Video Tech Startup, Vydia, Debuts on the Inc 500 list of America’s Fastest-Growing CompaniesVydia Ranks No. 372 on the 2017 Inc. 5000Inc. magazine today ranked Vydia No. 372 on its 36th annual Inc. 500 (and subsequently the Inc. 5000), the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

Source: Video Tech Startup Vydia Debuts at Number 8 in Entertainment on Inc 500 list – The Hype Magazine


(10) Trump Defends Nazis: “Very Fine People” – YouTube

Posted: August 16, 2017 by realjdobypr in News

Trump said both sides were at fault for Charlottesville but also said both sides has “very fine people” on them. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.“President Donald Trump lashed out today over criticism of his initial statement about the Charlottesville, Virginia, violence over the weekend in a confrontational press conference at Trump Tower. Asked about his immediate response Saturday, Trump quickly went on to blame both sides of protestors for the conflict, adding that there were “very fine people” in both the group of white supremacists and white nationalists as well as among the counter-protesters.

“I think there is blame on both sides. You look at both sides. I think there is blame object on both sides,” Trump said during his remarks today.“You had some very bad people in that group. You also had some very fine people on both sides,” he added.

I simply cannot believe this did not begin the process of immediate removal of this man from office. His only acknowledgement of the murder which resulted from this was “I saw the same pictures you did” in response to an off camera declaration of “Heather Heyer died” he was totally heartless…

The city’s largest annual breakdance tournament, McDonald’s B-Boy Royale, will return to the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on August 26. Now in its fourth year, the event will feature eight award-winning crews from across the U.S. and Canada battling it out for a $5,000 grand prize and championship title.

Hosted by HOT 97 personalities Kast One and Laura Stylez, the competition will also celebrate the introduction of breaking as an official sport at the 2018 Youth Olympics by bringing together b-boy pioneers and the next generation of dancers.

The legendary Richard ‘Crazy Legs’ Colón will serve as lead judge while hip hop icon GrandMixer DXT will serve as the tournament DJ.

GRAMMY Award winner DXT will also be honored with the McDonald’s B-Boy Royale Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to breakdance and hip hop.

Additionally, the event will feature music performances, audience battles and surprise guests.Ticket prices are $22 for adults and $17 for children (12 and under) and seniors and can be purchased at the NYU Skirball Center box office or website.

All proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area (RMHC-NYTSA), a non-profit organization that provides needed stability and resources to children and their families.

Source: Get Ready for McDonald’s B-Boy Royale 4 – The Hype Magazine


The Hype Magazine got Fred The Godson to weigh in on a few things during a “Live Session” segment discussing not only his impending mixtape but also the process to creating a major solo release as an indie artist. Certain artists exhibit a lifelong respect for mother Hip-Hop and the teachings of the culture and Fred is one of those “REAL ONES” in this writer’s opinion. I’d been watching him since he began to make his mark and his movement is legit on all levels, he’s also catching on to the importance of getting first count on his own money which is why he’s held off on accepting several deal offers from the majors. Tune in!

Source: Live Session: Fred The Godson talks upcoming ‘Gordo’ project and being indie – The Hype Magazine

As presented by SiriusXM’s Coffee House channel, “Coffee House Live” tour is one of this summer’s most refreshing outings. Featuring Joshua Radin, Rachael Yamagata, and Brandon Jenner, the triple billing kicked off on July 7 at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley. The tour is now in the middle of the United States, playing tonight at Minnesota’s Fine Line Music Café. Upcoming cities include New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, and Detroit before the tour ends on August 10 at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club.

