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Kamoflauge "Ultimate Sacrifice"

Kamoflauge “Ultimate Sacrifice”

National recording artist Kamoflauge is set to release debut solo album “Ultimate Sacrifice” in spring of 2014.  Kamoflauge, signed to national independent label Crossroads Records.  Headed by Grammy nominated producer/artist/composer/engineer, Baby Ben, Crossroads Records have taken Kamoflauge to the next level with his upcoming major release.

In an exclusive interview with The Hype Magazine, Kamoflauge stated his greatest musical achievement so far has been, “…being nominated for a Grammy last year.” “Now it’s time to bring one or two or three back to H-town.”

Further explaining his Grammy nomination, according to his record label, “Ultimate Sacrifice” was available only as a limited digital release and it’s digital success, afforded the project a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album last year.  The major release of the project will march it onto additional digital retail sites as well as introducing it into physical distribution channels.

Having shared the stage with other national recording artists including Wine-O (formerly known as Nuwine), Bizzy Bone, Lil Raskull, Bushwick Bill, and T-Bone, Kamoflauge is no novice when it comes to creating and delivering the type of music the public embraces.

Kamoflauge also participates in community outreach initiatives which give opportunities to youth and at-risk youth, specifically “All For Change,” a non-profit organization.

All For Change offers programs uniquely designed to provide hands-on opportunities for underprivileged youth interested in a career in “THE ARTS.” Youth of all ages can participate in free singing lessons, song writing lessons and music production classes.  Programs are offered year round.Together we can make a difference.

For more information on Kamoflauge view his official press site.

Other Links: (non-profit website)


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The Hype Nation Tour

Indianapolis, IN (Jan 2014) – Hip-Hop Culture has grown from a small number of people concentrated in the Midwest, East Coast and the South, into a worldwide phenomenon. People from all walks of life can appreciate the impact of Hip-Hop music in their lives. The Hype Nation Tour is an integral part of an initiative intended to promote the independent movement at its best. This tour will be an eight-city club venue tour to showcase ten new artists with a majority being on the Wealth Nation Entertainment roster.

The Hype Magazine joined forces with Wealth Nation to create The Hype Nation Tour. The Hype Magazine assisted in creating the tour routing, created all tour promotional material and provided marketing and promotions for the tour in support of Wealth Nation Entertainment.

The Hype Nation Tour begins February 4, 2014 in Atlanta, GA ending in Charlotte, NC on February 12th. This phenomenal tour series will showcase both new and breaking artists, most with newly signed distribution deals via Wealth Nation Entertainment and their label distribution deal with Universal Music Group Distribution-UMGD via INgrooves/Fontana.

On select dates, The Hype Nation Tour will feature Nancy Denise “Bad Girls All Star Battle” season 2 (@sheisnancydenise). She is recently starred on the 2nd season of the Oxygen Network‘s “Bad Girls All Star Battle” which aired Jan 7, 2014.  Nancy Denise who hails from Memphis, TN has been dubbed with the codename “Tennessee Toughy” for this upcoming season, according to her profile on

Also featured on select dates is Grammy Award winning Bad Boy’s Own artist/producer Miltickit. Miltickit is part of the production team behind, “Georgia” for Ludacris, “A Milli” for Lil Wayne and “Last Nite” (remix) (w/ DJ Flipside) for Diddy just to name a few.

Dates and Venues:

1.  Atlanta, Georgia – February 4th (Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge – 201 Courtland Street)

2.  Jackson, Mississippi – February 5th (Houstons – 2440 Bailey Avenue Suite E.)

3.  Memphis, Tennessee – February 6th (Aji Bar and Grill – 3896 Lamar Avenue)

4.  Allentown, Pennsylvania – February 7th (ROJO’s Bar & Grill – 1401 S. Front Street)

5.  New York, New York – February 8th (Julisa’s Bar & Lounge – 460 Lenox Avenue)

6.  Detroit, Michigan – February 9th (Studio 51 – 1995 Woodbridge)

7.  Indianapolis, Indiana – February 11th (Club Casba – 6319 Guilford Avenue)

8.  Charlotte, North Carolina – February 12th (Blvd Wings – 3133 E. Independence Boulevard)

Artist Line-up: Nabio @NiggyNabShaisty; Benji Bucks @AV3_Benji; Kidd Dash @KiddDash260; Young Jamo @YoungJamo757; Yng Rell @Yngrell; Rich Porter@Porter608; Eli @Lavadrunk; Ken Rock @kenrock83; Sweetz P @SWEETZP; and Truez @TruezNATION

Official Tour DJ: DJ Millz – Mr. Southern Takeover

About Wealth Nation

Wealth Nation is a multifaceted business, entertainment and brand management company. Wealth Nation’s primary focus is to translate talent into major brands from a business and market viability perspective. Wealth Nation creates situations strategically, methodically and effectively by skillfully planning and executing well thought out action plans to lead to their client’s success.

