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Jelani Blackman releases the visual for his new track ‘Go Low’ Ft. NewAgeMuzikvia AMF Records.

Watch HERE.

The video is a blaze of light and colour, perfectly capturing the song’s dynamic rhythm. It was produced by the London based creative agency Paq, and premiered earlier today via High Snobiety.‘Every video I’ve done so far has been black and white, and that made sense to me, but this track has so much energy there was no way it couldn’t come in colour.’ Jelani BlackmanThe epic production immediately grabs you with its electrifying energy making the song an instant classic. Thanks to Jelani’s distinctive vocals and NewAgeMuzik’s infectious vibrancy, the collaboration balances perfectly between a mellow tune and a flawless party hit.Unshowy and understated, last year Jelani Blackman introduced us to his experimental work in the form of his ‘5-8’ EP, a conjuring of diverse sounds where Blackman displayed his ability to dip in and out of different genres.  Recently, Jelani was featured in the new Tommy Hilfiger Denim Capsule collection alongside IAMDDB, establishing himself not only as a musical artist, but also a fashion tastemaker.

Source: Jelani Blackman Returns With A New Video For ‘Go Low’ (feat. Newagemuzik) – The Hype Magazine


GREY GOOSE vodka recently announced the launch of OFF SCRIPT, a new eight-part digital series hosted by Academy Award winner, Jamie Foxx. Set in a custom built and luxury fitted trailer, the series follows Foxx as he goes “off script” to have one-on-one conversations with A-list talent, including Jeremy Renner, Vince Vaughn, Denzel Washington, Gabrielle Union and many more. In each episode, Foxx and his guest will have a free-flowing and spontaneous conversation about their lives and the iconic films that shaped their careers.

Source: JAMIE FOXX and GREY GOOSE® Launch ‘OFF SCRIPT’ – The Hype Magazine

Banana magazine Issue 004 | HYPEBAE

Posted: May 3, 2018 by realjdobypr in News



Since the release of its first magazine in 2014, Banana magazine has been the voice for contemporary Asian culture. It deals with subject matters that are concerned with how Asians are perceived in the West and try to find ways to re-address these misconceptions. In the previous Issue 003, the publication focused mainly on Asian American identity.

Now, co-founders Kathleen Tso and Vicki Ho dive into deeper issues by exploring themes that are not so often talked about.

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage month, Banana has released Issue 004 which is the latest edition of its annual print publication. The current magazine contains 168 pages and is filled with evocative content that centers around the triumphs and trials of being an Asian in the West.

Touching on different topics such as gender identity in the Asian community and creating a whimsical Wong Kar Wai-inspired photoshoot showcasing the best spots to eat Asian fried chicken, the issue highlights the significance of what it truly means to be Asian today.

The magazine also features stories from Asian celebrities including professional stuntwoman Verena Mei (known for her work in Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift) who gives her take on Asian femininity.

Source: Banana magazine Issue 004 | HYPEBAE

Day #8 of Multi-Platinum producer Caviar’s extensive 4/20 celebration series continues with Gimme A Light‘ with Show Luciano and the world’s most featured rapper Kokane in the 20-songs in 20-days sneak peek of his upcoming “Blessed and Highly Flavored” LP.“Gimme A Light ” is the eigth single from the upcoming Caviar Secret Specialist production showcase project “Blessed and Highly Flavored.” The album features original cuts featuring some of the best-known voices in music as well as introducing the next round of breaking artists and songwriters from the Kannon Ent. camp.

Source: Cavie and Show Luciano ‘Gimme A Light’ (feat. Kokane) Prod. by Caviar Secret Specialist – The Hype Magazine

On Day #4 of Multi-Platinum producer Caviar’s extensive 4/20 celebration series, we take off with Khujo Goodie and Iammie on “Flight 420” feat. Rozell and Sky Miles.Khujo Goodie whose voice introduced the world to Goodie Mob on their debut single “Cell Therapy,” makes a rare feature appearance. Khujo infrequently graces other artists projects but the single Flight 420 is something special from Caviar’s impending “Blessed and Highly Flavored” full-length release.

