around him.

SK8 attended Hastings College in Nebraska, a performing arts school which allowed him to also play basketball. During his freshman year, artists would frequently come perform at the school, which led to SK8’s early performance gigs. SK8 would open for the artists coming to the school, gaining him even more recognition within the music industry.

His freshman year, SK8, too, decided that he was going to go after his dream of chasing a professional music career, dropping out of college, and giving up basketball. Moving back home with his mother, SK8 dove into music, which took off quickly after.

His debut break into the scene came from his collaboration with Jack and Jack, popular Viners back in the mid 2010’s. The Viners went to SK8’s high school and decided to link up and work on music together. They came together to create “Like That,” a track that ended up going certified gold independently.

This collaboration ultimately kicked off his career, and SK8 joined Jack and Jack on their tour. Taking full advantage of his time on the road, SK8 made it his mission to connect with a new fanbase. “I was the guy that was opening up, like, yo ‘Imma get as many fans as I can.’” He remembers bonding with fans after the shows, gaining more of a following on social media after the tour closed.

Joining Jack and Jack on their tour opened even more opportunities than SK8 could have ever foreseen. Through the widescale exposure that he gained on tour, this allowed SK8 to connect and open for popular rap artists Rae Sremmurd and Lil Wayne.

Well on his way with a whole new set of fans, SK8 embarked on his first solo tour in 2016 celebrating his Skaterade project. The tour was a great time for SK8 to travel and meet his fanbase. He recollects the thrill, stating, “It was a really, really cool tour to see where my fans were at, and just [to] independently be on the road, it was a really good time.”

Soon after the tour wrapped up, SK8 began contemplating what his next steps were going to be. After accomplishing so much in the early stages of his career, what would come next? He had a longstanding dream of opening his own label, to which he began to pursue while connecting industry professional James McMillan.

McMillan and SK8 joined forces to start the imprint known as Alignment Records. The two began pitching their record label and found partnership with Atlanta Records swiftly after opening up Alignment.

Continuing further with the process, SK8 questioned who would help oversee the project, “Sh**, I got the label, but who’s gonna manage this sh**?”

And then, it seemingly all fell into place.

Having met Wiz Khalifa in Los Angeles a few times prior, SK8 recalled one late night in the studio where the two artists began their first collaboration track together. At 4 AM, Wiz happened to be at the same studio as SK8, where SK8 showed Wiz some of his new tracks. The pair started going back and forth in the studio, knocking out a hook and verse, completing their first joint track.

After this night, they kept in touch via Wiz’s manager Will Dzomback. Dzomback was very interested in SK8, inviting him to sign with Taylor Gang Management. Platforming SK8’s talents to a whole new level, this collaboration set his career to new altitudes.

Previously more immersed in the rap/hip-hop genre, SK8 showcases a newfound rock/pop punk era on his new album Last Day on Earth. He accredits his longstanding love for rock music back to his adolescence.

My dad listened to Bob Marley, that was his favorite artist, […] I grew up listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers, and also my hip hop inspirations too, I’ve always listened to a bunch of sh** like Nirvana and Kurt Cobain.”

The start of SK8’s transition to the rock/pop punk sound arrived after working with Machine Gun Kelly’s drummer, Rook, in the studio. Rook and SK8 met in LA a few years back and have stayed friends for quite some time.

Bouncing off of each other in the studio, they began recreating and mixing old rock classics. Popular tracks from artists like SK8’s beloved Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana became completely transformed; SK8 had found his new sound.

“[Rook] started just playing some live instruments, […] he started playing some sh**, I think it was the ‘Pages melody, and that was kinda the first song that we were like ‘this is gonna be tight,’” said SK8. “I listen to a lot of old school stuff, […] I wanted to just strip the music, and not just go on beats. We really took the time, went in there with guitar riffs.”

Tracks like “Girl Next Door” came out of this genre blend experimental phase that SK8 boarded on. “It was really cool bringing Wiz into that feel, too,” he says about combining hip-hop with rock influences, “I’ll have my whole album finished, and you know, I’ll have verses open just in case, […] he came to me and was like ‘Nah, that one right there, ‘Girl next door.’”

