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Urban One Celebrates Black Music Month with the Release of a For The Culture: The History of Black Music Podcast Series

Six Music Genres will be highlighted within a Podcast in Recognition of Black Music Month

(Washington, DC – June 1, 2021) – In celebration of Black Music Month, Urban One announced today the release of its new podcast series, For the Culture, A History of Black Music. The podcast features six episodes focused on the impact of several Black music genres on popular music today.

Every Wednesday during the month of June, the podcast will focus on various sounds, including Gospel, Funk, Philly Soul, Trap and Hip Hop, Go Go, and Chopped and Screwed and present interviews with music makers from each genre.

Colby Tyner, Vice President of Programming said, “We are excited to share these interesting stories that have roots in several of our markets through podcasts as we celebrate Black Music Month”

Reach Media syndicated radio host Angie Ange will host For the Culture, A History of Black Music. Angie Ange is a rising talent nationwide and will present content designed to entertain and enlighten Reach Media’s national audience with real discussions and insights from pioneers and celebrities who have contributed to the national/global rise of locally originated sounds in hotbed music markets (e.g. Trap music originated in Atlanta; Go-Go music out of Washington D.C.; Chopped and Screwed music out of Houston; and Soul music from Philadelphia).

Each genre has a unique story, and these customized podcasts have been curated to reflect their impact while providing an interesting take and background on the genre from conversations hosted by Radio One personalities across the country.

“For the Culture, A History of Black Music is a testament to the commitment, hard work, and dedication of the team that worked tirelessly to make this our most robust Black Music Month ever! This podcast stands as an example of our growing commitment to our listeners and audience,” said David Motta, Radio One’s Vice President of Digital Sales.

The schedule of podcast episodes are as follows:

For the Culture, A History of Black Music can be heard wherever you listen to podcasts and

1. Dyana Williams: Co-founded Black Music Month

2. AJ Calloway and Free: Hosts of 106th and Park, the first Black alternative to MTV’s TRL

3. Shirley Caesar: First female gospel artist to perform at Harvard

4. Soulja Boy: First rapper to have a music video on YouTube (so he said)

5. Monica: First youngest Black Grammy winner

6. Da Brat: First female rapper to go platinum

7. Kirk Franklin: First gospel artist to go to platinum with their debut album

8. Cathy Hughes: Founder of Radio One, the largest African-American-owned broadcasting company in the U.S.

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