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Spoken Worth "Love"

Originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, poet Spoken Worth has remained focused on a specific goal no matter where he may reside. The mission is to share God’s LOVE with all who he comes across. Life can be, and has been, difficult and trying. He understands that society is eagerly seeking something more. People need something greater than themselves. What better to offer than LOVE?

LOVE is releasing to digital streaming platforms on November 25, 2022. With production from Bway, this is Spoken Worth’s most unique release to date.

When describing the motivation behind the record, Spoken Worth explained,

LOVE was created because we live in a dry and weary land. Our culture is a culture of wilderness. Love is absent and our souls are dry, tired, and burdened.” He continued, “the song is both reflective and thought-provoking. At the same time exciting and something you can follow along to.”

Bway, who Spoken Worth refers to as a legend, helped to mix and fuse different types of sounds to truly make something special. It is a sincere journey along an everchanging soundscape that begins solemnly before reaching a crescendo of transparent maturity.

Accompanying the single’s release is a brand-new music video.

The visual remains simplistic in its nature, but thematically encompasses the feel of the record. The artist and a microphone; nature and its beauty; one message for all to grasp. The video can be viewed below and we would love for you to share your thoughts in the comments. Where do you rank LOVE among Spoken Worth’s discography?

 “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is LOVE.”

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Song Details

Title: LOVE

Artist: Spoken Worth

Release Date: November 25, 2022

Producer: Bway

Want to hear more from Spoken Worth? Check out his previous single.

The Positive Side of CHH

CHH is not without its flaws, but there is plenty to be thankful for.

During this season of Thanksgiving, FiveTwenty wants to wish everyone in the CHH community a blessed holiday. Even in a world full of uncertainty,  God has not forsaken nor abandoned us. Let this passage from Philippians remind us, “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

What are you thankful for when it comes to Christian hip-hop?

Maybe it is your favorite artist or a specific project that dropped this year. It could be relationships that have formed within the community. Perhaps you attribute your encounter with Christ to the genre. Whatever it is, now is a great time to share and show that appreciation.

Earlier this week, FiveTwenty held a panel via our YouTube channel that discussed the positives of CHH.

Featured on the stream were Josh Galla (New Release Today), Damo (Trackstarz), Bars (Bars and Beats Entertainment), and Brinson (Godchaserz Entertainment). Everyone involved is firmly invested in the CHH community. There was a lot of great discussion along with examples of showing thankfulness for a genre that means so much to so many people.

You can watch the full stream below, but here are a few notable quotes:

“People are seeing positives in CHH where they want to be a part of it, want to be exposed to it, and want to further the message of the Gospel through it. It’s a good time.” – Josh Galla

“I think something I’m looking forward to is more of the exposure. Seeing more people in my age group starting to realize that the stereotype of CHH being corny isn’t true anymore. I think that stereotype has lasted way too long.” – Bars

“I feel like there’s a lot more genuineness with the music, a lot more individuality, and a lot more diversity with the styles and sound of music.” – Damo

“We have so much potential to grow and to advance the Kingdom with this vehicle of Christian rap. I think that is such a positive.” – Brinson

This was a great conversation that I was able to be a part of. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. These are the types of discussions that we all need to be embracing and it is a goal of FiveTwenty to provide a platform for them to take place. Both in 2023 and beyond. When we talk about unity and being stronger together, here is an easy place to start. So, if you have something you want to talk about, much like Josh did, let us know and we’ll do our best to make it happen!

What do you view as the positives of CHH? Share them and your thanks in the comments below! #MakeCHHPositive

2022 .WAVMaker Awards

The 2022 .WAVMaker Awards are taking place on January 1, 2023

Fan-voting for this year’s awards has officially come to a close. Your votes have helped to determine this year’s finalists. Make sure to tune in as this year’s award show is being powered by Trackstarz and will be streamed live on the Trackstarz YouTube channel.

The finalists are:

Artist of the Year

  • Nu Tone
  • Brinson
  • BRM

Project of the Year

  • Nu Tone, ‘Heavenly Legacy’
  • Brinson, ‘Before He Cracks the Sky’
  • Eddy Puyol, ‘Pronounced Pooh-Yole’

Single of the Year

  • LilRed, “Memories”
  • Cutright, “Trophy”
  • Scribe Music, “Show & Tell”

Lyricist of the Year

  • Q-Flo
  • Cutright
  • YP aka Young Paul

Collaboration of the Year

  • Scribe Music and Nu Tone – “Duppy Conqueror”
  • TC, BRM, Hugh Holla – “Little Saint”
  • Trutha, Q-Flo, Prodi Da Prodigal, Legacy – “Resurrection”

Rookie of the Year

  • LilRed
  • Oatmeal
  • Untidld

Cover Art of the Year

  • LilRed, “Spiritual Warfare”
  • Brinson, ‘Before He Cracks the Sky’
  • Scribe Music, “Duppy Conqueror”

Producer of the Year

  • Newselph
  • El Vow
  • K-Drama

Female Artist of the Year

  • Reece Lache’
  • Tarcea Renee
  • Childlike CiCi

EP/Mixtape of the Year

  • Dezzy Yates, ‘Enjoy, The Mixtape’
  • Eternity, ‘Dreams & Schemes’
  • Arrowz of Truth, ‘AOT V.3: The Alien Revolution 90s Mixtape’

Again, shoutout to everyone who voted this year. We surpassed the total votes from last year, you’re awesome! 

