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September 27, 2010. Atlanta.

Fellowship of Holy Hip Hop, host of the annual Holy Hip Hop Awards held in Atlanta, GA, announced today that it has united with the Gospel Music Association (GMA)/Dove Awards. The terms of this partnership provide generally that: (1) Holy Hip Hop Awards will assist the Dove Awards committee in managing the ‘Rap/Hip Hop’ category awards submissions for the Dove Awards: (a) BEST RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label); (b) BEST RAP/HIP HOP RECORDED SONG (song; album; artist; writer; label); and (2) the annual Holy Hip Hop Awards Honoree ceremony will take place during Dove Awards week. 2011 Dove Awards are set for: April 20, 2011 at the fabulous Fox Theatre (Downtown Atlanta, GA).

Since 2000, over 1000 Holy Hip Hop Live Performances have taken place at the Holy Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta, with Supporters, Ministers of the Gospel (Emcees), Pastors, Churches and Labels arriving from over 146 cities and 40 different states and via international countries such as: England, Canada, Japan, Bahamas, Sweden and Australia. For Holy Hip Hop artists seeking to submit entries for the 2011 Dove Awards (April 20, 2011, Fox Theatre/Atlanta, GA), click on the following link powered by Sonicbids:

“With the Gospel Music Association’s recent decision to relocate the Dove Awards to Atlanta, GA in April 2011, this creates a perfect catalyst for unity and to stand together on one accord in advancement of the Good News. By moving the Holy Hip Hop Awards to Dove Awards week in April 2011, combined with a seamless online submissions process for Holy Hip Hop Ministers in the Rap/Hip-Hop categories powered by Sonicbids, there is great synergy and benefit for all Ministers of the Gospel,” said Minister eDDie Velez, Host, Holy Hip Hop Awards.

“We are so excited to have the involvement of the global Holy Hip Hop community at Dove Week. Our move to Atlanta for 2011 was all about building community among our members and fans of all forms of Gospel music. Holy Hip Hop will be a fantastic addition to the week,” said Ed Leonard, Chairman, Gospel Music Association (GMA).

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