David Mays Named One of the 100 Most Influential People in Hip Hop
November 16, 2010 — HipHopBlog.com named David Mays, Hip Hop Weekly Publisher and CEO, as one of the Hip Hop 100, the biggest names in hip hop entertainment and business, along with other notables like Sean “Diddy” Combs, Russell Simmons, Queen Latifa, Eminem, Kanye West, Michael Eric Dyson and Wyclef Jean. More…
Hip Hop Weekly has published its 100th Issue with all-3D photos
Read about the 100th issue here.
Hip Hop Weekly Publishes All-3D 100th Issue!!
Special Edition Delivers 100 Pages of 3-D Images with Custom 3-D Viewing Glasses
Contact: Judith Mays firstname.lastname@example.org
MIAMI, Sept. 3– Hip Hop Weekly is celebrating its 100th issue of publication with the release of an “all 3-D edition,” now on newsstands.
“Pelle Pelle is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Hip Hop Weekly’s 100th issue,” said John Green, Marketing Director of the clothing company. “What better way to celebrate the impact of such an innovative magazine than with a cool, cutting-edge all 3-D edition. We have watched this magazine evolve into its own persona by sharing and reporting information that is fresh and current.”
Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming at BET, said, “Hip Hop Weekly came out with ‘People’ and ‘US Weekly’ type graphics, and gave hip hop its own informational type of glossy. We didn’t know we needed it until we got it. I just enjoy going through the pages. It’s highly enjoyable and extremely well-done.”
The 100th issue is jam-packed with exclusive interviews and engaging features, illustrated with 3-D photographs. Highlights include interviews with T.I. on his new film, Takers; Bow Wow on his new film, Lottery Ticket; Lloyd Banks; Bun B; Wyclef’s sister Melky Jean; Russell Simmons; and the mother of imprisoned BMF Boss Big Meech. A colorful pull-out front flap reproduces covers of issues published to date.
“We are excited to reach this important milestone in the growth and development of Hip Hop Weekly,” said Dave Mays, president and publisher. Co-founder/CEO Ray Benzino said, “We have to thank our talented and dedicated editorial, art and photo staff. We look forward to delivering the next 100 issues to our loyal readers, as well as the expansion of the brand into other media and entertainment areas in the near future.”
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Hip Hop Weekly is the world’s first entertainment and news weekly for the Hip Hop Generation. Publishers Dave Mays and Ray Benzino were acknowledged with the award for “Best Magazine” at the Urban Music Awards in New York in July 2009, winning out over The Source, Vibe, XXL, and all urban mainstays. The magazine covers celebrity news, music, film, TV, fashion and sports from the perspective of tens of millions of young Americans who identify with hip hop culture. Hip Hop Weekly, published every two weeks, is available at major chain stores nationally.
Hip Hop Weekly Founders Dave Mays and Ray Benzino Featured in the Miami Herald!
Article covers their innovative 3D publication: Swimsuit Calendar, packaged on newsstands with First Annual Summer Style & Swimsuit Issue!
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Hip Hop Weekly Wins “Best Magazine” at
2009 Urban Music Awards Celebration
Hip Hop Weekly Beats Out The Source, Vibe and XXL
to Claim the #1 Spot!
New York, July 2009 – On the heels of releasing their most important issue ever, the double-cover Commemorative Michael Jackson Tribute Edition, Hip Hop Weekly magazine publishers Dave Mays and Ray Benzino were acknowledged with the award for “Best Magazine” at the Urban Music Awards in New York. Hip Hop Weekly beat out The Source, Vibe, and XXL, all long-time urban mainstays. The award came just two years after Hip Hop Weekly was named one of the “15 Hottest Magazine Launches” in 2007 by prestigious media industry authority “MIN.” The Urban Music Awards honor marks Hip Hop Weekly’s emergence in 2009 as the leader of the “next generation” in print media for a consumer market that has broadened and matured as hip hop has become a mainstream, worldwide culture.
The Urban Music Awards USA ceremony was held July 17 at the renowned Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Hip Hop Weekly was nominated by over 2 million fans worldwide for submission into the Best Magazine category. Editor-at-large Cynthia Horner and Style/Creative Editor TJ Rudy were on-hand to accept the award.