(Los Angeles, CA – April 21, 2021) – After being postponed due to the global pandemic, the historic God’s House of Hip Hop 20/20 Summer Fest, the first two-day Christian Hip Hop (CHH), Latin CHH, and Gospel Hip Hop music festival with more than 70 artists to play North America, announces its rescheduled dates — Friday, September 17, and Saturday, September 18, at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Festival organizers, Aulsondro “Novelist” Hamilton a.k.a. Emcee N.I.C.E. and Chantal Grayson, owners of the Stella Award-winning God’s House of Hip Hop digital radio station powered by DASH, also reveal the 2021 lineup and explain the mandated measures that will be in place to assure the safety of all attendees.
The headliners for Day 1 include Alex Zurdo, Derek Minor, Flame, WHATUPRG, Angie Rose, Steven Malcolm, and Aha Gazelle. The artists headlining on Day 2 are Canton Jones, Manny Montes, Bizzle, Dee-1, Bryann Trejo, 1K Phew, Wande, Emcee N.I.C.E., and Jor’Dan Armstrong.
Other artists performing on the opening day of the festival include Canon, Gawvi, Joey Vantes, S.O., Propaganda, HeeSun Lee, Paul Russell, H.U.R.T., Miz Tiffany, Parris Chariz, Young Noah, Harmini, Travis August, Illuminate, Dusty Marshall, and Davion Grayson.
The second day of the event features Ruslan, A.I. The Anomaly, Uzuhan, Jered Sanders, Brvndon P, Eshon Burgundy, Uncle Reece, nobigdyl, Mission, Rockstar, Th3 Saga, Toya Foreal, Jon Keith, 1K Pson, Datin, Main Main, Shepherd, Reconcile, Miles Minnick, Ada Betsabe, Loso, RareBreed, Torey D’Shaun, Keasha, Kevi Morse, Sevin Duce, Brea Miles, Rezurrection, Bridgewater, Bri Smilez, Traxx, The Cofields, and Kyle Alexander.
Winners from the Last 10 In contest with partners TrackStarz, MTMV Sports, Colony of Light, Street Psalms with Those Baxters, God’s Calamari, and Coalition Kingdom will also take the stage. Reggie Rocc, Lamar Riddick, Breekay & Kasairi, Legend, and Nikki Joy will perform on Friday, and Samantha White, Jus Murray, L3x Divine, and International Show will perform on Saturday.
When pandemic forced the shutdown of live events in 2020, Emcee N.I.C.E. and Chantal Grayson immediately began working to revamp their plans. “We were among the first to postpone our festival and not cancel, understanding that the pandemic would take more than a moment to pass,” Emcee N.I.C.E. said. “Had we not postponed, we would have been truly financially hit, but postponing allowed us to retain our headliners and lineup.” The reset also afforded the festival the opportunity to align with The Probus Group headed by Victor Martinez to bring high-value film production to the event.
God’s House of Hip Hop’s 20/20 Summer Fest will adhere to the new guidelines for live performance events. “We are implementing the CDC, State of California, and City of Los Angeles safety protocols first and foremost,” Grayson said. Emcee N.I.C.E. added, “The changes that we had to make touched a multitude of things and were sweeping. With the City of Los Angeles currently being at the Orange tier, things are still pretty limited. We are looking at a limited capacity ranging from 37% to 67%, if everyone is fully vaccinated. Not to mention even the way people order food now when at the venue will be new and different.”
Emcee N.I.C.E. and Grayson were able to retain the majority of the original lineup. “Our lineup is beyond filled with excitement,” N.I.C.E. said. “Keep in mind, a lot of artists have been dormant since their tours were shut down and shows canceled.” Grayson added, “We want our festival to help spark light and our support performers return to touring. I believe that music and live events are healing in nature.”
Ryan Northcott, Banc of California Stadium / Los Angeles Football Club EVP, Entertainment and Development, said his whole team is excited about the 20/20 Summer Fest taking place in September. “Emcee N.I.C.E. and Chantal are ideal producers,” he said. “While everyone was contemplating their next moves, they were in motion, researching to get a better understanding of the pandemic and then readjust their festival plans to accommodate. They approached me with a game plan for 20/20 Summer Fest 2021 understanding what the new guidelines could be and what restrictions will be in place. It made complete sense and here we are.”
