Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

The Heartland Wichita Black Chamber of Commerce will hold its second annual Black & White Ball Hall of Fame and Awards event on Saturday.The event will be 6 p.m. at the Corporate Hills Marriott, 9100 E. Corporate Hills Drive.The keynote speaker will be Karen Carter, vice president of Dow Chemical.Black Business Hall of Fame Honorees for 2017 are Juanita Hayes-Hill, Ed Givens Sr. and James Arbertha. Other awards are going Wichita school superintendent Alicia Morris-Thompson, Wal-Mart and Cox Business.

Source: Heartland Wichita Black Chamber of Commerce to hold ball | The Wichita Eagle


Hot new joint from singer/songwriter/rapper Daja Marie entitled ‘Raindrops’ that’s on path to burn up the airwaves as she puts on the full court press for her upcoming “Go Hard or Go Home” tour beginning January 26 in NYC.

Daja Marie Raindrops cover

Das EFX come together Thursday April 6, 2017 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (@BBKingBluesNYC), NY; near Port Authority, Grand Central, & Penn Stations. The happening is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of  their platinum album “Dead Serious” from which their single “They Want EFX,” reached top ten on Billboard’s R&B chart and #1 on it’s Hot Rap Tracks chart. Tickets available now, click here.

Source: One night only! Das EFX together for 25th Anniversary of ‘Dead Serious’ – TheHypeMagazine

Eleven-time Grammy nominee Charlie Wilson (@imcharliewilson) blazed into 2017 with a hot new single “I’m Blessed” Ft. T.I. from his upcoming album release, “I’m In It To Win It” currently scorching the airwaves. His album drops February 17th led by the “In It To Win It” arena tour which kicked off February 8th, not to mention he celebrated a birthday at the end of January, one could say this is 2017s GRAND OPENING!!!Last year’s Forever Charlie Tour sold out 97% of the arenas who booked this master the groove. Yeah, you have to call it a groove because the flow of his music is such that you just feel cool and ready to make some great memories.It’s party time.

Source: Live Session: Charlie Wilson ‘A grown man with a lot of play left’ – TheHypeMagazine

drt-logo Launches Free Searchable Artist/Song Airplay Database

Houston, TX – In today’s music industry one has to be up-to-date on cutting edge trends in a variety of key areas. A focal point standing above the rest is technology. Inc. (DRT), a private U.S. based firm, is breaking down barriers with innovative, creative and lucrative marketing research initiatives to its clients.

DigitalRadioTracker is now offering a free searchable artist/song airplay database for all account holders. This new feature allows users to search the DRT database that currently tracks over 30 million titles and continues to expand. This amazing research tool allows users to search for song titles and artists that are receiving airplay allowing them to pinpoint exactly the information they need.

DigitalRadioTracker has developed a proprietary system that monitors over 5000+ Internet Radio stations as well as select Terrestrial FM, College & Non-Commercial radio compiling the airplay of songs around the globe. DRT Reports provides users with detailed information of when, where and how often songs are being played on the radio as well as its version. Artists and music-related companies wanting broader capitalization to their songs released have the ability to manage that information more effectively.

“We’re hoping to help everyone save time and money while offering them greater convenience with the search feature. We want to assist music-related companies drive profitable growth and expand to new heights and this tool is the solution.” says DRT’s Joel Bachman

To find out more information visit:

To register for a free account:

T-Boz Unplugged (@TBOZ_Unplugged) will be hosted on Saturday January 14th and Sunday January 15, 2017, during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend. The benefit concert will feature incredible musical performances throughout the evening.At the heart of this benefit concert T-Boz seeks to raise awareness and funds for Sickle Cell Disease, which she is an Ambassador and Role Model. The event will support The MLK Sickle Cell Outreach Center of Los Angeles and The Sickle Cell Support Group of Atlanta.T-Boz will perform with her full band along with special guests Snoop Dogg, Naughty by Nature & Da Brat. These iconic artists will take you on a journey through their illustrious music careers.

Source: » Event Alert: T-Boz Unplugged January 14/15 Ft. Snoop, Da Brat and Naughty by Nature

The Hype Magazine is proud to announce that our Publisher and CEO Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson will be honored at “The Trailblazer Awards” December 4, 2016, at the historic Madame Walker Theatre. Everything Underground’ s annual corporate Award show is being held this year in Indianapolis, IN.

For it’s inaugural event in 2015, the initial class of honorees included many distinguished people. Among those honored were Dr. Bobby Jones, Dr. Sybril Bennett, John Heidelberg, Nella Pearl Frierson, Hazel Joyner Smith, Connie Denell, Sharon Kay, Rosetta Miller Perry, Young Buck, Charles Howe, Jesse Johnson, Janiro Hawkins and Ron Wynn. A sign of how well the inaugural event went and the respect it already has earned was the fact almost all the honorees attended in person to receive their awards including Dr. Jones.

Source: » The Hype Magazine Publisher and CEO Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson receives ‘Trailblazing’ honors

No genre is mightier than hip-hop in 2015.

Like Taylor Swift last fall, who switched up her sound and lapped her pop peers in year-end sales, rappers such as Drake and Kendrick Lamar have revitalized the industry with bold moves that fly in the face of traditional radio. With innovative styles that have paved the way for new artists, a timely new emphasis on social commentary, the muscle of social media and a mastery of the surprise release, rap’s surge has fans listening in big numbers.

