On September 24, Christian hip-hop and urban gospel community gathered to recognize God’s talented children at the 7th Annual Kingdom Choice Awards.
KCA isn’t your typical churchy event. There’s a different kind of vibe. It’s raw, comfortable, urban. It’s hip-hop. No suits and ties, but dope tees and kicks.
A young crowd filled up the Kumble Theater in Brooklyn where Heavy Hitter DJ Tony Tone set the mood for the show hosted by comedian C-King. Black Jewelz opened up, while Angie Rose, Mission and more also hit the stage.
Here are some of the winners from this year:
Album of the Year: Fly Exam (J Givens)
Lyricist of the Year: Th3 Saga
CHH DJ of the Year: DJ Tony Tone
Music Video of the Year: “Guns x Roses” (Eshon Burgundy)
Male Rap Minister of the Year: Eshon Burgundy
Urban Gospel Singer of the Year: Sean C. Johnson
Hip-Hop Collab Single of the Year: “Forward” (Flame ft. Jai)
Kingdom Choice Urban Gospel Single: Jor’Dan Armstrong
Kingdom Choice Up Next Award: Jered Sanders
In addition to the unique awards above, KCA also presented Flame as an Honorary Recipient for 10+ years of Kingdom music.
“KCA2016 in NYC was sold out! Truly encouraging to see so many people impacted by Christian rap & inspired to be on mission for our Lord,” he said via Twitter.
— FLAME (@FLAME314) September 22, 2016
Unofficial theme of the night: God deserves the Glory. That’s what everyone kept saying, at least. And we second that!
Peep a few highlights below: