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!

FiveTwenty Collective Podcast: Season Four | Ep. 11
This month’s episode includes an Industry Insider Interview with Joe Henkel (@theJoeHenkel), an independent filmmaker. We also discuss the state of Twitter since Elon Musk’s takeover as well as announce the finalists for the 2022 .WAVMaker Awards.
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  • Music by DJ Barrcode/Barrcode Beats
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Eric N. Boston – Twitter: @EricBoston3 Truth Social: https://truthsocial.com/@EricBoston3  | xeroforhire – Twitter: @xeroforhire  Truth Social: https://truthsocial.com/@xeroforhire | King Davide tha Vessel – Twitter: @Yieldedman
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FiveTwenty Collective Podcast: Season Four | Ep. 10

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 Craig Lamar Brown, writer & director of “Shooting Doves”. We also discuss forgiveness within Christian culture as well as share news about the 2022 .WAVMaker Awards.

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FiveTwenty Collective Podcast: Season Four | Ep. 06

fivetwentycollective.com/fivetwenty-podcast | #3 on Feedspot’s “Best 20 Christian Hip Hop Podcasts” of 2022

This month’s episode includes an Industry Insider Interview with Kirk Nugent (@kirknugent) of How It All Werks. We also discuss the documentary “What Is a Woman”.

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Eric N. Boston – @EricBoston3 | xeroforhire – @xeroforhire

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FiveTwenty Collective Podcast: Season Four | Ep. 03

fivetwentycollective.com/fivetwenty-podcast | #3 on Feedspot’s “Best 20 Christian Hip Hop Podcasts” of 2022

This month’s episode includes an Industry Insider Interview with Poetics (@prodbypoetics), producer and artist. We also discuss our understanding of deconstruction based on our studies.

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Eric N. Boston – @EricBoston3 | xeroforhire – @xeroforhire

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“Faith Deconstruction: What It Is and How It Works” by Josh de Keijzer – https://joshdekeyzer.com/faith-deconstruction/

“Where music meets MINISTRY and the indie artist takes center stage”

FiveTwenty Collective Podcast: Season Four | Ep. 02

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This month’s episode includes an Industry Insider Interview with MC Till (@mctill) of Everybody’s Hip Hop and the Boom Bap Review. We also kick off a series about deconstruction, starting with defining this controversial term.

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Eric N. Boston – @EricBoston3

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“Faith Deconstruction: What It Is and How It Works” by Josh de Keijzer – https://joshdekeyzer.com/faith-deconstruction/

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“Where music meets MINISTRY and the indie artist takes center stage”

FiveTwenty Collective Podcast: Season Four | Ep. 01

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This month’s episode includes an Industry Insider Interview with Damien Ritter (@Dame_MEC) of Music Entrepreneur Club. We also discuss Audiomack’s new program “Supporters”.

 

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Eric N. Boston – Twitter 

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Audiomack Supporters | Music Entrepreneur Club

“Where music meets MINISTRY and the indie artist takes center stage”

On Season Three | Ep. 10 of the FiveTwenty Collective Podcast:

  • Featured song “Man Down” by Legacy
  • Industry Insider Interview with Andre Mullen of UGM Digital
  • Convo: “Christian Rap’s Mt. Rushmore, Pt. 2”
  • Sponsors: Nectar Distro, Show Me Christ Records, The Bookkeeper247
  • Music by DJ Barrcode | Barrcode Beats

“The Sauce” playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/63ZSO1AbegtknjTgY8G2to?si=7f574a09c5b0457c

“Man Down” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/32GocDhfBIAOeMcDQjgcCH?si=rAyMeQoOTQy0zS6GiX9oFw&dl_branch=1

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