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1/21/2004 9:46:02 AM

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Music Choice, the premier music television network, celebrates Black History Month with an encore presentation of the 4-part audio series, "The History of Hip Hop." The exclusive Music Choice series explores the roots of Hip-Hop from its beginnings in the mid-70s through its evolution to mainstream music of today. The series also includes trivia on Hip-Hop music as well as interactive polling of viewers. The exclusive audio series will air on the Music Choice Showcase channel throughout the month of February, with each edition airing throughout a week to accommodate the national audience. The Music Choice exclusive audio series will reach 33 million digital cable and DIRECTV homes nationally.

The first edition of "The History of Hip Hop" is entitled "The Formative Years 1975-1982" and features rap music's beginnings through Afrika Bambaata's Soul Sonic Force. The second show in the series, "The Pioneers of the Mid-80s," will discuss how emcees began to mix social messages with their rhymes, as well as go behind the scenes to discover the people behind the music. The third show, "The Golden Era 1986-1989," will cruise through the Golden era when rappers represented their hoods and the music spread from the east to the west coast. The show's finale, "The 90s," will demonstrate how Hip-Hop has gone mainstream.

"Music Choice viewers expect compelling content and 'The History of Hip Hop' delivers with an exclusive audio series that explores Hip Hop music's lineage," stated Damon Williams, Senior Director of Programming for Music Choice. "Music Choice is committed to being the choice for both non-stop music and exclusive music shows that can't be found anywhere else."

Each hour-long episode of "The History of Hip Hop" series will air on the Music Choice Showcase channel on the following dates and times:

Episode #1 - "The Formative Years 1975-1982" will premier on February 1st at 4pm, February 2nd at 12am, February 4th at 1pm, February 6th at 5:30pm and 8pm, and February 7th at 11am.*

Episode #2 - "The Pioneers of the Mid-80s" will air on February 8th at 4pm, February 9th at 12am, February 11th at 1pm, February 13th at 5:30pm and 8pm, and February 14th at 11am.*

Episode #3 - "The Golden Era 1986-1989" will air on February 15th at 4pm, February 16th at 12am, February 18th at 1pm, February 20th at 5:30pm and 8pm, and February 21st at 11am.*

Episode #4 - "The 90s" will air on February 22nd at 4pm, February 23rd at 12am, February 25th at 1pm, February 27th at 5:30pm and 8pm, and February 28th at 11am.*

Complete Series - All 4 Episodes back-to-back on February 29th at 5pm.*

*All times quoted are EASTERN TIME.

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