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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UPC Presents: Halloween Bash 2k15

UPC Presents: Halloween Bash 2k15

It’s been a minute since our last party, so we decided to kick off Halloween weekend with an exclusive UPC event. We’re teaming up with our friends at I’m Shmacked, Red Bull and 50 Diamonds to bring you the Halloween Bash 2k15. We’re going to be bumping all your favorite tunes, with free drinks on deck all night. The event...
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...
UPC Stickers Now Available

UPC Stickers Now Available

Yessir, new UPC stickers are here! It’s been a while since we re-upped on some stickers so we thought this would be the perfect time. Rep UPC this Spring season & get some stickers to slap on your laptop, desk or [insert object here]. Grab your sticker pack via our online store today; each pack...
UPC Unofficial '14 Golden Legacy Long Sleeve

UPC Unofficial ’14 Golden Legacy Long Sleeve

Let’s be honest. Unofficial merch is a funny thing. Rarely does it actually stand out and rarely does it outlast the 24 hours of boozing you may (or may not) partake in. This year we wanted to do something both aesthetically pleasing and commemorative of the holiday.  After the overwhelmingly positive feedback from our drop last...
Throwback Thursday: UPC The Beat Vault Vol.1

Throwback Thursday: UPC The Beat Vault Vol.1

This post was originally posted on UPC on January 31st, 2012. It has resurfaced in honor of our upcoming second installment, UPC Presents: The Beat Vault Vol. 2, scheduled for release in early 2014. If you’re a producer and would like to be featured, please send us your music for review. When it comes to...
UPC Presents: Chief Fall 2013 Campus Lookbook

UPC Presents: Chief Fall 2013 Campus Lookbook

Looking for some new gear to rock? We’ve got you covered. Much like our drop last season, we’ve decided to do a quick lookbook for the Chief products we have currently available on our online store. This time around we have number of new styles, including two color ways in the Paramount t-shirt (navy & grey) as well as...
UPC Presents: The Social Experiment Experience

UPC Presents: The Social Experiment Experience

It’s no surprise that we’re big fans of Chance The Rapper here at UPC. From #10Day to Acid Rap, Chano has held our attention and had our support. When we heard he was coming to Champaign to kick off his first national tour titled the Social Experiment, we knew we had to get involved in some...
Review: UPC Presents Collab & Listen

Review: UPC Presents Collab & Listen

First off, thank you to everyone who came out last Thursday for our show at the Canopy Club! The UPC team had a great time rockin’ with you all at our Collab & Listen event. Much love to all the DJ’s who performed including our homies The Interns, Epilep[c] and DJ Mellow. Collab & Listen...
UPC Presents: Collab & Listen

UPC Presents: Collab & Listen

Once again, UPC is back puttin’ beats in your brain and booze in your belly, all night long. On Thursday, April 25th, the Canopy Club will play host to our latest event, Collab & Listen. Some of our favorite local artists will be delivering a tantalizing array of hip-hop, moombah, and trap, with performances by...
UPC.FM Vol. 2: Deep Bass (Hosted by Homemade Spaceship)

UPC.FM Vol. 2: Deep Bass (Hosted by Homemade Spaceship)

Artwork by ĐG. Coming at you with the second installment in our exclusive mix series, we bring you UPC.FM Vol. 2: Deep Bass hosted by our good friend from Chicago, Homemade Spaceship. Differing from his produced tracks, the mix is full of his select favorites ranging from dub, trap, to heavy house. You’re missing if you have...
UPC Unofficial '13 Baseball T-Shirt

UPC Unofficial ’13 Baseball T-Shirt

In honor of Unofficial on Friday, we made a limited run on some gear for our friends and fam. We decided to recreate the UPC logo into something more old-school, giving it a true retro baseball jersey feel. The UPC Unofficial ’13 Baseball T-Shirt also features “UNOFFICIAL” and “13” on the back in kelly-green with...
UPC Presents: Certified Dope ft. ### and FootwoRk

UPC Presents: Certified Dope ft. ### and FootwoRk

To coincide with the release of our latest mix, UPC.FM Vol. 1: #CertifiedDope (Hosted by Epilep[c]), we’ve partnered with Rockstar Energy Drink for a #CertifiedDope showcase. The trap & bass infused show will feature performances by ### (PoundPoundPound), FootwoRk, as well as Belly, The Interns, and Epilep[c]. It all goes down on Saturday, February 23rd...