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Hip Hop Podcast Network Launches

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Dave Mays, creator of The Source magazine, and Kendrick Ashton have partnered to launch Breakbeat, a multi-media podcast network built for the Hip-Hop community. The new network will include audio and video content.

“I’ve had a 40-year love affair with Hip-Hop, and over that time, it has grown into the most important cultural force in the world,” said Dave Mays, co-founder and CEO of Breakbeat. “Podcasting is a fast-growing and influential industry that provides Breakbeat with the opportunity to develop and showcase a collection of distinct voices, perspectives and stories from the Hip-Hop culture. Our vision for Breakbeat is for it to comprehensively serve the Hip-Hop community with the love, respect, and authenticity it so richly deserves.”

“The compelling stories, nuanced and sophisticated perspectives, and inspiring history of Hip-Hop need a platform that unapologetically embraces the beauty, power, and importance of the culture,” said Kendrick Ashton, co-founder of Breakbeat, which will also launch a technology division. “Breakbeat, which will be at the front of the culture, will be that platform.”

Here are a few of the shows Breakbeat will be rolling out. • The Don’t Call Me White Girl show features rising comedian, and viral social media sensation Don’t Call Me White Girl. The gritty Philadelphia native doesn’t hold her tongue as she delivers her unique brand of insight, advice, and commentary in this highly entertaining weekly audio-visual podcast. (Premieres Tuesday, September 28, 2021)

• Co-founder of Honey magazine, veteran media maven and cultural critic Kierna Mayo hosts Culturati: Conversations with Kierna Mayo, a colorful sonic world where Black women from Gen X to Gen Z— “bougie and ratchet” notwithstanding—are the official standard-bearers. Culturati explores cultural hot topics from the socio-political to the not-safe-for-work through engaging conversations with an array of important and fascinating thought-leaders, activists and celebrated artists, guided by a Hip-Hop Generation, dope AF Black feminist.Culturati is a bi-weekly audio podcast produced in partnership with PRX. (Premieres Tuesday, October 5, 2021)

• The Wrap It Up Show Starring Funny Marco is a weekly audio-visual podcast hosted by breakout Instagram star and sketch comedian Funny Marco, who has independently built an audience of over 10 million fans across his social platforms. Marco brings his comedic brilliance to the world of podcasting, interviewing and interacting with notables from the music and entertainment scene in Hip-Hop’s capital city of Atlanta. (Premieres October 2021).

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