In this special end-of-2023 episode, Alexander, Darius, and Daniel reflect on some of the most exciting albums released in the last calendar year and talk about what they’re excited about in 2024. We’ve got HEAVENONEARTH! Jon Keith! MercyMe and 90s punk rock? Check it out and let us know what you think!

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.

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Background music: Bagels by Me & the Boys

Tracklist:

Jon Keith – Eremos

NF – HOPE

Battz – Shuck N’ Jive

HEAVENONEARTH – HEAVENONEARTH

indie tribe. – L O W B L O W

KB – His Glory Alone II

Valley – Lost in Translation

John Davis – My Hope is Found in a God Who Can Raise Up the Dead

Juelz – Floorspace

Welcome to the April 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 April 2023 episode they’re talking Jude Barclay, DC Talk, NF’s newest album, and more! Listen to it on the FiveTwenty Mixcloud now!

DINO NUGGETS is also now on Substack, and going forward that will be the main place you can find it. Listen to it in the Substack app or online, or paste api.substack.com/feed/podcast/1246501/s/62118.rss into your favorite podcast app to get new episodes automatically in your podcast feed. (Find brief instructions for that here.)

Background Music for episode 02.04: Sketchbook by ImageryOnWax

Tracklist for episode 02.04:
nobigdyl. – Lighter Fluid
NF – Happy
Jude Barclay – Ex Broke Up W/ You
DC Talk – I Luv Rap Music
Jon Keith – All in Hand
Disciples of Christ – To Da Dome
Godlands – Charmer
Rob & Jay – Swimming in the Deep End
Sam MacPherson – Stretch

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Find the new episode on Mixcloud below or on Substack.

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!

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Welcome to a very special episode of DINO NUGGETS! Why is it special? Because we have our very first guest on the show, Lucas Brogdon of “That Band” and The Listening Party radio show! It’s the same stellar format as usual though, with each host bringing one new CHH release, one old CHH release, and one non CHH release. Check it out on the FiveTwenty Collective Mixcloud right now! We’re talking about NF’s new direction, buying CDs at Lifeway, some CHH hot takes, and Camp Electric. Plus a song lineup that’s honestly killer. Don’t miss it!

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Welcome to DINO NUGGETS season 2!!! This month we’ve got social media stories, CHH history, Dolly Parton, and more. It’s a great start to a new season of FiveTwenty Collective’s music listening show! Check it out on the FiveTwenty Collective Mixcloud now!

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The newest episode of FiveTwenty’s newest show, DINO NUGGETS, is out now! 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. This month: Misfits, Mineo, Marlowe, misinformation, and more! Check it out on the FiveTwenty Mixcloud now.

The Gospel Music Association has announced its award nominations for 2021.

The 52nd annual awards show is scheduled to be held on October 19th. Until then, there is exciting news for the independent CHH community.

While hip hop and the larger Christian music space have, let’s say, a somewhat rocky relationship, it is safe to say that the bigger name in the hip hop circle usually gets recognized. It’s understandable. The broader Christian audience may have some level of familiarity with the likes of artists like Lecrae, Andy Mineo, and Aaron Cole. However, a group of artists we are quite familiar with have a reason to hold their heads a bit higher.

JIMMY ROCK’s single Worth It (featuring DJ Mykael V, J. Crum, and Rockstar JT) caught the attention of the GMA’s in 2021.

 

While Worth It faces some stiff competition (you may notice a guy named Kanye is also on the ballot), the nomination itself feels like a big step for the sub-genre.

Give these guys their flowers!

Landing a nomination is huge! Now it’s up to the voters for this year’s awards to see how it plays out. Can the underdogs come up big? We’ll find out on October 19, 2021, as the Dove Awards are held in Nashville, TN.

Past winners of the Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year include:

  • Gawvi “Fight for Me” (2019)
  • Social Club Misfits “War Cry (ft. Tauren Wells)” (2018)
  • NF “Oh Lord” (2017)
  • Andy Mineo “Uncomfortable” (2016)

If you were given a vote by the GMAs, what would be your pick for Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year? Let us know in the comments!