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Kingdom Choice Awards 2016 Recap

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New York (NY) – Well if you haven’t heard by now, the 7th Annual Kingdom Choice Awards was nothing short of epic! Organizers anticipated a box office sellout and that’s exactly what it was. The Kumble Theater was packed with CHH fans from New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Atlanta and even as far as California. Click to read more


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2016 Kingdom Choice Awards NY


It goes down at Brooklyn’s  Kumble Theater on Saturday, September 24th.

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About Kingdom Choice Awards:
The Kingdom Choice Awards is now being branded as the nations official award show for Christian Hip Hop/Urban Gospel music. The KCA’s was founded by Kingdom Time Media CEO, Marcus Hall in 2009 and it has been a huge success and a blessing to the entire Urban Gospel fraternity. For the last six years the event has been held at the Kumble Theater on the Long Island University campus, which is located in the Downtown Brooklyn section of New York City (2 blocks away form the world famous Barclay Center).

The KCA’s have honored Hip Hop legends and pioneers such as Mike Peace, Corey Red, Kurtis Blow, Gospel Gangstaz, Todd Bangz, Da Truth, Pettidee, Tre 9, Aziz Brimah and more. The event has seen some unforgettable epic performances by heavy hitters such as Andy Mineo,Social Club, DMaub, Swoope, Bizzle, Brinson, Mahogany Jones, Gideonz Army, Datin, Transparent, Sean C.Johnson, Uncle Reece, R-Swift, Gauge, Heesun Lee, Japhia Life and many others.The production for the KCA is executed in a spirit of excellence and the show has a very prestigious and professional presentation that gives those in attendance an official award show experience.

The 2016 KCA’s will be held on Saturday September 24th at the Kumble Theater and we’re anticipating another great event!

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2016 KCA Submission Info:

The requirements to be a 2016 KCA nominee are as follows:

You must be saved, sanctified and sealed with the Spirit!
You must fit the criteria for the category/categories which you are submitting for.
The submission guidelines are as follows:

All submissions must be submitted to You must submit your name, contact information and category/categories you are submitting for.
All non-recording artists (i,e, producers, radio persons, etc) must submit a bio and website (if possible).
All recording/music artists must submit one song, album or video (depending on the category/categories you are submitting for).
The date span for materials that are eligible for submission is from August 1st 2015 through June 1st 2016.
Submission Process:
Your submission materials will be reviewed by members of the KCA committee which is made up of professionals who have strong affiliations and extensive knowledge of the Christian Hip Hop and Urban Gospel genre. Once the submitted materials have been reviewed, the panel will choose the 2016 KCA nominees. If you are nominated for a KCA, you will be notified immediately. All nominees have the option of paying $15 for a complimentary discount ticket (for one) which will grant them V.I.P. access and seating for the event (this fee must be paid within 30 days of being notified of the nomination). If you choose not to take advantage of the discount nominee ticket price , you will be required to pay the full ticket price if you plan on attending the event. If you would like to perform at the KCA pre-show or main event, you must must submit your request to the KCA production team. Performance slots are limited, you will contacted within 2 weeks of your submission date.
Nomination acceptance guidelines:
If you accept a KCA nomination, you must let us know if you will be attending the event. This information is necessary because we only order trophies for nominees who will be in attendance. We do not ship trophies to nominees.
If you accept a KCA nomination and you win, you must accept the trophy when it is presented to you. The trophy will be specifically designed for you, with your name on it. If you have issues with receiving these kind of accolades, please do not accept the nomination.

Categories for the 2016 Kingdom Choice Awards :

Male Rap Minister
Female Rap Minister
Rap Album
Rap Single
Hip Hop Lyricist
Hip Hop Collaboration single
Urban Gospel Singer/Group
Up Next artist
Urban Singer Single
Music Video
Breakthrough Artist
We pray that God will bless you all and that you will continue to allow God to be glorified through the gifts He has invested in you!

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FlavorFest 2016


Get Registered today . Register your team of 6 or more and save $20 per person! Share this and spread the word! Flavor Fest is just 5 weeks away!

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MergeSummitFlier(Beverly Hills, CA—August 10, 2016)—Relevé Entertainment, in partnership with Walgreensand the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, is proud to announce the return of The Merge Summit– Los Angeles, taking place August 25-27, 2016 at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The Merge Summit is a unique event created to inspire synergy with faith based and entertainment industry leaders to educate, uplift, and encourage attendees to aspire towards their professional and personal goals.

The Merge Summit will commence on August 25th with a welcoming Opening Gala. This year’s gala will honor the outstanding accomplishments of Senior Vice President of Prudential Financial-Dorinda Walker, ESSENCE Magazine Editor At Large-Mikki Taylor, founder and senior pastor of Living Word Christian Center (LWCC)-Dr. Bill Winston and Emmy Award Nominated Actor-Courtney B. Vance. This evening will be hosted by celebrated comedian-Cedric The Entertainerand will feature performances by Jonathan McReynolds and Ezekiel (The Poet).  From August 26-27th, 60 top level entertainment executives will lead interactive discussions, workshops and Master Class sessions in personal branding, music, television, film, creative development, and new media. In addition to the enrichment seminars, guests will have the opportunity to participate in the Wellness Lounge® featuring a number of wellness and relaxation services presented by Wellness .  This year’s festivities will also feature a faith based comedy show, CHURCH OF LAUGH LIVE hosted by actor/comedian Jonathan Slocumb, and the FREE-PHYER XPerienceConcert featuring Kierra Sheard.