On behalf of the Inquisitr, I had the pleasure of talking with Radin, Yamagata, and Jenner, asking all three singer/songwriters the same four questions. Radin, the tour’s headliner, is touring in support of his self-produced album The Fall. Very impressively, to date, over 100 films have featured Radin’s music. Yamagata is on the road playing songs from last year’s Tightrope Walker, which received four-star reviews from Mojo, Reader’s Digest, and the Daily Mirror alike. Jenner is known for his collaborations with wife Leah and is currently featured on Spotify’s “Your Favorite Coffeehouse” playlist.For more information on the tour and its artists, visit

Source: Joshua Radin, Rachael Yamagata, And Brandon Jenner On Their ‘Coffee House Live’ Tour With Sirius XM

Today, Atlanta rapper and motorcycle enthusiast, Dae Daereleased his highly anticipated project, 5 Reasons.Executive produced by his friend, Nitti Beatz, Dae Dae delivers 11 tracks that will definitely help you continue your summer the right way. Prior to the release of 5 Reasons, Dae Dae dropped the project’s first single, “New Wave” on Worldstar Hip-Hop. Dae Dae went on to join forces with director, G-Visuals for the “New Wave” music video, which pays homage to iconic Atlanta music videos such as: Outkast‘s “Player’s Circle,” Ying Yang Twins “Wait (The Whisper Song),” Bone Crushers “Never Scared,” and a few others.

Source: Dae Dae Releases Long Awaited ‘5 Reasons’ Project – The Hype Magazine

Los Angeles-based Pop/R&B artist, TAZ Zavala, debuts her newest single “If These Walls Could Talk” exclusively on The Hype Magazine, following up her critically acclaimed debut single “Watch Me.”

Source: TAZ Zavala, debuts her newest single “If These Walls Could Talk” exclusively on The Hype Magazine – The Hype Magazine

At a young age, Trap Beckham attained success regionally with songs like “Top Of The Line” and “Ohh She Thick,” winning awards, and becoming a fixture in the college scene in the southeast. After excessive touring, “The Golden Boy Of The Hood” caught the attention of major labels eventually signing to Def Jam Recordings. Since releasing “Birthday Bitch,” the standout single has garnered over 2.9M plays on Spotify, reaching number 5 on the Billboard 200, putting Trap on the map nationally. His memorable birthday anthem has since been featured on HBO’s Insecure and on the prominent compilation series, Now That’s What I Call Music! 59.

Describing his rise to the ranks of those catching a major deal Trap Beckham tells The Hype Magazine:

Oh man this has been a journey man. Trap Beckham is someone who is continuing to learn, every day, just taking one day at a time. Trap Beckham is a very patient person, and when it comes to music, he understands that coming from where he comes from in Jacksonville, Florida, it’s gonna take some time to build the platform that he needs to be successful. So, like Trap Beckham is cool, Trap Beckham always thinks he right, but you know Trap Beckham is optimistic and he will listen and he will understand when he wrong. Trap Beckham is, he lit, Trap Beckham drinks, Trap Beckham smokes, Trap Beckham is a ladies man, he’s a father, he’s a son, he’s a brother, you know and I’m still shy, but Trap Beckham loves his job he loves his job, he loves what he do. This is a passion for me so whether I’m scared or not, that’s the thrill of it. That’s what I live for.

Source: Five Questions With Def Jam’s Trap Beckham – The Hype Magazine

These days, movie theaters are no longer where the most creative or groundbreaking content goes automatically. Thanks to new content providers like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Seeso, there is a seemingly-endless number of shows to watch on your television, beyond all of the greatness available from broadcast and cable networks. In turn, the problem is not only figuring out what to watch within your limited free time but keeping up with all the new series.To make things a little easier, I spoke to a mix of entertainers, writers, and content strategists and asked what their favorite shows of the moment are. Of the 11 people polled by the Inquisitr, three of them surprisingly picked the same program as their favorite.Diamond Dallas Page — WWE Hall Of Famer and founder of DDP YOGAFred Stoller — Comedian, actor and author of Five Minutes to KillChris Collingwood — Frontman of Look Park and Fountains of WayneMike Doughty — Singer/songwriter and author of The Book of DrugsRachel Ritfeld — Actress, model, and travel influencerUrsula Petula Barzey — Founder and chief blogger of Caribbean & Co.Jerry Doby — Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine and member of the United States Press CorpsJohn Davis — Primary singer and songwriter of The Lees of Memory and SuperdragPorter Block — Singer/songwriter and host of the In a State podcastJeri Fink — Author and co-founder of Book Web PublishingMark Piro — Musician and head of the Analog Spark record label

Source: 11 People In The Entertainment Business Talk About Their Favorite TV Shows In 2017