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Meg The Stallion drops cover art and track listing for “Fever”

With her forthcoming project, “Fever” slated to drop May 17 via 1501 Certified / 300 Entertainment, Megan Thee Stallion is poised to be the next huge hip hop artist.

The Houston based artist has graced every one to watch list you can think of and has gotten praise from Pitchfork, FADER, Billboard, Refinery29 and more and was named First Lady of 300 Entertainment by COMPLEX Magazine.

Her hit single, “Big Ole Freak” blew up alongside her EP, Tina Snow, which debuted at number 11 on the iTunes hip-hop charts and is currently top 20 at Urban Radio. “Big Ole Freak” has accumulated 55MM streams to date with “Freak Nasty” at 14MM streams, and “Sex Talk” at 7MM streams.
With her forthcoming project, “Fever” introducing her college partying persona AKA “Hot Girl Meg”, in the words of FADER, “this summer’s about to be a smokin’ hot one.”

Jax Jones “All Day and Night”

‘ALL DAY AND NIGHT’ WITH MADISON BEER OUT NOW

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JAX AND MARTIN SOLVEIG ANNOUNCE COLLABORATIVE PROJECT EUROPA

JAX’S HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF NEXT MONTH WITH STOPS IN CHICAGO, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES AND MORE

Europa have today unleashed their debut single ‘All Day And Night’, featuring white-hot US singer Madison Beer. Europa is Jax Jones and Martin Solveig: two friends who also just so happen to be multi-platinum artists (with over 4 billion combined streams), pushing each other to investigate musical avenues they’d never explore on their own.

Europa is club-focused pop music and pop-focused club music. Europa is friendship. Europa is a larger-than-life explosion of unexpected combinations, total freedom, unexpected twists and bridges not walls. Europa is the phrase ‘stronger together’ brought to life in vivid colours.

Born out of a mutual admiration and cemented by a hug given by Martin after Jax’s set in Ibiza, the pair’s collaboration has been a long time coming. It was only after Solveig made the Eurostar trip to Jax’s London studio that they realized that they had something special and the spirit of Europa started to take shape: ‘’for the first-ever Europa session, Martin came in and played a song with a cheeky sax riff in it.’’ Jax adds ‘’He looked at me as if to say: ‘This is a bit taboo, but we could try it.’ And then I said: ‘Well if we’re doing that, how about TRANCE?”

One delight of the genre-agnostic Europa outlook is that it’s truly a project without hard borders, and with US singer/songwriter Madison Beer, who was recognized by Billboard on its 2018 ‘21 Under 21’ roster of the most promising young talents in music, contributing vocals to chart-ready walloper All Day And Night, Europa is also a celebration of frictionless relationships with the rest of the world.  “To have Madison on our first track is great. She has an undeniable truth in her vocal that we both really like and since launching her career she’s become an influential voice of her generation,” Martin comments. Late last year Madison released ‘Hurts Like Hell’, which continues to climb the charts and was described by Complex Magazine as her “biggest track to date.” The song is just a glimpse of what’s to come from her highly-anticipated upcoming debut studio album this summer. Future singles will pair Europa with further still-under-wraps vocalists; they’ll be complemented in Europa’s live shows by a raft of club-ready cuts bursting with spontaneity and openness.

“A huge common point for us is that we want people to have fun,” Jax and Martin explain. “Europa has allowed both of us to step out from what everybody else might consider reasonable. Music doesn’t have to be reasonable. You might even say it shouldn’t be.”

The announcement of Europa follows an impressive start to 2019 for London’s Jax Jones. A second BRIT Award nomination in a row came in the wake of his latest Top 10 collaboration – the groove-fueled earworm ‘Play’ ft. Years & Years. He plays his biggest headline show to date at London’s Roundhouse on 6th April, before heading to America for a landmark nine date tour.

Next month, Jax will embark on a headlining tour of North America. Kicking off on April 18 in Washington, D.C., the 10-date run wraps up on May 3 in Los Angeles at The Roxy. See full list of tour dates below.

JAX JONES TOUR DATES:

April 19 Chicago, IL    PRYSM Nightclub

April 20 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere (LIVE setup)

April 24 Denver, CO  Bar Standard

April 25 Philadelphia, PA NOTO Philadelphia

April 26 Toronto, ON  Toybox

April 27 Atlanta, GA  Ravine

May 1    Boston, MA  Bijou Nightclub & Lounge

May 2    Portland, OR  Jade Club

May 3    West Hollywood, CA The Roxy Theatre (LIVE setup)

 

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ComplexCon 2018

By Krishan Narsinghani

For the third annual year, ComplexCon takes over the greater LA area. Set in Long Beach, California, major brands and celebrities flooded their convention center to witness spectacular musical acts, speakers, brands and art. Over the two days, 360 Magazine visited various booths – Puma, Champion, Reebok, Pink Dolphin, 1800 Tequila, Cadillac and more. Reebok’s exclusive ComplexCon shoe, the R58 stunted vibrant colors and introduced all three logos shown for the first time.