The addition of live instrumental pieces took the album to whole heights. SK8 accredits this while speaking about the vision for Last Day on Earth, stating, “The motivation really was like, yo, I wanna create something that’s authentic to me but still I wanted to, like, have live elements, […] I didn’t want to just rap and do melodies over just beats. I wanted to create something that had all live elements.”

In the works since the start of the pandemic, Last Day on Earth has been a long time coming. Taking over two years to perfectly craft and complete the body of work allowed SK8 to fully enjoy the experience of making the project.

“I really enjoyed making this project,” he begins, “I had a really, really good team around me that helped me bring this album to them, so I have to give props to them, for real.”

Considering what’s next for SK8, the sky seems to be the limit. At the forefront of his priorities is to stay consistent and continue pushing out new music that he believes in.

The two-year hiatus between his previous drops allowed SK8 to have “a good period of time to actually really find the sound that I wanted to find, and now that I found it, I’m really dialing in.” He remarks, “I wanted to tap into the real me, I didn’t want to tell a story that wasn’t me, I didn’t want to do nothing that wasn’t me.”

For those with aspirations of starting a career in music, SK8 has some great advice. “It may sound cliché, but never give up. If it’s something that you really, really enjoy and really love doing, just don’t give up, there’s been a lot of ups, there’s been a lot of downs […] don’t give up, your time is gonna come, you’re gonna get your break.

“You don’t have to be mainstream, you don’t gotta to be the biggest artist in the world, you can still make music and make money at the same time. That’s what I, like, wake up and am always grateful and blessed to wake up and do music, that’s what I love.”

Article by: McKinley Franklin x Vaughn Lowery

SK8 press photo via Jimmy Fontaine for use by 360 Magazine
SK8 press photo via Jimmy Fontaine for use by 360 Magazine
Photo Credit: Jimmy Fontaine
SK8 debut album Last Day on Earth via 360 magazine

SK8 – LDOE

SK8 UNLEASHES DEBUT PROJECT “LAST DAY ON EARTH”

EP FEATURES GOOD CHARLOTTE, SUM41, WIZ KHALIFA, AND MORE

STREAM/DOWNLOAD

LISTEN TO SK8 ON 360 MAG PODCAST

Emerging ART@WAR/Taylor Gang rising artist SK8 has released his debut project, Last Day on Earth, marking his first body of work as an alternative, punk artist. LISTEN HERE. 

Collaborators on the 9 track EP include multiplatinum, GRAMMY-nominated rap icon Wiz Khalifa, Good Charlotte, Machine Gun Kelly drummer Rook, EDM duo DVBBS, musician and Atlantic Records label mate Sueco, Sum41, Sommer Ray, Scarlett and more. 

Sk8’s debut EP drums up themes of rebellion, broken relationships, teenage nostalgia, and the unending need to rage against systems built to curtail his personal light. 

“I wanted my debut project to blend genres and be cohesive for all artists involved. Last Day on Earth really nails that concept and grasps my personal identity.”

Last Day on Earth includes previously released tracks “Girl Next Door (Feat. Wiz Khalifa & DVBBS)” with 9.4M streams globally to date, “Heaven Sent,”  “F*ck Society (feat. Sueco),” “Girl Next Door (Feat. Wiz Khalifa & DVBBS)” and “Pages (Feat. Rook).”

Producers of the project include Baze (Machine Gun Kelly), Colin Brittain (Sueco) Breakfast N Vegas (Rihanna), Stixx (Justin Bieber), Cypress Moreno (Shoreline Mafia, Drakeo, Blxst), Good Charlotte, Sueco, and Rook (MGK Drummer). 

Deemed an “artist you need to hear” by Alternative Press, SK8 kicked off his musical transition from hip-hop in 2021 with “Famous (Feat. Tyla Yaweh),” his first foray into the alternative space. 

American Songwriter praised “Famous,” noting that, “SK8 effortlessly blends hip-hop and punk into some newly evolved sound,” and Hot New Hip Hop hailed the song as a, “genre-melting experience.”

