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Johnny Orlando Releases “Last Summer”

Johnny Orlando just released his second single “Last Summer” today!

This is the highly anticipated follow-up track to his hit “What If” with Mackenzie Ziegler that garnered over 40 million streams across global platforms.

Mike Wise produced “Last Summer” and Orlando also worked with Toronto songwriter, Liz Rodrigues on the track.

“Last Summer” is about looking back at the previous summer, reminiscing about all of the memories, and wishing that one could have those moments again with a special someone.

Johnny’s more than 16 million fans across all social media platforms are already buzzing about the upbeat track. Johnny calls this one of his “favorite songs” from his upcoming EP.

The song is available on all streaming platforms HERE

 

You can watch the lyric video HERE

Diggy Simmons Comeback

Diggy Simmons is making a comeback.

All eyes are on the return of the twenty-three year old singer and rapper as he has just released his hot new single, “It Is What It Is” following a six year hiatus from hip-hop. Now he’s back with a vengeance and tons of clever messages for this generation of true hip-hop lovers. Ahead of the release of his new album, Fuse got the chance to sit down with Diggy to get the latest scoop on his return to hip-hop. It’s on an all-new episode of Fuse’s Mind Massagewhich premiered yesterday on fuse.tv

As the son of the legendary Run–D.M.C rapper Rev. Run, Diggy is making his own mark in hip-hop culture in everything from music to the fashion industry. Viewers and fans of Diggy can tune in for this special ASMR to watch him tell all about his new music, favorite vintage fashion items, secrets for Zen living, and much more.

Check out his ASMR interview below!

 

Fuse’s Mind Massage features ASMR’s (autonomous sensory meridian responses) by some of your favorite hip hop stars as they chow down on their favorite foods and discuss their career, upbringing and more. Fans can check out new episodes from this digital series every week on fuse.tv. Past episodes include appearances by QuincyJay IDKWiz KhalifaTierra Whack, and Mya, among others.

DREI ROS × “LIT”

“LIT” – Drei Ros, Sy Ari Da Kid, Reo Gragun & Tray Haggerty:

Romanian born music artist Drei Ros has spent years spicing up tracks for artists such as Pusha T, Gucci Mane and Kap G. Today, he added to his already impressive collection of hit collaborations with his latest single “LIT” featuring Sy Ari Da Kid, Reo Cragun and Tray Haggerty.

Drei was additionally recently featured on the Latina trap track “Bomberos” alongside Latino/Urbano duo Los Rakas and produced by DJ duo Breakfast N Vegas. The successful single was featured on Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday Latin’ and ‘Beast Mode’ playlists. Both new singles come in anticipation of Drei’s forthcoming debut album “Excuse My Accent,” produced by by 808 Mafia (who produced tracks for Future, Drake, Migos, Travis Scott, DJ Khaled, etc.). The album, which shows a never-before-heard side of Drei as an artist, is set to release October 2018.

Drei has endured grand success in a short amount of time, leading up to the creation of his debut album. He officially began his career in 2009, teaming up with artists Burre Collins and Dyce Dylli to form the band B.O.S.S. (“building our success story”). His infectious Romanian accent added intrigue to his English raps, and brought quick success to several B.O.S.S. singles – ultimately leading to the curation of the band’s album and a tour of the Pacific Northwest.

Still new to the music industry and experimenting with his sound, Drei teamed up with more artists of different backgrounds to dabble with adding his own creative style to a multitude of genres. He’s since paired up with the likes of Jamaican Reggae legend Junior Reid, Alex Mica, Evelyn, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Pusha T, Krisha, etc. In 2016, Drei’s music video went viral for “Shake Dat Monkey” featuring JBo of the Youngbloodz (and Messiah on the Latin remix), garnering 3.3M+ YouTube views. Continuing his history of successful collabs in 2017, Drei released the singles “Ordinary Day” featuring Pack The Arcade and “I Need You” featuring Marvelus Fame and Bel. At the beginning of 2018, Drei teamed up with J Romero and Kap G to create “Loco” with an accompanying music video, which has already garnered 1.2M+ views on YouTube alone.

