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DMX illustration by Heather Skovlund (Photo Credit Jonathan Mannion) for 360 Magazine

DMX

Official Statements from DMX’s Family & White Plains Hospital

“We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days. Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart, and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized.” – Earl “DMX” Simmons’ Family

“White Plains Hospital extends its deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Simmons, as well as his friends and legions of fans who expressed their unwavering support during this difficult time. Earl Simmons passed away peacefully with family present after suffering a catastrophic cardiac arrest.”   

When it comes to DMX, a man blessed with a vicious bark of a voice, there is no such thing as half-stepping. Born Earl Simmons in 1970, the Yonkers-raised MC arrived as the physical embodiment of unbridled energy—a one-man distillation of fellow rugged New York acts like Wu-Tang Clan. With the release of his 1998 debut, It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, DMX wrapped himself in musical aggression that enhanced his imposing presence across songs like the minimal, clanging “Get at Me Dog” and rowdy breakout “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem.” But X scaled back the pugnacity on that same album’s introspective “How’s It Goin’ Down,” which featured angelic vocals from R&B’s Faith Evans and painted a vivid picture of a complex relationship headed down the wrong path. DMX would revisit that sensitivity on “Slippin’,” a heart-rending track from 1998’s Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood that found him expressing a desire to live a less tumultuous life. As at odds as the rapper’s two sides may seem to be, he’s always thrived most while letting his emotions fly unrestrained. In 2000, he released …And Then There Was X, where even the anthemic “Party Up” served as a prime example of DMX’s uniquely intense take on hardcore hip-hop. But whether ferocious, amped up, or introspective, the MC has remained grounded by his faith, which, especially in the later years of his career, he approaches with nothing short of absolute devotion.

Following the deaths of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., DMX took over as the undisputed reigning king of hardcore rap. He was that rare commodity: a commercial powerhouse with artistic and street credibility to spare. His rapid ascent to stardom was actually almost a decade in the making, which gave him a chance to develop the theatrical image that made him one of rap’s most distinctive personalities during his heyday. Everything about DMX was unremittingly intense, from his muscular, tattooed physique to his gruff, barking delivery, which made a perfect match for his trademark lyrical obsession with dogs. Plus, there was substance behind the style; much of his work was tied together by a fascination with the split between the sacred and the profane. He could move from spiritual anguish one minute to a narrative about the sins of the streets the next yet keep it all part of the same complex character, sort of like a hip-hop Johnny Cash. The results were compelling enough to make DMX the first artist ever to have his first four albums enter the charts at number one.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Mannion

Photo credit: Jonathan Mannion

Dave East stars in New Hulu Series “WU-TANG: An American Saga”

WATCH THE NEW TRAILER HERE

ONE Musicfest Reveals Lineup

Celebrating 10 YEARS with its biggest, boldest, and best billing yet, ONE Musicfest unveils a blockbuster lineup for 2019.
Set for Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8 at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA, the two-day festival welcomes legends such as Gucci ManeWu-Tang Clan, and Rick Ross in addition to 21st century superstars including Rae SremmurdTeyana Taylor, and Summer Walker and once-in-lifetime sets from KP The Great & His Superfriends featuring Pharrell Williams, Usher and surprise guests. Tickets on sale NOW
Check out the full list of confirmed artists below.
For ten years, ONE Musicfest has maintained its place at the forefront of the culture as a platform for timeless icons and explosive upstarts alike. It has notably played host to everyone from the Dungeon Family Reunion featuring Outkast’s last performance, Davido, Kendrick Lamar, The Roots, Migos, Jill Scott, NasMiguel2 Chainz, and George Clinton. Not to mention, it regularly attracts plaudits from USA TodayBillboardConsequence of SoundRolling Stone, and more in addition to trending across the internet.
“I started the festival with the intent of creating a space where all corners of urban music and subcultures felt welcomed. From Afrobeats to Trap Music. From Alternative to Reggae. A generational oasis of progressive minds and talent. We use music as the catalyst and unity is the outcome. What started as a 2,000 person block party has evolved to a 50,000 person cultural celebration.” – Jason “J” Carter, Founder

Complete List of Currently Announced Performers for ONE Musicfest 2019 (in alphabetical order):
  • 7AM
  • ARI LENNOX
  • BABY ROSE 
  • CHRONIXX  
  • DMX  
  • FLORIDA ALL-STARS FEATURING * T-PAIN * TRINA * TRICK DADDY
  • GUCCI MANE   
  • JAMESDAVIS
  • KEY!
  • KOFFEE
  • KP THE GREAT & HIS SUPERFRIENDS FEATURING PHARRELL WILLIAMS, USHER AND SURPRISE GUESTS
  • LOLO ZOUAI   
  • MUSIQ SOULCHILD
  • PHONY PPL   
  • QUEEN NAIJA  
  • RAE SREMMURD   
  • RAPHAEL SAADIQ    
  • RICK ROSS
  • SNOH AALEGRA  
  • SUMMER WALKER   
  • TAYLA PARX
  • TEYANA TAYLOR    
  • THE BONFYRE  
  • THREE 6 MAFIA REUNION FEATURING JUICY J, DJ PAUL, GANGSTA BOO AND CRUNCHY BLACK
  • TOBE NWIGWE
  • TORY LANEZ
  • WIZKID   
  • WU-TANG CLAN – 25TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE         
  • YUNG BABY TATE 

Logic Releases New Album

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Artist Logic, who performed “One Day” with Ryan Tedder on The Ellen Show, presents chapter four of his Young Sinatra saga with the release of YSIV via Def Jam Recordings/Visionary Music Group.