About The Hype Magazine

After 11 years as the #1 digital magazine in the world, The Hype Magazine added print distribution to newsstands nationwide in November 2013.  Our debut print issue covered by Atlantic recording artist K. Michelle, exposed the outlet to an overwhelmingly receptive audience nationwide. The Hype Magazine is available in select 7-11, K-Mart, Target, Barnes and Noble, Marsh and other retailers.  It is also available via all online platforms like Apple, Kindle, Google Play, etc., beginning February 26, 2014.

The Hype Magazine’s ever growing readership relies on the outlet to provide trending, in-depth coverage of the entertainment industry, bringing them “News from Hip Hop to Hollywood” with uncompromising journalistic integrity.


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The Hype Magazine – 301-579-4973 Ext. 3


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The Hype Magazine Meet and Greet Atlanta with Bobby V

Indianapolis, IN (Jan 2014) – The Hype Magazine, announced today their “Meet and Greet” series kickoff in Atlanta, GA February 4, 2014, at Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge featuring 2x Georgia Music Awards nominee/recording artist Tocarra Hamilton, Bad Boy’s own Grammy Award winning artist/producer Miltickit, Rising Rap Star K Camp, Legendary Rapper Tela and the R&B sensation Bobby V.  This meet and greet will combine the official birthday party for the platinum recording artist, and the unveiling of The Hype Magazine’s March cover, which Bobby V will grace.  The superstar recently released a new EP entitled “Peach Moon,”…partygoers may get a surprise performance that evening!

R&B superstar Bobby V’s newest musical endeavor is best described with three words: Vibes, Moods, and Moments. “Peach Moon” combines the vibes of a Motown inspired jam session, the unpredictable moods of love and the defining moments that shape our everyday lives. Backed by a full band and showcasing his love for playing the piano, “Peach Moon” sets the stage for Bobby’s most honest and most inspired project to date.”I’m not chasing trends with this EP or trying to emulate what’s on the radio. This project is all about a feeling, a vibe.”

The Hype Magazine, founded in 2002 by Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson, is steadily growing as a brand and respected entertainment media outlet, covering news from Hip-Hop to Hollywood. Boasting nearly 300,000 digital subscribers and 2 million unique visitors per month to its online properties, print distribution became one of the demands of The Hype Magazine readers and fans.

“The 11-year mark is significant because we have history. The magazine has gone through changes and we have made it through the first 10 years. This is the time where you start to build respect amongst your peers and doors start to open, which they have,” says The Hype Magazine CEO and Publisher, Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson. She continues, “We at The Hype Magazine are eternally grateful to our readers, fans and the artists who have made our magazine the #1 digital magazine in the world.”

About Up Top Consulting Group

A native Atlantian, Angela Nash began her career early on in the music industry at the age of 18 as an assistant to the historical first black radio personality and ground-breaker for music conferences, Jack “The Rapper” Gibson. Her work in planning and organizing grand scale conferences and events continued when she began working for JR Dino of Million Dollar Record Pool & Entertainment Company where she was conference organizer for twelve years.

UTE’s client list includes; Music Mogul Antonio LA Reid’s Family-former wife, Perri “Pebbles” Reid, sons Antonio, Jr. & Aaron and Daughter Ashley; World Known DJ Aaries, Super Star Rapper Rick Ross, Rapper Ca$h Out, and Recording Artist, Singer/Songwriter Tocarra Hamilton.

Angela holds a Bachelor’s degree from GA State Univ. in Business Management and Certifications in Bookkeeping and Paralegal. With a true enjoyment for helping others and love for music, Angela has a concrete foundation for Up Top’s future.

About The Hype Magazine

After 11 years as the #1 digital magazine in the world, The Hype Magazine added print distribution to newsstands nationwide in November 2013. The Hype Magazine’s ever growing readership relies on the outlet to provide trending, in-depth coverage of the entertainment industry, bringing them “News from Hip Hop to Hollywood” with uncompromising journalistic integrity.

