Hoodlum Ball Records streams hit over 150 Million in 2018.

Jail Tattoos by Jonathan Hay and Ranna Royce

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.


Tragic News: Jonathan Hay and daughter in home invasion | New York Daily News

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Read the shocking news report about the home invasion involving Jonathan Hay and his daughter Iliana Eve. One suspect has already been arrested and charged with first degree robbery, two counts of kidnapping, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, receiving stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts fraudulent use of a credit card.

Read the story on New York Daily News.

Direct Link – http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/jonathan-hay-daughter-iliana-eve-duct-taped-home-invasion-article-1.3135047

11.24. 17 UPDATE: Michael Brooks and Louis Edward Simmons Junior have been arrested. Quantez Gibson, was indicted on kidnapping and robbery charges. Read the story on WHAS 11.

Jonathan Hay featured in Billboard for project with Snoop Dogg



Jonathan Hay was featured in two different Billboard stories for his project with Snoop Dogg’s Doggy Style Records. Billboard and Snoop Dogg both supported Hay’s work on their massive social media followings. Click here for the first Billboard story (with audio) and click here for the second story (video).

The Courier Journal and Wave 3 News in Louisville, Kentucky both did a story featuring Hay’s involvement with Snoop.

Artwork for Jonathan Hay Publicity / Urban Hitchcock / Maynea Records

Win 2 Free Tickets to Yelawolf!


Jonathan Hay Publicity Exclusive Contest:  We’re giving away 2 free tickets to see Eminem’s Shady Records recording artist Yelawolf perform in concert at the Expo Five in Louisville, KY this Wed, Jun 6, 2012. Show starts at 8:00 PM EST.

To Enter the Contest:

Tweet your favorite Yelawolf lyric to @audiostepchild

Winner will be selected at random and will be announced at 8:00 pm PST. Must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Must provide your own transportation and accommodations.

Details below.

Yelawolf in Concert

Also appearing: Rittz, B Good, Elephant Room

Date & Time:

Wed, Jun 6, 2012 8:00 PM


Expo Five  |  2900 South 7th Street  |  Louisville, KY 40216

Check back with us often for giveaways, contests, and more! For more information call (310) 402-6949 or email jonhay@gmail.com. Also, visit our official website at http://www.jonathanhaypublicity.com.

DMG: Distinct Music Group

Distinct Music Group

Multi-Platinum manager, Gary Meeks and Jonathan Hay have formed a new music company, which is currently in the developing stages.  DMG will be working exclusively with Hoopla Media Group LLC/LRT/Universal Music Group. 

This refreshing new entertainment firm will go against the grain of all the other traditional establishments, which is what makes it DistinctDistinct Music Group will be officially launching to the public in the Fall of 2009.

Gary Meeks is currently accepting resumes for this venture, so email Jonathan Hay at jonhay@gmail.com for more information.