Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

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’.

Live from The Hype Magazine Studios Power 104.9 FM WTSX

Live from The Hype Magazine Studios Power 104.9 FM WTSX

The Hype Magazine announced today the opening of The Hype Magazine Studios and the launch of Power 104.9 FM WTSX, the first urban based FM radio station in Kokomo, IN. Power 104.9 FM is a fully licensed radio station, providing BDS (Broadcast Data Systems) reporting.

The Hype Magazine will broadcast its branded “Live Sessions” show from 4-8pm Saturday evenings. WTSX is a 24 hour station with programming that includes Rock, EDM, Gospel and Country. The station is currently awaiting its AM flip side approval from the FCC. Programming from Power 104.9 is also simulcast on the web using the Tunein and Shoutcast applications.

About Power 104.9 FM-LP:

POWER 104.9 (WTSX 104.9 FM-LP) Community non-profit radio station in Kokomo Indiana which plays Hip-Hop, Gospel, Soul, Rock-n-Roll, EDM & Top 40.


Table Setter Neighborhood Radio, Inc.

POWER 104.9 WTSX 104.9 Fm-LP

1833 S. Plate St. Kokomo Indiana 46902

Our Team:

Managing Partner: John Grant

Managing Partner: Henry Mertz

Managing Partner: Micheal Newman

PD/Music Director: Oliver DjBigO317 Jackson

Assistant Music Director: Dj Big House

Mixshow Coord: Marquise DjSquad574 Jackson

Mixshow Djs: NerveDjs Radio

Director of Marketing/PR – Jameelah Wilkerson

Public Relations Manager: Jerry Doby

Radio Consultant Rep: Brenda Burks

Media Partners:

The Hype Magazine Inc.

The Kokomo Tribune

The USA Today

Charlee Mitchell (Public Relations)

Music Promotions: NerveDjs & NerveDjsMixtapes

Impressum: WTSX 104.9 Fm-LP only plays registered music, we are a BDS reporting radio station.

For more information on Power 104.9 FM-LP WTSX visit their website and you may tune in via iTunes Radio or any WinAmp or Shoutcast application.

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.

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