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WES PERIOD – NU SHOES

West Coast rapper/alt-pop artist Wes Period returns today with a new song “NU SHOES”, along with an accompanying video shot by Logan Meis (Trippie Red, NLE Choppa, Lil Tecca). “NU SHOES” is the third release this year from the Orange County-born and bred artist-songwriter-producer, following, “Beautifully Broken,” and “My Benz”, which was released in September and whose video has over 600,000 views. A full-length album will follow in 2020. Check out the video for “NU SHOES” HERE.

In 2017, Wes caught the attention of GRAMMY-nominated songwriter Justin Tranter (Imagine Dragons, Yungblud, Camila Cabello) who saw a video of Wes performing at a pizza shop. Justin quickly signed Wes to his label Facet Records. Last year, Wes toured arenas across North America in support of Kesha and Macklemore, and released his debut album Pretty Words on Facet Records / Interscope Records.

Wes Period – “Nu Shoes”
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Artist To Watch: NYC’s Finding Thomas Releases Debut EP

There is a new artist on the rise in NYC, and they go by the name of Finding Thomas. Founded by singer/songwriter Thomas Guttman, the band has just released its debut EP, which you can listen to now via HERE.

Distinguished by a sense of songwriting craft, Thomas Guttman creates music which hovers above genres, marked by a refusal to be pigeonholed. Born and raised in New York City, Finding Thomas performs regularly at downtown clubs like The Standard, East Village, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, and Bowery Electric, where the fresh sound of the new never fails to surprise. With deep roots in the past, and a sensibility finely to the present, one hears the lingering roar of the previous century colliding with the madness of the current century – yet it’s still fundamentally rooted in bass, guitar, drums, and laced with a biting, lyrical poetry. 

Finding Thomas’ EP is cohesive and complex, with each track showcasing a different side of the band. Influences are as varied as they are nuanced, resulting in a timeless suite of songs. The international ensemble of musicians on the recording conjures a surprisingly straight up rock & roll record, with enticing hooks and brutally honest lyrics.

The EP opens with “Better On My Own,” which was recorded during a summer session with Israeli-based producer Eran Tabib. Featuring a tender guitar hook, paired with a tale of a heart shattered into pieces so sharp that they cut, Thomas sings with an intimacy that feels like he’s confiding in the listener.

“It was amazing to be working with Eran in Israel,” said Guttman. “We had been working together for a few years in New York, as a vocal coach. Luckily the stars aligned and we were able to set up a session very last minute in Tel-Aviv . The timing was perfect, as I had just written ‘Better On My Own’ after a rough breakup in December and the fresher the better.”

Watch the music video for “Better On My Own” via YouTube HERE.

Taken as a whole, the EP presents a fresh, personal, authentic new voice, marked by a taut, musical tension – between loose and tight rhythms, romantic and caustic tones, and past and the future sensibilities.

For more information on Finding Thomas please visit HERE.

Anthony Ramos, Hamilton, Vogue, Republic Records, 360 MAGAZINE

Anthony Ramos Debut Album

Anthony’s debut sizzles like his looks and lyrics.‘ – 360 MAGAZINE

Anthony Ramos (Rah-mos) unveils his anxiously awaited debut album, The Good & The Bad.
 
Get The Good & The Bad HERE via Republic Records.
 
To celebrate the album dropping, RAMOS released a brand-new live performance video for fans of one of the standouts from the album, “Relationship.”
 
Watch “Relationship” Live from OMEARA London HERE.
 
RAMOS kicked off the arrival of the release earlier this week with a dynamic performance of his single “Mind Over Matter” on The Late Late Show with James Corden [Watch HERE]. He also received early press acclaim with high-profile features in Vogue, Elle, and more, with Billboard and People both proclaiming him among their “Ones To Watch.”  Additionally, he joined Elvis Duran and The Morning Show on-air to listen to his song played on the radio for the first time.  Duran praised the artist’s vulnerability and storytelling, culminating in an emotional on-air moment that didn’t leave a dry eye in the house.  
 
Check out the Elvis Duran and The Morning Show interview HERE.
 
RAMOS also dropped by the YouTube Space this week where he gave a live performance and participated in a Q&A moderated by celebrated director Jon M Chu [Crazy Rich Asians]—who directed Ramos alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda in the upcoming 2020 film In the Heights.
 
In support of the album release, RAMOS will kick off his first ever headline run, “The Good & The Bad Tour” on November 1 at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL. The tour rolls through major markets across North America, including New York, Miami and Los Angeles, until its conclusion at Imperial in Vancouver November 19. Check out the full itinerary and details below.
 
Experience The Good & The Bad now.
 
Get tickets HERE.
 
