BattleCam.com to Broadcast The Hard Rock 12 Hip Hop Event Live From the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, FL
Event Will Celebrate Hip Hop Weekly's Hard Rock 12 Collector's Edition Magazine Release
LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2011 -- Eccentric Billionaire Alki David will present Worldstarhiphop & Hip Hop Weekly's first collaboration, "The Hard Rock 12" Celebration live on BattleCam.com from the Opium Club at the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe, Hollywood, Florida, Thursday, May 26 at 9:00 p.m. PDT. The event will be available free at"
The Hard Rock 12 event commemorates Hip Hop Weekly's "Hard Rock 12 Collector's Edition" issue due on newsstands nationally on May 31. The issue features the 12 hottest new artists in Hip Hop for 2011. The Hard Rock 12 were selected by Hip Hop Weekly and Worldstarhiphop and include:
The proprietary BattleCam technology will allow for featured online guests to stream live to the online event with their webcams. BattleCam will also facilitate live chat as the event hosts will chat with the online audience live and in real time throughout the event.
The Hard Rock 12 artists will appear at the show, which is hosted by the Ciroc Boyz DJ's. FilmOn and BattleCam founder Alki David will also host The Hard Rock 12 remotely from Beverly Hills. The Hard Rock 12 Collector's Edition magazine release party and show is the official kickoff event for the huge weekend of festivities in the Miami area over the long Memorial Day holiday weekend. The Hard Rock 12 Collector's Edition Magazine will be released nationwide on May 31, 2011.
"BattleCam continues to bring live, exciting events, such as The Hard Rock 12, to our interactive Web community of thousands," said Alki David, founder and chairman, BattleCam.com and FilmOn. "This partnership with Hip Hop Weekly will help introduce thousands to the BattleCam community and its unique interactive features where members with Webcams are able to broadcast to thousands of other members."
"We are very excited to partner with Worldstarhiphop and Alki David 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."
On BattleCam.com, any registered user can broadcast live from any webcam to an audience of thousands. Audiences get to vote on whether they keep that person on or not by selecting "I like it!" or "Poop." Returning guest appearances include personalities such as Wesley Snipes, Billy Zane, Barry Bonds, Gary Busey and Ron Jeremy to name a few. The best BattleCam.com broadcasters develop cult fan followings and in those circles are deemed legendary for their particular brand of entertainment, whether they are a musician, break dancer or stunt actor. They have the opportunity to, earn redeemable rewards points for their efforts from anywhere in the world. Unsuccessful broadcasters are discarded after their 15 seconds expires.
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.
Notes to Editors
About Alki David
Alki David is a digital media entrepreneur and shipping magnate. He is listed as the 45th richest man in the United Kingdom by Times Magazine's "Rich List." In addition to founding FilmOn.com and BattleCam.com, he is a writer, director and producer of feature films and TV shows. David has also starred in several films and television series, such as THE BANK JOB and THE GRID
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 inMiami, taking place over Labor Day Weekend.
Established in 2005, Worldstarhiphop.com quickly became the leading site for hip-hop fans around the world. The user-friendly site favored 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.
For more information on The Hard Rock 12 Concert please visit www.hiphopweekly.com/hardrock12 and www.worldstarhiphop.com.