The Acclaim All-Stars initiative has been created as a means for the fans and participants in Australian hip hop music to formally acknowledge and celebrate the successes of Australian hip hop artists. 2020 sees the launch of All-Stars, an online event that will occur annually. All-Stars is a production of Acclaim Magazine, Australia’s longest-running media platform dedicated to hip hop music and culture.
Below are the finalists for the 2020 Acclaim All-Stars.
People’s Champ Finalists
People’s Champ (the people’s choice)
This award is decided by votes cast by the general public. Any artist or group may be nominated (some eligibility criteria applies)
MVP (song of the year)
This award is decided by votes cast by the general public. Votes were made against a short-list of the top fifty Australian hip hop songs of the last 12 months based on public streaming data.
21 DistrictStill Here
Bliss n EsoLighthouse ft. Jake Isaac
RØNINAll Girls Are The Same
Rookie of the Year
Rookie of the Year Finalists
Rookie of the Year (best emerging talent) – Presented by PUMA
This award is decided based on votes cast by an industry panel. Panelists have been selected based on a demonstrated legacy of supporting and working within the local hip hop industry.
Wild Card – Presented by Beats by Dre
In addition to the above awards, Acclaim has selected one artist or group from outside of the finalists list to receive a Wild Card. This card is reserved for an emerging talent. The Wild Card recipient is also featured in the Finals Team cover alongside the awards finalists and be profiled on the All-Stars site. Congratulations to Eco$ystem for taking out the 2020 Wild Card Award.