If you want to get involved with this year’s .WAVMaker Awards, there are still sponsorship opportunities available. Click here for more details.

Cephas, Menace Movement and GO! Records artist.

Cephas joined FiveTwenty Collective on a live stream earlier this week and shared about his upcoming music.

Menace Movement artist Cephas dropped his debut project ‘America Shall Be Saved’ in March 2022. The release was a joint venture between Menace and Cephas’ own imprint, GO! Records. Not long after the release, he talked with FiveTwenty about the album and its purpose. As the year is wrapping up, Cephas is hard at work on his next project.

During a live-stream interview on November 8, 2022, Cephas announced his next album is coming soon.

Cephas and the Resistance: Pushback the New World Order [is] coming soon,” shared Cephas. “World-class artwork, getting it pressed to vinyl. A bunch of usual suspects plus some features that will throw y’all off. I’m just really excited to continue to make music in this space.”

The upcoming project is once again a joint release between Menace and GO!. It also fulfills the two-album commitment with Menace Movement. After Pushback the New World Order, the focus will be specifically on building the GO! Records imprint.

“When I originally signed on with Menace Movement, you know, Datin is like my best friend,” Cephas explained. “It made sense for me to start releasing music on his label. He always knew, and I always knew, that I had in the bag my own record label. Menace is the squad, but it’s semantics.”

For the new album, the help of a Spain-based artist was enlisted to collaborate on the artwork who has worked with the likes of MF Doom, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and more. It is also going to be Cephas’ first vinyl release. It is easy to see that he is going all in on this transition album.

While there is no official date for the project at this point, there is a single that, in his words, is “around the corner”.

In addition to sharing info on his new music, Cephas also addressed one of his recent tweets and the response it got from the Christian hip-hop community.

You can check out the live stream below. Make sure to subscribe to the FiveTwenty  Collective YouTube channel for future live interviews!

New York-based artist Sammie King released his second single of the year, Thank God making it a tribute to the holidays.

In this new record, Sammie pushes his faith to the forefront. Boldly professing his belief in God and crediting Him for his success.

“If it wasn’t for God I’d be in the streets” Sammie quotes in one of his lines.

He claims that he was homeless twice before the age of 18 and believes that God was looking out for him the entire time. Also on the record are Braelee & Fribble who both exemplify the message.

Releasing just two weeks before Thanksgiving, a holiday-themed music video dropped along with the single.

In the video, Sammie hosts a Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving amongst friends, at his house. There are definitely a couple of laughable moments. View the visual below!

Sammie King is a rapper/poet known for using his gifts and talents to spread positivity and inspire others. He uses his Christian faith and life experiences in a way that not only inspires and attracts young people but people of all ages.

Want more from Sammie King? Check out “Sobriety” featuring 350.

iNTELLECT and Procyse, "I'm So..." featuring TC

iNTELLECT and Procyse Look Through The Eyes of a Broken World With Their New Single I’m So…

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom – Proverbs 11:2”. Man may be God’s greatest creation, but at the same time the most foolish. It seems that society is determined to prove that we are smarter than God. We’ve gone so far as to pervert the things that are beautiful, to drape that which is lovely in a covering of shame. “…Your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Christian rap artists iNTELLECT (Ohio) and Procyse (Colorado) are no strangers when it comes to collaborating on records. The duo have teamed up on several releases including 2021’s joint EP ‘The Art of Grace’. I’m So… is the first offering off of the reworked version of the project that features Florida’s TC.

“Procyse and I really wanted to revisit ‘The Art of Grace’ EP and revamp it,” explained iNTELLECT. “We wanted to give it a totally fresh sound that reflects the direction that  we are heading in as we continue to collaborate. We plan to re-release the EP soon.”

Available on digital music retailers beginning November 4, 2022, the new version of I’m So… showcases high-level lyricsim and expertly crafted cadences. The boom bap drum pattern is accentuated by subtle strings and complimentary samples. It is a perfect bridge between golden era hip hop and modern era approach. I’m So… is a record that will connect with a widerange of hip hop audiophiles. 

