Jonathan Hay quoted in New York Times story on XXXTentacion.

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Read the full New York Times story on XXXTentaction by clicking here.



Hoodlum Ball Records streams hit over 150 Million in 2018.

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Entrepreneurs Ranna Royce and Jonathan Hay started Hoodlum Ball Records in Fall 2017 from Los Angeles, California. By the time the cold winter came around, they were officially up and running in Louisville, Kentucky. They started releasing music at the beginning of 2018 and haven’t looked back. Royce and Hay’s catalog has now amassed over 150 million streams across all music platforms. Their albums have hit the Billboard Charts in multiple genres.

Thus far, Royce and Hay built a catalog of over 300 songs that include collaborations with Yung Bleu, Riff Raff, Twista, Lil Windex, Cyhi The Prynce, Kxng Crooked, Bubba Sparxxx, T-Rell (Nelly), MC Eiht of Compton’s Most Wanted, Conway (Shady Records), RZA, Inspectah Deck(Wu-Tang Clan), Iliana Eve, DJ Whoo Kid, Slim Jesus, Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Bizarre from D12, Chino XL, Kevin Pollari (Lil Yachty), and many more.

After a year of blood, sweat, and tears — the nonstop work of Ranna Royce and Jonathan Hay is finally paying off enormously. With what they were able to accomplish in just a little over a year, it’s safe to say that this duo is here to stay and will continue to dominate the music industry. The combination of Royce, Hay, and their joined strategic alliance with business tycoon Mike Smith (BET), screams that the sky is the limit for Hoodlum Ball Records.


“Jonathan Hay Scores Knockout With Multilayered Ali” – Telegram

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Read the full story and review below of “Ali” by Jonathan Hay featuring Nelly’s new artist T-Rell, Sadat X from the legendary Brand Nubian, Louie Gonz and DJ Manipulator who’ve worked with Joyner Lucas and also Ranna Royce and Tycho Cassini.

“The song remains a precarious balancing act throughout, but there’s a sense of control that seems to strengthen its grip as it progresses, ending in a rapid series of rabbit punches. It’s a knockout, and truly a testament to the legendary boxer’s legacy.” – Telegram

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Julian DeGuzman freestyle dancing to “Love You Goodbye”

Julian DeGuzman is a world class dancer and he’s just 17-year-old. He has appeared in numerous television shows including, Jennifer Lopez’s “World Of Dance”, “Saturday Night Live” with Pharrell Williams, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, “America’s Best Dance Crew-Season 7″ and Paula Abdul’s “Live to Dance”. DeGuzman has also done the historic “Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting ceremony” with Mariah Carey, and most recently with Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey.  The teenage dancer has also appeared on commercials for Macy’s, TARGET, The Gap and Chuckie Cheese.

Check out Julian DeGuzman freestyle dancing on his IG to “Love You Goodbye”, the red-hot collaboration between Iliana Eve and Nelly’s new recording artist T-Rell that’s produced by Jonathan Hay.

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Yung Bleu “Message In The Bottle” feat Iliana Eve (Produced by Jonathan Hay, Mani Ajami and Ranna Royce)

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Click here to check out the premiere of “Message In The Bottle” on HipHopDX. The hit single with Yung Bleu was also part of XXL Magazine’s “Bangers This Week”. Yung Bleu (Bad Azz Music Syndicate/Columbia Records) is currently on a major tour with Kevin Gates.

“Message In The Bottle” features 16-year-old singer Iliana Eve. Iliana has worked with Funny Mike aka 22 Savage, Cyhi The Prynce and Snoop Dogg’s Doggy Style Records. She survived a violent home invasion that was perpetrated by her former neighbor.

“Message In The Bottle” is produced by Jonathan Hay and Ranna Royce and appears on the upcoming LP ‘Jail Tattoos’ that is being released on November 9th through Hoodlum Ball Records / SMH Records.

“I like how ‘Message In The Bottle’ turned out. It sounds like a real big record. I like the vibes and it’s a chill song. I worked with Jon [Hay] and Mike [Smith] and them because they seem to always be getting #1 Billboard albums and plaques. Other than all that, come see me on the road with Gates for The Luca Brasi 3 Tour.” – Yung Bleu to HipHopDX


Jonathan Hay Speaks Out in Benzinga story about PR & Cannabis

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“Cannabis companies need to hire publicists who are passionate about weed themselves,” said Jonathan Hay, a publicist and music producer who’s now working on the hip-hop albums “The Hoodlum Comedy Club” and “Jail Tattoos.”

“If your publicity firm doesn’t get cannabis culture, it won’t be able to come up with creative ideas to strategically market your marijuana product, either.”

Read the full story here: