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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Air Jordan VIII Custom 'Crying Jordan Meme' Edition

Air Jordan VIII Custom ‘Crying Jordan Meme’ Edition

It was only a matter of time. Yup, somebody crafted a custom pair of Air Jordan VIIIs with the Crying Jordan Meme on the tongues. Shout out to CryingKicks for coming up with these beauties. Though these Js are not currently for sale, they’re still worth inspecting from all angles. Check out the gallery below to get...
Vans Collegiate Shoe Design Competition

Vans Collegiate Shoe Design Competition

Vans is on the hunt for the University of Illinois’ best artists, creatives, designers, and sneaker heads. UIUC has been selected as one of the schools to participate in Vans’ Collegiate Shoe Design Competition. Interested? All you have to do is e-mail a picture of your own original artwork or graphic design to the e-mail address vans@neatoagency.com by tomorrow...
Nike Air Oscillate "Safari"

Nike Air Oscillate “Safari”

No, you aren’t going to see Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi face off on the hard courts of Flushing Meadows as the US Open gets set to start this weekend, but that doesn’t mean the two legendary tennis players aren’t still doing battle off the court. As usual, Sampras has come out swinging with his release...
BAPE Air Jordan 1 by JBF Customs

BAPE Air Jordan 1 by JBF Customs

This BAPE x Air Jordan 1 is everything but official, yet its something I think many of us would place under the “match made in heaven” category. JBF Customs took is upon themselves to create this one of a kind Air Jordan 1, utilizing an authentic BAPE jacket and black denim to reconstruct the shoe....
Palace x Bronze 56K Collection

Palace x Bronze 56K Collection

Today, London’s Palace Skateboards revealed their new collection with fellow New York skateboarding brand Bronze 56K. Coming off another classic collaboration with adidas Originals, Palace links with Bronze for an array of t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, hoodies, and decks featuring Palace’s signature logo dipped in bronze. Check out the drop below and make sure you head on over...
Supreme x The North Face 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Supreme x The North Face 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Supreme and The North Face are back with a brand new drop for their Spring/Summer 2015 Collection. The collection features Gore Windstopper® 3-layer denim on a jacket, backpack, duffel bag, hat and day pack. Also, the collection features four packable coaches available in different colorways. Be on the lookout for this to drop Thursday, April 23rd...
OVO x Mitchell & Ness x Toronto Raptors Spring/Summer 2015

OVO x Mitchell & Ness x Toronto Raptors Spring/Summer 2015

Although we’re in the midst of March Madness, Drake reminds us that the NBA has some fire of its own to provide us. This weekend, we were treated to a brand new collection from Drake’s October’s Very Own in partnership with the popular sports clothing company, Mitchell & Ness and the NBA’s Toronto Raptors. The collection is stocked...
adidas x The Hundreds Striker Pack

adidas x The Hundreds Striker Pack

What happens when skateboarding and soccer collide? The answer is simple: a dope collab from adidas and The Hundreds. These two brand names have teamed up before, and they’re now returning with some new heat just in time for the Spring. Bobby Hundreds, founder of the popular clothing brand, explains this collaboration as being an “inexplicable...
Palace Spring/Summer 2015 Lookbook

Palace Spring/Summer 2015 Lookbook

Today, the good folks at Palace released the lookbook for their new 2015 Spring/Summer collection. The drop features t-shirts, hats, jackets, windbreakers, and more. Check out the collection below and be sure to keep an eye out on the Palace webstore as the drop is set to release sometime this week.
Kanye West x adidas "Yeezy Season 1" Lookbook

Kanye West x adidas “Yeezy Season 1” Lookbook

Can Yeezy Season come any sooner enough or what?! Kanye West and adidas officially launched their “Yeezy Season 1” lookbook after images from it leaked earlier this week. The lookbook was shot by Jackie Nickerson and shows off the entire collection, displaying sweaters, jackets, boots, and shirts. Be on the lookout for the collection to...
UPC Unofficial ’15 Champaign Glo' Long Sleeve

UPC Unofficial ’15 Champaign Glo’ Long Sleeve

After a wildly successful drop in 2014, it was only right that we kept with tradition and followed up in 2015 with an exclusive UPC Unofficial design. Once again, we took a different approach and did something that has never been done before with Unofficial merch. To help our friends & fam commemorate the holiday, we’ve released the UPC...
adidas Originals x Kanye West: Yeezy Season 1

adidas Originals x Kanye West: Yeezy Season 1

Yeezy Season is officially upon us as Kanye West revealed his Yeezy Season 1 collection with adidas Originals for New York Fashion Week. The collection featured the Yeezy 750 Boost among other styles of footwear, outerwear, sweaters and more. One of the biggest surprises from the show was Kanye premiering the first track off his new...