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Published on September 24th, 2023 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


The Hype Magazine Welcomes Will Rinehart as Senior Music Editor

The Hype Magazine, a renowned publication recognized for its comprehensive coverage of entertainment, fashion, emerging trends, and the profound impact of music on our society, proudly announces the appointment of Will Rinehart, known by many as “Chill,” as its Senior Music Editor.

The Hype Magazine has consistently transcended the realm of an ordinary urban music publication, consistently delivering an extraordinary array of stories, interviews, and influential content to its devoted readers and subscribers. With its tagline “News From Hip Hop To Hollywood,” The Hype Magazine has remained an essential source for anyone whose life is influenced by music.

The journey of Dr. Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson, the visionary behind The Hype Magazine, began humbly in 2002 with a one-page newsletter. However, her unwavering commitment and entrepreneurial spirit quickly elevated this modest beginning into a major force in print media. As of September 12, 2023, The Hype Magazine continues to shine as a beacon of creativity and innovation in the media landscape.

Will Rinehart, bringing over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry and community activism, joins The Hype Magazine as its Senior Music Editor. His remarkable career encompasses roles as a concert promoter, manager, consultant, entertainment writer, and community organizer. Rinehart’s journey began in Chicago, Illinois, where he collaborated with top entertainers from various eras, making an enduring impact on the industry.

Rinehart’s extensive career highlights include serving as the “Music Review Editor” for the Bridge Magazine and holding pivotal positions in the management team and as the head of the marketing department at Kingz Kounty Media Group, a subsidiary of RocNation. Additionally, he served as a Program Director for WWMV 95.5fm in Madison, WI, and founded the internet-based radio station “Come Clean Radio Station,” meticulously tracked through “Digital Radio Tracker.”

His influence expanded further with the syndication of his radio show, “Come Clean TakeOver Radio,” broadcasted on over 18 major platforms nationwide and internationally. Rinehart also hosted “The Peep Game Show” on Sirius XM Channel 142 every Friday, Sunday, and Tuesday. As an executive producer and host of “Talk It Out,” his television program reached over 29 countries, including the Caribbean, Canada, the United Kingdom, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, reaching over 12 million households.

Notably, Rinehart played a pivotal role on the board of the esteemed cable TV network “CaribVision.” Furthermore, he is the co-owner of the global digital distribution company “Maverick Global Distribution” and currently holds the position of “Midwest Manager” for the renowned “Nerve Djs.”

Rinehart’s dedication to empowering communities is evident through the “Grassroots Music Seminar and Concert Tour,” now celebrating its 5th year. This groundbreaking national touring industry seminar tour has earned acclaim as “The Traveling Curriculum To The Music Industry.” In 2022, Come Clean embarked on a tour of over 18 cities, featuring head A&R from No Limit Records, “Shawn Ross,” and esteemed panelists from The Hype Magazine, Def Jam, Universal, Wu Tang Management, Tony Star Media Group, and more.

Looking forward, in 2024, Will Rinehart and The Hype Magazine are poised to launch a national multi-city tour, with plans to expand internationally to Barbados, marking a historic first for the industry.

Beyond the realm of entertainment, Rinehart’s commitment to community engagement is exemplified through C.O.M.E. C.L.E.A.N., the non-profit arm of his organization, standing for “Creating Other Methods Empowering Children Learning Every Avenue Necessary.” This initiative strives to effect positive change in inner-city communities across the nation.

In a world where youth encounter an array of challenges, Will “Chill” Rinehart is resolute in his mission to make a positive impact. His contributions extend beyond the entertainment industry to uplift the lives of everyday youth striving for acceptance and success in today’s society.

About the Author

Publisher and CEO of The Hype Magazine. Follow me on Twitter @HypeJustJay

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