Dedicated Music Group, Inc. was created in 2008 by Delmar Lawrence (AKA “Mr. Del’) to provide opportunities to other artists who are ready to proclaim the Gospel in new and innovative ways through music. For years, Mr. Del, former member of the hardcore rap group Three 6 Mafia, has been an essential source of Hip Hop music. As the flagship artist, Mr. Del will continue to take his untraditional approach to the Gospel directly to the next generation.
DMG has set the bar in Christian Hip Hop with two phenomenal releases in 2009. Mr. Del’s Thrilla CD, released June 30, debuted at #2 on the Christian R&B/Hip Hop Chart, and has been dubbed his deepest and most musically diverse project to date. THRILLA is an acronym for THE REAL ANNOINTING. On this album, Mr. Del allows people to see more of his personal life. “THRILLA shows more of a deeper, transparent side of me,” he agrees. THRILLA allows the listener to submerge into the heart of an artist who has overcome weakness and is now refined and stronger through Christ.
The national debut CD release of DMG artist Mali Music is being hailed as a landmark release in Christian music. The 2econd Coming, released July 14, landed at #15 Billboard Current Gospel Chart and presents infinite boundaries throughout Contemporary Christian music. Stretching the boundaries of Contemporary Christian, The 2econd Coming displays Mali’s extensive vocal and production versatility, and his God-given ability to reach any audience. His bold, unique sound and gift for musical storytelling has captivated audiences, drawing them in to a lyrical adventure and spiritual revival. The 2econd Coming includes the smash single and acoustic YouTube hit “Avaylable” and the bold and unrelenting “I Hate You”, a lyrically clever, in-your-face illustration of the lies and darkness of evil and the rebuke and triumph we have over it. “No Muzick”, is an expressive old Negro spiritual style song with a funky a cappella hand clapping flow.
“Mali Music, one of the most dynamic artists to come around in a longgggg time!” BET.com Listen Up – The Gospel According to Torrence
“Mali Music is the truth! The boy has got skillzzzz! His style and spirit speaks to this i-pod generation, it’s simply the most refreshing project I’ve heard in ’09.” – Christopher Heron, BlackGospel.com
Forthcoming DMG 2010 projects will introduce the hot new Hip Hop group Movement of Truth and generate a collaboration project between Mr. Del and Hip Hop hit maker iRocc.
Memphis, TN based DMG is distributed by Universal Music Christian Group. Along with Delmar Lawrence (President), the DMG staff is comprised of Angela Green (Operations Manager), who is a noted Entertainment Lawyer and music publishing consultant; and Benita Bellamy of The Bellamy Group (Marketing and Promotions Director), an industry marketer who brings experience from EMI CMG, Sanctuary Records and Light Records.