TRACKLIST

L.D.O.E.
F*CK SOCIETY (FT. SUECO)
GIRL NEXT DOOR (FT. WIZ KHALIFA & DVBBS)
HEAVEN SENT
OUTSIDE (FT. GOOD CHARLOTTE)
HEAR ME
BLUES IN THE BOTTLE
PAGES ( FT. ROOK)
SHOOTING STAR ( FT. SUM41)

ABOUT SK8

The 27-year-old moved to Los Angeles from Omaha, Nebraska and linked with the venerable Taylor Gang, first breaking into the mainstream with his gold-certified single, “Like That,” with Jack & Jack and opening for revered rap icons like Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz and Rae Sremmurd. SK8 began building a dedicated fanbase of dreamers who related to his message of seizing every moment long before his eventual move to LA. Shortly after founding his own imprint, Alignment, and formally signing a joint venture with Atlantic Records via James McMillan’s ART@WAR, SK8 released his major label debut EP, sk8sounds, which was buttressed by the standout singles “Omme(Feat. Wiz Khalifa),” “XXX” and “Mood (Feat. YK Osiris).” Over a year later, SK8 has turned a new page in his career with his first single of 2021, “Famous (Feat. Tyla Yaweh),” and its associated forthcoming project which finds the rising singer seamlessly blending punk/rock instrumentation with his hip-hop origins, the latest but not last development in SK8’s rapidly evolving artistry. Last Day on Earth marks the rising singer’s first body of work as an alternative/punk artist.

CONNECT:

Instagram | Twitter | YouTube 

360 Mag: A No-Nonsense Conversation

Despite the fact that America has many voices of color, they can seldom be heard. 360 MAGAZINE has always been a place where these people can be represented, so they’ve decided to expand on this mission by launching their own podcast: 360 MAG: A No-Nonsense Conversation. It will also cover the latest news, design and culture, as well as interviews with key industry trend makers. Hosts include Vaughn Lowery, Javier Pedroza, Armon Hayes and LaJune Grant

Lowery called the podcast, “An evocative gallery where everyone can continue to celebrate their singularity.” Pedroza stated, “I’d like for people to feel inspired, joyful, creative and stronger after listening to 360 Mag – a No Nonsense Conversation.” 

In the inaugural episode, Javier Pedroza talked with Latin pop group Piso 21, known for hits such as Me Llamas, Besándote and Déjala Que Vuelva.  360 has also chatted with other major figures: singer Carmen DeLeon, disabled TikTok influencer NotLewy, and actor/rapper Young Dylan. Stay tuned. We will also chat with people from the tech, design, and automotive industries.

360 also recently released an NFT collection called the Animal Series. Four NFTs will be for sale until May 1st. Secure yours now HERE. Find more information HERE

Find the podcast on Apple, Amazon, Google and Spotify. Podcasts will release in both Spanish and English. In addition, Also, 360 MAG possesses a dedicated RSS feed and has launched an account on Twitch to increase reach.

360 Mag – a No Nonsense Conversation Episodes

About 360 Magazine

360 MAGAZINE is an edgy fashion, lifestyle and culture magazine, introducing cutting-edge brands, entities and trends to taste makers within their respective communities. Founding members have over 30 years of collective experience both as notable talent and  professionals within the realms of fashion, music, art, design and entertainment. 360 is more than just a magazine comprised of journalists, representing a movement of social awareness and change.

360 is a LGBTQIA-friendly publication, officially recognized by the NGLCC. The magazine is contemporary in look and appeal. Quality art content is the constant goal. It will be entertaining, newsworthy and thought-provoking, appealing to a broad entertainment readership. No publication like it is available today, constantly celebrating racial as well as sexual ambiguous talent and artists.

French Montana via Radis Denphutaraphrechar for use by 360 Magazine

Drai’s April Lineup

Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub at The Cromwell has revealed a star-studded April lineup, which includes full-length Drai’s LIVE performances by top artists French Montana, Lil Baby, Rick Ross, TI, Juicy J, Nelly and more. April will also bring Meek Mill‘s first Drai’s Las Vegas performance of his new residency. Artists including Wiz Khalifa, DaBaby and Rick Ross join a jam-packed entertainment roster at Drai’s Beachclub. In addition, as the Las Vegas Strip prepares to host the GRAMMYs and the Draft for the first time, Drai’s has expanded their schedule, with the Nightclub once again hosting performances every Sunday night and Drai’s Beachclub now open weekends Friday through Sunday and set to open daily starting in May. 

