*New York, NY – Two of the most influential brands in hip hop media, Worldstarhiphop & Hip Hop Weekly, have announced their first collaboration, “The Hard Rock 12” Celebration and Collector’s Edition Magazine.

Scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 26, 2011 in Hollywood, FL, “The Hard Rock 12” celebration will kick off Memorial Day Weekend festivities with a star studded line up featuring the most promising new acts of 2011.

The 2011 “Hard Rock 12” artists line up will feature: Waka Flocka, French Montana, Tyga, Roscoe Dash, Travis Porter, Vado, LEP Bogus Boys, Y.C., J Dawg, Gunplay, Machine Gun Kelly and Guyana.

“We are very excited to partner with Q and Worldstarhiphop to create such a tremendous platform for this talented group of rising Hip Hop stars,” said Dave Mays and Ray Benzino, co-founders of Hip Hop Weekly. “The Hip Hop Weekly and Worldstarhiphop brands complement each other well, and together we represent the future of urban entertainment media, delivering authentic content to the global Hip Hop Generation.”

“Worldstarhiphop has always been a proud supporter of new and upcoming artists,” said Lee “Q” O’Denat, founder and owner of Worldstarhiphop.com.

“Our site was built on providing aspiring artists an opportunity to be seen and heard on a massive scale. So, when Hip Hop Weekly presented me with the opportunity to work with them on an offline event that will showcase the new acts of 2011, it was naturally appealing to me,” he said. “We are bringing the most talked about new acts you’ve seen on the pages of Worldstarhiphop and Hip Hop Weekly LIVE, you can’t beat that.”

French Montana

Waka Flocka









Worldstarhiphop.com and Hip Hop Weekly have each vaulted to the top of their respective fields in the past 5 years, overtaking their older, longer-established competitors. Worldstarhiphop has exploded to become not only the number one urban/hip hop website, but also one of the most highly-trafficked websites in the world. Hip Hop Weekly, which has won multiple magazine awards in the past few years, last year became the #1 selling urban entertainment magazine on newsstands in America. With more than 5 years of leg work behind them, Worldstarhiphop and Hip Hop Weekly have become among the most recognized and trusted brands in hip hop media, serving a market now estimated to consist of more than 50 million members of the Millennial Generation who identify with hip hop culture.

About Worldstarhiphop.com:
Established in 2005, Worldstarhiphop.com quickly became the leading site for hip-hop fans around the world. The user-friendly site favoured by rappers, artists, fans and news outlets keeps visitors fully immersed and informed of any and every current event in the Hip Hop Culture. With just one click, visitors are afforded the many treasures Worldstarhiphop has to offer; ranging from exclusive interviews, music video premieres, behind the scenes coverage and outrageous user footage. Astoundingly achieving over 1 million unique daily visitors and currently holding an impressive Alexa rating of 958, Worldstarhiphop.com continues to show and prove with its current ranking as the 249th most popular website in the United States.

About Hip Hop Weekly
Hip Hop Weekly is a groundbreaking magazine that brings its readers fresh, exciting and relevant content, including the latest news and information on film, TV, music, current events, fashion, sports and celebrity lifestyles. Hip Hop Weekly’s unique celebrity weekly-format and 26x frequency have made it the number one news and entertainment source for young adults, and the top selling urban magazine on newsstands in America. In 2011, HHW is expanding its brand into new media platforms, including the launch of the weekly series, “Hip Hop Weekly TV,” and the 1st Annual Hip Hop Weekly Music Awards show in Miami, taking place over Labor Day Weekend.

For more information on the Hard Rock 12 Concert please visit www.hiphopweekly.com/hardrock12 and www.worldstarhiphop.com.


source: Massah David
Vice President / MVD Inc
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