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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 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

bangaThere is no pain like losing a loved one right in front of your face. It’s even worse when that loved one died having your back or because of stray bullets. In “Wrong Nigga,” Banga tells the story of his loss, his soulmate aka “Betty Butt” one of the Twerk Team founders, was gunned down in front of him…this joint is by a man who’s heart was ripped out and tossed in the trash.

Check out more from Banga on the Hustle Team Ent Official Website

Mikey T The Movie Star Exclusive Interview with BNice on how an Independent Boss structures his label to make it to the top. Real artists with real stories turning a negative into a positive empire. Stay Tuned for projects coming from OTP recording artists Teyz Soprano , ChinoNetProfit and Fidoh Cashtro..

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Thisis50 & Young Jack Thriller recently spoke with Parlay Starr for an exclusive interview!

Parlay Starr speaks on Beef, Lost Cloth album, being shot at & much more!

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As prison populations surge in the UK, with overcrowded cells and repeat offenders, the opposite is happening in the Netherlands.

The country is actually to close eight prisons because of a lack of criminals, the Dutch justice ministry has announced.

Declining crime rates in the Netherlands mean that although the country has the capacity for 14,000 prisoners, there are only 12,000 detainees, reported the

The decrease is expected to continue, the ministry said, with Deputy justice minister Nebahat Albayrak saying that natural redundancy and other measures should counter any forced lay-offs.

A report last year on prison overcrowding said that surging populations undermined the rehabilitation of prisoners and risked increasing reoffending in the future.

via Netherlands Close Eight Prisons Due To Lack Of Criminals.


Interview: Kenyan Rapper Jozza Kinshu | The Hype Magazine Blog.

Jozza KinshuKeith Joshua Mwazo AKA Jozza Kinshu, Born in 1992 in the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi. Jozza Kinshu has been considered an Asian name more often than not but it hails from an interesting background. “Jozza” was a name taken from his cousin Jordan Sharma; he then attained the last name alias “Kinshu” from a freestyle battle where he convinced people it meant a ruthless warrior in his mother tongue back in his rural home of Kenya. 

Jozza Kinshu most commonly referred to as “Jozza K” started pursuing music in the early months of 2011. Later that year he came out with the mixtape “I am Kinshu Volume one” which did relatively well for a first mixtape with no marketing plan. He later got recognized for his two singles (which were a hit with teenagers of his age group ) “Across the room” and “Illusions of Love”. He and one of his close friends “Zory” remixed Kanye West’s “Touch the sky” which got played on the Kenyan radio station “Kiss 100” displaying upcoming talent. From there on in Jozza K has been throwing out freestyles and singles and has even gotten several e-mails from diverse radio presenters that sought to interview him, due to undetailed factors at the time he was forced to bitterly let them slip by. After that Jozza went quiet to only resurface in July on a new mixtape anthem track titled “What’s up” featuring Sanjei Mayne a family friend and someone he terms as a brother to him. This track and video got featured on an online Kenyan Music Magazine titled “Ghafla Kenya”.
Read the full interview on The Hype Magazine Blog


Industry Tips and Advice: The Real Reason Why SOPA Didn’t Pass Marketing | GET IT DONE BLOG.

By Simon Tam
I’d like to believe that the two recent controversial bills, SOPA and PIPA, were stopped because they were poorly written but the real reason had to do with the power of messaging and branding.

Let’s face it: bad laws are passed everyday. In 2009-2010, Congress passed 8,970 bills alone. Most of the time, things go by unnoticed. SOPA and PIPA had great intentions (even praised by their strongest opponents) to deter piracy but their problem had to do with messaging. Both bills had been making steady progress for months with bi-partisan support and hardly any opposition. However, during the last several weeks, things exploded online when major Internet companies such as Google, Wikipedia, and Facebook got involved. A lot of things were said about the bill that weren’t true…but by then, it didn’t matter. People were buying the new story: SOPA and PIPA would “break the Internet.” (read more…)

Retrieved from: (January 25, 2012)

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Industry Tips & Advice: How Music Licensing Works by Marshall Brain Pt 4 « GET IT DONE BLOG.


If you own a radio station or a restaurant and you want to broadcast or play music, what you need are public performance rights– the right to play music that the general public will hear in one way or another. Obviously, if you own a radio station playing 300 or 400 songs every day, you would go insane if you had to obtain public performance writes from every label and publisher. Therefore, public performance rights licensing is now handled by two very large companies named ASCAP(American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) and BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) that simplify the process. Each one handles a catalog of about 4,000,000 songs.

A radio station will typically purchase from ASCAP and BMI what are called blanket licenses to broadcast music. A blanket license lets the station play anything it likes throughout the year. ASCAP and BMI decide how to divide up the money among all the rights owners. (read more…)

Retrieved from: (11 Jan 2012)