Throughout April, Drai’s Beachclub will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday. Drai’s Nightclub will be open from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., Friday through Sunday.

About the Artists

DaBaby: The BET and Billboard Music Award-winning artist is known for “Rockstar” and collaborations with some of today’s hottest artists. His most recent collab album with YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Better Than You, features hits like “On This Line” and “Neighborhood Superstar.”

French Montana: Montana released his fourth studio album, They Got Amnesia, featuring collaborations with music superstars Doja Cat, Lil Durk, Pop Smoke and more. He has earned BET Awards for “Pop That” and his collaboration on “All the Way Up” with Fat Joe, Remy Ma and Infrared.

Meek Mill: As one of the hottest live performers, Mill’s popular new hits include, “Hot” and “Sharing Locations,” from his recent album Expensive Pain to crowd favorites like, “Dreams and Nightmares.”

Juicy J: In 2021, the rapper and producer released an extended version of his popular album, The Hustle Continues, entitled The Hustle Still Continues” featuring collaborations with big-name artists such as 2 Chainz, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby and more.

TI: The three-time Grammy award winner has released several highly successful singles including hits such as “Whatever You Like” and “Live your life” featuring Rihanna. He has also collaborated with some of today’s hottest artists such as Jeezy and Gucci Mane.

Wiz Khalifa: A multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe-nominated recording artist, Khalifa is known for hits such as “We Dem Boyz” and “Black and Yellow.”

Nelly: Ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America as the fourth best-selling rap artist in American music history, rap veteran Nelly has sold over 21 million albums in the United States. 

Lil Baby: The artist has recently been awarded the title of “Best Male Hip-Hop Artist” at the 2021 BET Music Awards, and his album, My Turn, won “Hip-Hop Album of the Year” at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Rick Ross: The Grammy-nominated rapper and record executive’s most recent album, Richer Than I Ever Been, dropped on, Dec 10, 2021. Two of the album’s most popular tracks are “Rapper Estates” and “Outlawz.”

Queen Naija and Big Sean via Sed for use by 360 Magazine

Queen Naija × Big Sean

Queen Naija and GRAMMY-nominated, multi-Platinum artist Big Sean heat up the snowy streets and rooftops of New York City in the official video for their new single, “Hate Our Love.” The two Detroit natives shot the romantic visual with director Cam Busby (Wiz Khalifa, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby). DJ Envy of “The Breakfast Club” has a cameo, setting the song up as the new cuffing season classic. View “Hate Our Love” HERE. Facebook gave fans an exclusive official first look at the video the day before it was released.

For Queen, recording with Big Sean was “a bucket list collaboration.” Released shortly before Valentine’s Day, ”Hate Our Love“ amassed over 4.2 million combined global streams in its first week of release, her biggest debut since 2018’s “Karma,” which is certified Platinum. “Hate Our Love” was produced by Mike Woods (Kehlani, Kiana Lede, Yung Bleu). The single is already charting in Billboards Hot 100.

Vibe observed, “Queen Naija returns to the music scene with ‘Hate Our Love,’ an ode to defending a difficult but ultimately worthwhile relationship. No stranger to defending love himself, Big Sean joins the songstress on this modern flip of Bobby Glenn’s timeless ballad ‘Sounds Like A Love Song.'” HipHopDX said, “Big Sean blesses Queen Naija’s ride-or-die new single.” BET noted, “This song is a soundtrack for anyone who wants to keep those messy crows out of their love life.” Queen paid a visit to Fox’s “The Real” to discuss the single.

“Hate Our Love” appeared on New Music Friday playlists in 14 countries around the world and has earned spins on Clara’s “Hottest Records of the Week” show on BBC Radio 1. The single impacted Urban Mainstream radio in the U.S. earlier this week. The official audio for “Hate Our Love” was deemed “viral” on TikTok, where it has more than 225 million combined views already.

