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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 after a blazing hot first year on newsstands nationally and internationally, received the SCM Awards “Magazine Publication of the Year” honors. In its seventh year, the SCM Awards is considered industry wide, as one of the most important non-televised awards ceremonies in urban entertainment. The Hype Magazine’s award was presented by Core DJ CEO Tony Neal, this years SCM Awards “Lifetime Achievement” winner.

The Hype Magazine vied with nine other magazine finalists, emerging the undisputed winner amongst a strong roster of entertainment magazines from various regions of the country. The Hype Magazine took the podium along with other major industry personalities including: Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Tony Neal, CEO of the world famous Core DJs‘ Hot Boy Turk, Comeback Artist of the Year; DJ Scream, Best Mixtape DJ; Bigga Rankin, Best All Around DJ; Fleet DJs, DJ Crew of the Year, Hot 107.1 (Memphis), Best Radio Station; Lil Wyte, Album/Mixtape of the Year (Major) for “No Sick Days”; Snootie Wild, The Pimp C. Rap Artist of the Year; D. Nelson, The Bobby Womack R&B Artist of the Year and more.

The Hype Magazine takes top honors at 2015 SCM Awards in Memphis

The Hype Magazine takes top honors at 2015 SCM Awards in Memphis

Emerging in 2002 as a digital only platform and having captured the number one digital magazine mantle, The Hype Magazine added newsstands to its list of accomplishments in December of 2013. Within 12 months, CEO/Publisher Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson positioned the outlet into an internationally distributed publication, rapidly expanding from domestic only distribution channels.

Currently, The Hype Magazine is available in major retail outlets such as Walgreen’s, Barnes and Noble, Target, K-Mart, 7-11, Books A Million, airports and other retailers. The magazine’s print issues are distributed in the Continental United States and outlying territories, Asia and Europe.

This year’s “Magazine Publication of the Year” recognition from the SCM Awards, represents a lot says our Publisher, Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson, “For people to recognize your hard work and dedication means a lot.” CEO/Publisher Jameelah Wilkerson received a proclamation from the City of Atlanta recognizing her business acumen and leadership of the emerging publication. Editor-in-Chief, Jerry Doby, an internationally published journalist, earned three “Hot 500” awards during his tenure with the Yahoo Contributor Network and was nominated in 2014 for “Journalist of the Year” by the SEA Awards along with The Hype Magazine’s nomination for “Magazine Publication of the Year”.

Along with its award winning publication, The Hype Magazine is parent to THM Media Group, Inc., a boutique marketing and public relations firm. Currently, THM is representing elite personalities such as Nate Jones, co-trainer to world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and KAG Sports and Entertainment Management. The firm also represents emerging musical artists including singer/songwriter/rapper Daja Marie and three-time Grammy Award winner Mil Tickit, a successful artist and CEO of Track Kingz.

For more information on The Hype Magazine visit their official website and follow them on Twitter @TheHypeMagazine

The smartest kid we’ll ever meet…'Goin’ D.U.M.B'!

Craving something refreshing to sink your eyes, and ears, into? Here’s a concoction for a “music meal”. There are the natural ingredients of Will Smith and Austin Mahone. Think New Orleans. Think Hollywood. Yes, peel back old, sauté with some new. Boil for traditional, simmer til it’s cross-cultural and as simple as Black and White…a “HIP-POP” feast is served. Hey, it’s not as “dumb” as you think. So when considering some error-filled assumptions of African-American youth with career aspirations of being in the music industry, let’s add to the misconception of what a twelve (12) year-old, urban, recording artist who father is the infamous Mr. Travis Lyons of the city streets of New Orleans, and who witnessed the brutal murder of his oldest brother, at the tender age of ten (10) and is still adjusting to growing up, absent another sibling, because of the “life” incarceration sentence of yet another brother…for murder no less. Surely a “kid” with such a history would be the usual a la carte candidate for junior high school drop-out; a low aptitude with improper dialect to boost; tattoos; scars; a juvenile arrest record; truancy; an absent father and perhaps even sporting a past due haircut. Close? Not even. If that is the general consensus for those harboring such a mental image…well it would be just DUMB.

The smart thing to do is envision Traion “T-LYONS” Lyons, the nation’s #1 HIP-POP sensation, recently signed to independent II Fire Records/Cool Ruckus/Universal Music Group. “T-LYONS” is an articulate, clean cut, tattoo-free, ridiculously well groomed, honor student-athlete, attending John Dibert Community School, as a seventh (7th) grader. In addition to sharing the same celebrity stylist as Justin Beiber and August Alsina, “T-LYONS” ranked as high as #7 on the indie charts, just under the likes of Rocko, Lil Boosie, TYGA, Issa and Troy Ave, to name a few. Pretty “smart” and impressive company, wouldn’t you agree? The smash and inspirational single, “Goin’ Dumb” was inspired by his, and his father’s obvious life of trauma and torment, and their combined will to live positive, non-violent lives through music and good will. His father, Travis Lyons, is long standing President of the Central City Youth Against Violence. There is a newly renovated property, owned by his father for his son’s non-profit foundation, “T-Lyons Boys & Girls Safe House”, where kids can come study, be mentored, play and interact in a safe, loving, non-violent environment.

via The smartest kid we’ll ever meet…’Goin’ D.U.M.B’!.

