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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


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

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

What was your inspiration behind your latest project “The God Box”?

It was less to find a way to make this new level of consciousness that I have been able to achieve or tap into to make it make sense musically. I a lot of records where people are trying to take their thoughts to another level does not make sense musically as far as current content.  So, I wanted to create something that even if the audience did or didn’t understand the material it was still jamming. If you listen to the song “Black Fist” The beat might distract you to the point where you might not know that the song is about social change.

Why was it so important for you to visit some of these smaller cities to teach during the God Box Lecture Series?

It was so Important for me to start in these smaller cities because I’m from Jackson Mississippi and people do not visit these smaller cities.  They are the ones that need help the most and places like Birmingham Alabama and Jackson Mississippi are the same places where our people died fighting for equality. People like Martin Luther King Jr. and Elijah Muhammad who is from Georgia is where our families originated from and where they are the most oppressed and that is why I decided to concentrate on these places. This is bigger than just music and selling a record.

Source: David-Banner Talks About His Inspiration Behind The God Box And More – The Hype Magazine

If you’ve never heard of the beautiful independent country of St. Kitts, I’m not surprised, neither had I until getting notice of the St. Kitts 21st annual music festival presented by the St. Kitts Tourism Authority (@StKittsTourism ). The Island of St. Kitts, achieved its independence from England in 1983 and after closing its sugar production business in 2005, focused on becoming a luxury lifestyle destination for a discerning group of world class travelers. One of the major attractions has been its music festival which unites local independent artists with household name performers to create a unique blend of musical stylings. In 2016 several of the major acts, 50 Cent and the Ojays, entertained a crowd of thousands in the islands main arena and created quite the international buzz.In 2017, the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, did it again with major acts including Shabba Ranks, Mavado, K. Michelle, V. Bozeman, Goo Goo Dolls, Third World and Credence Clearwater Revisited, once again proving this music festival is a major player in the music festival realm. Couple that with an amazing natural beauty which boasts amazing vistas, dazzling blue waters and a people who are kind, caring and friendly, I’d say this is the perfect annual destination for those looking for a veritable piece of heaven on earth.

Source: Photo Recap: St. Kitts 21st annual music festival – The Hype Magazine

Z-Ro (@ZROMOCITYDON) has announced his step back from the mic with his final album “No Love Boulevard,” but he’ll forever be a part of music and his latest single “From The Other Side” is part of a new collection of joints from the Houston icon which will ensure his place in music history. Songs like those Z-Ro delivers come from a place inside which makes him stand out as a man that is aware he’s not the center of the universe…quite humbling. Z-Ro’s iHeart Radio program, “Angry Justice” with co-host and former police officer, Harvard-educated attorney, and judge Charles “Big Angry” Adams continues his journey as a voice for that which is right. In a previous “Live Session” interview with Z-Ro, The Hype Magazine caught a inkling of this move as he discussed his feelings on the rash of atrocities happening in American cities.

Source: Z-Ro releases smooth new single “From The Other Side” – The Hype Magazine

The Hype Magazine’s man in LA HenGee Garcia and our Lenz pro Liat Freidberg landed on the red carpet for the Los Angeles press event for the much talked about and highly promoted Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin battle coming September 16, 2017.

Here’s the official line

A special short film, “I Am Boxing” narrated by Ice Cube and legendary promoter Don Chargin, debuted in New York and Los Angeles recently as part of a two-city press tour in support of the September 16 superfight between Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and IBF/WBA/WBC Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs).

Canelo vs. Golovkin, the 12-round showdown for supremacy and the middleweight championship of the world is hosted by T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.®

Source: Boxing: Canelo and Golovkin add spice to screening of film short ‘I Am Boxing’ – The Hype Magazine