“Jonathan Hay grew up listening to his mother play piano, and experimented with hip-hop and electronic music in high school. He got his start in the music business as a publicist, and developed a reputation for his bold, controversial approach to spreading the word about his clients, which included fabricating salacious rumors about their lives and careers. Hay has worked with Death Row Records, Sony Music, Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa, Ice Cube, and many other major artists. Hay met Mike Smith when the songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer approached him about working as his publicist. (Smith had worked with RZA, T.I., the Game, and DJ Khaled, among others.) Soon, the two became collaborators as they launched a record label, SMH Records, and became involved with BET’s hip-hop talent search show One Shot.” – Written by All Music
Full Bio: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/smith-and-hay-mn0003712915/biography
Lil Windex, the rising rap artist from Toronto, Canada is featured on the single “Sex and Candy”, an interpolation of the hit song by Marcy Playground that was released in 1997.
Available on all streaming platforms through Smith and Hay.
The Ode to Big Daddy Kane’s 1989 “Smooth Operator”. Easily, one of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time. Read about Jonathan Hay and Kxng Crooked’s “Kane Street” on this High Times Magazine premiere.
New York’s Insider Monkey rated Jonathan Hay as the #1 Most Powerful Publicist in Music, Entertainment and Tech.
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The single “Indiana” featuring Cyhi The Prynce is very personal. Check out our 🔥 video trailer of our song that features one of the hottest rappers in the game right now, who just had a critically acclaimed #1 album. “Indiana” is about overcoming the devils temping ultimatums that he tries to make with all of us. The flute in the chorus symbolizes the sound of the snake charmers who keep demonic spirits away.
Jonathan Hay got a bunch of people together for “Indiana” including Cyhi The Prynce, Faincarter, King Graint, Iliana Eve, Aneesa Badshaw, Mike Smith, Benny Reid and Ranna Royce.
Twista x Smith and Hay x Ranna Royce
The single “The Boardwalk” with Twista, Smith & Hay and Ranna Royce was just released to rave reviews.
“Producers Smith and Hay, along with Ranna Royce flip a sixties classic from The Drifters called ‘Under The Boardwalk,’ and for whatever reason, it awoke something in Twista’s vivid imagination. There’s something deeply cinematic about the imagery here, and Twista remains consistently on point. In fact, his rapid-fire flow hasn’t lost a step in over twenty years, and there’s something to be said about that. If you enjoyed his slept on Crook County project, do yourself a favor and take a trip to ‘The Boardwalk.'”
“The track pulls from The Drifters’ classic ‘The Boardwalk,’ and follows previously released singles “Pawn Shop” featuring Conway and ‘Homewrecker’ with KXNG Crooked. The Hoodlum Ball is expected to arrive on January 12 and boasts guest vocals from CyHi The Prynce, Chino XL, The Game and more.”
“The trio [Smith and Hay, Ranna Royce] are back in business with Twista on ‘The Boardwalk,’ which finds the ChiTown legend rocking a flip of The Drifters’ classic of the same name.”