Welcome to Urbana Poppin' Champaign, Your Premier Urban Channel. UPC was established in May 2010 with a focus on introducing new music to the masses in hopes of creating a better bond between deserving artists and fans. We still believe in that statement, however, in addition to staying true to our roots with a steady flow of music, we now offer our readers the latest in style, art, and much more.
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Campus Requisites: Matt M.

Campus Requisites: Matt M.

It’s been a while since our last installment of campus requisites, but we’re indeed back to introduce you to new UPC writer, Matt M. This UIUC senior hails from the western ‘burbs of Chicago. He’s a longtime metal-head turned rap fanatic. You can catch Matt rocking his Vans, Robert Geller jeans and Club Monaco backpack daily in his economic classes. Matt’s passions...
Interview: Povi

Interview: Povi

This past Wednesday, downtown Champaign’s High Dive hosted the second stop of the Red Bull Sound Select Tour. Red Bull Sound Select is a project that brings upcoming artists out of their local scenes to showcase their music. Last week, Chambana welcomed SZA and introduced to two rising artists, Povi and Lizzo. UPC got the chance...