Reality Television is a

Rap Reality series “One Shot”

FINALLY a reality show that makes sense to me!!! Hosted by the one and only Sway, now rap has it’s own reality show series called “One Shot.” I checked out the contest site and there are some hot entries already…can’t wait to see what develops throughout this series.

With cats like Crooked I, T.I. and The Game on the panel we know there is a great chance we’ll get some real real outta this! DJ Khaled of course knows how to take artists to an epic level, so the winner and the other standouts have a good shot to get somewhere. Let’s not forget the addition of Tech N9ne, bruh has accomplished some amazing things in music and in business as an INDEPENDENT…he and Travis know how to get it done right.

With the loss of BET’s 106 & Park, Hip-Hop’s new wave of artists continue to have less and less LEGITIMATE platforms to showcase their talent. I’m putting some hopeful vibes out there that we are going to get something epic from Hip-Hop in 2015 and that “One Shot” will be the platform to bring it to pass!!! #OfficialHype

*sidenote* I’m STILL really PO’d at Sway and crew for naming Rick Ross “Emcee” of The Year sometime back…yes I’m holding a grudge on that BS…he’s a great rapper and businessman, NOT an “Emcee.” I’m hopeful “One Shot” will provide some redemption for that!!! IJS


The countdown begins as one of Rap’s first reality competition shows ever prepares to hit television and with it comes an A-list lineup of Hip-Hop’s finest.

Earlier this Fall, rapper/mogul KXNG CROOKED (bka Crooked I) announced on Sway In the Morning that he would be delivering an all-rap competition series for 2015. The show is called One Shot, as Crooked — flanked by Sway, King Tech, and SMH Records CEO Mike Smith — will travel to eight cities across the country on the hunt for talent. The winner will take home a grand prize of $100,000 and a record deal with SMH Records.

The stakes have gotten higher, as each week contestants will perform for celebrity judges to show them what they’ve got. The best of the best are on the roster. T.I., The Game, DJ Khaled, are among the most recently added to the One Shot celebrity judges pool. They will join the likes of RZA, Twista, Tech N9ne, Scarface, E-40, The Breakfast Club’s Charlamagne Tha God, Joell Ortiz of Slaughterhouse, DJ Drama and more to come of the star-studded roster of Hip-Hop heavyweights who will judge the performers from week to week.

For months, rappers from all corners of the country have submitted their video entries to MyOneShot.TV in the hopes of getting their “one shot” at fame once they try out in their respective cities. Now, with the added bonus of rap celebrity judges, the pressure is on. Contestants will travel to their city, following their video submission, for an in-person tryout before Horseshoe G.A.N.G., KXNG CROOKED, King Tech, and Mike Smith.

via T.I., The Game, Tech N9ne, DJ Khaled, RZA, sign on as Celebrity Judges for Rap’s first reality competition series ‘One Shot’.

Jazz St. Louis Opens to the World

Posted: October 5, 2014 by realjdobypr in News
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Jazz St. Louis

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra open Jazz St. Louis (PRNewsFoto/Jazz St. Louis) (C) Whitney Curtis, 2014

Oct. 2 saw St. Louis at the center of the jazz world, as jazz legends, community and corporate leaders, jazz enthusiasts and VIPs gathered at Jazz at the Bistro to celebrate the grand opening of the Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz. The grand opening celebration was underwritten by World Wide Technology and featured world renowned Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Already known as one of the best and longest running not-for-profit jazz organizations in the country, Jazz St. Louis hit a high note with its new state-of-the art live performance venue with livestreaming capabilities, education center, jazz lounge and staff headquarters.

“We need to celebrate our rich heritage and focus on the things that unite us,” said Dave Steward, Chairman and Co-Founder of World Wide Technology. “The Arts are a powerful tool that we can use to bring our community together, and no other does it more than Jazz. I’m so proud of the new Jazz St. Louis and call on the entire community to support it to make St. Louis the prominent center for jazz in the world.”

The $10 million capital campaign kicked off in August 2013 and thanks to the support and generosity of David & Thelma Steward, John & Alison Ferring, Centene Corporation, Ken & Nancy Kranzberg, Emerson, Richard & Josephine Weil, the Jazz St. Louis Board of Directors, and other jazz patrons, in excess of $6.7 million has been raised to date, allowing this new venue to open on time and within budget. The remaining $3.3 million is currently being raised through the public phase of the on-going capital campaign. Through continued donations, the on-going capital campaign gives the entire St. Louis community and worldwide jazz community the opportunity to ensure the future of Jazz St. Louis’ operations and educational pursuits.

via Jazz St. Louis Opens to the World.

The Game

The Game


(New York, NY) – West coast rap superstar The Game releases new details about his forthcoming album on Fifth Amendment Entertainment/Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), now titled Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf.  The new studio album will be released on October 14, 2014, and features tracks “Bigger Than Me” and Game’s current single “Or Nah.”

