Publicist Who Helped Launch Rihanna’s Career Releases New Album
During the final mixing, I added some raw and unpolished sonic texture throughout the album that was inspired by Robbin’ The Hood by Sublime and Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu-Tang Clan.
Over the past few years, high-profile celebrity publicist and record producer Jonathan Hay has been in news headlines for his controversial work with Rihanna during the humble beginnings of her extraordinary career. Now Hay releases a new album chock-full of hip-hop’s elite artists for the much-talked-about Deluxe: When Music Worlds Collide.
Jonathan Hay and Mike Smith come together for the collaborative endeavor that is now available through Urban Hitchcock and SMH Entertainment. Hay co-produced this album with Smith, prolific songwriter and judge on the BET television show “One Shot” with DJ Khaled, T.I., RZA, Sway Calloway, DJ Drama, Tech N9ne, and more.
Produced by Smith and Hay, featuring the talents of King Tech, Sylvia Massy, and Mani Ajami behind the board, Deluxe: When Music Worlds Collide features eclectic collaborations with major hip-hop stars Troy Ave, Royce da 5’9″, Dizzy Wright, Twista, Cyhi The Prynce, Inspectah Deck (Wu Tang Clan), Kool G Rap, Kxng Crooked (Slaughterhouse), Nappy Roots, Caskey (Cash Money Records), DJ Revolution, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey (Parliament Funkadelic), and many other talented artists and musicians.
As an initial introduction to this new album release, New Jersey rapper and Snoop Dogg’s recording artist, Heebz Street, released the first single titled “Letters” featuring Ana and Matt Berman with Doggy Style Records. The single debuted on Billboard with a forthcoming music video by visual artist Sabrina Hale.
“These Broken Wings,” featuring Inspectah Deck of Wu-Tang Clan and a special dance performance by Erika Smith, will premiere on VEVO in August.
“I am extremely proud of this LP,” says TIDAL Rising co-producer. “Going back into the studio and recording and reworking some of the songs, we all feel this album is finally finished. During the final mixing, I added some raw and unpolished sonic texture throughout the album that was inspired by Robbin’ The Hood by Sublime and Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu Tang Clan.
Smith and Hay’s Deluxe: When Music Worlds Collide is now available worldwide wherever music is streamed or sold.
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