Big Sean topped the Billboard 200 for the third time with his 2020 album DETROIT 2. His six-song EP with Hit-Boy, What You Expect, was released last fall. He will be performing at Coachella in April. Queen has amassed over three billion combined global streams in her career to date. Her debut album, missunderstood, entered Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart at No. 1 and earned a place in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. Nominated for a 2021 American Music Award in the Favorite R&B Album category, it includes the No. 1 hit “Butterflies Pt. 2” and the Gold-certified singles “Pack Lite” and “Lie To Me” ft. Lil Dirk. The deluxe edition of the album, missunderstood, still, includes five previously unreleased songs.

Running Artwork via Capitol Music Group for use by 360 Magazine

Martin Jensen × Cheat Codes × Theresa Rex – Running

Producer/DJ Martin Jensen kicks off 2022 with new collaboration “Running” alongside Los Angeles-based electronic trio Cheat Codes and Danish singer Theresa Rex. The single is the follow-up to Martin Jensen and Theresa Rex’s hit “Solo Dance.” Listen to “Running” HERE, out now via Astralwerks

The musical synergy from the collective artists on the collaboration is palpable as “Running” ignites into a primed dancefloor player. Addictive and memorable, thanks to warm piano tones and Theresa Rex’s vocal, which is snappy and is striking from the first listen.

Cheat Codes have expertly crafted countless electronic music anthems, spanning dance, pop, hip-hop, and alternative. A formula has seen them excel in the streaming world, clocking in over 6 billion total streams, amounting to them being one of the “Top 200 Most Listened to Artists in the World”. The LA-based trio that consists of Kevin Ford, Trevor Dahl, Matthew Russell has also collaborated with a string of high-profile artists that include Afrojack, Wiz Khalifa, Travis Barker, Tove Styrke and Demi Lovato.

Cheat Codes said, “We are excited to kick off 2022 with ‘Running’ alongside our friends Martin and Theresa, we wanted to bring as much positivity and vibrance into the production and accomplish something anthemic! We hope everyone had a Happy New Year and are ready to hit the ground RUNNING in 2022.”

Danish singer Theresa Rex is the voice behind numerous hits, working with great artists like Jonas Blue, Alle Farben, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. However, perhaps her most significant success came in her team up with Martin Jensen on the wildly popular “Solo Dance,” Martin’s breakthrough single, which stands at over 653 million streams on Spotify alone. 

On the collaboration, Rex says, “It was so special working with Martin and the whole team again. It has been a moment since ‘Solo Dance’ came out, but I think that ‘Running’ is the perfect follow up and adding Cheat Codes to the mix has made it pure magic.”

Martin Jensen added, “The energy working with this whole team was incredible. Reuniting with Theresa meant we had to do something extraordinary, so who better to do that with than our good friends Cheat Codes.”

Jensen enjoyed a stellar 2020, capping off the year with two epic homecomings Me, Myself, Live shows in November, a year in the making and the evolution of his Me, Myself, Online shows launched during the lockdown to keep connected to his fans. Martin also returned for his second series as a judge on the Danish X-Factor series, where he remains the first DJ to do so. Martin also had a great year on the music front, receiving BBC Radio 1 support on his single “Can’t Come To The Phone” with Amber Van Day and N.F.I and releasing “Make My Mind Go,” with Rompasso, FAULHABER and JONASU.

Lil Wayne performs in Drai’s Nightclub

Lil Wayne to Headline Drai’s Nightclub “Matrix” Themed Halloween Weekend

Iconic rooftop nightclub will show Las Vegas “a world where anything is possible” with incredible Drai’s LIVE performances by Jeezy and Lil Wayne

Drai’s Nightclub is adding a glitch to Halloween Weekend with three nights of mind-blowing “Matrix” themed parties. The weekend will be headlined by an epic Drai’s LIVE concert by Lil Wayne on Saturday, Oct. 30. Drai’s Halloween weekend will also feature performances by BET award-winner Jeezy on Friday, Oct. 29. Drai’s resident DJ and legendary music producer, DJ Franzen will keep the party going on Sunday, Oct. 31 for a special SunDrais experience on Halloween night.

