— First Premiere, “Welcome to Blackroc,” Debuts Friday, June 10 —
Los Angeles, CA — In honor of Black Music Month, RLJ Entertainment’s Urban Movie Channel (UMC) presents a month long of tributes and new titles to be added on Fridays throughout June. Join UMC as it pays tribute to music legends, with a special focus on old school hip hop. Kicking off the month is the premiere of Welcome to Blakroc, from hip hop pioneer and producer Damon Dash. The music/performance documentary focuses on the making of the album of the same name by the Rock/Blues duo, The Black Keys, and features guest appearances from several hip hop acts, including Mos Def, Nicole Wray, Pharoahe Monch, Billy Danze of M.O.P., Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest, Jim Jones, NOE of ByrdGang, Raekwon, RZA and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard of Wu-Tang Clan. A follow-up documentary, Blakroc 2, will debut on UMC later in 2016. Also premiering this month is the docu-series Hip Hop Nation, a behind-the-scenes look at the Hip Hop movement and its influence on pop culture.
Available at urbanmoviechannel.com, UMC is the first urban-focused streaming service in North America showcasing quality and exclusive urban content designed for African American and urban audiences from RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE). Sign-up today for your free 14-day trial offer at www.UrbanMovieChannel.com. To join the conversation, follow @WatchUMC on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook (UrbanMovieChannel).
UMC – Urban Movie Channel was created by Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET). UMC is an urban-focused subscription streaming service in North America and features quality urban content showcasing feature films, documentaries, original series, stand-up comedy, and other exclusive content for African American and urban audiences. New titles added weekly include live stand-up specials like Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment Stand Up and Comedy Underground Series, and performances featuring Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx and comedic rock star Kevin Hart; dramas including Blackbird starring Academy Award® winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique, Isaiah Washington, and directed by Patrik-Ian Polk, and Playin’ For Love, starring and directed by Robert Townsend; documentaries including Bill Duke’s Dark Girls and I Ain’t Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac; action/thrillers including The Colony starring Laurence Fishburne; and stage play productions including What My Husband Doesn’t Know by David E. Talbert. For more information visit: www.urbanmoviechannel.com.
Traci Otey Blunt