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City Girls, rap, hip-hop, 360 MAGAZINE, Capitol Music Group, duo, Billboard Magazine

CITY GIRLS × BILLBOARD

City Girls have done things few female hip-hop duos or groups have managed, and as their momentum continues to rise Billboard magazine chose to recognize them as the face of what’s to break in 2020 as they continue their trail-blazing winning streak and reach new heights.

The duo, comprised of JT and Yung Miami, has become one of the most successful female hip-hop duos in the history of the Billboard charts. Racking up more than 1.3 BILLION streams, a pair of certified-Platinum Top 40 hits, becoming the #6 most played artist on urban radio (with singles “Twerk” and “Act Up” reaching #1 at Urban Radio), and raves from critics world-wide. City Girls will continue to dominate in 2020. They recently released “You Tried It” off their highly anticipated album which is coming soon.  

Ratchet, brilliant, and sometimes both at the same time and sometimes neither at all, these women are showing up and doing the work, wrote The New Yorker. The ascent of the City Girls is one of the most unlikely success stories of the past years, with JT sitting in federal prison in Tallahassee, Fl, turning herself in for fraud in July 2018, the same day Drake’s massive #1 smash “In My Feelings featuring the City Girls was released. Yung Miami held down the group: touring, performing festivals, the BET Awards mainstage and MTV Spring Break, Alexander Wang’s fashion week party, doing interviews and accepting awards as City Girls – and always with a shout-out to her best friend with a heartfelt “Free JT!”

These City Girls would not be derailed nor defeated. With the brash, raw, uncensored swagger rooted in the queens who came before them, the duo released music and videos they had banked knowing JT was turning herself in and kept rising and rising up the charts. The accolades and nominations piled up: 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations for “Best Hip Hop Video” + Single Of The Year”; 2019 BET Awards Nominations for “Best Group” + “Best New Artist”; BET Social Awards Nomination and Won “Issa Wave” Award; Nominated for Billboard Awards’ Best New Artist.

In September Yung Miami happily announced her pregnancy, showing the world what a working woman was capable of. In October, JT was freed, and the internet exploded, with City Girls holding eight of the top 25 trending topics on twitter – not just trending but trending under eight different topics! (#2 JT FREE; #6 JT HOME; #11 JT IS FREE; #15 JT IS HOME; #16 Caresha; #19 Yung Miami; #20 JT OUT; #23 SO JT). Never ones to rest, City Girls returned that same day with the hard-hitting “JT First Day Out;” The City Girls’ rapper takes aim at her opposition and makes sure they know City Girls are here to dominate hip-hop with the legal mess finally behind her. “Left prison with a pimple, not a scratch,” she raps. 

JT and Yung Miami are uncensored and unapologetic sharing a commitment to their hood roots and a bold insistence that the culture they come from shouldn’t stop them from getting a piece of the cash pie. One of the most provocative female hip-hop duos in years, JT and Yung Miami are trailblazers of the next generation of female who speak out as raw and confident — and with as much swagger as the boys and working twice as hard to be recognized.

Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas of the renowned Quality Control Music label discovered the girls and took their first song “Fu*k Dat N****” from a regional hit to a national smash when it appeared on the seminal Quality Control Presents: Control The Streets Vol 1 compilation.

Lil Baby, Capitol Records, 360 MAGAZINE

Lil Baby – Sum 2 Prove

Lil Baby has shared his latest song “Sum 2 Prove”, out today on Quality Control Music / Wolfpack Global / Motown Records / Capitol Records. Earlier this week Baby performed his current hit song “Woah” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon which has earned over 250 million global streams since its release, earning over 25 million streams per week. The song has also been used in over 250K Triller videos and over 100K TikTok videos with fans showing off their dance moves to “Woah”. Baby’s largest hit to date “Drip Too Hard” with Gunna is nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Performance, marking Baby’s first Grammy nomination.

In 2019 Baby had three #1 songs at urban radio and has earned over 10+ billion global streams to date, firmly establishing him as one of the most dominant forces in rap. 

Listen to “Sum 2 Prove” HERE 

Watch Lil Baby perform “Woah” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon HERE 

Watch the Grammy-nominated “Drip Too Hard” video HERE

City Morge, Republic Records, 360 MAGAZINE

CITY MORGUE VOL 2

Hikari-Ultra/Republic Records duo City Morgue debuts at number one on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart and in the top 20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart today with their new album CITY MORGUE VOL 2: AS GOOD AS DEAD.Despite being in the rock categories on all of the digital service platforms and number one on the Apple Music Rock Albums chart, Billboard went in a different direction, placing it on their urban genre chart. 

Impressively generating over two million total streams in under two weeks, the pair—SosMula and ZillaKami—launch a full-scale infiltration of both the rock and hip hop marketplace with this culture-splitting album. These two urban kids from a new generation are making waves to bring new life to rock music, with a hip-hop touch.