Five-time Grammy Award-winner Lil Wayne, known as “Weezy” to his fans, is known for hits like “A Milli” and “Go DJ.” His newest solo album, “Funeral,” debuted no. 1 on the 2020 Billboard Charts, becoming Lil Wayne’s fifth chart-topping album. He recently released a collaborative album with Rich the Kid entitled “Trust Fund Babies” on October 1, 2021.

Drai’s LIVE brings full-length performances to the rooftop of The Cromwell, set to the stunning backdrop of the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. Frequent Drai’s LIVE performers include superstar artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, and many more. The full list of upcoming Drai’s LIVE performances can be found HERE.

Drai’s Nightclub is open Friday through Sunday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tickets and VIP table reservations are available on the website at  Here. Other special requests are available by emailing info@draislv.com.

Lil Baby Will Return to Drai

Lil Baby to Make Grand Return to Drai’s LIVE Stage on Saturday, Nov. 6

Mega-star artist will perform at Drai’s Nightclub for the first time in nearly two years on the same night as the Canelo Álvarez vs. Caleb Plant fight

Tweet it: Vegas, are you ready for an epic fight night afterparty? After the Álvarez vs. Plant fight on 11/6, head over to @Draislv where Lil Baby (@lilbaby4PF) will make his grand return to the Drai’s LIVE stage with an unforgettable performance. #fightnight #Vegas #DraisLIVE #LilBaby

On Saturday, Nov. 6, Drai’s Nightclub will welcome Lil Baby back to the stage for the first time in nearly two years. The mega-star performer will make his grand return to the iconic rooftop nightclub with an unforgettable full-length Drai’s LIVE show. Lil Baby’s show will follow the highly anticipated fight between boxing champions Canelo Álvarez and Caleb Plant set to take place in Las Vegas, making Drai’s Nightclub the ideal place to party on fight night.

Lil Baby has recently been awarded the title of “Best Male Hip-Hop Artist” at the 2021 BET Music Awards, and his album entitled “My Turn” won “Hip-Hop Album of the Year” at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards. His most recent album, which was released in July of this year in a collaboration with Lil Durk, debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Drai’s LIVE brings full-length performances to the rooftop of The Cromwell, set to the stunning backdrop of the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. Frequent Drai’s LIVE performers include superstar artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, and many more. The full list of upcoming Drai’s LIVE performances can be found here.

Drai’s Nightclub is open Friday through Sunday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tickets and VIP table reservations are available on the website here. Other special requests are available by emailing here.

Big Sean at Drai's via Creative Collective for use by 360 Magazine

Drai’s Beachclub ✕ Nightclub September Lineup

As the summer winds down, Drai’s Beachclub ✕ Nightclub is heating up. The iconic rooftop, which holds rank as the #1 most Instagrammed rooftop bar in the world, is also host to some of the biggest music headliners and events this September. Superstars including Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz and Big Sean top the Drai’s LIVE line-up, while Drai’s partnership with Pollen sets the stage for experiential parties including a takeover by NFL superstar and former Vegas Raider Marshawn “Beastmode” Lynch featuring a special performance by rapper A$AP Ferg, as well as concerts by Jay Wheeler, Rauw Alejandro and more.

