After almost fifteen years writing for The SourceXXLURBVibe, and five years as editor-in-chief at RIME, James Dunn has seen more press kits than you’ve seen packed lunches, and sent more emails than you’ve sent instant messages. Since taking his editorial experience across the desk in 2005 as head of L.A.-based Dunn Deal PR, he has logged more industry contacts than you’ve logged into Facebook, and planned more publicity campaigns than you’ve planned trips to the barbershop. 

We love urban culture. We understand it. We know how to represent it. We pitch material daily to editorsbloggerswritersradio music directorsdeejays and content reviewers across the world. Print publications, from newsstand favorites to regional alt-weeklies to college newspapers. Web magazines, from urban mainstays to political e-zines to hundreds of music blogs. Radio stations, from hundreds of college music directors to thousands of college and commercial deejays whose email inboxes receive singles from Dunn Deal every week. Video outlets, from cable giants to burgeoning online hubs.

We’ve worked projects featuring Kendrick Lamar, Mobb Deep, Sean Price, Masta Ace, E-40, Kool G Rap and M.O.P. We’re responsible for delivering Def Jam singles to DJs worldwide from the likes of Jay-Z, Nas, Kanye West, Big Sean, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Jeremih, DMX and Pusha T. We’ve represented indie rap phenom Murs, and California Golden Era greats The Pharcyde. Urban music is our foundation, but not our limitation. We’ve worked fine art projects from The RZA as well as Rick Allen of Def Leppard and Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction. We’ve represented Bootsy Collins’ online bass guitar school The Funk University, featuring professors Meshell N’DegeocelloStanley ClarkeLes ClaypoolLarry Graham and more. We’ve represented the world’s first Toy Art Gallery. We’re spreading New Orleans producer DJ Quickie Mart‘s artist-sanctioned dubstep remixes of tracks from artists like Freddie Gibbs across the net.

So what do you have? An album or a mixtape? A single or a video? An art line or a novel? $50,000 or $500?Tell us what you got, tell us what you want, and we’ll tell you what we can do for you.


james [at] dunndealpr [dot] com