Born and raised in Bushwick and of Puerto Rican descent, Anthony Ramos first made his mark originating the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the TONY® and GRAMMY® Award-winning Broadway smash Hamilton.  In 2018, Ramos ignited his music career as an independent solo artist on his own terms. Not only did he lend his voice to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Almost Like Praying” benefit single, but he also began architecting a sharp and soulful signature take on contemporary music. He teamed up with producer Will Wells [Logic, Pentatonix] for The Freedom EP, which garnered acclaim from Billboard and many others.
 
In 2018, Ramos appeared in the Academy Award-winning film A Star Is Born, directed by Bradley Cooper and starring Lady Gaga where he played ‘Ally’s’ (GaGa) best friend. Most recently, he starred in the critically-acclaimed Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It, created by Spike Lee, based on his 1986 film.
 
Next up, Ramos will grace the screen once again as the lead role in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s highly-anticipated ‘In the Heights’ movie directed by Jon M. Chu for Warner Bros to be released in June 2020.

Anthony Ramos The Good & The Bad | ALBUM
 
Anthony Ramos “Mind Over Matter” Video

Anthony Ramos – The Good & The Bad – Video Link

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EDEN’S NEW ALBUM

Vocalist/producer/multi-instrumentalist EDEN announces the forthcoming release of his new album, no future. Due out via Astralwerks on February 14, no future marks the follow-up to his acclaimed 2018 full-length debut, vertigo. Also today, the Dublin-bred artist born Jonathon Ng premieres no future’s lead single “projector,” available now for purchase and streaming from all digital partners HERE. The track is accompanied by a beautifully haunting video directed by EDEN’s frequent collaborators Zhang + Knight. Watch the “projector” video HERE.  


As with all of his music to date, “projector” was recorded and produced by EDEN at his home studio. With its dreamlike textures and heady drum-machine rhythms, the song finds EDEN’s graceful vocal work channeling a heavy-hearted surrender.


“‘projector’ is about appreciating all the ebbs and flows and accepting how things really are instead of wishing they were some other way,” Ng explains. “It started out as a very no-man’s-land kind of song, and then the lyrics ended up reflecting the concept of the death of the universe into a very personal space: this idea that no matter what’s going on in your life right now, everything eventually runs its course.”


Filmed in Bulgaria, the “projector” video perfectly captures the tension between the track’s airy sonic palette and the profound sense of loneliness within its lyrics. As Zhang + Knight explain, the video took shape from a concept based on “trapping EDEN inside a vividly saturated and beautiful prison, watching him trying to escape to the outside world…only to find that the outside world is just as lonely and bleak as the room he has just left behind.”


To achieve the “projector” video’s surrealist quality, Zhang + Knight enlisted a team of painters who spent a week creating an enormous scenic painting of the sky. Throughout the video-making process, the directors drew inspiration from mid-century painters like John Register and Edward Hopper and their tendency toward “images which are extremely bright and colorful but also very sad and evocative.”


“projector” follows the recent release of “untitled,” another track set to appear on no future. Since premiering on October 8th, “untitled” has surpassed 1.5 million global streams, including over 1.2 million streams on Spotify. In addition, the song landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in 12 countries, including the U.S., UK, Japan, and Australia/New Zealand.


Released in January 2018, EDEN’s debut album vertigo shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Top Albums chart in 12 countries, racking up over 200 million streams globally thanks in part to the singles “start//end,” which Billboard deemed, “striking… a nostalgically cast reflection on youth and all-too-relatable feelings of desperation and hope,” “gold” and “crash.” To date, EDEN has amassed over one billion streams for vertigo and his two EPs: 2015’s End Credits and 2016’s i think you think too much of me which features the Lorde-supported lead single “sex.” With the vertigo World Tour selling out across the globe, spring 2019 saw the premiere of “909” – a stand-alone track and the final song released in the vertigo era. “


V Magazine said, “both [EDEN’s] music and his persona seem reflective of his overall goal— to make something grand and magical out of something that seems much smaller… Given the captivating and utterly intriguing output he’s given us so far, the task should be easily doable.” L’Officiel said, “EDEN has come a long way from producing music from the bedroom of his childhood home” and Ladygunn said, EDEN “(walks) the line between stirring beats and subdued lyrics…earnest emotion and ingenuity.”  

*Photo by Drew Escriva

Stephen Friedman, 360 MAGAZINE, Ovation TV

STEPHEN FRIEDMAN

Was born in South Africa, with his European heritage coming from France and Latvia. He started surfing at the age of 11 and by 16 he turned pro and started traveling the globe and competing on the world surf tour. After 5 years competing full time, injury halted his career, but it wasn’t long before he was scouted by some of the world’s top modelling agencies and was on the road travelling full time again appearing in numerous campaigns and commercials worldwide.