Nightclub Lineup

  • Friday, September 3 – Gucci Mane
    • Gucci Mane, a frequent Drai’s performer, recently released his album “Woptober II,” which includes electrifying collaborations with Lil Baby, Quavo and DaBaby.
  • Saturday, September 4 – Lil Wayne
    • Lil Wayne, known as “Weezy” to his fans, is known for hits like “A Milli” and “Go DJ.” His newest album “Funeral” debuted at No. 1 on the 2020 Billboard charts, becoming Lil Wayne’s fifth chart-topping album.
  • Sunday, September 5 – Wiz Khalifa 
    • A multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist, Wiz Khalifa is known for hits such as “We Dem Boyz” and “Black and Yellow.”
  • Friday, September 10 – BEASTMODE Experience- Marshawn Lynch Takeover
    • Lynch will host the Pollen BEASTMODE Experience starting with a Drai’s Nightclub takeover. BET award-winning rapper A$AP Ferg will perform at Drai’s during the takeover.
  • Saturday, September 11 – 2 Chainz’s Birthday Celebration
    • 2 Chainz will be celebrating his birthday on the Drai’s LIVE stage. The Grammy Award winner is known for megahits including “No Lie,” “Birthday Song” and “I’m Different.”
  • Sunday, September 12 – SunDrais with DJ Franzen
    • Sunday at Drai’s Nightclub, Drai’s resident and legendary DJ and producer, DJ Franzen, closes out the weekend with his epic SunDrais experience.
  • Friday, September 17 – Gucci Mane
  • Saturday, September 18 – DaBaby
    • BET and Billboard Music Award- winning rapper, DaBaby, is known for his popular song featuring Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar,” and collaborations with some of today’s hottest artist, such as Megan Thee Stallion, Jack Harlow and DJ Khalid.
  • Sunday, September 19 – SunDrais with DJ Franzen
  • Friday, September 24 – Special Guest
  • Saturday, September 25 – Big Sean
    • Multi-platinum artist, Big Sean is best known for smash hits such as “I Don’t F**k with You” and “My Last.” Big Sean has collaborated with world-renowned artists including Calvin Harris, Wiz Khalifa and Travis Scott.
  • Sunday, September 26 – Special Guest

Swim Night Lineup

  • Thursday, September 2 – Patrick Cornett
  • Thursday, September 9 – Jordan Nold
  • Thursday, September 16 – Chase B
    • The official DJ to the incomparable Travis Scott, Chase B, is also a talented DJ and producer. In addition to Scott, he has collaborated on projects with popular artists such as Gunna, Sheck Wes and Ashton Travis.
  • Thursday, September 23 – Drai’s Swim Night Closing Party: Neon Edition

Beachclub lineup

  • Friday, September 3 – Patrick Cornett
  • Saturday, September 4 – Gucci Mane
  • Sunday, September 5 – NEON Experience with Jay Wheeler
    • Puerto Rican music artist Jay Wheeler will headline the party alongside other talented musicians and DJs including Alex Sensation, Sita Abellán and La Gabi
  • Monday, September 6 – Blueprint Sound Takeover
    • Blueprint Sound will take over Drai’s Beachclub for Labor Day with an incredible lineup of high-energy DJs like DJ Direct, DJ Bonics, DJ CLA and more!
  • Friday, September 10 – Maria Romano
  • Saturday, September 11 – DJ Irie
  • Sunday, September 12 – NEON Experience with Rauw Alejandro
    • Drai’s will host Latin-themed Pollen parties with Puerto Rican music sensation,  Rauw Alejandro, as the headliner
  • Friday, September 17 – Maria Romano
  • Saturday, September 18 – NEON Experience with Rauw Alejandro
  • Sunday, September 19 – DJ Spinking
  • Friday, September 24 – Cyberkid
  • Saturday, September 25 – DJ Irie
  • Sunday, September 26 – Special Guest 

Drai’s Beachclub is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Drai’s Nightclub is open Friday through Sunday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m, in addition to Thursdays for Swim Night throughout the summer. Tickets and VIP table reservations are available on their website.

About Drai’s Beachclub ✕ Nightclub

Drai’s Beachclub ✕ Nightclub takes entertainment and nightlife to new heights in an unmatched setting – 11 stories high on the rooftop of The Cromwell with dazzling views of the Las Vegas Strip. Drai’s Beachclub is a 30,000-square-foot oasis with multiple pools shaded by 10 towering palm trees, a variety of cabanas and bungalows, and two full-service bars. Inside, Drai’s Nightclub is a 25,000 square-foot palatial, multi-level club with an expansive dance floor, massive LED lighting systems, and modern technology featuring more than 7,000 square feet of the most state-of-the-art high-definition LEDs in production, including a towering 80-sided LED disco ball—the only one of its kind. Drai’s Nightclub is home to Drai’s LIVE, an unprecedented concert series that provides fans with the opportunity to see full-length performances by top performers like Wiz Khalifa, Future and 2 Chainz in an up-close setting unlike anything else in the world. Drai’s is located at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Boulevard. More information, including reservations, tickets and hours, is available at their website. Follow Drai’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

