The Industry Cosign Spotlight: Lynn K. Hobson
Title: Publicist / Author / Life Coach
Location: New York, NY
Born and raised in Washington, DC, at the age of fifteen, Lynn was appointed youth official to the District of Columbia during Mayor Marion Barry’s first term in office. Lynn visited public schools and spoke to her peers about the down sides of using drugs and alcohol. Upon graduating from the International Woodrow Wilson High School and completing her term as a youth official, Lynn attended Howard University where she majored in Business Management.
In 1995, Lynn applied for a summer internship at The Terrie Williams Agency and was hired immediately. Lynn’s experience at the agency allowed her to capture the full scope of operating a business while coordinating events for clients such as Eddie Murphy; the late Johnnie Cochran; Boyz II Men; Essence Magazine; and the NBA Player’s Association.
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After two years at the agency, Lynn explored opportunities in the music industry. She was appointed Director of Publicity at Untertainment Records, a division of Epic/Sony Music. Owned and operated by The Notorious B.I.G and Lance “Un” Rivera, while at Untertainment, Lynn created the publicity department to house rap artists Lil Kim; Junior MAFIA; Cam’Ron; and Charlie Baltimore.
In 1998, Lynn became an Entrepreneur. HobbieCom was born (named for her last name and the abbreviation for communications). Clients over the years have included Mike Tyson & Jackie Rowe’s Iron M.I.C. Entertainment; Music Executives Mark Pitts and Robert “Don Pooh” Cummins; Music Producers Rockwilder; Anthony Dent; Bink Dogg; and Bryan-Michael Cox; Recording Artist Lil Mo; Authors Sister Souljah, Queen Pen, Teri Woods; Events such as MTV’s “My Super Sweet 16” for Grammy Award Winner Chris Brown; Record Labels Ruff Ryders; Def Jam; Koch/E1 Entertainment; Tommy Boy; Sugar Hill; and Big Cat; and Rappers Cam’Ron; Juelz Santana; Khia; Gucci Mane; Joe Budden; Rasheeda; Reality Stars Kimbella and Dutchess & Ceaser, and more.
In 2011, Ms. Hobson recently established The Black & Blue Foundation. As a Survivor of a Domestic Violence attack, she states, “I am extremely excited about my new Foundation. There are so many women out there who have not spoken up about this epidemic”, states Lynn. Check out the Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/theblackandbluefoundation .
In May of 2015, Lynn earned her BA in Arts & Sciences from The City College of New York. “Though I attended Howard, I never finished my degree. I just jumped right into my career. So finishing was started feels awesome!”, states Lynn Hobson.
In addition to being a Publicist, she is currently a Motivational Speaker and Life Coach to young women worldwide. Her current clients are Dutchess & Ceaser of “Black Ink Crew” on VH-1; BBOD of Vh-1’s “Love & Hip-Hop”; Le & Ji of VH1’s “Twinning”; Somaya Reece of E! TV’s “Famously Single”; and The Cast of the smash hit YouTube series “Money & Violence”.
Lynn released her book, “Diary of A Hip-Hop Publicist” in October of, 2015 available for sale on Amazon. This book is an inspiration to anyone facing challenges in life. Lynn’s career reflections allow the reader to know and believe that all things are possible. In this book, Lynn keeps it real as she fights to keep her spiritual principles in tact while making it happen in the streets. It is a battle, but she makes it through to see another day, another show, another hit, and another client who has that sparkle in their eyes. That is … “Diary of A Hip Hop Publicist”.
Currently on tour, delivering motivational speeches, this year, Lynn has spoken at Williams Paterson University in New Jersey, The University of New Haven in CT, Georgetown University in Washington, DC, the Nation’s Capital Chapter for the Girl Scouts of America, Delaware State University, and several other women’s empowerment events. From Social Media Etiquette to Domestic Violence to Public Relations, Lynn makes a positive impact onto the lives of listeners.
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