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Song Details

Title: I’m So…

Artists: iNTELLECT, Procyse

Release Date: November 4, 2022

Production: F-Plus

Feature: TC

Engineering: iNTELLECT

Did you enjoy I’m So… by iNTELLECT and Procyse? Let us know your thoughts in the comments! Make sure to check out the original release of ‘The Art of Grace’ as we gear up for the re-release.

Mahogany Jones, "Cheque"

Mahogany Jones is a woman with vision and purpose.

A lyrical powerhouse, Jones has a lot to say through music. With a career spanning four full-length albums, features on over 30 compilations, and over 5 million combined streams, she is not slowing down.

With the release of Cheque, Jones continues to solidify her lyrical prowess amidst a unique creative backdrop.

Introducing the subtle swagger and intelligent framing of ideas combined, Mahogany Jones returns with a superb new single. It effectively unites nostalgia and originality throughout.

Brilliantly produced by JimmyAli, Cheque showcases the very best of the sharp-witted and compelling sound of Jones. The music and vocals stand tall in unison, creating the perfect kind of mood to uplift and thoughtfully motivate. Freshly released from the upcoming project ‘Better’, Cheque speaks volumes on behalf of the style and integrity that’s to follow.

Mahogany Jones has already graced the scene with a number of high-quality tracks.

Previous releases such as “Strong Friends/Weak Friends” and “You Got This” show her depth and breadth, as well as her desire for self-empowerment and mental health. These songs have garnered attention and support from organizations such as The John Lennon Songwriting Contest and The Recording Academy.

The skill and rhythmic embrace; the sharpness and smartness of the bars; Cheque encapsulates that evolution beautifully and continues to grow stronger.

“The best way to discuss business is to discuss it honestly and with confidence. It’s those conversations where deals are made and checks are cut.” – Sonically, Cheque floats in like smoke rings in the air. Mahogany Jones’ lyrics and tone undergird the notion that this is all business.

Peep the video for Cheque below.

To keep up with the latest from Mahogany Jones, check out www.thethirties.co/mahogany-jones

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Dee Black releases The Gospel According To & Announces partnership with Intercept/Universal Music Group.

Christian Rap artist Dee Black makes his return with a new project titled The Gospel According To. The seven-track EP takes listeners on a roller coaster of emotions. From dealing with doubt and self-esteem to faith and purpose.

The Gospel According To is produced by C-Life. Features on the project include Jordan Richmond, Emily Mohler, Norman Michael, T-Strike, and Sam Rainer.

‘The Gospel According To’ tracklisting

  1. Intro
  2. Get Lost/More
  3. Only What I Hear
  4. Still I Choose
  5. Perfect Imperfection
  6. Everything New
  7. Long Walk

In addition to announcing the new EP, Dee Black and Anthony Daughtry share progress in establishing HISstory Music Group.

The brand has formed a partnership with Intercept Distribution and Universal Music Group. HISstory is actively searching for artists and producers to add to its roster. They will be announcing new additions soon.

Reece Laché debuts her production chops on new single RUN.

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” – 1 Corinthians 9:24 

In the race of life, Reece Laché has gone through an array of experiences to reach the place she currently finds herself today. Regardless of whether she has been trying to stay ahead of the obstacles meant to slow her down or, as is now the case, running towards the ultimate of prizes, Laché has had a sole focus…RUN.

Not only does Laché continue to build on an amazing 2022 as an artist, which includes two project releases, but she further expands her already impressive skillset. RUN is the Louisiana native’s first release that is self-produced. The end result is a classic Laché record with high-energy, banging 808s, and an infectious vibe. In the music industry, artists quickly learn that it is a marathon and not a sprint. Another lesson learned by Laché is to, “be yourself, cause Jesus is watching!”

RUN drops on digital streaming platforms on October 28, 2022.

The record is the official follow-up to the acclaimed summer EP ‘Trust the Wave’ that featured the hit single “Do It Big” with Mike Teezy. 

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Song Details

Title: RUN

Artist: Reece Laché

Release Date: October 28, 2022

Production: Reece Laché

Rob Redeemed is Still Standin with latest single of 2022.

Saint Louis’ own Rob Redeemed has experienced the highs and lows of the music industry grind over the past decade. No matter what has been in his path, Rob has been able to lean on the steadfastness of God’s promises. As the apostle Paul wrote to the church at Corinth:

“For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10.

When challenges are faced, it is then when we discover just how strong the Jesus that resides in us truly is and we come out of them Still Standin.

Still Standin is Rob Redeemed’s newest single, released to digital music providers on October 28, 2022.

The record is produced by Raw Heatz and features engineering by Preston. Reflecting on the song’s message, Rob candidly shared, “Regardless of what I’ve been through, I’m Still Standin.”

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Song Details

Title: Still Standin

Artist: Rob Redeemed

Release Date: October 28, 2022

Production: Raw Heatz

Engineering: Preston