“One Day,” the first advance single from YSIV, with over 46 million streams worldwide, was followed in early September by “Everybody Dies.” YSIV will be Logic’s last physical album, available for a limited time here.

View the MTV VMA live performance of “One Day” video here, featuring appearances from Michael Pena, Judy Reyes, Luis Guzman and more.

YSIV – with features by Wu-Tang Clan, Jaden Smith, Hailee Steinfeld and others (see track listing below) – is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Everybody, Logic’s breakout third album (released May 2017), which debuted at #1 Soundscan.  

Everybody’s RIAA 5x-platinum single 1-800-273-8255(National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) featuring fellow Def Jam artist Alessia Cara and Khalid, catapulted Logic to worldwide acclaim for bringing mental health and suicide prevention aware­ness to the critical conversation. The song earned Logic two Grammy® Award nominations – including the prestigious Song Of The Year – and a triumphant closing performance at the 2018 Grammy® Award.

In the interim, Logic dropped his Bobby Tarantino II mixtape, which rocketed to a #1 album chart debut in March 2018.  BTII spun off the RIAA gold Top 10 singles “44 More” and “Every­day” (featuring Philadel­phia DJ-producer Marshmello), and also boasted features from A-list heavies 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Wiz Khalifa

In June 2018, Logic kicked off a massive 33-city North American summer amphi­theater and arena tour of the U.S. and Canada, including such prestigious venues as New York’s Madison Square Garden, PNE Amphitheatre in Vancouver, and the Forum in Los Angeles.

III Points X BJÖRK X Wu-Tang Clan

III POINTS BRINGS BJÖRK,
WU-TANG CLAN TO MIAMI FOR FIFTH ART BASEL CONCERT SERIES
MORE THAN 7,500 FANS AT MANA WYNWOOD
MIAMI, FL—December 13, 2017—III Points caps off 2017 with a successful Art Basel Concert Series. The fifth installment of the annual series brought Björk and Wu-Tang Clan, as well as more than 7,500 fans over the course of the week, to Mana Wynwood.

Iconic Icelandic artist Björk’s December 5 DJ set—her first ever appearance in Florida—kicked off the series with a whirlwind, eclectic DJ set exploring her influences across a decades-spanning career. With selections including Fever Ray, Tekno Miles, Awalom Gebremariam and a remix of Whitney Houston’s classic “How Will I Know,” the set also featured a surprise appearance from collaborator Rabit.

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Photo credit:  Adi Adinayev
Wu-Tang Clan, the legendary New York rap collective, assembled in Miami with full force, with RZA, GZA, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, U-God, Masta Killa, and Cappadonna taking the stage at Mana on Saturday, December 9. The group played through their extensive catalog of hits, closing out this year’s series in explosive fashion.

For the past five years, the III Points team has produced coveted Art Basel concerts including James Blake, Jamie xx, A$AP Rocky, fka Twigs, Nick Murphy and Kendrick Lamar. This year’s series featured support from Ketel One and Stillhouse.

The series follows October’s massively successful, sold old fifth III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival featuring headlining sets from GorillazThe xxNicolas JaarRichie HawtinKaytranada and Bonobo.

III Points Presents is an experience-based concert production company committed to curating vanguard talent, non-traditional venues and artist installations for unique and unreplicable events. Challenging the conventional experience of live music, III Points Presents has a roster of highly curated events ranging from intimate shows to the signature III Points Music, Art & Technology festival in October.

III Points Announces Wu-Tang Clan during Art Basel

III POINTS BRINGS WU-TANG CLAN TO MIAMI FOR ART BASEL CONCERT SERIES
PLAYING MANA WYNWOOD SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9

III Points will bring the legendary Wu-Tang Clan to Miami’s Mana Wynwood December 9. Originally slated to play the Off Weekend Festival in Virginia Key—unfortunately cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances—the group will now join III Points’ Art Basel Concert Series. Tickets are available here.

The announcement follows last week’s news that iconic Icelandic artist Björk will kick off the series on December 5 with a DJ set, also at Mana Wynwood—a 100,000 square foot warehouse at the heart of Miami’s vibrant Wynwood Arts District. Last month, the space saw the massively successful, sold old fifth installment of III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival.

For the past five years, the III Points team has produced coveted Art Basel concerts including James Blake, Jamie xx, A$AP Rocky, fka Twigs, Nick Murphy andKendrick Lamar.

III Points Presents is an experience-based concert production company committed to curating vanguard talent, non-traditional venues and artist installations for unique and unreplicable events. Challenging the conventional experience of live music, III Points Presents has a roster of highly curated events ranging from intimate shows to the signature III Points Music, Art & Technology festival in October. This years’ sold out festival featured a lineup anchored in diversity, with headlining sets from Gorillaz, The xx, Nicolas Jaar, Richie Hawtin, Kaytranada and Bonobo.