Hip Hop veteran Mr. Del is releasing his final project in the form of a double CD entitled MD 20/20. Forever versatile, Mr. Del’s MD 20/20 features multiple genres with the first of the two discs being released on November 20th and featuring a street, trap music vibe that guaranteed to make you bob your head. The second will be released a month later on December 20th and is for those who love R&B and Memphis Hip Hop. Destined for greatness, MD 20/20 has a total of 20 tracks that share the gospel as only Mr. Del can through scripture laced lyrics and infectious beats.
MD 20/20 contains appearances by Mr. Del’s good friend and Stellar Award Winner Canton Jones as well as Christian rapper and popular artist Lecrae’s protégé 1K Phew. DMG artists Murk and D. McGhee are also on the project as well as beloved indie singers Carla Barnes, Adajyo, and James Robinson.
Although he no longer plans to release albums, Mr. Del will still produce other artists through his label Dedicated Music Group or DMG. He may also make an occasional cameo appearance on the projects of others. This is a bittersweet moment for Mr. Del, who over the span of his musical career has released a total of 15 CDs. “I’ve been making music for over 20 years and music will always be a part of my life but God is pushing me to do other things within my ministry. I will always be grateful to the fans, pastors, and churches who supported me and realized that to reach young people it was necessary to meet them where they are through the type of music they like but with lyrics that speak life instead of death, the positive instead of the negative,” said Mr. Del. “I’m proud of what I’ve been able to accomplish, but I’m not done yet. I believe that MD 20/20 is some of my best work with trap, R & B, and that unique sound of Memphis hip-hop, there’s something for everyone.”
It’s been an exciting musical ride for Mr. Del. Born in Memphis, TN, he began his music career with Oscar-winning, platinum-selling secular rap group Three 6 Mafia. After dedicating his life to Christ in 2000, he left the secular rap to launch his own ministry and record label. His first solo album, The Future (EMI Gospel), was released in 2005 and debuted at No. 15 on Billboard’s Gospel Chart. Hope Dealer, released in 2007, featured Grammy Award-Winning jazz musician Kirk Whalum and peaked at No. 47 on Billboard’s Gospel Chart. Thrilla (DMG/Universal Records) was released in 2009 and debuted at No. 2 on the Christian R&B/Hip Hop Chart. He received a Grammy award nomination for Best Rock Gospel Album of the year and 2010 GMA Dove Award nomination for Rap/Hip Hop Album of the year. His accomplishments also include a song placement in Will Farrell’s movie The Campaign, and an appearance in and film scoring for the movie 2016: Obama’s America. With a large catalog that includes 10 studio albums and countless collaborative albums, Mr. Del has revolutionized the music industry with a new sound, characterized by banging 808s and a powerful message. An ordained minister, Mr. Del can be found preaching throughout the country and is dedicated to healing hearts and promoting healthy relationships through his books Soul Ties I and Soul Ties II along with the Soul Ties podcast and seminars.