Source: Khujo Goodie and iaM.M.i € ‘Flight 420’ (feat. Rozell, Sky Miles) Prod. by Caviar – The Hype Magazine

Hip Hop legend Ice-T’s west coast based label, Final Level Music, run by his partner in Rhyme, Hen Gee Garcia introduces its first U.S. artist out of the gate in the persona of Detroit native M Dot Taylor. The multi-talented rapper, singer, songwriter, brings a smooth and polished vibe in his first joint Smoke That Good with Final Level Super A&R SPIDER connecting Mexican rap hot shot Pinche Mara whose gravelly timber brings just the right vocal partnership with M-Dots polished flair. M Dot’s mannerism, work ethic, drive, skills, integrity bolstered during his time in the military, a history shared by Ice-T the label’s driving force which is what impressed the team at Final Level.

Source: Ice-T’s Final Level Music introduces US flagship artist M Dot Taylor –

Multi-Platinum producer Caviar enters the 4/20 fray with his new single “Where The Weed At” feat. Mac Lucci and Luv Letters, a unique celebration of the unofficial holiday; Cavie is extending the Cannabis celebration with a 20 song run…in 20 days powered by The Hype Magazine. This run is the precursor to his upcoming full-length project “Blessed and Highly Flavored,” a metaphor for the various strains of the plant.With a catalog that includes credits with Aaliyah, Timbaland & Magoo, Ice Cube, T.I., Cee Lo Green and a plethora of other current household names, this 20 song journey, gives a peek at what’s on this creative’s mind.

Source: Mac Lucci feat. Luv Letters – Where The Weed At #4/20 (Exclusive) – The Hype Magazine

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Source: MARA & M Dot Taylor – Smoke That Good (Lyric Video) – The Hype Magazine



Photo Credits: Blake Little, Vivica A. Fox, D’Andre Michael

By Allison Kugel

Kind, conscientious, courageous and refreshingly candid, Ms. Vivica A. Fox has proven that as Hollywood careers go, second acts are often the sweetest. The multi-hyphenate actress-director- beauty entrepreneur-author is embracing life and not looking back, except to pull from her well of wisdom for her new memoir, Every Day I’m Hustling. And if you know Vivica like I got to know her during our conversation, you’d think the book’s title quite fitting. She enjoys hard work and has no plans to slow down.Born Vivica Anjanetta Fox on the outskirts of Indianapolis, she went by Angie Fox, one of four siblings being raised by divorced mother who worked overtime to provide for her children. Her childhood home was hectic but loving and provided fertile ground for Vivica to aspire for things grander than her midwestern upbringing.After high school, she made her way to Southern California to attend college, all the while seeking out opportunities in Los Angeles to model and act wherever she could. It was in LA that Angie became Vivica A. Fox. She worked her way through the ranks on sitcoms and daytime soaps, and in 1996 got her breakthrough role opposite Will Smith in the classic blockbuster, Independence Day.  Next came a string of fan favorites including Set It Off, Soul Food, Two Can Play That Game, Kill Bill Volume I and II, and a string of subsequent roles in film and television, including Larry David’s sharp-witted house guest, Loretta Black, on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Skye in the campy Sharknado franchise. Her eclectic career has kept her on the move for nearly three decades.In 2016, Vivica joined the cast of the smash hit television series, Empire, playing conservative suburbanite Candace, Cookie Lyon’s (Taraji P. Henson) older sister and character foil.During our interview we covered everything from movie stardom and maternal instincts to social media drama, setting boundaries and finding love.

Source: Vivica A. Fox is Hotter Than Ever and Disarmingly Real – The Hype Magazine

This week, Music mogul DJ Khaled brings a little piece of home with him on tour: his kitchen!Weight Watchers International announces the launch of Khaled’s Kitchen Tour, a one-of-a-kind, immersive food truck experience, featuring some of DJ Khaled’s favorite recipes on the WW Freestyle program.

Source: Weight Watchers and DJ Khaled Launch ‘Khaled’s Kitchen Tour’ – The Hype Magazine