The 17-track album is executive produced by legendary producer Mike Dean andfeatures their previously released single “THE BALLOONS.” On the album, the duo spin gothic hood tales, harking back to timeless East Coast hip-hop—yet sharpened by their signature dark metallic edge. New York’s most notorious duo flex their storytelling like never before and hint at a deeper, darker and deadlier narrative. The duo partnered with Bravado to create exclusive merch surrounding the release of their new album that sold out in three days and collaborated with A$AP Bari’sVLONE to create t-shirts, sweatshirts, bandanas and more that sold out in 72 hours.

The melding of Rock and Rap is a concept that’s existed within the underbelly of music for decades, yet few have done what City Morgue is doing. When upstarts SosMula and ZillaKami come together, their fusion is seamless—oozing true skill with a reckless lack of fucks left to give. On the supergroup’s debut mixtape City Morgue Vol. 1: Hell or High Water, the dynamic duo delivered a new and exciting vibe for any fan of true music—from hip-hop to metal. They will continue this movement on their second album CITY MORGUE VOL 2: AS GOOD AS DEAD. Their music is an experience anyone can appreciate and shows what happens when two worlds meet to form an entirely new planet. The Hikari-Ultra/Republic Records signees have already shown a significant track record of hits in a relatively short amount of time, and it won’t stop there. The duo also dominates the merch scene, with countless sold out exclusive collections. Most recently, the pair teamed up with famed illustrator Mark Riddick and creative director Joe Perez for merch that sold out in 24 hours. Stay tuned for more merch announcements.

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FKA TWIGS, KENDRICK LAMAR, BAD BUNNY, the killers, 360 MAGAZINE, Bilbao BBK Live

Bilbao BBK Live

Bilbao BBK Live unveils the second wave of acts bound for the Biscayan capital in July 2020. Today’s new additions, including FKA twigs, Bomba Estéreo and Perfume Genius, will join acts including Kendrick Lamar, Bad Bunny, Pet Shop Boys, The Killers and many more from 9th to 11th July in Bilbao.
 
Avant-pop genius FKA Twigs prepares to make her Bilbao BBK Live debut. With her latest album Magdalene, Tahliah Barnett has undoubtedly secured her place as one of the greatest artists and performers of her generation and her performance is certain to be a true festival highlight.
 
Bomba Estéreo, led by Colombians Li Saumet and Simón Mejía, bring their irresistible mix of electronica, cumbia and Latin sounds to Kobetamendi. Their mesmerising live performances have become a mainstay on festival bills across Europe, the U.S. and Latin America, and anyone who has seen them on stage will understand why. This is a band that never fails to get the crowd dancing!
 
Seattle-artist Perfume Genius also stars. Since his 2010 debut, Learning, Mike Hadreas’ songs have soundtracked a myriad of television shows and films. With latest album, No Shape, achieving great success, this is sure to be one of the most anticipated festival performances.
 
Fresh from announcing a new studio album, Triángulo de Amor Bizarro are also lined up to play Bilbao BBK Live, along with Dublin band Inhalers, Australian Stella Donnelly, and leading Spanish artists La Bien Querida, María José Llergo and Xabi Bandini.
 
These new acts join a whole host of musical stars in Bilbao from 9-11 July, including Kendrick Lamar, Bad Bunny, Pet Shop Boys, The Killers, Caribou, Kelly Lee Owens, Four Tet, Supergrass,  ionalee/iamamiwohami, The Rapture, Slowthai, Whitney and many more. Here’s how the three-day festival is shaping up so far:

Thursday 9 July
KENDRICK LAMAR
CARIBOU · THE RAPTURE
ACID ARAB Live · ionalee/iamamiwohami
LA BIEN QUERIDA · PERFUME GENIUS
CHAI · ERIK URANO · STELLA DONNELLY
THE MURDER CAPITAL · XABI BANDINI

Friday 10 July
THE KILLERS
BOMBA ESTÉREO · SUPERGRASS
LEÓN BENAVENTE · TOMMY CASH · WHITNEY
CALIFATO ¾ · CARIÑO · DORA · HINDS
INHALER · KELLY LEE OWENS · OMAGO

Saturday 11 July
PET SHOP BOYS
BAD BUNNY · FKA twigs · FOUR TET
EL COLUMPIO ASESINO · SLOWTHAI
TINARIWEN · YVES TUMOR
CHICO BLANCO · KAYDY CAIN presenta SALSA DURA
MARÍA JOSÉ LLERGO · TRIÁNGULO DE AMOR BIZARRO · YANA ZAFIRO

With plenty still to be announced, this is set to be the festival’s biggest edition to date.
 
As in previous years, Bilbao BBK Live will also have a privileged location for the campsite at the top of Monte Arraiz, ideal for nature lovers who come to the festival from outside Bilbao. Tickets are on sale now at bilbaobbklive.com.