Now, Drei is out to show the world his own sound by releasing an album of his original tracks with “Excuse My Accent.” The trap album mixes English and Spanish languages, giving it the edge of an international appeal. With his Romanian roots and the lessons from his many collaborations molded into the foundation of the artist he has become, Drei’s album will have hints of his past creations – but overall be a never-before-heard music brand for fans that fully embodies this musical mastermind of ‘Drei Ros’ as an artist.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/6oqsGCOLMtzlJ1pCQZVsRf?si=3mXw0yfuSEyqPvzMzR5Ung

YouTube: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cAEUefXV6FE

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lit-feat-sy-ari-da-kid-reo-cragun-single/1426977405

FXXXXY’s New Release

FXXXXY just recently released his newest single “Need U.”

The song features Gunna through Rule #1/Interscope Records.

The track delivers swift-melodic rap before transitioning into a pleading chorus which BEGS its listeners to not make promises that, truly, can’t be kept…pretty relatable, huh?

Staying true to his murky underground sound, “Need U” is FXXXXY’s first summer release, and you can listen to it by clicking here.

“‘Need U’ is a song that means a lot to me because it’s mostly based on a true situation. As soon as I did the beat I knew it was gonna be a way for me to vent and then Gunna came throughand completed the version for it,” says FXXXXY.

The Dallas-based rapper has also had previous music success from EPs such as Cartel Shawty and Flawed Up Shawty. This also includes his singles, “Lip Service 6” and the Zane Lowe-premiered “Beep Beep.”

With meticulous production, memorable books, and agile flows, the young music artist ahs continued to showcase his talent as both an emcee and producer.

FXXXXY currently resides in Los Angeles where he continues to record develop his sound–so stay tuned in to this star as more magic comes to our ears.

 

Lure Hollywood

By Krishan Narsinghani

360 Magazine joined Hollywood’s very own Lure Nightclub for LIT Saturdays at their most recent event with Hip-Hop’s number one radio station, Power 106. DJ Inferno and Krucial hosted the magical evening with mixes of top Hip-Hop, R&B and EDM hits. Lure (owned by parent company – Sunset Entertainment Group) has featured celebrities such as Jay-Z, Future and Drake as hosts for this prime venue, located at 1439 Ivar Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Lure exhibits high-tech entertainment with a massive stage, motion-sensitive LED screens, and numerous LED lights. Mirrors and booths outline the perimeter which define a Vegas-style appeal and transforms Lure into a major hotspot of Los Angeles. The 18,000 sq. ft. dance club includes indoor and outdoor party areas, intimate lounges, bottle service and hand-crafted cocktails.  A strict dress code is applied to both men and women as multiple guests were seen arriving in classy chic or formal wardrobe. LIT Saturdays reflected a diverse crowd of multiple races while ages ranged from twenty-four to thirty-two.

A VIP line is also offered for special guests and bottle service holders. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. Pre-sale tickets guarantee entry before 11:30 p.m., while non-ticket holders may enter after 11:30 p.m. if the venue is not at capacity. Lure operates weekly on Friday and Saturday.

The 360 team ended the night with a feeling of success thanks to Lure’s refreshing ambiance and crowd. The venue’s balance between lounge and dance makes for an exceptional Hollywood outing.

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J.I.D’s New Mix tape “DiCaprio 2”

Following his “Never Had Sh!t” European world tour, rapper and songwriter J.I.D has come a long way from making music in Atlanta, Georgia. All thanks to his love and interest for music that in which traces back to when he would listen to his parents’ collection of music that ranged from classic funk to soul LPs.

With the release of his new mix tape “DiCaprio 2” on its way, J.I.D stopped by Fuse to discuss his plans for the future on an all new episode of Mind Massage as part of Fuse’s Hip-Hop at 45 celebration. Check out the clip here to hear J.I.D chat about everything from why Leonardo DiCaprio is his favorite actors to Atlanta Strip clubs.

Since the new mix tape is on its way soon it doesn’t hurt to know what to expect right now, right? J.I.D assures to his fans that “DiCaprio 2” will feature as if it is a movie–a group of stories forming into one. Like a movie you say? Alright, someone heat up the popcorn because we are all dying to hear what he has in stores for us!

As J.I.D is currently signed to .J. Cole’s Dreamville label he plans to take his supporting family and bangin’ music to the ultimate next level.

So you better watch out world because we’re about to hear some SERIOUS work coming in the near future from the one and only J.I.D.

 

DaniLeigh

When the end of Summer hits, the desire to rewind time kicks in, reliving every magical moment from the season’s past. It’s a vibe that newcomer DaniLeigh has managed to encapsulate in her debut EP Summer With Friends, coming soon. The 22-year-old singing and dancing phenomenon cut her teeth in the business when she directed a music video for her late mentor, Prince. She enhanced her buzz with back-to-back jams “Play” (featuring Kap G) and “Lurkin’”, and is here to continue her mission of making music that both sounds and feels good.

