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Welcome to DINO NUGGETS, FiveTwenty’s own music discovery show! It’s the last episode of season 1 and as always your hosts are bringing you nine bangers to listen to and discuss. This month: The Cross Movement, cyphers, and pizza vibes. Plus! the guys disagree on the best way to listen to music for the first time, and be on the lookout for an upcoming bonus episode! Check it out on the FiveTwenty Collective Mixcloud now!

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The 2022 Kingdom Choice Awards, the official Christian Hip Hop (CHH)/Urban Gospel awards show, is going big!

This year the show comes to Broadway.

For more than 10 years the KCA’s have embodied the authenticity of the CHH culture. The show has highlighted both hip hop legends and pioneers. It also embraces the artists that represent the genre’s future. In 2022 things are no different. Well, maybe there’s one exception. The music will be shining in the brightest lights around! The KCA’s are moving to the heart of entertainment when the curtain rises on October 1, 2022, at the Peter Norton Symphony Space.

The highlight of the evening will be the award for KCA Honorary Recipient 2022.

This Year’s Recipient

This award goes to an individual who has had a great impact on the CHH/Urban Gospel genre throughout an extended career. This year’s nominee is none other than The Ambassador. Founding member of the legendary group The Cross Movement.

Amba, as he is affectionately known, stands as an example of how hip hop can be properly submitted to God while avoiding the typical corruptions commonly associated with it.

About The Ambassador

The Ambassador is a native of New York and came of age during hip hop’s maturation.

Amba followed both the positive and negative leads of the genre’s heroes. Until the Lord began to shape him into the man He would use to inspire countless people for the Kingdom. His groundbreaking solo debut, ‘Christology: In Laymen’s Terms’, delivered intense scripturally rooted lyrics set in poetic, dynamic flow. The Ambassador has released a string of critically acclaimed albums, both as a solo artist and as a member of The Cross Movement, including the Grammy and Stellar nominated ‘HIStory: Our Place In His Story’. 

Now, as Amba prepares to release a new project, it is an honor for the KCA’s to recognize him and his incredible achievements as 2022’s Honorary Recipient. 

Support the KCA’s

The Kingdom Choice Awards would love your support as the team felt led to head to upper Broadway and the prestigious Peter Norton’s Symphony Space.

Marcus Hall, Kingdom Time Enterprises CEO, stated, “This move is a leap of faith, but I’m confident that if we get the support we need it will be successful. I’d rather try and fail than fail to try. From day one, the KCA was a faith move. For over a decade, God has always showed himself to be faithful.”

You can find more information about the 2022 Kingdom Choice Awards, including event details and sponsoring opportunities, at kingdomtimemedia.com.

Hip-hop collective 1K FAMO (Family Always Moving Obstacles), consists of 1K Phew, 1K Pson, Don Tino, Chris Elijah, and Chozen. They recently released a new song and music video, Thug Love.

Longtime Christian hip-hop fans will notice an especially interesting aspect of this release. It pays homage to another, highly influential hip-hop collective: The Cross Movement.

Primarily active between 1996 and 2008, The Cross Movement were pioneers in the world of Christian Hip-Hop.

Thug Love makes several references to Cross Movement’s song “Know Me (Huh, What?)” off their 2000 release ‘Human Emergency’. Included are sonic similarities between J2’s instrumental for Thug Love and DJ Official’s original instrumental for “Know Me (Huh, What?)”; references to The Cross Movement’s chorus; and even a clip of the “Know Me (Huh, What?)” music video at the beginning of 1K FAMO’s music video.

“Huh, pop my pop like soda / Cross Movement reloaded (loaded),” Don Tino raps on the single, implying 1K FAMO is a new, fresh collective in the same vein as The Cross Movement.

Thug Love is the lead single from 1K FAMO’s upcoming project, ‘S.O.S.’

FiveTwenty’s own Eric Boston recently sat down with The Ambassador of Cross Movement. Catch that interview here.

Watch the music video for “Thug Love” here:

Watch the music video for “Know Me (Huh, What?)” here: