URBANBRIDGEZ CELEBRATES ‘BLACK MUSIC MONTH’



UrbanBridgez.com Celebrates Black Music Month Along With 10 Years of E-Zine Being Online!

New Exclusive Interviews with some of The Hottest R&B & Hip-Hop Artists Around!

MINNEAPOLIS, MN June 12, 2009 — June is officially Black Music Month and music e-zine UrbanBridgez.com, plans to celebrate it with the best of the best! On Monday June 15th it all kicks off! UrbanBridgez.com will begin a host of celebrity interviews starting off with singing sensation Shanice! Shanice speaks to the e-zine about her upcoming release, her latest acting role, her thoughts on Fergie after online media outlets reported a feud between the two stars and of course the theme, Black Music Month! Shanice’s interview will be the first in the history of the site to include some audio as well as the transcript of the interview. The 50 Essential R&B/Hip Hop songs (90’s till now) will be featured, compiled by the staff of UrbanBridgez and the members of the websites forum. Later this month the lists for the 50 Essential R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Videos will premiere.

On Tuesday June 16, the site will debut Jody Watley: Then to Now an Exclusive Interview with the legendary artist. Jody speaks on her latest release “The Makeover,” her incredible music career, the reason for her departure from Shalamar & Black Music Month. Rounding out the week, interviews with Tasha Scott, the former child star from “South Central” with the incredible voice. Now signed to Ray J’s KnockOut label and finally set to release her debut album next year. The New Boyz, the newest teen Hip-Hop duo with the hit single “You’re A Jerk” currently climbing up the charts and a huge hit in dance clubs across the nation — Speak to UrbanBridgez.com on their debut album dropping later this summer. Jevon “Vawn” Sims the host and creator of BET’s latest hit show “Welcome to Dreamland” starring producers Jazze Pha & Drumma Boy, is also interviewed for the e-zine next week. Singing sensation Coko ends the first week of celebrity interviews, from SWV to now Coko has had an amazing career and speaks to the site about her upcoming release “The Winner In Me” and much more!

Later this month more interviews will be featured as apart of UrbanBridgez.com‘s Black Music Month feature, with Ginuwine, Stefani Vara, D-Block, Amerie, Sentuary, and more! There will also be two surprise interviews with two R&B artists releasing highly anticipated albums later this year! Details on those interviews will be featured on the e-zine, the day before they premiere.

“The concept for this years Black Music Month feature came from Then to Now, a section we started last year on the relaunch of the site. Black Music is more than a month and the artists that are relevant to it are more than the new current artists. The artists from then paved the way for the artists of now and that’s what this feature is about! Our site has always been known for our interviews if nothing else, so it was important for us to make sure they were really on point for this. It’s also great to have the artists who we have supported over the years, support us for this special feature!” – Aries (CEO of Urban Bridgez Group)

Interviews isn’t the only focus on UrbanBridgez Black Music Month feature. The site will bring back the Round Table Discussion on June 22nd. This exclusive feature includes industry reps (radio, record label, publicity, marketing and management) speaking on various subjects that include — The current state of R&B and Hip-Hop, major labels vs. independent labels and much more. The first Round Table featured participation from major label reps as well as Stephen Hill President of Music Programming and Specials, for BET Networks. This years promises to top the first and help create some great dialogue between all who support good R&B and Hip-Hop music.

This month UrbanBridgez.com will also be giving visitors a chance to win some great prizes! Including copies of the 20th Anniversary Edition of Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing” due out June 30th on DVD/Blu-Ray! The new edition includes deleted scenes, a new documentary on the cast and crew, the making of the film and more. A review will also be featured on the e-zine Monday June 15th. The hot new duo Vistoso Bosses signed copies of their hit single “Delirious” for giveaway, not to mention 3 prize packs will be given away that will include CDs and DVDs. One lucky visitor will also win a new Zune player with music already loaded by Stefani Vara.

More features and surprises will also be apart of this special feature running from June 15th till June 30th, only on UrbanBridgez.com

This year marks the 10th year anniversary of the e-zine. T M H Entertainment launched the e-zine of the same name in 1999, a year after launching a messageboard online. In late 2005, T M H folded into Urban Bridgez Group. Earlier this year, UrbanBridgez.com changed their format from website to blog format. A few weeks ago on June 1st, the blog was relaunched. In their 10 year history, the site has conducted exclusive interviews with some of the most recognizable names in music. Including R. Kelly, New Edition, Brandy, T-Pain, Tamia, Young Jeezy, Ciara, Kelly Rowland, Macy Gray, Nelly, T.I., Ne-Yo, John Legend and a host of others. In October, the site will celebrate the legacy of T M H/UBG in a month long feature, kicking off with a celebration party in New York.

About UrbanBridgez

UrbanBridgez is an online magazine for R&B and Hip-Hop music. As well as an urban-pop culture that includes exclusive interviews, news, contests, lifestyle trends and a very active community forum that has been online since 1998. Since it’s launch, UrbanBridgez.com has been featured on various recording artists official websites, marketing sell sheets and last year on the now defunct TRL on MTV.

UrbanBridgez.com is presented by Urban Bridgez Group. UBG specializes in a host of services including marketing, promotions, web design, grassroots promotions and just recently artist management.

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