SOURCE: PodShow, Inc.

October 26, 2006 07:00 ET

Critically Acclaimed Filmmaker Casts MTV Talent to Launch The Hyphy Show on PodShow

Film Festival Favorite Kevin Epps of 'Straight Outta Hunter's Point' Teams With Malika of MTV's 'Making the Band'

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 26, 2006 -- PodShow, Inc., the digital media network delivering thousands of hours of the best in podcasting, audio, video and other killer content to an audience of millions, today announced the launch of The Hyphy Show on PodShow™. The Hyphy Show takes people inside Hyphy fashion, music and culture, letting audiences comment, interact and join the show at hyphy.podshow.com.

The Hyphy Show is produced by Kevin Epps, the critically acclaimed and commercially successful indie filmmaker who created "Straight Outta Hunter's Point," and the much anticipated "Rap Game." Hosting The Hyphy Show, Malika of MTV's "Making the Band," introduces music, videos and interviews the artists and influences at the very roots of hyphy in the "Yay Area."

"Kevin is an incredible filmmaker with a direct connection to the Hyphy movement," said Adam Curry, PodShow Co Founder and President. "Malika is the perfect host for the vibe that Kevin is creating. The first two episodes blew me away, and I know that the others are going to be great."

"Bringing talented young producers, filmmakers and personalities into PodShow+ is helping to create new formats," said Ron Bloom, PodShow Co Founder and CEO. "The Hyphy Show helps introduce the rest of the world to a new culture and at the same time is helping to attract new talent to the PodShow network who have heard the buzz around this project."

"PodShow's natural understanding of how culture, music and video connect made me sure that I'd found a home for my work," said Kevin Epps, creator and producer of The Hyphy Show. "Hyphy is about positive vibes and an independent mindset -- breaking all the rules -- there's no question that PodShow enables fans of Hyphy to bring that community online, and to take The Hyphy Show to fans throughout the US, and even overseas."

To see the first episode of The Hyphy Show, featuring a release party interview with Mista FAB, go to hyphy.podshow.com and click it and get it.

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