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Njomza Announces Signing To SinceThe80s/Motown Records

Chicago chameleon, Njomza, has announced her signing to SinceThe80s/Motown Records. The singer/songwriter celebrates the news with a brand new music video for single “Lonely Nights” which comes off her sophomore EP, VACATION, out today via Motown Records. The haunting visuals showcases Njomza’s pension for vibey R&B that compliments her syrupy vocals which coats the track throughout. The video, which first premiered via Billboard, can be seen HERE.

Speaking about the visuals, which was directed by Chad Tennies (Migos, 2 Chainz, Future), Njomza had this to say: “I had a vision for the “Lonely Nights” video and Chad helped amplify that vision. I was playing with the concept of “vacation” and how a vacation can be anywhere or anything. I can take vacation in my mind all from the comfort of my couch. The video really introduces that concept, which is a theme throughout the EP. It’s the beginning of the visual story.”

Njomza gained notoriety after Mac Miller caught one of her uploaded covers, promptly signing her to his Remember Music label. Settling in Los Angeles, she cameoed on “Planet God Damn” from Miller’s acclaimed 2016 offering, The Divine Feminine. Thereafter, 2017 saw Njomza unveil her acclaimed debut EP, Sad For You, which received early praise from the likes of Noisey, Complex, Pigeons & Planes, Office Magazine, and more. Now with a new label and a vigor to create new music, Njomza kicks off her continued rise with all new perspective.

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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.

Marc E. Bassy Reveals New Video

Today, Bay-area pop/R&B powerhouse Marc E. Bassy releases the video for his latest single, “Love Her Too” featuring fellow Bay-area rapper G-Eazy—watch and share HERE. The song is taken from his recently released EP Postmodern Depression, and the video premiered earlier today on MTV Live and MTV U.

Bassy is currently supporting KYLE on his North American tour. See the remaining list of dates below. Tickets are available now at www.marcebassy.com/tour.

Singer, songwriter and producer Marc E. Bassy made waves with his critically acclaimed 2016 debut Groovy People EP. Among a track-listing of hits such as “Morning” and “Dirty Water,” it vaulted “You & Me” [feat. G-Eazy] onto the Billboard Hot 100 as the track generated 260 million-plus Spotify streams and achieved a platinum certification from the RIAA within two years. Hot on its heels, he dropped his first full-length, Gossip Columns, and landed yet another smash in the form of “Plot Twist” featuring Kyle. In the album’s wake, he co-headlined the Bebe & Bassy Tour alongside Bebe Rexha and launched his Gossip Columns Tour, selling out venues coast to coast. Along the way, the artist received widespread praise from BillboardComplexHypebeastXXLHot New Hip Hop, The FADER, Spin and many more. Positioned for pop supremacy with his forthcoming second full-length set for 2019, Bassy’s rise to the top is just beginning.

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1800 Tequila × ComplexCon w/ Nicky Diamonds × Adam Lucas


1800 Tequila created an opportunity for two artists from different disciplines, backgrounds and styles to collaborate together to transform a raw piece of clothing into a refined and one-of-a-kind streetwear piece.

ComplexCon guests had the chance to design their own jackets this weekend and customize their Diamond Supply Co. by Nicky Diamonds x Adam Lucas jackets at the 1800 Tequila booth. Only 100 jackets were made and available exclusively at ComplexCon for lucky scratch off winners who had the chance to win!

Additionally, guests enjoyed custom 1800 Tequila cocktails and music courtesy of DJ Hed, DJ Mike and DJ Rick Trainor at 1800’s booth in the ArtZone.

ComplexCon 2018 Day-1

Tens of thousands of fans gathered today in Long Beach, Calif. for ComplexCon. Below are highlights from Day One.

