Hope Dealer is a foretelling of the wave of young Christians just like me; Christians that love hip hop music wear urban clothes and enjoy getting crunk! The big difference is that we get crunk for Christ and our goal is to claim other youth for Him. We are the future, says Mr. Del.
Hope Dealer was produced by industry veterans Drumma Boy (Young Jezzy). It also has features from Fabo of D4L (Laffy Taffy), Gangsta Boo formerly of 3 6 Mafia, and Canton Jones The album features ground-breaking gospel music with beats that bang just as hard as secular hip hop. Hope Dealer does just what the name states Deals Hope instead of spreading messages that glorify sex, drugs and disrespect, it spreads the love of Christ and how He has the power to change lives.
Fabo, Gangsta Boo, and Drumma Boy are extremely talented indivisible, shares Mr. Del They understand that in order to save the unsaved, you have to address issues that are relevant to them and go where they are. Hope Dealer delivers just that with its phat beats and lyrical content which will have the power to penetrate the soul.
This Gospel Hip Hop Apostle is no stranger to the rap game. Formerly a member of platinum-selling group Three-Six Mafia, Mr. Del rededicated his life to Christ in 2000 and started a revolution of young Christians in his hometown of Memphis, Tenn. Known as Holy South, this movement has spread its operations to the Midwest, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina and Canada, while claiming thousands of lives for Christ along the way. He is also the pastor of City of Refuge Church in Memphis.
This is Mr. Dels follow up album to The Future and has also released three independent holy hip hop albums on his label, Holy South Records. He was nominated for a 2005 Grammy in the Best Rock Gospel Album category for his fiery feature, Shakeem Off on EMI Gospels Holy Hip Hop: Taking the Gospel to the Streets, Vol. 1.