Welcome to the June 2023 edition of DINO NUGGETS, FiveTwenty’s music discovery show! Half podcast, half radio show, on DINO NUGGETS each host brings

  • One new CHH release
  • One old CHH release
  • One non CHH release

to listen to and discuss. For this episode Darius is joined by FiveTwenty Collective’s Eric Boston to talk about fresh releases from the month of June, the future of the indie tribe., CHH collaboration history, and rock band comeback music. Listen on the FiveTwenty Collective Substack now! Plus you can paste api.substack.com/feed/podcast/1246501/s/62118.rss into your favorite podcast app to get new episodes automatically in your podcast feed. Tune in!

Connect with Darius and Eric on Twitter and follow the DINO NUGGETS playlist on Apple Music or Spotify.

 

Background music: Satellite Kite (Instrumentals) by Beautiful Eulogy

 

Tracklist:

GB, JusRzd, & TLS – The Recipe

indie tribe. – CASKET (Live from Holy Smoke Sessions)

Phonetic Composition – Word Perfect

John Wells – The Tonic – The Signature

Anberlin – Lacerate

Origami Angel – The Brightest Days

Welcome to the May episode of DINO NUGGETS, FiveTwenty’s music discovery show! Half podcast, half radio show, on DINO NUGGETS each host brings

  • One new CHH release
  • One old CHH release
  • One non CHH release

to listen to and discuss. For the May 2023 episode they’re talking Jon Keith, throwback Social Club Misfits, and more, and maybe having a little too much fun. Listen on the FiveTwenty Collective Substack now! Plus you can paste api.substack.com/feed/podcast/1246501/s/62118.rss into your favorite podcast app to get new episodes automatically in your podcast feed. Thanks for listening!

Connect with AlexanderDaniel, and Darius on Instagram, and follow the DINO NUGGETS playlist on Apple Music or Spotify.

 

Background music: For the Off Day and For the Afternoon by Lofi Sunday

 

Tracklist:

Jon Keith – Too Involved

Trip Lee – Lay Down

FiveTwenty Collective – DeepSpace5oul (FiveTwenty Staff Cypher) [feat. King David tha Vessel, Zach Menshouse, Darius Mullin, Pacaso Ramirez, BigSwiss, The Legend of XERO, Eric Boston, and Mr.C]

Lecrae – Dirty Water

Ruslan – Americana

Social Club Misfits – Into the Night

Dominic Fike – Ant Pile

The Knocks – I Promise

Corey Kilgannon – Spring (feat. Trella)

Welcome to the March episode of DINO NUGGETS, FiveTwenty’s music discovery show! Half podcast, half radio show, on DINO NUGGETS each host brings

  • One new CHH release
  • One old CHH release
  • One non CHH release

to listen to and discuss. And this month they’re joined by guest co-host Eric Boston to talk about the vinyl resurgence, favorite Andy Mineo albums, the best way to listen to house music, NF’s latest video, and more. Listen to it on the FiveTwenty Mixcloud now!

Connect with Alexander, Daniel, Darius, and Eric, and follow the DINO NUGGETS playlist on Apple Music or Spotify.

FiveTwenty Podcast, Season Five | Episode 02

FiveTwenty Podcast: Season Five | Ep. 02

fivetwentycollective.com/fivetwenty-podcast | #1 on Feedspot’s “Best 20 Christian Hip Hop Podcasts” of 2022 | 2022 Kingdom Choice Awards Nominee for Radio Show/Podcast

This month’s episode includes an Industry Insider Interview with Brittany Franklin (@YNFCast) of You’re Not Finished. We also discuss the Top Ten Banished Words of 2023.

Details:

  • Podcast theme by Pacaso Ramirez
  • Music by DJ Barrcode/Barrcode Beats Episode
  • Sponsors: Eternity, The Bookkeeper247

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Twitter – http://twitter.com/fivetwenty_co | Instagram – http://instagram.com/fivetwenty_co | Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/FiveTwentyCHH

Host Info:

Eric N. Boston – Twitter: @EricBoston3 | xeroforhire – Twitter: @xeroforhire | KD tha Vessel – Twitter: @yieldedman

Additional Links

You’re Not Finished Website https://yourenotfinished.com/

“An inflection point for GOATs: Please quiet quit these ‘banished words’ moving forward” https://www.npr.org/2023/01/01/1146517288/goat-gaslighting-banished-words

indie. CHRISTIAN. Culture.

FiveTwenty Podcast: Season Five | Episode 01

FiveTwenty Collective Podcast: Season Five | Ep. 01

fivetwentycollective.com/fivetwenty-podcast | #1 on Feedspot’s “Best 20 Christian Hip Hop Podcasts” of 2022 | 2022 Kingdom Choice Awards Nominee for Radio Show/Podcast

This month’s episode includes an Industry Insider Interview with JDun (@jdunrrp) of Rapture Ready Productions and Getting Things Dun. We also discuss how listeners are adjusting their music experience in 2023.

Details:

  • Podcast theme by Pacaso Ramirez
  • Music by DJ Barrcode/Barrcode Beats
  • Episode Sponsors: The Bookkeeper247 | Eternity, ‘Dreaming’ EP

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Host Info:

Eric N. Boston – Twitter: @EricBoston3 Truth Social: https://truthsocial.com/@EricBoston3| xeroforhire – Twitter: @xeroforhire  Truth Social: https://truthsocial.com/@xeroforhire

Additional Links

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/sep/27/theres-endless-choice-but-youre-not-listening-fans-quitting-spotify-to-save-their-love-of-music

https://www.youtube.com/@GettingThingsDun

indie. CHRISTIAN. Culture.

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2022 .WAVMaker Awards

The 2022 .WAVMaker Awards kicked off the new year for indie faith-based hip hop.

