Memphis Flyer Announced As Media Sponsor of Memphis Hip Hop Expo 2010
Memphis, TN, July 13, 2010 – The Memphis Flyer, a free weekly alternative newspaper, was announced as the print media sponsor of the Memphis Hip Hop Expo 2010 which is a part of the Memphis Hip Hop Weekend (Sept 2-5). A premier trade show event focusing on today’s generation and next generation of music – hip hop, trends, technology and more, the Memphis Hip Hop Expo will be held September 3-4 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN.
The Flyer, which has a readership of over 280,000, is a publication of Contemporary Media, Inc (Memphis Magazine, Memphis Business Quarterly, and Memphis Parent) and is available for FREE via racks throughout the Mid-South which can be found at street corners (outdoor boxes), local eateries, bars, retail stores, coffee shops, bookstores and grocery stores.
“Sitting down with the people of the Memphis Flyer was refreshing. They’ve long been supporters of the artists and musicians in the Mid-South, so it was natural to reach out to them. Since our first meeting, their offer of support has been outstanding and I commend them greatly. We couldn’t be any happier to have such a supportive and great publication as the Memphis Flyer on board for the Memphis Hip Hop Expo,” states Hosea Mays, founder of MemphisRap.com and Event Coordinator of the Memphis Hip Hop Expo.
“We’re excited and honored to be a part of the first annual Memphis Hip-Hop Expo. We look forward to helping make this event an awesome resource for Memphis musicians and music fans alike,” states Molly Willmott, Director of New Media at The Memphis Flyer.
Along with The Memphis Flyer, the Memphis Hip Hop Weekend & Expo is being joined by other supportive organizations such as the Memphis Music Foundation and Memphis Songwriters Association to create conferences and workshops, the Memphis Grizzlies™ who will be providing support and entertainment, amongst others, during the entire span of events scheduled to take place.
The Memphis Hip Hop Weekend will be taking place from September 2-5, 2010, with the Memphis Hip Hop Expo taking place at the Memphis Cook Convention Center from September 3-4, 2010. The event will feature some of Memphis’ brightest and uprising hip hop and soulful stars, Pro BMX bike riders, “Hip-Hop Art, Ink & Fashion Show,” Urban Dance Show, “South In Yo Mouth Food Taster,” celebrity ball games such as baseball and basketball featuring the Memphis Grizzlies™ Dance Team and Dunk Team, conferences, Industry experts and celebrity guest speakers and more throughout the 4 days.
Current Participants of this year’s Memphis Hip Hop Expo & Conferences 2010 include: Christopher ‘Drumma Boy’ Gholson (Grammy nominated, award winning producer whose production credits include T.I., Ludacris, Kanye West & others), Corbin Johnson, PLLC Law Firm, Enked Media – Photography & Graphic Design, Memphis Grizzlies, Cameron Mann of Memphis Music Foundation, Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum Jr. (Memphis City Schools Board of Commissioner/Pastor and author of “Hip Hop Is Not Our Enemy”), Kurt Clayton (Board Member of Memphis Grammy Chapter/NARAS and producer with production credits which include Oscar Award winning Three 6 Mafia, Sounds of Blackness singer/songwriter Ann Nesby, etc), DeAnna Brown (MemphisRap.com), DJ Nina Stakz (DJ and radio personality of Hot 107.1), Leo Goff III (music producer for Memphis rap national recording artist Yo Gotti), Janiro Hawkins (co-founder of Southern Entertainment Awards), DJ 007 (DJ and radio personality of K97FM), Peppa Williams (former VP of Def Jam South, manager, CEO of Mouth of Tha South Entertainment Group, partner to Resource Entertainment Group), Cathy Ross of SXSW Music & Media Conference, Entertainment Law attorney Laquita Stokes (Corbin Johnson, PLLC.), Michael McLaughin (Universal Music Group/Block Starz Music LLC), Phillip Beasley (President of the Memphis Songwriters Association), DJ Jus Borne (Hot 107.1 radio DJ and producer with production credits which include Tela, etc), Tommy Volinchak (producer and former BMI Music Licensing Executive), Tina Tilton (Southern Girl Productions/Executive Producer of Street Scenes TV), Mo Better (Program Director of Hot 107.1 FM), Mr Del (gospel rapper/producer formerly of Three 6 Mafia), amongst others.
For more information on the Memphis Hip Hop Weekend & Expo visit http://www.memphishiphopweekend.com.
For more on the Memphis Flyer visit http://www.memphisflyer.com.
Exhibit space and sponsorships available for the Memphis Hip Hop Expo – to inquire call 901-881-0795 or visit http://www.memphishiphopweekend.com/exhibit and http://www.memphishiphopweekend.com/sponsor.
About Memphis Flyer
The Memphis Flyer is Memphis’ alternative newsweekly, serving the metro Memphis area of nearly a million residents. The Flyer was started in 1989 by Contemporary Media, Inc., the locally owned publishers of Memphis magazine.
For nearly 20 years, The Memphis Flyer has hit the streets every Wednesday morning with a blend of serious hard news and Memphis’ best entertainment coverage.
From in-depth features on politics, local scandals, and newsmakers to on-point editorials that aren’t afraid of the heavy hitters, if it’s news, the Memphis Flyer covers it.
Memphis Flyer’s entertainment and arts coverage is award-winning, and features the very best of Memphis music, nightlife, film, theater, and more.
About Memphis Hip Hop Weekend & Expo
Memphis Hip-Hop Weekend and Expo is the first and only Memphis expo and weekend of events geared towards hip-hop and rap music. The goal of the event is to promote the nationally recognized hip-hop scene and culture by providing a number of opportunities and activities for those in the Music and Entertainment Industry as well as the community through a positive and family oriented atmosphere for all ages.
For more information on the Memphis Hip Hop Weekend & Expo visit: http://www.memphishiphopweekend.com
Director/Event Coordinator/Sales & Sponsorships:
Hosea Mays • hosea[at]memphishiphopweekend.com
Deanna Brown • deanna[at]memphishiphopweekend.com
Charla Littlejohn • media[at]memphishiphopweekend.com