KANYE WEST – Mary

Kanye West will bring his original opera Mary to New York City’s famed David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. Directed by Vanessa Beecroft, Mary was first staged at Art Basel Miami, and follows Nebuchadnezzar, West’s first opera, which premiered last month at the Hollywood Bowl. 
 
Mary is an original opera, based on the biblical story of the miraculous events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. The Books of Matthew and Luke recount the story of Mary, who was divinely chosen by God to bring forth the Messiah.    
 
West’s Mary brings together elements from different worlds – including opera, fine art, modern dance, and gospel music – to create a new visual interpretation and innovative performance structure. Mary is performed by the Sunday Service collective, a ministry formed in January of 2019. With the Sunday Service collective working alongside a cast of professional opera singers, Mary represents an innovative interpretation of West’s own music, gospel standards, and traditional opera alike.
 
For ticket information visit HERE

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Blueface × Holiday Giveaway

BLUEFACE TO HOST HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY AT WORLD ON WHEELS SKATING RINK DECEMBER 21, 2019

Not only does Cash Money West recording artist Blueface stand out as the hottest breakout multi-platinum hip-hop superstar of 2019, but he also aims to uplift those in need whenever possible.

On Saturday December 21, 2019Blueface will host his first-ever Holiday Giveaway Event at World On Wheels Skating Rink in an effort to support the community at large. The event goes from 10am to 3pm at 4645 Venice Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90019.

Enlisting key partners to spread holiday cheer, Blueface teamed up with Shoe Palace to give away 1,000 pairs of sneakers to youth in attendance, covering an age range of 4-18-years-old; with sizes for 9-11y, 12-3y, 4-6y, 7-9 men, and 10-12 men.  Other participants include, Fashion Nova who will be suppling 10K in merchandise, and NBA Hall of Famer and Papa John’s Board of Director Member Shaquille O’Neal will donate pizza. iHeart Media VP of Urban/Hip-Hop Strategy Doc Wynter will be promoting the event on 92.3 Real.  There will also be digital screens and a step-and-repeat welcoming everyone.  

About the event, Blueface said, “I grew up just down the street from World On Wheels. This is my home. Christmas is coming, and I’ve been blessed with so much. So, like that, I decided, boom, I’ve got to do something for everybody in my neighborhood. We’re going to give out some shoes. We’re going to have some pizza. It’s going to be the best day of the year!”

Blueface endeavors to do even more for his hometown and beyond in 2020. Stay tuned.

City Morge, Republic Records, 360 MAGAZINE

CITY MORGUE VOL 2

Hikari-Ultra/Republic Records duo City Morgue releases their new album CITY MORGUE VOL 2: AS GOOD AS DEAD today. The 17-track album is executive produced by legendary producer Mike Dean and is available across all digital service providers.
 
Listen to CITY MORGUE VOL 2: AS GOOD AS DEAD: HERE
 
On the album, which features their previously released single “THE BALLOONS,” SosMula and Zillakami spin gothic hood tales, harking back to timeless East Coast hip-hop—yet sharpened by their signature dark metallic edge. New York’s most notorious duo flex their storytelling like never before and hint at a deeper, darker and deadlier narrative. The duo also partnered with Bravado to create exclusive merch surrounding the release of their new album. It is available now here
 
The melding of Rock and Rap is a concept that’s existed within the underbelly of music for decades, yet few have done what City Morgue is doing. When upstarts SosMula and ZillaKami come together, their fusion is seamless—oozing true skill with a reckless lack of fucks left to give. On the supergroup’s debut mixtape City Morgue Vol. 1: Hell or High Water, the dynamic duo delivered a new and exciting vibe for any fan of true music—from hip-hop to metal. They will continue this movement on their second album CITY MORGUE VOL 2: AS GOOD AS DEAD. Their music is an experience anyone can appreciate and shows what happens when two worlds meet to form an entirely new planet. The Hikari-Ultra/Republic Records signees have already shown a significant track record of hits in a relatively short amount of time, and it won’t stop there. The duo also dominates the merch scene, with countless sold out exclusive collections. Most recently, the pair teamed up with famed illustrator Mark Riddick and creative director Joe Perez for merch that sold out in 24 hours. Stay tuned for more merch announcements.

Juice WRLD, death, 360 MAGAZINE, interscope records, dies

#RIP Juice WRLD

Recently signed Interscope Records artist, Jarad A. Higgins aka Juice Wrld, dies at 21. The Lucid Dreams × Robbery rapper passes soon after being admitted into a Chicago hospital. Details as to what actually caused death is still unknown.

According to TMZ, he suffered a seizure and died shortly after landing his private jet in Chi-town.

A statement from his label can be found HERE.

Additional information on story can be found HERE.

Artist spotlight HERE.

His JuiceWRLD 999 album uses powerful angel number which means a chapter of your life will come an end.

Final moments captured HERE.