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KID LAROI, 360 MAGAZINE

Introducing The Kid Laroi

LA based rapper by way of Australia makes his major label debut with new single “Let Her Go.” The official music video was directed by Cole Bennett and is live on Lyrical Lemonade.

At only sixteen years old, The Kid LAROI is one of his city’s most promising acts. He’s already received many notable co-signs including JuiceWRLD, 6LACK, and Lil Skies and provided tour support for a number of artists.

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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Mustard – Ballin’

10 Summers/Interscope Records is pleased to announce that label CEO and GRAMMY Award-winning artist/producer Mustard has catapulted back to the top of the charts with “Ballin’,” featuring soulful, hip-hop crooner, Roddy Ricch. The infectious, bounce-heavy single is now #1 at Urban Radio and has officially been certified Platinum by the RIAA.

The third official release from Mustard’s Gold-certified Perfect Ten album, “Ballin’” is simultaneously  #4 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, #8 on Rhythmic and #2 on the Rap Airplay chart. Over on Billboard, the song is #20 on the Hot 100, #9 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and #9 on the mag’s Rhythmic Airplay chart. Last week, “Ballin’” picked up a GRAMMY nomination for “Best/Rap Sung Performance.”

Since its release this past summer, the song has also been streamed more than 260 million times, and the accompanying music video, directed by Arrad, has been viewed 33 million times. It is Mustard’s second biggest record ever, after “Pure Water,” which was certified double platinum last month. Meanwhile, the album, Perfect Ten, has a global consumption of 900, 000 units.

Mustard and his 10 Summers business partner/personal manager, Meko Yohannes, were recently included on Billboard magazine’s annual R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players list for their far-reaching influence and hitmaking consistency in the urban music sector and beyond. On December 12, Mustard will perform at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco.

The single “Ballin’” featuring Roddy Ricch and the critically acclaimed Perfect Ten album are available on all digital retailers via 10 Summers/Interscope Records.
 

Mustard Perfect Ten eAlbum go HERE.

*Photo courtesy of B-Wade of 10 Summers from the Pure Water Video

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MUSIC VIDEO: “Oooo” – AK

Watch the music video HERE.

Listen to “Oooo” on: Spotify | Apple Music | Tidal | Deezer

Hip hop artist AK (Austin Kassabian) is putting fans in a trance with his new hypnotic music video for “Oooo.” The single serves as a full-on anthem dedicated to the haters-turned-fans. The young artist keeps it both real and relatable with his song lyrics discussing how other people’s opinions and actions towards you shifts as your personal success skyrockets. AK raps, “Laughing cause half of these bozos hating now asking for photos.” During the song’s bridge,AK takes a moment to pause and reflect on the toll that the falsities associated with fame can take on ones’ mental health.

“I’m getting paid, but the mental game is the ultimate priceThey don’t believe it or see it, I guess it’s too out of sightAnd that’s the difference between us,This shit ain’t always as it may seem, when you got big dreams.” 

AK often raps about the perks and perils that go along with a fast rise to fame as he experienced his own overnight success at age 16 when his YouTube video remix of Desiigner’s “Panda” went viral. The video has since amassed nearly 35-Million views, and was followed by a slew of other remixed freestyle covers before AK began releasing his own original singles. Today, the 20-year-old artist has been spending time in the studio crafting his forthcoming EP “On Me” which is set to release on February 7, 2019. The single “Oooo” as well as his recently released track “Closed Off” will both be featured on the highly anticipated EP.   

Connect with AK: YouTube | Spotify | SoundCloud | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

*Photo Credit: Storm Santos

Kanye West – NEBUCHADNEZZAR

KANYE WEST TO DEBUT NEW OPERA ‘NEBUCHADNEZZAR’ AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

DIRECTED BY VANESSA BEECROFT, WITH MUSIC BY SUNDAY SERVICE, PETER COLLINS & INFINITY’S SONG

On Sunday, November 24thKanye West will debut the new opera ‘Nebuchadnezzar’ live at the Hollywood Bowl. The opera, directed by Vanessa Beecroft, will feature the Sunday Service collective, as well as singer Peter Collins and the group Infinity’s Song.

Nebuchadnezzar is an original opera, based on the biblical story of the Babylonian King from the Book of Daniel. Set in the 6th century BC, the Book of Daniel recounts Nebuchadnezzar’s transition from wicked, imperious, self-declared ruler to a true believer who finds salvation in his faith.

West conceived of this opera as an expression of his commitment to both his faith and ever-expanding musical palette. Nebuchadnezzar brings together elements from different worlds, including opera, fine art, modern dance, and gospel music, to create an innovative performance structure. West’s sound is the bridge between these artforms. 

Vanessa Beecroft’s work has been shown internationally since 1993 and often presents social commentary and critique. She is best known for her conceptual performance art, which often references the historical and political associations of the place in which the installation is held. Since 2008, Vanessa has collaborated extensively with Kanye West.

For ticket info, go HERE.