Hip Hop pioneer and legend Kurtis Blow, and syndicated radio personalities Chris Chicago and Willie Moore Jr. are three of the event’s hosts. The event’s seven deejays are legendary DJ I Rock Jesus; DJ Standout; Fleet Gospel DJ Ms. Eclectic; Stellar Award Winner DJ Dwight Stone; DJ Jesus Beats; DJ Will from Jacksonville and Mr. CSA2K.
Hamilton and Grayson’s God’s House of Hip Hop (GH3 Radio) which boasts 24/7 programming of Christian Hip Hop (CHH), Latin CHH, and Gospel Hip Hop music is nominated for the 2021 36th Stellar Awards Internet Station of the Year. In 2019, GH3 Radio won Gospel Hip Hop Station of the Year. God’s House of Hip Hop has received multiple The Spin Awards and been nominated for a Steeple Awards and Kingdom Choice Awards. Last year, Emcee N.I.C.E. and Grayson launched Rhythm & Praise Radio, R&P, Gospel’s R&B.
20/20 Summer Fest In-Person tickets can be purchased via https://2020summerfest.frontgatetickets.com/
Streaming tickets are available via https://2020summerfest.frontgatetickets.com/
About 1K Phew
1K Phew has been dubbed the voice of the millenials and is currently starring in a mini-series called “Better Days.” The Reach Records recording artist is also a Billboard chart-topping artist who has landed in the Top 5 on the Billboard Christian Digital Song Sales chart as well as Top 15 on both the Billboard Rap Album Sales chart and the Hot Christian Songs chart. He can be found on the NBA 2K20 Soundtrack.
About Aha Gazelle
Hailing from New Orleans, Aha Gazelle achieved massive success landing on multiple Billboard charts with his music. The Reach Records recording artist has appeared on the Billboard Christian Album Sales, the Rap Album Sales and R&B/Hip-Hop Album Sales charts, the Top Christian Albums and Independent Albums charts as well as the Billboard Christian Digital Song Sales chart.
About Alex Zurdo
Alex Zurdo is a Dove Award winner and a Latin Grammy nominee who is a Billboard chart-topping artist. Alex has reached the Top 5 on the Billboard Latin Rhythm chart as well as the Top 15 on the Billboard Tropical Digital Song sales chart. Alex’s music videos have generated well over 250 million views on YouTube.
About Angie Rose
Capitol Christian Music Group’s Angie Rose is not only a CHH recording artist but she is a big humanitarian and became the first Christian Hip Hop recording artist honored by FEMA for her foundation’s efforts to support those affected by the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico, delivering food and water, and helping create an afterschool program for kids.
Bizzle is a three-time Kingdom Choice Award winner, three-time Stellar Award nominee, a Billboard chart-topper who has achieved Top 10 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums, Billboard Top Rap Albums, Billboard Top Christian Albums charts. The God Over Money Records artist also hit the Top 25 on the Billboard Gospel Digital Song Sales and Billboard Heatseekers charts, and the Top 100 on the Billboard Album Sales, Billboard Top 200, and Billboard Albums charts.
About Bryann Trejo
Byrann Trejo hails from Corpus Christi, Texas and has achieved multiple chart successes on the Billboard charts. The Kingdom Muzic Recording artist has landed in the Top 20 on the Billboard Christian Album Sales charts, the Top 50 on the Billboard Top Christian Album Sales chart and the Top 40 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Album Sales chart.
About Canton Jones
Canton Jones is an award winning legend that has been a Grammy, Dove, and Stellar Award nominee in addition to winning 3 Gospel Choice Awards. The Cajo Records recording artist is also a Billboard Chart Topper achieving a Number 1 album on the Billboard Top Gospel Album chart as well as the Top 5 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart, The Billboard Independent Albums chart and The Billboard Gospel Airplay charts.
Hailing from New Orleans, Mission Vision recording artist Dee-1 is an Emerging Billboard chart-topping artist who has landed in the Top 10 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart, as well as the Top 50 on the R&B Hip Hop Album Sales chart, Top 10 Top Rap Albums chart and Top 5 Next Big Sound chart.
About Derek Minor
Reflection Music Group recording artist Derek Minor, is a Grammy Award winner, a Dove Award winner, and a 2-time Stellar Award winner. Derek also achieved Billboard chart success with a Number 1 album on the Billboard Top Gospel Album chart, Top 5 on the Billboard Christian Album Sales chart while also achieving the Top 15, Top 40, and Top 10 on the Billboard Digital Song Sales, The Billboard 200, and the Billboard Top Rap Album Sales charts.
