Kingdom Choice Awards


The Kingdom Choice Awards has been branded as the nations official award show for Christian Hip Hop/Urban Gospel music and culture. Many people have called the KCA the “Source Awards” of Christian Hip Hop because it embodies the authenticity of CHH culture. The KCA was founded by Kingdom Time Media CEO, Marcus Hall in 2009 and it has been a huge blessing to the entire Urban Gospel fraternity. For the last nine years the event has been held at the Kumble Theater on the Long Island University campus, which is located in Downtown Brooklyn, New York (2 blocks away from the world famous Barclay Center).

Canton Jones brining the house down (2017)

The KCA has honored Hip Hop legends and pioneers such as Mike Peace, Corey RedKurtis BlowGospel Gangstaz, Flame, Da Truth, Pettidee, Canton Jones, Tre 9, Aziz Brimah, DJ Wade-O, DJ Tony Tone and more. The event has seen some unforgettable performances by heavy hitters such as Andy MineoSocial ClubEshon Burgundy, Wande, Steven Malcolm, Jor’Dan Armstrong, R-Swift, Swoope, Bizzle, Brinson, Mahogany Jones, DatinTransparentSean C.JohnsonUncle Reece, David Veira, Heesun LeeJaphia Life and many others. The production for the KCA is executed in a spirit of excellence and the show has a very professional presentation that gives attendees an official award show experience.

Gospel Gangstaz 2011)

Due to the Covid pandemic, the 2020 KCA was cancelled. Since the pandemic is still ongoing, it seemed inevitable that KCA 2021 would be cancelled once again. However, after much discussion and thought, the KCA executive team have decided to move forward with KCA 2021. The KCA will be streamed globally for the first time and the goal is to do it big! Three new categories will be added to the KCA roster this year in order to have a more international appeal. The three categories will be UK Rap artist, Reggae Gospel and Gospel Afrobeat. Due to the current Covid restrictions at the Kumble Theater, the KCA will be held at Church City USA. CEO, Marcus Hall and veteran CHH rapper turned pastor, Richie Righteous,  recently reconnected. After a few discussions they agreed to stream the event from the state of the art newly renovated Church City USA, in Queens, NY. As restrictions are beginning to ease, the event will not only be streamed live but Church City USA will open its doors for a live audience. Limited V.I.P tickets will go on sale July 1st.


The KCA executive team is inviting 2021 sponsors to sign up to partner with Kingdom Time Entertainment for this years event. There are three feature packages for sponsors to choose from. The KCA executive team is open to customizing sponsorship packages for potential sponsors. (Click link below to view packages)

KCA 2021 – Sponsorship Packages

2021 KCA Submission Info:

The requirements to be a 2021 KCA nominee are as follows:

  •  You must be saved, sanctified and sealed with the Spirit!
  •  You must fit the criteria for the category/categories 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 January 1st 2020 through July 20th 2021.
  • July 20th is the deadline date for submissions.

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 KCA nominees.

Performance opportunities:

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 via email ( Performance slots are limited and official nominees are given priority. You will be contacted within Notification of receipt of your nomination/performance request will be sent within 2 weeks from your submission date. There are also 2 sponsorship performance slots available. For more information click on the “additional opportunities” link in the 2021 KCA sponsorship package.)

Nomination acceptance guidelines:

Aaron Cole (2017)

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. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we will ship trophies to nominees who are unable to attend due to travel restrictions.

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.

Flame (2016 Honoree)

Categories for the 2021 Kingdom Choice Awards :

  • Breakthrough Artist
  • Female Rap
  • Male Rap
  • Hip Hop Lyricist
  • Rap Album
  • Rap Single
  • UK Rap
  • Hip Hop Collaboration single
  • Urban Gospel Singer/Group
  • Up Next artist
  • Urban Singer Single
  • Music Video
  • Gospel Afro Beat
  • Reggae Gospel
  • Podcast Show