New Radio Station - Rhythm & Praise Radio Powered By DASH Launches
Aulsondro “Novelist” Hamilton aka Emcee N.I.C.E. and Chantal “Chanie G” Grayson, co-owners of the Stellar Awards winning God’s House of Hip Hop radio (GH3 Radio) station, have partnered with syndicated gospel radio personalities Those Baxters to launch Rhythm & Praise Radio powered by DASH on July 15 at 10 a.m. PDT.
R&P Radio kicked off with a music only format, playing the genre’s hitmakers, artists including Kierra Sheard, Kirk Franklin, Erica Campbell, Jonathan McReynolds, Koryn Hawthorne, Jor’Dan Armstrong, and Uncle Reece. On August 10, LA’s #1 Home for Rhythm & Praise Gospel Soul Music will begin rolling out 7 shows hosted by gospel on-air personalities.
“We joined forces with Those Baxters and are curating a radio station that's different from contemporary gospel,” Emcee N.I.C.E. says. “This is out of the box R&B gospel.” Dubbed R&P, Gospel’s R&B, the station will break the mold of traditional and contemporary gospel. “You’re so used to all of the traditional stations being into quartets and choirs and the traditional gospel,” Emcee N.I.C.E. says. “Here, you’ll be able to hear a Jor’Dan Armstrong do a ‘90s R&B inspired song for God. That’s essentially what’s going on in a lot of these records coming out.”
Also known as Christian R&B, Rhythm & Praise combines Christian-themed lyrics with common music characteristics of rhythm and blues and has achieved more than 10 million records sold, 100 million streams, 20 GRAMMYS, 25 Dove Awards and 50 Stellar Awards.
Grayson says R&P Radio will be an excellent compliment to their successful Christian hip hop station GH3 Radio. “We continue to elevate the CHH market and now we’re going to expand the R&P space,” she says, “and I think that it’s awesome to give all these young and up and coming gospel artists an opportunity and platform to showcase their God given talent not to mention, the fans will gain a new found reason to check for Gospel and the word of God through music they can relate to.”
Those Baxters hosts Kala "Ms. Kala" Moses Baxter and Juan “Brutha Craze” Baxter are excited to partner with Emcee N.I.C.E. and Grayson to launch R&P Radio. “It is a dream come true to team up with the two of them and help create, program, and run a radio station that focuses on the music we love, R&P Gospel's R&B!” they said. “We're so thankful that God placed us on the hearts of these VISIONARIES. Their success with God's House of Hip Hop is a testament to stepping out on faith and the magnificent work that God can do.”
GH3 Radio which boasts 24/7 programming of Christian hip hop (CHH), Latin CHH, and Gospel hip hop music has been nominated for the 2020 Stellar Awards Internet Station of the Year and 11 The Spin Awards.
About Those Baxters
Those Baxters have over 16 years of experience in the gospel music radio industry as radio personalities, producers and music programmers. Kala “Ms. Kala” Moses Baxter worked on air for Radio One’s Philadelphia Praise Philly for 7 years and Juan “Brother Craze” Baxter worked on air for Stellar Awards-winning 1300 WIMG, programming and co-hosting their first christian hip hop radio show. God called them to step-out on faith with their own radio show sharing “that incredible new sound of god’s music” by creating their own syndicated radio shows. Those Baxters’ first radio show debuted in 2014 on Look Up Radio Radio and grew in syndication with Rejoice Musical Soulfood Network. You can hear Those Baxters across the country on over 30 stations with three syndicated radio shows. They are proud to be one of the flagship radio shows on multiple award winning GH3: God’s House of Hip Hop with their show “Street Psalms.”
About Emcee N.I.C.E.
Aulsondro “Novelist” Hamilton also known as Emcee N.I.C.E., a multi-platinum producer and Billboard chart-topping christian hip hop recording artist, is the curator of the award winning station God’s House of Hip Hop Radio powered by Dash Radio. In 2 years, Emcee N.I.C.E. and business partner Chantal Grayson took an emerging genre in CHH, Latin CHH and Gospel Hip Hop and created mainstay in radio, becoming the first station on the Dash Radio platform to win a major award for radio along with being the first hip hop faith-based hip hop station to win the covered Stellar Award, Gospel’s most prestigious award. The station would also go on to win 5 The Spin Awards, Best New Station, Best Internet Radio Station, Best Radio Station Two or More Hosts and Emcee N.I.C.E. also won Internet Radio Host of the Year. N.I.C.E. is also one of two executive producers for the God’s House of Hip Hop 20/20 Summer Fest, a faith-based hip hop music festival held in Los Angeles.
About Chanie G.
Chantal Grayson aka Chanie G. is the co-founder of God’s House of Hip Hop (GH3 Radio). She is instrumental in the station’s ascension to prominence - winning the 34th annual Stellar Award in 2019. She is the President of Gypsy City Music and co-owner of GH3’s 20/20 Summer Fest.
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