UrbPress (initially known like Gangstasparty.com) is a
webzine completely devoted to US Black Music and culture: rap, hip hop, rnb, soul, jazz. Initially GangstasParty.com was founded in June 2004 and launched as a
beta site in July 2004 by founder and editor-in-chief Davide Amato.
GangstasParty.com was the first magazine who discussed all elements of the US hip-hop industry with a browseable reader, which is similar to the lay-out of
a printed magazine. The magazine has featured many luminaries in its pages, often highlighting artists before their big breaks. In February 2007, its first
print edition - called "Gangsta Magazine Italia" - was also distributed for free across Italy (italian language). "Gangsta Magazine Italia" was launched at
an event that took place in Florence called Danza in Fiera. As of January 2009, the magazine had published 21 issues. In November 2014, GangstasParty.com moved
to the domain UrbPress.com. Today, UrbPress presents reviews of new hip-hop releases, interviews with industry heavyweights
and upcoming artists, daily music news and exclusive events.