  • Allen Iverson dropped his first kicks in more than four years, the I3 Legacy from Reebok, at ComplexCon. Two color ways were released and all sold out immediately. Reebok hosted Iverson in their booth for a fan Q&A moderated by former Complex Sneakers editor Russ Bengtson. Lucky fans got their kicks autographed by Iverson.
  • Michael B. Jordan and the cast of “Creed II” participated in a Q&A hosted by Terrence J in the Creed II boxing ring on the show floor.
  • Pharrell Williams visited the Billionaire Boys Club installation for a book signing with fans, photo opps and to celebrate their Human Made x BBC ICECREAM 15th Anniversary collaboration. He then joined i am OTHER artist Kap G at the #iamVOTER installation.
  • Allen Iverson made a surprise appearance at the ComplexCon(versations) panel “Crossed Over: Jordan vs. Iverson” with moderator Jemele Hill, Jerry Lorenzo, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Pierce Simpson andVictor Cruz.
  • Rae Sremmurd brought out surprise guests TygaOzuna Miri Ben Ari while Ty Dolla $ign joined Vince Staples’ headlining performance on the Pigeons & Planes stage in the ComplexCon arena.
  • G-Eazy was hanging at the Puma activation, that took fans back to one of the most memorable hangouts in the 90s – the mall, to release their latest sneaker the RS-X.
  • Pharrell Williams visited the Billionaire Boys Club booth for a book signing with lucky fans, photo opps and to celebrate their Human Made x BBC ICECREAM 15th Anniversary collaboration. He then joined i am OTHER artist Kap G at the #iamVOTER booth.
  • Lena Waithe joined Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors for a fireside chat at the Black Lives Matter booth.
  • Takashi Murakami hosted “Sneakers for Breakfast” featuring creative sneaker-heads who united exclusively for ComplexCon to curate a range of custom kicks by six prominent footwear designers/innovators that will be in a silent auction with proceeds benefiting a charity.
  • For a third year in a row, it was standing room only at ComplexCon’s most popular ComplexCon(versations) panel “Sneaker of the Year” with Joe La Puma, Allen Iverson, DJ Clark Kent, Don C, Lena Waithe, Trinidad James and Wale.
  • Pusha T stopped by the Adidas booth to commemorate his limited edition EQT collaboration. He also sat down with the first round of adidas soundLabs finalists to review their work ahead of selecting the winners of his grant and mentorship through Adidas.
  • Jaden Smith made an appearance at the G-Star Raw booth to launch his new line of denim.
  • Snoop Dogg celebrates the launch of @adidasLA and the 25th anniversary of Doggystyle at the World Famous VIP Records booth.
  • T-Pain arrived at the T-Pain Wiscansin University booth ushered in by a live marching band playing his hit song “Can’t Believe It.” Ace Hood, Shiggy, Lil Pete and Arab Music also stopped by the booth for photos.
  • Grant Hill, Marcus Harvey, Victor Cruz, Demetrius Shipp, Young Dirty Bastard and Shiggy stopped by HBO’s barbershop experience in celebration of “The Shop,” inspired by LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s new unscripted series of the same title.
  • Flosstradamus performed at Four Loko. Dillon Francis stopped by to make a customized jersey with Four Loko and Flosstradamus patches, then Francis danced to Flosstradamus’s DJ set. Riley Reid also made an appearance at Four Loko and posed for photos with the can and with fans.
  • Pharrell Williams, Sarah Andelman and Marc Ecko checked out the Pangaia booth, then met up withDon C to pick up PopSockets at the PopSockets art installation.
  • “Hot Ones” host Sean Evans stopped by the Fuse booth to help T-Pain test out the Bierstick, a syringe-like drinking device that allows users to drink up to 24oz of their favorite beverage in seconds.
  • DJ Akademiks and A Boogie wit da Hoodie battled it out during a live episode of “On the Sticks,” a new gaming series from Complex and Xbox. The two played NBA 2K19.
  • Barney Cools released their biggest collab to date with Dillon Francis Gerald exclusively to Complexcon. Dillon Francis spent the day hanging at the booth greeting fans. Jaden Smith, Flosstradamous, @thedanlife, Blue The Great, Francis Kenneth, A-Trak and more stopped by the booth.
  • Russell Athletic boasted a hyper-limited release with rising designer Rhuigi Villasenor, who made an appearance at the booth to meet with fans, pose for photos and sell his custom sweater collaboration with the brand.
  • YouTube sensation @kingvader stopped by the Dumbgood booth to check out the brand and the new Cowboy Bebop collection.
  • At the kaikai kiki activation, J. Balvin was gifted a custom diamond and gemstone necklace by Takashi Murakami and Ben Baller featuring an iconic Murakami design before heading to the J. Balvin & Buchanan’s “VIBRAS!” booth. Fans were treated to exclusive blended scotch whisky tastings, J Balvin’s limited-edition merchandise and other surprises.
  • Sherbinskis released and sold out its limited-edition Sherbinskis Nike AF1 Low Bespoke, a bespoke shoe design created from of the love and passion Sherbinskis has for the Nike brand and culture.
  • Vans paid tribute to NASA’s 60 years of space exploration and innovation by dropping the space gray sk8 high space voyager shoe and more exclusives at @Pacsun’s pop-up at ComplexCon.
  • Crep Protect teamed with DJ Khaled and We The Best to release a Complexcon-exclusive box set limited to 250 pieces. The gloss red box set contains all the Crep Protect products needed to keep your sneakers fresh.
  • Visitors had a chance to unlock the first unveiling of the upcoming Extra Butter x The Halal Guys x Clarks “Halalabees” through an augmented reality experience powered by Frenzy App.
  • Garey The Third released two sets of limited edition porcelain sculptures by Cleon Peterson called “Paint The Town” and released two sets of collaborative skate decks by Cleon Peterson and The Skateroom, both of which sold out.
  • All three silhouettes from Herschel Supply x Joshua Vides collection, revealed at ComplexCon, completely sold out around 2 p.m. with more being made available for Day 2!  Joshua Vides was on-site to help with the launch.
  • Grant Hill, Trinidad James, Lena Waithe, Lance Gross, Robert Horry, Broderick Hunter, Brandon McEachren, Vince Staples and Jerry Lorenzo checked out the goods on the show floor and posed for selfies with fans.