Last week, Drake’s surprise If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late became the first album of the year to sell more than 1 million copies — on top of the more than 570 million streams it has accumulated across platforms since February, according to Nielsen Music. The Toronto native reached the milestone just days after Dr. Dre released his first album in nearly 16 years, Compton, which shocked music fans when it was announced last month and could sell as many as 300,000 copies in its first week, Billboard predicts.


Drake has 2015’s first platinum release

Unsurprising, given how rappers have run the tables the rest of the year. Of Spotify’s 10 most streamed albums this year, seven are hip-hop, led by Kendrick Lamar (To Pimp a Butterfly), A$AP Rocky (At.Long.Last.A$AP), Meek Mill (Dreams Worth More Than Money) and Future (DS2). Each bowed at No. 1 and has sold more than 200,000 copies (or in Pimp’s case, triple that).

Almost as impressive, three of 2015’s most streamed songs have also been rap, including Fetty Wap’s Trap Queen, Omarion’s Post to Be and Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again (a No. 1 champ for nearly three months on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart). Factor in newcomers such as Silento (Watch Me) and T-Wayne (Nasty Freestyle), who have translated viral successes into top 10 hits, and hip-hop has rarely been more pervasive or diverse.

“What we’re hearing now is a whole range of styles,” says Erik Nielson, an assistant professor of liberal arts at the University of Richmond who teaches classes in hip-hop culture. “Some of the major players that have dominated for a number of years — Jay Z, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne — they’re less influential than they were. What you’re seeing in some sense is not so much a changing of the guard, because they’re still really important in the industry, but it’s opened up this space for a bunch of new acts to enter the scene.”

The movement also has paved the way for more experimental, incisive music this year as rappers become less reliant on radio singles and more invested in the art of the album as a whole. New releases from Joey Bada$$ (B4.Da.$$), Tyler, the Creator (Cherry Bomb) and Wale (The Album About Nothing) all started in the top five of the Billboard album charts, despite little promotion and no crossover hits.

“These albums are all unapologetically uncommercial — they don’t make concessions to the radio or music industry,” says Billboard senior editor Alex Gale. “If you’re a Kendrick Lamar fan, you need to listen to the whole album. You can’t digest it from a single. … To me, it’s kind of fascinating to see rap waving the banner for the album.”

via Why 2015 is the year of hip-hop.

ApolloNightLA crew

ApolloNightLA crew

Searching platforms across the globe looking for the REAL tastemakers, I discovered a weekly web-cast show ApolloNightLA whose crew is funny and entertaining with a true desire to make a difference for indie/unsigned artists. In-studio celebrity guests have included Howard HewettKym Whitley, Luenell, Bishop Don “Magic” Juan and more. The weekly show streams live every Monday at 7pm PST/9pm CST/ 10pm EST.

Like any other showcase or television show, artists submit their material, either song, video or instrumental production to the show and via a selection process, make the actual airing. Once the slate is set for the show, the project is played and the cast as well as callers vote on whether to “Applaud” or “Shoot” the song.

What’s different about this particular show? The cast members of the show hear the songs for the first time DURING the taping, just like their audience members. This brings added value because we get to SEE the cast reactions to the song, and trust me, they don’t hold their tongues with their critique! It’s fun and entertaining and one of my favorite nights of the week!

Find out more information about ApolloNightLA via their official website and check out the show playlist below…let us know what you think!

Chaz Gotti

Chaz Gotti

Chaz Gotti, hailing from Clayton County, Atlanta, GA is a 26 year old southern hip-hop artist that has emerged as one of the freshest young talents of the year. Signed to 36 Brickhouse, the home to global hip-hop icon Waka Flocka Flame has certainly had its benefits. But now on his second successful mixtape, Authentic Chaz Gotti has delivered the music to meet the expectations. Although he’s enjoying his newfound success, just a short time ago, Chaz Gotti was facing a much different future. He was facing 120 years in prison.

Facing 120 years on 14 felony charges will make a man look in the mirror. Facing 120 years on 14 felony charges with two sons on the way for a first time father will make a man make the biggest decision of his life. The story is all too familiar, unfortunately. It’s are flection of the American experience that’s been depicted in one too many movies or one too many newspaper columns. But the street life is an American reality for thousands of young men and women every single day. And for Chaz Gotti, it was just a normal existence for a really long time.

Growing up on Rex Road just down the street from Southlake Mall, Chaz had never thought about music. Among his crew, “Dirt Gang,”Chaz was the one really focused on “other shit,”as he describes. But losing his childhood friend and “Dirt Gang”affiliate Slim Dunkin to murder influenced Chaz to pick up where his friend left off. Slim Dunkin was shot and killed in an Atlanta area recording studio. “After Slim died, I just knew I had to do it for the crew,”he quietly recalls. But it wasn’t until he had resolved his court troubles that Chaz had an opportunity to really put his soul into the craft. Fortunately for Chaz, by then, another friend from the neighborhood had already started making a name for himself in the music industry.

“Waka and I always kind of knew of each other. Our crews were the only two crews actually cool with each other in Clayton County,” says Chaz. He explains further, “We were a lot alike. He had gotten into some street shit too that kind of made him want to start rapping.” Indeed Waka Flocka Flame has become a household name with Gold and Platinum certified albums, his own management company and record label and a touring schedule that would make most of his peers envious. So naturally, he’s laid the groundwork for his friend, Chaz Gotti. Chaz has toured constantly with Waka FlockaFlame, released several records which features him and now has officially signed to the 36 Brickhouse family. Chaz simply says, “My boy is living good.I’m proud of him.

via Who Is: Chaz Gotti… ‘Authentic’.