Welcome to the November 2023 edition of DINO NUGGETS, FiveTwenty Collective’s music discovery show! This month we’re talking about international CHH, new November 2023 releases, problems with hustle culture, and more! PLUS we’re joined by Nomis and get to talk to him about his 2018 album Rhodes to Rome. This isn’t one to miss!

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Background music: The Return by peace586 & DSTL

Tracklist:

Hulvey & Aha Gazelle – More of You

Limoblaze & Elle Limebear – Over

Shai Linne – Elder Statesman

William Cata – Bully

Nomis – A Million and One

Ninajirachi – Wayside

AJR – Hole in the Bottom of My Brain

almost monday – sweet feelings

Audiomack recently launched their very first official Christian Hip Hop playlist, but the streaming giant isn’t done yet!

They’ve further announced a faith-based playlist series called Keep the Faith Going, which features curation from top artists in Christian Hip Hip and adjacent genres. So far there are seven entries in the series, including playlists created by Lecrae and Limoblaze.

Through the Keep the Faith Going series, fans can get to know their favorite artists on a deeper level by discovering songs that inspire them. Artists, likewise, get a chance to highlight the music that inspires them in their faith journey. “…Every waking day I remain in awe as to how good and loving God is,” said Limoblaze. “This drives my passion in everything I do, including music.”

 

We were fortunate to be able to ask Tanya Lawson, strategic marketing director of Audiomack’s Caribbean and Gospel music division, a few further questions about Keep the Faith Going.

FiveTwenty Collective: What’s the number one thing you hope listeners can get out of these playlists?

Tanya Lawson: To discover a new act they weren’t familiar with. Audiomack is a discovery platform, so of course that’s something we really want the listeners to get out of listening to these playlists.

FiveTwenty Collective: How did the Keep the Faith Going playlist series come about?

Tanya Lawson: The KTFG campaign was launched as a way to introduce Audiomack’s new gospel division. The campaign was designed to support gospel music on the platform. We wanted to raise awareness about the genre and inspire listeners to listen to gospel / inspirational music.

FiveTwenty Collective: So far the series includes playlist curation by some big names! If the series is successful, do you think there’s a possibility of expanding into more of an indie space?

Tanya Lawson: Yes, including indie artists in a campaign is our next step. Audiomack loves supporting indie artists, so … that’s actually our next step when this is successful.

 

Sounds like even more exciting stuff is on the horizon for Audiomack! Who do you want to see a Keep the Faith Going playlist from in the future? Let us know! Connect with us on Audiomack and listen to the #FIVETWENTYCO playlist.

Listen to Audiomack’s Keep the Faith Going – Lecrae playlist below:

Hip Hop and Afrobeats that are both powerful and message-heavy.

That is what listeners can expect from the new album Bridges from CHH veteran Da’ T.R.U.T.H. and Afro-Gospel sensation Limoblaze.

The nine-track album features atmospheric beats, catchy melodic elements, raw instrumentation, and grasping vocals. It is a testament and a journey to both artists’ diverse sound and style.

“In these dark and polarizing times, Bridges is a hope-filled album that fuses hip-hop and Afrobeat. It’s upbeat, fun, and energetic melodies will make you dance, while it’s provocative themes will make you think. Two of the most highly respected artists in their respective genres have teamed up to give us a body of work that will move the culture forward in building bridges, not barriers.”   – Da’ T.R.U.T.H.

The album is set to be a chart-hitting project as every track radiates a powerful aura that will have listeners hooked.

This highly anticipated release will be available on all digital stores on November 20, 2020.

Social Links

+ Da’ T.R.U.T.H.: Instagram – Facebook – Twitter – Spotify        + Limoblaze: Instagram – Facebook – Twitter – Spotify