MTV and Call & Response Announce Territory First Partnership

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MTV Australia has teamed up with Brisbane-based urban music specialists Call & Response to produce a new weekly series showcasing hip hop, rap and R&B music.

"MTV CALL & RESPONSE HIP HOP" will premiere tonight at 8:00PM AEDT with new episodes airing every Wednesday at 8:00PM AEDT on MTV Music on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Fetch.

Hosted by Australian music journalist Christopher Kevin Au, each episode of "MTV CALL & RESPONSE: HIP HOP" will feature urban music industry news from Australia, New Zealand and around the world, live tour information, music videos premieres, interviews and artist profiles.

Tonight’s premiere episode of "MTV CALL & RESPONSE HIP HOP" features music videos from Tkay Maidza (Flexin), Carmouflage Rose (Let Me Down ft George Maple), Kwame (No Time) and an Australian and New Zealand collaboration Raiza Biza & REMI Feat. Baro (Runner).

"Since launching a couple of years ago, our passion for exposing new Australian and New Zealand artists on a global scale has only grown," said Call & Response Director & Founder Josh Taylor-Anderson. "This partnership with MTV is just our first plank in a bridge for local urban artists to take on the world."

"There is immense talent within the Australian and Kiwi hip-hop community, and Call & Response have firmly established themselves as champions of artists within the genre," said Simon Bates, Vice President of MTV Asia Pacific. "’MTV CALL & RESPONSE: HIP HOP’ is the perfect addition our growing list of local initiatives such as MTV Upload, MTV Unplugged Melbourne and the soon-to-be-launched MTV TRL, each providing an opportunity to spotlight exciting local talent."

About MTV:

MTV is the leading youth media brand inspired by music, in nearly 180 countries and 450 million homes around the world, connecting with over 350 million fans across all social media platforms. A unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and new MTV Studios unit which produces new and reimagined content for SVOD and Linear platforms based on MTV’s library of over 200+ youth titles and franchises.

About Call & Response:

Call & Response is a music company specialising in hip-hop and urban culture. Champions of those shining a light on the burgeoning underground scene, the Brisbane-based national marketing agency is focused on serving and evolving hip hop and its culture both locally and internationally. Having worked with the likes of Carmouflage Rose, Tekashi 6IX9INE, Kwame, Cult Shotta, Trippie Redd, Juñor, ROMII, Midas.Gold and more. Call & Response are at the forefront of the next wave of Australian music. We not only work to support artists, but also events, brands and media amplifying the voices of the hip hop and urban music revolution.