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FABOLOUS

DROPS ANTHEMIC NEW TRACK “B.O.M.B.S”
 
THIRD & FINAL INSTALLMENT IN SUMMERTIME SHOOTOUT SERIES
 
WATCH THE ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO
 
LISTEN TO “B.O.M.B.S” HERE

Multi-platinum Grammy®-nominated hip-hop icon Fabolous returns to the front lines with the third and final chapter in his epic mixtape series SUMMERTIME SHOOTOUT 3: THE COLDEST SUMMER EVER, arriving in stores November 29th – Black Friday – via Desert Storm / Def Jam Recordings. 

Fabolous recently released the latest salvo from tape, “B.O.M.B.S,” an arena-ready anthem in the classic Brooklyn tradition. “B.O.M.B.S” follows Fab’s explosive new single “Choosy,” featuring Jeremih & Davido. 
 
SUMMERTIME SHOOTOUT 3: THE COLDEST SUMMER EVER marks the grand finale of Fab’s Summertime Shootout mixtape series, introduced on the self-titled premiere in 2015.  Summertime Shootout 2: The Level Up followed in 2016, with “Goyard Bag” featur­ing Lil Uzi Vert, over 4 million YouTube views.
 
SUMMERTIME SHOOTOUT 3 marks Fab’s first major release since Friday On Elm Street (November 2017), a groundbreaking Top 3 album chart collaboration with fellow Roc Nation/Def Jam MC Jadakiss. In addition to the single “Stand Up,” featuring Future, the album also featured Jeezy, Swizz Beatz, French Montana, Yo Gotti, Styles P, and Teyana Taylor.
 
Prior to Friday On Elm Street in 2017, Fab’s last official studio album was The Young OG Project, released Christmas Day, 2014. The long-awaited project after Loso’s Way (August 2009), Young OG was the second consecutive #1 album chart debut of Fab’s career, following up his Def Jam debut (and fourth overall album),From Nothin’ To Somethin’ (June 2007). That RIAA gold album contained the RIAA platinum #1 cross­over smash “Make Me Better” featuring Ne-Yo (produced by Timbaland). “Make Me Better” made headlines in 2007, when it took over the #1 Urban spot from “Umbrella” by Rihanna.
 
Between 2010 and 2013, Fabolous was heard on five mixtapes, including the classic hip-hop trilogy, The S.O.U.L. Tape, The S.O.U.L. Tape 2, and The S.O.U.L. Tape 3.  He was also a featured artist on over a dozen singles, starting with the RIAA platinum Top 10 crossover hit “Say Aah” by Trey Songz, as well as tracks with fellow Def Jam artist Ne-Yo (“Crazy Love” and “Should Be You”), Lloyd Banks, DJ Drama (the #12 rap hit “Oh My,” Drama’s biggest chart record ever), DJ Khaled, Joe Budden, The Game, and others.

Ama Lou Debut Album

Today, fast-rising British singer/songwriter/producer Ama Lou makes her major-label debut with a new EP titled Ama, who? Released via Interscope Records, the five-track project showcases the thought-provoking sounds and visuals that have earned her praise from the likes of Drake, in addition to drawing acclaim from such outlets as VOGUE, Complex, The FADER, and Paper. Produced by Ama, along with Che Pope, Frank Dukes, Murda Beatz, Hi-Tek, and Foster, Ama, who? is a collection of songs that sees Ama reflecting on what she’s accomplished so far, and asserting the direction in which she’s headed. It’s another step forward in her artistic world and confirmation of who Ama is as an artist. 

The follow-up to Ama Lou’s critically lauded 2018 debut EP DDD, Ama, who? features her recent single “NORTHSIDE” — a stripped-back and bouncy track that’s amassed over a million streams on Spotify and, close to 2 million views on YouTube. Directed by Ama and shot by her sister and creative visual partner Mahalia John, the video for “NORTHSIDE” features cameos from A$AP Nast, Taco from Odd Future, Fai Khadra, and more of Ama’s west coast friends. Watch the video HERE.

Track list for Ama, who?:
1. Far Out
2. NORTHSIDE
3. We tried, we tried
4. This Town
5. Better 

Originally from North London, Ama Lou is a classically trained musician who got her start playing guitar at the age of 10, began writing her own songs at 11, and took up piano at 14. Now 21, she introduced the world to her dynamic songwriting with two back-to-back, politically charged singles: “Tbc” (an October 2016 release penned in response to the killing of Eric Garner by New York police) and “Not Always” (a layered meditation on gender, released in December 2016). With its sound described by The Guardian as “husky soul, feathery trap and skittering, downcast R&B,” “Tbc” soon caught the attention of Drake, who later named Ama Lou among the artists who inspired the making of his 2018 album Scorpion. 

