HYPE is a dramatic television series that will take what makes Entourage and The Wire exciting successes and rolls them into an action packed half hour. On the surface the story centers around the relationship between Manager Mike Rosenfeld and local rap star Rick Perez, life long friends who are trying to change the game of
rap. What the eager duo will quickly learn is that underneath the glossy facade of the music business lies a world full danger and corruption that promises to change them forever. When we meet the duo they are on the verge of completing phase one of Mike’s master plan, graduating from local celebrities to getting signed to a major label. But the higher they climb, the bigger risks they seem to have to take in their dealings with unsavory characters. As if shady record executives, baby mama dramas, family feuds, and constant money issues wasn’t enough to deal with, when the Hip Hop police come into the picture, the partners goal of making their music
dreams come true takes a back seat to trying to stay out of jail and survive the inevitable bloodshed.