In celebration of Black Music Month, Urban One is out with a new podcast series called For the Culture, A History of Black Music. The six-episode series will focus on the impact of Black music genres on popular music today. Published each Wednesday throughout June, the podcast will focus on various styles including gospel, funk, Philly soul, trap and hip-hop, go-go, and chopped and screwed. The podcast, hosted by Angie Ange of the Reach Media-syndicated “The Morning Hustle,” will feature interviews with music makers from each genre.
“We are excited to share these interesting stories that have roots in several of our markets through podcasts as we celebrate Black Music Month,” VP/Programming Colby Tyner said in a release.
“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,” VP/Digital Sales David Motta added. “This podcast stands as an example of our growing commitment to our listeners and audience.”
The podcast schedule is as follows: “The History of Gospel Music” (June 2); “The History of Trap/Hip Hop” (June 9); “The History of Funk Music” (June 16); “The History of Soul Music” (June 23); “The History of Chopped and Screwed Music” (June 30); “The History of Go-Go Music” (July 7).