The Hype Magazine

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The Hype Magazine is an American music and entertainment magazine covering "News from Hip Hop to Hollywood." Founded in 2002 by CEO/Publisher Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson, the brand grew from an exclusively digital/print-on-demand magazine to expand its presence to newsstands in November 2013. In February 2014, the Atlanta City Council honored The Hype Magazine CEO/Publisher Jameelah with a proclamation in her honor as a successful brand owner and female business owner. The Hype Magazine is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and publishes quarterly in print and monthly in digital/print-on-demand format.

In 2013, The Hype Magazine received its first major entertainment industry award nomination for "Magazine of the year," via the 11th annual Southern Entertainment Awards (S.E.A.).[1] In 2014, the outlet was nominated for "Magazine Publication Of The Year" by the SCM Awards.[2]

The Hype Magazine has nearly 200,000 digital subscribers and 2 million unique visitors per month to its online properties. The Hype Magazine circulation is approximately 200,000 via combined distribution outlets including print and online retailers.[3][4]

During the magazine's history, The Hype Magazine is recognized by various celebrities for giving them interviews like Grammy Nominee Clinton Sparks,[5] Shirlee Temper,[6] Bay Area rapper Yukmouth displays his cover on his official website.[7] In 2014 The Hype Magazine was even promoted by the legendary Missy Elliott for its interview of her and her artist Sharaya J[8]

News outlets that have covered The Hype Magazine or its brand include The Source,[9] Hip Hop Vibe,[10] and a feature story via Indie Hip Hop[11]

The Hype Magazine parent company is How You Perceive Everything, Inc.[12] and the initials created the title of the magazine.


  • 2014 Atlanta City Council proclamation honoring the magazine and CEO
    Atlanta City Council proclamation recognizing The Hype Magazine and it's publisher Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson
  • 2014 nominated by SCM Awards "Magazine Publication of the Year"[13]
  • 2013, winner of the S.T.R.O.B.E. Award for "Best Online Magazine” (Music)
  • 2013 nominated for the S.E.A. (Southern Entertainment Awards) "Magazine of the Year"[14]

Notable Articles

2014 [15]


  • Nick Cannon - Recording artist, Chairman of Teen Nick Nickelodeon, CEO of NCredible Productions, Executive Producer of MTV "Wild N Out" [19]
  • K. Michelle - Recording artist (Atlantic Records)
  • Mindless Behavior
  • OMG Girlz
  • Tammi Roman (Basketball Wives)
  • Mama Jones (Love and Hip Hop)
  • Grammy Winner Jody Watley [20]
  • Kelli Price [21]
  • Chante Moore


  1. (S.E.A.), The Southern Entertainment Awards. "11th S.E.A. Awards". The Southern Entertainment Awards. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  2. "2014 SCM Awards Voting Ballot". SCM Awards. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  3. "The Hype Magazine Media Kit". The Hype Magazine. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  4. Distribution, Kable. "Magazine locator". Kable Distribution Services. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  5. Sparks, Clinton. "Clinton Sparks: Get Familiar". Clinton Sparks. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  6. Temper, Shirlee. "Interview with The Hype Magazine". Shirlee Temper. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  7. Smoke A Lot Records. "YUKMOUTH FEATURED IN HYPE MAGAZINE". Smoke A Lot Records. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  8. Elliott, Missy. "[email protected]_J: ATTN!!! HYPE MAGAZINE FALL ISSUE HITS STANDS SEPT.5, 2014 ! FT. ME AND MISSY!". Missy Elliott. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  9. The Source. "E.L.I. Puts Mississippi Back On the Map With "Jealous" Featuring Vice". TheSource.. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  10. Hip Hop Vibe. "The Hype Magazine June 2012 cover: Rick Ross [PHOTO"]. Hip Hop Vibe. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  11. FunkWorm. "The Hype Magazine Supports Indie Artists and Features Rap Ratz Comics". Indie Hip Hop. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  12. Trademark Office, United States. "Trademark Status & Documentation". United States Patent and Trademark Office. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  13. Awards, SCM. "SCM Awards". SCM Awards. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  14. Awards, SEA. "2014 Nominees". Southern Entertainment Awards. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  15. MagCloud. "The Hype Magazine Issue #83". MagCloud. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  16. Larry, Blackmon. "The Hype Magazine interiews Larry Blackmon". Audio Mack. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  17. Gotti, Yo. "CMG Covers The Hype Magazine". CMG Music. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  18. Magcloud. "The Hype Magazine Issue #81". The Hype Magazine. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  19. Cannon, Nick. "Nick Cannon covers The Hype Magazine". Nick Cannon Archive. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  20. Audio, Mack. "The Hype Magazine interiews Jody Watley". Audio Mack. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  21. Audio Mack. "The Hype Magazine interviews Kelli Price". Audio Mack. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 

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