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 firstname.lastname@example.org
While you’re here, check out the live stream of the awards below!