The South Florida native had music in her blood, singing from a young age. As an early teen, DaniLeigh recorded YouTube covers of songs like Musiq Soulchild’s “So Beautiful,” though she wasn’t quite ready for the big time. “I was really shy,” she admits, “and I didn’t realize the unique sound of my voice until later on.” It wasn’t until a few years later when she moved to Los Angeles at 16 that DaniLeigh began harnessing her craft. In LA she found her footing in the music industry, starting with dancing. “I was dancing in music videos, commercials, you name it,” she recalls. “From there, I met a lot of producers onset and just networked.” Singing became the secret weapon, as DaniLeigh would reveal her chops and be invited to studios for recording sessions. However, a life-changing encounter with the legendary Prince would be the real catalyst.

After learning of DaniLeigh’s talents as a dancer (through a one-minute video clip), the Purple One reached out to have her direct his video for “Breakfast Can Wait” at just 18 years old. The video hit worldwide, appearing on networks like MTV, BET, and REVOLT. Prince ultimately took DaniLeigh under his wing, mentoring her budding singing career. His untimely death in 2016 left a void in DaniLeigh’s life, though his presence is still felt as DaniLeigh’s star is only getting brighter.

“Play” truly kicked things off. The high-energy single is described by DaniLeigh as an empowering anthem for women. “It’s a bold statement,” she says of the cut, which carries a message of “making a play” in all areas of life. “I’m a very positive person and this song I feel can help motivate people to put in that work,” she says. Bringing Kap G (who is of Mexican descent) into the fold as a feature was her way of uniting more Latinos in music, as DaniLeigh’s Dominican heritage is evident in both her style and sound. The single “Lurkin’” immediately followed, as a slick nod to social those stalkers who don’t congratulate moves, yet look on from the social media sidelines. The song even made its way to the HBO hit series Insecure. The stage is now set for DaniLeigh to show the diverse angles of her talent on a grander scale.

Aptly titled Summer With Friends, the upcoming EP sums up DaniLeigh’s past few months, which she lightheartedly describes as “just having fun and working.” The relatable nature of the project brings forth the aforementioned singles, along with feel good songs that channel the young artist’s inspirations including Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, and Drake while showing her ability to fuse hip-hop and R&B with poppier electronic-driven vibes. Songs like “Questions” playfully target those relationship interrogation sessions (Where were you? Who were you with?), while “Ex” is a self-explanatory track about the now-single artist’s previous romance. “He got one song,” she jokes. Other cuts like the infectious “On” and “All I Know” show DaniLeigh’s versatility within the pop-urban landscape, while “All Day” highlights her Dominican roots. “That’s a bachata beat underneath [the production],” she proudly points out. “The time right now is in alignment, showing that things are going the right way.” As DaniLeigh unveils her debut Summer With Friends and the projects that follow, she maintains her goal of positive music, though has one wish involving one important angel by her side. “I always say I wish Prince was here to see all of this happening with me right now,” she says. “It’s okay though. I know he’s watching.”

Playboi Carti’s New Tour

By Alexis Rojas

As of date,  the Atlanta based Hip-Hop artist Playboi Carti kicked off his second performance of his 21-city tour at Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles.

Carti performed many of his biggest hits from his debut album De Lit along with many fan favorites from his Spring 2017 Mixtape titled Playboi Carti, which also includes his most popular up-to-date song, “Magnolia.”

Traveling back down in memory lane, Carti definitely started from the bottom. Growing up in a poverty-stricken Atlanta household, he manages to become one of the most successful music artists in the world.

Much of his success can be accredited to his team as well as A$AP Rocky who serves as his mentor. The two share a bond that only a genuine friendship can relate to. They’re so close that they even like to jokingly roast each other on their Instagrams and you can find it here.

Signed to Interscope Records, Carti first caught their attention with his catchy beats paired with his high energy performance and a brilliant display of pyrotechnics executed with beaming bright lights throughout the production.

Carti’s openers included members of his crew, LB, Drupey Kane, and Sheck Wess. Each performer brought out their best as they showed their individual unique style of music.

Hyping the crowd up was no problem as Carti’s appearance brought screams of excitement from his fans. Songs of his he performed were “Poke it Out” and “R.I.P.” 

