Producer Jonathan Hay with New Music on BET TV Show and Deluxe Albums
Last year, Jonathan Hay was awarded Jay Z’s TIDAL Rising Artist co-sign for his album co-produced with Mike Smith and King Tech featuring an elite list of hip-hop stars.
The music of Jonathan Hay, renowned celebrity publicist and record producer, can now be heard on the new original BET series One Shot, whose first season recently began airing on Tuesday nights. Hay co-produced music in the show along with TV personality Mike Smith. Cameos of Hay are also seen in this reality series that features stars such as T.I., DJ Khaled, Sway Calloway, RZA, Tech N9ne, DJ Drama, and more.
From his start in Louisville, Kentucky, working with Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope recording artist Travis Meeks of Days of the New who made history in modern rock and sold over three million records, Jonathan Hay has been moving up the ranks of the music industry. Hay is known for his association with Prince, Whitney Houston, Wiz Khalifa, Death Row Records, Sony Music and more. Perhaps his greatest recognition stems from his work on Rihanna’s debut single “Pon de Replay” where Hay’s marketing strategies sparked controversy for which he publicly apologized to Beyoncé on Inside Edition, a story which trended on social media.
Billboard recently released a single produced by Hay with Snoop Dogg’s Doggy Style Records. Snoop posted on his popular social media accounts his support of Hay’s single, titled “Letters”. Hay’s new single “Long Damn Time” was also just released, featuring Ana, who performed on “Letters”, as well as Kanye West’s artist Cyhi The Prynce, who contributed to the writing of 11 songs from Yeezy’s Life of Pablo, including the highly controversial “Famous”, beginning the feud with Ye, Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift. Hay’s commentaries on Prynce’s writing on the hit single “Famous” were heard around the world, from The Sun and The Mirror in the UK, then throughout the media and trending on socials.
Just last year, Jonathan Hay was awarded Jay Z’s TIDAL Rising Artist co-sign for his album co-produced with Mike Smith and King Tech featuring an elite list of hip-hop stars. Hay is also executive producer and songwriter for SMH Records release Sex, Money and Hip-Hop by Kxng Crooked of Slaughterhouse of Eminem’s Shady Records.
Earlier this year, Hay was recognized by Rolling Stone Magazine as a “crisis management expert”. In the legendary magazine, Hay publicly voiced his support of Kesha during her sexual assault lawsuit against Dr. Luke.
Three new compilations are now available from Hay, featuring well-known rap artists across multiple decades with Deluxe: The Urban Hitchcock LP, The Anthology (December) and Deluxe: When Music Worlds Collide. In addition to creating music, Hay has ownership in three prominent companies: Jonathan Hay Celebrity, Jonathan Hay Publicity, and Urban Hitchcock,
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