Or Nah” was #2 most added at urban radio the first week out week with over 30 adds and continues to grow.   The track features Too $hort, Problem, AV & Eric Bellinger.  It is available on iTunes and can be heard here. It is currently #29 on the rhythmic chart and #35 on the urban chart respectively.

Arguably as rap’s king of collaborations The Game enlists an all-star team of talent to be featured on the new album. Names include Too Short, Problem, Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Soulja Boy, T.I., Lil Wayne, Ty Dolla $ign, Chris Brown, French Montana, Tyga, Bobby Schmurda, Freddie Gibbs and more. Production on the album is handled by Boi 1da, DJ Mustard, Jordan Mosley, SAP, Nottz, Amadeus, League of Starz, Makanics/Rico, Ocean and Nova, Vikaden, Brian Empire, among others.  

“This is the hardest record of the year,” Alan Grunblatt, President of eOne Music, says about the new album.


1. THE GAME – Bigger than Me prod by Mosley

2. THE GAME – F You Ns prod. by Mathhew Burnett

3. THE GAME – Really feat. Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Soulja and TI-prod. by  Mekanics

4. THE GAME – Fuck Your Feelings -prod. by Ocean and Nova

5. THE GAME – On One featuring King Marie and Ty Dolla Sign

6. THE GAME – Married To The Game feat. French Montana Dubb Sam hook prod. by Boi 1da 

7. THE GAME – The Purge prod by Cozmo

8 .THE GAME – Trouble on my mind prod. Pat O

9. THE GAME – Cellphone featuring Dubb prod by Mekanics

10. THE GAME – Or Nah feat. Too Short, Problem, & AV-prod. by DJ Mustard

11. THE GAME – Best head ever feat.Tyga and Eric Bellinger-prod. by League Of Starz

12. THE GAME – Hit Em Hard feat. Bobby Shmurder-prod. by Amadeus

13. THE GAME – Featuring Dubb and Skeme Food For My Stomach-prod. by Duke Dinero

14. THE GAME – Black on Black featuring Young Jeezy and Kevin Gates produced Mekanics

15. THE GAME – Be nobody else prod by Sap

16. THE GAME – Mad Flows featuring Skeme  prod by ReyReel

17. THE GAME – I just wanna be feat. Stat Quo and Sap prod by Sap

18. THE GAME – Take that featuring Tyga and Pharaoh

19. THE GAME – Bloody Moon Outro prod by Nottz

20. THE GAME – Time and Space Feat. Grae produced Grae

He recently used is super star wattage to band together hip-hop’s biggest names in solidarity to protest the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The politically conscience effort titled “Don’t Shoot” features Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled and more. It hit the top 10 on the iTunes Hip Hop singles chart with its debut. The money raised from its iTunes sales will go the Justice for Mike Brown GoFundMe account.

As one of the music business’ true superstars, selling over 20 million albums worldwide, The Game has treated fans to some of hip-hop’s most talked about lyrics, competitive rivalries and one of its most controversial personalities. Since starting his west coast career as a superstar MC, The Game has become a TV personality, starring in the hit series, Married to The Game on VH1.  Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf will be his sixth studio album. Twitter @JesseJamesCorp Instagram @JesseJamesCorp Jesse James “Blew Up” Ft Fat Trel Maybach Music Group. Directed by Jr Saint Films Produdced by Reazy Renegade from DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music Group.


Eight years has seen the annual Global Mixx Forum grow to add a Film component to its yearly event. This years Music and Film forum will be held in Chicago Aug 15-17th, 2014.

Global Mixx has been the highlight of the summer and the go-to entertainment industry conference among both local and national attendees in the business as regards the entertainment industry in Chicago, and this year will expand its reach into the film and television section.  With the advancement of technology, has come more opportunity for Indie Filmmakers, music supervisors, media buyers and on-screen hopefuls, to enter the realm of film and television. Attendees will engage with working professionals from within the industry.

Past honorary co-chairs have included Grammy Award winners; Kanye West and Common, Illinois Congressional Representatives; Danny K. Davis and Bobby L. Rush, Producer Vincent Herbert, Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, DJ Terry Hunter, among others.

via ParentPowerChicago Presents 8th Global Mixx Music and Film Forum “Generation Next” Aug 15 – Aug 17 | PRLog.

Watch EDUBB walk the Red carpet in Atlanta, GA with the Grand opening of Stevie J and Benzino’s Restaurant “Sleazy & Zino’s”…cameo by Lil Scrappy!!!

News-Top Grossing Fine Art Artists

Posted: January 24, 2012 by realjdobypr in News
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News-Top Grossing Fine Art Artists.

So far in 2011 China represents between 35 and 40 per cent a growth of between 5% and 7%. Most of the sales  were made in the first half of the year, but historically the first half is always strongest, with the London sales in February followed by sessions in May and June in both London and New York. Sotheby’s and Christie’s led the way for this unprecedented art boom. While Phillips de Pury had a record breaking year with sales in the hundreds of millions. (read more…)

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