Their debut print issue covered by Atlantic recording artist K. Michelle, exposed the outlet to an overwhelmingly receptive audience nationwide. The Hype Magazine is available on Newsstands in select 7-11, K-Mart, Target, Barnes and Noble, Marsh and other select retailers.  It is also available via all online platforms like Apple, Kindle, Google Play, etc., beginning February 26, 2014.

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Leader of Grammy Winning Track Kingz - Miltickit

Leader of Grammy Winning Track Kingz – Miltickit

Your favorite rapper’s producer drops 27/9 from his new album “Street Money” in stores now!!!

Miltickit is part of the Grammy Award winning production team Track Kingz and has stepped out of the lab to grace the industry with his new album “Street Money” which is going ham across the music industry spectrum…well done Mil!!!


Multi-Grammy Award winning producer Jimi Kendrix presents the “Bring Tha Heat” contest with more than $20,000 in prizes. Specifically for UNSIGNED ARTISTS, over the age of 16, Bring Tha Heat offers the opportunity for independent artists to collaborate with established producers & artists. The contest runs from November 11th to November 25th. Winners are announced December 4th.

Jimi Kendrix has produced for: Jay Z, 50 Cent, Tupac, Ashanti, Shyne, JaRule, R Kelly, Pattie Labelle, Kelly Price, Rick Ross, Ace Hood, Swizz Beatz, WuTang, Bone thugs Harmony and more.

“Bring Tha Heat” prize packages includes:

Studio session with Jimi Hendrix at Crosby Collective in NYC.

Platinum singer & songwriter, Nappy Boy’s own Jay Lyriq will write and perform the hook for the winner.

Cover Artwork

Radio & Magazine Interviews

A&R Review

Marketing & Promotion

Studio Session Video

There will also be prizes for 2nd and 3rd place.

There is a $50 entry fee for this contest.

For more information on this  contest, visit


PM Music Group is proud to release the hot new single, “Lambo Slow” by Prince Malik featuring hip-hop star Jim Jones andworld champion boxer Zab Judah. To listen to this gritty track, click here.  His forthcoming album Crown Me will be available at iTunes and all digital retailers in February 2014.
“Lambo Slow” was co-produced by the Grammy Award-winning team Mike Mani and Jordan Omley of The Jam Music who have worked and collaborated with the Pop and R&B elite including; Lady Gaga, The Pussycat Dolls, and Carlos Santana to name a few.

Find PRINCE MALIK online:Since jumping into the music scene in 2010, Prince Malik has collaborated with hip-hop’s royalty including Flo Rida, DJ Khaled, Ace Hood, Meek Mill, Fabolous, Lumidee, Fat Joe and more.  His first single “Billionaire” featured Jim Jones, Young Joc and Lil’ Mama off of his debut album Lifestyle.  Prince Malik’s solo single “So Bad” became one of the fastest Billboard Dance chart moving hits in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and was featured on the top 3 song list on iTunes following an overwhelming response from listeners on KTU‘s iHeartRadio and Z100. Prince Malik has also been featured in, Global Grind, and Radar Online, among other notable sites. 


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One-Hour CBS Entertainment Special Will Announce Nominations for the
56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Live from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE10 p.m. ET/PT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2013) — “The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night® is set to take place at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and will air live on the CBS Television Network on Friday,Dec. 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, setting the stage for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The one-hour special will officially kick off GRAMMY season by revealing nominations in several categories while featuring performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®‘s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

This concert special marks the sixth time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced live on primetime television. Last year’s airing of the nominations special helped lead to stellar ratings for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which garnered 28.37 million viewers — the second-largest audience for the awards broadcast since 1993. The telecast also nearly doubled its social media conversation from the previous year, generating 24.8 million comments (based on research compiled by Bluefin, PeopleBrowsr and Mass Relevance).

Details regarding ticket sales, presenters and performers for “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!” will be announced in the coming weeks.

The road to Music’s Biggest Night begins with “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!” and culminates with the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

“The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue,Google +, InstagramPinterestTumblr, and YouTube.

Source: The Recording Academy Press Room


The Hype Magazine Interviews Jimi Kendrix - Sitting in a Tuxedo on Top of the Mountain | @JiMiKenDrix | The Hype Magazine 24/7 News

Six time Grammy Award winning producer Jimi Kendrix has quite the story which not only includes his musical successes, but his community activism as well.  He is a champion for music programs in New York Schools, which he supports via his imprint StreetRadio Music,and he is socially aware, as is evident by his interaction with the New York City leaders on behalf of his community and students.