Establishing his name in the South African media, they labeled Stephen as ‘the next big thing’ that will come out of South Africa. To all the media Stephen has appeared in all over the world, Cosmopolitan Magazine voted Stephen as one of the 101 hottest men alive of the world in their annual poll. But he really made his mark in the television and film industry by creating, producing and selling his first title – (“The Blueprint”) – to Fox Networks at the age of 23.  A subsequent move to London resulted in the founding of his company Save Your Day Films, as he slowly started to make his mark in the TV and film industry as an exciting Producer to look out for. He Just Wrapped up filming season 2 of his successful series Chasing The Sun that he once again appeared in front of the camera as the host and as the Executive producer alongside Ovation TV and Journy backing his series.

Now days he is based between LA and London. He is currently busy with several other TV series that are in production named Model Kitchen, World Unknown, Here I Come, as well as 2 kids TV series Found Home Farms and an animation series named Jaye the Psychologist Dog. With even more titles he has lined from factual, scripted, kids and even a feature film, the next few years are going to be an exciting time for him and his production company Save Your Day Films. To sum up Stephen, he gets to push his own swing in life.

C/o Stephen on Ovation TV.

Yamen Sanders, 360 MAGAZINE

YAMEN SANDERS

Yamen Sanders hails from Los Angeles and has lived in various stations in the world. At the early age of 7, he was fluent in Italian. During Yamen’s travels, he has engaged in many community service events and has performed community outreach in Africa. Growing up in an athletic family, Yamen has been in competitive sports his entire lifetime, thus leading to a collegiate and professional football career. After football, Yamen began modeling and has accumulated a great career in a short span. He has operated internationally with brands such as Apple, Gatorade, and Nike.

Most recently Yamen was on CBS’s reality TV show Love Island in which he created a huge splash with his contagious personality and humor. True to his TV persona, Yamen prides himself on being relatable, inspirational and truthful to himself.

Blueface Cash Money EP

Inching closer to worldwide superstardom, the year’s hottest break-through talent and Cash Money West recording artist Blueface unleashes his Cash Money debut EP, Dirt Bag, at all digital retailers today. Check it out HERE.

Upon arrival, it garnered a spot in the Top 10 of iTunes Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart and in the Top 10 of the Overall Top Albums Chart.

Singles from the EP have impressively received over 100 million streams. “Bleed It” racked up 60.5 million Spotify streams while “Daddy” featuring Rich The Kid eclipsed 21.2 million Spotify streams.

Additionally, “Daddy” was #1 Most Added at Urban Radio,” with a total to 108 stations playing the single it has garnered a Radio Audience of 3.6 million at Rhythm and Urban stations across North America.

Meanwhile, “Stop Cappin” closes in on 10 million Spotify streams and the recently released single “Bussdown” featuring Offset has 5.7 million Spotify streams.

Beyond these blockbuster anthems, Dirt Bag kicks off with the bold, blistering, and braggadocious title track “Dirt Bag” where Blueface proudly embraces his role as rap’s rawest and realest anti-hero.

“Bussin” featuring Lil Pump brings two of the game’s loudest mavericks together for an irresistible singalong and “Gang” featuring Mozzy might just be the ultimate West Coast banger.

Standing over six feet three inches tall and sporting a tattoo of Benjamin Franklin on the corner of his countenance, it would be hard to miss Blueface in absolutely any crowd. However, after exploding with smashes such as “Dead Locs” and the multi-platinum “Thotiana,” he is literally everywhere and taking over hip-hop. Within a year, he went from ditching a college football career to clocking well over a billion streams.

Dirt Bag declares Blueface’s place in the Cali pantheon…Everything turns blue in August 9th 2019.

Check Out Full Track Listing:

1. “Dirt Bag”

2. “Bussdown” feat. Offset

3. “Disrespectful”

4. “Daddy” feat. Rich The Kid

5. “Bussin” feat. Lil Pump

6. “Stop Cappin”

7. “Gang” feat. Mozzy

8. “Bleed It”

SHAGGY

GRAMMY-winning, certified diamond-selling music icon Shaggy kicks into high gear in anticipation of his new studio album Wah Gwaan?! – out next Friday, May 10 via The Cherrytree Music Company, Brooklyn Knights Entertainment and 300 Entertainment. Pre-order is available this Friday, May 3.

Today (May 2), Shaggy will debut the album’s latest single “You” featuring the 19-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter Alexander Stewart with a performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS. Next week, the duo will grace the stage of ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday, May 8 followed by performances on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday, May 14 and Strahan & Sara on Friday, May 17. Tune in to hear the song that Billboard calls an “irresistibly upbeat EDM/dancehall fusion.”