Takashi Murakami, contemporary artist on the host committee, sprinkled his aesthetics across the summit (in addition to a collaboration with Drake’s OVO). 1800 Tequila partnered with artist Adam Lucas and streetwear designer Nicky Diamonds for custom-made vintage denim jackets which were raffled at this year’s program. Attendees waiting in line for the McDonald’s installation were treated with Mcnuggets and fries before choosing patches to press onto free backpacks and shirts.

Recording artist Tinashe was a 360 favorite. The urban singer performed hits “Company” and “2 On.” Other performances included Lil Baby, Nav and T-Pain while the crowd also bopped to headliners Rae Sremmurd and Future. Duo Sremmurd surprised fans with a special appearance from rapper Tyga.

ComplexCon(versations) topics revolved around today’s thought on politics, culture, fashion and music. Billboard producer of the decade, Pharrell Williams was a host due to his creative sense on the latest pop culture trends. Tommy Hilfiger spoke on his relationships with Hip-Hop and the connections between music and fashion. Jaden Smith and Yara Shahidi discussed growth out of chaos and how youth should address political issues. Rapper and icon, Nas, spoke on the behind-the-scenes of film, “Belly” and how it changed Hip-Hop and Hollywood.

Reebok x ComplexCon

Today, Reebok unveiled the first sneaker in their highly anticipated limited edition, R58 capsule collection with the release of the Aztrek R58, which was available only at ComplexCon.

The series, which encompasses three of Reebok’s key sneakers, nods to the brand’s heritage as well as the grit and attitude of their co-founders — encouraging wearers to be unafraid and push the limits beyond the conventional. The Aztrek R58 ($120) also nods to the brand’s 90s heritage as the original off-road runner and features shades of black, yellow and red with all three Reebok logos artfully placed throughout.

To celebrate the shoe’s debut, Swae Lee (Rae Sremmurd) stopped by the Reebok booth and got a custom tattoo from artist Miryam. Brand partner Trevor Andrew also stopped by.

In partnership with basketball legend Allen Iverson, Reebok also debuted the long-awaited follow-up to the Answer XIV, the Iverson Legacy. Featuring an entirely new design, the sneaker is the first collaboration between the two in four years and pays tribute to Iverson’s life and career. Championing his legacy both on and off the courts, the Legacy features design elements from his first five Reebok models and reinterprets them for today. Fans of Iverson will recognize details like the ghillie lacing system, iconic I3 jewel logo and woven heel tab from the Question, Answer I, Answer II, Answer III, Answer IV.

Officially launching November 17 on Reebok.com for $160, Allen Iverson made an appearance at the Reebok booth to officially unveil the sneaker. Along with the black/white colorway, a custom version from sneakerhead and former Complex editor, Russ Bengtson was offered as an exclusive for ComplexCon attendees. Bengtson’s shoe, which nod’s to Iverson’s unprecedented legacy, is inspired by classic Iverson models as well as his various tattoos — featuring a bold, red and camo pattern throughout. The red leather nods to the Question and Answer I, while the multiple patches bring in a lot of other Iverson-themed graphics, an easy way to let people personalize their own pairs.

Amazon Echo Look at NYFW with Prabal Gurung and Bella Hadid

Fashion Week went well! Below are photos from a first of its kind partnership between Prabal Gurung and Amazon Echo Look. On Sunday, they used Echo Look to create a digital version of the look book for Prabal’s (incredible) Fall 2018 collection. Enclosed you can see the images the device took of Bella Hadid along with several other models, as well as an image of Prabal being interviewed by E! – note that these have not been retouched, enhanced or otherwise altered. This partnership is an incredible example of the growing overlap between fashion and technology.

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A$AP Rocky & Famous Dex Drop “Pick It Up” Music Video

New Music Video!

Famous Dex & A$AP Rocky’s Hit Record “Pick It Up

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+#77 on Billboard Hot 100 +93 Million Total Streams +RIAA Certified Gold

Hip-hop superstars A$AP Rocky and Famous Dex came together once again to finally drop the long anticipated music video for their hot single, “Pick It Up.”

