After the release of “Slime Neighbors,” Young Thug‘s right hand man and artist, Strick returns with his latest latest EP, See You When I Land, available on all streaming platforms with appearances from Gunna, Young Thug, and Duke.
Exclusively premiering with Complex, Strick spoke about his work stating, “I wanted to create an experience that was just as creative and unique as my style of music and felt that giving the listener a visual trailer that embodied the conceptual theme of See You When I Land was important. I’m thankful my team and the directors believed in my vision and were able to highlight it on screen.”
Strick is a promising new artist from North Carolina, who resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. With a professional background both in business and in the U.S. Air Force, The Young Stoner Life signee has set his eyes on the music industry. Building his career behind the scenes, he landed a placement on Kanye Westand Juicy J’s “Ballin‘,” and went on to work with artists such as Travis Scott, Jeremih, and Wiz Khalifa. In 2016, Strick earned his first platinum record “Coordinate” off Scott’s Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight album. In July 2017, Strick dropped his debut EP,Risk=Reward. In 2018, he released January’s Risk=Reward 2. Most notable was his smooth contributions on Young Thug’s 2018 Slime Languagecompilation, their collaboration “STS” was well-received and continued to build fans interests in the previously reserved musical curator.
Take a look at the video for “Slime Neighborhoods” and listen to Strick’s label debut EP, See You When I Land.
You heard it! Complex Networks is bringing ComplexCon to Chicago next year!
More than 60,000 fans attended ComplexCon in Long Beach last month, making it the most successful ‘Con in the event’s three-year history, and now ComplexCon is expanding to the heartbeat of the Midwest. For fans who can’t wait until next November for the annual ComplexCon in Long Beach, Complex Networks announces today that it is adding to a ComplexCon in Chicago on July 20 & 21, 2019 at McCormick Place.
Those who know, know that ComplexCon is the expertly curated, groundbreaking convention and festival that brings the world of Complex to life through pop culture, music, art, food, style, sports, innovation, activism, and education.
ComplexCon Chicago will pay homage to the city’s unique and distinct influence on pop culture.
Today, rising R&B/Soul vocalist, songwriter and producer STEFAN JAMES unveils his debut EP, Nights Like.
Get it HERE via Republic Records!
Nights Like follows the release of his debut single, “Situation.” The video premiered exclusively via COMPLEX. The EP also features three additional tracks, “Temptation,” “God Damn” and “He’ll Never Know.” Beyond “Situation,” the singer’s mesmerizing falsetto powers the likes of “God Damn” and the sultry “He’ll Never Know.” A tryst between soul and alternative, STEFAN’s emotive delivery and confessional lyricism bring honesty and heart to R&B.
Of the EP, STEFAN says, “The EP is about nights without self-control, loving the moment and then hating myself after. The songs were inspired by the internal struggle of leaving one addiction for another. Searching for the poison that makes the antidote.”
21-year-old STEFAN JAMES’ music and lyrics pull from a life marred by tragic events, including battles with addiction and substance abuse, as well as the tragic loss of his older brother. Stefan turned to music to lead him on his road to recovery. Creating music enabled him to share this pain productively and poetically. “I’ve been there,” Stefan says, speaking to all who are dealing with depression, loss or addiction. “When you’re feeling down, just put a couple of my songs on and cry or smile. Whatever you have to do to get through that moment. You’re not alone.”
Rapper and Producer Amir Obé is gearing up for the release of CAN’T BE A _____ HERE: CHAPTER 3, the third and final installment of his three-chapter project. Tonight, Amir makes his late night television debut on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Listen to Holy Shit HERE
Listen to CAN’T BE A___ HERE: CHAPTER 1 HERE
Listen to CAN’T BE A___ HERE: CHAPTER 2 HERE
Watch the 8-minute “Romeo and Juliet” Short Film here!
About Amir Obé:
Branded a “force” by Complex, Amir Obé grew up the so of a father with a PhD in education and a pianist mother. Amir was ready to give up music four years ago when he decided to pour his heart into one final mix tape project: Detrooklyn, named in honor of the two cities that raised him. was the critically acclaimed result. Fellow Detroit native Big Sean called. Drake’s manager reached out, and a song Amir co-produced, “Star 67,” appeared on Drake’s surprise mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (February 2015). Amir’s two subsequent indie mixtapes, Happening in the Grey Area (2015) and Won’t Find Love in the Hills (2016), sent a tremor through the music industry, as XXL commended his commitment to “substance over selling out,” and Fader praised his music as “dreamy, sad and sensuous.” Def Jam reacted swiftly, and Amir’s signing was announced in December 2016. “To continue to a legacy and brand that has created history with some of my favorite artists is a blessing,” he told Billboard. “Def Jam prides itself on authenticity and I couldn’t have found a better home.”
Amir’s Def Jam signing was celebrated with the video premiere of his new single, “No Peace” and the track was included on Def Jam’s pre-Xmas compilation, Direct Deposit, Vol. 1. His debut EP, None Of The Clocks Work (March 2017), including “Wish You Well” was sonically rich, awash with dark synths and thunderous drums, brimming with vulnerability and emotional sincerity. Amir’s 6-city U.S. tour in August made stops, in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County, New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. The tandem releases in late-2018 of Can’t Be A__ Here: Chapter 1, Can’t Be A__ Here: Chapter 2 (with “Bloodshot,” and the widely praised 8-minute “Romeo & Juliet” short film), and Can’t Be A__ Here: Chapter 3, have affirmed Amir’s relationship with a devoted legion of fans who’ve felt disconnected from the constant braggadocio and emotional void in mainstream urban music. In being himself, flaws and all, he’s actually given those fans the confidence to do the same.
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.
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.
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.
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 Billboard, Complex, Hypeb
Check out Marc E. Bassy’s Instagram HERE
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.