Lil Keed Drops “Wop” Music Video

With Halloween approaching, Young Thug‘s new artist, Lil Keed drops his haunted house “Wop” music video via The Fader.

The Young Stoner Life signee just released his mixtape, Trapped On Cleveland 2 this past summer and sparked attention with records like “Blicky Blicky” and “Fetish” featuring Young Thug. He was also featured on the Young Stoner Life’s 2018 compilation mixtape, Slime Language. Recently, Keed partnered with Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Gotit for their record, “Heavy Metal.” Keed’s sound has been recognized by Pitchfork, ComplexThe Fader, Hypebeast, Highsnobiety, Hot New Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop Wired, and more.

Marc E. Bassy Drops “Postmodern Depression”

Bay-area pop/R&B powerhouse Marc E. Bassy returns today with his new five-song EP, Postmodern Depression, which features lead single “Love Her Too” with fellow Bay-area rapper G-Eazy.

Of the song, Bassy says “‘Love Her Too’ was that end of the session jam that turned into a real song—it was me waking the guys up and convincing them this last jam of the day was something special.” He continues, “Postmodern Depression is me battling with culture. It’s about trying to grow up in a scene that glorifies the opposite of what it is to be a wholesome individual. It’s about me always coming back to music and being forever saved by songwriting.”

Singer, songwriter and producer Marc E. Bassy made waves with his critically acclaimed 2016 debut Groovy People EP. Among a tracklisting of hits such as “Morning” and “Dirty Water,” it vaulted “You & Me” [feat. G-Eazy] onto the Billboard Hot 100 as the track generated 260 million-plus Spotify streams and achieved a platinum certification from the RIAA within two years. Hot on its heels, he dropped his first full-length, Gossip Columns, and landed yet another smash in the form of “Plot Twist” featuring Kyle. In the album’s wake, he co-headlined the Bebe & Bassy Tour alongside Bebe Rexha and launched his Gossip Columns Tour, selling out venues coast to coast. Along the way, the artist received widespread praise from Billboard, Complex, Hypebeast, XXL, Hot New Hip Hop, The FADER, Spin and many more. Positioned for pop supremacy with his forthcoming second full-length set for 2019, Bassy’s rise to the top is just beginning.

Klondike Blonde Releases “No Smoke”

Buzzing rapper and singer Klondike Blonde shares her new singleNo Smoke after its world premiere on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1radio show. The single is now available at all digital retailers and the music video was released today via Complex. Click HERE to view!

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Klondike says of the song, “In a weird way, “No Smoke” is all about becoming the better version of yourself. I am the ex-girlfriend, and I am better than her.

Bright, bold, and brilliant colors practically pop off the screen in the visual, which reflects her vibrant and vivacious personality seamlessly. The technicolor dream also perfectly complements her half-blonde, half-pink hairstyle (highlighted by a dyed heart). Between charismatic and cocky bars, the artist’s attitude takes center stage with the intoxicating hookShe don’t want no smoke.However, Klondike is about to light up the game, deftly angling herself as an artist to watch in 2018 and beyond.

No Smokepaves the way for Klondike’s anxiously awaited debut EP, arriving very soon via L.A. Reid’s HITCO Entertainment. The single is the follow up to her track Dripwhich garnered over 2 million views on YouTube in under a month’s time.