To finish everything off, Tyler the Creator made a surprise appearance. With him by Carti’s side, both artists were able to make the concert even more epic. 

To check out Carti’s future tour dates, click here to RSVP stat!

Day Two of Lollapalooza

The BMI Stage at Lollapalooza rocks on for day two of the famous festival. From pop and rock to hip-hop and EDM, the BMI Stage has a little something for everyone. Post-punk/rock band Mainland hits the stage first, followed by hip-hop blending emo rocker nothing,nowhere. Infamous trio CKY are prepared to show how far they’ve come since their days on the hit TV-series Jackass and Australian exports Chase Atlantic will keep the music pumping with their alt-pop vibes. Rising rap star, Buddy, will hit the stage next with a high energy set before R.LUM.R rounds out the performances with his signature smooth soul grooves.

BMI STAGE SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, AUGUST 3rd

MAINLAND | 1:00-1:40pm

Finding elegance in simplicity, California-via-Brooklyn band Mainland play a passionate blend of powerful rock rife with soaring choruses and chiming hooks that recalls garage-y New York City bands from the turn of the millennium. After independently releasing their Shiner EP in 2014, they landed a deal with 300 Entertainment as one of the label’s marquee acts. Following the release of the Outcast EP a year later, they dropped fan-favorite singles such as “Beggars” and “Permission Slip” – which both amassed over 1 million Spotify streams each. Between touring, the musicians recorded the songs comprising their 2018 full-length debut, led by the single “I Found God,” about the spiritual connection that arises when you experience real love communicated through sounds and visuals.

nothing,nowhere.2:10 – 2:50pm

The enigmatic guise of Vermont singer/songwriter Joe Mulherin, nothing,nowhere. plays an introspective blend of hip-hop and guitar-driven emo rock. While he continually hides his face in videos and promotional photographs, Mulherin’s lyrics pull out all stops in baring his soul. His most recent album, Ruiner, is an emotive exercise in catchy catharsis.

CKY | 3:20 – 4:00pm

Notorious in the 2000’s for their raucous sound and anarchic, hard-partying skate-punk aesthetic both onstage and off, Pennsylvania’s CKY are back with 2017’s The Phoenix, their first new album in eight years. While not necessarily a kinder, gentler ensemble, the CKY of 2018 is comprised of grown men who are feverishly devoted to delivering rock from its pretentious doldrums and serving up their music in as raw and authentic a manner as possible

CHASE ATLANTIC | 4:30 – 5:10pm

Chase Atlantic was formed by brothers, Mitchel Cave and Clinton Cave, and their longtime friend, Christian Anthony. The trio produces, performs, and passionately conjures up dark alternative pop punctuated by rock and R&B. This Australian group blurs the lines between a nocturnal aesthetic and primal bliss on their 2017 self-titled debut for Warner Bros. Records. Since forming in 2011, the trio has packed multiple headline tours across Australia, released two successful independent EPs, Dalliance [2014] and Nostalgia [2015], and spawned a viral single with “Friends” which garnered over 2.7 million Spotify plays. Now, their first single “Church” invites everyone to congregate in their world.

BUDDY | 5:40 – 6:20pm

While he hails from the hip-hop-heavy streets of Compton, CA, Buddy (a.k.a. Simmie Sims III) is devoted to a message of positivity. Initially signed by Pharrell and tapped for collaborations with Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper, Buddy’s restless muse demanded that he pursue his own path, paving the way for his full-length album, Harlan & Alondra, a lush mix of retro R&B, chilled-out rap and jam-heavy funk, featuring cameos from A$AP Ferg and Ty Dolla Sign. “It’s beautiful day music,” says Buddy of his optimistic debut.

R.LUM.R | 6:50 – 7:30pm

Broadly praised by outlets like NPR Music, The New York Times, Complex, Vibe, Billboard and Rolling Stone (who called him “an artist you need to know”), R. LUM. R, also known as Reginald Lamar Williams, Jr., is an ascendant R&B singer/songwriter creating warm, soulful music that is resonating with listeners. Romanced and inspired by the city’s song-storytelling tradition, R.LUM.R has settled in Nashville, where he’s been steadily building a following with his acoustic guitar, piercing falsetto and original songs. On his debut EP, After Image, all six tracks were recorded live in single takes, augmented by a string quartet. Asked to describe his music, he says “it’s ‘R&B/singer-songwriter/soul/electronic, but,” he adds, “I don’t want to limit myself.”

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