The AWGE/Hidji Films directed visuals took place in New Jersey with Dex and A$AP submerged in an crazy flea market, surrounded with beautiful women and bootleg fashions. The FKi produced record was released in October of 2017 exclusively with Complex. Along with the premiere, Dex announced his debut album, Dex Meets Dexter. The instant success of “Pick It Up” shouldn’t come as a surprise as Complex called the record “exciting,” XXL referred to it as a, “potential club banger,” and Hot New Hip-Hop stated, “The song itself certainly lives up to the hype, and both rappers play to their strengths.”

After a few short weeks, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Now the record is certified Gold, currently sits at #77 on the Billboard Hot 100, and has over 93 million total streams.

Since he splashed on the scene in 2015, Famous Dex has had the Internet talking. After signing with 300 Entertainment and Rich the Kid’s Rich Forever label imprint, Dex released viral hits like “Drip From My Walk” and “Hit Em Wit It.” The Chicago native soon caught the attention of A$AP Ferg, appearing on two records from his latest mixtape, Still Striving. After making an incredible impression on the A$AP Mob, Dexter connected with the group’s frontman, A$AP Rocky for an unforgettable collaboration, “Pick It Up.”

Famous Dex’s debut album, Dex Meets Dexter will be available for fans this Spring. Take a look at the “Pick It Up” video below!

Watch “Pick It Up Ft. A$AP Rocky”: https://youtu.be/X6SaVOLRcF4

Listen to “Pick It Up Ft. A$AP Rocky: http://www.2lin.cc/FamousDexPickItUp

Follow Famous Dex: Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / Soundcloud / YouTube

ISAAK PRESLEY #MCM

Fifteen-year-old Isaak Presley can currently be seen playing Ethan Diaz on Disney’s “Stuck in the Middle,” which premiered this past March.  The show centers around Harley Diaz, played by Jenna Ortega, an inventor who is the middle child of a large family, and how she copes with the struggles of being a child.  Ethan is Harley’s best friend and her favorite brother. Ethan is laid back, cool, plays guitar, and wise beyond his years. You can also see Isaak on Netflix’s hit show “Fuller House” where he plays the mischievous Bobby Popko. Best friend to D.J.’s son Jackson, Bobby is unapologetic and constantly roping his friends into some dangerous stunts.

 

Isaak recently finished production on the new faith based film One Nation Under God. Starring alongside Kevin Sorbo, and directed by Lisa Arnold, Isaak portrays the lead role of David Guiterrez. The film is centered on a defiant David who questions the reasoning behind his school’s removal of the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Before “Stuck in the Middle”, Isaak starred in A History of Radness (2015), A Killer of Men (2015), and “OMG!” (2014).

 

Isaak’s first acting gig was in “Yo Gabba Gabba” when he was 5. He had to do Karate and dance, and he remembers having such an amazing time. He loved being surrounded by so many talented people and be treated so well, it was an incredible experience for him and he holds it in his heart now and always. At age eight he caught the acting bug and decided he wanted to pursue acting seriously.

 

Fun fact: Isaak was born on June 16, 2002 – on Father’s Day!

 

Isaak was born and raised in California. Aside from charming audiences on T.V., Isaak loves to play guitar and sing, which is another big passion in his life. He also enjoys writing songs, poems, stories, etc.  Isaak and his father hold riding horses very dear to their hearts.  The two have ridden since Isaak was born and they do it every weekend when they’re free, it’s how they recharge for the following week.  Horses have been a huge part of Isaak’s life and he wouldn’t trade cruising in the wilderness on his horse and taking in the fresh air for anything.

 

Isaak has 2 horses; Chance and Scarlet, two dogs; Cowboy and Presley, and he also has a 250 pound African tortoise, named Buck!

All photos by Rachid Ait

JONTA’ + JAMISON HARRIS

Story: Vaughn Lowery 

Photos: CE Photography

Our #MCM badasses Jonta’ Harris and Jamison Harris are identical twin brothers whom hail from Asheboro, North Carolina. During their teen years, the twins had a passion for the arts. Subsequently in their college years, swiftly passed, the dynamic duo decided to redefine themselves as the Official Harris Twins (OHT). 

In 2016, they relocated to Washington, D.C. in hopes of seeking opportunities within the fashion/retail industry.
In Spring 2017, OHT launched their lifestyle website. As their social channels began to prosper, they were invited to curate content for various notable brands: Live Nation (on behalf of Lids), Red Bull and Bud Light. 

Their insatiable appetite for style has led them to become ace of the most sought-after twin culture bloggers of 2017. 
As of late, OHT has been tapped as 360 MAGAZINE‘s Fashion Mavens

“As twins, we will continue to endure and thrive alongside of one another – nothing is impossible!” – Jonta’ & Jamison Harris