The Hype Magazine (Hype), the worlds #1 digital magazine and award winning print publication announced today Nov 25, 2015 that it has inked an original content agreement with emerging television giant, Real Hip Hop Network (RHN). Featured by CNN, RHN has rapidly gained time blocks on major cable and satellite networks, as well as local and regional television stations. In addition, RHN is available via ROKU, GoogleTV, Android IPTV, Web TV, Comcast, Time Warner, Dish Network, DirectTV, and mobile devices.
The Hype Magazine will air prime time segments six days per week. Monday through Friday will include video countdowns from all genres of music. Celebrating diversity, the video segments will bring an international flavor that highlights the best music videos from around the globe. Saturday will feature Reality Series “Hip-Hop To Hollywood” (The Hype Magazine Slogan since 2004). Publisher/CEO Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson says, “We look forward to bringing viewers some missing elements and an insight into our daily lives, showing our move from a small street publication, to a major player in the media industry. We want to present The Real of Reality Television“.
Head of Programming, Khalil Muhammad said “RHN is excited to add “HIP-HOP to HOLLYWOOD to the programming line up of RHN.TV.”
“Our goal is to redefine what “REAL HIP-HOP” means to the world” says RHN VP of MUSIC PROGRAMMING , Bernard Taft. “There are very few outlets for music anymore says” RHN CIO, KW Ford. There is a hip-hop and technology revolution at hand today! RHN wants to open the doors to promote a new golden era in the culture and use technology to reach our audience on every available platform“.
In the world of print media, there’s more than what meets the eyes of the reader. Perception is everything when it comes to the delivery of content. And now, The Hype Magazine shows you what happens behind the scenes before deadlines, celebrity appearances, red carpets, fashion shows, etc. Tune in to watch personalities and interpretations come to life for the Newsstands. The Hype Magazine will take viewers behind the scenes of live events/festivals, present exclusive in-studio sessions with the industry’s biggest names, as well as breaking artist segments.
“There is a strong appetite for hip-hop culture in the mainstream” said Aquil Muhammad, Vice Chair of RHN.TV.
“The Hype Magazine and Real Hip Hop Network, are the perfect vehicles to bring urban based media back to a high level of respect and contention within the media community. Our respective core fan bases represent the heart of the changing global entertainment landscape”, says Editor-in-Chief Jerry Doby.
“We believe that the relationship between HYPE MAGAZINE and REAL HIP-HOP NETWORK will usher in a new era for hip-hop and black owned media“, says RHN CEO Atonn Muhammad.
The Hype Magazine launched in 2002 as a one-page newsletter and quickly transitioned into a digital magazine leader, capturing and holding the #1 digital magazine title for more than 11 years. In December 2013, Publisher/CEO Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson added newsstands to its arsenal and within two years, began contending with other major entertainment based print titles. The Hype Magazine began appearing on Hip-Hop award show ballots in 2014, vying for “Magazine of the Year” recognition with other luminary titles. The Hype Magazine recorded it’s first award wins in 2015, earning “Magazine of the Year” honors at the SCM and YGEA Awards ceremonies.
“The goal for HYPE MAGAZINE and REAL HIP-HOP NETWORK is to be a beacon for artist with powerful messages that have been shut out of the mainstream and a destination for those deeply entrenched in urban culture says” Creative Director Azim Lateef, Chief Creative Officer for THE REAL HIP-HOP NETWORK.
Currently, The Hype Magazine is distributed on newsstands in the United States and outlying territories, Europe and Asia. Major retail store chains carrying the publication include select Walgreens; Barnes and Noble; CVS; Target, Kmart, 7-11 and more.
“Wow, what an opportunity to take our media platform to the television screen!“, exclaims Wilkerson. She continues “Everyone loves the magazine and being able to read the content, but bringing the magazine to life is a whole different experience.” www.TheHypeMagazine.com
About Real Hip Hop Network
The Real Hip Hop Network is the first 24 hour TV channel geared towards real Hip-Hop lifestyle and culture. Real Hip Hop Network, Inc. is a hip-hop themed technology company focused on the production and distribution of digital media and entertainment being delivered across multiple content distribution platforms to include Cable and Satellite Television, IPTV, Mobile, Smart TV’s, Gaming Systems and other emerging content delivery platforms. RHN’s mission is to challenge the excessive violence, misogyny and negative stereotypes pervasive in hip-hop culture and deliver an intelligent and positive alternative to the hip-hop world. Real Hip-Hop Networks focus is to introduce to the world what “real” hip-hop represents. RHN.TV reaches the 18-34 demographic with exciting, groundbreaking content, pulling from the 5 elements of hip-hop; Deejaying, Break-dancing, Emceeing, Graffiti and Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding. RHN.TV is currently available on ROKU, GOOGLE TV, APPLE TV, mobile applications and via web. For more information on where you can watch RHN in the United States, check the web or call your local TV, cable or satellite provider or log on to: www.rhn.tv or www.realhiphopnetwork.com.
RHN is the new beacon for the universal culture of young people all over the globe. RHN reaches the 18-34 demographic with exciting, ground breaking content, pulling from the 4 elements of Hip-Hop; Deejaying, Break-dancing, Emceeing, and Graffiti. RHN will take the culture higher. Hip Hop is a global phenomenon with huge international audiences. The Real Hip Hop Network represents that new independent voice. http://www.rhn.tv