'JOE EXOTIC, THE TIGER KING' CO-CREATOR JT BARNETT TRADES IN BIG CATS FOR BIG BEATS WITH NEW TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY 'HOUSE INVASION'
JT Barnett has teamed up with Jonathan Hay a multi-platinum record industry veteran who's known for his work with Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Death Row Records, and multiple artists from Eminem's Shady Records to name just a few.
The title House Invasion is a play on words, the story of how a deeply disturbing event leads to a new career in house music, turning a negative experience into such a positive one.
Jonathan Hay & Benny Reid Reimagine Eric B. & Rakim's 'Follow the Leader' for Jazzy Remix With DJ Whoo Kid
Nearly 31 years after Eric B. & Rakim's Paid in Full follow-up, producer Jonathan Hay, Mike Smith and Benny Reid topped the Billboard Jazz Albums chart with their jazzy rework to 1988's Follow the Leader. Hay and Reid return Tuesday (Oct. 29) to introduce the title track's first remix, which calls on NYC's DJ Whoo Kid to bless the "Follow the Leader (Quad Remix)."
"My man Whoo Kid was the perfect choice for the first remix," the legendary Eric B. tells Billboard of having Whoo Kid in ...
The masterminds behind the Follow The Leader jazz album have joined forces with Fat Beats for a “Microphone Fiend” remix.
The track, which originally appeared on Eric B. & Rakim’s Follow The Leader album in 1988, was reimagined for the Follow The Leader jazz project spearheaded by producers Jonathan Hay, Benny Reid and Mike Smith earlier this year.
Now, that song has been chopped up and rearranged again by Hay and Reid (featuring Sarah Rush from London) for a special Fat Beats exclusive, exec...
Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Follow The Leader’ Reimagined Displaced Michael Bublé From His #1 Billboard Spot—And Cannabis Played A Big Role
“Like all of our music, when Rakim and I first sat down to write and record Follow the Leader, we took inspiration from our Jazz icons in creating its signature sound,” said Eric B. during an exclusive conversation on the set of CBS’ hit TV show, Blue Bloods.
So, when he found out Mike Smith, Jonathan Hay and Benny Reid were launching a reimagined version of the album with a strong jazz component, more than thirty years after its original release, Eric B. felt flattered.
What he did not expec...
Iliana Eve got her professional start in the music business with a single that premiered on Billboard and was released with Snoop Dogg’s record label, Doggy Style Records. Shortly after, Iliana trended with MTV’s Funny Mike (aka 22 Savage) for the song “Kylie’s Daddy,” which debut on TMZ and went viral.
Iliana then went on to record a song called “Mommy,” receiving international attention. The heavy-hearted tune deals with the topic of sexual abuse and was inspired by Korn’s “Daddy.”
Ranna Royce visits the grave of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali.
“I used to be a prop with no money.”
The sung refrain haunts the Jonathan Hay-produced single, “Ali,” a spectral, soulful voice that floats across the R&B-infused music, creating a connective tissue both between the multiple rappers that appear on the track, and to the central image of the legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali.
From The New York Times:
Jonathan Hay, a Los Angeles crisis publicist, said that XXXTentacion’s team was “doing the right thing as far as business and promoting the brand.” But, he added, “They have a platform right now with X where they can do something to do some good.”
A few months ago it was announced that Juicy J would be an even richer man than he already is, with his new $525 Million dollar deal for CORE Nutrition Water. Since then, the wealthy rap superstar from Memphis, Tennessee has been working with rising country pop artist Denny Strickland, who Rolling Stone Magazine recently labeled “an artist to watch”. Producers Mike Smith, Jonathan Hay (Smith and Hay), King Graint and Ranna Royce created this new remix with Red Star Music. The four producers h...
Jonathan Hay in Houston Chronicle with Cyhi The Prynce and Iliana Eve.
Jonathan Hay in spotlighted in The Source Magazine.
Jonathan Hay featured in Yahoo Style and Yahoo News!
Song Premiere: Jonathan Hay Debuts 'Dude Looks Like A Superstar' featuring Skyzoo, Cey Adams, Chaz Ultra, Truth Ali, Sabrina Hale, Frida Dee and Ajami