Wah Gwaan?! is Shaggy’s most personal album to date and an emblematic display of his rich sound influenced by all styles of music. He embodies his Jamaican roots on dancehall tracks like “Caribbean Way,” “Frenemy,” “Ketch Mi Up” and “Money Up” ft. Noah Powa. Shaggy balances the seductive energy of rising dancehall superstar Shenseea and GRAMMY-nominated R&B powerhouse vocalist Stacy Barthe on “Super Natural.” His musical worlds collide on “Body Good” ft. Nicky Jam, one of the biggest acts out of the urban Latino scene. Shaggy continues to spread his contagious joy on “Use Me” and “Makeup Sex” ft. Nyanda and reveals his introspective side on “Wrong Room,” an ode about his mother. The artist expands his global reach with the irresistible smash “You” ft. Alexander Stewart and “When She Loves Me” ft. Rayvon. Shaggy and Rayvon have a long hit-making history, spawning ‘90s & ‘00s mega anthems “In The Summertime,” “Angel” and “Big Up.” Shaggy also taps a diverse range of producers including the legendary dancehall brothers Tony CD Kelly and Dave Kelly, Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting, Lady Gaga), iLLWayno (Nicki Minaj, Nas, 2 Chainz), Kizzo and Costi Official. Wah Gwaan?! represents a robust musical journey by a musician/songwriter/entertainer/armed forces veteran that invites the listener in with vibrancy, urgency and hope. Most of all, it captures the Caribbean-forged, energy-infused, adventure-informed musical impulses of a one-of-kind original: Shaggy.

Shaggy will tour throughout the spring and summer. He will also join Sting for a series of shows spanning across the UK in late May performing songs off their recent GRAMMY winner for Best Reggae Album, entitled 44/876, as well as their own respective greatest hits, together. See full list of Shaggy’s tour dates.

TYLER JACOB Q×A

When did you realize that you wanted to be an artist/fashionista?

All my life I’ve had an attraction to doing things in a different way. I never wanted to look like someone else, never wanted to share my fashion secrets or my music because I had attached so much emotion in creating whatever piece it was or if were music it would never just be a song, for me. I was never like my friends and for a while that was a struggle for me internally. Sometimes I would even sacrifice my own desires to wear certain pieces in order to skip out on the ‘reading’ sessions. That still didn’t stop me from trying it sometimes though, I remember I would go to the nearest arts and crafts store which for me was ‘Michaels’ (laughs) and would go crazy getting little things to add to my clothes to make them different but then I would also go to Sam Ash, the Virgin Music Store, Guitar Center and I would feel like I was in heaven. No matter what, fashion and music have always been my life. Like I could sit in these stores for the rest of my life and be okay. That’s how much I loved creating and these stores gave me all the tools I needed.

I have always been a magnet to everything that dealt with the arts. But my biggest passion was singing and even though I’ve been singing since the age of 5, I didn’t know that I wanted to pursue being a singer until my 9th grade year in high school. This is why after graduating I ran straight to NYC all by lonesome (giggles) to pursue music. I was way to young to be running off to the Big Apple as a teen with a part time job at the GAP, making minimum wage. New York City was a monster and I’m not going to lie it almost ate me alive. But only after 6 months of being there, thankfully, so many doors opened for me and it was an amazing feeling to be carefree and pursue music with no walls or barriers. NYC was giving me all the life and opportunities needed in order to grind and continue to grind even when I had not a dollar to my name and had to sing on the train with my friends for food. That part never made me feel sad because I never knew how ‘low’ I was because I never had LOW thoughts, I knew that where I was, was temporary and only for the sole purpose of learning the lessons needed to be successful and to grow and to evolve. Crazy thing is I never felt bad for it, it felt so good to grind for my money while doing what I love. I looked at singing on the trains as my stage per say for that chapter in my life. Today, I have experienced so many different things which I won’t even dive into but it has given me a different appreciation for life.

As of late, I am in the studio recording my album and will be performing in Manhattan, Monday, February at 7PM
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1.

What inspired your new album?

I had a full album done and ready to go and visuals that my fiancé (Michael Mann) had helped me out with for my release but after the tragedy that happened I no longer connected to the old music. I have so much more to say and so much pinned up aggression that I knew my only healthy escape would be to express it on my debut album. Which will be entitled, Steven my birth name.

It symbolizes me going back to my roots to find myself again.

How’s life after losing a loved one?

Life after losing a loved one has been very up and down for me. As of recent, I’ve drowned myself in work because I know that is where I’m safest right now. When you know yourself and you want better you keep yourself away from danger. Right now dead time is danger for me so I’m always moving. My heart is in constant pain but I’m learning to live with it. It is a battle I have yet to conquer but I know with time I’ll be fine.

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AJ Calloway Photography

AJ Calloway is an up-and-coming photographer who focuses on fashion and beauty photography. Recently, he teamed with @littlejohnstyle to create a luxe-meets-fashion editorial, which took inspiration from the celebratory nature of popping that cork on the bubbly for New Year’s Eve.

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AJ calloway, andrew c. Irving, 360 MAGAZINE

Model: Andrew C. Irving