FiveTwenty Collective and the legendary Trackstarz teamed up to deliver the only awards dedicated to independent Christian hip hop. 

This year’s .WAVMaker Awards was hosted by Eric Boston, Ryan Righteous, and DJ Jeremaya. It was live-streamed on the Trackstarz YouTube channel. Featuring 10 individual awards, Jeremaya also announced the 2023 Next Up artists which is an annual recognition for artists set to have a big year musically.

2022 .WAVMaker Award Winners

  • Rookie of the Year (sponsored by Dude.FM): Oatmeal
  • Cover Art of the Year (sponsored by Nectar Distro): Before He Cracks the Sky, Brinson
  • Female Artist of the Year (sponsored by FiveTwenty Presents): Reece Lache
  • Producer of the Year (sponsored by Not The Same Podcast): Newselph
  • Collaboration of the Year (sponsored by Kingdom Club Apparel): Resurrection, Trutha/Q-Flo/Prodi Da Prodigal/Legacy
  • EP/Mixtape of the Year (sponsored by Afresh Culture): Enjoy, The Mixtape, Dezzy Yates
  • Lyricist of the Year (sponsored by Club His Hop): Q-Flo
  • Single of the Year (sponsored by Blood Related Clothing): Show & Tell, Scribe Music ft. Kody Free
  • Project of the Year (sponsored by Godchaserz Entertainment): Before He Cracks the Sky, Brinson
  • Artist of the Year (sponsored by The Bookkeeper247): Brinson

Shout out to all of this year’s winners! What a way to start 2023. This year is sure to be amazing and we are excited to be along for the ride.

Want to make sure you are on our radar for the 2023 .WAVMaker Awards? Hit our Submission form when you are dropping new music all year long or send your press releases to contact@fivetwentycollective.com

While you’re here, check out the live stream of the awards below!

Godchaserz Podcast featuring Eric N. Boston

The Godchaserz Podcast, hosted by the homie Brinson, recently featured FiveTwenty Collective founder Eric N. Boston.

During the podcast, Brinson and Boston talked about several topics including:

  • Christian Hip Hop
  • Faith
  • Music
  • Tech

Listen to the podcast below!

FiveTwenty Podcast | Season Four, Episode 12

FiveTwenty Collective Podcast: Season Four | Ep. 12

fivetwentycollective.com/fivetwenty-podcast | #1 on Feedspot’s “Best 20 Christian Hip Hop Podcasts” of 2022 | 2022 Kingdom Choice Awards Nominee for Radio Show/Podcast

This month’s episode includes an Industry Insider Interview with Elfsige (@Elfsige @EsportsAog) from Armor of God Esports. We also discuss our 2022 and reveal what’s coming in 2023 to FiveTwenty Collective.

Details:

  • Podcast theme by Pacaso Ramirez
  • Music by DJ Barrcode/Barrcode Beats
  • Episode Sponsors: The Bookkeeper247 | Kingdom Club Apparel

Follow us on your favorite podcasting platform http://fivetwentycollective.com/where-to-listen

Subscribe:

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Host Info:

Eric N. Boston – Twitter: @EricBoston3 Truth Social: https://truthsocial.com/@EricBoston3 | xeroforhire – Twitter: @xeroforhire Truth Social: https://truthsocial.com/@xeroforhire

Additional Links

Armor of God Esports armorofgod.gg

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FiveTwenty Live Stream: Queer Christianity???

One of the goals of the FiveTwenty Collective platform is to advocate for unity within the Body of CHRIST.

First, and quite often, this involves having difficult dialogues with the intent of bridging any gaps in understanding.

We filter current events and issues concerning The Church through the WORD of GOD. We believe that we have to be willing to take these hard, unpopular looks and have engaging discussions in an effort to galvanize the troops. Doing so provides the Saints with actionable intelligence and CHRIST-like responses to use. Our job is to trumpet GOD’s heart and mind concerning HIS people as it relates to indie, CHRISTian culture. 

We’ve seen an increasing onset of societally unsound doctrines. The FiveTwenty Collective podcast crew (Eric Boston, xeroforhire, and King David tha Vessel),  along with special guest Switch of the That’s Not Christian Podcast, sat down to tackle one of those falsehoods currently making the rounds: “queer Christianity”.

Could it really be possible to love GOD, live Saved, and be in open rebellion to HIS WORD?

The short and direct answer to that question is a resounding “No”.

This live stream was inspired by a video from The Crew’s Hip Hop Corner. In their video Openly Gay Christian rapper Erica Mason Gives advice on dealing with Hate comments from Christians, The Crew shares statements made by the aforementioned artist. Mason stated:

“I understand that their feelings of anger, hurt, and frustration is their problem. Not mine. If a Christian dislikes me because I’m openly queer, that’s their burden to carry. Not mine. I refuse to allow someone’s anger, disgust, frustration, etc to stop me from seeing God clearly and being loved clearly.”

Our conversation centered on the numerous ways the enemy will attempt to get individuals to buy into his lies.

The sin that one chooses causes one to make other choices by default…like being ostracized. Is criticism always criticism?

If we love someone, is it our duty to say something? Do we, as Christians, do a good job of speaking the truth in love? Are we as consistent against other sin issues as we are against homosexuality? Should we be willing to speak the truth, even at the risk of a platform’s popularity?

This conversation covered it all and then some. All respectfully. All biblically. 

It is the job of the Believer to earnestly contend for the Faith that was once delivered unto the Saints (Jude vs 3). It is our prayer that this, and other discussions like it, are fuel to the fire and encouragement to the CHH space and beyond. Especially as we continue to prioritize advancing GOD’s Kingdom, HIS way. 

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