ABOUT KLONDIKE BLONDE
Born in Raleigh and raised in the Bay Area, Klondike Blondes perspective has the power to reach listeners everywhere. Breaking boundaries with her sound, innovative sense of style, and Big Gang movement, she brings a much needed energy to hip-hop and pop culture. She began her musical career in high school as a way to escape a not-so positive experience she endured verbal bullying regularly. Shortly after graduating high school in 2017, Klondike relocated to Atlanta where she released her first two songs on Soundcloud, entitled “Big Gang Glocks” and “Love Letter.” The arrival of these two tracks built her a nice buzz and solid social following on Instagram. In 2018, she unveiled her first music video for “Drip,” which garnered 2 million views on YouTube in a month’s time. This caught the attention of established artist and producer Jazze Pha who quickly took her under his wing. Shortly after, she inked a deal with HITCOEntertainment, which she claims, felt like family. Now, she amps up the energy even more withNo Smoke.

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NUE Drops EP “U Met Me At A Strange Time”

Toronto native, NUE releases his latest EP, U Met Me At A Strange Time.

NUE made waves in 2017 with his critically-acclaimed mixtape, Iroquois. Now the anime illustrator is back with a 10-track project that reflects on the many losses he experienced this year. The lost of his close friend, Kosi Modekwe (Koba Prime), who died alongside Drake affiliate, Smoke Dawg and the lengthy prison sentences that have plagued his friendships and family.

Understanding that it’s strange timing for love interests and music lovers to meet him, NUE welcomes everyone into his narcotized world of pain, careless partying, and self reflection.

NUE is currently on a Canadian tour with Grammy-nominated hitmaker, Fetty Wap. Earlier this year, he released the single “Nightfall,” which premiered on Noisey, who referred to the record as “nasally harmonies reminiscent of “Lollipop”-era Lil Wayne.” Additionally, he released “Nightfall’s” music video and remix with Toronto’s Pressa. Growing up in a Jamaican household in Scarborough, NUE developed a great a love for anime and basketball. After encouragement from his family, he began recording music in his brother’s basement. NUE’s unique sound and clever storytelling has garnered the attention of HypebeastPAPERNoiseyComplexThe FaderPigeons and PlanesEarmilkDirty Glove Bastard, Rap RadarHot New Hip-HopHip-Hop DX, and more.

Take a listen below and be sure to look out for the “Chances” visuals coming soon.

U Met Me At A Strange Time Tracklist:

1. Link Up

2. Deathstar

3. Part Time Lover

4. Rattlesnake

5. In2deep

6. Night ‘N Day

7. Chances

8. Say Nothing

9. Emotions

10. Neverland

Agnez Mo × Chris Brown

Mo’s music is sure to leave its mark on the states.” VIBE

As expected, this is a banger.”HotNewHipHop

Today, Indonesian pop singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, and humanitarian AGNEZ MO premieres the music video for her singleOverdosewith Chris Brown via COMPLEX. Click HERE to view!

Overdose,” which premiered via VIBE, is charged up by Agnez’s soulful delivery and expansive range, the track volleys between moments of R&B bliss and pure pop power. The track is off to a great start globally having quickly generated over 10 million streams to date. The song hit a number of streaming charts around the globe upon release including the Spotify Global & U.S. Top 50 alongside Spotify viral charts in over 30+ countries. “Overdose” will impact Urban Radio in America shortly.

Vaulting to the forefront of pop culture in North America and beyond, AGNEZ MO’s breakout single Coke Bottle featuring. Timbal and T.I. accumulated over 16 million views within a few months’ time. Her 2017 independent EP, X, yielded fan favorites Damn I Love You and Long As I Get Paid and received acclaim from Idolator, Vogue, Hollywood Life, and more.Overdose” notably marks AGNEZ MO’s debut for 300 Entertainment, which she signed to earlier this year, and immediately hit 28 radio stations and shot to #1 on iTunes in Indonesia upon release.

An international force in the truest sense, AGNEZ MO made history as the most awarded Indonesian artist ever whose accolades encompass a total 170 honors. Among those, she achieved eight Panasonic Awards, five Nickelodeon Indonesia Kids’ Choice Awards, and four MTV Indonesia Awards not to mention numerous multiplatinum certifications back home. Her social presence also staggeringly eclipses 35 million cumulative followers.

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