The Merge Summit will feature participants including: Multi-Platinum Grammy Award Winning Singer/TV Personality-Michelle Williams; Grammy Award Multi-Platinum Recording Artist-The Game; Grammy Award Winning Universal Motown Gospel Recording Artist-Tasha Cobbs; Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance- Steve Pemberton; Co-Chairman of De Passe Jones Entertainment –Suzanne DePasse; Emmy nominated and Peabody Award Winning Motion picture and television producer and owner of Martin Chase Productions –Debra Martin Chase; Vice President Of Talent & Casting for Original Programming at BET Networks-Robi Reed ; Head Of Talent and Casting for ABC- Ayo Davis; President of Studio Lambert- Greg Goldman; Film Producer/ President /CEO of Franklin Entertainment- DeVon Franklin; CEO of Revelations Entertainment- Lori McCreary ; Film Producer/CEO, 1019 Entertainment-Ralph Winter; Casting Director/Producer (Empire, The Butler)-Leah Daniels-Butler; Head Of Television for Will Packer Productions-Korin Huggins; Revolt TV’s Head Of Programming-Kelly G; Vice President Of Talent Development & Inclusion-Disney/ABC- Tim McNeal; Viral Faith Based Internet Sensations: NotKarltonBanks & The Playmakers; Grammy Nominated Producer– Harmony Samuels; Actresses: Meagan Good Franklin, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, LisaRaye McCoy, Brely Evans, Essence Atkins, Edwina Findley-Dickerson, Salli Richardson Whitfield, ; Actors: Cory Hardrict, Dondre Whitfield, John David Washington, Brian White; Spiritual Leaders: Pastor Wayne Chaney, Dr. DeForest Soaries, Cindy TrimmShawn BolzPastor Mark Baker Notable Writers: Jawn Murray and Jasmine Brand and manymore.                                                                        

“I’m excited to have The Merge Summit back in LA. It’s the birthing ground for this vision and I am believing for infinite possibilities for all those who attend. All I can say is…”are you ready for this?” says Dr. Holly Carter– Founder of The Merge Summit.

What a better place to bring the Word than amongst the brightest of stars and influencers in the entertainment industry,” said The Merge Summit Co-Founder and Co-Chair Robi Reed.  We need as many beacons of love and hope as we can find to light a path in these days and The Merge Summit is the place where those like minds meet.  I’m excited to see us climb to a new plateau this year.”

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Integrating faith & entertainment, THE MERGE SUMMIT is a series of exclusive events that provides education, inspiration, empowerment, and opportunity. We bring together leaders in the arts and entertainment industry to teach, prepare and inspire the next generation of leaders in music, film, television, business and ministry. Our efforts revolve around providing value to our participants by providing the opportunity to meet and learn from industry powerhouses. THE MERGE SUMMIT features over 20 Interactive Panel Discussions, Powerful Master Classes and Engaging Breakout Sessions, all taught by more than 60 of the industry’s top entertainers and executives. Plus OPENING NIGHT AT THE MERGE VIP Reception- The Merge Awards™ Luncheon- Merge Showcase & FREEDOM, THE MERGE Concert Experience. Within the past year, THE MERGE has traveled nationwide with events in Baltimore, Atlanta, and Chicago! The much anticipated return to Los Angeles happens this August. Be there.

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Kingdom Hip-Hop’s Newest Face with Swag: TP9 Releases “The Switch”

Amidst a sea of  glow sticks, a dark and smoke-filled room, the wild applause and whistles, she’s ready to take the stage….

Host and fellow rap artist, St Clair has kept the audience engaged throughout the night including blazing sets of special guest Tonio Tolen, from the famed Preachers of Atlanta, who performed his hit single Lengendary, as well as, special performances by Future Kid aka 1K Phew and more.
After watching these dynamic acts, the atmosphere was set to receive the star of the night…and this writer can tell you, the audience was not disappointed.  Teiona Gunn, known to national and international music fans as TP9, has every right to be screaming “look at me now!”
As she prepares to make this long-awaited debut, she recollects,  “I was with a label who over looked me. I could sing, rap and dance, I came to them already as a “triple threat”.  Yet, another artist on the label who was only a dancer, was prepped to become  their “triple threat.”  It was like a slap in the face,” TP9 recalled at her Album Release Party on May 14, 2016.

“TP9’s stage presence is simply phenomenal… Her confidence and energy make’s you want to follow and keep up with whatever she’s doing” said 13th Descipel.  TP9 explained why and how she made the switch from secular to gospel hip-hop.

“After that horrible experience with the label, I fell into this deep depression and locked myself in my room. But then God began dealing with me”

TP9’s family and friends stated that she lives and breathes the lyrics in her songs. switch4

Teiona Gunn (TP9) is only 19 years old and has been in the entertainment industry for nearly 11 years.  Songs from her current album are being shopped around the globe. Her style and swag is nontraditional, in-your-face, and bold, to say the least.  A much needed departure from the norm in an industry were negative images and messaging dominate in music, mainstream, and social media scene.

Fresh and edgy are some of the adjectives used by the audience to describe what she represents.
TP9 expressed her joy through humility  as she transitioned from song to song.
At one point in her career she may have been the underdog, but according to some of her old and new fans that attended the album release party, this year is the year of TP9!
For more information about TP9 visit TP9Music on YouTube, Instagram, & Facebook or also Teiona Gunn on Facebook.  On Twitter @TheRealTP9.
By: Trebony Dilliard, iLAEA Intern ’16
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