SOURCE: Z & M Media

October 25, 2006 10:30 ET

Hip Hop Weekly Arrives At National Newsstands And Supermarkets This Week!

New Magazine's Innovative, Oversized Format Explodes With the Latest News, Photos and Features on the Entire Hip Hop Culture

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 25, 2006 -- The hip hop community has been buzzing with anticipation for the last few weeks, ever since David Mays and Ray Benzino, the creators of The Source, announced the launch of their new magazine, Hip Hop Weekly. HHW arrives on newsstands this week, featuring a fast-paced and groundbreaking new format that is unlike any other magazine currently on the market. HHW's first cover story is an exclusive report on the split between Game and Dr. Dre, who did not work on Game's new album coming out this fall.

Hip Hop Weekly delivers on its promise to provide more timely and relevant information than traditional monthly hip hop magazines. Highlights of HHW's debut issue include:

--  Television: a first look in print at VH1's annual "Hip Hop Honors"
    show
    
--  News: exclusive photos of DMX going after the soundman at a recent
    Long Island concert
    
--  Lifestyle: "310 Whips" with Nick Cannon showing off his 2006 Phantom
    Rolls Royce
    
--  Music: a feature on how Jay-Z & Beyonce are fending off the haters;
    plus, spotlights on Yung Dro, Fat Joe and Lupe Fiasco
    
--  Events: a first-hand report from the recent Jay Z/Rick Ross overseas
    concert tour
    
--  Sports: an editorial on football's current bad boy Terrell Owens and
    pictorial on hip hop/sports powerhouse And 1 and their streetball games,
    tour and video game
    
--  Politics: an exclusive report on Jay Z stating, "I'm out for dead
    president Bush," while performing with Nas at London's Wembley Stadium
    
--  Fashion: celebrity style on the red carpet with Terrence Howard, Zoe
    Saldana, Lil' Kim and more
    

HHW also features exclusive columns by two of today's most influential hosts in urban radio, Wendy Williams and Star & Buc Wild. In "The Wendy Williams Pages," Wendy dishes dirt on Big Tigger, Bobby Brown, Busta Rhymes, Jermaine Dupri and more. Star & Buc Wild's column predicts the newest celebrity battles, including Beyonce vs. Rihanna and Will Smith vs. Johnny Knoxville.

SPECIAL NOTE: "Diddy Apology"

The staff of Hip Hop Weekly would like to apologize to Sean "Diddy" Combs for the mistake made in the rating of his new album, "Press Play." Unfortunately the HHW staff stayed up for 72 hours straight to complete their first issue on time, and all of the record ratings were printed incorrectly. The correct rating will be printed in the next issue.

Hip Hop Weekly breaks new ground as the world's first entertainment news & celebrity lifestyle publication targeting the market of almost 40 million U.S. consumers under the age of 40 who identify with hip hop culture. Hip Hop Weekly reports on all the news, events and issues surrounding the hip hop community, right as they happen. The magazine covers film, TV, music, fashion, sports and celebrity news with an authoritative voice, and serves a 50/50 male/female readership from 15 to 40 years old. Hip Hop Weekly's founders, David Mays and Ray Benzino, are considered visionaries in the hip hop space, having created The Source -- the first magazine/multi-media outlet to focus solely on hip hop -- in 1988, from Mays' dorm room at Harvard University. Hip Hop Weekly continues their tradition of editorial excellence in reporting on what has now become a mainstream fixture and way of life: hip hop culture.

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