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Grammy 101 Logo (used with permission)

Grammy 101 Logo (used with permission)

The Grammy Award process is a mystery to those outside the voting level of the organization however, ith the 58th Grammy’s looming before us, the Recording Academy wanted to give the general public a bit of insight on the process…check the video!

The Hype Magazine Spring Issue cover

The Hype Magazine Spring Issue cover

Young Pandas, the “New Soul of Rock” take over the cover of The Hype Magazine 2015 Spring Issue, scheduled for newsstand release March 26. The group is part of an activation by the Daimler Corp’s new travel application, RideScout, which took them from the small stage to a global arena with all eyes on them. RideScout became the group’s exclusive mode of transport for their U.S. tour launch called the “RideScout Road Trip.” As a unique plus for the Spring issue, The Hype Magazine ties in with Young Pandas for live updates on their experience. Young Pandas will share exclusive moments from the road via The Hype Magazine Instagram account. (@TheHypeMagazineNetwork) RideScout will also produce documentary segments of Young Pandas and their experience, including major tour stops like SXSW 2015. Added to the lineup for spring are, 3x Grammy nominated producer Rey Reel (Beyonce, Flawless & remix Ft. Niki Minaj); Serayah McNiell from the explosive Fox TV Series “Empire” and Craig Wayne Boyd, from Team Blake (Shelton), winner of last season’s “The Voice,” Jonas Gray of the World Champion New England Patriots, Compton rapper Problem and more. Specialty columns, “Time to Shine” and “Crossing Over” respectively, feature two new names in the music industry that have very special stories. “Time to Shine” introduces, singer Dylan Hyde who is a young man ready to bring a new level of excitement to the industry. Dylan’s “Hyde Pryde” global network is prepping for his break out project which includes work with the legendary “Babyface.”  “Crossing Over” features New York’s Oxymorrons, a theatrically creative Hip-Hop crew rocking a live band and moving at the speed of sound. This issue, The Hype Magazine also welcomes Celebrity contributors DJ Michael “5000” Watts and NFL Agent Sean P. Stellato to it’s editorial staff. Each will provide subject matter expert content from their respective arenas. DJ Michael “5000” Watts, CEO/Founder of Houston’s Swisha House will share new Southern Music and culture pieces. Sean will provide an inside look at the sports agent world and behind the scenes commentary on the world of the NFL. Sean’s client roster includes 3 actively playing Super Bowl champion players, among other well known names in the league. The Hype Magazine is available in major retail stores throughout the United States, Germany and Guam. Key retailers include Walgreens, Barnes and Noble, Target, 7-11, K-Mart, Marsh and Books A Million locations. The Hype Magazine prints four times yearly for newsstands and retail stores, with specialty issues available in digital/print-on-demand formats. For more information on The Hype Magazine, including subscriptions and locations, visit their official website

NEW! ‘The Grammy Effect’ Takes Hold Of Music Lovers

Posted: December 23, 2014 by realjdobypr in Music
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The GRAMMYs launched a pre-award show campaign illustrating how memorable performances can invade popular culture. And they named it “The Grammy Effect.” The first spot shows different lovers of karaoke singing Lorde’s “Royals.” Each “singer” is mimicking Lorde’s movements from her award show performance. Almost everyone looks either constipated or possessed. But Lorde looks fabulous! See it here. The next ad shows a head-banging rocker sitting in a train station. This guy is going to town. The last artist I’d ever think he was listening to or paying homage to is Taylor Swift. Man, that girl can move it while tickling the ivories. Watch it here. TBWA\Chiat\Day LA created the campaign.

via NEW! ‘The Grammy Effect’ Takes Hold Of Music Lovers 12/23/2014.

New music from Hip Rock artist LX “Nothing” awesome artist with something to say!!! Check him out!

Elijah ‘LX’ Harvey: Award Nominated and SEA Winning Artist/Producer- Eternity: Not of this World 2.26.14 iTunes:


Considered one of the top female guitarists in the world, acclaimed singer/songwriter/lefty guitarist Malina Moye flips a Fender Stratocaster upside-down and has carved out her own lane in today’s music scene as one of the few artists able to straddle both Rock and Soul genres.

Malina Moye: The Voice of ‘The Next Generation
‘She Rocks’ Award Winner Paves Way for Female Empowerment

Rock goddess Malina Moye continues to make Rock & Roll history, defying the odds against genre and race. At the annual She Rocks Awards ceremony on January 24, hosted by The Women’s International Music Network, Malina received “The Next Generation” Award. “She Rocks” honors women that display leadership roles and excellence in the music community. Other honorees included Sheila E., Janie Hendrix, Grammy winner Gaby Moreno, Maricela ‘MJJuarez, Beth Marlis, Dinah Gretsch, and Robin Walenta.

Music video by Malina Moye performing K-yotic. (c) 2013 WCE Records/BDG/Sony Red

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Kamoflauge "Ultimate Sacrifice"

Kamoflauge “Ultimate Sacrifice”

National recording artist Kamoflauge is set to release debut solo album “Ultimate Sacrifice” in spring of 2014.  Kamoflauge, signed to national independent label Crossroads Records.  Headed by Grammy nominated producer/artist/composer/engineer, Baby Ben, Crossroads Records have taken Kamoflauge to the next level with his upcoming major release.

In an exclusive interview with The Hype Magazine, Kamoflauge stated his greatest musical achievement so far has been, “…being nominated for a Grammy last year.” “Now it’s time to bring one or two or three back to H-town.”

