“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
Jonathan Hay is quoted in People Magazine for the Drake and Sophie Brussaux scandal. This story has literally broke the internet.
… and there is much more happening with this story.
This will be one of the biggest stories of the year when it’s all said and done with all the twists and turns that are happening.
Click here to read story in People Magazine.
Update: MediaTakeOut reached out to Jonathan Hay for the rumor that ASAP Rocky is the father, not Drake. Hay declined to comment. See that story here.
Direct link People Magazine – http://people.com/music/drake-denies-porn-star-paternity-accusation/
Jonathan Hay with his Urban Hitchcock team and Cyhi The Prynce. (Photo by Yuya Ohashi)
Jonathan Hay was featured in the Houston Chronicle aka “The Chron”. Houston Chronicle is the third largest newspaper in the United States. Check out the story by clicking here.
Direct link – http://www.chron.com/entertainment/music/article/Premiere-Houston-singers-shine-alongside-Kanye-9136817.php
Jonathan Hay co-produced a single called “Letters” for Snoop Dogg’s Doggy Style Records. The single had a Billboard Music premiere.
Read Jonathan’s quotes in Billboard here –http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/7415475/doggy-style-records-signee-heebzstreet-letters-premiere
Snoop Dogg just reposted the single to his official SoundCloud. Check out the saxophone parts from Matt Berman who plays with Brandon Flowers of The Killers. Stream the song here:
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Hoopla Media Group / Treacherous Records released this HOT record that was produced by Komplex called “If You Wanna” by Knoc-turn’al, Cyhi Da Prynce, and K-Young.
Cyhi Da Prynce was signed by Kanye West to his own GOOD Music Label / Def Jam. Cyhi was featured on Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” album which was certified platinum. He appeared on the universal acclaimed song with Jay-Z called, “So Appalled.”
Komplex is the in-house producer at Treacherous Records and has risen to notoriety from all this work with Crooked I who is in the super-group Slaughterhouse that was signed by Eminem / Shady Records.
You can download this song for free by clicking here at the HooplaWorldwide.com website!
Jonathan Hay Publicity got to work on the movie “Mr. Immortailty: The Life and Times of Twista” which was released 1.11.11 through EMI Label Group. This movie featured Ne-Yo, The Dream, Jeremih, Ron Artest, Big Boi, Scott Storch and many more.
Twista is a legendary artist from Chicago and has sold over 5 Million records to date and has worked with such mega-stars as Jay-Z, Kanye West, R. Kelly, Jamie Foxx, Mariah Carey, Akon, Lil Wayne and many more.
Currently, Twista has a hit single out with Chris Brown called “Make A Movie” which hit #6 on the Billboard Charts.
“Mr. Immortailty: The Life and Times of Twista” is available now and in-stores worldwide.
Jonathan Hay is credited in the film with both publicity and marketing.
People who are familiar with Jonathan Hay Publicity most likely are aware of our work history with super-producer Teddy Riley throughout the years. We here at JHP are so proud and honored to be apart of his special and historical release “Michael”, the posthumous release from Michael Jackson.
This album was released on Dec 10th 2010 through Epic / Sony Music and sold millions-upon-millions of records all over the world. This album features Akon, 50 Cent, Lenny Kravitz and more. It is an absolute triumph! Teddy Riley calls this album “a masterpiece.”
It’s a great honor to even be affiliated with some of the people and projects we are here at Jonathan Hay Publicity / Hoopla Media Group LLC.
It’s quite the dream…