About jerry doby

Jerry is Executive Editor of The Hype Magazine and a member of the Recording Academy (Grammy s), as well as a freelance publicist with more than 10 years experience in the urban music field. He is also a Featured Contributor for Yahoo! Voices.Key to his music media experience, Jerry is Managing Partner of SwurvRadio.com, PR Director for Joint One Radio (Tokyo, Japan) and A&E Writer for Examiner.com.This experience gives Jerry a unique credibility as a journalist and as a trusted media personality for both major and independent artists, labels and producers. He has daily engagement with celebrities of various career levels, nationalities and geographical locations making him globally in touch with urban music news.In 2002, Jerry was recognized by the West Coast Hip Hop Hall of Fame for his contributions to the growth and education of independent artists.

New Music: Banga – Wrong Ni**a [Prod By Beat Plugg Two] | @IMakeBANGAz @BlockMarketBoss

There 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 … Continue reading

Waka Flocka Covers Winter Issue of The Hype Magazine | @WakaFlockabsm | @TheHypeMagazine

The Hype Magazine announced today that BSM’s Waka Flocka Flame will cover its Winter Issue #87 which hits this November. In the cover story interview, Waka talks his transition into the EDM world and the possibility of a double album release. Waka also discusses his newest artist Chaz Gotti and … Continue reading

BMI to honor ‘Ludacris’ with President’s Award at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards | @BMI @Ludacris

Ludacris gets BMI President's Award

WHO: Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, and sponsors City National Bank and Revolt TV, will present the President’s Award to Christopher ‘Ludacris‘ Bridges at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. Additional invited guests include: August Alsina, Tamar Braxton, Katrina “Trina” Taylor Bryan “Baby” Williams, Chauncey “Hit-Boy” Hollis, … Continue reading

8th Annual Global Mixx Music and Film Forum Announces Panelists and Honorary Co-chairs | @Globalmixx #GMIXX2014

Global Mixx Music and Film Forum has begun announcing confirmed event panelists and co-chairs for their 8th annual event in Chicago Aug 15-17th, 2014. The Forum will include working entertainment professionals from the worlds of music, film, television and media. This year’s event is presented by ParentPowerChicago, an organization whose mission … Continue reading

The Hype Magazine adds BET 106 & Parks DJ ASAP as an official Brand Ambassador

The Hype Magazine adds BET 106 & Parks DJ ASAP as an official Brand Ambassador The Hype Magazine announced today it has officially added BET 106 and Parks DJ ASAP and the TEAM ASAP EMPIRE as Brand Ambassadors for the outlet. DJ ASAP and TEAM ASAP EMPIRE will act as the … Continue reading

ParentPowerChicago Presents 8th Global Mixx Music and Film Forum “Generation Next” Aug 15 – Aug 17 | @GlobalMixx

Eight years has seen the annual Global Mixx Forum http://globalmixxmusic.com grow to add a Film component to its yearly event. This years Music and Film forum will be held in Chicago Aug 15-17th, 2014. Global Mixx has been the highlight of the summer and the go-to entertainment industry conference among … Continue reading

Yo Gotti and CMG cover The Hype Magazine in stores June 26

Yo Gotti and the entire #CMG camp #Takeover the cover of The Hype Magazine Summer Issue #85 which hits #newsstands June 26 http://thehypemagazine.comCheck out the CMG compilation “Chapter One” which features ALL of the CMG camp and features from a new young lion out of Atlanta K Camp. via Yo Gotti and CMG cover The Hype Magazine … Continue reading

Willie L. Stewart’s ‘taRNished’ releases to critical acclaim via groundbreaking unconventional promotional tactics | @DaleTarnished | The Urban Link

Florida Best Selling Author and critical care Registered Nurse Willie L. Stewart has stepped outside the box releasing his new blockbuster novel taRNished with a far sighted and original promotional strategy.It’s not too often that an incredibly talented novelist is also blessed with modern media savvy.  Stewart brings this to … Continue reading

SKYWAY RECORDS SIGNS HOUSTON RAPPER P.I. | @grownmanstyle | The Urban Link

Houston based record label Skyway Records, LLC announced today that it has signed rapper and Army veteran P.I. to a recording contract.  P.I. will debut on the Skyway Records mixtape in early 2014 with two singles.Ivan “P.I.” Vaughn is an independent artist and a JookBox Music Group original member currently … Continue reading

