Hip Hop Weekly Magazine is partnering with FilmOn Networks to air its All Access Soundstage and Interview Suite during the BET Hip Hop Awards Weekend Sept. 19. The event, which will take place at Atlanta’s Billboard Studios and will air from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET, will feature select performances, exclusive interviews, a gifting suite and a private red carpet. Even better, the event will be live-streamed for free on FilmOn’s new platform, ETV.com. If you’re feeling generous, all tips will go to the charity Peace One Day.

So who can you expect to see during the event? Expected artists include Cash Out, Yo Gotti, Wiz Khalifa, Snootie Wild, Lil Scrappy, Rocko, Kirk and Rasheeda Frost, Althea “Thi Thi” Heart, OMG Girlz, Ty Dolla $ign, Zaytoven, Homie Quan, Bobby Shmurda and Big Gipp, along with others.

The event is celebrating the launch of Hip Hop Weekly’s new website and the launch of ETV.com, which allows for artists to monetize their performances and interact with audiences during live events. All the artist needs is a web cam and laptop. You’ll be able to see the platform used during the much-anticipated rap battle between Dizaster and Cassidy for Battle Rap TV Dec. 6.

David, who has partnered with Suge Knight and Lush One and also has 12 FilmOn channels catering to the urban entertainment market, discussed his enthusiasm for the the upcoming Hip Hop Weekly event.

“I’m excited to inaugurate ETV.com with the Hip Hop Weekly All Access Soundstage and Interview Suite,” he said. “We are changing the game — putting power and money in the hands of artists and consumers.”

Dave Mays co-founded Hip Hop Weekly with Ray ‘Benzino’ Scott. Mays has been in the business for decades as the co-founder of The Source Magazine, one of the first hip hop magazines out there.

“We are proud of the amazing ground that has been broken with Hip Hop Weekly magazine in print,” said Mays. “Now we’re confident our all-new digital platform will build on that success and continue to be integral to the fabric of hip hop culture.”

Sign on at ETV.com to watch the Hip Hop Weekly All Access Soudnstage and Interview Suite as it happens! Check out Hip Hop Weekly here.


By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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