Arriving in early 2018, DDD was hailed as “brimming with her signature minimalism” by Billboard, who also noted that the EP “blends colorful synths and snappy drums with her powerful voice.” The three-track project was accompanied by a short-film directed by Ama and shot by her sister Mahalia John. The short film starred Ama Lou as a member of a fictional L.A. crime ring.
Shortly after the release of DDD, Ama Lou headed out on tour with fellow British phenom Jorja Smith. In a review of their May 2018 stop at Brooklyn Steel, Billboard stated that Ama Lou’s “sweeping vocals were powerful yet polished and melted seamlessly into her self-produced, atmospheric melodies.”

 
Ama Lou Ama, who? EP
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Apple Music: https://smarturl.it/Amawho/applemusic
Google Play: https://smarturl.it/Amawho/googleplay  
iTunes: https://smarturl.it/Amawho/itunes
Pandora: https://smarturl.it/Amawho/pandora
Spotify: https://smarturl.it/Amawho/spotify
YouTube Music: https://smarturl.it/Amawho/youtubemusic 
 
For more information on Ama Lou:
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SHECK WES RELEASES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “YKTS”

Harlem rapper Sheck Wes has premiered his long-awaited new single “YKTS. Released via Cactus Jack/ G.O.O.D. Music/ Interscope Records and accompanied by a wildly outlandish video, “YKTS” showcases the raw intensity and lo-fi but hard-hitting aesthetic that made Sheck a breakout star with his viral hit “Mo Bamba.

Watch the video for “YKTS” HERE.

Directed by White Trash Tyler (a filmmaker known for his work with Travis ScottKanye West, and Kodak Black) and shot on both coasts, the “YKTS” visual finds Sheck in a variety of outrageous scenarios: racing foreign cars through the California desert, buried in an avalanche of sneakers, donning crystal chandeliers as headwear. The starkly potent track’s title phrase stands for “You Know the Scouts” — a term that Sheck coined himself and quickly made essential to the cultural lexicon.

A 21-year-old first-generation American, Sheck broke through with his triple-platinum single “Mo Bamba”: a tribute to his childhood friend and Orlando Magic draft pick Mo Bamba, and a powerful portrait of survival in the inner city. Originally released in June 2017, the song went viral in early 2018, eventually reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and amassing over 527 million streams on Spotify to date. In addition, the New York Times featured “Mo Bamba” in its “Diary of a Song” series, with Sheck appearing alongside his collaborators 16yrold and Take A Daytrip. Check it out HERE.

“Mo Bamba” appears on Sheck’s widely acclaimed full-length debut MUDBOY, which arrived in October of last year. Along with hitting the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart, MUDBOY landed on the Top 50 Albums of 2018 list from on Pitchfork (who also hailed it as a “a strong and holistic statement” and “the rare project from an über-hyped rap prospect that actually delivers on its promise”).
 

Listen to “YKTS”:

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Apple: https://smarturl.it/YKTS/applemusic
Google Play: https://smarturl.it/YKTS/googleplay
iTunes: https://smarturl.it/YKTS/itunes
Pandora: https://smarturl.it/YKTS/pandora
Spotify: https://smarturl.it/YKTS/spotify
Tidal: https://smarturl.it/YKTS/tidal
YouTube Music: https://smarturl.it/YKTS/youtubemusic 

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Dave East × Godfather 4

Meteoric Harlem rapper, model and actor Dave East drops “Godfather 4” today, newest advance track from SURVIVAL, his long-awaited debut album set to arrive on November 8th via Def Jam Record­­ings/Mass Appeal Records. “Godfather 4,” features Nas, production by Green Lantern and also features celebrated New Orleans brass band The Soul Rebels, and equally famed jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold. The new single follows up “Alone” featuring Jacquees, which was released earlier this month.
WATCH THE SURVIVAL ALBUM TRAILER HERE
LISTEN TO “GODFATHER 4” HERE
LISTEN TO “ALONE” FEATURING JACQUEES HERE
Coinciding with the release of “Godfather 4,” Dave East’s D2C store is also launching today.  Items purchased online at the store, including hoodies, tees, shorts, cellphone cases, and so on, will include a digital download of SURVIVAL. Go to: https://shop.daveeastmusic.com

As the 14-day countdown to the release of SURVIVAL gets underway, tickets continue to sell-out quickly to the first leg of U.S. and European dates on the Dave East Survival Tour Part 1, opening November 22nd at the Masquerade in Atlanta.  After one week of U.S. shows, the tour moves to the UK and Europe. (Please see tour dates below.)

SURVIVAL follows up Survival Pacc,’ Dave East’s two-song summer EP, which comprised “Wanna be a G” featuring Max B, and “Everyday” featuring Gunna.  The menacing video for “Everyday,” directed by Andrew Sandler, features Dave East at a high stakes poker game, intercut with Gunna trading bars with East in a dimly lit room – watch it HERE.

Dave East’s Def Jam/Mass Appeal saga took off in August 2017 with the release of his lauded mixtape,Paranoia: A True Story. The 13-track mixtape gained traction behind Dave’s Def Jam debut single“Perfect” featuring Chris Brown, whose VIDEO boasts more than 40 million combined YouTube views of to date.