K Michelle and Nick Cannon to cover premiere newsstand issue of The Hype Magazine | @KMichelle @NickCannon | The Hype Magazine 24/7 News

The Hype Magazine, the world’s #1 digital magazine and online entertainment portal, announces its national newsstand debut Nov. 2013. The Magazine’s debut cover will boast Atlantic Records’ recording artist, R&B sensation and television star, K. Michelle as the cover story for the Winter Issue; joining her, is the multifaceted entertainer, … Continue reading

#NewMusic Kokane ‘What I’ Ft. Busta Rhymes and Leezy Soprano | @Kokaneofficial

West Coast Hip Hop legend Kokane, the one and only Busta Rhymes and Leezy Soprano get it in with their new joint “What I” from the upcoming album ”Shut tha Ef Up & Cut Tha Checc” releasing Tuesday January 10th, 2014. Produced by Skip and Nuk.  One of the hottest joints … Continue reading

Introducing ‘Chuck Taylor Live – the Experience’ | @ChuckTaylorLive

Chuck Taylor is an impressive blend of the master musician, vocalist and lyricist rolled up into one extensive package. Bringing back funk blends mixed with a tinge of rock and hip hop, Taylor is going to be talked about as an artist for quite some time. His contributions to music … Continue reading

#NewMusic Cordula – ‘My Ride’ @CordulaDavis

Cordula Davis

Singer/Songwriter Cordula hails from the DMV and brings with her a wealth of musical and performance training, creating a polished yet very natural presence on stage and in her personal engagements with her fans.  Cordula’s new single “My Ride,” on Music’z Therapy/Universal Music Group Distribution/Fontana Distribution, was released Tuesday, September … Continue reading

Microphone Bully’s Own Big Brother Biz Interview with DJ Envy | @DJEnvy @MicrophoneBully

MicrophoneBully.com Brings you an Exclusive Interview with the one and only World Famous DJ Envy. He talks about his on air apology, most memorable people he’s interviewed, what his car rides consist of, sleep schedule, fatherhood and raising a family all while being in the limelight. Interviewed and Filmed by: … Continue reading

Robert Terell and His Wealth Nation Create New Music Industry Dynamic – Yahoo! Voices – voices.yahoo.com

With the music industry closing in on itself, major labels downsizing and beginning to specialize on specific styles and genres of music, it has become more imperative for artists and labels to have a champion well versed in the “New Music Industry.” Robert Terell and his new venture, Wealth Nation … Continue reading

Dj Envy And Dj Steel Interview Tech N9ne @DJEnvy @DJSteel1 @MicrophoneBully

Check out this exclusive Interview By DJ Envy and DJ Steel with Artist Tech N9ne Live From Sirius Xm In New York City. Thursday Night Live 10pm to 12am HipHopNation Media Coverage By MicrophoneBully.com via Dj Envy And Dj Steel Interview Tech N9ne @DJEnvy @DJSteel1 @MicrophoneBully | The Urban Link. Related articles … Continue reading


Toronto rapper D'NME

  Toronto rapper D’NME returns from his “Stars” success and tells his fans “Can’t Nobody Do It My Way.” His newest single is rising to the top all over the globe…Check him out! Music video by D’NME performing Can’t Nobody Do It My Way. (C) 2013 9th Law Music http://www.DNMEmusic.com Available on iTunes: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZ… Filmed … Continue reading

The Recording Academy Statement on the Passing of Blues Legend Bobby “Blue” Bland | The Urban Link

When one thinks of the blues in this day and age, the first name that usually pops to mind is B.B. King, and that would not be wrong.  However, blues legend Bobby “Blue” Bland is one of the iconic figures in blues history and one of my first records ever, … Continue reading

#NewMusic U + Me Pinqy Ring Ft. Derty Harry | @PinqyRing

Pinqy Ring and Derrty Harry’s “U + Me” takes us back to concept songwriting, where a metaphor about the chemistry between two people and the actual science becomes fully fleshed out in both hook and verses. Listen closely for the creative and carefully planned Chemistry references that Pinqy Ring spits, … Continue reading

HipHopOnDeck.com: News Update: Blanco Caine Mixtape delayed due to Government Spying

Sources close to Chicago rap artist Blanco Caine state that the actual reason behind his White America mixtape project being set back is due to a Federal investigation relative to his musics anti-American sentiment and possible ties to homegrown terrorism. The projecet was originally slated to drop May 28, 2013. … Continue reading