Musically, Jimi is more than just a producer, he has a reputation as a sound innovator.  Enveloped in a follow-the-leader industry, he loves to work with artists that concentrate on being different, bringing something new to the table.

Jimi’s passion for quality sound has placed him in the position to work with the cream of the crop in the music industry.  He has produced tracks for Ashanti, Styles P, Bone Thugs, Jay-Z, 2-Pac and the list just keeps going on and on!

Diversity being a key to success in the music industry, Jimi is also an accomplished musician and played drums for the legendary Gap Band.  He has also provided music for television shows including, The Shift, Cribs, Run’s House as well as a number of movie and documentary scores.

Read More via The Hype Magazine Interviews Jimi Kendrix – Sitting in a Tuxedo on Top of the Mountain | @JiMiKenDrix | The Hype Magazine 24/7 News.

I will be appearing as co-host of #DadChat with Bruce Sallan this Thursday discussing the subject of Hip Hop.  #DadChat is a twitter chat forum that discusses current topics affecting parents (specifically Dads) and this week will be an in-depth discussion of the Hip Hop world.  I’m really excited to be a part of this discussion with Bruce.

A little about Bruce Sallan

Bruce began with an internship with a television producer, while earning his M.B.A. from UCLA. What followed was an award-winning television executive and producing career. During those 25 years, he produced over 30 television movies, pilots, and series.

Bruce produced his first television movie at age 24 and was a vice president at ABC by the time he was 29.  Getting an opportunity to share the stage so to speak with him, is quite an honor!

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I hope you can joint us for this Twitter Chat…find out how here!

Here’s what Bruce has to say about the event!

Okay, I admit it. I don’t get rap and barely “get” hip-hop music. BUT, our special co-host – Jerry Doby of  The Hype Magazine this week – Thursday, July 18 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET – not only GETS it, but works in the field, is a dad of ten (yes TEN), and has impeccable credentials to help guide this white dude through the ins and outs of the music that most of our kids and MY kids listen to! We will likely have some cool giveaways for this #DadChat so don’t miss it! Follow Jerry Doby and TheHypeMagazine on Twitter!

My son made this Father’s Day song for me – a #Rap song – and he even says that he knows it’s not my thing! But, it’s still mighty cool!

The Hype Magazine has interviewed Chuck D of Public Enemy; R&B legend Karyn White; Jeffrey Osborne; Grammy Award winner Whitney Peyton; Super Producer Teddy Riley, etc.  Hype is a national digital magazine with 11 years in business and will debut nationally on newsstands November 1st, 2013.”

via #HipHop for Dummies at #DadChat | #DadChat | Bruce Sallan.


Bobby "Blue" Bland at the Long Beach...

Bobby “Blue” Bland at the Long Beach Blues Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When one thinks of the blues in this day and age, the first name that usually pops to mind is B.B. King, and that would not be wrong.  However, blues legend Bobby “Blue” Bland is one of the iconic figures in blues history and one of my first records ever, was a white ceramic 78 record with Bobby “Blue” Bland and Blues Boy King (later B.B. King) live at the Palladium.  I found it in a root cellar in a box with other records some of them the old 78 which was before the 73 1/3 albums many are familiar with.

As a youngster, I grew up with the sounds of my parent’s card parties and “grown folks” music, also known then as “belly rubbin music” and the blues where a HUGE PART of the musical fabric at that time in my early life.  Bobby “Blue” Bland had a signature sound that nobody ever duplicated to my knowledge and his choking style lyrical cutoff on the tune “I’m Sorry” which he and B.B. King played together with his orchestra is one that jumps out at me.

The blues world, nay the MUSIC world lost another great in Bobby “Blue” Bland who died at the seasoned age of 83.  Nothing will ever come close to that sound…I wouldn’t want anyone to even try; they would just ruin it.

Below is the Recording Academy statement on this Lifetime Achievement Award  recipient of the Grammy Award organization.  There just aren’t words…so they kept it short and sweet…

Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Bobby “Blue” Bland was a prolific blues singer and balladeer. His signature performance style seamlessly blended a mix of blues, country, gospel, jazz and pop music to create his unique sound. He was a stylistic pioneer who influenced countless musicians across many genres, with a career spanning nearly eight decades. Our music community has lost a tremendous and legendary talent, and we mourn this loss with his family, fans and all those who had the pleasure and privilege of working with him.
Neil Portnow
The Recording Academy