About Emcee N.I.C.E.
Gypsy City Music recording artist Emcee N.I.C.E. is a Stellar Award winner, a multi-platinum producer and author with multiple Number 1 albums on the Billboard charts. The charts include the Billboard’s Top Gospel Album, Gospel Album Sales, Billboard Top Digital Song Sales, and Billboard Top Hot Single Sales charts. As an actor, Emcee N.I.C.E. stars as Novelist in “Da Jammies” on Kid Genius TV on Amazon, AppleTV, Roku, and Xfinity.
Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Clear Sight Music recording artist Flame is a Stellar Award-winning chart-topper with multiple Number 1 albums on the Billboard charts. The charts include Billboard’s Top Gospel Album and Top Christian Album charts. This also includes the Billboard Top Rap Albums and Independent Albums charts. Flame is also a five-time Dove Award nominee and a Grammy nominee.
About Jor’Dan Armstrong
Jor’Dan Armstrong is a triple threat musician, tapping into both his gospel and Christian hip hop creative side as a performer and producer. In his journey, the SeaQ recording artist has achieved Top 20 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart, Top 25 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart, Top 20 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay and Top 50 on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs charts.
About Manny Montes
Manny Montes is a Global Latin Christian Hip Hop and Reggaeton recording artist achieving Top 10 on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Albums chart and a beacon to the latin community.
About Steven Malcolm
Amassing over 11 million streams on Spotify, Steven Malcolm is a four-time Dove Award nominee and a Billboard chart-topping artist. He landed in the Top 5 of Billboards East and West Heatseekers charts, along with the Top 25 on the Billboard Christian Albums Sales chart and was also on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.
Wande went from A&R administrator to Christian Hip Hop innovator, becoming the first woman signed to Reach Records. Wande landed on the Billboard Top 20 Christian Hot AC/CHR Airplay chart, Top 10 on First Lady Michelle Obama’s – Vol. 1: The Michelle Obama Playlist, 2018 Rapzilla Freshman List and has been recognized by USA Today as 1 of top 6 Christian Hip Hop artists to know.
WhatUpRG is a Dove Award-winner who has also achieved multiple chart success on the Billboard charts. The charts include Billboard’s Top Christian Albums, Top Christian Album Sales, Rap Album Sales, Rap Hip Hop Album Sales and Independent charts.
About Chantal Grayson
Chantal “Chanie G” Grayson is an entrepreneur, real estate broker and author. Grayson is a co-owner of the award-winning GH3 Radio – God’s House of Hip Hop radio station. As a real estate broker, Grayson has brokered several multi-million dollar transactions and has additionally provided consulting for several non-profit organizations throughout the greater Los Angeles area, assisting with business formation, branding, and marketing. She has authored books, “Love at First Sight Positive Affirmations for Young Girls of Color,” “Paths to Success Leverage: College Admissions, Financial Aid and the Art of Applying” and “Don’t Hate My Football IQ: The Gridiron Simply Explained.” She has a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis on technology from California State University Dominguez Hills, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from the University of California Santa Barbara, and her GRI designation in Real Estate.
About Banc of CA Stadium and LAFC
Designed by Gensler, Banc of California Stadium is the home of Major League Soccer’s latest expansion team, Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). The 22,000-seat development is the first open-air stadium to be built in Los Angeles in over 30 years. Located in Exposition Park, Banc of California Stadium brings more than $350 million in private investment to Southern Los Angeles.
Banc of California Stadium offers premium amenities and hospitality spaces throughout the venue including a chef-driven international food hall, event rooftops and specialty bars. Perfect for any sized event including conferences, socials, and festivals, the stadium is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and the best sight-lines of its type with a 34-degree seating slope creating a close-up experience for fans.
About The Probus Group
Probus Group Inc. was founded on the principle of passion, commitment, and combining entertainment, sports & Real Estate Investments. Since our launch, we have expanded heavily into both the American and Latin markets for film, television production, and sports. Probus Entertainment, which is under the corporate umbrella of Probus Group Inc. currently has several lucrative projects in the pre-production stages, multiple connections with some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names, and a film production deck of our entertainment endeavors. We are a production company that incorporates probity, excellence, and high value for those in the entertainment business. We are the architect of dreams, we are Probus!
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