Del, is committed to sharing the Gospel in a way unknown to most secular and non-secular audiences with the purpose of taking his message 'to the streets". Formerly a member of the Oscar winning, platinum selling secular rap group Three-Six-Mafia, Mr. Del has rededicated his life to Christ and his message has changed to promote righteousness rather than sin. Mr.
Del's music is widely recognized as Holy Hip Hop, it is laced with beats that range from southern street to east coast bounce. His undeniable energetic flow can be compared to that of many legendary Hip Hop greats, but his message is strong enough to penetrate the soul and edgy enough to catch the attention of youth everywhere. Mr. Del began writing, drumming and spinning as a child. He has released three albums on his independent label Holy South (of which he is President and CEO).
He was nominated for Grammy in 2005 for the "Best Rock Gospel Album" category for his fiery feature "Shake 'em Off" on EMI Gospel's Holy Hip Hop: Taking the Gospel to the Streets, Vol. I. In 2005, Mr. Del fulfilled his dream of being on a major label and inked a deal with EMI Gospel.
In August of 2005, this combined venture yielded its first album entitled "The Future". Recently, his second chapter was released entitled "Hope Dealer” His lyrical style has been featured on music with legendary Hip Hop artist Cheryl “Salt” James of Salt-N-Pepa Fabo of D4L and Gospel artists Kirk Whalum, Lisa McClendon, Out of Eden, Debra Killings and label mate Canton Jones. He has also opened for Kirk Franklin, Tonex and a host of other Gospel greats. His new album, Thrilla, will be released June 30th, 2009 on his new label deal with Universal Music Christian Group.
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