Billboard just premiered our freestyle “Shady’s #1″. The song received almost 34,000
spins plays in no time at all, more than most things on Billboard’s prestigious playlist. It’s always an honor to see your project and company (SMH Records) listed on Billboard. Click here to read the article.
After our premiere on Billboard our record was placed on AllHipHop, Shady Records,2DopeBoyz, HipHopDX, NahRight, RealTalkNY and many, many more across the globe.
This is the way you set up a song leak.
Almost 2 Million people got a peak into the world of SMH Records and the One Shot TV Show on WorldStarHipHop (click here). The video takes you behind the scenes close with KXNG Crooked of Slaughterhouse, Mike Smith, DJ King Tech, Jonathan Hay, John Nicholas, Mike Trampe, Russ Smith, Sway Calloway, etc. The video was filmed (not on purpose) by Sabrina Hale.
Other news and blog sites such as HipHopDX, FunkVolume, 2DopeBoyz, etc also posted the video too.
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Jonathan Hay’s business and production partner Mike Smith (co-owner of SMH Records) has a feature in The Source Magazine. Read about his fast rise in the music industry by clicking here.
Update: Mike Smith is pictured above in the studio with RZA on the night of his release of Wu-Tang Clan’s “A Better Tomorrow”.
Here is a picture taken by Sabrina Hale of Billionairess, Bim Fernandez. These are the type of moments that Sabrina captures on film. Besides being a master photographer, Sabrina is best known for her graphic arts and award-winning artwork and design. Her work has been seen on just about every major media outlet that matters, across all platforms including TV and Print (Magazines and Newspapers). Like most businesses today, Sabrina thrives on her online placements as her artwork has been seen all across the world throughout pop culture.
As co-founder of Jonathan Hay Publicity, Hale is an entrepreneur who understands the entertainment business from all sides. She has also been an important piece to SMH Records since its inception.
Jonathan Hay and Mike Smith aka “Smokey and The Bandit” are in the studio with DJ King Tech putting the finishing touches on their debut album that is being released in 1st quarter though SMH Records / Caroline. DJ King Tech (along with his partner Sway) has personally launched some of the biggest stars in music history. Tech has also produced records for Eminem, Tech N9ne, Chino XL, RZA, Jurassic Five, Guru (of Gang Starr), Big Daddy Kane, KRS One, Canibus and many more.
They chose to complete the album with DJ King Tech because he
is the fucking man and helps establish that authentic hip-hop sound. DJ King Tech also brought in the legendary DJ Revolution for cuts and scratches on the project.
More details will be announced very soon.
Crooked I (now known as KXNG CROOKED) is releasing his mixtape experience “Sex, Money and Hip-Hop” with SMH Records on December 16th (which is also Jonathan Hay’s birthday). This mixtape consists of all original music and it features Slaughterhouse (Shady Records). Jonathan Hay and Mike Smith handled some of the production and mixing on the upcoming release.
Read about it and much more on MTV News: http://www.mtv.com/news/1995870/kxng-crooked-dont-censor-eminem/
On November 24th 2015, Eminem is releasing “Shady XV” with Shady Records / Interscope Records that features 3 songs with Crooked I and Slaughterhouse.
Check out the controversial almost 19 minute SHADY CXVPHER video that has been dominating headline news across the globe since it’s release yesterday. It features Crooked I now KXNG CROOKED, Joe Budden, Yelawolf, Joell Ortiz, Royce da 5’9 and Eminem.
It’s on people!!!
Earlier this year, Jonathan Hay was featured in Billboard Magazine with a cover story mention. It’s one his proudest moments to be featured in print in the historical magazine. Look at the pictures above of the issue taken at The SMH House in North Carolina.