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.  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. 

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:

Episode 1                The History of Gospel Music                                  Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Episode 2                The History of Trap/Hip Hop                                  Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Episode 3                The History of Funk Music                                     Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Episode 4                The History of Soul Music                                      Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Episode 5                The History of Chopped and Screwed Music           Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Episode 6                The History of Go-Go Music                                   Wednesday, July 7, 2021

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