Further explaining his Grammy nomination, according to his record label, “Ultimate Sacrifice” was available only as a limited digital release and it’s digital success, afforded the project a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album last year.  The major release of the project will march it onto additional digital retail sites as well as introducing it into physical distribution channels.

Having shared the stage with other national recording artists including Wine-O (formerly known as Nuwine), Bizzy Bone, Lil Raskull, Bushwick Bill, and T-Bone, Kamoflauge is no novice when it comes to creating and delivering the type of music the public embraces.

Kamoflauge also participates in community outreach initiatives which give opportunities to youth and at-risk youth, specifically “All For Change,” a non-profit organization.

All For Change offers programs uniquely designed to provide hands-on opportunities for underprivileged youth interested in a career in “THE ARTS.” Youth of all ages can participate in free singing lessons, song writing lessons and music production classes.  Programs are offered year round.Together we can make a difference.

For more information on Kamoflauge view his official press site.

Other Links: (non-profit website)


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Leader of Grammy Winning Track Kingz - Miltickit

Leader of Grammy Winning Track Kingz – Miltickit

Your favorite rapper’s producer drops 27/9 from his new album “Street Money” in stores now!!!

Miltickit is part of the Grammy Award winning production team Track Kingz and has stepped out of the lab to grace the industry with his new album “Street Money” which is going ham across the music industry spectrum…well done Mil!!!


#Review Grammy Award Winning Producer Jimi Kendrix Presents - 'Here Today Gone Tomorrow' @JiMiKenDrix | The Hype Magazine 24/7 News

Jimi Kendrix, Six-time Grammy Award Winning producer, ASCAP Award winner and the man behind multiple platinum hits for the likes of Jay-Z, Ja Rule, Styles P, Tupac…and on and on and on, drops his first project via his Street Radio Music Group imprint, August 1, 2013.  The project is entitled “Here Today Gone Tomorrow,” and includes his work with some of the top names in the industry.

“Here Today Gone Tomorrow” is the producer/writer/singer’s 4th overall project and the roster reads like a “whose who” of the industry with appearances from Trilogy; Skyzoo; Styles P; Jay Lyric; T Pain; Yung Joc; Ray J; Fat Joe; and Swizz Beats…get the picture?!

If you are a music lover and read liner notes, Jimi Kendrix is a name you are familiar with and his “Here Today Gone Tomorrow” project, which is a compilation of his recent works as a producer, songwriter and singer, will be a must-have for your collection.

Top songs from this project for me are:
  • “Clear Picture” Duke Gutta Ft. Superstar Chipz
  • Addicted to Sex with Ray J, and Lyriq Ft. T Pain and Yung Joc
  • All We Know Ft. Ray J, Ace Hood, Fat Joe, Swizz Beatz, and Bow Wow
  • Radio Ft. Mic Geronimo  Mr Cheeks  RoyaL Flush  Big Remo
Here Today Gone Tomorrow” showcases Jimi Kendrix‘s production versatility as he brings the listener some bangers and some cross over pieces as well.  More importantly, Kendrix delivers strong, not overly produced and unique music ranging from real Hip Hop flavor to intricate more involved R&B and popish stylings.  He also throws his voice in the ring from time to time and no doubt, when he brings a solo album as an artist, he will have a distinct sound.
Overall Score: 4/5 because nobody’s perfect, but it definitely gets the Official Hype title.  Look out for the project via various mixtape outlets [he didn’t tell us where yet] and also look out for some additional exclusive announcements from Jimi Kendrix in the near future as he comes out of the shadows and exclusion of the recording studio to drop a personal project with him as an artist!

Grammy Winner Whitney Peyton Appearing at Philly's Legendary Dobbs | The Hype Magazine Blog

The Legendary Dobbs presents Grammy Award winning contributing artist Whitney Peyton performing live with special guests November 20th 2012.  If you are not up on this Philly rapper you are missing out.  If you are in Philly or can get there and I PROMISE you a special night of Hip Hop you wont forget…Whitney Peyton is the truth!

via Grammy Winner Whitney Peyton Appearing at Philly’s Legendary Dobbs | The Hype Magazine Blog.

Grammy Award

Grammy Award (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


CBS Entertainment Special — Airing at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT — Will Announce  Nominations for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Live for the First Time Ever from  Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

Musical group FUN. and three-time GRAMMY® winner Ne-Yo have been added to the lineup for “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®.” They join previously announced performers Luke Bryan and three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5. LL COOL J and Taylor Swift will co-host the one-hour concert special. The show — which will announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees — will take place live for the first time ever at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Dec. 5, and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network ( from 10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (9 p.m. Central). Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly. For updates and breaking news, please visit, and The Recording Academy®’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook:,

Following the one-hour live telecast, guests will experience an exclusive one-hour concert by Maroon 5. Tickets for “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” are on sale now and are available online at or via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at 800.745.3000.

This concert special marks the fifth time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards® will be announced live on primetime television. Last year’s airing of the nominations special helped lead to increased ratings for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which attracted 39.9 million viewers, the largest GRAMMY audience since 1984 and the second largest in history. The telecast was also the biggest social event in the history of television at that time, drawing 13 million social media comments with the conversation on Twitter reaching a record high at 160,341 tweets per minute during the live telecast.

LL COOL J has hosted “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” since its inception, and also hosted the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast for the first time earlier this year. Swift co-hosted the first GRAMMY nominations special with LL COOL J in December 2008.

The road to Music’s Biggest Night begins with “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!” and culminates with the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

“The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer. LL COOL J is producer.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit . For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue, and Instagram.