About The Cromwell

The Cromwell, named a Top 10 “Best U.S. Casino” by USA TODAY, recipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award and the first standalone boutique hotel on the famed Strip, brings an exclusive, luxury lifestyle hotel experience to the Las Vegas Strip, focusing on hospitality, amenities and personalized service. The Cromwell is the first hotel in Las Vegas to offer mobile key technology for digital, keyless entry to rooms via the guests’ iOS devices. Located on the bustling corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road–directly across from Caesars Palace–The Cromwell keeps it intimate with 188 rooms including 19 suites, a personalized virtual concierge service named Ivy, a 40,000 square-foot casino, Bound—the elevated hotel lobby bar, Interlude—a casino lounge featuring live entertainment, award-winning GIADA—the first-ever restaurant by celebrity chef and television personality Giada De Laurentiis, Drai’s Beachclub ✕ Nightclub: a 65,000 square-foot rooftop pool and nightclub with day and nightlife experiences boasting open-air, panoramic views from 11 stories above the iconic Las Vegas skyline, and Drai’s After Hours—located at its original home beneath the boutique hotel. The Cromwell is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit thecromwell.com  or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find The Cromwell on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.

Headphones illustration by Alex Bogdan for use by 360 Magazine

KEM And Wiz Khalifa × Lie To Me

R&B superstar KEM teams up with multi-Platinum, GRAMMY and Golden Globe- nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa on the remix of KEM’s chart-topping single “Lie To Me.” Today, the two legendary artists unveiled the official video for the track. In the video, which was directed by Gerald Isaac, KEM’s love awakens in an elegant mansion to find an array of romantic gifts. The camera glides through the home as KEM and Wiz serenade her on a sunny Southern California day. View HERE.

On the remix, which was released exclusively on Facebook last Friday, KEM captures the optimistic, pre-honeymoon stage of romance while Wiz examines a relationship where the partners no longer seem to be on the same team. While the original song was horn-fueled, lively keyboards propel the infectious remix. Download / stream “Lie To Me” Remix Ft. Wiz Khalifa HERE.

Last week, KEM gave a soulful performance of “Lie To Me,” accompanied by his band, on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Watch HERE.

“Lie To Me” spent seven weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs Airplay chart. Praising the “smooth and sexy” single, Billboard said, “The body-swaying mid-tempo number perfectly captures the relatable themes of unconditional love and devotion.” “Lie To Me” is the lead single from KEM’s new album, LOVE ALWAYS WINS (Motown), which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Current R&B Albums chart in August 2020.

LOVE ALWAYS WINS includes two versions of the album’s second single, “Live Out Your Love”  a solo version and a collaboration with soul songstress Toni Braxton. The duet topped Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs airplay chart and received an NAACP Image Awards nomination. Other standout tracks include the lush title track, “Love Always Wins” featuring GRAMMY winning gospel music powerhouse Erica Campbell, and the inspiring “Friend Today.” The album was co-produced by KEM and Derek “DOA” Allen, and features contributions by such artists as Anthony Hamilton, Brian Culbertson, James Poyser and Salaam Remi.

KEM has to his credit one Platinum album (KEM: ALBUM II) and two Gold albums (KEMISTRY and INTIMACY). In addition to a career total of eight NAACP Image Awards nominations, KEM has been nominated for three GRAMMY Awards, two Soul Train Awards and a BET Centric Award.

Wiz Khalifa found mainstream success with the release of his 2011 major label debut album, ROLLING PAPER, which contained the massive hits “Black and Yellow,” “Roll Up,” and “No Sleep.” O.N.I.F.C., his 2012 follow-up album, included “Work Hard, Play Hard” and “Remember You” featuring The Weeknd. 2014’s BLACC HOLLYWOOD debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. Soon after, Wiz’s track “See You Again,” off the FURIOUS 7soundtrack, topped the charts in 95 countries. Recent releases include the Gold-certified studio album ROLLING PAPERS 2 and The Saga of Wiz Khalifa, which features “Contact” featuring Tyga and his latest single, “Still Wiz.”